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How Far Will You Go For A Selfie?


The selfie culture may have taken the world by storm, but for some people it has proved more of a bane than a boon. The recent death of an engineering student, Prakash in Tamil Nadu is a glaring example. The guy was apparently trying to take a selfie while standing at a cliffedge when he fell and succumbed to serious head injury.  And this is not the only example. There have been several cases in the past when people have died while trying to take that perfect selfie. The Week has reported that in 2015 so far, 12 people died while taking a selfie. The major reason of deaths has been sloppy falls and collision with vehicles. Earlier this month a Japanese tourist died as he tried to click a selfie at the Taj Mahal. He reportedly fell off the stairs. The Independent has previously reported a case where a [+more]

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Technology Turning Into A Mom’s Best Friend

Shilpi Gupta Blog

Blog Mom of two, Shilpi Gupta talks to us about how she used technology and made it a part of her life from pregnancy and child birth to bringing up her toddlers. Most connected women these days use technology as a means to know more about the precious nine months. Technology has become a part of everyday lives. This is especially true for pregnancy and childbirth when the internet acts as a friend, guide, and to some extent a doctor. These thoughts took centerstage during my pregnancy days. If it was not for niche apps along with the plethora of information available on the Internet, I may not have sailed through those joyous yet testing times. Apps like Pregnancy Tracker, My Pregnancy Today and What to Expect gave me daily tips on what to eat, what to do, what not to do. They opened me up to all stages of [+more]

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Twitter Bans Jokes Due To Copyright Issues

Twitter jokes ban

Every day, lots of content is being created on social networking website Twitter. This has led to people complaining about  their 140 characters being copied without giving them due credit. The Twitter jokes ban; therefore, seems to have come into place to prevent copyright infringement. Reports suggest that the social media network is deleting jokes and other content that has been copied from other Tweets. It has come to light that Twitter will delete copied Tweets to prevent copyright issues. The Verge has pointed out that a Los Angeles-based freelance writer Olga Lexell filed a case because many people had retweeted her joke that said, “saw someone spill their high end juice cleanse all over the sidewalk and now I know god is on my side”. Lexell’s Twitter account has since become private but she had earlier Tweeted that she spoke to the social networking site and told them that she [+more]

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Leaked—iPhone 7 To Feature Panel Similar To iPhone 4

Come September and the iPhone 6S Plus and the iPhone 6S could see the light of the day. However, we would like to declare at the outset, fans should not expect huge alternations in design or major innovations in the look. The revolution in its outer look can come about with the Apple iPhone 7, set to release sometime in 2016. With a latest concept render doing rounds we gauge that the iPhone 7 will feature similar design angles as in the iPhone 4 and 4S versions. About the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, you can expect more similarity with the current iPhone 6! The Design The iPhone 4 series had been path breaking in terms of design. Now, the creators at Apple seem to have stolen the concept of glass back of the iPhone 4 for the upcoming flagship iPhone 7 as well. A video of the [+more]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5: The Specs, Release Date, Price We’re Likely To See

Come September and we might expect release of the Samsung Note 5. The Note Series had been a major draw for big screen fans and have also inspired Apple to go big with the iPhone 6 Plus that comes with 5.5 inches screen size. The Release Details On another hand, we hear that the Note 5 will be announced with a brand new release named Galaxy S6 Edge+ by August 12. The Note series began with a 5.3-incher screen size that was enormous back then in 2011 and now we have already touched 5.6+ incher displays on the subsequent models. We can also expect Android M to unleash with the Note 5. More Details Revealed We are also anticipating presence of a 20MP main camera on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 but some are expecting a 16 MP main camera with enhanced low light capabilities and better processing software. We are [+more]

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Sony Likely To Unveil Xperia Z3+ In India On June 26

Lumia 640 Still A Hit-- Despite Contract And Hardware Limitations

Come 26 June and Sony will unleash the Xperia Z3+ for the Indian market in New Delhi. The giant has already set out Block Your Date cards to media brands for the big event. While we have no official confirmation that the Z3+ from the Xperia series is set for release, we can only anticipate this flagship to be out on the given date, as per the pattern Sony has revealed internationally in terms of release. What The Xperia Z3+ Offers? As a follow up to the Xperia Z3, the Z3+ will come  laced with 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, with four 1.5GHz cores and four 2 GHz cores. The flagship will, of course, run on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS out of the box. Sleek and light in terms of physicality, the width stands at 6.9 mm while it weighs only 144 grams.  More Of The Xperia Story Sony [+more]

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Android M Welcomes New Google Search Feature And Android Pay

Facebook Records 1 Billion Users Glued To It On Thursday

Android M has seen official introduction from Google’s stable on Thursday at the I/O conference in San Francisco. There is no way to know if Google has christened its Android M on lines of Ice cream Sandwich or Lollipop yet but we do know that for now the platform is accessible only to developers. The latest preview did reveal that a single press and hold on the home button of your Android M smart gadget could open up Google Search. So no more swipes along the top of your home screens will be needed. A huge leap though is that Google Now is more sensitive to context thanks to Now On Tap. Using this feature, your phone will know what email you are dealing with or what music file you are accessing. Android M also means the arrival of Android Pay. We have heard about this since MWC in March this [+more]

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