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I Just Strapped a Windows Computer to My Face for the First Time

Image: Carmen Hilbert/ Gizmodo The future of Windows computers could soon be worn on your face. Today, at a special media event in New York City, we got our hands on the first Windows 10 “mixed reality headset” from Acer. The device is only a developer kit for now, but it’s expected to be commercially available by the holiday season ... Read More »

Now pay for mobile digital content via prepaid balance or postpaid bill heres how it works

As a fresh push for Digital India, the Department of Telecom (DoT) announced that mobile subscribers will now be able to pay for digital content using their prepaid account balance or through postpaid bills. Following demonetization, there has been a surge in using mobile phones for making payments. While mobile devices can be used to purchase physical items through payments ... Read More »

Education Cannot Wait for the War to End

Context Education indicators in South Sudan were extremely concerning prior to the outbreak of the current civil war. According to the South Sudan Ministry of Education’s 2011 Statistical Yearbook and 2013 Education and Management Information System (EMIS): 73% of men and 84% of women above 15 years of age were illiterate. 60% of teachers were untrained or their qualifications were ... Read More »

There’s now a tool to test for NSA spyware

Has your computer been infected with a suspected NSA spying implant? A security researcher has come up with a free tool that can tell. Luke Jennings of security firm Countercept wrote a script in response to last week’s high-profile leak of cyberweapons that some researchers believe are from the National Security Agency. It’s designed to detect an implant called Doublepulsar, ... Read More »

Sea Otter Kona introduces road plus bikes, updates cross line, shows off e MTB for outdoor pursuits

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Kona product manager Ian Schmitt has little love for the term “adventure bike,” but recognizes the industry has settled on the nomenclature for versatile on-road/off-road drop-bar rigs. That said, don’t pin the tag on Kona’s new generation of road-plus-tired, disc brake Rove bikes. “It’s more our take on an endurance road bike than it is on ... Read More »

7 things you should never search for on your work computer

Save your weird internet search habits for your personal computer. Seriously. You don’t want to become an office cautionary tale — that person who got fired because they were busted Googling something inappropriate during an all-hands meeting. When you’re on your work computer, your employers can track pretty much everything you do. “Any personal data or behavior done on any work ... Read More »

Post-Brexit-vote surge for UK economy comes to an end

Worries that the UK economy is losing steam have been strengthened by news of a housing market slowdown, a drop in industrial output and the weakest performance for a year by the construction industry. Economists on Friday said there was growing evidence that the UK economy slipped down a gear as it entered the new year, following a strong finish ... Read More »

These Are the 5 Worst Cities for Mobile Phone Users

Mobile carriers have spent billions to expand the reach of their 4G networks, but the gains aren’t spreading evenly across the country. Surveys by network rater Rootmetrics found starkly varying conditions in different metropolitan areas, as carriers’ investments didn’t always match the growth of usage in some places. In its latest rankings, some of the largest cities in the country—including ... Read More »

Prison smuggler: ‘I brought mobile phones in for criminals’

Drones are seen as an increasingly popular method for smuggling drugs and mobile phones into prisons, but having prison staff bring in contraband is also an effective route for prisoners. A conversation with a prison inmate about football led James Almond to break the law himself. The then prison worker was chatting about his favourite team Manchester United, when the ... Read More »

China admits political education for students is poor

China is doing a poor job at political education for university students because the classes are outdated and unfashionable, the education minister said on Sunday in a rare admission of the difficulties faced enforcing a key government policy. Beijing has campaigned against the spread of “Western values” at universities, and the ruling Communist Party’s anti-corruption watchdog last year sent inspectors ... Read More »