Tag Archives: 2016

Some MacBook Pro 2016 Users Report Hearing a ‘Popping Sound’

It seems like getting the nod from Consumer Reports was not the end of issues for Apple’s MacBook Pro 2016 laptop as users are reporting a new ‘popping sound’ issue with the 15-inch variants of the notebook. As per user reports on the Apple support forum, it seems like several users are facing the sound-related issues from the… Read More »

EU clears German plan for electric vehicle charging network

The European Commission said on Monday it had approved German plans for an infrastructure network for charging electric vehicles across the country. The plan, at a total cost of 300 million euros (255 million pounds) over four years, will require that the electricity comes from renewable energy sources, with contracts awarded through an open tender process. “Electric vehicles… Read More »

Prada 2016 revenue down 10 percent as Asia, Japan lead global decline

Italian fashion group Prada (1913.HK) reported a 10 percent drop in revenues on Monday as sales fell across all regions, including Japan and its top market Asia Pacific. Consolidated revenues in the financial year through January 2017 fell to 3.18 billion euros (3 billion pounds), down from 3.55 billion euros a year before. At constant exchange rates sales… Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover sells record 583,313 cars in 2016

Britain’s biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) (TAMO.NS) sold a record 583,312 cars last year as the Indian-owned firm continues its rapid expansion with the aim of building 1 million vehicles a year at the turn of the decade. Sales were up 20 percent from the previous year, although sales growth slowed to 12 percent year-on-year in December,… Read More »

US Election 2016: Markets meltdown fails to materialise

US share markets have shrugged off fears that a Donald Trump election victory could lead to a large Wall Street sell-off. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones indexes were up 1% in late morning trading, with the Nasdaq also in positive territory. The pre-open future markets forecasted dramatic sell-offs when Donald Trump’s lead became clear overnight. Share traders… Read More »

TIFF 2016: Snowden’s story shows ‘the world is out of control,’ says Oliver Stone

The National Security Agency’s surveillance operations are “really a secret underworld” that the public could only guess at until Edward Snowden exposed them, according to veteran American director Oliver Stone. “The government lies about it all the time. What they’re doing is illegal and they keep doing it… We’ll never know the whole story, we’re so many years behind… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) is benchmarked again with Exynos 7420, 3GB of RAM

The entire A-series from Samsung has already received its 2016 refresh, except for one member: the Galaxy A8. Inexplicably, the Galaxy A8 (2016) still hasn’t become official, but that’s probably not going to be the case for long. Last month we saw a Galaxy A8 (2016) prototype getting listed in the GFXBench database, something which leaked most of… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy J7 (2016) Price Revealed

Samsung back in March introduced the 2016 editions of the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 smartphones in China. The company however didn’t reveal pricing details of the handsets at that time. Now, Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy J5 (2016) and the Galaxy J7 (2016) (seen above) in South Korea. Both the smartphones are now available to buy… Read More »

IDC Q1 2016: Oppo and vivo replace Lenovo and Xiaomi in top-5 smartphone vendors list

Well known Chinese smartphone manufacturers Lenovo and Xiaomi are out of the top five vendors list, and have been replaced by two other – and comparatively lesser known – Chinese firms Oppo and vivo. This was revealed by market research firm IDC in its recently released Q1 2016 numbers. “Along China’s maturing smartphone adoption curve, the companies most… Read More »

Adidas raises 2016 guidance after first-quarter earnings jump

German sporting goods group Adidas (ADSGn.DE) hiked its guidance for 2016 sales and earnings a second time as it reported a 38 percent jump in quarterly underlying profit, citing strong brand momentum. Adidas said on Wednesday it now expected its 2016 currency-adjusted sales to grow by about 15 percent, compared with a previous forecast for a rise of… Read More »