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Pioneering global framework for sustainable ocean finance launched at Our Ocean global summit

The world’s first global framework to finance a sustainable ocean economy was launched at the Our Ocean conference today. The Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles were developed by the European Commission, WWF, World Resources Institute (WRI), and the European Investment Bank (EIB). Started as a commitment by a dozen financial institutions and key stakeholders just a year ago, they are ... Read More »

Google Home and Chromecast Global Outage Confirmed, Fix Rolling Out

“Sorry, something went wrong. Try again in a few seconds.” That’s the response that Google smart speaker users around the world heard Wednesday when they asked their devices to play music, get the weather or even respond to its “Hey, Google”prompt. But don’t worry, there’s a fix rolling out. Google confirmed there’s a problem with both their smart speakers and the Chromecast, the plug-in ... Read More »

Nokia X6 Global Variant Spotted on Official Website, Launch Appears Imminent

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia X6 was launched in China in May Global variant was spotted on the official website Nokia X6 price starts at CNY 1,299 in China Nokia X6 was launched in China in May, and has since then been available in the country for the price starting at CNY 1,299 (approximately Rs. 13,800). Ever since its launch last month, arrival of its global variant ... Read More »

Xiaomi Starts Recruiting MIUI 10 Global ROM Beta Testers

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi has kicked off beta testing for MIUI 10 Global ROM Last date for participating in the beta testing programme is June 11 Eligible devices list is initially limited to a handful of models Xiaomi has started calling beta testers for the MIUI 10 Global ROM to receive early feedback on the ongoing development. The beta testing has been started for the Xiaomi ... Read More »

Google Home Beats Amazon Echo to Lead Global Smart Speakers Market in Q1 2018: Canalys

HIGHLIGHTS 3.2 million Google Home, Mini devices shipped in Q1 2018 2.5 million Echo devices shipped in Q1 2018 Total of 9 million smart speaker units shipped After the first quarter analysis of the wearable segment, Canalys now takes a look at the relatively new but disruptive smart speaker market globally. The total number of shipments reached 9 million in the ... Read More »

Nokia 5233 Reportedly Explodes on Call in India, Victim Succumbs to Injuries: HMD Global Responds

An unfortunate incident from the Kheriakani district in Odisha has emerged that involves the death of a teenager while using what is seemingly a Nokia 5233. According to reports, the teenager named Uma Oram was on call with a relative while the phone was also plugged in for charged. The 18-year-old victim, Uma, had reportedly suffered injuries to her hand, chest, ... Read More »

Samsung Retains Top Spot as Global Smartphone Sales Drop 4.6 Percent in Q4: Gartner

While global smartphone sales to end users were down 4.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, Samsungretained its top spot with 18.2 percent share, Gartner said on Thursday. The South Korean giant though saw a year-on-year unit decline of 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, but this did not prevent it from defending its top global smartphone vendor ... Read More »

India-bound Hyundai Kona electric vehicle teaser image revealed before global launch

Hyundai revealed the all-new compact SUV called Kona last year. The Korean manufacturer also showcased the car at the 2018 Auto Expo this year. Hyundai plans to bring the all-electric version of the compact SUV to India as its first electric vehicle offering in the country. The Kona electric will make its global debut on February 27th and before that, ... Read More »

MIUI 9.2 Global Stable ROM Now Rolling Out, Brings App Vault, Improvements, and Fixes

HIGHLIGHTS The update brings dozens of fixes and optimisations It has new features like Mi Mover and a distance sensor calibrator The update is available via OTA and flashable ROM Xiaomi has started the rollout of MIUI 9.2 for most recent Xiaomi smartphones that are on MIUI 9 already. According to the new changelog, MIUI 9.2 update includes new features such as Mi ... Read More »

Samsung Dominates Global Smartphone Sales in Q3 2017, Says Gartner

With 22.3 percent market share, Samsung pipped Appleto grab the top spot in the global smartphone sales to end users (by vendor) in the third quarter of 2017, market research firm Gartner said on Thursday. Apple registered a distant 11.9 percent market share while Huawei 9.5 percent at third spot as the global smartphone sales reached 383 million units in the third quarter. In the ... Read More »