Week in Tech: Mumbai to Pune in 25 minutes, bill payments on Google Tez and more (Feb 19-25, 2018)

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Once again, we’ve come to that point of the week where we get to look at what happened in the week gone by. The excitement was at its peak, courtesy of a newly announced Mumbai-Pune hyperloop project that claims to cover the distance in less than 30 minutes. Keeping up with that, Google announced support for monthly bill payments over UPI on their Tez app. And of course, there came a few cashback offers as a cherry on the top. Here’s our weekly roundup:

Travel from Mumbai to Pune in 25 minutes by Hyperloop

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Virgin Hyperloop One and Maharashtra government have come together to bring a super-fast commute between Mumbai and Pune. This hyperloop commute between the two cities will cover the whole distance in less than 30 minutes. Over 26 million commuters are expected to benefit from the initiative with over 150 million passenger trips every year. Continue reading…

Pay your monthly, recurring bill payments using Google Tez

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Google Tez now lets users pay water, electricity, DTH and mobile bills without bearing any extra charges. With over 80 billers, Tez allows users pay their electricity bills to both national and state service providers. What’s more, they also include bare essentials like gas, water, DTH, postpaid mobile bills and prepaid recharges. Here’s how you can pay your monthly bills using Google Tez.

Xbox One X and Sony PS4 / PS4 Pro prices hiked in India?

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As per the reports, Xbox One X price in India has been increased by Rs 3500. The report came in less than a month after the government of India announced customs duty hike on certain imported electronic products from 10 percent to 20 percent. Continue reading…

Idea and Airtel provide Rs 2000 cash back on select phones

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Idea announced a cashback of Rs 2000 for both prepaid and postpaid customers purchasing any new 4G handset. Meanwhile, Airtel also came up with a similar plan for those buying specific Lenovo, Motorola and Nokia handsets. Click here to know more about this offer.

Google Assistant to support Hindi by the end of the year

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Google confirmed their AI-powered Assistant will receive Hindi language support by the end of 2018. The announcement was carried out right before the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show. In addition to Hindi, Google Assistant will support 29 more languages around the world. Currently, Google Assistant supports eight languages. Continue reading…