Tag Archives: It

SOCIAL MEDIA MAKES GIRLS DEPRESSED—OR DOES IT?

A new paper claims social media use may be linked to increases in depression and suicide rates, although some psychologists have expressed doubt about the conclusions. The paper uses data from two annual questionnaires taken by U.S. high schoolers, called Monitoring the Future and the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. Hundreds of thousands of teenagers answer these surveys, which include questions about social media use ... Read More »

iPhone X’s Face ID: Accepts Only One Registered User, Has Quick Option to Disable It, Support Most Sunglasses

HIGHLIGHTS iPhone X will only permit one user’s Face ID to be registered The company says Face ID will work with most sunglasses There is an option to quickly disable Face ID feature Face ID, the new authentication technology that Apple introduced with the iPhone X earlier this week, will only permit one user’s face to be registered with the iPhone X at launch, ... Read More »

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says her mission is moving along, and others say it is a detriment to education

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) – Education Secretary Betsy Devos is shining a light on her efforts since her controversial confirmation. Protests continue to follow her as many are still concerned about her effect on public schools. DeVos says she is fighting for every student, but others strongly disagree. Secretary DeVos says everyone should have opportunities for quality education. “The focus is on ... Read More »

Sarahah App: What Is It, and Why Is Everyone Talking About This Anonymous Messaging App?

HIGHLIGHTS Sarahah is an anonymous messaging app You can send messages even without logging in There are concerns of cyberbullying in this anonymous setting The Sarahah app has taken hold in the social media sphere over the past week, joining trends such as Prisma app that rose quickly in public consciousness. Whether it will remain a hit or fade away in a ... Read More »

Apple’s iOS 10 Beta Hints at Lots of Change – Not All of It Welcome

Apple is releasing a new version of its mobile operating system this fall, bringing the company up to a nice round number: iOS 10. Ahead of launch, Apple is allowing anyone to test the software and give their feedback. First, I would not recommend that most people download this beta. Bugs are par for the course with all early software and could try ... Read More »

Baidu Competitor Says to Focus on AI as It Plans US IPO

China’s second-largest mobile search engine Sogou, controlled by Sohu.com and 45 percent owned by Tencent Holdings, said it will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) as it aims to build a next-generation search engine. Chinese internet and gaming company Sohu on Monday announced the plan to float Sogou in the United States “as early as market conditions permit”, saying the search unit would make ... Read More »

Working in US likely to get easier for highly-educated Indians, IT professionals

After a long wait, President Donald Trump has recently come up with good news especially for Indian students and IT professions. Trump has backed a bill that would cut in half the number of legal immigrants allowed into the US. If the bill gets passed and signed in law, the country will move to a ‘merit-based ‘system supporting only English-speaking ... Read More »

Alphabet Sees Boost in Mobile Ads as It Takes Hit From Record EU Fine on Google

Google parent Alphabet on Monday saw shares slide as the market reacted to a massive fine by the European Commission and word that success in mobile, cloud and YouTube is coming with higher costs. Alphabet reported a quarterly profit of $3.5 billion (roughly Rs. 22,532 crores), in a sharp decline from a year ago, with a $2.74 billion antitrust fine in Europe biting into earnings. The technology giant reported ... Read More »

Facebook, Google Are Managing the Internet When It Suits Them

  Google and Facebook are facing new competition to their online business models after President Donald Trump signed a bill putting Internet service providers on a path to being able to monetise online users the same way these technology giants do. Next up is the threatened unwinding of the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules, which could put these companies in a double bind, because ... 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 »