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Farewell, My Sweet Blackberry

Today is a nostalgic day for me, while my Blackberry Bold 4 has been dead for years, the official announcement bringing forth the demise of the sturdy phones has put my emotions for the discussed phone on the verge. Yes, Blackberry is officially dead now. The sturdiness, though encompassed...

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The Magic In Our Lives Like Never Before

Technology has changed our lives in more ways than we appreciate. The ease of access, the connectivity and the omnipotent and omnipresent presence has allowed us to reach out like never before. Be it with a friend in the neighbourhood, or a relative across the world, distances and time...

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Australian Media Pokes Fun At India’s Step Towards Renewable Energy

Recently, Australian media came out with a ‘racist’ and discouraging cartoon portraying Indians as underdeveloped and uneducated. The cartoon appeared in the Rupert Murdoch-owned The Australian in response to the Paris climate conference. The cartoon shows an emaciated Indian family breaking up solar panels and one person trying to...

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5 Successful Gadgets Of 2014

2014 has been one of the most astounding years of the 21st century in terms of technological advancements; technology continued to touch newer heights throughout the year. A lot of gadgets were launched this year, which looked promising at starting, but only a few of them made it to...

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Micromax Yu Yureka: A Preview

After partnering with Google on Android One, budget-friendly Micromax is out with the latest of its smartphones, Yu Yureka. The device is a Cynogen OS-based phablet. Micromax Yureka has hit the Indian market at the rate of Rs. 8,999. Just a day into the market, the device is already...

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Sony Leak Scandal: A Serious Breach To Privacy.

Hacking into their computer systems, jarringly adroit cyber geniuses have made the hypersensitive information of Sony Pictures, public. Rendering the reputed entertainment corporation’s operations immobile, and playing hide and seek with a series of highly private reports, these hackers have dumbfounded the authorities with their scandalous expertise. Approximately two...

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Unfriendly Video Games

Not all video game players are victims to such problems; it’s only the addicts who face such consequences. In a recent analysis, statistics show that almost 65 percent of video game addicts are obese. Video games do have beneficial effects too, if used moderately. There are games such as...

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Cyber Policing: India Tops The List

The Internet space has no doubt come to embody freedom, where monopoly over content is way more difficult than any other medium of expression. However, lack of regulation is also the other side of webspace that is a growing concern for its users. Site crashes, virus and malware infecting...

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Apple In Between China-America Cyber War?

The perpetrators of the cyber-attack are allegedly able to access customers’ usernames, passwords and other personal data, raising fresh fears over the security of Apple’s systems. Using what is called a "man-in-the-middle" (MITM) attack, the hackers interpose their own website between users and Apple's iCloud server, intercepting data and...

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The Age Of Code War

U.S.A is leading the charge yet again, with the maximum contribution to the Code War. In fact the number of espionage charges on the U.S.A (courtesy Edward Snowden, the great whistleblower) single-handedly outweighs the espionage cases by the rest of the world. Recently, the U.S blamed the Russian hackers...

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India Innovates Smartshoes

The company started in 2011 by two young Indians has now grown to 50 employees in the city of Secunderabad in the newly-formed southern Indian state of Telengana. It is now a globally recognised innovative brand in wearable technology. India is upping the stakes in the wearable gizmos market...

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BlackBerry Passport: A Stylish Buy

BlackBerry Passport is unique and stylish. It comes in an unconventional square-shaped 4.5 inches screen. The smartphone features a QWERTY touch keyboard which can also be swiped for typing. The smartphone has been styled to look like a passport. The company’s target customers are those associated with business and...

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Are Computer Boon Or a Bane For Children?

The introduction of 3-D games and the consistent use of it have left a negative impact on children's minds. Psychologists and sociologists believe that some of the violent game leads to imitation of violent activities in children. Thus we find a behavioral change in them. Evidences have been found...

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iPhone 6 And The iWatch: Get A Preview

Yes, yesterday was the much awaited day for all the iPhone lovers. To add to the exciting launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Tim Cook released the anticipated iWatch as well. The newly launched Apple products have taken the both mainstream media and social media by a...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Exciting Features

Samsung has launched its much awaited phablet, Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The gadget, following its predecessor Galaxy Note 3, is expected to do exceedingly well with the consumers. For that, the producers have added better features to the phablet, making improvements to the successful Galaxy Note 3.

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Jaguar’s Intelligent Car

Tata Group’s Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced that it is developing the world’s first smart car. The Director of Research and Technology of JLR, Wolfgang Epple announced, “We are working on research projects that will give the driver better information to enhance the driving experience. By presenting the...

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Touch The Sky With IAF’s 3D Game

Just a day after its launch, the Facebook page of Guardian of The Skies, has already received more than five hundred likes. The games’ Facebook profile reads “Don’t mess with us, we are super emerging power.” They will also make the game available soon for download on Android, Windows...

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iPhone 6 To Release Soon: What To Expect

Apple came out with its first Smartphone in the year 2007. Since then the brand that is prestigiously named “Apple” has reached enormous heights. The world, with the inception of a generation of “IPhoners” has witnessed a revolution in technology. Now companies like Samsung, Nokia, and HTC have all...

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Time Is Running Out

Has modern medicine stepped into dangerous territory? The year 2014 marked a great victory for India in the health sector. The advertisements with Bollywood celebrities urging the people to give their children “do boond zindagi ki” (two drops of life) to fight the long battle against Polio finally paid...

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Study Smart, Study Right

It’s that time of the year once again when I shut myself in my room every evening and open my books, and go on an adventure called “preparing for exams”. While I end up sleeping half the time what’s more difficult for me is to not access my phone...

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Facebook Buys WhatsApp

The news about Facebook buying WhatsApp for 19 billion dollars has certainly got everyone’s minds racing. While some suspect that WhatsApp services will now be merged with Facebook Messenger, others are worried about their privacy and the ads that will keep flickering on their smartphone screen. Well, we will...

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Music For Your Ears

A huge section of teenage life involves locking oneself in bedroom, putting on headphones and getting lost in the beauty of a world where nothing can go wrong. And this applies not only to our teenage times, but also takes us through most of our adult life as well....

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The Light of Happiness

Sure, the holiday and party season is over but we still have something to smile about—we still have the two best sounding speakers, the BoseSoundlink Mini and the JBL Pulse. While the Bose looks just like any other show piece on your table, the JBL looks almost like a chalta-phirta...

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Too Many Options To Choose From

Technology, although a double edged sword, has been helping humankind right from the beginning of time. The youth today is particularly obsessed by it and wants to be able to communicate with anyone at any given point of time. And technology has been helping us satisfy this obsession, to...

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Delivery By Unmanned Drones!

Late Sunday evening, Amazon’s CEO, Mr. Jeff Bezos announced to the world that Amazon is contemplating delivery of packages by unmanned drones. Mr. Bezos said the drones, called Octocopters, are unmanned vehicles that will fly through the air and could deliver packages that weigh up to five pounds (2.3 kg)....

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Mysterious Mars!

As one of our closest and most familiar neighbours in space, Mars has served as the source of legends and theories ever since the storytellers first slept under the stars. With its 24.6 hour long day and snowy polar caps, it faintly resembles Earth. And thus Mars is really...

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Et Tu Twitter?

As shocking as it may sound but the word “feku”(a term coined for Narendra Modi by the twitterati meaning a person who constantly brags and lies), applies more to the world of Twitter than Modi himself.

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Smile Please!

Gone are the days when we carried our digital cameras to a party, and it’s all thanks to our latest smartphones. But the best part about clicking pictures is the fact is that we can play around with it. The Appstore in all the latest phones, be it...

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WhatsApp Used To Instigate Riot?

While the Indian government was busy censoring content on social media, they forgot about messaging services like WhatsApp and BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). According to a report in the Indian Express, rioters used WhatsApp to spread the video that might have been added to the already existing communal disturbance in...

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India To Be Polio Free By Next Year

Another four months and India will finally become a Polio free country. The disease that has left thousands of children crippled for life has been overpowered by the country’s Polio eradication programme. India had already achieved the milestone when it was removed from the list of Polio endemic countries...

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Welcome iPhone 5s!

Looks like the month of September is turning out to be quiet interesting— for some people atleast. The moment all Apple fans had been waiting for is finally here. Yes, yesterday was indeed a day of double dhamaka, as Apple launched two new iPhones, the iPhone 5s and...

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Exploring Veterinary Science In India

I had the pleasure of interacting with a faculty member during my visit to KNP College of Veterinary Science in Shirwal, Maharashtra. This professor spoke about how people are unaware of the existence of Veterinary Science and how such an interesting course sees low enrolment. Jared Diamond, in his...

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Jawbone Up: A Review

For the most part of our lives we live on autopilot. Majority of the actions that we indulge in all through the day such as walking, sleeping, sitting, eating and other such very basic activities are performed almost involuntarily, out of habit. Charles Duhigg, author of the book The...

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BPOs Eye Social Media

A social media strategy has now become a survival tool for almost all corporate companies. To everyone’s surprise it’s proving to be a game changer in the BPO industry too, as companies are increasingly feeling the need to track social media conversations to understand consumer preferences and their perceptions...

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Introducing Facebook Home

When the rumours actually began, it seemed like Mark Zuckerberg was planning to introduce a whole new “Facebook Phone” for android users. It turns out that those rumours were a little inaccurate, with official announcements coming that Facebook was launching its new “Home” app. So, it’s not a new...

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Biggest Cyber Attack In History

It’s been one week of slow internet now. First, there was one of the worst cyber-attacks ever on the Internet; second, an undersea cable off the coast of Egypt was cut. The two attacks have affected Internet speeds and stability. The latter one has affected India more than the...

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Online Pranks!

This year instead of your friends and family, the internet was ready to fool you. On the day that celebrates pranks and jokes, popular websites pull clever ones on users. While many got fooled by the jokes, many had their guards up and still enjoyed the online-jokes.

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