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South Korean group files complaint against Apple CEO over iPhone slowdown
Source: Reuters

South Korean group files complaint against Apple CEO over iPhone slowdown

A South Korean consumer group has filed a criminal complaint against Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook over slower iPhone devices, after probes in Europe into allegations the firm had deliberately shortened the life of its handsets. Apple is already facing lawsuits in the United States and elsewhere over accusations of having defrauded iPhone users by slowing down devices without warning to compensate for...


21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes
Source: Reuters

21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes

A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commissions decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling. The state attorneys, including those of California, New York and Virginia as well as the District of Columbia, filed a petition to challenge the act...


Facebook to show more content from friends, less from publishers and brands
Source: Reuters

Facebook to show more content from friends, less from publishers and brands

Mark Zuckerberg has pledged to devote 2018 to fixing Facebook. Now the Facebook CEO is kicking off the effort with a move he says is intended to boost the well-being of users, possibly at the expense of the well-being of publishers and other businesses. Facebook (FB) said late Thursday it is changing the News Feed to prioritize posts from friends, family members and groups over posts from publi...


Nepal receives Chinese internet, breaks Indian monopoly

Until yesterday all the internet you were using was coming from India; from today, you cant be too sure. Nepal Telecom is officially connected to the Chinese internet from today. There should be no disruption while using Google, Facebook, and other services as Nepal is connected to Hong Kong servers. This move has officially ended Indias monopoly over internet supply to Nepal, creating a platform ...


Apple's battery replacement offer to reduce 2018 iPhone sales

Apple Incs offer to replace flagging batteries at a slashed rate could be a hurdle for iPhone unit sales in 2018 if more users take the deal over upgrading to a new device, Barclays analysts write in a note. Apples customers have not been very pleased since the company said last month it intentionally slowed down older iPhones with weakening batteries to prevent the handset from shutting off ab...


Apple apologizes after outcry over slowed iPhones

Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple Inc is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good. In a posting on its website Thursday, Apple apologized over its handling of the battery issue and said it would make a number of changes for customers to recognize...


Kathmandu gets its first E-vehicle charging station

Nepal Electricity Authority has installed an electric vehicle charging station in Ratnpark, Kathmandu. The NEA has partnered with the Chinese electric motor company, BYD Auto, to set up the station. The charging port is being established as an encouragement to car owners to go green. Nepal aspires to have at least 20% electric vehicles on its road within 2020. ...


Apple admits to slowing down phones, gets sued

On Wednesday Apple admitted to slowing down older models of Iphones, on Friday it finds itself being sued. Apple had admitted using algorithms which slowed performance in older models. Apples explanation to do so was because when older phones were updated to new IOSs the battery would not be able to withstand the new power, thus the performance had to be slowed down - to prevent the phone from s...


Geminid Meteor Shower to be active tonight

The Geminid Meteor Shower which remains active from December 4 to 16 will become more active tonight. Nepal Astronomical Society has said that up to 120 such meteor showers can be viewed in an hour at the time when it is most active. The Geminids are associated with the near-Earth object 3200 Phaethon, an asteroid that may have undergone a collision with another object in the distant past ...


Why we need a leap second added to our clocks
Source: ABC.NET/Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Why we need a leap second added to our clocks

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki I talked about what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning. Luckily for us, thats not going to happen. What we do know is that the rotation of the Earth is gradually slowing down. So as a result, and because our atomic clocks are so accurate, the timekeepers have to add in an extra second every year and a half. In the past, this extra second has made parts of the in...


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