Hindu radicals reportedly attacked a group of Christians with guns, axes, spades and clubs during a prayer meeting at a village in Jharkhand state, India. Despite the beating, which sent six people to the hospital, Christians refused to stop worshiping Christ and turn to Hindu idols, as they were told.
Morning Star News reported Tuesday that 15 or so Hindu extremists threatened to "finish off" the group of 30 Christians, including a pastor, if they continued praying to Christ.
"Thereafter, two men entered and asked the pastor and the others to go outside, but the Christians refused to go," the Rev. Akash Nandi said of the attack that occurred earlier this month. more >>
Samsung has stirred excitement among its fans with the upcoming release of the Galaxy S7, but it seems that the Meizu Pro 5 has beaten it to the launching date and even some of the specs and features.
Samsung Galaxy S7 is due to be released in about six months, while the Meizu Pro 5 is coming out on Sept. 25. Based on a Geekbench shootout, the Meizu Pro 5 trumps its Samsung rival by several points, according to the Latino Post.
The Meizu Pro 5 will have two variants, but each one will run different processors, with one running the Exynos 7420 chip. This variant scored almost 5600 in the multi-core test. The Samsung S6 and S6 Edge, on the other hand, hit the 5200 mark, while the Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus trailed behind, the report details. more >>
Samsung has reportedly accelerated the development of a number of its flagship smartphones and two Galaxy S7 models were spotted getting benchmarked.
With the news Samsung has implemented new project management techniques, the South Korean tech giant has been observed to be going through its smartphone development phase at a fast clip, benchmarking the Samsung Mega On for its new O-series last week, followed most recently by the Galaxy S7 carrying Samsung's own Exynos 8890 chipset, as well as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC.
Two models from the Galaxy S7 line, one with 3GB of RAM, the other with 4GB of RAM, underwent rigorous testing, particularly with the Snapdragon 820 to ensure there wouldn't be any overheating issues as observed with the Snapdragon 810 processor. more >>
Toyota's next-gen 2016 Toyota Innova is set to be launched in India early next year, although the Japanese carmaker remains mum on the new vehicle's global unveiling.
Toyota is scheduled to unveil the updated 2016 Toyota Innova before the year ends, but it still has not confirmed when. However, there are reports that the new-gen Innova will be launched in Indonesia next month, according to the International Business Times.
A report by autonetmagz says the 2016 Toyota Innova launching will happen during the 2015 Jakarta Auto Show. The event will run alongside the Indocomtech 2015, which will run from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1, the report details. more >>
Deputy Public Prosecutor Mavis Chionh has said in her closing oral submissions in the long-running trial of City Harvest Church pastor Kong Hee that the senior leader is a "well-practiced liar" who misused millions in church funds for his wife's popstar career.
"Far from being a mere figurehead ... [Kong] was a meticulous and details-oriented leader whose express approval was needed before the bonds could go ahead," Chionh added, according to The Straits Times.
Kong and five other CHC leaders are being accused of funneling money into singer Sun Ho's career through sham bond investing in the management company Xtron, allegedly operated by the church's leadership. The accused are facing up to 20 years in prison if convicted of having misused the $19.2 million in question. more >>
A new Samsung smartphone, the Galaxy Mega On, was sighted getting benchmarked on GeekBench recently.
Rumors have emerged South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung is preparing two new models for its upcoming O-series and one of the devices, called the Galaxy Mega On, was spotted going through its testing phase on GeekBench.
The Galaxy Mega On, said to be the first of Samsung's new O-series handsets first reported in August, has already been sent to India for its initial tests and just recently emerged after having been put through its benchmark paces for Android. more >>