Technology

Here’s how you can pick the right laptop—from processors to graphic cards—according to the usage of applications on the job

For today’s office-goers, laptops have become an indispensable part of daily life. Even though you might have a desktop machine at work, incidental work at home and on the go require portable laptops that are light, easy-to-use, up-to-scratch and affordable.

Johnson Shrestha, Apr 23 2019

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Telecom authority and central bank announce plans to regulate digital financial service providers

In an effort to facilitate and regulate digital payment systems and businesses in the country, the Nepal Telecommunications Authority and the Nepal Rastra Bank have signed a memorandum of understanding to work jointly to introduce regulatory policies for digital financial service providers.

PRAHLAD RIJAL, TSERING D GURUNGApr 20 2019

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Nepal’s first ever satellite launched into space

Nepal’s first satellite, ‘NepaliSat-1’, has been launched into space, which will soon start rotating around the earth’s orbit to collect information about the country’s topography and earth’s magnetic field. Meanwhile, officials said, the satellite itself will also be studied for developing more advanced satellites in the future.

NAYAK PAUDEL, Apr 18 2019

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Some popular video games are set in Nepal. But how well do they represent the country?

In the past couple of decades, a number of big-budget games have chosen Nepal as their setting, either for a chapter or in rare cases, the entire game. In older games, severely limited by technology, Nepal was depicted as pixelated polygons of multi-storied temples, Buddhist stupas and prayer flags. Contemporary games do better in terms of graphics and visual fidelity, but the elements depicted have remained the same—temples, stupas, prayer flags.

PRAJESH SJB RANA, Apr 16 2019

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The Auditor General’s report highlights government bodies’ lax attitude towards cybersecurity

The annual report released by the Office of the Auditor General revealed that government bodies are exposed to cybersecurity risks because of their disregard for the existing rules and guidelines.

Bhrikuti Rai, Apr 14 2019

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Should the government tell kids what to play online?

In the age of super-fast smartphones, social networks, online gaming and constant connectivity, parenting now comes with an added challenge—digital parenting.

ARPAN SHRESTHA, Apr 13 2019

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Samsung Galaxy Buds is a comfortable wear but it can be better

After two years since Apple introduced its Airpods, Samsung has also jumped on the bandwagon and launched Galaxy Buds. These earphones are the first pair of wireless buds from the South Korean multinational conglomerate although it has introduced multiple models of Bluetooth earphones in the past.

Anuj Bhandari, Apr 09 2019

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Foldable smartphones have been revealed but the market is skeptical

Technology is one such thing that gets incrementally better year after year Sometimes it’s bezel-less full screen phones, sometimes it’s smartphones with DSLR-like cameras, and at other times, it’s tank-like phones with massive batteries

Pratima Adhikari, Mar 26 2019

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PUBG is massively popular. But it is also addictive.

Since PUBG is very collaborative, it builds on established methods of social interaction. Players can team with their friends and create crews that they can venture onto the island with.

Prajesh SJB Rana, Mar 18 2019

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Fifteen seconds to fame

First came Dubsmash, then came Vine, then Musically, and now, there’s TikTok

PRAJESH SJB RANA, Mar 05 2019

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Some Nepali women find husbands on Tinder, others just want a fling

In 2004, Samridhi was a fresh high school graduate on a gap year with not much to do. This being the early 2000s, cell phones still had qwerty keypads and tiny screens, with smartphones still a long way off.

Alisha Sijapati, Feb 27 2019

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