Mar
13
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by Ambarish Ganesh at 8:42 AM
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Phew! I thought it was just me whose Google search results were appearing all different of late. Came to know that the search giant is experimenting with the way it displays search results, and a minor tweak reveals how it plans to cash in on the paid links from unsuspecting visitors. Till recently, the paid links were highlighted within a yellow banner, but now they're just flagged with a small yellow button below reading 'Ad'. For some users, it shall be pretty much easy with the labeling...
Mar
12
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by Chaitanya Kukde at 9:35 PM
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Even after numerous security and privacy updates, controversies surrounding the Facebook acquired messenger WhatsApp do not seem to slow down. More and more privacy concerns as well as security holes are being bought to forefront each day, even after the big software update that could hide the last seen field.

Bas Bosschert, the CTO at DoubleThink, wrote about...
Mar
12
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by Ankita Katdare at 8:00 PM
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Lenovo has launched a new Ideapad Notebook in India with Lenovo Z510 running Windows 8.1 operating system. Powering this laptop is a 4th Generation Intel Core i5/i7 processor. Featuring a 15.6-inch display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, the all new Z510 laptop brings a 16:9 widescreen experience coupled with Intel HD Graphics 4600/4000. As we take a look down the specifications list, we find an internal memory up to 8GB Dual Channel DDR3L-1333 / 1600 MHz (2 SO-DIMM slots). There's a 1TB...
Mar
12
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by Ankita Katdare at 6:56 PM
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The new Hyundai Xcent has been launched in India today with some impressive features. From the looks of the new sedan, we can say they are a bit progressive yet sporty. Featuring 15 inch diamond cut alloy wheels with tubeless tyres, Chrome door handles and Fog lamps, the new Hyundai Xcent boasts off a 2nd generation CRDi technology engine that promises lower NVH and lesser emissions. Available in two variants - 1.2 Kappa dual VTVT petrol engine and 1.1 U2 diesel engine, the car features...
Mar
12
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by Ankita Katdare at 6:17 PM
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If you want to see all the mainstream smartphones featuring projectors, an engineering research team from CalTech might have a solution. A new silicon chip developed by Ali Hajimiri and his team from the Electrical Engineering department at the California University of Technology can make it possible for you to project the big presentations or videos right from your smartphone to the wall. Most projectors in use till date pass a beam of light through a tiny image and use lenses to map all...
Mar
12
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by Dhananjay Harkare at 5:29 PM
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Engineers from Duke University have developed world’s first 3D acoustic cloaking device. The acoustic cloaking device is built out of several sheets of paper and number crunching. It works in three dimensions which reroutes the sound waves and creates an impression that the device and anything beneath it does not exist. Professor Steven Cummer from the of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University explained that when the cloak is kept around the object, sound waves...
Mar
12
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by Jason Estibeiro at 1:18 PM
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Connected cars are very soon going to be accessible to all. Connected cars take advantage of the rise of smartphones and the constant effort made to make internet accessible to everyone with projects such as Outernet and Project Loon. Users will be able to access their cars...
Mar
12
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by Ankita Katdare at 11:49 AM
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Singapore might be the first nation to launch the heterogeneous network (HetNet) across the country to offer users of mobile data with seamless switching between cellular (3G or 4G) and Wi-Fi Networks. Depending on which network offers better bandwidth, users will be able to switch automatically between available networks. Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim, Singapore's Communications and Information Minister revealed this as a part of the Infocomm Media Masterplan during his Ministry's Committee of Supply...
Mar
12
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 11:41 AM
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Stop calling yourself a robo-fanatic if you haven't seen the commercial aired by Germany's Kuka Robotics. The commercial is a duel between the Kuka industrial robot and Timo Boll, the ping-pong champion (formerly world #1, currently #8). The commercial is meant to showcase the speed and precision with which the modern industrial robots are able to operate. The commercial shows Kuka losing the match to Boll; but we believe the match was fixed to make us feel comfortable. But you should...
Mar
12
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by Satya Swaroop Dash at 11:08 PM
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Stanford Assistant Professor and TED Fellow Manu Prakash has taken the humble paper to newer heights by making a microscope out of it using the old art of Origami and infusing modern technology into it. The Foldscope is a bookmark sized paper microscope that offers 2000X magnification and costs around 50 cents (approx 50 INR). The microscope does not have any mechanical components and it can be assembled by almost anyone within ten minutes. The paper microscope can withstand falls, resist...