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Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Expected at ‘What’s Next’ Event on May 23 in Shanghai

HIGHLIGHTS Panos Panay has confirmed his presence for the event Panay used “#Surface” tag in his tweet for the event Surface hardware is expected to be launched Microsoft has announced that the company will be holding an event later this month on May 23 in Shanghai and “will show the world what’s next.” While the company has not shared any further ... Read More »

Governor Ivey tours Auburn, impressed with local education

Repeatedly expressing her Tiger pride Tuesday with “War Eagle” references, Gov. Kay Ivey returned to the city of her college alma mater and spoke to Auburn teachers, business leaders and government officials during her “Listen, Learn, Help, & Lead Tour,” a multi-stop initiative her administration has embraced while visiting and inquiring about the needs of Alabama communities. Talking with the media ... Read More »

Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 Android Phones Now Available for Purchase in Australia

HIGHLIGHTS The Nokia Android smartphones were launched globally in February HMD Global recently released the Nokia 5 in Germany The company launched new Nokia smartphones in India in June HMD Global launched its Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 smartphones at MWC 2017 in February this year. The company has been releasing the handsets in global markets steadily and now it has made these smartphones available in ... Read More »

Technology Could Make or Break the Food Workforce of the Future

The way we engage with food is changing fast. Apps like UberEats, Instacart, and DoorDash enable consumers to order grocery items or take-out meals delivered directly to their doorsteps. Meal kit delivery services like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, and Home Chef send subscribers a box of prep-ready ingredients each week, along with the recipes to prepare them. And automated purchasing processes enable eaters to order fast food by ... Read More »

IndyCar unveils 2018 car ahead of Honda and Chevy test

IndyCar has revealed the first photos of the new-for-2018 Dallara universal aero kit ahead of the start of testing at Indianapolis on Tuesday. The new-look car, previously only seen in rendered images, is based on the Dallara IR-12, introduced in 2012. The car is lighter than the current versions, and a total of 66% of the downforce is now generated from underneath ... Read More »

Nokia 8 Silver Colour Variant Leaked

HIGHLIGHTS The smartphone can be seen sporting dual cameras at the back New render also shows Zeiss branding on the camera setup The smartphone is expected to come with Snapdragon 835 SoC Earlier this week, we got to see leaked press renders of the alleged Nokia 8 smartphone from HMD Global, and the handset could be seen in its Blue colour variant. Now, ... Read More »

When You’re Facebook, You’re Never Late to the Game

HIGHLIGHTS Zuckerberg talked about Facebook’s AR vision at F8 2017 It’s rolling out the AR camera platform in beta to developers Facebook’s sheer scale will prove a real challenge to Snap In 2013, Facebook approached Snapchat with a buyout offer of $3 billion (about Rs. 16,500 crores), which then had just 5 million daily active users. Evan Spiegel, co-founder and CEO of the company now ... Read More »

Special needs education: giving children every chance

Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire or decades, Government policy towards children with special needs was one of denial and neglect. There was little policy or legislation. Most education was carried out by religious orders. Even as late as the 1990s, the State argued that certain groups of children with intellectual disabilities were “ineducable”. Thankfully, much has changed since. A series of ... Read More »

Indeed expansion signals rise of technology jobs in southwestern Connecticut

Southwestern Connecticut’s economy is programmed to grow its technology sector for years to come, according to industry experts. Job-search giant Indeed’s recent announcement that it would increase its Stamford contingent by some 500 people in the coming years represents a milestone for the local economy. Many see the company’s expansion as proof the area is developing into a top destination ... Read More »

Social media weaning people off newspapers, TV: Assocham

New Delhi: Social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and others are rapidly changing the reading and viewing habits of an increasing number of people, mostly youngsters, according to The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). Based on an analysis of responses from just 235 families, the industry body claimed that Indians residing in big cities are now ... Read More »