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Delayed summer keeps appliance companies like LG, Samsung in cold

KOLKATA: Consumer electronics companies dropped prices of slow-moving products by up to 20% this month after tepid demand led to a pile-up of inventory, three senior industry executives said. The move was prompted by flat sales since Diwali and a delayed summer, which led to

From the Himalayas to the Arctic, traditional herders are sharing knowledge to cope with a changing climate

Climate change is changing life in areas such as the mountains of Tibet. ISTOCKPHOTO/RACHEL KRAMER Changlin Xu grazes 140 yaks in the mountain pastures of the Tibet Autonomous Region. In previous decades, he could count on losing a quarter of his animals to harsh

Finding The Right Balance Between Security And Privacy

Panel of experts discusses security and privacy at Armorblox Blox Party during the 2019 RSA Security Conference. TONY BRADLEY The RSA Security Conference was held in San Francisco at the beginning of this month. Nearly 800 vendors and more than 50,000 people invaded the

Guest column: Tips for gardening in small spaces

When most people think of a garden, they imagine a large field that has been plowed with long neat rows spaced 3 or 4 feet apart to allow cultivation by a tractor or tiller. Gardening on such a scale is impossible for city dwellers,

5 spring cleaning tips to spruce up your living space

Wednesday was officially the start of spring. What better way to celebrate the transitioning of seasons by cleaning your dorm or apartment? For many college students, cleaning is a tedious task that can take hours to accomplish, but once it’s done, the feeling of

Security at stake, again! Serial hacker returns to steal data of 26 mn users

SAN FRANCISCO: The hacker, who earlier stole and posted personal data of close to 843 million users of various popular websites on a Dark Web marketplace, has now put up the fourth set of nearly 26 million hacked databases for sale. Hacker Gnosticplayers has put up the personal data of

Aditi Rao Hydari & Diana Penty’s Black Sarees Are Same-Same But Different

Saree is such a heritage piece and an integral part of an Indian wardrobe. Tapping into the traditions of an indigenous saree or diving into the contemporary concept one, everyone’s encounter with this drape has been different. This season Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week paid a

Cyber Saturday—E-Voting Security, Beto O’Rourke’s Hacker Days, Facebook Criminal Probe

Howdy from Austin, Texas, where I’m filing today’s column from a taco shop as this year’s SXSW festival concludes. The security of electronic voting systems has become a hot button issue in recent years. Just this week researchers disclosed that they uncovered a critical flaw in

Keeping kids’ rooms calm, colorful and (relatively) tidy

Spring cleaning season is here, and some of us got a head start by taking Marie Kondo’s message to heart: You’ll be happier if you eliminate clutter. In many households, no room is a bigger magnet for clutter than a child’s bedroom. Designers say

Akash-Shloka post-wedding celebration: B-town celebs make fancy appearance; see pics

Mumbai: After a lavish wedding ceremony of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta, the Ambanis are now hosting a grand post-wedding celebration for the newlywed couple which is being attended by all the Bollywood celebrities and eminent personalities. Akash and Shloka arrived hand-in-hand at the celebration