Author Archives: Loknath Das

This is how the bloated TV bundle collapses

Allow me to relay a few recent events in the TV world that might not seem too significant on their own, but together portend disaster for the bloated TV bundle: On Tuesday, Disney announced a 3-percent decline in pay-TV profits last quarter, driven by ESPN’s higher programming costs and reduced subscriber base. ESPN has lost 12 million subscribers since since ... Read More »

ft✉⎕ 39 Illustration: Other Means for The Intercept NYU ACCIDENTALLY EXPOSED MILITARY CODE-BREAKING COMPUTER PROJECT TO ENTIRE INTERNET Sam Biddle

IN EARLY DECEMBER 2016, Adam was doing what he’s always doing, somewhere between hobby and profession: looking for things that are on the internet that shouldn’t be. That week, he came across a server inside New York University’s famed Institute for Mathematics and Advanced Supercomputing, headed by the brilliant Chudnovsky brothers, David and Gregory. The server appeared to be an internet-connected backup drive. But instead ... Read More »

China’s sharing app boom floods sidewalks with bicycles

China’s renewed love affair with the bicycle is proving a boon for mobile bike-sharing apps but is causing headaches by congesting city sidewalks. Business for Mobike, ofo and other apps has taken off in the past year as they attract young, mobile-savvy urbanites looking to bypass snarling city automobile traffic. With just a scan of a bicycle’s QR code with ... Read More »

9 Bookkeeping Apps Your Small Business Needs to Succeed

One of the most common causes of business failure is inadequate financing. But, let’s be honest, sending out invoices, keeping track of expenses, doing the weekly payroll and filing taxes can be incredibly challenging when your mind is on business growth. No matter how vital these tasks, they are tedious and can consume more of your time and resources than ... Read More »

Free Online Education Courses From The Small Business Administration

For small businesses entrepreneurs, continuous learning and finding new resources to help further business goals can be essential to growth and success. However, business courses can be costly and the sheer amount of information and resources available online can be overwhelming. But now, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced a new online Small Business Learning Center aimed at simplifying ... Read More »

12 Tips for Increasing Computer Speed

Nothing slows business down more than a sluggish computer. Of course, Apple fans will be pleased to note that there are not many tools for them here because. . .well, their machines are often invincible. I use many of these ideas to keep my machines running lean and mean in the fast lane. If your PC is wasting what little ... Read More »

Microsoft finally bans SHA-1 certificates in Internet Explorer and Edge

The Tuesday updates for Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge force those browsers to flag SSL/TLS certificates signed with the aging SHA-1 hashing function as insecure. The move follows similar actions by Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox earlier this year. Browser vendors and certificate authorities have been engaged in a coordinated effort to phase out the use of SHA-1 certificates on ... Read More »

GeForce Now, only later: Nvidia game streaming will need ‘several years’ to scale

Nvidia’s GeForce Now stole the show at CES 2017 in January, teasing a future where games stream to any PC as easily as Netflix shows beam to television sets. I played Witcher 3 on a Mac! Since then, however, Nvidia’s fallen silent about the service, as March came and went without a promised early access opening—or explanation. But the company’s ... Read More »

iDevices smart home products now work with Google Home

Google Home owners can now use the smart speaker to issue commands to iDevices smart-home products. This brings online a number smart switches, outlets, and sockets for command and control through the Google Assistant. The company announced yesterday that you’ll be able to configure this connection with the company’s iDevices Connected app for iPhone and Android. To make this happen, you’ll need to ... Read More »

JEE Advanced 2017: Admit card released, here’s how you download it

Admit cards for JEE Advanced 2017, which ensure entry to candidates to India’s Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have been released. IIT Madras, the conducting body, made the cards available online today, May 10. Students can download their admit cards, allowing them access to the examination hall, from the official website, jeeadv.ac.in. JEE Advanced will be held on May 21. ... Read More »