Samsung Board Chairman to Stay Despite Indictment for Alleged Labour Union Sabotage

Samsung Electronics Co’s said on Friday its chairman of the board, Lee Sang-hoon, will continue in his role despite an indictment for allegedly sabotaging labour union activities. Seoul prosecutors have accused Lee of involvement in a company-wide operation to dismantle a union at Samsung’s after-service unit between 2013 and 2016 when he was chief finance officer. The indictment of Lee and other company officials on Thursday is another headache for the tech giant whose vice chairman Jay Y. Lee, the heir to the Samsung Group, is appealing a conviction for bribery…

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Apple Dominated Global Smartwatch Market in Q2 2018: Counterpoint

HIGHLIGHTS Apple continued to dominate smartwatch market with a 41 percent share Fitbit grabbed the second spot with 21 percent market share Fossil was at the third spot with four percent share Apple continued to dominate the smartwatch market with a 41 percent share as global smartwatch shipments grew 37 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018, a Counterpoint report said on Friday. US-based wearables major Fitbit grabbed the second spot with 21 percent market share while Fossil was at the third spot with four percent share in the second quarter of…

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Nubia Unveils Its Alpha Wearable Smartphone at IFA 2018, Red Magic Gaming Phone ‘Coming Soon’ to India

Nubia Alpha price and availabliity were not revealed HIGHLIGHTS Nubia Red Magic was launched in China back in April Nubia Alpha is a smartphone that can be worn on your wrist Pricing and specifications of the Alpha are not out yet Nubia at IFA 2018 in Berlin on Friday unveiled the Nubia Alpha wearable smartphone concept on which production will be started in Q4 2018. There is, however, no word on which markets will get the phone first. The company also showcased that the Nubia Red Magic, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer’s latest gaming-focused smartphone, at the…

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Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop launched in India, price starts at RS 65,999

Taiwanese electronics brand Acer on Thursday launched its all new “Nitro 5” gaming laptop, with improved specifications, for Rs 65,999 for the AMD-based model and Rs 72,999 for the 6-Core Intel processor-based variant. “The new ‘Nitro 5’ has been developed for gamers who want powerful specs to enable great experiences on-the-go at affordable price point. The advanced features and the latest hardware with a refreshed striking exterior adds to its uniqueness and provides the feeling of intensity to a gamer,” Chandrahas Panigrahi, CMO and Consumer Business Head, Acer India, said…

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Google Nexus 6 Affected by Misbehaving ‘OK Google’ Voice Command, No Fix Yet

HIGHLIGHTS OK Google has not been working for Nexus users This issue has been persisting since two months Google acknowledged the issue last month, but hasn’t rolled a fix yet Google Nexus 6 is now four years old, and it stopped receiving security or Android updates from the tech giant a while ago. Now, many users who are still using the smartphone have started complaining about a fault with the ‘OK Google’ voice command. Apparently, the Nexus 6 opens the “Access your Assistant with Voice Match” setup page, every time it…

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Samsung Galaxy On Smartphone With Infinity Display Tipped to Launch Soon

Samsung India is said to be set to launch a new online exclusive smartphone under its Galaxy On brand with Infinity Display in the first week of July. The new Galaxy On smartphone will come with Super AMOLED display technology and will sport 4GB RAM and 64 GB of inbuilt storage, industry sources told IANS on Tuesday. The new Samsung Galaxy On smartphone, running on Samsung’s Exynos processor, will be in the highly-competitive mid-price segment dominated by the Chinese players. Samsung will also roll out a digital campaign before the launch…

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Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018), and Nokia 8 to Receive Face Unlock in ‘Coming Months’

  HIGHLIGHTS HMD Global is bringing a Face Unlock feature to list of Nokia phones It includes Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018), and Nokia 8 The new feature will be available in the coming months via an OTA update Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6 (2018), and last year’s Nokia 8 will receive a Face Unlock feature, HMD Global announced in a tweet. While the schedule of the update hasn’t been revealed yet, the Finnish company has confirmed that the feature will debut on all the four Nokia models in…

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Huawei-Samsung Patent Case Shows Chinese Courts’ Rising Clout

A smartphone patent fight between Huawei Technologies Co and Samsung Electronics Co could reach a global resolution through a ruling by a Chinese court, a development that reflects the growing attractiveness of China as a quick and effective forum for intellectual property disputes. The size of the US market and the strength of the country’s independent judiciary have historically given its courts the final say in most big cross-border patent disputes. Legal experts say US courts’ pre-eminence in intellectual property matters has helped foster a culture of innovation that China wants to emulate. The case is…

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Run, Don’t Walk to Replace Your iPhone Battery

HIGHLIGHTS Apple last month acknowledged it slows down iPhones with older batteries Apple apologised for not communicating this to users, and dropped prices Users can get their battery replaced for significantly less money now Rarely is tech advice this cut-and-dry: If you bought an iPhone in 2016 or earlier, make an appointment at a Genius Bar (or Apple support centre) as soon as possible. Apple just started a program that can make old iPhones feel new again – for just $29 (Rs. 2,000 plus taxes in India). An Apple store or repair shop will…

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Redmi 5 vs Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi 5A: Price in India, Specifications, Features Compared

Redmi 5 also competes against its sibling Redmi Y1 in the sub-Rs. 10,000 segment HIGHLIGHTS Redmi 5 is available in India at starting price of Rs. 7,999 Redmi Note 5 Pro sports a dual rear camera setup Redmi 5A is the cheapest among the other Redmi models Xiaomi on Wednesday launched the Redmi 5 in India to once again disrupt the budget segment. The new Redmi phone has compelling features, including a thin-bezel display and selfie light. Also, there is a metal build that comes in multiple colour options to persuade customers looking for an…

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