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Car Sales In US Get Boost From Hurricane

Virtually all car makers in the North American market reported a boost CHICAGO:  The US auto industry was boosted in September from shoppers replacing vehicles destroyed in major hurricanes and showed the first reversal of this year’s monthly sales declines, car makers reported Tuesday. The recovery in Texas and Florida from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which destroyed hundreds of thousands of ... Read More »

Sophos Says India Has Talent, Tools Yet Can’t Tackle Big Cyber-Attacks

HIGHLIGHTS Despite having talent and resources, India fails to curb some cybercrimes Sophos’ Shier shared India has well-trained, educated IT fraternity Few Indian firms were recently affected by WannaCry, Petya ransomwares India has a talented workforce and access to all the tools to safeguard its systems against data breaches, yet the country is unprepared to handle a massive cyber-attack like ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime Spotted on US FCC Website

HIGHLIGHTS Spotted handset looks identical to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime packs 4GB of RAM The handset was launched back in August this year Redmi Note 5A Prime live images have allegedly been spotted on the US FCC website, suggesting that the Xiaomihandset may launch in the lucrative market soon. If Xiaomi indeed releases the Redmi ... Read More »

Samsung Offers Discounts on Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8, and More in Shop Anniversary Sale

HIGHLIGHTS The sale will continue till September 30 Offers are available across range of products ICICI and HDFC credit card holders to get additional discount Samsung is hosting a sale on its official online store in India as part of the festive sale season, where the South Korean giant is offering discounts on its flagship Galaxy S8and the Galaxy S8+ handsets as well ... Read More »

What Indian Mobile Congress can learn from ‘Big Brother’ Barcelona

For a technology reporter, the word “mobile” evokes automatic interest. And for a tech junkie, a Mobile Congress means a platform where you get to see new gadgets, upcoming smartphone technologies, various prototypes pertaining to Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solutions, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) being showcased, and so on. In its first-ever edition, the Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) ... Read More »

T-Mobile agrees to stop claiming its network is faster than Verizon’s

T-Mobile USA has agreed to stop claiming its 4G LTE network is faster than Verizon Wireless’, after the advertising industry’s self-regulation body agreed with Verizon that T-Mobile’s claim was unsupported. The National Advertising Division (NAD) “recommended T-Mobile discontinue claims that it has the fastest 4G LTE network” and “also recommended that T-Mobile discontinue claims that its LTE network is ‘newer’ ... Read More »

Saraf flags off seven mobile dental vans

Health minister Kali Charan Saraf on Monday flagged off seven mobile dental vans at a state-level health promotion programme. He said that these dental mobile vans will be placed in seven divisional headquarters — Ajmer, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota and Udaipur. In the last three years, under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), more than 1.43 lakh children were ... Read More »

Ukraine’s Poorly Timed Education Law

On September 25, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a new law on education. The law, which is to be implemented gradually from September 2018 until September 2020, had been approved by parliament in early September, but the draft was changed at the last moment. The language provisions contained in the law make it controversial both inside Ukraine and in neighboring states, ... Read More »

Google Finance to have a makeover, portfolio feature to be scrapped

Moneycontrol News Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company has informed the users of Google Finance that it is going to make changes to the product. The core of the offering, the portfolio feature will no longer be available. The feature will go offline from November. This will mark the first major change to the Google product which has been the same ... Read More »

Car sales in September rose robustly, heavy buying during festive season

Sales figures released by several automakers show that there has been an increase in the year-on-year sales growth in the month of September, during the festival season. The automobile companies said heavy buying in September was a result of Navratri, Dussehra, Diwali celebrations, as well as the recent release of new car models. Tata Motors reports an increase of 25% ... Read More »