Author Archives: Loknath Das

Opera implements Messenger and WhatsApp into the browser

Earlier this year, we told you about Opera Neon – an alternative browser that wants “to change the way you use the internet”. Now the regular Opera implements one of its best features – pinning messengers in the desktop browser. Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram get their tab in the sidebar and can be used side by side with the ... Read More »

NEET 2017: Questions in Bengali tougher than English version, Bengal government to write to CBSE

The Bengal government alleged that the NEET question paper in Bengali was tougher than the English question paper. NEET 2017: Questions in Bengali tougher than English, says WB government           The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) was successfully conducted on May 7 across the country and since then, several reports have surfaced stating different issues, such as ... Read More »

Murdered Boston doctors sent last text: ‘Gunman in house’

One of two doctors killed in a luxury Boston penthouse sent a text to a friend saying, “gunman in the house”. A prosecutor disclosed the desperate message during the hospital bedside arraignment of Bampumim Teixeira. The accused was injured in a shootout with police at the apartment where the bodies of anaesthetists Richard Field and Lina Bolanos were found. The ... Read More »

Massive education bill alters testing, recess, teacher evaluations, bonuses, charters

Lawmakers approve multi-pronged education bill awmakers approved a giant, multi-pronged education package Monday that backers cheered as an education game-changer and critics called manipulative and detrimental to public schools. The 278-page bill eliminates a section of Florida’s often-criticized, 2011 teacher merit-pay law, changes standardized testing rules, mandates recess for elementary school children, expands a controversial teacher bonus program and provides ... Read More »

The Best Gadgets of 2017 (So Far)

Our definition of a gadget for the purposes of this article is simply awesome techy stuff that you’ll want to show off to your friends. Who doesn’t love gadgets? We’ve already taken a look at all the best laptops, tablets, and smartphones of 2017 so far, but there are some great gadgets outside of those categories that have been released ... Read More »

GoPro Fusion 360-Degree Camera Launched, Expected to Release 2017-End

GoPro has launched a new 360-degree camera, called GoPro Fusion, that promises to shoot 360-degree videos at 5.2K and 30 frames per second. The spherical camera is designed to be small enough to carry around and use with GoPro’s mounts and accessories. Pricing and exact availability are still unknown as of now. The GoPro Fusion comes with an OverCapture feature ... Read More »

Airtel, Ola Partner to Offer ‘Integrated Digital Offerings’ to Their Customers

Bharti Airtel and Ola have partnered to integrate Airtel Payments Bank and Ola Money into their respective services. This partnership looks to leverage Ola services on Airtel platfoms, and vice versa, in India. Notably, all Ola devices used by driver partners will now be powered by Airtel 4G, and in return, Airtel’s suite of entertainment will be offered on ‘Ola ... Read More »

MBOSE Class 12 exam 2017 results declared, check them here

Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) on Monday declared the results of High Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination (HSSLC) 2017 for Science, Commerce and Vocational streams. (Getty Images/iStockphoto) Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) on Monday declared the results of High Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination (HSSLC) 2017 for Science, Commerce and Vocational streams. The examinations were held from March ... Read More »

Technology approaches real human voices; could ‘new reality’ of fake audio be on horizon?

Asher Labovich, 13, and his 10-year-old brother, Emerson, left, mess around with the family’s Alexa, an Amazon Echo voice assistant, while their mom, Laura Labovich, watches in Bethesda, Md. (Bill O’Leary / The Washington Post) What if you could make President Trump say whatever you wanted? How about listening to the vaguely robot-like voice of yourself, programmed into an app ... Read More »

Mega-Tech Market Cap Swells To $2.75 Trillion

The five largest stocks in the US equity market are now technology stocks, and together they make up more than $2.75 trillion in market cap (While Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) official sector categorization is Consumer Discretionary, we consider it tech first and foremost). Below is a list of the 25 largest S&P 500 stocks (through 4/25/17). The top five are highlighted in ... Read More »