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HBO’s ‘Confederate’ project is target of social media protest

David Benioff, left, and D,B. Weiss, creators of “Game of Thrones” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) “Confederate,” HBO’s controversial alternate history series, which will include dramatizations of modern-day slavery and has come under firesince its announcement earlier this month, will be the target of a social media protest during Sunday’s episode of “Game of Thrones.” April Reign, the activist behind #OscarsSoWhite is one of ... Read More »

Apple Store Is Down; New Hardware Including iPad Pro Expected to Be Launched

HIGHLIGHTS Apple’s long been rumoured to launch new iPad models Red iPhone 7 and 128GB iPhone SE expected alongside Apple expected to send press release for launch announcement The Apple Store is down, and we know what that means. The Cupertino giant is all set to launch new products. Apple’s tradition has been to take down its online store ahead of major ... Read More »

Social Media Is More About The Connections Than The Information And Likes

Author and Professor Deborah Tannen recently explained to Judy Woodruff on PBS that everyday talk and shares on social media isn’t about information we need to know. It’s about staying connected to the people we care about. I think of social media as an extension of the how-was-your-day conversations that let you know someone cares about you, so you feel less alone in ... Read More »

Aqua Lions 3 is the latest sub 10k smartphone from Intex

Intex Aqua Lions 3 has a 5-inch IPS HD display along with a sleek body. It weighs 162 grams and comes in two premium shades of Champagne and Black color. The device has MT6737 quad-core processor from MediaTek which performs at 1.25GHz. Well, it looks like MT6737 is out on a spree to find a place in as many smartphones ... Read More »

Israel is getting serious about opening up the high-tech market to domestic investors

Ariel Jerozolimski | Bloomberg | Getty Images Inside the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Israeli pension funds are expected to get a waiver that will allow them to invest in four new high-tech funds for which the government issued new tenders this week. The new mutual funds, meant for both private and institutional investors, are to be traded on the Tel ... Read More »

Dear Dr Kasturirangan, Reforming Indian Education Is Not As Tough As It Looks

Dear Dr Kasturirangan, As the former chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), I’m sure you are no stranger to shouldering big responsibilities. Even then, your current responsibility, as the head of the panel to draft the National Education Policy, perhaps dwarfs everything else. Because it has the power to transform India. It is much easier to improve the position ... Read More »

Generation Z is starting university – but is higher education ready?

Change is coming and this new generation of students is leading it. Photograph: Alamy We all know that there’s a change coming in higher education, and it’s not only government agencies and Brexit driving it. A new digitally innate generation of students is just beginning to enter our universities, prompting the question: are we ready for this influx of industrious, ... Read More »

Binky is the social media app for anti-social people

The internet is a vast wilderness full of politics and cat memes. Navigating social media requires a PhD in Facebook and an intravenous Twitter feed. It’s just flat-out overwhelming — until now. Binky is a new app that aims to rid you of the worst part of every social media platform: people. It’s a brilliant social media experience that provides the ... Read More »

Windows 10 Home vs. Windows 10 Pro: What’s the Difference, and Which One Is for You?

Microsoft Windows 10 for desktop, the successor to Windows 8.1, comes in two versions: Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home. This is a stark contrast to earlier versions of Windows, which came in as many as seven editions. Of the two editions, Windows 10 Pro, as you may have guessed, has more features. Unlike Windows 7 and 8.1, in which the basic variant was ... Read More »

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is here, but the Indian Apps Just Don’t Seem Ready

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon has finally launched the Fire TV Stick in India The launch was accompanied by a large number of Indian apps Most of these offer a poor experience on the television screen On Wednesday, Amazon launched its Fire TV Stick in India, priced at Rs. 3,999 (there’s a Rs. 499 cashback for Prime members), which means that for the first time since ... Read More »