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Putin Wants His Own Internet

 When anti-government protests erupted on Russia’s side of the Caucasus Mountains in October, authorities did something they’d never done before: cut mobile internet service to an entire geographical area. For almost two weeks, tens of thousands of mainly Muslim Russians were prevented from accessing social media sites and sharing videos through their smartphones. Unlike China, where control of the internet ... Read More »

How to fund child’s education: Take a loan or use own funds?

Keeping your accumulated savings invested and taking an education loan instead can benefit you. Photo: Alamy Any big-ticket spending requires you to either have the required funds in place or a financing option. When dealing with long-term financial goals, such as higher education of children, you have the advantage of planning much in advance. Here’s how you can go about ... Read More »

Weekend PC Game Deals: A chance to build your own Telltale and Daedalic bundles

Weekend PC Game Deals is where the hottest gaming deals from all over the internet are gathered into one place, every week, for your consumption. So kick back, relax, and hold on to your wallets. The Humble Store has introduced another Build Your Own Bundle this week, and the games up for grabs are from Telltale. The offer has 19 games from the ... Read More »

Is education having its own #MeToo Moment?

Since last October, a series of disturbing and nearly non-stop revelations of sexual harassment have toppled powerful men in Hollywood, Washington and in elite media circles. Even top restaurateurs have not been spared. As the media spotlight focused on the Tinseltown stars, education has had its own #MeToo moment and it’s likely to gain steam in 2018. The University of Arizona fired football coach Rich Rodriguez on Tuesday ... Read More »

Ultrasound smartphone gadget helped a doctor diagnose his own cancer

A 59-year-old doctor doctor diagnosed his own stage four cancer last summer with the help of his iPhone, according to MIT Technology Review. Dr John Martin, who works as a vascular surgeon, was testing a handheld ultrasound machine Butterfly iQ, which connects to an iPhone. Dr Martin decided to scan his own neck with the help of the device because he ... Read More »

Explore These 3 Approaches to Create Your Own Pension Fund

Like flip phones and floppy disks, pensions are largely a thing of the past. According to an analysis from global advisory firm Willis Towers Watson, the percentage of Fortune 500 employers offering a defined benefit pension plan to new hires dropped from roughly 50 percent in 1998 to just 5 percent in 2015. Today’s workers are more often offered a ... Read More »

Acers new Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop 5 reasons you need to own it

The Acer 21X was a pretty over-the-top laptop that offered an over-kill of amenities for a price that was not exactly reasonable. And although it was designed for a specifically niche market, the laptop was created to show exactly how much could be crammed into a “portable” device. This time around, Acer has made a more realistic version of an ... Read More »

There’s now a game in which you build your own gaming PC

I’ve always wondered why simulator games (and an audience for them) exist for things like driving trucks, operating trains and being a goat: I guess they make sense for people who’ve actually tried and enjoyed those activities, or wanted to know what they feel like. (not sure about the goat thing though). That’s why my inner nerd was excited to ... Read More »

Report: Google to sell its own Android Wear watch in early 2017

Google is just getting started when it comes to selling its own hardware. Another rumor from the usually accurate Evan Blass points to a pair of Google-built watches that will come early next year. View image on Twitter Follow Evan Blass ✔@evleaks Google’s two smartwatches will be released with Android Wear 2.0 in Q1 2017 [image courtesy of:http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/07/11/exclusive-these-could-be-googles-upcoming-android-wear-smartwatches/ …] 2:00 AM ... Read More »

Samsung outs the Galaxy S7 Active in one of its own apps

Samsung’s more rugged version of its flagship phone may be about ready to hit the trail. The Galaxy S7 Active makes a cameo in the support section for the Samsung Level app, which is used for several bluetooth speaker and headphone accessories. It doesn’t appear Samsung is too concerned about this leak, as after an initial report ran about the finding ... Read More »