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Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra with 4GB RAM and 23MP camera launched in India

You will be happy to know that Sony is offering a number of attractive offers on the purchase of the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra to Indian customers. The Quick Charger UCH12 worth Rs. 1,490 has been bundled in the box and buyers will even get three months subscription to Sony LIV for free. Moreover, customers can also avail Rs 1,000 ... Read More »

When it comes to kids and social media, it’s not all bad news

While we often hear about the negative impact social media has on children, the use of sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is not a one-size-fits-all activity. Children use it in a wide variety of ways – some of which are adding value to their lives. There are risks associated with social media use. But it’s also important to understand ... Read More »

Nokia 8, Nokia Edge, iPhone 8, Google Pixel XL 2: Leaks and Rumor round-up

  Saying that there is always a hype for the high-end flagship phones as it comes loaded with powerful specs and some innovation in some cases. Today, we are going to have a look at the rumored specifications of some much-expected smartphones. Nokia 8 Popular leakster, Evan Blass has shared an image of HMD’s upcoming Nokia flagship — Nokia 8. ... Read More »

US and China emerge from trade talks without agreement

The US and China have wrapped up contentious trade talks in Washington without agreement. The two sides did not issue a joint statement or action plan after the meeting and cancelled scheduled press conferences. The US was critical of China’s trade surplus and demanded “more fair” trade arrangements. Separately, US President Donald Trump indicated that tariffs on Chinese steel were ... Read More »

Finance firms install ‘kill switch’ devices to cut out car engine and leave drivers stranded if they miss a payment

RUTHLESS car finance firms are fitting controversial “kill switches” that immobilise vehicles if drivers fail to meet payments. The devices are understood to be offered to those with poor credit scores – but financial watchdogs say lenders could be breaking the law, it’s reported. ALAMY Kill switches are being installed by car insurance firms and can cut out car engines ... Read More »

The Difference Between Loans, Cash Advances and Factoring

Getting the right financial product for your small business is important. However, entrepreneurs should be careful about which small business financing options they choose. Some make more sense for your company than others. Small Business Trends talked with Hanna Kassis an expert at Segway Financial about how to differentiate between loans, cash advances and factoring. “The biggest difference is cash advances and factoring are not loans, ... Read More »

What to watch in markets this week: Tech stocks, the jobs report and more

Sylvain Thomas | AFP | Getty Images The first half of the year has flown by and stocks certainly have a lot to show for it. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average notched their biggest first-half gains since 2013. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite, meanwhile, left them in the dust, surging 14.2 percent to post its best start to a year since 2009. ... Read More »

Meizu A5 Budget Smartphone Launched: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

HIGHLIGHTS The smartphone has expandable storage of up to 128GB The Meizu A5 is available in China for now It supports 4G VoLTE as well Chinese manufacturer Meizu has launched a new ‘A’ series smartphone. The Meizu A5’s big highlight is its budget price tag. The smartphone is listed on the company’s website, and the price of the smartphone is at CNY ... Read More »

Monopolies, Arbitrary Prices, and Non-Existent Service: Who’s Going to Fix India’s Broadband Market?

HIGHLIGHTS Apart from a few areas of big cities, wired broadband is pretty limited In many areas, you’ll only have a single provider you can utilise Lack of competition leads to arbitrary pricing and poor service quality In India, there are barely a handful of companies that can claim to offer broadband services across the country. In the big cities, ... Read More »

Netherlands and Singapore among leaders on education research

Source: Getty Brought to book: Singapore is ranked top in reading, science and maths, according to the OECD’s PISA rating Smaller European countries such as the Netherlands and Asian city states like Singapore are among the world leaders in terms of high-quality education research, new data suggest. According to bibliometric data from Elsevier’s Scopus database of scholarly publications, research outputs ... Read More »