• CLOTHING
    Digital ‘clothes’ could be the next big Instagram hit

    Hip Scandinavian fashion retailer Carlings knew it had to make a big impression when it launched its first online store in 2018 — years after most other apparel brands. Carlings has more than 200 physical stores in Norway, Finland and Sweden and is known for its wide range of jeans and casual clothes. When it […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Bharat Electronics, Vodafone Idea, Force Motors, IndiGo hit 52-week lows

    A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai (Photo: Reuters) Shares of Bharat Electronics (BEL), Vodafone Idea, Force Motors, Castrol India, InterGlobe Aviation (IndiGo) and Tata Communications have hit their respective 52-week lows on the BSE as the benchmark indices are trading lower for the sixth trading days. Besides BEL, total […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Quick Hit: Darkglass Electronics Alpha·Omicron

    Keeping the two-is-better-than-one mantra going, Darkglass Electronics’ Alpha·Omicron is a somewhat scaled-back version of the company’s Alpha·Omega preamp released last year. It’s essentially the same engine, with its two separate distortion circuits, but the new pedal offers a smaller footprint and $100 off the original’s price tag. The 3-band EQ and additional outputs found on […]

  • NEWS
    Nokia-Branded Android Smartphones Hit Geekbench, Tipping Specifications

    HIGHLIGHTS The Finnish giant announced Nokia-branded Android devices are coming Two high-end Android smartphones have been rumoured for a while However, Geekbench results show disappointing specifications Nokia’s much-anticipated return to smartphones is anticipated to happen later this year. Nokia had in May signed a deal with newly-formed Finnish manufacturer HMD Global to make Nokia-branded smartphones […]

  • NEWS
    Standard Chartered posts loss as loan impairments hit new high

    CEO Bill Winters is attempting to unwind the damage caused by predecessor Peter Sands’ revenue-led expansion across emerging markets, which left the bank riddled with bad loans when commodity market crashed and growth stalled from China to India. Photo: Reuters London: Standard Chartered Plc reported a surprise full-year loss as loan impairments almost doubled to […]

  • ALL DEALS
    Oppo R9, R9 Plus Hit Certification Site; Design and Specifications Tipped

    Earlier this week we saw a couple of teasers indicating Oppo might launch its R9 smartphone at an event on March 17. Now the smartphone, alongside with a ‘Plus’ variant, appear to have passed Tenaa, the Chinese telecommunications certification authority. The listing reveals some high-end specifications and images – while both the Oppo R9 and […]