Windows 8 released, upgrade costs $40

Windows 8, a significantly new operating system (OS) compared to it’s predecessors Windows 7 or Windows XP and is launched on October 26, 2012. Windows 8 is designed with touch input as one of the integral input system and works well with a computer equipped with a touch screen. The user interface of the new…

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Apple announces 7.9" iPad Mini starting at $329

Apple has announced a 7.9-inch iPad mini. The iPad is smaller enough to fit in one hand and weights. The16GB WiFi-only iPad mini is priced $329. The price is $30 more than the entry level 32GB 4-inch iPod Touch. The processor in the new iPad is A5, the same as the 3rd-generation iPad and the…

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Google announces WiFi Samsung Chromebook, a 3G model around the corner?

Google announced a thinner and lighter Chromebook, manufactured by Samsung, retailing at $249.  The laptop with 11.6-inch screen, weighs 2.5 pounds and is a mere 0.8 inches thick. The manufacturer has rated it to run 6.5 hours on battery under typical usage. Google has targeted the device to serve as a "second device" in people’s…

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New California law permits self-driving cars in the streets

California Governor has signed the self-driving car bill, that establishes safety and performance standards of such cars, into a law in the state. The bill’s sponsor Senator Alex Padilla, Google co-founder Sergey Brin and Governor Jerry Brown signed the legislation in Google’s Mountain View headquarter. Google has been testing the auto-driving car for almost two…

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Apple iPhone 5 ads (videos)

On the release of it’s new version of mobile phone iPhone 5, Apple has released four new advertisements. Three of the ads present the handset’s features and one focuses on one of it’s accessory, EarPods, bundled with the iPhone. Apple’s ads are usually product-centric and these ads are not different. The ad titled "Thumb," explains…

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HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 920 compared

HTC’s new Windows Phone 8X looks like the Nokia Lumia 920, unveiled some time ago. Apart from the Windows OS, they both look similar and have similar specifications: Nokia Lumia 920 features a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 with 1,280×720 pixels at 342 ppi and 8X has a slightly larger screen at 4.5-inch PureMotion HD Plus…

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Amazon’s new Kindle e-readers and Kindle Fire tablets

This week, on September 6, Amazon released updates to it’s Kindle ebook readers and the line of Kindle Fire tablets. In case you missed, here are the details: 3 new Kindle tablets: Kindle Fire HD 7-inch, Kindle Fire HD  8.9-inch, and the Next-Gen Kindle Fire. The new Kindle Fire HD now features HD graphics, two…

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Tata AirPod – vehicle running on air

Tata’s new creation, AirPod is a city car running on compressed air. In addition to compressed air, it has an additional battery-powered electric motor. The vehicle is made on a simple concept of converting compressed air into energy. Converting air into an energy source can be done using simple compressors – meaning vehicle charging stations…

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