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Grant to help Boston-based group develop computer class at Waterville High School

WATERVILLE — When students at Waterville Junior High School sign up for their high school courses next week, they’ll have a new option that wasn’t part of the curriculum before: computer science. The elective class, named Cyber Panthers, will include instruction in app development, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and other 21st century fields not currently taught. Kim Quinn Hutchinson, executive ... Read More »

How to Recover a Stolen Computer From an Ex-employee in 7 Easy Steps

As many as 60 percent of employees who are laid off, fired or quit admit to stealing company data. Sometimes they download information on their way out the door. Sometimes they email information to a personal email account. And sometimes they simply fail to return a company laptop or other device that contains the data. In the latter case, according ... Read More »

Officals working to bring internet to more of Onslow County

JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County — Officials from the City of Jacksonville are trying to change a state policy that prevents municipalities from being able to offer internet service. Michael Lazzara, the mayor pro-tem for Jacksonville, said many of the rural communities have little to no internet service. He attributes that to the fact the state doesn’t allow municipal leadership to have partnerships ... 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 »

California town sets up ‘goat fund me’ page to finance four-legged firefighters

The Nevada City council sees goats as a first wave to tackle problematic vegetation, with humans following up to clear away larger foliage before the wildfire season. Photograph: AP A California town threatened by the sort of wildfires that recently wiped out a neighbouring community is appealing for an unusual type of help: a crack team of goats. Nevada City has launched ... Read More »

Yamaha Bikes To Get ABS In February

Gallery With ABS and CBS set to become mandatory from April onwards, Yamaha is set to update its motorcycles with the essential safety net soon. As of now, only the Saluto RX and Saluto 125 are equipped with UBS (Unified Braking System, which is Yamaha’s term for CBS). The rest of the portfolio have neither CBS nor ABS as of now. But according to our sources, ... 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 »

Finance Ministry considers steps to prevent composition dealers from charging GST from buyers

In a consumer-friendly measure, the revenue department is planning to make it mandatory for composition dealers and service providers to declare their GST registration status in invoices to ensure that they do not charge any tax from buyers. The measure, once implemented, would check the widespread practice of composition dealers of charging GST from purchasers and not depositing it with ... 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 »

Cuba to roll out mobile internet for the first time

Justin Solomon | CNBC Young Cubans on mobile devices in Havana, Cuba. Cuba has announced that 3G internet access for cell phone users across the country will become available from Thursday. The Caribbean island nation, which exists under communist rule, opened state-run internet cafes in 2013 and citizens have only had access to home internet and public Wi-Fi hotspots since ... Read More »