Fairphone 3 is a normal smartphone with ethical shine – gpgmail

[ad_1] How long have you been using your current smartphone? The answer for an increasing number of consumers is years, plural. After all, why upgrade every year when next year’s model is almost exactly the same as the device you’re holding in your hand? Dutch social enterprise Fairphone sees this as an opportunity to sell […]

Xiaomi has shipped 100 million smartphones in India – gpgmail

[ad_1] Xiaomi said on Friday it has shipped over 100 million smartphones in India, its most important market, since beginning operations in the nation five years ago. The company cited figures from research firm IDC in its claim. The Chinese giant, which has held the top smartphone vendor position in India for eight straight quarters […]

Sources say China used iPhone hacks to target Uyghur Muslims – gpgmail

[ad_1] A number of malicious websites used to hack into iPhones over a two-year period were targeting Uyghur Muslims, gpgmail has learned. Sources familiar with the matter said the websites were part of a state-backed attack — likely China — designed to target the Uyghur community in the country’s Xinjiang state. It’s part of the […]

Kaszek Ventures raises $600 million in two funds as Latin America’s startup market booms – gpgmail

[ad_1] Kaszek Ventures, the investment firm that has been one of the primary architects of the recent boom in startup financing and growth in Latin America, has just raised $600 million across two new funds. The new commitments (raised in roughly two months) put Kaszek’s total capital under management at roughly $1 billion, making the […]

Apple reportedly launching new iPhone Pro and iPads with better cameras, 16-inch MacBook Pro and new AirPods – gpgmail

[ad_1] Apple is getting ready for its usual fall iPhone launch event, which is rumored to be happening September 10, though the event hasn’t been officially confirmed this year. A new report from Bloomberg offers a preview of the lineup of hardware products it’s looking to debut this year. There are new iPhones, of course, […]

Tech companies get a reprieve thanks to a reversal from the President on tariffs – gpgmail

[ad_1] President Donald Trump and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative have issued technology companies some temporary tariff relief. Citing an unwillingness to hit consumers with higher prices on things like computers, mobile phones, laptops, video game consoles, computer monitors, clothes and shoes before the holidays, the President and his trade reps are holding […]

Zindi rallies Africa’s data scientists to crowd-solve local problems – gpgmail

[ad_1] Zindi is convening Africa’s data scientists to create AI solutions for complex problems. Founded in 2018, the Cape Town-based startup allows companies, NGOs or government institutions to host online competitions around data-oriented challenges. Zindi’s platform also coordinates a group of more than 4,000 data scientists based in Africa who can enroll to join a […]

Startups BRCK and Swvl partner on free WiFi for Kenyan ride-hail buses – gpgmail

[ad_1] Nairobi based internet hardware and service startup BRCK and Egyptian ride-hail venture Swvl are partnering to bring WiFI and online entertainment to on-demand bus service in Kenya. BRCK will install its routers on Swvl vehicles in Kenya and run its Moja service, which offers free public WiFi—internet, music, and entertainment—subsidized by commercial partners. Founded […]

Google’s Pixel 4 smartphone will have motion control and face unlock – gpgmail

[ad_1] Google’s Pixel 4 is coming out later this year, and it’s getting the long reveal treatment thanks to a decision this year from Google to go ahead and spill some of the beans early, rather than saving everything for one big final unveiling closer to availability. A new video posted by Google today about […]

Google says it doubled Pixel sales year-over-year – gpgmail

[ad_1] It looks like the mid-range Pixel 3a is the hit Google surely hoped it would be. Alphabet reported some pretty good earnings today, but the company’s report tends to be pretty generic, given that it doesn’t provide details for its different business units inside of Google and its other segments. That’s not to say […]