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Logitech Slim Folio Bluetooth iPad Case Launched With 4-Year Battery Life

Logitech has launched a new Bluetooth keyboard accessory, called Logitech Slim Folio, meant for use with the latest generation 9.7-inch iPad that was launched earlier this year. Interestingly, the new accessory from the company has been claimed to have 4 years of battery life, before its batteries are required to be replaced. The company has priced the Logitech Slim Folio ... Read More »

Oppo F3 Launched in India at Rs. 19,990: Specifications, Features, Release Date, and More

The Oppo F3 smartphone with dual selfie camera has been launched in the Indian market. The smaller sibling of the Oppo F3 Plus, the new smartphone is priced at Rs. 19,990, and will be up for pre-order from today. The Oppo F3 pre-orders will end on May 12, and the first sale will be on May 13. In terms of ... Read More »

Fidget spinners: Somerset schools split on whether or not to ban gadgets

Schools in Somerset are taking different approaches to a new playground craze – with some deciding to ban fidget spinner gadgets and others seeing them as a possible learning tool. Fidget spinners, cubes and toys are proving popular in shops across the UK. Adults and children claim playing with them can relieve stress and improve concentration. Children with ADHD can ... Read More »

Is Britain’s car finance market heading for a mis-selling scandal?

THOUSANDS of British drivers could have been mis-sold loans to purchase their cars, causing them to pay over the odds for their motors. The UK’s £40billion car finance industry may be heading towards a mis-selling scandal if it’s found the terms have not been properly explained to drivers, according to reports. PA:PRESS ASSOCIATION ARCHIVE 2 Claims that loans were being mis-sold to ... Read More »

From Gillard to Gonski 2.0: the twists and turns of education funding explained

David Gonski and Malcolm Turnbull announce ‘Gonski 2.0’ on Tuesday. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP From the Gillard government’s six-year needs-based school funding agreements to Malcolm Turnbull’s Gonski 2.0: how has the federal government proposed changing the funding of schools? How much is the federal government spending on schools? Canberra will spend $17.5bn this year on schools. With increases every year between ... Read More »

UK Lawmakers Criticise Social Media Over Response to Extremist Content

Social media were heavily criticised by a committee of British lawmakers on Monday for failing to do enough to remove illegal and extremist material posted on their sites, and for not preventing it appearing in the first place. Platforms such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook have been criticised over their moderation policies after high-profile cases in which violent or abusive ... Read More »

Google’s Upcoming Native Ad-Blocker for Chrome Reportedly Hailed by Publishers

Google is preparing to introduce an ad-blocker to Chrome browser despite fears that it would hit their online advertising revenues – a move that has been hailed by publishers in the US and Europe, the Financial Times reported. The move comes after Google was recently criticised for placement of ads on its video hosting platform YouTube. In March this year, ... Read More »

Samsung India’s Biggest Smartphone Vendor in Q1, China’s Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Lenovo Round Up Top 5: Counterpoint

Smartphone shipments in India registered a growth of 15 percent annually in the first quarter of 2017, reaching 29 million units, a report said on Saturday. According to findings by market research firm Counterpoint, Samsung continued to retain the top spot, followed by Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo and Lenovo (that also includes Motorola) occupied the other three spots. Together, all these ... Read More »

Ted 2017: Elon Musk’s vision for underground road system

US entrepreneur Elon Musk has spoken at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference about his vision for a tunnel network under Los Angeles and shown off how it might work. Mr Musk also talked about plans to have fully autonomous journeys across the US by the end of the year. He spoke about how he wanted solar-powered roof tiles ... Read More »

7 Ways CEOs Should Engage on Social Media

It’s important for businesses to stay engaged on their social media accounts so they can respond quickly to negative feedback and keep customers happy. At my company, ConsumerAffairs, we have a team that monitors, engages with and posts content on our social media accounts manually. In addition, I personally manage my own social media accounts and stay actively engaged with ... Read More »