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Pets find a new home for Christmas

Must love cats: Fauna is a 19-month-old cat at RSPCA Devonport. She can be a little timid but nothing a nice friendly home won’t sort out. Picture: Cordell Richardson All these rescue pets wanted for Christmas was a new family. Following The Advocate’s feature on the 12 dogs of Christmas and 12 Cats of Christmas, some lucky animals found their forever homes. At the ... Read More »

A New Year’s Resolution For Higher Education: Debt-Free in ’18

This song from 1989 always comes to mind during the holidays. First, because I have a strong memory of listening to this album – Blind Man’s Zoo – one Christmas break while doing primary research for my college senior thesis in economics (an econometric comparison of the American and Canadian university systems). But more important, because I picture Natalie Merchant’s Dust Bowl ... Read More »

Apple Set to Launch New AirPods in Second Half 2018: KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo

HIGHLIGHTS Upgraded AirPods reported to include a smaller quartz component KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo predicts twice the AirPods sales in 2018 A new AirPods case was unveiled in September After the initial success of the first-generation AirPods, reputed KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple is set to launch upgraded AirPods in the second half of 2018. The Cupertino giant already hinted the new development ... Read More »

Gionee A1 Plus, A1 Lite Price in India Slashed, Get New Bundled Offers

HIGHLIGHTS Gionee A1 Plus price in India is now Rs. 23,999 Gionee A1 Lite price in India is now Rs. 13,999 Gionee now offering Airtel and Jio bundled data offers Gionee on Wednesday announced that two of its smartphones, the A1 Plus and A1 Lite, have had their prices cut. The company said the price cuts were announced ahead of New ... Read More »

Google Maps gets new ‘motorcycle mode’ feature for two wheelers

If you are a Google Maps user in India who commutes by a two wheeler, you’ll be happy to know that the application has gained a new feature aimed at making your drives more convenient. Yes, you guessed it right – there’s now a new ‘motorcycle mode’ alongside other existing options. So those with a two wheeler can now easily ... Read More »

Lionel Messi signs a new contract with Barcelona

Lionel Messi has signed a new four-year contract with Barcelona Lionel Messi has signed a new four-year contract with Barcelona. The Argentine superstar has been with Barcelona since 2000 when he joined as a 13-year-old and made his debut in the first team at the age of 16. The new contract, signed on Saturday, will see Messi at Barcelona until ... Read More »

This anti-malaria drug may be new weapon against Zika virus in pregnant women

A new research might hold the solution to limiting the damaging effect of Zika. An anti-malaria drug could be the key. Called chloroquine, it has a long history of safe use during pregnancy, and is relatively inexpensive. “There is still an urgent need to bolster our preparedness and capacity to respond to the next Zika outbreak,” said co-senior author Alexey Terskikh. ... Read More »

WhatsApp: Here’s a List of New Features Introduced and Spotted in 2017

HIGHLIGHTS In 2017, WhatsApp introduced many features in beta and stable versions Most notable is the new Status feature WhatsApp has also been testing the new Recall feature for months now WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app in the world, used by over 1.2 billion people worldwide and 200 million in India alone. Despite its success, the Facebook-owned company has not become ... Read More »

Ello, Ello – Two Days In, the Hottest New Social Network is Pretty Dull

Ever since the rise and rise of Facebook, we’ve seen one company after another come up to try and become the next world conquering social network. Ello is the latest in a long line of platforms that have been described as the next big thing but judging by our first brush with the network, Zuckerberg and company have nothing to worry about ... Read More »

Cabinet approves new finance panel

The Cabinet on Wednesday set the ball rolling for the constitution of the Fifteenth Finance Commission, which will decide the devolution formula for revenue-sharing between the Centre and States from the year 2020 till 2025. The Commission, whose members and terms of reference will be notified soon, will have to grapple with the significant changes in the taxation framework, such ... Read More »