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Happy 25th year, blogging. You’ve grown up, but social media is still having a brawl

Last Monday was a significant anniversary in the evolution of the web. It was 25 years to the day since the first serious blog appeared. It was called Scripting News and the url was (and remains) at scripting.com. Its author is a software wizard named Dave Winer, who’s updated it every day since 1994. And despite its wide readership, it has never ... Read More »

Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues

A coal-fired power plant in Glenrock, Wyoming. Photograph: J David Ake/AP People who spend their childhood in areas with high levels of air pollution may be more likely to later develop mental disorders, research suggests. Air pollution has become a matter of growing concern as an increasing number of studies have found links to conditions ranging from asthma to dementia and various types of cancer. There are ... Read More »

Dropping Medicare for employer health coverage may trip you up

For some retirees who are on Medicare, the workforce ends up beckoning them back — and one result can be employer-sponsored health insurance. While that coverage could mean you (and your spouse) are able to drop parts of Medicare and pick them back up again down the road without paying penalties, the move might come with snags. “The process is ... Read More »

School education needs to be scaled up

Apart from improving infrastructure, a massive overhaul of teacher training is a must to improve quality of education Bill Gates, in a restrained observation that ought to make us cringe, stated that his “biggest disappointment when it comes to India, is the education system. It should be far better.” Without reforming its educational system significantly, India will be a left-behind ... Read More »

Share market update: Nifty Financial Services index up; Indiabulls Housing Fin rises 2%

NEW DELHI: The Nifty Financial Services index was up with its components trading on a mixed note in Thursday’s afternoon session. Shares of Indiabulls Housing Finance (up 2.03 per cent), Max Financial ServicesNSE 0.23 % (up 1.82 per cent), Housing Development Finance Corporation (up 1.73 per cent) and State Bank of India (up 0.62 per cent) were the top gainers in the ... Read More »

Our Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite video review is up

Xiaomi’s lineup now consists of many dozens of devices, and the Mi 8 family even hasa few too. This might all get confusing, but don’t worry – we got your back. Today we’re taking a detailed look, in video form, at one of the newest members of this series – the Mi 8 Lite. Despite sharing the Mi 8 name ... Read More »

Type 2 diabetes risk shoots up after losing a night’s sleep

Being deprived of sleep for just six hours or a single night may affect the liver’s ability to produce glucose and process insulin, increasing the risk of metabolic diseases such as fatty liver and Type-2 diabetes, warns a study. Sleep deprivation has been associated with eating more, moving less, and having a higher risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. However, it was not clear ... Read More »

Don’t ignore dizziness when standing up, you may be at risk of dementia

People who feel faint, dizzy or lightheaded when standing up, caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure, may be at greater risk of developing dementia or stroke decades later, according to a study done by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US. The study, published in journal of the American Academy of Neurology, involved 11,709 people with an average age of ... Read More »

Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi TV 4, and Mi TV 4A Flash Sales in India Today; Redmi 5A to Go Up for Pre-Orders

HIGHLIGHTS Redmi Note 5 Pro price in India starts at Rs. 14,999 The budget Redmi 5A;s price in India starts at Rs. 5,999 The Mi TV 4 and Mi TV 4A Series models will also go on sale Xiaomi is holding flash sales for the Redmi Note 5 Pro, as well as the Mi TV 4 and Mi TV 4A models, at 12pm IST today. The ... Read More »

Moto XT1920 pops up on FCC, looks like an Android Go phone

  Motorola is preparing the One Power device that should arrive as the successor of the Moto X4 with Stock Android. According to a listing by FCC, the company is also preparing a phone with Android Oreo: Go Edition that has a model name XT1920. Of course, this might be a standard low-end device, but the phone is listed with ... Read More »