Tag Archives: US

The Toys R Us Christmas payment plan all parents need to know about

Toys R Us is launching a new payment programme to help parents make Christmas more easily affordable. Yuletide is only 16 weeks away and some parents will already be scouring the shelves for that special gift for their young ones. However, it is a time when the worry caused by financial pressure can take the shine off festivities. With this ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note8 US pre-orders to start on August 24. Sales on September 15

Following rumors that the Samsung Galaxy Note8 will be available in the US a day after its unveiling, the usually reliable tipster @evleaks has confirmed August 24 as the date when pre-orders for the device will go live. Sales, on the other hand, he says will kick off as early as September 15. Moving on, the tweet also confirmed that the South Korean tech ... Read More »

Now, stricter check for US flyers with gadgets

HIGHLIGHTS America’s aviation security agency, TSA has decided to implement new screening procedures for carry-on items. It will require travellers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening in standard lanes. The US had recently lifted the laptop ban on nonstop flights from some airports like Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha. An officer with ... Read More »

Asus Zenfone AR coming to the US

Last we heard, the Asus Zenfone AR was expected to launch in the US sometime late June or early July. However there has obviously been some delays as the device is yet to be made available in the country. While there’s still no official information on when US will get the phone, the latest development suggests that will happen any moment now. ... Read More »

YouTube TV now available in more locations in US

Last month, Google announced that its YouTube TV service will be launched in more US markets in near future. Inline with that, the streaming video service is now available in a total of 10 new locations. These locations include Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington D.C., Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, and Charlotte. There’s a free, 1-month trial before you ... Read More »

Kaspersky Lab CEO Offers Up Source Code for US Government Scrutiny

HIGHLIGHTS Kaspersky CEO agrees to hand his company’s source code to US govt It will help Kaspersky come out clean in the ongoing probe by FBI Kaspersky’s been suspected by FBI to be connected with Russian hackers The chief executive of Russia’s Kaspersky Lab says he’s ready to have his company’s source code examined by US government officials to help dispel long-lingering suspicions ... Read More »

Amazon to Buy US Grocer Whole Foods Market for $13.7 Billion

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon to acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion Whole Foods Market will continue to operate stores under its brand The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2017 Online juggernaut Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion (approximately Rs. 88,300 crore), a strong move to expand its growing reach ... Read More »

House Republicans finalise controversial internet privacy law letting US companies sell browsing history

Internet users in the US could soon see their browsing history, geo-localisation data, health information and the content of their communications being sold to third parties without their consent. The US House of Representatives has repealed a law which forced internet service providers to ask users permission before sharing sensitive and personal information with advertisers. The internet privacy law was passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ... Read More »

Survey confirms immigration fears turning students away from US HE

Anecdotal reports that several months of policy changes in the US, contentious rhetoric around immigration and attempts to freeze entry for foreign nationals from target countries are turning off prospective international students have been confirmed in a survey of nearly 300 international recruitment professionals at higher education institutions. The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers’s Trending Topics Survey, ... Read More »

Britain And US Ban Tech Gadgets On Flights

A new electronic gadget ban is likely to inconvenience thousands of expats flying from Africa and the Middle East to Britain and the USA. In almost simultaneous announcements, both countries have issued a ban on all electronic gadgets carried onto commercial jets as hand luggage. The ban is yet to be confirmed in detail by either government, but seems to ... Read More »