University switches off social media to help student well-being

A university is switching off all its social media channels for a few days as an example to encourage its students to try their own “digital detox”. De Montfort University, in Leicester, wants to highlight how “unrestrained social media use” can be harmful to the mental health of young people. The university operates nine different … Read more

Twitter Updates Its Windows App; Kills Off Its Android TV, Roku, and Xbox Apps

Twitter on Wednesday announced improvements to its mobile website, Twitter Lite app, and Twitter for Windows app, including night mode and a new tweet compose box. Separately, after killing off apps used by a small number of users, including the Twitter for Mac app, the micro-blogging site is shutting down its TV apps on Roku, Android … Read more

Snapchat Parent to Reportedly Lay Off About 100 Engineers

Snap, the parent company of popular photo-sharing platform Snapchat, is reportedly planning to lay off nearly 100 engineers within a week, a media report said. Tech website Cheddar late on Wednesday reported that the layoffs would affect less than 10 percent of Snap’s engineering department. Citing sources, Cheddar also said that the planned layoffs would be Snap’s biggest … Read more

Flipkart Republic Day Sale: Smartphone Deals Detailed, Up to 80 Percent Off on Laptops, Cameras, and More

Flipkart has announced its Republic Day Sale just a day after arch rival Amazon revealed the dates of the next edition of its Great Indian Sale. No surprises for guessing, the two e-commerce sales will clash: the Flipkart sale will begin on January 21 and end on January 23, while the Amazon sale will begin the same day but end on January … Read more

Uber Scrambles to Head Off Brazil Bill Regulating Ride Software

Hundreds of drivers for the internet based ride-hailing firm Uber drove through Brazil’s largest cities on Monday to protest legislation that would turn them into regular taxi drivers subject to the same local licensing and taxation rules. The chief executive of Uber Technologies Inc, Dara Khosrowshahi, arrived in Brazil to lobby against the bill that is due to … Read more

iOS 11’s Control Centre Does Not Turn Off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Completely but Apple Says It’s Not a Bug

Now that iOS 11 is out for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and users who have already jumped onto the latest mobile operating system version from Apple will have found tons of new features to play around with. The most noticeable and talked about features among them is the new customisable Control Centre that brings all quick controls … Read more

50% off Fallout 4 – Deal Alert

Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, welcome you to the world of Fallout 4 – their most ambitious game ever, and the next generation of open-world gaming.  As the sole survivor of Vault 111, you enter a world destroyed by nuclear war. Every second is a … Read more

RBS writes off $4 billion for US mortgage mis-selling cases

Royal Bank of Scotland has taken a 3.1 billion pound ($3.92 billion) provision as it prepares to settle claims in the United States that it mis-sold toxic mortgage-backed securities in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. The surprise provision means that RBS is unlikely to make a profit in 2016, the ninth straight … Read more

64% off Vansky Bias Lighting for HDTV USB LED Multi Color Strip Accent Lighting – Deal Alert

This bias lighting strip, currently discounted by 64% on Amazon from $49.99 down to just $17.99, reduces eye-strain caused by differences in picture brightness from scene to scene in movies, shows and games, by adding a subtle backlight to your monitor or TV.  The LED lights can be changed with up to 20 color selections … Read more

IIM A starts off first of its kind online education course

The programme is being offered through an interactive onsite learning (IOL) platform. IIM A starts off first of its kind online education course RELATED STORIES IIMC to begin post-graduate course in Urdu journalism IIT JAM 2017 to be held on February 12: Check out the paper pattern here This Delhi man passed IIM A in … Read more