Author Archives: Loknath

Lifestyle: Health and wellbeing

According to the Global Spa & Wellness Summit, the wellness industry is now worth more than $3.7 trillion; not surprising given recent developments. Initially, budget gyms made fitness more accessible but, now, there is a demand for a more personal and focused service. Gone are the days of unused gym memberships and fad diets. The advent of health-related gadgets, Crossfit ... Read More »

BC shouldn’t be this bad in big-time sports, and other picked-up pieces

Conte Forum was mostly empty for this men’s basketball game against Virginia Tech.–WINSLOW TOWNSON FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE/FILE 2016 Picked-up pieces from Houston, Fort Myers, and everywhere in between . . . Boston College is looking for an athletic director in the wake of the failed five-year regime of Brad Bates, who was never a good fit for the job. ... Read More »

Plans in place for ‘massive’ Christmas market by the River Mersey

Santa has already agreed to appear at Liverpool’s big Christmas market (Photo: MARTTI KAINULAINEN/AFP/Getty Images)Get What’s On updates directly to your inbox + Subscribe Plans are in place for a massive festive market on the Liverpool waterfront that can handle whatever weather December throws at it. The River Mersey Christmas Market will be held in the cosy confines of the ... Read More »

President of China’s Midea takes role at Toshiba Lifestyle

TOKYO — The top executive of Midea Group has joined the management team of Toshiba Lifestyle Products & Services, a white goods subsidiary that the Chinese consumer electronics maker acquired last year. By making the unusual move, Midea Chairman and President Paul Fang could be signaling that the Chinese group is uneasy about possible collateral damage from Toshiba‘s nuclear power debacle. ... Read More »

GoPro’s Sales Resume Growth, but Still Miss Expectations

GoPro Inc’s revenue increased less than expected in the holiday quarter and its sales growth forecast for the current-quarter also fell short of expectations, hurt by shrinking demand for the company’s body-mounted point-of-view cameras. GoPro also forecast a steep sequential drop in gross margins for the current quarter, sending the company’s shares tumbling nearly 14 percent in extended trading on Thursday. ... Read More »

Ditch Computers to Save Democracy, Says Ethical Hacker

In an age of superfast computers and interconnected everything, the only sure way to protect the integrity of election results is to return to paper and pen. That is the view of Sijmen Ruwhof, an ethical or “white hat” hacker, who last month revealed that the Dutch election’s commission computer software was riddled with vulnerabilities. In a shock announcement just ... Read More »

Intex Aqua Strong 5.1+ With 4G VoLTE Support Launched at Rs. 5,490

HIGHLIGHTS Intex Aqua Strong 5.1+ is priced at Rs. 5,490 The smartphone supports VoLTE It packs a 2000mAh battery After the Intex Aqua Lions 4G smartphone launch, the Indian smartphone company has now launched the Intex Aqua Strong 5.1+ device in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 5,490, and will be made available in Gold and Black colour option ... Read More »