Author Archives: Loknath Das

Uber Loses Bid to Keep Acquisition Report Secret From Waymo

HIGHLIGHTS Uber’s case against Waymo has gone in favour of the latter Waymo accused Uber to be possessing its stolen self-driving tech files Uber has denied Waymo’s trade-secret theft allegations Uber Technologies lost a battle to prevent Waymo from seeing an internal report the Alphabet Inc. unit is betting will show that its former engineer colluded with the ride-hailing giant ... Read More »

Computex 2017: Microsoft Details Asus, Dell, Lenovo Mixed Reality Headsets

HIGHLIGHTS Asus’ headset will come with a “futuristic” head-mount Dell’s headset will focus on affordability and comfort Lenovo’s headset will have built-in sensors for inside-out tracking We’ve known since last year’s Computex that Microsoft is working on mixed reality (MR) devices and has been over the year joined hands with HP, Acer, Dell, Asus, and Lenovo for headsets. Windows 10 ... Read More »

Apple Store Goes Down Ahead of WWDC 2017 Keynote; New iPad and MacBook Models Expected

HIGHLIGHTS As is tradition, the Apple Store has gone down ahead of a hardware unveil The company is anticipated to launch new iPad and MacBook models Also expected is the Siri Speaker, to take on Amazon Echo And it’s down. As is tradition before any hardware launch, Apple pulls down the Apple Store to update it with information about all ... Read More »

Apple Announces Metal 2, External GPU Support, and Steam VR at WWDC 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Apple revealed the new Metal 2 API at WWDC 2017 Metal for VR was announced as well Support for Steam VR, Unity, and Unreal was confirmed too Aside from announcing macOS High Sierra, Apple at WWDC 2017 revealed the new Metal 2 graphics API which the company claims will make code run 10x faster versus last-gen Metal. Also, Metal ... Read More »

Tech stocks have massively outperformed the market—here’s why this isn’t another bubble

Adam Jeffery | CNBC FANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google) apps on a smartphone. Stock market watchers keep complaining about the breadth of the rally — especially in tech. “The market’s weakness, if it has one, is the concentration of investor monies in one corner of the market: Mega-sized growth stocks, particularly technology,” said MarketWatch a few days ago. ... Read More »

India is definitely the world’s next major tech market, says Internet Trends Report

If there’s been any doubt about India being the next major target market for tech businesses, Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker’s latest Internet Trends Report should make that clear as day. The report, which spans 355 pages, dedicates 55 pages solely to the state of internet and mobile access in India. The first major takeaway is that the country now ... Read More »

Defending Against Social Media Hacks: Everything You Need to Know

Unfortunately, hacking has become all too commonplace. Almost daily, we read headlines about hackers breaking into banks, government institutions and sensitive databases containing troves of personal information. Your social media accounts and those of your clients are no exception. CNN, celebrities and even Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg last year have all had their social media accounts hijacked at some ... Read More »

Kitchen gadgets review: animal mugs – it’s not right to pour boiling water over a cat’s head

As I sip, the cat’s ears rise to meet me. It should be cute, but isn’t. And who can drink that much tea? Photograph: Jill Mead for the Guardian What? Cat and dog mugs (£12, Porcelain bowl with handle and integrated interior statuette. Why? Miaow do you like your tea? One sugar, one hellish surprise? Well? OK, so these ... Read More »

Money buys education

The majority of children in India are suffering from malnutrition. And yet the phenomenal rise in the cost of education is disproportionate to the standard offered. Families face considerable hardship when they send their children to expensive private schools. This is a social anachronism to which the government has woken up rather late in the day. The setting up of ... Read More »

Fashion and Technology Are Merging. And It’s Astounding.

IN BRIEF Fashion and technology are beginning to become more entwined, with multiple big label collaborations. But what does this mean for the future of fashion — and fashion’s future with us? TENTATIVE STEPS TOWARD MELDING FASHION AND TECHNOLOGY The arts and technology are beginning a courtship that may fundamentally affect the way we perceive both of them: in visual ... Read More »