Author Archives: Loknath Das

Sony Xperia Flagship and Mid-Range Phones Leak Online Ahead of MWC 2018

HIGHLIGHTS The Xperia XZ2 is expected to sport a 5.7-inch 18:9 display The Xperia XZ2 Compact might feature a smaller 5.0-inch display Three mid-range phones are suggested to sport Snapdragon 660 SoCs Japanese electronics giant Sony will be holding its keynote on the first day of MWC 2018, February 26, and we can expect the company to announce new smartphones in its Xperia Read More


Netgear Orbi Pro Tri-Band Wi-Fi System for Small Businesses Launched in India: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Orbi Pro (SRK60) has been priced at Rs. 39,000. The Orbi Pro (SRK60) has a range of 460 square metres Wi-Fi system features a router and a matching satellite Netgear has launched a new router in the Orbi series – the SRK60 – for small and medium-sized business in India. The company is bringing Orbi tri-band Wi-Fi to the SMB Read More


Microsoft Edge Browser for iOS Gets 3D Touch Support and Other New Features

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft embraces one of the Apple’s signature features – 3D Touch iPhone users can now use 3D Touch on the Edge browser iPad, Android tablet support for Edge coming soon Microsoft has rolled out a new update for its Edge browser on iPhone devices, bringing in some new features. The key announcement in the latest update is the addition of one of Apple iPhone’s Read More


Nike to launch Air Max 270 lifestyle shoe in India

Nike has come up with the announcement of the latest addition to the Nike Air Max series. The NIKE AIR MAX 270 lifestyle shoe, with Nike’s iconic air-sole cushioning, will be released on March 2 in India. While there have been other Nike Air shoes designed explicitly for lifestyle, beginning with the 1987 Air Safari, the shoe features air units Read More


At Europe’s largest lifestyle expo, Indian exporters continue to feel the bite from GST 

“The Government has to deliver on GST and the promises it made. Small traders like us are feeling the pinch of GST quite hard, and it needs to be arrested,” says Shah. (Pic: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Petra Welzel) India packed off the third-largest contingent of exhibitors at the Ambiente 2018, Europe’s largest lifestyle expo on home, decor and living Read More


Two-day lifestyle expo gets under way

Visitors at D’sire, a lifestyle exhibition at A1 Convention hall in Vijayawada.   | Photo Credit: CH_VIJAYA BHASKAR Over 100 designers showcasing custome-made designs Haute couture, exclusive wear, home decor and luxury products are up for grabs at D’sire, a two-day lifestyle exhibition-cum-sale that unfolded at A-1 Convention hall here on Friday. The expo showcases a wide range of collections from Read More


Age is just a number: Having a positive attitude towards growing old can reduce risk of dementia

Older persons who have acquired positive beliefs about old age from their surrounding culture are less likely to develop dementia, a study has found. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, examined whether culture-based age beliefs influence the risk of developing dementia among older people, including those who carry the high-risk gene variant. “We found that positive age beliefs Read More


Ebola virus can infect reproductive organs of humans

Ebola virus can infect reproductive organs of humans, according to a study conducted on macaques. Prior studies of survivors of the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa have revealed sexual transmission of Ebola virus, and that viral RNA (Ebola virus genetic material) can persist in semen following recovery. While little is known about viral persistence in female reproductive tissues, pregnant Read More


A simple physical performance test can prevent falls in older patients

In elderly hospitalised people, the risk of sustaining a fall can be predicted through an easy physical performance test, suggests a research. A study of 807 older individuals admitted to hospital found that those who had poorer physical function at the time of admission were more likely to fall during their hospital stay; 329 falls occurred in 189 patients, including Read More


It’s a goal! Ball games can boost bone health in school children

Want your child to have stronger bones? Encourage them for ball games or circuit strength training as it may help them to develop stronger bones, a new study has claimed. According to the researchers, eight to ten-year-old school children develop stronger bones, increased muscular strength and improved balance when ball games or circuit training are on the timetable. “Our research Read More