Author Archives: Loknath Das

Facebook Moves to Stop Sharing of 3D Gun Blueprints

Facebook on Thursday said it was moving to prevent the sharing of blueprints for 3D-printed guns on the social network, which violates its rules on regulated goods. “Sharing instructions on how to manufacture firearms using 3D printers or CNC milling machines is not allowed under our Community Standards,” a Facebook spokesman said in response to an AFP inquiry. “In line with ... Read More »

Twitter Ordered by French Court to Change ‘Smallprint’ After Privacy Case

A Paris court on Thursday ordered Twitter to change its smallprint, according to a consumer group which accused the tech giant of having “abusive” clauses in its terms and conditions. UFC-Que Choisir claimed victory in its case against the US social media platform, saying “the conviction has a gigantic scope for the protection of users’ personal data”. The consumer association had called ... Read More »

Bank and tech shares lead stock market higher a 4th straight day

US stocks climbed for the fourth straight day Tuesday as strong earnings continued to pull the market closer to the record high it set in late January. Industrial companies rose and banks moved higher as interest rates increased. Gains for Microsoft and Google’s parent company, Alphabet, helped technology companies. Companies including Hertz, Etsy, and Mosaic climbed after their results surpassed ... Read More »

US Tech Market Poised For A Strong 2018, But With Doubts About 2019

At the midpoint in 2018, the US tech market is on track to grow by 6.7% in 2018, the fastest growth since 2012. However, 2019 is looking more uncertain, and we forecast that growth in US business and government spending on tech goods, software, services, and staff will slow to 5.5%. ForresterFORRESTER Three factors are driving this strong performance for the ... Read More »

Are tech titans teetering atop the market in a dangerous way?

SILICON Valley giants have become a gargantuan force on Wall Street, as demonstrated by Apple recently topping US$1 trillion in stock-market valuation. But should we fear that a new tech bubble is ready to burst? Here are some questions and answers about the sector: WHAT DOES THE TECH SECTOR REPRESENT ON WALL STREET? Apple ended the formal trading week worth ... Read More »

Honor Note 10 vs Mi Max 3: Price, Specifications, Features Compared

Honor Note 10 price and specifications compared with its rival Xiaomi Mi Max 3 HIGHLIGHTS Honor Note 10 is a mid-range phone with 5000mAh Battery Honor Note 10 price starts at CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs. 28,100) Both Honor Note 10 and Xiaomi Mi Max 3 have been launched in China Honor Note 10 was officially launched in China earlier this week. The latest ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J8 Review

Samsung Galaxy J8 price in India is Rs. 18,990 HIGHLIGHTS The Galaxy J8 sports a 6-inch AMOLED with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio It has a non-removable 3500mAh battery Samsung Galaxy J8 price in India is Rs. 18,990 Samsung has been in the smartphone race longer than most of its competitors. Naturally, the brand has a lot of recognition in India, such ... Read More »

Huawei Nova 3i, Nova 3 First Impressions

Huawei Nova 3 (front) HIGHLIGHTS The Nova 3i price in India is Rs. 20,990 The Huawei Nova 3 has a price tag of Rs. 34,999 Both will be available in India exclusively via Amazon.in The Huawei Nova 3 and Nova 3i are the Chinese phonemaker’s latest offerings in the mid-range smartphone segment in India. These new Nova 3 series phones have been launched within months of ... Read More »

Paytm’s Tech to Power SoftBank’s Mobile Payments Service in Japan

HIGHLIGHTS New smartphone-based payment service will be named PayPay It will be a joint venture between SoftBank and Yahoo Japan PayPay is planned to launch in fall 2018 SoftBank has announced that it will leverage the technology of India-based digital payments company Paytm in a new mobile payments service it is launching. The new smartphone-based payment service, named PayPay, will be a joint ... Read More »

Google Cloud Partners With GitHub on Software Development

Google has announced a partnership with Microsoft-owned GitHub to make a crucial element of modern software development, Continuous Integration, fast and easy. As part of the new collaboration, GitHub, a major software development platform, is getting connected to Google’s Cloud Build, the company’s new CI/Continuous Delivery (CD) platform “Together, we will provide fast, frictionless, and convenient Continuous Integration (CI) for any repository on GitHub, ... Read More »