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Computer failure or HAL’s botched upgrade — what Mirage 2000 crash probe is looking at

New Delhi: The probe into the fatal 1 February Mirage 2000 crash in Bengaluru is focusing on the possibility of either a computer failure or a botched upgrade by state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd having led to the incident. Two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots testing the upgraded Mirage 2000, Squadron Leader Samir Abrol and Squadron Leader Siddhartha Negi, were killed in ... Read More »

Dhoni Is Faster Than A Computer: Akhtar

London: Former Pakistan quick Shoaib Akhar said MS Dhoni is faster than a computer when it comes to cricketing acumen. “Dhoni is faster than a computer. Whatever a computer can say about playing on a certain wicket, I believe that MS Dhoni can do it faster,” said the former Pakistan pacer in his YouTube channel. Dhoni scored 34 and effected a ... Read More »

Brainstorm Finance Is Almost Here: Come Join Us on the Beach

It’s Blockchain Week in New York, and so we wanted to call attention to a special event—not the chaotic conference unfolding right now in midtown Manhattan, but a June gathering on the edge of the Atlantic ocean. It was almost two years ago when the three of us—Jeff, Jen, and Robert—first created The Ledger as a new forum for finance ... Read More »

The Oculus Quest Is The Most Impressive Consumer Gadget In Years

The Promise: The Oculus Quest wants to be the VR headset we’ve all been waiting for. Finally, after years of waiting for the tech to shrink and mature and get cheaper, we have the promise of a reasonably priced standalone device (meaning you don’t need to hook up to a PC or deal with a mess of cords to get it ... Read More »

‘Slow, unreliable, expensive’ – What the internet is really like in rural France

Many people reported frustration at slow internet speeds. Photo: As a study reveals that the government is unlikely to hit its target to roll out high speed internet to rural areas by 2022, we ask readers living in the countryside what their services are really like. The study by consumer group UFC Que Choisir said that nearly 10 per cent of the ... Read More »

The World’s First Reprogrammable DNA Computer is Here

Flexible Strands A stark limitation to biological computers was that any code programmed into DNA couldn’t be rewritten. UC Davis computer scientist David Doty told Wired that using a DNA computer is “like having to build a new computer out of new hardware just to run a new piece of software.” But now, Doty and his team have built the first DNA-based computer that ... Read More »

Is Internet usage in India being calculated in right way?

NEW DELHI: If we look at government or independent research figures, Internet users in India are growing exponentially — currently hovering around 560 million and likely to cross 600 million by the end of the year. According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), India has amn Internet subscriber base of nearly 560 million, including 482 million broadband subscribers – ... Read More »

Cloud backup service Backblaze is raising its prices

Backblaze is a fantastic option for automatically backing up your computer’s files to the cloud, where they’re free from the potential threats of theft or damage that external hard drives can face. But as with many good things, this one is about to get a bit more expensive. The company has announced that it’s going to be increasing its subscription costs slightly ... Read More »

The internet is sowing mass confusion. We must rethink how we teach kids every subject.

In 2016, months before the presidential election, my research team surveyed nearly 8,000 students from middle school through college on their ability to judge material from the internet. We concluded that students’ ability to navigate online information could be captured in one word: bleak. We released our findings two weeks after Donald Trump’s election and were immediately swept up in the media maelstrom. Our most ... Read More »

Is your computer hurting you? Check out these ‘ergonomic’ tips

Quickly, calculate how much time you spend in front of digital devices, such as computers, tablets, and smartphones. Be honest. According to a recent Nielsen report, American adults now spend about 11 hours per day on technology — that’s about two-thirds of the time we’re awake — and the number climbs higher for those who work in front of a ... Read More »