Cameron says state takeover not the answer in steel crisis

Prime Minister David Cameron said there was no guarantee a buyer could be found for Britain’s biggest steel producer after Tata Steel (TISC.NS) announced it was pulling out, and a state takeover was not the answer. Cameron said he was doing all he could following the Indian company’s decision to sell its British operation, a move that has… Read More »

MIUI Global Beta ROM based on Marshmallow now available

A few days ago the stable release of the MIUI ROM based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow was released for the Xiaomi Mi 3, Mi 4, and Mi Note in China. As of today, the stable Marshmallow-based MIUI 6.3.17 is available in Global Beta and can be installed on the Xiaomi Mi 3, Mi 4, and Mi Note outside… Read More »

Apple iPhone SE enters AnTuTu, matches the iPhone 6s Plus score

Apple iPhone SE is pretty much an iPhone 6s within a smaller chassis. It runs on the same Apple A9 chip with 2GB of RAM, has the same 12MP rear camera, but a smaller and lower-resolution screen. The iPhone SE has passed the AnTuTu 6 benchmark already, and you can check it out how it stacks against its… Read More »

Allianz to sell $5 billion life insurance portfolio in Italy – sources

German insurer Allianz (ALVG.DE) is looking to sell a $5 billion portfolio of life insurance policies in Italy, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Europe’s biggest insurer has picked Goldman Sachs (GS.N) to run the sale of the closed life policies, which no longer accept new business but remain on an insurer’s books as premium paying… Read More »

New official UK house price index points to bigger past rises

British homeowners might be sitting on bigger increases in the value of their properties than they thought, based on a new official measure of house prices. The new index, which provides better coverage of new houses and homes bought without a mortgage, shows that prices in England and Wales rose by an average 6.1 percent a year between… Read More »

Tata Steel seeks British exit, thousands of jobs at risk

Britain battled to save its steel industry on Wednesday after India’s Tata Steel (TISC.NS) put its British operations up for sale, leaving thousands of jobs at risk as a result of cheap Chinese imports. The move comes less than three months before Britons vote on the country’s membership of the European Union in a referendum dominated by concerns… Read More »

A Smartphone Gun Is the Last Thing We Need

Given the number of people shot by police every year because they were reaching for a “suspicious object”, you might think that disguising firearms as everyday objects is a bad idea. But US company Ideal Conceal disagrees-a double-barrelled .308 iPhone is exactly what we need to ensure our safety and freedom. The concept is simple: when it’s folded… Read More »

Xiaomi Launches 65 inch Mi TV 3S with Curved Display

Xiaomi recently launched two of its powerful smartphones the Mi 4S and Mi 5. Xiaomi Mi 4S is an affordable smartphone that best fits into the mid-range device segment whereas Mi 5 is the most anticipated flagship smartphone by the company. The company however took a small break from developing new smartphones and introduced a new generation smart… Read More »

More than 800 Boko Haram hostages rescued by Nigerian army

Troops free hundreds held by Islamist fighters in villages in Borno state, as 16 women are captured by insurgents in neighbouring Adamawa Boko Haram attacks have devastated villages in Borno state, northeastern Nigeria. Photograph: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock Agence France-Presse in Lagos Nigerian troops have freed more than 800 people held by Boko Haram Islamist fighters in multiple villages in the… Read More »