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Small finance banks dismiss worries about listing for now

Shares of small finance banks are buzzing, with investors seemingly pleased with their efforts to meet the regulatory deadline of listing operating subsidiaries and reducing promoter holding. Currently, the holding companies of these small finance banks are listed. A strong performance in the second quarter has also aided the interest in these stocks. The urgency to hammer out a scheme ... Read More »

Review: Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse – Thinking Different about Mac functionality

I have never been particularly fond of any of Apple’s mice. I appreciate the company’s dedication to simplicity when it comes to their products, but for my uses which include design and gaming, Apple focuses entirely too much on form over functionality. As someone who frequently has multiple apps running at the same time, I find Mission Control (formerly Exposé) ... Read More »

What Education Technology Companies Need To Know About Schools

As an innovation team focused on improving the world through education, my colleagues and I are often the first port of call for ed tech startups hoping to go to market or to scale their products globally. As such, we review hundreds of ed tech products per year and, in some cases, set up pilot programs to assess impact and ... Read More »

Readers recommend playlist: your songs about education

‘Hot for teacher’ – Van Halen in concert in 1981. Photograph: MediaPunch/REX Shutterstock Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from hundreds of suggestions on last week’s callout. Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly series works at the end of the piece. After 30 years living in Madrid and a quarter of a ... Read More »

How to Keep on Top of Technology When You Write About It

Nick Wingfield at home in Seattle with his Macbook and Apple watch. CreditKyle Johnson for The New York Times How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Nick Wingfield, a technology reporter based in Seattle, discussed the tech he is using. You cover Amazon and Microsoft. Do you use their technology? The one ... Read More »

WHAT JAMES DAMORE GOT WRONG ABOUT GENDER BIAS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

IN AUGUST GOOGLE employee James Damore made the news and even Wikipedia by publishing his speculation that female software engineers are underrepresented due to inherent biological differences. Although he admitted that implicit bias and explicit bias may exist, Damore wrote, “I’m simply stating that the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and that ... Read More »

Hunting Yankee is a North Korean game about shooting US soldiers

In 2011, THQ released Homefront, a first-person shooter that pits the citizens of America against invading North Korean soldiers. Six years later, it’s time for the Norks to get some payback: As reported by state-run media outlet Arirang-Meari(via NK News), a North Korean developer has released a new game called Hunting Yankee, a “3D amusement” in which you “shoot down American men with ... Read More »

Watch KFC’s weird VR training game about frying chicken

Remember when VR was cool, back when it was fiction about cyberspace? Well, now it’s here, and the corporate world is doing everything it can to make it suck. Case in point: Earlier today, Eater published a report stating that KFC is making employees play an Oculus Rift initiation game which teaches them how to make fried chicken. That sounded unlikely to ... Read More »

Pixel 2: Everything we know about Google’s next flagship phone

Google flipped the script last year when it retired the Nexus line in favor of its own branded handsets. Now all eyes are on the Pixel 2. With improved specs and even better cameras, the new phones are poised to propel Google back to the head of the class with a pure Android O experience. Since the Pixel and Pixel XL landed, the LG G6 and Galaxy ... Read More »

A few things that may surprise you about seniors and technology

Marci Vandersluis writes the Embrace Your Aging column. TY GREENLEES/STAFF A few years ago when I wrote about technology of benefit to elders, there was limited interest and adoption by much of the older adult population. How times have changed. Take, for example, the smartphone. According to the Pew Research Center, four in 10 seniors own smartphones, which is more ... Read More »