Author Archives: Loknath Das

Here’s why compound exercises are the secret to faster muscle gains

Most of us while working out tend to opt for a workout that involves training a single muscle in isolation. For example, we tend to train one body part a day, that is chest one day and back the other, and so on. While this kind of workout and schedule is perfect for someone who’s primary aim to sculpt his/her ... Read More »

Mandira Bedi’s workout and diet plan is what fitness goals are made of

One remembers Mandira Bedi for many things – for breaking new ground with the unconventional TV show, Shanti, on Doordarshan; for playing the demure Preeti in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge; and for proving that women can host cricket matches too (and look great while doing it). In the recent years, we’ve also come to remember and admire Bedi for being ... Read More »

Oppo R11s Plus is now available

Oppo announced the R11s and R11s Plus in the beginning of the month with the small version going on sale two weeks ago. Now, the Plus variant joins it on the shelves as the company announced the starts of its availability in China. The Oppo R11s Plus shares plenty of hardware with the regular Oppo R11s. The chipset is the same – Snapdragon ... Read More »

Apple iPhone X now on sale in 14 new countries

As promised the iPhone X is now available for purchase in 14 more countries. Yesterday it started selling in Israel and as of today another 13 markets join the list – Albania, Bosnia, Cambodia, Kosovo, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand and Turkey. Lately, Apple ramped up production and the delivery estimates have improved from 5-6 weeks to 1-2 weeks in ... Read More »

HP India Says It Hopes to Capture 30 Percent of Gaming Laptop Market

Tech giant HP is placing big bets on the Indian gaming market and aims to garner 30 percent share in the nascent but fast-growing category. The company had unveiled its ‘Omen’ lineup of gaming laptops in India earlier this year, and has already captured 25 percent share, HP India Managing Director Sumeer Chandra told PTI. “We have seen pretty good penetration in small amount ... Read More »

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Loot Boxes Are Gambling, Could be Banned in Europe: Belgium Gaming Commission

HIGHLIGHTS The Belgium Gaming Commission has ruled that loot boxes are gambling It wants to ban them in Europe Star Wars Battlefront 2’s predatory micro-transactions has led to this It appears that Star Wars Battlefront 2’s loot box fiasco has had far-reaching consequences. Belgium’s Gaming Commission has ruled that loot boxes or loot crates in games like Star Wars Battlefront 2 ... Read More »

Black Friday 2017: Sony India Discounts PS4 Slim, PS VR, Uncharted 4, and More

Not content with leaving Black Friday deals for digital games alone, Sony India has announced a host of discounts for the PS4 Slim, PS VR, Uncharted 4, and other games at specialist game stores like Games The Shop, Sony’s own Sony Centre stores, and online retailers like Amazon. At the time of filing this story these discounts have not gone live just yet, but this is what you ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 to Take on iPhone X’s Face ID with Enhanced Iris Scanner: Report

While hackers are exploring ways to fool the technology behind Apple’s Face ID, Samsung is now rumoured to be working on an enhanced iris scanner to take on the iPhone X’s killer feature. The new development is reportedly in works for the Galaxy S9 that would supersede the existing Galaxy S8. ET News reports that Samsung is developing new software to make face recognition on ... Read More »

Comio to Start India R&D Operations Next Quarter

Chinese handset maker Comio Monday said it will start a research and development centre in the country that will work on bringing in features for the Indian market in the January-March 2017 quarter. The company has also commenced local assembly of smartphones in the country with partners V-Sun and Hipad Technology. “We are in the process of setting up our R&D centre, ... Read More »

Apple Served With Search Warrant for Access to Texas Shooter’s iPhone: Report

Apple has been served with a search warrant for access to an iPhone SE which was used by the gunman who killed 27 people in a Texas church, as per media reports. The gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on November 5 and opened fire. He later killed himself. According to a San Antonio ... Read More »