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How to send Android SMS messages with Amazon Echo, and why it’s a big deal

If you got a Google Home Mini to go with your Android phone this Christmas, one of the first things you probably asked it to do was send a text. But instead of asking what you wanted to say, your Google Home said this: Sorry, I can’t send texts yet. But starting today, if you ask the same question to your Amazon Echo, it ... Read More »

How Modi’s big announcement will improve higher education

By B Venkatesh Kumar, Alan Ruby and Matthew Hartley Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s centenary address at the University of Patna in Bihar included the announcement of a competition to identify 20 Indian universities that have potential to become “world class”. Offering them financial support and “unshackling” them from regulations and restrictions, they will be free to develop their own roadmaps and pursue ... Read More »

Flipkart Big Diwali Sale’s Mobile Offers: Redmi Note 4, Lenovo K8 Plus, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Flipkart’s Big Diwali Sale is from October 14 to October 17 The company is offering a Buyback Guarantee at Rs. 99 HDFC cards get 10 percent instant discount during the sale Flipkart Big Diwali Sale kicks off Saturday, October 14, and ahead of the sale, the online marketplace has revealed some of the mobile offers it will be listing. ... Read More »

Sky shows big Apple TV 4K gaming push, poaching key PlayStation Journey dev

Apple looks keen to make a big gaming push with its new Apple TV 4K set top box, revealing it’s poached a key studio from core console platform holders Sony at its iPhone 8 launch event. Thatgamecompany, the dev team behind the critically acclaimed Journey, is developing its new title, Sky, exclusively for Apple platforms. And while it’s coming to iPhone and iPad, it’s the Apple ... Read More »

People have no idea how big a deal it is’: the people pushing Australian gaming forward

More than 70% of Australians play video games, and I’m one of them. With its spread from computers to TVs to mobile phones, the global games industry is now worth over $100bn, with an Australian market alone worth $3bn. But the value of games goes beyond just money. Interactive entertainment and the “serious games” that share lessons and skills have ... Read More »

‘People have no idea how big a deal it is’: the people pushing Australian gaming forward

To win one of the estimated 700 full-time jobs across the gaming industry, you have to be better than good; you have to be exceptional. Photograph: Matjaz Slanic/Getty Images More than 70% of Australians play video games, and I’m one of them. With its spread from computers to TVs to mobile phones, the global games industry is now worth over ... Read More »

DU Admissions 2017: Minnows throw up big surprises in first cut-offs

Delhi University’s first cut-offs sprang a few surprises, with Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa (SGTB) College declaring the highest cut-off for subjects across most streams. At 99.66%, the highest cut-off is for BSc (Hons) Electronics. In humanities, for Political Science (Hons), the cut-off has been pegged at 99%, followed by 98.75% for English (Hons). For both BCom programme and BCom ... Read More »

Microsoft’s $300 Windows VR headsets: 6 things we know (and 1 big question)

Everybody expected mixed-reality technology to play a part in Microsoft’s big Windows 10 event on Wednesday—but nobody expected what we got. Rather than showing yet another HoloLens demonstration, Microsoft instead announced a small army of virtual reality headsets unlike anything available today, and they’re all powered by the forthcoming Windows 10 Creators Update. The demo raised more questions than it ... Read More »

Big, double-curved front glass of Xiaomi Mi Note 2 spotted online

We have been hearing a lot about Xiaomi’s device roadmap lately and can already say confidently that the Chinese OEM is planning a refresh to both its families with the budgetRedmi 4 and the high-end Mi Note 2, respectively. The former is expected to make its firs appearance on stage on July 25 and the Note 2 could do the ... Read More »

Not one bad number in July jobs report, says ex-White House chief economist

The jobs report on Friday didn’t just blow away expectations by adding 255,000 positions, but was strong throughout, the Republican former chief economist of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers said. “We have rarely gotten a report that didn’t have some hole, like you get jobs but there’s no wage growth, or the labor forces declines and the unemployment goes ... Read More »