Technology

Breakingviews – Intel flaws hint at tech “too big to fail” risk

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) – Tech groups like Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet are attracting increasing political heat for their dominance of markets like e-commerce, social media and web search. But a recently discovered security flaw in chips made by Intel, Advanced Micro Devices and ARM highlights another important concern: bugs potentially affecting hardware found in the majority of computing devices. ...

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WhatsApp to allow group admins to stop other members from posting message

The features will be available once WhatsApp enables it for all users Facebook-owned WhatsApp is likely to give group administrators more powers where they will be able to restrict all other members from sending text messages, photographs, videos, GIFs, documents or voice messages in case the admin thinks so. According to WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, the popular mobile ...

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Vs Motorola Moto G4 Plus: New king in the North

Motorola’s Moto G4 Plus has, kind of sort of, become a gold standard to beat in the lower mid-range segment. Priced at just under Rs 15,000 Motorola’s (or rather Lenovo’s) Moto G4 Plus offers a healthy concoction of fine build quality, vibrant screen, good all-round performance, great cameras and decent battery life. The Moto G4 Plus may be a fantastic ...

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Silicon Valley puts money and muscle into fighting Trump immigrant curbs

By Julia Love and Stephen Nellis | SAN FRANCISCO Silicon Valley took the lead over the weekend in corporate resistance to President Donald Trump’s clampdown on immigration, financing legal opposition, criticizing the plan, as well as helping employees ensnared by his executive order. In an industry that has long depended on immigrants and celebrated their contributions – as well as ...

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Apple to cut iPhone production in first quarter of 2017: report

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) will trim production of iPhones by about 10 percent in the January-March quarter of 2017, the Nikkei financial daily reported on Thursday, citing calculations based on data from suppliers. The company had slashed output by 30 percent in January-March this year due to accumulated inventory, the paper said. Apple’s shares were down 0.84 percent in midday trading, ...

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TRAI asks Reliance Jio to explain why new offer not violation of norms

Reliance Jio first launched an inaugural free voice and data plan beginning September, and earlier this month extended the freebies till March 31, 2017.  Telecom regulator Trai has asked Reliance Jio to explain why extension of its free voice and data plan should not be seen as violation of existing regulations requiring promotional offers to be limited to 90 days.Trai ...

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Said to Have 8GB RAM, Faster Storage; Galaxy S8 Plus May Sport 6-Inch Display

The Galaxy Note 7 debacle  has put Samsung in a situation where it need a very strong product to bounce back. If recent rumours regarding the alleged Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone are anything to go by, the company might be able to match the expectations with an extremely capable device – with 8GB of RAM. In the meanwhile, another rumour is pointing ...

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