Tag Archives: May

The Latest: Tillerson, Zarif may talk ‘at the right time’

The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local):   Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that he will likely speak to his Iranian counterpart “at the right time.” Speaking in Riyadh at a joint briefing with Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir Saturday, Tillerson said he has no plans to talk to Iran’s Foreign… Read More »

Under pressure to soften Brexit, PM May nears deal with Northern Irish ‘kingmakers’

British Prime Minister Theresa May neared a deal with a Northern Irish Protestant party to save her premiership on Tuesday as she came under intense pressure to soften her approach to Brexit days before the start of formal EU divorce talks. May’s botched election gamble, which saw her lose her parliamentary majority, left her so weakened that supporters… Read More »

Five questions Jeff Sessions may face at Senate hearing

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday is the biggest thing to hit Washington since, uh, last week. OK, so the sequel to the James Comey hearing doesn’t have the same build-up as the original, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be fireworks – or that the proceedings can’t cause new… Read More »

Tim Cook May Have Taken a Subtle Dig at Facebook in His MIT Commencement Speech

Apple chief executive Tim Cook appeared to make a veiled swipe at Facebook on Friday as he spoke to new graduates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Addressing the Class of 2017, Cook emphasised the importance of baking humanity into every decision and project, particularly when it came to technology. While tech has made the world better, he… Read More »

UK consumer stumbles in May as surveys show spending squeezed

British shoppers kept a tighter grip on their credit cards last month as they felt growing pressure from rising inflation, new figures showed just two days before they vote on whether to keep Prime Minister Theresa May in power. With record numbers of people in work and public borrowing more manageable, the economy has played a smaller role… 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 »

German factory growth climbs to six-year high in May, PMI shows

German factories fired on all cylinders in May with output growing at the strongest pace in more than six years, a survey showed on Thursday, suggesting manufacturing will boost overall growth in Europe’s biggest economy in the second quarter. Markit’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for manufacturing, which accounts for about a fifth of the German economy, jumped to… Read More »

Asian factories lose some momentum in May on soft export demand

Factories across much of Asia ran into a soft patch in May as export demand slowed, but analysts said the weakness was likely to be temporary amid signs of steady improvement in the global economy. The findings from private business surveys came a day after Moody’s Investors Service painted an upbeat picture of global growth. The readings add… Read More »

Euro zone manufacturing surges in May as new orders mount up

Manufacturing across the euro zone grew at the fastest rate in more than six years during May, increasing activity as price increases failed to slow their new orders, a survey showed on Thursday. Signs the bloc’s economy is enjoying a stable and broad-based recovery, alongside inflationary pressures, will be welcomed by policymakers at the European Central Bank. IHS… Read More »

T-Mobile version of Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge both receive May security update

The T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge should feel a little more secure to its owners following an OTA update sent out to the two handsets. The Galaxy S7 is receiving software version G930TUVS4BQE1 while the Galaxy S7 edge update contains software version G935TUVS4BQE1. For some reason, T-Mobile’s support pages do not… Read More »