Author Archives: Loknath Das

There Goes the Market! Nasdaq Tumbles, S&P 500 Slips as Tech Tanks

A nothing day has turned into a selloff, as tech stocks tumble and take the market with it. Except for the Dow, which is hitting a new all-time high. ILLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES The S&P 500 have fallen 0.4% to 2,467.59 at 1:51 p.m. today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has ticked up 14.85 points, or 0.1%, to 21,725.86. The Nasdaq Composite has dropped 1.1% to 6,352.31. Earlier today, ... Read More »

Overnight Markets: Technology, transport pressure US stocks

US stocks pulled back from their record highs on Thursday, led by technology and transportation shares, overshadowing another big day for telecoms. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 21 points, or 0.1%, to 21,732, the S&P 500 lost nine points, or 0.38%, to 2,469 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 58 points, or 0.9%, 6,365. The Dow Jones Transport Average, often ... Read More »

How to declutter your technology

Mother board: for work-from-home mums it’s important to organise your technology. Image: Getty If you have ‘worked’ from home with young children, you’ll understand the quotations. Often not a great deal of work gets done. It’s difficult to maintain your mental focus when you’re constantly being interrupted by small humans piping up about Tiny Teddies and toilet time. But for ... Read More »

Lenovo lines up new software and gadgets at Tech World Summit

The Chinese company unveiled AI-focused technology and gadgets at the show Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the glitzy, sometimes mysterious, aura around what the technology promises entices everybody, right from the tech bigwigs to scribes jostling for the latest byte or scoop about it. A recent example being Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg siding with the technology, saying it promises a lot, ... Read More »

Florence Education Foundation hires new director

FLORENCE — Nikki Mann has been hired as the new director of the Florence Falcons Education Foundation. She replaces Leslie Howard who led the foundation the past three years. Mann previously served on the education foundation boards in Scottsboro and Muscle Shoals and is a graduate of the University of North Alabama. Education foundation president Joan Lane said the key ... Read More »

Market Live: Nifty Bank hits 25,000 ahead of F&O expiry, Sensex soars 290 pts

12:10 pm Buzzing: Adani Power shares fell as much as 4 percent intraday after foreign brokerage house Citi discontinued its coverage on the stock. “We are discontinuing coverage on Adani Power due to reallocation of our resources. The firm’s last recommendation for the stock is sell and our target price is Rs 23. This is our last rating on Adani Power,” the ... Read More »

Being smart on social media with communications expert Reggie Roberts

It’s not just your friends checking your social media accounts.  Did you know that many employers and colleges are now viewing your accounts? Being smart on social media may seem like a no brainer to many, but every now and then we all need a reminder of smart choices when posting, sharing, tweeting and snapping. Good Day Atlanta’s Alyse Eady interviewed Double ... Read More »

Gadgets: Easy-to-use devices analyze, watch, and retouch

The pocket-sized (4.0-by-2.0-by-0.6-inches) Alcomate Revo is a great device for accurately reading an individual’s blood-alcohol level. Since I have no experience with using portable breathalyzers, I did some research and found that often pocket breathalyzers must be sent back to manufacturers for calibration to keep them accurate. That’s not the case with the Revo because it features a pre-calibrated sensor, ... Read More »

Apple Store Is Down; New Hardware Including iPad Pro Expected to Be Launched

HIGHLIGHTS Apple’s long been rumoured to launch new iPad models Red iPhone 7 and 128GB iPhone SE expected alongside Apple expected to send press release for launch announcement The Apple Store is down, and we know what that means. The Cupertino giant is all set to launch new products. Apple’s tradition has been to take down its online store ahead of major ... Read More »

Most of Apple’s Demands Haven’t Been Met, Says Commerce and Industry Minister

HIGHLIGHTS Apple was in talks with Karnataka govt to make iPhones in Bengaluru Apple had demanded certain concession & relaxations from the Indian govt Sitharaman has said ‘No’ to most of Apple’s demands The government on Wednesday said it has not accepted ‘most of the demands’ of iPhone maker Apple which wants to set up manufacturing unit in India. To a ... Read More »