Jul
01
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 2:14 PM
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Er. Matti Makkonen, the inventor of short messaging service (SMS) is no more. Makkonen was 63 and fighting an illness and took his last breath on June 26th. Known to the world as 'Father of SMS', Makkonen was a Finnish engineer who pioneered the messaging service in the field of mobile communications. Makkonen graduated as an electrical engineer from the Oulu Technical College in 1976 and worked for various telecom companies. He avoided interviews, but BBC's Leo Kellon had managed to get him...
Jul
01
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 8:56 AM
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If you are an iTunes user on OSX or Windows, it's time to upgrade to iTunes 12.2. Apple has began rolling out the latest update that features Apple Music and Beats 1 Radio service; which Apple had announced few weeks ago. Apple Music is currently offering a 3 month trial of the service for all the users and all you need to do is pick up a subscription plan of your choice - Individual or Family and you're all set. You will be charged only after the three month trial ends and you can always...
Jun
30
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 11:44 PM
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If you are a grown-up, one of the most boring and filthiest chores that you have to do on a regular basis is cleaning up your toilet. You have to get your hands dirty with a toilet brush and smelly disinfectants. This has perhaps been the norm since flushable toilets were first invented. All of this is about to change with the Loogun that debuts on Kickstarter this weekend. As you might have guessed from the name “Loogun”, it is a hand-held motorised device that sprays a powerful jet into...
Jun
30
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by Ankita Katdare at 9:08 AM
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XOLO has been teasing about its new flagship smartphone called the 'XOLO Black' for quite some time now. The home-grown manufacturer has been building up the buzz around its all new Black series since last few months. It has become quite evident that the company hopes to compete with the likes of Xiaomi, Micromax Yu Series and Motorola smartphones. XOLO has tied up with Flipkart to launch its upcoming Black series phones exclusively via the ecommerce portal. Interestingly, the company has...
Jun
30
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by Ankita Katdare at 7:45 AM
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iBall has returned with a new mid-budget smartphone called the 'iBall Andi Avonte 5' priced at Rs. 5999 and available in a single gold color option. Though at first, this might look like just another phone, the device has the USP of a 8 megapixel rotating camera (180 degree) with dual LED flash that will let users capture good photos and selfies. Curious about the other features, we took a look at the Avonte 5 phone's specs list and found that there's a 5 inch display with a meagre FWVGA...
Jun
29
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 6:23 PM
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Not everyone can click great photos that will attract likes and shares on Facebook; and
Facebook knows that majority of your photos are totally boring. To jazz up your photos, Facebook has released a new photo uploader on iOS that lets you write text on your photos and also overlay Facebook stickers. Facebook had tested the photo filters and stickers with a limited number of FB users recently; but the text option is now totally new.

Of course, if you are a Snapchat user, none of this would...
Jun
29
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by Ankita Katdare at 8:39 AM
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Last year was full of wearable device launches that started making them more common than elite as one would've initially thought. One of such products that made it to the news was Google's Smart Contact Lens designed to measure glucose levels by analyzing the tears in a diabetic person. Google has partnered with Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceutical company,...
Jun
29
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by Ankita Katdare at 8:09 AM
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Sony India just brought its new smartphone Xperia Z3+ to the Indian shores hoping that it will compete the high-end phones in the market. Even if that might be the case, the phone has major highs and lows in terms of features. Talking of the positives first, we have a slimmer than ever design at just 6.9 mm thick body that weighs only 144 grams. The designs boasts of a sleek rounded aluminium frame which also has been tested to be waterproof and resistant to dust. Next on the goodie part is...
Jun
28
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 11:24 AM
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Let's face it - all your YouTube video loops, not-so-useful GIFs and 4K videos getting saved to the cloud are only burdening the Internet Backbone; which is the optic fibre network that spreads across geographies. It was just the matter of time before the fibre optic cables would max out their data carrying capacities. As the data consumption and transfer across the world...
Jun
28
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 9:25 AM
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Indians are obsessed about mileage, and ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is no exception. The Mars Orbiter Mission will continue to orbit the distant red planet for 'many years', confirmed Dr. Kiran Kumar, the chairman of ISRO. He informed that while the mission was earlier designed to last for 6 months, an extension of 6 months was sanctioned. The MOM has already been orbiting for 9 months and 3 days as of today.

The 'Mangalyaan', as it's called, has about 45 Kg of fuel left and the orbiter...