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Braille Technology Firm Builds ‘Kindle for the Blind’

“Books are as useful to a fool as a mirror is useful to a blind person” said Chanakya (350-275 BCE), eminent statesman and philosopher attached to the Court of Emperor Chandragupta, the first ruler of Mauryan Empire in India. Nevertheless, blind people do read books, while fools indulge in using mirrors that reflect their foolishness. However, here is how it all started. Young Louis Braille (1809 – 1852) at the age of three inadvertently blinded himself in one eye with a stitching...

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Facebook Enforces Stricter Ads Rules for Countries with Big 2019 Votes

Facebook Inc, inter alia, made an announcement in San Francisco that it would amend a few of its advertising rules related to political issues with a view to controlling election intervention in countries that include India, Nigeria, Ukraine, as also the EU prior to election and voting scheduled to take place soon. The social media giant, on account of it powerful presence felt in most world countries since 2016 has become a hot bed for posting fake news and similar sundry propaganda by polit...

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How Unsecured is our Data Stored in Computers and Money in our Banks

Nowadays most of our communications occur through the internet. While an increasingly connected world makes our lives pleasanter, it also poses great risk as we expose our personal data to cyber criminals or hackers. The hackers have devised numerous ways to steal important data which is then put to misuse. Below are six most common ways your data can be stolen. Phishing basically is a fake email that poses as legitimate. Taking advantage of this apparent vulnerability, hackers create phishin...

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Dissecting Artificial Intelligence to Know More about Human Brain!!

In the natural world, applied intelligence takes many forms. For instance, bats use echo-location to navigate in the dark, while snakes utilize their heat-sensing ability to hunt down prey. In the computer science world too, many forms of artificial intelligence are to be found, where diverse networks perform different tasks. Cognitive scientists, for instance, are currently using some of the newly developed networks to know more about one of the most complex intelligence system – the human ...

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Protecting Data Seems to be the Need of the Hour Today

Notwithstanding what Cambridge Analytica have revealed, we hardly know how and where our data is stored online, leave aside how to protect it. While some may argue in favor of deleting Facebook, it is not feasible since many of us do use Facebook as a way to connect with old friends or collect information prior to taking a tour. But does this mean that your data will remain unprotected forever?  Certainly not, though it may involve use of technology and tools to fulfill the purpose. Meanwhile, ...

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An Ode to Stephen Hawking, Father of Quantum Mechanics!!

(Ace scientist Stephen Hawking breathed his last on March 14, 2018: This post is in tribute to his memory) Unbelievable, yet true, H.G. Well’s “The Time Machine” is still considered as one of the most striking Science Fiction novel ever written by anyone. “I’ve had a most amazing time....”So begins the Time Traveller’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era, along with the story that launched the author’s successful career, earning him re...

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Who is Pushing Whom ? Facebook Vs Onavo VPN

This statement itself sounds most controversial as we are yet to assimilate as to who is pushing whom. However, we might as well define the roles played by each of the players and then get back into the details. What Does Onavo Stand For? So let’s begin with Onavo, an Israel based, mobile analytical company, that was instrumental in developing Onavo Insights and Onavo Mobility apps that provided information for users about data usage, compression of data as also data protection. As a matte...

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Facebook is Going To Have a New Facelift Featuring Breaking News

Regardless of how interesting or informative Facebook News Feed might have appealed to you, the social networking goliath’s Watch team is all poised now towards creating a section that will feature Breaking News stories.  Although it was previously decided that Facebook would confer a breaking tag to ‘breaking news articles’, recent developments indicate creation of a section in Watch that will feature breaking news stories exclusively. This news stunt has recently been released by Facebo...

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