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Tech Wrap: PUBG Lite shuts down, Google Pay adds UPI payments over NFC

In other tech news, Spotify added a few useful library management features, while Redmi hiked the price of its recently launched Note 10 smartphone.

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Today's tech updates included some bad news for PUBG fans across the country as the PUBG Lite application was finally shut down. Google has begun supporting P2P payments made over NFC, simplifying the process of payment while also encouraging contactless payment technology. 

Meanwhile, Spotify just made it a little easier to handle a large music library on a phone with some handy new features, while Redmi increased the price of its most affordable and recently released Note 10 smartphone. 

In case you missed anything, here are the top tech news stories of the day: 

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PUBG Lite shuts down today in India, player support ends later in May

Desipte recent reports that there is a possibility of a re-launch of the popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) battle royale game in the country after it was unceremoniously banned last year, the existing version of PUBG Lite was finally being shuttered in the country today.  Here's what happened to the game.

 

Google Pay to add support for contactless UPI payments over NFC

While this isn’t the first time that Google Pay launched an NFC powered payment feature in the country, Google will now support making UPI payments over NFC. This will complement the NFC payments via tokenised cards it currently offers. Here's how it works.  

 

Spotify revamps ‘Your Library’ with dynamic filters, pinned playlists and podcasts

If you've used Spotify actively over a few months (or years) you will probably have a large number of playlists, albums and podcasts stored in your library and will probably never see them again. Spotify's new library update might just change that, with several useful new features. Here's a quick explainer on what they do.

 

Redmi Note 10 price hiked in India, here's how much it costs now

The Xiaomi sub-brand launched its affordable Redmi Note 10 series last month, and the Note 10 was the cheapest of the three new models that were released at the time. However, Redmi has now increased the price of its cheapest handset, and here is how much it will cost you now.  

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