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Bin those Family Stickers, get your car inked!

Ever found yourself staring out at the car in front of you wondering why in hell people think I care about how many people, kids or dogs are in their family? Tired of reading the same old clichéd bumper stickers “My other car is a Ferrari”, “Gone Fishin’” or “Magic... [Read More]

World’s largest mobile operators

  A man talks on his mobile phone at the entrance of a China Mobile booth in Beijing. Three mobile operators from China saw double-digit subscriber growth over the last year, according to the latest Wireless Intelligence ‘Scoreboard’ ranking. The new ‘Scoreboard’ tracks the... [Read More]

Want to work for Google? Pursue data management!

  A data centre in Bangalore When Lemon Tree Hotels partnered with Tata Communications, they were able to implement a streamlined, scalable Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution. The network specialist at Tata Communications’ Data Centre was responsible for successfully planning the process... [Read More]

New technology can produce ‘petrol from air’

  Air Fuel Synthesis. A small British firm claimed to have developed a revolutionary new technology that can produce petrol using just air and electricity. A company in the north of England has developed the “air capture” technology to create synthetic petrol which experts have hailed... [Read More]

Best ultrabooks under Rs 50,000

  Lenovo IdeaPad U310 A very impressive spec sheet combined with strong performance makes these five ultrabooks a dream purchase. Think that all ultrabooks are expensive? Not really! Yes, the general perception states that buying from this new category of computing devices does require that you... [Read More]

Curiosity rover may be littering plastic on Mars

  NASA's Curiosity Rover NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars is apparently littering on the Red planet. Pictures beamed back by the rover show a bright object lying in the Martian dirt, and a closer look suggests the object is a piece of plastic wrapper that has fallen from the robot. The discovery... [Read More]

India is one of the highest job creators due to offshoring

  India outsourcing activity India created 64,370 jobs in the last four years owing to outsourcing activity. It has not only grabbed one of the largest number of offshore projects in the world, but remains one of the most attractive locations for conducting offshore business activity in the South... [Read More]

How to enhance the battery life of your smartphone

  iPhone 5. Most smartphone users are left wanting in terms of battery life. Heavy users can pray to get a day out of their smartphone’s battery (though no such luck for BlackBerry users who can never leave their houses without the chargers). And, since most new smartphones (like the iPhone,... [Read More]

Stunning electric cars you would love to drive!

  Honda Motor Co's electric Micro Commuter Concept city vehicle in an image released by Honda. Electric cars were popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. However, the development of internal combustion engine technology and mass production of cheaper gasoline vehicles affected the... [Read More]

Nuke weapons nations: Who has the biggest firepower

  Agni-V missile being tested The bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a turning point in mankind’s history, events that marked the beginning of humanity’s ability to instantly self-annihilate. As of today, there are nine countries generally recognised to own nuclear weapons, with... [Read More]

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet is a strong performer

  Google Nexus 7 tablet Bhautik, a commerce graduate from Mumbai University, currently works with Barclays Technology Center India, in Pune. Nexus 7 proved to be a huge success for Google. This was important for them to make a headway in the tablet market, no doubt, still ruled by iPad. A lot of... [Read More]

World’s 10 fastest cars of 2013

  A Lamborghini Murcielago. There are some car companies in the world that are known for producing supercars, but which are the fastest ones in the world? Let’s take a look at 10 fastest cars of 2013.   Bugatti Veyron LOr Blanc super sports car. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Top Speed: 268... [Read More]

Top 19 smartphones worth waiting for

  Launch exciting smartphones. Handset makers have preserved their best handsets to cash in on the buying frenzy during these times. The product launch schedules are packed for the next two months, and here we present to you a glimpse of what is coming your way. So, you better read it before deciding... [Read More]

World’s 20 most attractive employers

  Google Google has retained the top position as the best employer in both categories — business and engineering — for the fourth year in a row, according to global employer branding firm Universum’s global talent attraction index, ‘The World’s Most Attractive Employers... [Read More]

How to build a portfolio

  Three Fridays and three sets of good news Three Fridays and three sets of good news — ECB President Mario Draghi’s promise to buy unlimited bonds, Ben Bernanke’s commitment to purchase mortgage backed securities worth $ 80 billion a month, along with diesel price hike by the... [Read More]

The stunning Rolls-Royce Phantom II debuts in India

  Rolls Royce Rolls-Royce, a name synonymous to prestige, elegance, style, class and royal, presented their Phantom Series II in an exclusive media event held at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai on Friday. Phantom Coupe. The price tag that this new generation Phantom carries is Rs 4.50 crore. Phantom... [Read More]

Kindle Fire HD tablets: Are these iPad killers?

  A collahe of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Kindle Fire HD 7 The HD display bearing tablets come with custom Android 4.0 ICS, dual-core Texas Instrument processor and dual-antenna Wi-Fi support. Amazon has announced two new tablets — 7-inch Kindle Fire HD and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD, at a special... [Read More]

iPhone 5 effect: Samsung slashes Galaxy S II, S III prices

  Samsung Galaxy In what seems to be a step to undercut the effect of iPhone 5, which got 2 million pre-book orders in just 24 hours of announcement, Samsung has reduced prices of some of its premium handsets, making them more lucrative than before. Among the handsets, whose prices have been reduced,... [Read More]

Mahindra launches the Quanto at Rs 582,000

  Mahindra Quanto Finally putting an end to the misery of all curious cats; our very own auto press and auto enthusiasts who have been speculating about the features, specifications and looks of the Mahindra Quanto, for what seems to be an eternity, Mahindra India launched their sub-4metre compact... [Read More]

How many work hours can get you an iPhone?

  IPhone 4S People working in Zurich are able to afford the iPhone 4S, the quickest, after 22 hours of work. The working time required is ten times longer in Mexico City and Bucharest. In Indian cities, the working time is over three hundred hours to buy an iPhone. In Beijing, one has to work for... [Read More]

Rail fares are the highest in these 20 cities

  Rail operator Deutsche Bahn CEO Ruediger Grube It costs most to travel by bus, tram or subway, taxi and train in Western Europe and North America. In Germany, a second class train journey over 200 kilometers costs an average of $79 (US dollars) – around 65 per cent more than the Western ... [Read More]

The legacy of BMW 3 Series

  BMW cars BMW, the carmaker focused on delivering “Sheer Driving Pleasure” was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany. The German carmaker owns the brand Mini, which is the parent company for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and produces bikes under the BMW Motorrad banner.   BMW... [Read More]

Houses with electricity: India’s top 20 states

The electricity sector in India is the world’s fifth largest with an an installed capacity of 205.34 gigawatt (GW) as of June 2012. The captive power plants generate an additional 31.5 GW. Thermal power plants constitute 66% of the installed capacity, hydroelectric about 19% and remaining is... [Read More]

iPhone 5 does not ‘wow’, but. . .

  Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook takes the stage after the introduction of the iPhone 5 during Apple Inc.'s iPhone media event in San Francisco, California The moment Apple’s head of marketing Phil Schiller announced the new iPhone 5, the technology world truly parked itself divided into 2... [Read More]