Thamin Rashid

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Microsoft’s Satya Nadella: Once you use HoloLens, there’s no going back

Speaking at the recent Dreamforce 2015 conference, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shared updates on the company’s HoloLens holographic headset-based computing technology.<p>Gaming will evolve<p>Nadella said that gamers have a completely new experience to look forward to when HoloLens hits store …

In Bringing Ad Blocking to iPhones, Apple Gives Itself a Boost

The move encourages brands to buy in-app ads rather than traditional online ads, where Google leads.<p>Apple’s move to make ad-blocking software available on the iPhone is a double-barreled effort to boost the health of the so-called app economy, while undermining arch rival Google, which dominates …

Microsoft spotlights 'Windows 10 eligible' smartphones

Will your Windows Phone handset be able to make the leap to Windows 10?<p>Microsoft has been revealing which phones will be capable of running the mobile edition of Windows 10, and new information can be found on the company's website. A link called "Windows 10 Eligible" on the US Lumia phone website …

How Uber Became the Most Valuable Startup in the World

The $50 billion startup has fought rivals and regulators as it has transformed from a black-car service into a sprawling logistics company gunning for a future of self-driving cars.<p>Five years ago, a company called UberCab made a splash in San Francisco by letting you hail a car with your …

Sales of new iPhones on pace to beat last year's record

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Monday that advance orders of its new iPhones were on pace to beat the 10 million units the previous versions logged in their first weekend last year, a feat that analysts attributed to the inclusion of sales from China.<p>The Chinese debut of the prior models, …

Set-Top Boxes

Qualcomm Wants to Do for Drones What It Did for Smartphones

The wireless chip company is betting on cheaper drones that are easier to build.<p>One of the reasons smartphones have become as popular as they have around the world is because they became relatively easy to build, thanks in no small part to chip companies.<p>Qualcomm, the $26 billion (2014 sales) …

How to watch Apple's iPhone 6S live stream

Apple's newest line of iPhones is here, and you can watch the unveiling on Apple's website.<p>The company is holding one of its most anticipated events …

Leaked iPhone 6s box again hints Motion backgrounds coming to new iPhones

Following the apparent leak of iPhone 6s Plus packaging last month, an image purporting to show the front of the iPhone 6s box has appeared on Dutch site Techtastic, following the same design theme. Like the iPhone 6s Plus box (shown below), which featured a gold and black fish that looked almost …

Apple Watch

Google expands its same-day delivery service to Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin

Today Google announced its same-day delivery service is now available in states across the midwestern U.S., including Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.<p>The service, called Google Express, first launched two years ago and offers consumers the opportunity to have purchases made …

BlaBlaCar Is Raising $160 Million From Insight, Valuing Ride-Sharing Startup At $1.2 Billion

A little more than a year after announcing a $100 million mega-round, we’re hearing from multiple sources that long-distance ride-sharing platform BlaBlaCar is in the process of raising another round with Insight Venture Partners. TechCrunch has learned that the French startup is raising $160 …

Ridesharing

What to Expect at Apple's iPhone 6s Event This Week

Apple is expected to update its iPhone and Apple TV.<p>Remember when Apple’s press events were so shrouded in secrecy, you needed to wait for the “one more thing” moment to faint from the greatness of Apple’s latest and greatest? Barely.<p>If the success rate of rumors over the last few years is any …

Meet the Young Millionaires of 2015

This story appears in the September 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>These entrepreneurs may be young, but they’ve gained invaluable knowledge and skills from their successes and their failures—experience they’ve been able to apply to new ventures in highly effective ways. Their passion and …

Entrepreneurship

How To Keep Your Entrepreneurial Dream Alive In The Arab World

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>While entrepreneurship isn’t supposed to be easy, the culture of where a startup ecosystem is located has a great impact on how easy or difficult it …

Entrepreneurship

Stocks, yields stumble after China lets yuan fall again

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks, the U.S. dollar, and emerging market currencies around the world remained under pressure for a second day on Wednesday after China’s yuan weakened again, a day after the country devalued its currency.<p>Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, August 11, …

Stock Markets

Can Breadfruit Overcome Its Past to Be a Superfood of the Future?

The Plate<p>An unusual crop that was once a staple across the tropics seems to be making a comeback. Starchy and packed with nutrients, breadfruit isn’t a typical fruit. And while this cousin of the mulberry may not be at the top of anyone’s dream menu, it could be the key to food security in part of …

Uber's free ice-cream sweetener fails, after users lose cool over lack of delivery

Taxi app firm offers delivery of ice-cream products in all 58 of its operating countries – but users are left annoyed at lack of availability<p>Taxi app firm Uber hasn’t had the best of publicity recently, with cars burned out during protests against the company, anger over its extortionate surge …

People You Will Definitely Meet On Holiday

Life<p>by Holly Peacock | 08 12 2014<p>Bridesmaids<p>The 8 People You Will Definitely Meet On Holiday<p>To help you set some realistic expectations of your …

3 Questions That Will Determine Your Entrepreneurial DNA

There's no genetic test for entrepreneurism but these three questions come pretty close.<p><b>"...being an entrepreneur isn't just something you do; it's something you are."</b><p>You can't just take a blood sample and determine if someone has the DNA of an entrepreneur. Still, I'm convinced from decades of …

Daimler reportedly will test self-driving trucks in Germany this year

FRANKFURT (Reuters) — German carmaker Daimler is planning to test self-driving trucks as early as this year, executive board member Wolfgang Bernhard told a German newspaper.<p>“We are positive that we will get approval for tests on German motorways within the next weeks,” <i>Frankfurter Allgemeine</i> …

‘The Look Of Silence’: A Genocide Forces America to Examine Its Damaged Soul

In the wake of yet another mass killing in the U.S., there are many lessons to be learned by watching Joshua Oppenheimer’s brilliant documentary ‘The …

Tragic ending for 'unbelievable' one-armed boxer from Philadelphia

If ever there were a chance to freeze time, Izzadeen ‘Izzy’ Burgos would be forever suspended as a 12-year-old, swinging and flailing in his bright red boxing gear, melting a packed house of hardened fight fans a decade ago in Philadelphia’s legendary Blue Horizon arena. That night, 24 June 2005, …

JK Rowling hedge-trimming blamed for traffic 'chaos' around Edinburgh home

Harry Potter writer has been blamed for traffic disruption around her 17th-century home as contractors cut back 30ft hedges<p>JK Rowling is said to have drawn on personal experience to inform her bestselling Harry Potter series – but if she is ever to resurrect the beloved boy wizard The Curse of the …

Maharashtra's flawed focus on madrasas

Penning the conclusion of my doctoral thesis in education, I couldn’t help notice the irony. Here I was in Oxford closing my research on gender and …

Delivery boys beaten up, robbed at gunpoint: Why Noida is e-commerce’s worst nightmare

Dealings with customers have given the two giants of Indian e-commerce very good reason to avoid Noida and the rest of Uttar Pradesh.<p>By: |<p>E-commerce …

Texans threaten to cover land with pigs’ blood to block Muslim cemetery

Outrage among residents of Farmersville at proposals for a cemetery 35 miles north-east of Dallas<p>Angry residents of a small Texan town have threatened to put pigs’ heads on poles and pour the blood onto land which has been earmarked for a Muslim cemetery.<p>The latest manifestation of anti-Islamic …

Pair accused of animal cruelty in cutting down tree that housed baby birds

Residents in a Newport Beach community had pleaded with two men not to cut down a ficus tree, arguing that it would destroy several nests with young snowy egrets and herons, authorities said.<p>But Stephen John Esser and David Roger Stanley are accused of cutting the tree down anyway, killing some of …

New Statesman cover on being childless 'reinforces prejudice', says Sturgeon

Scotland’s first minister praises article on why motherhood and childlessness both cause problems for women in politics but calls picture of her by a cot ‘crass’<p>Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has criticised the cover of the New Statesman magazine as “crass” for portraying her and other …