Author Archives: Loknath Das

Blogging is just the job for eco mother Tamsin

Friends and family of 30-year-old blogger Tamsin Hopkins are taking her business more seriously since she won a coveted national award. Tamsin, from Stansfield, Sudbury, writes about her eco and green lifestyle, as well as chronic and rare health conditions, on her website Eco Fluffy Mama at www.ecofluffymama.com. With 10,000 followers, she earns her living by being affiliated to brands ... Read More »

Oppo R11 Teaser Reveals Dual Camera Setup; AnTuTu Listing Tips Snapdragon 660 SoC

Oppo has released the official teaser for ‘R11’ and confirmed the presence of a dual-camera setup on the upcoming smartphone. Interestingly, a benchmark listing of the smartphone has also been leaked online and suggests that the Oppo R11 will pack a Snapdragon 660 SoC. In its official teaser for the R11, the upcoming smartphone from Oppo can be seen sporting ... Read More »

LG May Use OLED Display on Its V30 Premium Smartphone: Report

LG raised the bar for premium Android smartphones earlier this year with its flagship G6 which was the first to sport the company’s FullVision display with an 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio. If a new report from South Korea is to be believed then LG may opt for OLED panel for its next premium smartphone, the V30. The move to ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 With OLED Display Gets Briefly Listed on Company Site

Xiaomi may have spilled the beans for its ‘unannounced’ Redmi Pro 2 smartphone which was reportedly listed for a brief period on its China site. Based on the listing, the Redmi Pro 2 will be priced at CNY 1,199 (roughly Rs. 11,500) in China. The online listing at Mi.com, was soon pulled down, also included some innards like 5.5-inch OLED ... Read More »

With many social media options, small businesses need focus

NEW YORK – When Snapchat went public this year, it was a reminder to many small business owners that they need to be part of the social media evolution. But which network? Snapchat? Facebook? Instagram? All of the above? Many owners opt for a mix, picking services that will be the best marketing tools for their companies. “Each channel is ... Read More »

TRAI suggests Aadhaar eKYC for internet, broadband connections

Telecom regulator TRAI today recommended the use of Aadhaar-based eKYC verification for subscribers of fixed line, internet and broadband connections, as in the case of mobile connections. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) recommendation, if accepted by the Department of Telecom, would make the authentication process fast and reliable and lead to substantial savings for the industry. “…the authority recommends ... Read More »

Comcast has started launching its Xfinity Mobile phone service

It appears that Comcast has quietly launched Xfinity Mobile, its $65 / month unlimited mobile service. The official website now allows Xfinity internet customers to select a plan and sign up for the service, which is currently offered at a discounted rate of $45 a month. Comcast says the service will be available throughout its current markets. “We are beginning ... Read More »

A Whistle-Blower Tells of Health Insurers Bilking Medicare

Benjamin Poehling, a former finance director at UnitedHealth Group, in Minneapolis. He contends that his company and other insurers have been systematically bilking Medicare Advantage for years.CreditAckerman and Gruber for The New York Times When Medicare was facing an impossible $13 trillion funding gap, Congress opted for a bold fix: It handed over part of the program to insurance companies, ... Read More »

Bill to replace AG as gaming board counsel has Wednesday hearing

CARSON CITY — A bill that would provide separate legal counsel to the state Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission was introduced Monday in the Assembly Ways and Means Committee. Assembly Bill 513 would establish the new general counsel for the gaming agency, replacing the attorney general’s office for legal work on most matters coming to the board and commission. ... Read More »

Here are top 7 gadgets that will be available this year

PHOTO: APPLE With big gains being made in the VR world, talks of self-driving cars, solar roofs and the anticipation of the illustrious iPhone 8, 2017 seems to be the year where the Tech industry enters its groove. Certainly does seem like exciting times ahead for the Tech world, so we have taken this opportunity to compile a list of ... Read More »