Latest Articles for Author: Shashank Bhardwaj

Android fragmentation – should we care?

Android Fragmentation – Should We Care?

What version of Android does your phone run? 4.0? 4.1? Now pick 10 other of your droid-wielding friends. How many of them are likely to be running the same version of the OS?     Android Fragmentation A frequent weapon against Android in its war with Apple’s iOS, is the serious fragmentation issues the platform…

Elon musk reveals the hyperloop

Elon Musk Reveals The Hyperloop

As promised, entrepreneur Elon Musk revealed his plans for Hyperloop last week. Described as the ‘Fifth Mode of Transporation’ (after trains, aircrafts, ships and cars), Hyperloop is the name the inventor his potentially revolutionary plan of (very) high speed travel.   The Hyperloop Revealed The Hyperloop will be designed to get you from Los Angeles…

20 people injured at lg g2 event

20 People Injured at LG G2 Event

LG’s promotional event for its flagship phone G2 at Seoul, South Korea left 20 people injured. The people were injured trying to grab free certificates for the smartphone. 20 Left Injured and Hospitalized After G2 Phone Debacle The promotional event was held last Friday, where LG said 100 people would get to walk away with…

Next iphone coming on september 10

Next iPhone Coming on September 10

Good news. A report is suggesting that Apple Inc. may unveil its next iPhone at an event on September 10th. That’s less than a month to go. iPhone 5S and 5S Lite AllThingsD is claiming Apple, one of the biggest handset manufacturers in the world, will launch what should be called the iPhone 5S next…

Flipboard Gets Blocked in China

The People’s Republic of China’s Great Internet Firewall has  gotten itself another victim – Flipboard. The popular news aggregator app has had its international version blocked in the country. Users in China reported early last week that they were unable to refresh content on Flipboard’s international version. Flipboard itself seems to be at a loss…

Htc desire 500 coming to europe

HTC Desire 500 Coming to Europe

After being announced in Taiwan a few weeks ago, HTC’s new budget handset – the Desire 500, will now be coming to Europe. The Desire 500 will first hit UK, followed by other European markets by end of August. Featuring an inferior 4.3 inch 480 x 800 WVGA display with an LCD screen, the Desire…

Yahoo! Getting a new logo in september

Yahoo! Getting a new Logo in September

For the first time in almost 20 years, Internet major Yahoo will be getting itself a new logo. We don’t know what it is yet, but we know the old logo will make way for the new one within a month. 30 Days of Change As part of its “30 days of Change” campaign, Yahoo…

Whatsapp update brings voice notes feature

WhatsApp Update Brings Voice Notes Feature

With every other IM client going ahead and providing voice capability to users, WhatsApp has joined the bandwagon as well. The cross-platform IM client has introduced a Push-To-Talk feature which rolls out in its latest update. WhatsApp Update Brings Voice Notes Feature According to a report by AllThingsD, the voice feature will roll out to…

Android 4. 3 rolling out to play edition s4 and one

Android 4.3 Rolling out to Play Edition S4 and One

Within a fortnight of the official Android 4.3 launch at the Google event in July, the update has begun rolling out to the Play Editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. Android 4.3 Rolls Out To Play Editions of the S4 and One This would mark the first time non-Nexus devices are getting…

Avatar getting 3 sequels, starting dec 2016

Avatar Getting 3 Sequels, Starting Dec 2016

The Avatar movie was already getting 2 sequels. Now, it will get one more. Director James Cameron and 20th Century Fox have announced that the Avatar franchise will now be made into a quadrilogy. Avatar 2, 3 and 4. Avatar heavily influenced the movie industry upon its release in 2009 – with its great usage…

Skydrive won’t be called skydrive anymore

SkyDrive won’t be called SkyDrive anymore

Microsoft seems to be unlucky with branding. After being forced to replace the “Metro UI” name with “Modern UI”, the company will now have to rename its cloud storage service – SkyDrive, after it lost a UK court battle. A SkyDrive By Any Other Name…. A U.K court has ruled in favour of Britain’s Sky…

Google launches tool to locate lost androids

Google launches tool to locate lost Androids

Better late than never. Google has announced a new service that will help you locate your lost Android device. Called the Android Device Manager, it launches later this month. Google Launches Tool To Locate Lost Android Device In a post on the Official Android Blog, Google announced the Android Device Manager. According to Google, the…

Sony, panasonic developing 300 gb disc

Sony, Panasonic developing 300 GB Disc

Electronic giants Sony and Panasonic have announced that the two companies will be working together to develop a new standard for an optical disc that will store 300 GB of data.   Sony, Panasonic Developing 300 GB Disc Targeted at professional users, the companies are aiming to release the technology by the year 2015. Motion…

Samsung galaxy s4 explodes, burns house down

Samsung Galaxy S4 Explodes, Burns House Down

A couple in Hong Kong have faced injuries after their Samsung Galaxy S4 allegedly exploded and burnt their house down. Samsung Galaxy S4 Explosion Causes Major Damage Chinese website Xianguo.com reported early this week of a Chinese national Mr. Hu facing the wrath of his Galaxy S4. Hu was playing a game – “Love Machine” while…

Indian army mistook jupiter for chinese spy drone

Indian Army Mistook Jupiter for Chinese Spy Drone

Depending on how you see it, this is either stupidity or over-cautiousness.  According to a report, the Indian Army had been tracking 2 unidentified objects in the night sky for the past 6 months, fearing them to be Chinese spy drones. It turned out those objects were actually the planets Venus & Jupiter.   Indian…