They’ve also separated out what they call the “The Feed” and the “Paper Trail,” so that there are distinct places for emails like newsletters and shipping confirmation notices. Because The Feed requires opt-in confirmation, it’s much more pleasant to browse than Gmail’s cluttered Promotions tab. It’s also more private: Hey strips incoming messages of the tracking tools known as spy pixels that have become common practice in many emails. (The service indicates any emails that originally had tracking capabilities by displaying a small binoculars icon next to them.) … [Read more...] about Meet the Big Tech critic behind Hey, Basecamp’s radical new email platform
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Google, Amazon, and other companies have already invested overwhelming intellectual capital in letting people interact with smart-home devices through voice control. “Voice is really great for a lot of things,” says Marks. “But it’s missing the kind of key things that a mouse brought to computers—spatial input and easy selection and things like that. So I’ve been working on trying to bring that kind of thing into the ambient computing world.” He mentions another source of inspiration: Star Trek’s Tricorder. … [Read more...] about Google’s secretive ATAP lab is imagining the future of smart devices
An analysis of the 2014 vote shares show that the BJP has an advantage if AAP and Congress contest separately. In 2014, AAP polled in 33.1 percent of the votes while the Congress got 15.2 percent. Together, this was more than the 46.6 percent polled in by the BJP, which was then riding high on a Modi wave. … [Read more...] about Politics | Has BJP taken the winds out of AAP’s and Congress’ sails?
Today there are 2 lakh PPE kits and coveralls being churned out daily by this new assembly line production, as per the specifications of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. In addition, roughly the same number is being produced daily by other manufacturers and suppliers to state governments, autonomous institutes and private healthcare. These PPEs include all varieties – from high quality to sub-standard and shoddy, supplied in accordance with the budget. … [Read more...] about From PPE kits to sanitisers to ventilators, COVID-19 has sparked off an indigenous cottage industry boom