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OnePlus 5 review: This mid-range Android phone is speedy inside, but stale outside

There are certain things you can usually count on in a OnePlus phone: great performance, an awesome price, and a touch of originality. But with the OnePlus 5, you’re only getting the first two parts of the three-part equation. The OnePlus 5 is packed with the latest components on the inside, but its display is nothing special. It’s still a ... Read More »

EU Said to Fine Google With Record Fine This Week

HIGHLIGHTS EU to order Google a fine of around EUR 2 billion this Tuesday Google had been accused of dominating in its search results EU had earlier fined Apple a huge sum of EUR 13 billion The EU’s powerful antitrust regulator will slap Google with a record fine as early as Tuesday in another European blow against a US tech ... Read More »

The Muslim Law Board has proposed a social boycott of men who use triple talaq – but is this legal?

The Supreme Court is expected to pronounce its verdict on the constitutional validity of triple talaq soon, having concluded hearings in the case on Thursday. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board – an NGO that claims to represent India’s Muslims – is doing all it can to convince the court not to ban the practice. In one of its ... Read More »

Samsung to Showcase ‘World’s First Stretchable Display’ at SID 2017 This Week

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung will showcase world’s first stretchable panel during the SID 2017 The company said its display can stretch as much as 12mm when pressed Samsung Display plans to showcase 9.1-inch versions of the OLED display Samsung on Monday said it will showcase the world’s first “stretchable” panel during the SID 2017 hosted by the Society for Information Display US ... Read More »

This computer language is teaching kids to code

“What are you making?” he’d ask. And they would proudly say, “A game!” or whatever it was, and begin showing him how it works. Zuckerberg would stop them. “Show me the code!” he’d say, because, well, he’s Zuckerberg, and any occasion is ripe for an ad hoc programming review. And that’s when the kid would click on a menu that ... Read More »

This is how the bloated TV bundle collapses

Allow me to relay a few recent events in the TV world that might not seem too significant on their own, but together portend disaster for the bloated TV bundle: On Tuesday, Disney announced a 3-percent decline in pay-TV profits last quarter, driven by ESPN’s higher programming costs and reduced subscriber base. ESPN has lost 12 million subscribers since since ... Read More »

THE INTERNET IS FREAKING THE HELL OUT OVER THIS CREEPY VIRAL PHOTO

It takes you a moment. At first you think you’re looking at just another selfie of a couple. Every day, people are posting millions of these online. Then you see it. Just over the girl’s right shoulder, in the mirror—the back of the guy’s head, just like normal—and the girl’s evilly grinning twin. As the Daily Mail determined upon probing this photo by ... Read More »

Six partners to leave Freshfields this month as part of finance restructuring

Six finance partners will leave Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer at the end of this month, while two others will be deequitised from the partnership, as the firm completes a restructuring of its global finance practice. Five of the partners leaving the firm are based in London, while one is based in New York. In London, they include City aviation finance partner ... Read More »

This Weekend’s PC Game Deals: The light at the end of the wallet

This Weekend’s PC Game Deals is a roundup of games – old, new, or soon to be released – that are available at a great price and can be activated on Steam, Origin, or Uplay – sometimes even good old games that are DRM-free. Origin is back to giving away timeless classics, and this time they’re offering Syberia II to ... Read More »

 Betsy DeVos’s Education Agenda Can Be Overturned. This City Shows How.

Demonstrators in Philadelphia protest “doomsday budget” that would cut funding for assistant principals, guidance counselors, music and athletics programs, May 30, 2013.(AP / Matt Rourke)  Last month, with the help of a tie-breaker vote, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos squeaked through one of the most humiliating confirmations ever for a cabinet official. In the weeks leading up to the vote, millions ... Read More »