We must debunk this millennium bug myth

Please don’t perpetuate the falsehood that the millennium bug was a myth (Hard to stomach, G2, 30 August). The widespread use of two-digit years in computer systems was a serious threat. I led the Y2K teams for Deloitte Consulting internationally in the 1990s and those of us who spent years successfully finding and fixing many of the […]

The Harman Kardon Allure is yet another smart speaker – this time with Alexa

Priced below the Apple HomePod, plus loads of headphone announcements from JBL Making a sneaky appearance at the Samsung keynote was Harman’s Allure, yet another smart speaker – this time with Amazon Alexa. The speaker will cost £250 making it a bit more expensive than Sony’s forthcoming splashproof unit, but cheaper than the forthcoming £349 Apple HomePod. […]

Consultation launched on how science funding should be invested

The consultation is seeking views from the science community so that it has the opportunity to say how this money should be invested; from refurbishing a university laboratory, to investing in a new major international project. This follows the Chancellor’s announcement on making a long-term commitment to invest in science and research infrastructure, increasing capital investment to £1.1 billion […]

Are you financially independent?

Everyone is talking about financial independence these days. And a lot many think it is about earning your own money and being in charge of your own expenses. But that is just one part of being financially independent. What we often forget is the basic premise for financial independence being so critical to each one […]

Invest cautiously when markets are at all-time highs

The stock markets are at all-time highs, and it’s understandable if you are confused whether to invest or wait for correction. Timing the market is not easy. And while piling up your savings or putting them into traditional investment options seems like an easier option, it lacks the growth opportunities which capital markets could present. […]

Five essential money skills for millennials

If you were born after 1980 then you will be considered as a member of the millennial generation or more commonly known as the generation Y. It is considered a generation of click-happy and tech-savvy people, who believe in living in the moment. The millennial generation also has some other not-so-flattering nicknames. They have been […]

Accident cover not enough, insure body parts too

“One pair of hands,” as Elvis Presley famously sang. But, what is the price of a finger if you are a software developer? Or a toe, if you are a sales professional practically living out of the suitcase? Quite a few of us rely on the parts of our bodies to earn a living. Surgeons […]

How doctors can ensure their financial well being

Financial planning for doctors differs from others as their professional goals, regularity of income, retirement age, etc., are not always in sync with other professionals. Owing to hectic schedules, doctors do not pay much attention to managing their finances. Here is how doctors can ensure their financial well being. Goals are ongoing events: Identifying and […]

US Supreme Court partly rejects Donald Trump on travel ban

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Wednesday a bid by President Donald Trump to block a judge’s ruling that prevented his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries from being applied to grandparents of U.S. citizens. But in a partial win for Trump, the court put on hold part of the judge’s ruling that […]

USA lists Pakistan amongst nations providing ‘safe havens’ to terrorists

The US listed Pakistan among the nations and regions providing “safe havens” to terrorists, saying terror groups like the LeT and JeM continue to operate, train, organise and fund raise inside the country in 2016. In its annual ‘Country Report on Terrorism’, as mandated by the Congress, the State Department said that Pakistani military and […]

Addiction, intrigue and all about the Saudi palace coup

On Tuesday June 20, Mohammed bin Nayef, a powerful figure in Saudi Arabia’s security apparatus for the past two decades and the next in line to the throne, was summoned to meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz on the fourth floor of the royal palace in Mecca. There, according to a source close to MbN, as […]

ISRO earns six million euros from satellite launches in June

The ISRO has earned six million euros by launching 29 nano satellites from 14 countries in a PSLV rocket launch in June this year, the government told the Lok Sabha. Jitendra Singh Union Minister, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, said the Indian Space Research Organisation has launched 130 foreign satellites in the […]

NASA to upload historic flight videos on YouTube

NASA will upload hundreds of historic videos of rare test flight launch and landing footage on YouTube and its website to better open access to the agency’s archives, according to media reports. NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center has begun uploading its entire historical archive to YouTube. It is all part of a continued effort to […]

Medieval texts hidden inside bookbinding uncovered

Scientists have unveiled 6th century texts hidden within bookbindings of manuscripts that were made by recycling medieval parchments. By fusing two imaging techniques – visible hyperspectral imaging and X-ray fluorescence – researchers from the Northwestern University in the US developed a new, non- destructive technology that gives access to medieval texts hidden inside ancient bookbindings. […]