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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 »

Oscars 2016: How to Design a Red Carpet Gown a Star Might Pay For

Bryce wore a dress from Neiman Marcus’ 2016 pre-spring collection at the Golden Globes. (Image courtesy: AFP) The actress Bryce Dallas Howard announced on the Golden Globes red carpet that she’d actually purchased her navy lace Jenny Packham dress, from Neiman Marcus. Unlike the Hollywood stars who take loaners from design houses, Howard had gone to the mall in preparation ... Read More »

Sensex Ends Rangebound Session on a Flat Note

The Sensex and Nifty ended Tuesday’s rangebound session on a flat note as losses in banking and IT stocks offset the gains registered in metal and oil & gas stocks. The Sensex ended 13 points higher at 24,659 and Nifty ended slightly unchanged at 7,485 against its previous close. In the intraday deals, the Sensex touched high of 24,793 and ... 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 »

Over a Dozen Companies Announce Dividend Post Budget; More to Follow

New Delhi: Post the Union Budget 2016-17, more than a dozen companies, including Alkem Laboratories, Cadila Healthcare and Suven Life Sciences, have announced dividends and many more are likely to follow. The government in the budget proposed that in addition to Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) paid by the companies, tax at the rate of 10 per cent of gross amount ... Read More »

A New Paper Mario Game Will Arrive This Year

A new Paper Mario game – Paper Mario: Color Splash – was announced by Nintendo during one of its Nintendo Direct presentations on Thursday. “In the Paper Mario series, we always challenge ourselves to bring something fresh to the action adventure genre,” Bill Trinen, senior product marketing manager at Nintendo of America, Inc explained in the video. “And this time ... Read More »

Microsoft Wants Your Xbox One to Be a Gaming PC

Information has been trickling out after Microsoft’s press event last week. While we’ve known that Forza 6 is coming to Windows 10 PCs in Spring and Gear of War: Ultimate Edition finally available on the Windows 10 Store, Xbox head Phil Spencer made a comment worth noting. He feels that consoles should be upgradeable like PCs and that buying a ... Read More »

Does an Extremist’s iPhone Contain a ‘Cyber Pathogen’?

A local prosecutor has offered an unusual justification for forcing Apple to help hack an iPhone used by a San Bernardino mass killer: The phone might have been “used as a weapon” to introduce malicious software to county computer systems. San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos acknowledged to The Associated Press that there’s no evidence of malicious software in ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Smart Wheelchair Maker, Proximity Marketing App, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles seed and early stage investments in Indian startups engaged in e-commerce, social discovery, mobile payments, IoT-enabled hardware, and EdTech. Aahaa Online office products store, Aahaa stores, has raised about $1 million (roughly Rs. 6.7 crores) in pre-Series A funding from a group of investors led by Gurgaon-based YourNest Angel Fund. Launched in 2013, The startup ... Read More »

Levelled Up in a Game? Kiip Wants to ‘Reward’ You for It

Feeling happy after completing a gruelling workout or levelling up in a mobile game? Mobile advertising startup Kiip is looking to capitalise on that moment, by offering you a discount coupon. Kiip, which expects to be valued at $1 billion (roughly Rs. 6,729 crores) in the next two years, offers companies the choice to reward people who use some gaming, ... Read More »