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Oppo F5 Launch Set for October 26, Tipped to Sport Dual Selfie Cameras

Oppo has teased the upcoming launch of its F5 smartphone. In a post on its Philippines Facebook page, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer clearly mentions that the Oppo F5 will be launched on October 26. It’s not certain whether the Philippines launch will follow a China or global unveiling – for now, this is the only launch date disclosed for the selfie-focused ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Bezel-Less Phone to Launch in India Today: How to Watch Live

Bezel-less smartphones are arguably the biggest trend in the smartphone market right now, and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, the successor to the smartphone that started it all, will launch in India today. The launch event is expected to kick off at 12pm IST, and as always, Gadgets 360 will have live updates from the event, and full details about Mi MIX 2 ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Top-Selling Smartphone Globally in First Half of 2017: IHS Markit

Last year’s iPhone models have performed admirably well, as per a new report. IHS Markit claims that globally, the iPhone 7 outsold all other smartphones in the first six months of 2017. The next in that list was the iPhone 7 Plus, giving Apple two market leaders. The top bestselling smartphones were rounded off by two Samsung models and one more iPhone model. ... Read More »

Carrefour raids Fnac for finance chief

Matthieu Malige (left) with Alexandre Bompard, pictured together while at Fnac, have renewed their partnership at Carrefour © AFP French retailer Carrefour has named former Fnac Darty chief financial officer Matthieu Malige as its new finance chief, three months after its chief executive made the same move. The appointment of one of Carrefour chief executive Alexandre Bompard’s key lieutenants from his time at ... Read More »

Solar-Powered Family Car Hailed As ‘The Future’. Here’s Why

Dutch car ‘Nuna 9’ was competing in against slick, single-seat aerodynamic vehicles (AFP) ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA: A futuristic Dutch family car that not only uses the sun as power but supplies energy back to the grid was hailed as “the future” Sunday as the World Solar Challenge wrapped up. The innovative bi-annual contest, first run in 1987, began in Darwin a ... Read More »

Cleaning up Of Legal Profession And Education: Madras HC’s 25 Questions To Bar Council And Others

Justice N Kirubakaran of the Madras High Court made some scathing observations against the unsavoury system in place in India where getting a law degree from “letter pad colleges” is a common practice and asked BCI on what basis it has increased number of law colleges in India which stood at 800 (in 2014) against the needed 175 colleges in ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Price in India Revealed, OnePlus 5T Rumours, Oppo F5 Launch Date

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 price in India is Rs. 35,999 OnePlus 5T leaks, tipped to have a 18:9 display Oppo F5 gets October 26 launch in the Philippines, apparently Xiaomilaunched the bezel-less Mi MIX 2 in India on Tuesday priced at Rs. 35,999. Powered by the Snapdragon 835 alongside 6GB of RAM, and a 5.99-inch 18:9 full-HD+ display, the phone is the global ... Read More »

Honor 9i First Impressions: Will It Leave a Mark in Sub-Rs. 20,000 Segment?

HIGHLIGHTS The Honor 9i has a 5.9-inch FullView display It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage It sports dual cameras at the front and at the back Honor 9i is the latest sub-Rs. 20,000 entrant to hit the Indian market, relying on features such as its four cameras, and bezel-less FullVision display. The company has been expanding aggressively ... Read More »

500 Million Users Targeted by Websites for Online Cryptocurrency Mining: Report

HIGHLIGHTS New report claims 500 million users affected by mining 2.2 percent of top 100,000 websites using in-browser mining Mining happens without user consent A new report has claimed that several websites are targeting visitors to mine cryptocurrency without user consent through in-browser mining scripts. AdGuard, the adblocker tool to get rid of ads and online tracking, has come out ... Read More »

In dirt-poor Myanmar, smartphones are transforming finance

Rudimentary financial services are on offer in places roads do not reach MYANMAR’S democratic transition sometimes seems marked as much by continuity as by change. Depressingly, the army continues its bloody persecution of Rohingya Muslims in the west, for example (see article). But elsewhere moves to open the country’s markets, started by the preceding military regimes, have gathered pace. New commercial ... Read More »