4 predictions about the future of tech, from a company that powers nearly every device you use

ARM designs are almost certainly used in the main processor in your smartphone. And your tablet, your fitness tracker, your smart watch, and even parts of your PC. The company whose designs are used by everybody from Apple to Qualcomm is not exhibiting at CES this year, but when you walk the floor, you’ll see their handiwork everywhere. The British ... Read More »

Tata Announces IMPACT Design Language for Its Future Passenger Cars

Tata Motors has visibly undergone a period of metamorphosis over the last few years. Cars like the Bolt and Zest clearly show that the Indian manufacturer is moving in the right direction when it comes to materials used, features, build quality, and aesthetics. In-line with its transformation, the company has announced that its future passenger cars will be based on ... Read More »

One In Four Children In Conflict Zones ‘Risk Losing Their Future: UNICEF

LONDON:  Nearly one in four children growing up in conflict zones are missing out on education, with South Sudan, Niger, Sudan and Afghanistan the worst-affected countries, the UN children’s agency (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. An estimated 24 million children of school-going age are out of school in 22 countries affected by conflict, according to the agency’s research. South Sudan has ... Read More »

The future of learning

From hieroglyphics to alphabets, sign language to phonetics, from stone tablets to electronic ones and gurukulas to online learning,a lot has changed over the ages when it comes to learning. Be it the medium of delivery or the infrastructure, the world has seen a sea of change. What is going to be the future of learning? Is learning going to ... Read More »

Create cities of future

Usha Albuquerque If the floods in Chennai and the smog in Delhi have taught us some very bitter lessons on what cities should not be, then there is a silver lining for all of us – to ensure our towns and cities do not go the Chennai or Delhi way. There is a proliferation of urban settlements and conglomerations across ... Read More »

Chennai floods: Penalise polluters to prevent future disasters

CHENNAI: In the aftermath of the Chennai floods, T V Ramachandra of Energy and Wetlands Research Group, Centre for Ecological Sciences at Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, says the government has to penalise polluters, check encroachments and create good satellite townships to prevent future flooding. In an interview withMeera Vankipuram, the scientist, who has authored a study on urban growth ... Read More »

Congress’ future looks uncertain, says Sharad Pawar

Calling himself a Congressman at heart, NCP founder leader Sharad Pawar says the future of the country’s oldest party looks uncertain. Pawar also says in his just released autobiography “On My Terms” (Speaking Tiger) that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s working style has caused a lot of worry and that governing India was unlike ruling Gujarat. Although he broke away from ... Read More »

Here’s Johnny Manziel Rapping Along to Future While Holding a Four Loko

How did you celebrate the holidays? Maybe you sang “Silent Night” with loved ones and it was lovely and kind of touching. Maybe you enjoyed a tasty roasted bird. Maybe, if you’re Johnny Manziel, starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns (for now), you threw on your favorite ugly Christmas sweater and filmed yourself rapping along to “March Madness” by Future ... Read More »

Product crack: Future Generali Flexi Online Term Plan

This is a pure online term plan that only charges you for insurance. Since it doesn’t have an investment component, you don’t get any money back at the end of the policy term. WHAT DO YOU GET? There are three ways in which the sum assured or insurance benefit is tailored in this plan. The first is a lump sum ... Read More »

EPL: Manchester United held 0-0 by Chelsea, Louis van Gaal’s future in limbo

Manchester United delivered an improved performance for beleaguered manager Louis van Gaal but couldn’t cure their scoring woes in a 0-0 draw against Chelsea that left his team five points off the Champions League positions on Monday. Van Gaal raised the prospect of quitting at the weekend and this stalemate — United’s sixth 0-0 since Oct. 25 — leaves his ... Read More »