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IndyCar unveils 2018 car ahead of Honda and Chevy test

IndyCar has revealed the first photos of the new-for-2018 Dallara universal aero kit ahead of the start of testing at Indianapolis on Tuesday. The new-look car, previously only seen in rendered images, is based on the Dallara IR-12, introduced in 2012. The car is lighter than the current versions, and a total of 66% of the downforce is now generated from underneath ... Read More »

Nokia 8 Silver Colour Variant Leaked

HIGHLIGHTS The smartphone can be seen sporting dual cameras at the back New render also shows Zeiss branding on the camera setup The smartphone is expected to come with Snapdragon 835 SoC Earlier this week, we got to see leaked press renders of the alleged Nokia 8 smartphone from HMD Global, and the handset could be seen in its Blue colour variant. Now, ... Read More »

When You’re Facebook, You’re Never Late to the Game

HIGHLIGHTS Zuckerberg talked about Facebook’s AR vision at F8 2017 It’s rolling out the AR camera platform in beta to developers Facebook’s sheer scale will prove a real challenge to Snap In 2013, Facebook approached Snapchat with a buyout offer of $3 billion (about Rs. 16,500 crores), which then had just 5 million daily active users. Evan Spiegel, co-founder and CEO of the company now ... Read More »

Special needs education: giving children every chance

Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire or decades, Government policy towards children with special needs was one of denial and neglect. There was little policy or legislation. Most education was carried out by religious orders. Even as late as the 1990s, the State argued that certain groups of children with intellectual disabilities were “ineducable”. Thankfully, much has changed since. A series of ... Read More »

Indeed expansion signals rise of technology jobs in southwestern Connecticut

Southwestern Connecticut’s economy is programmed to grow its technology sector for years to come, according to industry experts. Job-search giant Indeed’s recent announcement that it would increase its Stamford contingent by some 500 people in the coming years represents a milestone for the local economy. Many see the company’s expansion as proof the area is developing into a top destination ... Read More »

Social media weaning people off newspapers, TV: Assocham

New Delhi: Social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and others are rapidly changing the reading and viewing habits of an increasing number of people, mostly youngsters, according to The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). Based on an analysis of responses from just 235 families, the industry body claimed that Indians residing in big cities are now ... Read More »

Ultimatum by Punjab real estate regulator: ‘Get registered by July 31 to carry on with business ’

The builders and real estate agents who have not come forward yet to register themselves under the Punjab Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) should better hurry. The July-31 deadline for the mandatory registration is set to expire in eight days, but only six builders have applied for registration under the newly created real estate watchdog. It is despite the fact ... Read More »

US Laptop Ban on Middle East Carriers Has Officially Ended

HIGHLIGHTS Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport was the last of 10 airports US officials lifted the ban after visiting the 10 airports New requirements include enhanced passenger screening The United States has ended a four month ban on passengers carrying laptops onboard US bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing to an end one of ... Read More »

US FTC Said to Be Probing Allegations of Amazon’s Deceptive Discounting

HIGHLIGHTS FTC is looking into allegations that Amazon misleads customers Amazon’s pricing discounts and offers on items is under scanner An analysis found that in 61 percent of products with reference prices As part of its review of Amazon’s agreement to buy Whole Foods , the Federal Trade Commission is looking into allegations that Amazon misleads customers about its pricing discounts, according to a source close ... Read More »

Small Businesses Unlikely to Hire for Finance Professionals

Numerous studies have found that many small businesses have a limited number of employees. And there seems to be a dearth of specialists within their ranks too. That’s especially true of finance professionals. Small Businesses and Finance Professionals New data from Indeed shows that only 22 percent of the finance jobs openings posted with the employment service were from small businesses. And ... Read More »