Tag Archives: Poor

The health toll of poor sleep

Sleep — both its quantity and its quality — is one of the most frequently discussed health topics. How often have you told a friend or relative, “I’m exhausted, I was up half the night”? Surveys have found that more than a third of American adults are unable to consistently get a good night’s sleep, with millions having trouble falling asleep or ... Read More »

Disability cause: Early childhood poor nutrition linked to hearing loss

Under nutrition in the preschool years is associated with hearing impairment later in life, a study suggests. Hearing loss is the fourth leading cause of disability worldwide, and an estimated 80 % of affected individuals live in low- and middle-income countries. The study, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, analysed the relationship between the ... Read More »

Sony culling ‘Premium Standard’ smartphones, blames poor sales

Sony has vowed to kill off ‘Premium Standard phones, the company’s line of affordable near-flagship smartphones. During the company’s 2017 Investor Day, Sony pledged to eventually discontinue the ‘Premium Standard’ smartphone range following an uninspiring sales performance. Examples of these handsets include 2016’s Sony Xperia X and Sony Xperia X Compact. Both featured relatively premium specs, but were priced more ... Read More »

Apple’s Battle With FBI Underscores Android’s Poor State of Encryption: Report

Google CEO Sundar Pichai last month backed Apple in its ongoing fight with FBI over encryption. While privacy advocates welcomed Pichai’s stand on supporting Apple, they are still concerned about the poor state of encryption on Android devices. According to estimates, fewer than 10 percent of Android phones are encrypted. If San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook was using an ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7 Gets Teardown Treatment, Receives Poor Repairability Score

Samsung might not be able to please DIY (do-it-yourself) enthusiasts with its flagship Galaxy S7 smartphone. While the South Korean technology conglomerate’s handset has been receiving praises from many for its aesthetics and performance, when it comes to self-repairing the device, you’re mostly out of luck – reveals its first proper teardown. Gadgets repair website iFixit cracked open the Samsung ... Read More »

Firewatch’s Poor PS4 Frame Rate: Campo Santo Is Working on a Fix

Reviews for the heavily anticipated first-person exploration adventure game Firewatch are finally out and for most part they’ve been favourable. But there has been a bone of contention for most critics on the eve of its launch. The game’s technical performance, particularly on the PS4 isn’t everything it should be what with a choppy and inconsistent frame rate. It’s something ... Read More »