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Do We Really Need It? On The Excess Of Technology

One of the banes of listicle journalism is the outright promotion of goods that we are told that we “must have.” Are you sick of being told about the ten or twenty “must-have gadgets” that you just “can’t live without”? Thankfully, due to limited time and finances, most of us are doing just fine, breathing and walking about planet earth ... Read More »

Humans Produced Complex Technology Without Understanding It

Scientists have shown that the evolution of technology over time may have less to do with our understanding of that technology than we originally thought. The Evolution of Technology Human beings are one of the most adaptive species on the planet, able to exist in habitats as diverse as the Arctic to the Arabian desert. No other species is known ... Read More »

Social media addiction is not natural or normal – but is it really a disease?

 ‘Could anyone stand to live without a smartphone, in 2019, and to go without social media?’ Photograph: Richard Baker/Corbis via Getty Images Is social media addictive? The issue is complex, and probably generational. It’s obvious that what social media does to us, especially those of us who are heavy users, is not natural, or normal. It’s not normal to submit ... Read More »

India Cooling Action Plan Launched: All about it

India Cooling Action Plan Launched: All about it It is yet an indeed proud moment for the country since India is one of the first countries in the world to develop a comprehensive Cooling Action plan which has a long term vision to address the cooling requirement across sectors and lists out actions which can help reduce the cooling demand. ... Read More »

Closing Bell: Sensex ends 310 points lower, Nifty below 10,650; IT stocks under pressure

Market at close: Benchmark indices ended near the day’s low on Monday with Nifty finished below 10,650 level. At the ends, the Sensex was down 310.51 points at 35498.44, while Nifty was down 83.40 points at 10641. About 881 shares have advanced, 1667 shares declined, and 156 shares are unchanged Bharti Infratel, ONGC, Zee Entertainment, Tata Motors and Axis Bank were ... Read More »

I quit Instagram and Facebook and it made me a lot happier — and that’s a big problem for social media companies

Why quitting Instagram and Facebook made me happier   3:16 PM ET Wed, 5 Dec 2018 | 03:16 The first time I truly took a break from social media was in 2015, at a summer camp for burned-out adults called “Camp Grounded.” There were three rules: Take a camp name of your choosing, like Luna or Huckleberry, avoid talking about “W,” ... Read More »

WhatsApp Says It Collects Very Little Data as Facebook Privacy Scandal Rages On

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp says all messages are end-to-end encrypted Experts say information about calls is likely being mined by WhatsApp Group chats also put users at risk, according to privacy experts WhatsApp has attempted to address privacy concerns surrounding its service as parent company Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal continues. The world’s most popular instant messaging service, WhatsApp says it collects very little data and that ... Read More »

Centre wants to merge three school education schemes – but experts say it is not a good idea

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Human Resources Development hosted a national workshop for states on the merger of the three major Central schemes supporting education – the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan for elementary school (Classes 1 to 8), the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan for secondary school (Classes 9 and 10) and the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Restructuring and Reorganisation of Teacher ... Read More »

Global IT Spending Projected to Reach $3.7 Trillion in 2018: Gartner

Global IT spending is projected to total $3.68 trillion (roughly Rs. 235 lakh crores) in 2018 – an increase of 4.5 percent from 2017’s $3.52 trillion (roughly Rs. 224 lakh crores), market research firm Gartner said on Tuesday. “Global IT spending growth began to turn around in 2017, with continued growth expected over the next few years. Uncertainty looms as ... Read More »

Drat It | Working on a desktop computer? How retro

When my husband and I bought our first tablet computer for the family six or seven years ago, we were mistaken about several things. First of all, the whole concept of having one tablet for three people was a huge mistake. Really, the gadgets are designed to serve one master. More importantly, one of the people supposedly sharing the device was ... Read More »