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NO INFLATION? TECHNOLOGY MAY HAVE LEFT IT BACK IN THE 20TH CENTURY

During her speech to the National Association of Business Economics on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made a rather startling admission: The Fed may have “misspecified” its models for inflation and “misjudged” the strength of wages and the job market. Leaving aside the odd choice of words, Yellen—true to her training and temperament—proved herself more interested in understanding the world as ... Read More »

Sharp Aquos S2 sells out in China, back again on August 18

Chinese e-tailer JD.com started selling the Sharp Aquos S2 on the 14th and less than 24 hours later there are no more units left. There will be another batch available on August 18, but you’ll need to register first. The bezel-less phone is priced at CNY 2,500 locally for a unit with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. There is an international version – CNY ... Read More »

First live images of the iPhone 8 back surface

Apple is yet to announce a date for the iPhone 8 launch. But with the event closing in, the leaks are coming at a faster pace. The latest lead we have about the design is an image from the Foxconn factory. A picture of the iPhone 8 back is taken right before it is packaged and transferred to another line of production ... Read More »

Gadgets have snatched away our peace of mind. It’s time we went back to nature

Children enjoy pre-monsoon rain in New Delhi, June 28(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO) I woke up earlier than usual that morning. Gradually, when I regained my senses, I felt another sound apart from the sound of the air-conditioner that had broken my slumber. The sound has a unique rhythm and melody. It ebbs and flows and follows a pattern. It was ... Read More »

Rockstar Games, Take Two seem to back off of PC game modders

Earlier this month, Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two angered the PC gaming community after sending a cease and desist letter to the developers of the OpenIV modding tool. OpenIV allowed people to create modifications for GTA IV and GTA V single player, but according to its creators, the letter said their tool could “allow third parties to defeat security features ... Read More »

Britain’s May asks G7 to back moves to tackle internet extremism

  British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge the world’s major industrialized nations on Friday to unite to force technology companies to tackle “extremist material” and stop militants who are moving their fight “from the battlefield to the internet”. A senior British government source said May, attending her first G7 meeting since becoming prime minister last year, will say social ... Read More »

A Look Back at Some of Roger Moore’s Best Bond Gadgets

Roger Moore, who was among the more famous of the many actors to play James Bond, has died aged 89. We thought it would be good to celebrate him and the Bond movies by looking back at some of the best Bond gadgets, especially the ones that are now becoming reality. Bond’s early smartwatches A lot of Bond gadgets foresaw how ... Read More »

Only the 5-inch iPhone 8 to have a glass back, wireless charging

Another day, another contradicting iPhone rumor – when will it end? Well, next September is a pretty safe assumption. Anyway, in today’s batch of supposed specs for the future iPhone we have a 5-inch model that will be fitted with wireless (or rather, inductive) charging capability. Based on ‘reliable sources’ from Taiwan, Japanese blog Macotacara reports that only this 5-inch ... Read More »

LeEco,X10,gets,benchmarked,,will,have,dual,cameras,on,the,front,and,the,back

Back in November China’s TENAA certified the upcoming LeEco Le X850 for sale in the country, though it still hasn’t launched. And now it looks like the same handset (or a slightly different version of it) was put through the paces of GFXBench, which as usual has resulted in a pretty complete listing of its specs on the benchmark’s website. ... Read More »

Truecaller gets Call Me Back feature for Android

Truecaller rolled out an updated version of its app on Google Play today. The 7.82 version has Call Me Back feature that ensures that at any given point of time you can see if your contact is busy, non-reachable or for some reason is blocking the call. Users will also receive push notifications for missed calls in order to not ... Read More »