John Chanda

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Samsung Galaxy S8 review: ahead of the curve

The new S8 and S8 Plus aren't perfect, but they are damn close<p>People "aren’t excited by new phones anymore."<p>That’s the first thing Samsung’s product manager said to me before introducing the company’s new flagship Galaxy S8 last month. He’s not wrong: the modern concept of the smartphone has been …

Videos are getting a bigger role on Flipboard

Flipboard is following the launch of its “smart magazines” by boosting the role of videos.<p>It’s not that videos were totally absent from the news app before this, but they usually showed up as an accompaniment to articles — not exactly prominent placement when compared to the beautiful treatment …

Apple reportedly prepping new premium iPhone with curved glass and no bezel

Apple might be months away from unveiling its next-generation iPhone but the rumor mill is already in full swing.<p>The company is gearing up to introduce its refreshed line of iPhones, including an all-new premium handset with a curved glass body and almost bezel-less screen, Bloomberg reports. …

Mobile Technology

World's oldest person, Emma Morano, dies aged 117

Emma Morano, the world’s oldest person, has died at the age of 117, after a life that has spanned three centuries.<p>Mrs Morano was born in November 1899, when Britain was at war with the Boers in South Africa.<p>She was one of eight children – five sisters and three brothers – and was the world’s last …

Northern Italy

A 5-Year-Old Boy Was Crushed to Death By a Rotating Restaurant: Police

A 5-year-old boy died Friday after being crushed to death by a revolving restaurant in Atlanta.<p>The incident occurred at the Sun Dial, a 73-story …

Marijuana Goes Industrial in California

SALINAS, Calif. — This vast and fertile valley is often called the salad bowl of the nation for the countless heads of lettuce growing across its floor. Now California’s marijuana industry is laying claim to a new slogan for the valley: America’s cannabis bucket.<p>After years of marijuana being …

Cannabis

Seattle is the testing ground as Amazon eyes its next big idea

The buzz of a text message heralds the latest offer on Amazon’s Treasure Truck – a funky lorry bedecked with funfair lights and retro signs that appears at random in the streets of Seattle with a one-off discounted product for sale.<p>Alaskan cod, four fillets for $17, was the most recent item; a few …

eCommerce

Trump defends about-face on labeling China a currency manipulator

<b>West Palm Beach, Florida (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump suggested Sunday that his about-face on labeling China a currency manipulator was a strategic move meant to entice the country's cooperation on North Korea.<p>Trump, who is spending the Easter weekend at his Florida estate, wrote on Twitter, "Why …

Donald Trump

Christians celebrate Easter across conflict-torn Mideast

JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians celebrated Easter on Sunday across the Middle East, where many are struggling to maintain their embattled communities in …

Extremism

It's a make-or-break moment for Samsung with the launch of the Galaxy S8

On April 21, customers will get their hands on the Galaxy S8, Samsung's first flagship phone since the embarrassing Galaxy Note 7 debacle that damaged the company's reputation and wiped about $17 billion from its value last year.<p>Not a good look.<p>But early impressions of the Galaxy S8 have been …

Galaxy S8

The strange and unusual origins of Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs

<b>• Easter in the United States is widely associated with bunnies, candy, and flowers.</b><p><b>• Many of those symbols have ancient origins.</b><p><b>• But the idea that Easter's name derives from a pagan goddess is likely untrue.</b><p>Easter is the most important feast day on the Christian calendar: a celebration centered …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of April 10, 2017)

International affairs dominated this week as tensions rose throughout the world. The U.S. dropped the “mother of all bombs” on ISIS caves in Afghanistan and North Korea continued to test its missiles. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared relations with Russia “at a low point,” while …

North Korea