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Honda reaches $605 mn settlement over defective airbags

Japanese carmaker Honda reached a $605 million settlement in a lawsuit over defective airbags in millions of cars on American roads, the legal team for the victims said Friday. Honda joins Nissan, Toyota, BMW, Mazda and Subaru in agreeing a deal to settle a lawsuit, replace the defective airbags from now-bankrupt Takata, and to compensate car owners. The… Read More »

Einstein’s letter may fetch over USD 60,000 at auction

A unique and very personal letter written by German physicist Albert Einstein to his close friend Michele Besso, discussing about various topics including God, is expected to fetch over USD 60,000 at an auction in the US. Datelined from Princeton, April 15, 1950, the letter by Einstein melds the philosophical with the scientific and gives insight into the… Read More »

UK police charge man under terror laws over Buckingham Palace incident

British police said on Thursday they had charged a 26-year-old man under terrorism laws after an incident outside Buckingham Palace that left three police officers injured last week. The Metropolitan police charged Mohiussunnath Choudhury under the Terrorism Act of 2006 for preparing to commit an act or acts of terrorism after he was held near the queen’s official residence in… Read More »

Chhattisgarh Government to Distribute Over 55 Lakh Smartphones

In an ambitious scheme, the Chhattisgarh government is going to distribute over 55 lakh smartphones in the state. “To bridge the digital divide, the cabinet headed by Chief Minister Raman Singh today approved a proposal to distribute free smartphones under a scheme titled ‘Sanchar Kranti Yojna’ (SKY),” Industry Minister Amar Agrawal said. The smartphones will be distributed in… Read More »

Huawei Sees Annual Smartphone Shipments Slowing With Focus on Profits Over Volumes

China’s Huawei Technologies forecast smartphone shipments of 140 million-150 million this year, a sharp slowdown in annual growth as the world’s third-largest smartphone maker chases profits instead of volumes by selling more high-end phones. Shenzhen-based Huawei’s profit growth has been under pressure with its low margin smartphone business facing strong competition at home and abroad, forcing Huawei earlier this year… Read More »

Huawei Plans to Raise Prices of Phones Available Online Over Customs Duty Increase

Days after the government announced a 10 percent basic customs duty (BCD) on smartphone manufacturers as the Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into practice, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has said it will marginally hike prices of its smartphones available online. Speaking to IANS on the sidelines of the launch of Honor 8 Pro smartphone, Allen Wang, Director, Product Center, Huawei India Consumer Business… Read More »

HTC U11 over takes iPhone 7 Plus to become the world’s best performing smartphone

HTC U11 has over taken the iPhone 7 Plus in Antutu’s overall performance benchmark for May 2017 and hence the latter is no longer the best performing device. Antutu collects the average score of all the benchmark test performed for a device throughout the month in order to reveal top ten beast performing smartphones of the month. This… Read More »

Toshiba Suing Western Digital for $1 Billion Over Chip Business Sale Interference

Japan’s Toshiba said on Wednesday it is filing a lawsuit against joint venture partner Western Digital. Toshiba is claiming JPY 120 billion ($1.07 billion) in damages, saying in a statement that Western Digital is interfering with the sale of its memory chip division. Toshiba also said it has decided to shut out Western Digital employees based outside the… Read More »

China opposes interference after Vatican concern over bishop

China said on Tuesday it opposed outside interference in its internal affairs after the Vatican expressed concern about a Chinese bishop it said had been “removed”. Pope Francis would like to heal a decades-old rift with China, where Catholics are divided between those loyal to him and those who belong to a government-controlled official church. The Vatican said… Read More »

Intel Hints at Possible Patent Violations Over x86 Emulation on ARM-Based Windows 10 Laptops

In a new development, Intel appears to have warned Qualcomm – without directly naming it – and its partners over possible patent infringement with the implementation of x86 emulation in upcoming laptops. This comes after Qualcomm and Microsoft announced that Windows 10 PC apps will get support for ARM chipsets, specifically, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoCs, and more recently announced… Read More »