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Hyundai Is Busy Turning Your Smartphone Into Your Car Key

Hyundai smartphone key connectivity concept

In an exciting new development for the auto and mobile worlds, car maker Hyundai recently demonstrated a technology where you will be able to open your car using your cellphone. This ‘Connectivity Concept’ has been displayed on the Hyundai i30. What seems straight out of a sci-fi film, Hyundai has displayed that it will be able to provide this technology for car owners in a short while from now. With this technology, Hyundai also plans to add a personal dock to the car. With this, your phone could well be an entertainment console for the car. This technology uses the process of Near Field Communications that would include placing an NFC tag on the window of your car. Seing your phone across the tag and viola, it will open up. Hyundai Motor Europe senior vice president and chief operating officer Allan Rushforth said, “Hyundai’s Connectivity Concept showcases the brand’s philosophy [+more]

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Online Petition To ‘Immediately Address’ Gun Control Nears 50,000

The petition that has been creating ripples in the White House after the tragic school shootout at Connecticut has garnered 50,000 votes so far. This petition is being signed to seek President Barack Obama to immediately address the issue of gun control through the introduction of legislation in Congress. “The goal of this petition is to force the Obama Administration to produce legislation that limits access to guns”, the petition reads. Those who have moved the petition feel that while national dialogue is critical, laws are the only way to reduce the number of people murdered in gun-related deaths. Currently, it is easy for a powerful lobby to own guns that go beyond the Constitution’s intended purpose of the right to bear arms. Therefore, the petition suggests, “Congress must act on what is stated law, and face the reality that access to firearms reaches beyond what the Second Amendment intends [+more]

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BSNL Website Hacked to Protect Section 66 A and IT ACT

BSNL website was hacked on Thursday in support of the group that shunned the Section 66 A and IT ACT. Though the website was quickly restored, the group said that it hacked the Website in support of activists Aseem Trivedi and Alok Dixit, who are on a hunger strike to protest Section 66A of the IT Act. “Our website has been hacked and our people are working on it,” BSNL Chairman and Managing Director R K Upadhyay told PTI. The Twitter account of Anonymous India (@opindia_revenge) said, “BSNL Websites hacked, passwords and database leaked http://pastebin.com/wjtiyvx4 Anonymous India demands withdrawal of Sec 66A of IT Act.” Trivedi and Dixit have been protesting for long against Sec 66A of IT Act and are on hunger strike. Last month there had been some arrests of people for their Facebook posts under section 66 of IT ACT. Since that government has issued a guideline that a [+more]

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Microsoft Works to Enhance Windows RT vs Apple iOS

Microsoft is putting its best foot forward to make Windows RT better than Apple iOS.  It won’t be wrong to say that Metro App store of Microsoft bores an uncanny resemblance to Apple App store. But as per Rubicon Development’s Paul Johnson, Microsoft is still lagging behind when it comes to promoting games. War Games got a lot of fans to iOS still Microsoft is not playing the game card right to promote is App store. According to Johnson, Windows RT has just handful of semi- decent games and it cost Rubicon some £10,000 to port the game and it just managed to earn £52 in its first week on sale. “That’s not a typo,” writes Johnson. “And despite this, and the fact that GBWG is one of only several halfway decent launch titles, Microsoft has confirmed they will not give us any promotional features or help us with visibility [+more]

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Whatsapp Refutes Rumors of Being Acquired by Facebook

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Just as news about social networking giant Facebook planning to acquire Whatsapp started to take storm, the instant messaging service provider has denied these rumors. WhatsApp business head Neeraj Arora told Venture Beat, “The TechCrunch article is a rumor and not factually accurate. We have no further information to share at the moment.” This rumor came about on TechCrunch, which said Facebook hoped to gain better leverage on mobile phones with acquisition of this application. Even as the company is denying these rumors, they could well be true. Facebook has been high on the increased revenue from mobile resources recently. According to Facebook’s 2012 Q3 results, mobile ads comprised about 14 percent of the total revenue for the social media site. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had, in fact said,  “I want to dispel this myth that Facebook can’t make money on mobile.” Well, all we can say is there, usually, is no smoke without [+more]

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Samsung Galaxy Camera Available on Infibeam.com

Now you can get your hands on Samsung Galaxy Camera on the leading e-commerce website Infibeam.com. The USP of this camera is that it lets you share photos with your family and friends in a jiffy. Thanks to its WiFi  and 3G connectivity. “Samsung has a tough row to hoe against the likes of Canon and Nikon in the camera brand equity landscape,” said Liz Cutting, senior imaging analyst at research firm NPD Group. “Yet as a brand known more in the connected electronic device arena, Samsung has a unique opportunity to transfer strength from adjacent categories into the dedicated camera world.” The Galaxy Camera is equipped with 65 editing features. You can click, cut, crop and give artistic touch to your pictures. This scintillating camera from Samsung also lets you organize your photos in folders and suggests deleting the out of focus pictures.  You would never lose your picture [+more]

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Samsung Expected to Ship over 60mn Smartphones in Q4

You probably think it is old news by now that Samsung has overtaken all of its competition to become the leader in worldwide smartphone sales. Buoyed by the success of its latest offering, the Galaxy Note 2, as well as the Galaxy S3, the Korean manufacturer is expected to ship over 60 million smartphones during the fourth quarter of 2012. According to research by investment bank UBS, Samsung would be able to sell 61.5 million units of smartphones between October 2012 and December 2012. When compared to the third quarter sales of 58 million smartphones, this is a jump of nearly 5 percent. Given the holiday season, this estimate could further go up to even 63 million smartphones by the end of this year. A significant amount of the growth can be attributed to its latest phablet launch, the Galaxy Note 2, which has garnered a huge customer base already. [+more]

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With 24.3 megapixels, Nikon D600 Has Base Price of $2099.95

With full-frame power, the 24.3 megapixel Nikon D600 makes a great choice of professional DSLR cameras made for avid photographers. For those looking to capture next-level pictures, Nikon D600 can make a hefty choice, starting at a base price of $2099.95. Nikon D600 boasts of a full-frame, HD-SLR performance in a compact and streamlined body, which is a blend of magnesium alloy and polycarbonate panels that also keeps the camera lightweight. The power of a pro-level Nikon FX-format camera lets you create stunning full-frame images, along with cinema-quality 1080p videos, superior low-light performance, blazing fast framing and burst rates, built-in HDR, wireless photo sharing and much more. The camera’s resolution of 5.5 frames per second (fps) offers continuous shooting. The D600 uses a 39-point autofocus system and 2,016 pixel RGB metering sensor. The 1/4000th second maximum shutter, the 1/200th sec maximum flash speed, makes it a great camera with a [+more]

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Nokia Lumia 900 comes to India for Rs. 32,999

India had a surprise visitor today with the Nokia Lumia 900, which is a generation older than the nexgen Windows Phone 8 smartphones that were launched across the globe recently. Where the world is seeing the launch of Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, India will now be able to buy Lumia 900 for Rs. 32,999. This phone is available in magenta, black, cyan and white colours and it has a 4.3-inch display with WVGA 800×480 pixel resolution. Powered by single-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon, it also comes equipped with an 8MP camera with LED flash, 512 MB RAM, 16 GB internal memory and 1830mAh battery. This launch has surprised Nokia users in India. India is an important market for India. In such a scenario, launching an old technology might not go down very well with Indian buyers. After having announced the new smartphones that will be running on the brand new [+more]

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