Inside Palla, Delhi’s strawberry village

It is a sunny, windy January morning. A group of children has gathered at a farm in Palla village; their eyes fixed on red, ripened strawberries. “Please let us pluck a few,” they request the caretaker. He says no but the children do not budge; they are now planning how to sneak into the farm, pick the berries and make good their escape. They decide to defer their plan and disperse when they spot an SUV driving in. Inside the vehicle is Arvind Beniwal, the owner of the farm. While…

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Inside Project Athena: How Intel and PC makers are creating the ultra-responsive laptops of tomorrow

A little less than eight years ago Intel helped usher in the era of thin-and-light notebook PCs, then called ultrabooks. Now, Intel and a number of its partners are ready to take the ultrabook to the next level with “Project Athena,” in a multi-year roadmap they’re unveiling here at CES. Intel executives say the have the support of partners including Acer, Asus, Dell, Google, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung and Sharp. Yes, Google. You’ll eventually see “Athena”-specced Chromebooks, too. What Project Athena notebooks will eventually be branded as hasn’t been formally decided yet,…

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Inside Project Athena: How Intel and PC makers are creating the ultra-responsive laptops of tomorrow

A little less than eight years ago Intel helped usher in the era of thin-and-light notebook PCs, then called ultrabooks. Now, Intel and a number of its partners are ready to take the ultrabook to the next level with “Project Athena,” in a multi-year roadmap they’re unveiling here at CES. Intel executives say the have the support of partners including Acer, Asus, Dell, Google, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung and Sharp. Yes, Google. You’ll eventually see “Athena”-specced Chromebooks, too. What Project Athena notebooks will eventually be branded as hasn’t been formally decided yet,…

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