Students unveil gadgets, bots, apps to tame Covid | Hyderabad News

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Hyderabad: As doctors and pharmacists are increasingly falling victim to the novel coronavirus, students from various engineering colleges have come out with innovative ideas, bots, apps and gadgets to fight Covid-19 and protect frontline warriors from succumbing to the pandemic.
In a presentation at an international conference on engineering in fourth industrial revolution, organised by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Hyderabad chapter, on Thursday, city students came out with solutions to overcome Covid-19, including a predictor that will help doctors to protect themselves from getting affected by the deadly virus and a medicine checker tool that will reduce queues at pharmacies.
Some have come up with an online appointment booking system with a predictor wherein the users can take up a preliminary covid-19 test before they visit a doctor. Another application tells users the availability of medicines that they require in the required quantity in the pharmacy
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Good News: Chandigarh girls collect gadgets to help needy students attend online classes

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What is being lauded as “great initiative” by several internet users, is ‘Prerna – for you and us’ launched by five Chandigarh girls to help the needy students attend the online school amid COVID-19 crisis by collecting donations of gadgets. With the coronavirus outbreak continuing to tighten its grip across the globe and driving the shift from in-person schooling to online school, several others who were unable to afford internet connections or correct equipment have lost months of their education.

However, these school-going girls themselves hailing from Chandigarh have come together to help those in need and Saachi Ahuja told ANI that till now they have given gadgets to at least 21 girls. 

The teenagers are encouraging people to donate their gadgets including mobile phones, laptops for underprivileged girls who are unable to afford the same for online learning. According to reports, it has already been more than four months

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Good News: 11-yr-old saves grandma; Girls collect gadgets for students; 5 amazing stories

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When the world updates consist of COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, protests among other things, people are more than ever are looking for encouraging news. Since the beginning of the year, the unforeseen circumstances have dominated the minds of millions across the globe. But, it has also paved the way for occasional kind gestures, unique songs, online trends and peculiar methods of people adhering to the new lifestyle amid the coronavirus outbreak. From IIT Delhi’s job posting for dog handler creating buzz to Chandigarh girls’ noble initiative for needy students, here are five best stories from today to dial down on the negativity.

Chandigarh girls collect gadgets to help needy students attend online classes

What is being lauded as “great initiative” by several internet users, is ‘Prerna – for you and us’ launched by five Chandigarh girls to help the needy students attend the online school amid COVID-19 crisis by collecting

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Free high-speed internet available for K-12 students who qualify | Mobile County Alabama News

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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has committed CARES Act funding to deliver free internet access to eligible K-12 students in their homes this fall, according to the Mobile County Public School System.

School officials say families of eligible students will receive a letter after Aug. 24 which will include a prepaid voucher number and a list of service providers to contact to set up free high-speed internet service through Dec. 30, 2020.

MCPSS officials say this is perfect timing for the district’s remote learning plan.

“If your student does not have reliable internet access, be on the lookout for this letter. If you qualify, contact one of the listed service providers as soon as you can; the sooner you call the sooner your student will be ready for a successful remote learning experience,” MCPSS said. 

For further assistance and more information, contact the Alabama Broadband Connectivity for

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Expansion of broadband in rural areas is vital for businesses and students, advocates say | Omaha State and Regional News

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LINCOLN — When the coronavirus struck, Sidney-based Wheat Belt Public Power District implemented its plan to cope with a pandemic.

But the strategy, devised years ago, soon developed a hitch.

Internet speeds were too slow for two-thirds of the power district’s 29 employees who were sent to work from farms and ranch homes outside of town.

The solution wasn’t pretty. For a while, the general manager of Wheat Belt — who had to quarantine after coming into contact with someone infected — had to work from the utility’s parking lot, in his vehicle, to get adequate broadband. Several workers were moved back to offices not designed for social distancing, risking their health.

“It was a workaround, but it worked,” said Tim Lindahl, the general manager of Wheat Belt.

The pandemic has shone a bright light on the lack of adequate high-speed internet in rural areas as office workers have been

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Technology – BBC News

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Robot fruit pickers could help solve the industry’s skilled recruitment crisis, says a Kent farm manager.

Giles Cannon, who manages Roughway Farm near Tonbridge, says his farm has been “overwhelmed” with job interest in recent weeks as hundreds of people seek to work as fruit pickers.

It comes several weeks after a national call was made by the Environment Secretary, George Eustice, urging students and furloughed workers to apply for seasonal farm work amid feared shortages.

However, hiring experienced staff has proved challenging for the agricultural sector, according to Mr Cannon.

Mr Cannon, who has worked in the farming sector for decades, said: “To call fruit picking an unskilled job is doing the industry a disservice.”

Farmers around the world are increasingly interested in robot technology to address the long-term decline in skilled labour, according to 2019 research carried out by Fieldwork Robotics, a company linked to the University of

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Technology Articles, Technological News | Popular Science

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Devices, apps, robots, and everything else that makes technology essential to your modern life.

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Staying secure in the modern world is more difficult than ever. Every day, we face threats to our identities, our personal information, our data, and even ourselves. From malware attacks to phishing schemes, we survey the security landscape. It takes a lot more than some anti-virus software to stay safe. We go beyond the sensationalism to assess which threats could pose the biggest problems and dig into the repercussions that ripple through our lives once security has been compromised. KEEP GOING

AI

Sure, artificial intelligence can generate hilarious song titles and paint colors, but it’s also powering some of the most compelling new technology of our time. Machine learning and neural networks are playing larger roles in almost every device and system we use. It’s built into your smartphone, your smart home, and maybe

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GameClub brings its subscription-based gaming catalog to Android

Subscription-based access to mobile gaming *content* is fueling new services like Apple Arcade and Google Play Pass. Last fall, a startup called GameClub …

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GAMES OF THE WEEK – The 5 best new mobile games for iOS and Android – June 18th 2020

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GameClub’s mobile gaming subscription service launches on Android for $4.99

GameClub, a gaming subscription *service*, launches on Android with a slew of classic mobile games. For just $5 a month, it offers to help you relive bygone …

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GameClub Officially Launches On Android Today with a

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Smartphones get expensive as the new GST rate comes into effect: Check the revised prices here

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Huawei P40 series with 50MP cameras and Kirin 990 5G SoC unveiled

At an online-only event held earlier this week, Huawei unveiled its flagship P40 series. The lineup consists of three smartphones namely the standard P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+. The P40 series arrives as the successor to last year’s P30.…

The impact of Coronavirus on India’s tech industry

The coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc across the globe at the moment. Social media platforms are battling with the spread of misinformation. Moreover, the Indian government has imposed a 21-day

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