Information Technology

Leaks Point To A Quad HD Future For Samsung’s Flagship
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The rumour mills are churning out some really interesting insights when it comes to the most anticipated Android smartphone of the year—The GALAXY S5. Hopefully, Samsung’s upcoming smartphone will be more than just an incremental update over the GALAXY S4. Russian blogger and mobile insider, Eldar Muratzin tweeted yesterday that this year’s Samsung flagship will […]

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How we ruin social networks, Facebook specifically
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If Facebook is broken, we only have ourselves to blame. Nathan Mattise I found out my new college e-mail address in 2005 from a letter in the mail. Right after opening the envelope, I went straight to the computer. I was part of a LiveJournal group made of incoming students, and we had all been […]

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This Is What The Red Nexus 5 Looks Like
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The Android world is abuzz with rumours about the coloured variants of the Google Nexus 5. It’s said that apart from the usual white and black version, LG’s handset is expected to come in five new hues. A few weeks ago, a photograph of red Nexus 5 was spotted, but was suspected to be a […]

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India-Born Satya Nadella Tipped To Be The Next Microsoft CEO
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Microsoft has been searching for its next CEO since Steve Ballmer announced his retirement last year. The initial list of cadidates included big names such as Stephen Elop (former CEO of Nokia), Ford’s Alan Mulally, Tony Bates (ex Skype CEO), Satya Nadella (executive VP of Cloud and Enterprise group at MS), Steve Mollenkopf (Qualcomm), Hans […]

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Review: Nokia Lumia 1520
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Pros:  Excellent screen; Great camera; Sturdy and premium build; Impressive multimedia performance; Free voice-guided sat nav; Comes with Microsoft's productivity apps. Cons:  Too large to be a phone; A few games are still missing on WP8. Nokia Lumia 1520Street Price: Rs 46,000 Samsung started the “phablet” trend, and now Finns have finally decided to follow. […]

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Fly Or Die: Fitbit Force
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Personal fitness trackers and sleep trackers are officially mainstream, but deciding between the various devices out there can be tough. That said, let me direct your attention to the Fitbit Force, the latest and most full-featured product from the quantified-self makers. The Fitbit Force, unlike the lower-end Flex, has a nice little display on it […]

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How the U.S. Maps the World’s Most Disputed Territories
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When the United States decides to recognize a new foreign government, or an existing country decides to change its name, Leo Dillon and his team at the U.S. State Department spring into action. Dillon heads the Department’s Geographical Information Unit, …     

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Is the West Building Its Own Iron Curtain?
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New submitter pefisher writes “The British are apparently admitting that they track their citizens as they travel the world (through information provided by intelligence agencies) and are arresting them if they have been somewhere that frightens them. ‘Sir Peter, who leads the Association of Chief Police Officer’s “Prevent” strategy on counter-terrorism, told BBC Radio 4’s […]

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