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iPhone 8 Can Scan Your Face When Lying Flat; iPhone 7s Has Wireless Charging: Reports

The iPhone 8 rumours continue this week with a slew of leaks and some new interpretations derived from the HomePod firmware code, which has proven to be a veritable gold mine thus far. The fresh spate of reports include details about the iPhone 7s Plus, which along with the iPhone 7s is expected to be launched alongside the iPhone 8… Read More »

Google Play Now Has an ‘Android Excellence’ Section With Curated Apps and Games

HIGHLIGHTS The lists in the section will be refreshed quarterly Android Excellence can be found in revamped Editor’s Choice section The section promotes the content that follows Google’s guidelines Google has introduced a new section in Google Play store called ‘Android Excellence’. This section is meant to promote apps that have great design, performance, or follow the best… Read More »

This village in Indonesia has become an internet sensation

An Indonesian hamlet dubbed “the rainbow village” after being given a makeover in a kaleidoscope of colours is attracting hordes of visitors and has become an internet sensation. The collection of about 200 modest homes on a hillside above a river used to be a typical, low-income Indonesian neighbourhood that was filthy and gloomy. But residents of the… Read More »

Barack Obama: Scotland has ‘a lot to offer the world’

Barack Obama believes Scotland has “a lot to offer the world” and promised to return after his first visit to the country. The former US president flew into Edinburgh airport on Friday for a speech in front of politicians and business leaders at a charity dinner in the capital. However, he made the most of his time by… Read More »

Remote island has ‘world’s worst’ plastic rubbish density

An uninhabited island in the South Pacific is littered with the highest density of plastic waste anywhere in the world, according to a study. Henderson Island, part of the UK’s Pitcairn Islands group, has an estimated 37.7 million pieces of debris on its beaches. The island is near the centre of an ocean current, meaning it collects much… Read More »

Microsoft’s LinkedIn Now Has Over 500 Million Members

The professional social network LinkedIn said Monday its membership had swelled to 500 million, as its user base showed steady growth following its acquisition last year by Microsoft. “We recently crossed an important and exciting milestone,” LinkedIn vice president Aatif Awan said in a blog post. “We now have half a billion members in 200 countries connecting, and… Read More »

Twitter has had a dislike button for months and you didn’t notice

The tweet made me angry. I realized that most of this guy’s recent tweets were pissing me off. It was a shame, really, since I admired his work and was a long-time Twitter follower. But this was just too much. I decided to mute him. Mute lets you slink away without notice. Sure, it’s a coward’s move, but… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 Has ‘Best Performing Smartphone Display’, Says DisplayMate

It is not a secret that Samsung boasts some of the best smartphone displays on its flagship devices. Considering that the company introduced ‘Infinity Display’ with its newly launched Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones, there was some curiosity regarding the quality and performance of these displays. However, any doubts can now be put to rest as well-known… Read More »

Pakistan Says It Has Tested Its First Sub-Launched Nuclear-Capable Missile

Pakistan’s military claimed Monday that it had fired its first submarine-launched cruise missile. The announcement is likely to raise tensions between Pakistan’s military and arch-rival India’s million-man army. The military said Babur-3 — named after a sixteenth century Islamic Mughal warrior who invaded and conquered India — with a range of 450 kilometers, was tested from an undisclosed… Read More »

Singapore self-driving taxi has first ‘prang’

A self-driving taxi being trialled in Singapore has had its first accident. nuTonomy, the firm behind the scheme, said the car had clipped a small lorry while driving at about four miles per hour. It played down the incident as a “small prang”, saying only minor damage was caused and that neither of the two engineers on board… Read More »