Author Archives: Loknath Das

Top 5 Hybrid/Electric Cars in India

HIGHLIGHTS The demand for hybrid/electric cars is on a rise in India The sales of Camry Hybrid stand testimony to the peak in interest Here are the top 5 electric/hybrid cars currently on sale in India The Indian car space has come a long way in the past few years in terms of technology. While we as a market still ... Read More »

Chipmakers at Taiwan’s Biggest Tech Fair Look Beyond Crowded Smartphone Market

Chipmakers switched focus at Taiwan’s top tech fair this week with bets on new areas such as driverless cars, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, shifting away from smartphones where intense competition has pushed down components prices. The Computex Taipei event, now in its 36th year, has historically been a central venue for electronic parts manufacturers to show off their processors ... Read More »

Microsoft Bing Rewards Comes to the UK, Will Give Points to Use Its Search Engine

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft will now pay users in Britain to use Bing The company wants to make people switch to its Bing search engine Microsoft will now allow users to earn points for making purchases online In a push to make people switch to its Bing search engine, Microsoft will now pay users in Britain to use Bing over competitors like ... Read More »

WhatsApp Users Being Tricked by Scam Artists to Pay Subscription Fee

HIGHLIGHTS A few scam artists are making people pay to use WhatsApp WhatsApp became free last year, dropping its annual subscription fee Users are asked to pay GBP 0.99 to continue using WhatsApp WhatsApp users should be on the lookout as scam artists are trying to charge users for using the instant messenger by faking a subscription fee. “People are ... Read More »

Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra Review

HIGHLIGHTS The ZenFone 3 Ultra is priced at Rs. 49,999 The 6.8-inch Full-HD screen is sharp enough for movies and games Build quality is excellent and battery life is quite good What is the ideal size for a smartphone? The answer is of course subjective, but there has been an obvious trend towards going larger. Models with 5.5-inch screens have ... Read More »

AMD Ryzen Threadripper: Everything we know so far about this monster CPU

Updated May 30, 2017: AMD revealed more information about Threadripper at Computex, namely its massive socket size and abundant PCI-E lanes. Meanwhile, Intel unveiled its Core i9 X family of chips with up to 18 cores for deep-pocketed enthusiasts. Let the core wars begin!   AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper could very well be the most powerful consumer CPU ever introduced. With 16 ... Read More »

Corsair’s Concept Zeus mousepad charges your wireless mouse without wires

It’s safe to say battery life is the last factor keeping people from embracing wireless mice. Everything else has basically been solved, at least with high-end models. Interference? Not a huge factor anymore. Latency? Logitech’s actually released a mouse—the $130 G900 Chaos Spectrum—it claims is faster than some of its wired competitors. But charging a mouse every five to seven ... Read More »

Turkey: Education Barriers for Asylum Seekers

(Brussels) – Many child asylum seekers in Turkey are not going to school because of arbitrary policies for asylum seekers, Human Rights Watch said today. The Turkish interior ministry should revise the policies for non-Syrian asylum seekers that are preventing these vulnerable children from getting an education, despite their right to it under Turkish and international law. “Turkish law guarantees ... Read More »

Oculus, Vive Headsets Are Taking Israel’s Army Underground

In a refurbished building on a military base in central Israel, soldiers are training in underground combat using headsets made by Oculus, the virtual reality headset maker owned by Facebook, and Vive, owned by HTC. While it’s not unusual for a military to use virtual reality – Britain’s Ministry of Defense has been using it in training simulations for more ... Read More »

Three Safety Devices That Help You Monitor Your Child’s Location

HIGHLIGHTS Child location tracking devices let you monitor your kid’s location They send notifications when the kid reaches a certain area These are compatible with Android and iOS devices For parents worried about their children’s safety, location tracking devices can be of help. If your child goes to school and you’re sitting in office worrying about whether he or she ... Read More »