One can only guess the volume of e-waste being generated. At the facility, electronic waste is piled up in every corner. Used computers, monitors, laptops, keyboards, printers, scanners, and tablets, share space with tonnes of wires and cables, and discarded refrigerators, washing machines, microwaves, AC compressors, music systems and ear phones. There are fluorescent lamps too. “We are designing a machinery to powder the bulbs and trap the mercury content in it, before we send it to the hazardous waste disposal facility at Gummidipoondi in Chennai. One has to extract lead from computer monitors (every monitor has a lead coating) before we dispose them. Many electronics carry heavy metals such as mercury, lead, lithium, and other materials that pollute the air when incinerated or poison the ecosystem as they invade the landfills.” There is no awareness or a channel to dispose e-waste, admits Prasanth. … [Read more...] about Meet environmental engineer Prasanth Omanakuttan, who is offering a solution to e-waste problem
First announced in 2008, the IdeaPad line of gadgets by Lenovo is more consumer-oriented. That said, with an attractive design and intuitive interface, the IdeaPad Slim 3 also features Cortana support for convenience. Users can use Q-Control technology — which has the potential to dynamically boost a PC’s battery life when its AI-enhanced Intelligent Cooling Mode is enabled to monitor the device’s thermal attributes and better control its fan — to swap effortlessly between Max Mode, where the CPU takes charge and provides the quickest performance, and Stealth Mode for the quietest user experience. … [Read more...] about Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 launches in India; prices start at ₹26,990
But the times are tough. Gamers are caught in a Catch 22 situation, says 21-year-old Dalvi. “You can’t justify it [the PUBG ban], nor can you criticise it [because of the national security angle]. So you’re standing in this space of not knowing what’s happening, but also getting severely affected by it,” she laments. Despite plans to get the game back, players worry about modifications being made. “If PUBG comes back with a version only for India, it wouldn’t be a great idea,” says Anuj ‘Amaterasu’ Sharma, who started gaming in grade 10. In the 14-odd years he’s been playing, he has represented India in numerous global esports competitions, including the Esports World Convention held in Paris last year. “Every gamer’s dream is to represent their country. What’s the point in just playing among ourselves?” … [Read more...] about Life after PUBG: #MakeInIndia gets a push
In addition, EFF provides some alternative services such as Signal/Redphone, Silent Text, Telegram and Retro Share (all independently developed) which check every box in the security scorecard. It also claims that the scorecard becomes outdated every now and then as features in apps go through continuous changes almost every day. … [Read more...] about WhatsApp: The most secure app for making video calls?
It’s an ongoing evolutionary vision plan called CRUISE 2030 prepared in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group. It’s multi-pronged and is intended to strengthen our core areas of shipbuilding and repair and to venture into adjacencies and emerging spheres targeting manifold growth. Construction of smaller, hi-tech platforms to contribute to sustainable, modern urban mobility, to cite an instance. And the orders are in large numbers. … [Read more...] about ‘Aircraft carrier trials to begin soon’