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Global manhunt for WannaCry creators

As organisations around the world clean up after being caught out by the WannaCry ransomware, attention has now turned to the people behind the devastating attack. The malware uses a vulnerability identified by the US National Security Agency, but it has been “weaponised” and unleashed by someone entirely different. So far, nobody seems to know who did it nor where ... Read More »

Your Mobile Money: Surviving A Day In China Without Cash Or Cards

An employee scans a quick response (QR) code displayed on the Ant Financial Services No cash? Your smartphone will do nicely. Chinese consumers used to spending their hard-earned cash on technology are increasingly relying on a tech solution to pay for just about anything, from breakfast to booking a vacation. And the volume of smartphone payments has exploded, reaching a ... Read More »

Elephant Goring To Internet Of Things: Tom Siebel Speaks Out

Tom Siebel is the founder, CEO and chairman of C3 IoT, an IoT platform and applications company. During the 1980s Siebel worked and was an executive at Oracle. A serial entrepreneur, Siebel founded Siebel Systems in 1993 and sold it to Oracle for $5.8 billion in 2006. Shortly after founding C3 IoT in 2009, Siebel was gored by an elephant during a ... Read More »

Investing in Education, Business Protects National Park

Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains National Park is often compared to the Grand Canyon in the American state of Arizona. Protecting animals and plants in their natural environment takes hard work. It requires more than just declaring a piece of land a national park. In Ethiopia, investments in business and education are helping protect Simien Mountains National Park. The United Nations Educational, ... Read More »

The 4 best smart home gadgets you can get for under $100

Amazon Starting a smart home is a fun endeavor, but it can also get expensive. Fast. That doesn’t have to be the case, though, and with a little planning and the right products, it’s possible to create a smart home on a budget. The four products on this list all cost under $100, and when used together can make your ... Read More »

China’s Xi Says Silk Road Plan Boosts Finance, Security Ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, walk prior to the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, Sunday, May 14, 2017. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) BEIJING (AP) — Pledging more than $100 billion in financing, Chinese President Xi Jinping called ... Read More »

Honda Accord Type R | Used Car Buying Guide

With only around 600 on the roads and another 350 SORNed in lock-ups keeping dry, if any muchpraised 1990s sports saloon has the whiff of future classic status around it, it’s the Honda Accord Type R of 1999 to 2003. Note: ‘future’. Although excited owners claim to have spotted prices stirring, you can still pick up a wellmaintained 2002 example ... Read More »

Relax! It’s Only Social Media: A No-Nonsense Guide to Social Networking

  If you are tired of the “social media” craze or confused by social media strategy, “Relax! It’s Only Social Media: A No-Nonsense Guide to Social Networking for You and Your Business” offers a straightforward look at the reality of social media. It’s not some new marketing “toy” or “fad:. It’s a marketing tool that you can master. “Relax! It’s ... Read More »

Dead baby snake found in mid-day meal in Faridabad school

The quality of the mid-day meal supplied in government schools is again in question after a dead baby snake was found in the food served to children. The students had complained that the food was smelling bad and some even vomited. Image source: ANI Twitter Summer internship opportunity for history enthusiasts at Mumbai museum The quality of the mid-day meal ... Read More »

Nokia Phones’ India Launch Likely in First Week of June

The Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 are among the most eagerly anticipated smartphones in the market right now, but HMD Global – which holds the rights to the Nokia brand name – has so far been mum about the Nokia Android phones’ India launch. However, fans may not have to wait too long, as sources at HMD Global ... Read More »