CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. 85 Photos All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 0 Post a comment CES Products Mobile Accessories CES 2019 Tags Share your voice The AireSone Junior charges wirelessly and slips into these cutesy covers. AireSone Keeping track of your kid’s health is a lot easier when you have a wearable electronic stethoscope, and the AireSone Junior is exactly that.Shaped like a button, it slots into a cover designed to appeal to kids 3-years-old and above with a cutesy design such as a bear, an owl or a frog. You can then attach the AireSone Junior to the outfit around the chest area. There will also be interactive storylines related to the characters to convince kids to wear the badges willingly when they are awake.It tracks breathing and heart rate, and can detect wheezing and coughs, as well as alerting parents if it registers these symptoms, symptoms which can be a precursor to an asthma attack, especially when kids are sleeping. The AireSone Junior has a battery life of about 13 hours, and charges wirelessly.Singapore-based AEvice, the makers behind AireSone Junior, told me that the device detects what it calls “micro-wheezing”: tiny wheezes you don’t normally hear (note that it’s a word the company came up with to highlight how sensitive its devices are, and not an actual medical term). The company is currently working with doctors in Singapore and Australia to prescribe the device to vulnerable asthmatic children to help keep track of and manage their respiratory illness.It will retail for $199 (about £155 and AU$280), and ships in June this year.
State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest commercial bank, on Thursday launched mVisa, a mobile-based payment solution app. The app would enable customers to make cashless payments simply by scanning the unique merchant quick response (QR) code at shopping outlets.mVisa is a mobile based payments solution that would facilitate payments by scanning the QR code from the merchant’s mobile. SBI customers, including debit card holders and internet banking customers who have transaction rights, can now make payments to merchants by scanning the code. This would eliminate the need to swipe physical cards at a card swiping machine.”With availability of smart phone increasing by leaps and bounds, Mobile-based payments in India have to rise in a big way. Introduction of mVisa, a convenient scan and pay-based option, to our existing customers (including merchant customer) is one step towards providing more convenience to our customers,” Manju Agarwal, deputy managing director of SBI, said in a statement.The mVisa service is an interoperable low-cost solution with which any bank mVisa customer can do transactions at any mVisa merchants. It provides a quick transaction along with enhanced security as customers need not share their card or mobile with merchants during the course of the payment process.State Bank of India customers can download the latest version of the SBI Anywhere application from Google Play Store and register for the service by clicking on the mVisa icon on the home screen.Stocks of State Bank of India closed at Rs. 184.15 on Friday, up 2.05 percent from its previous close.
Sanjay Dutt, Trishala DuttInstagramWhile we all lauded Raj Kumar Hirani’s attempt at showing us some of the unknown aspects of Sanjay Dutt’s life through his biopic – Sanju, we were all left a bit surprised when Trishala didn’t feature in the movie. Trishala, who is Sanjay Dutt’s daughter from his first marriage with Richa Sharma, was not mentioned even once in the movie.Recently, Trishala Dutt spoke her heart out on the death of her Italian boyfriend. While many prayed for her boyfriend, Sanjay Dutt remained absent from the list of those who offered their condolences. Announcing her boyfriend’s death, Trishala had written, “My heart is broken. Thank You for loving me, protecting me, and taking care of me. You have made me the happiest I’ve ever been in my life. I’m the luckiest girl in the world to have met you and beyond blessed to have been yours. You will live in me for eternity. I love you and I will miss you. Until we meet again. Forever yours, xo your Bella Mia.”On Sanjay Dutt’s 60th birthday, his timeline was flooded with adorable wishes from family members, industry friends and fans. But, Trishala chose to not wish the actor. At least, not on social media. A Deccan Chronicle report says that Sanjay Dutt has taken this conscious decision to stay away from Trishala and her life. The report says, “It seems Sanju has shut the door on Trishala. They don’t communicate at all. He has zero knowledge of what goes in her life. There is no connect, direct or indirect, between them.”Earlier, Mahesh Manjrekar had also hinted at Trishala’s omission from the biopic Sanju. He had said, “I have seen Sanju, and it is a well-made commercial film. However, it left a lot unexplored. I would have directed it with a different approach.”
The U.S. announced that it would be reviewing India’s eligibility for the GSP last year, but decided that it would withdraw the benefits in June 2019.Days after America imposed 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent import duty on aluminium products, under its Generalised System of Preference, India has imposed retaliatory tariffs on 29 products imported from the United States, effective June 16.Though the tariffs will place a burden of $220-290 million on the United States, America’s imposition of tariff on Indian products will have a revenue implication of about $240 million on our steel and aluminium products.The Modi-led BJP government had initially decided to impose these duties on June 28 last year but the deadline was extended multiple times in the hopes of a solution emerging through negotiations on a proposed trade package.The US announced that it would be reviewing India’s eligibility for the GSP last year, but decided that it would withdraw the benefits in June 2019.In retaliation to the move, India has notified higher tariffs on several goods, including a hike of import duty from 30 percent to 120 percent on walnut, and 70 percent on masur dal. The duty on lentils will be increased to 40 percent, and on boric acid and binders for foundry moulds to 7.5 percent.The other products on which duties will be hiked include certain kind of nuts, iron and steel products, apples, pears, flat-rolled products of stainless steel, other alloy steel, tube and pipe fittings, and screws, bolts and rivets.The Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said last week that India accepts the decision of the US to withdraw GSP benefits to its exporters “gracefully”, and will continue to work towards making the exports competitive.India’s move comes in the light of a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan, on June 28-29.Meanwhile, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo is also scheduled to visit New Delhi on June 25-26, on his way to the G20 Summit, to hold bilateral discussions with his Indian counterpart and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
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