Author Archives: Loknath Das

Bowel cancer tool to boost diagnosis in under-50s

GPs have been given access to a new risk assessment tool to help diagnose young people at risk of bowel cancer. Experts say people under 50 do not act on bowel cancer symptoms quickly enough and 20% have to visit a GP five times before being referred to a specialist. The new tool will help calculate the risk of the ... Read More »

This Weekend’s PC Game Deals: The light at the end of the wallet

This Weekend’s PC Game Deals is a roundup of games – old, new, or soon to be released – that are available at a great price and can be activated on Steam, Origin, or Uplay – sometimes even good old games that are DRM-free. Origin is back to giving away timeless classics, and this time they’re offering Syberia II to ... Read More »

Facebook Live adds PC game and desktop live streaming

Facebook is taking a swing at Twitch while also one-upping its mobile live streaming video competitors. Today, all users can go Live directly from Facebook’s desktop website via their webcam, stream through professional equipment and software hooked up to a desktop and broadcast gameplay from their computer. Previously, Facebook had only allowed Pages to stream from their desktop, not users, ... Read More »

These Are the 5 Worst Cities for Mobile Phone Users

Mobile carriers have spent billions to expand the reach of their 4G networks, but the gains aren’t spreading evenly across the country. Surveys by network rater Rootmetrics found starkly varying conditions in different metropolitan areas, as carriers’ investments didn’t always match the growth of usage in some places. In its latest rankings, some of the largest cities in the country—including ... Read More »

The Senate Prepares to Send Internet Privacy Down a Black Hole

TODAY, WHILE YOU’RE not watching, the Senate could gut rules protecting your internet privacy. Last year the Federal Communications Commission passed a set of strict privacy regulations that ban broadband internet providers from selling your browsing data without your consent. Now, while most Americans are watching Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination hearing and Obamacare repeal intrigue, senators could vote as ... Read More »

Convenient gadgets are complicated

Like my father before me, I am a lover of gadgets. Had he been alive in this age of technology, he would have the latest Smartphone, tablet, home computer, television streaming device and now the new electronic personal assistant. Formerly his non-electronic personal assistant, I’d like to think he would have made efficient use of the gadgets of today and would ... Read More »

10 Richest Billionaires In Finance

Forbes released its ranking of the world’s richest people. Ironic or not, just one billionaire in the top 10 earned their fortune through investments and banking: Warren Buffett. Here is a look at the top 10 richest people in the field of finance. 10 Richest People In Finance 1. Warren Buffett: Raking number two overall, the “Oracle of Omaha” is ... Read More »

UK budget steps up attacks on education

New research by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) think tank finds that every school in England faces budget cuts by 2020. The EPI estimates that every primary school faces an average real terms loss of £74,000, with secondary schools facing a deficit of £291,000 in the next three years. This is the reality of the Conservative government’s £3 billion a ... Read More »

There’s now a game in which you build your own gaming PC

I’ve always wondered why simulator games (and an audience for them) exist for things like driving trucks, operating trains and being a goat: I guess they make sense for people who’ve actually tried and enjoyed those activities, or wanted to know what they feel like. (not sure about the goat thing though). That’s why my inner nerd was excited to ... Read More »

Tackling Asia’s final technology frontier

YANGON, Myanmar — Honey Mya Win didn’t have to look far to discover the tech potential for Myanmar. A 26-year-old former telecom engineer at Huawei, she was directly involved in configuring mobile phone towers and base station controllers that expanded 3G access to the once reclusive nation. “My team was actually the one connecting the country,” she said. “That made ... Read More »