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Android Go Back to the Drawing Board Because This Isn’t Working (Yet)

HIGHLIGHTS Android Go is an operating system designed for low-cost smartphones It is Google’s second crack at building an OS for low-end devices The platform seems to lack optimisation at the moment Android is a complex and resource intensive operating system that is not designed to run on low-end hardware. Uber cheap smartphones are generally associated with a broken, frustration-filled ... Read More »

HRD Ministry forms panel to examine CBSE’s exam conduct process

The HRD Ministry had last week announced the re-examination of the CBSE Class 12 Economics paper on 25 April. Photo: PTI New Delhi: The HRD Ministry has set up a “high-powered committee” to examine the process by which the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts examinations, following the alleged leak of the Class 10 Mathematics and the Class 12 Economics ... Read More »

SC dismisses pleas challenging CBSE’s decision to conduct re-exam

Several petitions were filed before the apex court after the CBSE said on 28 March that the Class 10 maths and Class 12 economics paper had allegedly leaked. Photo: HT New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed five petitions challenging the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) decision to conduct a re-examination of the Class 12 Economics paper after an ... Read More »

Kerala approves bill to regularize MBBS admissions, move to benefit 180 students

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Photo: PTI Bengaluru: The Kerala assembly on Wednesday approved a bill to regularize MBBS admissions, which had previously been deemed illegal by two official panels, apart from the Medical Council of India. The Kerala Professional Colleges (Regulation and Admission in Medical Colleges) Bill 2017 will benefit about 180 students of two colleges—Kannur Medical College and Karuna ... Read More »

Twitter Migrates Some Infrastructure to Google Cloud

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter moved some infrastructure for better data management Hadoop from Apache is an open-source software for organising Big Data Hadoop compute system is the core of Twitter’s data platform Twitter will move some of its core infrastructure to Google’s Cloud Platform for better data management, the company has announced. “We are excited to announce that we are working with Google Cloud to ... Read More »

Facebook Is Said to Research Ad-Free Subscription-Based Version

HIGHLIGHTS Now there’s more internal momentum to pursue such an option During testimony, Zuckerberg left the door open for subscription option Company generated virtually all its revenue last year by selling ads Facebook has been conducting market research in recent weeks to determine whether an ad-free version paid by subscriptions would spur more people to join the social network, according to ... Read More »

Huawei to launch P20 and P20 Pro smartphones in India on 24 april

Chinese multinational giant Huawei is preparing to launch their P20 and P20 Pro smartphones in India. Roughly three weeks after their official launch globally, the Indian arm of the company has released teasers for the Indian launch. The pair of smartphones is acknowledged worldwide for its camera capabilities. The company has sent out media invites for the launch event scheduled ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ Design Reportedly Finalised, Said to Sport Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor

  Samsung Galaxy S10, expectedly the next flagship smartphone from the South Korean giant, has been known to have gotten its design finalised recently. As per reports coming in from the company’s home country, the Galaxy S10 will get the same Infinity Display as the one introduced with the Galaxy S8. Additionally, the Galaxy S10 is said to sport a 5.8-inch ... Read More »

US Ban on Sales to ZTE Triggers Patriotic Rhetoric in China

A US ban on sales of American components to ZTE Corphas unleashed a patriotic backlash in China’s cyberspace, highlighting the growing tension between the world’s two largest economies. The United States this week imposed a ban on American companies selling parts and software to ZTE for seven years, saying it had broken a settlement agreement with repeated false statements – a move that threatens ... Read More »

Facebook Officials Head to Europe to Respond to Data Scandal

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook is responding to concerns over user data misuse The social network has been embroiled in a privacy scandal Facebook COO and CTO will be amongst those doing the rounds Facebook officials will be travelling – or at least making phone calls – to Europe to respond to concerns that the data of as many as 2.7 million people in the European ... Read More »