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‘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 »

Where Is the Data to Study the Internet in India?

Social science researchers who want to study the internet in India using data mining and analytic techniques are challenged by constraints in access, and the availability of big data. Even when such data is available, it is often behind a paywall or organised in a manner that makes it difficult to interpret.  India is ranked at 127 among 201 countries in terms ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A8s is now for sale, costs less than $450

Samsung was the first company to officially introduce a smartphone with a camera under the display. The device is called Galaxy A8s and has just appeared for sale at the Chinese online retailer JD.com. There is only one memory choice and a single price tag of CNY2,999, or under $450. Samsung Galaxy A8s was announced with either 6 or 8 ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 7 Pro, Redmi 7 and Redmi 7A leaked: Launch likely in January, specs and key details

As the year 2018 comes to an end, it seems Xiaomi is already preparing to start 2019 with a few big-bang launches. According to details posted by TENAA, the website of Chinese regulator that certifies networking hardware in phones, Xiaomi is working on three new phones codenamed M1901F7E, M1901F7T and M1901F7C. In 2018, the codenames of Xiaomi phones had M18 ... Read More »

Our Honor Magic 2 video review is up

Xiaomi beat Honor to the full screen slider game by a few days back in October when it announced the Mi Mix 3 ahead of the Honor Magic 2. And yet Honor strikes back with a much cooler name – Magic is Magic, after all. The two devices seem to share the exact same display panel, which is partly to ... Read More »