October 9, 2017 8:39 PM Forget the iPhone 8 and iPhone X — here are 7 reasons you should buy the iPhone 7 instead
There are a ton of great phones you can buy this year. But if you're intent on buying an iPhone in 2017, don't bother with the new iPhone 8 or the high-end iPhone X coming in November. I've owned an iPhone 7 Plus for over a year, and I've had a chance to try the new iPhone 8 and the 8 Plus as well. I can easily say the iPhone 7 is hands down the best bang for your buck iPhone-wise 45
October 7, 2017 7:00 AM Did the Competition Bring the Pixel Down to its Level?
“Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level. And then beat you with experience.” That quote (attributed to Mark Twain) was running through my mind as I sat through the launch of the Pixel 2 a few days ago. For, when the dust had finally settled, it almost seemed as if Google had gone from being this mystical master of magical 111
October 6, 2017 2:01 PM Glencore pips Sinopec to buy Chevron's South African assets
LONDON (Reuters) - Commodities trader and miner Glencore has swooped in to replace China’s Sinopec as the buyer of Chevron’s South African and Botswana assets after reaching a deal with local investors. In its statement on Friday, Glencore said it had agreed to buy Chevron’s 75 percent stake in its South African subsidiary and its Botswana interests 139
October 4, 2017 8:40 PM Google launches new phones, speakers in hardware push
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) on Wednesday unveiled the second generation of its Pixel smartphone along with new voice-enabled home speakers, redoubling its commitment to the hardware business as it competes with a surge of devices from Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O). The new devices, which include a Pixelbook 91
October 4, 2017 7:12 PM Google Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone X: Which phone is better?
Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone X: We weigh up Google’s Android flagship against Apple’s latest – and most expensive – iPhone to date. Back in September, Apple showed off the formidable iPhone X, a futuristic-looking smartphone launched in celebration of the iPhone’s 10-year anniversary. With a fancy new design, class-leading hardware, and a hi-tech screen 73
October 4, 2017 3:48 PM Google takes aim at Apple, Microsoft and Amazon as it unveils $49 Home Mini smart speaker and $399 'Max' music speaker alongside Pixel 2 handset and Pixelbook 'convertible laptop'
Google is unveiling a host of new hardware at it's San Francisco office today in a bid to take on everyone from Amazon to Apple and Microsoft. Among the expected new releases are the Pixel 2 smartphone, the latest Chromebook Pixel, an updated Daydream VR headset, and the $49 Home Mini speaker and $399 Max music speaker. Sundar Pichai began the presentation 87
October 4, 2017 11:36 AM Buying a Pixel 2? Here's what Google will give you for your old iPhone
It could make buying the Pixel 2 easier, but don't expect great prices. Ahead of the Pixel 2 launch in the next two weeks, Google has kicked off a Pixel trade-in program that's open to a limited selection of smartphones from Apple, Samsung, and LG, as well as Nexus models made by Motorola and Huawei. The company is offering up to $385 for some phones 78
October 3, 2017 10:31 PM Windows Mixed Reality: everything you need to know
Windows Mixed Reality (MR) can be a confusing concept. Is it virtual reality (VR), like the Oculus Rift, or it is more like augmented reality that Microsoft has already delved into with the HoloLens? The answer is: it’s kind of both, really – though far more like the former than the latter. Microsoft’s blended version of augmented reality (AR) and VR is a new platform 78
October 3, 2017 2:24 PM Bulls and Bears Should Watch Saudi Arabia’s Crude Oil Production
Saudi Arabia’s crude oil production Saudi Arabia is OPEC’s largest crude oil producer. A Reuters survey estimates that Saudi Arabia’s crude oil production rose by 20,000 bpd (barrels per day) to 10 MMbpd (million barrels per day) in September 2017—compared to August 2017. Production rose for the first time in three months despite major oil producers’ 123
October 3, 2017 9:57 AM Google Pixel 2 UK price, release date and specs: Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launches tomorrow
Google Pixel 2 launches this week: Find out all the details about Google's flagship, including UK release date, UK price, and specs The iPhone X is here, and it's already drawing headlines. But, there's a shiny new Android phone on the horizon that you might have forgotten about. The Google Pixel 2 is almost here, and we don't have long to wait until 120