Author Archives: Loknath

Opera 45 goes social with sidebars for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram

The Opera browser is reborn thanks to the power of messaging. Opera (the company) recently announced that the latest version of its browser is adopting some messaging features from Neon, an experimental version of Opera. The new features include built-in support for Facebook Messenger, Telegram, and WhatsApp in Opera 45. There’s nothing particularly special about Opera’s versions of the messaging ... Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ, X, X Compact and X Performance get May security update

Sony is rolling out the May 1 2017 security update to its line of Xperia X smartphones. The new firmware is seeding to the Xperia X, Xperia X Compact, Xperia X Performance and the Sony Xperia XZ. Earlier today we reported that the Xperia XZs has also received the update. May 2017 security update The update brings the Xperia XZ ... Read More »

Government Issues Directives to Curb Online Child Sexual Abuse Material

In a bid to curb online child sexual abuse material (CSAM), the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Tuesday asked all Internet service providers (ISPs) to prevent the distribution and transmission of such content into India by adopting and implementing Internet Watch Foundation Resources on or before July 31. The ministry instructed ISPs having cable landing station gateways ... Read More »

Karnataka II PUC exam results 2017 to be declared tomorrow

Karnataka’s Department of Pre-University Education (DPUE) will announce its second year pre-university or Class 12 results tomorrow, on May 11 at 3pm. The exams were conducted from March 9 to March 27. About 10 lakh students enroll in pre-university courses every year in Karnataka and DPUE offers 23 subjects, 11 languages and 50 combinations for the pre-university curriculum for class ... Read More »

Gionee S10 to Feature Four Cameras, Leaked Live Images Tip

Chinese mobile maker Gionee seems set to launch its its next flagship smartphone soon, the successor to the Gionee S9. Said to be called the Gionee S10, it was leaked in images on a certification website in the recent past, and now live photos and additional information have poured in, tipping details about the cameras to be present in the ... Read More »

‘7,000 bodies buried’ beneath Mississippi university

The remains of at least 7,000 people may be buried beneath the University of Mississippi, officials estimate. The bodies of the state’s first mental institution – called the Insane Asylum – stretch across 20 acres of campus where administrators want to build. Officials predict that it may cost up to $21m (£16m) to exhume and rebury each body – more ... Read More »

Instagram launches mobile web sharing to pursue global growth

Instagram wants to be the photo app for the whole world, even if you can’t or won’t download it. In pursuit of international growth where networks are slow and data is expensive, Instagram has given its mobile website a massive upgrade that adds core features of the main app, including photo sharing and a lightweight version of the Explore tab. ... Read More »

Secrets to anti-ageing from a peasant lifestyle

Way before it was considered cool, our front and back yards were planted out with vegetables and fruit trees. Last year, I watched in horror as my elderly father crawled crab-like along the edge of the roof to secure bird netting over the vigorous grapevine he planted more than 50 years ago. He’s since delegated this particular responsibility to his ... Read More »

IPL 2017: Sunil Narine Smashes IPL’s Joint-Fastest 50 In Just 15 Balls

Kolkata Knight Riders opener Sunil Narine joined teammate Yusuf Pathan on the fastest Indian Premier League half-century record list on Sunday. Narine reached the half century mark off 15 deliveries against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. His knock was dotted with six fours and four sixes. Pathan’s knock had come in 2014, also off 15 deliveries, against ... Read More »

Oppo, Vivo, Huawei Help Drive Modest Boost in China Smartphone Shipments: Counterpoint

Smartphone shipments in China grew a modest 4 percent in the first quarter of 2017 and fell a whooping 20 percent later, a report said on Friday. The report by market research firm Counterpoint indicated that smartphone brands like Oppo and Vivo saw the fastest growth followed by Huawei, extending their lead over Apple, Xiaomi and Samsung by a large ... Read More »