Jun
06
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by Ankita Katdare at 10:07 PM
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Lenovo India has launched its new Android tablet in India called the 'Lenovo A7-50' at a price of Rs. 15,499. Powered by a 1.3GHz Quad Core MTK 8382(3G)/8121(WiFi) processor, the tablet features Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS which is upgradable to KitKat i.e. Android 4.4 operating system. The 7-inch capacitive touchscreen on the tablet features IPS HD display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. Packed inside the A7-50 is 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory which is expandable up to 32 GB via...
Jun
06
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 3:10 PM
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Google's Advanced Technologies and Projects (ATAP) division has unveiled a developer edition tablet for its 3D mapping initiative, Project Tango. As you might be aware Google had announced details about Project Tango back in February when it unveiled a prototype smartphone which would be used to capture indoor...
Jun
05
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by Abhishek Rawal at 10:15 PM
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The GNOME developers are busy developing a new notification system which will replace the current implementation of the notification tray in their upcoming stable release of GNOME 3.14. Among the changes proposed for the next iteration, we find number of improvements to the notification manager. Current implementation of notification system is slow & buggy, and therefore the codebase of notification manager is being revised. Most of the existing code will be removed to ensure greater...
Jun
05
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by Chaitanya Kukde at 9:57 PM
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Researchers at the Penn State University have found that the obsession of the general populace for bigger phone size may just well be for emotional reasons more than practical ones. The study conducted on 130 participants concluded that people using mobile phones with bigger screens tend to have a better user experience. It also said that the most powerful factor of a large screen is its hedonic aspect: how attractive and pleasing it is to users. The research was conducted by S. Shyam...
Jun
05
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by Ambarish Ganesh at 9:16 PM
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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Barnes & Noble Inc have now partnered to create co-branded tablet to revive latter's Nook business. This collaboration shall marry Samsung's hardware to Nook's software, and together they shall be making their abode with Barnes & Noble's digital library comprising over three million books, magazines and newspapers even.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 based Nook tablets shall be launched in a 7" version in the US come August. All Barnes & Noble retail outlets shall...
Jun
05
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by Ankita Katdare at 6:27 PM
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Imagine a good old house with roof tiles that help keeps the air around it safe to breath. A team of engineers from Bourns College of Engineering at University of California have been successful in doing just that. They have created a coating of titanium dioxide mixture that can be applied to any roof to reduce the amount of nitrogen oxide in air by 88-97%, which is responsible for creating smog (smoke+fog). Their experiments have shown that this new roof tile coating is capable of...
Jun
05
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by Ankita Katdare at 4:44 PM
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Moving beyond passwords for authentication when logging in to a system, an app, an online service was a long-time calling. Largely because of the increase in incidents of passwords getting hacked or stolen, getting rid of passwords and coming up with an even more effective and secure solution has been a challenge for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has come up with a new mechanism called " zero-interaction authentication" that eliminates the need of passwords, is easy-to-use...
Jun
05
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by Chaitanya Kukde at 2:29 PM
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Rosetta, a space probe by the European Space Agency is set to do something that no space probe from earth has ever done: Orbit and land on a comet. It will study the metamorphosis of the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from a quiet chunk of ice and rock, frozen solid by years spent in deep space, to a sun-warmed dynamo spewing jets of gas and dust into a magnificently evolving tail.


Comet 67P can be seen evolving a tail
Rosetta was launched in 2004 and it spent 10 years...
Jun
05
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 12:56 PM
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Jeff Bezos will announce an exciting new device on June 18 and there are no marks for guessing what it is. The company put out a new teaser (embedded below) that shows people using this new 'mystery device' and feeling quite excited about it; but the teaser does not show the device itself. We all already know that Amazon has been working on an innovative 3D smartphone that's nothing like what we've seen before. One of our earlier reports said that the...
Jun
05
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by Ankita Katdare at 10:37 AM
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Gionee, the Chinese mobile equipment manufacturer, has launched a new smartphone called the 'Gionee Pioneer P2S', a smartphone powered by a 1.3 GHz Dual-core Cortex A7 processor. Running on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, the phone packs inside it 4GB internal memory expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card and 512 MB RAM coupled with a Mali 400 ARM graphics processor. The smartphone sports a 4-inch WVGA display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution and 16M colors. Inside the dimensions - 126 x 64 x...