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‘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 »

Akanksha Bapana’s Evaldesign aims to make education effective for all

Scientist Akansha Bapana’s research-based consulting firm focuses on effective learning for children through education programmes The government’s efforts towards the education sector in the past have been restricted to formulating a curriculum and setting up schools. That, however, is changing as policy-makers are putting in efforts of their own, and also partnering with non-government agencies to improve the efficiency of education. Evaldesign is ... 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 »

Dr Gadget Has The Kitchen Tools To Make Feeding Holiday Guests Easier

The holidays are here and for many people that means family is in town! Here with some great kitchen gadgets to make feeding all those extra mouths easier this holiday season is Dr. Gadget. He’s also a spokesperson for the products he’s showing us and we’re giving everyone a chance to win them! Watch the video to find out how ... Read More »

Free Upgrades to Windows 10 to End on December 31, Microsoft Reveals

If you use Microsoft’s accessibility features and want a free upgrade to Windows 10, better hurry up because Microsoft is closing this last deal on December 31. Microsoft mostly stopped offering free upgrades to Windows 10 in July last year but users who use accessibility features, got an extension of that promo, a report in ZDNet said on Saturday. Accessibility features in Windows are ... 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 »

Facebook Partners Nielsen to Unveil Ad Performance Measurement Solutions

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook, Nielsen launch “Nielsen Total Brand Effect with Lift” solution Advertisers can interpret their cross-platform results Available to eligible advertisers via their Facebook representative In a bid to provide brands way to compare advertisements performances, Facebook has introduced new measurement solutions that will enable advertisers to see the impact of their ad campaigns on the social networking platform and TV. Facebook, ... Read More »

Microsoft, Facebook Complete the Highest-Capacity Subsea Cable to Cross the Atlantic

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft, Facebook, Telxius have laid a 6,598 km cable The cable is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per second Speed delivered by Marea can stream 71 million HD videos simultaneously In an incredible feat, Microsoft, Facebook and the telecom infrastructure company Telxius have laid a 6,598 km cable across the Atlantic Ocean that is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of ... Read More »

Instagram Doubles Monthly Active Advertisers to Over 2 Million

HIGHLIGHTS Time spent watching video on Instagram is up more than 80 percent YoY Number of videos produced per day has increased by 4X from last year Businesses are finding more opportunities to connect with their audiences Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram on Tuesday announced it has doubled its advertiser base in the past six months to reach over two million monthly active ... Read More »

Editorial: The free and open internet is about to become less free, less open

“Net neutrality” is one of the phrases that makes the eyes glaze over. But for anyone who uses the internet for anything, from watching cat videos to deep-state surveillance, net neutrality could not be more important. And next month it could be going away. The Federal Communications Commission, now controlled by three Republican appointees, is moving to rewrite regulations passed just two ... Read More »