Author Archives: Loknath Das

How Retail and Technology are Proving to be a Hit Mix

Retail is not a traditional activity involving some business transactions. It has become a multi-layered activity which now also involves technology. Technology has changed the way retail is structure and operated. Here are a few ways how technology has mixed with retail to give the world a new dimension. Augmented Reality One of the newest things to join the retail ... Read More »

‘Slow, unreliable, expensive’ – What the internet is really like in rural France

Many people reported frustration at slow internet speeds. Photo: As a study reveals that the government is unlikely to hit its target to roll out high speed internet to rural areas by 2022, we ask readers living in the countryside what their services are really like. The study by consumer group UFC Que Choisir said that nearly 10 per cent of the ... Read More »

We don’t need no education?

I’ve been doing a lot of interviews lately, and I’ve been watching the rise of Lambda School — which I think is fantastic, incidentally — and the combination has me wondering two things: how educated do software engineers need to be? And how well does that map to what they actually learn from formal education? Let’s step back and define some terms ... Read More »

Facebook axed its bird-size internet drones before they even flew

Facebook’s Aquila wasn’t the company’s only experimental project meant to boost slow mobile internet speeds. According to a Business Insiderreport, the social network also explored the use of fixed-wing bird-size drones to provide people in remote locations the capability to stream data-intensive content such as videos and photos. The project called Catalina started sometime in 2017 and shut down after Aquila did in ... Read More »

The problem with Apple’s plan to sell services rather than gadgets

The usual hysteria around an Apple launch event this week took on a slightly unusual flavour. Instead of new gadgets making the headlines, it was intangible services to rent rather than own that spurred breathless tweeting from the assembled tech press in Silicon Valley. Announced were streaming TV (Apple TV+), digital news subscriptions (Apple News+), gaming (Apple Arcade) and an achingly-flash titanium ... Read More »

How to Make Internet Searches Easier for Older Relatives

Setting up a computer for your grandparent or parent can be frustrating, especially if you’re trying to do it over the phone with them. If you can actually get your hands on the computer, though, you have an opportunity to make their Internet experience way better. Redditor u/TyrKiyote shared on r/LifeProTips that they got their 80-year-old grandpa’s computer ready for him by manipulating ... Read More »

Master Business Finance With This Expert-Led Class

There are three basic requirements you must have if you want your new business to grow and thrive: a great idea, an outstanding work ethic, and money. These necessities are legs beneath the table of your business. If one fails, your whole idea (and the effort and cash you put into it) can collapse. No matter how many late nights ... Read More »

Take care of your financial needs

We all are part of a society where very often, the women folk are expected to settle down at the earliest. And the basic understanding of “settling down” connotes finding a worthy life partner. In this age of uncertainty—whether it is your relationships, life span or net worth—financial matters will continue to remain constant in your life. A woman who knows ... Read More »

The World’s First Reprogrammable DNA Computer is Here

Flexible Strands A stark limitation to biological computers was that any code programmed into DNA couldn’t be rewritten. UC Davis computer scientist David Doty told Wired that using a DNA computer is “like having to build a new computer out of new hardware just to run a new piece of software.” But now, Doty and his team have built the first DNA-based computer that ... Read More »

Amazon said to launch mobile ads, in threat to Google, Facebook

Amazon.com Inc has hit on a new way to grab a chunk of the 9 billion digital advertising market now dominated by Google and Facebook Inc: sell video spots on the e-commerce giant’s smartphone shopping app. Amazon.com Inc has hit on a new way to grab a chunk of the $129 billion digital advertising market now dominated by Google and Facebook Inc: sell video ... Read More »