• ELECTRONICS
    Ministry of Electronics and IT’s e-Kiosks target 30 million farmers

    NEW DELHI: With an aim to dispense pensions of eligible farmers easily under the government subsidy scheme, digital kiosks or Common Service Centres (CSCs) under the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) have set a target of enrolling 30 million small and marginal farmers by August 15. The pension is dispensed under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan-Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY), which was announced in […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Samsung Electronics to Strengthen its Neural Processing Capabilities for Future AI Applications

    Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that it will strengthen its neural processing unit (NPU) capabilities to further extend the reach of its artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. In line with its focus on next-generation NPU technologies, Samsung plans to create over 2,000 related jobs worldwide by 2030, which is about […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    India Electronics and Semiconductor Association appoints Intel’s Jitendra Chaddah as its Chairman

    Industry body India Electronics and Semiconductor Association Monday said it has appointed Jitendra Chaddah as its chairman. Chaddah, Intel India senior director for operations and strategy, has over two decades of industry experience. “I feel extremely honored for taking up the position of IESA chairman at a time when the Indian electronics and semiconductor industry […]

  • CLOTHING
    What Should French Fashion Do With Its Unsold Clothing?

    PARIS, France — Two years ago, France was the first country to pass a law preventing supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food. Under the country’s circular economy roadmap, lawmakers are planning to do the same for clothing. Spearheaded by prime minister Édouard Philippe, by 2019 new regulations or incentives could prohibit brands from discarding […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    Birmingham Home & Garden Magazine Picks Its “Inspiration Home”

    HOOVER, AL – Each year for the last seven years, Birmingham Home & Garden magazine features an Inspiration Home, showcasing some of Birmingham’s most impressive new homes built and designed locally. The 2017 Birmingham Home & Garden Inspiration Home is located in the upscale Glasscott division of the Ross Bridge resort community in Hoover. “We […]

  • ALL DEALS
    Uber Needs a Tim Cook. Can Its New CEO Deliver?

    Some Uber observers were sarcastically relieved that new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s first meeting with employees on Wednesday went without a single sexist gaffe. That part of Uber’s history is probably behind it, given Khosrowshahi’s reputation for low-key levelheadedness and the stellar record of his former company, Expedia, in hiring women (they make up 52 percent of its staff and a quarter […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Microsoft releases KB 4039396, its fourth Win10 1607 update this month

    If you’ve ever wondered why I recommend folks hold off on Windows monthly updates, permit me to introduce the latest hiccup in a whooping-cough-sized patching process. Yesterday, Microsoft released KB 4039396, an out-of-band patch for Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1607. The patch brings version 1607 up to build 14393.1670. It isn’t being pushed out through […]

  • 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 […]