Month: February 2017

SoftBank, Foxconn to Deepen Ties With Joint Venture

Japan’s SoftBank Group and Taiwan’s Foxconn will soon begin operating a joint venture that deepens ties between two of Asia’s biggest technology companies, they said on Friday. The move will give Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, a 54.5 percent stake in one of SoftBank’s existing subsidiaries for $600 million (roughly Rs. […]

H1B Visa Changes: India Lobbies Trump Administration to Avert Threat

India has stepped up its lobbying effort against moves in the US Congress to impose curbs on visas for skilled workers that threaten the South Asian nation’s tech sector, which employs more than 3.5 million people. Speaking to Reuters, Trade Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said New Delhi had reached out to the administration of President Donald […]

Nokia 3 Budget Android Phone’s Specifications, Price Leaked

While the Nokia 3310 reboot and Nokia P1 flagship will certainly grab┬áthe limelight at Nokia’s MWC 2017 event in Barcelona later this month, it is expected that HMD Global will give the rumoured Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 Android phones equal importance. And for those who are curious about Nokia’s upcoming affordable Android smartphones, a […]

Uber Drivers Are Employees and Deserve Benefits, Brazil Judge Rules

A Brazilian judge ruled that a driver using the Uber ride-hailing app is an employee of the San Francisco-based company and is entitled to workers’ benefits, adding to the global debate over labor rights for drivers on the platform. Uber said on Tuesday it would appeal the decision by Judge Marcio Toledo Goncalves, who issued […]

Mac’s Back, Nintendo Returns, and Huawei Goes to the Edge

Welcome to Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that leads you by the hand through the sprawling labyrinth of gadget announcements to find the hidden treasure. In our chest of delights this time around are the latest MacBook Pro, Nintendo’s new console, and a smartphone from Huawei. As always, these are not reviews, partly because […]

Google, Unlike Microsoft, Must Turn Over Foreign Emails: US Judge

A US judge has ordered Google to comply with search warrants seeking customer emails stored outside the United States, diverging from a federal appeals court that reached the opposite conclusion in a similar case involving Microsoft Corp. US Magistrate Judge Thomas Rueter in Philadelphia ruled on Friday that transferring emails from a foreign server so […]

South Korea Reports Its Own Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Probe Results

South Korea said on Monday it will strengthen lithium-ion battery safety requirements and conduct regular inspections to avoid repeats of fires which forced Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to withdraw its premium Galaxy Note 7 handset. Manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries, commonly used in portable devices, would be subjected to greater oversight and regular inspections, the Ministry […]

46 Billion Electronic ‘Red Envelopes’ Sent Over WeChat on Chinese New Year

Chinese exchanged billions of electronic “red envelopes” over the Lunar New Year holiday, state media said Saturday, as more people turned to modern technology to perform the ancient tradition of handing out cash. For centuries parents, relatives and employers have distributed red paper envelopes containing money, known as “hong bao”, to children or menial workers […]

Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro Spotted Again on Wi-Fi Certification Site, Global Launch Imminent

The Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro has been spotted on several occasions, and now the smartphone has arrived again on a Wi-Fi certification site, hinting at an imminent arrival. However, this new certification comes with a different model number indicating that the smartphone may also see the light of the day outside of China. In December, […]