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Choi Soon-sil sentenced to serve 20 years

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The Seoul Central District Court sentenced Choi to 20 years behind bars and fined her 18 billion won (16.6 million USA dollars) for multiple convictions including abuse of power, extortion and bribery . The situation led many to believe that Choi, rather than Park, was the real power in the presidential Blue House. Choi, who is known to have wielded considerable influence in the government even though she held no official position, was accused of collaborating with Park, who is facing ... Read More »

Kane Williamson an injury doubt for T20I clash against England in Wellington

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Captain Kane Williamson led from the front with an innings of 72 off 46 balls against England . Seifert's 2 sixes in the final over pushed New Zealand's score to a competitive one. Not to forget the other debutant, wicketkeeper Tim Seifert who had time to bang a couple of sixes too, finishing on 14 off six balls. Still, Guptill, Taylor, and de Grandhomme are all fit and will be the ones tasked with scoring the bulk of the runs.de Grandhomme was in good form against Australia, scoring 38 ... Read More »

Apple HomePod: Space Gray outpaces White in sales

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There's a surprising warmth and expansiveness to the sound - with the bass being a highlight. These songs are both largely acoustic, and I'd say that songs from this genre perform particularly well on the HomePod . With the smart speaker market expected to take off in 2018, Apple has finally entered the fray with the HomePod now available throughout the UK. Unfortunately, most of the " smarts " end there for HomePod and for that you can blame Siri. Read More »

How Apple Hopes to Eliminate Those Annoying iPhone Bugs

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Other features are being pushed back to give the company more time to develop them. According to people familiar with the change, Apple will begin focusing on the next two years of updates for its iOS devices, instead of forcing engineers to cram tons of new features into an annual update. Read More »

HMD slash price on flagship Nokia 8 ahead of MWC

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Other than smartphones, Nokia has secured number one brand of feature phones , dominating the market with 20.7 million units sold in the last three months of 2017. It it is the lastest Android Software from Google and arrives in as build V4.84A for the Nokia 8 . The handset is backed by a 3250mAh battery with fast charging support and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Read More »

Xiaomi is bringing Mi TV 4 to India

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However, Redmi Note 5 is expected to be the star of the event. We'll find out in two days. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will be the successor of the hit Redmi Note 4 and will look a bit different than the Redmi 5 Plus which was announced in China at the end of a year ago. Read More »

THQ Nordic acquires Koch Media and Deep Silver

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This multifaceted company will be known to gamers as the parent of Deep Silver, the publisher behind Dead Island . This deal includes its publishing label Deep Silver and all of its studios and their games. Nordic Games meanwhile purchased the rights to games like Red Faction and Darksides , and rebranded to THQ Nordic. Lars Wingefors, CEO of THQ Nordic, has re-iterated that it's business as usual and the now planned Koch Media/Deep Silver projects are still happening. Read More »

USA intelligence warn Senate over Huawei and ZTE smartphones and networking equipment

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A statement from the agencies leaders specifically called out Huawei and ZTE for posing a security risk for both USA public servants and state agencies. Things are still looking pretty bleak for Huawei's plans to conquer the US market. While the compelling advisement came from nearly all of the highest national security and intelligence figures, it's not the first time a US official has spoken out. Read More »

Galaxy S9 Stereo Speakers Rumored Once Again

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Apart from Samsung , another smartphone maker, Honor , had also previously unveiled a similar 3D emoji feature, last year. It's proven to be popular and even led to scads of karaoke-style videos and Apple commercials using Animoji characters singing popular songs. Read More »

Sea of Thieves Will Have Microtransactions 3 Months After Launch

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Sea of Thieves has had its end-game content revealed by Design Director Mike Chapman in a recent interview with Eurogamer . The premium shop won't be live at the game's March launch, either, a decision that makes sense in the context of the ongoing controversy around loot boxes. Read More »

BMW's redesigned X4 adds new engines, more power for 2019

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The most frugal option, and our recommended choice in the current X4, is xDrive20d, which has claimed Carbon dioxide emissions of 142g/km and fuel economy of up to 52.3mpg. Inside, the all-new BMW X4 has a roomier cabin with an upscale feel. That model can sprint to 60 miles per hour in just 4.6 seconds. The figure rises to £55,315 for the range-topping X4 M40d trim. Read More »

Qualcomm samples 2 Gbps LTE modem

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This step-up from today's fastest gigabit LTE capabilities will be an important way to close the speed gap when 5G comes in and blows 4G away . Also, besides smartphones, the Snapdragon X50 5G modem can also be used with Always Connected PCs, HMDs (Head-Mounted Displays) and Mobile Broadband for better connectivity. Read More »

HTC's smartphone president, Chialin Chang, resigns

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According to HTC, Chang joined the Taiwanese smartphone brand in April 2012 as chief financial officer after leaving the U.S-based investment bank Goldman Sachs. However, it remains to be seen how active HTC will be in that sector, now that its talented mobile team is over at Google. HTC has yet to appoint a replacement for Chang and until it does, it's likely that CEO and Chairwoman Cher Wang will take over most of Chang's duties and responsibilities. Read More »

Cyberattack Hits Winter Games Opening Ceremony

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The focus on the U.S. But North Korea's record on human rights and the growing threat from its nuclear weapons program appeared out of mind. Kim, a high-ranking official in Pyongyang's dictatorial regime, had been selected by her brother as the North's delegate to the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Friday. Read More »

The Media's Olympic-Level North Korea Fawning Is a Disgrace

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The delegation, the highest-ranking to visit the South, concludes its visit later on Sunday having charmed and intrigued the South Korean public, but still faces deep scepticism over the North's sincerity towards improving relations. Regarding the invitation, the White House told Yonhap News that Washington is closely cooperating with the South in order to produce a "united response" to Pyongyang. Read More »

J&K: CRPF jawan martyred in fresh terrorist attack in Karan Nagar

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Merely two days after an attack on the Indian Army soldiers at Sunjuwan camp, terrorists on Monday targeted CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar . Two policemen were killed and a hardened Lashkar terrorist managed to flee from custody. The deceased constable has been identified as Mujahid Khan of 49 Bn. Read More »

Galaxy S9 leak spills official accessory secrets

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The Galaxy S6 , Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy S6 Edge+ came with Android 5 .0 Lollipop out of the box and have since received their two major platform upgrades, first to Marshmallow and then to Nougat past year. The Samsung Hyperknit cover . The first type of casing is a clear view standing cover which allows you to fold it into a landscape stand mode. Read More »

Knife-Wielding Man Injures Four Church-Goers in Indonesia

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According to reports, the suspect also damaged statues of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ, as well as destroyed some books in the church. People fled through another door as the attacker ran amok inside the church. "I was scrambling to save my wife and children", Mr Cahyo was quoted as saying by Agence France-Presse. Police opened fire on the attacker, who's been hospitalized, it said. Read More »

The 10 best moments from the 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

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The invitation came during talks and a lunch Moon hosted with Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of the North Korean leader, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul . Inside the area 30,000 people, including a 200-strong North Korean cheerleading squad, watched the display in -3C temperatures, and were encouraged to bang drums given to them in an extreme weather kit to keep warm. Read More »

Asus Zenfone 5 leaked with iPhone X-like notch

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The exact release date of Asus ZenFone 5 is not installed, but it will reveal during the announcement at the end of this month. From the image above, the ZenFone 5 Lite will get a vertically mounted dual-camera module that's aligned in the middle with its rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Read More »

Dana White Confirms Yoel Romero Will Fight Robert Whittaker Next

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Rockhold was off to a good start going to the leg kicks, but Romero used this as an opportunity to gauge his opponent's strategy. Robert Whittaker was originally expected to face Georges St-Pierre for the title, but St-Pierre vacated it and Whittaker, the interim champion, became the undisputed champion. Read More »

Cavs overhaul roster with multiple trades

And just like that, another chapter was added to a chaotic season in Cleveland . There are so many different ways that the NBA's trade deadline can affect a team that they warrant investigation. HAWKS: Coach Mike Budenholzer says one reason the team bought out Marco Belinelli's was to give younger players, including rookie Tyler Dorsey, more playing time. Read More »