Google Pixel 4a vs. Samsung Galaxy A51: Battle of the budgets

Overall winner: Google Pixel 4a It may be fairly close, but the Google Pixel 4a is a better budget smartphone than the Samsung Galaxy A51 overall. It may not be quite as attractive, but its camera is significantly superior, allowing for photography in a wide variety of conditions. It also promises regular updates that will […]

WhatsApp Pay awaits SC verdict to launch service

WhatsApp will need an all-clear from the Supreme Court before it can roll out its payment feature, people familiar with the matter said. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) — the nodal agency for retail payments in the country — has already given it the go-ahead, saying WhatsApp Pay has fulfilled all data localisation […]

Australian news generated AU$10m in revenue for Google in 2019

MORE FROM THE DIGITAL PLATFORMS INQUIRYTech giants to be forced to pay for Australian contentCanberra launches digital platforms plan of attackLabor floats jail time as penalty for social media giants that breach Aussie lawACCC targets Google and Facebook with five investigations underwayAustralian privacy law amendments to cover data collection and use by digital platformsAustralia stands […]

Google ‘secretly working on futuristic ‘Passport’ phone that folds out into a full-size tablet’

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Britain’s building revolution: New housing developments in England must all have tree-lined streets as part of a planning law shakeup – but critics say tearing up red tape will create a ‘generation of slums’

Planning shake-up to get homes built  Local councils will be given two and a half years to draw up plans for building more homes or will face sanctions.Developments that follow locally-agreed pattern books on home design will be fast-tracked, with a requirement for tree-lined streets in all new schemes.Every piece of land in England will […]

Germany: Travelers to do mandatory coronavirus test — or pay up to €25,000

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued a video appeal to his fellow citizens on Monday: ”My request at the end of the holidays: ‘please continue not to take unnecessary risks! And please avail of the opportunity to undergo a test. … Best of luck — and let us look after each other!’” 

GoDaddy posts solid Q2, now has more than 20M paying customers

Tech Earnings Comcast’s broadband service gains in Q2 amid COVID-19 Samsung Q2 profits strong thanks to memory Qualcomm beats Q3 estimates, announces patent deal with Huawei PayPal adds 21 million new active accounts Garmin’s Q2 resilient, well ahead of estimates, COVID-19 fears Shopify’s Q2 shines as businesses go digital en mass Seagate Q4 falls short […]

Steve Bing: Liz Hurley pays tribute to ‘sweet, kind’ ex-partner

More from Liz Hurley Steve Bing: Ex-partner of Liz Hurley took his own life, coroner rules Hugh Grant says Liz Hurley wore ‘That Dress’ after snub by designers Sir Elton John, Liz Hurley and Heather Mills settle phone hacking claims Liz Hurley ‘gets Amazon payout after dog run over’

Facebook moves closer to WhatsApp payment service debut in India

Facebook Inc. is moving a step closer to launching its long-delayed WhatsApp payments service in India after wrapping up an audit of related data practices, according to people familiar with the matter.The payments offering has been in beta mode in India since early 2018 for a million users, but the nationwide debut has been delayed, […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra vs. Galaxy S20 Ultra

Specs Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Size 164.8 x 77.2 x 8.1mm (6.49 x 3.04 x 0.32 inches) 166.9 by 76 by 8.8mm (6.57 by 2.99 by 0.35 inches) Weight 208 grams (7.33 ounces) 220 grams (7.76 ounces) Screen size 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X Screen resolution 3,200 […]