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Sneha Priya’s mantra to introduce any technology is simple: the right exposure at the right age. “It must not be the other way around—just making it compulsory for the kids,” says cofounder of SP Robotic Works. Decoding the hysteria around coding for children in India, Priya concedes that the way it (coding) is being communicated to the parents, and the kind of FOMO being created, is probably not going in the right direction. “But if a kid embraces coding, it will be useful for her future,” she says. 

Started in 2012 by Pranavan and Sneha Priya, SP Robotic Works is an online edutainment company that specialises in providing experiential learning to students between the ages of 7 and 17, in latest technologies such as robotics, coding, drone, AI, VR and IoT. The idea is to promote STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) through

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Among Us players have started to experience different types of cheating when they hop into matches. Thanks to cheaters, players have had their nicknames edited, their entire crews ejected at the start of the match, and had games where there was an extra impostor. In a game that places so much emphasis on meta-gaming and trust, this is a substantial issue. The three person studio Innersloth has been trying to tackle the problem. It recently explained how it’s hoping to do so.

“We’re rushing to get an account system in place so we can have better moderation and reporting systems built around that,” Among Us programmer Forest Willard told Kotaku. “Also getting help with making the servers better at detecting and blocking hacks. And investigating client-side hack prevention as well. I’m sort of scrambling to get all the right people in place, but I’m attacking it from multiple angles so

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Google Assistant Now Works With Android Apps

October 11, 2020 | technology | No Comments

Google announced that now it’s possible to use Google Assistant with third-party apps on Android phones. So, Android users will be able to search and control their third-party apps when they ask it to Google Assistant. Google is rolling out the ability to search apps, use voice commands for popular tasks like sending text messages, ask for the news on Twitter, or browsing your shopping cart. For example, you can now say, “Hey Google, search cozy blankets on Etsy” and get right to what you’re looking for. Or if you’re looking for something (or someone) specific within an app, just say, “Hey Google, open Selena Gomez on Snapchat.” 

Previously, Google Assistant’s third-party support was largely limited to some custom actions, mostly apps that run within Assistant. With the new functionality, Google Assistant will work directly with apps that you have installed on your phone. Now, these kinds of voice commands

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The SEO Works, with head offices in Sheffield, have been appointed to aid their organic search presence nationally, and reduce their dependence on advertising spend.

“It’s fantastic to be able to appoint a locally-based search agency to us who have the calibre and experience of The SEO Works, especially in the e-commerce sector,” said Harrison Cameras business manager Michael Beckingham.

“The strategy they presented will be pivotal to the future growth of our own established business, especially with footfall to the shop reducing due to the recent pandemic, and online presence becoming vital.”

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Harrison Cameras, who are developing their online presence with the help of agency THE SEO Works
Harrison Cameras, who are developing their online presence with the help of agency THE SEO Works

Alex Hill, Director at The SEO Works added: “Harrison Cameras are such a well-established and loved business in Sheffield, and one we have admired for many years.

“To

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ACD&B, formerly Applied Creative, has unveiled its rebrand, strengthened its team with the appointment of a creative account manager, bolstered its service offering with the addition of PR, and extended its office.

The West Yorkshire-based independent creative agency specialises in providing clients with branding, artworking, creative design and web design.

Following increased demand for its services, it has appointed Alice Moss as creative account manager.

Previously she has held roles with StormBrands, where she managed Morrisons’ The Best account, and Face Facts Research.

The agency has also partnered with Marie Lees Public Relations. Lees is working alongside managing director, Chris Parkinson and the team, to provide ACD&B’s roster of clients with PR as well as devise and implement the company’s communications and business development strategy.

Parkinson said: “Since launching the agency it has evolved and I felt we needed a brand that elevated our specialisms and commitment to providing clients

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YouTube’s website now supports iOS 14’s picture-in-picture mode once again, after the functionality mysteriously disappeared last month. It can be enabled in both Safari as well as third-party browsers like Chrome or Firefox by expanding a video to play fullscreen, and then tapping the small picture-in-picture icon on the top-left of the interface. Then you’re free to minimize the browser and use other apps while the continuing to watch a video. You can also slide the PiP window to the side if you just want to hear music without the video obstructing the display.

OS-level picture-in-picture support was added as a new feature in iOS 14, but shortly afterwards stopped working on YouTube’s website for iPhone users. It continued to work for users who subscribe to YouTube Premium, perhaps unsurprisingly. It also works for iPad users.

While picture-in-picture now works in browsers, it is not available in the YouTube app

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The System: Who Owns the Internet, and How It Owns Us • By James Ball • Bloomsbury • 288 pages • ISBN: 978-1-52-660724-9 • £18 (hardback) / £14 (e-book)

It’s been a while since the last book explaining how the internet works. I believe it was was in 2012, when US Senator Ted Stevens’ (R-AK) characterization of the internet as “a series of tubes”, inspired Andrew Blum to write Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet to explore the network’s oft-forgotten physical underpinnings — a theme also taken up in Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys, which showed how physics helped high-frequency traders exploit the financial markets. Now, here is James Ball, with The System: Who Owns the Internet, and How It Owns Us, to examine the internet and power.

Internet history can be slippery. Contrary to expectations in the 1990s — and then again in 2011, crediting

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With so much of the world’s workforce shifting to remote labor, a whole lot of people are trying to figure out how to be productive at home for the first time. Well, I’ve been working from home for years, and I still haven’t totally figured out the puzzle. There are no shortage of apps designed to help you be more productive, but I’m not sure anything I’ve tried has had as much potential as a little gadget called the TickTime.

The concept is simple but clever. If you’ve ever heard of the Pomodoro method, which asks you to work in roughly 25-minute intervals with a short (say, five minutes) break in between, the TickTime is essentially that in physical form.

The device is shaped like a long hexagon, and each side corresponds to a different timer: 3, 5, 10, 15, 25, or 30 minutes. Lay the timer down such that

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Understanding the algorithms used by search engines, such as Google, can be mystifying. Let’s start at the beginning:

What is a Search Engine Algorithm?

An algorithm is a mathematical process used by a computer to solve a problem or answer a question. Google, launched in 1998, is the leading search engine. The search engine algorithm was designed to find files on the internet.

Google uses many algorithms, but the very first one ever used is called PageRank, which measures the importance of all web pages (PageRank is named after Larry Page, the software developer and Google co-founder). PageRank functions by counting the quantity and quality of links to certain web pages to determine an estimate of the website’s importance, and thus, its ranking as compared to other websites in the same field or category.

Google has used the assumption that the more important websites are most likely to have more … Read More

Since the time that computers became mainstream, consumers have been looking for ways to speed them up. Whether you’re a business user or a regular PC user, you’d probably like to know how to clean up your machine and get it working better and faster. A lot of programs and tools have promised to do just that over the years, but most have been completely useless – if not outright malware or spyware. Fortunately, there is Avast Cleanup. It really DOES deliver as promised.

Avast, of course, is not a new company. It’s been one of the biggest names in computer security for years now. Its antivirus products have always been considered by experts as among the best. Now, it offers this helpful premium tool to help optimize PC performance.

It can be very irritating to see that you are running out of disk space. Instead of having to decide … Read More