Author Archives: Loknath Das

The 16 best free PC games

Worth the price of admission There was a time when “free-to-play” was a dirty term in the games industry. There are still terrible, exploitative free-to-play games on the market—more every day, in fact. But occasionally—occasionally—we get something…miraculous. We get a free-to-play game that doesn’t try to con players out of money or make the design intentionally boring in order to make those ... Read More »

I Just Strapped a Windows Computer to My Face for the First Time

Image: Carmen Hilbert/ Gizmodo The future of Windows computers could soon be worn on your face. Today, at a special media event in New York City, we got our hands on the first Windows 10 “mixed reality headset” from Acer. The device is only a developer kit for now, but it’s expected to be commercially available by the holiday season ... Read More »

Cheyenne Police Department updates motorcycle fleet

CHEYENNE – As warmer weather tries to make its way into the southeast Wyoming forecast more often, the Cheyenne Police Department is excited to have its officers patrolling city streets on brand-new motorcycles. Sgt. John Gay and Officer Justin Monnett helped drive the fleet of four shiny black motorcycles to Cheyenne from Victory Police Motorcycles in Tucson, Arizona, back in ... Read More »

Zelda remake turns BOTW into a free-to-play PC game

A NINTENDO FAN with a lot of time on his hands has created a 2D version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BOTW). The INQUIRER has spent a lot of time playing BOTW, but perhaps not as much as Winter Drake, who is not only the man with the coolest name ever but also the brains behind this 2D Breath ... Read More »

Computers: Best computer? It depends

TALKING TECH WITH KIM KOMANDOHow to tell if your phone or tablet has a virus | 1:38 These days, smartphones and tablets are just as vulnerable as regular computers, and malware is often used to subvert your private accounts. This video will tell you if your phone or tablet has a virus. Kim Komando Question: Hi Nick. I purchased a ... Read More »

Nashville Bike Week posts update about event

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Nashville Bike Week, an event that has ran into several road blocks recently, posted an update on social media Saturday. The Facebook post read: “Just launched the new site and will be wrapping it up over the next few weeks. There will be new updates almost daily. We are launching the Nashville Bike Week Insider and ... Read More »

Just a Pair of These $11 Radio Gadgets Can Steal a Car

QIHOO 360 TEAM UNICORN FOR YEARS, AUTOMAKERS and hackers have known about a clever attack that spoofs the signal from a wireless car key fob to open a vehicle’s doors, and even drive it away. But even after repeated demonstrations—and real thefts—the technique still works on a number of models. Now a team of Chinese researchers has not only demonstrated ... Read More »

Before the internet

Pre-internet: less of one spam, and more of another? Photograph: Fred Prouser/Reuters What would the world be like today if we never had the internet? Humans would be fitter, and far less liable to obesity and associated complaints afflicting couch potatoes. Philip Stigger, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada • Much more talking and meeting, much less tweeting and Facebooking. Pat Phillips, ... Read More »

THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT FINANCE BROS BY (BRIEFLY) DATING A FINANCE BRO

PHOTOGRAPH BY MARY CYBULSKI / PARAMOUNT PICTURES / EVERETT   It’s not that they’re actually ever mad at the valet. They just want him to learn. And, when you think about it, they’re really doing him a favor. You could even call it “broblesse oblige.” They do. The point is, never ever bend a Porsche key. * There is an ... Read More »

Technology must amplify the best of humanity Microsoft India’s former chairman

Bhaskar Pramanik, 65, capped a corporate career spanning 45 years with six years at Microsoft India, from where he retired last month as chairman. A science fiction fan and lover of awkward acronyms for action plans, Pramanik remains optimistic about technology for the good of all. He tells Forbes India that disruption is taking place at the bottom of the ... Read More »