Author Archives: Loknath Das

Hero updates multiple bikes with IBS

Hero Motocorp has updated a majority of its sub-125cc lineup with its version of a combined braking system called IBS (Integrated Braking System). The safety feature will be made mandatory on all two wheelers below 125cc from April 1, 2019. The update comes at a price hike varying between Rs 500 and Rs 2000, depending on the bike. The IBS ... Read More »

2019 Triumph Street Scrambler: Five reasons why the updated motorcycle can be a hit in the Indian market

Triumph Motorcycles India launched the 2019 Street Scrambler on February 14 for a starting price of Rs 8.55 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). Ever since its introduction in 2017, Street Scrambler has been one of the company’s most loved bikes. The new Street Scrambler comes in with several updates to deliver powerful performance and better ride quality. The modern technology made available ... Read More »

5 Ways in Which the Indian Internet Will Change in the Next 5 Years

The internet has become an integral part of our lives. We rely on it for entertainment, news, communication, and information. Declining data rates, increasing speeds and incessant technological modifications have done more in the last 3 years than what was done in the last 25. As India metamorphoses into an Internet state, the next 5 year will bring the kind of change ... Read More »

Cloud backup service Backblaze is raising its prices

Backblaze is a fantastic option for automatically backing up your computer’s files to the cloud, where they’re free from the potential threats of theft or damage that external hard drives can face. But as with many good things, this one is about to get a bit more expensive. The company has announced that it’s going to be increasing its subscription costs slightly ... Read More »

WHAT HAPPENS IF RUSSIA CUTS ITSELF OFF FROM THE INTERNET

THE WORLD’S INTERNET infrastructure has no central authority. To keep it working, everyone needs to rely on everyone else. As a result, the global patchwork of undersea cables, satellites, and other technologies that connect the world often ignores the national borders on a map. To stay online, many countries must rely on equipment outside their own confines and control. Nation-states periodically attempt to ... Read More »

The internet is sowing mass confusion. We must rethink how we teach kids every subject.

In 2016, months before the presidential election, my research team surveyed nearly 8,000 students from middle school through college on their ability to judge material from the internet. We concluded that students’ ability to navigate online information could be captured in one word: bleak. We released our findings two weeks after Donald Trump’s election and were immediately swept up in the media maelstrom. Our most ... Read More »

61% regret starting late in saving for child’s education: HSBC Value of Education survey

As many as 44% still want a foreign education for the child, according to a recent HSBCValue of Education survey. Average money spent over the course of a university degree Parents: Rs 3.61 lakh Students: Rs 7.77 lakh Funding gap: Rs 4.15 lakh Sacrifices made by parents to support child’s education Took less expensive holidays: 60% Took fewer holidays: 59% Reduced or ... Read More »

Grant to help Boston-based group develop computer class at Waterville High School

WATERVILLE — When students at Waterville Junior High School sign up for their high school courses next week, they’ll have a new option that wasn’t part of the curriculum before: computer science. The elective class, named Cyber Panthers, will include instruction in app development, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and other 21st century fields not currently taught. Kim Quinn Hutchinson, executive ... Read More »

Honda CB300R India Launch Highlights: Images, Specifications, Features, Price

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has launched the CB300R streetfighter in the country at a price of Rs. 2.41 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). The all-new offering is Honda’s first 300 cc motorcycle in India and will be sold via Honda’s premium Wing World dealerships. The Honda CB300R borrows its design cues from the Honda Neo Sports Cafe Concept, and looks ... Read More »

How to Recover a Stolen Computer From an Ex-employee in 7 Easy Steps

As many as 60 percent of employees who are laid off, fired or quit admit to stealing company data. Sometimes they download information on their way out the door. Sometimes they email information to a personal email account. And sometimes they simply fail to return a company laptop or other device that contains the data. In the latter case, according ... Read More »