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Motorola launches a new “razr.” The mid-2000s classic is now a folding, all-screen smartphone, with the old name in lower case. It’s not clear if Von Dutch hats are also coming back.

The Motorola Razr is back as a smartphone with folding screen

The original RAZR was a design icon. The new one has a lot to live up to, and after playing around with the device, I’m not sure it will. The foldable screen seems very fragile, and I’m not sure if it has enough going for it to warrant the $1,500 price tag. But nostalgia is a powerful drug, and Motorola

The original RAZR was a design icon. The new one has a lot to live up to, and after playing around with the device, I’m not sure it will. The foldable screen seems very fragile, and I’m not sure if it has enough going for it to warrant the $1,500 price tag. But nostalgia is a powerful drug, and Motorola told me this is just the start of a new direction for the company, so we’ll see!

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Online learning can’t paper over the cracks in Indian education. Coursera, the US-based edtech platform, has 4.8 million users in India. But only 2 million Indians attend higher ed institutions, so the government has to do much more to encourage in-person learning.

Online learning can keep Indians afloat but can’t rescue India’s education system

Online education, as he rightly says here, can only be a bridge. India has many first-gen internet users and sometimes even digital tools need handholding. Online tools can advance and update the classroom experience in India, which institutions are sorely missing.

Even Nordic dads don’t take enough parental leave. Although these northern European countries are rightly hailed as some of the best places to raise children, the problem of encouraging fathers to play a substantial role in babies’ early lives is also prevalent.

Even Nordic dads don’t take their fair share of parental leave

Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark consistently score the highest across a broad range of social welfare indicators, and nowhere is this more obvious than family-friendly policies. The assumption that these countries are the best place to have and raise children is so entrenched that it might

Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark consistently score the highest across a broad range of social welfare indicators, and nowhere is this more obvious than family-friendly policies. The assumption that these countries are the best place to have and raise children is so entrenched that it might almost be boring to write about. But a new report adds some nuance to the discussion by showing that, even in these progressive havens, fathers avail of relatively little parental leave.

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