Author Archives: Loknath Das

Brave thief steals judges’ computer

Wandwasi camped at the court daily, waiting for an opportunity and then timed when the magistrate left his chambers to attend a meeting. He stole a Lenovo computer valued at sh2m Talk about touching a leopard’s behind; how could anyone steal from a man who decides how long you stay in prison! But 30-year-old Alex Wandwasi did when he stole ... Read More »

Twitter Seeks Business Ad Dollars With Live News, CEO Tweets

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter is going after a more niche business audience With the move, it will start competing with LinkedIn Twitter has 330 million monthly active users, struggling to grow Twitter is turning its spotlight onto a new demographic in its bid to lure more advertising dollars to its social media platform: deep-pocketed business users. The microblogging service has 330 million monthly ... Read More »

Facebook Signs Deal With Universal Music Group, Promises Personalised Music Features

HIGHLIGHTS Universal Music Group (UMG) tied up with YouTube recently UMG called the Facebook deal its latest success Facebook promised more personalised music features alongside Facebook announced a licensing deal Thursday with Universal Music Group, its first with a major label, as the social media giant promised more personalized, interactive music features for its two billion users. The move marks a new ... Read More »

Twitter Says Will Inform When Local Law Demands Account, Content Blocking

HIGHLIGHTS Update a part of our efforts to increase transparency: Tiwtter Similar notification will be available for withheld accounts as well Users would now know if Twitter withholds a tweet due to legal reasons To help the public better understand the scope and scale of government censorship from around the world, Twitter has updated its transparency tool to tell its users the ... Read More »

Ten genuinely great things the internet gave us in 2017, featuring baby hippos

Unless you’re a corporation hoarding billions of dollars in offshore tax shelters, 2017 has not been a good year. From Trump’s Twitter tantrums to the constant stream of alerts about natural disasters, the news has offered little in the way of happy distraction. What is a milkshake duck? And why isn’t it the word of the year? Read more But ... Read More »

How Blockchain Technology Is Changing The World Of Digital Finance

Everyone knows somebody who refuses to transact in anything but cash. They don’t understand transacting without a physical medium; they enjoy the feeling of control and security that cash brings, as opposed to numbers changing on their phone screens. Anecdotal evidence of a variety of different scams utilising frailties in digital payment systems further encourages this belief. Fraudulent transactions cost ... Read More »

Drat It | Working on a desktop computer? How retro

When my husband and I bought our first tablet computer for the family six or seven years ago, we were mistaken about several things. First of all, the whole concept of having one tablet for three people was a huge mistake. Really, the gadgets are designed to serve one master. More importantly, one of the people supposedly sharing the device was ... Read More »

This holiday season, fix your loved one’s computer without having to visit them

Access a computer without actually being in front of it. You’re at a family gathering when your grandparents start talking about their computer issues. Stop avoiding eye contact—you can troubleshoot whatever problem they might have from the comfort of your own desk chair. When you download a screen sharing application to multiple machines, the software lets you access one computer ... Read More »

The Computer History Museum will open source Apple’s Lisa OS in 2018

Before the first Macintosh and the first Windows PC, Apple released a desktop computer known as the Lisa which ran its own specialized operating system. Soon, enthusiasts will be able to pick apart its source code to see exactly what was going on under the hood. Al Kossow, a software curator for the Computer History Museum, took to a Google Groups discussion board ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface Pro LTE Variant Release Date Set for December 1: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Surface Pro LTE version tipped to launch next month It is said to go on sale from December 1 It is likely to come in only Core i5 version A new report claims that Microsoft will be launching a new Surface Pro variant with LTE connectivity later this year. Neowin reports that the company in one of its sessions, ... Read More »