Author Archives: Loknath Das

Xiaomi Mi 5X With 4GB of RAM, MIUI 9 Launched: Price, Specifications, Release Date, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Mi 5X price tag is CNY 1,499 but no India launch date yet Xiaomi Mi 5X features a dual rear camera setup The new MIUI 9 boasts faster performance and smart new features Xiaomi Mi 5X, the latest mid-range smartphone from the house of Xiaomi, has been launched in China. The handset runs MIUI 9 – which was also launched ... Read More »

HBO’s ‘Confederate’ project is target of social media protest

David Benioff, left, and D,B. Weiss, creators of “Game of Thrones” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) “Confederate,” HBO’s controversial alternate history series, which will include dramatizations of modern-day slavery and has come under firesince its announcement earlier this month, will be the target of a social media protest during Sunday’s episode of “Game of Thrones.” April Reign, the activist behind #OscarsSoWhite is one of ... Read More »

Interventions in education are welcome

Duncan Green’s “From Poverty To Power” vividly describes a person’s life from the cradle to the grave as interwoven in chances dominated by the extraordinary levels of inequality and lack of education that characterize the modern world. He paints a picture of two different girls: one born in Norway and the other in Sierra Leone, with the Norwegian having a ... Read More »

Facebook totally dominates the list of most popular social media apps

The good times keep on rolling for Facebook, as the tech giant on Wednesday reported another stellar quarter . Thirteen years into its existence, the company is as dominant as ever. As this chart from Statista shows, Facebook runs four of the five most used social network and messaging services in the world. And it’s not really that close. That Facebook rules over these ... Read More »

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 »