View: Can we have angel investors footing JNU’s hostel fees?
This week, once again, JNU blipped on our radar, this time with the same scruffy students protesting against a proposed hostel fee hike. The current hostel mess security deposit (refundable) is Rs 5,500, a monthly accommodation fee for a single-occupancy room Rs 20, and Rs 10 for a double-occupancy room. Yes, a piddly amount.
Fitbit Versa 2 review: Focuses on sleep and real-time physical activity tracking
The wearable is more versatile and smarter with its improved...
Wish to join health studies? Apple has something in Store for you
Users can also control the type of data they wish to share with each study.
Google set to offer checking accounts
Alphabet Inc's Google will offer personal checking accounts from sometime next year.
TikTok hits 1.5 billion downloads, India tops the chart
TikTok with 614 million downloads currently is the third-most downloaded non-gaming app of the year, behind WhatsApp at the top with 707.4 million installs and Facebook Messenger at second spot with 636.2 million. India has been a fast adoptor in 2019, driving up 277.6 million downloads so far this year, or roughly 45 per cent of all global installs.
Google celebrates Children's Day with a 'Walking Tree' doodle by seven-year-old
This year’s theme of the competition was ‘When I grow up, I hope...'.
How a number of initiatives are breaking the language barrier in teaching science
These initiatives include Bigyan, an online platform with articles by scientists in Bengali; The Jigyasa Project, a series of talks on science in Tamil, Kannada and Hindi, organised by the Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster in association with Mandram and Sea of Science, a podcast series with episodes in six languages.
US states step up Google scrutiny over antitrust issues
The officials met privately in Denver with outside experts with the goal of gaining a deeper understanding of Google’s businesses and the dynamics of the markets it operates in, including digital advertising, said one of the people.
Google shuns allegations, says patients' health info not being used for its AI research
Google employees only have access to patient information in order to build a new internal search tool.
The cult of the silicon valley founder is fading
Once celebrated, charismatic founders are hurting the brands they built. What can Indian founders learn from the meteoric rise and fall of their Western counterparts?
A good gesture by Apple: Tech giant launches app to let users enroll in health studies
People who download the research app will be able to enroll in studies and contribute health-related data.
UK's Labour vows to nationalise some of BT in free broadband plan
The sweeping upgrade of Britain's internet infrastructure would be paid for by raising taxes on tech firms such as Alphabet's Google, Amazon and Facebook and using its Green Transformation fund, Labour said. It said it would nationalise Openreach as well as parts of BT Technology, BT Enterprise and BT Consumer.
Google Maps now lets users edit their public profile easily
Users, until now, could essentially select their "your contributions" option in the app's side bar to pull up their Local Guide information, assuming they participated and then chose a "view public profile" option from the triple-dot menu.
WhatsApp rivals Signal, Telegram can be hacked too
Experts say these apps add more privacy features than security features. Telegram, too, provides a similar feature through Secret Chats, which allows users to encrypt messages. Secret chats can only take place between two people, not in a group.
Helpline fraud: Why an online search may be the best way to lose money
It happens when consumers seeking a solution to a problem do a Google search and call up any helpline number that it throws up; most do not bother to look up the organisation’s website or the papers they may hold to locate the official phone numbers. Mumbai resident Ruchira Damia lost Rs 40,000 when she tried to contact an HP Gas agency.
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