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Despite Crackdown, ‘Junk News’ Still Flourishes on Social Media: Researchers

Despite an aggressive crackdown by social media firms, so-called “junk news” is spreading at a greater rate than in 2016 on social media ahead of the US midterm elections, according to researchers. Oxford Internet Institute researchers concluded that Facebook and Twitter remain filled with “extremist, sensationalist, conspiratorial, masked commentary,” and other forms of “low-quality” news. In analysing some 2.5 […]

Huawei Mate 20 Series Leads AnTuTu’s List of Top Performing Android Phones of October 2018

AnTuTu, regarded as one of the popular benchmarking apps for Android phones, has released the top ten smartphones who have the highest average score in the month of October. Smartphone benchmarks provide a general idea of how a handset performs during tough conditions, such as gaming or multitasking. All the smartphones in the AnTuTu benchmark […]

Japan Antitrust Authorities to Investigate Tech Giants Like Google, Amazon

Japan’s anti-trust authorities will probe whether tech giants such as Google and Amazon are using their market-leader positions to exploit contractors or obstruct competition, the country’s fair trade chief said Thursday. In an interview with the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper, the head of Japan’s Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) said the investigation would take place next year. “We will probe whether […]

Oppo R17 Neo With In-Display Fingerprint Sensor, 6.4-Inch Display, Snapdragon 660 SoC Launched: Price, Specifications

Chinese manufacturer Oppo has launched a new smartphone variant in its Oppo R17 lineup. Following the launch of Oppo R17 and Oppo R17 Pro in China, the company has unveiled the Oppo R17 Neo in Japan. The key highlight of the Oppo R17 Neo includes an in-display fingerprint sensor. Apart from that, the smartphone sports […]

Flickr Announces New Limits on Free Accounts and Unlimited Storage for Pro; Ditches Yahoo Account Requirement

Flickr is making its first major change after photo management platform SmugMug acquired the image and video-hosting site earlier this year. The company announced that it will be rolling out several updates to its free and Pro accounts after claiming to have taken feedback from its “photographer community” members. Arguably, one of the most interesting […]

Coinbase Valued at $8 Billion in Latest Fundraising Round

Coinbase, one of the top US cryptocurrency exchanges, said on Tuesday it raised another $300 million (roughly Rs. 2,200 crores) in a funding round led by Tiger Global Management, valuing the firm at more than $8 billion (roughly Rs. 60,000 crores). San Francisco-based Coinbase was one of the top beneficiaries of the Bitcoin boom last year after the […]

Flipkart Diwali Sale Starts November 1, Offers and Deals Previewed

After the end of the Festive Dhamaka Days sale, Flipkarthasn’t wasted much time to announce yet another sale week, this time calling it the Flipkart Diwali Sale. This sale will go on from November 1 to November 5, and will offer deals and discounts on various smartphone and related products. Smartphones currently listed include Realme 2 Pro₹ 15,990, Redmi Note […]