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Global business confidence dips to multi-year low: Worrisome but hardly shocking

The global economy continues to lose steam with the rate of expansion easing to a near three-year low in May. The JP Morgan Global Composite Output Index, published by IHS Markit, fell from 52.1 in April to 51.2 in May. Output growth at service providers was the weakest since August 2016, while the trend in manufacturing production was near… Read More »

Smart but affordable home gadgets for beginners

Many people think that incorporating technology into their homes is a difficult task. The truth is that there are plenty of different types of gadgets which are not only affordable but also good for beginners as well. You don’t have to make a lot of modifications to your home when using these gadgets. However, you can easily make… Read More »

‘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 »

Mi A1 No Longer on Sale in India, But Xiaomi Says It Will Return ‘Soon’

Xiaomi Mi A1 is currently not available in India. The unavailability exists across all official online channels, including Flipkart and Mi.com. However, Xiaomi has refuted some initial media reports that were claiming that the Mi A1 had been discontinued in the country and said that it would return for sale “soon”. The latest development notably emerges amidst rumours around the Mi 6X that is likely to… Read More »

Tablet shipments kept going down in Q3, but Apple gained

The third quarter of 2017 ended with 40 million tablets shipped globally, IDC said in its latest report. Growing demand for phones and traditional PCs strengthening their positions have been pointed out as the main reasons for the shipments decline for a 12th consecutive quarter. According to the analysts, the fall is 5.4% from 42.3 million tablets shipped… Read More »

Social media bots threaten democracy. But we are not helpless

Can social bots – pieces of software that perform automated tasks – influence humans on social media platforms? That’s a question congressional investigators are asking social media companies ever since fears emerged that they were deployed in 2016 to influence the presidential election. Half a decade ago we were among a handful of researchers who could see the power of… Read More »

Jio Phone: Micromax Says Yet to See Any Impact, but Open to Idea of 4G Feature Phone

JioPhone demand is on the radar of Indian smartphone maker Micromax as it explores whether its feature phone lineup needs to be upgraded to support 4G networks. The JioPhone bookings start online and offline officially on August 24, and deliveries will start in September. Rahul Sharma, Co-Founder of Micromax, said the company already has 4G-enabled feature phone prototypes ready, but… Read More »

New Specs Coming to Google Shopping Feed, But What is It?

It is that time of year again when the changes to the Google Shopping Product Data Specification are announced. And for 2017, Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) wants to improve the user experience by providing more information on minimum order value, shipping-related attributes and handling time. If you don’t know what the Google Shopping Feed is, read on. For now, it… Read More »

Nubia Z17 may be the first to support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0+, but you won’t be able to use it

Qualcomm announced an enhanced version of its quick charge technology last week and confirmed the first smartphone to feature Quick Charge 4.0+ is the Nubia Z17, a high-end smartphone recently launched in China. Unfortunately, it turns out that Quick Charge 4.0+ won’t be usable with the Nubia Z17, at least at first. The Chinese company confirmed that its… Read More »

G7 summit agrees on countering terrorism but not climate change

Leaders of the world’s leading industrial nations, the G7, have agreed on new action to counter terrorism at a summit in Taormina, Sicily. However, differences over climate change remain between US President Donald Trump and the others, said the host, Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni. Mr Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May reaffirmed plans to boost trade, including… Read More »