Author: Sufyan bin Uzayr

Rockets
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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket achieves first private space flight

The Falcon 9 rocket, developed by Space Exploration Technologies on Wednesday successfully launched from the Kennedy Space Center. The launch culminated with a landing of the Dragon spacecraft in the Pacific Ocean. This was the first incident in history where a privately-owned space craft reached the orbit and safely returned to earth.

Technology
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Disposable electronic displays made possible with paper

The proposed e-paper uses electrowetting (a process of moving colored pigments from pixel to pixel using electronic charges) on a paper substrate. Electrowetting consumes lesser power and outperforms the present day E-ink electrophoretic screens in terms of better color, faster response times and video capability.

IPAD
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Foxconn adds new factories for iPad 2

Foxconn, Apple’s overseas manufacturing partner, has added new production plants in Chengdu, China. The newly set up plants are expected to produce nearly 10,000 iPads every day. The boost in production capacity has been undertaken in order to meet the rise in demand of gadgets during the holiday season.

Android
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iPad 2 in April 2011?

iPad 2 is rumored to be launched in the first quarter of 2011 itself. However, speculations are already running high regarding the impact iPad 2 may have on the market for iPad related products.

SAMSUNG
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US T-Mobile Galaxy Tab hacked to make calls

Of late, a move by Samsung has eliminated the option of making phone calls from all Galaxy Tab devices destined for the US market. While Galaxy Tab pieces built in Europe and elsewhere came with no such restrictions on either outgoing or incoming calls, American users were denied the luxury of making calls from their Galaxy Tab tablets.

Technology
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GSM Association to embed SIMs by 2012

Just when you thought that the GSM sphere is done with its share of new concepts, the GSM Assocation is back with a brand new idea. Recent reports indicate that the GSMA is seriously considering the implementation of embedded SIM cards. Basically, an embedded SIM card can be remotely activated using either a phone or even a music player or camera, if the latter devices support GSM SIM cards.

Android
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Showtime: Its RIM vs Apple

Apple has had its share of competitors since times immemorial – Microsoft, Adobe, Google – you name them. And if present trends are anything to go by, you may as well add RIM (yes, the ones behind the Blackberry) to the list.

SAMSUNG
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SSD prices fall while HDD prices rise

If you are planning to buy a Solid State Drive (SSD), it may very well be the right time to do so. Going by the present trends, Solid State Drive manufacturers such as Intel and Adata Technology have been dropping SSD prices by as much as 10-15% in order to increase sales and market penetration rate.

Android
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First dual-core Android phone

When LG first announced their Optimus line of Android phones, two things came to everyone’s mind: one, the name ‘Optimus’ surely sounds cool, the phones will be bestsellers for sure. Two, names don’t sell, what will LG give to back up the good name! Recently, LG just showed what all they plan to give, apart […]

Apple
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Apple’s iOS Update: Pre-release rumors

One thing that all of us do quite frequently (though some do it less frequently than others) is printing – documents, photos and what not! Apple users are perhaps expecting a treat coming their way as far as printing is concerned, and if rumors are anything to go by, the next software update for iOS will feature wireless printing, for not just iPad but even iPhone and iPod Touch.

SPECIAL OFFERS
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eBook sales to hit $1 billion

Gone are the days when reading was limited to paper. Yeah sure! You’ll tell me nothing beats the good feeling of holding a book in your hands even today. I won’t argue, because the recent figures associated with ebook sales tend to speak for themselves.

IPAD
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The humane side of iPad

Technology and innovations are fruitful if they serve the basic purpose – of being useful to humans. It further helps the machine’s USP if the human is disabled or impaired. Something similar happened with the iPad when Owen Cain, an 8 year old suffering from debilitating motor neuron disease, was able to use it.

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Verizon’s Blackberry killer is here!

Let’s say you are in love with the looks of the Blackberry (seriously, who isn’t?). But then, you also want to use the Android app market (again, who wouldn’t?). And you know that you can’t have both of them in the same phone.

google
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Google Chrome netbooks are coming

Google Chrome OS is one of the most eagerly awaited entities in the world of tech. Just like most Google services (remember Gmail remaining in BETA for well over 3 years), Chrome OS is also taking its time. But going by the present news, the OS may materialize sooner than we expect.