• COUPONS
    Amazon may buy a stake in Future Coupons to bag Future Retail prize

    Amazon is in talks to buy a stake in Future Coupons, a firm owned by Future Group promoter Kishore Biyani, to ensure that the global web retailer is in compliance with the amended foreign ownership rules that bar e-commerce companies from holding shares in entities selling on their platforms. The US-based online giant was earlier in talks to acquire […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Mobile apps may or may not be collecting your child’s data—but here’s why you should assume they are

    This week two democratic senators are calling on federal regulators to investigate if children’s apps are tracking their data. Senators Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut sent a letter on Wednesday to the Federal Trade Commission, writing they are concerned that numerous apps are potentially violating the law. Without explicit parental consent, it […]

  • CLOTHING
    Soon you may be able to 3D print clothing in your own home

    A 3D printed bomber jacket and dress by Danit Peleg.Daria Ratiner  Three-dimensional printing has changed the way we make everything from prosthetic limbs to aircraft parts and even homes. Now it may be poised to upend the apparel industry as well. Fashion designers have already unveiled shoes and clothing made via 3D printing, in which […]

  • 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 […]