Free Amazon Packages Keep Coming to This Couple – And They Want It to Stop

The first items to arrive were the plastic fan – which plugs into your computer’s USB port – and the phone charger that doubles as an electric hand warmer. It was October. Kelly Gallivan, 68, remembers seeing the Amazon box addressed to her husband sitting outside their Acton, Massachusetts, house. She brought it inside, opened it and […]

The New ‘Qualified Business Income Deduction’ Varies Based On Your Business Type – Or Does It?

Two short weeks ago, we dissected perhaps the most widely-anticipated but least-understood aspect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: the new deduction available to business owners. As a reminder, under the new law, after January 1, 2018, the owner of a: sole proprietorship reported directly on Schedule C rental activity reported directly on Schedule E S corporation, […]

Qualcomm Sues Apple for Breach of Contract, Says It Shared Information With Intel

Qualcomm Inc has sued Apple Inc, alleging that it violated a software licence contract to benefit rival chipmaker Intel Corp for making broadband modems, the latest salvo in the longstanding dispute between Qualcomm and Apple. Qualcomm said in a lawsuit filed in California state court in San Diego on Wednesday that Apple used its commercial leverage to demand unprecedented […]

Jio Phone Production Being Stopped? Reliance Jio Says It Is Still ‘Committed’ to the Feature Phone

With some reports on Monday suggesting Reliance Jio is already looking to look away from its much-hyped Jio Phone, the company has said that it is still committed to the 4G feature phone that was announced at the Reliance AGM in July. Jio had earlier claimed to have received 6 million pre-bookings for the Jio Phone and the company insists […]

Xiaomi Says It Shipped More Than 10 Million Smartphones Last Month

September was a big month for Xiaomi. The Chinese smartphone maker shipped more than 10 million smartphones last month across all the markets where it operates, Xiaomi’s chief executive officer Lei Jun said. A thrilled and happy Jun, who shared the announcement, thanked employees and partners. The company also reached a major milestone in India. Roughly […]

Micromax Says It Has Sold 2 Million Bharat 2 Smartphones Since Launch

Home-grown handsets maker Micromax has sold two million Bharat 2 smartphones by August-end, five months since launch. The company is working on expanding its Bharat Series with three new smartphones – Bharat 2 Plus, Bharat 3, and Bharat 4 – Micromax said in a statement. These new phones will be available in offline retail stores in the next fortnight, it […]

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 […]

Essential PH-1 makes it through the FCC, might be water resistant

We haven’t heard anything from Essential since the company announced the PH-1 and then took pre-sale reservations. Andy Rubin has previously said that it was not going to ask for reservations if the phone wasn’t going to be available soon thereafter. Well it looks like Essential is right on track because today, the company’s PH-1 […]

Internet extremism and how to combat it

  In the wake of Britain’s third major attack in three months, Prime Minister Theresa May called on governments to form international agreements to prevent the spread of extremism online. What are technology companies doing to make sure extremist videos and other terrorist content doesn’t spread across the internet? Internet companies use technology plus teams […]

Reliance Jio Says It Has 108.9 Million Subscribers, Confirms Home Broadband Trials

Reliance Jio user base stood at 108.9 million on March 31, as per a regulatory filing by Reliance Industries Limited. This figure shows a marginal rise in the company’s customer base since February, when it announced that it had breached the 100 million-users mark. Since the announcement in February, Jio has launched offers to turn […]