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VR, AR, 3D Printing and Data Analytics Overtake Visual Tech Market in Education

While visual technologies in education are expected to steadily grow each year through 2021, the majority of the market will comprise virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), 3D printing and visual data analytics products, according to a new industry forecast. The latest industry report from Technavio predicts the visual tech market in education will grow 33 percent through the forecast period 2017-2021. ... Read More »

iPhone 8 Gesture Interface Spotted in iOS 11 Beta, Ultra-Fast Facial Recognition Tipped: Reports

HIGHLIGHTS 40 million iPhone 8 units are expected to be shipped this year iOS 11 video shows how app switcher works on iPhone 8 iPhone 8 tipped to sport facial recognition, ditch Touch ID iPhone 8 leaks continue to pour in steadily, and the fresh batch brings in more information on how the new iOS 11 interface will work on the ... Read More »

alling interest in technology courses should worry our politicians

University lecturers are teaching basic computing concepts which could and should be taught in primary school, says software engineer Stephanie Sheehan. Photo: iStock aoiseach, we have a problem. That’s something Leo Varadkar is probably hearing more and more these days, but he would do well to take a very close look at a worrying statistic in today’s CAO results. We know how ... Read More »

Nokia 8 Unveiled, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Launch, Asus ZenFone Zoom S in India, and More: Your 360 Daily

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 8 cameras have been developed in partnership with Carl Zeiss OurMine claims to be behind the HBO hack Samsung shipped 19.2 million units of the Galaxy S8 models in Q2 After months of rumours, HMD Global finally launched Nokia 8 flagship smartphone. In terms of design, there are no real surprises here as it’s pretty much the same phone as we saw ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 to Go on Sale in India Today via Mi.com, Flipkart

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 price in India starts at Rs. 9,999 It was launched in India in January The smartphone will be available from 12pm IST Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, as is its weekly tradition, will go on sale in India on Wednesday via Flipkart and Mi.com. The popular budget smartphone, which was launched in the country back in January, was last week announced to ... Read More »

WhatsApp Finds New Uses in Conflict Zones

These days, the word on the street in war-torn Syria is that hospitals are best avoided – even if you’re injured. “Sometimes we hear that people feel the home is safer than the hospital,” said Mohamed Elamein, an information officer at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Gaziantep, Turkey, close to the Syrian border. Communities often oppose plans to build ... Read More »

Intel’s First AI Day in India Sees a Commitment to AI Research Here

HIGHLIGHTS Intel held its first AI Day event in India on Tuesday It has pledged to educate 15,000 people in AI technologies It is rolling out specialised hardware for machine learning At its first AI Day conference in India on Tuesday, Intel outlined its vision on artificial intelligence (AI) in India, and announced a developer education program targeted at educating ... Read More »

RTE’s heart is in the right place—but not its head

The RTE Act has proved to be a disastrous piece of legislation. Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or the Right to Education Act (RTE) was supposed to drive India’s big leap in social development. It was supposed to bring millions to school, building the foundations upon which a modern, progressive and prosperous nation ... Read More »

Teacher education reform: 46 cases against NCTE in 15 days

NCTE is looking to have an accreditation and grading system for such colleges with physical assets getting the least weightage. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint New Delhi: India’s teacher education regulator, the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE), is facing 46 court cases for acting against poor quality teacher education colleges and making an effort to bar hundreds of non-performers from admitting fresh ... Read More »

IBM Develops Tape Cartridge That Stores 330TB of Uncompressed Data in the Palm of Your Hand

HIGHLIGHTS The tape comes with a recording density of 201GB per inch IBM worked with Sony Storage Solutions for the tape The tape has been developed over years In an interesting development, scientists at IBM have managed to develop a prototype magnetic tape drive that fits in the palm of your hand and can store a whopping 330TB of uncompressed ... Read More »