SA schools’ online learning set-ups to highlight internet and technology access disparities

“There is a chance that the only device at home is for the parents; you might have three to four children who attend primary school in the same household and all these children are expected to be online in many cases at the same time,” she said.

Department of technology to fund DBB research on nasal gel to take on Covid-19 virus

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), under the ministry of Science and Technology has cleared a funding proposal for the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering (DBB), IIT Bombay, which is working to develop a gel that would capture and help in inactivation of novel […]

Hubtek Creates Virtual Conference for Transportation Technology Innovators

“The cancellations and postponements of industry events due to the Coronavirus pandemic left a void for technology vendors and thought leaders to showcase the tools they’ve created to help transportation and logistics companies,” said Trey Griggs, global director of sales at Hubtek. “Our one-day virtual conference was a platform for these companies to display their […]

Zivame appoints new chief technology officer

BENGALURU: Zivame has brought on board Yash Dayal as its chief technology officer (CTO), said a company statement. Dayal will build and lead the technology and engineering vision and shoulder the responsibility of building Zivame into a highly personalised platform for consumers with a strong data orientation. Prior to this, he was a senior director […]

Osinbajo directs consideration of Local Technology GridCodes for National Digital Addressing Scheme

Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology has said that Nigeria could effectively improve governance, boost commerce, fight crime and better manage intelligence through the adoption of GridCodes, a Technology for digital addressing which was designed and founded by a Nigerian. Onu stated this in Abuja as he inaugurated the Inter-Ministerial Technical Committee on […]

Ranosys Technologies partners with Bikaner Technical University to skill 10,000 tech graduates

In an attempt to skill young technological graduates in India and offer them mentor ship for professional opportunities, Singapore-based software development company Ranosys Technologies has signed a protocol with Bikaner Technical University to skill them in OutSystems, a global low-code application development platform developed by Ranosys. OutSystems aims to skill 10,000 new students who are […]

Musk building ventilators using Tesla car technology

Electric Vehicle (EV) maker Tesla has posted a video on its YouTube channel, showing its engineers are working on designing ventilators from Tesla Model 3 parts.In the video, Tesla’s engineers show off two versions of the ventilator, a prototype model with its components laid out across a desk, as well as a packaged model that […]

Oakland Educators Say Lack Of Access To Technology A Challenge To Virtual Learning

“It’s a really marked equity issue and distance learning is really highlighting that digital divide that already existed, but not have been so present in everyone’s mind,” said Lara Burenin, the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Ravenswood City School District.

Student lender SoFi to acquire Galileo Financial Technologies for $1.2 bln

SoFi, one of most well-funded fintech companies in the US, grew quickly following the Great Recession by refinancing at cheaper rates student loans for strapped-but-promising graduates. It has since expanded its offering to “members” beyond lending to include investment management and cash management.

Coronavirus impact | YouTube will remove conspiracy theories that link COVID-19 to 5G technology

However, YouTube’s actions could be vital in the prevention of the spread of misinformation. Moreover, at a time when remote connections are more important than ever, it is imperative to deter people from acting irrationally.  We suggest that any news be crosschecked with official sources to stay informed and limit the spread of misinformation.Time to […]