Author Archives: Loknath Das

Stream PC games to your Nintendo Switch with the upcoming Rainway app

Although Nintendo is sprinkling some gems throughout the launch year of the Switch, the hybrid console will never have a library quite as large as that of the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. That’s one of the reasons why the internet is abuzz over an app called Rainway, which the creators say will allow gamers to leverage the power of ... Read More »

Now pay for mobile digital content via prepaid balance or postpaid bill heres how it works

As a fresh push for Digital India, the Department of Telecom (DoT) announced that mobile subscribers will now be able to pay for digital content using their prepaid account balance or through postpaid bills. Following demonetization, there has been a surge in using mobile phones for making payments. While mobile devices can be used to purchase physical items through payments ... Read More »

Education Cannot Wait for the War to End

Context Education indicators in South Sudan were extremely concerning prior to the outbreak of the current civil war. According to the South Sudan Ministry of Education’s 2011 Statistical Yearbook and 2013 Education and Management Information System (EMIS): 73% of men and 84% of women above 15 years of age were illiterate. 60% of teachers were untrained or their qualifications were ... Read More »

There Will Always Be Limits to How Creative a Computer Can Be

Jennifer Maravillas for HBR Artificial intelligence is disturbing the workforce, and will continue to do so as its capabilities increase. Inevitably, “artificial intelligence will soon be able to do the administrative tasks that consume much of managers’ time faster, better, and at a lower cost.” But, when it comes to more complex and creative tasks such as innovation, the question ... Read More »

Blessing of the Bikes

Dot Smrke bestows a blessing on riders and their bikes on Sunday at the annual ceremony.Chris Barber — Digital First Media KENNETT >> It was a little touch-and-go this past week as members of the Honor Bound motorcycle club looked forward to the annual Blessing of the Bikes in the Power Place parking lot. Ordinarily, conditions are bright and warm ... Read More »

Moto G4 Play To Receive Android Nougat in June Report

‘ Moto G4 Play, which was launched in India in September last year, will finally receive Android Nougat update in June, according to a new report. The Moto G4 Play is priced at Rs. 8,999, but is currently being offered at Rs. 7,999 via Amazon India. It will also be the last member of the Moto G4 family to get ... Read More »

United Airlines to tie executive pay to customer satisfaction

Two weeks after a passenger was violently dragged from one its planes, United Airlines says it is to link pay more closely to customer satisfaction. The US company has also revealed its chief executive, Oscar Munoz, will now not become chairman, as anticipated. The airline has been under heavy scrutiny since video of the incident was shared worldwide. The executive ... Read More »

The slightly more affordable BMW HP4 option

BMW left us all drooling earlier this week with the announcement surrounding the new carbon-framed 212bhp HP4 RACE superbike. It’s a thing of true beauty, and at 171kg fully wet, is lighter than the machines currently running in World Superbikes and is dripping in race technology and exquisite parts. The engine is a World Superbike Specification and pushes out a ... Read More »

Exxon Mobil denied permission to resume Russian oil work

Oil giant Exxon Mobil will not be allowed to resume drilling in Russia after US President Donald Trump vowed to uphold sanctions. The US Treasury Department said that, after talks with Mr Trump, it would not waive trade sanctions on Russia for US firms seeking to restart work. It had been reported that Exxon, the world’s largest publicly traded oil ... Read More »

There’s now a tool to test for NSA spyware

Has your computer been infected with a suspected NSA spying implant? A security researcher has come up with a free tool that can tell. Luke Jennings of security firm Countercept wrote a script in response to last week’s high-profile leak of cyberweapons that some researchers believe are from the National Security Agency. It’s designed to detect an implant called Doublepulsar, ... Read More »