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Amazon Diwali Sale Offers on Mobile Phones, TVs, Laptops and More Revealed

HIGHLIGHTS The Amazon sale offers discounts of up to 40 percent on mobiles, TVs There will be deals on laptops, headphones, speakers, tablets, e-readers Amazon Diwali sale starts on October 14 and continues for four days Amazon India has announced a bunch of offers it will be providing during its Diwali sale a day before the sale is scheduled to begin. The ... Read More »

Cyanogen, Now Called Cyngn, Is Working on Software for Self-Driving Cars: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Once a celebrated Android fork developer, Cyanogen is making a return It has rebranded itself as Cyngn It is now making software for autonomous cars Cyanogen, the startup best known for its failed attempt to “steal Android’s future away from Google”, is prepping for a return to the game. Only this time, it has a different business plan in ... Read More »

US SEC Corporate Filing System Said to Be Vulnerable to DDoS Attacks

HIGHLIGHTS US SEC found a vulnerability in its database that can cause its collapse The discovery came when the SEC was testing EDGAR EDGAR database was last breached in 2016 The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Wall Street’s top regulator, has discovered a vulnerability in its corporate filing database that could cause the system to collapse, according to an internal ... Read More »

Internet Penetration in Rural India Is Abysmal, Finds COAI’s IMC-Deloitte Report

HIGHLIGHTS The overall Internet penetration in India is now 33 percent However, it is just 16 percent in the rural areas India lags behind many countries in broadband penetration with only 23% While the overall Internet penetration in India is 33 percent, it is only 16 percent in the rural areas, a report released at the ‘India Mobile Congress 2017′ ... Read More »

Zomato Now a Profitable Company, Introduces Zero Commission for Food Ordering in India

HIGHLIGHTS Zomato says it is now a profitable company is all of its markets The company says it now wants to work on giving back to the community In India, it has introduced zero commission for restaurants Restaurant search and review website Zomato is now a profitable company in all of the 24 markets it operates in, founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal ... Read More »

The Voynich Manuscript and Truth on the Internet

It can be a little frightening for medievalists to see self-evidently wrongheaded interpretations spread like wood lice. Dear Mrs Livingstone,” the e-mail began. “Unfortunately you are wrong by writing in your article that the Voynich manuscript isn’t cracked. I cracked the code in 2007.” Since writing about a new facsimile edition of the Voynich manuscript on this Web site, late last year, ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Plus Modded to Restore the Headphone Jack by Courageous YouTuber

HIGHLIGHTS A YouTube went to Shenzhen to find a missing feature of iPhone 7 Plus Can we add headphone jack to the iPhone 7 Plus? He wondered 17 weeks, over $1,000 later, he managed to pull it off It took Apple “courage” to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last year. But it turns out, ... Read More »

Hurricane Irma: How to use the internet when your service is down

If you are near the forecasted path of Hurricane Irma and concerned about the loss of ability to communicate with friends and family when the power and Internet service is disrupted, be sure to add this to your hurricane prep list. Although there’s not an app for that, there is a workaround, as long as you have cellular service. During and after ... Read More »

Body set up to deal with sex determination info on Internet, Centre tells SC

The PCPNDT Act was enacted to stop female foeticides and arrest the declining sex ratio in India. File photo Section 22 of the PCPNDT Act pertains to prohibition of advertisements relating to pre-natal determination of sex and punishment for contravention. The government on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that it has set up a nodal agency to redress complaints seeking ... Read More »

R Madhavan Is Breaking The Internet (Again)

Just two months ago, R Madhavan’s post-shower selfie went insanely viral. And now, the actor is back to breaking the Internet. A day after he posted a stunning black-and-white portrait on social media, the photograph has gone viral with well over 1.3 lakh ‘likes’ on Instagram. The photographer who took the picture shot Madhavan’s first portfolio in the early 90’s and writes ... Read More »