Which banks do customers love or hate?

Image copyright Getty Images Metro Bank has taken top spot in an official survey of customers’ satisfaction with their banks, with the Royal Bank of Scotland ranked bottom. Despite Metro’s share price having been hit, in part, by errors in the way it accounted for some of its lending, the bank overtook First Direct to go top. Some 83% of …

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Acoosta Uno Bluetooth Speaker With Built-in Music and Karaoke Review

Most wireless and portable speakers need a source device to provide the ‘material’, so to speak. This is usually as easy as connecting a smartphone to the speaker over Bluetooth, and using music you have saved on the phone or simply streaming using one of many free or paid services. There are other ways as well, but most speakers need an …

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Space harpoon skewers ‘orbital debris’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA harpoon was fired to catch some debris successfully The British-led mission to test techniques to clear up space junk has demonstrated a harpoon in orbit. The RemoveDebris satellite fired the projectile into a target board held at a distance on the end of a boom. Video of the event shows the …

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Shoreham air crash: Pilot denies flying near buildings

Image copyright PA Image caption Andrew Hill denies 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence A pilot accused of killing 11 men in the Shoreham air crash has rejected claims he flew too close to buildings at previous displays. During cross examination at the Old Bailey, Andrew Hill, 54, defended his performances at three air shows. He is accused of …

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Children learn secrets of performing stand-up comedy

Children in Edinburgh have been learning the secrets of stand-up. Comedian Jay Lafferty teaches the youngsters real-life stage techniques and how to make an audience laugh. The youngsters from Edinburgh Youth Theatre will put their jokes to the test with a live performance at the city’s Stand Comedy Club. Source link

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Mobile networks call for 5G security inspector

Image copyright Getty Images The mobile network industry has called for a new European security testing scheme to check the safety of 5G equipment before it is deployed. Several countries have stopped individual companies supplying equipment for their next-generation networks, citing security concerns. Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE have both faced intense scrutiny. The GSMA, which represents 800 network operators, …

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Boys arrested after crash injures girl, 6, in Northampton

Image copyright Google Image caption A car hit a tree, injuring a six-year-old girl, in Croft Meadow Court, Northampton Two boys, aged 12 and 13, have been arrested after a six-year-old girl was hurt in a car crash. The girl was a passenger in the car which hit a tree in Croft Meadow Court, Northampton, at 18:40 GMT on Thursday. …

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Mum of woman disabled by measles on responsibility to vaccinate

Facebook has been under increasing pressure to remove anti-vaccination groups, which are spreading false information about the dangers of life-saving vaccines and promoting unfounded alternative treatments. Jo Walton’s daughter Sarah was left severely disabled when the measles virus returned 24 years after her initial childhood infection. Jo believes parents should be fined for not vaccinating their children. Lottie Daley has …

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Realme 2 Pro Price in India Cut, Now Starts at Rs. 12,990

Realme 2 Pro has received a price cut in India. The smartphone is now Rs. 1,000 cheaper, both in its 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM variants. The 8GB RAM variant hasn’t been listed for a while, and it appears no price cut is available for the model. To recall, the Realme 2 Pro was launched in India back in September …

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Data Localisation, E-Commerce Not Discussed at US-India Summit: US Envoy

Data localisation, e-commerce legislation and the generalised system of preferences (GSP) were not expressly discussed during talks between the United States and India, US Ambassador Kenneth Juster said on Thursday. The US has threatened to remove tariff exemptions known as GSP, after India’s introduction of legislation on e-commerce and data storage rules were seen as hurting US firms, Reuters reported last …

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Ad code ‘slows down’ browsing speeds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Poorly written code can make some pages very slow to load Ads are responsible for making webpages slow to a crawl, suggests analysis of the most popular one million websites. The research by developer Patrick Hulce looked at which chunks of code take longest to load. About 60% of the total loading time of …

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Schwimmer ‘doppelganger’ denies fraud and theft charges

Image copyright Lancashire Police/PA Image caption Police issued a new photo of Abdulah Husseini (left) A “doppelganger” of Friends actor David Schwimmer has denied a string of fraud and theft offences. Abdulah Husseini, 36, of Spencer Road, Slough, west London, appeared at Preston Crown Court via video link on Friday. He giggled and put his hand over his mouth when …

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Mi 9 Confirmed to Be Powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC, More Images Released

Photo Credit: Weibo/ Xiaomi Xiaomi Mi 9 will be unveiled at an event in China on February 20 As Xiaomi gets ready to unveil the Mi 9 on February 20 in China, the company has put the smartphone’s pre-release promotion in high gear. After a number of the phone’s renders that were shared by the company CEO Lei Jun, more …

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Over 150 Mobile Manufacturing Units Set Up in India in Past 4 Years: CMR

With the government’s “Make in India” push, the country witnessed the setting up of over 150 mobile handset manufacturing units in the past four years, according to a new report from CyberMedia Research (CMR). At the end of Q4 2018, CKD (completely knocked down) manufacturing stood at 57 percent while SKD (semi knocked down) manufacturing stood at around 39 percent, …

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Vodafone Brings Rs. 649 Red iPhone Forever Plan With 90GB Data Per Month

Vodafone India has brought a Rs. 649 Red iPhone Forever plan that offers 90GB data along with data rollover and unlimited voice calls. The Rs. 649 Vodafone Red iPhone Forever postpaid plan also comes bundled with the iPhone Forever initiative that is designed to provide replacements, repairs, and upgrades for iPhone users. Idea Cellular users can also leverage the iPhone …

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