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Tablet shipments kept going down in Q3, but Apple gained

The third quarter of 2017 ended with 40 million tablets shipped globally, IDC said in its latest report. Growing demand for phones and traditional PCs strengthening their positions have been pointed out as the main reasons for the shipments decline for a 12th consecutive quarter. According to the analysts, the fall is 5.4% from 42.3 million tablets shipped… Read More »

Social media bots threaten democracy. But we are not helpless

Can social bots – pieces of software that perform automated tasks – influence humans on social media platforms? That’s a question congressional investigators are asking social media companies ever since fears emerged that they were deployed in 2016 to influence the presidential election. Half a decade ago we were among a handful of researchers who could see the power of… Read More »

Jio Phone: Micromax Says Yet to See Any Impact, but Open to Idea of 4G Feature Phone

JioPhone demand is on the radar of Indian smartphone maker Micromax as it explores whether its feature phone lineup needs to be upgraded to support 4G networks. The JioPhone bookings start online and offline officially on August 24, and deliveries will start in September. Rahul Sharma, Co-Founder of Micromax, said the company already has 4G-enabled feature phone prototypes ready, but… Read More »

New Specs Coming to Google Shopping Feed, But What is It?

It is that time of year again when the changes to the Google Shopping Product Data Specification are announced. And for 2017, Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) wants to improve the user experience by providing more information on minimum order value, shipping-related attributes and handling time. If you don’t know what the Google Shopping Feed is, read on. For now, it… Read More »

Nubia Z17 may be the first to support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0+, but you won’t be able to use it

Qualcomm announced an enhanced version of its quick charge technology last week and confirmed the first smartphone to feature Quick Charge 4.0+ is the Nubia Z17, a high-end smartphone recently launched in China. Unfortunately, it turns out that Quick Charge 4.0+ won’t be usable with the Nubia Z17, at least at first. The Chinese company confirmed that its… Read More »

G7 summit agrees on countering terrorism but not climate change

Leaders of the world’s leading industrial nations, the G7, have agreed on new action to counter terrorism at a summit in Taormina, Sicily. However, differences over climate change remain between US President Donald Trump and the others, said the host, Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni. Mr Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May reaffirmed plans to boost trade, including… Read More »

Cyberattack wave ebbs, but experts see risk of more

LONDON –  The “ransomware” cyberattack that has hit companies and governments around the world ebbed in intensity on Monday, though experts warned that new versions of the virus could emerge. Thousands more infections were reported Monday, largely in Asia, which had been closed for business when the malware first struck Friday. The cases were more contained, however, than… Read More »

Windows 10 Mobile is NOT dead but its future is far from guaranteed

Windows 10 Mobile may not be “dead,” but things are changing. Today, we try to make sense of the recent “Feature2” development and what it means for those on Windows phones. Microsoft’s recent release to the Windows Insider Program on Friday, April 14, caused a bit of a stir. Microsoft did something new with the latest Fast Ring… Read More »

GoPro’s Sales Resume Growth, but Still Miss Expectations

GoPro Inc’s revenue increased less than expected in the holiday quarter and its sales growth forecast for the current-quarter also fell short of expectations, hurt by shrinking demand for the company’s body-mounted point-of-view cameras. GoPro also forecast a steep sequential drop in gross margins for the current quarter, sending the company’s shares tumbling nearly 14 percent in extended… Read More »

France’s Fillon puts down rebellion but lawmakers nervous

Francois Fillon faced down a rebellion by lawmakers in his centre-right party on Tuesday, but the revolt exposed a shaky confidence inside his camp as he tries to draw a line under a scandal that could derail his bid to win power. With Fillon’s election campaign once again distracted by the fallout from allegations surrounding taxpayer money he… Read More »