Nintendo Switch next-gen NEWS: Ninty to ditch the Switch for mobile games?

Nintendo has suggested that the Switch could be its final home console. In an interview with Nikkei (via Nintendo Everything), Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said that “we aren’t really fixated on our consoles”. “At the moment we’re offering the uniquely developed Nintendo Switch and its software – and that’s what we’re basing how we deliver […]

Top 5 countries opting to ditch US dollar & the reasons behind their move

The past year was full of events that inevitably split the global geopolitical space into two camps: those who still support using US currency as a universal financial tool, and those who are turning their back on the greenback. Global tensions caused by economic sanctions and trade conflicts triggered by Washington have forced targeted countries […]

Google’s rumored Pixel 3 ‘Lite’ XL might ditch the notch

There’s been talk (and apparent leaks) of a mid-range Pixel 3 variant, but what about an equivalent to the larger Pixel 3 XL? That might be coming too. OnLeaks and 91mobiles claim to have details of a Pixel 3 ‘Lite’ XL (just a placeholder name for now), and have produced renders to match. The larger […]

US presses allies to ditch Huawei citing cybersecurity risks from China – report

Washington has been on a mission to discourage its allies from using Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei’s equipment, the Wall Street Journal reports. The firm earlier slammed the US for using politics for unfair competition. Read more Washington has been up in arms over Huawei’s worldwide expansion, “having initiated an extraordinary outreach campaign” to press its European and […]

China suggests Trump should ditch ‘tapped’ iPhones for Huawei

China is trolling Trump. In an official response to the allegations that it and Russia are spying on the President’s trio of iPhones, a top-ranking Chinese official said: “If they are very worried about iPhones being tapped, they can use Huawei.” The snarky reply signals to the ban on the use of Huawei devices by […]

Off with their hats! Russian military to ditch traditional headgear

A large part of Russian military will soon stop using traditional Russian fur hats with ear flaps, known as “ushankas,” as well as woolen side caps. The government plans to replace these items with more simple headgear. The famous Russian souvenir known abroad as “ushanka”, “shapka” or simply “Russian hat” could soon become a rare […]

Tories leak ‘secret plan’ to ditch Theresa May as leader & list of possible successors

A Tory internal memo that suggests Theresa May will be forced to stand down as leader “soon after March 2019,” and which details a list of pros and cons of possible candidates to replace the PM, has been leaked to the Telegraph. On the day May’s Chequers Brexit trade proposal has been roundly rejected by […]

‘Ditch refugee institution, look at real numbers’: Netanyahu praises US for axing UNRWA funding

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thrown his support behind the US decision to pull funding from the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA), accusing the aid group of inflating the number of refugees it assists. Speaking at Yad Binyamin on Sunday, Netanyahu said UNRWA is “perpetuating” the plight of refugees and that by pulling funding, […]

Russia proposes deal with Turkey to ditch US dollar for lira-ruble trade amid currency crisis

Moscow is still interested in trading with Ankara using the Russian ruble and Turkish lira, according to the Kremlin. Both currencies have been falling against the greenback, with lira setting new record lows every day. “The issue of using national currencies in bilateral trade operations is a topic that has been raised by the Russian […]

Russia may ditch dollar in oil trade as it is too risky – finance minister

The US dollar is not a reliable tool for payments in international trade, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told Russian media. Payments in national currencies might be used instead, he said. In an interview to Rossiya 1 TV, the finance minister expressed doubt that the internationally recognized currency is reliable. Siluanov also said he does […]