Author Archives: Loknath Das

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Review

It’s not very often that two new iPhone models are upstaged at their own launch, but that’s exactly what happened at Apple’s September event this year. The iPhone X was the star of the show, the cool new kid everyone wanted to hang out with, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were relegated to the role of the ... Read More »

Board Exams: HRD Ministry instructs Boards, States to refrain from spiking of marks

From next year, spiking of marks in class 10, 12 class board exams will no more be allowed according to the human resource development (HRD) ministry’s new advisory. State Boards along with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have been asked to abide by the same. Exception As per HT report, however, school boards will continue with a moderation policy to ... Read More »

Step aside, Note8 and iPhone 8 Plus – Pixel 2 scores 98 on DxOMark

Google’s Pixel 2 is now official, and sure enough, a DxOLabs review went live as soon as the phone got announced. And if you thought the Galaxy Note8 and iPhone 8 Plus’ score of 94was impressive, think again – the Pixel 2 just pushed the bar higher to a record 98 points overall. The new 12MP camera relies on a 1/2.6″ sensor behind an ... Read More »

The Computer That Predicted the U.S. Would Win the Vietnam War

Want to receive exclusive insights from The Atlantic—while supporting a sustainable future for independent journalism?  Join our new membership program, The Masthead. At just about the halfway point of Lynn Novick and Ken Burns’s monumental documentary on the Vietnam War, an army advisor tells an anecdote that seems to sum up the relationship between the military and computers during the mid-1960s. ... Read More »

Honda CBR 150R, CBR 250R will be replaced by newer, more exciting products

The CBR150R and CBR250R have been the company’s flagship products in the sub-2lakh price range for some years now. However, with the recent shift to BS4 norms, the two CBRs went out of production as they remained in BS3 spec. Instead of simply updated both to BS4 spec, we hear that Honda has chosen to replace them with fresher and ... Read More »

INTERVIEW: In fighting for girls’ education, UN advocate Malala Yousafzai finds her purpose

Nobel Laureate and UN Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai sits down for an interview with UN News during the high-level session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Mark Garten 5 October 2017 – More than 260 million children, adolescents and youth are out of school around the world, according to the United Nations. Despite some progress in achieving gender equality in ... Read More »

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Review

It’s not very often that two new iPhone models are upstaged at their own launch, but that’s exactly what happened at Apple’s September event this year. The iPhone X was the star of the show, the cool new kid everyone wanted to hang out with, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were relegated to the role of the ... Read More »

Delhi govt’s mega PTM Part 2: Class 10 board exams primary topic of discussion

The AAP-led Delhi government on September 1 organised this academic year’s first mega Parents-Teachers-Meeting (PTM) in its 1,041 schools. According to reports, the comeback of class 10 board exam was the most discussed topic at the PTM. Not only in building a bond between teachers and parents, the mega meeting aims to start a positive dialogue and it is hoped ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL pricing and availability detailed

Pre-orders for the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are live now in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, India and Australia. The Pixel 2 will be available on October 17, the larger Pixel 2 XL will come out in mid-November. Note that in the US, you can get it through the Google Store (unlocked) or on contract with Google’s wireless partner – ... Read More »

Star Wars Battlefront 2 PC beta codes were on sale at GAME today for 10p

UK shop GAME sold Star Wars Battlefront 2 PC beta codes this afternoon for the sum of £0.10 – although the link has now been removed. The codes did work though – we tried it. We contacted GAME and the retailer told us that the now-removed offer was a mistake – part of the bundle for pre-order customers which was ... Read More »