Author Archives: Loknath Das

Samsung Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6+ With Infinity Display, AI Camera Features Launched: Price, Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A6+ HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+ have been launched in India Both new smartphones feature Samsung’s Infinity Display The Galaxy A6 starts at Rs. 21,990 Samsung on Monday launched the Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+ smartphones featuring its flagship Infinity Display design in India, alongside the Galaxy J6 and Galaxy J8 models. Similar to the latest Galaxy J series models, the new ... Read More »

BlackBerry KEY2 Spotted on GeekBench, KeyOne to Get Android Oreo Soon

HIGHLIGHTS BlackBerry KEY2 is tipped to powered by the Snapdragon 660 SoC It may be launched in 4GB and 6GB RAM variants BlackBerry KeyOne gets May security update BlackBerry KEY2, the successor to BlackBerry KeyOne smartphone is all set to launch on June 7 at an event in New York. Ahead of the launch, a few specification details of the smartphone have been leaked ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J6, Galaxy J8 With Infinity Displays, Android Oreo Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Samsung Galaxy J6 HIGHLIGHTS The Galaxy J6 and Galaxy J8 prices in India are Rs. 13,499 and Rs. 18,990 Both come with a plastic unibody design and an 18.5:9 Super AMOLED screen They will go on sale in the country from May 22 The Galaxy J6 and Galaxy J8 mid-range smartphones featuring the Infinity Display design and have been launched in India by Samsung. Both the ... Read More »

Markets Right Now: Stocks End a Choppy Day Slightly Lower

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks ended a choppy day slightly lower on Wall Street as losses for technology companies and banks offset gains elsewhere in the market. Micron Technology fell 3.2 percent Thursday and Bank of America lost 1 percent. The market moved lower ahead of a new round ... Read More »

These Top Tech Stock Plays Are Trouncing The Market

Despite some volatility, tech stocks are trouncing the broader market this year as top-performing tech funds score double-digit gains. ETFMG Prime Cyber Security (HACK) leads the pack with a 19.8% year-to-date gain through May 9, according to Morningstar Direct. That’s far ahead of the S&P 500’s 1.5% advance. The ETF lost 2% Friday, but remains just below its all-time highs. ... Read More »

World Energy Council Chairman Encourages Industry To Embrace New, Green Tech

Merrick Laravea Merrick Laravea is a PR professional based in Seoul writing about the intersection of tech and modern life in South Korea and beyond. A worker installs solar panels at a solar power plant on May 15, 2018 in Lianyungang, China. (VCG/VCG via Getty Images) The next gathering of the World Energy Congress is still over a year away, but you ... Read More »

Apple Earnings Show Growing Immunity to Smartphone Malaise

Apple’s results confirmed that, while the days of double-digit smartphone industry growth are over, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has a plan to withstand the slowdown. The shares gained after the company reported iPhone sales in line with analysts’ expectations, gave a bullish revenue forecast and highlighted a surging services business. A new $100 billion (roughly Rs. 6.68 lakh crores) stock repurchase plan and ... Read More »

Xiaomi Is More Like Facebook Than Apple

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi’s razor-thin hardware margins are offset by its ad sales Advertising accounted for nearly 57 percent of its revenue last year Xiaomi can also make money by pushing third-party apps That’s the mantra that you’ll surely hear most as Xiaomi tries to convince investors that a hardware company with razor-thin margins is worth $100 billion. “We pioneered an amazing, innovative business model ... Read More »

Android Go Back to the Drawing Board Because This Isn’t Working (Yet)

HIGHLIGHTS Android Go is an operating system designed for low-cost smartphones It is Google’s second crack at building an OS for low-end devices The platform seems to lack optimisation at the moment Android is a complex and resource intensive operating system that is not designed to run on low-end hardware. Uber cheap smartphones are generally associated with a broken, frustration-filled ... Read More »

HRD Ministry forms panel to examine CBSE’s exam conduct process

The HRD Ministry had last week announced the re-examination of the CBSE Class 12 Economics paper on 25 April. Photo: PTI New Delhi: The HRD Ministry has set up a “high-powered committee” to examine the process by which the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts examinations, following the alleged leak of the Class 10 Mathematics and the Class 12 Economics ... Read More »