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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 India Pre-Orders Start Shipping, Goes on Sale on Friday

After the global rollout in 42 countries, shipping of pre-orders in India has now begun for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The smartphone was up for pre-orders since September 12, and early pre-order customers will start to see the smartphone arrive at their doorsteps starting Thursday. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is priced at Rs. 67,900 across India, and will be… Read More »

UK attorney general plans crackdown on ‘trial by social media’

The UK’s Attorney General is pondering whether to tighten up contempt of court laws and target Facebook and Twitter users who comment about live criminal trials. In a call for evidence made this morning, Jeremy Wright, QC, MP, asked for examples of court cases “in which social media has had an impact” to be forwarded to the Attorney… Read More »

Fashion firms focus on social media

Speed of reaction to social media trends is becoming more important in the battle between fast fashion and more established High Street retailers, say experts. Young women are increasingly being influenced by what they see on apps such as Instagram, as well as by celebrities. Fast fashion brands are jumping on these trends. But High Street retailers say… Read More »

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Mixed Reality Headsets to Launch on October 17

At its keynote hour at IFA 2017 trade show, Microsoft said Friday it will start rolling out Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17, delivering the third major update at no charge since the company moved its operating system to a service model. Announced earlier this year at the developer BUILD conference, Windows 10 Fall Creators Update brings several new functionalities to the… Read More »

Infosys shares rise on reports co-founder Nilekani may return to board

Shares in Infosys rose for a third straight day on Thursday, following reports that former chief executive Nandan Nilekani could return to the board to help the software services exporter ride out its latest controversy. The board has been locked in a dispute for months with the company’s founders, led by former chairman Narayana Murthy, who have accused the directors… 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 »

Girls on social media: do you feel pressure to be perfect?

Social media is awash with airbrushed images of celebrities and models, taken from specific angles and with camera filters that wildly distort reality. But what impact does the consumption of these images have on our perception of ourselves? According to last year’s Girlguiding survey, a third (36%) of 7-10 year olds said people make them think that the most important… Read More »

OxygenOS App Locker Can Be Bypassed Easily, OnePlus Says Working on Solution

If you are currently using a recent OnePlus smartphone that runs OxygenOS, you would be aware that the operating system comes with a built-in App Locker app. Now, it has been discovered that the built-in app locker on OxygenOS is not secure as it can easily be bypassed by anyone without much difficulty and by using a launcher app that is easily… Read More »

Asus ZenFone AR Now Up For Preorder On Verizon For $648 Or $27 A Month

Asus has now put the ZenFone AR up for preorder in the United States. Interested customers can go to Verizon and either shell out $648 outright or enter a leasing plan for $27 a month. This is possibly the first time we’ve seen an official price tag for the Tango-capable phone since Asus has been tight-lipped about it, remaining so… Read More »