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Families could see up to half the value of their home put at risk under ‘dementia tax’

Ministers refused yesterday to rule out that the cap could be as high as £200,000 or £300,000 Families could see up to half the value of their home put at risk under the Conservative’s plans for a cap on their controversial “dementia tax”, according to Liberal Democrat research. Theresa May is under pressure to spell out exactly how much pensioners ... Read More »

Parenting: working dads at centre of new family research

Children see spending time with their fathers as ‘special and unique’. There’s no aptitude test for fathers, no mandatory training or licensing system to ensure all dads are good dads. No; for this role, laws and regulations give way to nature and nurture, a miracle of love expected to close the loop on a picture-perfect family. It’s assumed young men ... Read More »

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 review: A gaming laptop at a decidedly non-gaming price

Inexpensive gaming laptops. They’re the order of the day, with component prices reaching new lows and non-gaming companies putting out quality products at a bargain. A few years back we were hyped about Lenovo’s selling its Y50 for $1,200. Now? You can pick up a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming notebook for $850. That’s with a 1050 Ti thrown in. ... Read More »

Donald Trump’s Commerce Secretary says Syria air strike was ‘after-dinner entertainment’ at Mar-a-Lago

  US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has said President Donald Trump’s strike on Syria served as “after-dinner entertainment” at his luxury Florida resort Mar-a-Lago. “Just as dessert was being served, the President explained to [Chinese President Xi Jinping] he had something he wanted to tell him, which was the launching of 59 missiles into Syria,” Mr Ross said, describing the ... Read More »

BSNL Takes On Reliance Jio With Triple Ace Plan That Offers 270GB Data at Rs. 333

BSNL on Friday announced three new plans in the price range of Rs. 333 to Rs. 395, offering benefits like 3GB data per day and unlimited calling. These new plans are the latest in the line of offers that the likes of BSNL, Airtel, Idea, and Vodafone have announced ever since Reliance Jio made its disruptive entry into the telecom ... Read More »

Before Fatal Fire, Trouble Abounded at Guatemala Children’s Home

Family members waited for information after a fire at the Virgen de la Asunción home on the outskirts of Guatemala City. CreditSaul Martinez/Reuters GUATEMALA CITY — Long before Wednesday’s devastating fire claimed the lives of at least 21 young people, the Virgen de la Asunción home for children was hardly a sanctuary. It was instead known for further damaging the ... Read More »

Now showing: Movies at the airport

Hooray for Hollywood! That’s what passengers at Oregon’s Portland International Airport were saying even before February’s official opening of the free microcinema on Concourse C. A branch of the city’s historic Hollywood Theatre movie palace, the new Hollywood Theatre at PDX has a bright, 1920s-inspired neon marquee, seating for 17 (but capacity for 49) and a $200,000 state-of-the-art projection and ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 Launch Date to Reportedly Be Revealed at MWC 2017

Samsung’s Mobile Chief Koh Dong-jin has reportedly confirmed that the company will reveal the official launch date for the Galaxy S8 launch at MWC 2017 later this month. The South Korean company can be expected to announce the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch date during the company’s February 26 event, where it is expected to reveal the Galaxy Tab S3. A ... Read More »

Reliance Jio, Samsung to Host Joint Event on February 28 at MWC 2017

Apart from its exclusive press conference at MWC 2017 on February 26, Samsung is joint hosting another event at the Barcelona trade show – a joint event with newbie telecom operator Reliance Jio. The event looks to “foster engagement and participation among industry leaders, governments, and communities, by discussing Jio’s successful 4G LTE business and how it has transformed the ... Read More »

Intex Aqua Lions 4G With VoLTE Support Launched at Rs. 5,499

Intex has launched its Aqua Lions 4G smartphone in India at Rs. 5,499. The smartphone is already listed on the company’s site but the availability has not been disclosed by the company as of now. The smartphone will be made available in Champagne and Grey colours by the company. Intex is evidently looking to target the Indian Premier League (IPL) ... Read More »