Apr
30
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by Ankita Katdare at 5:22 PM
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Mozilla is back in news and we are as excited as the officials to explore the all new Mozilla Firefox 29. The new version of the popular open-source browser features a lot of good stuff including a new customization menu, an interesting and fun design, newly designed menu and an enhanced Firefox Sync service powered by Firefox Accounts. Speaking of the refreshing, new design - you will notice that Firefox 29 makes it easier to concentrate and focus on the content. The tabs are sleek and help...
Apr
30
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by Ankita Katdare at 4:18 PM
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Gionee has come up with yet another smartphone called the "Gionee CTRL V5" the features a 11.9 cm (4.7″) qHD Display with 960×540 pixel resolution. Powered with a 1.3 GHz Quad-Core processor, the company claims that the CTRL V5 smartphone can handle everything from easy relaxing games to full action HD games. Packed inside the phone is a 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal memory with external memory card support up to 32 GB. The Android OS version 4.2 (Jelly Bean) running smartphone, brings with it...
Apr
30
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 1:10 PM
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Microsoft’s research division has found a way by which PC users can enjoy gesture commands without involving intrusive hardware. Microsoft Research’s Type-Hover-Swipe keyboard gets its motion sensing capabilities from a 16 x 4 array of infrared proximity sensors placed within key spaces of a custom made 3D printed keyboard. The infrared sensor nodes are mounted on a printed circuit board and inserted between the keycap and into the silicon membrane. As compared to the Kinect sensor on the...
Apr
30
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by Ambarish Ganesh at 10:39 AM
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Rice University chemists have developed a flexible, portable material using nanoporous nickel-fluoride electrodes layered around a solid electrolyte to furnish a battery-like supercapacitor performance which incorporate the best qualities of a high-energy battery and a high-quality supercapacitor without employing lithium that's found in almost all present commercial batteries. Detailed in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the electrochemical capacitor is 1/100th of an...
Apr
30
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by Ankita Katdare at 10:39 AM
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A new app called Guide Dots on Android, designed specially for the visually impaired people, combines the power of popular services such as Google Maps and Facebook Places with a crowdsourcing technology to help them in their way to different places on their own. The Android app features facility to call out locations, as well as tagging route details that can alert the user when some friends are nearby. Built with an aim to make the blind people achieve a new level of independence,...
Apr
29
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 4:07 PM
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Apple has just released new Macbook Air laptops. While there aren't major changes to the machines except for the price drop of about $100 across all the four models. The machines will now ship with a faster Intel processor. Starting today, the price of the basic 11.6" Macbook Air will be $899 (earlier $999) and the entry level 13" Macbook Air will be available for $999 (earlier $1099). Both these models will ship with 128 GB of Solid State Drive (SSD) and have 4GB of on-board memory (RAM)....
Apr
29
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by Ankita Katdare at 3:49 PM
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When the team of bioengineers at Stanford University came together - what they built was a pathbreaking, new circuit board that is inspired from the human brain. They have create an energy-efficient microchip board that works 9,000 times faster than a typical PC and uses significantly less power. Such power has the potential to push the robotics and computing frontiers a mile ahead. Even though human brain's computing powers have been found to be unmatchable, Boahen and his team have been...
Apr
29
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 3:22 PM
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Let me just tell you that your iPhone 5S isn't a clone of my iPhone 5S; even though they've been made by Apple in the same factory in China, on the same assembly line. An interesting research performed by Prof. Romit Roy Choudhury and his graduate students shows that the sensors in your smartphone leave trackable fingerprints - which can be used to uniquely identify them with about 96% accuracy. These fingerprints exists because of the imperfections during the process of hardware...
Apr
29
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by Ankita Katdare at 2:06 PM
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The South-Korean manufacturer has launched yet another Android smartphone this summer called the "Samsung Galaxy K Zoom" that wants to introduce a really powerful camera option in a phone. You can easily mistake this one to be a mid-budget smartphone in the Galaxy series, but Samsung wants you to look again, because this one has a lot to offer. Let us take a look at the phone's most catchy feature - the camera - first and later move on to the technical specs and feature highlights.

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Apr
29
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by Ankita Katdare at 11:27 AM
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What this young researcher from Vanderbilt University has achieved can make it possible to develop nanowires way thinner than human hair using electron beams. Junhao Lin, A Ph.D. student at the University and a visiting scientist at ORNL (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) has become successful at creating the world's smallest nanowires by focusing electron beams that are only three atoms wide. These ultra flexible metallic wires are as thin as 1 / 1000th the width of the microscopic wires that...