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Top Technology Changing the Fashion Industry

The innovations taking place at the intersection of fashion and technology are profoundly amazing and transformative. In many respects, the fashion industry today bears little resemblance to that of a decade ago—and will change even more in the decade ahead. 3D Printing:3D Printing Means Everyone Becomes... [Read More]

Sharks Are Chomping Underwater Fiber-Optic Cables

A few days ago, Google announced that it was investing in a $300 million undersea fiber optical cable system called FASTER. The FASTER cable system will offer much higher broadband speeds for countries in Asia. However, FASTER will need extra protection because of shark attacks (yes, you read that right). At... [Read More]

Armadillo-T: A car that folds in half for easy parking

With a click on a smartphone, the experimental “Armadillo-T” electric car made in South Korea will park itself and fold nearly in half, freeing up space in crowded cities. A combination photo shows Armadillo-T, a foldable electric vehicle. Hyunjoo Jin in Daejeon, South Korea With a click... [Read More]

Why Lavasa simply can’t stay out of controversy

It has been nearly two years since the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest’s (MoEF’s) committees of experts set the ball rolling for restarting construction at independent India’s first hill station township, Lavasa.   Lavasa The high-profile project near Pune had come to a grinding halt... [Read More]

Apple’s iPad to fall behind Android as tablet war grows

  Apple's new iPad mini as she waits for the release of the tablet. Noel Randewich in San Francisco Shipments of tablets running Google Inc’s Android will overtake the iPad this year for the first time, research house IDC predicted on Tuesday, as Apple Inc cedes more mobile market share... [Read More]

World’s 10 amazing railway stations

  Grand Central Terminal, New York, US What makes these railway stations unique? Icons of a nation’s booming infrastructure, these grand transport hubs have set several records. Take a look at 10 stations dubbed as ‘world’s record breakers’ by railway-technology.com. Grand... [Read More]

A look at 27 high-speed trains in the world

  CRH380 (China Railway High-speed) China is set to open a 2,298-km high-speed railway line, the world’s longest, in about two weeks, linking the capital city with the country’s trading hub of Guangzhou. According to the Ministry of Railways (MOR), the Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway... [Read More]

India’s six diamond kings who rule global empire

  A woman looks at the Diamond Diadem Crown Diamonds are one of the world’s, and specifically Africa’s, major natural resources. An estimated $13 billion worth of rough diamonds are produced per year, of which about $8.5 billion are from Africa (65 per cent). The diamond industry employs... [Read More]

25 cars fetch jaw-dropping prices at an auction

  An auto show in Seoul, South Korea. A company, Barrett-Jackson Auction, set up camp this month in Scotsdale, Arizona, United States, to sell dozens of its amazing classic cars to the highest bidder, according to Business Insider. Let’s take a look at 25 cars that were sold for jaw-dropping... [Read More]

A look at most well-liked consumer brands of 2012

  A view of Stockholm, Sweden. Apple barely missed making the list of the 10 most well-liked in the US, says marketing research firm YouGov BrandIndex, according to Business Insider. YouGov BrandIndex interviews 5,000 people each weekday from a representative US population sample about brands’... [Read More]

Two Indian airlines among world’s most dangerous

  Taiwan's China Airlines plane takes off at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai. The Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre, which collects information about aviation accidents and safety, has published its annual Airline Safety Ranking, according to Business Insider. Sixty airlines... [Read More]

India 4th largest in steel output

  A workers walks through finished steel bars of different quality India’s rank in the world order of steel production remained unchanged at fourth slot with an output of 76.7 million tonnes, despite logging the highest growth of 4.2 per cent among major producing nations in 2012. There was... [Read More]

Samsung Galaxy Grand in India for Rs 21.5k

  Samsung Galaxy Grand As reported by The Mobile Indian earlier, Samsung today launched its much discussed Galaxy Grand Android smartphone in India for Rs 21,500. The dual SIM based handset is powered by Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system and runs on a 1.2 GHz dual core processor. It... [Read More]

Top Android smartphones between Rs 20k-30k

  Smartphones hitting the market every other day With newer smartphones hitting the market every other day, older models’ prices are dropping every passing day. Especially, many Android smartphones with great displays and hardware, which were earlier available for Rs 30,000, can now be purchased... [Read More]

World’s top 20 economic superpowers by 2030

  Shanghai World Financial Centre. The world economy is projected to grow at an average rate of just over 3 per cent per annum from 2011 to 2050, doubling in size by 2032 and nearly doubling again by 2050, states a PricewaterhouseCoopers report. According to the report, ‘World in 2050 The... [Read More]

A restaurant where robots cook and serve food

  Robots deliver dishes to customers at a Robot Restaurant in Harbin, Heilongjiang province. No need to tip this waiter! A sci-fi restaurant in China has employed robots to work as waiters, cooks, entertainers and receptionists.   Customers watch a robot cooking dishes at a Robot Restaurant... [Read More]

Top 10 Indian role models in the start-up domain

  Top 10 Indian role models for start-ups When YourStory called in readers to nominate their favourite start-up, they also asked to recommend role models from the Indian start-up industry. These people serve as the beacons for the aspiring entrepreneurs. They motivate and inspire the people who... [Read More]

Hands on: Samsung Ativ Pro tablet-PC at Rs 75k

  Samsung Ativ Pro tablet Samsung announced Ativ Pro, a tablet-PC hybrid device, a couple of days ago. Though referred to as a smart PC, the Samsung Ativ Pro is essentially a tablet, but it can act as a laptop thanks to its attached keyboard. In fact, it has all the tablet like features like a... [Read More]

7 most expensive cars in India

  Koenigsegg Agera R For a car fanatic, there probably can never be a more exciting and gripping topic than the most expensive cars in the country. For all car enthusiasts, here’s a short encounter with the seven most expensive cars that can be imported into India. Before getting to the list,... [Read More]

Top 5 budget music phones in India

  Mobile Phone Listen, enjoy and cherish your favourite music while you are on the move, with one of the five best music phones available in the Indian market. Music is one feature every consumer expects from his mobile phone. Not every mobile phone maker gives equal importance to the music playback... [Read More]

Best smartphones 2012 over Rs 30,000

  Smartphones 30,000 The year 2012 will be remembered as one of the best years as far as mobile phones are concerned. As we also told in our earlier story too, this year saw manufacturers launch many tablets and smartphones in different price category, starting as low as Rs 3,000. But why people... [Read More]

10 most expensive SUVs in the world

  Vehicles queue for petrol at an Emarat gas station in Dubai. While buying a car, any car, does leave a big hole in the pocket, there are some SUVs that are so expensive that only a few can afford them. Let’s take a look at 10 most expensive SUVs and pickups in the world.   Land Rover... [Read More]

Journey of Ratan Tata’s triumphs and trials

  Ratan Tata smiles during the unveiling ceremony of Tata Motor's Aria at Auto Expo in New Delhi. To say that Ratan Tata leaves behind a huge legacy would be a gross understatement. Ever since he took overas Chairman of the Tata Group in 1991, he worked in on converting the “the corporate... [Read More]

Best laptops and ultrabooks to buy this Diwali

  Best ultrabooks to buy this Diwali Laptops as a category had become rather complex over time. You had the ultra-slim notebooks, the mid-range ones which companies liked to call ‘everyday computing’ machines and then there were the gaming machines. Within these categories were sub-categories... [Read More]