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Reach Robotics’ ‘MekaMon’ AR Gaming Robot Available at Apple Stores for $299

Augmented reality gaming company Reach Robotics today announced that its MekaMon gaming robot is coming to Apple Stores throughout the US and UK starting on November 16. Priced at $299.99, MekaMon is a real-life robot that melds real-world gameplay with augmented reality. MekaMon, a four-legged spider-shaped robot that measures in at 11.8in x 11.8in x 5.9in, is designed to let players battle ... Read More »

Brian Solis Discusses the Evolution of Customer Experience at NextCon17

We live in an age of continual disruption. One wave follows another. And with the good comes the challenges. Speaking at the NextCon17 conference in Scottsdale, Arizona Oct. 23 – 25, 2017, Brian Solis, a principal analyst studying disruptive technology and its impact on business at Altimeter Group, explained why all this disruption has given us so many new tech trends and ... Read More »

Is your baby born preterm? They are at greater risk of having cognitive difficulties later in childhood

A new large-scale UK study has found that preterm babies are at a higher risk of developing cognitive, motor and behavioural difficulties in later childhood, which could affect school performance. Previous research showed that preterm babies are more likely to sleep independently but perform poorly in academics. Led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), the research looked at 74 separate studies which ... Read More »

ADP Reports Overall Job Losses at Small Businesses for First Time This Year

Small businesses are seeing overall job losses for the first time this year, but the news is not all bad. September 2017 ADP Small Business Report According to the September 2017 ADP Small Business Report small businesses lost 7,000 jobs overall last month. This is the first month this year that ADP (NASDAQ:ADP) is reporting job losses rather than large job gains at ... Read More »

How to create your own happiness at work and play

This is part of a series looking at micro skills – changes that employees can make to improve their health and life at work and at home, and employers can make to improve the workplace. The Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell have created the Employee Recommended Workplace Award to honour companies that put the health and well-being of their ... Read More »

Income Tax Scare For Startups For Issuing Preference Shares At A Premium Over Fair Market Value; Tax Experts Also Under Scanner For Valuation Of Startups

In a tax scare for startups, the Income Tax department has sent notices to startups and unlisted subsidiaries of some major Indian companies and multinationals for raising funds through preference shares in excess of what it considers the fair market value. The department has sent notices to about 200 entities under Section 56(2)(vii)(b) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, in ... Read More »

Here’s how Roku – the electronics company that’s kept Apple and Amazon at bay – makes money

If you’re familiar with Roku, the first thing that likely comes to mind are its digital media players. But the company has other ways of bringing in money that just by selling its $100 boxes and $40 streaming sticks. In fact, the fastest growing area of its business is actually selling advertising. The private company revealed some crucial details about ... Read More »

DLF quarterly profit down 58% at Rs 109 crore, income up 9% at Rs 2,211 crore

India’s largest realty firm DLF today reported 58% decline in consolidated net profit at Rs 109.01 crore for the quarter ended June. Its net profit stood at Rs 261.85 crore in the year-ago period, the company said in a regulatory filing. Total income, however, rose by 9% to Rs 2,211.24 crore in the first quarter of this fiscal from Rs ... Read More »

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger May Still Put User Information at Risk, Claims Study

HIGHLIGHTS Apps like Messenger, Whatsapp are leaving themselves exposed to hacking Users are unaware of security options like authentication ceremony Important to identify message recipient before sending out sensitive info Do you know that despite the end-to-end encryption provided by popular messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Viber, your sensitive information is vulnerable to hacking? A research report has highlighted the importance ... Read More »

Smoking rates in Britain now at lowest ever level

A decade after cigarettes were banished from Britain’s pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants, smoking rates in the country have reached the lowest ever recorded, shows new research. There are now 1.9 million fewer smokers in the country compared with when the smoking ban was introduced in 2007, according to the latest figures from Cancer Research UK, a British charity. Smoke-free ... Read More »