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The lure of computers means Americans are sitting more than before

Despite the growing alarm about the harmful effects of sitting too much, Americans are sitting more than in the past — in part because people are spending more leisure time in front of the computers. The association between lots of sitting and bad health is now well-established, but there hasn’t been a lot of data on how sedentary Americans actually are, says Yin Cao, ... Read More »

The problem with Apple’s plan to sell services rather than gadgets

The usual hysteria around an Apple launch event this week took on a slightly unusual flavour. Instead of new gadgets making the headlines, it was intangible services to rent rather than own that spurred breathless tweeting from the assembled tech press in Silicon Valley. Announced were streaming TV (Apple TV+), digital news subscriptions (Apple News+), gaming (Apple Arcade) and an achingly-flash titanium ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A8s is now for sale, costs less than $450

Samsung was the first company to officially introduce a smartphone with a camera under the display. The device is called Galaxy A8s and has just appeared for sale at the Chinese online retailer JD.com. There is only one memory choice and a single price tag of CNY2,999, or under $450. Samsung Galaxy A8s was announced with either 6 or 8 ... Read More »

OnePlus sold 249% more 6T units in the US than 6, doesn’t rule out smaller phone for the future

Its partnership with T-Mobile has unsurprisingly helped OnePlus to move many more units of the 6T in the US than it did of its predecessor, the OnePlus 6. 249% more, to be exact. The figure comes straight from OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, speaking in an interview with PCMag. He hasn’t shared actual sales numbers, but did reveal that the entire ... Read More »

Motorola Moto G7 passes FCC, it’s closer to launch than expected

Even though it seems a bit too early for the Moto G7 to be coming around, Motorola might think otherwise as an FCC filing just came in, hinting of a nearing launch. After all, the Moto G6 series have been announced earlier this year. We could also potentially see the next mid-rangers as early as January or February. It’s all ... Read More »

Returns in shares are higher than from mutual funds

Photo: iStock Most great investors are known to have created wealth by investing directly in shares. Their success stories are part of investment folklore. Shares are always referred as the top wealth creating asset among all assets available. The returns on direct investments in certain stocks could be huge but at the same time some shares might underperform so badly ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Cheaper to Make Than iPhone X, But Costs More Than Galaxy Note 8: TechInsights

While it is cheaper than the Galaxy Note 8 for the consumers, the new Galaxy S9+ is apparently the most expensive Galaxy series phone to build. Samsung reportedly spends $379 (approximately Rs. 24,700) in manufacturing the Galaxy S9+. This is more than the cost incurred in producing the Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 as well as the Apple iPhone 8 Plus. However, the overall cost of goods sold (COGS) ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Drop Tests Show They Are Tougher Than iPhone X, Galaxy S8

Samsung claims that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ feature 20 percent thicker glass protection and a stronger 7-series aluminium frame, compared to their predecessors. A new drop test video puts that claim to the test. The video finds that despite being breakable, the Galaxy S9 models are more durable than the last year’s Galaxy S8 and iPhone X. Another video on YouTube compares the ruggedness of the ... Read More »

Windows 10 Finally More Popular Than Windows 7 Worldwide: StatCounter

HIGHLIGHTS Windows 10 had 42.78 percent of the desktop market share Windows 7’s share stood at 41.86 percent, according to StatCounter In India, Windows 7 still has 59.38 percent market share Windows 10 might finally be the most popular version of Windows out there. As per web analytics firm StatCounter, Windows 10 received 42.78 percent of the desktop market, finally ... Read More »

Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: One of these smart speakers is better than the other

When one product is better in one aspect, but it’s competitor is stronger in another, the easy answer is to recommend both. You might want a Sony TV in your home theater, for instance, but Anthem’s A/V receiver, Bowers & Wilkins’ speakers, and a subwoofer from SVS. Well that dog won’t hunt when it comes to smart speakers, especially if ... Read More »