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Aditya: Of course the smart governments can have a field day with all the data being collected, and would be more reluctant than ever that one of the essential services get blocked by other states… Originally posted on Om Malik: “You should presume that someday, we will be able to make machines that can reason, think and do things better than we can,” Google co-founder Sergey Brin said in a conversation with Khosla Ventures founder Vinod Khosla.  To someone as smart as Brin, that comment is as normal as sipping on his super-green juice, but to someone who is not from this landmass we call Silicon Valley or part of the tech-set, that comment is about the futility of their future. And more often than not, the reality of Silicon Valley giants, who are really the gatekeepers of the future, is increasingly in conflict with the reality of the real world!  What heightens... (more)

A month with Windows Phone 8.1 on the Lumia 720

I installed the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview on my Lumia 720 as soon as it was out and the new features bring it up to par with Android and iOS. While the overall experience was pretty positive, there were a few downsides. Most notably, the battery life seemed to take a hit. Previously, the phone used to last 2 days comfortably on a single charge, but the 8.1 update had me reaching for the charger well before the end of the second day. That said, the 2000 mAh battery on the Lumia 720 ensures that you can comfortably use it heavily throughout a single day and not worry about running ... (more)

Nokia Lumia 720 – One Month Usage Review

I recently ported my Reliance CDMA connection to Airtel GSM, and this called for a change of handsets. I was using a Samsung Galaxy Pop CDMA with Reliance, along with a Galaxy S III as my primary internet device. My requirements for the new phone were quite simple: Good battery life since this was to be my primary phone for voice – the Galaxy Pop used to serve me for 2-3 days (without a mobile data connection though) Price around Rs 15,000 Smooth and reliable performance Given the above constraints, Windows Phones seemed to be the way to go, and also give me some platform diversit... (more)

Apple Death Knell Counter

Apple Death Knell Counter – The Mac Observer Taking a trip down the Apple doomsayer memory lane. The pieces from the pre-iPhone era make for particularly interesting reading including naysayers for Apple Stores and the crowd favourite Macs. Also, note the dozen times Rob Enderle has been quoted over the years – not a quitter for sure. Incidentally, the first quote (at the very bottom) comes from Steve Jobs himself, way back in 1995. tags: apple death Some of the highlights: Google will probably run the most popular online store, but there will be thousands. This will happen qui... (more)

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Home > Geometric toy > Origami Spring All you need is an A4 size copy paper. (tags: origami paper papercraft art fun folding) NASA – 2012: Beginning of the End or Why the World Won't End? A simple set of FAQs by NASA on 2012. This should hopefully put to rest the worries of those disturbed by the movie 2012. (tags: nasa science astronomy 2012 disaster earth myth calendar) 50 Facts About the 50 United States – Neatorama (tags: usa facts trivia history geography) History of Curved Origami Sculpture (tags: origami design paper art sculpture) KISS FM 97.7: Father | Ads of the World C... (more)