Author Archives: Loknath Das

Best Cyber Week Kitchen and Appliance Deals of 2017

Tech may dominate holiday sales, but this time of year is also a great time to purchase household and kitchen appliances. For example, over the last few days both the Instant Pot and the Crock Pot Express have been on sale at Amazon. The 6-quart Instant Pot hit a low of $79.95. Likewise, the Cosori 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker hit a low of $55. That’s $34 off ... Read More »

Instant Pot and other great gift ideas for foodies

Looking for a gift for your favorite foodie. Kitchen gadgets and appliances can make great gifts. But don’t go shopping blindly … arm yourself with some ideas from the experts at Consumer Reports. CR tests hundreds of kitchen appliances every year and we have a gift to fit a chef of any skill level. First – how about a gift ... Read More »

Crytpocurrencies: Will Bitcoin’s meteoric rise change the way people invest?

Whenever I talked about investing in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin with friends, most of them would not take me seriously. Their immediate defence: “these are too risky”. Warren Buffett, the most successful investor of all time has the following words of wisdom on risk. “Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.” Today, fixed deposits give you a return of 6-7 per cent/annum. ... Read More »

Export incentives are investment, not subsidy: Prabhu

NEW DELHI, NOV 27:   Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu has made a case for treating support measures to promote exports as investment and not subsidies, arguing that outbound shipments contribute in a big way to boosting growth. The minister emphasised that exports can benefit the economy in a much shorter term than any other economic activity. “We feel very ... Read More »

Does your investment suit your life goals?

You have to ask a lot of questions before committing to an investment. But the due diligence is often limited to looking at the risks and returns. To check the suitability of an investment, one needs to do more. Here are some factors you must consider during your investment process. Go beyond returns A 10% expected return may seem a ... Read More »

IBPS PO Mains 2017 paper analysis of November 26 exam

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Mains paper for the recruitment of probationary officers was conducted today.  About IBPS PO Mains 2017: The exam was for 200 marks and candidates had three hours to answer all questions. The paper was divided into four sections with questions on:  Reasoning and Computer Aptitude (60 marks) General/Economy/Banking Awareness (40 marks) English Language ... Read More »

New Samsung Gear S2 update brings battery life-related optimizations

Samsung has started pushing out a new update to its Gear S2 smartwatch. Arriving as build number XXU2EQJ2 and weighing in at 22MB, it’s not a big update, but does bring along some optimizations aimed at increasing the battery life. In addition, the update also includes some security enhancements. Currently, units in Europe (the Netherlands to be specific) are getting the update, ... Read More »

Computer Use Increases In Wellington County Libraries

The use of computers in Wellington County libraries has gone up by 21 percent in the first nine months of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016. Wellington County Councillor David Anderson told Minto council this week that the role of libraries is changing as computers play an increasing part. He pointed to Wellington libraries hosting displays of local ... Read More »

Secretary of State seeks support for computer upgrades

owa Secretary of State Paul Pate says cyber security is a “constant challenge” and it’s “vital” that his office get more state tax dollars in the next budgeting year. Pate says the I-Vote system that handles voter registration data needs attention. “That’s a system that was built over 15 years ago and obviously elections have changed dramatically since then,” Pate ... Read More »

Get a Wahoo Elemnt GPS cycling computer for £189.99

Wahoo has been big news in the cycling computer sphere (if there is such a thing) over the last year or so – and you can now get the Wahoo Elemnt computer for just £189.99 at a number of sites, thanks to Black Friday deals. When we reviewed the Wahoo Elemnt, which uses Bluetooth and ANT+ – and can be set up via a ... Read More »