Saturday, January 25, 2014

Computing @ 30

January 24, 1984 is the date when the Apple unveiled Macintosh which transformed home computing.

The friendly desktop machine referred to as the ''Mac" and, importantly, the ability to control it by clicking on icons with a “mouse,” opened computing to non-geeks in much the way that touchscreens later allowed almost anyone get instantly comfortable with smartphones or tablets. The Macintosh computer, introduced 30 years ago on Friday, was at the core of a legendary rivalry between late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Microsoft mastermind Bill Gates.

**A Jan 1984 photo of Steve Jobs (L) and Apple president John Sculley with the new Macintosh

Monday, January 20, 2014

Marathi movies now looking as gamechanger

Just few months back, we saw the mind-blowing response to Sanjay Jadhav's 'Duniyadari' and witnessed a controversy between 'Duniyadari' and 'Chennai Express' on the number of screens allocated in single screen theatres. One thing is now clear that, if the film content is good then the public response is also terrific. This is once again proved by the success of Ravi Jadhav's new movie 'Timepass'. Not only this movie is running housefull in its' third week but also achieved benchmark of fastest 25 Crore club which is previously on the name of 'Duniyadari'. More records will definitely be achieved as movie continuously getting good response. In Maharashtra, many centres recorded 'Timepass' business more than 'Dhoom 3' and this information is given on Twitter by 'Taran Adarsh' who is well-known Bollywood film critic and trend analyst.

**screenshot attached

Sunday, January 19, 2014

6 awesome things you can do with your Gmail ID

Today morning, I read an amazing article on 'what you can do with your Gmail ID?' in TIMES LIFE, supplement of Times of India. (dated January 19, 2014)

Following are 6 awesome things you can do with your Gmail ID: (as in article)


  1. Turning Google Drive into Jukebox,
  2. Making own maps,
  3. Printing from anywhere,
  4. Managing phone contacts,
  5. Running own show on YouTube,
  6. Never running out of space for photos and videos.
Original Link:
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOINEW&BaseHref=TOIM/2014/01/19&PageLabel=42&EntityId=Ar04200&ViewMode=HTML

Saturday, January 18, 2014

It's time for Google's contact lens for diabetics


Brian Otis, Google X project lead, holds a contact lens Google is testing to explore tear glucose in Mountain View, California.

Google unveils contact lens for diabetics which will measure the glucose level of a person in real time.
Though the product is still in early stage of development and its' prototype testing is going on, if successful, this contact lens help diabetics say goodbye to painful needles that they have to use several times a day to successfully monitor their blood glucose level.

For now Google has not provide any details on the availability of the contact lens.

The current prototype of contact lens record the glucose level every second.


A look at the components that make the contact lens device.


Google has several remarkable technologies/projects under its' hood which we have to look forward, some of are-

  • A driverless cars which use sensors,
  • Google's web surfing eyeglasses,
  • Cameras and virtual maps technologies,
  • 'Project Loon', a network of large balloons designed to beam the Internet to unwired places. 


Friday, January 17, 2014

Motorola Moto G looks promising

Finally, The much-awaited launch of the Moto G in India is scheduled for the last week of January, the Times of India reports.

Features:

  • Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core 1.2GHz processor,
  • Adreno 305 GPU along with 1GB RAM,
  • Android OS v4.3 Jelly Bean with Android 4.4 update reportedly coming as soon as January 2014,
  • The rear of the smartphone has a 5MP camera,
  • The front has a 1.3MP video-calling camera,
  • 2070 mAh battery,
  • available in a bunch of colours such as red, yellow, blue and more.


The smartphone will be available in two storage variants – 8GB and 16GB.

EDIT: A Google Play edition of Motorola’s budget-friendly Moto G has been quietly launched for purchase in the United States for $179 for the 8GB version and $199 for the 16GB version.

**As of now there is no information with regards to its international availability of the Moto G Google Play edition.
The big draw for Moto G is its good performance, considering its supposedly low price, and availability of fast Android updates.

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