iPhone 5 Announcement On October 4, Availability in Weeks?

Earlier, iPhone 5 was rumored to be launched in September, afterwards end of September, and now the date has shifted to October. According to AllThingsD sources who have previously claimed of an October launch told them that Apple is all set to unveil the next flagship device, that is, iPhone 5 on October 4. However, people who are close to the situation said that the date could change prior to any notifications. But this is what the company has decided right now.

The report suggests talks are still going on about the availability after announcement. For the second time in the history of Apple, it’s new CEO Tim Cook would unveil the next iPhone. Steve Jobs might remain absent due to health issues and also given the fact that he has resigned as the CEO recently. (more…)

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Review: Nokia C2-03, Touch & Type Dual SIM Phone

Nokia C2-03 Dual SIM Touch & Type

With Nokia struggling in the smartphone market and not expected to make any major inroads till they get out their WP7 offerings phone out, it seems they have decided to concentrate on the low cost phone segment for now where they were losing out to smaller players which played their “Dual SIM” cards well to steal a healthy market share from Nokia in this segment rapidly.

So Nokia has managed to launch some dual SIM handsets in the C series and Nokia C2-03 are  touch and type, dual SIM device with Easy Swap for the second SIM. So lets take a look at how the C2-03 fares the test: (more…)

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Acer Launches Two new Projectors in India

Acer projector

Acer India has just launched two new projectors to its existing line up of products in India. The two new devices include the attractive C110 Pico projector which should prove extremely handy for busy travellers who need to conjure up quick presentations in the most unexpected places. The other model to be announced was the K330 LED Pico Projector which is claimed to be the first LED projector with a 500 lumen lamp. (more…)

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Amazon Kindle 3

  • All-New, High-Contrast E Ink Screen – 50% better contrast with latest E Ink Pearl technology
  • Read in Bright Sunlight – No glare
  • New and Improved Fonts – New crisper, darker fonts
  • New Sleek Design – 21% smaller body while keeping the same 6″ size reading area
  • 17% Lighter – Only 8.7 ounces, weighs less than a paperback
  • Battery Life of Two Months – A single charge lasts up to two months with wireless off
  • Double the Storage – Up to 3,500 books
  • Books in 60 Seconds – Download books anytime, anywhere
  • Free 3G Wireless – No monthly payments, no annual contracts
  • Built-In Wi-Fi – In addition to the 3G wireless, you can connect to Wi-Fi hotspots
  • 20% Faster Page Turns – Seamless reading
  • Enhanced PDF Reader – With dictionary lookup, notes, and highlights
  • WebKit-Based Browser – Free 3G web browsing (experimental)
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We Are Restricting RSS

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We have largely kept silent on our official channels about the Google Panda update, but if you have been around on Twitter or have followed my personal blog, by now you probably know that we are in a bitter battle with spammers ever since Google rolled out the Panda update worldwide in April. We have reported numerous content scrapers using the Google ‘report a spam’ feature and at the same time filed hundreds of DMCA requests. However as time passes, it is clear that Google is losing the fight against scrappers. They recently asked for help publicly.

One of the easiest ways of copying (more…)

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Panasonic Robot To Endure a 230km Triathlon, Evolta World Challenge IV

Evolta World Challenge IV

If you are wondering, why on earth is a robot running a triathlon and that too 230 km long? Well its Panasonic’s unique way of showing off the power of their rechargeable batteries called Evolta which is put to test every year by putting their robot also called Evolta in some or the other ‘grueling’ activity in an annual event called the “Evolta World Challenge” which is in existence since 2008.

Evolta World Challenge IV

In 2008, the first year of the Evolta World Challenge, Evolta climbed the Grand Canyon mountain at a height of 530.4m that too in only 6 hours and 46 minutes. In 2009, they put it to another test wherein Evolta cycled consistently for 24 hours in Lemont whereas in 2010 the robot traveled from Tokyo to Kyoto a journey of 500 kms. If still that doesn’t impress you, this year Evolta is going to participate in the Iron man Triathlon Course in Hawaii wherein it will swim, bike and run covering a distance of 230 kms.

Evolta World Challenge IV

The miniature robot, Evolta has successfully completed all the three World Challenges till date and is surely being expected to complete this one as well. Evolta is being designed and trained under the guidance of  Tomotaka Takahashi, who was the designer for the robot in all the three past World Challenges. And he has designed three exclusive suits for the Evolta to run, bike and swim (as you can see in all the three images).

See Evolta’s grueling task in World Challenge IV in the video below:


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Your Purse is now Officially Obsolete as Google Wallet Goes Live

Google mobile Wallet with NFC

With the advent of smartphones our lives have changed for the better. So far smartphones have replaced our music players, yellow pages, maps among so many other things. And starting from today it is replacing our wallets as well. Google Wallet service has been made available for the Nexus S 4G customers on US Carrier Sprint which will enable them to make payments for their purchases with a simple tap of their phones. (more…)

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iOS 5 Untethered JailBreak is Confirmed

It could be the most exciting news for many folks out there. iOS hacking community will again momentum after being silent since the launch of,, a userland based JailBreak which helped iPad 2 users to JailBreak their device. At MyGreatFest, many popular hackers were present who gave a presentation about the possibilities in the future and what they have achieved till now. During this time, Chronic Dev Team confirmed the release of an iOS 5 untethered JailBreak which would hit the iDevices soon. This team has found five exploits in iOS 5, out of which none relies on the hardware.  (more…)

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Wacky Sunday: Our Top Ten Max Payne Quotes

“Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present Max Payne, New York’s finest, with the biggest mobster body count ever. Dearest guests, prepare to die!” Yes, there are many things that we remember the Max Payne series for, but one thing that actually stands out is the astonishing dialogue, a potent blend of gritty philosophy and cynicism, which would have at times done justice to even made a pulp fiction maestro like Raymond Chandler. Which is why, instead of raving about what to expect in the forthcoming Max Payne 3 (yes, we will do so later, we promise), this Sunday we are just going to sit back and savour what we think are the ten best quotes to have emerged in the series so far.

  • “The past is a gaping hole. You try to run from it, but the more you run, the deeper it grows behind you, its edges yawning at your heels. Your only chance is to turn around and face it. But it’s like looking down into the grave of your love, or kissing the mouth of a gun, a bullet trembling in its dark nest, ready to blow your head off.” (Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne – A Film Noir Love Story, 2003)
  • “When the darkness fell, New York City became something else, any old Sinatra song notwithstanding. Bad things happened in the night, on the streets of that other city. Noir York City.” (Max Payne, 2001)
  • “He was trying to buy more sand for his hour glass. I wasn’t selling any.”  (Max Payne, 2001)
  • “There are no choices. Nothing but a straight line. The illusion comes afterwards, when you ask ‘Why me?’ and ‘What if?’ When you look back and see the branches, like a pruned bonsai tree, or forked lightning. If you had done something differently, it wouldn’t be you. It would be someone else looking back, asking a different set of questions.”  (Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne – A Film Noir Love Story, 2003)
  • “The word was out, a deadly virus released into the city’s corrupt circulatory system. Something wicked this way comes. Max Payne at large. (Max Payne, 2001)

  • “The rain was coming’ down like all the angels in heaven decided to take a piss at the same time. When you’re in a situation like mine, you can only think in metaphors.” (Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne – A Film Noir Love Story, 2003)
  • “After Y2K, the end of the world had become a cliché. But who was I to talk, a brooding underdog avenger alone against an empire of evil, out to right a grave injustice? Everything was subjective. There were only personal apocalypses. Nothing is a cliché when it’s happening to you.” (Max Payne, 2001)
  • “The past is a puzzle, like a broken mirror. As you piece it together, you cut yourself, your image keeps shifting. And you change with it. It could destroy you, drive you mad. It could set you free.” (Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne – A Film Noir Love Story, 2003)
  • “But dreams have a nasty habit of going bad when you’re not looking. The sun went down with practiced bravado. Twilight crawled across the sky, laden with foreboding.” (Max Payne, 2001)
  • “Firing a gun is a binary choice. You either, pull the trigger or you don’t…” (Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne – A Film Noir Love Story, 2003)

Looking forward to more quotes in Max Payne 3, and incidentally, we would like to complete that quote at the beginning of this piece:

“Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present Max Payne, New York’s finest, with the biggest mobster body count ever. Dearest guests, prepare to die! Max! I’d love to come and welcome you, but I’m busy dodging bullets and hiding under a desk at the moment!”

Now, if that does not sum up a game, nothing will!

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Now Save Data For A Century With Sandisk’s Memory Vault

sandisk hundred years drive

Yes, you read that right! Now Sandisk has come up with a USB memory drive rightly called the Memory Vault, which would save you data for over 100 years. The Memory Vault is being promoted by Sandisk as a solution to save and protect your photos and videos for a long time.

From the looks of it, it seems like a silver biscuit, sufficiently sturdy and sleek in design, yet not pleasing to the eye. Sadly, it has a USB 2.0 port for data transfer, which I’m sure by the end of this decade would be an outdated technology. Besides the design, Sandisk Memory vault has no moving parts and hence it has low chances of failure unlike an HDD or even a CD which can easily get scratched and thus spoiled. (more…)

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