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Inflation set to pick up in H2FY18: RBI Inflation set to pick up in H2FY18: RBI
- October 05, 2017

All of that had many clamouring for a rate cut. "We believe that RBI will stay on status quo for the rest of the year". Average CPI inflation was, nonetheless, expected to remain below the FY18 target of 6.0 percent. In this backdrop, it is only logical that the onus of making the magic pill to cure the economy will fall on monetary policy. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which opened at 31,522.17 points, closed at 31,671.71 points - up 174.33 points, or 0.55 per cent. (more...)
Wal-Mart lists Google Home Mini smart speaker ahead of official launch
- October 04, 2017

Google Pixelbook details have been revealed ahead of October 4 launch thanks to a reseller inventory page. Home Max is the bigger member of the Home family with 20-times more powerful sound as compared to the standard Home device . They both are said to have the Snapdragon 835 SoC , stereo speakers , Always On display , some new Android O Pixel-exclusive features, a single 12MP rear snapper, and an 8MP front-facing camera . (more...)
Former Intel CEO Paul Otellini passes away Former Intel CEO Paul Otellini passes away
- October 04, 2017

However, financially, his tenure as CEO was hugely successful: Intel generated more revenue during his eight-year tenure than it did during the rest of the company's 45-year history, while generating $66bn in profits compared to $68bn generated by all his predecessors combined. (more...)
Google unveils a $249 smart camera that decides what's worth photographing Google unveils a $249 smart camera that decides what's worth photographing
- October 04, 2017

Inside is an artificial intelligence engine that looks for moments that seem most relevant to you, the user. You can preview the shots later on your phone and even fabricate a short movie out of them. Clips, as its name signals, can be attached to things, whether that's a jacket or a cereal box so you can catch the dog raiding the cupboards. Google Clips is created to always sit in a room's corner or attached to the wall of your living room. (more...)
HP's new Spectre 13 is world's thinnest touchscreen laptop with vanishing bezels HP's new Spectre 13 is world's thinnest touchscreen laptop with vanishing bezels
- October 04, 2017

The Spectre x360 , in particular, managed to snag a spot as our pick for the best convertible laptop for its build quality, looks, and usability. But in addition to your typical incremental performance upgrades, full range of memory and storage configurations (capping off at 16GB and 1TB respectively), as well as respectable 10-hour battery life (in mixed use), the revised HP Spectre x360 13 also brings something original to the table... (more...)
Dropbox steps outside the box with colorful rebrand Dropbox steps outside the box with colorful rebrand
- October 04, 2017

Dropbox's UI in both its app and web versions will remain mostly the same, with the new colors and logo being more prominently displayed in the company's marketing materials. The new logo is presently more flat. So, with Dropbox's mission having "evolved from keeping files in sync to helping teams in sync", the company is keen for you to see "this new brand shows that Dropbox isn't just a place to store files, but instead a living workspace that brings teams and ideas together". (more...)
Free retro styled Stranger Things game available on iOS and Google Play Free retro styled Stranger Things game available on iOS and Google Play
- October 04, 2017

Ever since Stranger Things came out on Netflix and took over the hearts and minds of '80s children across the world, people have said, this would make an awesome video game. Punch your way to answers with Hopper, who's also not afraid to don his dashing yellow haz mat suit for a little Upside Down action. This completely free game (no IAPs no anything) is pretty unforgiving, as were games back in the 80s, so it comes with two difficulty modes: Classic, for those used to dying a lot, and ... (more...)
The Rezvani Tank is Exceedingly Large and Appropriately Named The Rezvani Tank is Exceedingly Large and Appropriately Named
- October 04, 2017

We will never know for sure if something like a zombie apocalypse is about to happen, but if it ever did, the Rezvani Tank is the vehicle that will ensure your survival. Buyers can also add FLIR thermal and night vision, leather seats, a tow package, and a conscience package. Unlike the multi-faceted exterior, the interior is fairly basic and its Jeep Wrangler origins are on full display as the entire dash looks nearly identical to the product available at your local Jeep dealerships. (more...)
Vettel set to escape gearbox penalty in Japan Vettel set to escape gearbox penalty in Japan
- October 04, 2017

Hamilton said the vehicle was good at some races, and not at others, but Mercedes would do everything they could to stay ahead. They have also vowed to improve the quality of components after both of their cars suffered engine failures in Malaysia . (more...)
The Fractured But Whole' The Fractured But Whole'
- October 04, 2017

So you thought you could dance but really couldn't? Called " I am the Fart ", this worldwide search for the most audibly unique bit of flatulence runs from today until October 16. Don't let the parody nature of this contest fool you, though, as it also has its own rules and guidelines that must be followed. Do you think you've got the right fart for the job? The entries will judged by the community, and the top 10 vote getters will then be judged by a panel of judges. (more...)
Dubochet, Frank, Henderson Win 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Dubochet, Frank, Henderson Win 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
- October 04, 2017

But in 1990, Henderson, of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England, did just that when he produced a 3D image of a protein using an electron microscope. Thanks to their team's new "cool method", involving electron beams to photograph bits of cells, "researchers can now routinely produce three-dimensional structures of biomolecules", the Nobel chemistry committee said. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 India Launch Set for October 10
- October 04, 2017

Today, nearly a month later, it was made official that the smartphone is going to be launched in India. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 comes features a metal chassis with the ceramic rear body and comes with a 5.99-inch (2160 x 1080) Super AMOLED with an 18:9 full-screen display and a bezel-less display. (more...)
Jaguar XF Sportbrake Sets a Peculiar World Record Jaguar XF Sportbrake Sets a Peculiar World Record
- October 04, 2017

Jag used its sexy wagon called the XF Sportbrake to set the world record. Bell was towed along by a Jaguar XF Sportbrake and beat the Guinness world record target by over 47mph. All the this to demonstrate Jaguar's all-wheel drive and All Surface Progress Control (ASPC) system, to prove their 2018 XF Sportbrake offers drivers confidence in any weather and surface. (more...)
Seven Eight Capital LP Purchases Shares of 3493 NVIDIA Co. (NVDA) Seven Eight Capital LP Purchases Shares of 3493 NVIDIA Co. (NVDA)
- October 04, 2017

Axa holds 867,764 shares or 0.57% of its portfolio. That's a potential 5.15 gain from where (NYSE:NEE) has been trading recently. It has underperformed by 18.72% the S&P500. Therefore 73% are positive. On average, equities analysts anticipate that NVIDIA will post $3.63 EPS for the current year. M Partners upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Thursday, September 17 report. (more...)
Sensex, Nifty open flat on caution ahead of RBI policy decision Sensex, Nifty open flat on caution ahead of RBI policy decision
- October 04, 2017

Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd rose 3%, Bharat Petroleum Corp. Meanwhile, the Modi government slashed the excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per liter, effective from October 4, as part of efforts to cushion the impact of rising global prices. (more...)
Irish court refers landmark EU-US data transfer case to EU Irish court refers landmark EU-US data transfer case to EU
- October 04, 2017

The primary concern was that the new Privacy Shield agreement couldn't be valid as long as the US failed to pass "essentially equivalent" privacy protections to the ones in the EU. By October 11, the parties involved in the lawsuit will prepare their questions for the CJEU. The Max Schrems case will now be going to the CJEU in Luxembourg. (more...)
(MSFT) Given Outperform Rating at Oppenheimer Holdings Inc
- October 03, 2017

Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. 37 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. A number of other analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. The stock of Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Ladenburg. The company has market cap of $577.05 billion. Fenimore Asset has 0.01% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) for 3,056 shares. (more...)
Hawken's PC Version Shutting Down Servers Next Year Hawken's PC Version Shutting Down Servers Next Year
- October 03, 2017

The game's promise proved enough for Meteor Entertainment, the corporation behind Adhesive Games, to pick up $10 million from venture capital investors , a sum which proved inadequate for Meteor Entertainment to keep running through 2014. The game will be removed from Steam on January 2, 2018, and servers will be shutdown. What are your thoughts on Reloaded Games closing down the PC version of Hawken? Despite that three year development time and a similar "Early Access" release on the ... (more...)
Huawei Launches Honor Holly 4 With 3020 mAh Battery Huawei Launches Honor Holly 4 With 3020 mAh Battery
- October 03, 2017

Another big feature of Honor Holly 4 is its rear camera . The Huawei Honor Holly is equipped with a 720p IPS LCD 5-inch display with a layer of 2.5D curved tempered glass on the top. 11,999, which is about $183. It packs a 3200mAh non-removable battery and comes with a USB Type-C port. In terms of build and design, the Honor Holly 4 offers a metal body. (more...)
Google Home Mini briefly listed on Walmart: coming October 19 for $49 Google Home Mini briefly listed on Walmart: coming October 19 for $49
- October 03, 2017

In a bid to get more people use devices powered by Google Assistant, Google is reportedly working on a new, smaller version of the Google Home - and it's supposedly called the Google Home Mini . The company's FCC filing for the Google Home Mini surfaced online recently, suggesting that the company might announce this device soon. As per the listing, Google Home Mini will carry a price-tag of $49 in the United States and will start shipping October 19 . (more...)
Airtel offers 1GB data and unlimited voice calls for Rs 199 Airtel offers 1GB data and unlimited voice calls for Rs 199
- October 03, 2017

According to Telecomtalk , some users have received notification from Jio that their calls have been limited to 300 minutes per day. Here's the catch: The cap is not applicable to all users, but only those found "misusing" the free voice service. (more...)
Barish, Thorne, Weiss Win 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Barish, Thorne, Weiss Win 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics
- October 03, 2017

The first-ever direct observation of gravitational waves was the result of an event some 1.3 billion light-years away. They made their discovery in September 2015 and announced it in February 2016, a historic achievement that culminated from decades of scientific research. (more...)
Lewis Hamilton speaks out after Malaysian Grand Prix: Mercedes have BIG problems Lewis Hamilton speaks out after Malaysian Grand Prix: Mercedes have BIG problems
- October 03, 2017

Red Bull's Max Verstappen has claimed the chequered flag at the Malaysia Grand Prix. In addition, Ferrari lost Kimi Raikkonen to a turbo problem right before the race began. He then, instead of waiting for the medical vehicle, hitched a ride on the side of the Sauber of Pascal Wehrlein back to the pit lane. "He had more to lose than me in terms of the championship". (more...)
Cows said to be emitting more methane than previously believed Cows said to be emitting more methane than previously believed
- October 03, 2017

Revised manure management CH4 emissions estimates for 2011 in the United States from this study were 71.8% higher than IPPC-based estimates. Courts, Congress, and the EPA are now working on two regulations meant to reduce methane emissions. (more...)
Facebook Messenger Lite arrives for users in US, UK, Ireland, and Canada Facebook Messenger Lite arrives for users in US, UK, Ireland, and Canada
- October 03, 2017

However, it is rolling out to Android only right now, not iOS. If you were looking for an iPhone link, you're out of luck: because the app was originally designed for low-priced Android devices in regions where iPhone penetration is close to nonexistent, it was never developed. (more...)