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.
Washington, Nov 8 (ANI): Using data from the lunar-orbiting twins of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission, scientists have gained new insight into how the face of the Moon received its rugged good looks. "Since time immemorial, humanity has looked up and wondered what made the man in the Moon," Maria Zuber, GRAIL principal investigator from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, said. "We know the dark splotches are large, lava-filled, impact basins that were created by asteroid impacts about four billion years ago. GRAIL data indicate that both the near side and the far side of the Moon were bombarded by similarly large impactors, but they reacted to them much differently," she said.
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): A volcanic rock probe has helped scientists to unlock mysteries of how Earth was formed around 4.5 billion years ago. Scientists examined liquid basalt - or magma - at record high pressures and temperatures. Their findings suggest molten magma once formed an ocean within the Earth's mantle, comprising two layers of fluid separated by a crystalline layer. Scientists agree that Earth formed around 4.5 billion years ago, at which time much of the planet was molten.
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Hugh Jackman has been chosen over a Bollywood star as the brand ambassador of Indian mobile handset brand Micromax. He says he is a "huge lover" of India.
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) A Delhi court sent to seven days' CBI custody an absconding Delhi Development Authority engineer, who surrendered before the court Tuesday, in a case of regularizing an unauthorised property for a bribe.
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) A Gurgaon firm's two partners and eight civic officials were named in a CBI charge sheet filed in connection with Rs.30 lakh bribe taken by the officials for regularisation of a banquet hall here, an official said Monday.
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Scientists analysing images of Mars have discovered a network of supervolcanoes that could have buried the red plant in ash when they were active billions of years ago, Sky News reported Wednesday.
Islamabad, Sept 30 (ANI): Scientists suggest that Jupiter's strange and hyper-volcanic moon Io is the best comparison to ancient Earth.
Author : Vignesh Ananthasubramanian Kieron Pollard and Shane Watson: Clash of the all-rounders The stage is set for yet another brand new edition of Karbonn Champions League T20. The tournament, that started way back in 2009, has been a perfect platform of some budding cricketers who are waiting to showcase their skill to the cricketing […]
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Singer Mika Singh is looking forward to performing at the opening ceremony of the upcoming cricket series - Karbonn Smart Champions League Twenty20 (T20) 2013.
Author : Sougat Chakravartty Otago Volts It’s that time of the year again when Twenty20 returns to India long after the two-month extravaganza called the Indian Premier League. With a new sponsor in place and the presence of a team from Pakistan for the first time in the tournament’s history, the Karbonn Smart Champions League […]
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) India's Cheteshwar Pujara was adjudged the Emerging Player of the Year while Australian captain Michael Clarke bagged the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year and the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year award. Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara was the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year while Pujara, who is being seen as a replacement for Rahul Dravid, claimed his first ever ICC award. Among other award winners, New Zealand women's captain Suzie Bates was the ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year while Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul's 5/6 against South Africa earned him the ICC T20I Performance of the Year award.
Washington, Dec. 13 (ANI): A South Korean judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by Samsung to ban Apple devices in the country.
Washington, Dec. 13 (ANI): The HTC One 24 carat gold-plated smartphone is exclusive, meant for just a handful, and reportedly requires aspiring owners to enter a competition to win the beauty. The smartphone in the shining yellow metal has been priced at 2,500 dollars and isn't available at local carrier stores. According to Fox News, the exclusive device is only available as part of the company's HTC in NYC contest that requires aspirants to snap a picture of anything they think is beautiful and tweet it with the hastag #HTCinNYC and US, upon selection of which they will enter into a drawing for one of two gold HTC Ones. The smartphone has a luxurious exterior, while it is internally just like any other One, with 4.7-inch 1080p display, quad-core processor and 32GB of RAM, BoomSound speakers …
Dubai, Dec 12 (IANS) South Africa captain AB de Villiers has regained the number one rank in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen as he moved up one place thanks to some brilliant performances in the three-match series against India which ended Wednesday. The series win resulted in a number of South Africa players making a move in the right direction in both the batting and bowling lists. De Villiers, who scored 189 runs in three completed innings during the series was the second highest run-getter on either side with a top score of 109 in the final match. De Villiers, who was named in both the ICC Test and ODI Teams of the Year in 2013, now heads both the Test and ODI batting tables.
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung Thursday invited Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate Harsh Varshan to explore the possibility of forming a government. "Harsh Vardhan is currently in Raipur to attend the swearing in ceremony of Raman Singh as chief minister of Chhattisgarh. The Aam Aadmi Party got 28 seats.
New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung called Harsh Vardhan last night and asked the BJP legislature party leader to meet him on Thursday. According to reports, Jung called Harsh Vardhan over phone and told him that he wanted to discuss with him government-formation. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) , the single largest group in the 70-seat house with 31 members, as well as the AAP, which won 28 seats in its very first election, have refused to form a government. The Congress says that a number of senior leaders of Delhi are of the opinion that the party should extend unconditional support to the Aam Aadmi Party to form a government in the national capital.
Seoul, Dec 12 (IANS) Samsung Electronics, the world's top smartphone maker, lost a patent lawsuit in South Korea against its archrival Apple after a Seoul court ruled that the iPhone maker did not violate Samsung's patents. The Seoul Central District Court ruled Thursday that among three patents Samsung claimed Apple infringed on, two patents cannot be accepted as Samsung's unique, leading-edge technology and the other cannot be viewed as the same technology between Samsung and Apple, reported Xinhua. Samsung and Apple, the world's top two smartphone makers, have been embroiled in a legal battle called "patent war of the century", in more than 10 countries across the globe.
Author : Divyanshu 64 matches, 32 teams, 12 stadia, 500 officials, 10,500 media, $13 billion in cost, 3.2 billion viewers and one trophy. Yes, we are talking about the FIFA World Cup 2014. Brazil is all set to host the most popular sporting show on earth with its charismatic showmen set to conquer hearts. Apart […]
Washington, Dec. 11 (ANI): Apple has been reportedly granted patent for curved touch screen designs for smartphones and other devices. The patent, dubbed 'Curved touch sensor' points to a technical process to achieve higher-quality curved displays as the current sensor displays are very thin and vulnerable to damages during fabrication process. According to Cnet, Apple's patent describes placing a thin film over a flexible substrate while the substrate is flat and the new pattern is then joined by a flexible substrate, which is manipulated into a curved state after high level of heat is applied, without any defects. The sensor display made thus, would be thinner than the traditional flat-substrate design and offer a higher degree of sensitivity and although, fit mostly for a smartphone, …
Washington, Dec. 11 (ANI): Samsung has reportedly asked a Canadian customer to remove a video showing his damaged Galaxy S4, as it is apparently denting the company's image. Richard Wygand posted a YouTube video in which he claimed that his Galaxy S4 was 'dangerously defective' because after he plugged the device for charging, he woke up to find it burnt. Wygand attempted to a get a replacement from a service provider, Rogers, who redirected him to go see Samsung, who in turn asked for a video proof, prompting the disgruntled Canadian to upload the video, Mashable reports. The video soon gained popularity, but Wygand posted another video saying that he received a phone call for 'similar model' replacement for which he was allegedly asked by Samsung to first sign a legal document requiring …
Washington, Dec. 11 (ANI): With so much hype around touch-free gadgets, soon appliances in the house would be connected to the Internet leading to what is dubbed as 'The Internet of Everything' and paving way for communicating devices. A non-profit organization, Linux Foundation has reportedly formed the AllSeen Alliance, including companies like Qualcomm, LG, Panasonic, Haier, Silicon Image and TP-LINK, which is a new communication protocol to get the connected doorbell talking to the lights, microwave, oven and smoke detector. According to Fox News, the AllSeen Technology is based on a protocol by Qualcomm that allows devices to discover each other and negotiate over a variety of connections, including Wi-Fi and Ethernet. Executive editor for appliances at CNET, Rich Brown said that if …
New Delhi, Dec.10 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said Tuesday that the Central Government has no role to play in the formation of the next state government in Delhi, and therefore, would not interfere in the matter. He categorically stated that it was the duty and first choice of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form the government, and if it refused to do so, then the offer would go to the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). If none of these two parties agreed, then it was the responsibility of Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung to recommend central rule to the president as per the Constitution, Shinde said.
Washington, Dec. 9 (ANI): Par'sk USA has launched Tenerarca a stylish new line of anti-microbial leather cases for iPhones and iPads.
London, Dec. 07 (ANI): Samsung and Philips were recently raided by the European Commission inspectors, including several other consumer electronics companies, over restricting online sales. According to the report, the commission was concerned as restricting supply could lead to higher consumer prices or the unavailability of products through certain online sales channels. The European consumer electronics retailer, Media-Saturn, was also raided, the report added. Meanwhile, both Samsung and Philips said that they were co-operating with the EU authorities.
The Hague, Dec 6 (IANS) Inspectors from the European Commission conducted searches at Duttch electronics company Philips as part of an investigation of online sales by several electronics companies, Dutch media reported Friday. Philips stated that the company "fully cooperated" with the investigations. "No further information can be given, because the investigations are still ongoing," Xinhua quoted a company spokesperson as saying.
Washington, Dec. 6 (ANI): Samsung has reportedly patented a technology for a transparent touchscreen that would allow users to control the smartphone from both the sides. This isn't the first time that techies have aimed at exploring the possibilities of having a transparent touch screen as seen recently with the introduction of Yotaphone that has a standard touchscreen on the front and e-paper display on the back. However, Samsung's patent takes the technology to the next level as it explores the possibility of a transparent screen with front and rear visibility and touch controls.
Johannesburg, Dec. 5 (ANI): The US President Barack Obama is reportedly not allowed to use an Apple iPhone over 'security reasons' and that is why he uses a bulky super secure BlackBerry. However, his daughters Sasha and Malia spend a lot of time on their iPhones, Obama revealed. According to News24, BlackBerry is well known for its strong security encryption and is still popular in official Washington, even when it is losing its market share to rival Apple and Samsung. The report said that Obama had often complained about the White House 'bubble' which makes it very difficult to communicate with normal people or to get information from the outside world that is not filtered for him by aides or the press and sources said that the BlackBerry is a way to escape that confinement.
Author : sagar.garg Today, the ICC announced the nominations for this year’s LG ICC Awards and also unveiled the ODI and Test teams of the year.While many expected faces were picked for the different teams, some shockingly failed to grab a position. Here is a list of 5 players who missed out on ICC ODI
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the only Indian in the running for cricket's highest Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricketer of the Year.
By Yara Bayoumy SANAA (Reuters) - On January 23, science teacher Ali Nasser al-Qawli had finished supervising school exams in the Yemeni village of Khawlan and was enjoying an afternoon with friends when he encountered the strangers. Some Yemenis say had it not been for such strikes, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) could have seized more territory across Yemen.
Washington, Dec. 13 (ANI): Despite the hype around curved display smartphones, they are not going to be mass manufactured anytime before a decade, according to an analyst.
Cast: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Imperioli, Max Casella, Rami Malek; Rating: *** Director Spike Lee's "Oldboy" is a dramatic revenge saga of a man who is abducted and held captive for 20 years. The unsteady camera before zeroing in on Joseph Ducet (Josh Brolin) an unimpressive advertising executive, pans to a placard that states, 'Guns don't kill, people do'.
Washington, Dec. 13 (ANI): Twitter has reportedly updated its Mac app with a new look and an option for image previews.
Washington, Dec. 12 (ANI): Microsoft is reportedly planning to reintroduce the good old Start Menu to its upcoming Windows 8.2. With the launch of Windows 8 that attempted to bring essentially a tablet-style layout on the conventional desktop mode, a lot of users were put off by the complex OS and dearly missed the Start button. However, with a tweaked Windows 8.1, the Start button did find its way in the OS, but a complete Start Menu is expected to feature in the next version, Fox News reports. Paul Thurrott at Windows IT Pro revealed that the ultimate failure of Windows 8 wasn't that Microsoft embraced mobile technologies, it was that it did so without taking into account how poor this experience would be for the 1.5 billion people who use Windows on traditional PCs.
Sydney, Dec 12 (ANI): Prince Harry was bombarded with text messages and phone calls by former girlfriend Chelsy Davy, while he was undergoing officer training at Sandhurst, a court has heard. The jury at the phone hacking trial at the Old Bailey was told that Clive Goodman, News of the World's former royal editor, sent an email to the then editor Andy Coulson saying that Davy was blitzing the now 29-year-old royal with dozens of calls, and driving him nuts.
By Tiisetso Motsoeneng PRETORIA (Reuters) - Thousands of people queued on Wednesday to say goodbye to Nelson Mandela, whose body lay in state in Pretoria in the building where the anti-apartheid hero was inaugurated in 1994 as South Africa's first black president. Several people fainted in the stifling heat as South Africans waited their turn to file past Mandela's casket after family members, foreign dignitaries and celebrities paid their respects at the imposing Union Buildings, perched on a hill overlooking the city. By afternoon the summer heat and lack of access to water and toilets caused several people to pass out and tempers to fray as mourners waited in line for their last chance to see the man regarded as the father of democratic South Africa.
London, Dec. 11 (ANI): A Google techie has reportedly predicted 'screenless' computing devices in future, including mobile phones, which would rely purely on voice recognition. Google's head of voice recognition technology and senior engineering director at the firm, Scott Huffman said that the company has seen dramatic growth of voice search and recognition tools. The search giant recently rolled out its 'Ok Google' command for voice search on desktop platform, akin to its highly anticipated Google Glass device, which offers basic directions, photos and video and basic web searches mostly through voice commands. Huffman admitted that some web users might not be aware of Google's ability to respond to voice instructions adding that getting used to a technology takes time as it is a cultural …
Washington, Dec. 11 (ANI): Twitter has launched an update of its private messaging product with an ability to send photos via Direct Message on mobiles, and swipeable timelines in the mobile apps.
Kathmandu, Dec 11 (IANS) A vehicle carrying 23.1 million Nepali rupees was robbed en route to Dhangadi from Mahendranagar in Nepal's far-western district Tuesday, police said. A group of men dressed as policemen robbed the vehicle that belongs to Nabil Bank when the bank was ferrying the cash to a branch of Nepal's state bank at Dhangadi, 62 km away from Mahendranagar, Xinhua reported citing a police report.
LONDON (Reuters) - Four Sikhs convicted of the revenge stabbing in London of an Indian general who had led a raid on Sikhism's holiest shrine were jailed in Britain on Tuesday, police said. Retired Lieutenant General Kuldeep Singh Brar, 78, was attacked by a gang and slashed in the neck as he was walking with his wife near the busy Oxford Street shopping area during a holiday in Britain in September last year. He was treated in hospital and discharged the next day. ...
Sharjah, Dec 10 (IANS/WAM) As part of its drive to further improve passenger convenience and online experience, Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, Tuesday unveiled its new website. and lastly those who need advice to identify a destination," Adel Ali, group chief executive officer of Air Arabia, said in a statement. The launch of the new website comes shortly after Air Arabia unveiled its mobile website, accessible from any smart phone, as well as its iPhone app that is available for free in the Apple Apps store.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 10 (IANS) A police team is actively working to get to the bottom of how three undertrial prisoners lodged in Kozhikode jail became very active on social networking site (Facebook), said Kerala Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan Tuesday. Speaking to the media here, Radhakrishnan said, "You please wait a little more when the entire details of the use of mobile phones by those active on Facebook would come out. Nothing will be left to chance as the team will come out with what has happened inside the jail," he said. The first fallout of this serious lapse was that Alexander Jacob, director general of police (jails), was moved out from his post last week for his remarks on the T.P. Chandrasekheran murder, that took place last year.
The big picture there has been concern that having mobiles close to our head cause cancer. This had been further backed up by an alarming report done by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2011.
Washington, Dec. 10 (ANI): US cellphone carriers have reportedly revealed that the law enforcement agencies made around 1.1 million user data requests related to location, text messages, browsing history and call logs in 2012. Seven major US cellphone carriers including AT and T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile are the latest to have surfaced in the ambit of the huge debate surrounding the US' alleged mass surveillance programmes. According to Mashable, AT and T said that it denied only 1,300 out of a total of 297,500 requests, while Verizon said that it does not track whether they provided the requested data or not. Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who questioned the carriers for the extent to which they have been part of the NSA, expressed concern about the numbers and the carriers' varying practices …
Mumbai, Dec.9 (ANI): Star India Pvt Ltd have been awarded team sponsorship rights covering BCCI Events, ICC Events and ACC Events, for the period January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2017. Rights include the right to be called the "Official Team Sponsor," and to display a commercial logo on the team clothing of the Sr. Men's Cricket Team, the U-19 Men's Cricket Team, the Men's A-Team and the Women's Team. The decision was taken at a meeting of the BCCI's Marketing Committee today, disclosed BCCI Honorary Secretary Sanjay Patel in a statement. Two bidders - Star India Pvt Ltd and Sahara India Financial Corporation - were in the fray.
Chennai, Dec 9 (IANS) Star India Pvt Ltd were Sunday awarded the sponsorship rights for the Indian cricket team for the period Jan 1, 2014 to March 31, 2017. The decision was taken by the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Marketing Committee here Monday and will cover all BCCI, International Cricket Council (ICC) and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) events during the period. The rights include Star India to be called the official team sponsor and to display a commercial logo on the clothing of the senior men's, Under-19 men's, women's and the men's A team. Star India and Sahara India Financial Corporation were in the final fray but the latter's bid was found to be ineligible.
Washington, Dec. 9 (ANI): A new gadget has been launched that allows users to manage all their smartphone alerts from their fingers, dealing with the trend of glancing at your device every few minutes. The idea behind Smarty Ring, a Bluetooth-enabled wearable gadget, is to allow users to check smartphone alerts and manage incoming calls right from their finger.
By James Pearson and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - As a scratchy rendition of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No 8 fades into a sea of shortwave radio static, a robotic female voice starts speaking in Korean. The broadcast, a method of sending one-way secret messages to spies, dates back to the French Resistance in World War Two and is still in use on the Korean peninsula, where human intelligence remains the most important way of gathering information. Blanket electronic surveillance and satellite imagery offer only limited penetration in isolated North Korea, where the use of mobile phones and the Internet is far below global standards. But reliance on antiquated methods and human sources has meant that the National Intelligence Service (NIS), South Korea's spy agency, has a patchy record on …
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) IT professionals, engineers, businessmen -- thousands of them worked backstage tirelessly as volunteers of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for the past eight months, helping the party carve itself a stupendous showing in the Delhi assembly polls The members who were part of the strategy shared their experience with IANS on how it helped the party achieve success in such a short span of time. IT professional Sandeep Bist, 30, who joined the AAP in February this year said they had very little time to work out their strategy. "A team of 25 youths was formed who were connected with the party volunteers working at the booth level. In the meantime, we were receiving a lot of suggestions for the campaigning," Bist told IANS.
Dubai, Dec. 8 (ANI): The sales of mobile phones in Saudi Arabia have reportedly shrunk as a result of crackdown on illegal immigrants staying in the kingdom. As the kingdom is seeking to address worrying local unemployment rates and reduce reliance on foreign workers, mobile shop owners are apparently having a hard time as sales have shot down. According to the Gulf News, shopkeepers said that sales dropped by up to 50 percent as expatriates, constituted more than 70 percent of the clients in the country. A shop owner, Ayoub Mohammad said that contrary to what people tend to think, the number of Saudi clients is limited compared with that of expatriates who regularly brought mobile phones for themselves, their relatives or friends back home.
New York, Dec. 8 (ANI): A new Facebook app is helping women navigate relationships with boys, by seeing what ratings their potential new love has received from his former girlfriends, friends, relatives and even colleagues.
London, Dec. 8 (ANI): A game, based on Raymond Briggs' The Snowman aims at changing children's mobile gaming habit by capping their in-app purchases. The Snowman and the Snowdog is the first app to introduce this type of limit after government consultation and agonized parents who were shocked with bills shooting up by their children's mobile gaming. According to the Guardian, the free game for iPhone, iPad and Android devices has been launched by Channel 4 and is based on the popular Christmas film and is the sequel to a free game which topped British app store charts in December 2012.