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Welcome !Welcome ! I'm Subodh Manikoth, an entrepreneur and a web developer. When I decided to start a personal website, it was with a purpose in mind;  not merely to spout a bunch of loosely woven words with no coherent meaning. The purpose of this website is to give me a place to log things I don't want to forget, and to share these...

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Google Nexus 7 ‘best-selling tablet’

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London, Oct 16  Google Nexus 7 has become the highest selling Android tablet just three months after its launch, a media report said Monday.

Google’s first tablet went on sale July 27. Its main selling point has been its affordable 159-pound price tag, The Telegraph reported.

Britain’s largest mobile retailer Carphone Warehouse said it has seen a huge demand for this smaller sized, 7 inch tablet running on Android 4.1, Jelly Bean operating system.
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Microsoft unveils Xbox Music

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San Francisco, Oct 16  Microsoft has unveiled Xbox Music, which combines free music streaming, music subscription and purchasing into an all-in-one service.

The company said it will first roll out the service Tuesday on its Xbox 360 video game console and later in October on personal and tablet computers and smartphones.

Xbox Music will come pre-installed as the default music player for the Windows 8 operating system that is to be officially launched Oct 26, Xinhua reported Monday. Continue Reading

iPhone application to replace stethoscope

Category : Technology

London, Aug 31: The iPhone could replace the stethoscope as millions of doctors worldwide are signing up for a free application created by a University College London researcher.

Peter Bentley invented the iStethoscope application which monitors heartbeat through sensors in the phone as just a bit of fun.

But it took off and now 500 applications are being downloaded everyday after a free version was introduced last week, reports the Telegraph.

“Everybody is very excited about the potential of the adoption of mobile phone technology into the medical workplace, and rightly so,” said Bentley.

“Smartphones are incredibly powerful devices packed full of sensors, cameras, high-quality microphones with amazing displays,” he said.

In the furture it could be possible for people to conduct their own ultrasounds or monitor blood pressure through smartphones.

Gmail allows phone calls from computers

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New York, Aug 26 (IANS) Google Inc. Wednesday said its Gmail service will add a feature that allows users to call any phone directly from their computers.

“Starting today, you can call any phone right from Gmail,” Robin Schriebman, a software engineer at Google, wrote on the company’s blog.
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Saudi Arabia halts plan to ban BlackBerry after deal

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London, Aug 7 (IANS) Saudi Arabia and BlackBerry have reached a deal to avert a ban on the smartphone’s messenger service, a move that could have wide-ranging implications for several other countries including India.
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Google, Verizon close to deal to end ‘net neutrality’

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London, Aug 6 : Search engine giant Google and US broadband and telecom company Verizon are said to be close to making a deal that could bring an end to ‘net neutrality’.
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Social networking costs Britain 14 bn pounds in lost work time

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London, Aug 6 : Social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter have cost the British economy a whopping 14 billion pounds a year in lost work time, a study said. The study pointed out that two million employees spend an hour a day on social networking sites and over half the workforce make use of Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or YouTube for half an hour a day when they are supposed to be working.
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RIM talks tough as Canadian government, media back BlackBerry

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Toronto, Aug 6 : The Canadian government and media have fully backed the security features of BlackBerry that have concerned countries like India, UAE and Saudi Arabia, even as the chief of its developer-company stood firm on his stand and said the device was being unfairly targeted. Continue Reading