Author Archives: Loknath Das

eBay to Introduce Image Search on Android and iOS This Fall

eBay, the host of a large and varied database of products, is introducing Image Search in its Android and iOS apps. As the name suggests, users will be able to snap photos of products around them, and eBay will find similar looking objects in its large database, and throw up results accordingly. With Image Search, you will be able to ... Read More »

Lipizzan Spyware Detected by Google Had the Potential to Control Your Android Device

Back in April, researchers at Google discovered an Android malware, called Chrysaor, that could give an attacker remote control of the infected device. Android Security was able to find and block potentially harmful apps (PHAs) with that family of spyware, but in the process of doing so discovered a new spyware family called Lipizzan. Researchers believe that the new spyware is unrelated ... Read More »

Google Photos Looks Set to Ditch the 2,000-Photos Limit for Albums

Google has been introducing new features to Photos to make it the ultimate cloud storage app. It already allows users to store unlimited High Quality photos so users will never have to worry about storage woes. But Google feels ‘unlimited’ can only be true when it removes all restrictions, one of them being the 2,000 photos limit for albums. According to user reports, Google ... Read More »

US bans gadgets on flights from 10 nations

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has banned laptops, iPads, cameras and other electronic goods larger than a cell phone in carry-on (cabin) baggage for flights to the US originating from 10 Gulf/West Asia/North Africa airports. The ban is temporary, and all said items can be checked in the baggage that goes into the cargo hold. The ban will not apply to return flights ... Read More »

Alameda Municipal Power presents check for tech education

Alameda’s Public Utilities Board presented a check for $10,426 to the Alameda Education Foundation on July 17 to support tech education in schools. From left, are: AEF president Bill Sonneman, AEF board member Margie Sherratt, AEF board member Tracy Zollinger, AEF board member Daniel Chin, and PUB President Ann McCormick. (Alameda Municipal Power) By FROM STAFF REPORTS | Bay Area News Group ... Read More »

Technology can lend a hand to family caregivers

John Dowd of Worcester moved back home a few years ago to care for his father, who had Alzheimer’s disease, while managing his own job in field service, a position that required him to travel. He relied on a panoply of technology to make it work: internet-connected security cameras, shoes with GPS tracking insoles, door alarms, medication dispensers with alerts, ... Read More »

How technology and automation will impact human evolution

Technology-driven automation is omnipresent and pervading our lives like never before. From robots and chatbots to virtual/augmented reality, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and beyond, the physical space is littered with digital influence. The impact of increased automation is already upon us and influencing our lives in all possible ways. Up till now technology adoption has never been so rapid, ... Read More »

Govt looks at location-specific mergers of 260,000 schools to utilize resources

As per the draft guidelines, as of 2015-16, at least 187,006 primary schools (Class I-V) and 62,988 upper primary (Class VI-VIII) schools were running with fewer than 30 students. Photo: HT New Delhi: The centre is looking to execute location-specific mergers of nearly 260,000 small government schools as part of a rationalization process to ensure maximum use of resources. In draft ... Read More »

Volvo’s electric stance may clean up car act

The latest forecast is more aggressive than projections made by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Unless the runaway growth of automobiles run on fossil fuels eases off, particularly in China and India, carbon dioxide emissions from cars and motorbikes will continue well into the latter half of the 21st century. It is in this context that the announcement by Volvo to phase ... Read More »

How Social Media Is Playing An Important Role In Real Estate

To say that social media has become part of everyday life would be an understatement. From headlines of fake news stories having major social and political implications to the recent milestone that Facebook hit 2 billion monthly users (that’s over 25 per cent of the global population), social media has truly changed the way the world operates. To put these numbers into perspective, ... Read More »