Author Archives: Loknath Das

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is World’s 6th Most Popular PC Game, According to Newzoo

PLAYERUNKOWN’S Battlegrounds could be even more popular than previously thought, according to statistics released from Newzoo today. PUBG is also currently the most popular PC game in Japan – edging out League of Legendsby a full 5 percent. Newzoo revealed key numbers, using its PC Game Tracker, which show that the up-and-coming Battle Royale-esque shooter is played by 10.8 percent of all core ... Read More »

Put Parents in Charge of Education, Not Government

After three court battles, two legislative sessions, and an outside legal bill of over $500,000, we have yet to achieve what parents in Nevada want: the right, and financial ability, to oversee their children’s education. The lesson is one for the entire country. What went wrong? The Republican governor and Democratic-led legislature’s unwillingness to spend $80 million to fund education savings ... Read More »

Panasonic Eluga I2 Activ With 4G VoLTE Support Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Panasonic on Wednesday launched a new budget 4G VoLTE smartphone in India – the Eluga I2 Activ. The smartphone has been launched in two RAM variants, with the 1GB RAM variant priced at Rs. 7,190 and the 2GB RAM variant priced at Rs. 7,990. Both variants will be available in Gold, Rose Gold, and Grey. The dual-SIM Panasonic Eluga I2 Activ runs Android ... Read More »

Lyf C451 With 4G VoLTE Support Launched in India: Price, Specifications

After the launch of the first smartphone in its new ‘Connect’ series last month, the Lyf C549, Reliance Retail has launched the Lyf C451 smartphone. The 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphone will be available to buy Reliance Digital stores as well as the Jio online store, has been priced at Rs. 4,999 (best buy), and will be available only in a White colour variant. The ... Read More »

Indian Smartphone Market Hit by GST Awareness, Should Bounce Back Next Quarter: IDC

After witnessing slow growth in the first two quarters of this year, the Indian smartphone market is preparing for a bumper period owing to the upcoming festive season, a new report said on Wednesday. According to market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), 28 million smartphones were shipped to India in Q2 (April-June) – marking just 3.7 percent Quarter-on-Quarter (QoQ) growth and a ... Read More »

Alibaba Caught In China’s Internet Crackdown

Alibaba (BABA) has become the latest Chinese internet stock to fall foul of Beijing’s internet crackdown as regulators ordered it to fix its Taobao service, reports Bloomberg. The news that Alibaba has been caught in Beijing’s attempts to clean up the internet comes ahead of the e-commerce giant’s latest quarterly earnings due out on Thursday morning U.S. time. Barron’s emerging markets blogger ... Read More »

Acer Predator Helios 300 Gaming Laptop Launched in India Starting Rs. 1,29,999

After first unveiling it at an event in New York earlier this year, Acer has now launched the Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop in India. The laptop is priced starting at Rs. 1,29,999 and is now available to buy exclusively on Flipkart. Announced first during the [email protected] global press conference in New York, the laptop features the company’s new AeroBlade 3D ... Read More »

Srei Equipment Finance to raise Rs 2,000 cr through IPO

Srei Equipment Finance (SEF), wholly-owned subsidiary of Srei Infrastructure Finance, plans an initial public offer (IPO) of equity, to result in dilution of up to 25 per cent of the post-issue paid-up equity capital share. The company expects to raise Rs 1,800-2,200 crore through the IPO, expected to hit the market in the last quarter of this financial year. The proceeds would ... Read More »

How to use Miracast to mirror your device’s screen wirelessly on your TV—even 4K

After the Wi-Fi Alliance announced the finalization of the Miracast wirelessdisplay standard at CES 2013, a plethora of Miracast-enabled devices and receivers followed, and include newer devices like Microsoft’s Surface Pro (2017) and Amazon’s Fire TV stick. But while Miracast continues to be developed—as of July 2017, Miracast hardware will support HD and 4K streaming, for example—it’s also lost some support to competing technologies. Keep reading ... Read More »

alcatel Idol 4S free fall continues, now available for $225

The alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Mobile launched in the US back in November last year for $470. It’s been less than a year, and the bundle – which includes the Snapdragon 820-powered phone and VR goggles – has received price cuts multiple times. Last we heard, it was going for $288. And now, Amazon is offering the device for $225: This ... Read More »