Author Archives: Loknath

Here’s to the Internet of Beers

Collecting data about assembly lines, trucks, and mining gear and then sending it to humans to help improve the performance of that equipment is pretty well accepted by now. But the Internet of things— the billions of Internet-connected devices used by businesses and consumers—is also permeating the fine art of beer making. This week, business software makers Informatica and Zoomdata ... Read More »

4 Gadgets That Will Help You Sleep At Night

ELUSIVE SHUT EYE A lack of sufficient sleep can wreak havoc on a person’s mind and body. It’s been linked to everything from diabetes to depression. In fact, research by the World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded that poor sleep and sleep disorders double a person’s risk of having a heart attack and quadruple their risk of a stroke, putting it on par ... Read More »

Innovative finance needed to find $300 billion a year for climate losses

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – With money for action on climate change already in short supply, an estimated $300 billion a year needed to help countries deal with unavoidable climate losses will have to come from innovative new sources, such as a financial transaction tax or carbon tax, researchers say. Funding for such climate “loss and damage” aims to assist ... Read More »

Christmas bills: Fight over holiday display costs taxpayers $450,000

Plantation Councilman Jerry Fadgen wants an attorney who specializes in legal bills to study invoices in a lawsuit over the Hyatt family’s Christmas display. A symbol of Christmas joy has turned into a nearly half-million-dollar legal bill for Plantation taxpayers. The city last year lost its lawsuit against a couple over a massive Christmas display, but its legal fees amounted ... Read More »

Republicans in N.C. Senate cut education funding — but only in Democratic districts. Really.

This bit of North Carolina news won’t get as much attention as the infamous “bathroom bill,” which insisted that people at public schools and other government-run facilities use bathrooms that correspond to the gender listed on their birth certificate, sparking a boycott of the state. But it is worth noting as a new lesson in how not to drag schools ... Read More »

Motorcycle Review: 2017 Honda Rebel 500 ABS

Little cruiser is a good mix of style, performance and affordability If you’ve been watching the motorcycle world with even a slightly keen eye as of late, you’ll no doubt have noticed a trend towards smaller-displacement bikes; there’s been a plethora of 300-cc steeds from the likes of BMW, Kawasaki, KTM, and others. And if motorcycles are at all a part ... Read More »

Amaryllo Uses Kickstarter for iCamPro in a Different Way

With IP cameras flooding the market nowadays it’s hard to stand out. But Amaryllo has found a way to set its iCamPro FDH apart through crowdsourcing. Amaryllo claims the iCamPro is the world’s first robotic home security camera, able to see, hear, and track intruders. Amatyllo says it’s using an expensive technology usually only available to the military or professional ... Read More »

12 Super Simple Money Management Tips for Your Personal Finances

The best financial advice tends to apply to pretty much everyone. You don’t need a spreadsheet of pros and cons and complex scenarios. What you need is a rule of thumb. There’s no shame in using one-size-fits-all advice. A study of West Point cadets, for example, found teaching rules of thumb was at least as effective as standard personal finance training in increasing ... Read More »

One Part Educator, One Part Techie: Why Today’s Teachers Have to Be Both

The last two decades have seen the education sector move at lightning speed especially in the area of educational technology. Fifteen to twenty years ago, technology in education was a debatable subject. Everyone had his or her own views about the impact technology would have on the way we learn. There were, of course, both positives and negatives associated with ... Read More »

Virat Kohli Will Come Good In Champions Trophy: Tim Southee

New Zealand pacer Tim Southee backed Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who has struggled in the ongoing Indian Premier League, to come good in next month’s Champions Trophy New Zealand pacer Tim Southee on Saturday backed Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who has struggled in the ongoing Indian Premier League, to come good in next month’s Champions Trophy in England. Kohli, the ... Read More »