Author Archives: Loknath Das

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition could be one of the most impressive remasters ever

I like to think the sign of a good remaster is whether it looks the way you remember a game looking in your memories, whether it maintains the spirit of the original. By that definition, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is one of the best remasters I’ve ever played. Here’s a game that’s over 20 years old, and when I loaded up this week’s ... Read More »

Asus to announce Zenfone 5 on February 27

Back in September Asus said the Zenfone 5 series should be expected in Q1 2018 and today we have an official announcement date. The company scheduled an event on February 27 at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. The new phones are arriving just five months after the Zenfone 4 versions hit the market. Six devices were announced back in August, followed by some ... Read More »

Google Bets $1.1 Billion More Brains Can Help Take On Apple

  HIGHLIGHTS Google officially closed its $1.1 billion deal with HTC The Mountain View company gains 2,000 smartphone specialists The move should help it compete with Apple on smartphones Google officially closed its $1.1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,000 crores) deal with HTC, adding more than 2,000 smartphone specialists in Taiwan to help the search giant chase Apple in the cut-throat premium handset market. The deal will ... Read More »

Apple Supplier Murata Says iPhone X Output Target Cuts Overstated in Report

Japan’s Murata Manufacturing Co, which supplies components for the iPhone X, has not seen its orders drop commensurately with the sharp fall in the iPhone X production target stated in a report, a senior Murata executive said. Apple will halve its iPhone X production target for the first three months of the year to around 20 million units, the Nikkei reported on Monday, sending ... Read More »

Nokia 5, Nokia 6 Android 8.0 Oreo Update Now Rolling Out

HIGHLIGHTS The update is available in the form of an OTA download The file size is expected to be around 1.8GB The update includes core Android Oreo features HMD Global has officially announced that the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are now getting the Android Oreo software update. Android Oreo beta builds for the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 were already released in last year. In a tweet on ... Read More »

GST Collections Rise To Rs. 86,703 Crore In December, Says Finance Ministry

As many as 56.30 lakh GSTR 3B returns have been filed for December, Finance Ministry said. New Delhi: Halting two months of decline, the GST collections gathered momentum in December, rising to Rs. 86,703 crore. “Total revenue Collections under GST for the month of December 2017 (received in December 2017/January up to January 24, 2018) has been Rs.86,703 crores till January 24 2018,” the ... Read More »

Crisil Ups Outlook On 18 PSU Banks After Capital Infusion Plan

The government would pump Rs. 88,139 crore into 20 PSU banks before end-March (Representational image) Mumbai: Rating agency Crisil on Friday revised upwards the outlook on 18 state-run banks to ‘stable’ from ‘negative’ and also reaffirmed their ratings following the announcement of capital infusion worth Rs. 88,139 crore by the government. The agency said move will strengthen the balance sheets ... Read More »

Small Finance, Payments Banks To Offer Atal Pension Yojana To Subscribers

There are 11 Payments Banks and 10 Small Finance Banks that have received license from RBI. New Delhi: The Central government on Friday said “Payments Banks and Small Finance Banks” will offer social security scheme Atal Pension Yojana (APY) to their subscribers. “To strengthen the existing channels of APY distribution, it is felt that these new Payments Banks and Small Finance ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Project Brainwave Platform for Real-Time AI Launched

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft’s Project Brainwave is designed for real-time AI processes ‘Project Brainwave’ uses the massive field-programmable gate array The system has been architected to yield high actual performance Software giant Microsoft has announced its Project Brainwave deep learning acceleration platform for real-time artificial intelligence (AI). With the help of ultra-low latency, the system processes requests as fast as it receives them. “Real-time ... Read More »

Sweat Can Power Wearable Devices, Claims New Study

HIGHLIGHTS These cells extract energy from sweat & could power a range of wearables The epidermal biofuel cells are a major breakthrough in the field The cells oxidises lactic acid present in human sweat to produce current Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat, and could power a range of wearable ... Read More »