Tag Archives: US

Eight sports cars rendered as SUVs show us the horrors of crossovering

Crossovers and SUVs are all over the place today, and they’re driving current car sales through the roof. With companies like Bentley, Alfa Romeo and Lamborghini joining the SUV bandwagon, there’s little sacred territory left. Well, someone asked himself how iconic sports cars would look like SUVs, so here’s the short answer: most of them would look horrid. Some of them, I don’t ... Read More »

North Korea: US ‘never out of diplomatic solutions’

US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said the US is “never out of diplomatic solutions” in dealing with North Korea. It comes after President Donald Trump tweeted that “talking is not the answer” to the country’s military ambitions. Russia has also warned the US against taking military action, saying it would be “fraught with unpredictable consequences”. North Korea caused alarm ... Read More »

US President Donald Trump Reportedly Still Using an Unsecured Android Device

Contrary to the reports that the Donald Trump had ditched his Android mobile phone for a potentially more secure device, the 45th US President is still using his old device to post on Twitter. According to a report in the New York Times on Wednesday, Trump has been using his old, unsecured Android phone to post on Twitter since moving ... Read More »

Google Planning to Launch Mid-Range Android One Smartphones in the US This Year

Google’s Android One initiative, which was launched back in 2014, is aimed at manufacturing affordable devices that meet a certain set of quality standards and are targeted at emerging markets. However, the search giant is now reportedly planning to launch mid-range Android One smartphones in the US later this year. The US-targeted Android One devices are expected to cost between ... Read More »

Qualcomm Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit by US FTC

The US Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday, accusing the company of using “anticompetitive” tactics to maintain its monopoly on a key semiconductor used in mobile phones. The FTC, which works with the Justice Department to enforce antitrust law, said that San Diego-based Qualcomm used its dominant position as a supplier of certain phone chips ... Read More »

iPhone Sales Grow in US, EU, Japan as Android Smartphone Sales Drop: Kantar

The latest smartphone OS sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that iPhone’s market share in the US has climbed 6.4 percent year-on-year in the three months ended November last year. The data shows that early holiday sales boosted the already growing iOS market share to 43.5 percent in the US while Android’s share came down 5.1-percent on-year to 55.3-percent ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Reportedly Spotted on US FCC; Price, Specifications Leaked

After several leaks and delays, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 4 in August last year sporting an Helio X20 SoC and a massive 4100mAh battery. Now, its successor Redmi Note 5 has reportedly passed US FCC certification, hinting at an imminent arrival. The device’s price, specifications, and release timeline have also been revealed. The reported US FCC certification was first ... Read More »

Huawei Mate 9 Launched in the US, Will Get Amazon Alexa in Early 2017

At CES 2017, Amazon’s voice-based virtual assistant Alexa can be seen everywhere from inside different gadgets to cars. Alexa is now coming to smartphones – Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei on Wednesday at CES 2017 launched its Mate 9 flagship in the US, and alongside said Alexa will be pre-installed in the smartphone from early 2017. The smartphone will become available ... Read More »

Asia Stocks Find Relief As China Set To Return Seized US Drone

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan tacked on 0.1%. Tokyo: Asian shares steadied in early trade on Monday after China agreed to return a US drone it had seized, easing worries about rising diplomatic tensions between the world’s two biggest economic powers. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan tacked on 0.1 per cent after falling to ... Read More »

US, UK Spies Targeted Airline Passengers’ Mobiles: Report

American and British spy agencies have tried to intercept data from passengers’ mobile phones on commercial airlines including Air France, French media has reported, citing documents from US whistleblower Edward Snowden. The French flag-carrier was an early target of the US National Security Agency and its British counterpart GCHQ as it was seen as a terrorist target and it carried ... Read More »