Author Archives: Loknath Das

What’s the truth about refined sugar’s ‘healthier’ alternatives?

“Refined sugar-free” is a bit of a buzz term at the moment. We’re no longer in the dark about the ill-effects of too much sugar, so instead we are filling our shopping baskets with raw honey, Medjool dates and organic coconut sugar. If you believe the hype (and it seems that many of us do), these unprocessed, ‘natural’ alternatives won’t upset ... Read More »

Destiny 2 PC Launch Issues: Buffalo Error, Crashes, No Way To Exit With A Controller, And More

As was the case with its launch on consoles, things appear to be going pretty smoothly for Destiny 2 now that it’s available on PC. There are, of course, inevitable issues that have begun to pop up, and Bungie has offered a rundown on those that it’s aware of and some possible workarounds that you can try to resolve them. Above ... Read More »

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus PC review

There are bits of Wolfenstein 2 that I can hardly believe exist. I have come to terms with the alt-history, the Nazi super-tech, the weird juxtaposition of hyper violence, melancholy, and humour that now defines the series. But the sequence of reveals, shocks, and cinematic moments that make up this thrill ride are exquisite, and nigh impossible. They could not ... Read More »

Which old PC game do you revisit regularly?

I can’t count the times I’ve played through Portal and Portal 2. With over 100 hours clocked in each, I’m an amateur speedrunner at this point. I treat every puzzle like a choreographed dance, a nearly unconscious performance that to any observer unfamiliar with the series makes me look like the master of all time and space. Because the Portal ... Read More »

Can Google and HTC Crack the Apple-Samsung Smartphone Duopoly?

Google late Wednesday announced that it would pay $1.1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,159 crores) for employees from HTC’s smartphone unit, prompting waves upon waves of speculation about what might come next from this hookup. But I have one hope: that Google’s clout and HTC’s design can give us something to challenge Appleand Samsung. Now, let me be clear. I’m not against either Apple or Samsung ... Read More »

iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K Receive Rare Mixed-Bag Reviews

Despite the strength of its brand, Apple Inc. occasionally releases a product to mediocre reviews – remember the original Apple TV or Apple Watch? But reviewers have rarely been as grumpy as this month, when Apple unveiled its collection of new gadgets for the holidays. Each product was docked by reviewers for specific functional flaws, ranging from the iPhone 8’s middling design to Apple Watch ... Read More »

Can Google and HTC Crack the Apple-Samsung Smartphone Duopoly?

Google late Wednesday announced that it would pay $1.1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,159 crores) for employees from HTC’s smartphone unit, prompting waves upon waves of speculation about what might come next from this hookup. But I have one hope: that Google’s clout and HTC’s design can give us something to challenge Appleand Samsung. Now, let me be clear. I’m not against either Apple or Samsung ... Read More »

IIIT Hyderabad: Course introduced on ‘Foundations for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning’

The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) has launched a programme on artificial intelligence and machine learning. The course, Foundations for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning was launched on Tuesday. PJ Narayanan, III-H director said, “Every corporate, every company is investing very heavily into artificial intelligence and machine learning. You must have heard about the efforts by the big corporates. But, ... Read More »

Google Assistant rolls out in Italian

Earlier in 2017 Google promised that Assistant will learn more languages and now Italians can finally talk to it in their native language. Following the last update, now Assistant can answer all questions and actions with a deep soothing Italian voice. According to Italian media, the update will reach all Android users in Italy by November 1.    Google Assistant in ... Read More »

Nokia 7 With ‘Bothie’ Camera, 6GB RAM Option Launched: Price, Specifications

Nokia 7 comes with two system memory options: 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 7 launched in China It’s price start at CNY 2,499 Much like Nokia 8, the Nokia 7 brings bothie camera feature Nokia 7 has become the latest Nokia smartphone to become official as the company unveiled its latest mid-range handset at an event in China. The ... Read More »