Technology is running your life

We are all in inescapable thrall to one of the handful of American technology companies that now dominate much of the global economy. (Photo: Doug Chayka © 2017 The New York Times) NEW YORK: A few weeks ago, I bought a new television. When the whole process was over, I realised something incredible. To navigate all of the niggling details surrounding this one commercial transaction — figuring out what to buy, which accessories I needed, how and where to install it, and whom to hire to do so — I…

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Video technology in the A-League It is important VAR use is restricted to clearly wrong decisions

Skewing away from that basic rule will open up all sorts of problems, grey areas and furious debates over interpretation that football does not need. Amidst all the hysteria, particularly on social media, over the decision to award Jordy Buijs’ goal for Sydney FC against Perth Glory, fans need to distinguish two very different arguments. 1) Should we actually have the VAR at all in football? 2) Should Bobo have been adjudged to have interfered with Dino Djulbic in the A-League semi-final on Saturday night? If, as you suspect it…

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Education is national agenda for Modi govt Javadekar

Education is the national agenda of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government and it would leave no stone unturned to ensure its delivery to every child irrespective of caste, creed and religion, said Union Minister of the Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar here on Sunday. Mr. Javadekar was in the city to inaugurate the Taleem o Tarbiyat (education through training) conference organized by the Anjuman–I–Islam, the premier Muslim educational conglomerate and educational trust which strives for the educational uplift of the minority community. The theme of the meet was how holistic…

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AI is so rampant it’s now impacting our sex lives Here’s how to stop it taking control

We’ve reached an inflection point with AI. It’s in the news we consume and the general cultural conversation, but there are also more tangible markers we can point to. In just two years Amazon’s Echo, and as a result Alexa, is in more than six per cent of American homes. By 2020, people will be making 200 billion voice searches every month. Or, if you prefer using the market as a bellwether, $5.4 billion (£4.2bn) was invested in AI startups in 2016 – a sum that doesn’t reflect the amount…

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Tech Is Dominating Efforts To Educate Syrian Refugees

The crisis in Syria has displaced about 1.4 million children and teenagers from their homes. An estimated 900,000 of them are not in school. Historically, in conflict zones, education has taken a backseat to immediate needs like food, shelter and medical care. But more recently, there has been a movement in the international aid community to provide better “education in emergencies.” Many private companies and nonprofits are stepping up to do just this, but their efforts are not always well-balanced or well-coordinated, a new report claims. Would-be students have many…

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Which Travel Search Site Is Best It Depends on Your Goals

In the beginning, you called an airline or travel agent when you wanted to book a trip. But if you’ve done any traveling at all within the last 15 years, you’ve probably come across a fare aggregator or metasearch site. Hundreds of perfectly legitimate ones exist; you’ve undoubtedly heard of Expedia, Priceline and Hotwire, to name three. Does it matter which site you use, or are they all basically the same? These online travel agencies, or O.T.A.s, and search sites scrape data from other sources, reorganize it and present it…

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Devops is turning now to be the key knowledge for IT professionals

IT and its professionals has developed different aspects of the field. Although the expansion shown by the IT people is immense, still there is a continuous growing demand from them. One such aspect is in the form of continuous efforts from their side. The demand is supported perfectly by the Devops. This is such a part for the IT professionals, that can help them in different styles. Here are few of the areas, where Angular Js Online Course can help the It professionals in their extended service providing. Listen to…

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No Man’s Sky is now under investigation for false advertising

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority announced it’s investigating the way No Man’s Sky has been advertised on Steam. Regulators from the ASA have examined the game’s Steam page and, based on the information presented there, compiled a list of ways that No Man’s Sky gameplay deviates from what the company’s advertising copy promises. Rock Paper Shotgun has details on the investigation, as well as the initial findings by the ASA. Discrepancies between the advertised game and the actual title include: Videos: User interface design Ship flying behavior (in formation; with…

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Is Apple Working On A Tank? Bizarre New Patent

Sketches filed in a patent bearing the company’s name show an articulated vehicle which runs on tracks. The vehicle is in two parts and is joined in the middle, similar to a bendy bus. The application is specifically for the steering mechanism, but the tank design itself caused a flutter of excitement in the tech world. But since the patent was spotted the law firm that handles Apple’s patents says the patent is not Apple’s at all, and blamed a typing error. Law firm Morrison and Foerster said the patent instead…

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Alphabet Loses Google Ventures Founder Bill Maris, But ‘Everything Is Great’

Bill Maris, the founder and CEO of Alphabet’s GV (formerly known as Google Ventures), is leaving the company. GV is the venture capital investment arm of Alphabet, which was founded in 2009. GV has made investments in many companies such as ride-hailing service Uber, health food company Impossible Foods, discount online retailer Jet.com, which was recentlyacquired by Walmart for $3.3 billion, and more. During an interview with Recode, Maris revealed that he had spent about eight years in GV and he is leaving to spend time with his family. “I have…

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