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Month: December 2018

Xiao Wang Is Disabled, 7 Years After Selling His Kidney For IPhone 4

Back in 2011, a young man in China was dying for an Apple iPhone 4, which was the company’s hot new phone at the time. 17-year old Xiao Wang made a deal that gave him enough cash to purchase the device, but at a very high cost. Wang sold one of his kidneys for the […]

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Dell Returns to Market With NYSE Listing, Years After It Went Private

Dell Technologies returned to public markets on Friday, nearly six years after the company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell took it private in what was then the biggest buyout since the financial crisis of 2008. The computer maker is trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘DELL’, after it bought […]

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Facebook Seeks Indian IT Companies Help to Solve its Fake News Issues

Facebook has beefed up outsourcing to Indian IT companies for content moderation, anti-money laundering and data analytics, according to a report by Economic Times. The popular social media network is continuously facing global pressure and scrutiny to hinder the spread of fake news or fraud on its platform. Following which, the company has boosted outsourcing […]

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Huawei’s Smartphone Shipments Exceed 200 mn Units in 2018

Riding on the success of the P20, Mate 20 and Nova series, Huawei on Wednesday said its smartphone shipments for 2018 exceeded 200 million units, a new all-time high for the Chinese phone maker. Huawei surpassed Apple to become the world’s second-largest smartphone seller in the world first in the second quarter of this year […]

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Apple’s New iPhone XS Max Explodes in Ohio Man’s Trouser Pocket

Apple is facing a lawsuit from an Ohio man who claims his three-week old iPhone XS Max caught fire in his trouser pocket. Josh Hillard from Columbus, Ohio reported that he felt “large amount of heat” and ‘strange smell’ coming from his iPhone XS Max. Moments later, the phone started to emit green and yellow […]

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Tesla Names Close Musk Friend Larry Ellison to Board

Tesla on Friday named Oracle Corp co-founder Larry Ellison, a shareholder and self-described close friend of Chief Executive Elon Musk, to its board to provide the independent oversight demanded by US regulators after Musk tweeted about taking the electric carmaker private. The move is meant to usher Tesla past months of turbulence following Musk’s August […]

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Cyber Attack Hits U.S. Newspaper Distribution

A cyber attack caused major printing and delivery disruptions on Saturday at the Los Angeles Times and other major U.S. newspapers, including ones owned by Tribune Publishing Co such as the Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun. The cyber attack appeared to originate outside the United States, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing a source with […]

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Lady Gaga Teases an Anime Cyborg at Her Las Vegas Concert

Lady Gaga has been teasing a new animated character on social media as part of her Las Vegas residency show. It looks to be a cyborg with long blue hair and the ability to fly through space, a character that Gaga was also dressed as on Friday. In a short, mysterious clip posted to YouTube […]

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China Restarts Video Game Approvals After Months-Long Freeze

China on Saturday approved the release of 80 online video games after a freeze on such approvals for most of the year. However, the approved titles, listed on the website of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, did not include games from industry leader Tencent Holdings Ltd China, the world’s biggest […]

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Privacy Lawsuit Over Facial Recognition in Google Photos Dismissed by Federal Judge

A lawsuit filed against Google by consumers who claimed the search engine’s photo sharing and storage service violated their privacy was dismissed on Saturday by a U.S. judge who cited a lack of “concrete injuries.” U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang in Chicago granted a Google motion for summary judgment, saying the court lacked “subject matter […]

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