No, Software Still Can’t Grade Student Essays

One of the great white whales of computer-managed education and testing is the dream of robo-scoring, software that can grade a piece of writing as easily and efficiently as software can score multiple choice questions. Robo-grading would be swift, cheap, and consistent. The only problem after all these years is that it still can’t be … Read more No, Software Still Can’t Grade Student Essays

Chandigarh: ‘No mobiles please, focus only on driving’

Vehicles being checked in Sector 19, Chandigarh. (File Photo) Written by SSP Shashank Anand We live in the age of multi-tasking. Computer and mobile phone processors are more and more valued for their ability to seamlessly operate many different applications at the same time without hanging.This fascination for multi-tasking is not just limited to machines. … Read more Chandigarh: ‘No mobiles please, focus only on driving’

Knife crime: ‘No single solution’ says Sajid Javid

The home secretary has said there is “no single solution” to tackling knife crime, following two more young deaths. Former police chief Lord Hogan-Howe had earlier called for a knife crime tsar to be appointed to “get a grip” on the rise in youth violence. But Sajid Javid said he wished there was a simple … Read more Knife crime: ‘No single solution’ says Sajid Javid

Apple spends $150M a year on United flights, Shanghai is No. 1 destination

A pair of promotional banners created by United Airlines to tout its various business relationships with big-name companies reveals a sneak peek into Apple’s global operations, with the tech giant reportedly spending some $150 million each year on flights for employees.   The signage, spotted by LAFlyer, is on display at United’s terminal in the San Francisco … Read more Apple spends $150M a year on United flights, Shanghai is No. 1 destination

WhatsApp Says No to Indian Government’s Demand to Make Messages Traceable

WhatsApp has turned down the Indian government’s demand to provide it with a solution to track origin of messages on its platform. The Facebook-owned WhatsAppsays creating a software to trace the origin of messages will go against the idea of user privacy and end-to-end encryption. Sources in the IT Ministry had told PTI that the government … Read more WhatsApp Says No to Indian Government’s Demand to Make Messages Traceable

WhatsApp Backups Will No Longer Count Towards Google Drive Storage Quota

WhatsApp has expanded its partnership with Google to start offering Android users added benefits to use WhatsApp backups on Google Drive. The Facebook-owned company has revealed that WhatsApp backups will no longer count towards the Google Drive storage quota starting November 12, 2018. It is also important to note that WhatsApp backups that haven’t been updated in more than … Read more WhatsApp Backups Will No Longer Count Towards Google Drive Storage Quota

Pixel, Pixel XL Are No Longer Available on Google Store

Pixel and Pixel XL are now no longer available for purchase through Google Store. Both smartphones were launched back in October 2016 and debuted as the first offering under Google’s Pixel hardware line, succeeding the Nexus range of smartphones. Despite their unavailability from Google Store, the dated Pixel handsets are still on sale at various online stores, including Amazon and Best Buy in the US … Read more Pixel, Pixel XL Are No Longer Available on Google Store

Apple’s New Families Section Has Parental Control Tips, but No New Tools

Shareholders and parents have been asking Apple for months to address how addictive smartphones are and to offer tools to deal with the problem. Late Wednesday, Apple posted a new resource page outlining what parents can do now to monitor their kids’ iPad and iPhone use. There are no new features on this resource page, though Apple in January said that it … Read more Apple’s New Families Section Has Parental Control Tips, but No New Tools

Apple Has No Plans for a Major Upgrade to MacBook Pro in 2018: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Apple is expected to shift a significant chunk of supply to Foxconn The move can be seen as a step to cut down on cost and risk The shift has reportedly begun in the second half of 2017 Apple reportedly has no plans to release a major upgrade for its MacBook Pro lineup in 2018. The Cupertino … Read more Apple Has No Plans for a Major Upgrade to MacBook Pro in 2018: Report

No more cheating: B’luru tech firm develops anti-fraud exam software

Bengaluru-based Mindlogicx Infratec Limited claimed that the software is the first of its kind in the world.  It uses biometric and encryption technologies to overcome a global rise in exam malpractice including question paper leakage and candidate impersonation. (Representational image) An Indian technology company today launched a new software in Singapore to prevent cheating and … Read more No more cheating: B’luru tech firm develops anti-fraud exam software