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Microsoft Surface Pro With LTE Advanced to Be Available in December

HIGHLIGHTS New LTE model will be available in December 2017 Its pricing starts at $1,149 Original Surface Pro was launched in May this year Microsoft at its Future Decoded event in London announced its all-new Surface Pro with LTE connectivity. The Redmond giant says that the Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE Advanced model will be available to business customers starting ... Read More »

Work to Pick New Missouri Education Leader Stalls

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Efforts to pick Missouri’s next top education official after a controversial shake-up in leadership ground to a halt Wednesday after a technical move by the governor left the board without enough voting members to choose a replacement. In an unusual move, Greitens repealed and then resubmitted his five State Board of Education appointees shortly after the ... Read More »

Higher education dollars tighten under new Missouri plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education has approved a revised model that awards funding to public colleges and universities based on performance. The board also has recommended that the state tie 10 percent of allocations to colleges’ and universities’ performance. That proposal, approved Tuesday, would change the source of performance dollars, which previously have been drawn ... Read More »

Education and equal pay

Sir, – In “The issues set to dominate Irish education in 2018” (Analysis, January 2nd), you applaud equality campaigners working to remove the “baptism barrier”. In the same article, you berate the ASTI for its campaign to fight for “equal pay” for its members. Are you for equality or not? – Yours, etc, NOEL DOWNING, Rathmines, Dublin 6. Sir , ... Read More »

Datsun Go ‘Cross’ to be unveiled on January 18

HIGHLIGHTS The production model will be called ‘Cross’ instead of ‘Go Cross’ The car will be based on the company’s existing platform while there will be significant tweaks in the design It will be showcased in India at the upcoming Auto Expo this year in February The aggressive headlamp will feature projector beam and LED daytime running lights Nissan Motor ... Read More »

New car launches in January 2018

As we inch closer to the end of this year and look back on all the good times, car enthusiasts in particular will look forward to five new car launches which are due for launch in January 2018. The upcoming car list for January includes – Datsun Redi-GOAMT, Lamborghini Urus, Lexus LS, Audi Q5 and the Range Rover Velar. Interestingly, the New Year will begin a ... Read More »

New car sales fall 10.4% in 2017 as used imports surge

Volkswagen remains the most popular new car brand with 13,829 registrations in 2017. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty Images New car sales were down 10.43 per cent in 2017, to 131,356, with weaker sterling driving a significant rise in used imports. While there was a fall in new car registrations, used imports rose 29.52 per cent to 93,454 last year. ... Read More »

Twitter Users Divided Over 280-Character Limit for Tweets: Survey

HIGHLIGHTS Only 38 percent users said they approved of the 280-character limit Thirty-two percent of the users preferred 140-character tweets A month after the change, 5 percent tweets are longer than 140-characters A month after Twitter doubled its 140-character restriction for people to express more in a tweet, users were divided on the new 280-character limit with only 38 percent approving the ... Read More »

John McAfee, Cyber-Security Pioneer, Says His Twitter Account Was Hacked

HIGHLIGHTS I am an expert but no control over Twitter’s security: McAfee The hacked account was used to promote lesser-known cryptocurrencies His account was hacked despite two-step verification being active Ace computer programmer and businessman John McAfee’s has said that his Twitter account was hacked and was used to run ‘coin of the day’ series recommending and promoting lesser-known cryptocurrencies. “Though I am ... Read More »

WhatsApp Private Reply Feature for Groups Enabled by Mistake, Expected Soon: Report

WhatsApp is expected to release the Private Reply feature for groups soon HIGHLIGHTS It was first enabled in v2.17.342, then disabled with v2.17.344 It reappeared in the v2.17.348 beta for Windows Phone Other new features were also seen in the beta WhatsApp mistakenly rolled out the ‘Reply Privately’ feature in a beta update for Windows Phone that will allow users to privately send ... Read More »