Author Archives: Loknath

Chinese education redefined

Dr. Dory Poa is the president of Chiang Kai Shek College, the largest Chinese-Filipino school in the Philippines, with successful alumni like SM’s Henry Sy, PNB’s Lucio Tan and Jollibee’s Tony Tan Caktiong. A language expert, Dr. Poa obtained her doctorate from Stanford University and taught in the Philippines, the United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Australia prior to her ... Read More »

Two new gadgets aim to illuminate your motorcycling

Why not treat yourself to one of these flashy gadgets. The amount of new products and gadgets being developed and pushed to punters via crowdsourcing sites such as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo is – quite honestly – staggering. There isn’t a day goes by that we’re not sent or stumble across a press release from a firm that claims to have ... Read More »

Netting a Bargain: Get a new kitchen with interest-free finance at Ikea

Fancy a new kitchen? Ikea is offering interest-free credit. Picture: Ikea IKEA is offering interest-free credit on kitchens. Get 12 months’ zero-per-cent finance when you spend £600 or more, 24 months’ when you spend £1,200 or more, or 36 months’ when you spend £1,800 or more. This offer applies to all cabinets, fronts, appliances, tops, taps, sinks, integrated lighting, and ... Read More »

These five trends are shaping technology development in Australia

Four out of five Australian executives agree that technology development is no longer a linear process, but is happening exponentially. In the Accenture Technology Vision 2017, the overriding message is that as technology becomes more sophisticated, it’s not the technology itself that’s driving change – it’s us. The Technology Vision 2017 contains five key trends, which underpin the overarching theme ... Read More »

Why, as a Christian, Easter is more important to me than Christmas

Easter is about more than just chocolate (Picture: Getty) How exciting is Christmas? The presents, Christmas specials on TV, the family gathering ‘round the open fire, the food, two bank holidays and, of course, Jesus was born. It’s fantastic and everyone looks forward to it. But to me, it’s Easter that holds the key message for my life. At Christmas, ... Read More »

Specialized Ruby Bike review

BikeRadar verdict “A supremely smooth, comfortable and efficient ride but a very upright position” Highs: A butter-smooth, luxurious ride, especially over rough terrain Lows: Not as efficient a climber as I’d like Buy if: You want a high-performance road bike that doesn’t sacrifice (indeed, positively embraces) comfort The recently launched Ruby, and its brother the Roubaix, are revolutionary bikes in ... Read More »

House Republicans finalise controversial internet privacy law letting US companies sell browsing history

Internet users in the US could soon see their browsing history, geo-localisation data, health information and the content of their communications being sold to third parties without their consent. The US House of Representatives has repealed a law which forced internet service providers to ask users permission before sharing sensitive and personal information with advertisers. The internet privacy law was passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ... Read More »

Turing, TCL Partner on Appassionato Smartphone With Digital Assistant Called Sir ALAN

Talking about smartphone manufacturer Turing Robotic Industries, the story of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ comes to mind. The company caught everybody’s attention when it announced that it has developed a phone that is unhackable, unbreakable, and waterproof but after several release delays, the final product turned out to be a running a different operating system than was promised earlier. ... Read More »

Jenson Button set to replace Fernando Alonso for McLaren at Monaco Grand Prix

Britain’s Jenson Button looks set to replace Fernando Alonso at McLaren for the Monaco Grand Prix in May. Alonso will miss Monaco to race in the Indianapolis 500, with full support from McLaren and engine partner Honda. McLaren executive director Zak Brown says two-time champion Alonso’s replacement is “not in place”. But there is no other serious option than Button, ... Read More »

Internet Companies Urge FCC to Save Net Neutrality Rules

The trade association representing major Internet companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon said that they continue to have “vigorous support” for the existing net neutrality rules, after meeting with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai earlier this week. Michael Beckerman, the president and CEO of the Internet Association, and Abigail Slater, its general counsel, met with Pai on Tuesday. Pai reportedly is considering ... Read More »