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65% of country’s mobile phones are manufactured in Noida: UP Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma

Sixty-five percent of country’s mobile phones are manufactured now in Noida alone, said Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma on February 4, claiming that UP has a strong potential to surpass the growth of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. UP emergence as a hub of mobile phone production has also stopped its youths’ exodus to other states for jobs. ... Read More »

Ministry of Finance paid suppliers more than once; 13,500 extra employees on master list

B.C.’s Ministry of Finance makes duplicate payments to suppliers and has 13,500 employees no longer on the payroll on the books because its tracking system is a mess, auditor general Carol Bellringer says. Those duplicates resulted in 138 payments totalling more than $649,000, spending the government said involved a now-corrected 73 per cent error rate. Bellringer’s office examined the master ... Read More »

Tonga faces weeks of internet disruption

People in Tonga could face several weeks without the internet due to a fault in the undersea cable that connects the Pacific nation to the rest of the world. Something went wrong with the fiber-optic cable on Sunday night. Initially it wiped out access to the internet almost entirely, and meant people couldn’t even make international phone calls. A small ... Read More »

Drive aims to increase number of men in early years education in UK

A male preschool teacher at work. Photograph: Rebecca Lupton A drive is under way to increase the number of men working with the youngest children in the education system, drawing on the success of Norway, which has the highest percentage of male early years professionals in the world. According to latest statistics, just 2% of the early years education (EYE) workforce in ... Read More »

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 »