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Humanizing Technology – Art Meets Science

Like a slow brewing revolt against the establishment (a trend we are seeing socially and politically around the world), the exponential advances in technology development are beginning to evoke a contra stance. A push-back. Not because we want less of them. In fact, our appetite for better, faster, cheaper technology – software and hardware – can only be described as ... Read More »

Want A Modern School System? Technology Is Not Enough

Technology in education offers the promise of individualized learning and improved outcomes for every student in America. It’s not a new idea. America’s first K-12 ed tech trials took place in 1966. Yet here we are — over 50 years later and still no consistency of success or failure when it comes to educational outcomes. When people first started talking about education technology in the ’70s, ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Starts Receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update in India

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro receives Nougat update The new update bumps security patch to August It’s currently retailing at Rs. 29,999 Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro, the company’s first smartphone with 6GB RAM, is being upgraded to Nougat. The smartphone has reportedly started receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the company’s brand new UI version. Sammobile reports that Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro users in India ... Read More »

Alcatel A5 LED, A7 Smartphones Launched in India: Price, Specifications, and More

HIGHLIGHTS The Alcatel A7 price in India is Rs. 13,999 The Alcatel A5 LED price in India is Rs. 12,999 Both smartphones are exclusive to Amazon India TCL brand Alcatel on Thursday launched two smartphones in India – the A5 LED and the A7. Both smartphones will be exclusively available via Amazon India, with sales starting from 12:01pm on Friday, November 10. The Alcatel ... Read More »

iOS 11.1.1 Update Now Available to Download, Brings ‘i’ Autocorrect Fix and More

HIGHLIGHTS iOS 11.1.1 is available for iOS 11-compatible Apple devices It fixes issue that autocorrecter “i” with “A” and a special character Apple has also addressed issue with “Hey Siri” hotword Apple has released the iOS 11.1.1 update for all iOS 11-compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. The update, which is now available to download, has notably fixed the annoying ... Read More »

Lyf C451 Review

High-end phones get a lot of attention, and right now the pricing scale has been stretched to new limits with the iPhone X casually sauntering into our market priced at up to Rs. 1,02,000. Google and Samsung aren’t far behind, and we’re sure to see other companies try their luck at this end of the market. However, no matter how tempting such phones are, the overwhelming majority ... Read More »

KGI: Apple to launch two OLED iPhones in 2018

Apple launched the iPhone X and already is preparing for the next-year flagship. According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Cupertino is preparing two OLED phones for 2018. The report also suggests that the phones might return to the stainless steel frames to improve data transmission quality. Top: iPhone 8 Plus • Bottom: iPhone X The iPhone X currently has a steel frame ... Read More »

AT&T Exclusive no more: Galaxy S8 Active coming to T-Mobile and Sprint

The Samsung Galaxy S “Active” model has been around ever since the Galaxy S4 Active. The Galaxy S’ Active series offered the latest flagship features and specs of the concurrent-generation Galaxy S model and repackaged it into a rugged beast – one that would feature a larger battery, Military-spec durability, and water resistance. The situation since then has been that AT&T ... Read More »

3 “Internet of Things” Stocks to Buy Now

One of the strongest corners of the market this year has been the semiconductors industry. Throughout the chip-making space, companies have successfully adapted to the changing needs of the consumer, including an increased demand for small, high-powered chips that enable “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices. For those that don’t know, the Internet of Things is the growing world of interconnected ... Read More »

Is the internet ultimately a force for good or evil?

I mostly hate the internet. But the outrage and debate that has arisen in the wake of the Weinstein allegations couldn’t have happened without it. That has to be a good thing, right? Hey. I mostly hate the internet, too. And until this business with Weinstein, I have mostly hated the internet for the way in which it enables certain ... Read More »