Author Archives: Loknath Das

Sega Forever Brings Retro Games to Android and iOS Akhil Arora, 22 June 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Sega Forever is the name of the service, not an app Games are available as free standalone apps on Android and iOS New titles will be added every two weeks Sega is re-releasing some of its most popular retro titles on Android and iOS, under a new service banner called Sega Forever. Five Sega Genesis games are available at ... Read More »

Pokemon Go to Curb Cheating by Flagging Creatures Caught Using Third-Party Tools

HIGHLIGHTS Niantic recently added raid battles to the game Pokemon caught with cheating tools will be marked with a slash Some users have reported that the mark goes once creatures evolve Niantic recently introduced several additions to Pokemon Go including raid battles, new gym features, and a slew of new items. Now, the company has announced that it will not ... Read More »

Amazon has a tiny 64GB SanDisk Ultra thumb drive on sale for $19

Today’s the day for a good price on a 64GB low-profile thumb drive: Amazon is selling the SanDisk Ultra Fit 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive for $19. That’s about half the price of other online retailers. Just make sure you keep an eye on this thing, as it is tiny. It measures 0.75-by-0.63-by-0.34 inches and snuggles right up to the side ... Read More »

Bihar Board BSEB Class 10 Results 2017 to be declared today at 1 pm: All eyes on www.biharboard.ac.in

The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) will be releasing the Bihar matric Class 10 results 2017 on today, June 22 at 1 pm on its official website, the link for which is www.biharboard.ac.in The Bihar Board conducted the Class 10 exams from March 1 to March 8 at various test centres across the state. Further, this year, more than 15 lakh ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 launched in India, available exclusively on Amazon

OnePlus has launched the new OnePlus 5 in India. The phone will be available in two variants, 64GB with 6GB RAM priced at INR 32,990 ($510) and 128GB with 8GB RAM at INR 37,990 ($587). The phone will be available exclusively through Amazon India. The OnePlus 5 has a 5.5-inch 1080p Optic AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 5, Qualcomm Snapdragon ... Read More »

WhatsApp Support for Android 2.3 Gingerbread Extended till 2020

HIGHLIGHTS Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread will support WhatsApp until 2020 WhatsApp will also continue working on Windows 8 and later Nokia S60 platform will stop supporting WhatsApp after June WhatsApp clearly does not want to reduce its user base too early. With over 1.2 billion monthly active users in February, WhatsApp is available on a multitude of platforms, including ageing mobile ... Read More »

Google Allo Can Now Make Duo Calls Within a Chat

HIGHLIGHTS Update lets users make Duo calls within Allo Both Allo and Duo need to be installed on both ends The Duo icon is seen in the upper-right corner of the chat screen Google this week rolled out an update to its messaging app Allo that enables users make a Duo video call directly within the chat window. To be ... Read More »

Instagram Stories Gets Live Video Replay as It Hits 250 Million Daily Active Users

HIGHLIGHTS Instagram introduced an option to share a replay of a user’s Live video The Live video can shared to Instagram Stories for 24 hours Instagram has also added 250 million daily users on Instagram ‘Stories’ Photo-sharing app Instagram has announced it will introduce an option to share a replay of a user’s Live video to ‘Stories’ feature for 24 ... Read More »

Soundcast VG7 outdoor Bluetooth speaker review: A wonderful speaker, indoors or out

Soundcast was building great wireless speakers while the powers behind Bluetooth were struggling to find a use for the technology. In the nearly 10 years since I reviewed the company’s Outcast, I haven’t found a better powered, portable outdoor speaker. The Soundcast VG7 comes very close. The VG7 does, of course, rely on Bluetooth—with support for the aptX codec and ... Read More »

Lights Out: How IIT Kharagpur is responding to increasing occurrences of student suicides

The matter of student suicides is a real threat that educational institutes must cope with proactively. Recently Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur has taken to turning off the power for an hour every evening. This is not to cut costs or save electricity, but to encourage students to take a break from increasingly secluded hostel lives driven by virtual lives ... Read More »