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A slowdown alone wouldn’t have stopped the Indian industry if it had been able to embrace ‘smac,’ or social, mobile, analytics and cloud-based technologies. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/MintSingapore: Seventeen years ago an Indian man from New Delhi mesmerized the technology departments of global corporations with a doomsday story many times more puffed up than the luxuriant crop of hair he sported.

The latter was a wig, and the former was just bad science fiction packaged by consultants as a $600 billion hair-raiser. But Dewang Mehta, the chief lobbyist for India’s fledgling software services industry, carried off both with aplomb, convincing businesses that at the stroke of midnight of the new millennium, their computer systems would crash because old programs measured years in two digits instead of four. The solution, he persuaded them, was to let a horde of techies from Bangalore and Hyderabad go through each line of code and fix the Y2K bug.

That was the birth of India’s massively successful software services industry, which died on Friday after a short battle with newer digital technologies. At the time of its demise, the business was worth $110 billion in annual export revenue.

The first hint that the end near came on Thursday when Tata Consultancy Services, the biggest Indian software vendor by market value, announced a virtual stalling of its business in the September quarter from the previous three months. After Infosys followed up by slashing its full-year revenue guidance for the second time in three months, it was time to turn off the ventilator.

Infosys revenue growth pre-Lehman

A coroner’s inquiry unearthed three signs of decay, the first of which shows how Indian companies’ cheap-talent-fueled growth ran out of breath. In the four quarters before the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Infosys saw revenue increase an average 29% in constant-currency terms. Back then, Dublin-based Accenture’s growth was just half as high. But there’s nothing exceptional about Indian companies’ expansion anymore. All that investors have heard from management’s this year is the gloomy commentary on how challenging it’s become to get clients to open their wallets. When the companies do make news nowadays, it’s more often for dodgy business practices, regulatory slaps on the wrist, and senior-level exits.

A slowdown alone wouldn’t have stopped the Indian industry if it had been able to embrace “smack,” or social, mobile, analytics and cloud-based technologies. But the vendors wasted so much time defending their legacy business of writing code for and maintaining purpose-built enterprise applications that they failed to make a mark in the new digital world Page Design Hub.

As an analysis from Mint shows, the dominant trio of Tata Consultancy, Infosys and Wipro between them had 1.5 times more workers doing digital stuff last year than Accenture. But the revenue they garnered was 40% less than what the latter chalked up from newer technologies. That makes the typical digital-tech employee of an Indian vendor 25% as efficient as his counterpart at the global consultant. This gap sets the clock back on Indian companies, which have taken years to narrow the productivity differential:

Maybe it’s just banking clients and their inability to pay like they once did. Or perhaps it’s a combination of weak global growth, Brexit, protectionism and Donald Trump’s vacillating stance on US visas for Indian technology workers. Hoping that turbulence is temporary, investors are still paying a hefty premium for future growth. They may get lucky for a while. Still, a dead-cat bounce from delayed orders coming through would hardly count as proof of life.

The millennium scare got Indian software a foot in the door at global corporations. But now the shoe is on the other foot. Robotics and artificial intelligence are putting the vendors’ labour-intensive business at risk of obsolescence. Even if the concern is as puffed up as Y2K, with plenty of growth candidates in the Indian start-up world, at least for some investors it may be time to back new horses rather than flog dead ones. Bloomberg.

 

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More than three years ago, Apple started selling a computer that looks like a trash can. Now Samsung has a very similar looking computer that is much cheaper Global Amend.

Dubbed the ArtPC Pulse, this $1,200 computer looks even more trashcan-like than the Mac Pro. But see, this is all about art. (For the designers at Samsung, copying one of Apple’s designs is very avant-garde.) The ArtPC Pulse is nearly 11-inches tall and features circular lighting, along with a “Harmon Kardon 360-degree Omni-directional speaker unit.” Apparently, the computer also has removable expansion modules that will let you customize the system. A 1TB HDD module is available separately.

The basic specs aren’t as professional-friendly as the (now three-year-old) Xeon’s on the Mac Pro, but this is going to be a lot less expensive. For $1,200, you can get the ArtPC Pulse with an Intel Core i5 (Skylake), a 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM, a Radeon RX 460 GPU, along with USB-C and HDMI ports. For $1,600, you can get it configured with a Core i7, 1TB SATA hard drive, and 16GB of RAM.

I’m not really sure why it took Samsung three years to copy Apple’s cylindrical design for a desktop. Then again, Samsung’s not alone. HP built its own PC in a 360-degree speaker back in August.

 

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SAIYAMI KHER’S BRIDAL LOOK FROM MIRZYA

Skin prep: Start by cleansing the skin with Bioderma H2o Sensibio cleanser. Swipe a generous amount of Bioderma Atoderm moisturizer. Follow it with Lancôme Eclat Miracle, and massage well into the under eyes.

Face: Start with Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra foundation. Use a concealer which is a mix of deep peach and honey. For a natural cheek flush, use Bobbi Brown Lip and Cheek rouge in Blushed Rose. Set it with Screenface loose powder. For an ethereal sheen, use Becca Shimmering Liquid Skin perfector in Moonstone, generously on high points.

Eyes: Start with M.A.C eyeshadow in Goldmine all over the lid, and create a soft socket definition with dark brown matte eyeshadow. Use Bobbi Brown black gel liner to create the flick eyeliner, pat a matte black eyeshadow on the liner and go on with another layer of gel liner. Use MAC roll on kohl pencil in GraphBlack on the waterline. Finish the eye makeup with Lancôme Hypnose mascara.

Lips: For that perfect red pout, start with M.A.C red lip liner and remember to cover the entire lip. Fill it in with Chanel red lipstick.

 

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AURANGABAD: The Indian welding industry is on a gradual rise after opening itself to automatic and semi-automatic welding electrode production machines, which are turing out to be game changers for the industry, opined experts in the three-day Marathwada Welding Technology Fair-2016 at the Marathwada Auto Cluster(MAC), Waluj on Thursday. The conference was jointly organised by Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture (CMIA) and Aurangabad Industrial Suppliers Association (AISA).
Chairman of the Indian Institute of Welding R Srinivasan, said, “Growth of the welding industry is expected to double by 2020 and it will also generate tremendous employment in the coming years. Considering the growth, the industry needs to upgrade its technology and skills on a priority and must embrace the global advances in the science and art of welding to ensure success.”
Senior vice-president of Badve Group S. Abhyankar, said, “Welding is a globally accepted method of joining the metals permanently. The Indian welding industry was dominated by low technology and very rare technological innovation. However, in the recent years, the demand of automatic and semi-automatic welding electrode production machine have been rising.”
CMIA member Maithili Tambolkar said, “In order to remain competitive, welding electrodes’ machine manufacturers in India need to produce high quality and unique goods. With increasing competition and lower profit margins, manufacturers need to improve their service, performance and delivery.”
“The three-day expo will mainly focus on live demonstration of welding processes, display of variety of welding machines, consumables and allied equipment, buyer-seller meet, informative technical sessions and keynote speeches,” said Suraj Dumane, AISA secretary .
The objective of arranging such a type of focused and specialized exhibition in Aurangabad is mainly to give opportunity to industries in the region to know and understand the current developments in welding technology, said MAC chief executive officer, Bharat Gangakhedkar.
Some of the leading companies from all over India like Essab India, Ador Fontec, Fronius India, Mogora, Nash, Lorch, Arm welders are showcasing their current products. While the emerging local companies like Kirti Pressings, Yashwant Industries, Yash Industrial Suppliers, Selwel Enterprises are also participating in the event, said project chief Vijay Jaiswal.

 

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Often in life, we crave change. When things are stagnant for too long, it bothers us—we can’t sit still, or even think properly. We become perpetually bored and bothersome, ready for the next shake. A new haircut, a major switch in fashion, the random buzzing desire to move to a land far away. However, I may have discovered your easy fix.
For ages, I had been trying to add something to my makeup routine, as I felt like something was always missing. I was searching for “the big bang,” and one frosty evening in a cold MAC store, I found love.
That’s right friends, I found lipstick.
To me, lipstick is the final touch. It’s what amplifies or dwindles the preparedness of an outfit, and is what modifies an entire look, always taking it to the next level. For this reason, my lipstick obsession sees no end. I love the variety that lipstick offers, from browns to even blues. What’s not to love?
Because I know what lipstick has done for me and I know now of its magical power, my life’s work of research and experience must be shared with you. Now presenting, your lifetime guide to lipstick by yours truly.
REDS
When people think of lipstick, red is the go-to classic color they think of. This hippie can be paired up with clean winged eyeliner or a sultry smokey eye for maximum potential. It’s the perfect color to wear to things like an opening opera night or art gallery viewing. However, play your reds carefully! Because red comes in a plethora of shades, it can get a little complicated—but I’ve broken it all down for you below.
Bright Reds:
MAC Lipstick in Chile
MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Avenue
Kylie Cosmetics Lipsticks in
Maroon/Dark Red
MAC Lipstick in Diva
MAC Lipstick in D is for Danger
PINKS
Ah, pinks. Pinks are the go to subtle pop of color and are offered for every time of girl: from rocker chic to subtle, classy chic. The plethora of types of pinks and the different looks they all offer reinstate one thing: you need a pink lip in your life—preferably one of every color.
Hot Pink
MAC Lipstick in Flat Out Fabulous
The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes in Sentimental
Soft Pink
MAC Lipstick in Twig
Lime Crime Velvetines in Cupid
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Tulle
Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in True Pink
Bubblegum Pink
Mac Lipstick in Candy Yum Yum
Colour pops Ultra Matte Lips in 1st Base
ORANGES
An orange lip is THE spring/summer look. Of all the seasonal looks, it seems as the hardest to pull off but fear not, it’s scientifically universally complementary. Let me explain, unlike red lipsticks, orange tones have no saturated blue or red undertones, so they appeal to every skin color and polish any skin color for a gleaming look. Complete with a sultry sundress or a trip to the beach, these lipsticks will be sure to brighten and complement any look that needs a splash of color or radiance. To get the most out of this look, settle for a bronzey highlight and powerful pout, paired with a smile!
MAC Lipstick in Morange
MAC Lipstick in Relentlessly Red
MAC Lipstick in So Chaud
Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lipcolor in Electric Orange
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Audacious
PURPLES
Purple seems like an odd color for a lipstick, doesn’t it? The good thing is, it looks a lot better than it sounds. A purple lip is just the type of a floral outfit or even a black on black ensemble. It challenges looks and takes them two ways: uphill, or even more uphill.
However, beware: the prime key to pulling off lipstick is to spend time evaluating a color that works on your skin. Purples vary, and while you may feel like melting/tossing some into a large fire, some you will recognize as your soul mate.
Note: People with warmer skin tones will likely pull off a mix between a red/purple, while others with cooler tones are free to choose between cooler purples.
Dark Purple
MAC Lipstick in Smoked Purple
Bright Purple
MAC Lipstick in Heroine
Berry/Fuchsia
MAC Lipstick in Rebel
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in More Better
Revlon Lipstick in Fuchsia Fusion
NUDES/BROWNS
When you’re searching for THE nude lip to complement heavy work dresses and want to neutralize, this list comes in handy. Whenever you’re feeling like toning it down or you’re trying to turn the focus on onto your bold, daring eye makeup, the nude lip is the lip for you.
Light Brown
Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in Mink
MAC Lipstick in Taupe
ColourPop Lipstick in Kae
MAC Lipstick in Verve
Covergirl Lipstick in Coffee Crave
Dark Brown
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Roach
Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Lax

 

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Apple is reportedly planning to launch new MacBook Pro notebooks in October. Apple was widely rumored to launch new Mac lineup at its Special event in September.
With iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series having been announced, the next big product from Apple could be the updated to Mac lineup. Apple’s Mac range has been in need of the update for really long time. Apple has also not introduced any flagship device to showcase its new macOS Sierra.
Apple’s new MacBook Pro will reportedly replace the function keys on the keyboard with new OLED touch bar. The new OLED touch bar is reported to offer quick access to some of the common actions.
According to MacRumours, Apple will deploy AMD’s ‘Polaris graphics chips’ with the new 15-inch model. Apple is also rumored to bring Touch ID support to MacBook range. With macOS Sierra, Apple brought support for Apple Pay on the web but the feature still relies on using TouchID on the iOS device. With Touch ID on Mac, Apple Pay could become a significant experience when it comes to online shopping.
MacRumours reports that Apple is testing macOS 10.12.1 with support for new updated hardware. The new macOS version is aimed to benefit from new features like the OLED bar and native Touch ID support.
Apple is also likely to update MacBook Air models with USB-C port and probably new design. MacBook Air, Apple’s best selling Mac notebook has not seen an update for really long time. Apple is expected to introduce USB-C ports and Intel’s seventh generation chipsets.
Also Read: Apple MacBook Pro will have OLED touch bar panel reveal leaked photos
MacRumours reports Apple will also introduce new iMacs with AMD graphics processors and new 5K standalone display developed in collaboration with LG. Apple’s mac Mini and Mac Pro are also in need of significant updates and rumors don’t seem to be indicating any updates on that front.

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Despite the focus on India as a growing market and huge opportunity for Apple, selling iPhones in the region has been far more complex for the company than in other countries around the world which haven’t helped sales.

It was reported earlier this month that Apple could be planning to manufacture some iPhones in India through Foxconn, which has previously been rumored. Doing so could help Apple in the long-term as it continues to struggle with its own retail presence in India.

Back in July, it was reported that the local government was planning to give the final go-ahead on allowing Apple to bring its retail stores to the country, although the wind has changed in all directions in recent months as details over where iPhones are manufactured and exceptions to the local law have been at issue.

For its part, Apple has focused on assisting the app developer economy in India with its app accelerator effort while Tim Cook has met and lobbied government officials in an effort to sway their decision. At any rate, iPhone 7 customers in India next month will have one more official online retail option on October 7 until Apple eventually gets the green light to sell its products directly.

 

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Logitech, Logitech M221 Silent, Logitech M331 Silent Plus, Logitech M221 Silent price, Logitech M221 Silent features, Logitech M221 Silent specifications, Logitech M331 Silent Plus price, Logitech M331 Silent Plus features, Logitech M331 Silent Plus specifications, mouse, Logitech silent mouse, gadgets, technology, technology newsLogitech has announced the launch of M221 Silent and M331 Silent Plus wireless mice in India. The devices are the first quiet mice developed by Logitech. The mice offer a 90 per cent sound reduction as compared to company’s earlier offerings in the same space. Logitech M221 Silent and M331 Silent Plus come with the Quiet Mark seal of approval from Noise Abatement Society. “Whether you work in a shared office space or at home, even small sounds like a mouse click can impair productivity and be disturbing to your colleagues or loved ones,” said Ashok Jangra, Logitech, Cluster Category Head – India & SWA.
“That’s why we created the M221 Silent and the M331 Silent Plus Mice. Our engineers studied the sources of noise made by a computer mouse and created ways to reduce the decibel level without sacrificing quality so you can focus on your work, not the noise,” Jangra added.
The nano receiver in M221 Silent and M331 Silent Plus provide a wireless connection up to 33 feet away. The mice are compatible with Windows, Mac, Chrome OS or Linux-based computers. The mice are ultra-precise and work on almost every surface, thanks to Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking.
Logitech M221 Silent comes with an 18-month battery life, while the M331 Silent Plus offers a 24-month battery. Logitech M331 Silent Plus has contoured grips made of soft rubber. Logitech M221 Silent and The Logitech M331 Silent Plus will be available in red, blue and black color variants. Logitech M331 Silent Plus and M221 Silent Mouse are priced at Rs 1,395 and Rs 1,095 respectively.

 

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iphone7jetblackdesignThe smartphones also launch in Ukraine on October 7, and in South Korea and Thailand on October 21, according to local news reports.

In India, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available through online shops Flipkart, which began accepting pre-orders earlier today, and Infibeam. Pricing starts at Rs 60,000, with trade-in deals available.

In South Africa, the smartphones will be available through Cell C, iStore, and select other carriers and resellers in the country. Pricing starts at R12 999 for iPhone 7 and R15 499 for iPhone 7 Plus.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launched in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and other first wave countries on September 16, followed by over 30 more countries on September 23.

 

 

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Los Angeles, Oct 6 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande is reportedly planning to marry rapper Mac Miller, whom she started dating in August.
According to a source, Grande, 23, always wanted to marry at a young age, reports aceshowbiz.com.
“Ariana has always wanted to be married by 25, and Mac checks all of her boxes,” the source told Life & Style magazine.
“She thinks he’s cute, sexy and he makes her laugh all the time,” the source added.
According to the insider, the couple is moving fast in their relationship due to their compatibility.
“Mac and Ariana have a lot in common. They’re both from the East Coast, they’re close to their families and they love a lot of the same music, TV shows and films,” the source said.
“They would both love it to be outdoors, on an island, surrounded by a dozen bridesmaids and groomsmen. She wants a one-of-a-kind designer dress, white with diamonds, off the shoulder, with a veil and the longest train ever. And she wants Mac in a white tux,” the source explained.

 

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