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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Bill Gates now uses an Android phone, has no interest in an iPhone

Bill Gates announced this past weekend that he is using an Android phone, you could say that there’s been a slight tectonic shift, as though the plates below the surface of the planet are adjusting. It’s no small surprise. Microsoft stopped emphasizing mobile operating systems some time ago, releasing Nokia (acquired in 2013, sold last […]

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Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

One Plus 5 is here

When One Plus One was launched, it was the most talked about phone.  Now after successfully launching phones for a few years, One Plus has launched the One Plus 5. While they do create a lot of fanfare around launches, for this one people actually paid to attend the launch! of course One Plus threw in lots of […]

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Why open source matters to the IoT market

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to become a $4-11 trillion market by 2025, contributing 11% to the global economy, according to a McKinsey Global Institute report, The Internet of Things: Mapping the value beyond the hype. IoT is about connecting sensors and devices to the Internet, collecting their data and automating processes and […]

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

The One Plus 3 is Here!

One Plus has always provided cutting edge phones at less than half the price of leading branding. Today they launched the One Plus 3 with some great specifications. The good thing is, you don’t need an invite anymore. Here are some great specifications: Snapdragon 820 Quad Core processor 6GB RAM (more than my PC :)) […]

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Friday, May 27th, 2016

Public cloud in India to reach $1.26 billion this year

The public cloud services market in the country is projected to grow 30.4 per cent to reach USD 1.26 billion this year as organisations are pursuing a digital business strategy, Gartner said today. According to the research firm, public cloud services market, which stood at USD 968.1 million in 2015, will reach USD 3.52 billion by […]

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

I just completed 13 years of blogging!

I started blogging on 3rd March 2003 — that makes it 13 years of blogging today. Makes me feel older, when there are people who are not even 13 and have started blogging! Thanks you to all those readers and followers for all your encouragements, comments and feedback. For those interested in the History, you […]

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Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Businesses built on strong fundamentals will continue to get funded, industry says

Tripping valuations of unicorns might have set a dull tone for startups this year, but many industry experts believe that companies that are doing things “the right way” will continue to secure funding. Companies like Big Basket, Practo, Car Dekho, MSwipe and Urban Ladder have continued to show progress in their respective business models in […]

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Monday, April 4th, 2016

Can Google catch Amazon and Microsoft in cloud?

From a numbers standpoint, Google is actually a distant fourth in the $23 billion cloud infrastructure services market, according to Synergy Research Group. AWS ranks first with 31 percent, followed by Microsoft Azure at 9 percent, IBM at 7 percent and Google Cloud Platform at 4 percent, Synergy data show. That means of Google parent […]

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Thursday, March 17th, 2016

How to build your own Bluetooth streaming home audio system

There are a lot of ways to stream music at home. Dedicated Bluetooth speakers, like the Supertooth Disco or Jawbone Jambox work well, but because they are designed for portability they don’t sound all that great. At home, the Chromecast is cheap and easy if you already have a home A/V system to distribute the […]

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Friday, January 29th, 2016

Delivering the Internet of the future, at the speed of light and open-sourced

New research has found, for the first time, a scientific solution that enables future internet infrastructure to become completely open and programmable while carrying internet traffic at the speed of light. Read More: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160126110910.htm

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

What you need to know about home IoT standards at CES

When Internet of Things devices debut at this year’s CES, one of the biggest questions will be how they’ll connect to all the other smart-home gear on display. But anyone who expects a clear answer to that is like a kid who gets up Thanksgiving morning looking for a bunch of gifts under a tree. […]

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Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Google OnHub review—Google’s smart home Trojan horse is a $200 leap of faith

Google’s OnHub is a bit of a mystery. Google shipped us this box—well, this cylinder—but it won’t really talk about what’s in it or why it exists. Today, it’s a Wi-Fi router from Google; tomorrow it might be something totally different. But it’s also a funny glowing cylinder with way too much processing power for […]

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

The First Person to Hack the iPhone Built a Self-Driving Car. In His Garage

A few days before Thanksgiving, George Hotz, a 26-year-old hacker, invites me to his house in San Francisco to check out a project he’s been working on. He says it’s a self-driving car that he had built in about a month. The claim seems absurd. But when I turn up that morning, in his garage […]

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Monday, December 21st, 2015

IoT Standards – LMFAO

If you are a company that is interested in connected devices or the Internet of Things (IoT), you better not be waiting for standards to emerge. This will not be happening anytime soon. IoT is a multi-trillion dollar market, and, with so much potential business on the line, the big technology companies are all angling […]

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Monday, December 14th, 2015

Google’s killing Chrome support for 32-bit Linux, Ubuntu 12.04, and Debian 7

If you purchased your computer in the last decade, it probably has a 64-bit-capable processor. The transition to 64-bit operating systems has been a long one, but Google is about to give Linux users another push. In March 2016, Google will stop releasing Chrome for 32-bit Linux distributions. Read More: http://www.pcworld.com/article/3010404/browsers/googles-killing-chrome-support-for-32-bit-linux-ubuntu-1204-and-debian-7.html

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Friday, December 11th, 2015

Do something useful within 30 seconds

WHAT do you do when you have 30 seconds to spare? It may not sound like a lot of time, but there are productive things which you can try when the clock’s ticking away. Here’s a list of 15 productive things for you to do within 30 seconds or less. No more complaints about “I […]

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

One Plus 2 Open Sale, no invite required 24,999

Lots of people have asked for the invite for the OnePlus 2 which I never had! Looks like today have an open sale, no invite required..go for it 🙂  

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Raspberry Pi 2 offer today on Amazon.in

If you need a small computer to run as a media server, file server or even build an IoT solution, then the Raspberry Pi is a good start. Amazon.in has an offer on the Raspberry Pi for just Rs. 1738 Grab it while it lasts.

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Not just emissions: manufacturers’ dirty tricks fake everything about cars

VW’s diesel firmware detected when it was undergoing emissions testing and changed the engine tuning to produce 1/40 of its normal toxic output, fooling regulators. But though they’re the only ones who’ve been caught using firmware to game emissions testing, they’re not the only ones with something to hide. It’s an open secret that manufacturers […]

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Monday, September 28th, 2015

In Volkswagen emissions fraud scandal, proprietary software is the real villain

“Proprietary software is an unsafe building material. You can’t inspect it.” Columbia University law professor Eben Moglen made that observation 5 years ago. It’s timely today, as the Volkswagen emissions fraud scandal–enabled by proprietary software–worsens. Volkswagen admitted this week it altered proprietary software on 11 million VW diesel cars, so they’d pass emissions tests when […]

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