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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Google Football Doodle Makes You A Goalkeeper!

Google has done it again; the fourth doodle has appeared on the homepage. This doodle makes the player a goalkeeper who has to save as many goals as possible made by the striker and the game gets over when three goals are scored against you.

Largest 3D map of Universe Unveiled

Astronomers have unveiled the largest ever 3D map of the sky, encompassing massive galaxies and distant black holes, based on Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III). The new map pinpoints the locations and distances of over a million galaxies. It covers a total volume equivalent to that of a cube four billion light-years on one side.

"We want to map the largest volume of the universe yet, and use that map to understand how the expansion of the universe is accelerating," said Daniel Eisenstein from the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, the director of SDSS-III. The map is the centrepiece of Data Release 9 (DR9), which publicly releases the data from the first two years of a six-year survey project.

Google Translate can now Convert Text from Images to Your Language

The newest version of the Google Translate app can now translate text from photos, according to Android Central. The image feature works with all languages available in Translate, and allows users to highlight the text they want to convert to another language.

Yamuna Expressway Six-Lane Highway Is India’s Longest Highway

The Yamuna Expressway is a 6-lane (extendable to 8 lanes), 165 km long, controlled-access highway that connects Greater Noida with Agra was opened yesterday. Implemented by Jaypee Group, this project’s construction was completed in May 2012, which is two years ahead of its expected completion date and yesterday Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav formally inaugurated it.

Winknet announces MF50 3G Pocket Wi-Fi Router

Winknet has announced the launch of its next generation MF50 3G Pocket Wi-Fi Router. The feature-packed pocket router is targeted towards young professionals, entrepreneurs, upwardly mobile customers who are always on the move, and travellers. The device allows users to remain connected anytime, anywhere and through various access devices.

Indian Government to Monitor BlackBerry Services without Codes

India has found a way to monitor BlackBerry corporate emails without asking developer Research in Motion (RIM) to hand over encryption codes a report said Wednesday, which could help end a standoff with the Canadian company.

RIM and the Indian government are at loggerheads over access to Blackberry's secure corporate email service, with New Delhi fearing it could be utilised by extremists to plot attacks.

Multiple deadlines have been issued to the firm to comply with government requests for monitoring, but to no avail.

Nokia launches Asha 305 and Asha 311 - Free 40 EA Games

Nokia has added to its existing lineup of Asha phones with two new models, the Asha 305 and the Asha 311 in India. The Asha 305 is priced at Rs. 5,029 whereas the Asha 311 is priced at Rs. 7,139.

The Nokia Asha 305 and 311 were first announced in June along with the Asha 306 that was expected to be announced today but didn't make the cut.

Portronics Launches Solution for Charging Tablets via PCs

Portronics has launched Charge It, a device that allows you to charge a mobile device such as a mobile phone or a tablet, through your computer using a USB cable. Portronics adds that the feature to charge the device exists by default in mobile phones, but not in tablets. As per the company's official statement, Portronics' new device is the intermediary that allows you to connect a tablet to a computer.
Portronics Charge it
Portronics Charge it

Sony Xperia Ion up for Grabs at Rs. 35,999

Sony's Xperia Ion is now available in the country via online retailer Snapdeal at Rs. 35,999. The Xperia Ion runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor.

Sony had first announced the Xperia Ion at the Consumer Electronics Show, held earlier this year. The Xperia Ion boasts of a 4.6-inch TFT touchscreen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. It has 1GB of RAM.

Lenovo Unveils Windows 8 Devices With ThinkPad Tablet 2

Lenovo on Wednesday announced the ThinkPad Tablet 2, which has a 10.1-inch screen and kicks off a new generation of the company's PCs and devices with Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system.

Nikon 1 J2 - Mirrorless Camera

The new Nikon 1 J2 is the new addition to the Nikon advanced compact cameras with interchangeable lenses (mirrorless camera) . It is the successor of the Nikon 1 J1 with minor design and LCD resolution changes . The few changes from the older model are the orange color availability , re-imagined exterior finish , Mode Selector dial, and double resolution of rear LCD display.

MTNL Launches “Name Tune” Service - Greet Callers With Your Name!

India’s first 3G Mobile service operator, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) today announced the launch of its all new ‘Name Tunes’ service which allows MTNL Prepaid and Postpaid mobile customers (2G/3G) to personalize their Caller Tune (Ring Back Tune -Play Tune) with their own name.

Uninor Offers Free Unlimited On-Net Calls, Freedom Plan-101

Freedom is everyone’s right. And this year as we celebrate Independence Day, Uninor is offering its subscribers across Mumbai the freedom to talk nonstop for as long as they want with the new STV Unlimited 101.