Apps cite ‘Ship of Theseus’ for shift to subscription model

Developers prefer subscription over one time purchases but consumers say that the plans are expensive. The Ship of Theseus argument is one of the oldest thought experiments in existence. Named after the mythical founder-king of Athens, it questions whether an object that has had all of its components replaced remains fundamentally the same object. The […]

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E-sports: A booming career option in India

On April 16, a Varanasi-based Dalimss Sunbeam Group of Schools in U.P. introduced e sports as part of their extra-curriculum. Shikhar Yadav started playing e-sports at six and turned a professional at 15. E-sports lacked recognition in India before the launch of Player Unknown’s Battleground (PUBG). The game was launched in India in 2017.The prize […]

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Membership model – The Bread and butter

Media experts said that readers are willing to pay for journalism that has value. Sector-specific platforms are thriving in India due to the popularity of the internet and users’ willingness to pay, say media experts, journalists and users. Saketh Ayyagari is the head of growth at The Bridge, an online sports news website that has […]

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Silk Samagra scheme 2 to bridge the technological gap

Lack of training and awareness around silk reeling a concern, say reelers and experts. The Central Silk Board highlighted the need of a technological bridge to expand the silk industry in the country. The second Silk Samagra Scheme will cater to silk reelers and potential self-employers/entrepreneurs as it will focus on training and assistance with […]

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Visually impaired children await better learning technologies

Schools have not been able to bring in electronic braille devices, accessible study material, 3D models and tactile diagrams for making science and mathematics inclusive. Tapas Bharadwaj, a visually impaired working professional faced several challenges during his education years. The teachers in inclusive schools didn’t understand the functions of Braille. Tapas struggled to study through […]

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Computational photography takes over traditional photography

Computational photography uses software to digitally enhance photographs and has reduced the use of handheld cameras. Shyam Phani, a photographer, who started using an iPhone as his primary photography tool replacing his previous camera said that he feels confident with his iPhone in any situation, reducing the need for a handheld camera. Mobile cameras are […]

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Not fair play: Even after 10 years, video games not inclusive

Gamers with color blindness are still not 100 percent inclusive in video games Karan Vashishta faces many challenges while playing video games as he was diagnosed with the rarest type of color blindness. Even though his favourite game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, has a color-blind mode, he struggles to fully enjoy it. The […]

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Hype about Blockchain but no real job

Companies that are undertaking an increasing number of blockchain-based projects are in demand in the Indian market.  Blockchain and cryptocurrency-related professions and courses are increasing in India. Bengaluru: Dushyanth Chowdary, who is an engineer, did an expensive Blockchain developing course that cost him Rs. 8 lakhs. But he did not land any job. According to […]

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Information gaps abound in government websites

These hamper our right to information, say activists. If you have applied for benefits under a government scheme, and want to check the status of your application, chances are you’ll see ‘error code 404: this page doesn’t not exist’ on the screen. If you are researching the details of a ministry’s fund disbursement, you may […]

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