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Apr
16
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 1:57 PM
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Google’s Chrome OS team took to Google+ to unveil their new device that helps measure responsiveness of laptop touchpads. The device titled Quickstep has been developed to help Chromebook manufactures accurately measure the drag latency of their touchpads. Drag latency is the time taken between the user’s input on the touchpad and its corresponding response on the system. Before we go ahead and discuss about the...
Apr
16
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 1:03 PM
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Those of us who can't afford iDevices and have no special liking for Android, Blackberry and Windows will soon be able to get an alternative from Samsung. The South Korean electronics giant has been developing an alternative to the iOS and Android; and it's only now that a Samsung official has offered some concrete information about the release operating system. Yoon Han-kil, SVP of Samsung's product strategy team informed Reuters that the company will announce at least two phones running on...
Apr
15
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by Ambarish Ganesh at 3:51 PM
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While Facebook went on to acquire drone maker Ascenta instead of Titan Aerospace, the latter didn't hang dry for long and dipped into the creamiest of cream next - Google. Google has confirmed its acquisition of Titan and harbors hope that their technology shall be employed in services which are more than just 'beaming internet to the remotest parts of the world'....
Apr
14
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by Chaitanya Kukde at 11:15 PM
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Soon enough, all you need to charge your laptop could fit right in your pocket. 'Dart' is a tiny battery charger developed by FINsix, a company started by a a team of MIT graduate students with the goal of using technology to build the smallest, lightest, and highest-performing power electronics. The team utilises, what they have patented as VHF (Very High Frequency) power technology. At VHF switching frequencies (30-300 MHz), energy is processed more often and in much smaller chunks. As a...
Apr
14
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by Ankita Katdare at 5:32 PM
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Lenovo India has launched its latest Android 4.2 smartphone in India called the Lenovo S660 at a price of Rs. 13,999. Powered by a MTK 6582 1.3GHz Quad Core, the Lenovo S660 features a 3000mAh battery that delivers up to 10 hours on 2G, 7-10 hours on 3G, and 35 days active standby. Sporting a brushed metal design, the phone is pretty thin at 9.95mm. The integrated camera on the rear is a standard 8MP auto-focus with LED flash, while the one on the front is a 0.3MP fixed-focus one. The 4.7-inch...
Apr
14
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by Dhananjay Harkare at 4:27 PM
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Recently, Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC was in news for using metallic bodies for its phones. However, new reports suggest that the company is planning to launch its recently released flagship model One M8 with plastic body. If this rumour is true, it points to the fact that HTC wants to attract even more customers with the cheaper version of M8. Signs are that HTC would launch plastic version of One M8 by next month. It’s interesting to note that HTC has always been very proud of its metal...
Apr
14
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by Ankita Katdare at 4:27 PM
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ATMs or Automated Teller Machines are very prone to attacks that attempt to break and steal money. A research team from ETH Zurich is set to fight such attacks by introducing a new technology that derives inspiration from a Bombardier Beetle insect. This technology can be used to develop a strong chemical defense mechanism for ATMs. When threatened, the bombardier beetle releases a caustic spray, accompanied by a popping sound. This spray is released as an explosion that occurs because of...
Apr
14
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by Ankita Katdare at 1:01 PM
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Gionee, the Chinese communication equipment manufacturer, has launched a new Android smartphone for the market in India. Called the Gionee Pioneer P4, the smartphone is the new entrant in the company's Pioneer series. Powered by the 1.3 GHz Quad-Core MT6582V/X processor, the smartphone runs on Android 4.2 OS and supports Dual SIM cards. The phone sports a 4.5″ TFT Display with 854 x 480 pixel resolution and capacitive multi touch screen. On the storage front, the phone has 8 GB internal memory...
Apr
14
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by Ankita Katdare at 12:27 PM
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Engineers from the Swansea University, College of Engineering team have been working on the supersonic car project - The BLOODHOUND SSC for quite some time now. In a recent paper, that they published in the Journal of Automobile Engineering, they've described the aerodynamic characteristics of traveling at 1,000 miles per hour. What is being called the most most exciting and dynamic engineering challenge, the Bloodhound SSC project is gripped the attention of all automobile enthusiasts over...
Apr
12
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by Chaitanya Kukde at 7:36 PM
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The team that made the first round-the-clock solar powered plane has unveiled its successor, the Solar Impulse 2. Its predecessor was able to fly for 26 hours straight without using a single drop of fuel. Now, the SI 2 will be capable of flying for 5 days straight and making a round-the-world flight- a remarkable achievement for a solar plane. The men who lead the team are Bertrand Piccard, the first man to take a balloon around the globe, and André Borschberg, an engineer and entrepreneur.

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