Author Archives: Loknath Das

O2 signs multi-million pound WiFi deal with City of London

O2 has signed a new multi-million pound deal which will see free WiFi delivered to business, residents and visitors in the City of London over the next 15 years. The operator has partnered up with the City of London corporate, claiming the investment is one of the largest into wireless infrastructure ever seen in the capital. Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd ... Read More »

Post-Brexit-vote surge for UK economy comes to an end

Worries that the UK economy is losing steam have been strengthened by news of a housing market slowdown, a drop in industrial output and the weakest performance for a year by the construction industry. Economists on Friday said there was growing evidence that the UK economy slipped down a gear as it entered the new year, following a strong finish ... Read More »

Windows 10 Creators Update rollout begins on April 11: Here are the new features

Microsoft is finally set to ship the next iteration of its desktop operating system to its users. Called Creators Update, the free update will start rolling out globally on April 11. In an exclusive preview, Microsoft today showed us the new features and enhancements that the next upgrade called Creators Update will come up with. The update brings with it ... Read More »

RBI paper seeks views on wholesale, long-term finance banks

The new banks—wholesale and long-term finance banks—will focus on lending long-term and cater to the funding needs of sectors such as infrastructure and core industries, RBI said in a discussion paper. Photo: Reuters Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday released a discussion paper seeking comments on a new category of banks—wholesale and long-term finance banks that will ... Read More »

In Departure from Education Policy, States May Get to take No-detention Call

Panaji: In what seems to be a departure from the Right to Education policy, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said the state governments will be allowed to decide on the no-detention policy in their schools. “There is a demand from a lot of states to allow the detention of the students because everyone is promoted up to eighth ... Read More »

Suspicious fire damages computer products

Police have apprehended two boys, aged 10 and 13, over a suspicious fire at a computer business in Richmond. Six fire crews were called to the McGlashen Avenue building just after 11pm, and extinguished the blaze after an hour and a half. Police and fire investigators were at the scene this morning. Richmond chief fire officer Craig Piner said the ... Read More »

How Itch.io became an indie PC game haven—and Steam’s antithesis

Credit: Melissa Riofrio/IDG Every so often, Leaf Corcoran reminds himself that he’s not building another Steam. As the founder of Itch.io, Corcoran has spent the last four years creating an online PC game hub that’s the polar opposite of Valve’s behemoth. Big-budget publishers are absent, and most of the 58,000 games in Itch.io’s catalog—from roguelike brawlers to raft survival simulators—are ... Read More »

Steve Bannon removed from National Security Council

President Trump’s controversial chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, was removed from the National Security Council on Wednesday, Fox News confirmed. Bannon was put on the NSC’s “Principals Committee” as a check on former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn to make sure Flynn carried through with a directive to depoliticize the NSC, a senior administration official told Fox News. “[Obama ... Read More »

Spark follows 2degrees in launching mobile plan with no fixed cap

iles “without restriction”. Spark has responded to 2degrees’ launch of an “unlimited” mobile plan by announcing a similar service at a lower price three days later. Unlike 2degrees it is steering clear of marketing its flat-rate plans as offering unlimited mobile data, instead saying they allow customers to use their mobiles “without restriction”. Spokesman Jason Paris said the first 22 gigabytes of mobile data customers consumed each month on ... Read More »

Android’s popularity eclipses Windows among internet users

The stat trackers at StatCounter have come out with their internet usage numbers for the month of March, and they have, for the first time, reported Android as the world’s most popular operating system. Nudging ahead of the once-untouchable Windows by a tiny fraction, Android is now the world’s most-used platform for getting online according to these latest figures. This ... Read More »