The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) has announced that apart from the .in domain, they will now be providing the ‘.bharat’ domain names in different Indian languages. Nixi CEO Govind told PTI that .bharat domain is already available in languages based on the Devnagiri lipi (script) such as Hindi, Bodo, Konkani, Dogri abd Marathi. The domain also supports Bengali, Gujarati, Manipuri, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu languages. Now, .bharat will be extended to other regional languages of India.
1000 users take .bharat domains in 3 days
NIXI offered the .bharat domain to around 1000 people at the 3-day 10th World Hindi Sammelan. The event was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As this is a comparatively new domain, users were also guided on using Devnagiri on their site. They were also told how to open a site in PUNICODE and UNICODE. Though the domain focuses on regional languages, it is not restricted to users within the country. Indians settled abroad can open a .bharat domain as well. NIXI has played an effective role in promoting Indian languages online since 2003. Their plan to introduce the .bharat domain in regional languages is expected to be a great achievement for the organization as well as for the country.
A KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said that the new iPhone 7 could be Apple’s thinnest smartphone ever. He has estimated that it would enjoy thickness similar to the iPod Touch and would range between 6.0mm and 6.5mm.
In the same report, Kuo has also said that it would also enjoy the Force Touch, which has become a favorite feature among Apple users.
Kuo is known to have a decent track record when it comes to making predictions about Apple products. He had predicted that the iPhone 6 would come in a 128 GB variant as well.
iPhone 7 release date
Now that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus have been released, the iPhone 7 would only be seen in 2016. Would we have to wait till 9 September, 2016 going by precedents or can we see something earlier at the WWDC, it’s still not clear.
Why iPhone 7 could turn heads?
It is anticipated that the iPhone 7 will be a major innovation when compared to the design of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. We are expecting a more powerful camera and A9 processor besides Force Touch.… Read the rest
Porsche released its latest Mission E concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. This vehicle, which is expected to outrun the Tesla, comprises two electric motors and generates 600 horsepower. Porsche has said that this concept render could be available for sale in another 5 years.
Mission E Specifications
This concept car has been designed as a sedan, complete with four seats and four doors. The all-electric car will probably come with 600 HP system power and can zoom from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds.
The battery soaks up 80 percent power within 15 minutes of charge time. With this charge, it would be able to drive for around 400 km, a company release suggests. With a 800 volt drive infrastructure, this car is expected to have a futuristic performance.
The cabin in this concept car comes with high-end features such as an eye-tracker and an OLED-curved dashboard display. It also allows the display to adjust depending on the position of the driver’s seat. Better still, the car can even understand the driver’s mood thanks to a camera provided on the rear-view mirror.
What Porsche Says?
Porsche global head of research and development Wolfgang Hatz has admitted that they have been asked why there has been no effort to make an electric car for so long now. As of now, there is no news about the plausible pricing ofthe car. Hatz signed off saying, “The Porsche is always worth its price”.… Read the rest
The Pokemon Company has announced that Pokemon GO will be available for iOS and Android from 2016. Nintendo Co., The Pokemon Co. and Niantic announced that they will be launching the augmented reality-based game for smartphones. The Pokemon Company is the brand behind licensing and marketing of all Pokemon gaming franchise. Software development firm Niantic is best known for Ingress.
Pokemon GO was initially launched for the Nintendo 3DS but there were complaints about poor interface and low speeds. It is an augmented reality game where players have to locate and fight out Pokemon in the real world. Pokemon Company
All About Pokemon GO
Niantic Labs is a Google spin-off company that offers real-time locations for games. This way, players can engage in the game. Like most mobile-based games, Pokemon GO will have a free-to-play version, while being equipped with a vast array of in-app purchases.
Nintendo is also expected to release a special device that will be paired with smartphones via Bluetooth to add to the real-life feel of Pokemon GO. Called Pokémon GO Plus, the device will notify people about other virtual Pokémons if they are closeby. This will work like a smartwatch and users can catch a Pokémon easily with this device.
Latest reports from security firm Check Point reveal that attackers can now target WhatsApp web users by tricking them to execute a mandatory code on their PCs. Ever since the reports have poured in, users all over the world—amounting to 200 million plus—are wary of the vulnerable position they have been pushed into. The official statement from WhatsApp says that their system engineers have already updated the Web client patch for the bug in the new version.
The ‘MaliciousCard’ Issue
With the latest MaliciousCard vulnerability issue, users can be fooled once they receive a VCard or a contact card that contains a malware code to hack the account of the victim. The attacking source can infuse a command via the vCard file, which is separated by ampersand character.
The PC’s Windows will automatically run all lines part of the code. We do not know for sure if users of Mac are risked by the vulnerability. In case the user pops the contact card open, the ransom ware, bots and similar files are automatically distributed across the system. The biggest issue is that the sent V-card looks so legitimate that the users barely suspect it to contain malware.
What Check Point Says?
Check Point, the security firm also specified that WhatsApp had been informed about the glitch as soon as the bug was found. As a follow up, the app issued a brand new update on 21 August for bug fixing. Of note is the fact that the versions WhatsApp Web v0.1.4481 and the ones that came in later are not exposed to the vulnerable threat. The other version of WhatsApp does not validate this vCard format and all contents of the same. … Read the rest
Nominated for a Smart Cities status in India, the New Town suburb of Kolkata seems to be taking the challenge seriously. The Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) has launched a New Town Smart City mobile app to provide a city map with routes and roads, city information and more to users. Users will also be able to keep a tab on the services and events on offer in the city.
The app has been developed by Kolkata-based firm IndusNet Technologies. New Town is located on the North Eastern fringes in Kolkata.
What The App Offers?
The HIDCO App will be released in phases, starting September. Set to be an interactive solution for New Town residents. it will also allow registered users to mark famous landmarks and spots in New Town. The app will also help locate nearest police stations and other public utility services.
IndusNet CEO and founder Abhishek Rungta says, “The idea is to have mobile app to spread awareness among the residents of New Town and outsiders about the famous places of New Town, location of those places, how to reach there, information about the events happening at places like Eco Park, Rabindrathirtha, Najrultirtha…”
With this app, the makers hope that even before New Town is officially termed a smart city, the app will help residents and visitors navigate conveniently across the city.
New Features To Roll Out This Month
Over the coming three months, the app will see more new features being launched such as audio tours for places of interest. The app will run on Windows, Android and iOS platforms. Users can even order books from the digital library and view bus schedules, besides finding addresses and new locations.… Read the rest
Apple’s main release event for its latest launches will be held on September 9 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Insiders reveal that the Cupertino giant will launch the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus along with the iPad Pro and the iPad Mini 4.
Knowing The iPad Pro
For starters, it is time you revise what you know about the iPad Pro. It is a 12-incher tablet and has been rumored since 2014. We expect it to run on the OS X and new reports suggest that it will be built in with Force Touch, which harks back to the Apple Watch.
We are also anticipating a split-screen feature. Apple will ship the Pro from November and you could begin pre orders from October. According to a report published on 9to5Mac, the new iPad Pro will not come in a 16 GB variant but only in 128 and 64 GB models. However, the fact that you can get hands of colors such as grey, silver and gold lends some cheer.
Here’s The iPad Mini 4
Coming to the next release on cards, the iPad Mini 4 will come packed with interesting hardware in a bid to erase the damp memories we have of the iPad Mini 2. On the physical front we expect a sleek build on a 7.9 incher screen and a powerful A-series chip. Throw in a pair of camera sensors, Force Touch and support for split-screen that will indeed enhance the quality of the iPad Mini 4.
As for the price bit, the iPad Pro could stand at around $1000, while the iPad Mini 4 will touch the $399 mark.… Read the rest
Dell, has gone on air stating that it will now extend support to new Indian startups since the latter have begun to offer ideas that are innovative and can change the way the world is today. Dell has proposed to offer technological support and also assistance across the avenues of scaling, capital as well as seeding according to the needs of the entrepreneurial venture, confirmed Michael Dell, its chief executive. He also praised the variety in the startup scene in India while also mentioning how the climate in this niche has changed over the last half decade.
Dell’s Start Up Inclination
The chief executive recently met few Bengaluru startups such as InMobi and has already appreciated these firms for the “amazing work.” Dell has also stated that while it could invest in start-ups in the coming years, it will not venture into manufacturing smartphones anytime soon. When quizzed why, Dell said that only a couple of makers were raking in profits while most have been facing a loss story. Dell is also now a private venture and Michael Dell also asserted how this move actually benefited them while also healing employees to make quicker decisions. He stated, “Going private is allowing us to focus on future for two or five years. Employee satisfaction is at the highest this year…”
Dell Looks Into The Future
Dell is looking at expanded its India arm for products/services since the country alone accounts for 30 per cent business while also ranking as the third largest market for Dell products. The company is currently enhancing its reach and investment base in India for services, data center offering, global finance as well as R&D. According to reports from Data Corporation, Lenovo is the leader in PC shipment, followed by HP and then Dell.
The Digital India programme initiated by the Narendra Modi government will change the future of India while also uniting the country, said Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Minister for Communication and Information Technology at Gurgaon on Monday. He was there for the launch of a scheme from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited for internet broadband users who will now be able to surf the web at speeds of at least 2Mbps.
India’s Phone User Sector
He also asserted that Modi desires to provide all governmental facilities via smartphones in the near future. Close to 98 crore people use mobile phones in India and the total figure of phone users inclusive of mobiles and land lines stand at 102 crore. Out of these, Indian users with internet stand at 35 crore.
Modi’s IT Formula
Modi’s new thumb rule is IT+IT=IT, that is, India’s Talent + Information Technology = India of Tomorrow. Prasad stated that IT is primarily used in the big cities primarily but the government intends to implement rural Business Process Outsourcing systems for mass-scale implementation. The scheme will see establishment of close to 480 call centers. About the BSNL scheme launched, the Minister says, “This scheme is expected to attract new customers for subscribing BSNL Broadband customers in an affordable manner.” This is a milestone for BSNL that had launched its broadband services back in the year 2005 with speeds of 256Kbps.… Read the rest
Mid range smartphone shoppers can be euphoric thanks to the Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 that is now available for just Rs. 5,999 on Flipkart. To begin with, Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 is too plasticy until you spot a gold strip that renders a metallic impression on the sides. The phone is a standard 5 incher but with the narrowed down bezels and sleek form factor, it does appear premium.
The volume rocker and the power keys stand placed on the phone’s right edge, while its MicroUSB port is placed at the bottom with the speakers. Compact and elegant – these words define the Micromax Canvas Xpress 2.
The screen sports 720×1280 pixel resolution with 294 pixels per inch density. The 2,500mAh battery lends meat to the budget ware that is powered by 1.4GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592M SoC coupled with 1GB of RAM. Users will be happy with 8GB internal storage taht can be expanded to 32GB using a microSD card. Support for 3G and dual-SIM are better add ons that boost the value of the Micromax baby.
Of course, the Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 runs on Android 4.4.2 and this is a lowdown given that most low budget smartphones sport Android 5.0.
As for the shutter story on the Canvas Xpress 2, we love the 13MP primary camera but the selfie cam is not great at 2MP. The snaps are high res but there are issues with crispness and sharpness. Performance wise, the phone is superb for video playback and music foe short spans but heavy games take a toll on load times on this Micromax ware. However, for light internet browsing and the like, the Xpress baby sails you smoothly through!