Turning Back the Clock 1 Hour Takes a Serious Toll on Your Mental Health

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Daylight saving time should be a permanent, year-round phenomenon. Rather than turning back our clocks this weekend to extend our pre-election suffering by yet another hour, we should simply leave the hour hand where it is and pledge to never fiddle with it again. The social and public health benefits would be enormous. The fall transition to standard time is linked to an increase in crime that costs the country billions of dollars annually. Transitions into and out of daylight saving…

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Samsung Takes India’s Premium Smartphone Crown in 2015: CMR

2015 was another remarkable year for smartphones. We saw different companies getting increasingly competitive and launch affordable products, and we also witnessed several new players arrive in the market. According to CyberMedia Research, 96.4 million smartphones were shipped in India last year. Of this voluminous number, 3.4 percent handsets accounted for premium segment smartphones (priced at Rs. 30,000 or above). Samsung assumed the top-smartphone manufacturer spot in the category. According to the marketing and research firm CyberMedia Research, Samsung assumed 46 percentcapture of the premium smartphone market in India. The…

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Microsoft Takes on Oracle, Opening Up Database Software to Linux

Microsoft Corp planned on Monday to announce its move into a new business, unveiling a database software that works with a rival to its Windows operating system, a move that takes aim at a market long dominated by Oracle Corp. Microsoft’s new database product will work with the Linux operating system. The move is the latest to show Microsoft’s increasing willingness to work with competing products, a radical change for the once fiercely protective company. Microsoft’s more open strategy has become a hallmark of Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella since…

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