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As cyber risks grow, insurance firms tap business opportunity

A total of 13,083, 16,468 and 13,653 instances of frauds involving credit cards, debit cards and internet banking during the year 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016- 17, respectively, were discovered, according to the Reserve Bank of India. Photo: iStockphoto New Delhi: Natwar Sharma, 43, woke up to nine text messages from his bank in December. The messages informed the Delhi-based executive that ... Read More »

Bitcoin Set for Worst Week Since 2013 as Crypto Sell-Off Intensifies

Cryptocurrencies plunged on Friday, with several of the largest falling by more than 20 percent and Bitcoin sliding below $8,000 (roughly Rs. 5.12 lakhs) and headed for its worst week since 2013, as worries about a regulatory clampdown globally sent investors scrambling to sell. The slump in prices this week means the total market value of cryptocurrencies is down to $385 ... Read More »

Govt plans lending reforms as bankers fear new bad debt crisis

India’s near $147 billion pile of soured loans is replete with examples of powerful and politically connected businesses who are accused of undermining rules to secure credit and then defaulting on loans. Photo: Mint New Delhi: Weeks after India unveiled a $32 billion bailout of state-run banks, top finance ministry officials and bankers will meet this weekend to discuss lending reforms ... Read More »

Oxford University selects Indian professor as First Global South Fellow

Professor Rosinka Chaudhuri has become the first Global South Professor at Oxford, after the Oxford University made an announcement regarding the same.Director of Torch, Professor Elleke Boehmer said, “The Global South Fellowships have been set up at TORCH in collaboration with host departments and colleges to deepen and widen our understanding of the world beyond what used to be called ... Read More »

Intel kills its standalone Project Alloy VR headset, as PC-powered VR wins out

Intel has decided to halt development on its Project Alloy standalone VR headset, executives said, as a standalone headset proved to be no match for PC-powered VR. In August 2016, Intel launched Project Alloy in conjunction with Microsoft, as one of the first instances of making the technology behind virtual reality into an open-source platform, sort of like the PC. But Intel ... Read More »

Divinity: Original Sin 2 review impressions: Saving the world as a face-stealing skeleton

Original Sin 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to an unanticipated hit.  Divinity: Original Sin took me by surprise in 2014. For the most part, the revival isometric RPG revival focused on reviving the classics of old—Pillars of Eternity in particular, with its Infinity Engine stylings, but Wasteland 2, Tyranny, and Torment: Tides of Numenera didn’t stray too far from the template. But then there was Divinity, which I ... Read More »

Star Wars Battlefront’s season pass DLC given away for free as we barrel towards the sequel

The new Star Wars Battlefront II is mere months away, and back at E3 I said it seemed “like the game we should’ve received two years ago.” We won’t be able to tell for sure until review time, but space battles? All three eras of current Star Wars canon? A singleplayer campaign? Yeah, it’s a damn sight better than the Star Wars Battlefront half-game we got in 2015. THE ... Read More »

Microsoft Announces SteamVR Support for Mixed Reality Headsets; Halo Set for Debut as Well

HIGHLIGHTS The mixed reality headsets will be made available later this year Microsoft announced its partnership for headsets last year The company says its headsets will be affordable as well as portable Last year, Microsoft announced last year that it partnered with leading device makers including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and 3Glasses on a wide range of headsets that pair with Windows Mixed Reality-ready ... Read More »

iPhone X: Rumored specs and features of the phone formerly known as iPhone 8

This FAQ has been updated with purported information about the iPhone X’s True Tone display and six-core processor, as well as a new feature called Animoji. The iPhone 8 may not be what you expect it to be. In two days, we may all be talking about iPhone X, the presumptive chart-topping handset in Apple’s mobile line-up. And thanks to ... Read More »

No Problem Of E-Waste In Future, As Gadgets Than Can Degrade & Vanish Completely Are Coming!

It’s great to buy all the latest and greatest gadgets, but have you spared a thought to the old gadgets that you stop using or, worst, throw away? They’re all piling up, contributing to a chronic e-waste problem on a global scale. BROKEN PHONES ARE POLLUTING OUR LANDFILL. THE E-WASTE PROBLEM IS REAL! It’s only fitting that scientists should come up with ... Read More »