San Francisco: Online retail giant Amazon, after a series of rumours, has finally pulled the curtain off a new set of Kindle Fire tablets, dubbed the Kindle Fire HD and a new set of e-readers called Kindle Paper-white. The Kindle Fire HD is an expected upgrade to the already popular Kindle Fire tablet that was released in 2011. There are three variants of the Kindle Fire, one that measures 7 inches and the other two with 8.9 inches of viewable real-estate. [Read more…]
The one of the powerful Internet auction site eBay has banned all sales of wizardly enchantments and magic spells, even if you have a vacuum cleaner’s worth of gold to offer. eBay is trying to shake off a reputation as a haven for fraudsters, with recent crackdowns on counterfeit software and designer clothing.
eBay said it was “discontinuing a small number of categories within the larger Metaphysical subcategory” based on user feedback that supernatural claims “often result in issues that can be difficult to resolve”. [Read more…]
Ford India, the Indian subsidiary of American auto giant Ford Motor Company, is recalling 1.28 lacs of its popular Figo and Classic models to rectify some problems, said a company official. But the official still declined to comment to queries about the action taken against the vendor or whether the components are made by the company itself. [Read more…]
Miss China Yu Wenxia, won the coveted title of Miss World on Saturday during final held in a mining city on the edge of the Gobi desert. The mostly Chinese audience erupted in cheers and fireworks lit up the sky when it was announced that the home candidate, Yu Wenxia, had been awarded the title. She became China’s second Miss World winner.
Yu beat out 115 contestants, a record, in the highly publicized annual international beauty pageant. China also won the Miss World title in 2007, when model Zhang Zilin took the crown. [Read more…]
With nuclear power on the ropes in Japan, it could be solar power’s time to shine. Minamisoma City in Fukushima prefecture has signed an agreement with Toshiba to build the country’s biggest solar park. The deal was done after Japan introduced feed-in tariffs to subsidise renewable energy – a move that could see the nation become one of the world’s largest markets for solar power. [Read more…]