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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 »

World Cup 2018: NI manager O’Neill lauds strikers Ward and Washington

Conor Washington scored his third international goal against the Norwegians Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has hailed the impact made by goalscorers Conor Washington and Jamie Ward in Sunday’s 2-0 World Cup Group C qualifier win over Norway in Belfast. Both strikers scored in the first half to secure a vital win at Windsor Park. “They both give you that ... 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 »

Chinese Billionaire’s Son Purchases Eight iPhone 7 Smartphones for His Dog

  In today’s weird news, a Chinese billionaire’s son purchased eight iPhone 7 smartphones. But that’s not the weird part. The iPhone 7 smartphones were purchased for the son’s dog. You may need a moment to digest what you just read, but the story is fantastically true. Wang Sicong is the son of Wang Jialin, a Chinese businessman whose net ... Read More »

Mobile Internet Users to Hit 371 Million by June: IAMAI

Driven by higher adoption in rural India, the number of mobile Internet users in the country is expected to reach 371 million by June 2016, a report said in New Delhi on Wednesday. The report titled “Mobile Internet in India 2015”, was released by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB International. “There were 306 million mobile ... Read More »

Vodafone Reports Sixth Quarter of Growth as Recovery Takes Hold

Mobile phone company Vodafone met expectations with a 1.4 percent rise in revenue in its third quarter, its sixth consecutive quarter of growth, as recovery in Europe gained pace. The world’s second largest operator reported organic service revenue of GBP 9.2 billion, in line with analyst forecasts, on Thursday and said it was on track to deliver full-year core earnings ... Read More »

India Ranks 36 in Global LTE Download Speeds, Up From 50 Last Year

The state of LTE network in India has improved over the past few months, but not by as much as one would like. The global rank of India moved up from 50 to 36 between Q3 2015 to Q4 2015, says a new survey. Despite the improvement in the rank, there’s plenty of scope for development in LTE network deployment ... Read More »

Most Operators Failed Random Call Drop Tests, Says Trai

Most of the telecom operators, including state-run MTNL, failed random drive tests conducted by the regulator Trai to check quality of their network and services as part of its efforts to rein in call drop menace. As per the test report released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) Thursday, none of telecom operators showed improvement in call drops ... Read More »