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Facebook F8: New Surround 360 Camera and Other Major Announcements From Day 2

HIGHLIGHTS 360 Capture SDK tool makes it easier to capture, share experience in VR Giphy support will be available in Facebook Live, Camera and Messenger Tether-tenna helicopters will deliver Internet access during emergencies Facebook’s ongoing annual developer conference F8 2017 moved into its second day on Wednesday. While Day 1 was mostly about augmented reality, Facebook Spaces VR, Places Graph ... Read More »

Rumour: Hyundai Verna 2017 India launch likely on August 22; Bookings to commence from August first week

The new generation Hyundai Verna 2017 is speculated to be launched in India on 22 August, 2017 which will take on the likes of Maruti Ciaz and Honda City. We previously had reported that the South Korean automaker will be launching the next-gen Hyundai Verna by the end of this August. The updated Verna sedan has been seen testing on ... Read More »

Snapdeal Raises Over Rs. 113 Crores From NVP, Founders

HIGHLIGHTS Snapdeal has raised over Rs. 113 crores from NVP and founders Unclear how new financing round will help Snapdeal continue operations SoftBank has been mediating a potential sale of Snapdeal to Flipkart Snapdeal has raised over Rs. 113 crores from early investor Nexus Venture Partners and founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, amid talks of a potential sale of ... Read More »

From Gillard to Gonski 2.0: the twists and turns of education funding explained

David Gonski and Malcolm Turnbull announce ‘Gonski 2.0’ on Tuesday. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP From the Gillard government’s six-year needs-based school funding agreements to Malcolm Turnbull’s Gonski 2.0: how has the federal government proposed changing the funding of schools? How much is the federal government spending on schools? Canberra will spend $17.5bn this year on schools. With increases every year between ... Read More »

We shouldn’t approach technology from a place of fear

The World Economic Forum has forecast that five million jobs will be lost to technology before 2020, but that just over two million new ones will be created Millions of people will lose their jobs. Entire professions will be destroyed. Workers with obsolete skills will struggle to find employment. These fears have been felt with each new technological development throughout ... Read More »

Seceding From Public Education

A letter to the editor I wrote recently on the virtues of school choice prompted some surprising feedback. My simple question—“When parents choose to patronize a school that better serves their child, why should we keep funneling billions of dollars to prop up a failing system that is serving no one well?”—elicited a lot more responses than I initially expected ... Read More »

Inside Netflix we reveal how brain scans and bots help shows go from lens to your living room

Netflix first launched in the UK in 2012 and, along with catch-up services like BBC iPlayer and streaming rivals like Amazon Prime, has completely transformed the way we watch television. WIRED was invited along to the firm’s recent Netflix Labs Day at its Los Gatos headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley for the global release of Marvel’s Iron Fist ... Read More »

Sex offender wrongly banned from Internet, court rules

A sex offender under lifetime supervision was wrongly banished from the Internet, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a unanimous decision, the high court ruled that the state Parole Board went too far when it imposed a total “Internet blackout” on a man who was convicted in 2003 of sexually molesting his young daughters and served two prison ... Read More »

New Smartphone from LG, Cloud Management Services from Staples Make Small Biz Headlines

If you want to run a mobile business, you need mobile specific tools like a smartphone and a cloud management platform. This week, small businesses got a few new options. First, Verizon called a new LG smartphone perfect for content creators. And Staples launched a new cloud management and records storage solution. You can read about these new services along ... Read More »

Social media’s hot new trend is actually from the ’90s

Houseparty MORE ON: APPS Women hate d–k pics as much as men like sending them De Blasio using tax money to fund app tracking his campaign promises Now the whole world is one big Pinterest board Your smartphone apps might be secretly leaking your info Remember when you’d fall asleep while instant messaging your friends into the early hours of ... Read More »