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Who Owns the Internet?

On the night of November 7, 1876, Rutherford B. Hayes’s wife, Lucy, took to her bed with a headache. The returns from the Presidential election were trickling in, and the Hayeses, who had been spending the evening in their parlor, in Columbus, Ohio, were dismayed. Hayes himself remained up until midnight; then he, too, retired, convinced that his Democratic opponent, ... Read More »

Some predictions on where real estate sector is heading post-RERA

The deadline of July 31, 2017 for notifying RERA rules ended with most of my predictions coming true. Unfortunate but expected. Here is a quick summary of the key developments by the deadline date and their impact going forward. 1. Completion Certificates (CC): There was a rush by developers for securing CC with the hope that some of their projects can get ... Read More »

How Technology is Affecting our Lives

Technology has changed our lives, increasing the speed of time. We, as humans, have invented and developed technologies to make the best of our lives. Now technology is changing our lives every second. Robots are our new models, and at the end robots can control this world. Technology is now trying to enter our body. Innovation and technological development have ... Read More »

Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters

A 12-strong terror cell that carried out two attacks in Spain this week had collected 120 gas canisters and was planning to use them in vehicle attacks, Spanish police say. Canisters were found at a house, said to be used by the cell, that blew up in the town of Alcanar on Wednesday night. Police are still hunting for the ... Read More »

Google adds six-second video previews to mobile search

In a major update, search engine giant Google has added a six second video previews to its mobile search results, the media reported on Saturday. Google would use some of its machine learning capabilities to actually analyse the entire video and then decide what six-second portion to pick for preview. The new update would now let searches in Android’s Google app or Chrome ... Read More »

Bankruptcy code can help deepen bond markets, says Ajay Tyagi

Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) chairman Ajay Tyagi on Saturday said the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) will help boost investor confidence and encourage fund flows into the corporate bonds market, while addressing a CII conference on insolvency and bankruptcy. “From an investors’ standpoint, an effective and robust bankruptcy regime is important for developing the corporate bonds market. ... Read More »

Lenovo K8 Note India Sale, Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) & Galaxy A7 (2017) Price Cuts, and More: Your 360 Daily

HIGHLIGHTS The Lenovo K8 Note went on sale in India today Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka resigned after attacks from the co-founder BSNL has launched its own mobile wallet for subscribers The Lenovo K8 Note (Review) went on sale in India for the first time today, following its unveiling last week. The K8 Note is available exclusively on Amazon in India, and if you manage ... Read More »

HTC U11 vs Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Google Pixel: Which Is the Best Camera Phone?

HIGHLIGHTS The HTC U11 boasts of a 12-megapixel sensor with OIS Samsung also uses a 12-megapixel sensor with a f/1.7 aperture The Google Pixel boasts of a 12.3-megapixel sensor and EIS The Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Review) and the Google Pixel (Review) are two of the best smartphones you can buy right now if a great camera is what you’re after in a phone. We saw this ... Read More »

Jio Phone Bookings: Registration & Delivery Dates, Documents Required, Price, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Jio Phone bookings online and offline start on August 24 JioPhone delivery to start in September The phone can be prebooked via MyJio app and offline Jio stores Jio Phone beta testing finally started on August 15, but the official date to pre-order the 4G feature phone is still a few days away. However, certain offline retailers have started taking Jio ... Read More »

Mercedes offer diesel drivers THOUSANDS to ditch their old car, but there’s a catch

Mercedes launch diesel scrappage scheme to offer drivers cash off a new car Mercedes has launched a diesel scrappage scheme in the UK offering motorists a chance to cash in on their old car. UK car drivers can receive a cash incentive of up to £2,000 off a new Euro 6 diesel, pure electric or plug-in hybrid Mercedes when they trade in ... Read More »