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Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Missing Office Cafeteria? Technology is here to save the day!

Food is at the heart of the workplace experience. With this generation’s palates becoming increasingly sophisticated and their hyper engagement with technology and social media, the face of food at the workplace is changing. From serving a limited menu to amplifying food choices with curated menu options, the corporate cafeteria has undergone a major transformation.

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Owing to the pandemic, a plethora of initiatives have been put to action in making workplace food safe again. Compass India through their innovation have introduced technology-based interfaces to reassure employee safety and wellness.

Realizing the potential of technology to be at the heart of all transformation and to cater the evolved consumer needs and preference, and aligning towards digital innovations, Compass India has introduced these apps:


•             The FoodBook app has completely changed the landscape of a conventional workplace cafeteria: Through innovative user engagement, using real-time data in social media and beyond, this application helps provide trivia about the food while allowing you to choose your favorite recipe from the Chef’s table. It also enhances employee engagement with photo sharing options and contests in the same cafe. There is cashless payment option for pre-ordering or paying for a meal on the app or the self-ordering kiosk, which has been a very popular feature among young employees. In addition to that, even the Menu is curated according to the taste of the customer, with the help of intelligent algorithms to help display the customer’s favorites based on past orders.


•             Avoid the rush with Café Pass: a mobile based solution that will help decongest the lunch hour rush at the workplace cafeteria that firstly limits how many people can be in a Cafeteria at a time and then allows employees to choose their preferred time to eat, book their café pass and even pre-order their meal. It takes away the hassle of manual scheduling and staggered management of breaks, providing an efficient yet flexible way to manage the employee dining needs.


•             You can put your trust OnSafe:  an app that enables the implementation of social distancing protocols with real-time tracking at the workplace. OnSafe will prevent crowding in the office spaces and allow organisations to redesign spaces in a manner that is safe. While there are apps for contract tracing, OnSafe is designed specifically for the workplace and has features and analytics that are relevant for the workplace.


The resurrection of the workplace café will indeed call for disruptive models of working, innovation around the food offering, embracing digital, contactless ordering, and creative and smart choice of ingredients which help boost immunity and promote wellness.

Saturday, 30 January 2021

LG launches ThinQ front load washing machine featuring AI Direct Drive motor for INR 44,990

LG Electronics (LG) introduced its most advanced innovation in laundry, deploying artificial intelligence to deliver precision washing for optimal results without the guesswork. Going beyond the realm of conventional washing machines, the new LG ThinQ™ front-load washing machine features an Artificial Intelligent Direct Drive™ (AI DD) motor. The AI DD washer builds on 20 years of advancements in LG’s groundbreaking Direct Drive motor, delivering effectiveness and efficiency.


Unlike normal washing machines, which only detect fabric weight, the LG ThinQ™ front-load washing machine features Artificial Intelligent Direct Drive™ (AI DD) which detects not only the weight, but also senses softness of fabric, and chooses the optimal motions for the fabric by itself.  Optimized washing depends on the type of laundry with less damages as compared to a normal washing machine.


LG’s AI DD technology leverages big data from twenty thousand pieces of information related to washer usage and applies settings based on the volume and delicateness of the garments in each load of laundry to deliver the most optimized washing cycle. The LG ThinQ™ washing machine operates on silent operation and has powerful washing performance that comes with standard 10-year warranty on its motor parts.


The LG ThinQ™ washing machine can be operated via the Smart ThinQ™ Wifi giving one access to control the machine from anywhere and anytime, creating an integrated experience for its user. The LG ThinQ™ app available on both Android and iOS, enables one to start a dry cycle or get notifications when laundry is done from anywhere.


In addition to the AI-DD technology, the new LG washer comes with additional features that not only save time but deliver superior performance. TurboWash™ 360 uses powerful jets to surround clothes from multiple angles so detergent can penetrate deep into fabrics for a complete clean – even for big loads – in under 59 minutes. 3D Multi Spray shoots jets of water in five different directions simultaneously to quickly break down tough stains: thus, saving both time and water. 2kg worth of laundry can now be washed in just 59 mins instead of the standard 2-hour time, reducing the consumption of water and time at hand.


The ThinQ™ washing machine is powered with 6 Motion DD (Direct Drive) for an Optimal Wash of fabrics. Different fabric needs different motions to remove the tough stains and at the same be gentle on the clothes. The 6 Motion Motherly Wash Includes-Scrubbing, Rolling, Stepping, Swing, Tumbling and Filtration that removes the tough stains and reduces fabric damage.  The 6 Motion Direct Drive technology moves the wash drum in multiple directions, giving fabrics the proper care while getting clothes ultra clean.


Additionally, ThinQ™ washing machines feature the LG Steam+™ technology which eliminates 99.9% of allergens, such as dust mites that can cause allergy or respiratory issues with 30% less wrinkles. Certified by BAF and TUV certificate, the LG Steam+™ technology generates steam for 20 mins to remove germs and bacteria, for a hygienic maintenance of laundry.


Commenting on the launch, Mr.Vijay Babu- VP- Home Appliances from LG Electronics said, “With our innovative washing technologies, we are certain that our washing machine with AI DD will exceed all consumer expectations. A welcome addition to our health and hygiene portfolio, we are confident that our latest washing machine will set a new benchmark for convenience with its larger capacity and customized laundry experience.”


The LG ThinQ™ front-load washing machine will available at a price of INR.44,990/-

How to use Twitter Moments feature to tell a story

Twitter has evolved a lot since it was launched as a micro blogging site in 2006. Twitter is still popular among its users due to its minimalistic UI and features that keeps the platform relevant. Twitter Moments is one such feature which provides users a dynamic way to tell stories.

How to make most of the Twitter Moments:

Create a Moment:

        From the Moments tab, click the Create New Moment button and give a title and description to your Moment.

        Add Tweets by selecting from your liked Tweets or your past Tweets. You can also search for Tweets that you’d like to add.

        Reorder your Tweets by scrolling the top of the page and use the arrows to move up or down.

        You can also choose to delete a Tweet from your Moment by clicking on the Delete button on the right side top and bottom of that Tweet.

        Select a Cover for your Moment and crop it for web or mobile. Once you’ve set your cover image, the source will be credited below the image.

        Once finalised, click on the ‘Publish’ button at the top of the page to make your Moment live and compose a Tweet to share it with your followers.

        Additionally, you also have an option to save your Moment as a draft by clicking on ‘Finish later’ at the top of the web page.

Customise a Moment: Twitter allows you to further customise your Moment by adding a colour theme, sensitive labels, locations and private URLs. You can find these options at the top left corner of the page.

To Make a Moment Private: While creating a Moment via, you can opt for sharing a Moment privately, which will make the Moment available to those who have the link to it. Similarly, if you would like to make previously published or shared Moments visible to only you, you can select ‘Unpublish Moment’ from the dropdown menu.

Please Note: Twitter Moments can only be created when logged in on and not from your Twitter for iOS or Android app. You can also choose to follow @MomentsIndia to catch up on the best of what’s happening on Twitter in an instant.

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Online booking process for HSRP and color coded stickers in Gurgaon, Haryana

Residents of Delhi NCR are in mad rush to register for HSRP (High security registration plate) and color coded stickers as Delhi Police has started fining Rs 5500 for not having any of the above, which means a citizen is bound to pay Rs 11000 as fine if he/she doesn't have both of them. As the announcement of enforcement of this rule was made we went through a number of portals sharing details on how to apply for both of these combine or individually on However, we soon found out that the portal is accepting only Delhi and UP registered vehicles and leaves behind Haryana which encircles Delhi from 3 sides.

For Haryana users the vendor has come up with another portal which is Once you are on the porta, you can follow below steps.

  • Navigate to Haryana hsrp portal.

  • Select first option if you don't have HSRP or else you can apply only for color sticker.
  • Enter Car details 

  • Select fitment location as per your location 

  • Select Appointment and timeslot as per availability

  • Confirm details in booking summary page and proceed

  • Verify Details and pay

  • Once payment is done, you will presented with Payment Receipt and appointment details. Please save both of these and keep them handy.

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Nokia forays into laptop segment with launch of Nokia PureBook X14 on Flipkart

Flipkart announced launch of Nokia's first laptop Nokia PureBook X14 in India marking brands official entry into laptop segment. The Nokia PureBook X14 comes in a 1.1 kg ultralight and 16.8mm sleek form-factor. It features a 14" Full HD screen that is powered by  Dolby Vision® for ultra-vivid picture quality. The sleek and powerful laptop is priced at Rs. 59,990 at the launch and will be available to pre-order on Flipkart from December 18, 2020, enabling users to experience an ultra-light life-on-the-go.

Nokia PureBook X14

Vipul Mehrotra, Vice President – Nokia Brand Partnerships, said “Launching the Nokia brand into this new product category is testament to our successful collaboration with Flipkart. We are excited to offer consumers in India a Nokia branded laptop which brings innovation to address a gap in the market, as well as the style, performance and reliability that the Nokia brand is known for.”

Dev Iyer, Vice President – Private Brands at Flipkart, said, “At Flipkart, it is our constant endeavor to have our fingers on the pulse of consumers' needs. As consumers continue to stay indoors and design their work from home lifestyles, their needs when it comes to high-end value electronics have taken center focus. With the Nokia PureBook X14 laptop, our effort is to provide our customers a product that not only caters to their multifunctionality needs but also ensures supreme visual and processing quality - catering to both their personal and professional needs. We are pleased to deepen our collaboration with Nokia in our shared goal of providing for the needs of Indian consumers.

The Nokia PureBook X14 offers an immersive audio-visual experience with Dolby Vision® & Dolby Atmos® for headphones feature. The laptop is powered by an Intel i5 10th Gen quad-core processor with up to 4.2 GHz turbo frequency and comes with Windows 10 Home pre-installed. The latest-gen processor coupled with a 512GB NVMe SSD enables super-fast boot-up, processing as well as delivers great performance during simulations, data crunching and content creation. The HD IR webcam with Windows Hello face unlock, backlit keyboard with adjustable brightness, and the precision touchpad with multiple gesture options enable great functionality and ease of use while working from home.

With online education and “work from home” becoming a norm, the demand for laptops has grown by over 2.3X, with Flipkart emerging as a key shopping destination for consumers. Analysis of millions of customer reviews and a study of the laptop market have revealed a high demand for attributes such as premium picture quality, multifunctionality, ultra-lightweight, and sleek design. Guided by these insights, Flipkart, along with Nokia, is looking to address the requirements of contemporary laptop users, who often juggle between work and home.

Below are key specifications of Nokia PureBook X14.




Sleek and elegant design

  • 1.1 kg ultra-light
  • 14" FDH screen
  • 16.8 mm sleek
  • 4.8 mm bezels with 86% Screen-to-body ratio
  • Matte Black finish


Processing powerhouse

  • Intel Core i5 10th Gen processor
  • 1.6 GHz Base frequency with up to 4.2 GHz Turbo Frequency
  • 512 GB NVMe SSD
  • 8 GB DD4 RAM
  • Windows 10 Home Plus


Impeccable viewing experience

  • 14" full HD LED-backlit screen
  • Dolby Vision for an enhanced & brilliant visual experience
  • 4.8 mm slim bezels (2 sides) with 86% screen-to-body ratio
  • 16.7 million colors and up to 250 nits brightness
  • IPS panel for up to 178* viewing angles with image consistency and color accuracy.


Immersive audio experience

  • Dolby Atmos®


Accessibility and security

  • Face Unlock with Windows Hello-certified HD IR Webcam
  • Backlit keyboard with adjustable brightness
  • 1.4 mm Key Travel
  • Precision touchpad with multiple gesture options for smooth transitions and maximum productivity



Integrated Intel Ultra HD Graphics

  • Integrated Intel UHD 620 Graphics with 1.1 GHz Turbo GPU
  • 4K Support Enabled
  • Intel® Quick Sync Video 
  • Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
  • Intel® Clear Video HD Technology


Seamless wireless connectivity

  • Dual-band Wi-Fi for internet connectivity for surfing, downloading, uploading or streaming content
  • Bluetooth 5.1 for seamless streaming and data transfers


All round connectivity

  • USB 3.1x2 / USB 2.0 x1 / USB type C 3.1 x1
  • HDMI x 1
  • RJ45 x 1
  • Audio out x 1, MIC In x 1


Battery Life

  • Up to 8 hours of battery life with 65 W charger