Five must-read Indian travel books to satisfy your wanderlust

February 8, 2020

There is one thing which never ceases to excite people about India – its vastness. And thanks to this immensity, the country is replete with innumerable places of interest. Right from the time of the Indus Valley civilisation to the modern era, many travellers have visited this land, exulted in its beauty and written about […]

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Michael Rosen condemns UK education system’s ‘fear of laughter’

February 7, 2020

‘Of course we want kids to learn and be serious, but there is too much of it’ … Michael Rosen teaching a workshop last month with Year 3 students at Trumpington Community College. Photograph: Graeme Robertson/the Guardian In an “oppressive” education system, children need the release of humour to make the world less frightening, according […]

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Apex.OS: An Open Source Operating System for Autonomous Cars

February 4, 2020

The facets of autonomous car development that automakers tend to get excited about are things like interpreting sensor data, decision making, and motion planning. Unfortunately, if you want to make self-driving cars, there’s all kinds of other stuff that you need to get figured out first, and much of it is really difficult but also absolutely […]

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Fuel your wanderlust: How to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle even on a holiday

February 3, 2020

How to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle even on a holiday.(Unsplash) With the holiday season in full swing, travelling can get hectic and staying fit can be quite a challenge. However, do not let this be a hindrance. Here is how to ensure you maintain an active lifestyle even when on-the-go, whether you are trekking on mountain […]

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9 million homeowners could save big time on a mortgage refinance as rates hit 3-year low

February 1, 2020

Millions of borrowers can now save big on a mortgage finance as rates have hit the lowest level in more than three years. The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage just hit 3.49%, according to a survey by Mortgage News Daily, matching the lowest level since October 2016. That’s down from 3.8% at the […]

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Microsoft’s Windows 7 to get another update after its official support ended

January 28, 2020

Windows 7 is on its way to being booted out on most computers after Microsoft officially ended support for one of the world’s most popular operating systems after a span of 10 years. The last public security updates for Windows 7 were rolled out earlier this month, after which Microsoft would stop working on any […]

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This app is helping patients make lifestyle changes to deal with diseases like diabetes

January 25, 2020

Bengaluru: When Abhishek Shah’s father got diagnosed with pre-diabetes and his mom with type-2, their behaviour stumped him. Despite being veterans of the medicine business, they continued with the same lifestyles and food habits as before. “My parents are extremely smart, I’m sure they saw these diagnoses coming a mile away,” said Shah, whose father owns […]

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Mortgage rates fall to the lowest level in three months — but this is a double-edged sword for home buyers

January 24, 2020

Mortgage rates slid to the lowest level in three months this past week. But the persistent low-rate environment could have some repercussions for people looking to buy a home. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.6% during the week ending Jan. 23, down five basis points from the previous week, Freddie Mac FMCC, +0.32%  reported Thursday. The 15-year fixed-rate […]

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Windows 11 is the Microsoft operating system we need!

January 21, 2020

Windows 10 is a decent operating system now, but it’s had its issues over the years. Early releases spied on users, then in a bid to increase market share, Microsoft began forcing Windows 10 onto people, often against their will. The twice yearly feature update process has meant we’ve seen rushed, buggy releases screwing up systems […]

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Goodbye Windows 7: Here’s how to upgrade your operating system to Windows 10

January 20, 2020

Upgrading your PC to Windows 10 is easy as long as you have stable internet connection and a license to install Windows 10, among other things. (Shutterstock/Stanislaw Mikulski) It’s time to finally bid farewell to operating system Windows 7 which has been around for 11 years. Starting from Jan. 14, Microsoft is discontinuing the operating system’s technical […]

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