• Mandala: If stressed, draw it and meditate.

    Karthik Anil Kini
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    Nov 02, 2020
    Hey there, we all do some form of exercise, yoga, or meditation that helps us to clear out soul, mind, body blockages. For example, sometimes we close our eyes for a few minutes to relax or work out to keep ourselves healthier and happier. I feel meditation should compulsorily be a part of one’s life as it keeps us to be more positive, more outgoing, more motivated, more caring, and always helps us clear out our thoughts. There are so many kinds of meditation to do, based on time, type, place, and many more.
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  • Can online casinos “really” play fair?

    Akash Tanwani
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    Nov 02, 2020
    As the betting industry is expanding with more operators and players coming into the picture, the money put into such ventures is also increasing significantly. Talking about casinos where organizers deliberately resort to sabotage to aggrandize their profits, even the cases where such game organizers are inclined towards welshing on their agreement of paying the door-prize or jackpot money have become general. Games of chance have always been prone to manipulation and fraud because of trust in a third party. And where trust resides, there is always leeway for malpractices. Also, the growth of bookmaking is restrained by centralization and regional limits. Moreover, online betting and gambling are controlled by complex computer algorithms which makes it even easier to disrupt its integrity.
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  • The impact of micro effort

    Sundaresh Senguttuvan
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    Nov 02, 2020
    Everyone in this world, no matter who it is, has begun their journey from a diminutive effort. Humans are greedy for ambitious goals in their lives. Although it is not a bad thing, everyone struggles with balancing the equation of ambition to effort. This is where the heart of the problem lies. I often recall Newton's third law, "Every action has an equal and opposite reaction." To me, this makes perfect sense not just in physics but also in our lives. For any goal, an equal amount of effort is required to conquer it. But here comes the third factor, "time" that is constantly running evaluating your efforts if you can reach your goal or not.
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  • Google's webpage to video converter

    Karthik Anil Kini
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    Nov 02, 2020
    Researchers at Google say they’ve developed an AI system that can automatically convert webpages into short videos. It extracts assets like text and images, and their design styles include fonts, colors, and graphical layouts from HTML sources and organize the assets into a sequence of shots, maintaining a look and feel similar to the source page as it does so.
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  • The internet has reached the Pacific! Yay or Nay?

    Karthik Anil Kini
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    Oct 26, 2020
    From the narrow bay of Sydney's Tamarama Beach, a cable twice as thick as a garden hose, carrying fiber optic thinner than human hair, extends along the ocean floor connecting Australia to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

    For the first time, Coral Sea cable can provide easy internet connectivity to Australia's neighboring Pacific island neighbors. A similar connection, named Manatua One Polynesia – connecting Samoa, Niue, the Cook Islands and French Polynesia – was declared ready for operation in July. But a new study from the Western Sydney University, Plan International, and Child Fund Australia points out that the Pacific 's emerging connectivity boom brings both opportunity and danger, with particular concern for the safety of women and girls online.
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  • Wireless charging is the future?

    Amogh Sondur
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    Oct 26, 2020
    Wireless charging has been around since the late 19th century, with the ability to transmit electricity through the air by creating a magnetic field between two circuits, a transmitter, and a receiver. Today, there are nearly a half dozen wireless charging technologies in use, all aimed at cutting cables to everything from smartphones to smart devices and cars.
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