Author Archives: Loknath Das

Apple downplays last week’s reports of iPhone XR’s production cuts

In an interview with CNET, Greg Joswiak — Vice President of Apple’s product marketing made a comment about the ongoing sales of the latest entry-level iPhone offering from Apple. Carefully worded, he said that the iPhone XR “has been our most popular iPhone each and every day since the day it became available.” This comes just a week after The ... Read More »

Amazon, Google and Samsung top list of tech R&D spending

According to data gathered by PwC, covering the fiscal year ending on June 30 2018, Amazon, Alphabet, Samsung and Intel are all in the top five in terms of research and development spending. Amazon topped the list for the second year in a row with $22.6B spent on R&D and Google’s Alphabet parent company was second with $16.2B. Samsung retained ... Read More »

Asus Zenfone Max M2 and Pro M2 specs and images leak

The Asus Zenfone Max M2 and the Pro M2 have showed up on a few occasions in the last few weeks in leaks and teasers but the new report is a bit more revealing than you’d expect. It has almost all the specs and renders that you’d need. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 WinFuture brings us detailed renders showing the ... Read More »

ZTE wants to do display holes for the earpiece now

The hate for notches and the push for higher screen-to-body ratios are about to create the latest craze of punch holes in the displays. There aren’t smartphones with camera holes in their front panels yet Samsung, Lenovo and Huawei are about to launch a trio of those next month. And now we learn ZTE is looking into holes in the ... Read More »

Education notes: BASIS educator named ‘Charter Teacher of the Year’

BASIS educator named ‘top charter teacher’ BASIS Tucson North’s John Rosinbum has been named the Arizona Charter Schools Association 2018 Teacher of the Year. Rosinbum teaches AP U.S. history and AP research courses at BASIS. The Charter School Association honored Rosinbum, saying he goes the extra mile to help his students and the BASIS network grow to their full potential ... Read More »

Great ways to trim your Internet bill

You can cut your landline and sever your cable, but if you want to stream the new season of “House of Cards,” you need to hang on to your Internet. File Image: IOL You can cut your land line and sever your cable TV, but if you want to stream the new season of “House of Cards,” you need to ... Read More »

OnePlus 6T gets OxygenOS 9.0.6 update with improved unlocking experience and image processing

Today OnePlus has started rolling out the newest OxygenOS build for the 6T. This is OxygenOS 9.0.6, and it brings with it a bunch of improvements. Chief among those is the supposedly better unlocking experience, alongside the optimized camera image processing. You also get further optimized standby power consumption, as well as general (and unnamed) bug fixes and improvements. Issues ... Read More »

Asus officially teases Zenfone Max Pro (M2), promises next generation gaming

Asus Indonesia tweeted out an official teaser for the Zenfone Max Pro (M2), which is slightly misleading and tries to suggest that the phone has a triple camera, even though it doesn’t. We saw as much in the leaked video review. Official Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M2) teaser The second generation Pro will be unveiled on December 11 and the ... Read More »

This town is running an experiment that could help bring internet to millions of people

Thomas Hedger BLANK SPACES This town is running an experiment that could help bring internet to millions of people By Mike Murphy in Sault Ste. Marie, MichiganNovember 20, 2018 “You see that hill over there beyond the tree line? That’s Canada.” Pointing northwest, Steve Mason leads me and Cory Heigl, his boss at Packerland Communications, a local internet provider in ... Read More »

Honor 10 Lite key specs revealed by pre-order listing

When Honor announced the arrival date of the Honor 10 Lite on Weibo, the post did not include any specs. Hours later it appeared on Vmall, Huawei’s own online store, where an arrival date and some basic features were revealed. The new device will have Kirin 710 chipset and GPU Turbo pre-installed. Honor 10 Lite in three colors at TENAA ... Read More »