How to program greater diversity among Mississippi’s computer science grads

Makenzie, Mariah and Makayla are triplets who, by the age of 13, have created websites, programmed a handheld Raspberry Picomputer and given orders to a small, white robot called Sphero. The three black girls from Columbus, Mississippi are part of a Mississippi State University program called Bulldog Bytes — an initiative that aims to give girls and teachers hands-on experience with… Read More »

Madhu Jayanti buys Eveready’s packet tea business

The ₹390-crore Madhu Jayanti International, which is primarily into the manufacture and export of value-added teas, is looking to ramp up its domestic business with its recent acquisition. The company acquired Eveready’s packet tea business and its brands — including Tez Red, Premium Gold and Jaago — for ₹6 crore. The combined sales volume of these three brands is estimated… Read More »

Mobile Phone Seized From Ajay Chautala’s Cell In Tihar Jail

Ajay Chautala (above) and his father Om Prakash Chautala were convicted on January 16, 2013 NEW DELHI:  A mobile phone was seized from convicted Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Ajay Chautala’s cell in Tihar Jail on Saturday. After the jail authorities were informed that he has brought a mobile phone and is using it inside the jail, a… Read More »

This app gives you Android Q’s new Digital Wellbeing features right now

You can now try out a key new feature from Android Q by installing a new app. ActionDash, an app that more or less clones Google’s Digital Wellbeing features, has been updated to include a “focus mode” that works exactly like the focus mode that’s being built into the next version of Android. When you activate Focus Mode, your phone will lock you… Read More »

Google rolls out auto-delete controls for location history on Android and iOS

Google, just ahead of its annual developer conference, the Google I/O 2019, had announced that the company would soon introduce a feature that would allow all its users to set a time frame to auto-delete their location history. And now, nearly two months after announcing the feature, Google is keeping good on its promise and rolling out the… Read More »

Weakness in key business segments casts a shadow of gloom on Bharat Forge’s earnings

Shares of components maker Bharat Forge Ltd have had no respite from their downhill run. The stock is down 27% from₹602 on 1 October, paling in comparison to the Nifty Midcap index, which has risen marginally since then. The stock’s descent began with news of slowdown in its key business segment, US Class 8 trucks. Latest data from Bloomberg shows that the… Read More »

YouTube gives up, tests hiding comments by default on Android

YouTube finally seems to have realized the obvious: comments, for the most part, are bad and you shouldn’t read them. It’s currently testing a new layout in the Android app that hides comments from sight unless you press a button to expose them. However, according to XDA Developers, the rollout so far hasn’t expanded beyond India. If you frequently… Read More »

Manulife in tie-up with Mahindra  arm,  to  invest $35 million in AMC business

MUMBAI: Mumbai: Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services Ltd, through its subsidiary Mahindra Asset Management Co. Pvt. Ltd, has entered into a joint venture with global finance services group Manulife, which will invest $35 million in the asset management business. The 51:49 joint venture aims to expand the depth and breadth of fund offerings and retail fund penetration in India, Mahindra… Read More »

Beware: Businesses avoiding GST, council deliberating crackdown

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is all set to chair her first meeting of the GST council on Friday. The newly appointed finance minister will preside over a gamut of issues including the issue of businesses avoiding GST, which has become evident in the wake of declining GST collections. Agenda: Checking GST evasion The council at its 35th meeting… Read More »

Niantic just proved that Android updates have a major discoverability problem

A couple of summers ago, I went to a party hosted by my mom’s best friend. It was one of those languid, casual dos where people show up at various points of the afternoon just to drink some coffee, say hi, and leave. The age ranges varied between toddler and octogenarian, and like any party, kids were running… Read More »