Companies Adopt Ride Sharing – But Not Room Sharing – in Business Travel Policies

  Services provided by the sharing economy have increased adoption rates for shared transportation during business trips. But according to a new survey from Chrome River, the adoption rate for shared accommodation hasn’t reached the same levels. Instead of using Airbnb, HomeAway, or VRBO, business travelers are still opting to stay in hotels for their […]

Apple’s New Families Section Has Parental Control Tips, but No New Tools

Shareholders and parents have been asking Apple for months to address how addictive smartphones are and to offer tools to deal with the problem. Late Wednesday, Apple posted a new resource page outlining what parents can do now to monitor their kids’ iPad and iPhone use. There are no new features on this resource page, though Apple in January said that it […]

Samsung Galaxy S9’s Intelligent Scan Tech Is Faster but Not More Secure: Researcher

HIGHLIGHTS Intelligent Scan uses both face recognition and iris scanning Samsung’s face recognition, iris scanning have been fooled in the past Researcher says the method can be fooled as easily Samsung introduced a new system for face unlock with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, called Intelligent Scan. The system combines both face recognition and iris scanning to provide a ‘smarter’ […]

Kitchen Gadget: You’ve cleaned your kitchen sink … but what about that sink strainer?

A mesh strainer placed over your sink drain — or the kind that suctions shut so you can fill the sink — protects the pipes. Just don’t forget to clean the thing regularly. CHEAP CLEAN: We scrub our kitchen sinks, we wash dish cloths, we replace sponges … and still, studies show the kitchen sink is […]

Jio Phone: Micromax Says Yet to See Any Impact, but Open to Idea of 4G Feature Phone

JioPhone demand is on the radar of Indian smartphone maker Micromax as it explores whether its feature phone lineup needs to be upgraded to support 4G networks. The JioPhone bookings start online and offline officially on August 24, and deliveries will start in September. Rahul Sharma, Co-Founder of Micromax, said the company already has 4G-enabled feature phone […]

iPhone 8 Launch in September, But Availability Will Be Limited: KGI Securities

iPhone 8, the tenth anniversary Apple smartphone, has been in the news for nearly a year, and it seems the time is finally coming for the handset to become a reality. The production issues the smartphone faced have been reported several times now, but a fresh report from one of the most reliable sources of Apple leaks claims […]

ITC’s cigarettes business lit up Q1 results but cess hike a wet blanket

ITC Ltd’s June quarter results give an idea of what might have been had the government not sharply hiked the cess on cigarettes. Cigarette sales rose by 6.6% from a year ago, while this segment’s profit rose by 9%. This was in a period when destocking by dealers led to most consumer companies reporting lower […]

JPMorgan: iPhone 8 isn’t delayed, but quantities will be limited

JPMorgan analysts predicted that the anniversary iPhone 8 will arrive on time and will start selling in the usual end-of-September timeframe. The only caveat is the units won’t be nearly enough, meaning it will be hard to actually purchase. In a report to investors, JPMorgan’s Rod Hall said they expect a small amount of late September EMS […]

Modi, Trump discuss terrorism but no mention of visas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump arrive for the joint press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on Monday. Photo credit: @narendramodi In their joint statement, Modi and Trump also touched on trade, security, bilateral co-operation and instability in Afghanistan NEW DELHI, JUN 27:   Prime Minister Narendra Modi and […]