Day: October 29, 2020

Twitter Representatives Apologise for Showing Leh in China at Joint Parliamentary Panel hearing

Twitter representatives on Thursday verbally apologised for geo-tagging Leh, the capital city of the Union Territory of Ladakh, as part of China while appearing before the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019. The committee, however, has asked the microblogging site to follow it up with a written apology and also submit an affidavit in the matter.

A Twitter spokesperson said they remain committed to working with the Government of India and that they respect the sensitivities involved.

Committee chairman and BJP parliamentarian Meenakshi Lekhi had earlier said that Twitter’s explanation in the matter was inadequate and that its action amounts to a¬†criminal offence attracting imprisonment of seven years.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had also written a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on October 22, reminding him that Leh is the headquarter of Ladakh and that both Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir are

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Smartphones should never die: Great chargers and alternative power sources

There’s little more frustrating than having your smartphone run out of charge, not just in emergencies, but anytime. Here are some great items to keep your handheld device charged.

The newest iPhones and Androids have been announced. Whether you have the latest iPhone, a Samsung Galaxy Note 20, or just want to keep your smartphone battery at full capacity, chargers and alternatives are essential. Today’s chargers can fit in a pocket or purse, be solar-powered or wireless, or (the reliable standby) plug-in. Here’s a sampling of what’s available to keep you and your very-relied-upon smartphone charged up and always turned on.





iPhone MagSafe Charger

Image: Apple

Even if you’re looking for a few charger alternatives, iPhone users should always make sure that one of these is in their arsenal.


$39 at Apple



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RAVPower Fast Wireless Charger

RAVPower

This wireless charger boasts “no annoying current sound” with overcharge protection. The 10W

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