Tech News Today in India: Technology is advancing at lightning speed, but it’s not without its growing pains. From the launch of new devices to high-stakes legal battles, this Saturday’s top tech headlines provide a snapshot of the sector’s currents – greater connectivity through 5G, intensifying debates around AI ethics, and nostalgia for the tools of yesteryear. Let’s take a look.

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    Motorola launches budget 5G phone Moto G34 in India

    The budget segment is gaining another affordable 5G option with Motorola set to launch the Moto G34 in India on January 9 for Rs 10,999. It promises snappy performance via the Snapdragon 695 chip, fluid 120Hz display, stock Android software, and a big 5,000mAh battery.

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    Ather 450 Apex electric scooter pushes the performance envelope

    Ather’s new 450 Apex electric scooter turns up the wick to deliver even faster acceleration and higher top speed of 100kmph. But it retains the excellent range of Ather’s 450X via a larger 3.7kWh battery. With sharper performance plus smart features like ‘Magic Twist’ for stronger regen braking, the Apex is priced at Rs 1.89 lakh.

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    Writers sue OpenAI and Microsoft over AI copyright infringement

    Authors Nicholas Basbanes and Nicholas Gage are suing OpenAI and Microsoft for allegedly using their books without permission to train AI systems like ChatGPT. They accused the companies of copyright infringement in a proposed class action lawsuit. It follows similar lawsuits by comedians, fiction writers and the New York Times over tech firms’ use of copyrighted works for AI training.

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    Clicks case adds physical keyboard to iPhones

    A new company called Clicks has created a case that provides a physical QWERTY keyboard for iPhones. Connecting through the charging port, the $139 case aims to improve typing convenience with tactile keys and shortcuts. Designed by popular YouTubers Michael Fisher and CrackBerry Kevin, the throwback keyboard case ships in February.