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This was the year we turned on social media

With each passing day comes yet another reason to question the notion that the long arc of the universe bends toward justice. However, this year, in particular, has made it resoundingly clear that — regardless of the direction of that arc — the process by which it bends manifests with stuttering jolts and fits. Things seem one way to many people, until, ... Read More »

The Nikkei: Apple can ship only 20 million iPhone X this year

KGI estimated that Apple will ship 25-30 million iPhone X units this year, but information reported by The Nikkei points to an even lower number – “around 20 million”. It sounds like manufacturing issues started a long way back and even though they are clearing up now, it will still affect the launch. Apparently, the new OLED screens were the first issue to occur – ... Read More »

Apple won’t be able to match iPhone X demand this year, analyst predicts

Pre-orders are open for the iPhone 8 and in some markets shipping delays are already to be expected. Well, if the plain iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are so sought after, it would come as no surprise if Apple ends up unable to meet demand for the iPhone X later this year, as Ming-Chi Kuo predicts. A common source of intel on all things Apple, the analyst from ... Read More »

Three year old Samsung Galaxy S5 and several other devices getting August patch

Samsung has started pushing out a new update to its Galaxy S5 smartphone. Arriving as version G900FXXS1CQH1 and weighing in at around 75MB, the update is currently hitting units in Europe. As for changes, it brings along Android security fixes for the month of August. Moving on, the Galaxy S6 series smartphones on AT&T are also getting the latest patch, arriving as version G890AUCS6DQH1 ... Read More »

New Fyshwick Christmas shop means magical holiday shopping all year round

You might think it’s all car dealers and furniture shops out Fyshwick way but head to the northern end of Kembla Street and you’ll happily discover – as I did – a little room packed full of Christmas magic. From giant bon-bons (featuring tiny hip flasks inside as ‘the gift’) to Waterford crystal ornaments and vintage train sets, the new Christmas Emporium at Hang Ups Picture Framing ... Read More »

Christmas comes but once a year, starting in July

The opening of the Selfridges Christmas shop last week. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA “Any customers that aren’t really into Christmas this early can always ignore it,” said Eleanor Gregory, Christmas and home buyer at Selfridges, about the opening of its Christmas store last week. Am I wrong to project a slight tartness on to that remark? As if the first draft of “can ... Read More »

6-Year-Old Girl Gets Christmas in July After Cancer Made Her Miss Celebrations Last Year

A 6-year-old girl is celebrating Christmas in July after cancer forced her to miss the festivities last December. Agatha King, 6, was one of 20 children invited to the holiday-themed celebrations in London, England, earlier this month, where they took turns riding sleighs, playing in the snow and meeting Santa Claus. “We colored in pictures of the snow globes. There were ... Read More »

UP Board to use NCERT books from next academic year

The Uttar Pradesh state government has decided to replace textbooks meant for Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board with those published by the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT), with an aim to bring the curriculum of UP Board at par with the CBSE. This decision to introduce NCERT books will be implemented from the academic year 2018-19. The ... Read More »

Innovative finance needed to find $300 billion a year for climate losses

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – With money for action on climate change already in short supply, an estimated $300 billion a year needed to help countries deal with unavoidable climate losses will have to come from innovative new sources, such as a financial transaction tax or carbon tax, researchers say. Funding for such climate “loss and damage” aims to assist ... Read More »

Plan for Christmas all Year Long

Christmas can take a big toll on our wallets, and it seems every year the holiday gets more expensive. If you’re starting to dread the upcoming holiday season because you just finished paying for the last one, here’s a new way of planning for Christmas as soon as it’s over! Make a list of everyone you buy for. Write down ... Read More »