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Why should the poor be left in the internet slow lane?

Imagine if the government had restored ownership of Britain’s roads to the private trusts that used to run them. Imagine they were allowed to charge companies different amounts to use them, so that companies with enough cash could pay for exclusive use of fast lanes, leaving their smaller competitors consigned to lag behind on slow, badly maintained roads. Sounds outrageously ... Read More »

Vivo V7 vs Oppo F5 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro: Price in India, Specifications, Features

Vivo V7 has been launched in India, adding yet another selfie smartphone to the sub-Rs. 20,000 segment. The 24-megapixel front camera with Moonlight Glow flash is the highlight of the new Vivo V7, but there’s also the modern bezel-less design with 18:9 aspect ratio and a capacious battery to keep things interesting. However, it is not the only selfie smartphone ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi A1 Rose Gold Colour Variant Launched in India

Xiaomi Mi A1, the Chinese company’s first Android One smartphone, was launched in India back in September. It was heavily marketed as the device “created by Xiaomi and powered by Google”, while being made available in Black and Gold colour variants. The company is now introducing a brand new Rose Gold colour variant. At India launch, Xiaomi had promised that the ... Read More »

Nokia 2 With a ‘2-Day Battery Life’ Goes Up for Pre-Orders in US

Nokia 2, HMD Global’s most affordable smartphone, is finally being made available in more markets. After going up for pre-orders in Russia, the Nokia 2 is now up for pre-orders in the US. Priced at $99 (roughly Rs. 6,500), the Nokia 2 can be pre-ordered via Amazon where it is available as an unlocked unit. The Amazon listing confirms that the Nokia 2 will support ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 Buzzing Sound to Be Fixed in an Upcoming Update, Says Company

Google’s latest smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, have been under fire from consumer complaints. The company, however, has been attempting to acknowledge the issues steadily, and has been prompt. A Pixel 2 issue, where users reported hearing a faint “buzzing sound” when the device was placed near their ears during a phone call, is finally being fixed. The company has ... Read More »

Google, Facebook Join News Organisations in ‘Trust Project’

Google, Facebook and other tech firms joined global news organisations Thursday in an initiative aimed at identifying “trustworthy” news sources, in the latest effort to combat online misinformation. Microsoft and Twitter also agreed to participate in the “Trust Project” with some 75 news organisations to tag news stories which meet standards for ethics and transparency. “In today’s digitized and socially networked world, it’s harder than ... Read More »

UK floods: 70 people and horses rescued in Lancashire

More than 70 people and 20 horses had to be rescued from floods in Lancashire as bad weather hit the UK. Emergency crews received up to 500 calls with Lancaster and Galgate the worst affected places. Roads are shut and rail services have been suspended by floods in north Walesand snow is forecast across Scotland. There are currently eight flood warnings in place ... Read More »

42 Percent of Internet Users in the US Are Regular Fast Food Eaters

Almost half of U.S. internet users patronize fast food restaurants regularly, according to a recent study. Internet Fast Food Market Opportunities The study is part of an infographic from GlobalWebIndex. The infographic states that 42 percent of internet users in the U.S. are regular eaters of fast food, making it one of the biggest markets for fast food restaurants in the world. ... Read More »

Can Anything Prevent Another Internet Shutdown in the U.S.?

An internet shutdown in the Northeastern U.S. happened roughly a week ago, and the experts are looking for ways to prevent this attack from ever happening again. Websites like Twitter and Spotify were inaccessible for thousands of people following the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a major domain name system (DNS) host. DNS, the technical network that converts web ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 XL Now Available in India: Price, Specifications, and Everything Else You Need to Know

Google Pixel 2 XL is now available in India starting Wednesday. The new smartphone by Google will be made available online exclusively on Flipkart and it will be also available through offline channels. Pixel 2 XL (Review) can be purchased via Reliance Digital, Croma, Poorvika, Sangeetha Mobiles, Vijay Sales, and other offline retail stores across India beginning Wednesday. Google Pixel ... Read More »