• COUPONS
    Amazon-Whole Foods deal could speed the decline of paper coupons

    Dive Brief: Under Amazon’s ownership, Whole Foods will likely offer price matching, digital coupons and guaranteed low pricing rather than traditional paper coupons and circulars, according to experts interviewed by CNBC. Coupon redemption dropped 4% last year, while the average value and overall volume of coupons fell as well, according to coupon processing company Inmar. Last […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Electronics ban on flights from Turkey to United States lifted: Reports

    People travelling from 10 airports in eight countries to US were banned from bringing laptops, tablets and other electronic devices larger than cellphones into the flight cabin. (AFP File Photo) A three-month-old ban on taking electronic devices such as laptops into aircraft cabins on flights from Turkey to the United States was lifted on Wednesday, the private […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Microsoft Confirms Changes Are Coming as Layoff Rumours Abound

    HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft on Monday confirmed that changes were on the way It is planning to cut thousands of jobs across the globe The company will focus more on marketing and selling its cloud software Microsoft is planning layoffs as it refocuses its sales force on making the software colossus a pivotal part of businesses relying on cloud […]

  • CLOTHING
    Sainsbury’s sees sees boost thanks to demand for clothing

    Sainsbury’s has notched up a sales recovery The supermarket giant said that inflation, together with this year’s later Mother’s Day and Easter, helped drive like-for-like first quarter sales including Argos up by 2.3 per cent in a marked bounce back on the 0.3 per cent seen in the previous three months. Sainsbury’s said demand for […]

  • Trump hamstrung at home as he seeks closer ties with Moscow

    U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., upon his return to Washington after a weekend at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, July 3, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas During his presidential campaign, Republican Donald Trump praised Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “strong leader” with whom he’d like to reset […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Google spin-off deploys wearable electronics for huge health study

    Researchers are testing whether smart watches and similar devices, currently popular among runners, can be integrated into medicine. On the morning of Tuesday 27 June, a young man walked into an office in northern California, signed a consent form and picked up two devices that will monitor his heartbeat, sleep patterns and a range of […]

  • NEWS
    7th Pay Commission: Central government employees may get good news on allowances soon, crucial meet today

    The long wait of Central government employees for allowances may end soon. The Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) is expected to hold a meeting today to discuss various points regarding the Seventh Pay Commission. The Ashok Lavasa-led Committee on Allowances has already submitted its review report on Seventh Pay Commission to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley nearly a month ago. […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    Amazon Prime Day 2017: What home and garden deals can I expect?

    Bargain-hunters, the time has come. Online retail giant Amazonhas announced details of its 2017 Prime Day sales event, once again only open to consumers who have signed up to its £79-a-year subscription service. Beginning on Monday July 10 at 6pm, shoppers around the globe will have 30-hours instead of the usual 24 to pick up thousands of deals – including home […]

  • COUPONS
    Amazon’s Whole Foods deal could spell the end for coupons

    Amazon’s proposed purchase of Whole Foods Market may impact how many Americans shop, and for die-hard coupon clippers, it may signal the beginning of the end. Amazon’s aggressive price-matching strategies have served the company well, winning loyal fans even among dedicated bargain hunters. However, extreme couponers are a different breed. For the average American household, grocery costs […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Light-Powered Computers Brighten AI’s Future

    The idea of building a computer that uses light rather than electricity goes back more than half a century. “Optical computing” has long promised faster performance while consuming much less energy than conventional electronic computers. The prospect of a practical optical computer has languished, however, as scientists have struggled to make the light-based components needed […]

  • CLOTHING
    Top independent clothing shop in Gloucester to close

    One of Gloucester’s most prominent independent clothing traders is closing down its shop at one of the city’s most prime spots. High-end clothing store Hayden Taylor has launched a closing down sale as its owners look to retire after nine years trading in Westgate Street. The business has been at the corner shop for almost […]