Deal: original Samsung Gear IconX down to $50

Deal: original Samsung Gear IconX down to $50

With the a new generation of Gear IconX headphones headed to stores, Samsung is clearing out the inventory of the older model – and it’s a great deal. The fully wireless earbuds are down to just $50, a quarter of their retail price (i.e. $150 off). Keep in mind that this deal is while supplies last (obviously) and only the White color option is available (the Black ones ran out before our eyes). Also, shipping isn’t very fast – it’s free, but you’ll wait 7-10 business days.    Samsung Gear IconX wireless…

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Big Data Is a Big Deal for Career Opportunities

Big Data Is a Big Deal for Career Opportunities

What if there was one skill set you could acquire that would help you secure a new job across every industry and in almost any occupation? Companies are screaming for employees with talent in this field and it doesn’t (yet) require a four-year degree. What is it? Data science and analytics, or DSA. Data science is the study of data. It requires an understanding of mathematics (especially statistics) and may also require familiarity with information from machine learning, how to mine data or visualizing data. The interesting thing about DSA…

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Diwali 2016 Special: 3 Breathing Exercises to Help You Deal With the Pollution this Diwali

Diwali 2016 Special: 3 Breathing Exercises to Help You Deal With the Pollution this Diwali

  Diwali, the festival of lights, is here and we all are geared up with our favourite mithais, namkeens and other goodies. Diwali festivities are never devoid of firecrackers that cause a measurable spike in air pollution levels every year. Delhi Pollution Central Committee (DPCC) suggests the contamination levels in the capital city to have markedly skyrocketed before Diwali. This pollution majorly originates from the smoke emitted from firecrackers and adversely affects the health of a lot of people, especially those suffering from respiratory problems like asthma. According to the…

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Therapists help parents deal with rage

Therapists help parents deal with rage

Mornings pass in a blur of activity in Swati’s household. Getting two kids and four lunch boxes ready before she and her husband rush to work leaves her exhausted. At the end of a long working day, when Swati (name changed) has to deal with tantrums, homework and bedtime, her temper often frays. “I found I was yelling at my children all the time, and sometimes even spanked them. Only when my older child began bedwetting did I realize it was time to rein in my anger,” says the 34-year-old…

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Types of hunger and how to deal with them

Types of hunger and how to deal with them

Not all hungers are the same and for that very reason, they should not be treated the same either. Here we demystify different hungers and what you can do to treat them. HANGRY (Hungry + angry) There is indeed a physiological reaction called hangry – an urban lingo to describe the combination of hunger and anger. When you are hungry, your body’s sugar levels drop and that makes you cranky – remember how kids throw a tantrum when they are hungry? What you can do: If you are ‘hangry’ and…

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China Says Probing Didi, Uber Deal on Antitrust Concerns

China Says Probing Didi, Uber Deal on Antitrust Concerns

China’s commerce ministry is investigating the planned acquisition by ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing of US rival Uber’s China unit over anti-monopoly concerns, the ministry’s spokesman said on Friday. Shen Danyang told reporters the Ministry of Commerce would look to protect fair market competition and consumer interests in the deal, which will create a roughly $35 billion (roughly Rs. 2,33,870 crores) giant dominating China’s car-hailing market. A representative for Uber could not be reached immediately for comment. A Didi spokeswoman said: “We are in communication with the authorities.” It is unclear…

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Doctors deal with loss of hearing complaints from younger lot too

Doctors deal with loss of hearing complaints from younger lot too

Doctors deal with loss of hearing complaints from younger lot too (Guido Mieth/Getty Images) Raghvendra, a photographer in his late thirties, had no idea why he could not hear after he finished shooting a religious procession, one day. The mild hearing loss soon aggravated and he stopped hearing any sound at a normal volume. Upon examination, doctors found he had 50 to 70 per cent hearing loss in both the ears. Chetana had no idea why her ears would suddenly start ringing. The ringing sound would at times become irritable…

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EU Regulators Want More Info on Apple’s Irish Tax Deal

EU Regulators Want More Info on Apple’s Irish Tax Deal

European Union antitrust regulators have asked Ireland to provide further details on the country’s tax deal with Apple before deciding whether this constitutes illegal state aid to the iPhone maker. The European Commission, which has been investigating the Apple deal for more than two years, said on Wednesday that Irish authorities had not responded fully to an earlier query. “Ireland did not reply in full to the Commission’s last request for information, which is why the Commission has sent a reminder to Ireland to request the missing data,” Commission spokesman…

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