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Higher education 2018: Far from turning the page

Are we turning the page on making some fundamental shifts in the way Indian institutes of higher learning are being equipped to deliver quality education and being granted the freedom to operate? Not quite. In fact, despite all the good intentioned policy announcements, academicians and some of the business leaders involved with the running of some of the institutes argue ... Read More »

Experts Reveal Their Tech Ethics Wishes For The New Year

Getty We can only hope that 2019 will be the year when the ethics of emerging technologies becomes a central part of discussions on innovation and progress. Below, I’ve asked some prolific tech ethicists about their hopes for the upcoming year and to share with readers what they would like to see people and policy bodies pay more attention to before the opportunity ... Read More »

Social Media Is Taking The Store: 3 Surprising Reasons Facebook, Snapchat, Spotify Are Into Retail

AFP/Getty ImagesGetty This is what several social media networks seem to think. Platforms from Snapchat to Facebook have been investing in retail to capture broader consumer interest and, apparently, boost revenue and followers. Here’s what some social platforms are trying, and why it matters to shoppers. The Sound of Brew-sic Starbucks in 2015 integrated the Spotify mobile app with the ... Read More »

Cuba to roll out mobile internet for the first time

Justin Solomon | CNBC Young Cubans on mobile devices in Havana, Cuba. Cuba has announced that 3G internet access for cell phone users across the country will become available from Thursday. The Caribbean island nation, which exists under communist rule, opened state-run internet cafes in 2013 and citizens have only had access to home internet and public Wi-Fi hotspots since ... Read More »

iOS 12.1 exploit lets you bypass the lockscreen and access contacts

Apple just released iOS 12.1 that aims to fix some irritating issues such as the “soft selfies” bug on the new iPhone XS and XS Max and also brings the controversial throttling feature for the iPhone X and iPhone 8. But that it also comes with a lockscreen exploit that lets you access contacts without unlocking the phone. Just hours ... Read More »

OnePlus releases the kernel source code for the 6T

Shortly after the announcement of the new OnePlus 6T, the company released the kernel source code for on GitHub so that developers can build ROMs and mods taking advantage of the full potential of the handset. In a community forum post, the OnePlus team reminds us that the tradition of unlocking the bootloader and giving away the kernel source code ... Read More »

The iPhone XR gets the iFixit treatment

iFixit is out with another teardown and unsurprisingly, it’s about the newly released “budget” iPhone XR. There’s a video going through the process of disassembling the handset and also a full step-by-step guide at the source link below. But you are probably here to see how easy it is to repair it if the screen gets damaged or the battery ... Read More »

Razer Phone 2 gets scratched, bent and burnt, lives to tell the tale

In his latest durability test, Zack from JerryRigEverything gives the Razer Phone 2 the scratch, burn and bend test and the blocky phone passed without losing its structural integrity. There wasn’t anything surprising in the video. The screen scratched like all other Gorilla Glass screens out there – at a level 6. The razor revealed the Razer Phone 2’s silver ... Read More »

Honor Magic 2 official images show the slider, gradient back, and black box

The Honor Magic 2 will be announced on October 31. This all-screen smartphone with a slider has been leaking a lot in recent days and weeks, but not only that – the Huawei sub-brand itself has been posting quite a few teasers already. Today it’s gone ahead and outed a slew of new official images of the device through its ... Read More »

Vietnam: The Next Frontier in Asia’s Luxury Real Estate Market

Ho Chi Minh city skyline PHUNG HUYNH VU QUI / GETTY IMAGES Activity in the luxury real estate market is surging in Vietnam, mirroring a booming economy that posted a 7.38% year-over-year increase in GDP in the first quarter of 2018—the country’s strongest in a decade. In Hanoi, plots in Starlake City, a multimillion-dollar planned community of luxurious villas and landed ... Read More »