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Aug
29
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 7:30 PM
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Gionee, the Chinese mobile maker has launched Gionee P2 phone in India with a price tag of Rs. 6499. Of course, this is an entry-level smartphone that comes with dual-SIM support ideal for budget-cautious feature-phone to smartphone converts. Let's have a quick look at the tech specs and features of this phone and whether it offers any bang for the buck.

The Gionee P2 comes with a 4" WVGA display that operates at 480x800 px resolution. It's loaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean firmware and a 1.3...
Aug
29
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 7:15 PM
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Hand of a Thief is a new malware in the world of Linux operating systems that's targeting user's bank accounts. According AVAST antivirus, the malware is a Linux Trojan that was first discovered on August 7th by RSA researchers and was named 'Hand Of Thief'. This trojan is quite interesting - first it's targeting only Linux operating systems (about 15 different flavors) and second, it's targeting bank accounts of the affected users. Security experts found out that the trojan is capable of...
Aug
29
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 5:05 PM
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Hewlett packard (HP) the name almost synonymous with laptops and desktop computers in India has announced two new machines for Indian professionals - the HP Elitebook Revolve 810 and the HP Probook 430 G1. The price of these machines is Rs. 90,000 and Rs. 39,000 respectively. Preloaded with Windows 8, these machines are being targeted at the professionals who're always on the move and require enhanced computing power. Let's take a look at these machines one by one, their specs & whether they...
Aug
29
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 3:52 PM
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Skype - the company now owned by Microsoft, has confirmed that their engineers are working on developing 3D video call facility. One of the senior executives of Skype unveiled the information to BBC on the occasion of Skype's 10th anniversary. There were speculations about Skype's new feature after it posted an advertisement that they wanted to find a way to create body-doubles for workers who were unable to attend the meetings physically. If the idea of 3D video calls via Skype is getting you...
Aug
29
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 9:32 AM
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When it comes to displays, the South Korean electronics giant, Samsung wants to tell the world that they are second to none. According to Samsung Korea, the company will demonstrate their display capabilities using a whopping 98" 4K Ultra HD video wall at the upcoming trade show IFA 2013. The video wall, as we learn, is going to be a commercial product and we expect it to be used by superbrands to woo the super rich via advertising. Looks like the companies are taking real steps to convince...
Aug
28
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 10:22 PM
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China is ready to launch Chang'e-3, its first unmanned robot to roll on the moon-land. The robot is expected to make it to the faraway planet by the end of this year. The robot will be the first one in the Change'e series to actually land on moon. There were two robots, Chang'e-1 and Chang'e-2 which were set out for lunar probe in 2007 and 2010 respectively; but they didn't land on the planet. Chinese engineers have developed a unique, slow landing technique for the bot and the details of this...
Aug
28
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 7:37 PM
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Researchers, Rajesh Rao and Andrea Stocco of the University of Washington have developed world's first human brain-to-brain interface. Using the technique, Rajesh Rao was able to control the movements of Andrea Stocco. The duo demonstrated their technology by playing a game. Both researchers sat in different rooms across the campus. Rao began playing a game with his mind and Stocco wore a magnetic simulation coil over the left motor cortex region of his brain. Rao then remotely controlled...
Aug
28
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 6:16 PM
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Engineers at MIT and National University of Ireland (NUI) have developed a 3D mapping algorithm that can create highly detailed indoor and outdoor 3D maps in real time. The research team used a regular Kinect camera and tested their algorithms to create rich, 3D maps of the MIT's Stata Center. The camera roamed through the halls and the stairways of the center and as soon as it reached the starting point - the algorithms quickly stitched all the photos it captured to create a rich 3D map. This...
Aug
28
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 5:11 PM
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If you are like millions of others (nothing to be proud of it) who spend waste hours on Facebook looking at totally useless stuff - there's a way to fix it. Nope, we aren't telling you to stay away from your computer or mobile. If you keep Facebook open in one of the browser tabs and check it every few minutes while doing some serious work, Pavlov Poke will 'shock' you and remind you of your duties. That is, if you are studying for a test tomorrow and can't get yourself to log out of...
Aug
28
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by Ankita Katdare at 4:32 PM
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Nissan, the Japanese multinational automaker, is here with some awesome news. The company has promised to bring in the market the first "commercially-viable" self-driving car by 2020. Whoa! The last time we checked, Google was in news for its Self-Driving Car that travels 300,000 miles without any accident. It was a great achievement but with many shortcomings....