Author Archives: Loknath Das

fitnesFitbit Ionic review: A great fitness tracker, a mediocre smartwatchs tracker, a mediocre smartwatch

  My first few hours with Fitbit Ionic were horrid. Mind you, it wasn’t the device I had a problem with, but rather what I was doing with it. Before I received my review unit, Fitbit demanded that I test it first. Fair enough. What I didn’t know was that they really wanted to show off Ionic’s fitness capabilities. I ... Read More »

Railway board asks book stalls at the platform to sell books on India Culture, morals

According to a report in PTI, “Zonal railways shall ensure that all MPS must display and sell books pertaining to Indian tradition, culture, values, morals and history.” Furthermore, the report stated that multipurpose stalls will have all miscellaneous, curio stalls, bookstalls and chemist stalls. Book stall policy of 2004 The stalls will keep books on varied subjects like literature, history, children’s literature, ... Read More »

Windows-powered HP Elite x3 will reportedly be discontinued in November

HP was one of the few companies to bother with Windows 10 Mobile in 2016 – its Elite x3 was among the last Windows-powered phones to come out. A report out of Germany claims that the company will stop selling the handset on November 1 and will end support for it 12 months after that. The implication here is more important than ... Read More »

How to transfer music to an iPhone without using iTunes

*Representative image For some reason, there is this weird notion about using iTunes. People automatically assume that it is difficult to use even before giving it a shot. Once you get used to it, you’ll know it is one of the most convenient media players out there that actually organises your files. But having said that, iTunes is also one ... Read More »

Atlanta man’s code on Army computer cost taxpayers $2.6M

An Atlanta man was convicted of a crime involving U.S. Army computers. An Atlanta man was convicted Wednesday of placing malicious code on a U.S. Army computer that eventually cost taxpayers about $2.6 million, a federal prosecutor’s office said. Mittesh Das, 48, was found guilty of knowingly transmitting malicious code with the intent to cause damage to an Army computer, ... Read More »

LATEST UPDATES: Motorcycle ploughs into crowd at Oliver’s Mount race in Scarborough

Several spectators have been injured after a motorcycle crashed into the crowd at the Oliver’s Mount motorbike racing circuit in Scarborough. North Yorkshire Police officers were called today at around 10.45am to report of a collision at the racing circuit. A spokesman for the force said: “A number of spectators have been injured and taken to hospital, including one seriously ... Read More »

Pilot project: Around 5,000 KV school students to get tablets, teachers to track the study pattern

In order to keep a track on efficiency and research skills, around 5,000 class 8 students of Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) are being given tablets as a part of a pilot project. They will especially be used for science and mathematics and will allow teachers to keep a track on whether students are actually studying at home. One school from each ... Read More »

Intel kills its standalone Project Alloy VR headset, as PC-powered VR wins out

Intel has decided to halt development on its Project Alloy standalone VR headset, executives said, as a standalone headset proved to be no match for PC-powered VR. In August 2016, Intel launched Project Alloy in conjunction with Microsoft, as one of the first instances of making the technology behind virtual reality into an open-source platform, sort of like the PC. But Intel ... Read More »

Pilot project: Around 5,000 KV school students to get tablets, teachers to track the study pattern

In order to keep a track on efficiency and research skills, around 5,000 class 8 students of Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) are being given tablets as a part of a pilot project. They will especially be used for science and mathematics and will allow teachers to keep a track on whether students are actually studying at home. One school from each ... Read More »

Google’s Android Pay gains support for 24 new financial institutions in US

The ever expanding list of Android Pay supported banks/financial institutions has been updated yet again. This time, a total of 24 new names have been added, including Bank of Idaho, Beehive Federal Credit Union, Citizens Bank (WI), Community National Bank & Trust of Texas, and Duke University FCU. Other names are First Community Bank (TX), Great Plains Bank, Guaranty Bank ... Read More »