Author Archives: Loknath Das

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC Details and Release Date Revealed: E3 2017

HIGHLIGHTS The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild got two DLC packs These will be available on the Nintendo Switch and Wii U The DLC packs are available under an expansion pass for $20 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has become one of the most successful games Nintendo has ever made. Making a Zelda game a ... Read More »

Nintendo at E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey, Rocket League, and The Legend of Zelda DLC

HIGHLIGHTS Super Mario Odyssey releases October 27 Rocket League will have local multiplayer on Nintendo Switch The Legend of Zelda’s first DLC, Master Trials, coming June 30 Nintendo’s E3 2017 event was the shortest of the lot, in part because it was a pre-recorded stream. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t enough to be excited about, including a popular third-party title, ... Read More »

Galaxy Note8 to have a dual 13MP camera made by Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy Note8 will have dual-cameras on its back and known Weibo leakster @ice is claims the modules will be produced by Samsung Electro-Mechanics. The camera setup will feature two 13MP image sensors, which can work together to enhance the image quality. The Samsung division is allegedly working on three different dual camera modules, though the purpose of that ... Read More »

Rajasthan Board girl toppers will get cash prizes and scooties from the new academic session

The Rajasthan government has announced that female students who have performed outstandingly in their final exams will be awarded cash prizes. This step is being taken in order to improve women’s education in the state. Representative image The Rajasthan government has announced that female students who have performed outstandingly in their final exams will be awarded cash prizes  while class ... Read More »

Designing Antiviral Proteins Via Computer Could Help Halt the Next Pandemic

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. As Bill Gates sees it, there are three main threats to our species: nuclear war, climate change and the next global pandemic. Speaking on pandemic preparedness at the Munich Security Conference earlier this year, Gates reminded us that “the fact that a deadly ... Read More »

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus Gameplay Trailer Confirms Release Date: Bethesda at E3 2017

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is the next entry in the Wolfenstein franchise, Bethesda revealed the game with a bombastic trailer that showed off generous amounts of gameplay including dual weapon wielding and a Nazi-occupied America as previous leaks have suggested. Speaking of leaks, the release date for Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus was also as previously made public. You ... Read More »

Microsoft Agrees to Buy US-Israeli Cyber-Security Firm Hexadite

Microsoft said on Thursday it has agreed to acquire Hexadite, a US-Israeli provider of technology to automate responses to cyber-attacks. Financial terms were not disclosed. In May, Israeli financial news website Calcalist said Microsoft would pay $100 million (roughly Rs. 643 crores) for Hexadite, which is headquartered in Boston with its research and development centre in Israel. Hexadite says its ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8+ 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage Variant Goes on Sale in India

After launching it last week, Samsung on Friday has made the Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Review) variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage available to buy in India. You can purchase it via Flipkart and the Samsung Shop. The Samsung Galaxy S8+ 6GB RAM, 128GB storage variant price in India is Rs. 74,900. As an introductory offer, the company says, all ... Read More »

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returns to Harvard as commencement speaker

A file photo of Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Bloomberg Massachusetts: One of Harvard University’s most famous dropouts, Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg, returns on Thursday to the Ivy League school to address its graduating class. The 33-year-old tech titan, who dropped out of the college to found the pioneering social network company, has been on a nostalgia trip during the week ... Read More »

Inclusive private secondary schools

Trends in secondary and higher secondary school enrolment in India indicate that the share of private schools, which stands at about 22% today, is set to rise. File Photo: Hindustan Times Private secondary schools are increasingly focusing on grades and showing high pass percentages to the detriment of “all-round development” and learning. Principals of these schools, with whom we interact ... Read More »