• Are these PoMo palaces really worth saving?

    Postmodern architecture in Britain closely matched the career of Margaret Thatcher. Its first flickerings were in the mid-70s, about the time she became leader of the opposition, followed by the style’s first substantial works during her first term as prime minister. By the time she left office in 1990, PoMo was on its way out, […]

  • A concrete future

    For me the most exciting building in any town is always the brutalist one. It is architecture on heat: it struts, invites you to rub its porridgey skin and goggle at its projections. There is a reason that music videos are shot in them, rather than in drab supermarkets. Over the past couple of years […]

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    Business Books Are Virtually Worthless Without This

      I love reading business books. You love reading business books. But all that reading is nearly  worthless if you don’t apply what you’ve learned. And unless you’re writing something down, you’re not applying most of what you learn when you read the latest book by, say, Gary Vaynerchuk, Jim Collins, Clayton Christensen or even […]

    Ex machina: are computers to blame for market jitters?

    Photo Credit: pixabay 7.2K Total Views Recent turbulence in the share markets has caused some experts to point the finger of culpability at computerised High-Frequency Trading. There are few complaints about HFT when computers push share markets up, but in the ebbing tide of today’s markets, it’s blamed both for exaggerating the share market dive […]

    The first pieces of useful smart clothing will tackle body temperature

    Valentina Palladino Most of the smart clothing in the spotlight up to now has been fitness-related: socks that monitor running strides, shirts that measure heart rate, and other similar devices. While fitness is an obvious avenue for intelligent garments, some scientists are focusing on a more simple approach to smart fabrics. A recent New Scientist article […]

    Dell launches products in Chandigarh

    Dell India has launched new products in Chandigarh. Built to optimise Windows 8, the XPS 12 convertible (Laptop), Latitude 10 tablet, Latitude 6430u Ultrabook, and the OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One with touch controls were launched on Wednesday. According to the computer major, the product range has been specially designed to provide the next wave of computing […]

    Samsung rolls out Chromebook2 with full-HD

    Samsung has reportedly rolled out its new range ofChromebook 2 with full HD screen. The successor to Series 3 Chromebook, which was launched last March, the Chromebook2 has upgraded to better 2.1-GHz Exynos 5 octa-core processor. According to PC World, the new Chromebook 2 is being offered in 11.6-inch display and 13.3-inch with full HD […]

    UP Police adopts cloud computing concept

    While ushering in a new era, Uttar Pradesh Police, touted as the world’s largest police force, has adopted cloud computing to make policing more effective and for quicker police response time. A Modern Police Control Room was today launched by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav here. A modern control room was already operational in Kanpur, while […]