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Unlocking the potential of technology

Unlocking the potential of technology

Ethnographer and photographer Laura de Reynal has been documenting the work of organisations, such as Mozilla and One Laptop per Child who are helping communities to get online for the first time. The first online experience for these 16-year-olds in Madagascar was browsing Wikipedia and writing what they had discovered on a blackboard. LAURA DE [...]

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Here’s the US FCC’s Plan to Undo Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

Here’s the US FCC’s Plan to Undo Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

Tech companies and Internet providers are poised for another dramatic showdown as the head of the Federal Communications Commission revealed a plan Wednesday for rolling back his predecessor’s rules mandating a free and open Internet. The proposal from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai marks the first step toward undoing a key decision of the Obama era, [...]

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How Razer is bringing mechanical keyboards to everything

How Razer is bringing mechanical keyboards to everything

Razer is arguably best known for its gaming keyboards that have proven to be reliable and popular among professional gamers across the globe. A big factor of that success is what lies beneath the keys. In fact, you could say the company’s drive to develop and build the best mechanical switches in the industry is [...]

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Apple is going green: 10th anniversary iPhone 8 may come with recycled metal

Apple is going green: 10th anniversary iPhone 8 may come with recycled metal

Apple wants to “one day” end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday. “Traditional supply chains are linear,” it said. “Materials are mined, manufactured as products, and often end up in landfills after use. Then the process starts [...]

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Japans Nikon sues ASML, Zeiss over chip making technology

Japans Nikon sues ASML, Zeiss over chip making technology

Nikon Corp. said Monday it has taken legal action in the Netherlands, Germany and Japan over the use of semiconductor lithography technology in products made by Dutch and German companies. Nikon said it is seeking to stop Dutch company ASML Holding N.V. and its supplier Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH from using patented technology without its [...]

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Google Play’s My Apps Section Revamped to Make Sorting Simpler

Google Play’s My Apps Section Revamped to Make Sorting Simpler

A revamped interface for the My Apps section of Google Play is now rolling out to Android users. The new interface, which was first spotted, provides users with better organised categories and more utility than before. It potentially helps clear space on your Android device by allowing you to sort the apps you have installed. [...]

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Gallery meet the Samsung Galaxy S8

Gallery meet the Samsung Galaxy S8

With the Galaxy S8, Samsung has made an Android phone more desirable than an iPhone. For all its faults, for all the ways Samsung could spend less time and money on gimmicks and more on on-going software support, for all the cheaper options out there, there’s no other phone we’d rather have right now. It’s [...]

April 19, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Gallery meet the Samsung Galaxy S8

Technology helping to make V&A Dundee vision a reality

Technology helping to make V&A Dundee vision a reality

I pull on a pair of 3D goggles and I’m standing outside the magnificent V&A Dundee. I can tell it’s magnificent because I’m looking at it. With a click, I’m inside and I’m going up the stairs. It’s perfect in every detail – not just an artist’s rendering of what the V&A is going to [...]

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Government Says No Proposal to Let Private Cars Share Rides for Fare

Government Says No Proposal to Let Private Cars Share Rides for Fare

The government has said there is no proposal under its consideration to allow private car owners to share rides and charge fare, and no steps have been taken to evolve a regulatory mechanism over the same. “At present there is no such proposal under consideration of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways,” Minister of [...]

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Facebook Hands Swedish Prosecutors Footage in Gang Rape Case

Facebook Hands Swedish Prosecutors Footage in Gang Rape Case

Swedish prosecutors investigating a suspected gang rape and its broadcast via Facebook Live said on Friday they had received a copy of the footage from the US social media company. Prosecutors earlier this month charged two men with raping a woman in January, and a third with the crime of “grave defamation” by streaming it [...]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Benchmarked; Scores Impressively Against Current Offerings

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Benchmarked; Scores Impressively Against Current Offerings

Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset was unveiled at CES this year, and Samsung will apparently be the first to launch its smartphone integrated with the ‘latest’ chipset. It is touted to be 20 percent faster and 25 percent more power efficient than the Snapdragon 820 chipset. Now, the Snapdragon 835 chipset’s first benchmark results are [...]

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Russia Seeks New Cosmonauts for Manned Mission to Moon in 2031

Russia Seeks New Cosmonauts for Manned Mission to Moon in 2031

Russia’s space agency on Tuesday announced a recruitment drive for young would-be cosmonauts who it hopes will become the country’s first on the Moon. And women are welcome, an official stressed. In the first such drive for five years, Roscosmos space agency said it is looking for 6 to 8 cosmonauts who will operate a [...]

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