NEW DELHI: Want to turn your LED or LCD TV into a smart TV as well as a full-fledged personal computer with all the paraphernalia? A device called PC-on-a-stick can do the job for less than Rs 10,000. US majors Microsoft and Intel are seeing a big market for the technology in India, where PC penetration is low while sales of LED TVs are booming. The device can turn any LED or LCD monitor with an HDMI port into a PC. It can not only stream media from the Internet to the TV - like Google Chromecast and Teewe - but also support a mouse and keyboard and offer processing power comparable to tablet computers. At the concept level, the stick computer is primarily being positioned for the Indian households that don't possess a personal computer at home, said Vineet Durani, Microsoft India's director for Windows business group. PC penetration is very low in the country with just 10% households having access to computers, he said. "We can position this stick PC as a cheap alternative to PC. … [Read more...] about New Microsoft device turns your TV into a PC
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If India does have considerable leverage that could hurt potential revenues of Chinese companies, the problem for Delhi is China could inflict immediate economic pain should it choose to. In 2019-20, India’s imports from China accounted for $65 billion out of two-way trade of $82 billion, and the country relies on China for crucial imports for many of its industries, from auto components to active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). Between 70 and 90% of APIs, needed for the pharma industry, come from China. … [Read more...] about Analysis | With economic measures, India turns the tables on China
“As there has been a rise in Covid-19 in several districts, people coming from 14 Covid hotspot areas of the state will have to remain in 14-day quarantine (home, institutional or paid) as per advice of doctors. After their arrival in Rourkela, people will have to register themselves at the registration counter at BPUT(Biju Patnaik University of Technology),” said Naravane. … [Read more...] about For grooms in Odisha’s Rourkela, Covid-19 turns marriages costlier
Around lunchtime on 18 June all became clear. The BBC broke the story that the government was abandoning the centralised app and moving to something based on Google and Apple's technology. Despite all the spin, the Isle of Wight trial had highlighted a disastrous flaw in the app - it failed to detect 96% of contacts with Apple iPhones. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: What went wrong with the UK’s contact tracing app?
"There are different ways of defining the colour space. Some spaces have specialist uses in graphic design, so sometimes you'll see images that aren't in the usual 'Standard RGB' format. It's also possible to deliberately create images that have more colour information than some devices can handle. … [Read more...] about Android warning: Sunset photo is bricking smartphones – what to do if you receive it