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Huawei Mate 20 Pro Specifications, Price Leaked Ahead of October 16 Launch

Huawei Mate 20 Pro, the high-end smartphone by the Chinese smartphone maker that is set to debut in London on October 16, has now been leaked in detail. The smartphone is said to come in multiple variants with 6GB and 8GB RAM options as well as 256GB and 512GB storage options. The price of the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant ... Read More »

iPhone XR to Account for Over Half of New Model Shipments in 2018, Apple Watch Series 4 Shipments to Reach 18 Million: Ming-Chi Kuo

HIGHLIGHTS Apple Watch Series 4 to reach 18 million shipments by 2018 end iPhone XS Max popular in China due to dual-SIM, large screen iPhone XR to account for 55-60% of total new iPhone shipments A week after the launch of the Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, TF Industries analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back with his shipment ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Head of Devices Considers It a ‘Responsibility’ to Help You Unplug

The revelation hit Yusuf Mehdi when he was cleaning out his garage. The corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Modern Life and Devices team used part of a three-month sabbatical to tackle some low-tech chores around the house. Untethered from his phone, the tasks sparked a newfound appreciation for the value of focusing on one thing and just getting it done. It may ... Read More »

WhatsApp to Train Indian Users on Dangers of Fake News

After being asked by the central government to take steps to stop the spread of disinformation on its platform, WhatsApp on Wednesday roped in New Delhi-based non-profit Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) to create awareness among its users about the need to verify information. “Our goal is to help keep people safe by creating greater awareness about fake news and empowering users to ... Read More »

Kremlin Calls Facebook’s Allegations of Disinformation Campaign Puzzling

The Kremlin on Wednesday rejected allegations from Facebook that Russia’s GRU military intelligence service had been using the social media site to run disinformation campaigns, saying it did not understand the basis for such accusations. Facebook, Twitter, and Alphabet collectively removedhundreds of accounts tied to an alleged Iranian propaganda operation on Tuesday, while Facebook took down a second campaign it said was linked ... Read More »

Xiaomi Poco F1 With 8GB RAM Spotted on Geekbench Ahead of August 22 India Launch

HIGHLIGHTS The Poco F1 makes its second appearance on Geekbench This variant is seen to sport 8GB of RAM Its single-core result was 2,451 and the multi-core score was 8,998 Poco F1, the first smartphone from Xiaomi’s new sub-brand Poco, is launching in India on August 22. The upcoming smartphone has been a part of the rumour mill for the last couple of months. ... Read More »

Singapore Health Database Hit by Cyber-Attack, Leaking Details of 1.5 Million Including PM

A major cyber-attack on Singapore’s government health database stole the personal information of about 1.5 million people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the government said on Friday. The attack, which the government called “the most serious breach of personal data” that the country has experienced, comes as the highly wired and digitalised state has made cyber-security a top priority ... Read More »

The benefits of taking an education loan and the need to strike a balance

A student loan would obviate the need to disturb your own investment portfolio and help preserve your financial goals, including retirement plans. Photo: ThinkStock Education is expensive, be it in India or overseas. However, as a parent, you are always in a quandary whether to tap into your savings or avail an education loan. In India, good quality higher education ... Read More »

Facebook Bots Label US Declaration of Independence as Hate Speech

Facebook has apologised after its content-filtering algorithms flagged the US Declaration of Independence as a hate speech. Parts of the document was flagged as “hate speech” by Facebook bots after a Liberty, Texas-based newspaper, the Liberty County Vindicator, posted on Facebook “small bites” from the Declaration in the lead up to the country’s Independence Day on July 4. Facebook later restored ... Read More »

Google Calendar Adds ‘Out of Office’ Entry Type, Lets You Restrict Your Working Hours

HIGHLIGHTS Google Calendar has added a ‘Out of office’ entry type There is also an option to restrict your working hours Both new developments will be available for all G Suite users Google Calendar has received a new ‘Out of office’ entry type and an option to customise working hours to help you better balance between your work and personal time. ... Read More »