Author Archives: Radhika Seth


LG G3 specs leak: 3GB RAM and 5.5-inch display

LG G3 specs leak: 3GB RAM and 5.5-inch display

The overpopulated Android smartphone market is getting a new entrant in the form of the LG G3. To make sure that the community makes a beeline for the device, LG plays it smart by integrating some interesting features to the phone. The details came to light when an unannounced LG phone with model number LS990 was spotted on the User Agent profile of the Sprint website.

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Amazon smartphone re-invigorates Appstore hunt

Amazon smartphone re-invigorates Appstore hunt

Technology blogs and forums are rife with rumors about the upcoming launch of an Amazon Smartphone - coming as early as September. It’s a given that if they’re intending to enter a market already well-gripped by Apple and Samsung, Amazon will have differentiate itself at all levels. We have already spoken about the possibility of 3D features on the phone, tapping the hardware details several times as well. What's left? Software - specifically apps.

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MisTable uses mist to create interactive 3D projection

MisTable uses mist to create interactive 3D projection

Who would have thought mist to be the key element that marries interaction to technology? Take a look at the innovative MisTable, the brainchild of Professor Sriram Subramanian and Dr Diego Martinez Plasencia from the University of Bristol's Department of Computer Science. The simple tabletop combines mist (or fog) with a conventional horizontal interactive system, giving life to 2D images and making them appear three-dimensional via simple manipulations.

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NASA Veggie project will grow vegetables in the International Space Station

NASA Veggie project will grow vegetables in the International Space Station

The one thing that Howard Wolowitz of The Big Bang Theory missed during his space mission was eating his greens, joking aside however, there is a grain of truth in here, astronauts at the International Space Station do miss eating vegetables and some of them even relate to having plants around as their earth-connection. To help expand on the in-orbit food production capabilities onboard the ISS, NASA will be sending across the 'Veggie' – a plant growth chamber – via the Dragon Capsule.

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Bitcoin legitimized on eBay with virtual currency category

Bitcoin legitimized on eBay with virtual currency category

A new category for digital items has been added to eBay making waves because of the trading potential it brings to the marketplace. The category in question is “Virtual Currency”, which will make selling Bitcoins, dogecoin, crypto currency miners, and mining contracts an easy task.

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Social media spawning a new breed of money-making machines

Social media spawning a new breed of money-making machines

It's very easy to forget that social media is not a charitable institution that wants you to connect to the world. The truth of the matter is that we humans love drama, and we thrive on gossip. The minute you score a new gig, you immediately share it on Facebook. Controversial news – let's spill it on Twitter! 'I'm the next best photographer with a new phone'; sure Instagram is there, and for the crafty-you – Pinterest is your best friend. Once you've been hooked to the platform, the monetization game begins.

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Festo BionicKangaroo powerful leap thanks to pneumatic drives

Festo BionicKangaroo powerful leap thanks to pneumatic drives

The possibility of us needing a jumping robotic kangaroo in the future is very slim, but it's good to know that the technology behind it is already being worked upon. Germany's robot developers Festo are known to have some innovative concepts, adding to the list is this BionicKangaroo, one that mimics the animal's gait and jump.

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Mazda 6 sedans being recalled due to spider infestation, again

Mazda 6 sedans being recalled due to spider infestation, again

If you feel a sense of Deja vu, then don’t worry too much about it. The company is the same, the car model is the same and the problem is also the same. In 2011, Mazda recalled almost 52,000 Mazda 6 sedans because they were infested with yellow sac spiders. This year the number of cars to be recalled is 42,000 (US only); and this is despite Mazda putting covers on vent lines to keep the spiders at bay.

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Game of Thrones – Why ‘All Men Must Die’

Game of Thrones – Why ‘All Men Must Die’

Come April 6th and all eyes will be glued to the television screen, only to watch the aftermath of the 'Red Wedding' and how the story of Game of Thrones progresses from here. Entering its fourth season, a lot is being pegged on this segment, simply because of the juncture where the story is at. While we have Daenerys Targaryen, 'the mother of dragons', stating that she will do what all queens do – rule - the flip-side sees the statement 'All Men Must Die' as the underlying plot.

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YouTube music service deferred while Google reevaluate business model and development

YouTube music service deferred while Google reevaluate business model and development

They may not have planned it this ways, but YouTube is the go-to channel for music and videos amongst the young audiences between 12 and 24. Taking into consideration its billion plus monthly users, that includes this segment, a paid on-demand music streaming service seemed the natural progression. Although Google had originally planned to launch the service late last year, the project is still a work-in-progress due to several reasons.

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Will.i.am reveals his smartwatch, plans a July release

Will.i.am reveals his smartwatch, plans a July release

Better known for his musical talents and association with the popular band Black Eyes Peas, singer and songwriter will.i.am moonlights as a serial entrepreneur and innovator during his time off music. This time around, he is in the news for his latest innovation, a smartwatch, which was revealed on a British chat show.

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Turkey accused of intercepting Google DNS

Turkey accused of intercepting Google DNS

After Twitter and YouTube, it’s now time for Google to cry foul. Apparently Turkey is asking their ISPs to intercept Google's public DNS service - primary: 8.8.8.8, secondary 8.8.4.4 – and redirect to their own servers, in order to reinforce the ban on the microblogging site and the video-sharing site, amongst others.

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