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Work around to set about:blank (instead of about:NewsFeeds) as a default homepage in Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 and future versions.

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It appears Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 users do not have an option to set ‘about:blank’ as their default  homepage location, instead the new option is ‘about:NewsFeeds’ as can be seen in below screenshot.


Only problem with about:NewsFeeds homepage default is it downloads the multimedia content which slows the starting of the Internet Explorer and loading its homepage. A user who does not want to access the multimedia content can make the browser more efficient by manually changing the homepage to about:blank as per below screenshot.


JioGigaFibre Cometh. IoT and Smarthome Implications Of Ultra High Speed Internet For Indian Households.

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In New Gandhinagar (Gandhinagar, Gujarat) a residential building was receiving JioGigaFibre installation on 23/12/2018. Further enquiries reveal all buildings in Sargasan and Kudasan area of New Gandhinagar are receiving JioGigaFibre installations.

Arrival of JioGigaFibre marks a watershed moment for Indian households and small businesses. It heralds dawn of IoT and smart home product and services for Indian consumers.

Internet of Things (IoT) involves connecting any electronic or mechanical device (or object) to internet that traditionally does not connect to internet. Philosophically IoT aims to allow objects and devices to process and communicate information, data and knowledge in order to improve its usefulness for the user.

A smart home system aims to automate the control household devices such as lighting, heating, cooling, climate, microphones, speakers and appliances.

As JioGigaFibre starts internet service provision using Fibre To The Home (FTTH) network it makes both IoT and sma…