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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Exploding Galaxy S III Mystery Solved - Microwaved

Late last month a Galaxy S III owner in Ireland posted complaints that his new phone had burst into flames spontaneously, complete with images of the phone's charred case. Samsung has now provided an update on the situation, and it appears the phone was not to blame after all.

According to Fire Investigations UK, who Samsung contracted to look into the situation, the heat build-up that caused the explosion was due to an external source: according to the pattern of damage, the phone had very likely been placed in a microwave oven.

StethoCloud: Australian College Students Build A Digital Stethoscope And Mobile App To Fight Childhood Pneumonia

The finals of Microsoft’ Imagine Cup, the world’s largest student technology competition, are taking place in Sydney this week and StethoCloud, the Melbourne-based home team, is definitely making a good case for Australia’s growing tech scene. The competition’s theme challenged students to build apps that “help solve the toughest problems” and the Australian team decided to tackle childhood pneumonia, which – despite the fact that it’s highly curable when detected early – sadly still kills more children than measles, malaria and HIV combined. The key to survival, says the Australian team, is to detect the illness early, but that’s obviously not easy for community health workers or unskilled staff in developing countries.

New Social Networking Site 'Youflik' by 15 Yr Old!

Prithvi Raj S Amin (15), a class 10 student from Mangalore, India has created a social networking website of his own called Youflik and launched it on July 2nd at his school auditorium. The site had registered 300 members within 24 hours of it's launch.

Micromax A80 – Superfone Infinity

Micromax Mobiles has now launched the Micromax A80 Superfone infinity a perfect blend of performance and battery life. The A80 sails on an 800 MHz processor with a 2500mAh battery.

Acer Aspire S3-391

The new Acer Aspire S3-391 is a 13.3-inch ultrabook (powerful ultra-light and ultra-thin laptop) . It is powered by the latest Intel 3rd generation IvyBridge processor . It comes with only 3-cell battery but gives up to 7 hours of battery backup , thanks to the new Intel CPU and SSD . There is no dedicated graphics but the integrated one (in the processor) Intel HD 4000 is good enough for most of the common tasks .

HP ENVY 4-1003tx

The new HP ENVY 4-1003tx is a 14-inch Ultrabook powered by the Intel 2nd generation  Core i3-2367M processor . It is slim , sleek , and ultra-light laptop with premium design .

HP ENVY 4-1002tx

The new HP ENVY 4-1002tx is the latest 14-inch display Ultrabook powered by the low-voltage 3rd generation Intel core i5 processor . It is a powerful light-weight and slim laptop with premium build quality .

HP ENVY 4-1002tu

Featuring the innovative Beats Audio technology, the HP Envy 4-1002TU 14" Notebook PC offers exciting multimedia entertainment when you’re on the go. With HP CoolSense technology, this Ultrabook suitably adjusts the temperature and usage of your gadget so that its does not overheat. It’s highly portable thanks to its lightweight, ultra thin design. View the content clearly on its 14” LED-backlit screen that provides a high resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

Play games or watch videos conveniently with this HP Ultrabook as it features ATI Radeon Graphics with 2 GB of dedicated memory. Your computing experience will be enhanced by the Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit operating system, the 1.4 GHz Intel Core i3-2367M processor and 4 GB of DDR3 RAM upgradeable up to 16 GB. Other features include the 500 GB SATA HDD, DVD RW drive, faster web browsing, HP ProtectSmart and longer battery life.

HP ENVY 4-1025tx – Intel 3rd gen Ultrabook

The new HP ENVY 4-1025tx is a 14-inch Ultrabook powered by the ultra low voltage Intel 3rd generation core i5 processor . It is powerful ultra-light weight laptop with slim and sleek design and weighs only 1.75 kg.

UNHRC Confirms Internet Access as Human Right!

The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), in its 20th session, has unanimously passed a resolution confirming Internet access being a fundamental human right. The resolution states that people should be able to express themselves freely on the Internet, same as they do in the real world.

Even countries like China, who are known for their internet censorship have backed the resolution along with all the 47 members of the UN Human Rights Council.

India, who had previously opposed this idea was also one of the members who have supported the resolution.

BSNL Slashes Price of 3G Data Card

Pan India’s 3G Mobile service operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) once again slashed the price of its plug-n-play 3G USB Dongle (3G Data Card) from Rs. 1600 to Rs. 1280 (Excluding 5% VAT) by 20% approx as a promotional offer for its prospective customer.

BSNL 3G Data card (Terracom LW272 and HFCL 3.6 Mbps) is now available at all BSNL Customer Service Centers Rs. 1280 (Excluding 5% VAT) only. Please not that the total cost of 3G Data card will be Rs. 1344 (including 5% VAT). The offer will be valid up to 2nd October, 2012.