Thursday, 23 November 2017


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Mi Mix 2: More screen than you can shake a stick at for 426 GBP


DUBAI: Xiaomi made a huge splash in the smartphone market last year when it launched the bezel-less Mi Mix, way ahead of rivals like Samsung and Apple. Sadly, it wasn’t as widely distributed as competing flagships and didn’t even make it to India, arguably the second largest market for the ...

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IBM aims to transform international payments with blockchain tech


LONDON: The blockchain has long been seen as a method to quicken (and cheapen) cross-border payments, and now that movement – which includes a number of startups making moves privately – just got its highest profile advocate after IBM announced its own solution focused on banks. The computing giant has ...

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This Drone Could Save Lives by Detecting Heartbeat, Breathing Rate

LONDON: Researchers at the University of South Australia have developed a drone that remotely measures your heartbeat and breathing rate. Naturally, this would be a huge boon to the medical field, as the unmanned aerial vehicles could be stationed in hospitals, clinics, and even on the battlefield. Drones are increasingly ...

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Technology billionaires lose $16 billion as stocks sink

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LONDON: Technology tycoons lost $15.5 billion from their fortunes on Monday as a sell-off of the sector’s most valuable companies intensified. Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg saw the biggest drop in net worth of $3.2 billion, followed by a $1.3 billion decline for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s Jack Ma and a ...

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iPhone X: Here is everything that has been leaked

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After months of leaks, rumours and anticipation, the iPhone X, earlier known as the iPhone 8 or the iPhone Edition, is about to be unveiled tomorrow at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino at 10 am PDT (10:30PM IST). Apple is set to unveil three new models tomorrow – a ...

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Student invents clothes that grow


A 24-year-old graduate student has created clothes for infants that “grow” as the child does, sparing parents from having to buy new garments every few weeks. Ryan Yasin invented the material while studying at the Royal College of Art and is now using it to launch a clothing range called Petit ...

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Google releases most searched ‘how to’ questions online


LONDON: It’s safe to say that most of us have relied on the ever dependable Google to answer some of our questions related to our everyday tasks. The phrase “Google it” has been popularly used around the world. The search engine recently released its most searched “how to” questions during ...

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UK begins hyper-fast broadband trials


LONDON: British Government has selected six locations to pilot a scheme which will see homes and businesses get broadband speeds of 1Gb per second. The plan to give the UK better connection speeds could allow hospitals to share HD quality graphics of medical scans in seconds, speeding up diagnosis. It ...

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Android Oreo: 9 things you need to know

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Android O, Android Oreo, Android 8 – whatever you want to call it – Google’s latest version of its mobile platform has arrived and we’ve got 10 hot things you need to know about it. From when you’ll get it on your phone and the new key features to the ...

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France, Germany to propose new tax on internet giants


PARIS: France and Germany plan to issue a new proposal to tax internet giants so that they pay a “fair contribution” in every country where they earn money, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said Sunday. “We will unveil a new plan along with our German partners at the next ...

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