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GST UPDATE: Gadgets that may become expensive

SMARTPHONES Most mobile phones may get costlier by 4-5% with the government imposing a goods and services tax (GST) of 12%, taking away the benefit under duty differential that was being offered to local manufacturers. Under the new proposed GST rate, while imported phones will become cheaper, most of the locally-manufactured phones will get costlier. The industry said that it ... Read More »

Education Aid Eludes Countries That Need It Most

According to a new policy paper released by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report, while total development aid has risen 24 percent, aid for education has been on the decline for six years — falling 4 percent since 2010. Marcus Butt/Ikon Images/Getty Images In the West African country of Burkina Faso, nearly 50 percent of children do not attend school. The ... 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 »

Indisputable proof that Washington D.C. is the saddest sports city in the U.S.

If you’re a sports fan in Washington D.C. on Thursday, we’re here to give you a virtual hug. Wednesday night was super rough with the Capitals blowing yet another Game 7 and the Wizards falling to the Boston Celtics. At least the Nationals won a game, right? And it was over the Baltimore Orioles, too. That’s got to help just ... Read More »

9 Gadgets and Tech From Star Wars That We Wish Were Real

There are a lot of films that either take place in the future or feature technology well ahead of reality, but few fictional universes hold a candle to that of Star Wars. Although their history occurred a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, much of what was portrayed even in 1977 has yet to become readily available ... Read More »

The silver thread of technology that runs through future jobs

America is a country of two labour markets, with jobs aplenty for PhDs and even more for burger flippers, but not enough in between. This is a problem in an economy that consists largely of consumer spending. Donald Trump rose to office promising to bring back those middle-class jobs. But even if the US president were able to reverse globalisation ... Read More »

Trump to order review that could relax Dodd-Frank bank rules

US President Donald Trump is expected to take his first steps to scale back financial services regulations on Friday. He is due to sign an executive order to review the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations, which some people on Wall Street say are overly-restrictive. The law was brought in after the 2008-09 financial crisis with the aim of avoiding another financial ... Read More »

Murdoch plans Sky bid tactic that would squeeze out opponents

Rupert Murdoch is planning a form of takeover for Sky that would make it easier for his 21st Century Fox group to squeeze out shareholders opposed to the £11.2bn deal. Advisers on the transaction between Sky and Fox, which is expected to lodge an official bid later this week, are pursuing a so-called “scheme of arrangement”. This tactic, which requires ... Read More »

Spotlight: MacroDroid is a super-powerful automation app for Android that rivals Tasker and IFTTT

Have you been spending countless hours automating your Android device with the difficult-to-grasp Tasker or the less powerful IFTTT? That’s great because we are just about to introduce you to yet another great automation app that will further waste a few hours of your time for all the good reasons! Wave a big hearty welcome to MacroDroid, an automation app ... Read More »