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What we are doing to improve education for the children of South Sudan

Refugee children from South Sudan at Bidi Bidi settlement camp, north Uganda. Around $4m of a $36m grant could be reallocated to refugee education by the South Sudan government ‘if it wishes to do so’, says Alice Albright. Photograph: Sumy Sadurni / Barcroft Images Conflict in South Sudan has sent a million people over the border to Uganda and three-quarters ... 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 »

Can the OnePlus 5 Be a Good Replacement for Your Google Nexus?

HIGHLIGHTS Nexus users have been short on options for an upgrade The OnePlus 5 is bringing back the midrange flagship It’s also close to stock Android and relatively quick on updates Google’s Nexus smartphones were known to be the flag bearers of the Android operating system. While they were made by different manufacturers over the years, Googlehad a close eye on the entire ... Read More »

Wisconsin Could Soon Set The Bar For Personal Finance Education

Shutterstock Just 17 states in the United States require high school students to take a course in personal finance, according to the Council for Economic Education. And while the sheer lack of access to personal finance education may seem abysmal it actually gets worse as according to the report, a mere 20 states required high school students to take a course ... 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 »

The F-Word the Internet Doesn’t Hear

HIGHLIGHTS There is a heightened digital divide between genders in India Phones are reaching villages, but largely remain limited to men ‘Slow and steady’ progress won’t cut it in the Internet age Last month, the girl students of Benares Hindu University protested against the authorities. One of the reasons for this – why do boys get Internet connections in their hostel rooms, ... Read More »

‘Inclusive, equitable and quality education’ at the heart of high-level UN event

Students at a university library in Rabat, Morocco. Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank 28 June 2017 – Education leaders from around the world convened today at the United Nations to discuss ways to advance action on Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to “ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.” “Inclusive, equitable and quality education goes to ... Read More »

Beware! These Are the 5 Most Dangerous Gadgets in Your Kitchen (One Just Caused a Death)

Everyone knows the kitchen isn’t exactly a safe space. Boiling liquids, hot pans, and sharp knives are everywhere you turn. There’s the food processor and the blender, with their ultra-sharp whirring blades (make sure you unplug the appliance before reaching in with bare hands). The meat grinder can pulverize chunks of meat into a fine pulp; just imagine what it ... Read More »

Facebook wants to save the world. You’ve got work to do

For the past six months, Mark Zuckerberg has been zigzagging the US on a well-publicized, whirlwind tour to chat with people outside the insular bubble of Silicon Valley. Along the way, Facebook’s CEO met with Ford factory workers in Michigan, cattle farmers in Wisconsin and community leaders in New Orleans. But while Zuckerberg’s been attracting headlines and fueling speculation he wants ... Read More »