Posted by Rajamanickam on November 13th, 2013 at 4:51 pm
Google has announced that it has begun rolling out the latest version of its mobile operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat to Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) and Nexus 10.
And it says, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 versions with mobile data will be getting the Android 4.4 KitKat update soon.
Read below the new features of Android 4.4 KitKat.
Just say “Ok Google”
You don’t need to touch the screen to get things done. When on your home screen or in Google Now, just say “Ok Google” to launch voice search, ...
Posted by Rajamanickam on November 13th, 2013 at 2:51 pm
Wednesday, November 13- Motorola today announced the Moto G, a new low-cost entry-level smartphone for global markets.
Motorola is selling Moto G for a very low price of $179 unlocked and without contract. And, Motorola says that its partners plan to offer it for even less.
Despite its low price, the Moto G has a 4.5-inch, 720p LCD TFT display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8 or 16GB of storage, a 5-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, an...
Posted by Rajamanickam on November 13th, 2013 at 12:58 pm
Microsoft Founder Bill Gates has written an article in Wired to explain his plans for improving our World.
His Article is given title as “Bill Gates: Here’s My Plan to Improve Our World —And How You Can Help”
In this article he highlights the importance of many inventions especially synthetic ammonia which helped to achieve Green revolution and invention of polio vaccines.
Bill Gates says, “It’s a simple fact: Innovation makes the world better—and more innovation eq...
Posted by Rajamanickam on November 13th, 2013 at 11:40 am
MIT researchers have found that adding genetically modified viruses to the production of nanowires will boost the performance of lithium-air battery used in Electric Cars.
The nanowires are about the width of a red blood cell, and they can serve as one of a battery’s electrodes.
The key to their work was to increase the surface area of the wire, thus increasing the area where electrochemical activity takes place during charging or discharging of the battery.
Image Credit: MIT
The researchers p...
Posted by Rajamanickam on November 13th, 2013 at 6:33 am
Twitter has announced Custom Timelines, a new feature that allows users and brands to organize tweets around specific topics into dedicated timeline feeds.Twitter is also providing an API to allow developers to build this functionality into their products.
This new Custom Timelines feature of Twitter is similar to the Storify.
This is the first new major feature of Twitter since becoming a publicly traded company.
Twitter is already providing many standard timelines such as, home which contains...
Posted by Rajamanickam on November 12th, 2013 at 5:06 pm
One World Trade Center Tower in New York is officially declared as tallest building in United States.
World Trade Center building (Freedom Tower) overtakes the Chicago’s Willis Tower(Sears Tower) when an international panel of architects announced that the needle atop the skyscraper can be counted when measuring the structure’s height.
One World Trade Center
With the needle, 1 World Trade Center is a symbolically important 1,776 feet tall. Without it, the building would have be...
Posted by Rajamanickam on November 12th, 2013 at 4:25 pm
MIT researchers make surfaces that are easier to cool under extreme heat. This finding could benefit power plants and electronics.
Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Power plant was affected by Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011. Power Plant Engineers sprayed seawater on the reactors to cool them. But it didn’t work out. Because, water droplets couldn’t land on surfaces that hot. They instantly begin to evaporate, forming a thin layer of vapor and then bouncing along it — just as they would i...
Posted by Rajamanickam on November 12th, 2013 at 11:18 am
YouTube has launched a “Fan Finder” program which allows the YouTube partners to advertise their Channel at no cost.
YouTube user has to submit his Channel ad video to the YouTube Fan Finder program which will promote the ad Video across YouTube, including on watch pages and search pages. It will show the Channel ad video as skippable TrueView ad too, at no cost.
Fan Finder uses a matching science that looks at what people are already watching on YouTube to find peopl...
Posted by Rajamanickam on November 11th, 2013 at 5:25 pm
Gmail has announced that it is adding more “Quick Action Buttons” to help the Gmail users to easily take necessary actions for the emails even without opening them.
Gmail users can rate and review restaurants they ordered from on Seamless and even modify OpenTable reservations—all without opening an email.
Google has published the below things in its recent blog post.
Gmail’s quick action buttons help you stay on top of your busy schedule by surfacing important information as...
Posted by angeline on November 11th, 2013 at 12:28 pm
Google announced today (Monday, November 11, 2013) it has launched crisis tools to help gather and relay information in connection with the incredible devastation that’s occurred in the Philippines.
The tools include Google Person Finder, a Web app for individuals to either search for someone else or leave details about yourself and others.
“If you’re worried about someone, then click on “I’m Looking for Someone” and type in their name. If you want to let people know you’re s...