Author Archives: Loknath Das

New Crypto-Miner PowerGhost Targeting Corporates in India: Kaspersky Lab

A new cryptocurrency miner, dubbed PowerGhost, is targeting corporate networks in India and several other regions in the world, according to new research from Russia-based cyber-security company Kaspersky Lab. PowerGhost uses multiple fileless techniques to discreetly gain a foothold in corporate networks, meaning that the miner does not store its body directly onto a disk, increasing the complexity of its detection ... Read More »

Mozilla Is Redesigning the Iconic Firefox Logo and Asking Users to Give Feedback

HIGHLIGHTS Mozilla is redesigning its Firefox logo The company is asking users to give their feedback It has shared two design system approaches As Firefox is growing its presence on the Web by getting not just new features but also adding new versions to meeting specific requirements, its creator, Mozilla, has started redesigning the traditional Firefox logo. The company believes that with the addition of voice assistance ... Read More »

Intel Data Centre Results, Margin Outlook Disappoint

Intel Corp’s fast-growing data centre business missed Wall Street targets on Thursday as the world’s second-largest chipmaker faced stiff rivalry from Advanced Micro Devices, and it again delayed the release of its next-generation chips until the end of 2019. The company’s shares fell almost 5 percent in extended trading. Sales to data centres that power mobile and web apps, which bring more ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Teased to Be Faster and Offer More Storage; Sales Said to Begin From August 24

HIGHLIGHTS Galaxy Note 9 may be faster and have more storage Its market availability in Europe tipped for August 24 Note 9’s cases and covers showcased in leaked renders Samsung is just two weeks away from launching its latest flagship – Galaxy Note 9 – in the market. The company has already started teasing the upcoming smartphone via several videos. While a teaser ... Read More »

Samsung Begins Mass Production of 10nm 16Gb LPDDR4X DRAM

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung has created an 8GB package with new LPDDR4X DRAM It combined four 16Gb LPDDR4X DRAMs to create the 8GB package This chip is 20 percent less thick than the first generation chip With the Galaxy Note 9 unveil just around the corner, Samsung has now announced that it has begun the mass production of its 10-nanometer-class (1y-nm) second generation 16Gb LPDDR4X (Low ... Read More »

Govt proposes to replace UGC with new commission

The new Higher Education Commission of India Act is likely to be tabled in Parliament during the monsoon session. Photo: Mint New Delhi: The Union government on Wednesday unveiled the draft of a bill to replace higher education regulator University Grants Commission (UGC) with a Higher Education Commission. The new commission to be established through an Act will not have grant-making ... Read More »

How to fund child’s education: Take a loan or use own funds?

Keeping your accumulated savings invested and taking an education loan instead can benefit you. Photo: Alamy Any big-ticket spending requires you to either have the required funds in place or a financing option. When dealing with long-term financial goals, such as higher education of children, you have the advantage of planning much in advance. Here’s how you can go about ... Read More »

Higher education in India gets a Rs 8,000 crore boost

Government’s estimated schematic budgetary expenditure on health, education and social protection for 2018-19 is Rs 1.38 trillion. Photo: HT New Delhi: To increase investment in higher educational institutions, the Union Cabinet today approved a proposal for expanding the scope of Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) by expanding its capital base to Rs 10,000 crore and tasking it to mobilise Rs 1 ... Read More »

‘Taarzan’ Wonder Car won’t become a Lamborghini: Will be RESTORED to its former glory

Most of you would remember the ‘Taarzan the Wonder Car’, a movie that not only brought Dilip Chhabria into the limelight, but also gave a push to the mod car culture in the country. The Ajay Devgn-starrer showed how a young guy modifies a really old, rotting vintage car into a very attractive sportscar. Actually, the modified car shown in the ... Read More »

Modified Royal Enfield Desert Storm 500 seems straight out of World War II

  While we’ve seen many retro-styled custom motorcycles based on Royal Enfield models, this modified Royal Enfield Desert Storm 500 not only offers tons of classic charm but has got a vintage World War II-look. Customized by Eimor Customs, this motorcycle has been named ‘Donnie Brasco’. At the front, the customizers have used a 4.25×18” big block, MRF Moto C ... Read More »