Author Archives: Loknath Das

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Performs Admirably in Durability Test

HIGHLIGHTS The smartphone will likely be launched in India on September 12 Galaxy Note 8 display was scratched at Moh’s level 6 of hardness The phone performed well in bend and scratch test Now that Samsung will likely be launching Galaxy Note 8 smartphone in India on September 12, you might be wondering how the handset performs in terms of durability. Just like happens ... Read More »

HTC U11 Edge Sense Feature Can Now Be Configured by Users for Individual Apps

HIGHLIGHTS The smartphone was launched in India in June Edge Sense allows users to perform tasks by squeezing the sides The beta update is reportedly rolling out already Back when HTC launched its U11 smartphone, we mentioned that its Edge Sense feature sounded gimmicky but was found to be useful in performing certain functions. At the time, we felt that the feature ... Read More »

IIT-Delhi makes presentation on waste disposal

While the Delhi government proposed that land at a vegetable market in Narela be allotted to the North MCD for a waste-to-energy plant, IIT-Delhi and industry experts Thursday made a presentation to Delhi Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for a “solution” to the city’s waste problem. For the landfills at Bhalswa and Okhla, it was decided that ... Read More »

AMD’s coveted Wraith Max CPU cooler finally goes on sale in the U.S.

You can finally buy a standalone version of AMD’s Wraith Max CPU cooler for Ryzen processors in the U.S. Or at least you could. On Thursday, the cooler appeared on Amazon for $60 before selling out very, very quickly. The Wraith Max is the ultimate option in the Wraith series of coolers, packing sleek RGB lighting and a beefier heatsink than the smaller Wraith Spire ... Read More »

vivo X20 to come with Snapdragon 660, blazing fast Face Unlock

The upcoming vivo X20 will be powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset and offer facial recognition that will be able to unlock the device within 0.1s. vivo itself confirmed the Face Wake (as it calls it) feature officially through a teaser on its Weibo account while the chipset comes by way of a leaked image showing the phone in the wild.   ... Read More »

Tata Motors To Launch New AMP Platform Cars In 2019

Tata Motors will launch the first AMP or Advanced Modular Platform product in 2019 Highlights The Advanced Modular Platform will adapt to different bodystyles Advanced Modular Platform can be tailored to different dimensions First AMP car to most likely be a premium hatchback to take on Baleno Earlier this year, Tata Motors announced a plan to consolidate vehicle platformsfrom the current ... Read More »

New York education leaders: Scrap charter school teacher proposal

Chancellor elect Betty Rosa, left, speaks with Commissioner of Education Maryellen Elia, right, after her election during a meeting of the New York State Board of Regents on Monday, March 21, 2016, at the Education Department building in Albany, N.Y. Rosa will take office on April 1st replacing Merryl H. Tisch. (Skip Dickstein/Times Union) ALBANY — The state’s top education ... Read More »

US ousts Pakistan’s Habib Bank amid money laundering concerns

Habib has operated in the United States since 1978, and in 2006 was ordered to tighten its oversight of potentially illegal transactions but failed to comply. (Reuters) US banking regulators ordered Pakistan’s Habib Bank to shutter its New York office after nearly 40 years, for repeatedly failing to heed concerns over possible terrorist financing and money laundering, officials said today. ... Read More »

Just how partisan is Facebook’s fake news? We tested it

It was only a few minutes after my imaginary Trump supporter “Todd White” began exploring Facebook that he learned filmmaker Michael Moore was staging a coup d’etat against president-elect Donald Trump. Todd also learned that Trump won the popular vote. And that there were people paid to protest at Trump rallies. None of that is true, of course. That’s the sort of ... Read More »

IBPS Clerks 2017: Notification out, check exam dates, eligibility and other details

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released notification for the clerk exam 2017 through the Common Recruitment Process (CWE Clerk VII) on the official website – ibps.in. This time, there are 7884 jobs for bank clerks, which is nearly 60 per cent less than previous year. In 2016, IBPS released 19,243 vacant posts and 19 banks participated in ... Read More »