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Google Pixel 3: The best is on its way already?

It was just last week that I had written about Samsung having “a foot in the mouth” kind of a situation every time they want to launch a phone. This time around it’s Google that has “accidentally” given a strong hint of a new phone making its way to the marketplace. Reported by the XDA-Developers, Google published a new commit ... Read More »

Moto Z3 Play Press Render Shows Its Thin-Bezel Display, Glass Back

Just days after Lenovo-owned Motorola brought a series of its new Moto G and Moto E models, a press render showing the design of the anticipated Moto Z3 Play has emerged online. The render clearly reveals a thin-bezel display panel and a dual rear camera setup on the smartphone that will be the successor to the last year’s Moto Z2 Play. It also shows a glass back and ... Read More »

Facebook Being Pressed by EU on Sharing of Its Users’ Data

The European Commission pressed Facebook on Monday over whether EU citizens’ data were among those improperly harvested by a British political consultancy, after the US regulator said it was investigating the firm’s privacy practices. That piled yet more pressure on a firm that has lost more than $100 billion (roughly Rs. 6.5 lakh crores) in market value in the last 10 days. Facebook shares fell ... Read More »

OnePlus 6 May Just Have Been Revealed in Its Entirety

With Oppo R15 launch done and dusted, all eyes are on the OnePlus 6. Oppo’s flagship smartphones provide a blueprint for what to expect from the next OnePlushandset. And with the Oppo R15 and Oppo R15 Dream Mirror Edition officially announced in China on Monday, we have an idea of what the OnePlus 6 might look like. OnePlus has often sourced designs from Oppo in the past, for instance, the OnePlus ... Read More »

Facebook Opens Its Community Help to Organisations, Businesses

Facebook has started opening up its Community Help feature — part of the Safety Check system — to businesses and other organisations so that that they can provide critical information and services for people to get the help they need in a crisis. The Community Help feature was added to Facebook’s Safety Check system a year ago to let people find ... Read More »

Microsoft Says Its Speech Recognition System Achieves New Accuracy Milestone

Microsoft’s conversational speech recognition system – designed to accurately recognises the words in a conversation like humans do – has reached a 5.1 percent error rate, its lowest so far. This milestone means that, for the first time, a computer can recognise the words in a conversation as well as a person would. “Our research team reached that 5.1 percent error ... Read More »

Deal: Motorola is discounting its phones by up to $150

With the holidays inching closer, the deals are heating up. We recently told you about Amazon putting some of its Prime Exclusive devices on sale and Verizon discounting the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL by $300. Now, Motorola is getting in on the action and slashing prices on its phones by up to $150. Moto E4 Plus The most inexpensive device included in the sale is ... 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 »

Regulate social media platforms before it’s too late

In the past week, Silicon Valley has faced renewed calls for greater regulation of social media platforms amid the growing scandal of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Given rising awareness of the serious problems inherent within U.S. internet giants’ business models, it’s an opportune time to discuss how best to regulate these companies. I’m a researcher who studies regulation on the internet. For ... Read More »

Xiaomi Doubles Its Shipments in Q3 2017, Says IDC

The global smartphone market has momentum going into the year-end holiday shopping season, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by International Data Corporation (IDC). An estimated 373.1 million smartphones were shipped worldwide during the third quarter of this year in a 2.7 percent rise from the same period in 2016, IDC said in a statement. While IDC analysts considered the growth ... Read More »