The Lumia 925 comes packed with 1GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon and 7 GB free SkyDrive cloud storage.
Nokia finally launched its Lumia 900 in the Indian market for Rs 32,999, a spokesperson of the company confirmed this to The Mobile Indian. Nokia Lumia 900 is a non 4G version but will support download speeds up to 42 Mbps. However there is no network in India offering that kind of speed as the maximum speed available here in the country is just 21 Mbps.
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Washington, March 7 (ANI): Two distinct volcanic eruptions have flooded the area of Daedalia Planum with lava, flowing around an elevated fragment of ancient terrain of Mars. The images were acquired by ESA's Mars Express on 28 November 2013 towards the eastern boundary of the gigantic Tharsis Montes volcanic region, where the largest volcanoes on Mars are found. This volcanic region is thought to have been active until tens of millions of years ago, relatively recent on the planet's geological timescale that spans 4.6 billion years. The rough elevated terrain at the bottom of the main image is imprinted with three distinct but eroded impact craters, the largest of which is about 16.5 km wide and named Mistretta.
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Karbonn Mobile, an India based company has reportedly signed licensing agreement with Microsoft to make handsets that support both Android and Windows Phone.
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) Soundarya Rajnikanth, who has directed her father and superstar Rajinikanth in forthcoming Tamil period-drama "Kochadaiiyaan", Friday said the latter was not at ease while shooting romantic scenes with his co-star Deepika Padukone. "I guess it was because I was around and calling action and cut, dad felt very awkward to shoot some romantic scenes," said Soundarya who would love to direct her father again. I would be really happy to work with him again," Soundarya told reporters here announcing the film's partnership with Karbonn Mobiles. Karbonn Mobiles in association with "Kochadaiiyaan" announced Karbonn Kochadaiiyaan Signature Phone Series, which will be loaded with movie content, reality apps, songs and videos.
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Mobile handset company Karbonn Friday announced the launch of a "Kochadaiiyaan" Signature Phone Series to bring Rajinikanth's magic closer to his fans. All handsets in the series have an exclusive signature of "Kochadaiiyaan", signed by megastar Rajinikanth himself, on the back cover. "This association is a first of its kind initiative synergizing the legend of Rajnikanth with the mass appeal of Karbonn to offer a masterpiece collector's series for all Thalaiva fans," Sudhir Hasija, chairman, Karbonn Mobiles, said in a statement. Winners of the contest will be chosen by the thespian's daughter and the film's director Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin, and they will get a chance to meet the 'Thalaiva' himself.
Washington, Feb. 25 (ANI): Spanish astronomers have said that a meteorite with the mass of a small car had crashed into the Moon last September. The impact, the biggest seen to date, produced a bright flash and would have been easy to spot from the Earth. On 11 September 2013, Prof. Jose M. Madiedo was operating two telescopes in the south of Spain that were searching for these impact events. At 2007 GMT he witnessed an unusually long and bright flash in Mare Nubium, an ancient lava-filled basin with a darker appearance than its surroundings.
Jakarta, Feb 14 (IANS) Two people were killed and 100,000 others displaced after Mount Kelud in East Java, Indonesia, erupted, an official said Friday. The two were killed when their houses collapsed due to the eruption, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of national disaster agency, told Xinhua over phone. Indonesia closed three airports Friday and issued a warning for flights to reroute near Mount Kelud, Bambang Ervan, a spokesman of the country's transport ministry, told Xinhua. Mount Kelud persisted with weak eruptions after the powerful burst of ash and gravel Thursday night, shooting ash 17,000 metres to the sky, Khairul Huda, head of the observation post for the Kelud volcano, told Xinhua by phone from East Java.
London, Feb 8 (IANS) An accidental encounter of scientists in Iceland with molten lava has opened possibilities of harnessing under surface heat to produce power. A geothermal borehole project in Iceland a few years ago accidentally struck magma - the molten rock that flows out of volcanoes - and it spewed superheated steam for two years. This superheated steam, scientists hope, can be harnessed to produce electricity, said a report published in The Conversation. The Icelandic Deep Drilling Project, IDDP, has been drilling shafts up to 5 km deep in an attempt to harness the heat in the volcanic bedrock far below the surface of Iceland.
Chennai, Feb 4 (IANS) After months of delay, superstar Rajinikanth's Tamil period-drama "Kochadaiiyaan" is slated to release worldwide April 11, and its director Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin views the film as the next step in Indian cinema. "Following last year's celebrations of India's film making centenary, we view the release of 'Kochadaiiyaan' as part of the next step of Indian cinema. For the first time a full length feature has been made using performance capture technology in India and I truly hope this creates a whole alternate film making avenue apart from live action films," Soundarya said in a statement.
London, Mar. 10 (ANI): Cristiano Ronaldo has topped the world's wealthiest player with a fortune of 122 million pounds dethroning retired England legend David Becham, who was named last year's richest with 165 million pounds. Ronaldo has reportedly got a lucrative Nike deal and signed a new 76 million pounds contract with Real Madrid last summer to add to his fortune. According to the Daily Star, the only Brit footballer to make the annual Goal Rich List this year is Wayne Rooney who was named the world's fourth richest footballer with a 69 million pounds fortune.
London, March 9 (IANS) As the race for wearable computer devices heats up with the entry of Google Glass, a report suggests that Samsung is also working on a wearable device that can turn hands into a virtual keyboard. The device enables users to wear a camera, look down at the hands and the thumb can control virtual keys that are projected on the hand. Numbers could be assigned to forefinger, while symbols could be assigned to middle finger.
London, March 9 (ANI): Samsung will be soon streaming 13 million free songs for their customers via their new free music service 'Milk Music'. The South Korean gadget maker's free music services, which is designed to be easy to use and highly customizable, includes over 200 stations and 13 million songs, the Daily Star reported. Samsung said that their 'Milk Music' app will let the users adjust which songs they want to play, based on release date and popularity and customize music by adding preferred stations and playlists. However, the app which can be downloaded from Google Play, would only work on Samsung's Galaxy line of phones.
Washington, Mar. 08 (ANI): Hewlett Packard (HP) has reportedly unveiled a low-cost Android tablet.
Washington, Mar. 08 (ANI): Windows Phone platform has reportedly passed BlackBerry in the US as the third-largest smartphone platform, a report by comScore has revealed. With Apple and Samsung dominating the first two spots respectively, Windows Phone manufacturer, Microsoft, has struggled to convince the American users to adopt its platform. However, it has still outperformed struggling smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry, which was caught flatfooted by the success of the Apple iPhone and simply never recovered its stride, PC World reports. The firm noted that BlackBerry's share was now 3.1 percent of the US smartphone market, compared to Android's dominant 51.7 percent share and Apple's iOS having 41.6 percent share.
Johannesburg, Mar 8 (ANI): Engineers at LG have developed flexible phones that are better at resisting damages. Sabrina Eilers LG PR manager for the Netherlands told News24 about the rationale for the G Flex, saying that they've developed a phone that's flexible and if something happens, it's not that bad. LG has launched multiple devices to demonstrate that the company was every bit as good as Samsung, and at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, showed off its G Pro 2's apparent photographic superiority to a thinly disguised Galaxy S4.
Washington, Mar. 07 (ANI): Apple has been again denied its request seeking complete ban on sales of Samsung products in the US. Apple had sought the ban on 23 Samsung products, which allegedly infringed upon the patents owned by the Cupertino. However, Apple's request, filed in December 2012, was partially successful as the appeals court recently ordered the district court to reconsider Apple's request for permanent sales ban on Samsung products, PC World reports. According to the report, the three utility patents in question cover touch screen functionalities and are referred to as the pinch to zoom patent, the double-tap-to-zoom patent and the snap back patent which discloses a method for displaying an electronic document when a user scrolls beyond the edge of the document In December …
Washington, Mar. 07 (ANI): Google is reportedly said to be partnering with LG for its next range of Nexus smartphones.
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Johannesburg, Mar. 06 (ANI): Apple's iPad market share is reportedly decreasing, a new study has revealed. Despite Apple being the top tablet vendor, research firm Gartner found that the tech giant held 36 percent of tablet market share in 2013. Although, it is still leading Samsung, which is at 19.1 percent, Apple's share has tumbled from 52.8 percent in 2012, while rival South Korean giant's have rose from 7.4 percent over the same period, News24 reports. Gartner said that the expansion and improvement of its Galaxy tablet portfolio, together with strong marketing and promotions, helped Samsung shrink the gap with Apple.
Washington, Mar. 06 (ANI): Apple is seen as a more desirable brand in emerging markets where Android enjoys dominance, a new study has revealed. A study by Upstream, done in conjunction with Ovum, showed that among buyers in Brazil, China, India, Nigeria and Vietnam, Apple is the top brand when it comes to consumer wants. It was found that preference for Apple garnered 32 percent interest from respondents compared to Samsung that received 29 percent interest and Nokia lagging at 13 percent, Tech Crunch reports. According to the study, Android is powering 296,493 active smartphone devices in these regions, compared to 90,184 iOS-powered mobile gadgets.
Washington, March 5 (ANI): Conan O'Brien has been picked as the host of the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The 50 year-old talk-show host has confirmed that he will be hosting the awards, which will take place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, and admitted that it has been his "lifelong dream", Contactmusic reported. The nominations for the MTV Awards, which will prize actors for the Best Kiss, Best Fight, Best Villain and Best Gut-Wrenching Performance, along with many more, will be announced on March 6th.
Washington, Mar. 05 (ANI): HTC has started to slowly give out details about its next HTC One on the social media, with posts claiming the 'all new' would make life 'twice as beautiful.' The smartphone manufacturer took to social media with a coy image that teases two camera lenses along with an update showing six photos, each with a 'two' theme. According to Tech Crunch, the images apparently hint towards the rumoured dual-camera feature on the rear, which refers to a technology that allows capturing images at varied specifications and merging them as one picture. Corephotonics, a company that recently demonstrated a dual-sensor camera technology at Qualcomm's booth at Mobile World Congress, explains the dual-camera feature as a setup allowing users to capture photos at different focal lengths …
Washington, March 5 (ANI): Aether, a new startup comprised of former Nokia, Apple, and Google employees is reportedly planning to launch its new 399 dollars Cone, a hardware for streaming music services. With some unusual controls, the Cone is capable of connecting to home WI-FI and music connection of choice without the need for another device.
Washington, March 5 (ANI): Samsung's Oscars campaign worth 20 million dollars was reportedly a major hit, according to researcher Visible Measures.
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Android and Samsung Electronics reportedly emerged as the biggest winners in last year's tablet market with a 68 percent share of total sales. According to market research company Gartner, 195.4 million units of tablets were sold to end users, following sales of low-end, smaller screen devices, and purchases by first time buyers. With 62 percent of the market, Android turned out to be the biggest tablet operating system. According to Greenbot, in 2012, Google's OS trailed Apple's iOS by a margin of about 8 million tablets, but by the end of last year had turned that into a 50 million-unit lead.
Washington, Mar. 4 (ANI): Samsung's Galaxy S5 has revealed it will give more than 500 dollars worth of premium app subscriptions and services with the smartphone. The services, dubbed Samsung Galaxy Gifts, will include long-term subscriptions to fitness, productivity and lifestyle apps. It also includes premium app upgrades and subscriptions to The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday announced a Pakistani Rs.1 billion (around $9.82 million) aid package for the drought-affected people of Tharparkar district in the country's Sindh province.
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Seoul, March 10 (IANS) South Korea Monday unveiled a set of measures to prevent personal information from being leaked out of financial companies after the worst-ever data leakage incident at three credit card firms. Collecting and utilising personal information by financial institutions will be restricted to essential information necessary for transactions, while illegal usage and circulation of confidential client data will be heavily punished, the Financial Services Commission (FSC) said in a joint statement with related ministries, reported Xinhua.
Washington, Mar. 10 (ANI): Facebook has launched its redesigned News Feed, which is nothing like its previous overhauls but a subtle tweak displaying larger pictures in the feed. The new News Feed contains just two major changes, one where updates are set off from the background of the page by making them look like white cards against a gray surface. The tweak also shows the updates little lower than they used to, giving the effect that a user's name and profile picture have been grouped together as a header, apart from a slightly different font for easy reading, Washington Post reports. According to the report, the latest range of tweaks come in place of a previously planned overhaul that Facebook announced last year, but it never reached consumers for its drastic and unifying look across …
Patna, March 10 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is using Facebook to target his friend-turned-foe BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. In his latest post, Nitish Kumar has criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for joining hands with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). "Any one, who joined hands with those who insulted Bihar, I have pasted a black background of post as a symbol of protest," read Nitish Kumar's post in reference to MNS leader Raj Thackeray who has repeatedly humiliated people from Bihar and defended violence against them.
London, March 10 (IANS) Contrary to the long-held belief that a rise in oxygen triggered complex life forms on earth, a new discovery claims the evolution of the first animals may have oxygenated atmosphere and oceans. There had been enough oxygen in ocean surface waters for over 1.5 billion years before the first animals evolved, but the dark depths of the ocean remained devoid of oxygen. This, in turn, may have facilitated the evolution of more complex, mobile animals," said professor Tim Lenton from University of Exeter in Britain. The researchers considered mechanisms by which the deep ocean could have been oxygenated during the Neo-proterozoic Era (from 1,000 to 542 million years ago) without requiring an increase in atmospheric oxygen.
According to the researchers, sponges seem to have added oxygen to the deep ocean, which created an environment where more mobile, major oxygen-using animals could have evolved. Lead author Tim Lenton of the University of Exeter argued that first animals' evolution may have played a key role in the widespread oxygenation of the deep oceans, asserting that this in turn may have led to the evolution of more complex, mobile animals. DNA analysis has found that the earliest sponges most likely emerged at least 700 million years ago, when the oceans had little oxygen. Then when the sponges feed their pores and channels allow nutrient-containing water to circulate through them.
Washington, Mar. 10 (ANI): Medium is reportedly set to roll out its iPhone app this week, which would be a first mobile app by the blogging platform since launching in 2012. According to The Verge, Medium's first app comes weeks after founder and Twitter board member Ev Williams raised a 25 million dollars round for the company that was earmarked for a new San Francisco office, hires, and infrastructure. Medium is known for its focus on longer-form, high-quality content and it would be interesting to see how its app would differentiate itself and what additional features it might offer over a simple bookmark. It is unclear when the Medium app for Android would follow, the report added.
Washington, March 9 (ANI): The New York Times has reportedly provided a sneak peak into the look of its soon-to-be released subscription mobile app that will charge 8 dollars per month. The app has been created with the intent to lure in 'mobile-first' readers, which the New York Times hasn't been able to rope in as of yet.
Chandigarh, March 9 (IANS) Less than 10 days after she was declared the AAP candidate for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat, Savita Bhatti, widow of comedian-actor Jaspal Bhatti, has opted out of the race. Sources close to Savita Bhatti said Sunday that she had sent a communication to the AAP leadership conveying that she was not interested in contesting the election from Chandigarh. Savita Bhatti could not be reached for comments. Savita Bhatti had been campaigning in Chandigarh after she was declared the AAP candidate March 1.
New York, March 9 (IANS) For those who love to party and get high but do not want to disclose their drinking habits to family or friends, this mobile application can help them "black out" all evidence of previous night from smart phones and social media. Named Livr, this app only opens when you are drunk. "The beauty of the 'Blackout' button is that it encourages anybody using Livr to just be themselves, to not censor themselves," Avery Platz, one of its creators, was quoted as saying.
Washington, March 9 (ANI): Many of the projects that were unveiled last year aim to give mobile apps the ability to detect a person's emotional state.
A quick run through the 36-page reply by the Indian cricket board to the 171-page report of the Supreme Court appointed Justice Mudgal Committee gives a clear insight into the mindset of cricket administrators and their brazen defiance to come clean on serious issues haunting the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Mudgal Committee, which made its report public last month, left cricket enthusiasts in little doubt about the role and activities of Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of board president Narayanaswamy Srinivasan, in running the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise. In the case of the other part-owner under the scanner, Raj Kundra of Rajasthan Royals, there was some element of doubt and the retired chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court wanted his case to be further probed.
New York, March 8 (IANS) What about a smart phone that can click high-resolution pictures of the front and back of the eye that can help specialists sitting in metros advise you in places where health care is less accessible? With two inexpensive adapters developed by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine in California, this is now possible. "The adapters make it easy for anyone with minimal training to take a picture of the eye and share it securely with other health practitioners or store it in the patient's electronic record," explained Robert Chang, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Stanford and one of the developers. This technology can increase access to eye care services as well as improve the ability to advise on patient care remotely.
Cast: Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla; Directed by Soumik Sen; Director Soumik Sen's film is designed as a flamboyant loud and message-driven film on women empowerment.In parts it looks like a government-sponsored documentary on rural development with Madhuri in it to ensure people care and respond to the message. The problem is Madhuri Dixit hardly looks like the rural Mata Hari-Om.
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) A police patrol arrested a robber in the act while he was trying to rob a person after assaulting him, police said Friday. Sonu, 23, was arrested when was he trying to rob one Musafik Alam in Kapashera locality of south Delhi after assaulting him. Though Sonu tried to escape, he was overpowered by the constables and arrested.
But seven months and 10 surgeries later, Ravi (name changed) has almost recovered, a hospital here said Friday. In a fraction of a second, 11,000 volts of high voltage current entered Ravi's body through the mobile into his ears and exited into the earth through the lower part of his body. This can occur as a person's body provides a path for current flow, causing tissue damage and heart failure," Swaroop Singh Gambhir, associate consultant, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the hospital said in a release issued Friday. "This is the first time in my career that I saw such severe electrical burns due to a mobile blast.
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China will build its first internet museum to chronicle the development of the net in the increasingly wired country, China's internet network watchdog said Friday. The museum will show the history and fruits of China's Internet development, with some of the exhibition open to the public in early April, Xinhua reported citing the China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC), one of the major organisers. CNNIC is the administrative agency responsible for internet affairs under the ministry of information industry of China. Multiple digital technologies will be used to colour the show and social networking platforms to interact with netizens, with the introduction of a mobile app to enable a virtual trip within the museum, said Li Xiaodong, executive director of …
London, March 7 (ANI): One Direction band member Niall Horan has been flooded with pictures of boobs sent by his female fans after his mobile number got leaked.
Washington, March 7 (IANS) The US media looks at India's upcoming general elections as an "insanely huge and complex exercise" to "one of the most significant elections in decades" that will put "more power in the hands and thumbs of the Indian voter than ever before". "Voters will choose lawmakers from the incumbent Congress Party, which has led India's ruling coalition since 2004, the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, the new anticorruption Aam Aadmi Party and a variety of small but powerful regional parties." The Wall Street Journal called the elections "juggernaut" as "one of the most significant elections in decades - a contest between a weakened secular left and a resurgent right with Hindu nationalist roots". "The battle for the electoral supremacy is an evolving process in …
Ranchi, March 7 (IANS) A man was beaten to death by people for stealing a mobile phone battery in Jharkhand's Ramgarh district early Friday, police said.
Washington, Mar. 07 (ANI): Facebook's constant tweaking of its News Feed apparently doesn't help much, as the latest change is really just the old feed with bigger photos and different font. The social networking giant said that it was introducing an "updated look" for the desktop version of News Feed, which is meant to better match the mobile version. According to Cnet, the company's latest News Feed would be only slightly different from the current feed, where bigger is better when it comes to pictures and ads. Facebook has scrapped the prominent box with the separate feeds and gone back to a less cluttered left-hand sidebar that's now gray, ultimately returning News Feed navigation back to the status quo.