Tag Archives: change

Crytpocurrencies: Will Bitcoin’s meteoric rise change the way people invest?

Whenever I talked about investing in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin with friends, most of them would not take me seriously. Their immediate defence: “these are too risky”. Warren Buffett, the most successful investor of all time has the following words of wisdom on risk. “Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.” Today, fixed deposits give you a return of 6-7 per cent/annum. ... Read More »

A Dashboard Gadget That Will Totally Change How You Drive

It was the last car on the rental lot: a white Nissan Altima that looked as if it had hit every pothole and puddle between Ohio, where it got its license plate, and Fort Lauderdale, where it was now parked. It was the last car on the rental lot: a white Nissan Altima that looked as if it had hit every pothole and puddle ... Read More »

How to change YouTube’s white background

video-streaming service YouTube recently underwent a huge makeover. The revamp also saw change in the company’s logo. Another other additions, YouTube now also lets users turn change the colour of its background to black. However, so far this feature is available only on desktop. YouTube is calling it the ‘Dark theme’, which not only makes the background Black, but removes the White ... Read More »

To Tackle the Problems of Education in India, We Must First Change the Discourse

Representational image. Credit: Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri The failure of education in our country today is as much about the failure of the discourse on education as it is about the failure of the school curriculum. We are confronting today what I call a double or dual discourse on education. On the one hand, we claim that education can transform anyone; ... Read More »

Mumbai teacher urges SSC to change exam timetableMumbai teacher urges SSC to change exam timetable

Teachers in Mumbai urged the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Board to provide a 3-day gap between social studies and sciences in order to provide enough time for the student to revise their syllabus and retain what they had studied earlier to the fullest. Following the timetable released by the SSC on Tuesday, Mumbai teachers expressed their concerns and complained that ... Read More »

Dropbox urges some users to change their passwords

Dropbox is asking users who signed up before mid-2012 to change their passwords if they haven’t done so since then. The cloud storage service said it was asking users to change their passwords as a preventive measure, and not because there is any indication that their accounts were improperly accessed. Dropbox said it was taking the measure because its security ... Read More »

Microsoft’s giving you just 10 days now, not 31, to change your mind about Windows 10

Microsoft has hidden a new downgrade policy within the Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Once you’ve installed it, you’ll only have 10 days to downgrade to an earlier version or build, rather than the 31 days provided before. Historically, Microsoft had given users a full month to roll back any updates, including upgrades to Windows 10. Supersite for Windows reported this week, ... Read More »

Neuronal feedback could change what we ‘see’

Ever see something that isn’t really there? Could your mind be playing tricks on you? The “tricks” might be your brain reacting to feedback between neurons in different parts of the visual system, according to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience by Carnegie Mellon University Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Sandra J. Kuhlman and colleagues. Understanding this feedback ... Read More »

Investors have a change of heart on debt

It increasingly looks like the best of times for corporate borrowers but the worst of times for private equity firms. A Dickensian tale is playing out in bond markets, where investment-grade corporate bond issuance took off in February but high-yield issuances remain low and are regarded as practically toxic in 2016. “So far in 2016, global junk bond volume and ... Read More »

‘Angry Birds’ maker Rovio to change CEO

Rovio, maker of hit mobile phone game Angry Birds, said on Wednesday chief executive Pekka Rantala would step down after just a year in the role, which included deep job cuts and restructuring at the Finnish company. Rovio, which in October cut 213 jobs after forecasting falling profits for this year, said chief legal officer Kati Levoranta would take over ... Read More »