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Apple Says Debate Over iPhone Encryption Should Be Decided by Congress

Senior Apple executives said on Friday that the right place to find a solution to the encryption debate was in the US Congress, rebuffing the Justice Department’s successful pursuit of a court order to unlock an iPhone linked to one of the San Bernardino shooters. The executives, speaking to reporters on a press call, said they were stunned that the ... Read More »

LG G5 to Sport Hi-Fi Audio Features Co-Designed by B&O Play

LG couple of days ahead of its MWC 2016 keynote event announced that it has partnered with Bang & Olufsen Play (B&O Play) to deliver “enhanced high-quality audio experience” in the upcoming LG G5 flagship smartphone. This also makes the South Korean tech giant first to offer Hi-Fi audio features co-designed by B&O Play. The LG G5 is set to ... Read More »

Amazon Expanding Deliveries by Its ‘On-Demand’ Drivers: Report

Amazon.com Inc is quietly inviting drivers for its new “on-demand” delivery service to handle its standard packages, as the online retailer known for low prices and razor-thin profit margins looks to speed up delivery times and tamp down its growing multi-billion dollar logistics bill. The move, which has not been announced publicly, is the latest sign that the world’s biggest ... Read More »

BoJ Launches Negative Rates, Already Dubbed a Failure by Markets

Tokyo: The Bank of Japan’s negative interest rates came into effect on Tuesday in a radical plan already deemed a failure by financial markets, highlighting Tokyo’s lack of options to spur growth as global markets sputter. The central bank, which announced the shock decision on January 29, will charge banks 0.1 per cent for parking additional reserves with the BoJ ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 5 Specifications Tipped by Leaked Retail Packaging

We are exactly one week away from Xiaomi’s February 24 launch event in China as well as a limited media preview at MWC 2016 in Barcelona the same day. But there is no shortage of leaks related to the upcoming flagship from the Chinese handset maker. In a latest leak, a retail package sticker claimed to be from Xiaomi Mi ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7’s First ‘Unboxing Videos’ Released by Company

Samsung, days ahead of its Galaxy S7 launch at its pre-MWC 2016 event, has rolled out two teaser videos as a part of its “Seven Days of Unboxing” campaign. While the first video shows a child unboxing the flagship smartphone, interestingly the second shows a llama unboxing the handset. Both the child and the llama are then asked to paint ... Read More »

Bio-Hybrid Kidney Powered By Heart In The Offing

Researchers use live kidney cells that will grow on and around the microchip filters. (Representational Image) Washington:  Scientists are developing a first-of-its kind implantable artificial kidney with microchip filters and living cells that will be powered by the patient’s own heart. “We are creating a bio-hybrid device that can mimic a kidney to remove enough waste products, salt and water ... Read More »

Hacking Group Chief Says Close to Breaking Encryption Used by Popular Games Like FIFA 16

In a complete volte-face, Chinese hacking group 3DM has announced that it is close to breaking the games industry’s copy-protection tech of choice, Denuvo. “3DM will soon announce that we have a solution to the latest Denuvo encryption used on games including ‘FIFA 16’, ‘Just Cause 3’, and ‘Tomb Raider: The Rise'[Rise of the Tomb Raider],” says 3DM leader Bird ... Read More »

Nissan GT-R Track Edition engineered by Nismo (2016) review

It’s all too easy to think of the Nissan GT-R as a blunderbuss – point, and destroy. With that blocky styling and its sheer physical mass, it’s not a car that speaks of finesse, while the staggering magnitude of its performance is old news by now. Faced with the inevitable, one imagines most Ferrari and Porsche owners simply shrug and ... Read More »

Apple Sued by Immersion for Allegedly Stealing 3D Touch Technologies

If you’re a large company such as Apple, facing lawsuits is part and parcel of daily chores. But even for Apple, the past few days have been rather busy. The latest addition to the company’s rich history of lawsuits comes from a Californian-based company called Immersion. Immersion, which claims to have been working on haptic technology for past 20 years, ... Read More »