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We want teachers to have their say on building better careers in education

‘The consultation looks at giving all teachers the chance to become leaders in their field, without necessarily taking on management responsibilities.’ Photograph: Alamy During a visit to Oakwood High School, my old comprehensive school in Rotherham, I was reminded of the role great teachers play in unlocking children’s talents. It meant a lot to me to see some of my ... Read More »

Jon Lender: Education Chief Admits Her Department’s Failures In Nepotism Snafu

James Mindek, a Department of Education administrator disciplined last year after he helped his son and a coworker’s daughter get temporary state jobs, grimaced with an “oh, c’mon” expression as Education Commissioner Dianna Wentzell recounted why she imposed a 60-day unpaid suspension that cost him $24,000 in salary. “There was a use, and an abuse, and really a distortion and ... Read More »

WhatsApp Restricted Groups Feature Spotted in Beta, Lets Admins Place Limits on Posting

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is likely to give group administrators more powers where they will be able to restrict all other members from sending text messages, photographs, videos, GIFs, documents, or voice messages in case the admin thinks so. According to WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, the popular mobile messaging platform has submitted the “Restricted Groups” setting via Google Play Beta ... 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 »

Honor 7X With 18:9 Display, Dual Cameras Launched in India: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Honor 7X price in India starts at Rs. 12,999 It will go on sale via Amazon India at 12pm IST on December 7 The smartphone sports a 5.93-inch 18:9 IPS display Honor 7X, the affordable dual camera smartphone from Huawei brand Honor, was launched in India on Tuesday at an event in London. Alongside, the Honor V10 was also announced for a global audience. ... Read More »

Samsung Dominates Global Smartphone Sales in Q3 2017, Says Gartner

With 22.3 percent market share, Samsung pipped Appleto grab the top spot in the global smartphone sales to end users (by vendor) in the third quarter of 2017, market research firm Gartner said on Thursday. Apple registered a distant 11.9 percent market share while Huawei 9.5 percent at third spot as the global smartphone sales reached 383 million units in the third quarter. In the ... Read More »

Google Stole Data From 5 Million iPhone Users in the UK, Lawsuit Alleges

A consumer activist launched Thursday a lawsuit accusing Google of illegally collecting data on more than five million British iPhone users, who could possibly see a payout reaching into the hundreds of millions. A campaign group dubbed ‘Google You Owe us’ says the tech giant owes consumers “trust, fairness and money” after unlawfully placing cookies on mobile phones between 2011 and 2012. ... Read More »

Why should the poor be left in the internet slow lane?

Imagine if the government had restored ownership of Britain’s roads to the private trusts that used to run them. Imagine they were allowed to charge companies different amounts to use them, so that companies with enough cash could pay for exclusive use of fast lanes, leaving their smaller competitors consigned to lag behind on slow, badly maintained roads. Sounds outrageously ... Read More »

Vivo V7 vs Oppo F5 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro: Price in India, Specifications, Features

Vivo V7 has been launched in India, adding yet another selfie smartphone to the sub-Rs. 20,000 segment. The 24-megapixel front camera with Moonlight Glow flash is the highlight of the new Vivo V7, but there’s also the modern bezel-less design with 18:9 aspect ratio and a capacious battery to keep things interesting. However, it is not the only selfie smartphone ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi A1 Rose Gold Colour Variant Launched in India

Xiaomi Mi A1, the Chinese company’s first Android One smartphone, was launched in India back in September. It was heavily marketed as the device “created by Xiaomi and powered by Google”, while being made available in Black and Gold colour variants. The company is now introducing a brand new Rose Gold colour variant. At India launch, Xiaomi had promised that the ... Read More »