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Netflix Adds HDR Video Support to Android, Starting With the LG G6

Netflix Adds HDR Video Support to Android, Starting With the LG G6

Netflix has added support for HDR (high-dynamic range) video to its Android app, which means you can experience richer colours and better contrast on the go. There’s a caveat, though – it’s only available on the LG G6. CEO Reed Hastings had talked about Netflix’s plans to bring HDR support to smartphones at MWC 2017 [...]

May 11, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Netflix Adds HDR Video Support to Android, Starting With the LG G6

Vision Loss May Be Prevented with Gene Delivery System

Vision Loss May Be Prevented with Gene Delivery System

Gene delivery is a process which helps to induce Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) into the host cells to decode the protein product and treat genetic disorders. Very recently there has been a profound discovery in gene delivery to prevent vision loss. Researchers have developed gene carrying nanoparticles that home in on target cells and prevent vision [...]

May 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Vision Loss May Be Prevented with Gene Delivery System

Carnage in Indian IT: Wipro, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant slash jobs

Carnage in Indian IT: Wipro, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant slash jobs

  Once India’s global claim to fame, the country’s information technology (IT) sector is seeing a spate of layoffs by IT majors like Tech Mahindra, Wipro, Infosys and Cognizant.   The churn in the IT sector — which is moving towards increasing automation, use of artificial intelligence and is beset by tightening visa regulations — [...]

May 11, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Carnage in Indian IT: Wipro, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant slash jobs

TP-Link® Launches Deco M5, the First Complete and Secure Whole-Home Wi-Fi System

TP-Link® Launches Deco M5, the First Complete and Secure Whole-Home Wi-Fi System

  HSN is proud to serve as a launch partner for TP-Link’s Deco M5 Whole Home Wi-Fi Systems,” said Neal Martinelli, vice president of electronics, at HSN. “Deco M5 is the complete Wi-Fi package for the modern home. From simple setup and ease of use, to reliable Wi-Fi coverage for the entire home, Deco is [...]

May 11, 2017 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on TP-Link® Launches Deco M5, the First Complete and Secure Whole-Home Wi-Fi System

‘India may miss TB eradication target’

‘India may miss TB eradication target’

‘ India may miss TB eradication target’ India may not be able to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025 as targeted by the government. Cases of drug resistant TB are expected to rise in four high burden countries of India, the Philippines, Russia, and South Africa between 2000 and 2040, a Lancet study shows. Recommended By Colombia [...]

May 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on ‘India may miss TB eradication target’

Venezuela military courts ‘used against protesters’

Venezuela military courts ‘used against protesters’

Venezuela’s opposition, non-government organisations and international bodies have accused the government of using military courts against its critics. The courts have detained at least 50 protesters, according to a local human rights organisation. The secretary general of the Organisation of American States (OAS) likened the country to a dictatorship. Government officials have not confirmed the [...]

May 10, 2017 Loknath Das News Comments Off on Venezuela military courts ‘used against protesters’

Century-old Escondido homes open for Mother’s Day tour

Century-old Escondido homes open for Mother’s Day tour

The Stammer House built in 1909 is among the homes on the Mother’s Day Tour hosted by the Old Escondido Historic District. (Photo by Carol Rea) An ice cream social 30 years ago at an old house in the oldest part of Escondido led to an effort to restore several blocks of historical homes, some [...]

May 10, 2017 Loknath Das News Comments Off on Century-old Escondido homes open for Mother’s Day tour

G.O.P. Bill Could Affect Employer Health Coverage, Too

G.O.P. Bill Could Affect Employer Health Coverage, Too

Photo If it becomes law, the American Health Care Act will have the biggest effects on people who buy their own insurance or get coverage through Medicaid. But it also means changes for the far larger employer health system. About half of all Americans get health coverage through work. The bill would make it easier [...]

May 10, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on G.O.P. Bill Could Affect Employer Health Coverage, Too

WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally

WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally

After intensive testing, WhatsApp started rolling out the video calling feature in November last year across all platforms globally. Now, after six months of the feature being live, WhatsApp confirms that India is the top country in the world to use the video calling feature. In India, a total of over 50 million video calling [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on WhatsApp Says India Top Market for Video Calling Minutes; Over 55 Million Video Calls Made Per Day Globally

No fashionable clothes, please: Punjab school teachers told to dress ‘decently’

No fashionable clothes, please: Punjab school teachers told to dress ‘decently’

Punjab’s director for public instructions (DPI), secondary, has written to all district education officers (DEOs) and principals to ensure that teachers wear decent clothes to school. The motivation behind the orders is cited as complaints by parents of students about teachers, particularly women, wearing “provocative”, “glittery” and “fashionable” clothes. The order says in Punjabi: “Sarkari [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on No fashionable clothes, please: Punjab school teachers told to dress ‘decently’

FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

Love munching on junk? You may now have to pay a higher price for it as the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recommended additional tax on processed food and sugar-sweetened beverages. It has also called for a blanket ban on advertising of junk foods and beverages on children’s channels and content [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

Coterie Club members enjoy lesson on public education

Coterie Club members enjoy lesson on public education

Pictured, left to right, are Coterie Club’s Betty Mobley, Sharon Camp Williams, Margaret Cibele and guest speaker Gary Patterson. Posted Friday, May 5, 2017 10:00 pm The Coterie Club of Kilgore met April 27 at the home of Sharon Camp Williams who hosted a lovely patio brunch. Co-hostess Margaret Cibele provided and served the delicious [...]

May 6, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Coterie Club members enjoy lesson on public education