Why do I call a book, a good book?
Because it is about 300 odd pages and large enough to keep you engrossed
for a week? Do I call it a good read because it makes you turn the pages and
never let you put it down? Well, I think, the good thing about a book should be
that it deals with various emotions…all imaginable, of battles fought within,
and things that the author manages to leave you feeling, like, you know the
characters inside-out and understand them.
Yes, for me, a good book should let you place yourself in the
character’s shoes. Kalpana Mishra’s first attempt at fiction, “Love Forever@Rajpath” is
one such book, where you feel empathetic towards the characters all along. The
characters are you, me and everyone.
They speak our language, they think just like us, and they are fallible
too… The story is about two people, Shalini a Sindhi Girl and Kartik, her
collegue with Bihari Roots and the love that blossoms between them. The book is about their relationships, their
Cortana, my new personal Assistant.
Cortana is simply an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered software which
takes its name from Cortana, an AI character from Microsoft’s Halo Series of
Games. The Software, a voice enabled
personal digital assistant, integrated with the Bing Search in the Microsoft
Windows Phone 8.1 series, learns and adapts by tracking your phone and its
is much more than a voice search that Bing provides and she is programmed like
a real-life personal assistant. Cortana
is Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s Siri and Google’s Google Now. She is voice-powered by Jen Taylor, the same
voice actress that powered Cortana in the various Halo Games.
Siri and Google, Cortana can take notes, dictate message can set alarms and
throws up reminders and alerts and can do web searches and manipulate system
settings as you dictate her. But what really
sets Cortana apart is its endless ability to strike up casual conversations
with users, which can at t…
was indeed a surprise for me, when Google activated the new brand new Inbox on
my Mail, the Tabbed Inbox.Rolled out
gradually for users, this new feature promises to give more control over the
different types of mails we receive in our inbox. As
of now, this feature has been activated only for a select few of the Gmail
users, and I am privileged enough to say that I have been one of them.You’ll come to know when this feature is
activated by visiting the Settings -> Inbox -> Configure Inbox.There apart from the various types of inbox
views available like Priority Inbox, Classic View etc, you will get to see
Tabbed Inbox too.As with the others,
you can always go back to the Classic View, in case it doesn’t appeal to
you click Configure Inbox, you will be asked which optional tabs you will want.
All the e-mails you receive will then be automatically categorized by a ‘Google
algorithm’ which is intelligent enough, and placed in the appropriate tab for
an easy retrieval. As…