• ELECTRONICS
    Share of electronics dip in e-tail pie as groceries grow

    (Representative image) CHENNAI: E-tailing market is moving away slowly from just selling mobile phones and electronics to grocery and fashion products. A study by management consulting firm RedSeer said that the share of mobiles and electronics has dropped to 38% in the January-March quarter of 2019 from 45% in the same time last year. It has been steadily dropping since then. […]

  • CLOTHING
    PICTURES: Range of graceful clothing for Eid

    Cape Town – Fashion designer Nasheeta Joseph Kamish is building a fashion empire – one stitch at a time. Her Infiniti Collection’s Eid range is inspired by international trends and celebrates the modest movement. She says her range incorporates bling – hand-stitched glass pearls, pleated frills and sequins – and velour. Planning for Eid fashion […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Computer Models Simplify the Synthesis of Organic Electronics

    Organic electronics could change the electronics industry  with their high cost-efficiencies and versatility compared with more commonly used inorganic electronics. For example, their flexibility could let companies print them like paper or put them into clothing to power wearable electronics. However, they have failed to gain much industry traction due to the difficulty of controlling […]

  • CLOTHING
    If Rental Is the Future of Clothing, This Woman-Led Company Will Power How We All Dress

    It’s 2019, and Christine Hunsicker finally admits that her company, Gwynnie Bee, was a massive experiment. The company, which was founded in 2011 as a plus-size clothing subscription rental service, and has now shipped more than five million boxes of clothing sized 0-32, was Hunsicker’s way of testing her more ambitious business hypothesis: Could you build a technology and warehouse engine […]

  • ALL DEALS
    Exclusive: All 10 of Michael Cohen’s Secret Book Deals

    On Wednesday, Donald Trump’s former lawyer provided Congress with sworn testimony (and corroborating documents) implicating the president in multiple crimes. But the Republican members of the House Oversight Committee refused to waste the American people’s precious time on the trivial question of whether the commander-in-chief is a criminal. Rather, they chose to focus on what […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Are computers finally able to understand the subtleties of language?

    We are more comfortable with the idea of talking to machines than ever before. That is due mainly to the growing popularity of smart speakers and virtual ­assistants, such as Google Home, ­Amazon Echo and Apple’s Siri. Indeed, as they have proven capable of carrying out tasks such as ­playing music and setting alarms, we have been happy to ask them to do so. But […]

  • Alleged hacker who avoided extradition to US seeks return of computers

     Lauri Love was arrested in 2013. He continues to protest his innocence and has not been charged. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images A computer activist who successfully resisted attempts to extradite him to the US over alleged hacking has applied for the return of his confiscated computers, after the National Crime Agency confirmed he is still […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Computers and authority: Defeatism, enemy of freedom

    Fighting a battle when the odds are against you requires a lot of courage and a strong moral conviction. These attributes perhaps best describe Dr Richard M. Stallman (RMS to fellow programmers) for whom computing freedom is non-negotiable. A pioneer in the field of computing, Stallman could see how computing would be used to control […]