Alok Pandey

16 Flips | 3 Magazines | @alokpandey14606 | Keep up with Alok Pandey 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 “Alok Pandey”

The Information: Motorola Nexus phablet is happening, Android Silver’s future uncertain

Over the weekend we reported on a new rumor claiming that the next Nexus handset would not only be built by Motorola, it would be a massive 5.9-inch device with the codename Shamu. Lending a little extra weight to the rumor, <i>the Information</i> says that they have now verified with “three people with …

Android News

Twitch backtracks on highlight time limits, lets users appeal copyrighted music claims

Video livestreaming platform Twitch recently announced changes to its plans to mute copyrighted music in user videos and limit users to two hours of saved highlight videos.<p>Earlier this week, Twitch said it was partnering with software company Audible Magic to "scan past and future …

PostSecret founder has a few things to say about new anonymous apps

Long before secret-sharing apps like Secret, Whisper, and Yik Yak were raking in millions in venture funding, Frank Warren was asking strangers to …

Amazon launches attack on Hachette over e-book pricing

Amazon launched a campaign Friday night to counter the 900-plus authors who have signed an open letter supporting publisher Hachette. In a dispute over terms about the wholesale and retail price of e-books, Amazon has blocked pre-orders of Hachette print books, imposed artificial delays and made it …

Turkey election: Who are the contenders?

Turkey's first direct presidential election is set for Sunday.<p>Outgoing Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is battling Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and Selahattin Demirtas.<p>The BBC's Mark Lowen spoke to people in Ankara ahead of the vote.

Ebola vaccine won't be ready until 2015, says WHO

Clinical trials will be rushed through trial process to help staunch the spread of the deadly virus<p>Clinical trials of vaccines for the deadly Ebola virus should soon get underway and will likely be ready for widespread use by early next year, the World Health Organisation said Saturday.<p>"I think …

Egypt Court Dissolves Muslim Brotherhood's Political Party

CAIRO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Saturday dissolved the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, dealing a crippling blow in the campaign to crush Egypt's oldest Islamist movement.<p>A court banned the Muslim Brotherhood itself in September, …

Pro-Russia forces call for cease-fire in Ukraine

Embattled Ukrainian separatists called for a truce Saturday after government troops surrounded their main stronghold of Donetsk, and a reported attempt by Russia to send in an armored aid convoy spurred warnings from Kiev, Britain and the United States.<p>The military-escorted convoy said to be …

FCC chairman rejects Verizon's throttling defense

Verizon's justification that it should be able to slow down its most active unlimited data customers doesn't fly with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler.<p>"'All the kids do it' is something that never worked with me when I was growing up, and it didn't work my kids," Wheeler said, …

U.S. Drops Food and Water to Trapped Iraqis for Second Day

U.S. military aircraft dropped a second air drop of humanitarian aid to Iraqis under threat from hard-line militants in northern Iraq for the second straight night, the Pentagon said Friday.<p>Three planes dropped 72 bundles of supplies for the refugees, Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon's spokesman, …

Afghanistan's presidential rivals reach agreement after Kerry flies into Kabul

The two candidates in Afghanistan's disputed presidential election have reached a political agreement that would outline the terms of a power-sharing deal, both camps said on Friday.<p>"We are putting the past behind us. We are looking into the future," said Ghani Ashraf, one of the candidates.<p>The …

FCC chairman asks other US carriers to justify data throttling policies

After a very public grilling of Verizon over the company's decision to start throttling some customers on unlimited plans, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is now asking every other major US carrier to provide some answers. This whole saga began last month, when Verizon announced that the top 5 percent of …