Author Archives: Loknath Das

Iowa Restaurants Turn to Technology to Improve Business

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — With razor-thin profit margins, never-ending competition and ever-expanding overhead costs, tri-state restaurateurs are turning to technology to keep their businesses sunny-side up. Dozens of new point-of-sale systems and software programs descend on the market every year, each promising to reduce waste and automate ordering. But, to a Dubuque restaurant leader, the most important thing is to ... Read More »

Social media weaning people off newspapers, TV: Assocham

New Delhi: Social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and others are rapidly changing the reading and viewing habits of an increasing number of people, mostly youngsters, according to The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). Based on an analysis of responses from just 235 families, the industry body claimed that Indians residing in big cities are now ... Read More »

Poonch: Pakistan’s mindless shelling scars education in schools of Jammu and Kashmir

Loud thumps of heavy shelling has silenced the school lessons in unison. Bearing the brunt of of ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops, a school premise was greatly tarnished recently. Education in the area is orphaned due to destruction that has become an everyday affair. Faquir Dara School in Karmara sector of Poonch district was heavily damaged due to continuous ... Read More »

Lyft to Develop Self-Driving Car Technology in New Silicon Valley Facility

Waymo is among the companies that are becoming partners in Lyft’s Open Platform Initiative on technology for self-driving cars. CreditJim Wilson/The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — Controlling the future of the smartphone was the defining technology battle of the last decade. Now, technology companies are betting that the next 10 years and beyond will be spent battling for control of ... Read More »

Social Media Is More About The Connections Than The Information And Likes

Author and Professor Deborah Tannen recently explained to Judy Woodruff on PBS that everyday talk and shares on social media isn’t about information we need to know. It’s about staying connected to the people we care about. I think of social media as an extension of the how-was-your-day conversations that let you know someone cares about you, so you feel less alone in ... Read More »

Spotify Driving Mode Feature Undergoing Testing: Bigger Buttons, Voice Control, And Song Announcements

As smartphones continue to vie for our attention in every situation imaginable — dinners, conversations, and even inside movie theaters, frustratingly — the risks associated with focusing on a screen instead of our day-to-day lives increase. Distracted driving has been a growing problem in many countries. Apple attempts to solve this by bringing driving mode-related features into iOS, letting the ... Read More »

The World’s Fastest Drone Flies At 179.6 MPH (That’s Faster Than A Tesla Model S)

The RacerX drone of the Drone Racing League reached a top speed of 179.6 miles per hour during testing, claiming the title as the fastest drone in the world. Earlier in the day of the record attempt, prototypes of the RacerX drone actually burst into flames when they reached the highest point of acceleration because of the massive amount of ... Read More »

Samsung’s 406-Inch 4K Cinema LED Screen To Change The Way We Watch Movies

Samsung has unveiled a behemoth, 406-inch screen, calling it the first LED screen theater that “amplifies the immersive experience” thanks to its HDR LED display and stellar audio technology. It’s Samsung’s first-ever commercial Cinema LED Screen. The company steeps its description of the display, basically saying that it easily surpasses conventional projector technology thanks to its next-generation picture quality. While the ... Read More »

Websites launched to help people live forever through social media

Don’t worry, when you die, you’ll still be able to update Facebook. IF your heart stops beating, you’ll keep tweeting. Suggesting you can still communicate through social media once you’re dead sounds like an episode of futuristic series Black Mirror, but living forever through our Facebook pages could happen within the decade. Researchers from the University of Melbourne have studied ... Read More »