Forget Coachella: These Far-Flung Alternatives Are Pushing Festival Style Forward

March 10, 2019

Coachella may still have its charms (okay, maybe just that Beyoncé performance from last year), but at this point, the artistic standards in Indio Valley leave something (okay, a lot) to be desired. Stylistically, too, the festival has reached its nadir. Last year, for the first time in the site’s history, Vogue decided to do […]

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Latest Windows 10 update is causing issues with gaming performance and mice

March 10, 2019

Microsoft’s latest cumulative update, KB4482887 (OS Build 17763.348), was supposed to bring many mainstream, quality of life improvements to Windows 10, including limited support on certain devices for the new retpoline patch that helps with Spectre mitigation performance. Instead, users are reporting performance issues with games and with mice. Microsoft has acknowledged this and is […]

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Google Says Upgrade To Windows 10 After Critical Flaws Found In Chrome And Windows 7

March 9, 2019

Earlier this week Google released an update for the Chrome web browser that it urged users to ensure was implemented immediately. That was because the Threat Analysis Group at Google had uncovered a critical zero-day vulnerability that was already being exploited in the wild. Now a Google security engineer, Clement Lecigne, has warned that another zero-day vulnerability […]

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Skoltech scientists unveil a new cardiac monitoring gadget

March 9, 2019

Credit: Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology A team of Skoltech researchers has created a device that can monitor a cosmonaut’s cardiovascular system during pre-flight training, space mission and after-flight rehabilitation. The results of their study were published in the international journal Acta Astronautica. With the advancement of digital technology, wearable and smart electronics are becoming […]

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8 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Business

March 6, 2019

Nothing can fully prepare you for starting your own business—but you can learn from others who’ve been there. We asked eight founders and Advisors in The Oracles what they wish they’d known when they were starting out. Here’s what they said. 1. Realize entrepreneurship is a marathon. Marla Beck Image credit: The Oracles The Nasdaq crashed one […]

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Not just festivals, this community meets to run as well

March 3, 2019

Every weekend, as early as 5.30 am, you can see a group of people from the Northeast motivating each other as they run around Agara or Kaikondrahalli Lake. Runners as young as seven years and as old as 65 years regularly run together. This group of people from Assam, who now call Bengaluru home, show that […]

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Uttar Pradesh steps up vigil ahead of festivals, Lok Sabha elections

March 3, 2019

LUCKNOW: Stepping up vigil ahead of festivals like Shivratri, Holi and also the Lok Sabha elections, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked the state administration to crackdown on criminals and anti-social elements, an official said on Sunday. In a video-conference with District Magistrates (DMs) and district police chiefs on Saturday night, the Adityanath […]

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The Untold Story of India’s Decision to Release 93,000 Pakistani POWs After 1971 War

March 2, 2019

On August 2, 1972 – eight months after the 13-day India-Pakistan war ended on December 16, 1971 – the two countries signed the Shimla Agreement under which India agreed to release all the 93,000 Pakistani prisoners of war (POW) its army had taken during the course of the war. This proved to be a controversial decision, with […]

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AD on trade demand: I’m ‘CEO of my business’

March 2, 2019

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, who requested a trade earlier this season, said on LeBron James’ HBO show that he’s asserting a greater degree of control over his career. “All the media coverage [is] around me, and now I’m getting a chance to take over my career and say what I want to say and do […]

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Revisiting History: The Untold Story of an Assassination in Black Waters

February 24, 2019

Port Blair had been selected as a strategic outpost and penal colony in 1789, but had been abandoned seven years later due to a malaria outbreak. Moreover, the indigenous tribes there had a habit of killing any sailor who found himself shipwrecked. Port Blair served as a staging post for the forces of the East […]

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