Author Archives: Loknath Das

PlayStation Boss Andrew House to Leave Sony

HIGHLIGHTS Andrew House will leave Sony at the end of the year He will be taking on “new challenges” outside of Sony John Kodera takes his place A familiar face at E3, Andrew House is no longer the PlayStation President and CEO. John (Tsuyoshi) Kodera has immediately taken over House’s role. As for House himself, he moves on to being Director and Chairman ... Read More »

Twitter’s Apple Watch App Disappears

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter app on Apple Watch has reportedly disappeared for many users It happened after Twitter for iOS version 7.8 started rolling out Twitter recently began testing 280 characters limit for tweets As Twitter announced to double its 140-character limit to 280, many Apple Watch users across the world were left disappointed on Thursday when they realised that the app has disappeared. According to ... Read More »

Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G Review

Intel recently announced its 8th gen Core CPUs for laptopsand desktops, which were highlighted in new launches at IFA 2017. Laptops based on these new CPUs have already started trickling into the market, and Acer is one of the first companies to start selling them in India. The Aspire 5 series has gotten the refresh, and Acer has launched multiple SKUs with slight variations in terms ... Read More »

IIMC introduces courses on Natya Shastra, ancient arts treatise

The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) will now be teaching its students the intricacies of Indian communication theories included in Bharat Muni’s Natya Shastra, an ancient treatise on performing arts. Students will be taught the model from the current academic session by experts who are familiar with the treatise. India’s ancient past As per HT report, the institute has drawn inspiration ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL pricing and availability detailed

Pre-orders for the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are live now in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, India and Australia. The Pixel 2 will be available on October 17, the larger Pixel 2 XL will come out in mid-November. Note that in the US, you can get it through the Google Store (unlocked) or on contract with Google’s wireless partner – ... Read More »

Micro-finance companies toughing it out. Will they find their mojo back?

The transition from operating as predominantly micro-finance lenders to being designated small finance banks was only the beginning of the challenge for some of the entities that were granted the small finance bank licence. While the usual transition pangs were known, what came as a rude surprise was the fast deteriorating operating environment. While demonetisation was the first blow for ... Read More »

Room to Read: Bringing in change through education

Sourav Banerjee, country director for Room to Read. Photo: Pradeep Gaur New Delhi: A team of 600 people spread across nine states. One vision that binds them together—bringing quality to education. Room to Read, a non-profit for children’s literacy and girls’ education with a presence across Asia and Africa, believes that to bring change in the world, it is important to ... Read More »

How to Become a Social Media and Blogging Fashion Influencer

Have you noticed all of the excitement and activity in the world of online fashion, social media and blogging lately? It’s quite amazing. Individuals and fashionistas from around the world are now becoming successful and recognized brands of their own without the need to connect with big-name brands, getting sponsorships or even long-term contracts. Now it’s all about creating a ... Read More »

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Review

It’s not very often that two new iPhone models are upstaged at their own launch, but that’s exactly what happened at Apple’s September event this year. The iPhone X was the star of the show, the cool new kid everyone wanted to hang out with, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were relegated to the role of the ... Read More »

Google enters the wireless headphone space with the Pixel Buds

All the cool kids are making wireless headphones these days and that now includes Google. Introducing the Google Pixel buds – a pair of headphones connected with a fabric loop, designed to work best with a Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The Pixel Buds have a touchpad on the right Bud that is good for swiping songs in ... Read More »