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The U.S. is one of the world’s laziest countries — and it’s making us fat

Many Americans are downright lazy. And it’s making us fat. That’s among the findings of a study by Stanford University researchers using step-counters installed in most smartphones to track the walking activity of about 700,000 people in 46 countries around the world. Scott Delp, a professor of bioengineering who co-led the research, told the BBC the “study is 1,000 times larger than any ... Read More »

Russia is now the world’s third largest military spender

Lavrov: Attack damages U.S.-Russia relations Russia is back in the top ranks of military spenders. The country boosted its military spending to $69.2 billion in 2016, according to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The 5.9% increase landed Russia behind only the United States and China in the ranking of top spenders. Russian President Vladimir ... Read More »

Seattle tunnel, among world’s biggest, takes step toward completion

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Bertha, one of the world’s largest tunnel boring machines, emerged north of downtown Seattle on Tuesday shrouded in clouds of dust and chunks of falling concrete, completing the most difficult phase of a plan to build a highway under the heart of the city. The breakthrough of the cylindrical drilling machine marks a major step in one ... Read More »

Is this the world’s coldest golf course?

Golfers in Russia don’t let the freezing weather stop them enjoying their sport – they play on a massive frozen lake! Fifty people turned up to take part in the ‘ice golf’ tournament which happens every year on the frozen Lake Baikal. The rules are just the same as normal golf, except that the balls are red to show up ... Read More »

Big Oil’s Entry To Heat Up India, World’s Fastest Growing Hub Of Demand

  Global oil majors BP Plc and Rosneft PJSC are eyeing a piece of India’s $117 billion retail market for fossil fuels, threatening to shake up government-owned companies that have faced little competition for a decade. BP has already secured licenses to open as many as 3,500 fuel stations in the world’s second most-populous nation. Rosneft gained access to about ... Read More »

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro ‘World’s First Tango Smartphone’ Finally Goes on Sale

The world’s first Tango smartphone – the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro – is now finally available to buy. The smartphone was due to go on sale online in August and hit retail shelves in September, but then got delayed to October and then November, before finally getting a November 1 release date in the recent past. The smartphone is now ... Read More »

World’s First Tango Smartphone Lenovo Phab 2 Pro to Go on Sale on November 1

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the world’ first Project Tango smartphone, is expected to go on sale on November 1. Developed in collaboration with Google, the Phab 2 Pro was originally slated to be released in September, but its launch was later pushed back. Last week, the official Lenovo US website mentioned that the phablet will go on sale on November ... Read More »

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro ‘World’s First Tango Smartphone’ Now Set to Launch in November

  The first Tango smartphone in the world was made by Lenovo, and was due to launch in September. That didn’t happen, and Lenovo quietly delayed the release “to this fall”. Now, a Google representative has confirmed that the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is coming to markets next month. For those unaware, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was unveiled at ... Read More »

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro ‘World’s First Tango Smartphone’ Gets Delayed

It seems the first Google Tango smartphone, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, has been delayed. It was the first commercial attempt to imbue a smartphone with an excellent understanding of what is around it, using Google’s Project Tango machine vision technologies. Lenovo had announced the Phab 2 Pro with Google in June, and had then said the smartphone would hit retail ... Read More »

iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 the Worlds Top Selling Smartphones: Strategy Analytics

iPhone 6s accounted for 4 percent of all smartphones shipped in Q2 2016 iPhone 6 took the second spot with 8.5 million units shipped Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge had 2 percent market share Apple’s iPhone 6s was the world’s top-selling smartphone model in the second quarter of 2016, a report said on Wednesday, adding that the US giant currently accounts ... Read More »