Author Archives: Loknath Das

How To Turn Your Android Phone Into A Computer

If you wish to turn your Android device into a fully functional computer, you can search among the lot of launcher apps on the Google Play Store. On Android, you can bring the desktop UI. There are mainly 3 main methods to do that. You can easily do it by attaching your device to a monitor or a TV with ... Read More »

Russian Startup ‘Muffin Computer’ Wants to Keep Your Smartphone Cozy on Cold Days

I was chugging coffee and eating currywurst in the press room at Messe Berlin, scrolling through the IFA app when I found Muffin Computer. Or should I say Muffin Computer found me. What is Muffin Computer? Muffin Computer is a Russian tech startup—a fact that initially caught my eye as I was hoping to find some interesting European vendors at ... Read More »

Finance Ministry officials to meet heads of CPSEs for capital expenditure push

The government has a capital expenditure plan of Rs 3.3 lakh crore during the current financial year. To revive sagging economy, the finance ministry will hold meeting with heads of central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) on Friday to impress upon them the need to expedite capital expenditure. The government has a capital expenditure plan of Rs 3.3 lakh crore during ... Read More »

Hello, Computer: Inside Apple’s Voice Control

This year’s Worldwide Developers Conference was big. From dark mode in iOS 13 to the newly-rechristened iPadOS to the unveiling of the born-again Mac Pro and more, Apple’s annual week-long bonanza of all things software was arguably one of the most anticipated and exciting events in recent Apple history. Accessibility certainly contributed to the bigness as well. Every year Apple moves mountains to ensure accessibility’s presence ... Read More »

Finance Ministry expects remaining four banks to be out of PCA framework this fiscal

New Delhi: The finance ministry expects the remaining four public sector lenders to be out of the RBI’s prompt corrective action (PCA) framework with the recent round of capital infusion. Currently, Indian Overseas BankNSE -0.96 % (IOB), Central Bank of India, UCO Bank and United Bank of India are under this framework which puts several restrictions on them, including on lending, management compensation ... Read More »

‘Not even 1 computer per police station in Bihar’

PATNA: At a time when cyber policing is the buzzword and cyber crime cases are on the rise across the country, forget connectivity, scores of police stations across the state do not even have a functioning computer. According to a survey titled ‘The Status of Policing in India Report 2019’ released recently, on an average there are six computers per police ... Read More »

Weekly Tactical Pick | LIC Housing Finance

This week’s tactical pick is LIC Housing Finance (current market price: Rs 412). With loan portfolio of around Rs 1,98,000 crore, LIC Housing Finance (LICHF), the second-largest housing finance company (HFC),  is one of the very few housing NBFCs that have managed to keep its head above water in the aftermath of the liquidity crisis that engulfed non-banks, especially HFCs, since September ... Read More »

Flipkart Grand Gadget Days – Offers On Laptops, Smart Wearables, Cameras And Much More

Flipkart’s grand gadget days has started and will run till August 29, 2019. During the sale, users can purchase electronic accessories with up to 80% off. You can get mobile covers under Rs. 199, high-capacity power banks starting from Rs. 1,099, and more. More offers by Flipkart iinclude 5% unlimited cashback on Flipkart Axis bank credit card, 5% cashback on HDFC Bank ... Read More »

Share market update: Nifty Financial Services index up; Indiabulls Housing Finance rises 3%

NEW DELHI: The Nifty Financial Services index was up with its components trading higher in Monday’s afternoon session. The Nifty Financial Services index was trading 1.62 per cent up at 12,275.90 around 11:56 am. Shares of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services (up 5.05 per cent) , Indiabulls Housing Finance (up 3.61 per cent) , Edelweiss Financial ServicesNSE 6.25 % (up 3.56 per ... Read More »

The computer-human relationship is evolving

The way in which people interact with computers is undergoing a dramatic shift, and this will have huge effect on the way we work. Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, wasn’t far off the mark in predicting a future where an omnipresent machine (in this case, HAL) could assume the role of “colleague” or “crew member”, capable of speech ... Read More »