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Huawei mobile users ponder switching brand after Google news

London/Mumbai: Time to abandon the Huawei phone? That was what some owners asked after US tech giant Google said it would suspend its business with China’s top mobile maker, threatening future access to Gmail, YouTube and Chrome. Google said on Monday it would comply with an order by US President Donald Trump to stop supplying Huawei, meaning it would no longer ... Read More »

Mobile phone explodes in Hyd man’s pocket, injuries sustained after falling off bike

A brand new mobile phone exploded in the pocket of a 28-year-old man in Hyderabad as he was riding his two-wheeler on Tuesday, leaving him injured. The incident took place in the city’s Alwal area and the man was identified as Md Imran, an electrician, who was travelling from Lothkunta to Bolarum. The police said that Imran had recently purchased ... Read More »

Twitter Accounts Still Vulnerable After Reported Fix, Say Experts

Despite claims of a fix by Twitter, researchers at a Britain-based security firm who earlier hijacked accounts of several celebrities and journalists to expose a vulnerability have said that the loophole still persists at the popular social media platform. Insinia Security last week said it successfully hijacked the accounts of a number of celebrities, including Eamonn Holmes, Louis Theroux, Simon ... Read More »

JD.com’s Billionaire CEO Richard Liu Released After US Arrest

The billionaire founder and chief executive of Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com, Richard Liu, was arrested in the US state of Minnesota on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct and later released after what the company said was a false accusation. JD.com, backed by Walmart, Alphabet’s Google, and China’s Tencent Holdings, said in a statement on Sunday that Liu, whose Chinese name is Liu Qiangdong, was falsely accused. ... Read More »

Google Promises Fix for Pixel XL Charging Bug After Android Pie Update

HIGHLIGHTS Pixel XL users previously reported issued with third-party fast chargers The problem first surfaced in Android P DP4 Google is expected to resolve it within the coming weeks Users of the Pixel XL reported a bug on their smartphones after updating to the latest Android Pie, which prevented them from using fast charging adapters other than the ones bundled in the phone’s box. Google has ... Read More »

Patisserie Valerie shares up after strong set of Christmas results

Soaring Christmas sales lent a hand to Patisserie Valerie’s (LON:CAKE) latest results, sending shares soaring at market open on Tuesday. The chain bucked the gloomy trend on the high street, with “affordable treats” pushing up sales over the Christmas period. Revenue rose 9 percent in the six months to the end of March, with pre-tax profit up 14 percent to ... Read More »

After years of shunning fixed maturity plans, Franklin Templeton re-enters the segment

Among the top 15 fund houses in terms of fixed income assets, 78.9% of Franklin Templeton’s fixed income assets lie in securities rated AA & lower; the most in such companies. What is special about Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India) Ltd launching a new fixed maturity plan (FMP)? On 20 March, it launched a new fund called Franklin India Fixed ... Read More »

Hunger games: Why you tend to overeat after weight loss

Ever wondered why it is so difficult to maintain a healthy weight after substantial weight loss? The hunger hormone ghrelin tricks the bodies into thinking that it needs to eat more, and may be the culprit, research has shown. According to Catia Martins, Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), most people with obesity are able ... Read More »

Sony is planning a whole range of robots after its Aibo dog

Aibo is primarily a toy, its artificial-intelligence capabilities and robotic architecture can be used to create machines for various service fields. Photo: AFP Tokyo/San Francisco: The verdict is still out on Sony Corp.’s new pet dog ‘Aibo,’ but that’s not stopping the company from planning a deeper push into robotics. The mechanical mutt, which goes on sale in Japan on Thursday, ... Read More »

Olympic and Paralympic funding: Sports ‘positive’ after meeting with UK Sport

Dame Katherine Grainger ‘not surprised’ by 11 sports opposing UK Sport funding Eleven Olympic and Paralympic sports ‘thrown under the bus’ in funding cuts last year have had a ‘positive’ meeting with UK Sport chair Katherine Grainger. It follows a campaign they launched in June to challenge UK Sport’s ‘no compromise’ approach to funding. They would like to see a ... Read More »