Here are a few books that I came across during my stay at IIT. These have been recommended to me by a senior of mine. These books have received acclaim from a lot of students and I feel it’s best to share the knowledge.
It’s the year 2015. PC users receive a notification from Microsoft the likes of which they have never seen. The notification says – Upgrade to Windows 10. For free! (That was serious marketing, Microsoft).Of course, I didn’t realise back then how Microsoft was playing us all along. With the excitement of a teenager, I quickly borrowed all the laptops in the house, and upgraded them to Windows 10 the day it was launched.
Let’s face it, the PC market has been falling steadily. With the advent of bigger phones, great tablets (mostly iPad), better cloud services and a plethora of apps available on mobiles, the technology market has been seeing a trend of declining laptop sales.
People are often left confused as to why the “overpriced pieces of crap” Apple products keep selling more and more by the year. (I personally find Apple products of an extremely high quality). After all, it is an honest question. If an Android phone costing 1/3rd of an iPhone can do almost all the basic tasks expected of a smartphone these days, then why do people still buy into Apple products?
Apple created headlines with it’s event yesterday, with the unveiling of the iPhone 8/8Plus and the gorgeous iPhone X. However, the biggest change is not what can be seen from the outside. Apple has created a whole new era in mobile computing with it’s A11 chip, also introduced at the keynote. At a moment when the latest and greatest of Snapdragon’s processors couldn’t manage to keep up with Apple’s A10X Fusion chip, Apple announced the A11 chip to be present in all the future iPhones. That’s a huge leap forward.
While Physics has been the branch of science that has helped usher the humans in an era of technology, it might turn out to be the very reason that our technological advancements get stalled. They might get stalled temporarily, or permanently. No one knows. And no one thinks about it.
And this applies to all upcoming exams : JEE, BITSAT, Other Engineering Exams, anything that has gone the way of online exams. There is a very simple reason for it : Developing a habit. Pen and paper based exams are second nature to most of us for the simple reason that we have been giving such examinations all our lives. However, think back to the time when you had your first examination… Didn’t it feel awkward and something out of your comfort zone? Well, that’s because you had no habit of doing it.
Of late, we all have been receiving notifications that JEE-Advanced is going to be a completely online exam from 2018. How exactly is this going to affect you?
Take a tour of the internet, especially tech blogs and YouTube channels. One common feature I have noticed : Hate for Apple runs high. And I fail to understand why? Is it so big an issue as to what device others buy and use?Mostly, people criticise Apple for being overpriced. To justify their argument, they state what all features Androids have. However, all such arguments have a gaping loophole, and that’s what I want to bring out today.
Don’t get me wrong here, Linux is a great OS, especially for budding Engineers and Computer Scientists (the sort of people who are expected to know everything about their devices and are expected to tweak them as these). It’s just that the advantages stop right here. Maybe being free could be another advantage. Maybe.