Tag Archives: US

Blackstone warns of internet impact on US shopping malls

A woman passes a shuttered anchor store in the parking lot of the Marley Station Mall in Glen Burnie, Maryland © Bloomberg Blackstone, the world’s largest real estate investor, has warned that the outlook for America’s enclosed shopping malls is darkening quicker than experts expected as the growing online retail threat hammers their valuations. More than 10 per cent of US ... Read More »

US LG G6 gets bootloader unlock option

A few weeks ago, the LG G6 made it to the list of smartphones with officially supported bootloader unlocking. However, it was specifically the European model that was added to the list. The list has now been updated once again to reflect that the feature is available for the US variant as well. Unlocking the bootloader lets you do things like running a ... Read More »

LG V20 again going for $399.99 in US

Last week, retailer B&H was offering the LG V20 for $399.99. In case you missed that deal for some reason, you’ll be glad to know that the device is again available for the same price. This time Daily Steals is offering the promo. It’s worth mentioning that the device is listed for $499.99, but you can bring this figure down ... Read More »

China Has Now Eclipsed US in AI Research

Humanity may still be years if not decades away from producing sentient artificial intelligence. But with the rise of machine-learning services in our smartphones and other devices, one type of narrow, specialized AI has become all the rage. And the research on this branch of AI is only accelerating. In fact, as more industries and policymakers awaken to the benefits ... Read More »

H-1B Visa: US Clarifies On Higher Education Exemptions

The US issues 65,000 H-1B visas every year Washington: The US has said that in order to qualify for an H-1B numerical cap exemption based upon a master’s or higher degree, the conferring institution must have qualified as a “United States institution of higher education” at the time the beneficiary’s degree was earned. As mandated by the Congress, the US ... Read More »

‘Reassertion Of America’s Sovereignty’: US Quits Paris Climate Deal

Donald Trump announces his decision that the US will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. WASHINGTON:  HIGHLIGHTS Pull out aligns US with Syria and Nicaragua as only non-participants US was one of 195 nations that agreed to Paris accord in 2015 ‘We’re getting out,’ Mr Trump said President Donald Trump announced Thursday afternoon that he is withdrawing the United States ... Read More »

Finance Secretary interacts with US investors to woo BFSI investments

Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa Indian Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa met major US-based funds and global institutional investors at a conference held in New York to woo investments into the country’s Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector, an official statement said on Tuesday. “Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa interacted with renowned US-based funds and global institutional investors with interests in the ... Read More »

Laptop Ban: US Airlines Said to Meet Homeland Security on Expanding Ban to Europe

HIGHLIGHTS Meeting included top executives from Delta Air Lines, United Airlines The US in March announced laptop restrictions on flights from 10 airports Britain quickly followed with restrictions on different set of routes US Homeland Security officials met with major US airlines and a trade group on Thursday to discuss the impact of possibly expanding a ban on large electronic ... Read More »

Maybe the Internet Isn’t Tearing Us Apart After All

VIKINGMAIDEN88 IS TWENTY-SIX years old. She enjoys reading history and writing poetry. Her signature quote is from Shakespeare. I gleaned all this from her profile and posts on Stormfront.org, America’s most popular online hate site. I also learned that Vikingmaiden88 has enjoyed the content on the site of the newspaper I work for, the New York Times. She wrote an ... Read More »

The Internet Is Making Us Lose Trust In Our Doctors

Shutterstock How well do you trust your doctor? Is seems that, at least for parents, a level of trust might be impacted by exposure to on-line medical information.  A study presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies suggests that doctor / patient trust and the drive to a second opinion–in a digital age–might be more fragile than we thought.  In ... Read More »