Big Opportunity: The After-school Group Coaching / Tuition Market in Urban India #TheThreadMill

A great overview of after-school group coaching / tution market in India by Mayank Jain. More The post Big Opportunity: The After-school Group Coaching / Tuition Market in Urban India #TheThreadMill appeared first on NextBigWhat.
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Get Android 10 on POCO F1 with Nitrogen OS

Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO launched the POCO F1 smartphone in India back in August 2018 running MIUI 9.6 Global Stable on top of Android 8.1 (Oreo) and later updated it to Android 9.0 in December 2018. The device recently received Android 10 update. POCO F1 (beryllium) has one of the most active developer community and as a result, we have plenty of Android 10-based custom ROMs for the device. Earlier, we tried Android 10 based Pixel Experience, Android 10 based OxygenOS port and Android 10 base...
Tags: Android, India, Blogging, Xiaomi, Hdr, Geekbench, Custom Rom, Poço, PUBG, POCO F1 Android 10, beryllium Android 10, beryllium Nitrogen OS, Nitrogen OS, POCO F1 Nitrogen OS, Pixel Experience Android

Parasite‘s Best Picture Oscar Is Historic. Is This the Beginning of a New Era in Film?

When Bong Joon-Ho went onstage to accept the Academy Award for Best International Film for Parasite at the 2020 Oscars, he thought his night was done. “I am ready to drink tonight until next morning,” he said gleefully. He had already collected one Oscar before that, for Best Original Screenplay. But instead, Bong would return to the stage to collect two more trophies: one for Best Director, making him the second Asian to win that award, after Ang Lee —a nd one for Best Picture. Parasite‘s ...
Tags: Apple, South Korea, New York, Hollywood, News, Mexico, Uncategorized, Awards, America, Tom Hanks, Netflix, United States, Arkansas, Korea, Kung Fu Hustle, Brad Pitt

Netflix’s movies only won two Oscars this year

Although Netflix received 24 nominations (the most of any studio) at this year’s Oscars, its films only ended up winning two awards. Laura Dern was named Best Actress in a Supporting Role for playing Nora, a flashy divorce attorney in “Marriage Story” — the only award that “Marriage Story” won from its six nominations. And “The Irishman” came up empty-handed despite being nominated in 10 categories. Both films were nominated for Best Director and Best Picture, awards that ultimately went to the ...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Michelle Obama, Robert De Niro, Laura Dern, Roma, Al Pacino, Barack, Martin Scorsese, Obamas, Nora, American Factory, Marriage Story

Storm drops heavy rain and snow, slickens roads in Southern California

A weather system that arrived in Southern California over the weekend will continue dumping rain and snow onto the region and produce high winds in some places that could make travel hazardous through the evening of Monday, Feb. 10. A winter storm warning for mountain areas of Los Angeles County will remain in effect through 3 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service. A similar warning along the San Bernardino Mountains Range, especially near Big Bear, began at noon Sunday and will...
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Google’s Oscars Ad Shows How It Can Help You Find Your Favorite Movie Locations

For this year's Oscars broadcast, Google created an ad that features one of its relatively little-known features: the ability to find where famous movie locations can be found in the real world. That's a pretty fun aspect of Google Maps--unless you're a resident of the Bronx, which has already suffered more than its share of...
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Alexander: Was it really the medical info that held up Mookie Betts trade?

The world according to Jim: • Nearly a week ago, L.A. rejoiced. The Dodgers, who swing for the fences plenty on the field but have been  overly risk-averse otherwise, turned bold and (apparently) came away with one of baseball’s elite players, Mookie Betts. Finally, on Sunday, Dodger fans are closer to being able to celebrate but only after exhaling, having stewed for a week over whether this thing was going to get done or not. • In the meantime, eight players on four different teams – and who k...
Tags: Google, Boston, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, San Diego, Mlb, Boston Red Sox, Rays, Twins, Rube Goldberg, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels

'Homeland' premiere recap: Carrie goes back to Kabul

There's nothing that Homeland loves more than waiting so long between one season's finale and the next season's premiere that it becomes an Olympic feat just remembering where the show left off. Keeping the peripheral characters straight from one 10-month-long dry spell to the next is a feat akin to memorizing an actual phone number. But, now that we've completed this final obscenely-long-time-gap I've realized I'm quite going to miss all that confusion. The final s...
Tags: Google, News, Moscow, Kabul, Carrie

NASA Moves Forward With International Space Station 'Hotel'

Last June NASA announced plans to host visitors on the International Space Station for just $35,000 a day. "And now we know where they'll be sleeping," reports the Motley Fool: Earlier this week, NASA announced that it has selected Axiom Space to build "at least one habitable commercial module to be attached to the International Space Station...." In this particular demonstration project, Axiom will deliver to the ISS an "element" which "will attach to the space station's Node 2 forward port,"...
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How Ad Tech Is Bracing for a Life After the Cookie

Google's decision to become the latest browser to kill the cookie has industry trade groups scrambling to pick up the pieces. The IAB Tech Lab, the research and development arm of the IAB, wants to lead a broad coalition of interests that can come to a consensus about how to continue online advertising. The trade...
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How Ad Tech Is Bracing for Life After the Cookie

Google's decision to become the latest browser to kill the cookie has industry trade groups scrambling to pick up the pieces. The IAB Tech Lab, the research and development arm of the IAB, wants to lead a broad coalition of interests that can come to a consensus about how to continue online advertising. The trade...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Magazine, Iab, Iab Tech Lab, Ad Tech & Mar Tech

What Counts as a New Argument in Reply

Apple Inc. v. Andrea Electronics (Fed. Cir. 2020) After Andrea sued Apple for infringing its U.S. Patent 6,363,345 (noise cancelling audio signal processing), Apple responded with two inter partes review (IPR) petitions.  The PTO initiated both petitions and eventually cancelled all of the claims except 6-9.  Apple then appealed – asking that they all be invalidated. The invention sets noise-thresholds for a set of frequency groups and subtracts-out amplitude beyond a calculated “future minimum...
Tags: Apple, Law, Patent, Apple Inc, Fed, Andrea, Martin, PTO, Federal Circuit, Hirsch, IPR, Illumina Cambridge Ltd, PTAB, Intelligent Bio Sys Inc, Ariosa Diagnostics, Andrea Electronics Fed

Something In Deep Space Is Sending Signals To Earth In Steady 16-Day Cycles

"Scientists have discovered the first fast radio burst that beats at a steady rhythm, and the mysterious repeating signal is coming from the outskirts of another galaxy," reports Vice: A mysterious radio source located in a galaxy 500 million light years from Earth is pulsing on a 16-day cycle, like clockwork, according to a new study. This marks the first time that scientists have ever detected periodicity in these signals, which are known as fast radio bursts (FRBs), and is a major step towar...
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‘I was raped at 14, and the video ended up on a porn site’

When Rose Kalemba was raped, it took her months to persuade a porn website to remove the video.
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Elon Musk tweets out #DeleteFacebook, adding simply, “it’s lame”

Facebook receives plenty of pointed criticism, including for refusing to police political speech on Facebook, its seemingly endless string of privacy breaches, and its apparent coziness of late with the Trump administration, among other things. One of the platform’s most prominent critics, somewhat unexpectedly, has become comic, writer, and actor Sacha Baron Cohen. Indeed, his powerful speech to the Anti-Defamation League in November, characterizing Facebook as the “greatest propaganda machine ...
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Elon Musk tweets out #DeleteFacebook, saying “it’s lame”

Facebook receives plenty of pointed criticism from numerous corners, including for refusing to police political speech on Facebook, its seemingly endless string of privacy breaches and its apparent coziness with the Trump administration. One of the platform’s most prominent critics, somewhat unexpectedly, is comic, writer and actor Sacha Baron Cohen. Indeed, his powerful speech to the Anti-Defamation League in November, characterizing Facebook as the “greatest propaganda machine in history,” qui...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Elon Musk, Tech, Palo Alto, Sacha Baron Cohen, Musk, Zuckerberg, Trump, Cohen, Anti Defamation League, DeleteFacebook

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s Taylor Swift documentary feels like a guarded self-portrait

“Miss Americana,” a new Netflix documentary about Taylor Swift, is worth watching — if you go in with the right expectations. At least, that’s according to two out of three hosts of the Original Content podcast. Darrell was the holdout; he didn’t hate the movie or think it was poorly made, but he’s much more skeptical about celebrity culture in general and argues that everyone would be better off ignoring celebrities altogether. Your other hosts don’t go quite that far. Instead, we admit t...
Tags: Apple, Media, Taylor Swift, Podcasts, Entertainment, Senate, Tech, Netflix, Tennessee, Swift, Darrell, Phil Bredesen, Original Content Podcast, Lana Wilson

US Gov't Buys Location Data For Millions of Cellphones

America's government "has reportedly acquired access to a commercial database that tracks the movements of millions of cellphones in the U.S.," reports CNET. "The data is being used for immigration and border enforcement, according to sources and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal." Engadget's report on the news notes it's been going on "since at least 2017." The publication says the government bought the data from a company called Venntel, which in turn purchased it from a variety ...
Tags: US, America, Tech, Cnet, Wall Street Journal Engadget, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Alan Butler, WSJ The American Civil Liberties Union

How to Watch Samsung's 2020 Galaxy Unpacked Event

Samsung is planning on making some pretty big announcements Tuesday. The company is holding its annual Unpacked event at 2pm ET/ 11am PT on February 11 in San Francisco, where it’s expected to announce a new flagship smartphone and a new foldable phone along with a number of other things.Read more...
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Nvidia is the First U.S. Company to Pull Out of Mobile World Congress Over Coronavirus Risks

The Mobile World Congress (MWC), the wireless industry’s premiere event of the year, has lost its first U.S. attendee. Nvidia has announced that it will not attend MWC in Barcelona, Spain due to concerns over coronavirus, making it the fourth exhibitor to withdraw or scale back its participation in the event.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Nvidia, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona Spain, Coronavirus, First U S Company

Facebook To IRS: Refund Me, I'm Irish!

Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: Among the techniques featured in a 2012 City Pages story on The 10 Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes was pretending to be Irish. Chris Parker wrote, "Most people associate such exhaustive money-laundering with drug cartels. But it's now standard practice at firms like Eli Lilly, Google, Microsoft, Pfizer, and Facebook. The only difference is that when drug dealers do it, the government shows up with Kevlar and automatic weapons instead of a refund check." The WS...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Tech, Ireland, Steve Ballmer, Dublin, Irs, WSJ, Sheryl Sandberg, Kevlar, Slashdot, Internal Revenue Service, Sandberg, Chris Parker, U S Tax Court, Facebook Ireland

Star Wars C-3PO Oscar Statue

Iconic gold-plated Oscar statue designed to look like beloved C-3PO droid from Star Wars given to Lucasfilm employees after 20 years of work. Real photograph of Paul Matwiy’s “C3POscar” captured by Brad Bird. Also check out: Oscars 2020 Best Picture Nominees
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QuickDicBuilder: Custom dictionaries on the Tolino

Dictionaries used by the Tolino app are stored under .tolino/dictionaries/ on the user data partition. The format used is that of QuickDic (*.quickdic). Existing Dictionaries The original QuickDic was an Android app written by Thad Hughes and eventually open-sourced. Dictionary files were hosted on Google Code and available for download but all of them got deleted and were apparently lost when Google shut down the website. A Web Archive snapshot of the project repository is available but file...
Tags: Google, Books, Wikipedia, Unicode, Tolino, Chemnitz, Wiktionary, Thad Hughes, QuickDic

The team behind Apple’s ‘Mythic Quest’ says video games aren’t the punch line

When Ubisoft first approached “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” stars Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day about creating a new show set in the video game industry, McElhenney said they weren’t interested — at least, not initially. “Anything that we had ever seen in the past, from a movie or television show perspective, the industry was always presented in such a negative light,” he told me. “It was the butt of the joke. The characters themselves were derided, and it was very specific to geek cultur...
Tags: Apple, TC, Gaming, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Apple TV, Philadelphia, Ubisoft, Montreal, Tom Clancy, Ian, Persia, Assassin, Ganz, Paddy

More cash-crunched companies turn to convertible notes

Convertible notes are not just for early stage startups any more. These promissory notes, which are structured as debt that convert into equity upon a specific event such as a certain date or the closing of a priced investment round, are increasingly being adopted by established companies that have already raised millions of dollars in venture capital. In the past, these financial instruments have been the province of founders that weren’t sure how to value their companies. If they agreed to sel...
Tags: TC, New York, Tech, SEC, Modesto, WSJ, Juul, Bucks County, Altria, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, Ceres Unified School District, WSJ Juul Labs

Suspicion and Anger Towards Microsoft Rises After Windows 10 Search Failure

Earlier this week, searching in Windows 10 was broken, "with a black bar showing where search results should be, even for those who tried to perform a local search of their files." Microsoft issued a fix and blamed the issue on a "third-party networking fiber provider". But unfortunately, Microsoft's fix isn't working for everyone -- and that's just the beginning. Long-time Slashdot reader Futurepower(R) shares Forbes' report: Second, and more worryingly, Microsoft's explanation doesn't add up...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Bing, Forbes, Engadget, Slashdot, Richard Lawler, Futurepower, Woody Leonard, Panos Panay Susan Patch Lady Bradley

Fake News Hoax in Russia Tries Blaming the US For Coronavirus

"Russia's intelligence services are apparently behind a well-coordinated social media campaign to blame the U.S. for creating and unleashing the Wuhan coronavirus on the world," reports the International Business Times. That conclusion comes from the Atlantic Council think tank (founded in 1961), which established its Digital Forensic Research Lab in 2016. Eto Buziashvili, an analyst at the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab, published a report detailing how Russia's state propa...
Tags: Youtube, China, Russia, US, Tech, Kremlin, Wuhan, Alex Jones, Mother Jones, Facebook Twitter, International Business Times, Atlantic Council, Izvestia, Pravda, Digital Forensic Research Lab, Atlantic Council s Digital Forensic Research Lab

Is Canada's BTLR a Framework For Regulating Internet Content?

Stunt Pope (Slashdot reader #3,287) writes: This article takes a look at Canada's Broadband Telecom Legislation Review (BTLR) which was commissioned by the federal government in 2018 to map out how Canada's communications and internet laws should be revised. It posed a set of sweeping recommendations (97 in all) that include imposing new taxes on streaming services, regulating content, and requiring all content creators to obtain a government license. The article concludes with a call-to-ac...
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As top exhibitors pull out of MWC, organizers implement stringent safeguards

A couple of weeks out, Mobile World Congress organizer, the GSMA, has issued some fairly sweeping safeguards over growing concerns around the coronavirus. After a number of high profile back outs, including ZTE, LG, NVIDIA and Ericsson, the company issued a new list, including a ban of visitors originating from the Hubei province, whose capital Wuhan is believed to be the origin of the epidemic. Per GSMA CEO John Hoffman, All travelers from the Hubei province will not be permitted access ...
Tags: Health, Mobile, Congress, China, Tech, Lg, Wuhan, Ericsson, MWC, GSMA, Hoffman, Hubei Province, John Hoffman, Mwc 2020, Coronavirus, LG NVIDIA

#Saudi VC Fund Hires From Google to Help Build Tech Unicorns - Bloomberg

Saudi VC Fund Hires From Google to Help Build Tech Unicorns - Bloomberg:One of the Middle East’s largest venture capital funds hired Ivan Jakovljevic from Google Inc. to help transform its portfolio of start-ups into so-called unicorns. Jakovljevic will join Saudi Arabia’s STV -- which backed Dubai-based ride-hailing firm Careem Inc. before its sale to Uber Technologies Inc. -- as chief development officer next month, the company said in a statement. He was previously head of new markets for Goo...
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