Author Archives: Loknath Das

Grant to pay for PTC technology on Poughkeepsie train lines

In the early morning hours of December 1, 2013, a Metro-North passenger train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx, killing four and injuring 61. The National Transportation Safety Board has said the crash, in which a train conductor fell asleep as the train barreled through a curve at 82 mph, could have been avoided if positive train controls (PTC) ... Read More »

Cowboys OTAs: Dak Prescott Shows Up To Camp Stronger And Faster

Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images Last year at this time, fourth-round rookie quarterback Dak Prescott was sitting at the kids table. Buried on the depth chart behind Tony Romo and Kellen Moore, Prescott was just a young player trying to prove himself. Then, over the next few months, fate would intervene and yada yada yada, he was the starting quarterback ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Gear 360: Great for the Galaxy S8, not so much for the iPhone

When the Galaxy S8 was unveiled in late March, it wasn’t the only premium product in Samsung’s catalog that received a massive overhaul. The Gear 360 camera also got an impressive redesign, turning it from a somewhat clumsy sphere into a neatly pocketable stick. But the 360’s case isn’t the only thing that changed. The device’s cameras have actually been ... Read More »

Free Halo Fan-Made Game For PC Has An Awesome Cinematic Trailer

Although there’s not been a mainline Halo game on PC since Halo 2, PC players still have something Halo-related to look forward to. Installation 01 is a fan-made tribute to the Halo series, and the developers just released a cool new cinematic trailer. The video is essentially a tribute to Halo multiplayer with some flourishes thrown in. It gives a ... Read More »

Oh, The Places You’ll Go By Blogging

I’m a small-town trial lawyer by trade. Over 17 years, I made it to county courthouses in cities the likes of Viroqua, Prairie du Chien, Sparta, Black River Falls, Whitehall, and Mauston, Wisconsin. Occasionally I made it to courts in Madison, Minneapolis, and Chicago, Illinois. I don’t believe I was ever invited to speak to a legal industry group. And ... Read More »

Saharanpur Dalit-Thakur violence: Here’s why UP blocked WhatsApp, social media

  Just last week, a message circulated on WhatsApp spooked Jharkhand villagers, mostly unsuspecting tribals, into believing that their children may be targeted by abduction gangs. The result: Seven people were lynched in 24 hours over the rumours. Why is the instant messaging app that is used by 160 million people – India is its largest market – facing such ... Read More »

Samsung offering Galaxy S8/S8+ buyers new Gear 360 for just $49

Are you in the US and planning to purchase any of Samsung’s latest Galaxy S series flagships? If your answer tis yes, you might want to check the latest deal the South Korean company is offering on the Galaxy S8/S8+. The offer lets those purchasing any of the two smartphones to grab the new Gear 360 camera for just $49 ... Read More »

J&K security agencies want ban on social media to continue

Claim rumour mongering has come down significantly Security agencies are advocating continuation of the ban on the social media in Kashmir claiming “it has yielded results on the ground”, as the one-month suspension ends on May 26. Top police sources told The Hindu that there was “a visible change on the ground as rumour mongering on the social media sites ... Read More »

Facebook redesigns Trending Topics on mobile to show more news sources

Today, Facebook announced an update to its Trending Topics section that will make the list of news stories easier to parse on mobile with a more diverse list of sources. Now, when you click on a news topic from the search bar on an iPhone, you’ll get multiple stories from different outlets that can be swiped through in a carousel ... Read More »

This photo of Donald Trump and Pope Francis is making the internet go wild

On Wednesday, President Trump and his family went to Rome to meet with Pope Francis. They shared a half-hour discussion and exchanged gifts. Afterward, the Trump family and pope posed for photos. The encounter was immortalized in many snapshots, including this one: Credit: GettyReuters noted that Pope Francis remained stern while Trump “beamed” at the cameras. Observers on Twitter quickly ... Read More »