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Bitcoin bond launch brings digital currency step closer to ‘world of high finance’

Bitcoin is getting closer to looking like a traditional financial product. Japanese financial information firm Fisco announced Monday it is experimenting with the country’s first bitcoin-backed bond. The news follows other announcements in the last several weeks for bitcoin options, futures and an exchange-traded fund tracking bitcoin derivatives in the U.S. “I think it’s a very healthy and natural progression of ... Read More »

Battery-Free Cellphone Technology Inches Closer to Mass Market

HIGHLIGHTS Researchers in the US unveiled a prototype of a battery-free mobile phone The phone works by harvesting tiny amounts of power from radio signals Researchers say there are plans to develop further prototypes Researchers in the United States have unveiled a prototype of a battery-free mobile phone, using technology they hope will eventually come to be integrated into mass-market ... Read More »

To Stop Nude Pics From Strangers, Change This iPhone Setting

HIGHLIGHTS Female subway riders were alerted someone wanted to share a picture On accepting, they saw an unsolicited picture of a man’s private parts AirDrop doesn’t require you to share your number or a username Some iPhone users are getting unpleasant surprises from a sharing feature they may not realise allows anyone to send pictures to their phones. According to the ... Read More »

Xiaomi to Open Mi Home in Delhi-NCR ‘Very Soon’, Says India Head

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi opened two Mi Homes in Bengaluru earlier this year Jain says Delhi will get its Mi Home soon Xiaomi on Friday celebrated record sales of its Redmi Note 4 device Aiming to ramp up its offline presence in the country, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is all set to open its ‘Mi Home’ signature retail store in the Delhi-NCR region, a top company ... Read More »

Amazon Said to Be Looking at New Food Technology for Home Delivery

Amazon.com is exploring a technology first developed for the US military to produce tasty prepared meals that do not need refrigeration, as it looks for new ways to muscle into the $700 billion US grocery business. The world’s biggest online retailer has discussed selling ready-to-eat dishes such as beef stew and a vegetable frittata as soon as next year, officials ... Read More »

How Technology Is Shortening the Road to Fame

It wasn’t that long ago that Justin Bieber was discovered on YouTube by Usher. Katy Perry, Macklemore, Psy and Lana Del Rey are others who used this online video platform to get noticed when music industry executives wouldn’t pay attention to them. Thanks to this social media platform and mobile technologies, the road to fame has changed and helped many artists, including ... Read More »

Investors to pump in $7 billion investments into real estate in 2017

A favourable regulatory environment coupled with attractive asset valuations has enhanced investor confidence by changing the perception of Indian realty in the global arena. Interest from offshore equity investors, large Indian corporates and high net worth individuals (HNIs) are likely to bring in investments worth USD 7 billion into the sector this year, says a report. While office and residential ... Read More »

Police launch mobile app to check burglaries

The facility will be provided initially in Anakapalle, Narsipatnam areas Owing to increasing number of house breaking incidents in towns of Anakapalle, Chodavaram and Narsipatnam, the Visakhpatnam rural police have launched the mobile app called Locked House Monitoring System (LHMS) to prevent burglaries at locked houses. Superintendent of Police (Visakha Rural) Rahul Dev Sharma said initially people in Anakapalle and ... Read More »

WBJEE 2018: Your ticket to top engineering colleges in West Bengal

Cleared Class XII with science subjects? Confused about what to do next? Are you a domicile of West Bengal? If all the answers are yes then, you must head towards WBJEE 2018. This exam opens doors for all the aspirants who are interested to pursue engineering or medical courses after class XII. Controlled by state government and conducted by West ... Read More »

ICAI revises CA syllabus to include GST, CSR

The CA syllabus has been revised by ICAI to include contemporary topics like goods and services tax (GST) and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Photo: HT New Delhi: Chartered accountants’ apex body Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has revised its education and training system by including several contemporary topics—goods and services tax (GST) and corporate social responsibility (CSR)—Parliament was informed ... Read More »