Schools may be gradually opening up, but a year and a half of being cooped up at home has already left its impact on many students.

Excessive Internet/gaming/mobile addiction, a worrying trend even in pre-Covid days, has reached new heights during the pandemic, say psychologists and counsellors, as many children who went online for classes and social interaction turned into compulsive addicts.

A 17-year-old Delhi student was brought to the AIIMS Behavioral Addiction Clinic (BAC) after he failed his exams. His parents, both working professionals in full work-from-home mode, were unaware that their studious, engineering-aspirant son had got hopelessly addicted

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As a general rule, we’re a bit wary of Kickstarters and Indiegogo campaigns. If you’ve not been caught out by one, you’re probably far too sensible and don’t buy stupid s**t on the crowdfunding platforms. That being said, this one actually feels quite different, ready for market and well put together.

The Pico Projector — part of a campaign that also includes a micro PC — came across our test bench and I’ll be honest: I was somewhat sceptical as to the daily use case for business users, let alone home users. In the first 48 hours of having it

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Payments provider Square gives shop boss Sophie the tools she needs to run her business easily and seamlessly

The Deli Downstairs features some of the smartest technology on the market

When Sophie Taylor drops her kids off at school, other parents might assume she’s checking the news, replying to messages or scrolling social media as she strolls back to the car gazing down at her phone.

But the mum-of-two, from London, is actually running a business right out of the palm of her hand.

That’s because Sophie is using payment provider Square ‘s products and solutions, including the free POS

Read More is a brand new website which showcases the latest phone-connected gadget known as Phonecta. Designed to add value to the mobile phone, Phonecta enhances the benefits of a mobile phone by adding to it multiple new functionalities that everyone wishes their phone had. The website was launched in June 2021 and has already recorded over 15K visits so far. All curious visitors are welcome to join the forum on the website to learn and share their views. The production of Phonecta is expected to start in 2022.  

Phonecta is going to be a smart companion for mobile phones which

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Schoolchildren receive electronic gadgets from the police in Gumla district of Jharkhand.
Image Credit: Lata Rani

Patna: Police in India’s eastern state of Jharkhand are distributing mobile phones, tablets, laptops and personal computers among poor schoolchildren to help them attend online classes.

The idea is aimed at bridging the digital divide in society and give opportunities to the have-nots to grow along with those from privileged families.

These smart electronic items are being distributed from the “Gadget Bank” that the Jharkhand police have set up in every police station across the state to collect used electronic gadgets from the

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If you’re in the market for a new charger or cable, you might find fewer brands on Amazon than you’d expect — because at least six of them have mysteriously disappeared. The giant retailer confirmed last month that it had removed Aukey, Mpow, RavPower, Vava and TaoTronics, but now a sixth gadget maker has similarly vanished in a puff of smoke: Choetech, a company perhaps best known for inexpensive wireless charging pads. (A few Verge staffers have them sitting around right now.)

Amazon isn’t talking this time, but the modus operandi is the same: if you visit Choetech’s seller page

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