But since Trump entered office, he’s sought to undermine, roll back and rewrite the legacy of his predecessor, President Barack Obama. So it’s plausible that the order is a direct reaction to a “building boom” that happened under President Obama and was funded via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. During this period, the Obama administration helped promote a diverse range of innovative and cutting-edge federal buildings, from Kieran Timberlake’s U.S. Embassy in London to the new U.S. courthouse in Austin, Texas. … [Read more...] about Was Trump’s draft order on classical buildings really about Obama?
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Your laptop. Your watch. Your phone. Your TV. Your smart speaker. At any given moment, any of these items might be listening to you. That means, yes, an Amazon or a Google contractor might have transcribed part of a conversation you had in order to train a robot to understand your voice better. Or even creepier, audio matching technology from Shazam may have identified TV shows you watched by hearing them through an app on your iPhone. … [Read more...] about Deafen Amazon and Google with this ingenious bracelet
Vodafone Idea is staring at dues worth around Rs 50,000 crore. Similarly, Tata Teleservices owes around Rs 11,600 crore, BSNL Rs 4,989 crore and MTNL Rs 3,122 crore.Exclusive offer: Use code "BUDGET2020" and get Moneycontrol Pro's Subscription for as little as Rs 333/- for the first year. … [Read more...] about Telcos owe around Rs 22,589 cr in licence fees; rest Rs 70k cr is interest, penalty
SlideDog: new dog, new tricks Of all the options on this list, SlideDog deviates most from the standard tenets of established presentation tools. The main feature here is that you arrange elements of your presentation—whether slides, websites, videos, or other media—into a playlist similar to how you’d arrange clips in a video editor, and then enjoy seamless playback of your presentation. It’s a unique twist on the old way of doing things, while retaining familiar features like a proper, downloadable application and offline presentation playback. Though there’s a $99-per-year Pro version, this PC-only software is also the most limited option on our list when it comes to the free version: You’ll need to indulge a SlideDog watermark on your presentations, there’s no presenter view, and no custom backgrounds, to name a few drawbacks. That being said, if you’re looking for a slick experience and you’re keen to incorporate modern-day … [Read more...] about These 4 powerful PowerPoint alternatives won’t cost you a dime
Earlier on January 16, a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra had dismissed review petitions of telecom firms seeking review of its earlier order asking them to pay Rs 1.47 lakh crore in statutory dues by January 23, saying it did not find any "justifiable reason" to entertain them. … [Read more...] about SC slams telcos for holding payment, sets March 17 as deadline to clear AGR dues