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A battery powered bicycle that can fly

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s a battery-powered flying bicycle Three Czech companies have teamed up to make a prototype of an electric bicycle that successfully took off Wednesday inside an exhibition hall in Prague and landed ...

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Nokia signals end of an era

Nokia is all set to pull the plug on its Symbian smartphones. The Finnish smartphone maker had announced in January 2013 that PureView 808 was the last Symbian smartphone to be manufactured by the company. Even at that time it was evident ...

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How Bluetooth connects gadgets

Smartphones, headsets, keyboards, mice, game controllers, stereos — you name the device, it’s probably connectable via Bluetooth. Bluetooth has made massive inroads because of the ease with which it links devices. Basically, just plug it in and wait for the ...

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Curtains down for 160-year old telegram service

Tiruchirapalli (TN), June 12, 2013, (PTI): Smart phones, emails and SMS seem to have pushed the humble telegram service to a quiet corner with the BSNL deciding to discontinue the 160-year-old telegraph service from July 15. Once the main source ...

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China’s Tianhe-2 named world’s fastest supercomputer

NEW DELHI: China’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer, aka Milkyway-2, recently measured at speeds of nearly 31 petaflops surpassing the current record holder by 74 per cent, Ars Technica, the technology magazine reported. And it was not even running at its full capacity! ...

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IIT-M engineers showcase low-cost housing model

NEW DELHI: Believe it or not, researchers at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras have developed a unique method where one can construct a two-bedroom house of 800 square feet for a cost of just Rs 10 lakh. The researchers from ...

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India to have 348 mn internet users by 2017: Cisco

India has the fastest Internet traffic growth globally and is expected to have 348 million users by 2017, a study by networking giant Cisco said. According to Cisco’s Visuals Networking Index (VNI) forecast (2012-17), Internet traffic in India will reach ...

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Soon, robots to walk like humans

Scientists have developed a new robot that replicates normal human foot movements more closely than ever before. Researchers designing adult bipedal robots have faced a challenge in limitations in a robot’s walking pattern. They have been looking for ways to ...

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Together for green

Shaj Liberty Garden has brought its residents together for a common cause – raising trees, writes Esther Elias Shaj Liberty Garden in Edayarpalayam is the kind of housing colony picture books are made of. Homes sit pretty in neat rows ...

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Apps by Bangalore teen make it to Microsoft store

BANGALORE: ‘Writing a bug-free C# code to develop an app’ might sound distressing to many, but Pratik Mohapatra, 15, excels in the art. Born in a generation of touch screens and social media, the teenager has developed a number of ...

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This car runs 300 km in a litre

At a time when fuel prices are constantly rising and car companies are struggling with sales, this group of six students from Somaiya College in Mumbai has bunked a few classes, collected some scrap and put together a car that ...

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Empowered in an e-world

How does technology aid the elderly? Many who are left to fend for themselves when their children migrate elsewhere to work, say how dependent they are on gadgets which help improve the quality of their lives. Hema paati, 85, is ...

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Cognizant beats Infosys to emerge second-biggest IT company

BANGALORE: The top five Indian IT companies grew 13.3% to reach $34.3 million in 2012, exceeding the IT services industry growth of 2% said IT advisory firm Gartner. The growth decelerated for both industry groups, from 21.8% and 7.7%, in ...

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iPhone 5 prices sink as iPhone 5S launch buzz gets louder

With rumours about an imminent launch of the upcoming iPhone 5S getting louder, the price of iPhone 5 in the UAE has begun to weaken, sliding by about 19 per cent in some cases. The Apple Store UAE retails the ...

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