Author Archives: Loknath Das

Sony Mobile Xperia XA1: small but spectacular

The Sony Mobile Xperia XA1 is the smallest of the recently released lineup of Xperia smartphones that includes the Xperia XZ Premium and the Xperia L1, yet it comes with some particularly powerful features, namely the 23MP rear camera. It boasts an Exmor RS for mobile sensor, resulting in brighter and more vivid images and professional quality smartphone pictures, while ... Read More »

Sony WS623 Walkman launched for Rs 8,990

Sony is a water and dust proof headphone. It will be available in stores from June 15, 2017 Sony India has launched the new WS623 Walkman headphone with Bluetooth Wireless Technology for Rs 8,990. It will be available from 15 June 2017 at all Sony Centres and electronic stores across India. Apart from the  Bluetooth Wireless Technology, its has an option of ... Read More »

Sony culling ‘Premium Standard’ smartphones, blames poor sales

Sony has vowed to kill off ‘Premium Standard phones, the company’s line of affordable near-flagship smartphones. During the company’s 2017 Investor Day, Sony pledged to eventually discontinue the ‘Premium Standard’ smartphone range following an uninspiring sales performance. Examples of these handsets include 2016’s Sony Xperia X and Sony Xperia X Compact. Both featured relatively premium specs, but were priced more ... Read More »

Sony at E3 2017: God of War, Spider-Man, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and Skyrim for VR

HIGHLIGHTS God of War is coming early 2018 Spider-Man scheduled for 2018 as well Uncharted: The Lost Legacy arrives August 22 Unlike Microsoft, Sony didn’t have a new console to show off at its E3 2017 event on Tuesday – that’s because the PS4 Pro has been out since November – but it did provide a good look at some ... Read More »

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition With 4K Support Coming This Year, Beta Signups Open

HIGHLIGHTS Interested players can join the beta for the game All civilisations from original game will be available in new entry The game features both single player and multiplayer modes In terms of visual fidelity, video games might have taken giant leaps in last two decades but very few games can match the nostalgia of playing Age of Empires on ... Read More »

E3 2017: Sony’s PlayLink for PS4 Will Let You Play Games Using Your Phone

HIGHLIGHTS PlayLink lets you play games on your PS4 via a smartphone Titles vary from crime thrillers to quick-fire quizzes PlayLink titles include That’s You!, Hidden Agenda At the ongoing E3 2017 in Los Angeles, California, Sony announced some of its most anticipated games for PlayStation for the year including God of War, Spider-Man and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, to ... Read More »

Pakistan Sentences Man To Death For ‘Blasphemy’ On Social Media

Pakistani religious students and activists gathered for a protest in Islamabad in March, as they demanded the removal of all blasphemous content from social media sites in the country. Aamir Qureshi /AFP/Getty Images In Pakistan, a court in Punjab province has sentenced a 30-year-old man to death over posting allegedly blasphemous content on social media. Prosecutor Shafiq Qureshi confirmed the ... Read More »

Free media, a necessity in a free society: Ansari

Vice President Mohammand Hamid Ansari, on Monday, said a free media is not only beneficial but also a necessity in a free society and any attack on press freedom will result in jeopardising citizens’ rights. Mr. Ansari, who launched National Herald’s commemorative publication – “70 years of India’s Independence” – in the presence of All India Congress Committee Vice President ... Read More »

A media moment of truth

(PTI photo)   The government’s action against NDTV is like many other elements in the BJP government’s conduct post their stunning UP victory, puzzling. Why act against the channel now, and why do so with such little substance? The charge itself is difficult to take seriously -the reduction by a private bank of interest on a loan that has been ... Read More »

Nokia 9 FCC Listing Hints at HMD Global US Expansion Plans

Nokia 9, which has previously been spotted with the codename ‘HMD Global TA-1004’ on benchmark websites as well as on a leaked official teaser video, has now made an appearance on the FCC website. The FCC listing is a significant development since this means HMD Global – the custodians of the Nokia mobile phone brand – is looking to launch ... Read More »