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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 »

Bots on social media threaten democracy. But we are not helpless

‘It appears that in 2016, bots were deliberately unleashed on social media to sway voter opinion by spreading fake news and deceiving trending algorithms.’ Photograph: PhotoAlto/Alamy Can social bots – pieces of software that perform automated tasks – influence humans on social media platforms? That’s a question congressional investigators are asking social media companies ever since fears emerged that they were deployed ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Launch Today: Price, Specifications, and Everything Else We Know So Far

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A is tipped to be priced at CNY 999 The more premium variant is tipped to be called Redmi Note 5A Pro The smartphone packs a 3000mAh battery Xiaomi is set to launch the Redmi Note 5A smartphone in China on Monday, and a fresh confirmation from CEO Lei Jun himself gives us more clarity on what ... Read More »

Samsung’s 406-Inch 4K Cinema LED Screen To Change The Way We Watch Movies

Samsung has unveiled a behemoth, 406-inch screen, calling it the first LED screen theater that “amplifies the immersive experience” thanks to its HDR LED display and stellar audio technology. It’s Samsung’s first-ever commercial Cinema LED Screen. The company steeps its description of the display, basically saying that it easily surpasses conventional projector technology thanks to its next-generation picture quality. While the ... Read More »

What we are doing to improve education for the children of South Sudan

Refugee children from South Sudan at Bidi Bidi settlement camp, north Uganda. Around $4m of a $36m grant could be reallocated to refugee education by the South Sudan government ‘if it wishes to do so’, says Alice Albright. Photograph: Sumy Sadurni / Barcroft Images Conflict in South Sudan has sent a million people over the border to Uganda and three-quarters ... Read More »

Twitter Co-Founder: I’m Sorry if We Made Trump’s Presidency Possible

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter’s Evan Williams told NYT that he wants to repair Internet damage It includes cyberbullies, fake news, live-streamed violence, etc. He also apologised for the victory of Donald Trump as US President If anyone knows how important Twitter is to Donald Trump, it’s the president. “Without the tweets, I wouldn’t be here,” he told the Financial Times last month. ... Read More »

Oh, microprocessor, how can we live without thee?

Change text size for the story Print Report an error The microprocessor is something that most of us interact with every single day and, in my opinion, one of the most underappreciated parts of tech. I usually get strange looks when I ask people if they know what a microprocessor is. Most know that a computer contains a microprocessor. It ... Read More »

Business Users Trial New Facebook Live Streaming Video – We Have Examples

Since Facebook announced its new live streaming feature last year, and then opened it up to all users in December, the feature hasn’t exactly caught fire as some expected it would. But Facebook Live does have some potential benefits for business users. And a few business users have been able to try out the new feature and use it to interact with ... Read More »

‘We Are The Crazy Boys,’ Says New Education Minister Prakash Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar, singled out on Monday for a promotion to cabinet rank, played down the elevation. NEW DELHI:  HIGHLIGHTS Mr Javadekar replaced Ms Irani as education minister in cabinet rejig He was singled out for a promotion to cabinet rank We are ‘doers,’ he said on sharing passion for PM’s development agenda “We are the crazy boys,” new education minister ... Read More »

‘We need Our Tricolour again,’ college students To central group At NIT Srinagar

college students of NIT who are from out of doors Kashmir, clashed with the police at the institute’s gateonce they were avoided from leaving the campus. SRINAGAR: HIGHLIGHTS postpone tests, we want to go domestic, say college students who aren’t from Kashmir Will offer comfy surroundings to take assessments: HRD Minister to students tension after college students clashed over India’s ... Read More »