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30.9.13

67% of all emails in August were unsolicited: Kaspersky

In August, unsolicited emails made up 67.6% of all global email traffic, according toKaspersky Lab figures, which is 3.6% points lower than in July.

If that change is linked to the summer vacation season, then it was the most innocuous spammers that left town: the rate of phishingmessages rose more than 10 times compared to July, while the volume of spam messages containing malicious attachments rose 2.5 times, accounting for 5.6% of all email traffic.

The vacation season may have been winding down, but cybercriminals kept up a continuous bombardment of fake messages announcing non-existent airline and hotel reservations, with the spammers using some of the biggest names in these industries.

The fact that such messages often look genuine can relax the recipient's vigilance. They usually prompt the user to open a malicious attachment or follow a link that initiates a file download to the hard drive. In either case, the victim computer is infected with the Tepfer Trojan that steals user credentials.
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Asian apps WeChat, Line move to conquer Europe

Move aside Facebook and Skype. Asian social networks, already hugely popular on their continent, have set their sights on Europe where they could prove stiff competition for their US rivals.
China's WeChat and Japan's Line, which let users make free calls, send instant messages and post funny short videos and photos, take attributes from Facebook, Skype and messaging application WhatsApp and roll them all together.
This week, Line executives travelled to France and Italy for a public relations offensive aimed at raising awareness of the mobile app, which already counts some 230 million users around the world including 47 million in Japan alone.

The social network has already taken root in other parts of Europe. In Spain, for instance, Line has forged heavyweight partnerships with football clubs FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, brands such as Coca-Cola or tennis star Rafael Nadal.

FC Barcelona, for instance, has a home page on the app where it posts photos that has already drawn more than 8.2 million friends.
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Nucleus Software launches mobile version of FinnOne

IT solutions provider Nucleus Software Exports said that its lending solution FinnOne is now available on mobile to add enhanced value to the banking and financial services industry.

Delivering a combination of functionally rich, highly flexible, secure and scalable mobile banking solutions, the FinnOne Mobility product suite is compatible on mobile platforms includingAndroid, Blackberry, Symbian, and Windows and can also work on low-end mobiles and tablets, the company said in a statement.

Nucleus Software's FinnOne mobility suite includes three modules namely FinnOne mCAS, FinnOne mServe and FinnOne mCollect. To address the need of the rapidly-growing mobile banking industry, each standalone solution has been designed to meet a specific market demand, it said.
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29.9.13

China to test 5G technology by 2020


China is reportedly working on developing 5G technology after the wide acceptance of predecessor 3G and 4G getting equally greater response.
The secretary general of Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance (TDTA), Yang Hua said that they have started research and development on the 5G network and are planning to launch the network testing around 2020.
Director of Dept.of Science & Tech, MIIT, Wen Ku said that a unified standard for the technology when adopted globally, will allow different enterprises to be connected and form a competitive environment.
Wen further said that with such adoption, enterprises can gain reasonable profits and provide faster, better, more convenient and cheaper services to consumers.

HTC One Max photos leaked online


Phablets are in nowadays and it seems that HTC does not want to be left behind in this booming segment. Images of HTC's much-talked about One Max phablet have leaked online again. The leaked images of the device come from the database of Tenaa, China's independent official communications agency.

There have been speculations that the phablet would release in China first and with these images, it is likely that the device hits the world's biggest mobile market ahead of the international market. The Chinese version of the device is said to have a removable back and supports microSD card, both features are reported to be missing from the international version.

Several HTC One Max images have leaked in the past as well. The new images suggest that the company would continue with the design language it introduced with HTC One in this handset as well. The phone will have BoomSound speakers above and below the display and a fingerprint scanner on the back.

Earlier leaks suggest that the device would be bigger in size than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, with a display of 5.9-inch.
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28.9.13

India shines in Facebook’s global friendships map

Facebook's recently released global friendships map shows India among the 'densest use' countries where the social networking site is accessed the most to form friendships across the world.
The new map shows Facebook's global reachnow impacting India, Africa and South America.
The original version of the map, which was released three years ago, shows most of the world illuminated by transcontinental friendships, with oceans dominated by blue arcs of light, metro.co.uk reports.
According to the report, China is shown dark, because of the site being banned in the country, while countries like Russia, where homegrown networks are favoured, are also less bright.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg set the map as his cover photo and captioned it as the 'map of all the friendships formed on Facebook across the world'.
The report said that visualisation was the brainchild of former intern Paul Butler, who revealed that is not just a pretty picture, it's a reaffirmation of the impact Facebook has in connecting people, even across oceans and borders.
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Gtalk glitch sends chats to wrong recipients


Sent a message to someone onGtalk and it got delivered to someone else? Wondering what happened? Hold, you are not the only one experiencing this bug. Many other users of Google's free instant messaging serviceGoogle Talk too have reported that messages are being delivered to unintended recipients on Gtalk.

In some cases the unintended recipients are multiple. Also, some Gtalk users have also complained of messages being delivered to people outside their contact lists.
Acknowledging the issue, Google said, "Our team is continuing to investigate this issue. We will provide an update by 9/26/13 4:30pm with more information about this problem. Thank you for your patience. At this time Google Talk is not functioning correctly and we are continuing to work to restore full functionality."

Microblogging site Twitter is flooded with user comments on the same, says ?@SamreenSamad, "My Gtalk is randomly sending messages to multiple contacts. Can someone help please? I've changed my password and all that."
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27.9.13

Samsung copies Apple, announces gold Galaxy S4

It seems after witnessing the craze for the recently launched gold editions of the iPhone 5S, Samsung has also decided to tread the golden path. The South Korean smartphone giant has announced that it is bringing in two gold colour models of its flagship smartphone Galaxy S4. Twitter accounts of the Samsung Arabia and Samsung Gulf tweeted pictures of the two models, one brown gold in colour and the other pink gold. Official Twitter accounts posting these photos suggests that Samsung would be releasing these models in the Middle East in the first phase, and then perhaps roll them out to other markets, depending on their initial response. Samsung's latest move comes barely a week after media reports came in of the gold colour iPhones being a hot favourite in the market with most of the supplies being sold out in China, Hong Kong, US and other major markets. As per reports, a scarcity of gold iPhones saw people selling the variant for over $1,000 on eBay, much higher than the $649 base retail price. 

26.9.13

Wild Blood Smart Game for Android

The game requires ~2Gb of free space in order to install.
Gameloft has harnessed the power of the revolutionary Unreal Engine to bring unimaginable battles in real-time, full 3D graphics.
Live the unforgettable journey of Sir Lancelot as you never have before!
King Arthur has gone mad, fueled by his jealousy toward Lancelot for romancing his wife, Queen Guinevere. In his desperation, Arthur has been tricked by his sister, the all-powerful sorceress Morgana Le Fey, to open the Hellgate and allow all forms of demons to enter the world. Meanwhile, Morgana has captured Guinevere and holds her hostage on the magical island of Avalon.
Now Lancelot needs to confront King Arthur and the evil Morgana in order to free the world from these evil creatures and save Guinevere.
The time for Sir Lancelot to face his destiny is now!
GET READY FOR A VISUAL REVOLUTION
- Amazing real-time, full 3D graphics with special effects powered by Unreal Technology.
- Epic fights full of impressive enemies and stunning special powers.
LANCELOT’S STORY REIMAGINED
- Become the legendary and brutal Sir Lancelot. Fight off the legions of Hell and challenge the mighty King Arthur, who has been enchanted by Morgana.
- Travel across 10 breathtaking levels on your journey to Avalon with the help of Sir Gawain of the Knights of the Round Table.
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Apple updates iMac with Intel processors

Apple said it has updated the iMacwith fourth-generation Intel processors, better graphics, next-generation Wi-Fi and faster flash storage options.

The entry-level 21.5-inch iMac features a 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and new Iris Pro graphics for unprecedented levels of integrated graphics performance. The high-end 21.5-inch model and both 27-inch models feature quad-core Intel Core i5 processors running at 3.4GHz. They also have the Nvidia GeForce 700 series graphics under the hood, delivering twice the video memory and up to 40% faster performance than their predecessors.

Apple is also providing buyers the option to upgrade to quad-core Intel Core i7 processors running at 3.5 GHz and Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M series graphics with 4GB video memory.

iMac now supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi that delivers up to three time faster wireless performance than the previous generation models. The updated iMac also supports for PCIe-based flash storage and all-flash storage options up to 50% faster than predecessors.

25.9.13

Narendra Modi themed SmartNamo phones launched


A Gujarat-based group has launched two Narendra Modi-themed smartphones in India, named SmartNamo Saffron One and SmartNamo Saffron Two. The two smartphones are now available for pre-order at e-commerce website Snapdeal for an initial booking amount of Rs 999.

The 16 and 32GB variants of SmartNamo Saffron One have been priced at Rs 18,000 and Rs 23,000, respectively. SmartNamo Saffron Two will cost buyers Rs 24,000. Both the phones will be available for delivery in the second week of October, according to the website. Both devices are powered by Android 4.2 and have 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, 3,150mAh battery and dual-sim functionality.

SmartNamo Saffron One has a 5-inch IPS screen with 1920x1080presolution and 441ppi pixel density. Available in two storage options, this device can be purchased in black or white colours. Its connectivity suite consists of features like 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB.

Saffron Two has a 6.5-inch screen, making it one of the biggest smartphones in the world. Its IPS display also has a 1920x1080p resolution and 338ppi pixel density. Other key features of the device are 32GB internal storage, microSD support up to 64GB, 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB. The company is offering an extra battery, a leather case, as well as another dual-sim feature phone worth Rs 1,111 free with this handset.
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Microsoft unveils Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 tablets

Microsoft unveiled two new versions of its Surface tablet, aiming to ramp up its efforts in mobile computing after a failed launch a year ago.
The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 have "significant updates, including improvements to processing power and battery life," Microsoft said in a statement as it unveiled the devices at a New York event.
The changes represent "the revamp we need," said Microsoft vice president Panos Panay as he showed the new tablets to news media.
The launch is Microsoft's second stab at the growing tablet market after the Surface released last year failed to make a dent in a market dominated by Apple's iPad and various devices using the Google Android operating system.

Panos said the new device includes Microsoft's revamped Windows 8.1 system, the popular Outlook program and a whopping 100,000 applications, up from the 10,000 in the previous version.
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Review: iOS 7 is radically different

iOS 7 is the free software update for iPhones (iPhone 4 and later), iPads (iPad 2 and later) and iPod Touches (fifth generation). It's a radical, huge redesign. The look is sparse, white — almost plain in spots. No more fake leather, fake woodgrain, fake green felt, fake yellow note paper. It's all blue Helvetica Neue against white.
The complete absence of graphic embellishments makes it especially utilitarian — in both senses of the word. That's good, because whatever button or function you need is easier to find; it's bad, because, well, it can look a little boring.
Then again, the new look is primarily visible at the Home screen, where a jarringly different colour palette greets you on the Apple app icons, and on the options screen. The rest of the time, you'll be using your regular apps, many of which will look no different than before.
You no longer have to burrow into infinitely nested Settings screens to adjust your control panels. Now you can just speak what you want, using Siri: "Open Wi-Fi settings," for example , or "Open brightness settings."
Or, when speaking to your phone isn't socially appropriate, you can swipe upward from the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center: a compact, visual palette of controls for the settings and functions you're most likely to need: brightness, volume, Bluetooth, WiFi, Airplane Mode, Play/Pause Music , calculator, camera, and — my favourite — Flashlight. This panel slides in over whatever app you're using, so you don't lose your place.
This idea — swiping in from the margins of the phone — also plays out in the new Back gesture. The iPhone doesn't have a Back button, as Android phones do. But now you can swipe in from the left margin of the phone to go back one screen.
The iPhone has never had a system-wide Search button, either, but here again, Apple has made some strides. The Search screen is no longer off to the left of the Home screens; now it's above them — all of them. You can now open Spotlight search by dragging downward from any Home screen.
To turn on Private Browsing in Safari , for example, you used to have to open the Settings app, burrow around, find the on-off switch, then return to the browser. Now the Private button is right in Safari, where it belongs.
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24.9.13

First weekend iPhone sales set new record, top 9m

Apple has announced it sold a record-breaking nine million new iPhone 5S andiPhone 5C models, just three days after the launch of the new iPhones on September 20.

In addition, more than 200 million iOS devices are now running the completely redesigned iOS 7, making it the fastest software upgrade in history, according to the company. Both iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C are available in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK.

"This is our best iPhone launch yet -―more than nine million new iPhones sold ―- a new record for first weekend sales," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and while we've sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5S, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly. We appreciate everyone's patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone."
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23.9.13

Campus hiring: BPOs head to medical, law colleges

Business process outsourcing firms are beginning to hire directly from colleges and universities, a practice pioneered and perfected by country's information technology services industry, which is now slowing down such campus recruitment.

The more organised hiring is being prompted by the changing nature of work, which is rising in complexity and value, calling for more regular supply of talent with specific skills. However, unlike IT services companies which hired mostly from engineering colleges, BPOs are casting their net wider to include medical, commerce and law graduates.

"We are identifying specific campuses that can give us dedicated supply of qualified people we need," said Keshav R Murugesh, group chief executive officer at WNS Global Services, which employs 25,000 people and has revenues of about $500 million (Rs 3,050 crore).

"The potential right now is immense and it is only growing." "Companies are looking to offer more domain-specific , higher value service such as data analytics or riskmodelling ," said Sangeetha Gupta, senior vice-president of Nasscom, about the transformation underway in the sector.

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22.9.13

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer‘s biggest regret

Microsoft chief executive  Steve Ballmer has made an impassioned plea to investors to support his vision of the world's largest software company as a unified devices and services powerhouse in his swan song before Wall Street.

Ballmer, who in August said he planned to step down within 12 months, told investors and analysts in an annual meeting that Microsofthad a bright future, despite missteps under his 13-year tenure.

"We have the tools. There's economic upside here. In the long run, we are almost uniquely poised to seize the opportunity," he said, in a typically high-volume presentation. "Today I'm speaking as an investor. You all own Microsoft stock, cheer for it, for God's sake."

Ballmer, who took over from co-founder Bill Gates as CEO in 2000, did acknowledge that under his leadership the company was too focused on Windows to realize that Apple's iPhone was revolutionizing computing.
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Indian mythology behind Pranav Mistry‘s tech edge

Pranav Mistry who became a global sensation with his futuristic Sixth Sense technology in the past and recently came to the fore yet again while launching Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch, does not want to be dubbed as a gadget guru. The 32-year-old hailing from a small town of Gujarat now heads the Samsung's Think Tank Team and is the director of Research, Samsung Research America.

Although working on augmented reality, display technologies, futuristic television, mobiles, robotics apart from involved with Hollywood sci-flicks at the moment, Mistry is impatient to unravel the next big thing after digital revolution, he tells ET's Shramana Ganguly over a teleconference from US. Excerpts:

ET: You have climbed the ladder pretty early in life. Where do you see yourself five years down the line?

PM: Five years is a long time. I want to impact the world through futuristic yet affordable technologies to make the world a better place. I head the Samsung Think Tank Team at the moment. My lab is like a fantasy world - it is more like a James Bond movie! I connect to the world virtually now. I work on amazing gadgets. If I get a role to play, I would like to lead India's IT division.

21.9.13

Camera review: iPhone 5S vs Lumia 1020 vs Galaxy S4 zoom

I used to cringe when I'd see people capturing precious memories with their smartphones. Although most smartphones have megapixel counts similar to what stand-alone cameras offer, they have been inferior in lens quality and manual controls. Images have never been as good... until now.

Over the past two months, I've shot more than 3,000 test photos in four states using nine camera phones, a point-and-shoot camera and a high-end, single-lens reflex camera (also known as an SLR). None of the smartphone cameras are good enough to replace a $1,000-plus SLR, but I'm surprised how well some of the phones did, particularly in low-light settings that challenge even the best cameras.

Three phones stand out: Nokia's Lumia 1020, Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom and Apple's new iPhone 5S.

The Lumia 1020 squeezes a lot of camera innovations into a small device. It can take photos as large as 38MP, which means you can crop the image to a quarter its size and still have enough detail for large poster-size prints. With smaller files, you're limited to smaller prints when you crop.
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20.9.13

iOS 7 users face problems while downloading OS


Users of iPhones and iPads, were reportedly unable to download the iOS 7 update on their devices.

Customers complained that the download, which required a Wi-Fi signal, was taking a number of hours to complete.
According to the Guardian, the iOS 7 brings in a number of new navigation features, which is said to be the biggest change in the look of the software since the iPhone was launched in 2007.
Irritated users took to Twitter to post their concerns as one user posted that the update downloading process was so slow that 'iOS 8 will be available by the time the iOS 7 update ends'.
Another user's post read as '43 minutes remaining to download iOS 7.0 but now 10 minutes later there is an error, and I have to upload it again with another 2 hour wait'. . The report said that users not only got error messages while downloading but some were unable to download the new software at all.
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Images of HTC One Max leaked


The phablet market is growing at a fast clip globally, with top companies like Samsung, Sony, Huawei etc rolling out big-screen smartphones to gain a larger share of this booming market. Even the likes of Apple and Nokia are said to be preparing phablets to get into the fray. Taiwanese manufacturer HTC, which won acclaim for its flagship smartphone One, is also said to be preparing such a device, whose pictures have leaked on the internet. 

Alleged photos of the yet unannounced device, currently being called HTC One Max, were leaked by the Weibo user TDZhijia, who released several images of the handset. As per the alleged leaked images, it appears that the company will be continuing with the design language it introduced with HTC One in this handset. The phone will have BoomSound speakers above and below the display and a fingerprint scanner on the back. The images are reported to be the Chinese version of the smartphone codenamedHTC 8088. The Chinese version is said to have a removable back and supports microSD card, both features are expected to be missing from the international version. 
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19.9.13

Canvas tab full specifications, price, features

CANVAS-TAB-P650


1.2GHz Quad Core Processor
Enjoy seamless multi-taskingand an immersive gaming experience that’s even more exciting with the super fast 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor. Accelerate all your tasks with its 1GB RAM and discover a whole new world of infotainment on your Canvas Tab

Huge 20.3 Cm (8) IPS Screen
View all your edutainment on a 20.3cm (8) capacitive 5 point multi-touch screen. Touch and explore all your videos, music files, movies, books and more on a 16 million color screen.

Full Aluminum Body!
Flaunt the Canvas Tab encased in a sleek Full Aluminum Body. Be the envy of every eye with the stylish finish!

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Experience entertainment come to life with the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with its rich multimedia technology. Get a streamlined user interface that is easy to navigate along with a faster, more intuitive text input. Save battery with its power management and download all your favorite applications with the preinstalled Google Play Store. Get ease of use with FOTA(Firmware Over The Air) which allow you to wirelessly download firmware updates directly to your tab.

Experience rich detail with 5MP Camera
Capture all your favorite moments with the built-in 5MP camera of Canvas Tab. Zoom into every moment with its 4x zoom and record videos. Discover the joy of Video chatting on the 2 MP front facing camera that delivers crisp and sharp images.

Preloaded apps
Get pre-loaded apps and get all your information and edutainment on the move. Find your way easily with the Google Maps or never spend a dull moment again with unlimited apps from the Play Store. Comes pre-loaded with Spuul, Opera, Kingsoft Office, M!Security, M!Live!

KEY SPECS
OS Name : Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1
Screen Size : 20.3cm
Processor : 1.2Ghz Quad Core
Camera Resolution : 5.0MP Rear Autofocus, 2.0MP Front
Battery Capacity : 4800 mAh
Calling Facility : Yes

DETAILED SPECS
DESIGN
Colour Depth :16 Million
Screen Type :IPS
Screen Resolution :1024*768
Screen Size :20.3cm
CHIPSET
Frequency :1.2GHz
Type :MT8389
Processor :1.2Ghz Quad Core
OS
OS Name :Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1
Android Version :4.2.1 (Jelly Bean)
BATTERY
Talktime :10 Hrs
Standby Time :400 Hrs
Battery Capacity :4800 mAh
CAMERA
Resolution, Recording & Playback :768x1024 for Rear Camera, 640x480 for Front Camera
Camera Resolution :5.0MP Rear Autofocus, 2.0MP Front
CONNECTIVITY
Location:GPS :Yes
Bluetooth :BT 3.0
Wi-Fi :Yes
HSPA :42Mbps/21Mbps
Network :3G
Frequency Band :WCDMA 2100Mhz, GSM 900/1800Mhz
Connectivity Options :3G via Sim , Bluetooth, Wifi
Calling Facility :Yes
STORAGE
RAM :1GB DDR3
ROM :16GB eMMC
Internal Memory :11.07GB as intenal SD card and 1.73GB for apps ins
Expandable Memory :32GB
Sensors :G-Sensor
Dual SIM Support :No, Single SIM

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Micromax launches first Canvas tablet @ Rs 16,500

Riding high on the success of its Canvas series of smartphone, Micromax has launched its first tablet under the Canvas brand. The new Canvas Tab P650 tablet has an 8-inch display, similar in size to the Apple iPad mini and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (311). The company has priced the new tablet at Rs 16,500 and is available in stores across India as of now.

Micromax's new Canvas Tab P650 has an IPS display and features an aluminium body. This tablet runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and can be upgraded to future versions of Google's mobile OS, Micromax said. Under the hood, this tablet packs a 1.2GHz quad-core processor paired with 1GB RAM. The device has 16GB internal storage and supports microSD expansion up to 32GB.

On the back of Micromax Canvas Tab P650 is a 5MP camera, while the front panel sports a 2MP shooter. This tablet works on Wi-Fi as well as 3G networks and comes with voice calling facility. Powered by a 4,800mAh battery, this tablet offers five hours of browsing time on 3G. The tablet comes pre-loaded with apps like Spuul, Opera Mini, M! Live, Music Hub and M! Security.
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17.9.13

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Upper Echelon Edition) Rs. 1499

Fans of Splinter Cell are eagerly waiting to reprise the role of Sam Fisher, a secret operative that reports only to the President of the United States of America. Even though the United States has military presence all around the world, some missions just cannot be carried out by the book. That is when Sam Fisher and his newly formed Fourth Echelon unit come into play. This clandestine team of operatives must avert disaster and help guide Fisher through the missions with vital information.

This version of the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist is developed for the personal computer running Microsoft Windows operating system by Ubisoft Toronto and published by Ubisoft. The LEAD engine or Unreal Engine 2.5 as it is unofficially known is used as the platform to run the game. Blacklist can be played in single-player, multiplayer and co-op modes allowing you different gameplay options. This action adventure game involves you using your stealth skills to takeout enemy units without drawing attention to yourself.

Synopsis and Features
After the events of the last game in the series, President Caldwell officially terminates the corrupt Third Echelon and all its operations around the world. The newly-formed Fourth Echelon is led by Sam Fisher and comprises of elite operatives brought together from different agencies. Their objective is to operate in a mobile environment and travel the world executing clandestine missions authorized the President. A group of rogue countries initiate a terror ultimatum called Blacklist against the U.S of A. The countdown will trigger a deadly series of terrorist attacks on U.S interests and cause mass destruction of both life and property. The President orders Sam and his elite team of operatives to hunt down the terrorists by any means necessary and prevent the Blacklist countdown from reaching zero.

16.9.13

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Rs. 1499

The year is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established their own lawless Republic where corruption, greediness and cruelty are commonplace.
Among these outlaws is a brash young captain named Edward Kenway. His fight for glory has earned him the respect of legends like Blackbeard, but also drawn him into the ancient war between Assassins and Templars, a war that may destroy everything the pirates have built.

A Brash Rebel Assassin: Become Edward Kenway, a charismatic yet brutal pirate captain, trained by Assassins. Edward can effortlessly switch between the Hidden Blade of the Assassin’s Order and all new weaponry including four flintlock pistols and dual cutlass swords.
b Discover the largest and most diverse Assassin’s Creed world ever created. From Kingston to Nassau, explore 50 unique locations where you can live the life of a pirate including:
Loot underwater shipwrecks
Assassinate Templars in blossoming cities
Hunt for rare animals in untamed jungles
Search for treasure in lost ruins
Escape to hidden coves
Become The Most Feared Pirate In The Caribbean: Command your ship, the Jackdaw, and strike fear in all who see her. Plunder and pillage to upgrade the Jackdaw with ammunition and equipment needed to fight off enemy ships. The ship's improvements are critical to Edward' s progression through the game. Attack and seamlessly board massive galleons, recruit sailors to join your crew and embark on an epic and infamous adventure.

15.9.13

FIFA 14 Rs. 3499

Experience the emotion of scoring great goals in FIFA 14. The game plays the way great football matches are contested, with innovations to the award-winning gameplay that inspire fans to build  play through midfield, dictating the tempo of a match.  Feel the tension as chances are created, and experience the thrill of hitting the back of the net. A new feature called Pure Shot and a brand-new ball physics system will transform shooting, making every shot attempt feel real, and when players connect with the perfect strike, feel exhilarating. FIFA 14 delivers engaging online features and live services that connect fans to the heartbeat of the sport—and to each other—through EA SPORTS Football Club. FIFA 14 is football's social network, where fans connect, compete and share with millions of others around the world.

Features:
PRECISION MOVEMENT :  Now every step counts as players plant, pivot, cut, and shift momentum with the agility and explosiveness of real footballers.
PROTECT THE BALL: Protect the ball from opponents to control play through midfield and dictate the tempo of the match.
PURE SHOT: Players have the intelligence to adjust their stride and approach angle to find the best position for hitting the back of the net.
TEAMMATE INTELLIGENCE: Better decision-making delivers tighter, smarter marking and improved run tracking.
REAL BALL PHYSICS: Realistic ball physics now determines the trajectories of balls in game, enabling players to strike the ball with force from distance or drill low rising shots with accuracy.
GLOBAL TRANSFER NETWORK: Experience the world of professional scouting as you search for talent around the world. As well as a new hub delivers easy navigation, fewer interruptions and live scouting reports.

14.9.13

Batman: Arkham Origins PRICE: RS.1499

If anyone had ever wanted to know how Batman began it all, then Arkham Origins is just the game to play. It serves as a good prequel to the Arkham series of Batman games. The game is developed by Warner Bros. Interactive and will be released for a variety of consoles and the PC as well. The game is based on the DC comics’ Bruce Wane, the millionaire who takes up crime fighting in the guise of Batman, in order to save his dying city from the clutches of super villains. This particular game is designed for the PS3 and is a Single Player Action Adventure game.
In Batman: Arkham Origins, the story focuses more on building a foundation for the Caped Crusader and introducing him to all the characters that matter in the later sequels. The events that transpire in Origins are what sets it apart from the later games in the series. In this game, you will see a younger Batman, still early in his journey to becoming the formidable Dark Knight. As and when the story progresses, you will also see familiar characters coming into the picture. This is a great game to have if you are a Batman fan and will certainly add value to any Dark Knight game collector.
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13.9.13

Grand Theft Auto V PRICE: RS.2999

GRAND THEFT AUTO V (GAMES, PS3) 
PRICE: RS.2999
Please Note: You will need 8GB of storage space on your hard drive in order to install and play Grand Theft Auto V

Since Grand Theft Auto 5 was officially announced by Rockstar games on their website in late October 2011, every GTA fan has been waiting for the game to be released. Grand Theft Auto is a popular video game series with many hardcore fans who love playing an alternate life that deals with crime, seizing power and adrenalin-pumping action. The name of the game is derived from the term grand theft auto which is the police code for motor vehicle theft. The realistic design of the city is achieved by modeling it after existing American cities.
Grand Theft Auto 5 also known as GTA V is actually the fifteenth game in the series and follows the game play style of the previous versions but with much better graphics and a few surprises that will thrill fans. Gamers who love playing role-playing games and enjoy the freedom of exploring the world will find that GTA V will not disappoint. This incredible game is an open world action adventure game that is played in the third persons view. GTA V was developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. ESRB has currently rated this game RP-M+ which stands for rating pending and targeting a rating of mature or above. M+ rating means this game could contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and strong language.


12.9.13

iphone 5s features and full specification review


iPhone 5S processor and graphics
There's a 64-bit Apple A7 chip on board with more than a billion transistors (32-bit and 64-bit apps are supported) It is an incredible 56 times as fast as the original iPhone and twice as fast as the iPhone 5.

iPhone 5S camera
The camera is a case of same resolution, bigger sensor with the 8 megapixel device featuring a f/2.2 five element Apple designed lens. Video is 1080p, while there's 120fps 720p slow motion, too, plus a burst mode.

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all models
              CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1533 (CDMA), A1453
                    3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1533 (GSM), A1453
               CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1533 (CDMA), A1453
                     HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - A1457, A1530
                     4G Network LTE- all models
SIM Nano-SIM
Announced 2013, September
BODY Dimensions 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 in)
Weight 112 g (3.95 oz)
          - Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
DISPLAY Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 640 x 1136 pixels, 4.0 inches (~326 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating
SOUND Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Internal 16/32/64 GB storage

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iphone 5c features and full specification review

Color yet another reason to love iPhone
Every feature we add to iPhone must answer yes to one question: Will it make the experience better? So the colors of iPhone 5c received the same intense consideration we apply to everything we make. We even designed the Home screen and wallpaper colors to complement the exterior. As a result, using iPhone is that much more engaging and delightful.

Design. Brilliant color. And construction
With an all-new design, this is iPhone as you’ve never seen it — or held it. iPhone 5c is beautifully, unapologetically plastic, the better to bring its five decidedly uncommon colors to life. Beneath the smooth surface of the seamless outer shell, a steel-reinforced frame provides structural integrity. So iPhone 5c feels reassuringly solid in your hand.

Cases. One Phone. Multiple Personalities
Oh, how quickly things change. Add one of the six Apple‑designed cases to your iPhone 5c and it instantly goes from colorfully cool to impossible to ignore. The case design allows the color underneath to show through, creating 30 fun possibilities. So the iPhone 5c Case does more than just protect your phone — it helps it stand out. And it helps you make it yours.

iPhone 5c - Full phone specifications

GENERAL
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions
CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1532 (CDMA), A1456
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1532 (GSM), A1532 (CDMA), A1456
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - A1507, A1529
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1533 (CDMA), A1453
4G Network LTE - all versions
SIM Nano-SIM

Dimensions 124.4 x 59.2 x 9 mm (4.90 x 2.33 x 0.35 in)
Weight        132 g (4.66 oz)
DISPLAY Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 640 x 1136 pixels, 4.0 inches (~326 ppi pixel density)
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 16/32 GB, 1 GB RAM
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
USB Yes, v2.0
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization
Secondary Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular
FEATURES
OS iOS 7.0
Chipset Apple A6
CPU Dual-core 1.3 GHz
GPU PowerVR SGX 543MP3 (triple-core graphics)
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Stand-by Up to 250 h (2G) / Up to 250 h (3G)
Talk time (2G) / Up to 10 h (3G)
Music play Up to 40 h

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Apple iPhone 5S & iPhone 5C: India price and features

Apple launched the iPhone 5S & the iPhone 5C amidst huge hype and brouhaha over its features and
pricing, most of which were already leaked out pretty accurately.

We bring to you all the information you would need to know about the iPhone 5S & iPhone 5C.

Apple iPhone 5S Features & Pricing in India

Display & Body
The display on the iPhone 5S remains the same at 4.0 inches with a pixel density of 326 ppi. As expected, the design is also the same as the iPhone 5.

64 bit A7 chip and M7 motion co-processor
The iPhone 5S comes with the new A7 chip which Apple claims to be the world’s first 64 bit desktop-class architecture in a smartphone. Apparently Huawei Ascend D Quad launched in Feb 2012 last year also boasted of a 64 bit chipset.
M7 motion coprocessor gathers data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass to offload work from the A7 for improved power efficiency. Apple has allowed developers’ access to the new CoreMotion APIs that take advantage of M7, thus allowing them to create better fitness and activity apps.
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Apple iPhone 5C at $99 for 16GB model

Apple's latest iPhones will come in a bevy of colors and two distinct designs, one made of plastic and the other that aims to be "the gold standard of smartphones."
Apple unveiled the latest iPhone models during an event at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters. The move comes as rival phones from Samsung and other manufacturers are challenging Apple in the competitive smartphone market.
The iPhone 5C will be available in five colors - green, blue, yellow, pink and white. CEO Tim Cook calls the 5C "more fun and colorful" than any other iPhone. The 5C has a 4-inch Retina display and is powered by Apple's A6 chip. It also has an 8 megapixel camera, live photo filters and a rear cover that lights up.

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11.9.13

Daimler aims to launch self-driving car by 2020

Germany's Daimler AG   plans to start selling a self-driving car by 2020 as part of its campaign to regain the top spot among premium carmakers, its development chief said.

Carmakers and suppliers across the world are working on ways to make driving safer and more comfortable through automation, and the race is on to bring the technology to the mass market.

"We want to be the first to launch autonomous functions in production vehicles. You can be sure: we will accomplish that in this decade," Daimler head of development Thomas Weber said.
Daimler, battling to regain the top stop in the luxury car market from German rival BMW, is focusing on so-called highly automated driving, in which cars master situations such as cruising the motorway or manoeuvring through traffic jams while the driver relaxes.

The car would recognise difficult situations such as dealing with traffic lights or urban driving among pedestrians and cyclists, and hand control back to the human behind the wheel.
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10.9.13

Airtel Bangladesh wins 5 Mhz of 3G spectrum for $105mn


Bharti Airtel's subsidiary in Bangladesh today won 5 Mhz of third generation (3G) spectrum for $105 million in an auction here.
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission ( BTRC) sold 25 megahertz (MHz) of 3G airwaves for $525 million to four telecom operators which include Grameenphone, Robi Axiata, Airtel Bangladesh and Banglalink Digital Communications.
The country's largest mobile operatorGrameenphone secured 10 Mhz of spectrum for USD 210 million while the remaining three acquired 5 Mhz each at a price of $105 million, the regulator said.
"Airtel is pleased to have been awarded 3G license in Bangladesh along with 5 Mhz of spectrum. Being an experienced 3G operator in the South Asia region, we are committed to enrich our customers' voice and data experience in Bangladesh through unique life style products and 3G services," the company said in a statement.
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Samsung launching ultra-HD TVs starting @ Rs 3.25L

Consumer electronics major Samsung unveiled seven new products across verticals, including two models of ultra high definition, that are expected to be launched in Indian market this month at prices of Rs 3.25 lakh and Rs 4.40 lakh, respectively. 

A company official said that the TV sets would be available for Indian markets this month and would be priced at approximately Rs 3.25 lakh and Rs 4.40 lakh for 55-inch and 65-inch, respectively. 

Besides, the company announced the launch of 55 inch OLED TV which had been made available in the European markets at a price of 8,000 euro. 

"The UHD TV would give views an unique TV watching experience and sharper image quality. With just one Connect Box it would also give customers a relief from hassles of cable wires," Michael Zoller Senior Director European Sales and Marketing at Samsung said, adding Samsung is in the business of making TV for 40 years now. 

Galaxy Note 3’s India launch likely by month-end

Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the recently unveiled flagship phablet of the South Korean company, is expected to arrive in India by the end of September.

At the global launch event for the device in Germany, the company had announced that the phablet will arrive in 149 countries on September 25. India is one of the biggest markets for Samsung and it has released its top-end devices in the country soon after their global unveiling. In fact, the Galaxy S4 smartphone arrived in India the day it was launched across the world. Galaxy Note II was also launched in India in the first phase of its global roll out.

Samsung has also said that its Galaxy Gear smartwatch will hit major markets when the new flagship phablet is launched.

While the major global markets will get the Galaxy Note 3 by the end of the month, the phablet will arrive in the US market in October only. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and US Cellular will carry the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. Some of the cellular carriers will also sell the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Major retailers including Best Buy, Amazon.com, RadioShack and Wal-Mart also will carry the smartphone and smartwatch.
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Apple testing 6-inch iPhones: WSJ

While Samsung is in the news for its Galaxy Note III, Apple is also reportedly working on an iPhone phablet. The Wall Street Journal citing sources has reported that the company is testing iPhones of various sizes, with screen sizes ranging from 4.8-inch to 6-inch.

The WSJ report says that Apple has shown keen interest in the iPhone prototype having 4.8-inch screen. Previous reports have suggested that Apple is testing a model called iPhone Math that has a 4.8-inch display.

However, the iPhone models expected to be launched at the company's forthcoming September 10 event are not expected to have such big screens. It is expected that the two models - namely iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C - will have 4-inch displays, same as the iPhone 5 that was launched last year.
Several companies are currently working on 6-inch phones, including HTC and Nokia. Samsung already has phones with screens measuring 5.7-inch, 5.8-inch and 6.3-inch in its portfolio. Sony has the biggest smartphone in the world in its line-up, the Xperia Z Ultra with a 6.4-inch screen. Other major manufacturers like ZTE and Huawei also have models with screen size around 6-inch in their line-up.
The WSJ report says, "It is unclear whether Apple will ultimately choose to follow a multi-size, multi-device strategy beyond shipping a new lower-cost model for the first time later this month. The company often tests different devices and configurations before choosing a course."
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9.9.13

China Telecom ‘confirms’ iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C

While the world speculates about the launch of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, a Chinese telecom giant has practically confirmed the two Apple smartphones.

China Telecom, one of the three biggest telecom companies in the country, recently put up a pre-order page for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on its official website. It also posted information about the two smartphones on its Sina Weibo account. However, the web page and the posts were later taken down by the company.
According to reports, Apple has tied up with China Telecom, along with China Mobile and China Unicom, to launch the two rumoured iPhones on their networks. China Mobile, the world's biggest telecom operator, will carry the iPhone for the first time this year.
Apple has sent out invites for an exclusive event for China on September 11, just a day after it is expected to launch its new smartphones globally. This is the first time that the company is hosting an event exclusively for any country.
The China Telecom web page shed light on some features of the iPhone 5S flagship smartphone. It said that the phone has a larger screen, touch on the display panel, A7 processor, iOS 7 operating system, sapphire Home key, a gold version, supports LTE-A technology, wireless charging, larger battery capacity, support slow motion video capture and dual flash. Most of these features are in line with previously leaked specifications, though the larger screen has been mentioned for the first time for the iPhone 5S.
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Microsoft launches portal for Indian developers

Global software major Microsoft has built a dedicated portal for its Indian developers with a community-based platform to network and engage, its Indian subsidiary said. 
"The collaborative portal will also offer expert guidance to developers and remotely solve their queries, empowering themto be efficient as they go from idea to app (application)," the company said in a statement here. 
With 1.6 million developers in India, which is its second largest community after the US, the company has designed the portal to offer a rich set of functionality to help them leverage collective computing power. 
"As a powerful tool, the portal (developer.microsoft.com) allows our developers in India to connect with their peers the world over. Our experts are also a click away for them," Microsoft Corporation (India) Ltd strategic audience marketing director Pratima Amonkar said in the statement. 

Croma CRXT 1134 7" Tablet (Black) Rs. 6,990

Get used to smoother and faster browsing as you choose the Croma CRXT 1134 7 inch Tablet. Powered by the latest Android v4.1 OS and Rockchip 2928 1.0 GHz Processor, it offers superior performance. This black tablet sports a 7 inch multi touch capacitive touchscreen with 1024 x 600p resolution for sharper images and videos. Its 512 MB RAM lets you toggle between multiple applications effortlessly.

This Croma 7 inch Android tablet is equipped with a primary camera with flash for capturing crystal clear images. The built-in accelerometer adjusts the screen view as per position which makes it useful while playing games. This tablet supports various applications like document viewer, Google search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, calendar, Google Talk. Other features include 2,56,000 screen colour support, secondary camera, Mali400 GPU, Micro-SD card slot, built-in Android browser, 1 USB device, 1 USB host, 3.5 mm jack, 3400 mAh Li-Po battery.
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8.9.13

Philips DSP30U 5.1 Speaker (Black) @ Rs. 4,999

Music sounds sweeter when you listen it with the Philips DSP30U 5.1 speaker. This speaker plays multiple devices at the same time, which makes it highly versatile. It features USB playback with SD card playability. The wireless remote control lets you operate it from a distance. With its virtual surround sound processing capability, this black speaker offers a wholesome audio experience.

This 5.1 channel speaker features bass reflex design that offers you a celestial music experience. The Philips speaker is quick to set up and gives hassle-free installation. You can connect it with your CD, DVD, PC and TV to make your movies and tracks sound better. Other features include 5 inch woofer, 3 inch full range, 20 W RMS power and wall mounting satellites.
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Lenovo G505 59-387133 15.6" Notebook (Black) @ Rs. 25,790

The Lenovo G505 59-387133 15.6 inch notebook is designed to make your life easier. Blaze through applications at an amazing speed thanks to its AMD Brazo E2100, 1.8 GHz processor whereas its 4 GB DDR3 RAM adds to the speed at which you multitask. Store your favourite movies, music tracks, photographs and other documents in its spacious 500 GB HDD.

This Lenovo 15.6 inch notebook features DVD RW that lets you create a backup of all your important documents onto a DVD. Other features include Windows 8 64 bit OS, 720p HD webcam, internal microphone, 10/100 Ethernet, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 1 USB v2.0, 2 USB v3.0, HDMI, RJ45 LAN, touchpad, standard keyboard and stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio. The black colour gives it a sophisticated, chic look.
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7.9.13

Google counters Microsoft-Nokia with a KitKat

Competition for Microsoft-Nokia just got hotter. Or so believe observers of IT and telecom industries.

A day after the $7.2 billion Microsoft-Nokia deal, Google surprised users worldwide with its announcement of KitKat, a new Android 4.4 operating system (OS) named after a chocolate brand of Nestle with which the Internet giant has forged a co-branding tie-up on Wednesday.

It could well be that KitKat the OS is a celebration of either Android crossing the 1 billion activation mark worlwide or Google’s 15th birthday.

But given that KitKat the OS came close on the heels of the Google Nexus 4 handset, experts feel it may have come a skosh prematurely, suggesting Google may be sensing stiff competition from Microsoft-Nokia, said analyst Mohammed Chowdhury of PwC. “With KitKat (the OS), Google is sending out a signal to Microsoft that there will always be a challenge near at hand in the highly competitive market.”
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Hands-on with Sony's Xperia Z1: 'Sony is throwing everything at this phone'

For months now, there’s been a buzz in the world of technology that Sony was about to release a mobile phone that would be a giant leap forward compared to its rivals and its own previous phones. “Sony is throwing everything at this phone,” those in the know would cryptically hint.

When the Sony Xperia Z arrived at the beginning of the year, many thought that was it. Or that the svelte, huge-screened Xperia Z Ultra was the one. But no. Today at IFA, the electronics trade show in Berlin, Sony Mobile announced the Xperia Z1.

This is the one they were talking about. Is it any good? After all, there are a number of impressive phones on the market to choose from. Initially I was unsure – does the world need another phone with a big five-inch display? I’ve spent some days with the first Z1 allowed outside Sony property to put it through its paces.

The software first: Sony’s take on Android is elegant and subtle with discreet icons and plenty of special elements like TrackID – Sony’s version of Shazam – and its entertainment download store.
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6.9.13

Galaxy Gear: Samsung unveils smartwatch

Smartphones, with their big screens and accurate clocks, have been blamed for the failing sales of wristwatches. But tonight in Berlin, Samsung announced a gadget that, it hopes, will soon be decking those currently empty wrists - a smart watch.

Tonight, modern, appealing wearable tech took a step closer to reality when Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear. And the Korean manufacturer will hope it is paving the way for a whole new category of gadget with this invention.

Nobody puts on a show quite like Samsung. A hidden orchestra played highly effective background music, giant screens showed images of new products and, suddenly, black cloths fell away to double the screen size. JK Shin, Samsung's president and CEO, revealed this highly secret product in the most sideways of fashions: when talking about another phone, the screen showed an image of the smart watch as if by accident, proving it can put text message alerts and reminders on your wrist.

So far, the buzzphrase of wearable tech has been mostly limited to gadgets that are not on widespread sale, like the Google Glass headset that is turning out to be the most Marmitey of gizmos, inspiring strong reactions even from people who have never even seen one. Or the Apple iWatch which remains nothing more than rumour at present.
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New version of Android sweetened by KitKat

Google has surprised the tech world by announcing that the next version of Android, its mobile operating system, will be named KitKat -- in honor of the candy bar developers munched on while they were creating it.
"We couldn't imagine a better name for our Android K release than the tasty chocolate that's been a favorite among the team since the early days of Android," said Marc Vanlerberghe, Google's marketing director for Android.
The name keeps with a Google tradition, established in 2009, of naming versioRead Morns of the industry-leading system after sweet treats. But it's the first time one of the nicknames has been a trademarked product and, as such, KitKat maker Nestle was needed to sign on.
The Swiss food and drink maker did -- and in a big way.
More than 50 million KitKat bars, specially branded with Google's green Android robot on their packaging, will be released, giving customers a chance to win prizes that include a Nexus 7 tablet and credits to the Google Play store. A small number of robot-shaped KitKats will also be shipped as surprises for customers.
The company also got in on the act with its KitKat website, which has been overhauled to look like the site of a tech company rolling out a sleek new piece of electronics. That includes an earnest promotional video that could easily be read as a swipe at Apple, Google's chief mobile rival.
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5.9.13

John Wisden, English cricker, celebrated with Google doodle


Google has celebrated the 187th anniversary of the birth of English cricketer, and creator of 'the Bible of Cricket', John Wisden.
Born in Brighton on September 5, 1826, little is known about Wisden's early life.
Following the death of his father he was cared for by the notable wicket keeper Tom Box who encouraged his cricketing abilities.
He made his debut for Sussex at 18 years of age.
At the peak of his powers, Wisden, who went on to play 187 first-class cricket matches for Kent, Middlesex and Sussex, was known as 'The Little Wonder'.
He is widely considered to have been the best all-rounder of his day.

99.9% of new mobile malware targets Android: Kaspersky

Google's popular operating system Android is reportedly also the most prone to malware attacks as found by security firms who claim that the number of malware programmes attacking the OS have only risen this year.
Security firm Kaspersky Lab's analyst Christian Funk said that 99.9% of all new phone malware targets Android and one year ago the firm recorded 30,000 versions of malware targeting mobiles.
According to stuff.co.nz, the malware attacks Android due to its wide availability making it a big target as its market share has risen about 80% in recent times.
Funk said that since the system is open, anyone can download the necessary documentation and write software which can be used as a camouflage for the viruses, targeting people looking for popular apps, thereby making them download apps with viruses buried in them.
Another IT security firm, Trend Micro has found that Australia was the prime target for malware attack designed to steal online banking information because the country is an 'early adopter' of technology.
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4.9.13

Zensar CEO: We will hire 400 engineers

Pune-based IT player Zensar Technologies Limited chief executive officer Ganesh Natarajan on Monday said the ailing Indian economy will force the IT companies to stay focused on the traditional IT markets such as US and Europe and avoid the domestic market for some time.
"A falling Rupee is a deterrent. There has been very poor decision making in the country. No body is going to look at the domestic market till the economy stabilises. IT companies will focus on the traditional markets - US and Europe," Zensar Technologies Limited chief executive officer Ganesh Natarajan said while speaking at the sidelines of the IT and ITeS Industry Association of Andhra Pradesh (ITsAP) HR summit here.
On being asked about the IT industry growth in this fiscal, Natarajan said the 13% - 14% growth that has been predicted by IT-body Nasscom was achievable.
"Compared to last year, the situation is much better. There is lot of opportunity as US, UK and Europe markets are in much better shape," he said.
Meanwhile, speaking about the company's future plans, Natarajan said, the company has appointed an investment banker to scout for acquisition opportunities in areas such as SAP or digital enterprises and the company is looking at a deal size between $25 million to $75 million.
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How Intex Tech became a Rs 1,070cr electronics giant

I was bitten by the entrepreneurship bug early in life. Though my father was a foodgrain dealer, I had no interest or intention to follow in his footsteps because I wanted to make a mark of my own. During my college days in the 1980s, there was a huge demand for audio and video cassettes and I decided to exploit this. I figured that it would help me make some pocket money even as I pursued a commerce degree from Delhi University. I started by buying audio cassettes from a wholesale market and trading these at local retail markets, such as Palika Bazaar, South Extension and Chandni Chowk. This did not involve any investment on my part since I was fulfilling retailers' orders and the profits were good—I earned Rs 2,000-3,000 a month. 

Two years later, I turned my attention to bigger things. Since I knew most of the electronic equipment in the Indian market was imported from countries like China and Korea, I decided to check the wholesale market in Hong Kong. I saved enough to cover my travel cost and visited the place in 1982, staying with a distant relative. I visited the local markets and made friends with several local hardware dealers. 
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Microsoft buys Nokia for $7.2 billion

Microsoft's acquisition of handset major Nokia's phone division has drawn a lot of interest in the tech and business world. Will beleaguered Nokia be better able to succeed at what it could not as a standalone player? Will Microsoft be able to rewrite its smartphone story now & compete better with Apple and Google? These are the questions only time can answer. But the two are definitely expected to derive better synergies with the merger.
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3.9.13

ADCOM 740C Tablet with Calling (Black)

The Android enabled ADCOM 3G Calling WiFi 740C Tablet - (Black) is powered by a 1.2 GHz processor which is backed by 512 MB of RAM. The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version operating system in this tablet provides access to the Google Play Store for downloading utility apps. This 7-inch tablet is equipped with dual camera and supports voice calling via 3G SIM support. The tablet has a number of attractive features like Wi-Fi support, multi touch screen, 4 direction gravity sensing and multiple language support.
Design & Display
The stylish tablet has a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The capacitive touch screen supports multi touch input for smooth navigation. The gravity sensor enhances the gaming experience on this tablet.

Multimedia
The 2 MP primary (rear) camera allows video recording and the 0.3 MP secondary (front) camera can be used for making video calls. The audio and video player in this tablet supports a wide range of multimedia formats for entertainment. 

Connectivity
Wi-Fi can be used to connect to the Internet from this tablet. There is also 3G support via USB dongle, however all USB dongles are not compatible with this tablet. Additional settings may be required for a few USB dongles to function properly with this tablet. 

Battery & Storage
The powerful lithium ion battery in this tablet offers a long battery back-up. The 4 GB of internal memory can be expanded up to 32 GB with a microSD card.

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2.9.13

Micromax Funbook Infinity Tablet P275

The Funbook P560 from Micromax runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system for multi-tasking in a user-friendly interface. This tablet is powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm processor. The 512 MB of RAM boosts the performance of the device. The Adreno 200 graphics processing unit enhances the quality of the graphics and visuals. It has an Accelerometer that can adjust the screen settings based on the alignment of the device. This tablet comes with various pre-loaded applications like Google Play, Gmail and the Gtalk instant messenger.

Design & Display
This is a mini tablet has a 7-inch LCD touch screen display. The multi touch screen of this tablet has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels that offers a clear display.

Multimedia
The Micromax Funbook tablet has a 2 megapixel primary (rear) camera and a 0.3 megapixel secondary (front) camera with 4x digital zoom and 4 brightness adjustment levels. This is a high definition tablet that can play HD videos in 720p. The audio player of this tablet is capable of playing most of the popular file formats.

Connectivity
There are various wired and wireless connectivity options on this tablet. This tablet is Wi-Fi enabled, with support for GPRS as well as EDGE connectivity. Voice calls and 3G connectivity options in this tablet are facilitated by a SIM card. Furthermore, this device can act as a wireless hotspot to connect other devices to the Internet. The P650 is equipped with a USB port, microSD card slot and a SIM slot.

Battery & Storage
The rechargeable battery has a capacity of 3000 mAh and provides up to 5 hours of talk time and up to 160 hours of standby time. The internal storage capacity of the Funbook P560 is 4 GB which is expandable up to 32 GB with the help of an external microSD card.

1.9.13

A ‘floating‘ stand for your laptop

TwelveSouth's new Ghost Stand is a Houdini for your MacBook-the clear lucite computer stand looks like it has suspended your laptop in mid-air. 
Inspired by designer Philippe Starck's Ghost Chair, the $35 platform is available starting today. It works for MacBooks, MacBook Airs, and MacBook Pros. The stand levitates your MacBook six inches above your desk, to give you more room to work comfortably with a wireless mouse and a different keyboard, or maybe a second monitor.
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