Mar
25
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by Chirayu Samarth at 9:43 AM
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Last week Google launched its Chromecast streaming dongle in 11 countries other than the United States. And now the search-giant has released a new app that lets you turn your Chromecast-connected TV into a live, interactive photo frame. The app called Photowall for Chromecast is said to be Chrome’s new experiment that allows users to broadcast an entire collage of images to your TV through your Chromecast. The app also includes the ability to doodle or annotate images before beaming them...
Mar
24
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 10:32 PM
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Regional smartphone manufacturer XOLO has quietly unveiled the newest member of its range of Android smartphones, the A510s. The smartphone tries to impress its buyers by flaunting a metallic finish body instead of the conventional matte finish that is found in the phones in this price range. The 4-inch IPS panel display has a FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels) resolution with a pixels per inch figure of 245. Under the hood you get a decent MediaTek 6572 chipset...
Mar
24
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by Chaitanya Kukde at 8:14 PM
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Hardware major Asus had earlier announced a new smartphone range called ZenFone at the CES 2014. The technical details and the launch date were only being rumored until now. The company has now stepped up and cleared the air via a post on its Sina Weibo (China's Twitter) account. The ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6 smartphones will be launched in China on April 11. For now, the global availability of these phones has not yet been declared. All three smartphones will be able to support...
Mar
24
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 10:19 AM
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Yokohama based Job has announced the launch of PORTA - a series of portable X-ray units. Two of the first five units in the series are meant for humans and the rest are for animals. The units were in development for about a decade years, since 1997. The company had announced the commercial launch of their portable X-ray units in 2006 meant for animal applications and new machines for human applications were launched in 2010. Though these units aren't fundamentally different; they adhere to...
Mar
22
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by Chaitanya Kukde at 7:37 PM
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With Microsoft ending support for the long cherished XP OS, the company has now offered $100 (approx. Rs. 6100) discount and a load of freebies for a user migrating from Windows XP to Windows 8 OS. The offer will however, be valid on machines costing more than $699 (approx. Rs. 42,000), that too only if bought via the Windows online store. It is a good...
Mar
22
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by Ankita Katdare at 5:18 PM
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Facebook engineers have launched a new programming language called 'Hack' that uses PHP's fast development cycle and brings in a host of new features including static typing. The open source Hack Language has been deployed at Facebook for some time now and the developers at Facebook have been successful in migrating their entire PHP codebase to Hack using the company's very own refactoring tools and organic adoption techniques. The need for a new language was felt because the traditional...
Mar
22
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by Dhananjay Harkare at 2:01 PM
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How awkward is it to go to a restaurant with your special someone, where you run into your ex-girlfriend! Well, now you can avoid these things using a new free iPhone app named Cloak. One may call it as anti-social but this app helps to geo-locate friends and competitors. Cloak is developed by two advertising professionals-Chris Baker and Brain Moore.

Cloak pulls data from popular social networking apps, such as Foursquare and Instagram and lets the user know whether the “person of...
Mar
21
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by Chinmay Joshi at 8:07 PM
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An Indian boy, by the name of Rajesh Adhikari, of Nainital, Uttarakhand has developed a shoe that charges a mobile phone as you walk. The idea first struck him when he noticed the problems that the citizens of Nainital had to face due to the heavy snowfalls that were constantly occurring in his hometown. These snowfalls led to widespread power cuts in the city for long hours. Apparently, it was these circumstances that inspired him to create a waterproof charger for such situations. This...
Mar
21
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 4:26 PM
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Google has announced today that it has made a few changes to Gmail to make it snoop-proof. In the blog post Google has not directly pointed fingers at the National Security Agency but has stated that after last summer’s revelations (Edward Snowden disclosing classified documents regarding global surveillance by NSA) Google has made privacy of their users a top priority. For starters, Gmail will now...
Mar
21
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 2:22 PM
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Reports suggest Microsoft is working on gesture input for devices and interactive displays. While gestures aren’t new for the Redmond giant, it is planning to implement this technology using an electronic bracelet instead of relying on the camera to track movements of the wrist as it does on the Kinect platform. This gesture based input will not just be used on smartphones and tablets it can also be used to control electronic devices such as televisions. Since this system does not rely on...