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OnePlus chases the title of “Best Android OEM” with 18-day update time

If you haven’t been paying attention to OnePlus, you should probably start. We’ve been calling the OnePlus 7 Pro the best Android phone you can buy for about the last six months. And now, in addition to the great hardware and software of that phone, you can add “pretty fast OS updates” to its list of positives. On Friday, OnePlus shipped the… Read More »

Apple is playing catch-up with the iPhone 11 camera

“Customers love iPhone because we focus on technologies that matter in their lives,” Apple’s Kaiann Drance said when introducing the iPhone 11 yesterday. If that’s the case, then Apple’s competitors have been doing the same thing for even longer when it comes to the camera. What might previously have been dismissed as gimmicks are now headline features for… Read More »

Google can’t fix the Android update problem

The Android Lollipop statue. Lollipop was the fifth major version of Android. It was released in 2014 and still powers nearly 15 percent of Android phones worldwide. Android 10 is official and as of this writing it’s only available on a very small number of phones: Pixels and a few others. I’ll have a review up later today, but here’s a… Read More »

Google Android Warning As Devious Spyware Hits The Play Store

Google Android users are being warned to be vigilant after a spyware app made it onto the official Play store, twice. JAAP ARRIENS/NURPHOTO Google Android users are being warned to be vigilant after security researchers at ESET discovered a rogue spyware app has hit the official Play store, twice. It comes after researchers at Trend Micro warned last weekend that adware-ridden… Read More »

The Story of the Apollo Guidance Computer, Part 2

In the late 1950’s, before NASA had any intentions of going to the Moon – or needing a computer to get there — the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory had designed and built a small prototype probe they hoped would one day fly to Mars (read the background in part 1 of this story here).  This little probe used a small,… Read More »

Oyo plans to share its tech with others in the business

BENGALURU: Oyo may offer its in-house technology solutions to other hospitality brands globally, a top executive said. These technology solutions have been built to manage instant reservations on its network of properties and to engage with retail customers. The SoftBank-backed hotel marketplace said some hospitality brands have shown interest in Internet of Things-based solutions and other hospitality operations management applications.… Read More »

5 women entrepreneurs disrupting the small and medium business industries in India

The glass ceiling may not be done away with just yet, but that is not stopping women from breaking it time and again. From leading roles in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), to auto, fintech, health and sectors, no space is spared by women entrepreneurs who are innovating for real problems. And the same goes for the… Read More »

Ex-Facebook privacy chief: Breaking up the social network won’t lead to better data protection

Former Facebook executive Chris Kelly told CNBC’s “Squawk Box ” on Friday that the social media giant is on the right track when it comes to addressing users’ privacy and data concerns. “You have to have scale in order to address these problems,” Kelly said of the company’s large scale. Facebook can now “invest heavily in AI and machine learning.” Kelly,… Read More »

Huawei is just the latest in a long line of setbacks for Google’s Android

It has been a tumultuous week for Huawei, to put it mildly. Last Thursday, the U.S. added the Chinese tech titan to a trade blacklist as part of a growing effort to “secure the information and communications technology and services supply chain,” as President Trump’s Executive Order put it. While this naturally prevents any U.S. hardware company from selling components —… Read More »

David Beckham receives 6-month driving ban for using mobile phone while behind the wheel

LONDON: David Beckham has been given a six-month driving ban for using his mobile phone while behind the wheel. The former England captain previously pleaded guilty to using the device while driving his Bentley in central London on 21 November last year, the BBC reported. A court heard he was photographed by a member of the public holding a phone as he drove in… Read More »