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The Top 5 Tech Trends That Will Disrupt Education In 2020 – The EdTech Innovations Everyone Should Watch

One solid indicator that EdTech is big business is the number of billionaires the sector created. According to Deloitte, the Chinese education market should reach $715 billion by 2025 and was responsible for creating seven new billionaires. The richest was Li Yongxin, who leads Offcn Education Technology that provides online and offline training for individuals who want to take civil service exams, but ... Read More »

Advantage captives as global finance companies move core tech work in-house

PUNE: Global financial services providers are moving more core technology development work inhouse, making India captive centres increasingly important in their business plans. More than 78 global banking and financial services companies, including Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and Standard Chartered, have set up captive units here that employ a combined 250,000 people, according to industry consultancy Zinnov. Earlier this month, former SAP ... Read More »

“Terrorists use the internet in much the same way as other people.” How should tech companies deal with it?

How should tech companies regulate terrorist content? Brian Fishman, the policy director of counterterrorism at Facebook, published a paper in Texas National Security Review about the challenges that tech companies face in removing terrorist content from their platforms. It’s important to understand how terrorists use the internet, Fishman writes. Generally speaking, terrorists use the Internet in much the same way as other people: ... Read More »

Amazon, Google and Samsung top list of tech R&D spending

According to data gathered by PwC, covering the fiscal year ending on June 30 2018, Amazon, Alphabet, Samsung and Intel are all in the top five in terms of research and development spending. Amazon topped the list for the second year in a row with $22.6B spent on R&D and Google’s Alphabet parent company was second with $16.2B. Samsung retained ... Read More »

Xiaomi IPO: Xiaomi’s Weak Hong Kong Debut Casts Shadow on Tech Listings

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Corp’s shares fell as much as 6 percent on debut Xiaomi priced its Hong Kong IPO at HKD 17 per share The Sino-US trade dispute has roiled financial markets Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp’s shares fell as much as 6 percent on debut in Hong Kong due to valuation concerns, delivering a blow to investor sentiment in the tech sector ... Read More »

Facebook Patents Tech That Records Ambient Audio From Client Devices to Measure Ad Impressions

HIGHLIGHTS The patent shows tech that turns your mic on to record how you watch ads Facebook can embed high-pitched audio signals emerging from your TV The social media giant has denied the claims It is not surprising when Facebook users think that the social media giant is spying on their conversations. While a large number of people believe that Facebook secretly ... Read More »

Computer specialists get more work in home networking tech

Not long ago, “smart” was only used to describe new cellphone technology. But this holiday season consumers will be clamoring for a wide range of products billed as “home automation devices,” from the Amazon Echo to the Google Home and more. The latest and greatest gadgets communicate with everything from your fridge to your thermostat, connections made possible thanks to ... Read More »

Apple Acquires SensoMotoric, a German Firm Specialising in Eye-Tracking Tech

HIGHLIGHTS Apple CEO Tim Cook has previously talked about potential of AR The company announced ARKit at WWDC 2017 Apple has not officially confirmed the acquisition If Apple’s announcement of ARKit at WWDC 2017 was not proof enough for company’s dedication towards augmented reality, it has now acquired a computer vision company that specialises in augmented reality. As per the ... Read More »

Shopping goes high tech and hassle-free with new Intel technology

Mid-day meal to be provided in madrasas imparting mainstream education Students studying in madrasas imparting mainstream education, will be provided mid-day meals by the Centre. The Midday Meal Scheme is a school meal programme of the Government of India designed to improve the nutritional status of school-age children nationwide. Mid-day meal to be provided in madrasas RELATED STORIES Visa issue ... Read More »

Pico Tech brings untethered, movement-sensitive VR to Android with Pico Neo CV

Samsung’s Gear VR and Google’s Daydream have made untethered VR the norm for Android devices. Mobile VR devices like the Pico Neo CV that track users as they roam around a room, however, are something a bit more special. Pico’s Neo CV is similar to devices like the HTC Vive in that it offers true untethered VR with six degrees of ... Read More »