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Business confidence takes a hit

The BCI, which is based on the 110th round of NCAER’s Business Expectations Survey (BES), “suggests a deep and all-pervasive worsening of business sentiment”, says a statement issued by the economic think-tank.(Shutterstock) Business confidence in India has been draining continuously as the economy shudders through its worst slowdown in over a decade. The business confidence index (BCI) developed… Read More »

Android 10 Go is a faster and more secure update to Google’s lightweight OS

Google has detailed its latest version of Android Go, its lightweight operating system meant for low-powered devices with less than 1.5GB of RAM. With Android 10 (Go Edition), Google says it has improved the operating system’s speed and security. App switching is now faster and more memory efficient, and apps should launch 10 percent faster than they did on… Read More »

You can now quickly switch Gmail accounts on Android with a swipe

Swipe up or down on the small profile picture in the top right to switch accounts. Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge There’s now a simpler way of swiping between Gmail accounts on Android that has long existed in iOS. Android Police reports that as of version 2019.08.18 of the app, you can swipe up or down on your profile picture… Read More »

Udemy Class Review: How To (Incorrectly) Build a Computer From Scratch, Circa 1999

For people that work in tech like myself, building a computer is second nature. I often build and tear down two full desktops a week, and others that work in PC repair shops or build custom systems for clients may create a dozen or more computers in the same time period. If you have never built a computer… Read More »

VG Siddhartha: A face beyond his coffee business

Last week, everyone across Karnataka, or maybe across India, was glued to the television to find out the fate of one man — VG Siddhartha. For many, he was largely an unknown face. The few who knew him were aware only of his identity as owner of Café Coffee Day (CCD) — a chain he had built since… Read More »

Making 1 billion mobiles in a year: India needs to ramp up manufacturing, become global hub

The focus is needed on attracting large-scale manufacturing of mobile sets. While the Indian government targets ramping up mobile phone and component manufacturing in the country according to its National Policy for Electronics, India needs to adopt a multi-prong approach and manufacture 1 billion mobiles a year, a report said. “India must ensure that the scale of manufacturing… Read More »

Dish confirms that it will become a major US mobile carrier

In step with today’s Justice Department approval of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, Dish has confirmed that it intends to pursue a new path beyond satellite television: it’s going to replace Sprint as the fourth major US carrier. The company has agreed to what it calls a “transformative transaction” with the DOJ, T-Mobile, and Sprint that will see it acquire… Read More »

Organelle M is a portable and endlessly hackable music ‘computer’

Critter & Guitari has been pumping out interesting musical devices since at least 2008. But a few years ago the company streamlined its selection of instruments to focus on two products: the ETC video synthesizer and the Organelle music computer. What makes the latter unique is that it isn’t a synthesizer or a sampler; it’s both or neither or… Read More »

How To Craft A More Fulfilling Vacation Using Insight From Business And Investing

Been there, done that. You’ve visited the tropics, the mountains, the lake. You’ve sailed on a cruise and made the pilgrimage to Disney, perhaps each twice or more. Most were fun, restful—maybe even restorative or memorable. But something was lacking. Something was missing. As you dream up your next vacation, it’s hard to find something sufficiently tempting, beyond… Read More »