You can still buy $1 homes all over Italy

But remember the catch: buyers must pay a security deposit varying between €2,000 and €5,000 and commit to refurbishing the property within three years. Once it's complete and the purchase deed is made, the deposit is refunded. Here's a round-up of destinations to help choose the right place.........Read more

Biggest mistake people make is to assume they are smart says Elon Musk, Jack Ma disagrees

Artificial intelligence has always been a topic of hot debate not just among tech enthusiasts but also among technologists and futurists. While some like the late scientist Stephen Hawkings have warned against the dangers of this technology, others like Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates have expressed hope in it. Now, Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk and Alibaba founder Jack Ma have shared their opposing opinions about AI and the impact that it will have on humans. "People underestimate the capability of AI. They sort of think like it's a smart human. (But it's going to be) much smarter than the smartest human you will ever know," Musk said while speaking with Ma at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai earlier this week, as reported by Bloomberg adding that, "The biggest mistake I see people making is to assume they're smart." However Ma countered him saying that humans will never be controlled by machines. "Human beings can never create another thing that is smarter than human beings...My view is that computers might be more clever, human beings are much smarter," Ma added.........Read more

8 Indians among 17 killed in Oman-Dubai bus accident

At least eight Indians were among at least 17 people killed when a bus from Oman met with an accident in the United Arab Emirates. Mwasalat, a government-owned bus company in Oman, said the crash involving its Muscat-to-Dubai route happened at 6pm on Thursday.........Read more

Rafale not for ornamentation, says Centre; SC reserves review plea verdict

The Centre on Friday argued in Supreme Court that the Rafale deal is a question of national security and such defence deals are not examined in court the world over. The top court, which had also heard the three petitioners earlier, has reserved its order. The court has asked both sides to file their written submissions within two weeks.........Read more

In Landmark Move, Madras High Court Says the Term 'Bride' Also Includes Transwomen

The Madras High Court has ruled that the term, "bride", as stated in the Hindu Marriage Act would not just be restricted to individuals who were born as women. It would also extend to transsexuals or anyone who identifies as a woman.........Read more

RBI notifies 2% interest subsidy scheme for short-term crop loans

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) notified the norms for banks with regards to two per cent interest subvention or subsidy for short-term crop loans during 2018-19 and 2019-20.........Read more

Force India name disappears from Formula One

The Force India name will disappear from Formula One next season after taken over by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll. The new chassis name was listed as Racing Point and the drivers will be Mexican Sergio Perez and Stroll’s son Lance.........Read more

Russia tests supersonic nuclear missile that 'can't be stopped' by enemy defence systems

Russia is developing a series of nuclear weapon systems, including a new supersonic cruise missile capable of overcoming Nato defence systems, Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed.  In a belligerent state of the nation speech delivered to federal legislators, Mr Putin said the weapons are both new and unique to Russia. ........Read more

Volkswagen Ameo Highline Plus Variant To Be Launched; Priced From 7.45 Lakh

Volkswagen India is now offering a new range-topping variant called the Highline Plus on the Ameo subcompact sedan. Dealers have confirmed to about the new trim with prices starting around Rs. 7.45 lakh for the petrol version and Rs. 8.69 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom Mumbai) for the diesel option.........Read more

Watch: First look of Mohanlal in Odiyan will take you by surprise

The Complete Actor Mohanlal unveiled the first look motion poster of one of his upcoming films titled Odiyan on his social networking page today. Mohanlal stunned everyone with his transformation as a young man in the first look poster. The actor seems to have gone through a drastic transformation for Odiyan and looks very young in it.........Read more

Facebook may finally have to compromise its user experience in order to keep growing

This combination of slowing user growth and News Feed saturation has led Facebook to warn of a rapid deceleration in revenue growth over the next six months. For the first time in years, Facebook needs a new lever to pull. However, its options largely involve moving from the kind of advertising that most people are fine with, to the kind of advertising that most people are not.........Read more

Here's why KFC is sending a chicken sandwich into space on June 21

The fast food chain brand would be sending a chicken sandwich into space with the help of a high-altitude balloon. To make this promotional activity a success, KFC has partenered with World View, a company that makes high altitude balloons. ........Read more

Camera on NASA's Lunar Orbiter survived 2014 meteoroid hit

On Oct. 13, 2014 something very strange happened to the camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), which normally produces beautifully clear images of the lunar surface, produced an image that was wild and jittery. From the sudden and jagged pattern apparent in the image, the LROC team determined that the camera must have been hit by a tiny meteoroid, a small object in space.........Read more

Skoda Karoq unveiled: New compact SUV to replace ageing, yet desirable Yeti crossover

After a really long teaser campaign, Czech carmaker Skoda Auto has revealed its new compact SUV, the Karoq. As expected, the Karoq looks like a miniature version of the flagship Kodiaq SUV. The Karoq will replace the Yeti crossover in Skoda's line-up as part of the renewal process of Skoda's SUV portfolio. Yeti is known for its funky design treatment while the Karoq is longer, wider, more butch but a less funky replacement.........Read more

In a first, Reserve Bank of India to have CFO soon

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon have a chief financial officer (CFO) to oversee financial reporting and accounts, besides shaping policies. Spelling out job responsibilities for the CFO, who will be of the rank of executive director, the RBI said he or she would be responsible for “accurate and timely presentation and reporting of financial information”. ........Read more

Apple to invest $200 million in scratch-resistant glass

Apple says it will invest $200 million in a rural Kentucky facility that it credits with rescuing the company’s signature smartphone from a design flaw that would have led to scratched screens........Read more

Massive vulnerability in Windows Defender leaves most Windows PCs vulnerable

Microsoft on Monday patched a severe code-execution vulnerability in the malware protection engine that is used in almost every recent version of Windows (7, 8, 8.1, 10, and Server 2016), just three days after it came to its attention. Notably, Windows Defender is installed by default on all consumer-oriented Windows PCs.........Read more

Does Jupiter Have a Solid Core? - Universe Today

The gas giants have always been a mystery to us. Due their dense and swirling clouds, it is impossible to get a good look inside them and determine their true structure. Given their distance from Earth, it is time-consuming and expensive to send spacecraft to them, making survey missions few and far between. And due to their intense radiation and strong gravity, any mission that attempts to study them has to be do so carefully.........Read more

NASA offers $55,000 in a competition to improve aircraft designing software

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced a $55,000 award for tweaking its aircraft designing software to run 10,000 times faster than one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.........Read more

Good Posture: Its Importance, Benefits, and How-To

When you stand and sit with your body properly aligned, all your organs can function as intended. This includes your stomach, which is why good posture may improve digestion.........Read more

What exactly is Microsoft's 'Windows Mixed Reality?'

There are many related terms these days, including Virtual Reality (VR), Holographic, Augmented Reality (AR), and now Mixed Reality. Microsoft used to refer to the whole venture as Windows Holographic VR, but evidently it now calls it Windows Mixed Reality.........Read more

All you need to know about Cassini, the constant companion of Saturn for 13 years

The Cassini spacecraft is a collaboration between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency. The spacecraft was launched in 1997 on board a Titan IV, and took seven years to reach Saturn, its intended destination. During the journey, Cassini paid a visit to Venus, the Moon and Jupiter.........Read more

Samsung’s new app translates emoji into simple phrases to help people with speech disorders

Samsung made an app called Wemogee, which allows people with aphasia to communicate with others through emoji. Users can select from a list of emoji phrases, and those on the receiving end of a message will see a response in text. Like this:........Read more

Nasscom hits back at US official, says TCS, Infosys got only 8.8% of H1B visas

Indian IT industry’s apex body has said that the two top companies — TCS and Infosys — got only 8.8 per cent of H-1B visas for placement of workers in the United States. “Of the six Indian IT companies, software majors TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) and Infosys received 7,504 H-1B visas in FY 2015, which is 8.8 per cent of the total H-1B visas,” said the National Association of Software Services and Companies (Nasscom).........Read more

Islamophobia in JNU is also rampant among Left-wing student organisations claiming to be secular

The standard answer to such questions from the Left leaders is that ABVP has grown in strength and that Muslims are not feeling safe in this campus. However, on closer scrutiny, this answer seems unsatisfactory as the Left rhetoric, which claims itself to be secular, enjoys hegemony in this campus in terms of number as well as academic respect.........Read more

India is getting an undersea bullet train

Estimated to cost about Rs 97.6 billion ($14.5 billion), 80% of the project's funding will come by way of a loan from Japan that operates the Shinkansen bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka. India will replicate that system. The project cost includes possible cost escalation, interest during construction and import duties. ........Read more

Wriddhiman Saha Hits Double Ton as ROI Win Irani Cup

Bengal wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha's resolute double century helped Rest of India (ROI) beat Ranji Champions Gujarat by six wickets and clinch the Irani Cup at the Brabourne Stadium on Tuesday.........Read more

Presentation of Union Budget being advanced by about a month: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the presentation of Union Budget is being advanced by about a month to ensure speedier implementation of projects and schemes.........Read more

Reliance Jio preferred as secondary SIM, finds mobile user survey

Only 24% of the respondents were open to using it as a primary SIM, given that REliance Jio really offers the network quality that it has claimed. Only 11% of the sample wanted to use it as a mifi/dongle device. At least 9% respondents do not want to use the Reliance Jio service in any form, BAML said.........Read more

Home Ministry registers case with Delhi Police in connection with missing Ishrat Jahan files

Officials say the investigation under Section 409 of the Indian Penal Code will establish whether the files were deliberately removed from the Ministry.........Read more

Tainted and expelled AAP members to float new, bigger party, tentatively named “PAAP”

With the looming certainty of the number of members out of the AAP threatening to outnumber those trapped  in the AAP, rumors are rife that ex-members are uniting to form a new, larger party, tentatively named simply as “Previously in AAP” (PAAP). Insider reports suggest that this may indeed be a viable option for the expelled members. “We [...]........Read more

We Don't Support Independence For Balochistan, Says US

The US respects the unity and territorial integrity of Pakistan and does not support independence for Balochistan, a state department official has said.........Read more

Modiji and I think in similar ways, we have chemistry: Nepal’s new PM Prachanda

Nepal’s newly elected Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” has said his priority would be to “build the foundation of trust” with India during his upcoming visit to New Delhi from September 15, his first foreign trip after taking office.........Read more

Task of 'gau rakshak' important, Centre should ask states not to harass them: VHP chief Praveen Togadia

VHP international president Praveen Togadia also lauded the government for issuing an advisory to states for ensuring a complete ban on beef exports and expressed confidence that the "gau-bhakts" in the central government and BJP have taken a pledge for cow protection.........Read more

Union minister Mahesh Sharma asks foreign tourists in India not to wear skirts

Union tourism and culture minister Mahesh Sharma said it was not his intention to suggest a dress code for any visitor.........Read more

With dengue cases on the rise, here's a myth-busting infographic on the disease - Firstpost

As many as 406 new dengue cases were reported from different districts of West Bengal in the last 24 hours. Here is what you know about the disease........Read more

We Don't Play for Rankings, Says Virat Kohli

Kohli also said the team is satisfied with the outcome of the series as the fourth Test ended in a draw after wet outfield led to abandonment of the match at the Queen's Park Oval.........Read more

No more Apple Store, it is now simply 'Apple' – Tech2

US tech giant Apple is reportedly simplifying the branding of its retail chain by removing the word 'Store' from Apple Store.........Read more

Smartron t-phone Review

After launching a 2-in-1 convertible, Smartron is back with a made for India smartphone. Here is what we thought about this device........Read more

Xi Jinping's here to stay: China leader tipped to outstay term

Leaders have reportedly gathered at their secretive annual Beidaihe retreat, where talks are expected to focus on the composition of the next Politburo Standing Committee. Xi will probably seek to extend his term to more than 10 years, the first Communist Party chief to do so since Deng Xiaoping.........Read more

China's E-Commerce Boom a Lesson for Creating Jobs in India

India needs to add about 80 million jobs by 2025 to ensure enough jobs for its bulging youth population, so its demographic dividend doesn't become a liability.........Read more

High-voltage lithium-ion battery realized with superconcentrated electrolyte

(Tech Xplore)—One of the biggest challenges facing next-generation lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles is finding ways to further increase the driving range. One way to do this is by increasing the battery voltage from the present 4 volts to 5 volts. The problem, however, is that the higher voltage is usually accompanied by a severe capacity loss of more than 50% after only 100 charge/discharge cycles.........Read more

When Will the Copyright Act Favour the Artist?

The Indian Copyright Act's centralised scheme for collective licensing is in shambles and lawmakers would do well to remember this when proposing ideas for commercialisation of intellectual property.........Read more

Yasir Shah tops ICC Test rankings; first Pakistan bowler to do so after 20 years

Leggie Yasir Shah became the first Pakistani bowler in 20 years to top the ICC Test rankings after his heroics in the Lord's Test victory against England.........Read more

Serena Williams, Venus Williams Braced for Wimbledon Final Push

Between 2000 and 2010, Serena and Venus won a combined nine Wimbledon titles and made a total of 14 appearances in the final, with four of those being all-Williams affairs in 2002, 2003, 2008 and 2009.........Read more

96% new RS members crorepatis, Praful, Sibal on top

Nearly all of the 57 parliamentarians newly elected to the Rajya Sabha are crorepatis with Praful Patel, Kapil Sibal and Satish Chandra Misra topping the charts. 13 members have declared criminal cases against themselves.........Read more

Connected healthcare platform Dr. Bean on-boarded 4,000 doctors and 10,000 users within six months

Bengaluru-based Dr.Bean is a connected healthcare platform and a one stop solution for all primary healthcare needs. It focusses primarily on medicine delivery, diagnostics services and doctor appointments.........Read more

The Daily Fix: As terror charges against Sanatan Sanstha grow, why isn’t the government banning it?

On August 20, 2013, as Narendra Dabholkar was out for his morning walk in Pune, he was shot by two assailants at point blank range. He died instantly. Dabholkar had spent his life battling religious superstition and had received a number of threats........Read more

In Search of the Inked

Konyaks are known to be one of the most traditional of Naga tribes. They were the last of the tribes to convert to Christianity, this only after the Church allowed them to continue with some of their traditional practices. The practices included not........Read more

Microsoft has launched Outlook watch faces for Android Wear platform

Microsoft is known to aggressively develop apps for the Android platform. It has just announced a brand new Outlook watch face for the Android Wear platform.........Read more

Ashok Leyland re-appoints Vinod K Dasari as Managing Director for five years - The Economic Times

The re-appointment is subject to the approval of shareholders at the forthcoming annual general meeting (AGM), it added.........Read more

Some foreign investors target India's top bourse in rare shareholder backlash - The Economic Times

The funds, some of which have invested in the NSE want the exchange to list as soon as possible so that they can exit and pay back investors in their funds.........Read more

IS video shows ‘Indian jihadists’ fighting in Syria

The video is part of the outfit’s propaganda campaign on foreign fighters in their ranks, US-based private SITE Intelligence Group said on Thursday.The terror group’s division in Homs released the vid........Read more

Narendra Modi Campaigns as a PM, BJP Conquers New Frontiers

The BJP also clearly delineated major battles from minor ones by not spreading itself thin.........Read more

Court rejects Chhagan Bhujbal's bail plea in money laundering case

A PMLA court here on Friday rejected the bail petition of former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal who is facing charges of money laundering in connection with the Maharashtra Sadan scam.........Read more

Cash seizure by EC crosses Rs. 100 cr.

On May 16, the day of polling, a total of 26,961 polling booths would be monitored by webcasting, over 10,000 booths by videography and 8,556 by micro observers. About 234 booths would be completely m........Read more

Baaghi Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India

Critics Rating: 2.5 stars, click to give your rating/review,You could try finding thrill in Tiger’s kicks but the film has nothing more to offer...., Baaghi movie review, trailers, cast and story, Baaghi wallpapers, photos and video clips on Times of India.........Read more