‘Ticket Jugaad’ app developed by IIT student to solve your train’s wait-list woes

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‘Ticket Jugaad’ app developed by IIT student to solve your train’s wait-list woes

Two students, one of them from IIT, have launched a mobile app which uses a unique algorithm to find out alternative routes for getting seats in train. “There are some station-wise quotas for ticket booking. For example if you are booking a ticket from station A, it might show waiting list but when you book it from a previous station you might get the ticket. If you try to find out such stations manually it becomes tough but our app has automated this," the app's co-developer Runal Jaju told PTI. More →
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Apple introduces iPhone 6s, 6s Plus buyback offers with up to Rs 25,000 discount, here’s everything you need to know

By about 50 mins ago.

Apple introduces iPhone 6s, 6s Plus buyback offers with up to Rs 25,000 discount, here’s everything you need to know

Apple has introduced a new buyback scheme for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Available across select offline retail channels, users can trade-in their old smartphone and get anywhere between Rs 9,000 to Rs 25,000 off on a brand new iPhone 6s, 6s Plus. After the buyback discount, one can get the 16GB base variant iPhones 6s between Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000. More →
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Now, China launches its own gravitational wave research project

By about 3 hours ago.

Now, China launches its own gravitational wave research project

Tianqin, China's domestic gravitational wave research project initiated by the Sun Yat-sen University in July 2015, is awaiting governmental approval. The US-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) announced its ground-breaking discovery of gravitational waves on Thursday, which fulfilled the prediction of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity one century ago. More →
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Apple to replace faulty USB-C charge cables

By about 5 hours ago.

Apple to replace faulty USB-C charge cables

Apple has announced a worldwide replacement program for the USB-C cable that it shipped between April and June, 2015. The cable was released with the 12-inch Retina Macbook last year, and according to Apple, it is possible for the cable to fail without warning due to flaw in the design. More →
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Gravitational waves explained in simpler terms

By about 7 hours ago.

Gravitational waves explained in simpler terms

How can a common man comprehend the nano-impact of gravitational waves detected in the landmark astrophysics discovery of the century? Eminent astrophysicist Jayant Narlikar came out with an analogy for the benefit of the layman to explain the complexity involved in detecting the gravitational wave that emanated at a distance of 1.3 billion light-years from the earth. More →
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Gravitational waves: Stephen Hawking congratulates scientists on their breakthrough discovery

By about 8 hours ago.

Gravitational waves: Stephen Hawking congratulates scientists on their breakthrough discovery

The discovery of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time, could “revolutionize astronomy”, according to renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking who congratulated scientists on their groundbreaking work. Prof. Hawking said the breakthrough tallied with predictions he made more than 40 years ago at Cambridge University. In a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy, scientists on Thursday said they have glimpsed the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time that Albert Einstein predicted a century ago. More →
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‘MyShake’ Android app turns your smartphone into an earthquake detector

By about 9 hours ago.

‘MyShake’ Android app turns your smartphone into an earthquake detector

Researchers have developed an app that can turn smartphones into a worldwide seismic network that could eventually warn users of impending jolts from a nearby earthquake. With the help of a smartphone's accelerometer -- the motion-detection instrument -- the app, called MyShake taps a phone's ability to record ground shaking from an earthquake. More →
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Drones helping scientists to capture high-resolution images

By about 10 hours ago.

Drones helping scientists to capture high-resolution images

Earth and environmental scientists are relying on affordable advanced technological drones to conduct long-term high-resolution experiments at a much lower cost than using aircrafts or satellites. "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are poised to revolutionize remote sensing in the earth and environmental sciences. They let individual scientists obtain low-cost repeat imagery at high resolution and tailored to a research team's specific interest area," said Enrique Vivoni, hydrologist and professor at Arizona State University. More →
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Lenovo teases a new smartphone launch at MWC 2016, could be A6000 successor

By on February 13, 2016 at 8:12 PM.

Lenovo teases a new smartphone launch at MWC 2016, could be A6000 successor

We’re just a week away from MWC 2016 and while manufacturers like Samsung, LG and Gionee have already announced plans of launching their respective smartphones, it looks like Lenovo doesn’t want to be missed out. The company has teased a new smartphone via its Facebook and Twitter handles. The device is believed to be the successor to the Lenovo A6000 that was launched last year. More →
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Kirthiga Reddy’s departure not linked with Free Basics controversy, Facebook clarifies

By on February 13, 2016 at 5:46 PM.

Kirthiga Reddy’s departure not linked with Free Basics controversy, Facebook clarifies

A day after Facebook India managing director Kirthiga Reddy said she will be relocating to the US in the next six to 12 months, a spokesperson of the social networking site on Saturday dissociated her from the controversial Free Basics services effort in the country. More →
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