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Samsung Galaxy S9+ Cheaper to Make Than iPhone X, But Costs More Than Galaxy Note 8: TechInsights

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy S9+ costs $379 to build, claims TechInsights This is more than the cost incurred in building the Galaxy Note 8 But it is cheaper than the cost of manufacturing the iPhone X While it is cheaper than the Galaxy Note 8 for the consumers, the new Galaxy S9+ is apparently the most expensive Galaxy series phone to build. Samsung reportedly spends $379 (approximately ... Read More »

The long awaited rush of tech IPOs is around the corner- but investors might be surprised by who is leading the charge

Theo Wargo/Getty The number of tech startups going public should jump to around 50, investment bankers who cater to the industry say. But don’t expect a lot of big-name companies to hit the public markets. Instead, enterprise-software companies will likely represent the lion’s share of new offerings, the bankers said. Many startups are feeling pressure from venture investors and employees ... Read More »

MWC 2018: LG V30S ThinQ is a new AI phone, but also more of the same

The V30S is expected to be first rolled out in Korea over the next few weeks, and the global availability as well as pricing is currently not confirmed. The Mobile World Congress is an annual mobile tech show in Barcelona, and this year, it is again hosting some of the largest tech brands from 26-February to 01-March. Over the past ... Read More »

Centre wants to merge three school education schemes – but experts say it is not a good idea

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Human Resources Development hosted a national workshop for states on the merger of the three major Central schemes supporting education – the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan for elementary school (Classes 1 to 8), the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan for secondary school (Classes 9 and 10) and the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Restructuring and Reorganisation of Teacher ... Read More »

The iPhone X Looks Great but It’s Also Okay to Think It’s Not for You

HIGHLIGHTS Flagship phones are getting more expensive At the same entry-level prices, phones are getting better While the price gap expands, the value gap has shrunk Opinions are of course subjective, but that’s particularly true for what I’m about to say. Don’t buy a flagship phone. Apple just announced its new lineup of phones, and the iPhone X is a predictably excellent handset. The ... Read More »

iPhone X Demand Will Be Substantial, but Not Exceptional: Bernstein Survey

Days before Apple Inc’s much-awaited iPhone X opens for preorders, a survey by brokerage Bernstein showed that demand for the device will be substantial, but not exceptional, with about a quarter of the respondents planning to buy the phone. Heightened anticipation around the 10th anniversary iPhone, which opens for pre-orders on Oct. 27 and begins shipping from November 3, has already dented demand for ... Read More »

Bots on social media threaten democracy. But we are not helpless

‘It appears that in 2016, bots were deliberately unleashed on social media to sway voter opinion by spreading fake news and deceiving trending algorithms.’ Photograph: PhotoAlto/Alamy Can social bots – pieces of software that perform automated tasks – influence humans on social media platforms? That’s a question congressional investigators are asking social media companies ever since fears emerged that they were deployed ... Read More »

iPhone X Feels Like an Evolution of the iPhone, but Not of the Smartphone

Apple needed to wow skeptics with its 10th-anniversary smartphone, the iPhone X. (That’s pronounced “iPhone 10,” for the curious.) As expected, Apple showed off a phone with an edge-to-edge screen, advanced facial recognition technology and no home button. I got to try it out, spending some brief time with the phone at Apple’s launch event Tuesday. ALSO SEEiPhone X First Impressions This is ... Read More »

Trump taps Common Core foe as No. 2 at Education Department — but most key positions still vacant

President Trump just tapped as the Education Department’s No. 2 official a former state superintendent of South Carolina who opposes the Common Core State Standards and who in 2016 called Jeb Bush “the only candidate” prepared to be president. Trump announced Tuesday night that he was nominating Mitchell  Zais as deputy secretary of education, one of only a handful of ... Read More »

Dow logs record, but tech slump caps gains for broader market

The Dow industrials finished at an all-time high on Monday, but the broader market’s gains were hobbled by losses in the technology sector. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.41% gained 60.81 points, or 0.3%, to close at 21,891.12, pulling back from its best levels after hitting an intraday record earlier in the session at 21,929.80. The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.25% declined 1.80 points, or ... Read More »