Author Archives: Loknath Das

New education system to be tested in all counties next month

Pupils at Kosawo Primary school in Kisumu use tablets on March 1, 2017. A pilot programme for the proposed education curriculum will be launched this week . PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP A pilot programme for the proposed education curriculum will be launched this week with training for headteachers of selected schools from all the 47 counties. It ... Read More »

7 things you should never search for on your work computer

Save your weird internet search habits for your personal computer. Seriously. You don’t want to become an office cautionary tale — that person who got fired because they were busted Googling something inappropriate during an all-hands meeting. When you’re on your work computer, your employers can track pretty much everything you do. “Any personal data or behavior done on any work ... Read More »

Harrisonburg approves updated bike and pedestrian plan

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — With an ever-growing population, the Valley’s largest city is pushing forward with a plan to be more “people” friendly. Harrisonburg leaders approved a bike and pedestrian plan during their regular meeting Tuesday night, updating the previous one from 2010. “Citizens have been asking for this kind of improvement for years and years,” said Erin Yancey with ... Read More »

How technology is going to shape farming of the future

Getty Images The recent introduction of “smart” technology into farming practices provides a new way for farmers to manage natural resources and hence, the economic profitability of the farm. Smart farming practices based on data collection will prove to be beneficial for water conservation and soil longevity. State of the art smart farming solutions and new Internet of Things (IoT) technologies ... Read More »

If you miss old school PC games, Prey is worth your attention

It seems that, so far, there’s been a bit of a misunderstanding of what Prey is. As an immersive sim from developers Arkane, it’s easy to assume it’s Dishonored in space. As a game set in a beautiful art-deco environment that’s descended into chaos, it’s also understandable to think it’s Bioshock in space. But Prey is neither of these things. ... Read More »

Yahoo’s New Male CEO Will Get Twice Marissa Mayer’s Salary

The company named board member Thomas McInerney, 52, as the head of its new spinoff company, Altaba. McInerney, former CFO at IAC media company – which owns brands such as Tinder, OKCupid, and the Princeton Review – is to get a $2 million base pay, the company announced in an SEC filing Monday. Mayer isn’t going entirely gently into the ... Read More »

Some MacBook Pro 2016 Users Report Hearing a Popping Sound

It seems like getting the nod from Consumer Reports was not the end of issues for Apple’s MacBook Pro 2016 laptop as users are reporting a new ‘popping sound’ issue with the 15-inch variants of the notebook. As per user reports on the Apple support forum, it seems like several users are facing the sound-related issues from the laptop. The ... Read More »

Biggest share of UK lenders since 2008 plan to tighten supply of consumer credit – Bank of England

More British lenders plan to rein in the supply of credit to consumers in the next three months than at any time since the 2008/09 financial crisis, according to a Bank of England survey that may add to concerns about the economic outlook ahead of Brexit. A net balance of 18.8 percent of British lenders expect to tighten the availability ... Read More »

Reprints Desk Introduces Data-Driven Gadgets in Newest Version of SaaS Research Platform

ENCINO, CA–(Marketwired – April 13, 2017) – Research Solutions, Inc. (RSSS), a pioneer in providing cloud-based solutions for scientific research, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk today announced the launch of a new version of the company’s award-winning Article Galaxy research platform. New features include full mobile responsiveness, design enhancements, an improved order history page, and the introduction of an ... Read More »

Gadgets and Distractions

“The student next to me was watching Jurassic Park on his laptop.” A student dropped by this week to complain about other students watching movies or playing video games on laptops in class. It’s distracting, he claimed, when you’re trying to focus on a difficult concept while a screen in the seat next to you shows a t-rex eviscerating Jeff ... Read More »