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£38m for Newport foundry to make new technology behind 5G

Image copyrightREUTERS Funding of nearly £38m has been announced for a facility to make compound semiconductors – a new technology behind robotics, 5G and driverless cars. The 10 councils in the Cardiff Capital Region are set to develop the foundry in Newport, which could create about 2,000 high skilled jobs in five years. The funding follows £12m from the Welsh ... Read More »

Blocking social media won’t end distractions in schools

Going on social media shouldn’t have to be an after-school special. In Madison, Wisconsin, four schools opted into a pilot program to block up to 34 apps — the majority of which are social networks — from their classrooms and hallways. The new rules started on May 1, and will go on until the last day of school on June ... Read More »

These Cities Are the 10 Biggest Comeback Stories in U.S. Real Estate

MasterLu/iStock; realtor.com Everyone loves a great comeback story. And there are plenty to go around. Rocky. Steve Jobs. The Chicago Cubs. Jesus. Lil Bub (Google her!). And, with apologies to Jesus, perhaps the most impressive comeback of all, the one that hits us exactly where we live: the housing industry. After all, the 2007 real estate crash was a trauma that cut a wide ... Read More »

Lenovo Smart Band HW01 With OLED Display Launched at Rs. 1,999

Lenovo is joining the fitness race in India with the launch of the Smart Band HW01 fitness tracker. The smart band highlights an OLED display and is listed exclusively on Flipkart at Rs. 1,999 in Black colour. The Lenovo Smart Band HW01 has a 0.91-inch OLED display that will show your regular fitness tracking data such as time, steps and ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 Leaked Screenshot Tips Smartphone Will Sport 8GB of RAM

OnePlus recently confirmed that the company will be skipping the numeral ‘4’ and will be naming its yet-to-be-announced phone OnePlus 5. It also confirmed a Summer launch date. Now further details have emerged regarding the upcoming smartphone. Interestingly, previous rumours suggested that the phone will pack 6GB of RAM but a leaked screenshot suggests that the upcoming flagship from OnePlus ... Read More »

Panjab University crisis: Is the varsity converting into a central institute?

The committee led by Panjab University (PU) senate member Jarnail Singh which was tasked to study the possibility of converting PU into a central institute has prepared a concept note which says that PU can retain both syndicate and senate and also the autonomy of the university would not be affected. Though a consensus is yet to reach among committee ... Read More »

‘Unlock iPhone’, says judge in US sextortion case

A Florida judge has ruled that two defendants in a sextortion case must hand over the passwords to their mobile phones so officials can search them. Reality TV star Hencha Voigt and former boyfriend, Wesley Victor, are accused of threatening to release explicit images of social media star Julieanna Goddard unless she paid a ransom. The defendants said the ruling ... Read More »

Nissan develops mobile phone ‘prison’ to stop texting and driving

In the last two years, mobile phone use among British drivers has increased from eight to 31 per cent, according to the RAC. With stricter penalties being imposed for handling a phone while behind the wheel, British drivers are now more likely to be caught if they decide to pick up their device. Japanese car-maker Nissan has come up with ... Read More »

The Photographer vs. The Internet

ME: I don’t want to be a dick but could you please stop using my image on your website? THE INTERNET: Why? ME: Because it is my image and not yours to use! THE INTERNET: But it is on the Internet! ME: It is supposed to be exclusive for a client who paid me to shoot it. THE INTERNET: I’ll ... Read More »

Facebook to Hire 3,000 Reviewers to Screen Out Violent Videos

Facebook said Wednesday it is hiring an extra 3,000 staff to remove violent content like the gruesome killings and suicides broadcast on its video platform. The move ramps up efforts by Facebook to filter content amid growing criticism of the social media giant for allowing the platform to be used to promote violence and hateful activity. “If we’re going to ... Read More »