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Have We Mastered Technology, or Has It Mastered Us?

Have We Mastered Technology, or Has It Mastered Us?

Anchorage, Alaska is home to a health care organization that qualifies as something of a medical miracle. The Southcentral Foundation (SCF) is tiny compared to giant hospitals in the Lower 48. But the scale of its challenges is truly vast. It serves a geographical area larger than the state of Texas, including both Alaska’s biggest city and [...]

March 18, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Have We Mastered Technology, or Has It Mastered Us?

Fertility apps are increasingly being used as contraception and one has even gained FDA approval

Fertility apps are increasingly being used as contraception and one has even gained FDA approval

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved mobile fertility app Natural Cycles as a method of contraception. While Natural Cycles was certified in Europe last year, this is the first time the U.S. has allowed a mobile app to advertise itself as a medical device that prevents pregnancy. In doing so, the FDA created a new category [...]

October 14, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Fertility apps are increasingly being used as contraception and one has even gained FDA approval

This new form of vertigo has no known cause

This new form of vertigo has no known cause

Do you suffer from dizzy spells or lose your balance? You may be suffering from vertigo. The usual causes of vertigo could be a tumour or high/low blood pressure, stress or diabetes. But recently, scientists have identified a new type of vertigo with no known cause, that may respond to treatments. “These conditions can be [...]

May 31, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This new form of vertigo has no known cause

Artificial Intelligence Has Come of Age, Says Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar

Artificial Intelligence Has Come of Age, Says Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar

HIGHLIGHTS Saudi Arabia recently granted citizenship to a robot It is more of a “symbolic gesture” meant to draw the attention, he said “But actually machines created many more jobs than they eliminated” As Saudi Arabia’s decision to grant citizenship to a robot makes international headlines, a top official of the Indian IT industry body [...]

December 2, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Artificial Intelligence Has Come of Age, Says Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar

Mass murderer and cult leader Charles Manson has died

Mass murderer and cult leader Charles Manson has died

Cult leader and one of America’s most notorious killers Charles Manson died on Monday from natural causes at the age of 83. Manson was serving nine life sentences at California State Prison-Corcoran for seven counts of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder. A statement released by California State Prison-Corcoran said 8:13 p.m. [...]

November 20, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Mass murderer and cult leader Charles Manson has died

‘Don’t get me started about the testing’: Teachers reveal how education has changed over the past 20 years

‘Don’t get me started about the testing’: Teachers reveal how education has changed over the past 20 years

Across the US, thousands of college graduates are taking the final steps in their education. A lot has happened since they were born in the mid-1990s, and perhaps no one has seen the effects of those changes on future generations than teachers. Business Insider spoke with a handful of elementary, middle, and high school teachers [...]

May 25, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on ‘Don’t get me started about the testing’: Teachers reveal how education has changed over the past 20 years

Facebook Now Has an Almost Advertising-Only Business Model

Facebook Now Has an Almost Advertising-Only Business Model

Facebook’s growth into a digital advertising power is showing a flip side: The social network is more dependent than ever on the cyclical ad market, even as its rival Google finds new revenue streams in hardware and software. Facebook reported on Wednesday that 98% of its quarterly revenue came from advertising, up from 97% a [...]

May 6, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Facebook Now Has an Almost Advertising-Only Business Model

Greg Bell: Technology has given us so much, but there’s still much to do

Greg Bell: Technology has given us so much, but there’s still much to do

Sixty years ago, the Dick Tracy comic strip featured a walkie-talkie watch that Detective Tracy used to communicate with his colleagues. It was an uncanny anticipation of our smartphones and watches. The 1960s Jetsons television show predicted Skype, flat-screen TVs, smart watches and personal aircraft. Even though cartoons foresaw some things, technological progress has far [...]

February 3, 2017 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Greg Bell: Technology has given us so much, but there’s still much to do

Almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet has experience with public education—except the education secretary

Almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet has experience with public education—except the education secretary

Among the myriad of objections leveled at Betsy DeVos, US president Donald Trump’s pick to lead American public education, the most stark is the fact that she’s never actually attended a public high school or university. Nor have her four children. The criticism becomes all the sharper when looking at Trump’s overall cabinet, which at [...]

January 25, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet has experience with public education—except the education secretary

Nobody has right to dilute RERA passed by Parliament: Naidu

Nobody has right to dilute RERA passed by Parliament: Naidu

Amid reports of dilution of key provisions of new realty law by some states, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said it should be implemented in true spirit and nobody has the right to dilute the law passed by Parliament. The union housing and urban poverty alleviation minister also asked the states to gear up [...]

January 17, 2017 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Nobody has right to dilute RERA passed by Parliament: Naidu

Undermining Public Education Has Been A Bipartisan Affair

Undermining Public Education Has Been A Bipartisan Affair

“[T]he Obama administration, in education laid the groundwork for Trump and Betsy DeVos because they were big supporters of charter schools . . . [C]harter schools are the first step toward full privatization.” – Diane Ravitch, Democracy Now, December 1, 2016 If there is one thing Democrats and Republicans agreed on during the last two [...]

December 8, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Undermining Public Education Has Been A Bipartisan Affair

How Galaxy Note 7 crisis has affected Samsung in India

How Galaxy Note 7 crisis has affected Samsung in India

Electronics major Samsung has lately been dealing with one of its deepest crises, with the South Korean company having to suspend the production and sale of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 amid reports of these devices catching fire. Initially, the company tried to douse some of the fire it was drawing by replacing the handsets. [...]

October 21, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on How Galaxy Note 7 crisis has affected Samsung in India