Delhi HC instructs schools to provide gadgets, internet to poor students for online classes

Elroy Mariano

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The Delhi High Court has directed all the schools in the state to provide all the students coming from economically weaker sections with smartphones, gadgets and internet packs so that they can gain access to online classes amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Delhi HC said that the poor students need access to such internet and gadgets as the lack of such facilities can prevent children from pursuing elementary education. Many students have not been able to attend online classes due to the lack of these facilities.

The bench further directed the constitution of a three-member committee that will ensure that the poor students get access to the gadgets and internet packs required to attend the online classes that are being held amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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looking for the name of software from c …

Elroy Mariano

Dear all
I’m trying to track down the name/existence of software that I used in 1999 to ‘write’ a financial reporting system – it was a curious mix of spreadsheet with programming capability… Would any of you know about this? Its name was similar (-ish) to Visual Basic, but it wasn’t VB itself… The way I was asked to use it was to collate financially reported information from a series of European entities and then present them in a specific format for the client. The client was Synstar (pan European disaster recovery computing service), since taken over by HP.

The reason I’m interested in tracking it down – is (curiosity, it’s really bugging me that I can’t remember its name!!… and also) to find out if there is something equally as logical, easy to pick up and user friendly that I could use. I would like to be able to

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Virgin Media in fast lane with 2.2Gbps broadband trial | Infrastructure | News

Elroy Mariano

Virgin Media has successfully delivered next-generation 2.2Gbps broadband speeds using its UK cable network.
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The cableco conducted the trial in Thatcham, Berkshire using DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which brings faster, more reliable broadband speeds to customers’ homes. The multi-gigabit speeds are 34 times faster than the UK’s average broadband speeds.

Virgin Media’s proof-of-concept trial was aimed at showcasing the ultra fast broadband speeds which can be delivered via its existing network, without the need for additional infrastructure or civil engineering works, such as laying new fibre cables.

It comes as Virgin Media has already rolled out its Gig1 broadband speeds (1,140Mbps) to seven areas across the UK – a total of 3.7 million homes – making it the UK’s largest gigabit broadband provider. By the end of 2021, more than 15 million premises across Virgin Media’s network will have access to gigabit speeds.

The ultra fast speeds have been independently verified

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Back to school: How to find a laptop for your child amid shortages

Elroy Mariano

Back to school in the virtual world is giving some parents real world problems. Finding the laptops they need has been a struggle for some families.

Electronics stores have been swamped with requests from parents looking for laptops. If you are having trouble finding a laptop, try looking at computer repair stores.

Eyewitness News spoke with employees at Top Tech Experts who fix and refurbish computers.

They are seeing a huge demand for computers as parents try to get everything they need for back to school.

Refurbished computers are much cheaper than brand new, and for the work your student will do, they make a lot of sense.

SEE ALSO: Ophthalmologists anticipate rise in eye strain as students start online learning

A couple of things to remember, make sure the computer has the Windows 10 operating system, that is virus protected, and that you test out the computer, camera and

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51 Best Toys for 9 Year Old Boys (2020)

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Gadgets: For those who prefer neckband earbuds | Lifestyles

Elroy Mariano

Recently, someone asked if I only like true wireless earbuds since I write about them often. I am a fan of true wireless and when you look around, obviously I’m not alone. But there are other great choices, even a style that is a personal favorite.

My preferred style is neckbands, which were popular a few years ago but have kind of disappeared. The earbuds are attached to a short wire on each side of a lightweight bendable band, which sits with an ergonomic comfort on the back of your neck. I always found this style to be convenient; when the earbuds are taken out they safely hang on the wires around on the neckband.

Knowing that, Creative’s Aurvana Trio wireless neckband triple driver earphones with noise isolation had some time around my neck for the past week with great success.

The neckband is great for any listening environment. But

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Europe Predictive Vehicle Technology Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Analysis by Hardware, Vehicle Type, Application, and Country

Elroy Mariano

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

New York, Sep 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
New York, Sept. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the release of the report “Europe Predictive Vehicle Technology Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Analysis by Hardware, Vehicle Type, Application, and Country” –
AI has its applications in the automotive industry, such as self-driving cars.

AI offers driver-assist and fully autonomous mode functionality to the users.Companies such as Google and Tesla are looking forward to take advantage of stated functionalities.

For instance, Tesla has gained a name in the electric car market, and now the company is looking ahead to make a position in self-driving vehicles by integrating AI, which is further driving the demand for predictive vehicle technology market.The adaptation of predictive powertrain control technology in heavy vehicles is among the other

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New Opportunities To Engage Older Consumers In Online Grocery Shopping

Elroy Mariano

Director of Marketing at VOLTN, overseeing budgeting, planning, development, and implementation of all marketing strategies of the agency. 

I never thought before Covid-19 that my 75-year-old neighbor knew how to turn on a computer, let alone shop online. It surprised me that she does! After receiving a friend request, I soon learned she spends much of her time trolling on social media like many of us do, liking and sharing posts, and even tagging friends.

My delightful neighbor shops her favorite brands just like the young folks do, and for the past few months, she has relished in the fact that she can have her groceries delivered to her door. 

If you ask me, one of the most important lessons that 2020 has taught us so far is that all ages, including the baby boomer generation, are embracing technology. But for so long, it seemed we had counted

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Watch live today! Blue Origin launching New Shepard suborbital space

Elroy Mariano

A Blue Origin New Shepard spacecraft will launch on a suborbital flight today (Sept. 24) and you can watch it live here. Liftoff is set for 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT) from Blue Origin’s West Texas test site. 

a plane flying over a body of water: Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket booster approaches landing after successfully launching the company's eleventh mission, NS-11, from West Texas on May 2, 2019.

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Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket booster approaches landing after successfully launching the company’s eleventh mission, NS-11, from West Texas on May 2, 2019.

This will be the 13th New Shepard flight for Blue Origin and the seventh flight for this specific space capsule and rocket. Blue Origin’s New Shepard is a reusable space capsule and booster designed to carry passengers on trips to suborbital space and back. Its booster returns to Earth to make a vertical landing while the capsule descends under parachutes for a land landing. 


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On this mission, called NG-13, New Shepard will carry 12 commercial payloads. Among them is the Deorbit, Descent, and

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The Conair Dual Jet Bath Spa Turns Your Tub Into a Whirlpool

Elroy Mariano

One of the best things you can do to unwind on vacation is fill the fancy hotel bathtub with warm water, turn on the jets, and soak your bod as you look out the window at the Swedish Alps (yes, I’m daydreaming). Sure, you could take a bath in your—let’s call it what it is—tub… but it’s not quite the same. The next best thing, though? Get yourself this Conair Dual Jet Bath Spa ($50) for a bubbly whirlpool experience in your home tub.

While bath extras like essential oils, CBD, bubbles, and candles can make your soaking sesh pleasant, it’s the whirlpool jets that really make you feel like you’re soaking in luxury. The Jet Bath Spa hangs over the edge of your tub, and the dual jet attachment works underneath the water to bubble your bath into a full-on whirlpool. It’s incredibly simple to set up (like, it’ll

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