Author Archives: Loknath Das

How to change your Twitter username on a computer or mobile device

Facebook only allows you to change your username once every few months, and the name you choose must be at least a reflection of your real legal name, though common sobriquets are acceptable. Twitter, on the other hand, has no such limitations in place when it comes to usernames. You can change your Twitter username daily if you so choose, and it can ... Read More »

World Bank ready to finance other projects in Andhra Pradesh: Official

The World Bank has apprised the Andhra Pradesh government of its readiness to finance other projects in the state in spite of its refusal to a $300 million Amaravati project, an official said. World Bank officials communicated this to the state government after the  $300 million loan proposal for Amaravati was dropped at the behest of the Centre, a top ... Read More »

Your weekly dose of bike updates: New Suzuki Gixxer 155, Ethanol-powered TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 and more!

The last week was all about the arrival of new products as bikemakers such as Suzuki and TVS dropped their exciting new entrants. While the entry-level commuter segment saw a fresh offering from Bajaj, the premium ADV category witnessed Ducati introducing its big daddy on and off-roader. With no further ado, let’s check out the top five most important two-wheeler ... Read More »

How to activate and access iCloud Drive on a Mac computer

While iPads and iPhones are obviously great devices, the Mac is still one of the best bits of consumer technology in the modern era. Apple’s iCloud is a great way to share data and projects across devices, and with the Mac’s enhanced ability to execute projects (from Photoshop to video editing to writing, Mac still rules supreme), you should know how to access iCloud from your Mac computer. There are several ways to quickly and easily ... Read More »

Your Smart Toaster Can’t Hold a Candle to the Apollo Computer

Without the computers on board the Apollo spacecraft, there would have been no moon landing, no triumphant first step, no high-water mark for human space travel. A pilot could never have navigated the way to the moon, as if a spaceship were simply a more powerful airplane. The calculations required to make in-flight adjustments and the complexity of the thrust ... Read More »

Britain Honors Computer Scientist Alan Turing as The Face of Their New Bank Note

Alan Turing, a founding father of computer science and artificial intelligence, was revealed Monday as the face of Britain’s new 50-pound bank note. Turing was also famed as a World War II codebreaker whose work was widely credited with hastening the end of the war and saving thousands of lives. But at the time, his achievements were overshadowed following his ... Read More »

Page through computer history with this complete scan of NeXT’s Fall 1989 catalog

An amateur computer historian has unearthed a cool piece of technology paraphernalia: NeXT’s Fall 1989 catalog. Kevin Savetz recently scanned the entire 138-page book, and posted the files to Archive.org. NeXT was the company that Steve Jobs founded in 1985 after he was fired by Apple. The company designed computer workstations and lasted through 1997, when Jobs was rehired at Apple. ... Read More »

Computer password inventor Fernando Corbato dies at 93

Computer security just lost one of its founders. Fernando “Corby” Corbato, credited with inventing the computer password, has died at the age of 93. The MIT researcher devised the concept of password-protected user accounts when establishing his Compatible Time-Sharing System, which let multiple people use a computer at the same time. It was just a matter of establishing “compartmentalization” and ... Read More »

Move Over SpaceX. Amazon Wants To Launch Thousands of Internet Satellites Too

Back in April 2019 Amazon signaled its intention to get into the internet satellite business. Following in the footsteps of SpaceX and their Starlink satellite system, Amazon intends to launch thousands of internet satellites in the coming years. Now that they’ve filed their application with the FCC, we have more details of their plan. Amazon is calling their system Project Kuiper, and they ... Read More »

Data presented in Budget is 100 per cent above board: Finance Minister

NEW DELHI: Amid a debate over variance in numbers in the Economic Survey and the Budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Wednesday said both the documents present consistent picture and her budget numbers are authentic and projections based on realistic estimates. “The data which is given in the Budget is 100 per cent above board…there need not be any speculation on the figures which have ... Read More »