• HOME & GARDEN
    Of grace and grandeur

    Pitted and dented, with silvery scars from many fillings on its surface, an elderly bronze pot, blackened with age, was gathering dust in a store room. During the renovation of Comath House on C.O. Madhavan Road, Pattoor, Sheela Mohan, came across the pot and fell in love with it. She got it polished and buffed […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Master computer science with 124 hours of training

    This bundle replaces an expensive college education, with 980 hands-on video tutorials. You learn a range of skills, from fintech with Python and R, to big data with Hadoop and Spark. Stack Commerce When the tech giants hire new talent, they invariably look for people with computer science skills. Knowing how machines think lets you […]

  • NEWS
    The Netflix of Apps Is Coming – Are You Ready?

    HIGHLIGHTS Ulysses recently switched from a paid up-front to a subscription model Developers need recurring revenue to cover costs There’s already a service that lets you use many apps for a monthly fee Would you pay Rs. 45,000 to own Adobe Photoshop or would you rather shell out around Rs. 750 per month for it? […]

  • COMPUTERS
    IBM Just Broke The Record of Simulating Chemistry With a Quantum Computer

    The Future of Quantum Computing Engineers have modelled the interactions between subatomic components of a complex molecule using a quantum computer, making a significant leap forward in our modelling of chemical reactions. Image Source: Berkeley University The simulations were carried out by IBM on superconducting hardware, and this milestone just pushed into new territory for […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    Types of garden in your home

    Herb Garden Herb garden consists of culinary or medicinal herbs, and often has ornamental designs. In fact, herb plants are often underrated as potential design elements in land scaping. Mint and creeping thyme can be used very well as ground cover between stepping stones. Lavender can be used as a landscape design in rock garden, […]

  • COMPUTERS
    DARPA project aims to make modular computers out of ‘chiplets’

    The Defense Department’s research arm has officially kicked off its effort to create a modular computing framework, with pieces pulled from a mix-‘n-match set of “chiplets.” Producing something this weird will take a village, the agency suggested — in fact, “an enormous village rife with innovators.” DARPA did always have a way with words. The program, […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    Plant Dutch Iris for a pop of seasonal color

    We were looking for easy-to-maintain plants that could provide seasonal color to a fairly steep slope in part shade. A catalog arrived picturing several varieties of iris, something we’d never tried, and we placed an order. Here’s what happened. Iris is the name of the goddess of the rainbow in Greek mythology, and has been […]

  • CLOTHING
    How to Un-Shrink These 4 Types of Clothing

    So we know why our clothes shrink and how to avoid this tragedy, but what about when the damage has already been done? You spent more than you’d like to admit on those jeans—there has to be a way to reverse this, right? Well, technically you can’t “un-shrink” clothes, but you can stretch them back out to their original […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Salzer Electronics targets revenue of Rs 1,000 cr by 2021

    Salzer Electronics, engaged in manufacturing of wide range of electrical products, today said it is looking at 15 percent CAGR growth and intends to emerge as Rs 1,000 crore company by 2021, following global technology alliances and enhance the proportion of value-added products. “We expect Rs 430 crore turnover by FY 18, Rs 520 crore […]

  • CLOTHING
    A tour of five affordable factory clothing shops in Tongaat

    Being a woman comes at a price and although I do not particularly like venturing into the usually busy Tongaat central, I do look forward to my monthly shopping sprees where I sniff out excellent deals on clothing and accessories at affordable prices. I buy most of my shoes, casual clothing, formal wear and gym gear […]