Polaroid Snap: Vintage Yet Modern Way To Capture The Memories

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The launch of Polaroid Snap takes me down memory lane. I recently took a trip to a quaint hill station Kasuali in India where time stood still. Every facet of the picturesque colonial city demanded to be captured in the exclusive frame. However, much to my dismay the only piece of camera I had was the one etched in my smartphones. I did try to capture the beauty of Kasuali in my phone, but the digital pictures failed me miserably. This is when I felt that I needed a camera, which could seize the moment, which could give me exclusive relics. The Polaroid Snap is one of these, it gives you instant pictures, which you can touch and feel. The camera is 10-megapixel and creates snaps with Zero ink technology and heat activated dye crystals. It lets you store picture in the micro SD card and new photos can be [+more]

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New India Boss Appointed By Rovio

New India Boss Appointed by Rovio

Anurag Sachdeva has been appointed the new Country Director for South Asia and India by Rovio, creator of Angry Bird. He used to be the Associate Director of Business Development for Southeast Asia and India in the same country. Sachdeva replaced Antti Orhling, who quit joining Jolla, an open market OS maker, as the CEO. It is true that Rovio has been present in India for more than two years but apart from its presence in events like Pocket Gamer Connects and Nasscom Game Developers Conference, there is nothing much to discuss the company. Rovio had announced in the past that it is making a cricket game with inputs from local developers but nothing of that sort has come out yet. Sachdeva has been assigned with the task of strengthening the presence of Rovio in this business sector along with managing telco relations for South East Asia. He would also [+more]

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Intex Ropes in Mahesh Babu as the Face Of Its Mobile Phones

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Intex plans to expand its smartphone market soon enough. In a recent statement, the Indian handset maker said that they plan to invest more than Rs. 300 crores towards their promotional campaign. They have hired South Indian actor Mahesh Babu as the face to promote their mobile phones. With all the advertising, they plan to double the revenue to Rs. 8000 crores. “The mobile phone vertical contributes about 75 to 80 percent to the overall revenues of the company. We are looking at around Rs. 300 crores investment in the overall brand. Out of which, 85 percent would be spent on mobile only,” said Intex director Keshav Bansal told NDTV. Intex Mahesh babu The company is known for rolling out affordable phones in the Indian market. Over the next few months, they plan to produce about 3.5 to 4 million handsets a month. Bansal is reportedly confident of achieving the [+more]

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The Bevel 3D Camera Is An Innovation In The Making

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For those who are fascinated by photography, Bevel will be a leap further. This is a simple device which lets you take 3D images conveniently. Bevel can be attached , which comes with a 3D camera, to the 3.5 mm audio jack of his smartphone running on iOS or Android. And wella! A 3D photograph is on its way. Once you have plugged in the device, take a photograph using the companion app. The laser sight in the device allows it to measure the space between the object or person being scanned and the camera to make a full depth map. And what you get does not just look like a 3D image but comes with definite depth information, which is a necessity for augmented reality applications and 3D modeling. These photographs can be shared like normal pictures on social networking sites and other channels. This device can be charged [+more]

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NASA Researcher Launches Battery Saving Wifi Chip

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An all new wifi chip has been developed by Adrian Tang, a researcher at Jet Propulsion Lab at NASA, California and MC Frank Chang, professor at the University of California-Los Angeles. It will supposedly enhance the battery life for all wifi devices. The report has been published in Popular Science. More Details The report also reveals that the chip works by reflecting a signal constantly sent out via a personalised router. Therefore, in absence of an own signal, the chip could help devices last much longer than what we see now. Tang has gone on air saying, “Because you are only imprinting on a wi-fi signal, you are not generating it and do not need power.” Touching New Speeds The main issue that had been holding back such a chip mechanism was isolation of a fixed signal that was being reflected back since the original signal also underwent constant reflection. As for [+more]

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Samsung And Apple Keen On Introducing E-SIMs, Says The Financial Times

Korean giant Samsung and Cupertino giant Apple are reportedly talking with telecom companies as well as GSMA in a bid to fix a deal over the standardization of e-SIMs, according to The Financial Times. This will mean an official end to the plastic SIM cards as we see them now. More Details If the latest E-SIM technology is indeed made real, it will  allow embedded SIM chips to be put to use so that users are not tied down to any specific network provider, as is the case now. This will also signify that the E-SIM will support all devices to be connected to the carrier whereby the user chooses to register. The Networks Involved As per the source, few networks that are in talks with Samsung and Apple are Etisalat ,  AT&T, Hutchison Whampoa , Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Vodafone  and Telefónica. We aren’t too sure if more smartphone manufacturers [+more]

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Upgrade To iOS 8.4 To Enjoy Apple Music

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Apple Music is all set to launch tomorrow and to enjoy uninterrupted music on this new app, Apple users will have to upgrade their devices to iOS 8.4.  Download iOS 8.4 today The makers are delighted to see the interest of people regarding the launch of Apple Music and Ian Rogers, Apple Music’s Senior Director in a recent blog post on Tuesday informed all users to upgrade their iOS to iOS 8.4.  In his Tweet, the senior director even mentioned that iOS 8.4 can be downloaded from 8 a.m PDT or 11 a.m EDT.  The new iOS  is reported to introduce some new features and bug fixes. However, the introduction of Apple Music is a major reason for which people will like to make a shift from their existing operating system. What does update include?  The Music app updates would also include features that will allow users to add customized [+more]

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Microsoft Could Launch Windows 10 On USB Flash Drive For Users

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Microsoft still considers USB drives and DVD storage worthwhile, as opposed to the Apple. Therefore, the giant might distribute its latest Windows version 10 over physical media despite this being the age of Mac App Store ad internet downloads. This availability of Windows 10 on a USB drive could have benefits for consumers given that it could reinstate the flash drive manufacturing industry. Last heard, Microsoft was expected to make Windows 10 available for consumers by 29 July. Customers or users of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 are eligible for a free upgrade. We had already brought you a guide on how to go about reserving your free copy of the same. If case you are not eligible for the free upgrade, you can buy either the Windows 10 Home or the Windows 10 Pro. This Home version is priced at $119 and the Pro will sell for $199. In [+more]

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