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42 Percent of Internet Users in the US Are Regular Fast Food Eaters

Almost half of U.S. internet users patronize fast food restaurants regularly, according to a recent study. Internet Fast Food Market Opportunities The study is part of an infographic from GlobalWebIndex. The infographic states that 42 percent of internet users in the U.S. are regular eaters of fast food, making it one of the biggest markets for fast food restaurants in the world. ... Read More »

Can Anything Prevent Another Internet Shutdown in the U.S.?

An internet shutdown in the Northeastern U.S. happened roughly a week ago, and the experts are looking for ways to prevent this attack from ever happening again. Websites like Twitter and Spotify were inaccessible for thousands of people following the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a major domain name system (DNS) host. DNS, the technical network that converts web ... Read More »

Infinix Zero 5, Zero 5 Pro With 6GB RAM, Dual Rear Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

Transsion Holdings brand Infinix, as promised, has unveiled its Zero 5 smartphone for the Indian market. The all-new Infinix Zero 5 sports dual rear cameras with support for optical zoom and portrait mode. There’s an octa-core processor powering the device while it packs 6GB of RAM. The company has also unveiled Infinix Zero 5 Pro which is identical to the Infinix Zero 5 with just one ... Read More »

Flipkart Phone Billion Capture+ Goes on Sale at Starting Price of Rs. 10,999; Launch Offers Detailed

Billion Capture+, the first smartphone from Flipkart-owned brand Billion, went on sale at 12am IST in India, with a host of launch offers to make it an attractive buy. The new Billion Capture+ has dual rear camera setup and comes with Smartron’s tronX AI-based Internet of Things platform as well as unlimited free cloud storage. The phone comes in two ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 XL Now Available in India: Price, Specifications, and Everything Else You Need to Know

Google Pixel 2 XL is now available in India starting Wednesday. The new smartphone by Google will be made available online exclusively on Flipkart and it will be also available through offline channels. Pixel 2 XL (Review) can be purchased via Reliance Digital, Croma, Poorvika, Sangeetha Mobiles, Vijay Sales, and other offline retail stores across India beginning Wednesday. Google Pixel ... Read More »

‘Working-class children get less of everything in education – including respect’

When Diane Reay, Cambridge University professor of education, started researching her book about working class children’s experiences of education, she had no idea just how much inequality she would uncover in state schools today. “The most important thing I found out was that we are still educating different social classes for different functions in society.” She expected to find the ... Read More »

Bigger share of aid budget for education, say MPs

Education should receive a bigger share of the UK’s overseas aid budget, a cross-party report from MPs says. The International Development Select Committee said education is vital to improving lives in the world’s poorest countries. The proportion of the UK’s aid budget spent on education was about 7% in 2015, according to MPs. Stephen Twigg, who chairs the committee, said ... Read More »

Imagine an education system that worked for everyone

One swallow does not make a summer, nor does one academy reverting to local authority oversight do anything for our present incoherent, expensive and unaccountable education system (Take heart from the academy chain drummed out of town, 14 November). Already we have parent groups springing up all over the country, not just complaining about the funding crisis but also railing ... Read More »

Gionee M7 Power With 5000mAh Battery Launched in India; Price Starts at Rs. 16,999

Gionee M7 Power will go on sale in India on November 25 via Amazon HIGHLIGHTS Gionee M7 Power sports a 6-inch FullView display It bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture On the front, it bears an 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture Gionee M7 Power was launched in India on Wednesday. As you can tell by the name ... Read More »

Mobile Handset Shipments Expected to Touch 262 Million Units in India: CMR

With mobile handset vendors shipping 80 million mobile handset units in India in the third quarter this year, the shipments are likely to touch 262 million units by the end of fourth quarter, market research firm CMR said on Thursday. According to CMR’s “India Monthly Mobile Handset Market Review Report for 3Q 2017,” mobile handset vendors have shipped around 200 ... Read More »