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US crude falls 3.1 percent, settling at $51, erases gains on OPEC deal

Diego J. Robles | The Denver Post | Getty Images Oil prices fell 3 percent on Monday, echoing the weakness in global stock markets as the focus returned to demand growth concerns. Crude prices erased the gains they made on Friday following an OPEC-led decision to cut output. Losses in Europe and Asia extended to Wall Street on… Read More »

US Justice Department Probes Whether Social Media Is ‘Stifling’ Speech

The US Department of Justice and state attorneys general will meet this month to discuss concerns that social media platforms are “intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas,” the department said on Wednesday. Its statement did not name Facebook and Twitter, whose executives testified in Congress on Wednesday, but the firms have been harshly criticised by President Donald Trump and some of… Read More »

OnePlus 6T to Launch in October as T-Mobile Exclusive in the US, Continue Higher Price Trend

OnePlus’ next smartphone, anticipated to be called the OnePlus 6T, will reportedly launch in October this year. While the unveiling of the successor to OnePlus 6 is not far off, a new report has provided more details on the upcoming smartphone. The OnePlus 6 had arrived in May 2018, and given the company’s launch schedule in the last couple of years, the five-month… Read More »

2015 MacBook Pro Discontinued in the US; Removed From Apple Store, Shifts to Clearance Section

\ HIGHLIGHTS 2015 MacBook Pro does not feature a Touch Bar It was originally launched in May 2015 2018 refresh brings certain internal upgrades Apple on Thursday updated its MacBook Pro with Touch Bar lineup with faster six-core Intel processors, up to 32GB of RAM, up to 4TB in SSD storage, a new Apple T2 security chip, and True Tone displays. However, that… Read More »

China Push to End Reliance on US Tech at Trade Fight’s Core

HIGHLIGHTS China remains heavily reliant on technologies from the West China assembles 90 percent of world’s smartphones, computers But most of the revenue flows to US companies that supply chips Fears that China is threatening US leadership in robots, electric cars and other advanced technologies are pushing the world’s two biggest economies toward a full-blown trade war as the… Read More »

Facebook Must Face Class Action Over Facial Recognition: US Judge

A US federal judge ruled on Monday that Facebook must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully used a facial recognition process on photos without user permission. The ruling adds to the privacy woes that have been mounting against Facebook for weeks, since it was disclosed that the personal information of millions of users was harvested by the political… Read More »

iPhone X Gold Colour Variant Leaked by US FCC Listing

Apple is reportedly working on a gold colour variant of premium iPhone X as seen in recent photos published by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). “This seems a little too good to be true but the FCC appears to have published photos of a gold iPhone X. Dated from last September and released earlier in April, these photos show an… Read More »

PS VR Price Dropped Permanently in US and Europe, No Confirmation for India Yet

Sony has permanently dropped the price of PlayStation VR (PS VR). The PS VR price is now $299.99 in the US (around Rs. 19,500) and 299.99 Euros (close to Rs. 24,200) in Europe. This comes after a flurry of retailer-driven price cuts for the PS4 and PS4 Pro VR headset in the past few months. The company has confirmed… Read More »

FBI Jumped the Gun in Asking Court to Order iPhone Hack: US DoJ Report

The FBI had not fully determined whether it had the capability to crack open a terrorist’s locked iPhonebefore seeking a February 2016 court order to force Apple to do so, according to a Justice Department inspector general’s report. The report, issued Tuesday, pinned the lapse on a lack of effective coordination and communication between FBI units. The case involved an encrypted… 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 »