EMERGING NEWS 

IIT-G students build a pocket-sized device to sanitize surfaces

IIT-G students build a pocket-sized device to sanitize surfaces With a lot of upgrades, Dr. Nitish Patel’s invented device may become a household standard. One of the best inventions I know involves a device that could soon be used everywhere. Dr. Nitish Patel has invented a device that rapidly sanitizes whatever it comes in contact with, and there’s some estimate that it could be widespread within a year or two. As Krugman has pointed out, there’s already a competing device on the market, but I suspect this is going to…

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ELECTRONICS 

Oracle launches fully-managed cloud services on-premises

The cost of cloud computing is coming down, but it remains an expensive proposition. Oracle Corp. thinks it can build a better model, starting with an effort to establish services-as-a-service for customers who want to run Oracle software on-premises. Many vendors, including Oracle and Microsoft Corp., already offer SaaS — usually for their software and tools — in one form or another. However, SaaS generally requires a monthly fee or cloud-hosting charge from the customer. Oracle is offering managed services that, in effect, are a mix of SaaS and on-premises…

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Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster next generation of apps

Here’s a bit of news that’s been under the radar but has the potential to bring new meaning to our apps. Apple has been pushing out notifications that show off new app features – like a new feature that compresses data – that are in the works. Here’s a bit of news that’s been under the radar but has the potential to bring new meaning to our apps. Apple has been pushing out notifications that show off new app features – like a new feature that compresses data – that…

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EMERGING NEWS 

Microsoft and city of Atlanta lead coalition of partners to close digital skills gap and build a more inclusive

In the digital age, there’s no excuse for not getting access to the internet, computer hardware, software and jobs. In fact, there’s no reason for anyone to be disconnected from the digital world. Unfortunately, however, a majority of low-income Americans still can’t get to these experiences. And plenty of African-Americans also lack them. To close the digital skills gap, a coalition of more than 50 foundations, service organizations and companies recently unveiled a new strategy to address this problem. As The New York Times reports, the coalition includes tech companies…

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EMERGING NEWS 

Graphene with sodium could make better batteries

Our chips are running out of battery But one thing we know for sure is that our technology is running out of battery. And besides the fact that batteries are on a slow fuse, that’s also the real danger. This is made much worse by the fact that, under the US, that battery technology is available right now from anyone. Our total national income, thus, is rising rapidly, more so than population or prices. But that means that for the big families who now have six or seven children —…

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EMERGING NEWS 

Telstra announces 5G coverage expands into more of Greater Brisbane

Federal Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has announced Telstra will be expanding the amount of coverage available on its 5G network across Greater Brisbane in the next few months, following widespread coverage of the technology in the country’s largest city, Sydney. The announcement came as Telstra announced that it had sold or donated $1.4 billion worth of services to NBN, all contributing to the budget deficit of the Australian government. What is 5G, and what does it mean for Australia? In short, 5G is a version of 4G that uses the…

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EMERGING NEWS 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 to Launch on July 22, Tipster Hints

According to reports, Samsung is about to announce the latest release of its ‘Galaxy Watch’ series. Rumors are circulating that the new model will be called the Galaxy Watch 3, but the company has been rather vague on the issue so far. But, from the sound of it, someone down at Samsung HQ has tipped off several trusted outlets, so perhaps we’ll learn more in a few weeks time. To date, Samsung hasn’t exactly been able to beat Apple to the punch with smartwatches. The Galaxy Watch line was launched…

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EMERGING NEWS 

Google Postpones US Office Reopening to September as Coronavirus Cases Spike

Every time a new outbreak of Ebola or another dangerous infectious disease sweeps a country, you can expect the usual stock-up on antiviral drugs and flu vaccine supplies – so if it’s not apparent right away, the people in charge are treating the problem as if it is a threat to national security. In fact, viruses are a threat to everyone. And every once in a while, a completely unexpected outbreak will take over the world’s attention. Such was the case with the norovirus, a virus that causes nasty diarrhea…

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FINANCE 

COVID-19 caused huge demand destruction overseas: Bankers

Extrication through CVD in Jaitley’s budget was so large as to require a minor cap to total consumption. One of the biggest problems we face today in India is that not enough people have money, while too many people have too much money. There is obviously some constraint on the former, as the percentage of the population below the poverty line is still quite high, while the number of people above the poverty line is large. The problem in India is exacerbated because the government can’t lend too much money…

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EU Sets Out Rules for 5G Small Antennas in Boost for Data Capacity

5G connectivity could offer big things for smartphones, the Internet of Things and other consumer electronics of tomorrow. Mobile operators around the world are racing to bring the next generation to market, and one of the big questions right now is how to integrate the tiny, ultra-fast fifth generation mobile internet “small antenna” technology (A-TAC) into current networks. In a new white paper released today, the European Commission set out the conditions that will apply to small antennas – devices smaller than a human hair which will receive 5G signals…

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