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Facebook Slammed by UK Lawmakers as CTO Promises Transparency Overhaul

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook CTO was filling in for Zuckerberg in front of British lawmakers Zuckerberg had declined to appear himself Lawmaker said CTO failed to provide full answers on nearly 40 points A top Facebook executive apologised for errors made by the firm and vowed to do more to improve transparency during a four-hour grilling on Thursday from British lawmakers who insisted the ... Read More »

Samsung Pips Intel as Top Semiconductor Player in 2017: Gartner

In a significant development, Samsung Electronics with 14.2 percent share surpassed Intel as the top vendor for the global semiconductor market in 2017 – a feat that took 25 years to happen – Gartner said on Monday. Samsung registered $59,875 million (roughly Rs. 3.97 lakh crores) in revenue while Intel at second place reported a revenue of $58,725 million (roughly Rs. 3.9 lakh crores) ... Read More »

Moto G5, Moto G5S, Moto Z2 Play, and More on Discount as Amazon Hosts Motorola 45th Anniversary Sale

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon has hosted Motorola 45th Anniversary sale It offers discounts on Moto G5 and Moto Z2 Play among others The sale will run until April 11 Amazon India on Monday kicked off the Motorola 45th Anniversary sale to offer some of the popular Moto series Android handsets at discounted prices. The list of models that have received discounts includes the Moto G5, ... Read More »

WhatsApp Says It Collects Very Little Data as Facebook Privacy Scandal Rages On

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp says all messages are end-to-end encrypted Experts say information about calls is likely being mined by WhatsApp Group chats also put users at risk, according to privacy experts WhatsApp has attempted to address privacy concerns surrounding its service as parent company Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal continues. The world’s most popular instant messaging service, WhatsApp says it collects very little data and that ... Read More »

LG K8 (2018) Launched in Russia as LG K9: Price, Specifications

Following the unveiling of 2018 edition of the LG K8 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company has now unveiled the smartphone in Russia under the brand LG K9. Besides the change in name of the handset, there has been no major alteration in terms of features and specifications. While announcing the LG K8 (2018) at MWC in last month, LG had said that the smartphone will ... Read More »

Redmi 5 First Flash Sale in India at 12pm; Mi TV 4A, Mi TV 4 Up for Grabs as Well

Redmi 5, Xiaomi’s latest affordable smartphone, will go on sale in India via Amazon and Mi.com for the first time at 12PM Tuesday. Last week, Xiaomi had launched three variants of the Redmi 5 – 2GB/ 3GB/ 4GB RAM – with the prices starting at Rs. 7,999 and going up all the way to Rs. 10,999 for the top-end variant. Xiaomi India has announced that more than 4 lakh ... Read More »

As tech rallies on, market watchers say Netflix and Micron are the two names to buy

Amid the recent market turmoil, one group of stocks has managed to stay above the fray: tech. And there are some specific names in the space market watchers are eyeing for a big breakout. Miller Tabak equity strategist Matt Maley pointed out that the tech-stock tracking ETF (XLK) has recouped all of its losses in the last month, but warned ... Read More »

Samsung Retains Top Spot as Global Smartphone Sales Drop 4.6 Percent in Q4: Gartner

While global smartphone sales to end users were down 4.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, Samsungretained its top spot with 18.2 percent share, Gartner said on Thursday. The South Korean giant though saw a year-on-year unit decline of 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, but this did not prevent it from defending its top global smartphone vendor ... Read More »

WhatsApp ‘Demote as Admin’ Feature Being Tested for Group Chats

HIGHLIGHTS The feature will no longer require removing an admin from the group Instead, the admin can be dismissed and stay a part of the group Feature spotted on both Android and iOS beta version WhatsApp has been spotted testing a new button in group chats that will allow one administrator to “demote” or “dismiss” other administrators, without first deleting them ... Read More »

FACT CHECK: Can PCOO reclassify Rappler as ‘Social Media’ under Uson?

MANILA, Philippines – Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson has requested her boss, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar, to reclassify Rappler from a bona fide member of the Malacañang Press Corps (MPC) to “Social Media” under her office. Uson said in her request: 
“The undersigned, pursuant to her mandate for social media respectfully requests clarification on a member of ... Read More »