Showing posts with label Tech Crunch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tech Crunch. Show all posts

Friday, 9 November 2012

Secrets behind Top Company Names


This came from name of the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the house of founder John Warnock..


It was the favorite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He was three months late in filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call his company Apple Computers if the other colleagues didn't suggest a better name by 5 O'clock that evening..


It is not an acronym as popularly believed. It is short for San Francisco..

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Amazing Avenger Pendrive

Mail feed Posted the One of the coolest pic of the pen drive. These pen drives are inspired by the avengers. The movie launched recently in 2012, just have a look on Avenger pen drive, share it if you like this avenger Pen drives.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Magic pen Recorder

Recorder is this magic pen that converts your written notes into electronic files and then transfers it to your phone and computer via Bluetooth. I think it’s a great idea and can actually encourage us writers to take to the book and pen more often. I bet authors and illustrators will love it too! My only wish – it auto spellchecks the files.USB dongle is for storing your writing when you don't have a Bluetooth computer nearby? If it only worked when you were next to your laptop that would be a major pain!

Friday, 21 September 2012

Melting Gallium

This is Gallium. It is a silvery metal used in semiconductors and LEDs, but the cool thing about it is its melting point, which is only about 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you hold a solid gallium crystal in your hand, your body heat will cause it to slowly melt into a silvery metallic puddle. Pour it into a dish, and it freezes back into a solid. Cool, huh?

Melting Gallium

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Tooth Brush + Engineer

Amazing Engineering again. The tooth brush with the water fountain(!) 

Tooth Brush Engineered

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Neil Armstrong on the Moon

If you think that this is one of the best photographs ever taken, then you'd have to agree that we just lost one of the best photographers (mostly) on earth. RIP Neil Armstrong. 
Neil Armstrong on the Moon

Awareness on Soil Erosion

Soil Erosion will be the biggest issue of the world if we are not aware about it. this post is only for 
Awareness on Soil Erosion. the experiment of Soil Erosion is so simple contain  three water pip full of soil. the first with soli, second with dry leaf and third with grass. 
The water that runs through soil with
vegetation (left corner), comes out clear, while the other two without vegetation is muddy.

Yet, why do we keep cutting the trees in our forests and complaining why the water in our rivers are so muddy and dirty?

Share and spread the awareness!!!

Awareness on Soil Erosion

Friday, 7 September 2012

Samsung's Creative Ear phone

Mailfeed posted world's most creative headphone ever, this creative headphone is designed by samsung. Have a look on the Tech crunch!
 More Creative Headphone pics after pagebreak..

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Rare Blue Moon

Blue moon to appear Friday night, broadcast online by the Slooh Space Camera to honor Neil Armstrong
A blue moon is really the second full moon of the month — it’s not particularly blue, unless it sees you standing alone.
Blue moon, the stuff of song, is not blue, actually. It is the second full moon of the month.
A blue moon will grace the night sky on Friday, August 31.
People with less than ideal viewing conditions can watch the lunar event online. The Slooh Space Camera will broadcast the moon starting at 6 p.m. with a feed from the Prescott Observatory in Arizona and an observatory in the Canary Islands. The broadcast will honor Neil Armstrong, whose funeral is coincidentally the same day, reports TIME .
Despite its colorful name, there's nothing particularly blue about a blue moon. It simply means the second full moon of the month, so don't expect to see a different hue that night.

Friday, 31 August 2012

The Power Fabric

a graduate school student have developed a Power felt which converts wasted body heat into electric current that could be used to charge mobile phones. 

The Power felt can also be used to provide electricity to a radio or a torch in case of an emergency. 

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Samsung Galaxy Camera debuts at IFA 2012

Now that's interesting. Several days ago, we came across a rumor suggesting that Samsung has an Android-based camera in stock for IFA2012 . Back then, it was a bit hard to take it too seriously, but given the latest evidence, the rumor might turn out to be on the right track after all. 
The following image of what appears to be a samsung Galaxy Camera leaked on the web, and it looks quite well-made to be a hoax. It is also said that the optical system allows zooming at up to 21x. The sensor is supposedly of 16-megapixels – of the BSI CMOS kind, but that's not all this camera has in its arsenal. It is said that inside it ticks a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, while Android 4.1 JellyBean is what runs on it. There are also radios for Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, and a 1,650mAh battery keeps the thing humming.
Still, this is but a rumor that should be taken with a grain of salt. Stay tuned for our coverage from the Samsung Unpacked event, where the Samsung Galaxy Camera might be unveiled.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Washable Keyboard by Logitech

Any keyboard you use day-in, day-out is bound to end up with all matter of crud lodged in between — and sometimes under — the keys. The Logitech Washable Keyboard takes care of this problem by allowing you to wash it off in the sink, while also offering a full compliment of F-keys, a number pad, a slim design, laser-printed key characters that won’t fade over time, and a standard USB connection.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

World From the Space

We truly live in a data rich age, and incredible insights are just waiting for us to discover.

Here's a incredible collection of visualizations based on GPS data. Lines in the first one shows unpublished transportation of dead bodies. The second pizza delivery persons took one friday night in Manhattan. The third shows beef exports leaving America and the incoming 86 billon in food imports.

Pretty cool.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Physics and the Universe

We’ve only got two more FieldTripFridays this summer for MakerCamp , and you won't want to miss them! 

Tomorrow, we’re going deep underground with CERN and CMS Experiment to get a behind-the-scenes look at the largest scientific instrument in the world: The Large Hadron Collider. CERN is making huge advancements in our understanding of physics and the universe, and this is a rare opportunity to get a look at the labs where it all happens. 
to see science in action! 

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

NASA rover Curiosity lands on Mars

Sunday, 20 May 2012

The future of Android tablet

A new Kickstarter project aims to revolutionize the way Android tablets look and work for users.

As a blogger in the mobile tech space we receive plenty of requests from companies looking for help on the Kickstarter programs.  Sometimes it a smartphone stand, other times it's a tablet holder.  Once in a while it's software.  While we try to help spread the word as much as possible, sometimes it's tough to get behind products or services.  That is hardly the case with this new Android-related app/home screen.  It's called Chameleon and it's the future of home screens on Android tablets.

Set to arrive later this fall (September), Chameleon is a time-aware and location-aware way of presenting you with your most important and often-used apps. If you're like me then you wake up and head right into RSS readers, emails, the calendar, and weather.  At night, I find myself reading a different set of news sites, checking IMDb, catching up on books and magazines, and maybe getting in a game or two.  Chameleon can be set up so that it gives me an entirely different home screen based on time of day or where I am (GPS) on the map.  No, this isn't just a panel with widgets or a customizable launch bar.  This is much more than that.  It's a totally sexy and smart way of presenting your most relevant information and applications.

You can pledge as little as $1 to help the developers (Teknision) reach their goal of $50,000 but $5 will ensure you get a copy of Chameleon ahead of time.  You can also buy it once it arrives in the Google Play store and load it on your tablet.  If you don't have a tablet just yet then we say cough up a buck and sleep better tonight.  If you do own a tablet that meets the requirements then you're going to want to contribute at a higher level.
This is exactly the kind of stuff that Android needs for its tablet interface.  Not only can it run atop of anything else that your manufacturer loads ahead of time, it's the prettiest looking stuff we've seen thus far.  Our only hope here is that Teknision isn't bought out only to arrive as a specific experience for one particular tablet maker. This needs to be everywhere.

Friday, 18 May 2012

New $74 Android mini computer is slightly larger than a thumb drive

This little Linux box packs a 1.5GHz ARM CPU and 512MB of RAM.

Chinese retailers have started selling a miniature Linux computer that is housed in a 3.5-inch plastic case slightly larger than a USB thumb drive. Individual units are available online for $74.
The small computer has an AllWinner A10 single-core 1.5GHz ARM CPU, a Mali 400 GPU, and 512MB of RAM. An HDMI port on the exterior allows users to plug the computer into a television. It outputs at 1080p and is said to be capable of playing high-definition video.
The device also has a full-sized USB port with host support for input devices, a conventional micro-USB port, a microSD slot, and an internal 802.11 b/g WiFi antenna. The computer can boot from a microSD card and is capable of running Android 4.0 and other ARM-compatible Linux platforms.
Earlier this year, we reported on the FXI Cotton Candy, a thumb drive computer that can plug directly into the HDMI port on a television. The system, which became available for preorder in February, sells for $199.
The $74 AllWinner system seems like an intriguing, low-cost alternative to the Cotton Candy. Both computers have the same GPU, but the Cotton Candy has a faster dual-core processor and twice as much RAM. Another key difference is that the Cotton Candy has an actual HDMI male plug built in (whereas the AllWinner computer has a socket) and consequently doesn’t require the use of an HDMI cable.
Much like the recently launched $35 Raspberry Pi, these relatively small and inexpensive Linux systems offer enthusiasts a compelling platform for embedded computing projects.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

GDrive Unleashed

Google Drive is finally here, but it's not a completely new service. It's not just a new name for Google Docs, it also brings a different vision: your files are always in sync. Google Drive offers 5 GB of free storage, up from 1 GB, and lets you download desktop and mobile apps that synchronize your files. For now, the apps are only available for Windows, Mac and Android, but Google will release an app for iPhone and iPad in the near future.
By default, the desktop app creates a new folder for Google Drive, downloads all the files uploaded to Google Docs and adds shortcuts for the files created using Google Docs apps. This way, the files download to your computer are available offline and can be opened using your favorite apps, while the files created using Google Docs can only open in a browser. If you use Chrome, you can also open some of the files offline. For some people, this will be confusing.

Another issue is that Google offers some new storage plans. The sad thing is that Google's new storage plans are a lot more expensive that the previous ones: now you need to pay $2.49/month (almost $30/year) for 25 GB, instead of $5/year for 20 GB. They're still cheaper than Dropbox's plans, but they're more expensive than Microsoft's plans. Microsoft downgraded the free quota from 25 GB to 7 GB, but existing users can still keep it.

Google DriveDropboxSkyDrive
Free storage5 GB2 GB (up to 18 GB)7 GB (existing users: 25 GB)
+20 GB$10
+25 GB$29.88
+50 GB$99$25
+100 GB$59.88$199$50

If you upgrade to one of the new plans, Google offers 30 GB of additional Gmail storage. For some reason, the shared storage is no longer available for Gmail and it's now limited to Google Drive and Picasa Web Albums.

Here are the old Google plans (if you already use one of them, you can keep it and you won't be upgraded to the new plans automatically):

and the new plans:

Gmail now offers 10 GB of free storage, while Google Drive only offers 5 GB. Instead of encouraging users to send attachments, the files could be stored in Google Drive. 

Google Drive integrates with third-party apps and one of them is already enabled by default: Pixlr, a photo editor. You can also install some Chrome apps that integrate with Google Drive. There's a new "open with" item that lets you pick one of the apps from the contextual menu.

GDrive On The Way

After waiting of many years, Google's online storage service will finally be available soon for the users. it will only be an updated version of Google Docs, but it will be popular as Gdrive

"Instead of email your large file, you can upload to Google Docs(Gdrive) any file up to 250 MB(..!). You will have 1 GB of free storage on Gdrive,for your files you don't convert into one of the Google Docs formats (i.e. Google documents, spreadsheets, and presentations), it is also possible that if you want a more space for your document you can buy the space as extra storage for extra Money per GB(its so cheap) as mentioned on  Google Docs blog.

This Massive change  will be slowly rolled out in the coming few days and it's the next step of google to  the evolution of Google's online office suite. 
Google's expected to launch 'GDrive',

With Google Drive, you can: 
  • Create and collaborate. Google Docs is built right into Google Drive(GDrive), so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Once you choose to share content with others, you can add and reply to comments on anything (PDF, image, video file, etc.) and receive notifications when other people comment on shared items.
  • Store everything safely and access it anywhere. You can access your stuff from anywhere—on the web, in your home, at the office, while running errands and from all of your devices. You can install Drive on your Mac or PC and can download the Drive app to your Android phone or tablet. We’re also working hard on a Drive app for your iOS devices. And regardless of platform, blind users can access Drive with a screen reader.
  • Search everything. Search by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. Drive can even recognize text in scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. Let’s say you upload a scanned image of an old newspaper clipping. You can search for a word from the text of the actual article. We also use image recognition so that if you drag and drop photos from your Grand Canyon trip into Drive, you can later search for [grand canyon] and photos of its gorges should pop up. This technology is still in its early stages, and we expect it to get better over time.
You can get started with 5GB of storage for free—that’s enough to store the high-res photos of your trip to the Mt. Everest, scanned copies of your grandparents’ love letters or a career’s worth of business proposals, and still have space for the novel you’re working on. You can choose to upgrade to 25GB for $2.49/month, 100GB for $4.99/month or even 1TB for $49.99/month. When you upgrade to a paid account, your Gmail account storage will also expand to 25GB.
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