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Year end sale: Get up to 60% off on home theatre systems and speakers
As 2017 comes to an end, many e-commerce sites are now announcing year end sales and deals on audio products. As such Amazon has now announced up to 60 percent off on Consumer Electronics. If you are looking to buy a Home Theatre system, popular e-commerce website has now listed attractive offers on this category from different bands. Apart from Home Theatre system the company has also announced offers on speakers as well.
Bitcoin futures suggest breakneck rise in price to slow
Taylor believes that based on his charts, bitcoin has not yet peaked, but as soon as the upmove ends, it will crash. Given bitcoin has almost tripled in value over the past month, and was up more than 15 percent on Monday alone, the futures pricing suggested investors see price increases moderating. There's no place for bitcoin in a multi-asset portfolio given the very high volatility, said Robeco Chief Investment Officer Lukas Daalder.
Fired tech workers turn to chatbots for counselling
For months Lovkesh Joshi was quietly terrified of losing his job as a manager at a top Indian tech services company. I could open up and talk, says the 41-year-old father of two school-age children, who says his conversations with the bot flowed naturally. The upheaval in India's $154 billion tech outsourcing industry has prompted thousands of Indians to seek solace in online therapy services. That's why many are embracing the convenience, anonymity and affordability of online counseling startups, most of which use human therapists.
Govt lodges complaint with censor board about movie on clinical trials
In an unprecedented move, the Union ministry of health and family welfare has lodged a complaint with the censor board, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), about an unreleased movie centred around clinical trials of new drugs in the country. The ministry has written to Prasoon Joshi, chairman of the censor board, asking him to postpone its release. The protagonist Mia, shows how pharma companies use celebrities to give unethical clinical trials a mask of vaccination programmes.
Artificial intelligence and supercomputers to help alleviate urban traffic problems
Look above the traffic light at a busy intersection in your city and you will probably see a camera. These devices may have been installed to monitor traffic conditions and provide visuals in the case of a collision. Together, they are working to develop tools that allow sophisticated, searchable traffic analyses using deep learning and data mining. The project shows how artificial intelligence technologies can greatly reduce the effort involved in analyzing video data and provide actionable information for decision-makers.
Cisco eyes acquisitions for real-time cyber security intelligence data
Network equipment maker Cisco Systems will continue looking for acquisitions as it pushes towards working real time on cyber security intelligence data, according to a top company executive. We are looking at companies as products which can solve security issues at every layer of the IT infrastructure, Raman said. Raman, who has helmed Cisco security for about nine months now, said this is just the beginning for Cisco as a huge number of network security problems are out there to be solved.
Mining to resume at nuke waste dump for first time since leak
Officials at the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository are flipping the switch on an interim ventilation system this week, allowing mining to resume for the first time since a 2014 radiation release contaminated part of the facility. He called it a big step for the facility, which disposes of waste from decades of bomb-making and nuclear research. The waste is placed in rooms mined out of an ancient salt bed some 2,000 feet below the desert surface.
Master blaster's second Innings
We know he plays cricket to perfection, but his second innings has made a singer out of him too, and he can hold his notes quite well. I am used to tackling bouncers and yorkers on field, but singing was an exciting challenge, and a completely new experience for me in my second innings. I think Cricketwali Beat captures the vibes of cricket, says the Master Blaster.
U.S. tech firm settles probe of Russian work on defense project
Netcracker Technology Corp will not face criminal charges for allowing Russian nationals without security clearance to work on a US defense project after it agreed to adopt enhanced cyber security measures, authorities said on Monday. US officials have been especially concerned about Russian security services following the Kremlin's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Netcracker believed such work was acceptable under the terms of the contract because those individuals were not provided with classified or sensitive customer-specific information, according to the letter.
Canada's privacy watchdog launches probe into Uber hack
The office of Canada's privacy commissioner said on Monday that it has opened a formal investigation into the 2016 breach of customer and driver data at Uber Technologies Inc, which the ride-hailing company disclosed last month. We have now opened a formal investigation, spokeswoman Tobi Cohen said in an email. She declined to elaborate, citing Canadian privacy laws. Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Jim Finkle.
Scientists edit gene to treat cervical cancer
In a recent study, scientists at the Cancer Research Programme, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) in Kerala, have devised a new approach that can edit genetic sequences in cervical cancer cells that can knock out the cancer-causing gene. While most infections caused by HPV clear up on their own, many women with persistent HPV infections, gradually develop cervical cancer. According to a study, India accounts for one-third of the cervical cancer deaths globally.
How one cell turns back time
Every human develops from the fusion of two cells, an egg and a sperm, that are the descendants of other cells. The lineage of cells that joins one generation to the next - called the germline - is, in a sense, immortal. Biologists have puzzled over the resilience of the germline for 130 years, but the phenomenon is still deeply mysterious. Right before an egg is fertilised, it is swept clean of deformed proteins in a dramatic burst of housecleaning.
ESnet's Petascale DTN project speeds up data transfers between leading HPC centers
Tuning the data transfer nodes and the border router where a center's internal network connects to ESnet can smooth out virtual speedbumps. In the past few weeks, the project has shown sustained data transfers at well over the target rate of 1 petabyte per week. HPC facilities are central to many collaborations, and they are becoming more important to more scientists as data rates and volumes increase.
Apple confirms deal to buy music discovery app Shazam
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Monday confirmed it had reached a deal to acquire Shazam Entertainment Ltd, the UK-based app that lets users identify songs by pointing a smart phone at the audio source. Apple said Shazam would be a natural fit with its Apple Music streaming service and it would help users discover new songs. In a statement, Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said Shazam is used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, across multiple platforms.
Only 29% female Internet users in India: UNICEF report
Internet usage in India is still a male preserve, with only 29 per cent of online users being females, thus underlining a digital gender gap , says a study by the United Nations. In India, less than one third of Internet users are females, the study said. Girls and boys in India have the unique opportunity to benefit from the connectivity that the digital world can provide.
IT, electronics industry seek tax rationalisation in budget
IT and electronics firms today demanded tax rationalisation in India to help them counter protectionist policies being followed by other countries and give them level playing field with their foreign counterparts. Issues related to Place of Effective Management (POEM), service tax, and tax refunds and clarification sought on implementation of goods and services tax for software companies were reiterated in the meeting. Such a move will boost domestic IT and Telecom manufacturing in the country, industry officials said.

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