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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 »

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 »

Toyota seeking to halve Japan car models as domestic market shrinks

 Toyota Motor Corp is aiming to halve the number of car models it sells at home by 2025, a person briefed on the matter said – the second time this month that a Japanese automaker has emerged with plans to sharply scale back in a shrinking domestic market. Car sales in Japan have been on a declining trend for more ... Read More »

BSNL Partners Lava, Micromax to Bundle Offers With Low-Cost Handsets

HIGHLIGHTS BSNL has tied up with Micromax and Lava to give bundled offers The offer will be given on Lava & Micromax phones with BSNL SIM cards BSNL’s latest Rs. 429 plan gives voice+1 GB data per day for 90 days Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has tied up with device-makers Lava and Micromax to offer mobile handsets at low cost to its customers with ... Read More »

Facebook Testing ‘Context’ Button in Effort to Curb Fake News

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is testing a new button to let users know in-depth information It will help the social media giant curb fake news much better Facebook has also hired people to thwart deceptive ads on its platform Facebook said Thursday it was testing a new “button” to allow users to get more context about a news source, in the latest move ... Read More »

Germany’s Dialog to buy Silego in Internet-of-Things play

FRANKFURT, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Germany’sDialog Semiconductor said on Thursday it would acquire privately held California-based Silego Technology Inc for up to $306 million, helping to strengthen its position in the market for the so-called Internet of Things. Silego is a leading maker of Configurable Mixed-signal Integrated Circuits, or CMICs, that integrate multiple functions into a single chip that can ... Read More »

Charles King’s Macro Raises $150 Million to Finance Film, TV Slate

The media company’s investors include Laurene Powell Jobs’ Emerson Collective, Ford Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Libra Foundation. Macro, the multicultural media company founded by former WME partner Charles King, has raised an additional $150 million in financing from a slate of investors that includes Laurene Powell Jobs’ philanthropic and investment vehicle. The round, which incudes equity and debt financing, will ... Read More »

The indifference of families to the education of girls is widening the gender gap in all spheres

Class in progress at Govt Girls Senior Secondary School in Sangam Vihar (Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO) A recent HT report found that government schools in Delhi have an enrolment ratio that is 52% female and 48% male. The same for citywide private schools is 40% female and 60% male. The report discusses case studies of families in which in spite of financial constraints, ... Read More »

T-Mobile agrees to stop claiming its network is faster than Verizon’s

T-Mobile USA has agreed to stop claiming its 4G LTE network is faster than Verizon Wireless’, after the advertising industry’s self-regulation body agreed with Verizon that T-Mobile’s claim was unsupported. The National Advertising Division (NAD) “recommended T-Mobile discontinue claims that it has the fastest 4G LTE network” and “also recommended that T-Mobile discontinue claims that its LTE network is ‘newer’ ... Read More »