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

Big discounts on MacBook Air, iPad, Apple Watch, and AirPods are still on for Cyber Monday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have been generous to people who are looking for discounts on Apple products, like iPads, Apple Watches, MacBooks of various kinds, and more. It’s fairly uncommon to find discounts on the newest of the new Apple tech, but those are exactly the kind of deals you’ll find below. That is, depending on … Read more Big discounts on MacBook Air, iPad, Apple Watch, and AirPods are still on for Cyber Monday

Android Oreo Distribution Reaches 4.6 Percent in April, Nougat Still Dominates at 30.8 Percent

After a marginal distribution of a little over one percent in February, Android Oreo is now on 4.6 percent of Android devices, the highest ever for the current build. This includes the growth of Android 8.0 as well as Android 8.1. Unsurprisingly, the latest Android version isn’t yet dominating the entire Android family. According to the Android distribution chat for the … Read more Android Oreo Distribution Reaches 4.6 Percent in April, Nougat Still Dominates at 30.8 Percent

Apple India Revenue Doubles Year-Over-Year, Tim Cook Says Still ‘A Long Way to Go’

Apple reported strong quarterly results ahead of the iPhone X launch on Friday, with iPhone sales at 46.7 million unit, up from 45.5 million in the year-ago quarter. The company posted quarterly revenue of $52.6 billion (roughly Rs. 3,39,595 crores), an increase of 12 percent year-over-year (YoY), with international sales accounting for 62 percent of the revenue. India … Read more Apple India Revenue Doubles Year-Over-Year, Tim Cook Says Still ‘A Long Way to Go’

Jio Phone Production Being Stopped? Reliance Jio Says It Is Still ‘Committed’ to the Feature Phone

With some reports on Monday suggesting Reliance Jio is already looking to look away from its much-hyped Jio Phone, the company has said that it is still committed to the 4G feature phone that was announced at the Reliance AGM in July. Jio had earlier claimed to have received 6 million pre-bookings for the Jio Phone and the company insists … Read more Jio Phone Production Being Stopped? Reliance Jio Says It Is Still ‘Committed’ to the Feature Phone

1.2% of Android devices now running Nougat, Lollipop still prevails

Android’s latest version Nougat has finally passed the 1% mark in the Google OS distribution chart. 7.0 and 7.1 combined now represent 1.2% of the total number of devices running Android – more than Froyo and Gingerbread each. Hurrah. Meanwhile, Lollipop remains the OS version most droids have installed, down half a percentage point since … Read more 1.2% of Android devices now running Nougat, Lollipop still prevails

Trump immigration ban still in place despite court ruling, says DHS

Hours after a federal judge issued a stay on President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily restricting entry to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and a senior White House adviser issued robust responses, emphasizing that the order remains in force. In a statement issued in the early hours of … Read more Trump immigration ban still in place despite court ruling, says DHS

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 still coming, mobile chief confirms

Back in 2011 Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note and created the phablet niche. Initially mocked, people soon realized a big-screen device is actually a great idea and the Note devices were soon some of the most sought-after on the market. But when the Galaxy Note7 went up in flames (pun intended) many suspected the lineup … Read more Samsung Galaxy Note 8 still coming, mobile chief confirms

Investors can still find good dividend stocks in a rising rate environment

There are still plenty of dividend-yielding stocks for investors, even in a rising interest rate environment. Investors do have to pick carefully though, as not every high-yield sector makes sense right now, Josh Duitz of Alpine Funds said on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Thursday. “It depends on the sector. Certainly in consumer staples — where … Read more Investors can still find good dividend stocks in a rising rate environment

Despite growth warning, most of Wall Street is still bullish on Facebook

Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg Facebook CFO David Wehner spooked Wall Street on Wednesday’s post-earnings conference call by reiterating a warning that ad revenue growth would slow in 2017, and that next year will be a year of heavy investment for the company. The stock closed down almost 6 percent, just under $120 per share on … Read more Despite growth warning, most of Wall Street is still bullish on Facebook