• ELECTRONICS
    Electronic products, consumer goods may cost less soon

    HIGHLIGHTS CBEC asked the companies to immediately lower prices of shampoos, deodorants and other products on which GST was slashed from 28% to 18% While several companies have already lowered prices, there are others who are yet to pass on the gains Electrical goods and consumer durables may see GST rate cut as they are […]

  • COMPUTERS
    New ARM-powered Windows laptops may come with ‘multi-day battery life’

    Microsoft will be launching its new laptop with a multi-day battery life. This ARM-powered laptop will use Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 systems-on-chip (SoC). It will support traditional desktop apps courtesy an emulator in Windows 10. During the Qualcomm summit in Hong Kong, Microsoft hinted at what to expect from the laptop. Qualcomm had earlier promised that […]

  • COMPUTERS
    This qubit redesign may make it easier to make quantum computers

    Quantum computers could handle models that are too complex for us to run now Tomasz Zajda/Alamy Stock Photo The race to create superfast computers is accelerating. A rethink of one of the most fundamental parts of a quantum computer could pave the way for ultra-powerful devices. Andrea Morello at the University of New South Wales in […]

  • COUPONS
    Like using that drug coupon? Its days may be numbered

    Co-pay coupons offered by drug makers are controversial. Where patients see a way to reduce or eliminate the out-of-pocket cost of their medications, health plans see a menace that pushes patients to take more expensive drugs. The issue has prompted U.S. government scrutiny, led federal health programs to bar those they insure from using the […]

  • 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. […]

  • Singapore May factory output up 5.0 percent on electronics strength

    A general view of factories in the industrial district of Jurong in western Singapore April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo Singapore’s industrial production in May grew for the 10th consecutive month from a year earlier, helped by strong electronics output, data showed on Friday. Manufacturing output in May rose 5.0 percent year-on-year, data from the […]

  • 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
    New quantum liquid crystals may play role in future of computers

    These images show light patterns generated by a rhenium-based crystal using a laser method called optical second-harmonic rotational anisotropy. At left, the pattern comes from the atomic lattice of the crystal. At right, the crystal has become a 3-D quantum liquid crystal, showing a drastic departure from the pattern due to the atomic lattice alone. […]

  • NEWS
    General election 2017: Corbyn and May clash over ‘trust’

    Jeremy Corbyn has said the public “cannot trust” Theresa May as the two clashed over plans for a snap election. The Labour leader told MPs the Tories had “broken promises” on the NHS and the deficit and “starved” schools of money while cutting tax for the rich. The prime minister said Labour would “bankrupt” the […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Uh Oh, Apple iOS 9 May Be a Mobile Ad Killer

    At its early-June Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple revealed, among other things, that the newest version of its iOS 9 operating systems will roll out this fall, free of charge. What Apple didn’t discuss, however, is the fact that its new iOS 9 mobile operating system, used in the company’s popular iPhone, may ultimately prove to […]

  • NEWS
    Mi Notebook Air May Remind You of Another Computer — But Cheaper

    The founder and CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, doesn’t like to be compared to Steve Jobs, but the latest product from the company, the Mi Notebook Air will do very little to convince people otherwise. You don’t have to have a degree from Stanford in computer science to see the similarities with Apple’s Macbook Air, […]