• COMPUTERS
    Raspberry Pi computer looks down on Earth

    This is a neat image of Planet Earth, showing another beautiful day in the Mediterranean. The outlines of Italy, Corsica and Sardinia are unmistakable. The view to the west includes the Balearics. What’s interesting about the picture is that it was taken with a commercial off-the-shelf Raspberry Pi computer and camera. The UK satellite company […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    LG Electronics Q2 operating earnings down 15.4%

    Seoul, LG Electronics Inc. said on Friday that its second-quarter (Q2) operating profits are expected to have dropped 15.4 per cent from a year earlier, mainly due to its sluggish smartphone business. In an earnings guidance, the South Korean electronics maker said it expects to post 652.2 billion won ($557 million) in operating profits in […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Opinion | Catch a quantum computer and pin it down

    Urmila Mahadev has a soft voice with slightly nasal inflections, rounding out what we in India would have no hesitation in describing as a “generic American accent”. With gadgets in each hand controlling her presentation and her microphone, she speaks for an hour and she speaks in English and yet I fully grasp only parts […]

  • NEWS
    Hurricane Irma: Massive storm bears down on Florida

    Parts of the city of Miami are under water as Hurricane Irma heads for mainland Florida, triggering storm surges across the south of the state. The category four storm with sustained winds up to 130mph (209km/h) moved away from the Florida Keys and should make landfall on the west coast in hours. About 2ft (60cm) […]

  • NEWS
    Stand Down for Homeless Veterans clothing drive accepting donations

    SAN DIEGO – A clothing drive is scheduled Friday in San Diego to collect items for the yearly Stand Down for Homeless Veterans. Veterans Village of San Diego will accept new and gently used clothing from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its facility at 4141 Pacific Highway. The donations will be provided to veterans […]

  • NEWS
    Fidelity marks down start-ups; e-commerce firms to restructure businesses

    Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint What to watch out for New online marketplace rules fail to halt discounts, for now If you were worried that the new government rules for Internet companies will mean the end of eye-popping discounts on popular online marketplaces, breathe easy, at least for now. E-commerce firms will have to restructure businesses A […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Whitman Readies Slimmed Down HP for Duel With Bulked-Up Dell

    Meg Whitman long resisted a breakup of Hewlett-Packard Co., saying that selling computers to consumers and businesses was the best way to keep the Silicon Valley pioneer alive. Now, with personal-computer demand in decline and companies flocking to the cloud to run their operations, she’s on board with a split taking place next week. The […]

  • ALL DEALS
    Grofers shuts down operations in 9 cities

    Grofers ran pilot projects in 15 new cities in September. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint Mumbai: Grofers India Pvt. Ltd has shut delivery operations in nine cities in the past 15 days because of low acceptance of its services in these areas, company co-founder Albinder Dhindsa said. Grofers ran pilot projects in 15 new cities in September. […]

  • NEWS
    Ola may shut down grocery, food delivery services

    Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint New Delhi/Bengaluru: India’s largest taxi-hailing service Ola, run by ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd, may shut down its grocery and food delivery services barely a year into launch, as the company slows expansion plans and struggles to build customer demand for the business units. Ola Store, the groceries delivery service, and Ola Cafe, […]