LG G7 ThinQ to Sport Dual Cameras, Selfie Portrait Mode, Hide Notch Feature: Report

HIGHLIGHTS LG G7 ThinQ will let users hide the ‘notch’ AI to be at the core of LG G7 ThinQ The phone will come with superpixel feature for low-light images LG G7 ThinQ, the company’s next flagship smartphone, is slated for launch next month. The South Korean giant has already confirmed the naming and May 2 launch date for the handset. While most of the specifications of the smartphone have already leaked, new reports have revealed more details regarding the LG G7 ThinQ. The smartphone is expected to sport an iPhone-like notch and a…

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Middle Class Can Hope For A Big Tax Relief In Budget 2018-19, Says Report

Currently, there is no income tax slab for income between Rs. 10 lakh and Rs. 20 lakh HIGHLIGHTS Government reportedly contemplating to hike personal tax exemption limit Slabs should be enhanced for benefit of low income group: industry body Move to help tide over impact of increasing retail inflation, adds CII New Delhi: The country’s middle class can hope for a big relief in Budget for financial year 2018-19, which will also be the last regular Budget of the NDA government, as the finance ministry is contemplating to hike the…

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Huawei 2018 Roadmap Leaks, Will Launch 3 Variants of the P20 Series: Report

HIGHLIGHTS An Israeli distributor revealed the information at an event The P20 series to have three variants – P20, P20 Plus, P20 Lite Two other phones, with code names Maya and Salina, also to be launched Huawei is reportedly planning to launch three new smartphones as part of its 2018 roadmap. The Shenzen-based manufacturer will announce smartphones in its new flagship series, Huawei P20, in early 2018. At a press conference in Israel, held by Electra Consumer Products (an importer of Huawei phones), plans for the Huawei P20 series are claimed…

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HTC to Launch Limited Number of Smartphones in 2018: Report

HIGHLIGHTS HTC has struggled to make a comeback in the smartphone market The HTC U12 might also be launched sometime in 2018 HTC has posted a loss for all three quarters of 2017 HTC has been going through a rough patch for the past few years, thanks to slumping smartphone sales. According to a report, HTC is now expected to limit its frequency of smartphone releases for 2018. Additionally, the Taiwanese manufacturer is reportedly also planning to release a cheaper, mid-range version of the HTC U11+ in January 2018. A report by Digitimes claims that…

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OnePlus Left Behind a Testing App on Its Devices With Backdoor to Root Access: Report

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus reportedly installs a diagnostic app on its devices The company is looking into it, co-founder Pei said OnePlus 3, 3T, and 5 reportedly install the backdoor app OnePlus has landed in soup again just a few days ahead of the launch of its much-anticipated OnePlus 5T smartphone. The Chinese company has been found to leave behind an app on its recent devices that can act as a backdoor capable of providing root access without unlocking. For end users, this essentially means that some OnePlus smartphones can be easily rooted without…

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UTCs should offer 16 to 19 education, report urges

  Colleges FE Vocational studies University technical colleges should be used in part to deliver the new T level qualifications, according to think tank IPPR. The University technical colleges programme should be “repurposed” to deliver specialist technical provision to students aged 16 to 19, a new report has recommended. According to the Transition at 14 report, published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) today, both UTCs and studio schools are failing to recruit sufficient numbers of pupils; attract pupils with a broad mix of backgrounds and abilities; deliver a broad and…

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Private education lacking in accountability, CGHE report charges

The study carried out by researchers at the UK’s Centre for Global Higher Education looked at private for-profit provision in the US, Germany, Australia, Poland, Japan and Chile. The report argues that the quality of education at private providers tends to be lower than at their public counterparts and the institutions’ reliance on tuition fees makes them more vulnerable to shifts in demand that could have “serious education and financial consequences” for students at failing institutions “who are often left in limbo”. Despite carrying a heftier price tag than public…

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It costs Rs. 10,000 to make an Apple iPhone SE: IHS Report

A teardown press report by research firm IHS reveals that for Apple, it costs only Rs. 10,563 to manufacture the iPhone SE. Apple priced the 16GB iPhone SE at $399 in the U.S., and has a margin of $230 to tackle logistics, distribution, and other expenses and profits. In India, a price of Rs. 39,000 leaves a margin of Rs. 29,000 to take care of necessary details. Apple aims to expand its presence at lower cost categories with the iPhone SEas it did with the iPhone 5C. On this note, an…

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Government will miss ‘ambitious’ 2020 higher education widening participation targets, report finds

Sean Gallup/Getty Images The Government is on course to miss its own “ambitious” targets for widening participation in higher education (HE) by 2020, according to a recent report. Independent think tank the Social Market Foundation’s (SMF) findings in Widening Participation has also highlighted “significant differences” between institutions’ intake of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Government has been aiming to double the proportion of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds going into HE, and also to increase the numbers of students from BME backgrounds by 20 per cent. Despite there being some progress…

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FAA to consider report on micro drones

The next step in regulating, and potentially expanding, drone use in the U.S. hit a deadline Friday, when the Federal Aviation Administration was slated to receive recommendations on very small drones. As consumers and the industry surge forward with ideas for what they want to do with drones, the FAA is still working on the details on how these new devices, dubbed UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) or UAS (unmanned aerial systems), will be treated. The report due to the FAA comes from the Micro UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee, or the ARC….

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