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Technology problems are not going to be sorted out by more Kool-Aid

An Australian election is on again. The triennial ritual where the electorate makes a choice of which parliamentarian to elect — who will then decide what sort of greying, white male party apparatchik becomes the Prime Minister. With the dumping of racist and homophobic candidates being a daily occurrence, the campaign is plumbing the depths expected upon its announcement. However, ... Read More »

‘The Next Backlash Is Going to Be Against Technology’

GM workers hold a rally outside the plant in Lordstown, Ohio, which after producing cars for 50 years is now closed, on March 6. JEFF SWENSEN/GETTY IMAGES Since the financial crisis a decade ago, the economic recipes that seemed to work for decades have come under fire. Globalization and the international trading order seem to be under siege, while economic populism ... Read More »

Opinion | Education should be India’s most important electoral issue

You may be 18, scrambling to get into a college or hunting for a course that can help you get a job quickly. You may be a young parent, worried about your child’s admission to school or feeling helpless with the poor attention given to her in school. You may be middle aged, getting crushed by the struggle to pay ... Read More »

Opinion | Be very afraid of the dangers of ‘deepfake’ technology

The Lok Sabha elections are upon us and we will soon be inundated on our social media apps by Photoshopped images of politicians showing them doing something silly or despicable. None of us will be spared. We have enough gullible friends and uncles who will forward them to us. Some of these images will go viral. Of course, the brighter ... Read More »

Education to be accessible to all, says Union minister Prakash Javadekar

In order to upgrade the education sector and make it competitive and intellectually sound, Prakash Javadekar, Union minister of human resource development stressed on the need to make education accessible to all, and announced that the government is working in that direction. This issue was discussed at the ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) National Education Summit ... Read More »

Jio Phone 2 Flash Sale to Be Held Today at 12pm on Jio.com

io Phone 2 flash sale will be held only on Jio.com HIGHLIGHTS Jio Phone 2 price in India is Rs. 2,999 Buyers will not get a refund on the handset They can choose between three Jio recharges for the handset The Jio Phone 2 goes on sale for only the second time in India today, with stocks still expected to ... Read More »

Huawei Nova 3 to Be Available in Open Sale From August 23, Nova 3i Iris Purple Variant’s First Sale on August 21

HIGHLIGHTS Huawei Nova 3 is priced at Rs. 34,999 Huawei Nova 3i is priced at Rs. 20,999 Both the smartphones have been made available on Amazon India Huawei Nova 3 and Nova 3i were launched in India last month, and made available in flash sales on Amazon India. Now, the company has announced that the Huawei Nova 3 will be available in open sale from ... Read More »

WWDC 2018: iOS 12 to Bring Digital Health Features, ARKit 2.0 to Be Launched, and More Predictions

HIGHLIGHTS WWDC 2018 is now less than a week away It kicks off on June 4 in San Jose, California Here are some announcement predictions for the keynote address In recent months, Apple has been criticized for the addictive nature of its devices. Next week, the company plans to unveil software to help cure people of their iPhone habit. On Monday, Apple will hold ... Read More »

OnePlus 6 Face Unlock Seen to Be Fooled by Photo in New Video, OnePlus Responds

HIGHLIGHTS Face Unlock was first introduced on the OnePlus 5T OnePlus has recommended using other security inputs The information in the video is not verified OnePlus 6, the company’s latest and first flagship handset for 2018, was launched globally and in India earlier this year. The smartphone has stellar internal specifications and a starting price tag of Rs. 34,999. It ... Read More »

IITs should be among top hundred global institutions: Satya Pal Singh

To reach the goal the institutes need to fulfil multiple requirements like international students and faculty and research and innovation, says union minister Satya Pal Singh. Bhubaneswar: Union minister Satya Pal Singh has said that the institutes like IITs should find place among the 100 top global institutes of higher learning. To reach the goal the institutes need to fulfil multiple ... Read More »