Crypto’s Ugly side: Bitcoin’s thirst for energy

The rise in demand for cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin (BTC), has led to an unprecedented increase in consumption of energy. Bengaluru: A single Bitcoin (BTC) transaction now needs roughly five times the energy required to complete 100,000 VISA (debit/credit card) transactions. According to a new report by digiconomist, it takes 821 kWH of energy to complete […]

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Gaming console companies fail to console awaiting gamers

There have been high expectations among the gaming community ever since next-gen consoles were announced. But Sony and Microsoft have been unable to meet supply demands in India, say reports. Bengaluru: After months of waiting for the launch of Sony’s new range of gaming console, PlayStation 5, Rishab Shankar, an avid gamer, was left empty […]

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More electric vehicles, fewer charging stations

While there is an increase in demand for charging stations in the city, the supply continues to remain low. Bengaluru: As diesel and petrol prices continue to rise, Bangalore Electricity Supply Company’s (BESCOM) public electric vehicle charging stations slowly saw a rise in number of users. The January 2021 sales of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in […]

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About 7,000 people share one public toilet in Delhi

Only one out of four toilet seats are reserved for women in India. Delhi has one public toilet seat per 4,373 males and 10,039 females, revealed a report by Praja Foundation. Out of 2,985 public toilets built by the various municipal corporations of Delhi, 2,055 are for males and 777 are for females. In contrast, […]

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Short attention span challenges website developers

People don’t spend more than eight seconds looking at a screen. Website developers have to catch their attention within that time. Chandigarh: Website developers have a hard time keeping their websites afloat because websites need viewership and viewers don’t have the attention span to let a site load, says an International Journal of Trend in […]

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Teaching the arts moves online, with better results

Online classes are becoming a new revenue stream for many fine arts educators.  Bangalore: As learning shifts online due to the pandemic, many fine arts educators have managed to add more students to their classes due to an increase in demand for learning different art forms. India has seen a 48 percent increase in online […]

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Trin – Trin back on the streets but not loudly enough

Six months into the pandemic, with people taking to cycling lately, Trin-Trin, the public bicycle sharing system in Mysuru still has not seen a rise in rides. Sindhu Nagaraj |October 22 |  Mysuru: The rides on Trin-Trin have come down by almost half because of the pandemic. “Trin-Trin rides have declined,” says Asha Kerakatty, the […]

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Toilet locator app leads to a wild goose chase

The toilet locator app introduced by the Ministry of Urban Development in partnership with Google renders useless. By Rhythima Agarwal Users lack awareness of the inefficient toilet locator app which makes it difficult for public toilet users to find toilets to relieve themselves in, while travelling long distances. Arkesh S, an auto driver said, “I use […]

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