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In a major breakthrough in the field of speech recognition, Microsoft researchers have created a technology that accurately recognises the words in a conversation like humans do.   The team from Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research reported a speech recognition system that...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 19 October 2016
Junglee.com is a service by Amazon designed uniquely for India with the vision of helping anyone buy and sell anything online. Junglee is the only online marketplace in India which enables customers to buy new and used products from all types of sellers including individuals,...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 18 October 2016
Math Tricks is a fun app to improve your mathematical skills. Learn new tricks and tips for faster calculations on the go. When you learn these tricks, apart from being speedy at work and play, you can also show off your new-found skills to your family and friends. Great for those in school...

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Social networking giant Facebook has agreed to adopt a new European Union (EU) data accord that allows personal information to be transferred to the US, potentially sparking yet another privacy row, the media reported.   Facebook has quietly signed the Privacy Shield -- a...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 17 October 2016
As I mentioned in the previous article, Reliance Jio has not only forced other operators to reduce tariffs, but also paved the way for new 4G mobile handsets. There, literally, is a flood of 4G handsets in the market. Visit any mobile shop and you would find the sales force trying hard to...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 12 October 2016
When you wish to retire your old computer, you will do well to delete all files on your hard disk, before giving it away or selling it. However, you should be aware that deletion of files, or even formatting the hard disk, does not remove the data completely from the hard disk. What happens...

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Amid reports that some Note 7 replacements have caught fire, the South Korean giant Samsung Electronics Company has temporarily suspended the production of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, an official said on Monday.   The halt is in cooperation with consumer safety regulators from South...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 07 October 2016
For all those who like to have fun with their phone camera, Lapse It is a full-featured app for capturing amazing time-lapse and stop-motion videos. It is simple, fast and intuitive.   There are plenty of features for you to customise your sequence of pictures in many different ways....

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An Indian communication satellite GSAT-18 was successfully put into orbit by Ariane 5 rocket belonging to French company Arianespace on Thursday, Indian space agency said.   The rocket lifted off from its spaceport in Kourou (French Guiana).   According to Indian Space...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 06 October 2016
Runtastic features a series of apps which takes fitness freaks to a new level: Runtastic Running and Fitness. It uses GPS to map and track sports and fitness activities such as running, jogging, biking & walking. It tracks cardio workout progress (duration, distance, elevation change,...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 05 October 2016
These days, we receive so many mails, some of them well meaning but, sometimes, incredible. We need some means to verify whether the stories we get are really true. Snopes.com comes to the rescue in such situations. It is the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore,...

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Yazdi Tantra Yazdi Tantra 04 October 2016
Salient Eye is a home security system which you can set up using your old Android Smartphone. It is very simple to use either at home or at work. Just download the app, set it up on your Android phone, and place your phone pointing to a strategic area such as the door or the window where a...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 03 October 2016
The entry of Reliance Jio in the Indian telecom segment is important for three reasons. One, it has created a buzz in the mobile market that was stagnating for quite some time. Second, it has forced other players to reduce tariffs and increase customer-care. Third, Jio operates only in fourth...

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Nishant Arora (IANS) 28 September 2016
As we enter a technology era where Next-Gen devices are launched every single day, some are bound to fail as they don't connect with consumers -- while a few will be remembered as being ahead of their time. So what exactly went wrong with two recent much-hyped devices: Google Glass and...

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Charlie Moloney (IANS) 27 September 2016
The Indian space programme launched 10 satellites in 2016, three times more than the preceding year and the most ever, according to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) data.   The September 26, 2016, launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)-C35 set two records: It was...

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IANS 27 September 2016
As Google celebrated its 18th birthday with an animated, festive-balloon Doodle on Tuesday, there were some confusion regarding the date as the search engine giant has celebrated its birthday on other days in the month of September in the past.   The company was founded by Larry Page...

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IANS 27 September 2016
In a surprise find, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have spotted water vapour plumes erupting off the surface on Jupiter's moon Europa, suggesting that life may exist in our solar system.   The observation increases the possibility that missions to Europa may be able...

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IANS 27 September 2016
Cybercriminal networks are taking advantage of security shortcomings in Internet of Things (IoT) devices to spread malware and create zombie networks, or botnets, without the knowledge of their device owners, cyber security firm Symantec has found.   Symantec's Security Response team...

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IANS 26 September 2016
Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi on Monday dedicated seven new indigenously developed varieties of plants to the nation and interacted with farmers to mark the 75th anniversary of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).   "No country would progress without the use of...

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IANS 26 September 2016
After claiming that Jupiter's moon Europa has strong evidence for an ocean of liquid water beneath its crust which could host conditions favourable for life, the US space agency is set to announce a "surprise finding".   At 2 p.m. EDT (11.30 p.m. India time) on Monday, astronomers...

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