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Post-Weinstein, a discussion of professional ethics in drama education is badly needed

This week, The Stage released a study showing that of more than 1,000 theatre professionals and drama students surveyed, 40 per cent reported that they had been bullied, 31 per cent reported having encountered sexual harassment, and 8 per cent claimed to have been sexually assaulted. Respondents repeatedly referred to the fact that such behaviour was “ingrained into the theatre culture”. Why is this ... Read More »

A Floating Car Is Born From the Carnage of Japan’s Tsunami

At best it is envisioned as a small electric vehicle. A second car for affluent families for short trips. Hideo Tsurumaki watched the giant tsunami waves crash onto Japan’s northeast coast on March 11, 2011, sweeping away cars filled with people trying to escape. As the vehicles sank slowly into the sea, Tsurumaki thought about his mother, who lives by ... Read More »

What Does a Smartphone Mean to a Refugee?

HIGHLIGHTS After food and shelter, a smartphone is the next essential Asylum seekers would stop their journeys to access free Wi-Fi Tech can be used to transfer funds, or find news of lost family In an increasingly digital world, after food and shelter, the next necessity that people have is an Internet connected smartphone, says Mark Latonero, PhD, Lead Researcher ... Read More »

Amazon Acquires Blink, a Connected Camera Maker

HIGHLIGHTS Blink makes Internet-connected doorbells and security cameras The Andover-based company announced the buyout on its site Move to help Amazon compete in the growing home security camera market Amazon has bought an Andover, Massachusetts-based company that makes Internet-connected doorbells and security cameras. Blink announced on its website Friday it was being acquired by the Seattle e-commerce giant. Terms of the deal haven’t been ... Read More »

How a Researcher Hacked His Own Computer to Find ‘Meltdown’ Chip Flaw

HIGHLIGHTS Researchers had thought such an attack was only theoretically possible They were aghast to find the kernel memory could indeed be attacked The flaw would allow attackers to gain access to user data Daniel Gruss didn’t sleep much the night he hacked his own computer and exposed a flaw in most of the chips made in the past two decades ... Read More »

‘Heidi’ in Hindi: A translation brings the classic children’s book to new readers. Will they care?

“Yeh kaam sooraj karta hai,” Dadu bole. “Jab woh pahado ko good night kehta hai, woh apni sabse sundar kiraney un par barsaata hai, ki ve use bhoole na, jab tak ki woh subah aakar dobara unse nahi milte.”  “This is the sun’s work,” said Grandpa. “When it says good night to the mountains, it shines its most beautiful rays ... Read More »

These Kitchen Gadget Makers Want to Avoid a Juicero-Level Fail

With the very public demise of Juicero, smart kitchen appliances are getting a bad rap. From “interactive centerpiece” SMALT (i.e. a salt shaker with speakers) to Tovala, a glorified Easy-Bake Oven with subscription meal kits, smart cooking fatigue may be setting in. At this year’s Smart Kitchen Summit, a new wave of kitchen gadgets went beyond the gimmicks of single-use hardware. Granted, there are still ... Read More »

Can smart cooking gadgets make you a better cook?

For some, it was Julia Child who taught them how to put a meal on the table. Later on came Saturday mornings watching Ina Garten or Emeril Lagasse. But for future generations of home cooks, it’s not going to be a celebrity chef or even some viral Facebook video that will teach them how to cook dinner: It’ll be their ... Read More »

iOS 11.1 Issue Autocorrects ‘i’ to ‘A’; Apple Details Workaround Ahead of Fix

HIGHLIGHTS Apple has released a three-step guide to manually fix issue The issue changes the letter “i” to letter “A” An update with its fix is likely to be rolled out soon Some users with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 11.1 have reported an annoying issue that autocorrects the letter “i” to the letter “A” and a symbol ... Read More »

Nokia 2 With a ‘2-Day Battery Life’ Goes Up for Pre-Orders in US

Nokia 2, HMD Global’s most affordable smartphone, is finally being made available in more markets. After going up for pre-orders in Russia, the Nokia 2 is now up for pre-orders in the US. Priced at $99 (roughly Rs. 6,500), the Nokia 2 can be pre-ordered via Amazon where it is available as an unlocked unit. The Amazon listing confirms that the Nokia 2 will support ... Read More »