The Quint’s Best Car Reviews of 2017

The 2018 Maserati Levante made light work of the sand dunes in Ras al-Khaimah.(Photo: Maserati/The Quint) The year 2017 has come to a close and it’s as good a time as any to look back at some of the cars we reviewed at The Quint this year. Every one of the reviews we did had something special to offer. Click on the Auto Reviews section under Tech and Auto to see any of the reviews. Here are some of the top car reviews at The Quint that we really enjoyed doing. The…

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7 Types of Student Loans Offered By the Department of Education

Paying for school can feel like a huge burden, especially as the cost of college continues to increase. Even public universities — typically a much cheaper option than private schools — saw a 7.2 percent price hike during the 2015-2016 school year. With a higher education costing more than ever, finding affordable financing options is essential. One of the best places to start is the federal government. Department of Education student loans tend to have lower interest rates and more generous repayment terms than private loans, making them a smart way…

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This set of online classes can help you master the entire Microsoft Office Suite

Don’t let your Google Docs-loving friends tell you otherwise – Microsoft Office is still the king of the professional world. If you want to be a top performer in the office, you need to have a solid understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite. These programs can be challenging to learn, but there’s a new collection of online classes that’s great for newbies and experienced users alike: The Complete Microsoft Office Certification Bundle. This four-course collection gives you 20 hours of instruction in Excel, PowerPoint, and Access so you can not only learn the…

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Mars Hides ‘A Fantastic Find’ Of Thick Sheets Of Ice Just Below The Surface

A cross-section of a thick sheet of underground ice on Mars. The slope rises as high as London’s Big Ben tower. Beneath its ruddy layer of dirt is a sheet of ice 300 feet thick that gives the landscape a blue-black hue. If such a scene sounds otherworldly, it is. To visit it, you’ll have to travel to Mars. Planetary scientists located eight of these geological features, called scarps, on the Red Planet. An analysis of the scarps revealed that thick ice hides just below the surface. This ice, the…

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Denial of education loan repayment support: Convene meeting of bank authorities, Chennithala to govt

Photo: mathrubhumi library. Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala on Thursday submitted a letter to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan urging him to take initiative to resolve the issue of denial of financial aid announced by government to students who have taken education loan from erstwhile SBT. In the letter, Chennithala asked the CM to convene a meeting of SBI bank authorities urgently to solve the issue. Chennithala said that the present crisis happened not because of any lapse on the part of students. “The crisis happened due to the merger of…

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Huawei 2018 Roadmap Leaks, Will Launch 3 Variants of the P20 Series: Report

HIGHLIGHTS An Israeli distributor revealed the information at an event The P20 series to have three variants – P20, P20 Plus, P20 Lite Two other phones, with code names Maya and Salina, also to be launched Huawei is reportedly planning to launch three new smartphones as part of its 2018 roadmap. The Shenzen-based manufacturer will announce smartphones in its new flagship series, Huawei P20, in early 2018. At a press conference in Israel, held by Electra Consumer Products (an importer of Huawei phones), plans for the Huawei P20 series are claimed…

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HTC to Launch Limited Number of Smartphones in 2018: Report

HIGHLIGHTS HTC has struggled to make a comeback in the smartphone market The HTC U12 might also be launched sometime in 2018 HTC has posted a loss for all three quarters of 2017 HTC has been going through a rough patch for the past few years, thanks to slumping smartphone sales. According to a report, HTC is now expected to limit its frequency of smartphone releases for 2018. Additionally, the Taiwanese manufacturer is reportedly also planning to release a cheaper, mid-range version of the HTC U11+ in January 2018. A report by Digitimes claims that…

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Readers’ best travel discoveries of 2017

Calm waters … lake near the Buerbreen glacier, Norway. Photograph: Getty Images Winnig tip: Buerbreen glacier, Norway Looking for a walk to complete the day before tackling the mammoth Trolltunga hike in April, we decided on the trail to Buerbreen glacier. The starting point was a 20-minute drive from our base in Odda. The walk was brilliant: three hours of streams, rickety-looking bridges, ropes and scrambling brought us to the glacier. With the added beauty of having the trail to ourselves, this was a wonderful hike seemingly bypassed by those aiming…

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The Interesting History of Agricultural Equipment Leasing

Agricultural equipment leasing is one of the most popular types of equipment leasing available today. However, not all equipment that is leased is agricultural, although it is believed to be the original type of leasing. Few people know how far back the concept actually goes. Indeed, evidence has been found that, around 2010BC in Ur, the ancient Sumerian city, priests had developed the first leasing concept – and it was one relating to agriculture! Farmers were able to lease both equipment and land, with agreements to this extent being etched…

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Technology will spell end of traditional systems’Technology will spell end of traditional systems’

Evolving technology will result in failure of conventional organisations said veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur at a panel discussion on Digital Space — The Future Ahead at the International Film Festival of India on Saturday. He said, “Organisations won’t be able to sustain [themselves] because by the time they are established, the technology will change. The future lies with individuality and democracy. If anyone of you believes you can tell a story and you can give it to the world, you have the means, you have the technology, you can upload the video.”…

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