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Erika Christensen gives birth to second child at home

Erika Christensen gives birth to second child at home

Entertainment
Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Parenthood alum Erika Christensen said she gave birth at home Friday with the help of her husband, Cole Maness. "It happened! It happened this morning. And it will go down in family history because babygirl's own, incredible Dad delivered her all by himself. My fault entirely as I didn't know she would come so quickly and didn't call the doc until far too late. He came straight over and arrived about one minute after she joined us in the world. Haha! My Mom too. You should've seen their faces when they walked in to hear her little wail," the actress wrote on Instagram. She included in her post a photo her mother snapped of her and Maness holding their newborn in their bed. "Meet Ms. Polly. She's chubby-cheeked and rosy and so beautiful," Christensen added. She married Man...
HDFC hikes interest rates on home loans 20 basis points

HDFC hikes interest rates on home loans 20 basis points

Finance
MUMBAI: Mortgage lender HDFC on Thursday hiked interest rates on home loans by 20 basis points, a day after RBI raised the benchmark repo rate by 25 bps to 6.5%. As per the new rates, women borrowers can avail a home loan of upto Rs 30 lakh at 8.7% while other customers will be charged a rate of 8.75%. New rates are effective from 1st August. For loans above Rs 30 lakhs women borrowers will be charged at 8.80% while other borrowers will be charged a rate of 8.85%. On Wednesday, at least three banks - Union Bank of India, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Karnataka bank – increased their marginal cost of lending rates (MCLR) by 5-10 basis points. The largest mortgage loan providers such as State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank and Punjab National Bank have kept their MCLR rates unchanged. On J...
Swann's home security camera recordings could be hijacked

Swann's home security camera recordings could be hijacked

Technology
A popular wireless security camera designed to safeguard businesses and homes was vulnerable to a spying hack.The flaw meant it was possible to hijack video and audio streamed from other people's properties by making a minor tweak to Swann Security's app.Researchers found the problem after the BBC reported a case where one customer had received another's recordings.Australia-based Swann and OzVision - the Israeli provider of its cloud tech - said the issue had now been fixed.Swann said that the vulnerability had been limited to one model - the SWWHD-Intcam, also known as the Swann Smart Security Camera - which first went on sale in October 2017. Retailers including Maplin, Currys, Debenhams, Walmart and Amazon have sold them.Howe...
The low-priced home shortage continues

The low-priced home shortage continues

Finance
The nationwide housing shortage continues but is especially troublesome for homebuyers with a budget of $ 250,000 or less, Susan Wachter, professor of real estate and of finance at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, told CNBC on Monday. Rising labor, land and material costs are slowing down the supply, "except at higher prices, which is simply not affordable for the great middle, and that’s where we see the hit in ... existing sales," Wachter said on "Power Lunch." Sales of existing homes are down for the third month in a row due to a shortage of properties, which results in higher prices ...
Full-fibre broadband for every UK home 'by 2033'

Full-fibre broadband for every UK home 'by 2033'

Technology
Full-fibre broadband coverage should be available to every home in the UK by 2033, according to the government's digital strategy. Under proposals by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, legislation would also guarantee that new homes are fitted with full-fibre broadband.The UK is lagging behind other European countries when it comes to full-fibre connections. Just 4% of homes in the UK currently have access to this technology, compared with 71% of homes in Spain and 89% of homes in Portugal.These connections are faster, more reliable and cheaper to run when compared with traditional copper-based networks.The department's Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review added that it will "support investment in the most difficult-to-reach areas", where it estimates th...