Author Archives: Loknath Das

From cloud gaming to virtual reality, trends gamers should watch out for

Gaming is now a huge global phenomenon that is challenging the traditional entertainment industry like never before. Nearly three-fourths of the entertainment market today is made up of online and mobile gaming platforms. Online gaming, as a segment, is estimated to become a $1.1 billion opportunity by 2021, according to Google-KPMG. This growth is coming on the back of relentless ... Read More »

Why Reducing The Refugee Cap Is Bad Finance

In late September, the government announced that it would slash the number of refugees allowed in the U.S. to 18,000 — a dramatic and historic low for the country since the modern resettlement program’s creation in 1980. In 2016, the refugee cap was at 85,000, which means this current cap was a reduction of a whopping 78% in a short period of ... Read More »

Galaxy Z Flip has only one official leather cover and it costs $100

A few weeks ago we brought you news about Samsung developed a genuine leather cover for the upcoming Galaxy Z Flip. This will be the only case design offered by the OEM for the upcoming clamshell smartphone, and it will be available only in black or white, according to a fresher report from Mobile Fun. This may or may not be indicative of the ... Read More »

ByteDance Is Planning A Foray Into Hardcore Mobile Gaming, To Take On Tencent

ByteDance, the company that owns popular short-video platform TikTok is apparently readying a major push into mobile gaming and the company has giants in the space — Tencent, in its crosshairs. As per a report by Bloomberg, ByteDance has quickly built a full-fledged gaming division, from ground up, to lead its entry into gaming and hardcore mobile gaming at that, according to ... Read More »

TFT: Teamfight Tactics Mobile release window narrowed

In the TFT roadmap for 2020, Riot Games confirmed that Teamfight Tactics Mobile will be releasing in at some point in March. Last year saw the release of Teamfight Tactics, an auto battler spinoff of League of Legends. The game mode became a smash hit, resulting in Riot Games focusing more of their effort on it. As part of their plans to ... Read More »

HOW BIG DATA IS TRANSFORMING VIDEO GAMING ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS

Big data is becoming a fundamental analysis tool across all industries, with the world of gaming seen using the power of big data across all platforms in 2020 and beyond. As almost all forms of digital gaming have online elements to them, be it the game being hosted on online servers or customers connecting to the internet via their consoles ... Read More »

Google Health Exec Defends Controversial Partnership With Ascension: ‘We’re Super Proud Of It’

David Feinberg at the StartUp Health Festival in 2017. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for … [+] GETTY David Feinberg, head of Google Health, defended the company’s partnership with large Catholic hospital system Ascension Tuesday afternoon in San Francisco. The partnership, nicknamed “Project Nightingale,” recently came under criticism after news outlets revealed  the partnership enabled Google to access confidential patient data. “Despite ... Read More »

Acer eyes a larger pie of booming gaming PC sales in 2020

Harish K. Kohli, President and Managing Director, Acer India Pvt Ltd Despite the economic slowdown, demand for gaming PCs is on the rise in the country. It is driven by the shift from mobile gaming to PC gaming, faster internet speeds at lower tariffs and affordable gaming products. Acer India intends to ride this demand wave and grow unit sales ... Read More »

Designing a better future for the planet and our mental health

At WSP, we are a 49,000-strong global team that works with companies to design and advise on built-environment projects. This ranges from skyscrapers to railways, roads and energy-generation systems, both for today and the years to come. In fact, taking a long-term approach is one of our core strengths. With our Future Ready programme, we aim to bring clarity and ... Read More »

Maharashtra govt to set up think-tank to improve education quality

Maharashtra government will set up a “think-tank” to discuss strategies for improving quality of education in the state. (Representative Image) The Maharashtra government will set up a “think-tank” to discuss strategies for improving the quality of education in the state, School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Sunday. The think-tank will include professionals from various sectors, elected representatives, education experts, ... Read More »