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India has potential to add 2,000MW through solar energy each day!; With its ample sunshine, India could easily add power generation capacity by using more solar energy and less fossil fuels.
September 18, 2014
With its ample sunshine, India could easily add power generation capacity by using more solar energy and less fossil fuels. 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.

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.

Micromax Canvas Turbo A250 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4: Specification Comparison.
November 08, 2013
  Micromax's new flagship model Canvas Turbo made it to the Indian market a few days ago.     The feature-rich Canvas Turbo has incited a price war among the high-end MNC brands, especially top smartphone maker Samsung (26 percent market share). The company is bound to feel the heat from Micromax's new phone as the local player placed second in the market (with 4 percent) is steadily closing in on the leader.

Lenovo Launches Two IdeaPad Laptops and a Hybrid All-in-One PC in India.
September 21, 2013
  Chinese technology major, Lenovo has launched two laptops- IdeaPad Z510 and Y510p and an all-in-one PC, IdeaCentre Horizon 27 in India.           "Lenovo is fostering its growth in the PC+ era through these multi-media devices that will add a new dimension to our existing portfolio of Consumer products and redefine the concept of gaming in India," (http://gadgets.ndtv.com/laptops/news/lenovo-unveils-new-range-of-gaming-laptops-aios-in-india-421282) NDTV quoted Shailendra Katyal, Director- Consumer Business, Lenovo India.         Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p sports 15.6-inch full HD LED display and runs on Windows 8 operating system powered by fourth generation Intel Core-i7 processor with 8GB RAM. It features Nvidia graphics card, 720p HD web camera, JBL designed speaker with Dolby Theatre v4.0 audio certificate.       On the other hand, IdeaPad Z510 flaunts a 15.6-inch display and comes with Windows 8 OS out-of-the box. It packs fourth generation Intel core-i7 processor and Nvidia graphics card. The company says that the laptop's RAM can be expanded up to 16GB and house JBL stereo speakers inside it.           Lenovo's all-in-one PC, IdeaCentre Horizon 27 sports big 27.0-inch full HD multi-touch display, which can turn in to a desktop.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear Pre-Orders Begin in India for a,[sup.1]2,000.
September 14, 2013
  South Korean consumer electronics giant, Samsung has begun taking pre-orders for the company's recently unveiled flagship gadgets - Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch in India.           Samsung's official e-store has opened the windows for Indians to book the new Galaxy Gadgets. Prospective buyers have been given the option to book both the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear for a[sup.1]2,000 as pre-advance amount, or book only Galaxy phablet (if the consumer is not interested in the combo deal with smartwatch) for the same pre-advance amount. However, the company is still tight-lipped on the final prices of the devices.           [To Pre-book both the Galaxy devices, (https://www.samsungindiaestore.com/products/Mobiles/Galaxy_Note_3_with_Galaxy_Smart_Gear_Pre-booking_SM-N9000ZKE) Click Here . To book only the Galaxy Note 3, (https://www.samsungindiaestore.com/products/Mobiles/Galaxy_Note_3_Pre-booking_SM-N9000ZKE) Click Here ]       The pre-orders of the devices began just a couple of days after Samsung India sent out invites to select media houses for an event scheduled on 17 September in Delhi.     Samsung Galaxy Note 3:           Samsung's new Galaxy phablet flaunts a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with full HD 1920x1080p display resolution and runs on the latest Android mobile OS v4.3 Jelly Bean.

Canvas Doodle 2 vs. Galaxy Mega 5.8: Can Micromax Device Dent Samsung's Strong Hold on Phablet Business?
August 30, 2013
  Popular indigenous smartphone maker, Micromax launched its much-awaited second generation phablet Canvas Doodle 2 earlier this week which is currently witnessing a spurt in sales, and it could cause a possible threat to Samsung's mid-range phablet.

Samsung Smartwatch Galaxy Gear with Calling Feature Launching Next Month Alongside Galaxy Note 3: Report.
August 17, 2013
  New report from the U.S. has revealed that the much-speculated Samsung smartwatch Galaxy Gear will be launched alongside the company's flagship phablet Galaxy Note 3 on 4 September at 'Samsung Unpacked 2013 Episode 2' event in Germany, just two days before the international electronics trade fair IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) 2013 kicks-off.           Apart from its launch date, Bloomberg reported quoting sources that Samsung smartwatch will allow the users to make calls, browse web and check emails. Many believe that Samsung's smart wearable device may make use of Bluetooth technology to hook to the smartphone to perform the mentioned functionalities.

International Business Times - US ed.
August 13, 2013
  Nokia's much anticipated 4.7-inch Lumia 625 smartphone is now up for pre-orders at Indian online store Snapdeal.             The e-retailer is charging a[sup.1]1,000 as (http://www.snapdeal.com/product/nokia-lumia-625/1255140035?pos=0;1) advance for prospective buyers pre-booking Lumia 625. The remaining amount can be paid when the Nokia phone gets released later this month.           The final price of Lumia 625 is expected to be priced around E220 Euros (excluding taxes), approximately a[sup.1]17,850 in Indian denominations.     As per a recent report, Infibeam and Home Shop 18 are the only other e-commerce shops to list Lumia 625, but sales are yet begin in these websites.

Apple iPhone 5S Premium Release: New-Gen Smartphone Coming on 10 September, Says Report.
August 11, 2013
  American technology behemoth, Apple is reportedly gearing up for the company event to launch a new premium iPhone next month.           Technology news publications 'All Things D' quoting their sources (http://allthingsd.com/20130810/circle-sept-10-on-your-calendar-for-apples-big-iphone-event/?mod=tweet) reported that the Cupertino company would host an Apple event on 10 September to launch the much-awaited next generation premium smartphone dubbed as iPhone 5S.             Considering the accuracy of All Things D's predictions regarding the Apple events in the past, Apple fans can be rest assured that they are more likely get their hands on the new generation iPhone soon.

Nokia's 4.7-inch Smartphone Lumia 625 to Debut in India by August End: Report.
August 09, 2013
  Finnish handset maker Nokia is reportedly prepping to launch the company's biggest phone Lumia 625 in India by the end of this month.   Insiders have revealed that Nokia is contemplating to introduce flagship 4.7-inch Lumia 625 in the subcontinent either by second or third week of August, reported (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/hardware/Nokia-India-to-launch-biggest-Lumia-by-August-end-Sources/articleshow/21706071.cms) Times of India .         Along with Lumia 625, the company is also planning to launch metal-clad Lumia 925 same time around.


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