Intel Says USB Type-C Digital Audio Should Replace 3.5mm Headphone Jack

Intel at its Intel Developer Forum 2016 in Shenzhen, China laid out plans to promote an industry shift from an analogue to digital interface. One of the ways it plans to make the shift is by replacing the traditional 3.5mm jack that we have seen in thousands of smartphones, tablets, and PCs with the new USB Type-C port.… Read More »

LG Unveils Fingerprint Sensor That Sits Under a Smartphone Display

Apple began pioneering smartphone fingerprint sensors in its smartphones a few years ago, with the iPhone 5s. Since then, numerous manufacturers have introduced fingerprint sensors on their smartphones. Now, LG is doing the pioneering, and is touting its new fingerprint sensor that sits under the display. This means that when you will place your finger on the cover… Read More »

iBall Andi 5N Dude With 5-Inch Display Launched at Rs. 4,099

iBall has launched a new Andi-series smartphone, the Andi 5N Dude. Priced at Rs. 4,099, the iBall Andi 5N Dude is now listed on the company’s site. There is no word on the availability of the smartphone, however. The Andi 5N Dude smartphone is a dual-SIM smartphone runningAndroid 4.4 KitKat. It features a 5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) IPS… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy J7 (2016) Price Revealed

Samsung back in March introduced the 2016 editions of the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 smartphones in China. The company however didn’t reveal pricing details of the handsets at that time. Now, Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy J5 (2016) and the Galaxy J7 (2016) (seen above) in South Korea. Both the smartphones are now available to buy… Read More »

Mobile phone roaming charges cut within EU

UK consumers using their mobile phones in Europe will see reductions in their bills from Saturday. Further caps are coming into effect on roaming – or connection – charges within all 28 countries of the European Union (EU). From June next year, roaming charges in the EU will be abolished completely. The government said that those making calls,… Read More »

Halliburton and Baker Hughes abandon $34.6bn takeover

US oil services companies Halliburton and Baker Hughes have called off their proposed merger after resistance from regulators in the US and Europe. The deal, announced in 2014, would have seen a $34.6bn takeover by Halliburton of Baker Hughes, creating a powerful rival to global leader Schlumberger. Halliburton and Baker Hughes are the second and third biggest oil… Read More »

India’s floundering bank debt-for-equity deals a warning for China

Indian lenders are struggling to find new owners for unprofitable steel and infrastructure companies they took over under a debt-for-equity swap, a warning sign for China, which is launching a similar scheme. Indian banks have either taken over or are in the process of seizing majority control in 18 firms with a combined debt of about $15 billion,… Read More »

Rodrigo Duterte, Philippines’ ‘Trump,’ Runs on Rape Jokes, Violent Promises

A presidential candidate who quips about wishing he’d been first to rape a murder victim can’t usually expect to have a good shot at winning the election. This is no usual year in politics. Rodrigo Duterte, who has been likened to Donald Trump for his brash manner, is running ahead of his four opponents in the Philippines in… Read More »

Freediving world record set by William Trubridge with 122m dive

New Zealander beats own record with four minute and 24 second plunge in blue hole in Bahamas A freediver has set a new world record – plunging 122m into a blue hole in theBahamas on one breath. New Zealander William Trubridge set his 16th world mark, beating his own record of 121 metres. The latest dive saw him… Read More »

Facebook for Android Gets Hindi Transliteration Feature

Focusing on emerging markets, Facebook has introduced a nifty new feature in its Android app for Indian users. The new Hindi transliteration feature lets users type in English and have it automatically converted into the Devanagari script before posting. Facebook for Android v73 now brings a small Hindi editor keyboard icon just above the onscreen keyboard that can… Read More »