• COMPUTERS
    Mayor gives away ‘talking’ computers

    The city Corporation, as part of its various welfare measures, distributed ‘talking’ computers and laptops to the visually challenged at a function on the Corporation premises on Wednesday. Mayor V.K. Prashanth distributed the computers to the beneficiaries. He said that the Corporation was turning the city into a differently abled friendly city. Projects are being […]

  • CLOTHING
    Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet?

    Americans spent around $350 billion on clothing and footwear in 2016. CreditLauren Fleishman for The New York Times In the Garden of Eden, figuring out what to wear was easy and the fig leaves were environmentally friendly. Today, it’s much harder to find clothes that don’t have some kind of negative impact on the planet. […]

  • NEWS
    What ISIS Really Wants

    What is the islamic state? Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States […]

  • COUPONS
    Dave Chang’s Ando Resorts to Handing Out Coupons in Union Square

    Ando’s pretty parchedEater Tipster Hot on the heels of Maple’s closure, NYC restaurants are stepping up their delivery game in some very thirsty ways. The latest: Momofuku ringleader David Chang’s delivery-only restaurant Andowas spotted in Union Square today handing out $7 coupons for first-time users. Chang recently admitted he’s made some mistakes with his delivery-only […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Tech power: Clothes may soon power small electronics

    Researchers have invented a way to apply metal-free electrodes to fabric and off-the-shelf clothing so that it feels good to the touch and also transports enough electricity to power small electronics. Such clothes may one day power wearable electronic devices. Powering advanced fabrics that can monitor health data remotely are important to the military and […]

  • COMPUTERS
    When Video Game Consoles Wanted (and Failed) to Be Computers

    Image: Scan of Intelivision owner manual. A lot of early video game consoles secretly wanted to be home computers, too. Their makers either sold keyboard add-ons or failed miserably in the process. A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. Of all […]

  • CLOTHING
    USED CLOTHING STORE GETS SURPRISE DONATION OF MARIJUANA

    A consignment shop in Minnesota found bags with 111 grams of marijuana in a pile of donated clothes in May 2017. (Photo: Maplewood Police Department) If you accidentally donated 111 grams of marijuana along with your clothing earlier to a local store please come to the PD so we can reunite you! We know you […]

  • ALL DEALS
    Donald Trump eyes mother of all deals in Middle East

    Donald Trump is seeking to secure the elusive diplomatic ‘Holy Grail’ Donald Trump thinks he knows real estate but when he arrives in Jerusalem he will be stepping onto one of the most contested and difficult to price – in terms of peace at least – chunks of land in the world. The US leader […]

  • ALL DEALS
    Sinclair programming the Trumpiest of all deals

    (The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Jeffrey Goldfarb NEW YORK, May 15 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Sinclair Broadcast may be pulling off the defining deal of the nascent Trump era. The Baltimore-based owner of 173 television stations unveiled a plan last week to buy Chicago rival Tribune Media […]

  • Left on clothing tags lead Barrie police to alleged shoplifter

    BARRIE, Ont. — Police in Barrie, Ont., say tags still hanging from a man’s clothes led to his arrest on theft-related charges. They say a store security guard noticed a man allegedly putting on socks and then slipping his feet back into his shoes on Tuesday afternoon. After making the man remove the socks and […]

  • NEWS
    Global stock markets fall as Trump turmoil intensifies

    Big falls on US stock markets have dragged down Asian shares over fears the political controversy surrounding President Trump will blunt his ability to deliver tax and regulatory reform. Wall Street’s three main indexes shed more than 1.7%, and the dollar erased most gains made since his election. Asia’s main stock markets opened lower following […]