Author Archives: Loknath Das

Uber Paid Hackers $100,000, Concealed Hack That Exposed Data of 57 Million Users

Uber said Tuesday that hackers compromised personal data from some 57 million riders and drivers in a breach kept hidden for a year. “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,” said a statement from chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over at the ridesharing giant in August. Two members of the Uber information security team ... Read More »

HBO Data Theft Traced to Iranian Military Hacker

Federal prosecutors announced charges Tuesday against a hacker “mercenary” affiliated with the Iranian military, saying he broke into HBO’s computer network in the summer looking to extort millions of dollars from the pay cable channel. An indictment unsealed in New York on Tuesday said the suspect, Behzad Mesri, “had worked on behalf of the Iranian military to conduct computer network attacks that ... Read More »

The Best 4K, 1440p, And 1080p Gaming Monitor Black Friday 2017 Deals

With 4K on the rise and high refresh rate becoming more common, now is a good to time take a look at gaming monitors. These displays packed with great specs have become more affordable, even moreso with Black Friday sales going on now. So, we took a look at several retailers to find the best deals on PC gaming monitors. Note that ... Read More »

‘Social gaming growing rapidly in India due to proliferation of smartphones, cheap data’

BENGALURU, NOVEMBER 22:   Much like banking, insurance and retail, among others, migrated from the brick-and-mortar model to the online model in the last few years, the gaming industry in India too has moved online. And this industry is growing big-time – by 60-70 per cent a year. But it faces certain challenges, such as those related to perception (gaming being ... Read More »

Grab a Steam Link and PC gaming freedom for just $5

The Steam Link is a magic little box that lets you play your PC games on any TV in your home, and it’s on sale right now for an insane $5 at GameStop. That’s gaming freedom for less than a Big Mac Meal. Steam Link: This little technological marvel is usually $49.99, so grabbing it for pocket change is basically ... Read More »

Samsung Elevates Asim Warsi, Dipesh Shah to Global Roles Amid Robust Growth

Electronics major Samsung has promoted two of its India executives – Asim Warsi and Dipesh Shah – to global roles. Warsi, who is the head of Samsung India’s mobile division, has been promoted to Global Vice President, while Dipesh Shah (Samsung R&D Institute Managing Director) has been named Global Senior Vice President. When contacted, Samsung India Vice President Corporate Communications Partha Ghosh confirmed ... Read More »

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition Spotted in Leaked Oreo Build

OnePlus 5T launch is set for today, with the Chinese manufacturer’s latest flagship due for a 9:30pm IST unveiling at its New York event. There are have been dozens of OnePlus 5T leaks and rumours in the run up to the launch, and here is one more just ahead of tonight’s revelation. A new report has joined the ongoing rumour mill, ... Read More »

Vivo V7 India Launch Set for Monday

Chinese handset manufacturer Vivo has started sending media invites for a launch event on November 20 where it is set to launch another V-Series smartphone. The company has revealed the Vivo V7 will be launching on Monday in India, and can be expected to be available for sale later this month. Flipkart is also teasing the launch of the smartphone, revealing its 24-megapixel selfie camera, and we can ... Read More »

iOS 11.2 Said to Bring Faster Wireless Charging to iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Apple appears all set to enable faster wireless charging on the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and the iPhone 8 Plus with the upcoming iOS 11.2. The new experience is reported to be 50 percent faster than the present wireless charging feature that delivers 5W of power. With the iOS 11.2 update, which is presently available in a developer beta version, Apple looks set to enable ... Read More »

iPhone X Face ID Fooled on Video, Fails to Identify Between Mother and Son

While Face ID, Apple’s native facial recognition technology, is one of the key compelling features of the iPhone X, it seems to have some loopholes. Some security researchers have already claimed to have fooled Face ID with 3D-printed masks. And now, a mother and her 10-year-old son show how Face ID can be fooled, failing to secure the experience between family members. At the time ... Read More »