Author Archives: Loknath Das

Sex Offenders Cannot Be Barred From Social Media, Top US Court Says

HIGHLIGHTS Packingham had been convicted of having sex with a 13-year-old girl He was barred for 30 years from using Facebook and other social media Packingham went to his Facebook page and wrote how relieved he was The US Supreme Court unanimously struck down Monday a North Carolina law that barred registered sex offenders from using social media. The suit ... Read More »

Hike 5.0 Brings Redesigned Interface and Wallet Feature With UPI-Based Payments

HIGHLIGHTS The Hike 5.0 app will roll out by Sunday on Android, iOS Wallet feature will initially only be available on Android The iOS app will only get the Wallet feature by July-end Hike Messenger on Tuesday at an event in New Delhi unveiled a completely redesigned offering with the introduction of Hike 5.0. Apart from a complete revamp, the ... Read More »

WhatsApp Extends Support for BlackBerry, Nokia S40 Platforms: Reports

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp to continue working on BlackBerry and Nokia S40 platforms But Nokia Symbian S60 support will end this June Nokia Symbian S60 users will have option to get chat backups in email WhatsApp has become an essential messaging app amongst all kinds of mobile users irrespective of the operating system their devices run on. In February last year, Facebook-owned ... Read More »

Alcatel A3 10 Tablet With 4G, Voice Calling Support Launched at Rs. 9,999

HIGHLIGHTS Alcatel A3 10 going on sale via Flipkart It has been priced at Rs. 9,999 It features a large 10.1-inch display Alcatel on Thursday announced its all-new A3 10 tablet in India. Priced at Rs. 9,999, the new Alcatel A3 10 will be going on sale via Flipkart from today in Volcano Black colour. Alcatel says that the new ... Read More »

Nativ Vita Music Player Is a $1,599 Tablet for Audiophiles

HIGHLIGHTS The prices for Nativ Vita go as high as $3,099 Streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora are supported It comes with a 11.6-inch full-HD display Nativ, a tech startup which was came into prominence via a crowd-funded campaign early last year, has launched its Vita music player with a large touchscreen display and starting price of whopping $1,599 ... Read More »

iPad Pro 10.5-Inch and 12.9-Inch 2017 Models Come With 4GB of RAM

HIGHLIGHTS Last year’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro had 2GB of RAM Both new iPad Pro models pack 4GB of RAM The 10.5-inch iPad Pro comes with four connecting cables to display Apple launched its new iPad Pro tablets with 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch display at WWDC 2017 last week. Now, it has been revealed that both new tablets from the company pack ... Read More »

IIT Kanpur students told to wear kurtas, pyjamas and churidaars at convocation

The IIT Kanpur convocation ceremony will be held on 15 and 16 June. Photo: HT Lucknow: Keen to shed what it calls a “colonial tradition”, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has directed its students to don ethnic attire like kurtas, pyjamas and churidaars during their convocation ceremony, in place of the ceremonial black robes and head gear. The ... Read More »

The expertise managers need to possess in new-age India

The world is going through what is popularly being called as the fourth industrial revolution, driven by digital technology and artificial intelligence (for representational purpose only). Photo: AFP I would like to look at the skills and expertise that the manager of the future has to possess with specific reference to the Indian context. At another level, I am also ... Read More »

Four key factors that will shape the manager of the future

Doing things as they were done in past won’t last in the rapidly changing industries. Photo:iStockphoto I believe there will be four capabilities and skills that would affect managers in the future: (1) the greater need to think and act strategically in (2) increasingly dynamic environments (3) within global markets that (4) require customer-centric solutions. Strategic Thinking Most of the ... Read More »

Intex FitRist Cardio With Heart Rate Sensor Launched at Rs. 1,499

HIGHLIGHTS The fitness tracker can also display message and call notifications Intex FitRist Cardio is available to buy exclusively via Amazon India Activity tracking band is compatible with both Android and iOS phones Intex on Wednesday unveiled a new version of its FitRist activity tracker, called FitRist Cardio. Adding heart rate tracking to the fitness band’s capabilities, Intex has made ... Read More »