Tag Archives: US

H-1B visa holders drive innovation, help build economy: US lawmakers

The announcement about the proposal came days after reports emerged that the Trump administration was considering tightening H-1B visa rules that could lead to deportation of 750,000 Indians. Photo: AP Washington: Asserting that H-1B visa holders drive innovation and help build and strengthen the American economy, top US lawmakers on Tuesday backed the Trump administration’s decision that it was not considering ... Read More »

Ten genuinely great things the internet gave us in 2017, featuring baby hippos

Unless you’re a corporation hoarding billions of dollars in offshore tax shelters, 2017 has not been a good year. From Trump’s Twitter tantrums to the constant stream of alerts about natural disasters, the news has offered little in the way of happy distraction. What is a milkshake duck? And why isn’t it the word of the year? Read more But ... Read More »

Apple Sees Sharp Increase in US National Security Requests

HIGHLIGHTS National security related requests quadrupled for Apple in the first half Apple said it had received 13,250 – 13,499 national security requests Google said it had received between 0 and 499 National Security Letters Apple Inc has received more than four times as many national-security related requests from the US government in the first half of this year versus a ... Read More »

Hotstar Android TV App Launched, Available in India, the US, and Canada

After years of clamouring from subscribers, Hotstar has finally released an app for Android TV – adding to its slate of Apple TV and Fire TV Stick apps – which means some of us don’t have to use a Chromecast to get the Hotstar experience on the big screen any more. It’s available via the Google Play store in India, the US, and Canada. The Hotstar app for Android TV ... Read More »

Asus launches the Zenfone 4 Pro, Zenfone 4, and 5.2″ Zenfone 4 Max in the US

Today Asus is significantly expanding the Zenfone 4 family of smartphones in the US. The Taiwanese company launched the 5.5″ Zenfone 4 Max stateside last month, and now it’s being joined by a bunch of its siblings. Zenfone 4 Pro Let’s start with the top of the line offering, in effect Asus’ flagship handset at the moment. This one features a 5.5″ ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) reaches the US on November 1, priced at $229.99

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) is almost ready to make its debut in the US. Today the Korean company has officially announced that the tablet is headed to that market, where it will be released on November 1. You’ll be able to pick one up from Samsung’s own online store, in two colors: black and silver. The Galaxy Tab A ... Read More »

Deal: iPhone 7 prices drop in the US

Not impressed with the iPhone 8? Then how about a good deal on an iPhone 7 – a 256GB model for $600. Apple no longer offers those, but it would charge you $650 for the 128GB model. This deal comes courtesy of T-Mobile USA. If you prefer to get the phone on a 24-month credit, then you can pay $25 a month ... Read More »

Google’s Android Pay gains support for 24 new financial institutions in US

The ever expanding list of Android Pay supported banks/financial institutions has been updated yet again. This time, a total of 24 new names have been added, including Bank of Idaho, Beehive Federal Credit Union, Citizens Bank (WI), Community National Bank & Trust of Texas, and Duke University FCU. Other names are First Community Bank (TX), Great Plains Bank, Guaranty Bank ... Read More »

Computer insecurity affects us all

We depend on computers to run our world but our current infrastructure for linking our machines is poorly designed and lacks basic protections. This comes down to three things: The physical ‘stuff’ that makes up the internet, including computers, WiFi equipment and all the bits and pieces that your data pass through to get to their destination; The software that ... Read More »

Hunting Yankee is a North Korean game about shooting US soldiers

In 2011, THQ released Homefront, a first-person shooter that pits the citizens of America against invading North Korean soldiers. Six years later, it’s time for the Norks to get some payback: As reported by state-run media outlet Arirang-Meari(via NK News), a North Korean developer has released a new game called Hunting Yankee, a “3D amusement” in which you “shoot down American men with ... Read More »