Author Archives: Loknath

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 »

2017 KTM RC 390 First Ride Review

KTM introduced the Duke range globally in 2012 and the equally awaited RC 200 and RC 390 followed suit in 2013. India received the RCs in late 2014 and boy, the supersport machines have made a mark with its sharp and focused dynamics. Completing over two years now, KTM has updated the RC range globally for the 2017 model year ... Read More »

Facebook Ramps Up Push For Greater Internet Availability in India

Facebook’ CEO Mark Zuckerberg interacts with students in a town hall-style meeting at the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Photograph by Shirish Shete — AP Facebook’s project to spread the Internet throughout India is getting some help by a big Indian telecommunications company. The social networking giant said Thursday that it has partnered ... Read More »

9 Gadgets and Tech From Star Wars That We Wish Were Real

There are a lot of films that either take place in the future or feature technology well ahead of reality, but few fictional universes hold a candle to that of Star Wars. Although their history occurred a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, much of what was portrayed even in 1977 has yet to become readily available ... Read More »

As ‘Brexit’ Tensions Rise, E.U. Proposal Targets London Finance

Valdis Dombrovskis, a European Commission vice president, in Brussels on Thursday. “In the context of Brexit, we see that the situation is changing,” he said. CreditEric Vidal/Reuters European Union officials fired an opening salvo on Thursday in a “Brexit”-related dispute that could threaten London’s status as the undisputed financial capital of Europe and affect hundreds of trillions of dollars’ worth ... Read More »

Google Docs Phishing Scam Doused After Catching Fire

A ‘phishing’ scam that tricked people with what appeared to be Google Docs links was doused by the Internet giant after spreading wildly. The purpose of the scam, and the culprits behind it, remained unknown late in the day. “We have taken action to protect users against an email impersonating Google Docs, and have disabled offending accounts,” a Google spokesperson ... Read More »

2017 KTM 390 Duke First Ride Review

The past few weeks have been very exciting. It all started with the 2017 KTM RC range, followed by the all-new KTM 250 Duke and 2017 200 Duke, all of which we rode at Bajaj Auto’s Chakan facility. The Austrian bike maker then was clearly keeping the best for last and that is the 2017 KTM 390 Duke. The motorcycle ... Read More »

Samsung’s Bixby Assistant Can Beatbox Too, Claims to Be Better Than Apple’s Siri

Samsung recently introduced Bixby Voice, bringing voice command support to the virtual assistant in South Korea. As expected users have started posting videos about their experience with Bixby. While one might expect Bixby to be useful with utilitarian tasks, it turns out Bixby has an entertaining side to it as well. Samsung’s Bixby can be seen showing off its beatboxing ... Read More »

ABERDEEN’S PARTY LEADERS: PRIORITIES ON SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION

ALAN DONNELLY – SCOTTISH CONSERVATIVES The Scottish Conservatives want to deliver a gold standard of education for every child. Many of our schools are performing very well but there are areas for improvement. Aberdeen has high levels of teacher vacancies and the Scottish Government needs to help Aberdeen with relocation allowances to attract teachers. Aberdeen is investing in new-build primary ... Read More »

Canyon Endurace AL 6.0 review

BikeRadar verdict “The Endurace combines value and ride quality in a pretty exceptional package”   Highs: Tremendous value, ride quality   Lows: No mudguard eyelets, not as cheap as it used to be   Buy if: You want a fun, well-specced machine that’s ready for some miles   Skip to view deals for Endurace AL 6.0 German giant Canyon is ... Read More »