CrazyEngineers

Apr
16
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by Ankita Katdare at 11:13 PM
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A mechanical engineering researcher from University of Washington has developed a new device called the "Micro Phone Lens" that can turn your smartphone's camera into a microscope. Yep. It is now possible to be an explorer or a scientist without the necessity of buying expensive gear to accompany your curious minds. Thomas Larson, the UW alumnus, had developed a first model of his lens that could magnify stuff up to 15 times. His latest work is however more impressive and deserves your backing...
Apr
16
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by Ankita Katdare at 10:39 PM
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Samsung Electronics has updated its instant messaging platform - the not-so-popular Samsung ChatON service to version 3.5. In the latest update of the ChatON app (for Android, iOS, Windows and Blackberry OS), Samsung offers some useful features such as up to 1 GB file sharing and easy translation of messages from English to Hindi and vice versa. Moreover, a local language translation feature for incoming messages supports 14 Indian languages. Another great feature offered in the new version is...
Apr
16
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 9:00 PM
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Sky, TalkTalk and CityFibre have announced that they're joining hands to launch a new company that will deliver ultra-fast broadband connection to UK homes and businesses. The new company, yet to be named, will create state of the art infrastructure for the FTTH/FTTP (Fiber To The Home/Premise) network; capable of delivering 1000 Mb of data per second. Several areas in the UK currently max out at about 300 Mbps and the new network promises speeds to rival with Google's Fibre initiative that...
Apr
16
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by Guneet Kaur Khanuja at 8:45 PM
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QueryHome is a Bangalore based question - answer platform that provides apt answers and solutions to technical questions and problems of the users. QueryHome was started by Salil Agarwal and his co-founder Avantika Agarwal in May 2013.

In an exclusive interview with CrazyEngineers, Salil talks about QueryHome, the journey of QueryHome in the initial phase, his co-founder Avantika, problems faced by all startups in the initial years, his definition of an Entrepreneur and a lot more....
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...