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On The Oscars Red Carpet, A Trip Around the World

Jennifer Lawrence photographed at the Academy Awards on February 29. (Image Courtesy: AFP) Brie Larson wore Gucci, the label revivified by Alessandro Michele: a billowy, bold, blue ruffled frock whose lightness was bisected and somewhat weighed down by a large jeweled belt. Cate Blanchett returned to one of her regular sponsors, Armani, who made over red-carpet dressing in the 1990s ... Read More »

Robin Uthappa and Dhawal Kulkarni Join The League of Married Indian Cricketers

Robin Uhappa with wife Sheethal Goutham. (Image credit: Stories by Joseph Radhik) Mumbai: Indian Pacer Dhawal Kulkarni tied the nuptial knot with Shradha Kharpude, a fashion co-ordinator, in a private ceremony in Mumbai on Thursday. The couple had met four years ago through a common friend. The marriage ceremony was attended by the couple’s family members and close friends. Kulkarni ... Read More »

What if the San Bernardino Shooters Had Been Using a Samsung Galaxy Phone?

As Apple continues to battle with the FBI over whether it should help unlock an iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, a gunman in the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., in December, some people following the debate have raised this question: Would this issue have played out any differently if the phone were an Android, such as a Samsung ... Read More »

Survive on the Microscopic Level With ‘Viva Ex Vivo’ on PS4

A molecular-level explorer titled VEV: Viva Ex Vivo will release in the summer on PlayStation 4, with planned support for PSVR once it arrives. Described as a new take on “arcade-style survival gameplay”, it is the brainchild of three people who form Ohio, USA-based indie developer Truant Pixel. You assume the role of a microbiologist who is “researching biological samples ... Read More »

Uncharted 4 Delayed Again So Everyone Can Play It at the Same Time: Sony

PS4 exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been delayed again. The game was first due for a mid-December 2015 release but missed it due to developer Naughty Dog chasing “high standards”. Then the game was due on March 18 with an announcement at Paris Games Week. Barely a month later it was announced for April 26 in the US, ... Read More »

Intel to Make ‘Significant Portion’ of the iPhone 7’s LTE Modems: Report

Apple’s next flagship smartphone, expected to be named the iPhone 7, will reportedly have some of its innards made by Intel. According to an analyst at CLSA Securities, Intel has secured orders for a “significant portion” of the cellular modems on Apple’s next-generation iPhone. The analyst adds that Apple isn’t looking to completely cut its reliance on Qualcomm. CLSA analyst ... Read More »

Opinion: The EPF Tax And Other Personal Finance Issues

As far as the personal finance community is concerned, the entire discourse on Budget 2016 has been hijacked by the storm surrounding the proposed taxation of withdrawals from Employees Provident Fund and providing an exemption to 40 per cent of the NPS corpus withdrawn. The issue can be explained like this: in the case of the Employees Provident Fund, both ... Read More »

Opinion: How Will The Budget Impact Your Provident Fund? – By Manoj Nagpal

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his third Budget proposed substantive changes to the Employee Provident Fund. In fact, changes to provident fund started even before the Budget. It’s important to know how these changes will affect your provident fund and whether you need to take any specific action. There is a lot of confusion around the proposed changes, but the ... Read More »

Picking Genders for Characters Could Be the Next Big Thing for Emoji

According to the common emoji keyboard, women don’t run. Only men run. See? But that could soon change under a new draft proposal to the Unicode Consortium, the body that develops and maintains software standards for texts and characters. The document outlines a number of changes, including male, female and neutral gender options for many human-looking characters. If adopted, this ... Read More »

The Human Problem at the Heart of Snapchat’s Employee Data Breach

Snapchat says it’s “just impossibly sorry” for a recent data breach that exposed payroll information of some current and former employees on Friday. The Snapchat data wasn’t stolen by a coding mastermind who penetrated the company’s servers using some unknown flaw. Instead, it was stolen by an attacker who exploited a much simpler, more human vulnerability: trust. The attacker pretended ... Read More »