Mar
06
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by Ankita Katdare at 3:41 PM
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After a long wait, Facebook Messenger app is now available for Windows Phone users. Keeping up to its promised made during MWC 2014, Microsoft has launched the app with all the basic features available in Android and iOS versions. Among the various facilities provided by the FB Messenger app, the prominent ones are - Ability to send the new Facebook stickers and your photos privately, Having group conversations and Sharing your location so people know when you're nearby. Just like the online...
Mar
06
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by Ankita Katdare at 2:54 PM
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For all the Gmail users on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, it is time to rejoice because Gmail's iOS app just got an update and the version 3.0 brings in two super useful features. If you have been using Gmail on your iOS device for long, you are not unaware of the long waits it took to refresh the app so that new emails pop up. Well, with the new update, Gmail on iOS features background app refreshing. This means that all your Gmail messages will be fetched by the app beforehand and when you...
Mar
06
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by Ankita Katdare at 1:26 PM
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Developed by Robert Jacob, a computer scientist and Sergio Fantini, a Biomedical engineer from Tufts University’s Human-Computer Interaction Lab, a new headband that will read brain's activity and use this data to figure out if the person wearing it is in an active state or not. The headband is of great use for air traffic controllers who are under a very stressful job and using this new piece of technology they can monitor if they've reached a certain mental overload. And if so, they can...
Mar
06
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by Ankita Katdare at 12:21 PM
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Engineers from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore have come with a new free voice calling service called 'FreeKall'. Developed by a trio of Yashas Shekar, Vijayakumar Umaluti and Sandesh Eshwarappa, FreeKall service makes it possible for users to make free voice calls without the need to access Internet using data packets on their phones. All this is being offered for no cost, because FreeKall will be incorporating advertisements between your voice calls. So, if you have no...
Mar
06
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by Kaustubh Katdare at 10:31 AM
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Engineers at MIT have discovered a new catalyst called Molybdate (one molybdenum atom bonded with four oxygen atoms) that offers the much needed capability of trapping the carbon dioxide in air and converting it into useful polymers. The research is at primary stage and a lot more work is needed before efficient and economical processes can be developed to trap CO2; but if successful - it can help humans control the global warming to a greater extent. Christopher Cummins, professor of...
Mar
06
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by Jason Estibeiro at 9:50 AM
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In a major attempt to make use of available technology and to connect to the citizens, Bangalore City Traffic Police (BTP) have launched mobile apps which will provide updates regarding the traffic and also assist people in reporting complaints and keeping track of traffic fines. At a committee meeting, the BTP launched 3 apps - BTP Traffic Info, BTP Public Eye and Let's Drive Along. These apps have been developed by local techies and is...
Mar
06
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by Chirayu Samarth at 9:47 AM
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JPEG has been in the market for quite a long time and it has been showing no signs of disappearing. It is the only lossy compression format which has achieved universal compatibility across all the browsers and software that can display images. That is the reason why Mozilla has announced a new project called mozjpeg, which promises to reduce the file size by up to 10% and aims to compress images more intelligently. The goal of this project is to provide a production-quality JPEG encoder...
Mar
05
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by Divyanshu Sharma at 11:35 PM
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Manual testing is a tiring job and when it comes to large software products, it better be not talked of. According to the recent studies, software developers have been found investing a lot of time into the bug discovery and resolution, making it an expensive task. However, engineers have seen the rise of automated testing, the cheaper counterpart, but where do the required test cases come from? This is exactly the point raked up by Andreas Zeller, professor of Software Engineering at...
Mar
05
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by Jason Estibeiro at 10:47 PM
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There are many movies which have shown robots that can walk, talk and behave like a human being. Well, meet Charlie, a robot designed by Rajiv Khosla, an Indian Institute of Technology alumni and a professor from La Trobe University, Australia. Charlie can walk, talk, sing and can even detect how a person feels. The robot has been designed to assist people with problems like dementia, autism, brain injury and other illness.

Engineers and researchers have so far tried to make robots behave...
Mar
05
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by Chirayu Samarth at 9:45 PM
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Adobe has made its Revel photo-app available on Android which allows users to share and edit photos on their devices. The photo-editing app is meant for sharing, storing and managing photos and videos. While announcing Revel’s availability on Android, Adobe said in a blog post that this app will allow users to create albums, share photos and videos in galleries or via social media and edit pictures, add captions and comments to the photos. Adobe Revel for Android will let users sync photos...