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A Floating Car Is Born From the Carnage of Japan’s Tsunami

At best it is envisioned as a small electric vehicle. A second car for affluent families for short trips. Hideo Tsurumaki watched the giant tsunami waves crash onto Japan’s northeast coast on March 11, 2011, sweeping away cars filled with people trying to escape. As the vehicles sank slowly into the sea, Tsurumaki thought about his mother, who lives by ... Read More »

Apple Supplier in China Accused of Harsh Working Conditions

At a Catcher Technology manufacturing complex in the Chinese industrial city of Suqian, about a six-hour drive from Shanghai, workers stand for up to 10 hours a day in hot workshops slicing and blasting iPhone casings for Apple, handling noxious chemicals sometimes without proper gloves or masks. These conditions — some described in a report Tuesday by advocacy group China Labor Watch, others in Bloomberg ... Read More »

Moto X5 Rumoured With iPhone X-Like Notch; Moto Z6, Moto G6 Family Leaked Ahead of MWC

While companies like OnePlus and Vivo already opted for proprietary face unlock features to take on Apple’s iPhone X, Lenovo brand Moto brand is now reportedly preparing an even closer iPhone X competitor that would sport a notch and dual camera setup on the front. The new Moto offering, rumoured to be called Moto X5, is expected to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona next month. The company is ... Read More »

OnePlus 5T White Sandstone Variant Listed by Online Retailer Ahead of Anticipated Launch on Friday

OnePlus launched its flagship smartphone OnePlus 5T in November last year. A new variant of the OnePlus 5T, listed by an established online retailer for sales beginning Friday, January 5, is described as ‘White Sandstone’ confirming reports from last week. OnePlus has previously released two other special variants of the OnePlus 5T – the Star Wars edition and the Lava Red edition. According to a listing on ... Read More »

Netflix Accused of Glamourising Child Sex Trafficking With ‘Baby’ Drama

HIGHLIGHTS Baby will go into production this year It’s based on an Italian teen sex scandal The racket was dubbed the baby squillo scandal Survivors of sex trafficking urged Netflix on Thursday to can a new show called Baby – inspired by an Italian teen sex scandal – accusing the streaming service of normalising child abuse. In a letter to executives, they accused Netflix of ... Read More »

Hong Kong Arm of China’s LeEco Files for Liquidation

HIGHLIGHTS LeEco has struggled to pay debts after rapid expansion led to a cash crun In Hong Kong, LeEco sold smartphones, Internet TVs, online content At its peak in early 2016, LeEco employed hundreds in the city A Hong Kong arm of embattled Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco has filed a petition to the territory’s high court to wind up the company, media ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus With 18:9 Displays Officially Unveiled Ahead of Thursday Launch

Xiaomi Redmi 5 HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus to launch on December 7 Both smartphones can be seen with taller-than-usual 18:9 displays Forgoing hardware capacitive buttons, they bear rear fingerprint sensors Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are due to launch in China on Thursday. Ahead of that launch, Xiaomi global spokesperson Donovan Sung has shared four images of the smartphones on ... Read More »

Pixel 2 at Rs. 39,999 and More as Part of Flipkart’s Mobile Big Shopping Days Sale

HIGHLIGHTS Pixel 2 offer includes a flat discount, apart from a card-based discount Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days sale will be held from Thursday Phones like Redmi 5A, Canvas Infinity Pro to be launched in the sale The Google Pixel 2 is the company’s latest offering in the premium smartphone segment but the steep pricing has been putting off a lot of prospective ... Read More »

iOS 11.1 Issue Autocorrects ‘i’ to ‘A’; Apple Details Workaround Ahead of Fix

HIGHLIGHTS Apple has released a three-step guide to manually fix issue The issue changes the letter “i” to letter “A” An update with its fix is likely to be rolled out soon Some users with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 11.1 have reported an annoying issue that autocorrects the letter “i” to the letter “A” and a symbol ... 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 »