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THE FCC SAYS NET NEUTRALITY CRIPPLES INVESTMENT. THAT’S NOT TRUE

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Chair Ajit Pai saysthe agency’s net-neutrality rules are discouraging investment, leaving consumers with fewer, and less robust, choices for internet service, and potentially widening the digital divide. Broadband providers’ own financial reports tell a different story. In its proposal to repeal the rules, which were enacted in 2015, the FCC cites industry-funded studies concluding that investment in internet infrastructure declined 3 ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Update Needs Testers, Says Company

HIGHLIGHTS All Mi A1 users are eligible to apply for the program Active users on the MIUI Global Forum will be selected for testing Xiaomi warns that this will not be a stable build Xiaomi is now inviting applications from beta testers for the Android 8.0 Oreo update that will roll out soon on the Xiaomi Mi A1. The announcement, posted on the official MIUI website, ... Read More »

HP India Says It Hopes to Capture 30 Percent of Gaming Laptop Market

Tech giant HP is placing big bets on the Indian gaming market and aims to garner 30 percent share in the nascent but fast-growing category. The company had unveiled its ‘Omen’ lineup of gaming laptops in India earlier this year, and has already captured 25 percent share, HP India Managing Director Sumeer Chandra told PTI. “We have seen pretty good penetration in small amount ... Read More »

OnePlus Downplays Backdoor Issue on Testing App, Says OTA Update Will Remove Root Access

OnePlus received fresh criticism from experts as well as users of the OnePlus 3, 3T, and 5 for leaving behind a testing app that could leave a backdoor, allowing root access to be gained without unlocking the phone. The Chinese company has finally come out and defended its move. OnePlus has downplayed the root access exploit, and said even this access ... Read More »

Comio Says It’s Now Making Smartphones in India, Details Plans to Strengthen Brand Presence

HIGHLIGHTS Comio C1 was launched in August at Rs. 5,999 Comio C2 was launched in October at Rs. 7,199 Comio S1 was launched in August at Rs. 8,999 Comio on Monday announced that three of its budget Android smartphones, the C1, C2, and S1, were now being assembled in India through contract manufacturers, V-Sun and Hipad Technology. To recall, the Comio C1 and S1 had ... Read More »

BlackBerry Patent Licensing Director Victor Schubert Says He Has Left the Company

A key attorney executing BlackBerry Ltd’s patent licensing strategy has left the company, the second recent departure from the team tasked with making money from the Canadian company’s intellectual property. Victor Schubert, who was a licensing director for BlackBerry, told Reuters in a brief LinkedIn message that he was no longer with the company. He did not say when he left ... Read More »

Private health savings worth just 70c a week to young people, Labor says

The Australian Medical Association president says the Coalition’s private health reforms are ‘a start in the right direction’ but will not solve affordability. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP The Australian Medical Association and some health funds have questioned the extent of consumer savings under the Coalition’s private health revamp, while one consumer group has suggested discounts for young people will entrench a ... Read More »

Sisodia says Baijal blocking higher education loans for Delhi students, L-G denies claim

Addressing a press conference, Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said any political rivalry with them should be kept aside when it comes to education of students.(Burhaan Kinu/HT FILE) The Delhi government said it will not be able to give higher education loan to students this year and accused the Lieutenant Governor of refusing to approve the scheme that was sent to ... Read More »

Building health AIs should be UK ambition, says strategy review

A wide-ranging, UK government-commissioned industrial strategy review of the life sciences sector, conducted by Oxford University’s Sir John Bell, has underlined the value locked up in publicly funded data held by the country’s National Health Service — and called for a new regulatory framework to be established in order to “capture for the UK the value in algorithms generated using NHS data”. The NHS ... Read More »

Amazon Says No Problem Hiring in UK Despite Brexit Uncertainties, Eyes 450 More Jobs

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon is planning about 450 tech jobs in Britain despite Brexit Amazon has so far invested around $8.3 billion in the UK The firm is hoping to add more employees by the end of this year Amazon has had no problem hiring staff in Britain and plans an extra 450 high tech jobs, its UK boss said, despite the uncertain ... Read More »