UK’s post-Brexit visa strategy to benefit Indian students, professionals


The UK government has released a White Paper on its post-Brexit visas and immigration strategy, which is expected to benefit Indian students and professionals as it focuses on skills rather than country of origin. The UK’s future skills-based immigration system, tabled in the House of Commons on Wednesday by UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid, removes any cap on highly-skilled migrants ...

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Micromax unveils its first ‘Notch’ series smartphones


New Delhi: Micromax Informatics on Tuesday launched its first Notch series of smartphones, the Infinity N11 and Infinity N12, for Rs 8,999 and Rs 9,999 respectively. The two new smartphones come with 6.19-inch HD+ screen, 18.9:9 screen ratio, (13MP+5MP) dual rear camera and a 4,000mAh battery. Both the devices will be available in offline stores across the country from December ...

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Google Assistant to soon predict flight delays on smartphones


San Francisco: Using flight status data combined with Machine Learning (ML), Google Assistant will soon tell you over phone if your flight would be delayed even before the airline announces it. According to Google, Assistant will notify users on phones when its algorithms predict that their flights would be late. “Earlier this year, we started sharing flight delay predictions (via ...

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Twitter rolls out reverse-chronological feed for iOS users


San Francisco: Listening to its users, Twitter has finally revived the reverse-chronological feed for iOS devices that will come to Android soon. The original way to tweet is now available as an option along with the current ranked timeline as a toggle which Twitter has called “Sparkle” on top right side of the app for iOS users to switch between ...

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France to slap Apple, Google with new digital tax in 2019


San Francisco: With efforts to reform a European Union tax law not bringing the desired results, France is going to introduce from January 1, 2019 a digital tax on technology giants such as Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon, the media reported. The French government`s “GAFA” tax” is being introduced to combat attempts by the firms to avoid paying what is ...

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Facebook Messenger rolls out Boomerang, Selfie feature


San Francisco: Facebook has rolled out the “Boomerang” and “Selfie” features in its Messenger platform. “Starting today, there are now five modes to Messenger`s camera including everyone`s favourite video-looping effect, Boomerang, to make Messenger posts more interactive and fun,” the company said in a blogpost on Monday. “We`ve also added Selfie mode, where you can capture portraits of yourself or ...

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Board agrees to further examine RBI governance framework in crucial meeting


Mumbai: The crucial central board meeting of the Reserve Bank, the first under the new governor Shaktikanta Das, Friday agreed to discuss the governance framework of the central bank further. The meeting, which lasted for nearly four hours, also reviewed the current economic situation, both global and domestic challenges, matters relating to liquidity and credit delivery, and issues related to ...

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Top 5 gadgets that grabbed eyeballs in India in 2018


New Delhi: From high-end tablets to powerful cameras, the year 2018 saw some cool gadgets arriving in India. Here are the top 5 picks from the lot. Apple Watch Series 4 Call it guardian of your health. If you are constantly worried about an elderly person in your family suffering a fall in the bathroom or in the garden, the ...

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