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‘They silenced Khashoggi but gave thousands a voice’

  Omar Abdulaziz in his adopted city of Montreal. Photograph: François Ollivier/Washington Post/Getty Images For Omar Abdulaziz, a 27-year-old Saudi dissident living in exile in Canada, the murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi was more than a prominent columnist and veteran who knew the ins and outs of the Saudi royal court. He was a mentor and father figure. Abdulaziz,… Read More »

A dream team of Intel engineers helped create HP’s tiny Spectre Folio motherboard

You’re forgiven if all you notice about the leather-bound HP Spectre Folio PC is its luxurious exterior. But beneath HP’s Spectre stamp also hides the product of a rare collaboration between Intel’s top engineers and select customers, which helped extend the Folio’s battery life to a whopping 18 hours. According to Intel, the Spectre Folio is officially the… Read More »

Yu Teases New Phone in India After Almost a Year of Silence

What started off as a promising project at the Micromaxheadquarters, the Yu Televentures brand waned in popularity against heavy competition in the Indian smartphone market. Now, after almost a year of silence from Yu, its Twitter handle has come alive with a new cryptic tweet, hinting at the arrival of a new smartphone. The last smartphone from this online-only sub-brand was… Read More »

Huawei Spotted Using a DSLR Camera to Fake Nova 3 Selfies

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei was left embarrassed when an actress from one of its commercials showcasing new Nova 3 smartphone posted behind-the-scene photos on Instagram, revealing a DSLR camera being used to take selfies and not the smartphone. A Reddit user that goes by the name of AbdullahSab3 discovered that Sarah Elshamy, one of the actors in the ad, posted photos on her Instagram… Read More »

Apple’s Screen Time Feature Helped a 14-Year-Old Drop iPhone Usage by Almost Half: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Apple’s Screen Time helped a teenager dropped her iPhone by half The New York Times’ Brian X Chen reported the results The Screen Time feature is initially a part of iOS 12 betas While Apple’s Screen Time is yet to reach the masses, the feature is a part of the iOS 12 betas, and is now reported to… Read More »

New WhatsApp feature will only let admins to chat in a group

WhatsApp is giving more power to admins of group chats to better the experience. The Facebook-owned messaging platform has now introduced a new group feature where only admins will be able to send messages to a group. “One way people use groups is to receive important announcements and information, including parents and teachers at schools, community centers, and non-profit… Read More »

Bitcoin looks more like gold than a currency

In the seven months since Bitcoin’s price peaked, it has fallen by about two-thirds. But it’s still almost three times more valuable than it was a year ago: So what does the future hold for the world’s first and still most famous cryptocurrency? I see three basic scenarios: No. 1. Bitcoin Triumph: Bitcoin replaces the dollar (and probably other… Read More »

LG patents a smart pen with flexible display

In the latest episode of “Bizarre Inventions,” LG is patenting a smart stylus pen that can potentially replace your phone. Yes, we know what you think, but upon closer inspection the Korean company might be up to something here. The key feature of the stylus are its two displays. It incorporates a small one for app shortcuts, notifications… Read More »

WhatsApp Business Tipped to Allow Product Showcase Through a Catalogue

WhatsApp Business is reportedly adding a feature to let businesses offer an online catalogue of their products. While WhatsApp is yet to announce the new development, a screenshot showing the online catalogue feature has emerged online to reveal its existence. It could give a boost to the user base of the business-focused app that already has over three million active users. Last… Read More »

UK’s Dixons Carphone Says Has Been a Victim of Cybercrime

British mobile phone and electricals retailer Dixons Carphone said on Wednesday it had been the victim of cybercrime, having discovered unauthorised access to payment card data held by the company. The group said an ongoing investigation indicated there was an attempt to compromise 5.9 million cards in one of the processing systems of Currys PC World and Dixons… Read More »