CES 2022 to end one day early 

1 January, 2022

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CES to end one day early 

As cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant have continued to surge, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced that it will be shortening CES 2022 by one day, ending the show on January 7, rather than January 8.  Business Standard

Old BlackBerry to stop working

Now the older BlackBerry devices are getting the boot. Any device running BlackBerry 10 OS or lower, and BlackBerry tablet OS will lose call, text and internet functionality on January 4, 2022. This means that any older device that runs on BlackBerry software will stop functioning.  Money Control

Quadrantids underway till Jan 16

The start of any new year begins with a meteor shower, the Quadrantids. This shower — which is produced as Earth moves through debris left over by the passing asteroid 2003 EH — is currently underway, having begun on Dec. 26. While it runs until Jan. 16, its most active peak is on the night of Jan. 2–3. CBC.ca

When is Supermoon in 2022 ?

The biggest full Moon of the year occurs in 2022 on June 21, 2022. The Moon orbits Earth on a slightly elliptical or egg-shaped orbit so there’s always going to be one full Moon per year that’s the closest. By some calculations there are four supermoons in 2022—in May, June, July and August. Forbes

Apple watch Series 7

  • Always-on Retina display has nearly 20% more screen area than Series 6, making everything easier to see and use
  • The most crack-resistant front crystal yet on an Apple Watch, IP6X dust resistance and swim-proof design
  • Measure your blood oxygen with a powerful sensor and app
  • Take an ECG anytime, anywhere
  • Get high and low heart rate, and irregular heart rhythm notifications
  • Stay in the moment with the new Mindfulness app reach your sleep goals with the Sleep app

Buy on Amazon. Price: ₹₹41,900.00 . Deal pricing and availability subject to change after time of publication.


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