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Infosys To Pay $800,000 Over Worker Misclassification, Tax Fraud Charges

Infosys is charged with misclassification of employees between 2006 and 2017 and it is asked to pay California $800,000 as a settlement amount for its wrongdoings but the top IT major of India has denied the allegations but agreed to pay the said amount.

Charges against Infosys

It was found that Infosys had approximately 500 employees working on Infosys-sponsored B-1 visas instead of H-1B visas. The California Attorney General Xavier Becerra claimed that India’s top IT major did so to avoid California payroll taxes like unemployment insurance, disability insurance and employment training taxes.

Infosys settlement

The attorney general said that the settlement proved that evading California law didn’t pay to Infosys. He alleged that the company brought employees on wrong visas to save taxes. Also, the workers were underpaid by the company. The settlement brings the company to justice. When asked about the wrongdoings, Infosys denied any wrongdoings.

Earlier incident

It isn’t the first time that Infosys is made to pay for settlement. State of New York also charged the company with submitting wrong documents to federal authorities and made to pay $1 million towards … Read the rest

PUBG Makers Are Launching Another Game Prologue; Watch The Teaser Here

Inspired by the success of PUBG, Brendan Greene, the maker of PUBG, has started working on a new game called Prologue. A 30-second teaser for this game has been launched for the Internet community. It shows that it is a survivor game.

Prologue teaser

The lead character of the game is a male who tries to survive in the adverse circumstances in jungle. It is the first teaser but more teasers for the game are expected in future. This game is expected to surpass the PUBG experience and become the most popular game of the world.

PUBG the most popular game of the world

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is an online multiplayer action game played by crores of people across the globe. But one needs a Smartphone of high-end specifications like high RAM and top-end hardware. This interesting game was once out of the reach of budget phone users. But the game makers found a way to make it more user-friendly so that everyone including budget phone users could play PUBG.

Light version of PUBG launched

The company launched PUBG Lite for low RAM Smartphones. But … Read the rest

18 New McLaren Models Will Enter India Market By 2025

The British sportscar and supercar manufacturer McLaren Automotive has plans to come to India under its expansion plans. The car maker is looking for new markets including Russia, India and Central/Easter Europe.

McLaren Automotive statement

The car major announced 18 new cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and revealed its expansion plans for 2025 called Track25. McLaren first launched Track22 plan at Geneva Motor Show in 2016. It said that that Track25 is the update of the Track22 plan.

McLaren cars in the world

Presently it owns 86 outlets in 31 markets across the globe and it plans to increase its dealership to 100 units by 2025. Also, it announced to convert all its cars into hybrid within seven years. The car maker also promised new augmented driving features including lighter, superfast-charging and high-power battery system for performance applications that will reduce the electric-range around a race track to over 30 minutes.

Also, the company is investing £50 million in developing and manufacturing the future of lightweight technology at its McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC).

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Pre-Book The Much Awaited Smartphone Vivo V17 At Rs. 22,990

Vivo launched its latest flagship phone V17 in India on Monday. Considering the look, features and price of the phone, it can be said that Vivo is targeting the young-generation. Distinguished with its punch-hole design and gradient back finish, the phone promises enhanced user experience.

Price

The Vivo V17 is priced at Rs. 22,990 for single 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM. Available in Midnight Ocean (Black) and Glacier Ice (White) colours, the Smartphone will be available for sale from December 17. But it already up for pre-booking.

Specifications

The Vivo V17 comes with dual-SIM (Nano) support and run Android 9 Pie with FuntouchOS 9.2. But its most distinguished feature is its 6.44-inch full-HD+ (1080×2400 pixels) E3 Super AMOLED iView Display with 20:9 aspect ratio and hole-punch design.

Under the hood, the Vivo V17 packs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC, along with 8GB of RAM.

Connectivity options on the Vivo V17 are 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Camera

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WhatsApp Adds Call Waiting And Privacy Features: Here’re The Details

WhatsApp has added an extremely useful feature to its Android app. It is call-waiting and its advantage is that it provides more freedom to the users. But it isn’t the same call-waiting that you get with regular mobile networks. The feature was made available for iPhone app last month.

How does call waiting on WhatsApp work?

Prior to update, WhatsApp allows only call at a time. If you receive a call in the middle of a call, the incoming call was automatically disconnected and marked as missed call. But the update has changed the setting to allow users to either decline the incoming call or accept the incoming call by ending the ongoing call.

The users would see two buttons “Decline” and “End & Accept” on receiving incoming calls in the middle of outgoing calls. They can simply choose the decline the call and continue with the online callers or end the ongoing calls and connect to the incoming callers depending on their needs. It is available on both the beta as well as stable Android channels. The changelog also has group privacy settings and fingerprint unlock feature.

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New Alphabet Boss Is An Old Champ

Sundar Pichai was officially made CEO of Alphabet Inc. but in reality, he had been running the company for several years. The change in guard brought no change at the ground level because wasn’t a stranger to Google.

Meet Sundar Pichai

Curriculum Vitae of the 47-year old engineer from India reads like a typical Silicon Valley operator. He holds a Master’s degree from Stanford University, an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a short stint in McKinsey & Co.

He joined Google in 2004 and soon was made responsible for Google’s most popular products including Gmail, the Chrome browser and Android. His colleagues call him collaborative and loyal. He once turned down offer of a big stock because he thought he had already been paid generously.

Pichai made head of Google

It was in 2015, when Larry Page and Sergey Brin created the Alphabet holding that Sundar Pichai was made Google’s boss. The founders handed total executive control of Google to Pichai to develop self-driven cars and technology that can improve quality of life.

Reputation of Sundar Pichai in Silicon Valley

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