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After no-bid deal falls apart, Texas Education Agency review calls for clearer contracting procedures

Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath testifies before the Texas Commission on Public School Finance about education outcomes on Jan. 23, 2018.  Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune An internal review of the Texas Education Agency’s contracting regulations found this week that the agency needs a more concrete process for determining whether to bypass competitive bidding when it enters into ... Read More »

REVIEW: MOTOROLA MOTO Z2

WIREDYou won’t find mods as useful or well-designed on other phones. Motorola’s gestures are handy. Fantastic battery life, especially on the Moto Z2 Play. Storage is expandable via MicroSD. TIREDWhere’s the waterproofing? The Z2 Force has no headphone jack. The best Moto Mods are pricey, as are these phones. The cameras are acceptable, but still need work. A LOT OF Android ... Read More »

Kult Gladiator Review

HIGHLIGHTS The Kult Gladiator sports a 5.5-inch HD display It is powered by a MediaTek 6737 SoC and has 3GB of RAM Camera performance suffers in low light Some smartphone companies try to make a mark with high-end flagships, but the entry-level segment is still where most of the action is, and plenty of companies focus only on the low-end. ... Read More »

iBall Slide Brace-X1 4G Review

HIGHLIGHTS The tablet runs on Remix OS, a fork of Android with a Windows-like UI It is powered by an octa-core processor and has 2GB of RAM The tablet shuts down abruptly when the battery level is low The tablet market has’t found long-term traction, and we now see a lot of manufacturers shying away from this product category. There are still ... Read More »

Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra Review

HIGHLIGHTS The ZenFone 3 Ultra is priced at Rs. 49,999 The 6.8-inch Full-HD screen is sharp enough for movies and games Build quality is excellent and battery life is quite good What is the ideal size for a smartphone? The answer is of course subjective, but there has been an obvious trend towards going larger. Models with 5.5-inch screens have ... Read More »

Lenovo Yoga Book Review

HIGHLIGHTS The Lenovo Yoga Book with Windows 10 costs Rs. 49,990 The lower half is a stylus digitiser with a hidden keyboard and trackpad It weighs just 690g and can be carried around anywhere Ever since Intel kickstarted the 2-in-1 movement and Microsoft made touch support a core feature of Windows, Lenovo has been trying all sorts of designs and ideas for the next ... Read More »

Lenovo K8 Note Review

HIGHLIGHTS Lenovo’s K8 Note is an Amazon India exclusive The phone fares well in terms of overall performance Gadgets 360 rates the phone 8 out of 10 There has been a sudden increase in the number of powerfully-specced smartphones in the sub-Rs. 20,000 market, and the new Lenovo K8 Note is the latest to join them. The new Lenovo device ... Read More »

Legal review set to address social media threat to trials

The State’s legal advisory body is expected to make recommendations in relation citizen journalists and campaigners posting commentary on social media questioning the evidence of witnesses during trials in a forthcoming review of the law on contempt of court. The Law Reform Commission’s review, which started last year, is also expected to find that the right to a fair trial, including the ... Read More »

Lenovo Yoga Book Review

HIGHLIGHTS The Lenovo Yoga Book with Windows 10 costs Rs. 49,990 The lower half is a stylus digitiser with a hidden keyboard and trackpad It weighs just 690g and can be carried around anywhere Ever since Intel kickstarted the 2-in-1 movement and Microsoft made touch support a core feature of Windows, Lenovo has been trying all sorts of designs and ideas for the next ... Read More »

Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA Review

HIGHLIGHTS The ZenBook Flip UX360CA is 13.9mm thin and weighs 1.3kg Performance is at par with similarly priced ultrabooks Laptop-style usage is more comfortable than tablet-style usage Asus has been pumping out new laptop models at a prolific pace, and is slowly but steadily climbing up into the top tier of manufacturers. It has one of the most diverse portfolios ... Read More »