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  • Vivo to launch iQOO premium phone in India next month
    on 26/01/2020 at 7:00 am

    The brand, which has focused on the Chinese market, is planning to expand presence to more markets. The global expansion would begin next month when it would launch its first flagship phone in India, Android Central reported on Friday. &nbs

  • Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai backs temporary ban on facial-recognition, Microsoft disagrees
    on 24/01/2020 at 10:56 am

    While Pichai cited the possibility that the technology could be used for nefarious purposes as a reason for a moratorium, Smith said a ban was akin to using a meat cleaver instead of a scalpel to solve potential problems.

  • British officials propose limited 5G role for China's Huawei: Sources
    on 23/01/2020 at 12:41 pm

    British officials have proposed granting Huawei a limited role in the UK`s future 5G network, resisting US calls for a complete ban over fears of Chinese spying, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

  • Google finds security flaws in Apple's web browser
    on 23/01/2020 at 10:15 am

    The vulnerabilities were found in a tool specifically designed to protect the privacy and could have allowed third parties to obtain sensitive information about the browsing habits of users, the report added.

  • France uses Davos to pursue global 'digital tax' goal
    on 23/01/2020 at 10:07 am

    US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the issue in a phone call on Sunday, with both sides sounding positive afterwards, in contrast to the threats the U.S. has made to impose tariffs on exports of champagne and other luxury goods in retaliation for a French digital tax.

  • Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained: Reports
    on 21/01/2020 at 6:24 pm

    The long-running tug of war between investigators` concerns about security and tech companies` desire for user privacy moved back into the public spotlight last week, as U.S. Attorney General William Barr took the rare step of publicly calling on Apple to unlock two iPhones used by a Saudi Air Force officer who shot dead three Americans at a Pensacola, Florida naval base last month.

  • Here are the top budget smartphones of 2019
    on 20/01/2020 at 9:46 am

    The segment under Rs 10,000 grew even more competitive with a shorter refresh cycle. Coming to brands, Xiaomi did well in the segment with Redmi 7A, 7, 8 and 8A, Samsung upped the ante with M30, M30s, M20, and M10.

  • SpaceX to try rocket failure test again after bad weather delay
    on 19/01/2020 at 12:24 pm

    SpaceX said in a Twitter post early on Sunday that it was continuing to monitor the weather and was looking at a 9 a.m. (1400 GMT) launch time from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

  • Apple's 'affordable' iPhone in 2020 will look like iPhone 8: Report
    on 18/01/2020 at 5:48 pm

    According to Cnet, the iPhone 9 is speculated to appear the same as the iPhone 8 with a smaller 4.7-inch LCD screen but run the newer A13 Bionic chip.&nbs

  • TomTom closes deal with Huawei for use of maps and services: Spokesman
    on 17/01/2020 at 6:11 pm

    TomTom spokesman Remco Meerstra said the deal had been closed some time ago but had not been made public by the company.

  • Vivo to launch iQOO premium phone in India next month
    on 26/01/2020 at 7:00 am

    The brand, which has focused on the Chinese market, is planning to expand presence to more markets. The global expansion would begin next month when it would launch its first flagship phone in India, Android Central reported on Friday. &nbs

  • Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai backs temporary ban on facial-recognition, Microsoft disagrees
    on 24/01/2020 at 10:56 am

    While Pichai cited the possibility that the technology could be used for nefarious purposes as a reason for a moratorium, Smith said a ban was akin to using a meat cleaver instead of a scalpel to solve potential problems.

  • British officials propose limited 5G role for China's Huawei: Sources
    on 23/01/2020 at 12:41 pm

    British officials have proposed granting Huawei a limited role in the UK`s future 5G network, resisting US calls for a complete ban over fears of Chinese spying, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

  • Google finds security flaws in Apple's web browser
    on 23/01/2020 at 10:15 am

    The vulnerabilities were found in a tool specifically designed to protect the privacy and could have allowed third parties to obtain sensitive information about the browsing habits of users, the report added.

  • France uses Davos to pursue global 'digital tax' goal
    on 23/01/2020 at 10:07 am

    US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the issue in a phone call on Sunday, with both sides sounding positive afterwards, in contrast to the threats the U.S. has made to impose tariffs on exports of champagne and other luxury goods in retaliation for a French digital tax.

  • Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained: Reports
    on 21/01/2020 at 6:24 pm

    The long-running tug of war between investigators` concerns about security and tech companies` desire for user privacy moved back into the public spotlight last week, as U.S. Attorney General William Barr took the rare step of publicly calling on Apple to unlock two iPhones used by a Saudi Air Force officer who shot dead three Americans at a Pensacola, Florida naval base last month.

  • Here are the top budget smartphones of 2019
    on 20/01/2020 at 9:46 am

    The segment under Rs 10,000 grew even more competitive with a shorter refresh cycle. Coming to brands, Xiaomi did well in the segment with Redmi 7A, 7, 8 and 8A, Samsung upped the ante with M30, M30s, M20, and M10.

  • SpaceX to try rocket failure test again after bad weather delay
    on 19/01/2020 at 12:24 pm

    SpaceX said in a Twitter post early on Sunday that it was continuing to monitor the weather and was looking at a 9 a.m. (1400 GMT) launch time from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

  • Apple's 'affordable' iPhone in 2020 will look like iPhone 8: Report
    on 18/01/2020 at 5:48 pm

    According to Cnet, the iPhone 9 is speculated to appear the same as the iPhone 8 with a smaller 4.7-inch LCD screen but run the newer A13 Bionic chip.&nbs

  • TomTom closes deal with Huawei for use of maps and services: Spokesman
    on 17/01/2020 at 6:11 pm

    TomTom spokesman Remco Meerstra said the deal had been closed some time ago but had not been made public by the company.