Father of modern computing becomes the new face of UK’s 50-pound note: Facts on Alan Turing

July 16, 2019

British mathematician and World War II codebreaker, Alan Turing, will feature on UK’s 50-pound note. (Image: Bank of England) British mathematician and World War II codebreaker, Alan Turing, who was chemically castrated for being gay after being convicted under Victorian-era homophobic laws, will feature on UK’s new PS50 note, according to Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. […]

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Thinking about recyclables turning into new products, influences recycling

July 15, 2019

According to Winterich, the definition of a recyclable is an object with future use, and yet many of us still view recyclable material as trash. (Photo: ANI) Washington: When consumers are reminded of the products that their recyclables can be turned into, they are more likely to recycle. For instance, if people are aware of the […]

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‘Modern Family’ star Ariel Winter says she’s ‘not really a fame person’

July 14, 2019

Though the beloved sitcom “Modern Family” has arguably propelled Ariel Winter to stardom, the actress — who has long played the character Alex Dunphy on the show — admitted this week that she doesn’t consider herself to be a “fame person.” “I’m not really a fame person. That wasn’t why — that’s not why I do what […]

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With companies AI-washing products, how can buyers find true AI-powered solutions?

July 13, 2019

Larry Lunetta: So the AI washing is absolutely true—and you can reach back to the late ’90s, it was web washing, right, as the internet became popular and then roll forward, it’s cloud washing. There’s a set of waves that the marketers ride, and AI is certainly one now. The interesting thing is as you […]

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Asus expects 10% revenue from networking products in India

July 12, 2019

Asus also unveiled three new products on lifetsyle, gaming and smart home. (Asus) Taiwanese electronics major Asus on Wednesday said the company would expand its gaming portfolio with launching components like gaming monitors, routers and similar products in India. According to the company, the networking product line-up has the potential to contribute close to 10% to its […]

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Delhi HC stops ecommerce firms from selling direct sellers’ products without consent

July 10, 2019

The Delhi High Court has restrained ecommerce majors like Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal from selling health and beauty products of direct sellers like Amway, Modicare, and Oriflame without their consent. The interim direction by Justice Pratibha M Singh came on the pleas of the three direct sellers alleging that products under their brands were being sold on ecommerce platforms […]

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Cryonics: Medicine, Or The Modern Mummy?

July 9, 2019

It’s hard to begrudge anyone who wants to live longer.  Death is an unknown—the ultimate frontier—and therefore scary for many people. Medicine is aimed at improving and extending healthy lives, so what could be the problem with cryonics, which wants the exact same thing? Cryonics is the effort to freeze terminal patients, or only their severed […]

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Kitchen hacks: How to preserve nutrients in vegetables while cooking

July 8, 2019

It is recommended to cook vegetables in meagre amounts of water. (Source: Getty Images/Thinkstock) One of the foremost things that most of us pay attention to is our food and how it is cooked. While eating nutritious food can improve our health and energy levels, the way it is cooked can impact the nutritional value […]

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Court says Amazon can be held liable for third-party products – what it means for you

July 7, 2019

A decision by a federal appeals court allows consumers to sue Amazon for defective third-party purchases. We have details on the case and what Amazon’s next move may be. Amazon sued for a defective third-party sale In 2015, Heather Oberdorf of Pennsylvania ordered a dog leash from a Marketplace seller called The Furry Group. As […]

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FCA proposes ban on cryptocurrency products

July 3, 2019

 A Bitcoin logo is seen on a cryptocurrency ATM in Santa Monica, California, US. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters The UK’s markets regulator has proposed a ban on financial instruments linked to digital “cryptocurrencies” such as Bitcoin, warning that such products could cause huge losses for retail consumers unlikely to understand their risks or value. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) […]

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