Author Archives: Loknath Das

49ers tackle STEAM education

Kids work together to build a model of a stadium as they participate in the 49ers STEAM Education Program at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. From left are: Viridiana Falcon, 10, Melina Estevez, 10, Lea Serrano, 9, Josselyn Jimenez, 10, and Jesus Ramirez, 7. STEAM is an educational approach to learning that involves Science, Technology, ... Read More »

Technology in the classroom can improve primary mathematics

There’s much more to mathematics than computation, and that’s where more contemporary technologies can improve primary mathematics. Many parents are beginning to demand less technology use in the primary classroom due to the amount of screen time children have at home. This raises questions about whether technology in the classroom helps or hinders learning, and whether it should be used ... Read More »

9 Bizarre Social Media Apps That You Never Even Thought Actually Exist

The social media world is a fascinating one and with a multitude of online tools, there’s simply no room for boredom. From dating to that of gaming, social media apps play a massive role in our daily activities and are more often than not  tailored to one’s tastes. Apart from apps that help you book cabs and swipe right on Tinder, ... Read More »

Programme for government: Education remains number one priority

A new education bill was announced as part of this year’s programme for government The Scottish government wants to be judged on its record on education so it was fitting that it was the first big theme to be addressed by Nicola Sturgeon when she delivered her programme for government. Improving early learning, raising attainment in schools and helping more youngsters ... Read More »

Deutsche Bank snags senior technology hire from Tesco

Tesco’s chief digital officer has defected to Deutsche Bank. Thomas Nielsen is joining Deutsche as chief digital officer for its global transaction business, the bread and butter business that keeps cash flowing around the world for the bank’s multinational clients. “Data and technology are key to innovation, in particular for financial services. The consumer sector has been driving this for ... Read More »

SOCIAL MEDIA: Sarah Willis

This week I am going to look at why it pays to pay on social media and share some quick and easy tips to get you started. For many years, one of the huge selling points about social media for business was that it was free and much of the organic content you will have shared would have been effective ... Read More »

Augmented reality: Is Pokemon Go-style technology the future of football?

Matchday programmes used to be the place to find out the two teams, discover what your left-back’s favourite film was, or see which local companies were offering a 10% discount when you visited with your copy. Nowadays you can use your paper programme to watch videos… straight from the page. It might sound like magic, but a forward thinking semi-professional ... Read More »

Roku IPO stands a fighting chance in a market hostile to tech offerings

Anyone who’s watched promising enough brand-name startups go public and promptly flounder in public waters this year — Hello, Snap. Hello, Blue Apron — would have reason to think that Roku, the next IPO candidate with a familiar name in the world of consumer tech, will suffer a similar fate. Of course, Roku, whose connected devices provide access to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Starz, and other channels, ... Read More »

Duchess wins damages over topless photos

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been awarded 100,000 euros (£92K) in damages after a French magazine printed topless pictures of the Duchess. The French court ruled the images, taken as the royal couple holidayed in Provence five years ago, were an invasion of their privacy. The judge awarded the royal couple 50,000 euros each in damages. She also ... Read More »

iOS 11 Beta Allows Users to Quickly Disable Touch ID Easily to Improve Privacy

HIGHLIGHTS Tapping five times also presents emergency call option Apple tipped to include face detection feature on upcoming iPhone New feature has been discovered by users on iOS 11 public beta User privacy is an important issue for Apple and the company has previously gone to great lengths to prove this thing. With iOS 11, the Cupertino-based company has introduced a new feature ... Read More »