Author Archives: Loknath Das

Watch KFC’s weird VR training game about frying chicken

Remember when VR was cool, back when it was fiction about cyberspace? Well, now it’s here, and the corporate world is doing everything it can to make it suck. Case in point: Earlier today, Eater published a report stating that KFC is making employees play an Oculus Rift initiation game which teaches them how to make fried chicken. That sounded unlikely to ... Read More »

School nurse shortage ‘putting children’s lives at risk’

Children with conditions such as asthma, epilepsy or allergies could experience a life-threatening emergency at any time, says the RCN Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock Children’s lives are being put at risk because of the shortages of school nurses, experts have warned. Austerity measures have resulted in more than 500 school nurses leaving the profession without being replaced. The Royal College of Nursing ... Read More »

50 Killer Tools You Need for Your Business Blogging

Want to blog for your business? Or maybe you’d like to build an entire business around blogging? You’re going to need some help. Even if you have the greatest tech know-how and a natural talent for writing, you can’t hope to build a successful blog without utilizing some blogging tools. Luckily, there are tons for you to choose from. Here are ... Read More »

Pixel 2: Everything we know about Google’s next flagship phone

Google flipped the script last year when it retired the Nexus line in favor of its own branded handsets. Now all eyes are on the Pixel 2. With improved specs and even better cameras, the new phones are poised to propel Google back to the head of the class with a pure Android O experience. Since the Pixel and Pixel XL landed, the LG G6 and Galaxy ... Read More »

IIT Kharagpur whistleblower professor Rajeev Kumar reinstated at JNU

Jawaharlal Nehru University has allowed Rajeev Kumar, former professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Karagpur and whistleblower, to be reinstated. An official order by JNU said that he will :”resume his duties in School of Computer and Systems Sciences immediately.” Former president Pranab Mukherjee had quashed the order for the professor’s compulsory retirement which was decided by IIT KGP in 2014, following ... Read More »

Alcatel A7 leaks ahead of IFA debut

Alcatel A7 joins the family of leaked Alcatel phones ahead of IFA 2017. Images of the device were shared by Roland Quandt on Twitter along with a benchmark listing from GFXBench, revealing most of the A7’s specs.  Follow Roland Quandt @rquandt Alcatel A7: got a bunch more pics and what I think are it’s specs on GFXBench – launch for IFA. 7:15 ... Read More »

Snapchat Plans Move Into Scripted Content by the End of the Year

HIGHLIGHTS Snapchat is likely to move into scripted content through its shows Snapchat is relying on its partners to finance video content Snap and Time Warner announced to produce shows in June Photo-sharing platform Snapchat is likely to move into scripted content through its shows by the end of year. A report in the Variety on Wednesday quoted Snapchat’s head of content ... Read More »

Minecraft Beta on Xbox One Confirmed to Support Mouse and Keyboard

HIGHLIGHTS Minecraft upgraded beta version supports cross-platform play Game developer has confirmed the support for accessories It is unclear if the full version will also carry over the support Minecraft is one of the most popular games around the globe and there is a vast majority of players who prefer to play the game using mouse and keyboard on their PCs. ... Read More »

Windows 10 S Can Now Be Installed on Any PC With New Tool

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft is making it easier to try Windows 10 S Insiders can now test Windows 10 S on their machines Microsoft announced Windows 10 S earlier this year As Microsoft works to extend the reach of Windows 10 S, an additional education-focused variant of its desktop operating system that it announced three months ago, the company is now looking at ... Read More »

HTC Vive VR Headset Gets a Price Cut, India Price Slashed to Rs. 76,990

HIGHLIGHTS HTC Vive now costs $599, $100 more than Oculus Rift Rift is currently at $399 for summer sale India will get a price cut “soon” HTC has given its virtual reality headset – the Vive – a Rs. 16,000 price cut in India, which brings the total cost down to Rs. 76,990. This follows on the heels of Monday’s $200 (about Rs. ... Read More »