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The rumour mill is really heating up, and there have been quite a few leaks showing a larger iPhone. Healthkit is also getting more features in the new betas, including built in support for step counting. What will be more interesting this time will be what Apple does with the internals, particularly the SoC and camera. On the SoC front, we’ve been stuck on the 28nm node for almost a couple of years, and they’ve already played the 64-bit card to improve performance last year. Maybe they’ll astound everyone by announcing that the new SoC (A8?) is fabricated on Intel’s facilities on their next-gen 14nm process. In fact, even using Intel’s mature 22nm process would be pretty revolutionary. There have been regular rumours of such partnerships over the last few years, so maybe this is the year of the switch? On the camera front, the decreasing thickness of the iPhones wi... (more)

Outraging over the outraged

An article reflecting the current times - On Social Media, Some Are Susceptible to Internet Outrage – NYTimes.com anger is the emotion that spreads the most easily over social media. Joy came in a distant second. although we tend to share the happiness only of people we are close to, we are willing to join in the rage of strangers As the study suggests, outrage is lavishly rewarded on social media, whether through supportive comments, retweets or Facebook likes. People who rant online in any way tend to get into more physical and verbal altercations.” previous research on cathar... (more)

The Reasonable Man

If you think about it, the reasonable man actually adapts himself to the unreasonable man. After all, the world in which he resides is pretty much shaped by the unreasonable one. Filed under: Musings Tagged: Quotes , thoughts ... (more)

The Kindle Paperwhite and Store: An Indian perspective

Amazon has been on a relentless journey since the Kindle launch in 2007, steadily making improvements to the product range to arrive at the perfect e-book reader. In the current era of pervasive LCD screens, the e-ink screens in the Kindle readers make for a paper like reading experience (albeit grayscale). This is the USP for dedicated e-book readers in the current tablet and smartphone era. The Kindle devices (apart from the large screen Kindle DX) have stuck to 6” screens that seem to be the ideal size, resembling your typical paperbacks. The devices started off with physical ... (more)

Interesting links (weekly)

The Protester -Person of the Year 2011- Printout – TIME Really makes you wonder what type of system actually works – communism failed, dictatorship usually reaches a violent end, and looking at US & India, democracy also has its pitfalls once the politicians game the system. “Globalization and going viral have been the catchphrases of the networked 21st century. But until now the former has mainly referred to a fluid worldwide economy managed by important people, and the latter has mostly meant cute-animal videos and songs by nobodies. This year, do-it-yourself democratic politics... (more)