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Essential Phone Review: A Debut Phone from the Founder of Android

Built out of a ceramic back and titanium sides, Android founder Andy Rubin’s Essential startup’s eponymously named smartphone gets top billing in craftsmanship, eschewing the pedestrian aluminum and glass components on most modern flagships. The luxuriously crafted hardware is a marvel to behold and hold, and Essential is picking up the torch of the old Vertu, a spinoff… Read More »

Sexual Abuse Stories From Around The World Pour Out On Social Media

Celebrities and everyday people continued flooding social media with personal accounts of sexual assault and harassment Monday, responding to calls to break the culture of silence around such abuse. The massive global response was triggered by the allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who is accused of rape and abuse dating back decades. People shared stories and offered… Read More »

Google Says User Data Requests From India at an All-Time High

HIGHLIGHTS Google received 3,843 requests for data from 6,343 government accounts That is 391 more requests than the same period in 2016 This is the highest number of requests since 2009 The number of requests that Google received from India in the first half of 2017 for disclosing user data was at an all-time high, reveals the latest biannual transparency… Read More »

Plume from flooded Texas chemical plant incredibly dangerous, warns FEMA

The plume of fumes from a flooded Texas chemical plant is “incredibly dangerous,” the head of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said on Thursday. Two explosions were reported overnight at the chemical plant in the town of Crosby and officials have ordered residents within 1.5 miles (three kilometers) of the facility to evacuate. “The bottom line is… Read More »

Nandan Nilekani back as Infosys chairman, Vishal Sikka resigns from board

A little over 36 years after he co-founded Infosys Ltd with six others and exactly a decade after he stepped down as its chief executive officer, Nandan Nilekani has returned to the company after he was unanimously named by the board as its non-executive chairman in a widely anticipated move. The appointment, a significant victory for co-founder NR Narayana Murthy… Read More »

Don’t pin your hopes on military generals saving the world from Trump Joe McLean

Chaos continues to reign at the White House, with Steve Bannon its latest casualty. Despite the best efforts of the new chief of staff, John Kelly – a retired United States Marine Corps general – to impose order, the real source of the chaos is the president himself. That’s bad enough for domestic politics, but given the deteriorating situations in Afghanistan… Read More »

ANDROID WARNING – Google Play apps can steal information from YOUR WhatsApp

Google Play hosted 20 apps that were capable of stealing personal information from popular programmes like WhatsApp, security experts have said. –– ADVERTISEMENT –– The apps exploited know vulnerabilities to “root” devices running older versions of Android and then bypass security protectons. The malicious programmes were then capable of accessing sensitive data stored in popular apps such as… Read More »

Here’s What Microsoft Is Doing to Save You From Ransomware

Amid a global wave of ransomware attacks, Microsoft is adding features to its Windows 10 software that may help keep users safe. The latest Windows 10 Preview Build released to some Windows Insiders on Wednesday has added a new feature called “controlled folders,” Microsoft says. The new feature aims to protect files from malicious apps and other threats by monitoring changes made to contents… Read More »

Isis’ last escape route from Raqqa ‘cut off’ by US-backed SDF fighters, says Syrian monitoring group

US-backed forces have completely surrounded the Isis-held city of Raqqa in Syria after cutting off militants’ last remaining escape route, monitors have said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had succeeded in “completely encircling” the group’s largest stronghold. The report came on the third anniversary of Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s declaration… Read More »

Samsung Pay Mini Launched in India: How’s It Different From Samsung Pay?

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Pay Mini lets you make payments using mobile wallets It also allows you to make payments using UPI It does not support ‘Tap and Pay’ capability seen on Samsung Pay Alongside the launch of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max and Galaxy J7 Pro, Samsung also launched a new payment solution called Samsung Pay Mini in India.… Read More »