Tag Archives: Right

PRESERVING YOUR RIGHT TO REPAIR YOUR GADGETS

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN your drop your phone and shatter the screen? Or when its battery starts to grow noticeably weaker? These common technological woes are things that you should be able to remedy yourself—just buy some parts, get some tools, and fix your device. But it’s not that simple. Gadget manufacturers have been increasingly restricting access to the parts, tools, and ... Read More »

The European far right has its eye on education

Italy’s Minister of Education Marco Bussetti arrives at the Quirinal palace in Rome, Italy on June 1, 2018 [File: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters] Today, the Thirteenth World Congress of Families will kick off in Verona, under the patronage of the Italian regions of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia. Marco Bussetti, the Italian education minister, will be among a number of high-level officials ... Read More »

Technology and learning in the classroom: six tips to get the balance right

Australia was one of the first countries in the world to have more computers than studentsin schools. But as the numbers of computers and other technological devices increased, student performance did not. The days of cramming computers into classrooms and expecting improvements in learning are numbered. Some argue there’s little evidence to justify investment in technology in the classroom. In fact, some studies ... Read More »

Newegg’s selling a Gigabyte AMD Radeon RX 570 for a crazy low $150 right now

Newegg’s got a fantastic deal on a budget graphics card today. The online retailer has a Gigabyte 4GB AMD Radeon RX 570 for $150. Newegg’s sale price ends on Sunday. This is the lowest price we’ve seen this card. It was $170 the last time we featured it as a deal a few weeks ago, and it is about $185 on Amazon right now. ... Read More »

Markets Right Now: Stocks End a Choppy Day Slightly Lower

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks ended a choppy day slightly lower on Wall Street as losses for technology companies and banks offset gains elsewhere in the market. Micron Technology fell 3.2 percent Thursday and Bank of America lost 1 percent. The market moved lower ahead of a new round ... Read More »

Delete all the social media apps from your phone right now

Most of the time, I navigate to my social media apps reflexively, as though my finger and the icons are magnets. I don’t even realise I’m doing it until my thumb taps the Instagram icon on my screen. Again. And again. And again. It’s a dirty digital habit, and it doesn’t make me happy. Maybe you can relate. Studies have ... Read More »

Delete all the social media apps from your phone right now

Most of the time, I navigate to my social media apps reflexively, as though my finger and the icons are magnets. I don’t even realise I’m doing it until my thumb taps the Instagram icon on my screen. Again. And again. And again. It’s a dirty digital habit, and it doesn’t make me happy. Maybe you can relate. Studies have ... Read More »

RTE’s heart is in the right place—but not its head

The RTE Act has proved to be a disastrous piece of legislation. Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or the Right to Education Act (RTE) was supposed to drive India’s big leap in social development. It was supposed to bring millions to school, building the foundations upon which a modern, progressive and prosperous nation ... Read More »

Kitchen gadgets review: animal mugs – it’s not right to pour boiling water over a cat’s head

As I sip, the cat’s ears rise to meet me. It should be cute, but isn’t. And who can drink that much tea? Photograph: Jill Mead for the Guardian What? Cat and dog mugs (£12, utilitydesign.co.uk). Porcelain bowl with handle and integrated interior statuette. Why? Miaow do you like your tea? One sugar, one hellish surprise? Well? OK, so these ... Read More »

DIY Drone Building: Factors for Finding the Right Kit for You

Whether you like drones for the cool videos they let you shoot or just like flying them around, DIY can be a great way to begin. Certainly, fully assembled, ready-to-fly models tend to be easier to use than models that need some assembly. It can make a lot of sense to go the DIY route, however, even if it does ... Read More »