12 Things You Must Do When Moving to an Old, Dilapidated Property

It’s the dream for many people: taking on a property that needs a complete facelift. From redoing the gutters to plastering up cracks, you’re not just putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls and choosing nice new carpet. You’re doing a huge job – close to building your own property. While it’s incredibly rewarding, and often cheaper than buying your dream home already finished, there’s a lot of things to do, and it can be tricky to keep track of it all. Not only do you have all…

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AIIMS result 2017: Jaipur topper wants to watch Manchester United play at Old Trafford

Two students from Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur have found places in the top 100 in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences’ (AIIMS) MBBS entrance examination, result of which was announced on Thursday. Ajit Singh Pawar, the city topper who secured an all India rank of 82, said he might want to try something else after completing his bachelor’s degree in medicine. An avid football fan and supporter of football club Manchester United, Pawar said that he might like to appear for the civil services examination or may even pursue something…

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Gadget Ogling: Pokémon Go Drones, New Old Nintendo, and Snowden-Secured Smartphones

Wecome to Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that occasionally takes time off from thrashing out cut-price deals for once-towering Web properties to pore over the latest gadget announcements. In our directory this week are a drone for catching Pokémon, a revival of a classic gaming console, a smartphone case designed for security, and a novel way to keep cool and dry. As ever, I’ve only read about these items and haven’t even held them in my hands, so these are not reviews. The ratings serve only as an indicator…

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Old Tech Can Create New Security Woes

Patch your systems in a timely manner” is a mantra of security experts, but what happens when the patch well runs dry because a product’s maker no longer supports it? That is a situation many large enterprises find themselves in, and it’s one that poses security risks. Between 30 percent and 50 percent of the hardware and software assets in the average large enterprise have reached their end-of-life date, according to aBDNA report released last month. End-of-life products pose a serious security risk to the enterprise. “The vast majority of…

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Applicants Want Mix of Old and New Technology in Recruitment, Survey Finds

Now that most teenagers have access to a smartphone, they want colleges to text them — except when they don’t. Student recruitment is complicated like that, as a new national survey of college-bound students suggests. Although most respondents (57 percent) said they were willing to receive texts from colleges, some kinds of messages appealed to them more than others. The vast majority were open to time-sensitive texts about application deadlines (86 percent), responses to specific questions (82 percent), and reminders about events they had registered for (75 percent). But they…

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William Gray slated to open in Old Montreal soon

As per a release, boutique hotel William Gray, is slated to open in summer, 2016. It is poised to attract visitors in Old Montreal with its range of facilities for both local Montrealers and international travellers. Located on St-Vincent, just steps away from Place Jacques-Cartier and the Old Port, the hotel offers 127 guest rooms and suites, over 10,000 sq. ft. of event space, a 180 seat restaurant, a rooftop terrace, a luxury spa with an outdoor pool, a boutique, and a café.This new structure includes eight floors and incorporates…

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What happens to your old mobile phones?

It has been said there are more mobile phones in existence than the population of the UK.  We all tend to upgrade to new models when our contracts expire or simply want the latest brand on the market, but what can we do with the thousands, if not millions, of old, broken and discarded handsets we all have stored away in cupboards and drawers not serving any purpose? We are able to take that worry away from you. Any phone, regardless of age or brand can be recycled and provide…

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Video Archives: Working With Your Old AVI Files

You’ve probably seen an Audio Video Interleave file before and not even known it – it’s commonly abbreviated as “AVI.” AVI files are multimedia files made by Microsoft as part of its “video for Windows” technology. Mostly, this format is used for encoding video that’s playable through Windows Media Player or supported third-party players. If you’re on a Windows machine, or you’re downloading and viewing a lot of AVI files, you’ll want to know the benefits and limitations of these files. Compression For Streaming If you are sending an AVI…

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