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Apple’s Search for a Talented Engineer Revealed in Secret Job Posting

HIGHLIGHTS Apple’s secretive job posting revealed It clears that the company looking for “talented engineer” The job posting has been pulled now A secret job posting from Apple has been discovered that confirms that the company is looking for a “talented engineer.” The job posting, located on a hidden Applepage, was first reported by ZDNet’s Zach Whittaker. Finding the page appears to ... Read More »

Acer Nitro 5 Spin Affordable Gaming Laptop Launched With Eighth-Gen Intel Processors

HIGHLIGHTS The laptop comes with a starting price of $999 (roughly Rs. 64,000) Acer Nitro 5 packs a 15.6-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display The Nitro 5 is claimed to provide 10 hours of battery life Acer on Sunday launched its ‘Nitro 5 Spin’ entry-level gaming laptop and it seems like the company doesn’t want casual gamers to feel left out. ... Read More »

Replacement Screens With Malicious Chips Can Be Used to Control Your Phone

HIGHLIGHTS Researchers hacked into several phones by embedding a malicious chip The chip could be used to log keyboard input, install apps, and more These chips are cheap and can be mass produced There seems to be no end to the ways hackers can get inside your smartphone. It is increasingly getting easy for hackers to infiltrate smartphones through malicious ... Read More »

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 »