Ryanair is hiring 125 pilots to clean up its cancellations ‘mess’ — and could force 500 existing pilots to change holiday plans

Ryanair is hiring 125 pilots to avoid additional flight cancellations and could force 500 existing pilots to change holiday plans. According to Sky News, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said on Thursday that that the firm would recruit 125 pilots in the next week or two and increase pay for others. He also said the airline is […]

Essential Ends Up Sharing User Information Thanks to Bungled Verification Email

Andy Rubin, the CEO of Essential Products, has apologised after a misconfigured email was sent to people who pre-ordered the Essential Phone seeking photo ID (such as driving licences, state ID, passport) information. Because of the email misconfiguration, customers who replied to the email with their personal information ending up sending it to all those who had […]

How to Set Up Your Own Spotify Rival to Stream Music for Free

If you’re looking to get your music fix today, chances are you’ll open up a streaming service such as Spotify, or Apple Music. But despite the ubiquity of these apps, there are artists who maintain exclusivity on their work: Jay Z’s 4:44 is still not on Spotify, Beyoncé’s Lemonade is only on Tidal, and Adele’s 25 didn’t hit […]

Spice launches 8 mobiles priced up to Rs 9,500

A joint venture of Transsion Holdings and Spice Mobility today launched an all-new portfolio of eight mobile devices including five feature phones and three smartphones. The new product portfolio offers aesthetically designed and stylish phone with features that would stand out and appeal to the youth. The phones have been priced between Rs 850 and […]

ITC’s cigarettes business lit up Q1 results but cess hike a wet blanket

ITC Ltd’s June quarter results give an idea of what might have been had the government not sharply hiked the cess on cigarettes. Cigarette sales rose by 6.6% from a year ago, while this segment’s profit rose by 9%. This was in a period when destocking by dealers led to most consumer companies reporting lower […]

Blizzard Shakes Up The eSports Scene By Unveiling The First Seven Teams For Overwatch League

Blizzard has announced the names of the owners of its first seven Overwatch League teams and some of them are big players in traditional sports. Overwatch has been a massive success for Blizzard, but it is clear that the company is hoping to do something special with Overwatch League. Blizzard’s approach to the Overwatch League is very […]

Smart Speaker Breaks Up Domestic Violence Before It Got Worse: Here’s What Happened

The always-listening feature of smart speakers may be considered by some as an invasion of privacy, but in an incident involving such a device in New Mexico, it helped break up a domestic violence case before it took a turn for the worse. The smart home device, earlier reported as the Google Home but later updated as […]

Apple Sets Up New UK Office at Imagination’s Doorstep

Amid a bitter stand-off with Britain-based micro-chip company Imagination Technologies, Apple sent a stern message by opening an office in its proximity. The tech giant planted its flag by renting a 22,500 square-foot office in St Albans just a few miles from Imagination’s headquarters in Hertfordshire village of Kings Langley, the Telegraph reported on Saturday. The company […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Design Revealed With Leaked Screen Protector, Cases Already Up for Pre-Orders

Earlier this week, Slickwraps CEO Jonathan Endicott shareda render of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and at the time we mentioned how smartphone accessory makers usually get a glimpse of the device ahead of everybody else to get the dimensions and cut-outs of the handset right. Now, the cases for the Galaxy Note 8 are already up for […]