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The latest and greatest news from the technology world, curated for you.

Researcher uses origami to build inexpensive battery

June 11, 2015 |

A researcher has used Japanese art of paper folding – origami – to build an inexpensive bacteria-powered battery made from paper.

Seokheun “Sean” Choi, a Binghamton University engineer, developed an inexpensive, bacteria-powered battery made from paper, he writes in the … Read More

Senior citizens increasingly using the Internet to discuss, learn about sex

June 11, 2015 |

Researchers have debunked the stereotypical myth that senior citizens have little interest in sex and are befuddled by technology through a new research wherein it has been revealed that quite a few older adults are making use of the web … Read More

How much with Samsung Galaxy S5 cost in India?

February 25, 2014 |

Samsung has taken the wraps off its latest flagship smartphone Galaxy S5 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 in Barcelona, Spain during its Unpacked 5 event.

Samsung revealed that it will be making its water and dust-proof smartphone available … Read More

SingTel to support ‘consolidation drive’ initiated by Bharti Airtel

September 19, 2013 |

Bharti Airtel’s largest foreign investor with a stake of 32.34 percent, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (SingTel), has asked its Indian Associate to lead the domestic market consolidation drive assuring every possible support for such moves.

Chairman of SingTel, Simon Israel, … Read More

Three smartphones dedicated to Narendra Modi to be launched this Sunday

September 17, 2013 |

Narendra Modi is becoming more and more popular with the masses following his candidature as PM candidate in 2014 General Election and having already grabbed a whole lot of followers in the social networking space it seems that Gujarat CM is now set to rule the smartphone world as well.

Smartnamo, an independent smartphone maker group, has announced the launch of three smartphones – Smartnamo Saffron 1 (two variants) and Saffron 2.

Company’s Spokesperson confirmed the news saying that “All the three phones will be available in India online from this Sunday. The Saffron 2 will be available for ₹24,000.” Saffron 1 will feature 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage and will be available for ₹23,000. The other version will come with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage and will be priced at ₹18,000.

Samrtnamo Saffron 2 will have a 6.5 inch IPS display with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution. The handset will feature Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean operating system, PowerVR SGX 544MP graphics processing unit, quad core processor of 1.5 GHz MTK6589T, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, 5-megapixel front camera and a rear auto focus 13-megapixel camera.

The smartphone will also feature dual SIM capabilities, micro SD card slot, a 3150 mAh battery, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, FM Radio, HDMI Support, light, proximity and gravity sensor and microUSB 2.0.

Saffron 1 handset will also have the same features as of Saffron 2. The only difference between the two is the internal storage and RAM capacity of the handsets. Saffron 1 will have 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage as compared to Saffron 2’s 2 GB RAM and 32 GB storage.

Box to rival Google with its ‘Notes’

September 16, 2013 |

Box today unveiled a new feature called ‘Box Notes’, which will rivals the services provided by Google Docs, Quip and Evernote, allowing the users to note down ideas and thoughts directly from within the storage platform’s framework.

Dubbed as an informal way to collaborate Box Notes is yet another product that intends to move users away from traditional software like Microsoft office and towards cloud based applications. ‘Notes’ is claimed to be a “super simple application,” that would allow for multiple users to work simultaneously. Box has ensured that security is at its best and users will be able to view at all times who all have access to the document at all times.

Unfortunately, the feature is not going to be available publicly as the official release is slated for a 2014 launch. Currently Notes is available in limited private beta mode for a selected few.

The entire concept of Box revolves around helping users to store their files in the cloud in a safe and secure manner eliminating the need of a hard drive. With tough competitors in the crowded cloud storage genre like Dropbox and Hightail, it won’t be easy for Box to stand alone trying to grab more and more market share for them.

Box is diving deeper into cloud storage services by providing innovation that helps its customers do more with the files stored on its servers.

Microsoft Corp to cut more jobs at MSN this week

September 13, 2013 |

As part of reorganization called on by Microsoft Corporation in July, the Windows 8 maker is on its way to axe jobs of dozens of freelance writers and contractors working at MSN.

A spokesperson from MSN confirmed the layoffs, … Read More

What is the price of Apple iPhone 5S 16GB in India? eBay sellers claims ₹65,000, ₹69,500

September 12, 2013 | 1

Apple unveiled its latest flagship iPhone – the 5S couple of days back and speculations are at an all-time high regarding the availability and pricing of the smartphone in India. According to a fresh listing on eBay a Hyderabad seller … Read More

Micromax’s most expensive smartphone yet – Canvas Doodle 2

August 24, 2013 |

Micromax has launched its most expensive smartphone yet – the Canvas Doodle 2, which it has priced at ₹19,900 – a whole ₹2,900 expensive than its recently released Canvas 4.

Powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, the Canvas Doodle 2 … Read More

Nokia Lumia 925 now available in India

August 19, 2013 |

Nokia has started selling its latest flagship Lumia 925 smartphone for ₹34,169 through its official store at – pricing it a little higher as compared to other online retailers where it is available for as low as ₹33,499.

Powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 1GB RAM, flaunting a full aluminum chassis, 16GB of internal storage the Nokia Lumia 925 packs a 4.5-inch AMOLED display with 1,280 x 768 pixel resolution which is protected by Gorilla Glass 2. Lumia 925 runs Microsoft’s latest mobile operating system – Windows Phone 8.0 and comes preloaded with lots of Nokia Lumia exclusive apps and services. The smartphone comes with 2000 mAh battery for talktime juice that lasts longer and supports wireless charging as well.

Using the 8.7-megapixel camera at the rear of the Lumia 925 which is based on PureView technology, you can capture some rather sharp and crispy photos. With Lumia 925, Nokia has done a little trick by adding a sixth glass lens on top of the regular five plastic lenses in the image sensor. Further the smartphone has improved optical image stabilization as well as better performance in low light conditions.

With a feature called Smart Camera mode you can capture up to ten images using the motion focus feature allowing you to employ changes to the capture image such as removing blur as well as alter images in the background.