Author Archives: Loknath Das

Finance Secretary interacts with US investors to woo BFSI investments

Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa Indian Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa met major US-based funds and global institutional investors at a conference held in New York to woo investments into the country’s Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector, an official statement said on Tuesday. “Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa interacted with renowned US-based funds and global institutional investors with interests in the ... Read More »

Samsung to Showcase ‘World’s First Stretchable Display’ at SID 2017 This Week

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung will showcase world’s first stretchable panel during the SID 2017 The company said its display can stretch as much as 12mm when pressed Samsung Display plans to showcase 9.1-inch versions of the OLED display Samsung on Monday said it will showcase the world’s first “stretchable” panel during the SID 2017 hosted by the Society for Information Display US ... Read More »

Destiny 2: The 5 key things PC gamers need to know

It seems like only yesterday, or just over seven weeks ago, that we found out Destiny 2 would be coming to PC, shedding the original’s console-only shackles. On Thursday, Bungie revealed more details about the upcoming multi-player first-person shooter. A lot of it’s good, some of it’s not so good, and some of it’s downright surprising. Here’s what PC gamers ... Read More »

These 12 Android apps won the 2017 Google Play Awards

The results are in for the second annual Google Play Awards, the company’s new tradition to honor excellence in the world of Android apps. In late April, we took a look at the 60 nominees across the Play Award’s 12 categories. Now, here are the winners. Best Accessibility Experience Name: IFTTT Price: Free Description: This is the go-to service to ... Read More »

Goodbye cable; hello gigabit broadband

  Credit: Martyn Williams NETGEAR Orbi Home WiFi System. Up t… $349.99 (1507) Cable Matters SuperSpeed USB 3.0… $14.99 (838) Ads by Amazon I’m finally getting to practice what I’ve been preaching: I cut the cord on pay TV this month and signed up for ultra-fast, fiber-based broadband. Having much faster access to the internet isn’t a benefit I need ... Read More »

Youths ‘want education’ after Portadown girl’s death

Police have said a possible link to drugs is “one of our lines of enquiry” after the death of a teenage girl in County Armagh. The 15-year-old died in hospital after being taken unconscious from woodland beside the Corcrain estate in Portadown at about 18:00 BST on Saturday. She was a pupil at Craigavon Senior High School. On Sunday, police ... Read More »

This computer language is teaching kids to code

“What are you making?” he’d ask. And they would proudly say, “A game!” or whatever it was, and begin showing him how it works. Zuckerberg would stop them. “Show me the code!” he’d say, because, well, he’s Zuckerberg, and any occasion is ripe for an ad hoc programming review. And that’s when the kid would click on a menu that ... Read More »

2016 Triumph Bonneville T100: First Ride Review

British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph introduced the the Bonneville line-up in the 1960s. Named after the famous Bonneville Salt Flats, where Triumph broke the land speed record for motorcycles in the 1950s and 60s, the Bonneville range is the best selling series of motorcycles for the iconic British bike maker till date. The T100 sits in between the Street Twin and ... Read More »

Trump: ‘No politician in history has been treated more unfairly’

Trump decries media treatment in coast guard commencement speech litician in history has been treated as unfairly as Donald Trump, the president claimed as he struggled under the weight of a series of major controversies. “Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially by the media,” Trump said on Wednesday during a speech to the Coast Guard Academy in ... Read More »

Mobile phone penetration in India set to rise to 85-90% by 2020: report

According to the report, only 44.1% of women own a mobile phone compared with 73% of men. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/ Mint Mumbai: Mobile phone penetration in India is set to rise to 85-90% by 2020 from the current levels of 65-75%, according to a report issued by Omidyar Network on Wednesday. However, only half of the smartphone owners in the ... Read More »