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Mid-day meal to be provided in madrasas imparting mainstream education Students studying in madrasas imparting mainstream education, will be provided mid-day meals by the Centre. The Midday Meal Scheme is a school meal programme of the Government of India designed to improve the nutritional status of school-age children nationwide. Mid-day meal to be provided in madrasas RELATED STORIES Visa issue ... 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 customizing and setting the mood ... Read More »

Google kills Project Titan, says balloons beat drones for Internet delivery

Alphabet has shut down its Titan unit that was exploring the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for the delivery of internet services. The Google parent is instead focusing on its balloons-based Project Loon to deliver the internet to remote areas. Google acquired in 2014 Titan Aerospace and the team from the drone startup was brought in late 2015 into the ... Read More »

Meet Opera Neon, Opera’s radical vision for the future of web browsers

Hardware vendors sometimes publicize their visions of the future. So do automakers. Now Opera Software is getting into the game with Neon, the company’s first concept browser. Opera’s new Neon browser for Macs and Windows PCs isn’t game-changing—in fact, rather than a “concept,” it feels more like applying a fresh coat of paint. But Opera also succeeds in paring down ... Read More »

CyberPowerPC’s Oculus-ready system costs $499 — if you buy a Rift

CyberPowerPC’s $499.99 Gamer Ultra VR is the first desktop ready for the Oculus Rift headset that is priced under $500, but there’s a caveat. You’ll need to buy it with the Oculus Rift headset, which costs more than the PC at $599.99. The bundle will put you back $1,099.98, but that’s still a good deal for an Oculus Rift plus desktop, ... Read More »

Pico Tech brings untethered, movement-sensitive VR to Android with Pico Neo CV

Samsung’s Gear VR and Google’s Daydream have made untethered VR the norm for Android devices. Mobile VR devices like the Pico Neo CV that track users as they roam around a room, however, are something a bit more special. Pico’s Neo CV is similar to devices like the HTC Vive in that it offers true untethered VR with six degrees of ... Read More »

Verizon jacks phone upgrade fees from $20 up to $30

If there’s one thing Verizon loves to do, it’s bouncing around the cost of its smartphone upgrade fee. After Verizon introducing a $20 upgrade fee in April 2016, it’s now raising the cost even further. Whenever you swap out your existing phone—whether through a straight-up purchase or a monthly payment plan with the carrier—Verizon adds $30 to your bill. Verizon will refund ... Read More »

Uber offers cities ‘anonymized’ ride data

Uber Technologies is offering data from trips on its ride-hailing platform to city officials, planners and policymakers to help them better understand traffic patterns and improve investments in infrastructure. The move will likely win Uber goodwill with city officials, even as the company has resisted other bids for data by some cities. New York, for example, wants to collect trip ... Read More »

Thieves swipe two of Razer’s mind-blowing PC hardware prototypes from the CES floor

Razer had a strong showing at CES 2017 with two particularly interesting PC prototypes: Projects Valerie and Ariana. Unfortunately, at least one person—possibly more—was a little too interested in Razer’s activity at CES. Company CEO Min-Liang Tan announced on Facebook Monday morning that two of Razer’s prototypes were stolen from the company’s CES booth. Further reading: The weird, wild, and ... Read More »

Ooma is adding DIY home security monitoring to its free VoIP phone service

Ooma, one of the biggest names in VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone service, is expanding into the DIY home security market. Ooma Telo owners will soon be able to install motion, door/window, and/or flood sensors in their homes, and add a new tier of service that provides home security monitoring. “The Ooma Telo is essentially a Linux computer that ... Read More »