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Bajaj Finance puts up a strong show, but consumption slowdown emerges

Investors have nothing but adulation for Bajaj Finance Ltd, which is visible in the outperformance of the stock compared to the broader market since last December. The fact that the scrip gained more than 4% intraday on Thursday shows investors were happy with its fourth quarter performance. It closed the day with a gain of 3.6%. After all, net profit growth ... Read More »

Trump Reignites War On Christmas In May, But Twitter Users Aren’t Having It

President Donald Trump offered yet another strangely out-of-season shoutout to Christmas on Wednesday night and once again took credit for people saying “Merry Christmas.” Speaking at an interfaith dinner ahead of Thursday’s National Day of Prayer, Trump said: “Now everyone’s very proud to be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again. There was a time when we went shopping and you wouldn’t see ‘Merry Christmas’ on the ... Read More »

DNA Edit: Voice assistant scare – Gadgets gaining popularity, but results could be disastrous

  Using a voice assistant like a Siri (iPhone users), Google Assistant (Android users) and Alexa (Amazon service users) is catching on, and there have been several embarrassing episodes for the users. One Alexa user was shocked to know her private conversations were emailed to her co-workers and family members. A recent report about how Amazon workers listen in to ... Read More »

Toyota Yaris review: Right car but too late to challenge Honda City, Hyundai Verna?

After contemplating for a long time, Toyota has finally brought in its Honda City, Hyundai Verna rival by bringing in its Toyota Yaris. SUVs might be posting growths in the Indian car industry but the year 2018 clearly belongs to the sedan segment. Toyota Yaris is the fourth sedan in company’s India portfolio and sits between the Toyota Etios and Toyota Corolla sedan. Toyota Kirloskar ... Read More »

The iPhone X Looks Great but It’s Also Okay to Think It’s Not for You

HIGHLIGHTS Flagship phones are getting more expensive At the same entry-level prices, phones are getting better While the price gap expands, the value gap has shrunk Opinions are of course subjective, but that’s particularly true for what I’m about to say. Don’t buy a flagship phone. Apple just announced its new lineup of phones, and the iPhone X is a predictably excellent handset. The ... Read More »

Translation technology is useful, but should not replace learning languages

The benefits of language-learning go far beyond being able to translate. 9to5google.com For many years now, there have been calls for Australians to learn languages, particularly Asian languages, as the world economy pivots to the Asia-Pacific. But the number of students learning languages in Australia has remained stubbornly low. Rapid improvements in machine translation and speech recognition technologies in recent years appear ... Read More »

With degrees but no skills: Youths question country’s faulty education system

ouths say the education system needs to be overhauled at the primary level.(Intershala.com) Has education failed to equip millennials and Gen-Z’ers with the right skills to negotiate their way to success at work? The verdict is damning — education is not contributing significantly to employability, say India’s Generation Z, also known as Gen Z’ers or iGeneration, born during the mid-1990s, ... Read More »

Christmas comes but once a year, starting in July

The opening of the Selfridges Christmas shop last week. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA “Any customers that aren’t really into Christmas this early can always ignore it,” said Eleanor Gregory, Christmas and home buyer at Selfridges, about the opening of its Christmas store last week. Am I wrong to project a slight tartness on to that remark? As if the first draft of “can ... Read More »

Robotics Are Helping Paralysed People Walk Again, but the Price Tag Is Huge

Ashley Barnes was 35 years old when doctors told her she would never walk again. A botched spinal procedure in 2014 paralyzed her from the waist down. The Tyler, Tex., resident had been an avid runner, clocking six miles daily when not home with her then-9-year-old autistic son, whom she raised alone. Life in a wheelchair was not an option. ... 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 »