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Online Retail Is Threatened by Offline, Not the Other Way Around: Biyani

Future Group CEO Kishore Biyani Monday said the burgeoning online retail sector in India has a threat from physical retail models like Big Bazaar and Easyday, owing to low business share and high cost of business of the former. Biyani said although the next trend is digitisation, but physical and digital are not different as layering of technology over physical is the need ... Read More »

Ready Or Not, Rockefeller Center’s Christmas Tree Has Arrived

It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas at New York City’s Rockefeller Center — but don’t worry, you still more than a month of shopping to go. A 75-foot Norway spruce arrived in the Big Apple on Saturday to grace the plaza this holiday season. The installation caps an estimated 240-mile journey from State College, Pennsylvania, where the tree ... 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 »

Pet of the day: Momo is for life, not just for Christmas

Momo loves cats, kids, and cuddles. Our beautiful 2-year-old girl Momo was a Christmas gift, and a big surprise. My husband pretended to take me to his friend but when we got there I saw lots of dogs. A lady gave me a very little puppy, saying “this is your baby girl!” She was so shy when she came to ... Read More »

IIT graduates should not crave for obvious, glamorous jobs: Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

While highlighting the modern day challenges the young graduates face, Parrikar said, “The world that I entered as a fresh IIT graduate is vastly different from the world that you are about to enter.” Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar With engineering graduates finding difficulty in getting job in the IT sector, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has recently urged the ... Read More »

Bhimrao Ambedkar University issued warning by UGC: Discrimination against SC, ST students not to be entertained

Staff members and officials of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) have been told by the UGC that no act of discrimination against SC, ST students will be entertained. Image source: bbau.ac.in Staff members and officials of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) have been told by the University Grants Commission (UGC) that no act of discrimination against scheduled caste (SC) and ... Read More »

Five to Try: Not Hotdog is a perfect July 4th gag app, and Futurama: World of Tomorrow opens up

We’re only a few days away from the Fourth of July, and if you plan to celebrate Independence Day at a party with pals, then you might want to grab HBO’s Not Hotdog app. You don’t have to be a fan of Silicon Valley to appreciate this neural network-powered gag, which manages to be both weirdly brilliant and impressively pointless. On the ... Read More »

Five to Try: Not Hotdog is a perfect July 4th gag app, and Futurama: World of Tomorrow opens up

We’re only a few days away from the Fourth of July, and if you plan to celebrate Independence Day at a party with pals, then you might want to grab HBO’s Not Hotdog app. You don’t have to be a fan of Silicon Valley to appreciate this neural network-powered gag, which manages to be both weirdly brilliant and impressively pointless. On the ... Read More »

ING bank says it will not finance major Canadian pipeline projects

Dutch lender ING Groep NV has said it would not finance any of Canada’s major pipeline projects, including TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL and Energy East and Enbridge Inc’s Line 3, after pressure from activists. The move came after ING earlier this month publicly disavowed Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd’s Trans Mountain expansion project, but did not name any other Canadian projects. ... Read More »