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Meet YELO BAG. A Bag That Converts Into School Desk [Rural Innovation]
September 18, 2014
India, Sept. 18 -- Transportation to schools in rural areas is in sad plight when a huge number of children have to walk miles to attend schools. Also in many villages children turn out to be the only earning member and this hampers their education. Lack of infrastructure leads to badly maintained schools with no proper toilets, no drinking water facilities and no electricity too.

InFocus LightPro IN1146
September 17, 2014
At first glance, the InFocus LightPro IN1146 ($649) is just one more example in long list of projectors that are built around a WXGA (1,280-by-800) DLP chip paired with an LED light source, and all offer a similar constellation of features. However, theIN1146 stands out for its balance of image quality, brightness, features, and price. The combination puts it a cut above the competition overall and makes it our Editors' Choice for LED WXGA projectors. The IN1146's closest competitors include the OptomaML1000P, the AcerK335, and the NEC Display SolutionsNP-L102W. All of these projectors, including the IN1146, are among the brightest LED WXGA models available, with 1,000-lumen ratings, and they all offer a similar set of connectors, along with the ability to read files from memory cards and USB memory keys to enhance portability. They also offer an LED light source designed to last the life of the projector. InFocus, for example, rates its light source at 30,000 hours.

India Wastes 2,000MW PV Solar Energy Each Day!; With its ample sunshine, India should use more solar energy and less fossil fuels on a daily basis
September 17, 2014
With its ample sunshine, India should use more solar energy and less fossil fuels on a daily basis Among the fresh bright minds that Rajiv Gandhi brought into government in the first flush of his landslide victory was PS Deodhar, who was appointed technology advisor to the prime minister and the chairman of the Electronics Commission of the government. Mr Deodhar was among those techies who worked at making panchayati raj a reality by harnessing technology for growth. In the early 1980s, Mr Deodhar was involved in building low-cost computers and making them available to people. He says, "I got Rajiv the ZX80 computer kit and later ZX81 and Spectrum with 128K RAM for hands-on computing." Later, he made available an IBM PC XT clone at Rs10,000 via ET&T Corp, which was at half the prevailing price. Now, at the age of 80, he believes that if solar energy were utilised in rural areas, technology could become a binding tool for the entire country by reaching areas that have no stable power supply. With this in mind, Mr Deodhar has made pioneering efforts in solar-powered gadgets through MITRAMAX Energy Private Limited.

LG 55EC9300
September 16, 2014
Last year, I reviewed the LG 55EA9800, a 55-inch curved OLEDHDTV. To my utter shock, it managed to produce perfectly dark black, a holy grail of HDTV testing and the only way a screen can have the "infinite contrast ratio" (technically inaccurate, but we'll talk about that later) some manufacturers have claimed in the past. I've been waiting for another OLED HDTV to test to see if this was some mysterious fluke or if the technology really can consistently perform that way. LG has now released the 55EC9300, a redesigned, WebOS-based follow-up model. Well, OLED is now two for two, and the 55EC9300 offers one of the best pictures I've ever tested in the lab. That image quality will cost you $6,999.99, though, so while OLED is now confirmed to be the future of HDTVs, it still isn't feasible for most consumers today.

LG LED Smart Projector PF85U
September 16, 2014
The LG SmartProjector PF85U ($1,299.99) is an interesting device. You can think of it as a 1080p home-entertainment projector with a built-in smart TV or as a smart TV that happens to use a projector as its display. Either way, it combines a small, lightweight projector with both a TV tuner and LG Smart TV user interface. Connect it to a network that's connected to the Internet, and you can use the smart TV menu to watch video from Netflix and other websites. The combination of features makes thePF85U an intriguing possibility at the very least, and a potentially excellent choice for rooms with low light levels. A key limitation for the projector is its brightness level, at a rated 1,000 lumens. In comparison, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema2030-our Editors' Choice 1080p home-entertainment projector-is a veritable light cannon, at 2,000 lumens.

Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P35W-B3226
September 15, 2014
There are plenty of systems in the market today that combine tablet and laptop, ranging from inexpensive devices to premium systems that pair a decent Windows tablet with an ultrabook-class laptop. The Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P35W-B3226 ($1,184.99 as tested) is an example of the latter, with premium construction, high-end components, and a respectable feature set. Unfortunately, making a great hybrid system requires more than simply sticking together a tablet and keyboard; that joining of two halves is the very fault line that leaves the otherwise impressive Click 2 Pro feeling less impressive than systems with lower performance and fewer features. Design This detachable-hybrid tablet is similar in some respects to the Pentium-equipped Toshiba Satellite Click 2 L35W-B3204, with an accompanying docking keyboard, a similar tapered-edge design, and brushed aluminum on the back of the tablet and the keyboard's palm rest. The biggest differences between the Click 2 Pro and its budget-friendly sibling are the introduction of a push-to-click docking hinge and a slimmer, lighter design. We never reviewed its predecessor, the AMD-equipped Toshiba Satellite Click W35Dt-AST2N01, but the Click 2 Pro is way beyond it in terms of either price or capabilities.

Casio Slim XJ-A147
September 11, 2014
The Casio Slim XJ-A147 ($1,109.99) is one of the latest projectors to sport the company's hybrid LED/laser light source. It boasts some solidfeatures, such as a generous 2x zoom and Wi-Fi, with an included adapter. Like other models in the company's Slim line, the XJ-A147 is a lightweight model with a lamp that should keep shining when other projectors with more mortal light engines have run through two or three bulbs. True to its name, the Slim is just that, measuring 1.7 by 11.7 by 8.2 inches (HWD) and weighing 5.1 pounds. It comes with a soft carrying case, complete with a pocket for cables. The projector sports a futuristic look, with rounded edges and lens set far to oneside. There are no manual lens sliders or wheels; you can change focus or zoom, either with the remote or from touch controls on the projector itself.

Nokia MD-12, now in India!
September 05, 2014
Microsoft Devices has launched its pocket size powerhouse MD-12 in India. Weighing in at just 180g (the size of an apple) the MD-12 is a funky portable Bluetooth mini speaker that plays for up to 15 hours and uses almost any surface to create a big sounding bass. Compatible with Lumia devices as well as other smartphones, the MD-12 is available in four distinctive colours - Yellow, Green, Orange and White.

International Business Times - US ed.
April 10, 2014
  Indigenous smartphone maker Lava International Ltd has announced a budget quad-core smartphone, dubbed Iris 406Q.           Priced just under a[sup.1]7,000, Lava's new phone is the cheapest feature-rich handset in the market. It boasts Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core CPU, 400 MHz Adreno 302 graphics engine, 1GB RAM and 4GB (expandable up to 32GB) and ships with Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS, with a guarantee of receiving the latest v4.4 KitKat software update.       Other stipulated specifications include 5.0-megapixel main camera (with LED flash, HDR mode, 4x digital zoom, HD video recording), 0.3-megapixel (VGA) snapper on the front, 1700 mAh Li-Ion battery and on the connectivity front, it comes with Dual-SIM slots, 3G network support, Bluetooth (with A2DP), Wi-Fi and A-GPS for navigation.           As of now, Lava Iris 406Q is only available for pre-order on (http://www.flipkart.com/lava-iris-406q/p/itmdvfykhkdbeudm?pid=MOBDVYZFUDP5WVCH&otracker=from-search&srno=t_2&query=lava+iris+406q&ref=652b2e95-8514-4e01-afad-6a5548efb92e) Flipkart and is expected to be released to the market in the third week of April.     Earlier this week, Lava launched mid-range smartphone Iris Pro 20 in India for a[sup.1]13,999. It sports a 4.7-inch qHD (960x540p) IPS screen and runs on outdated Android v4.2.1 Jelly Bean, powered by 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM and 4GB memory (expandable up to 32GB).[for more information, (

Reliance Communication Launches CDMA Motorola Moto G in India for a,[sup.1]13,490; Zero Down Payment EMI Plan Available.
April 08, 2014
  Buoyed by the huge reception to Moto G (via Flipkart) in India, network carrier, Reliance Communication has begun selling the popular feature-rich Motorola mid-range smartphone.     Reliance Communication subscribers' can purchase Moto G with zero down payment EMI option (a[sup.1]1205/month) or buy the device upfront by paying full amount a[sup.1]13,490. As of now, the company is offering only the 8GB model, and there is no official word on whether there is any plan to bring the 16GB model too. [Interested consumers can click (http://shop.rcom.co.in/index.php?id_product=51&controller=product#/color-black) here , to buy the device].             In zero down payment plan, users can avail unlimited STD & local calls, 3000 SMSs, free data & roaming charges for selected period, says the company.           RCom's Moto G is a SIM-less CDMA model and sports 4.5-inch HD (1280x720p) display with pixel density of 329 ppi (pixels per inch). It runs on the Android v4.4 KitKat OS powered by 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 series CPU with 1GB RAM and 8GB inbuilt storage (no microSD card slot).           Other stipulated specifications include 5.0-megapixel main camera (with LED flash), 1.3-megapixel snapper on the front, 2,070 mAh battery and boasts of standard connectivity features such as 3G network support, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth v4.0, USB, and GPS for navigation.        


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