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Rihanna Urges Fans to Delete Snapchat After Ad Mocking Assault by Brown

HIGHLIGHTS Snapchat ran an ad making fun of assault on her by then boyfriend Brown Shares of Snap, the company that makes the app, were down 4.7 percent We are so sorry we made the terrible mistake of allowing it: Snapchat Pop star Rihanna urged fans on Thursday to delete Snapchat after the social media app ran an ad making… Read More »

Broadcom Takeover of Qualcomm Blocked by US President Trump’s Executive Order

US President Donald Trump on Monday blocked microchip maker Broadcom’s proposed takeover of Qualcomm on national security grounds, ending what would have been the technology industry’s biggest deal ever amid concerns that it would give China the upper hand in mobile communications. The presidential order reflected a calculation that the United States’ lead in creating technology and setting standards for the next generation… Read More »

Broadcom-Qualcomm Showdown Delayed by US Security Panel Order

A US national security panel on Sunday ordered Qualcomm to put off its March 6 annual shareholder meeting, delaying a long-awaited showdown in the company’s attempt to see off a takeover bid by Broadcom. Separately, Broadcom said the decision was the result of secret moves made by Qualcomm on January 29 to encourage an investigation into the proposed $117 billion (roughly  Rs.… Read More »

Pixel 2 XL Affected by Slow Fingerprint Unlocking After Android 8.1 Oreo Update, Some Users Complain

HIGHLIGHTS Fingerprint unlock reportedly becomes laggy after Android 8.1 Users reported the issue on Google Product Forums and Reddit A top Google Product Forums contributor suggested a fix in the pipeline Some Pixel 2 XL users have reported that they are facing slower fingerprint unlocking on their Pixel 2 XL devices after installing the Android 8.1 Oreo update. The issue has been… Read More »

Tesla Launches a $45 Powerbank for Mobiles, Inspired by the Supercharger Monument

Electric car maker Tesla has released a powerbank that can charge an Android or iOS device on the go. Called the Tesla Powerbank, it is now available to purchase via the company’s online store at $45 (roughly Rs. 2,900). The Tesla Powerbank comes with USB, Micro-USB, Apple Lightning and detachable connections, to be able to charge a variety of devices. It uses… Read More »

New Zealand’s winter shorter by a month over 100 years

New Zealand’s winter has gotten shorter by a month over the last 100 years, meaning “true winter” weather with very low temperatures, frosts and snow starts significantly later in the year and ends earlier. Brett Mullan, from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa), crunched the temperature records from two 30-year-periods over the last century to… Read More »

Nokia 8 May Get Android 8.0 Oreo Update by October End: Report

HMD Global’s Nokia 8, the premium offering in the company’s portfolio, is finally being announced in different markets. While announcing the Nokia 8 in Taiwan, a company manager reportedly revealed that the smartphone may receive Android 8.0 Oreo update by end of October. At this moment, there are no specific dates or release schedule for the Nokia 8’s Oreo update.… Read More »

UK attorney general plans crackdown on ‘trial by social media’

The UK’s Attorney General is pondering whether to tighten up contempt of court laws and target Facebook and Twitter users who comment about live criminal trials. In a call for evidence made this morning, Jeremy Wright, QC, MP, asked for examples of court cases “in which social media has had an impact” to be forwarded to the Attorney… Read More »

Toyota hikes prices of select models by up to Rs 1.6 lakh

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) said on Wednesday it has increased prices of select models, including Innova Crysta and premium SUV Fortuner, ranging between Rs 13,000 and Rs 1.6 lakh. The decision to hike the prices has been prompted by the rise in cess from 2-7% across mid-size to large size cars and SUVs by the GST Council, TKM… Read More »

The latest in web design: retro sites inspired by the ’90s

To navigate the website for Arcade Fire’s coming album, “Everything Now,” users need to click through a cluttered cascade of Windows 98-style pop-ups. Balenciaga’s new website looks as stripped down as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, with plain black boxes and no-frills Arial font. And the DIY-looking home page for Solange resembles the desktop of a candy-coloured iMac, complete… Read More »