Nintendo Switch Hackers Being Banned From Online Services: Reports

HIGHLIGHTS The Switch has a hardware exploit that can’t be patched remotely Nintendo has started handing out permanent bans to hackers Restricts access to eShop, online gaming, and more Nintendo has started handing out bans to Switch users who have attempted to hack the console and run homebrew software, according to reports. Several Switch owners have posted on Twitter and gaming […]

After heavy losses, banks focus on being capital-light, reorient business models to push growth

  The rise in bad loans and subdued corporate demand is driving banks to explore new business models, cross-sell products with more retail-oriented segments for growth. They are stepping up credit monitoring standards to lend to good quality customers. Lenders including IDBI Bank, Canara Bank, Bank of India, Union Bank of India and Federal Bank are looking at more asset or capital-light […]

Jio Phone Production Being Stopped? Reliance Jio Says It Is Still ‘Committed’ to the Feature Phone

With some reports on Monday suggesting Reliance Jio is already looking to look away from its much-hyped Jio Phone, the company has said that it is still committed to the 4G feature phone that was announced at the Reliance AGM in July. Jio had earlier claimed to have received 6 million pre-bookings for the Jio Phone and the company insists […]

Jilly Cooper uses towns and villages as inspiration for character names to avoid being sued by real-life aristocracy

Her novels detail the hedonistic exploits of the super rich as they navigate the show jumping circuit, ravishing young women and ruining marriages. So it is perhaps unsurprising that Jilly Cooper has a tried-and-tested method for ensuring her characters are never accidentally named after someone in real life. The 80-year-old novelist has revealed that she […]

Monopoly Is Being Gentrified, One Token at a Time

On Thursday, Hasbro announced that the humble thimble, Monopoly’s least beloved game piece, would be getting the boot from “an upcoming version of the game.” Cynically, the toy company framed the eviction as a simple reflection of the people’s will, the result of a recent online contest to modernize the board game. “The Thimble [sic] […]

Mark Tack of Vibes: Mobile Wallets Move Us Closer to Smartphones Being Marketing Platforms

Small Business Trends: Give me a little bit of your personal background. Mark Tack: I’ve always been in entrepreneurial marketing roles helping to create new markets, and help marketers seize new opportunities. So I’ve always been in and around the marketing ecosystem, and the digital marketing ecosystem. Small Business Trends: Tell us a little bit […]

10 Tips for Being Prepared as an Entrepreneur

Being a successful small business means you need to be prepared. You can’t necessarily prepare for every potential situation you’ll run into. But there are some things you can do to be as prepared as possible. Members of our small business community share some tips for being prepared in the list below. Introduce Yourself to […]

Nexus 5X Users Experiencing Boot Loop Issues Being Offered Full Refund by LG

HIGHLIGHTS Nexus 5X users began complaining of the issue in September Google is no longer selling the Nexus 5X smartphone LG says it does not have the relevant part in stock to affect repairs LG USA is reportedly offering full refunds to users experiencing boot loops on their Nexus 5X smartphones. While normally the process […]

Google Pixel Phone Users Report Screenshots From iPhone 7 Plus Devices Are Being Distorted

Photo Credit: Android Police HIGHLIGHTS Only screenshots received from iPhone 7 Plus are distorted The issue does not crop up when screenshot is shared by Pixel with iPhone Home screen screenshots are not distorted After being plagued by Bluetooth pairing and LTE connectivity issues, Pixel phone users are now reporting another bug. According to user […]

Law Being Cooked Up to Reverse Ban On The Sale of Home Baked Cookies

If you’re a resident of New Jersey or Wisconsin, you can’t legally sell cookies and similar baked goods made in a home kitchen. But there are efforts underway in both states to reverse the ban on home baked cookie sales. Erica Smith, an attorney for the Institute for Justice, explained the current situation in an […]