Technology

Will the virus make us choose virtual

With all the changes COVID-19 became a reason for, education may have been the least expected. Globalshala, an organisation that aims to assist students with finding global educational opportunities that are the right for them, undertook a survey of prospective graduate international students and the results show the expectations and concerns that the ones who were hoping to study abroad is facing at this point....

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Virtual Reality not just an entertainment

Like every other industry, the phrase ‘consumer is king’ applies to the media industry as well. There is stiff competition in the media industry today, with businesses competing for the attention of the viewers and readers. In this rat race, only those Media and Entertainment (M&E) companies will survive that can constantly identify and adapt to the fast-evolving demands and consumption patterns of the consumers....

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Fake news

These days, fake news has cracked open the trust that one places in a society or a community. It is inevitable to completely take out the roots of the spread of misinformation. In times of social media and internet facilities, people are easily ‘catfished’ and driven by the spread of fake news, rumour, gossips, etc. The surge of fake news is higher in case of...

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Over the years, one of the most important objectives of diagnostic medicine has been to be able to diagnose medical problems as swiftly as possible, enabling healthcare professionals to treat patients before any irreversible or long-term damage can occur. This is because the symptoms of some conditions only arise after a certain amount of time. By the time these symptoms come to the surface, the...

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In a wake to impede the proliferation of virulent coronavirus, around 760 million people were confined to their homes in China which accounts for nearly half the population of the country. This brought down the number of infected people per day from thousands to just a couple of dozens. Travel restrictions, quarantines, lockdowns, physical distancing, closing of non-essential businesses, preparing hospitals for surges, and case...

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'Scrubbing' your online data

The advantages of using social media also comes with a warning sign. Breach of users’ security and identity are the common cyber issues we hear on the news every day. We put in passwords and e-mail accounts in a lot of websites, the common ones being Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. We also accept the condition to store our history in those websites as ‘cookies’. A...

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From the beginning of human civilisation, communication has had a high level of importance for us. In recent years, we have used electromagnetic spectrum beyond the visible region for telematics communication through radio waves with a radio antenna as a basic part of a radio system. A radio antenna is a tool that possesses the ability to send or receive radio waves. Developed forms of...

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The general idea which dawns upon us when we hear about cyber threats is software vulnerabilities, malware attacks, data damage, unauthorised access to sensitive data, wiper attacks, and data manipulation. Adding on to this list, a new threat of hardware sabotage has emerged which is even harder to detect and poses a great security threat often causing deterioration of the whole system.   Hardware sabotage involves deliberate...

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