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A Sri Lankan Airlines worker gives final touches to an Airbus A330 passenger aircraft, converted into a cargo carrier. AFP photo


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A Sri Lankan Airlines worker gives final touches to an Airbus A330 passenger aircraft, converted into a cargo carrier. AFP photo

CARGO, one of the least glamorous aspects of flying, is proving a rare ray of light for airlines amid the coronavirus gloom.

The grounding of passenger planes at a time of increased demand for everything from medical supplies to iPhones has boosted freight rates. With much of the world’s population house-bound and shopping online instead of hitting the malls, analysts see no let-up in demand, particularly as the peak year-end holiday season approaches.

“Air freight is going to be a bright spot for carriers at least for this year because while borders are closed that doesn’t mean people aren’t buying,” said Um Kyung-a, an airline analyst at Shinyoung Securities in Seoul. “That trend is likely to continue as cargo capacity remains limited.”

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Jeep Grand Wagoneer is Back and Full of Gadgets

In order to capitalize on the strong demand for big, luxurious SUVs, Jeep is going upmarket with the all-new Grand Wagoneer, a seven-passenger model that will directly take on other flagship SUVs in North America.

The Grand Wagoneer nameplate is part of the brand’s rich heritage and it makes sense to bring it back, although time will tell how much consumers view it as a serious alternative to the Cadillac Escalade, Land Rover Range Rover and the like.

Just a Concept… For Now

To be clear, what you see here is just a concept. The real Jeep Grand Wagoneer will likely go on sale late next summer as a 2022 model. There could be some changes between now and then, but the vehicle on the pictures looks production-ready.

This new generation of the Grand Wagoneer is a modern interpretation of the old Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs, designed to

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The best accessories to improve your school from home experience

As the coronavirus pandemic has unfortunately carried on into the beginning of a new school year, many are having to turn their homes into classrooms. Whether conducting class sessions from home is new for you or not, these accessories can make schooling from home easier and, hopefully, a less frustrating experience.

This guide is focused on the small gadgets and accessories that can make the moment-to-moment of each day go seamlessly. And their utility isn’t limited to just schooling. Most of these products will make life in general a little bit better, so your investment will likely pay off after school hours, too.

Image: Rocketbook

Having lots of paper around for taking notes is usually essential, but Rocketbook’s notebook aims to eliminate massive paper usage through erasable pages that take advantage of the cloud. With the app, you can upload each page of notes or pictures to Google Drive or

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Amazon Salary Days Sale 2020 September: Special Offers And Discounts On Gadgets

Amazon WoW Salary Days Sale September

This time, Amazon India has teamed up with the Bank of Baroda and buyers of this bank will get 10% instant discount on purchases of minimum Rs. 7.500. Notably, the maximum discount that they can get is up to 2,000 on choosing to pay using the Bank of Baroda credit card and choosing EMI payment option. Having said that, here the various discounts are detailed for you.

Up To 60% Off On Headphones

Up To 60% Off On Headphones

You can get up to 60% discount on consumer electronics such as headphones from Sony, Bose and other brands. Also, there will be no-cost EMI and special partner discounts too on choosing to buy headphones during the sale.

Up To 40% Off On Laptops And Accessories

Up To 40% Off On Laptops And Accessories

Amazon is providing up to 50% discount on laptops and accessories, up to 40% discount on laptops and up to 40% discount on select gaming essentials. Even hard disk drives, SSDs

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Samsung’s new Trio pad wirelessly charges 3 gadgets at once

Samsung has revealed a new triple charging pad, with the Wireless Charger Trio aiming to keep not only only your phone but your accessories topped up more easily. The sleek desk charger may not be quite as clever as Apple’s AirPower promised to be, but the difference is Samsung is actually going to ship its version.

Rather than allowing you to position your devices anywhere you like atop the Wireless Charger Trio’s surface, there are delineated positions for each to sit on. The man surface as room for two items – such as your phone and a set of wireless earbuds in their charging case, like the Galaxy Buds Live for example.

On the right, meanwhile, there’s a slight dimple in the charging surface, which is intended for a smartwatch to sit in place. Obviously Samsung would prefer it if you used that for the latest Galaxy Watch 3. Three

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Virus-Ravaged Airlines Retool to Serve Frequent Shoppers at Home

A Sri Lankan Airlines worker gives final touches to an Airbus A330 passenger aircraft, converted into a cargo carrier, in June 2020.

Photographer: Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP via Getty Images

Cargo, one of the least glamorous aspects of flying, is proving a rare ray of light for airlines amid the coronavirus gloom.

The grounding of passenger planes at a time of increased demand for everything from medical supplies to iPhones has boosted freight rates. With much of the world’s population house-bound and shopping online instead of hitting the malls, analysts see no let up in demand, particularly as the peak year-end holiday season approaches.

“Airfreight is going to be a bright spot for carriers at least for this year because while borders are closed that doesn’t mean people aren’t buying,” said Um Kyung-a, an airline analyst at Shinyoung Securities Co. in Seoul. “That trend

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How to measure how much power your gadgets are using — and wasting

A common question I get asked relates to how I go about measuring power consumption for devices. Some people are coming at this from a perspective of pure curiosity, others are looking so save money, while an increasing number are concerned about their environmental impact.

I’ve been monitoring and measuring the power consumption of gadgets for many years now and the tool I use is the HOPI HP-9800 20A energy monitor. I picked mine up from eBay for under $50.

I first came across “the HOPI” (as I like to call it) when it was featured on the Big Clive YouTube channel (not familiar with Big Clive’s channel? If you’re technical, I highly recommend you check him out). The HOPI is a bit rough and ready, it has things I don’t like, and it’s not “certified” in any way, but I’ve found it to be very reliable and accurate.

Must

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Best gadgets of IFA 2020

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The Z Fold 2 is one of the show’s big hitters.


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The coronavirus pandemic might mean that the IFA 2020 tech show, usually held in Berlin every year, is mostly being held as a series of online events, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t as many neat new gadgets being launched. I’ve swapped a German beer for a strong coffee and a creaky press conference bench for my lumbar-supporting office chair to bring you the hottest products of the show. 

I’ll be updating this article throughout the week, swapping in any new launch that deserves recognition for being particularly cool. Make sure to bookmark this page and come back to see what’s new.

First shown off a couple of weeks ago, and demonstrated more fully at Samsung’s online event this week,

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Backed to Business: When gadgets accept a gesture

As sensors burrow deeper into our lives, they’re giving rise to new means of input and new features for tried-and-true products as well as emerging product categories; both have a home on crowdfunding platforms as recent projects demonstrate. As always, exercise caution when backing a crowdfunding campaign and don’t pledge what you can’t afford to lose. 

Palmcat Pero

If you’re looking for more flexibility or distance from your laptop’s trackpad, Palmcat’s wearable bracelet Pero acts as a mouse as well as a program controller. Other models of wearable pointing devices include the gesture-reliant Padrone Ring, but Pero’s design offers more practicality even if it is quite bulky. In contrast to the Tap Strap 2, which can also be used for pecking out letters in addition to controlling the cursor, the Pero provides a full 360 degrees of rotational control. Both products have a learning curve. But they might even be

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After SC order, CBI to seek all evidence, electronic gadgets from Mumbai cops (Ld)

As the Supreme Court ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the mysterious death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput on Wednesday, the CBI is set to write to the Mumbai Police to get hold of all the evidence and statements it recorded in the last two months.

According to top CBI sources, the agency will write to the Mumbai Police to share all the evidence it has collected in the probe.

The CBI will seek details of the autopsy report, crime scene photographs from the Mumbai Police and the same will be shared with the forensic experts posted at CFSL. The sources said that the agency will demand the statements of all the persons whose statements were recorded in the last two months and the electronic devices of the late actor which are with the Mumbai Police.

The sources said that a team of CBI”s IT

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