Fritz Dsilva

53 Added | 3 Magazines | 1 Like | 1 Following | 2 Followers | @FritzDsilva | Keep up with Fritz Dsilva on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Fritz Dsilva”

The Coup Attempt in Turkey Will Be Livestreamed

A new generation of livestreaming services played a starring role in Turkey’s attempted military coup on Friday.<p>Television and cable news networks …

Social Media

Chilcot report: US 'pushed UK into Iraq War too early', says ex-ambassador

<b>The US pushed the UK into military action in Iraq "too early", a former British ambassador to the UN has said in the wake of the Chilcot report.</b><p>The long-awaited report said ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair had overstated the threat posed by Saddam Hussein - and military action was not a last resort.<p>Sir …

Middle East

Samsung's highest profit in two years comes thanks to the S7

Samsung just had a great quarter, and it's all because people are snapping up Galaxy S7s. The Korean chaebol has revealed that it's expecting its second quarter operating profit to reach 8.1 trillion won ($7 billion), thanks to its smartphone business. That might be far from the 8.84 trillion won …

27 of the Most Beautiful Places to Put on Your Travel Bucket List

From sea to shining sea and everything in between.<p>Narrowing down the list of America's most scenic spots is clearly an impossible task, but these stunning places are totally worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list.

National Parks

Comcast will put Netflix on its cable set-top boxes

Comcast and Netflix have usually been bitter enemies, to put it mildly, but it looks like they can find <i>some</i> common ground. The two have announced a deal that will put Netflix on Comcast's X1 set-top boxes sometime later in 2016. The terms of the pact aren't public, but <i>Recode</i> tipsters understand …

Iran to appoint first female ambassador since Islamic revolution

Marzieh Afkham to become only second female ambassador for Iran as Rouhani says it is government’s duty to create equal opportunities for women<p>Iran is to appoint its first female ambassador since the 1979 Islamic revolution, marking a breakthrough for women in government under the moderate …

South Asia

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge is ridiculously expensive to make

It's no secret that Samsung's curvy Galaxy S6 Edge costs a pretty penny, but there's now a good explanation as to why. IHS estimates that the raw price of assembly for a 64GB Verizon model is $290. That's more expensive to make than not just the Galaxy S5 ($256 when new), but also the 128GB iPhone …

Data breaches exposed 29 million US health records in 4 years

If there are any doubts left that health care data breaches are a major problem, the medical industry just put them to rest. Researchers have published a study showing that a whopping 29.1 million American health records were compromised between 2010 and 2013. Most of them (58 percent) were exposed …

Deal: Pick up a ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20000mAh Battery Pack for just $49.99 (50% off)

Using technology outside can be a difficult task at times, but we think the ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20000mAh Battery Pack may help with that. The massive 20,000mAh battery pack can not only charge your smartphone more than four times in a single charge, but you never need to plug it in to recharge it, …

Batteries

Microsoft Band to be sold at Best Buy, Target and Amazon, expands to UK April 15

Sales of the Microsoft Band will begin immediately for the company's new retail partners. Microsoft also says that customers in its retail stores can …

Voters in Israel flock to polls in tight race

In a dizzying outcome to a divisive and angry Israeli election campaign, preliminary official results early Wednesday pointed to a sweeping victory for the party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, paving the way for him to form a new government.<p>Through a long night of vote-counting that began …

Russia's largest search engine files antitrust complaint against Google

Yandex, Russia's largest search provider, has filed a complaint against Google for what it believes are anti-competitive practices. The complaint specifically relates Google's bundling of its search engine and apps into Android, which is, by far, the most popular mobile OS in Russia. According to …

Drone on: US proposes rules for the era of drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drone on, the government says.<p>Just not through the night sky. Or close to an airport. Or out of the operator's sight. And probably not winging its way with a pizza or package, any time soon.<p>Long-anticipated rules proposed Sunday will open an era in which small (under 55 pounds) …

Unmanned Aircraft

Why Google Glass Flopped

With customer service, production and supply chain management, companies are constantly being told that they have to get it right first time. In new technology, however, that mantra is turned on its head.<p>Try to think of a truly great product that realised anything like its full potential in its …

Google Glass

Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe once again try to settle wage-theft case

Adobe, Apple, Intel, and Adobe have come to a new agreement with plaintiffs to settle a class-action lawsuit over employee mobility and compensation. The action follows a previous attempt to settle the case that failed last year.<p>The companies announced the news today in a filing to the U.S. …

How to get your iTunes music onto Android

Getting your Apple based music onto your Android device need not be a chore<p>If you've been a long time user of an iPod, iPhone or iPad there's a good …

Snapdragon810 vs 805: what differences can you expect?

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 810 is already powering LG’s high-end G Flex 2 and will be the brains behind many a flagship smartphone this coming year. The Snapdragon 805 already sets a rather high benchmark for performance and features, so let’s examine how Qualcomm intends to improve its popular 800 …

Mobile

Withings’ new Activité Pop is a smartwatch you’ll actually want to wear

Xiaomi phone teaser leaves much to the imagination, save for its lack of girth

CES may be old news already, but that doesn’t mean January’s new tech train has slowed to a stop. In fact, given the increasingly large significance of key Chinese OEMs like Xiaomi, Huawei, OnePlus, and Oppo, it may not be too long before the world starts to pay closer attention to trade shows that …

Mobile Technology

Facebook Will Start Showing Mobile AMBER Alerts To Help Find Missing Kids

Your phone probably already receives AMBER alerts when a kid goes missing in your area. Most smartphones are configured to allow it right out of the box.<p>But Facebook thinks they can help make the system better — and starting today, they’re going to try.<p>Beginning this morning, Facebook will begin …

Mobile

D.C. train service snarled after smoke fills metro station, kills 1

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Washington's commuters will face delays Tuesday morning following a deadly incident on the capital's subway train system.<p>One passenger died after smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza metro station Monday afternoon, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said. A total of 84 …

Fire Fighting

Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Galaxy S5 arrives in the UK

Towards the end of December, Samsung started a wider roll out of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) in Europe. A limited roll out actually started in Poland at the beginning of December, and then moved to Spain. Now the firmware update has arrived in the UK.<p>Since the initial …

Android News

HP Stream 7 Unboxing

Samsung Galaxy S 6 TouchWiz could be as light as the UI on Google’s Nexus 6

“We are aiming to get rid of unnecessary functions and simplify our UI at the level of Google’s Nexus 6”, allegedly said an unnamed industry source, …

Electronics Industry

NEEO Is A Universal Smart Home Remote That Recognizes Your Hand

The smart home needs a remote, and one startup debuting on Kickstarter today thinks the smartphone isn’t necessarily the best option of that. NEEO is a dedicated device that includes a remote, as well as a brain to centralize control of your home, including your home theater equipment as well as …

Home Automation

Contract drivers for Apple and other tech companies vote to unionize in quest for better conditions

Contract workers driving shuttle buses for Apple, eBay, Yahoo and other Silicon Valley companies have voted to unionize, reports <i>USA Today</i>.<p>A majority of the 120 full-time and part-time drivers who transport those companies’ employees have signed authorization cards with the union, said Rome Aloise, …