Author Archives: Loknath Das

XAT 2018: Application process begins, exam on January 7

Candidates can apply for the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2018, registration of which has started at the official website xatonline.net.in. The last date to submit application forms online is on November 30, 2017. The exam will be conducted by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) on January 7, 2018. XAT is a national level entrance exam for admission to the ... Read More »

Google Home and Chromecast vs. Amazon Echo and Fire TV: Which is the best hands-free TV experience?

Let’s be honest: Reaching for the remote while watching TV isn’t a major inconvenience. But sometimes, after a long day, it’s nice to expend as little energy as possible. If you can control your TV by voice instead, why wouldn’t you? To that end, Google and Amazon now offer hands-free TV controls through their respective connected speakers. Amazon added Fire TV ... Read More »

Redmi Note 5A to be made official next week, Xiaomi confirms

In line with recent rumors, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A will be made official next week. The confirmation came in the form of official press invites that reveal August 21 unveiling for the device. The CEO even posted images of the device! The Note 5A has already been certified by China’s TENAA. The listing revealed two major versions for the handset, having a ... Read More »

What’s the Internet ‘game’ killing young people worldwide?

Blue Whale: A reported suicide game (Source: Twitter) Over the past few months, an Internet “game” called the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ has been blamed for the deaths of well over 100 young people in countries around the world — including at least five teens in India. The government has now asked Internet majors like Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo to “immediately remove” links of ... Read More »

BS-IV MV Agusta F3 800 sales to begin by September

MV Agusta has recently updated its entire international range of motorcycles to Euro-IV standards. As a result, the F3 800, which went off sale when BS-IV norms came into effect, will now resume sales by September. The first motorcycles are already in India and are currently undergoing homologation tests to conform to BS-IV standards. The updates seen are quite comprehensive ... Read More »

You’ll Need Patience For This Computer

I’m impatient. Just ask my wife. Or anyone I play golf with. I simply like doing things efficiently and quickly. For instance, left alone to play 18 holes without anyone ahead, I can commonly finish in less than two hours. Forget practice swings — I’m always envisioning my next shot, as I drive the cart up to the ball. Hot ... Read More »

Women to get extra seats in NITs from next year

The HRD Ministry is planning to introduce supernumerary (extra) seats for female students from next year in order to increase their number. National Institute of Technology, Uttrakhand With a sharp decline in the number of female students wishing to apply for admission in National Institute of Technology (NIT), the HRD Ministry is planning a solution for the same. The ministry ... Read More »

Terk Trinity Xtend review: This TV antenna tries to pull double-duty as a Wi-Fi range extender

TechHive contributor Jason Cipriani and TechHive executive editor Michael Brown collaborated on this review. Jason evaluated the Trinity Xtend’s performance as a TV antenna, and Michael measured its chops as a Wi-Fi range extender. Before you cut the cord, you need to figure out two things: How you’re going to tune in local over-the-air TV channels, and how you’re going ... Read More »

Sharp Aquos S2 sells out in China, back again on August 18

Chinese e-tailer JD.com started selling the Sharp Aquos S2 on the 14th and less than 24 hours later there are no more units left. There will be another batch available on August 18, but you’ll need to register first. The bezel-less phone is priced at CNY 2,500 locally for a unit with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. There is an international version – CNY ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Sports Bluetooth Mini Headset With Lightweight Design Launched

HIGHLIGHTS The company launched original headset in November Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset Mini weighs just 14.5 grams The new headset has been priced at CNY 169 (roughly Rs. 1,600) Xiaomi launched its Mi Sports Bluetooth Headset in November last year and the company has now launched a Mini variant of this headset in China. The new variant of the Bluetooth headset has been ... Read More »