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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Merkel & Macron Apply Sticking Plaster On Fracturing Europe

Authored by Finian Cunningham via The Strategic Culture Foundation, When German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron signed a new Franco-German Treaty last week in the historic city of Aachen it had pomp and gravitas as background setting. But in the foreground, figuratively speaking, the two leaders are beset by jarring political problems in both their respective countries, ... Read More »

Huawei Nova 4 launches in the UAE

Huawei has officially announced the Nova 4 for the Middle East, a mid-ranged phone with a a 25MP selfie camera poking through the ‘hole punch’/pinhole. Compared to the notched Nova 3, that’s a significant increase in display real-estate which Huawei now claims at 91.8%Huawei has priced the Nova 4 at AED 1,799 and it will be available in the UAE ... Read More »

OPPO: Exploring the future of 5G smartphones

As consumers gear up to embrace 5G broadband in 2019, many global players are competing to build—and own—this space. Smartphones are going to be how most of us first experience 5G, and a few companies, like OPPO, have invested heavily in 5G smartphone tech.The company has gained global attention over the last several years as a promoter of 5G product ... Read More »

Chat app Line’s mobile payment service is getting its own Visa card

Brown, Cony and the gang are coming to a credit card near you in Japan. Line, the messaging app company behind the cute sticker characters, announced today that it is bringing its payment service to plastic through a tie-in with Visa. Line is Japan’s largest chat app with an estimated 50 million registered users. The cards will be released later this ... Read More »

Altice to acquire majority stake in OTT startup Molotov

Telecom company Altice is about to close a significant investment in French startup Molotov — the two companies have entered into exclusive negotiations. While terms of the deal are undisclosed, Altice should end up with a majority stake in Molotov for hundreds of millions of euros. This is an interesting move as it greatly increases the reach of Molotov and ... Read More »

As Midwest Freezes, Aussie Heatwave Reaches Record Highs

While Midwest America hunkers down for the coldest temperatures in a generation, temperature records have also tumbled across South Australia, with the city of Adelaide experiencing its hottest day on record. Life-threatening cold is sweeping across Chicago… As Australians face animal culls, mass fish deaths across the nation,  roads melting, and bats falling from trees… Adelaide hit 46.6C, the hottest temperature recording ... Read More »

America’s Shameful War

Authored by Eric Margolis, An ancient Hindu prayer says, ‘Lord Shiva, save us from the claw of the tiger, the fang of the cobra, and the vengeance of the Afghan.’ The United States, champion of freedom and self-determination, is now in its 18th year of colonial war in Afghanistan. This miserable, stalemated conflict is America’s longest and most shameful war. ... Read More »

Netflix phishing scam targeting Aussies via dodgy emails

The latest nefarious plot to steal Aussie web users’ private information has landed, with the latest scam taking the guise of an email from Netflix.The campaign has been targeting Netflix users across Australia, with users reporting having been sent an email from an address posing as the legitimate support team for the streaming service, with styling and a logo that ... Read More »

iRobot’s robotic lawnmower was 10 years in the making

Meet Terra, the latest product line from iRobot destined to be forever known as the “Roomba for lawns.” There are worse names, of course. After all, with the Roomba line, iRobot was able do what countless startups have tried and failed before and after — introduce a truly mainstream home robot. If the Massachusetts-based hardware company is able to do ... Read More »

$1 Billion China-Financed LA Skyscraper Complex Mysteriously Halts Construction

One of the biggest real estate development projects in downtown Los Angeles has suddenly stopped, potentially as a result of the project’s Chinese financing drying up – or an FBI investigation. The LA Times reports that Oceanwide Plaza, a $1 billion condominium/hotel/retail complex across the street from the Staples Center that is expected to be a key part of a ... Read More »