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LG V30+ India Launch Set for December 13

HIGHLIGHTS LG V30+ is LG’s second flagship to launch in 2017 Floating Bar to replace trademark secondary display Has 128GB built-in storage compared to 64GB on the V30 Launched originally in August at IFA 2017, the LG V30+ is now finally making its way to Indian shores on December 13. LG India sent out media invites for the launch event that is set to take ... Read More »

Google Maps gets new ‘motorcycle mode’ feature for two wheelers

If you are a Google Maps user in India who commutes by a two wheeler, you’ll be happy to know that the application has gained a new feature aimed at making your drives more convenient. Yes, you guessed it right – there’s now a new ‘motorcycle mode’ alongside other existing options. So those with a two wheeler can now easily ... Read More »

Oreo beta program for Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 to kick off soon

HMD Global’s CPO Juho Sarvikas just confirmed that Oreo beta testing for the company’s Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 smartphones will begin soon. 2 This comes shortly after the final Oreo build started rolling out to the Nokia 8, making it the first Nokia smartphone to get the new Android OS. Sadly, there’s currently no information on exactly when the Nokia 5 and 6 will start receiving ... Read More »

Apple Served With Search Warrant for Access to Texas Shooter’s iPhone: Report

Apple has been served with a search warrant for access to an iPhone SE which was used by the gunman who killed 27 people in a Texas church, as per media reports. The gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on November 5 and opened fire. He later killed himself. According to a San Antonio ... Read More »

Tencent Turns to WeChat, Games, and Deals for Global Strategy

China’s biggest social network and gaming firm Tencent Holdings, which last week reported forecast-beating quarterly results, is close to making Malaysia the first foreign country to roll out its WeChat ecosystem, an executive told Reuters. Tencent has made a “breakthrough” in gaining an e-payment license in Malaysia for local transactions, and plans a launch early next year, senior vice president S.Y. Lau said ... Read More »

Christchurch’s long wait for its sports and swimming venue

ANALYSIS: A decade is a long time for a city to wait for sporting facilities. By the time the metro sports facility opens in 2021, a generation of Christchurch sportspeople will have come of age without the amenities many modern cities take for granted. The new facility is to replace QEII Park lost in the 2011 earthquakes, and cater for everyday and high-performance use, both ... Read More »

Dramatic victory: are we entering a golden age for the sports documentary?

It seems fair to say sports documentary films reached something of an early artistic end-point with 1971’s Football As Never Before, a feature-length George Best portrait by the West German arthouse director Hellmuth Costard – best known for his 1968 work Especially Valuable, which featured a talking penis quoting passages of government legislation. Presented without voiceover or soundtrack, Football As Never ... Read More »

Caviar launches unique iPhone X with over 300 precious stones for €34,000

Caviar, recently famous with its bizarre iPhone X with a solar panel on the back or the Nokia 3310 with a golden plaque of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump’s faces, now has another device for those with more money than taste. A unique single-copy iPhone X Imperial Crown with a golden coat of arms of the Russian Federation and over 300 engraved precious stones.    This ... Read More »

iPhone With Dual-SIM Support Due in 2018, Apple Looking to Intel for Modems: Kuo

Amid the success story of the iPhone X, Apple is now reported to be bringing new iPhone models in 2018 with dual-SIM support. The Cupertino company is also rumoured to be in talks with Intel to provide 5G modems on a future iPhone to deliver a faster experience. Supporting two networks with dual-SIM card slots is quite common among handsets developed by companies like Samsung and Xiaomi. ... Read More »

Vivo V7 India Launch Set for Monday

HIGHLIGHTS Vivo V7 launching in India on Monday It is likely to sport similar specifications to Vivo V7+ It can be expected to go on sale later this month Chinese handset manufacturer Vivo has started sending media invites for a launch event on November 20 where it is set to launch another V-Series smartphone. The company has revealed the Vivo V7 will be launching ... Read More »