Author Archives: Loknath Das

GeForce Now Finally Available for Windows PCs

HIGHLIGHTS GeForce Now is Nvidia’s game streaming service It was earlier exclusive to Nvidia Shield devices Now it’s on Windows PC via public beta Nvidia’s streaming service, GeForce Now has long been exclusive to the company’s Shield line up of devices. Not any more. The company announced at CES 2018 that GeForce Now is finally available for Windows PCs via free public beta. What ... Read More »

Google Project Tango Support Ends Next Year, Succeeded by ARCore

HIGHLIGHTS Google’s ARCore to replace Project Tango on mobile phones Support will be turned down by March 1, 2018 ARCore already available for Pixel phones and Samsung Galaxy S8 Alphabet-owned Google is shutting down its Project Tango computer vision platform (which graduatedto just Tango in June last year). Project Tango was Google’s initial effort to bring augmented reality to smartphones before it unveiled ARCore. A tweet from ... Read More »

JEE Advanced 2018: IIT Kanpur Releases Mock Test For Computer Based Exam; Check Now

JEE Advanced 2018: IIT Kanpur Releases Mock Test For Computer Based Exam NEW DELHI:  IIT Kanpur, which is the organizing committee for JEE Advanced 2018, in a latest update on the JEE Advanced website has released the mock test for the exam to be held on May 20, 2018. The mock test can be accessed by anyone. This is the first ... Read More »

Intel CEO Says Chip Flaw Damage Contained by Industry, 90 Percent Chips to Be Patched in Coming Days

HIGHLIGHTS The Meltdown security flaw only affects Intel chips Alongside, a wider-reaching Spectre flaw was also revealed Tech giants have been scrambling to update software and hardware Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Monday the impact of a recently discovered vulnerability in computer chips has been limited due to “remarkable” collaboration by the tech industry. Krzanich took the unusual step of addressing the security ... Read More »

H-1B visa holders drive innovation, help build economy: US lawmakers

The announcement about the proposal came days after reports emerged that the Trump administration was considering tightening H-1B visa rules that could lead to deportation of 750,000 Indians. Photo: AP Washington: Asserting that H-1B visa holders drive innovation and help build and strengthen the American economy, top US lawmakers on Tuesday backed the Trump administration’s decision that it was not considering ... Read More »

Narendra Modi to meet experts today to reset economic policy

A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT New Delhi: With economic growth estimated to pick up further momentum after the shake-up from structural reforms, the government is getting into broad-based consultation for a new economic policy for the future. Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with senior cabinet colleagues will discuss on Wednesday “the road ahead” for social, ... Read More »

How Huawei can break Apple and Samsung’s smartphone grip

  Huawei is the top-selling smartphone company in China and the third biggest in the world. Above, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Technologies Co., during the company’s keynote event at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Photo: Bloomberg New York: Americans are boringly predictable when it comes to smartphone shopping. Roughly three-quarters of Americans with smartphones own ... Read More »

Awaiting Concrete Proposal From Apple, Says Commerce Minister Prabhu

The commerce and industry ministry is awaiting a concrete proposal from iPhone maker Apple to set up manufacturing unit in India, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said today. “We are waiting for a good proposal from Apple…Please give us a concrete proposal. If the proposal comes, we will examine it. We are always open for that,” Prabhu told reporters here. During a recent meeting with Apple officials, ... Read More »

Belkin Launches New Boost Up Wireless Chargers at CES 2018, Wemo Hub With Apple HomeKit Support Goes on Sale

HIGHLIGHTS Belkin has named the new series as Boost Up Bold Wemo Apple HomeKit Bridge is now finally up for sale Price and release details regarding new chargers are currently unavailabl Belkin has launched a new lineup of wireless chargers at CES 2018. Belkin, which already makes one of the two Apple-licensed iPhone wireless charging pads, has unveiled its expanded series of Qi charging ... Read More »

Powermat Joins Wireless Power Consortium, Will Help Further Rival Qi Wireless Charging Standard

HIGHLIGHTS Powermat has become one of the over 360 companies which support the Qi st WPC members include Apple, Samsung, LG Electronics, Delphi among others In 2017, Apple chose Qi wireless technology over Powermat for its iPhone Powermat, the wireless charging company, has become a member of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). Powermat has said the move is to contribute ... Read More »