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Texas Education Agency waives some testing requirements for Harvey-affected students

Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath discusses the scope of financial losses to Texas public schools affected by Hurricane Harvey at a House Public Education Committee hearing at the state Capitol on Oct. 12, 2017.  Erika Rich for The Texas Tribune The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath is not changing state standardized test dates for students affected ... Read More »

LG V30+ India Launch Set for December 13

HIGHLIGHTS LG V30+ is LG’s second flagship to launch in 2017 Floating Bar to replace trademark secondary display Has 128GB built-in storage compared to 64GB on the V30 Launched originally in August at IFA 2017, the LG V30+ is now finally making its way to Indian shores on December 13. LG India sent out media invites for the launch event that is set to take ... Read More »

Is being a chef bad for your mental health?

In October last year Andrew Clarke, head chef of the much-admired Brunswick House restaurant in Vauxhall, London, posted a picture of himself to Instagram. It’s in black and white. He is sitting at a table against a wall of distressed plaster, his straggly hair unsuccessfully tucked away beneath a ragged beanie hat, tattooed arms on show. In his hand is a ... Read More »

Dogs May Be Good For Your Health…Except When They’re Not

While having a dog may be good for the heart, as my colleague Alice Walton just wrote, and is certainly good for the soul, you might want to read the “terms and conditions” in the fine print. Heather Stone Leo and Laila, my granddogs, as irresistible puppies I’ve seen some impressive and life-threatening infections from dogs. None of them, until Lyme, gave me ... Read More »

Is Sleeping With Your Dog In the Bed Bad For Your Health?

Every night, a 45-pound, 3-year-old Dalmatian/Heeler mix shares my bed. We’ve had the same bedtime ritual for years: I give her a treat, she “gives me five” (with one paw), then “gives me ten” (with two paws), and then the lights go out. Recently, however, my dog did something that made me wonder if sharing my bed with her was ... Read More »

Apple Served With Search Warrant for Access to Texas Shooter’s iPhone: Report

Apple has been served with a search warrant for access to an iPhone SE which was used by the gunman who killed 27 people in a Texas church, as per media reports. The gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on November 5 and opened fire. He later killed himself. According to a San Antonio ... Read More »

Grab a Steam Link and PC gaming freedom for just $5

The Steam Link is a magic little box that lets you play your PC games on any TV in your home, and it’s on sale right now for an insane $5 at GameStop. That’s gaming freedom for less than a Big Mac Meal. Steam Link: This little technological marvel is usually $49.99, so grabbing it for pocket change is basically ... Read More »

Vivo V7 India Launch Set for Monday

Chinese handset manufacturer Vivo has started sending media invites for a launch event on November 20 where it is set to launch another V-Series smartphone. The company has revealed the Vivo V7 will be launching on Monday in India, and can be expected to be available for sale later this month. Flipkart is also teasing the launch of the smartphone, revealing its 24-megapixel selfie camera, and we can ... Read More »

Xiaomi MIUI 9 to Be Last Update for 6 Smartphones as Software Support Ends

HIGHLIGHTS MIUI Global Beta ROM 7.11 to be last beta version MIUI 9 ROM to be available for dated devices starting December The new move comes following the global rollout of MIUI 9 After supporting its dated hardware with fresh software builds for a while, Xiaomi says it is now suspending MIUI updates for six of its popular devices. The list of ... Read More »

Australian government scholarships for 52 Indian students: Envoy

Representative graphic NEW DELHI: Australian envoy Harinder Sidhu on Friday announced that 52 Indian students will be offered the Australian governments prestigious Australia Awards-Endeavour scholarships and Fellowships for 2018. Three Australians will also undertake learning opportunities in India as part of these awards. “I congratulate the successful applicants. They have been selected on the basis of their potential to build educational, research and professional ... Read More »