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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

BSNL Ignores Warnings of Massive Database Vulnerability

A prominent whitehat hacker has contacted with details of a massive potential security breach of BSNL’s corporate network, which the public-sector telecom giant has so far failed to respond to. Our contact, who doesn’t want to be named, tells us that his emails to every publicly available contact address, including full details and screenshots, have been ignored for well over a month. It’s only a matter of time before someone with malicious intent takes advantage of the hole, he adds.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 ICS Update

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 users can now update the tablet to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung has begun pushing ICS updates to its Galaxy Tab series of tablets.

Genius launches Heeha 700 Camera & Gaming device for Kids

Among the slew of devices that Genius has introduced in the Indian market, some have been specifically designed for kids, such as the Kids Designer tablet.

Microsoft's Kinect for Windows now in India for Rs. 19990

Kinect for Windows sensor, which aims to harness Microsoft’s Natural User Interface in a bid to ‘revolutionise’ computing, is now available in India along with the Software Development Kit (SDK). The Kinect for Windows sensor is available at Rs 19,990 while the SDK is available for free download at Link 

Toshiba Rolls out Android 4.0 for 10 Inch Thrive tablet

The Toshiba Thrive tablet features a 10.1 inch display, an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, and a few features you won’t find on many other Android tablets including a removable battery and full-sized USB and HDMI ports.

Toshiba discontinued the Thrive this year to make room for newer, thinner, and faster tablets. But the company is starting to roll out an over-the-air software update for anyone that has last year’s model.

While the tablet originally shipped with Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the software update brings Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich to the Thrive.

Toshiba says the update also improves audio, video, and camera performance as well as better wireless signal strength.

Spice launches dual-SIM Stellar Craze Mi-355

Spice Saturday announced the launch of Spice Stellar Craze Mi-355, the smaller cousin of its popular Spice Stellar mobile phone.

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Complete 300K Miles Without Accident

Google’s self-driving car project is probably one of the most audacious experiments the company has embarked upon. Today, Google announced another milestone for this project: its fleet of about a dozen autonomous cars has now driven 300,000 miles without a single accident under computer control. While this is obviously very positive news for the project, Google warns that “there’s still a long road ahead.” The cars still need to learn how to handle snow-covered roads, for example, and how to interpret temporary construction signs and other situations that could throw its systems for a loop.

It’s not clear how many of these 300,000 miles were driven on Google’s secret racecourse, by the way.

Canon EOS 7D’s Firmware Update Has So Much In Store – Reaches An All-New Level

CANON EOS 7D Firmware update

Canon EOS 7D is evolving and a product of this process is the latest 2.0 firmware update for the same. With the addition of user-requested innovations, the product promises to deliver a higher maximum burst rate for continuous shooting, definable maximum limit for ISO Auto, compatibility with the Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2, and manual audio level adjustment during video shooting and review.

Reliance Globalcom To Offer Data speed at a line rate of 10.31 Gbps

Reliance Globalcom today announced availability of 10G LAN PHY, a dedicated Ethernet point-to-point service, as a standard service offering across all the major destinations on its global network.
Reliance Globalcom To Offer Data speed at a line rate of 10.31 Gbps

Tata Docomo Launches Traffic Alerts for Bengaluru Subscribers

Tata Docomo today announced a unique Traffic SMS alerts for its prepaid & postpaid subscribers in Benguluru (Bangalore – Karnataka circle).

MTNL Launches Web Portal For Auction of Premium Landline Numbers

Mumbai’s number one and largest Broadband Service provider Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) today launched Premium Number Bidding Facility for Land-line service.

MTNL Land-line Premium Number Bidding Facility allows you to select premium or fancy landline number such as 22220000, 22221111 and many more online from the set of all numbers available in various MTNL telephone exchanges Mumbai circle.

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Note 10.1 in Germany, UAE

Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy Note 10.1, an extension of the Galaxy Note category. The Galaxy Note 10.1 offers the functionality and precision of a pen and paper on a 10.1-inch large display. It is armed with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM. We have no confirmation on the pricing yet. 

Elecom Announces Worlds First NFC Keyboard

Japanese technology company Elecom has announced that the world’s first keyboard that connects with smartphones by the near field communication (NFC) system. The keyboard, which costs a whopping $240, has the same overall shape as a regular keyboard, except there is a large space in the middle where the phone is placed, keeping the typing keys on both sides. Users do nothing more than lay their Android handset down on the device, and then begin typing.

HTC Sense 4.1 - Fast,Stable & Awesome Battery Life

HTC’s latest flagship smartphone lineup, the One series, is expected to receive the HTC Sense 4.1 update in the near future.

The information has been leaked by the XDA-developer forum and they give detailed information about what the new UI will bring to the table.

The biggest advantage of the update is that it makes the UI very snappy and also has a positive effect on the battery life of the devices. Unfortunately, the update does not bring with it Android 4.1 Jelly Bean but it does update Android on the device from 4.0.3 to 4.0.4 which in itself brings some improvements to the OS.

Some more improvements included in the update are better live wallpaper performance, inclusion of a dedicated camera button which lets you switch between the front and rear camera, removal of 3D effects from the home screen to remove lag, Added ability to remap the recent apps button/long-press recent app and more.

Just Forward Unsolicited SMS to 1909 to Punish Sender

Tired of pesky text messages? Forwarding it to a designated number is all it will take to initiate action against the telemarketer, according to a proposal by the telecom regulator on Friday, which included a hefty penalty on unregistered telemarketers as well.

In a consultation paper, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has suggested that unregistered telemarketers sending unsolicited commercial communication be charged Rs 500 per message. After 10 such instances, the marketer's phone connection will be disconnected.

All that mobile users are required to do is forward the unwanted message to a dedicated number - 1909 - and action will be initiated against the errant SMS sender. Web and email-based complaint registration is also on the anvil.

iBall Ropes In Kareena Kapoor As Brand Ambassador

iBall, one of the fastest growing digital products firms, has roped in Kareena Kapoor as brand ambassador for its smartphone called Andi.

It also plans to launch at least a few first-time-in-India products in its Andi smartphone series in the next few months.

The company, known for its innovation, had earlier roped in Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan to endorse its iBall Slide range of tablet PCs.

“Kareena is a youth icon. Her hard work makes her a performance-powered actor and besides, she has always been associated with style, glamour, vibrancy and all things chic. She is also known for setting trends and doing things differently,” said Sandeep Parasrampuria, Director of iBall.

Wtab 7.2 - ICS based Tablet

Indian computer brand Champion Computers Pvt Ltd has announced the launch of its first ever Android product the Wtab 7.2. The Wtab 7.2 is a 7 inch Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) based tablet available at a price of Rs. 4899. With the product now launched champion computers also joins the league of manufacturers offering affordable android products for the customers in the Indian market.

Huawei Intros E355 Data Card with Wi-Fi Hotspot support

Huawei, a global information and communications technology solutions provider, on Monday launched Huawei E355 Data Card in India.

The company claims that it is the world's first data card with Wi-Fi suport for upto five devices. The Huawei E355 Wi-Fi modem functions both as a data card for a single user, and as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, which can simultaneously connect upto five Wi-Fi-enabled devices, allowing users to enjoy internet connectivity anytime, anywhere.

The Huawei E355 Wi-Fi modem comes with a USB interface and unlike traditional data cards, which can only be powered via a computer, the Huawei Wi-Fi modem series offer users the flexibility of powering with a variety of USB chargers, offering true on-the-go connectivity.

Lenovo Unveils Lighter, Quicker ThinkPad Laptop

Lenovo has unveiled a lighter, quicker ThinkPad notebook computer inspired by the convenience of tablets and smartphones.

Sheffield Engineers Bring Technology That Detects Leaky Pipes

Damaged water pipes have always been a concern as they lead to wastage of a high amount of water and are difficult to detect. Presently, leaks are determined using acoustic sensing with microphones which detect the noise generated by pressurized water escaping from the pipe. This method usually lacks accuracy and is time consuming. Addressing the issue, Sheffield engineers have tried to improve the leak detection technology by developing a better method .

 Leak Detection By Identifying The Pressure Sound By Leaking Water