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Galaxy Note 4 update to significantly improve battery, performance ahead of US release

BEIJING: The Note 4’s specs also earn outstanding marks across the board, including its eye-poppingly vibrant display and a mostly-excellent 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization. Rapid LTE data speeds and a robust processor join a host of other specs and features that easily make the metal-rimmed, Android- powered Note 4 easily equal to other top-rated handsets — and often better. ... Read More »

New HTC One M9 concept features truly fantastic design

LONDON: So far we know very little about the HTC One M9. In fact aside from the possibility that some of the features from the MIA HTC One M8 Prime might make it across, we don’t really know anything at all. That phone was supposedly going to have a QHD display, a Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, a waterproof body and ... Read More »

Samsung galaxy S5 vs iPhone 6: Who wins the race?

BEIJING: Samsung and Apple have been going at it for so long that we’re no longer even keeping score. But the truth is that, in a sense, the two companies competed indirectly. Sure, a lot of people still considered what both had to offer before settling on a device, but that choice was often already made for them – even if ... Read More »

China to establish Special Economic Zone in Gwadar

GWADAR: A 20-member delegation from China offered a 3-day visit to Gwadar for the existing and future initiatives for promotion of sea-route economic activities through Gwadar Deep Sea Port vis-a-vis Gwadar Port Master Plan, enabling it for serving as a shortest route for Central Asia, South Asia and Middle East, especially linking vital silk route with China. The visit was ... Read More »

Various ships containing chemicals, palm oil, cement berth at Port Qasim

KARACHI: Five ships planned to load/offload containers, phosphoric acid and cement, including C.V Spirit of Mumbai, C.V Tessa, M.V Orand Pioneer, C.V CMA CGM Florida and M.T SC stealth are expected on lake berths at Container Terminal, Multi Purpose Terminal and Engro Terminal November 20, 2014. Five ships C.V CMA CGM Lamartine, C.V Moersk Atlanta, M.I Fong Hai-33, M.T Qem ... Read More »

Iranian Customs forbids entry of 800 Turkish trucks at Turkmenistan border

TEHRAN: Despite the friendly move made by Turkmenistan of escalating new custom gates to allow more number of trucks to pass, Iran is still forbidding pass by of Turkish Trucks.  Head of the International Transporter’s association Fatih Sener said “Turkmenistan has increased its Luftaabad customs gate capacity after it received a request from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan”. Turkmenistan’s President ... Read More »

Busiest in world, China’s ports pose environmental threat

BEIJING: Growing concerns about the bustling shipping ports as ships at major ones are emitting hazardous fuel. China’s trying to overcome the problem as quarter of the world’s container traffic passes through here. According to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council, the fuel burned by ocean vessels may contain sulfur levels that exceed by 100 to 3,500 times ... Read More »

Port Canaveral to build 11 mile Railway Line

FLORIDA: Port Canaveral has planned to extend an 11 mile new rail line for the growth of its cargo operations, while there are also fears about its long-term effects on wildlife refuge and a golf course community. The line would be from their north cargo terminal, over the Banana River, to north Merritt Island. Residents of The Savannahs, a development ... Read More »

Intelligence Group warns Philippines Customs officers

MANILA:  Jessie Dellosa, the deputy commissioner for the intelligence group, emphasized no more corruption would be tolerated in customs. “You may thrive now or get away with your extortion activities, but we will still get you in the end.” She said. The former Armed Forces chief said the bureau’s intensified campaign against corruption in its ranks was necessary to “rid ... Read More »

Thousands of Christmas tree shipments to Asia stuck at US port

WASHINGTON: Thousands of Christmas trees that are grown in the Pacific Northwest will not be able to be shipped in time that is required in order to meet holiday demand in Asia. “Some 8 million to 10 million evergreen trees grown in Washington state and Oregon are sold as Christmas trees each year, many destined for markets in Asia, Canada and Mexico”, ... Read More »