Future of Jobs available from World Economic Forum

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has already started. Science and technology is blooming and flourishing. This will lay the first step for an upcoming revolution that is more comprehensive and all encompassing than anything there has ever been. As change comes, the social pattern will also potentially become challenging, and people all around the world will have to earnestly tackle it. The Future of Jobs Report specifies the imminent changes: it exhibits comprehensive knowledge from various professionals and field experts who ...

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Sling TV Is Here – Watch out Old TV

Sling TV has come up with a refreshing approach in its campaign where it boldly demeans the traditional ways of watching TV like cable and satellite TV. If you have seen the latest ad of Sling TV, you will surely be able to relate with the ways in which we get caught in the old TV set up.

The advertisement shows how anyone who uses cable TV or satellite to watch television is caught up in contracts, hidden costs, paying for ...

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Google Donates 25,000 Laptops in a Philanthropic Effort to Provide Education to the Refugees in Europe

While the media may have gradually phased out most of the refugee crisis in Europe, Google has given them a chance to put it back in the front page by donating 25,000 Chromebooks to the refugees trying to reconnect. This amounts to approximately $5.3 million. The thoughtful grant comes from Google.org which is the non-profit venture of Google. The company is trying to provide an easy access to education to the numerous individuals who lost their homes and are trying ...

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Top Netflix Alternatives

Netflix is becoming quite synonymous to video streaming. The company has unarguably secured the top spot in the industry. Netflix provides a perfect mix of movies, TV shows and original content at a good price. It is supported by most of the devices which makes it easy for the users. So while Netflix is one of the best, there are many other programs that are equally great. Some of these programs work on a subscription model while others are ad-supported, ...

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Google Expeditions – Virtual Reality Hits the Classroom

The ubiquitous nature of technology has made us embrace the new ways in which technology makes our lives more comfortable. While our workplace and homes have been highly influenced by the tech revolution, schools are gradually picking up pace as well. With the help of technology, students can now virtually explore different places on the earth where the good old school bus won’t be able to take them. Google has launched Google Expeditions which is a program through which ...

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Google Teams up with Ubilabs to Create the World’s Largest Model Railway Exhibit

Two months of preparation and experiments along with 600 hours of work on location has resulted in the world’s largest model railway exhibition. Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany is an interesting Street View attempt by the teams of Google and Ubilabs. This is not your usual model railway exhibit. We are talking about 13,000 kilometers of track with almost a thousand trains. The model has 335,000 lights and over 200,000 figurines spread across the sprawling 14,000 square feet ...

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Hackers Behind the Ukrainian Blackout – Are Industrialized Nations Vulnerable to Such Cyberattacks?

It looks like hackers have been exploring new avenues. While we thought hacking was limited to devices like the computer, phones and tablets, hackers ingeniously attacked electrical substations killing electricity to almost 700,000 homes in Ukraine.

On December 23rd Ukraine’s Ivano-Frankivsk region saw the first blackout of its kind. The blackout was created by hackers who used malware to disconnect the substations leading to an outage. Researchers from the security firm iSIGHT Partners informed that they have obtained samples of ...

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Science Books Just Got Dated – Periodic Table Sees Four New Entrees

Researchers in Japan, Russia and United States have contributed to the discovery of four new elements that have claimed their place in the seventh row of the periodic table rendering it complete.

The elements do not have a permanent name yet, and are currently identified by their atomic numbers: 113, 115, 117 and 118. The teams of scientists who have discovered these elements have been asked to submit name for the elements as well. Two of the elements have working name ...

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Beagle Pups Conceived Through IVF – 30 Years of Research Finally Pays Off

Alexander Travis’ lab witnessed a radical breakthrough in the world of science when the world’s first rubbish of puppies were born through IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). The beagle surrogate gave birth to seven healthy puppies in July.

As the baby beagles turn 5 months old, they were brought to the public at Cornell University. Researchers are considering this development to be of great importance because it can help the world in many ways.

IVF can help canine conservation efforts and it ...

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Santa Sleigh Gets a Facelift – Reindeer Retire and Robots Take Their Place

The overwhelming presence of technology in our lives can sometimes be unsettling. If you have been reading stories about Santa and his reindeer to the kids Boston Dynamics is here to change the way children look at Santa’s beautiful sleigh. The American engineering firm which develops technology for the US military has turned some of its robots into reindeer by adding fluffy antlers.

The Google-based firm is known for its ground-breaking technology used for the US military designing robots that ...

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