Author Archives: Loknath Das

Vodafone Offers Free Netflix Subscription to Select RED Postpaid Subscribers

HIGHLIGHTS Vodafone Red customers getting up to 1 year free subscription of Netflix Vodafone Red 1299 plan and above users are eligible for the new offer Other Vodafone Red plans eligible are Red 1699, 1999, and 2,999 Vodafone, over the weekend, announced an all-new Netflix subscription benefit for its RED postpaid customers in India. The company has revealed that postpaid ... Read More »

Motorola Earbuds Metal, Earbuds Sports Launched in India at Rs. 999

Motorola Earbud Metal HIGHLIGHTS The starting price for both headphones is Rs. 999 Earbuds Sports come with a removable ear hook Both the in-ear headphones come with IP54 water resistance Shyam Telecom, the Indian licensee of MotorolaCompanion Products range, on Wednesday launched the Motorola Earbuds Metal and Earbuds Sports in-ear headphones in India. Both the Motorola in-ear headphones are priced Rs. ... Read More »

Facebook News Feed Algorithm Update to Curb ‘Tiny Group’ of Spammers

HIGHLIGHTS The move is another step to weed out spam Change would affect only links shared by a tiny group of spammers Facebook frequently tweaks the computer code behind the News Feed Facebook said on Friday it was changing the computer algorithm behind its News Feed to limit the reach of people known to frequently blast out links to clickbait stories, sensationalist ... Read More »

UK Government Tech Market ‘To Be Worth £20bn By 2025’

The UK is in a position to lead the world’s public sector IT market due to government reforms and broad public acceptance of digital, argues a new study The market for government technology in the UK could be worth £20 billion by 2025, creating opportunities for startups and smaller firms, according to a new report. Rapid advancements in technology, along with the ... Read More »

Education itself must learn some lessons

There never has been an attempt to adopt “best practices” from the successful schools into classrooms of the under-achieving. (Bangkok Post file photo) As debates rage on about how to move national education reform forwards, globalisation has been transforming Thailand’s learning landscape without the experts and administrators in charge noticing much. The silo approach has made past attempts at reform ... Read More »

Windows 10 Home vs. Windows 10 Pro: What’s the Difference, and Which One Is for You?

Microsoft Windows 10 for desktop, the successor to Windows 8.1, comes in two versions: Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home. This is a stark contrast to earlier versions of Windows, which came in as many as seven editions. Of the two editions, Windows 10 Pro, as you may have guessed, has more features. Unlike Windows 7 and 8.1, in which the basic variant was ... Read More »

Dow, S&P 500 book worst fall in a month as tech selloff flares up

Figures on weekly jobless claims rose slightly in the latest week. U.S. stocks tumbled Thursday, with the S&P 500 and Dow industrials logging their worst one-day declines since May as the technology sector resumed its selloff, overshadowing advances in financials. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.29%  fell 167.58 points, or 0.8%, to 21,287.03, its biggest percentage decline since May 17. The S&P ... Read More »

11 tips to grow your personal brand on social media

Kangai Mwiti Kangai Mwiti is a digital strategist whose success speaks for itself. The self-taught makeup artist and beauty consultant founded the beauty brand, Bellesa Africa, in 2012. Bellesa Africa was the first YouTube channel in Kenya dedicated solely to makeup and beauty tips, tricks and tutorials for women of colour. It now has a presence in over 100 countries, ... Read More »

Can the OnePlus 5 Be a Good Replacement for Your Google Nexus?

HIGHLIGHTS Nexus users have been short on options for an upgrade The OnePlus 5 is bringing back the midrange flagship It’s also close to stock Android and relatively quick on updates Google’s Nexus smartphones were known to be the flag bearers of the Android operating system. While they were made by different manufacturers over the years, Googlehad a close eye on the entire ... Read More »

Germany approves plans to fine social media firms up to €50m

 German justice minister Heiko Maas, the driving force behind the new bill. Photograph: Michael Sohn/AP Social media companies face fines of up to €50m (£43m) if they persistently fail to remove illegal content from their sites under a new law passed in Germany The German parliament on Friday approved the bill aimed at cracking down on hate speech, criminal material and ... Read More »