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‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ a serendipity that became a cult

Mumbai : Kundan Shah’s “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” was made on a shoestring budget and had its origin in the struggles of his friends two FTII graduates who ended up opening a photo studio in Hyderabad. The 1983 cult classic came into being “by chance” for Shah, who died of cardiac ... Read More »

Cloth merchant shot dead in Udaipur

[embedded content] Udaipur : Unknown assailants shot dead a 30-year-old cloth merchant at Goverdhanvilas area near Saras Dairy on Saturday. His body was spotted by a passerby who informed the police in the early morning, the murder took place past midnight, cops said. The victim was identified as Rakesh Khatwani, resident of J block ... Read More »

Will You Talk To Your Smart Fridge, Or Text It?

As the world’s big tech firms and appliance makers vie for space in our smart homes, one small and present detail remains unsolved – will we command our appliances by voice or text, or not at all? ‘Dim lights’; ‘fill ice-tray’; ‘fast-cool my drink’. These are the things we will ... Read More »

In Brief: New Enterprise Hardware Roundup

In hardware news over the past week, we saw Intel answer AMD’s Ryzen architecture strides with its new Coffee Lake line of desktop CPU cores, while Lenovo is paying homage to the past with its special anniversary edition ThinkPad 25 laptop. Meanwhile, Google has unveiled a high-performance Chromebook known as ... Read More »

Microsoft To Help Expand Rural Broadband in 6 States

Microsoft announced Thursday it is teaming up with communities in six states to invest in technology and related jobs in rural and smaller metropolitan areas. Company president Brad Smith [pictured here] launched the TechSpark program Thursday in Fargo, a metropolitan area of more than 200,000 people that includes a Microsoft ... Read More »

Oracle Intros Cloud-Native, Smart Security Management Suite

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco this week, the company announced availability of its new cloud-native, intelligent security and management suite, which it describes as an “industry first.” The new set of tools are designed to help enterprises predict and eliminate cybersecurity threats and to help resolve problems related to ... Read More »

Conquering Mount Halla in Jeju, South Korea

Jeju Island, dubbed “the Hawaii of Korea”, is an underrated destination hidden off the southwest tip of South Korea. While the tourism industry in the country is growing, Jeju Island remains unprecedented among Westerners. This Eastern paradise is top on the list of honeymoon spots for the newlyweds in Korea, ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 Arrives with Top-Rated Camera, New Smart Features

Available now for pre-ordering and set to start shipping over the next few weeks, Google’s new Pixel smartphones have already earned the top rating for camera phones from the DxOMark image quality rating site. Unveiled yesterday along with a new family of Google hardware products, the Pixel 2 (pictured, left) ... Read More »