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2019 Triumph Street Scrambler: Five reasons why the updated motorcycle can be a hit in the Indian market

Triumph Motorcycles India launched the 2019 Street Scrambler on February 14 for a starting price of Rs 8.55 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). Ever since its introduction in 2017, Street Scrambler has been one of the company’s most loved bikes. The new Street Scrambler comes in with several updates to deliver powerful performance and better ride quality. The modern technology made available ... Read More »

5 Ways in Which the Indian Internet Will Change in the Next 5 Years

The internet has become an integral part of our lives. We rely on it for entertainment, news, communication, and information. Declining data rates, increasing speeds and incessant technological modifications have done more in the last 3 years than what was done in the last 25. As India metamorphoses into an Internet state, the next 5 year will bring the kind of change ... Read More »

WHAT HAPPENS IF RUSSIA CUTS ITSELF OFF FROM THE INTERNET

THE WORLD’S INTERNET infrastructure has no central authority. To keep it working, everyone needs to rely on everyone else. As a result, the global patchwork of undersea cables, satellites, and other technologies that connect the world often ignores the national borders on a map. To stay online, many countries must rely on equipment outside their own confines and control. Nation-states periodically attempt to ... 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 »

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 »

The internet must be made safe for children

AN UNREGULATED digital environment is causing moral decay. The various harms that are being caused are deep-seated, corrosive, and pervasive. Many young people report that their first knowledge of sex comes from the internet. They gamble online. An alarming increase in mental-health issues among children is linked to bullying, which is magnified on the internet. If most images of the ... Read More »

The future of the internet looks brighter thanks to an EU court opinion

Imagine an internet where you couldn’t access any content unless it complied with every law of all the countries in the world. In this scenario, you would be prevented from expressing views that were critical of many of the world’s dictatorships. You would not be able to question aspects of some religions due to blasphemy laws. And some of the ... Read More »

The Eternal Castle (Remastered) – PC Game Review

GAME: The Eternal Castle (Remastered) RELEASED: 01/05/2019 DEVELOPER: Leonard Menchiari, Daniele Vicinanzo, Giulio Perrone PUBLISHER: Playsaurus AVAILABLE ON: PC (Steam) In the indie game scene, a lot of games take inspiration from the games of the past. Typically this comes in the form of tributes to oldschool consoles like the NES, SNES and Mega Drive. But it’s not often you see games ... Read More »

The Best Mobile Phones of 2018

We’ve seen a lot of great phones in 2018 but only few have managed to pass our stringent tests and come out with flying colours. We have the usual suspects and some rather unsuspecting entries too, which have managed to wow us with their performance and versatility. All the phones we’ve chosen have been reviewed by us and have ranked ... Read More »

EXCUSE ME, I HAVE TO FEED THE COMPUTER

It is a staple of science fiction to see a brain in a jar or other container, maybe used as some sort of computer device. You are probably imagining a brain-powered supercomputer with a room full of humans with electrodes in their heads, or maybe some other primate. The reality though is it might be just a small dish full ... Read More »