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Indian Robotics Company Emotix Launches Miko 2, a Companion for Children

Emotix, a Mumbai-based robotics startup, has launched Miko 2, a companion robot for children. Miko 2 comes two years after the company unveiled Miko, its first robot on the market. The Miko 2 has advanced parental controls, better microphones, a front camera, and improved “emotional intelligence”. This is the third product that Emotix has brought to […]

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HOW THE EMPOWERED EDUCATION LEADER APPROACHES DIGITAL LEARNING

Our schools should aim to create more education leaders who feel empowered to utilize the tools that are made available to them. With edtech in almost every classroom, we need a few educators who are willing to boldly approach these tools for the benefit of our students. The research clearly shows that students benefit from […]

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How to Bridge Theory and Practice in the Classroom—With a Real World Tech Twist

“Here’s how this lesson is going to apply to a job you may someday have.” These are important words to Jennifer Johnson. Spoken by her favorite university professors, they bridged the gap between classroom theory and workplace reality and went a long way toward preparing her for a 15-year career in accounting. Not all of […]

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UK watchdog warns users over rising cryptocurrency scams

Cryptocurrency scams are using images of celebrities and upmarket London addresses to hoodwink consumers into parting with cash, Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority has said. The warning, first made in June, was reposted on the FCA’s website on Friday. Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether are not regulated in Britain, and the FCA said it has […]

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Europe updates its predatory pricing investigation against Qualcomm over UMTS baseband chips

On the heels of Google getting served a $5 billion fine by the EU over monopolistic practices related to its Android operating system, the European Commission today resurfaced another ongoing case in the world of large U.S. tech companies. The EC said that it has added to its investigation into Qualcomm and its predatory pricing of UMTS baseband chips. […]

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Salesforce Trailhead updates could help IT firms close the skills gap

Brand new assignments and enhanced search in Trailhead allow users to hone in on skills that need the most attention, Salesforce said in a Wednesday blog post. The tech skills gap is not a new topic of conversation, and many companies believe higher education is to blame. For the uninitiated, Trailhead is Salesforce’s upskilling platform for employee […]

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Developer updates Kimbho to Bolo Messenger: Patanjali says not official app

The developer of Kimbho, the desi rival to WhatsApp, has silently updated the application to Bolo Messenger. SK Tijarawala, spokesperson for Patanjali Yogpeeth, confirmed that this was not the official rebranding of Kimbho app and that a new version of Kimbho was still in the works. The developer of the app, Aditi Kamal, in an […]

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Top 5 tech updates this week: Apple iPad has competition; ISRO gears up for manned space travel and more

This week’s tech update feature seems to be tilted in favour of transportation — across the road, rail and airways — with India gearing up to debut several innovations in the sector. There’s ISRO’s first manned mission into space, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, and the revamp of several Indian rail stations. In other news, […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Leaks Detail the Flagship SoC Ahead of Its CES 2017 Launch

Chipmaker Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 835 mobile processor, set to power most of the premium smartphones in 2017, has been detailed in several leaks ahead of its showcase at CES 2017 on Tuesday (Wednesday morning, in India). The company officially announced the processor in November last year but did not provide specific details. As per the […]