Author Archives: Loknath Das

The Black Shark 2’s pressure-sensitive screen makes mobile gaming better

Gaming on a touchscreen is one of my least favorite things to do. One-handed games that are a natural fit for a phone aren’t an issue for me, but tapping and swiping in games with complex control schemes can be maddening. The Black Shark 2, a Xiaomi-made gaming phone released in China earlier this year, reduces that friction with its MagicTouch ... Read More »

You can get insurance for your mobile screen

MUMBAI: New-age non-life company Go Digit General Insurance has introduced a policy for used mobile phones that will compensate the user if there is any screen damage. This low-value cover has been made feasible by a small software that enables the company to remotely assess the condition of the phone — both for underwriting and claim settlement. The software is similar to ... Read More »

Pope lashes out at blogging ambassadors, demands obedience

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has demanded obedience from Vatican ambassadors and reminded them of their duties before him, God and the faithful after years of scandal have tarnished the reputation of the Holy See’s diplomatic corps. Francis told envoys they may have reservations about papal policy but they don’t represent themselves and can’t “criticize the pope behind his ... Read More »

French medics warn health service is on brink of collapse

People take part in a demonstration near the French Health ministry in Paris. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images Emergency room doctors and nurses have protested outside the French health ministry amid strikes at dozens of hospitals across the country as medics warned that budget cuts were leading France’s world-class health system to the brink of collapse and putting patients’ lives at ... Read More »

10 most exciting PC games spotted at the PC Gaming Show 2019

The PC Gaming Show 2019 was definitely epic at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles ahead of E3 2019, and we have the E3 trailers of the top 10 games shown at this PC game-dedicated showcase. Our PC Gaming Show games list would be too much to fit on one page if we added everything, so we’ve whittled it down to ten, including ... Read More »

Shut Down Corrupt, Substandard Teacher Education Institutions: Draft Education Policy

The draft NEP report was prepared by the govt-appointed committee led by scientist K Kasturirangan. NEW DELHI:  The integrity and credibility of the teacher education system has unfortunately taken a great hit and witnessed a severe decline due to the thousands of “Teacher Education Institutions” that are solely commercial operations where little if any teacher education is taking place, says ... Read More »

Watch E3’s PC Gaming Show 2019 Right Here on June 10

The 2019 PC Gaming Show, which takes place once again in Los Angeles at The Mayan Theater on June 10 from 10 AM to 12 PM PT, can be watched live on twitch.tv/pcgamer, and on YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter. Sponsored this year by Epic Games Store, the event will be hosted by award-winning eSports presenter Frankie Ward and famed gamer Senan “Day[9]” Plott, and ... Read More »

States given full flexibility to impart education in languages they choose: Kasturirangan

How would you respond to the language row — the protests over imposition of Hindi? There is no language imposition and the States are given full flexibility to impart education in the languages that they choose. As far as the three-language formula is concerned, we assumed that every line in this paragraph would be read with respect to flexibility. Unfortunately, ... Read More »

Google Stadia: Here are all the games coming to Google’s gaming service

Months after first launching its gaming service – Google Stadia – on stage Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019 in San Francisco, Google on June 6 finally unveiled key details about the service. At the time of the launch, Google had announced that Stadia, the gaming service that would be powered by the company’s data centres, would be available in select ... Read More »

With fewer exclusions, will health insurance cost more?

The insurance regulator recently issued a draft on standardizing and rationalizing exclusions in health insurancepolicies. The draft seeks to redefine terms such as pre-existing ailment to remove ambiguity, seeks to include new lines of treatment due to medical advancement, besides making other customer-friendly recommendations such as giving insurers an eight-year moratorium after which a policy is not contestable except for proven ... Read More »