CarbonNanotube Memory that Really Competes

first_imgA side-view schematic of the single-walled carbon-nanotube field-effect transistor, showing the two halfnium dioxide layers (HfO2). The nanotube is represented by the honeycomb pattern in the center of the figure. VGS is the voltage across the transistor’s gate and source. (PhysOrg.com) — Researchers in Finland have created a form of carbon-nanotube based information storage that is comparable in speed to a type of memory commonly used in memory cards and USB “jump” drives. Researchers combine logic, memory to build a ‘high-rise’ chip This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Carbon-Nanotube Memory that Really Competes (2009, January 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-01-carbon-nanotube-memory.html The group’s memory scheme has a write-erase time of 100 nanoseconds, which is about 100,000 times faster than previously reported carbon-nanotube memory, and retains this ability over more than 10,000 write-erase cycles. The work is reported in the January 16, 2009, online edition of Nano Letters.”In terms of speed and endurance, our memory structure is as good as the commercially available Flash memory technologies,” said Helsinki University of Technology physicist Päivi Törmä, the paper’s corresponding author, to PhysOrg.com.The memory scheme stores information using single-walled carbon-nanotube transistors, specifically field-effect transistors, which are among the fastest carbon-nanotube electrical components. Each transistor consists of four key parts, the gate, source, drain, and substrate.As a substrate, Törmä and her colleagues chose a silicon wafer. In collaboration with Finnish technology-equipment company Beneq Oy, they applied a 20-nanometer-thick layer of hafnium oxide using atomic layer deposition, a technique used to deposit materials in very thin layers. The hafnium oxide separates the substrate, which was also used as the gate in this case, from the rest of the structure. Choosing hafnium dioxide as the gate “dielectric” material—an insulator placed between two conductors to separate them—appears to be the key to the device’s fast operation, as it can trap and release charge very quickly and efficiently.On top of the hafnium-oxide layer, the group deposited a few drops of a carbon-nanotube solution, produced using commercially available nanotubes with diameters between 1.2 and 1.5 nanometers and lengths of 100 to 360 nanometers. Using an atomic force microscope, they identified nanotubes with the proper alignment; only those nanotubes became transistors. They then created source and drain electrodes for each nanotube using the metal palladium, with the nanotube forming the transistor’s conductive channel. Finally, the researchers deposited another 20-nanometer layer of hafnium oxide on top of the nanotube transistor, to “passivate” the surface, preventing unwanted reactions.”The fast memory operation we have demonstrated could potentially also be realized using other carbon materials, such as carbon-nanotube bundles or graphene,” said Törmä.Each transistor stores information based on whether current is running through it. When the voltage applied across the transistor reaches a certain threshold, current flows, which can represent one bit of information, either a “0” or a “1” (bit is short for binary digit). For example, when the transistor is conducting it may represent a “1,” and when not conducting, a “0.”Each transistor can store information for about 150,000 seconds, or about 42 hours. This is quite short, although Törmä and her group think they can improve it by adding an oxide layer between the gate and the nanotube.Citation: Nano Lett., Article ASAP DOI: 10.1021/nl8029916Copyright 2008 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Explore furtherlast_img read more


Researchers entangle a single electron spin to a single photon in a

first_img More information: 1. Quantum-dot spin–photon entanglement via frequency downconversion to telecom wavelength, Nature, 491, 421–425 (15 November 2012) doi:10.1038/nature11577AbstractLong-distance quantum teleportation and quantum repeater technologies require entanglement between a single matter quantum bit (qubit) and a telecommunications (telecom)-wavelength photonic qubit. Electron spins in III–V semiconductor quantum dots are among the matter qubits that allow for the fastest spin manipulation and photon emission, but entanglement between a single quantum-dot spin qubit and a flying (propagating) photonic qubit has yet to be demonstrated. Moreover, many quantum dots emit single photons at visible to near-infrared wavelengths, where silica fibre losses are so high that long-distance quantum communication protocols become difficult to implement. Here we demonstrate entanglement between an InAs quantum-dot electron spin qubit and a photonic qubit, by frequency downconversion of a spontaneously emitted photon from a singly charged quantum dot to a wavelength of 1,560 nanometres. The use of sub-10-picosecond pulses at a wavelength of 2.2 micrometres in the frequency downconversion process provides the necessary quantum erasure to eliminate which-path information in the photon energy. Together with previously demonstrated indistinguishable single-photon emission at high repetition rates, the present technique advances the III–V semiconductor quantum-dot spin system as a promising platform for long-distance quantum communication.2. Observation of entanglement between a quantum dot spin and a single photon, Nature, 491, 426–430 (15 November 2012) doi:10.1038/nature11573AbstractEntanglement has a central role in fundamental tests of quantum mechanics1 as well as in the burgeoning field of quantum information processing. Particularly in the context of quantum networks and communication, a main challenge is the efficient generation of entanglement between stationary (spin) and propagating (photon) quantum bits. Here we report the observation of quantum entanglement between a semiconductor quantum dot spin and the colour of a propagating optical photon. The demonstration of entanglement relies on the use of fast, single-photon detection, which allows us to project the photon into a superposition of red and blue frequency components. Our results extend the previous demonstrations of single-spin/single-photon entanglement in trapped ions, neutral atoms and nitrogen–vacancy centres to the domain of artificial atoms in semiconductor nanostructures that allow for on-chip integration of electronic and photonic elements. As a result of its fast optical transitions and favourable selection rules, the scheme we implement could in principle generate nearly deterministic entangled spin–photon pairs at a rate determined ultimately by the high spontaneous emission rate. Our observation constitutes a first step towards implementation of a quantum network with nodes consisting of semiconductor spin quantum bits. Level structure of quantum dot and spin manipulation. Credit: (c) Nature, 491, 421–425 (15 November 2012) doi:10.1038/nature11577 Explore further © 2012 Phys.org To create a quantum computer, scientists believe it will be necessary to combine or connect stationary quantum bits (qubits) with mobile or “flying” qubits. Thus, research has been focused on building a system in which this is possible. In this new research, quantum dots were used to represent the stationary particles while photons were used to represent those that fly. To connect them, the researchers relied on entanglement between pairs of particles and the properties they share.In their labs, both teams used very small semiconductors to trap a single electron, e.g. a quantum dot. They then both fired a laser at the dot to set its spin state to either up or down (representing “0” or “1”). Next both teams also fired another laser pulse at the dot to force it to a higher energy level. Doing so caused an entangled photon to be released as the energy decayed. The photon was emitted as either horizontally or vertically polarized with a wavelength that was demonstrated by either a red or blue color. It was at this stage that the work between the two teams diverged. To use the information from a (qubit) in a quantum system, only one of the two properties can be allowed to exist; thus the other must be removed. The first team’s work involved removing the color, the second, the polarization.To remove the color the first team ran the photon through a crystal that was also shot with a laser beam. Doing so caused the colors to smear which was enough to remove that property from the entangled particles. The second team removed the polarization by allowing the photon to pass through a polarizing filter which forced it into an anticlockwise state which effectively erased the shared property from the particles. Journal information: Naturecenter_img (Phys.org)—Two teams working independently have succeeded in entangling a single electron spin with a single photon in a solid-state platform. Both teams describe their process and results in papers they’ve had published in the journal Nature. The two teams used laser pulses fired at quantum dots to entangle pairs of electrons and photons then used different techniques to remove either the shared color that resulted or their polarization. Quantum computing: The light at the end of the tunnel may be a single photon Citation: Researchers entangle a single electron spin to a single photon in a quantum dot (2012, November 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-entangle-electron-photon-quantum-dot.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more


Flower power

first_imgThe theme of this year’s Festival was Vertical Gardens.As Delhi witnessed a pleasant days, visitors in huge numbers came to see the unique floras on display. More than 5000 various floras are on display at this year’s festival. The highlight of this year’s Festival is the specially designed Vertical Gardens of size 20 ft. X 30 ft.This year’s theme Vertical Gardens encourages the use of vertical space for gardens indoors and outdoors. It is enlightening, garden enthusiasts about planting on roofs, walls and creating structures within small spaces as green covers. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Various competitions were organized in more than 30 odd categories and an on the spot painting competition for children’s was also held today.Garden Tourism Festival is the only Festival in India where people finds plethora of floras on display. There are Rudraksh plants all the way from Nepal for sale, Orchids from Sikkim, Bonsai plants, Cacti etc. There were alos stalls where visitors could buy plants and other equipments.Apart from providing visitors a glimpse into some of the most exquisite flowers, Delhi Tourism has also created an Adventure Park at the venue to indulge visitors in outdoor activities such as Rappling, Flying Fox, Burma Bridge, Zorbing Ball etc. This zone is witnessing tremendous response from adventure enthusiasts.last_img read more


This is Her story

first_imgThe multi-faceted and impactful story of HeLa has been brought to India by QTP as part of its 15th anniversary celebrations.HeLa has been inspired by the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, and is about ethics, equality and ownership of our DNA and will pose a question: ‘What is more human – the DNA that make up our bodies or the personalities that come from our souls?’ It is a true story of Henrietta Lacks, who in 1951 walked into the coloured section of the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore with a pain in her abdomen. A cell sample taken without her permission was used as the raw material for some of the most important scientific discoveries of the past 100 years. This solo, one-woman show by actor Adura Onashile, takes as its inspiration the true life story of Henrietta Lacks and the extraordinary life of the HeLa cell line. It is an all-consuming story, intertwining genetic identity, social responsibility and current ethical debates about human tissue research and ownership. Directed by Graham Eatough, performed by actor Adura Onashile, HeLa is produced by Iron-Oxide, Scotland’s leading large-scale companies that specialises in producing daring outdoor shows. HeLa is a fusion of video, music, monologue and physicality.The play was showcased at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013 and ran to packed houses. HeLa was nominated for numerous Fringe Awards and also won the Flying Artichoke Award (Scottish Arts Club-Edinburgh Guide-Scottish Theatre Fringe Award). It also received nominations for Total Theatre Award 2013 and Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2013.last_img read more


Kolkata Police organises campaign prohibiting use of mobile phones while walking on

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Police has organised an awareness campaign to make people realise the ill effects of using mobile phones while walking on roads.According to an officer of the Kolkata Traffic Police, it has been noticed that many accidents can be avoided if pedestrians in the city become a bit more careful and avoid using cell phones while walking on roads.A police officer said earlier people only used to speak over phone while walking. Though their concentration used to get diverted, at least they used to look straight while walking. But now the situation has turned worse as people keep texting while walking. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsMany were even found remaining glued to the screens of their cell phones while crossing a road. There were many instances when pedestrians were found walking on city roads using earphones to speak on cell phones or listen to songs. “This is more dangerous as many times they cannot realise that a vehicle is approaching when he or she is crossing a road and it often leads to an accident,” the police said.So, the police have started creating awareness among pedestrians so that they do not use cell phones while walking on roads. The awareness campaign was held mainly at two important locations in the city including Hare Street. Such initiatives have brought down the rate of accidents as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had launched the state-wide campaign Safe Drive Save Life.The Headquarter Traffic Guard took the initiative to create awareness on this particular issue and it was done by engaging school goers as it is considered that people easily accept when a child requests him or her to follow something.last_img read more


Rabindra Manch revamped

first_imgSiliguri: Rabindra Manch is soon going to host bright and colourful cultural programmes. “The renovation work of the stage had been encouraged by the Chief Minister and thus the responsibility has been handed over to the Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Association,” said the Chairman of SJDA Sourav Chakraborty, during his visit to the newly inaugurated building at Shaktigarh in Siliguri.The North Bengal Development department has spent an amount of Rs 1,49,48,886 on the renovation of the building. The construction of the stage had commenced many days ago, but the NBDD had decided to take the responsibility of its completion due to some flaws that had erupted during the construction work.Rabindra Manch had been inaugurated by North Bengal Development minister Rabindranath Ghosh and Tourism minister Goutam Deb on October 4, 2017.last_img read more


Varsity at Mungpoo to be named Darjeeling Hill University

first_imgDarjeeling: The name of the State University to come up at Mungpoo, Darjeeling will be undergoing a change in nomenclature from “Greenfield University” to “Darjeeling Hill University.”Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee talking to media persons in Darjeeling on Tuesday stated: “It was a long standing demand of the people that a University come up in the Hills. The foundation stone of the new university ‘The Darjeeling Hill University’ will be laid on Wednesday. The university will come up at Mungpoo.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIncidentally, the Government programme at Darjeeling Chowrasta that was supposed to take place at 3pm on Wednesday has been rescheduled to 11am.Mamata Banerjee will lay the foundation stone of the University from this programme and head for Kolkata. “However, during the discussion on the bill we had requested that the nomenclature be changed as it is the sentiment of the Hill masses that a University come up which bears the identity of the region. The Chief Minister has honoured the sentiments of the people. Now, an amendment has to be brought in the winter session of the Assembly to change the nomenclature,” stated Amar Rai, MLA, Darjeeling.”We have already earmarked a land of 100-acre at Yogighaat in Mungpoo for the University. A new 8-km long road will be built through which the distance between Siliguri and the University will be a mere 45 minutes drive,” stated Binoy Tamang, Chairman, GTA.last_img read more


I know my style of singing is the future Indeep Bakshi

first_imgThe music sensation Indeep Bakshi, who has to its credit the popular number Saturday Saturday from Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania’ said that he is not intimidated by his contemporaries as he believes that every artist has his own style. Since when did you develop an interest in music?Academically, I come from ‘Architect’ background but always loved singing. It all began eventually because I studied about buildings, designs and construction but had a good hobby of writing poems or quirky lines which made me to think to get into music industry. I tried experimenting with my voice when I was young and as I had my writing samples and talent to write poems which provoked me to sing professionally also. My writings needed just a touch of tunes or surr. And when I saw today’s generation enjoying music be it of any kind that encouraged me to continue with my decision of entering into singing. All I needed is music, tunes and raps which were combined with my song Saturday Saturday and you see; it went on to become a blockbuster hit amongst youth and everyone.Singing came naturally to me and I’ve spent years honing that ability.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’On what basis do you pen down your songs?My lyrics are very conversational, and I write them to cater to the youth and the way that youngsters talk today and my music style is mostly R&B.My first sad song Tere Liye’ it’s a slow track and was in the movie Delhi Wali Zalim Girlfriend. This track was not to sale it out and nor was meant to be released, the song was one of the incidents of my life which turned out to be a fallout in a relationship and I wrote this song when I was in Shimla. At that time I wrote two songs one is Tere Liye and other one is 2 AM which is soon to be released.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTere Liye was bought by T-Series after they listened to my track which was set as my ringtone. Also another song which came was Billionaire and was based out of my real life story which lately Raftaar gifted me at the launch.How did ‘Indeep Sound’ happen?I used to listen to international and bollywood music both, then I try recreating bollywood music by putting my own music in it. After that I started writing songs and then I came up with Saturday Saturday, this happened when I was teasing my friend one day who had come from Punjab and was excited to see the nightlife of Delhi. Uski ek baat hoti thi, every Saturday party karni hai! I used to tease her ki Saturday Saturday karti raheti hai. I made a rough dummy of that track and my friend encouraged me to release it. Then I met Badhsah bhai and did it professionally.   Tell us about your Bad Wali Feeling song.This is song has an adult certificate and the video content is strictly 18+. This song is in another genre of RNB mix only like Saturday Saturday was first house music.For this particular song, we had shot the video three times as I was not satisfied with the kind of video I wanted. At last the final video was shot in Dubai with a lot of entertainment in it.Sharing the platform with your contemporary artists like Yo Yo Honey Singh and Badshah how do you think the competition will affect you?As such there is no competition and nor do I take any singer as my competition. Every artist as his own style of singing and genre of music is also different. Secondly, more than profession it’s my passion and if we see the competition is more in the profession as compared to passion. Moreover, I know my style of singing is the future and the kind of music I produce will be the future.What are the other aspects of life which interest you?Music, cars and bikes are my interests for which I can go to any lengths. Also I possess a large classy collection of the same. I am an extreme junkie and have an attitude to try sports and also I’m willing to try my hand at new things. Though my interests keep changing, ultimate passion is luxury and music and yes I am constantly on the hunt for something bold and adventurous.What are your future projects? I am coming up with a new track Bad Wali Feeling which is an 18+ track. Also since my Sikh fans are saying that I am not wearing turban in the videos so for them I am coming up with a special track Singh honde Badhsah te Kaur hondi Queen. This is a pure bhangra track which has Punjabi culture in it. Besides this, my new track 2 AM which is very close to me will be out soon. Also, for the first time I will be featuring with Sunny Leone in the title track Paheli Bari Ki of the movie Tina and Lolo. This will be my third track in bollywood after Saturday Saturday and Tere Liye.I was not doing live concerts and performances for a long time but now I am planning them. I will be soon seen performing live in concert at the CEOL Festival at Metro Walk, Rohini.last_img read more


Divya Khosla Kumar turns showstopper at LFW 2016

first_imgThe Hindi film industry has a lot of versatility in terms of talent and same is the case with the fashion industry. These two however find a way to collaborate and promote each other. To showcase the latest collection, the talented actor, director and producer Divya Khosla Kumar walked the ramp for ‘Garo’ by Priyangsu and Sweta on the final day at the Lakme Fashion Week 2016. She wore a floor length kalidar with patchwork and embroidery detailed peplum top with sharara. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Divya Khosla Kumar said: “It is a beautiful dress which is wearable at any occasion. It is a very light weight outfit and the designers Priyangsu and Sweta of ‘Garo’ have made the entire collection with material which is so easy to wear, soft and easily likable. As a woman you need to be very presentable and ‘Garo’ has something to offer that you should not miss”.The collection theme was ‘Femmes di Tahiti’ which is inspired by native tahitian prints, colours and motifs. It has incorporated the stunning natural beauty, beautiful floral landscapes and bohemian style of tahitian women with an eclectic French Polynesian flavour. “We are elated to be a part of the Lakme Fashion Week and it has been a wonderful experience. We wish to be a part of Lakme Fashion Week in many more seasons to come,” said the designers Priyangsu and Sweta.‘Garo’ by Priyangsu Maji and Sweta Tantia, launched in Kolkata is an Indian luxury brand that creates and designs contemporary Indian wear for women.last_img read more


Man stabbed to death by son in North Dinajpur

first_imgKolkata: Ranjit Das (52), a resident of Indran village under Itahar police station in North Dinajpur, was stabbed to death inside his house on Sunday night.Locals have alleged that the victim’s son Rajesh might have killed him to take revenge on his mother’s death. It was also stated that Ranjit had killed his wife a few years ago. Police have started a detailed probe to ascertain the exact cause behind the murder. According to the preliminary investigation, police also suspect that the victim was killed by his son. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalThe villagers told police Rajesh often got involved in fights with his father over the death of his mother, Rupa Das. The woman was murdered five years ago. Ranjit was arrested on the charges of killing his wife and later released on bail. It was learnt that when the incident had occurred, Rajesh lived in Delhi for professional reasons. After returning home, a year ago, he came to know about this father’s involvement in his mother’s death. The equation between Rajesh and his father had changed since then but nobody in the locality could expect that it would lead to such a crime. It was learnt that the accused son hit his father’s head with a sharp weapon following a quarrel. The injured father was taken to a hospital in Raigunj on late Sunday night. He succumbed to his injuries at the hospital on Monday morning. The accused, Rajesh, has been absconding since the incident took place. Police have started a probe into the incident and are raids are being conducted to nab the culprit.last_img read more


CM to inaugurate Uttarbanga Utsav on January 21

first_imgDarjeeling: The inauguration ceremony of the Uttarbanga Utsav has been rescheduled with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurating the festival on January 21.State Tourism minister Goutam Deb held an administrative meeting on Tuesday at the Mainak Tourist Lodge in Siliguri. “We have got a confirmation from the Chief Minister’s Office that she will be arriving in Siliguri on January 21. On arrival at around 2 pm, she will inaugurate the Uttarbanga Utsav,” he stated. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalThe inauguration ceremony will be held at Siliguri’s Kanchenjunga Stadium. There will around 30,000 spectators present at the launch. About 100 conches will be blown in synchronisation at the time of inauguration. A large number of womenfolk have been imparted training for blowing the conches in sync and just about 100 would be selected from amongst them. There will be around 1,000 dancers performing at the inauguration ceremony. “We have decided to make it a global event. We are even trying for a world record. Around 20,000 children will take part in a sit-and-draw competition at the venue on January 28. The competition will be videographed using drones,” said the minister. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe Chief Minister had started the festival after her government had come to power and this is its eighth edition. The police and administrative heads were also present during the meeting. Special focus is being given to traffic arrangements for January 21 and 28 so that students from different schools can make it to the stadium smoothly for the inaugural ceremony and take part in the sit-and-draw competition in large numbers. Banerjee could be leaving Siliguri for the Hills either on January 21 evening or on 22. On January 23 she will take part in the state government programme commemorating the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in the Hills. She could be returning to Kolkata on January 24. “The venue for the Netaji Jayanti has not been fixed yet. It will either be held at the Darjeeling Chowrasta or at Giddeypahar, Kurseong,” Deb added. At Giddeypahar, Kurseong, the Bose family used to own a villa that now houses a Netaji Museum and Centre for Studies in Himalayan Languages, Society and Culture.last_img read more


Centre using CBI to hound Oppn

first_imgKolkata: Describing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as one of the “allies” of the BJP-led Central government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged on Friday that the saffron party was harassing leaders of the Opposition through various central agencies out of sheer political vendetta.Coming down heavily on the CBI she said the “headless agency” has been converted into an organ of the BJP. In several public meetings held in the recent past, she had criticised BJP for destructing institutions like the CBI or ED. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedOn Friday, Banerjee tweeted: “From @yadavakhilesh to Behen Mayawati Ji, nobody is spared. From north to south. From east to west. Political vendetta by BJP. Are they scared ? Are they desperate? “So political vendetta continues. BJP & its ‘allies’ comprising multiple Govt agencies harassing all allies of Oppn from Kol to Delhi & beyond. Also sorry to hear news that because of rash driving by a CBI driver a reporter of 24Ghanta injured. Now in hospital. Prayers for him.” Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”One headless agency has now become spineless BJP!” Later in the day, Banerjee retweeted the statement of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. “Modi ji is fighting political battles thro enforcement agencies. From @yadavakhilesh & Mayawati in UP to @MamataOfficial in Bengal n AAP in Delhi Modi-Shah duo has spared no political opponent.” She also retweeted the statement of Tejashwi Yadav. “The CBI has become BBI (BJP Bureau of Investigation). Whoever joins hands with the BJP gets clean-chit and becomes Raja Harish Chandra & those who criticise them are hounded by agencies. Even my father was not spared, because he is a critic of the RSS and BJP led Central Govt.” It may be noted that the CBI on Thursday arrested renowned Bengali film producer Shrikant Mohta of Shree Venkatesh Films, one of the largest media and entertainment production companies in eastern India, in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam. The Chief Minister, in her public rallies, had alleged that the party had threatened those who had opposed them. “If they have courage they should come and arrest me. You cannot scare me. I will continue to highlight your misdeeds as Trinamool Congress will always fight for the poor and the helpless. It is the government of the people, for the people and by the people,” she said during a recent meeting held in Birbhum. She had referred to the arrest of party’s MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay and said: “Why Sudipda was kept behind bars for so many months?” Over the months, the all-India leaders have realised that the BJP will try their utmost to break the grand alliance.last_img read more


TMCs social media wing goes proactive under Abhisheks direction

first_imgKolkata: From using a “jumla meter that nails the BJP’s lies” to highlighting the achievements of the eight-year-old Mamata Banerjee government, Trinamool Congress has built a “pro-active campaign” for the Lok Sabha polls, with the help of social media and conventional canvassing. The campaign is being driven from the party’s 24×7 war room in Kolkata, under the leadership of Trinamool Youth Congress national president and party supremo Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAlongside him are a crop of media and tech savvy functionaries like the party’s leader in the Rajya Sabha Derek O’Brien. “Our campaign strategy is partly decided on the basis of our own surveys. There is a research team which also places its findings. We have done a lot of work based on support from the ground,” said a party source. Abhishek, who is the MP from Diamond Harbour and now contesting to retain the seat, is the overall in-charge of the campaign. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”Abhishek is extremely sharp politically, just like his aunt and comes up with valuable suggestions. Derek and a group of young leaders are with him,” a Trinamool Congress leader said on condition of anonymity. “The 24×7 war room is the venue for constant deliberations, brainstorming sessions and strategy meetings,” he added. A lot of self-criticism takes place during the interactions to understand where the party stands in a particular constituency. Colonel (retired) Diptangshu Chaudhury, the party’s social media convener, said: “We are laying equal emphasis on social media and conventional campaign. For instance, our Asansol Lok Sabha candidate (Moon Moon Sen) has already done 195 public meetings and road shows”. Incidentally, Chaudhury is also the party’s election observer and election agent for Asansol, which Trinamool is striving to recapture from BJP. “Apart from our meetings and rallies, there are many of our dedicated soldiers working behind the scenes. In every booth, we have at least 20 people who are working day and night for the party. At the grassroots level, we are very strong. On the other hand, take my word, BJP won’t get polling agents in 80 percent of the booths in Asansol,” said Chaudhury. Both parties have led several rallies in the state and have several more planned for the coming days. For the sheer intensity of the political campaign here, this could be Ground Zero of BJP’s 2019 Lok Sabha campaign. “We are combating BJP in a pro-active and not defensive manner. We set the agenda, others defend,” Chaudhury added. For taking on BJP’s aggressive campaign led by Modi and Amit Shah, the Trinamool Congress social media team has come up with novel features like ‘Jumla Meter’ which gives immediate, crisp and fact-based rejoinders to BJP’s punches. For instance, on April 20 during his election meeting in South Dinjapur’s Buniadpur, Modi said: “We have shown the way by improving law and order in UP and Tripura.” Within 45 minutes, Trinamool’s Jumla Meter had a post that said: “Yesterday (April 19, 2019) an Election Commission probe confirmed large scale ‘booth capturing’ in Tripura. Uttar Pradesh had the highest number of crimes against women”. Chaudhury claimed that the BJP’s campaign is based on “fake news, lies and disinformation”. “They are mostly selling dreams and jumlas,” he said. Abhishek also heads the social media team, where O’Brien plays a very vital role in strategy and designing an innovative campaign. Besides Chaudhury, former NASSCOM Eastern Regional director Suparno Moitra also guides the party’s social media activities under Abhishek’s overall direction. “The social media is an instrument of god for poorer regional parties lacking in resources to match more opulent opponents,” said Moitra, the party’s joint social media convener. After the Trinamool Youth Congress president revamped the social media unit between mid-2017 and January last year, the focus of the content was broken into two – highlighting development projects of the state government and countering negative propaganda by the Opposition with facts. Trinamool Congress now has a huge presence on every online platform, including Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram and makes extensive use of videos, data and memes.last_img read more


There is no stopping PUBG Fortnite games among Indian youngsters

first_img“Ye PUBG wala hai kya?” Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked a mother who raised concerns about her son being too involved into online games during the “Pariksha pe Charcha 2.0” event here on Tuesday. The ground reality is that online, multi-player games have taken over the millenials big time in India, sending the earlier individual mobile games like Candy Crush and Temple Run almost into oblivion. Youngsters in smaller towns and cities can now be seen playing two such battlefield Internet games – PlayersUnknown Battleground (PUBG) and Fortnite – as smartphone penetration increases in leap and bound (there are nearly 430 million smartphone users in India now). Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThese “survival of the fittest” games where mobile users fight each other in real-time using virtual warfare techniques, have eclipsed single-player mobile games. According to a report by the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and Kantar IMRB in association with POKKT, a smartphone advertising platform for mobile games, the mobile gaming industry in India is projected to reach $943 million in 2022 driven by rising smartphone use and growing mobile app market. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”We also have post-millennials who are heavy on gaming and smartphone brands are responding to this by pushing devices with greater processing power than before, as a result of which, games like PUBG and Fortnite are here to stay,” said an industry experts. According to the report, three out of four Indian gamers play mobile games at least twice a day, for an average of over 60 minutes, each day. Mobile gaming is also prevalent in tier-2 and tier-3 cities, with similar amounts of time spent by the users, the report added. According another expert, “consumers have taken to mobile gaming in a big way, yet it still remains a relatively untapped advertising channel in India”. Since single-player mobile games were rendered monotonous at some point, players did not get aggressively hooked on to them as compared to the adrenaline-pumping, multi-player online games. The New-Age games are regularly updated with newer features, allowing the gamers to experiment with creating their own avatars, styling their own looks, choosing their own weapons, reading maps, making strategies and more. In a quest to experiment with newer career opportunities, young adults are also exploring gaming at a professional level today. With the proliferation of smartphones, gaming as a concept has picked up in India and the market is also ready now for PC gaming. Micro-blogging site Twitter recently revealed that it recorded one billion tweets on games with role-playing mobile game “Fate/Grand Order” topping the charts, closely followed by Fortnite and PUBG. With the kind of loyalty towards games has been noted in recent years, it would not be wrong to say that from just being a mode of recreation, group mobile gaming has risen to become a new dimension of existence for millenials in India.last_img read more


Why You Should Hire Independent IT Consultants

first_img Register Now » March 20, 2008 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read By Mike BohlmannStrategic IT is the use of information technology to play a vital role in an organization’s business plan by improving efficiency, creating opportunities, and interacting with customers and vendors. Whereas operational IT is the use of information technology to support the functions of the business with such things as accounting software, e-mail systems, and electronic file storage.How do smaller businesses choose between strategic and operational IT? I addressed this issue in an earlier column critiquing Nicholas Carr’s “IT Doesn’t Matter.” But before smaller organizations can pursue potential projects with an operational or strategic IT perspective, they often need to look outside for IT resources if they don’t have them in-house. But where do you get IT expertise?In smaller organizations that use IT as an operational tool, there will be times that new IT capabilities need to be implemented to stay in the game. For example, just about every business has at least a basic Web site with information about the company, how to contact it, and the products or services it offers. An organization with an operational IT approach might talk to people they know who are IT savvy to discover what they needed to do and how to get it done as quickly and cheaply as possible. By contrast, another organization might look beyond operational IT capacities to consider the strategic potential of a Web site and recognize that it needs more than a mere electronic brochure.Recently, a friend of mine who works at a small print publisher faced exactly this issue. The publisher needed to overhaul its Web site, but the internal staff didn’t have Web skills beyond basic HTML and image editing, so they knew they needed to hire a person or company to do the work. But they were unsure how to do that, so I offered act as an independent IT consultant on the project.For organizations without IT management skills, independent IT consultants can be valuable allies who help identify needs, find potential service providers, advise on provider selection, and help plan and manage the project. Smaller businesses without skilled IT management can bring this expertise in-house temporarily for specific projects by hiring independent consultants, and that’s the role I played for my friend’s company.Hiring a consultant is an investment. Moreover, it’s tempting to cut costs by talking directly to service providers without input from a consultant. After all, quality service providers will gather requirements, plan the project, and manage it, so why spend more money to have a consultant do the same thing? Though a service provider and a consultant may indeed duplicate roles, they do so with distinctly different perspectives — the consultant advocates for the best interests of the client. A service provider will act in its own interest, and that may result in higher project costs or solutions that don’t meet the project objectives or both. An independent consultant plays a vital watchdog role to ensure that the service provider delivers what the client needs, not what the provider wants to deliver.An organization shopping for IT services needs to have an objective insider who’s working for it and its interests and can also identify the vendors that do not have good practices. Relying on service providers can be risky as they will have their own vision of how things should be, what add-ons they can sell to the customer, and how best to go about completing the project; and, that’s after the challenge of choosing which company to use for the project.Despite the obvious benefits of retaining an independent IT consultant, finding one who’s qualified isn’t easy. The best advice I can offer is to rely on your network of contacts. Most people know at least someone who works in IT who either has the right IT management skills or knows someone else who does. If you ask around enough, you’ll find someone who’s able and willing to help you. You’re looking for an IT leader and not for the best PHP programmer your network can find. With that in mind, here are four traits you should try to find in your independent IT consultant:Business savvyTranslating business needs into technical requirementsVendor assessment capabilitiesProject management skills (if you don’t want to rely on the service provider)I include project management as an optional skill because most vendors have worked with non-IT people as their main contact at a customer and have their own project mechanisms in place. Being business savvy and being able to translate business needs into technical needs are critical to making strategic, rather than purely operational, IT decisions. A business-savvy IT person understands issues like return on investment, cost management, revenue generation, and marketing. Having the ability to identify potential service providers and evaluate their ability to successfully complete the project is not to be looked over either. By getting someone with these skills to help out, an organization can more safely move forward on an IT project when IT is not a strategic component of the organization.So what happened with my friend’s printing company? It decided to use a vendor that someone in the company was familiar with rather that considering multiple vendors. In the end, it went over budget, over schedule, and didn’t get some of the features it wanted.Mike Bohlmann has more than 10 years of experience as a Web developer and an IT manager. He is an IT manager at the University of Illinois, where he is in the process of completing work toward his master’s degree. His research is focused on IT management, leadership, and services. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more


Many Entrepreneurs Still Up in the Air About the Cloud

first_imgMay 8, 2014 Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Concerns about privacy and data security often deter small and medium businesses from cloud-based solutions but most organizations are better off putting their data in the cloud. Cloud service companies offer growing businesses advanced surveillance systems, cutting-edge encryption methods, third-party certs and regular testing against attacks that few small and medium size businesses can approach in-house.Related: How Cloud Computing Saved My Business“Realistically, those companies are going to get much better security, reliability and performance with much lower costs and hassle,” says Dan Levin, COO of Box. “I’ve seen a number of small businesses lose data because it wasn’t backed up or living on an old machine slid under the desk of some manager.”From lowering barriers-to-market to readily available enterprise-quality hardware at competitive rates, cloud computing has big advantages for small businesses.  Cloud computing offers entrepreneurs sophisticated technology that’s customizable without a large up-front investment. Soon, cloud offerings will meet most small business needs. The conversation is shifting from should small businesses adopt cloud solutions to how small businesses connect with the right provider.Related:10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Cloud ProviderIf your company is uncomfortable porting sensitive data onto the public cloud, use a private cloud exclusive to your company for your vital processing tasks and the public cloud for less sensitive tasks. Personal physical servers are unnecessary in nearly all cases. Small business owners are prudent to be cautious but, at minimum, a diligent CIO should be exploring hybrid cloud solutions. Information about the public cloud is the antidote to fear of the unknown. Top-tier cloud providers have a Service Level Agreement (SLA) that guarantees a level of uptime (for IaaS this should be nearly 100%) and have a long list of clients for references. World-class infrastructure hosted by reputable companies at significantly reduced costs is available when your small business is ready to make the transition.As a small business owner, you need to do what’s best for the growth of your company. The cloud is an inevitable solution to problems such as high start-up costs and scalability because our passion in the industry is providing high quality service that transforms your business. The cloud works and that isn’t hype.Related: Still Foggy on Cloud Computing? 2 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more


Expect This Apple Watch Feature to Make Its Way to Your Next

first_img 1 min read This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine August 11, 2015center_img Apple’s next iPhone models will reportedly feature a new Force Touch capability similar to the Apple Watch. According to 9to5Mac, Force Touch will let users enable shortcuts and pull up menus by pressing harder than usual on the iPhone’s screen.Force Touch was heavily integrated into the Apple Watch to make the most of a small screen. By recognizing the difference between a tap and a press, the Apple Watch can open up additional controls within apps. For example, a firm press can end a workout session, reply to a text, or search for an address.On the iPhone, users will reportedly be able to use Force Touch to access turn-by-turn directions immediately after looking up a point of interest, saving a few taps. In a music app, the capability would allow users to access a small menu of popular options, like saving a track for offline listening.9to5Mac has also reported that the next iPhone will also share the Apple Watch’s haptic feedback feature, which means the device will vibrate in more subtle ways to give users an added physical response to their taps and presses.last_img read more


Global Hosiery Women and Men Market Report 2019 Manufacturers Focus on

first_imgGet an inclusive research report offering a thorough market analysis and growth outlook of the global Hosiery market in the latest research report added by Big Market Research.The study offers an extensive analysis of key drivers, opportunities, key segments, regions, and major manufacturers. Additionally, the competitive scenario in different geographies is outlined to assist new entrants, leading market players, and investors to determine emerging economies. Insights presented in the report would benefit market players to develop strategies for the future and gain a strong position in the global market.The report offers detailed segmentation of the global Hosierymarket based on Electronic Type Infant Scales, Mechanical Type Hosieryand region. It evaluates these regions based on the prospect and status for the forecast period. Additionally, the research presents the current market condition and outlook of each region. Regions analyzed in the research include North America, Europe, China, Japan, Middle East & Africa, India, and South America. Market dynamics are also revealed in the research based on risks, driving forces, and opportunities. A brief overview of each segment and sub-segment is provided.Request for a Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2895135?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=ABThe research offers an in-depth analysis of major market players operating in the global Hosieryindustry.Key market players operating in the industry include:GildanHanesbrandsKayser-RothLVMHGolden LadyL BrandsWolfordDonna KaranMengnaFenliThe research demonstrates the performance of each player active in the industry. Besides this, the report offers an overview and highlights of recent advancements of each player in the market. These insights help understand the competitive scenario and take important steps to gain major market share. Comprehensive analysis of consumption, market share, and growth rate of each application is offered for the historic period. The report also offers insights on suppliers, buyers, and merchants in the market.The research evaluates the manufacturing cost of the Global Hosiery market. It discusses key raw materials, dealers, and labor costs. In addition, it evaluates the manufacturing process of the industry. The research also provides insights into Porter’s Five Forces model, value chain analysis, and PEST analysis.The report clearly indicates that the Hosiery Industry has achieved extensive growth since 2025 with several significant advances related to the industry. This report is prepared based on a detailed evaluation of the industry by experts.To conclude, stakeholders, investors, product managers, marketing executives, and other professionals looking for unbiased data on supply, demand, and future estimates would find the report valuable.Avail the Discount on this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2895135?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=ABAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports of various domains across the world . Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more


HP Chromebook x360 Goes Full Premium with Core i7 CPU

first_img Rami Tabari, on With premium chromebooks on the rise, the easy-to-use Chrome OS is attracting more and more luxury users, and HP is welcoming them with the HP Chromebook x360 14 — the company’s first Chromebook to support an 8th Gen Core i7 processor.We’re expecting it to launch sometime in January and start at somewhere in the mid-$500s, but the price subject to change. HP Chromebook x360 Boasts Core i7 CPU, Aluminum ChassisHP is pushing the premium Chromebook trend with the HP Chromebook x360, a 2-in-1 with an 8th Gen Core i7 CPU and full aluminum body.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/hp-chromebook-x360-14-price-and-specs?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0001:3801:38Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display01:25How to Freeze Rows in Excel关闭  Starting Price~mid-$500 CPUIntel Pentium 4415U, Core i3-8130U, Core i5-8350U, Core i7-8650U GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 610 (Pentium), Intel UHD Graphics 620 (i3 and above) PortsTwo USB 3.1 Type-C, one USB 3.1 and a 3.5 mm audio jack Size12.8 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches As soon as Rami Tabari sprung out of the College of Staten Island, he hit the ground running as a Staff Writer for Laptop Mag. He reviews every shape and form of a laptop as well as all sorts of cool tech. You can find him sitting at his desk surrounded by a hoarder’s dream of laptops, and when he navigates his way out to civilization, you can catch him watching really bad anime or playing some kind of painfully difficult game. He’s the best at every game and he just doesn’t lose. That’s why you’ll occasionally catch his byline in Tom’s Guide, taking on the latest Souls-like challenge. The HP Chromebook x360 14 can be configured with up to a Intel Core i7-8650U processor with an Intel UHD 620 GPU, 16GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. 64GB isn’t really on the premium side, but not to worry, HP includes a 2-year subscription for a 100GB Google Drive (which runs around $40).AdvertisementOn top of its beefy specs, this 2-in-1 Chromebook has a full aluminum chassis that weighs in at 3.7 pounds and measures 12.8 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches, making it portable and that much easier to convert into tablet mode. It comes outfitted with two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, one USB 3.1 port, a 3.5-millimeter audio jack and a microSD card slot.Despite its lightweight stature, the HP Chromebook x360 14’s aluminum chassis is also MIL-STD-810G tested, which means it can handle itself in a fight with the floor, among other things (more details to come).MORE: Best HP LaptopsIts 14-inch, 1080p panel averaged 220 nits of brightness and covered 67 percent of the sRGB spectrum on HP’s tests, which is a little closer to your average Chromebook, but it does have slim bezels. The HP Chromebook x360 14 also has a neat, backlit island-style keyboard, but it felt shallower than I would have liked as I typed on it.Another luxurious aspect that this Chromebook takes on is a pair of Bang & Olufsen speakers located above the keyboard. However, HP doesn’t include a dedicated Bang & Olufsen audio app, so you’ll have to settle with the one in the Google Play Store.HP rates the Chromebook x360 14’s battery life to last up to 13 hours, which would be quite impressive if it can deliver.We’ll know more once we get the HP Chromebook x360 14 through our lab, but it looks like 2019 is going to continue embracing the premium Chromebook.Credit: Laptop MagLaptops with the Longest Battery LifeWhich Laptop CPU is Right for You?Best Chromebooks Available Now Weight3.7 poundscenter_img StorageUp to 64GB eMMC HP Chromebook x360 14 RAMUp to 16GB by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoForbes.comCrazy Rich Asians for RealForbes.comUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoMayo ClinicManaging psoriatic arthritis painMayo ClinicUndoAdvertisement Author Bio Display14-inch, 1920 x 1080 Rami Tabari, HP Chromebook x360 14: Price and Specslast_img read more