Gravitational waves detection: Here’s the big role of Indian institutes in landmark discovery

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Gravitational waves detection: Here’s the big role of Indian institutes in landmark discovery

Indian scientists played a crucial role, including in data analysis, in the path-breaking project for the detection of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time, which Albert Einstein predicted a century ago. Several institutes, including Institute of Plasma Research (IPR) Gandhinagar, Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, and Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore, were involved in the research.  More →
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Soon smartphones to get charged as you walk

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Soon smartphones to get charged as you walk

Mechanical engineers from University of Wisconsin-Madison are developing an innovative energy harvesting and storage technology that can reduce reliance on batteries in mobile devices and charge your smartphone as you walk. Tom Krupenkin, professor of mechanical engineering, and senior scientist J Ashley Taylor described a technology that could capture the energy of human motion to power mobile electronic devices.  More →
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Facebook India managing director Kirthiga Reddy to step down; is Free Basics to blame?

By about 9 hours ago.

Facebook India managing director Kirthiga Reddy to step down; is Free Basics to blame?

Facebook's India managing director, Krithiga Reddy, has announced she would be stepping down from her post. She was Facebook's first employee in India and set up the social networking giant's operations in the country. India accounts for over 130 million monthly active users for Facebook, one of its largest and fastest growing markets. Reddy announced the news via a Facebook post. More →
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HTC One M10 could take design cues from the One A9; new camera details leaked

By on February 12, 2016 at 7:15 PM.

HTC One M10 could take design cues from the One A9; new camera details leaked

Looks like the rumor mill can’t stop buzzing about HTC’s upcoming flagship the One M10, which is also known from its internal codename Perfume. Over the week, we learned that the smartphone would sport a 5.2-inch WQHD display and a selfie camera with OIS. Now, the latest leak sheds light on its camera specifications. We’ve also come across a leaked 3D design render pointing to One M10 design being hybrid of One A9 and the One M9. More →
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Intex Aqua Craze with 4G support launched at Rs 6,190: Specifications and features

By on February 12, 2016 at 7:08 PM.

Intex Aqua Craze with 4G support launched at Rs 6,190: Specifications and features

Intex has added another smartphone to its Aqua series. Called the Aqua Craze, the new 4G smartphone is priced at Rs 6,190. The smartphone is available in grey, white and champagne gold color options. It comes with a Matrabhasha service, which enables users to communicate in 21 regional languages. More →
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Cube26’s IOTA Lite smart bulb adds support for Tinder alerts

By on February 12, 2016 at 6:36 PM.

Cube26’s IOTA Lite smart bulb adds support for Tinder alerts

Celebrating the Valentine's Week, Cube26’s IOTA Lite bulb has added support for Tinder notifications. This means users can customize the settings to get visual notifications when they find a match on Tinder. IOTA Lite is a smart bulb allowing users to customize light by pairing their smartphones with the bulb via Bluetooth.

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FreeCharge ties up with ePaisa, aims to give users easier payment options at offline stores

By on February 12, 2016 at 5:17 PM.

FreeCharge ties up with ePaisa, aims to give users easier payment options at offline stores

FreeCharge, one of India's digital payment platform on Friday announced its partnership with ePaisa. This partnership will enable customers with easy payment options through the FreeCharge wallet giving them the access to a varied set of offline merchants across retail, food and beverages, wellness, travel and entertainment. FreeCharge aims to be the payment OS of the country. FreeCharge's goal is to create an ecosystem for digital payments. More →
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Google’s next virtual reality headset won’t depend on a smartphone, PC or game console

By on February 12, 2016 at 5:10 PM.

Google’s next virtual reality headset won’t depend on a smartphone, PC or game console

Google’s next generation Virtual Reality gear may be independent of smartphones, computers or game console, reports the Wall Street Journal. If the report is true, Google’s all-in-one virtual reality will be the first VR gear to have such feature so far. Google’s current VR platform, Cardboard, currently relies on smartphones and dedicated VR app toMore →
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 spotted ahead of official launch at MWC 2016: Specifications and features

By on February 12, 2016 at 4:57 PM.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 spotted ahead of official launch at MWC 2016: Specifications and features

Samsung is gearing up to unveil its latest flagship tablet, dubbed Galaxy Tab S3. Ahead of the official announcement, speculated to be held at MWC 2016, the Tab S3 has been spotted in recent GFXBench results. More →
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Paytm goes big on omni-channel retail, ties up with 5,000 offline retailers

By on February 12, 2016 at 4:49 PM.

Paytm goes big on omni-channel retail, ties up with 5,000 offline retailers

As a part of its omni-channel strategy, Paytm has joined hands with 5,500 stores, out of which 4,000 are brand exclusive mobile stores, whereas the reaming 1,500 are large appliance retailers. The offline retail store owners can list and sell their products on Paytm platform. More →
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