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Apple, FBI Set to Face Off Before Congress on Tuesday

Apple Inc and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation will make their cases before a congressional panel on Tuesday regarding a court order to force the technology company to give the FBI data from the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. On Thursday, Apple filed a motion to vacate the court order, maintaining its stance that Apple ... Read More »

It’s Clear – We All Need to Take Salt Off the Table

Image credit: Istock After all this time, why don’t we know for sure whether eating too much [FILL IN THE BLANK] is bad for us? You can fill in that blank with saturated fat, with meat, with cholesterol, and the answer’s the same, because the kind of research that would definitively answer that question is impossible to do. We can’t ... Read More »

Hot off the runway

PHOTOS: R. RAVINDRAN Flowing gowns, khadi jumpsuits and saris teamed with chic blouses were the highlights of designers Dev R Nil’s Spring-Summer collection that was unveiled at a fashion event It was a fashionable evening — there was jewellery and clothes, both wardrobe essentials. The event, organised by FICCI, saw a collection of ornaments by designers from all over the ... Read More »

Paytm Waives Off Merchant Fees on Offline Transactions

Paytm announced Wednesday that it is waiving off per-transaction merchant fees for wallet transactions made offline, to drive adoption of its wallet. There are only 1.3 million PoS (point of sale) terminals in India, which are typically given to more established outlets that meet the bank’s stringent KYC norms, said Nitin Misra, head of payment products at Paytm. Merchants often ... Read More »

Car Sales Get Off to a Slow Start in 2016

New Delhi: Domestic car sales in 2016 began on a subdued note, with market leader Maruti Suzuki posting a marginal increase in January and the likes of Hyundai, Ford and Mahindra & Mahindra reporting a single-digit growth. The home-grown auto major Tata Motors and Honda Cars India saw their domestic sales dip in January even as the industry tries to ... Read More »

Rocket League Kicks Off February 17 on Xbox One

Rocket League is finally coming to the Xbox One next Wednesday – and it will cost $19.99 (approx. Rs. 1,360), game developer Psyonix announced in a blog post on Xbox Wire. The game’s announcement for Microsoft’s current-gen console system was made back in December, and with the release just a week away, Xbox One owners will surely start to salivate. ... Read More »

Microsoft Lays Off ‘Dozens’ as It Cuts Costs in Mobile Division: Report

Microsoft is reportedly laying off many of its employees related to its mobile division in multiple countries including Finland, in an attempt to cut costs. The report comes courtesy Finnish publication Helsigin Sanomat, which says that dozens of employees have been let go from the company. The report claims that the company is handing out pink slips to employees in ... Read More »