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Samsung Faces French Legal Case Over Alleged Abuses in China

Two French campaign groups filed a legal case against Samsung in France on Thursday over the alleged use of child labour and other abuses in Chinese manufacturing plants working for the electronics giant. Accusing the company of misleading commercial practices, the NGOs Peuples Solidaires and Sherpa lodged a complaint in Paris against Samsung’s French subsidiary and international parent company. Based on research ... Read More »

BlackBerry Brand to Launch at Least 2 More Smartphones in 2018: TCL

BlackBerry licensee TCL Communication at CES 2018 announced it would be launching “at least two new BlackBerry smartphones” in 2018. Just what these will, is uncertain. Separately, TCL Communication launched a GSM unlocked BlackBerry Motion and a new colour variant and dual-SIM version of the BlackBerry KEYone. Getting back to the two new BlackBerry smartphones – in a statement, Alain Lejeune, Global General Manager for BlackBerry ... Read More »

Facebook Testing Local News Section Called ‘Today In’

Facebook is testing a new feature in its app where it will have city-specific local news, events and announcements available on its platform. The test is currently live for a new section called ‘Today In’ in six US cities, Recode reported on Wednesday, citing a company spokesperson. The cities are New Orleans, Little Rock, Billings, Peoria, Olympia, and Binghampton. Photo Credit: Facebook Users ... Read More »

Meghan Markle Exits Social Media. In 2018, Marrying Your Prince Still Means Loss Of Identity

The soon-to-be royal has shut down all her social media accounts Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during an official appearance (Image Credit: kensingtonroyal) There’s no way to soften this particular blow for fans of former Suits actress and soon-to-be-royal Meghan Markle – she’s officially shut down all her social media accounts. Kensington Palace, in a statement, confirmed that Meghan has shut down all ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Price in India Slashed

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 price in India has dropped to Rs. 32,999 The smartphone was launched in October at Rs. 35,999 The Mi MIX 2 now better competes against the OnePlus 5T Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 (Review), the company’s top-end bezel-less display smartphone of 2017, has received a permanent price cut in India. The smartphone is now available to buy ... Read More »

Saved by Sensors, Sony Aims to Expand Their Use in Robotics, Self-Driving Cars

HIGHLIGHTS Sony is poised to report is highest-profit ever, thanks to sensors The company has been losing ground to rivals for years It is now focusing on sensors and gaming to keep up Sony Corp is poised to report its highest-ever profit this year on strong sales of image sensors after years of losing ground in consumer electronics and hopes to ... Read More »

Smartphones in 2018: Things to Look Forward To

    HIGHLIGHTS 18:9 screens became popular in 2017 and should dominate in in 2018 The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 will power most flagship phones this year Improvements in VR, AR, AI and wireless standards will spark demand As we all know, every major smartphone manufacturer releases a major new model at roughly the same time every year. We can pretty ... Read More »

New Supercapacitor Tech May Help Charge Your Smartphone in Seconds: Study

HIGHLIGHTS It can majorly improve energy-storage devices called supercapacitors The design doubles the amount of electrical energy the device can hold Supercapacitors are a promising, green alternative to regular batteries You may soon be able to charge your smartphone within seconds, thanks to a novel technology developed by researchers that can significantly improve energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors. The design ... Read More »

The 7 hottest California education storylines we’re watching in 2018

While 2017 was undoubtedly a huge year for education in national politics and in Los Angeles, 2018 has the potential to bring big changes to education across California. A new governor, who will appoint a new state Board of Education, will have a significant impact on how education is funded and what students are learning. Here are seven things to be looking for in 2018 and ... Read More »

Treaty 4 group sees hope for better on-reserve education in new agreement with Indigenous Services

Chief Reginald (Reg) Bellerose is the chair of the Treaty 4 Education Alliance. He says the Letter of Understanding he signed earlier this week with the Department of Indigenous Services is a road map to an on-reserve education system based in treaty. (Don Somers/CBC) The chair of the Treaty 4 Education Alliance is encouraged by a letter of understanding (LOU) signed ... Read More »