iPad applications introduced for fitness regime

Saturday, May 28, 2011 0 comments
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The FitnessClass app for iPad offers on-demand classes with endless options, from aerobics to kickboxing, reported Fox News.

It offers 230 fitness classes by PumpOne, personal trainers, and a collection of the world's elite fitness instructors.

Classes can be chosen according to the individual's goals, the amount of time one has to fit in a workout, the type of workout needed or equipment, and more.

One can even workout on their own music, and Apple’s AirPlay technology allows the instructor videos on TV.

If less guidance is preferred and one wants to let loose outdoors or on the treadmill, the BeatBurn app, made for runners and walkers alike, can offer some motivation during the workout.

BeatBurn chooses music from the individual's playlist to match the beat of their feet by using software maker lolo's beat snyc technology. Beat-sync analyses the tempo of the music and then selects the best songs to fit the intensity of the workout.

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IPhone 4 launched in India

Friday, May 27, 2011 0 comments
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iPhone 4 was launched today in India, the world's second biggest market for mobile phones.

Declaring the roll-out of one of the most expected smartphones in the world by Bharti airtel here and in 34 other cities in India, Airtel CEO (West Bengal and Orissa) P D Sharma told PTI the iPhone 4 will create a separate space from the clutter of smartphones in the market, many of them having copied Apple features.

"iPhone 4 will stand out for its original applications and cater to the middle segment as well, with attractive pricing which will not create a pinch both in the long and short term," Sharma said on the sidelines of the launch here.

Asked about the delay of almost one year in the product arriving in India after its June launch in the US, Sharma said, "With third generation (3g) mobile networks only coming of age in recent times in India, there was no other option but the iPhone 4 to wait."

"The handset will be priced at Rs 34,500 with 16-GB capacity and Rs 40,900 with 32-GB capacity, which is attractive considering the long-term use. The set is powered by Apple's A4 (operating system), boasts of a retina display, FaceTime for video chat, 5-MP rear facing camera with LED flash and HD video recording," he said.

The iPhone 4 boasts a higher-quality screen and longer battery life than the previous model, he said, adding that Bharti already sells earlier models of the iPhone in India.

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Google to offer street view of Indian cities soon

Thursday, May 26, 2011 0 comments
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Global Internet search engine Google Thursday announced plans to offer street view of Indian cities on its maps platform.

“We are launching the street view project from Bangalore as it is the IT capital of India where IT-savvy users will be able to leverage the benefits of the facility optimally,” Google India product head Vinay Goel told reporters here at a preview of its latest product.

As a user-friendly feature of Google Maps, the US-based global IT major has already uploaded street view of about 100 cities in 27 countries world over with a host of information for the benefit of users seeking specific details.

“Inspired by the success of the project in other cities, we will collect images of Bangalore streets by driving across the city in cars and trikes (three-wheeler rickshaws) that will have high resolution cameras mounted atop,” Goel said.

To be made available on www.google.co.in/streetview in the coming months, the novel feature will enable users to virtually explore and navigate a neighbourhood through a panoramic view of its streets on their desktops or mobile handsets.

“The users will also be able to access street-level imagery by zooming into the lowest level on Google Maps or by dragging the orange 'pegman' icon on the left side of the map onto a blue highlighted street,” Goel pointed out.

Images of faces, addresses of houses or offices and number plates of cars will be blurred to safeguard privacy. Detailed imagery of public or private properties and specific locations will also be blurred on request by the concerned or the affected party.

“Street view will also be useful for urban development planners, law enforcement agencies, house-hunters, travellers and diverse users looking for specific information on shops, offices, restaurants, hotels, etc, in a particular street, area or locality,” Goel said.
The feature will enable businesses to upload their details on the imagery map for free by using the tools on the street view site.   

“Street view is designed to comply with all local laws, including those related to security and privacy issues in India,” Goel added. Google India's development centre in this tech hub has been actively involved in the global street view project for developing application interface, associated tools and solutions for trouble-shooting.

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Rare Pics of Nayanthara,Sexy actress nayanthara wallpapers

Saturday, May 21, 2011 0 comments

Nayanthara is one of the few mallu beauties who came to be known as the sexiest woman in South India. Born as Diana Mariam Kurien on November 18, 1984 in a middle-class Christian family of Thiruvalla, she debuted alongwith Jayaram in Manasinakkare. After having a series of flops in malayalam like Vismayathumbathu and Naatturajavu, she entered Tamil industry with Ayya. But she was widely recognised for her performance in the Surya-starrer Ghajini. She entered Telugu industry with lakshmi and now is a promising and most sought after actress of South India

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Google to launch new range of devices

Friday, May 20, 2011 0 comments

google_girlInternet giant Google is all set to launch a new range of devices, which include light bulbs and dishwashers with wireless technology to communicate with computers and phones, it was reported in London.
According to media person reports, Google now wants to integrate with users' entire homes through the devices that will be launched by the end of the year. Besides light bulbs and dishwashers, the devices include thermostats and "almost anything electrical".

The devices will have wireless technology that will permit these devices to communicate with tablets, computers and phones.

The new initiative was announced at a software developers' conference in San Francisco. Google said the objective was to let a range of devices "discover, connect and communicate" with each other.

It gave a string of demonstrations using the Android operating system. They showed a tablet that could switch lights on and off and also forward music from the internet to a hi-fi device, the media report said.

The company, which offers about 200,000 differents apps, noted that that 400,000 Android devices are being activiated every day.

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Bharti Airtel names new logo as Wave

Sunday, May 15, 2011 0 comments

Telecom major Bharti Airtel Thursday introduced Wave as the name for its new symbol. The name for the company's logo was selected through online contest, which the company had started six months back. "The name Wave, refers to the sweeping changes that Airtel strives to bring towards enriching the lives of its 200 million plus customers in 19 countries across Asia and Africa," Bharti Airtel said in a statement.

Mukesh Chauhan, an engineer working with a company in Noida was declared as the winner of the contest for suggesting the name. Chauhan has won a vacation of approximately 30 days to Thailand, post his marriage scheduled around October. Also, five voters selected by the telecom operator will get a Samsung Galaxy Tab each.

The Airtel symbol was unveiled by Bharti Airtel as part of its new brand identity launch in November last year.
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YouTube launches hit music video chart

Saturday, May 14, 2011 0 comments

YouTube has started publishing a chart that tracks top music videos at the popular Google-owned website. Chart image

A YouTube 100 chart online at youtube.com/music will be updated weekly based on the popularity of videos whether works are amateur or professional, according to YouTube product manager Chris LaRosa.

"On the Floor" by singer Jennifer Lopez was atop the inaugural list followed by "Judas" by pop queen Lady Gaga and "E.T." by musician Katy Perry.

"Not only does the YouTube 100 give props when fans make original videos for popular songs, it also captures YouTube's one-of-a-kind musical diversity," LaRosa said.

"YouTube users get into music as fans and original musicians, and our new chart gives the community a better way to find the most engaging music on YouTube."

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Fish livers contain beneficial fatty acids

Monday, May 9, 2011 0 comments

lqNnQ5TAY032V52QThe fishing industry usually discards fish livers, but they are actually a good source of polyunsaturated fatty acids which are beneficial to health, according to a new study.

Fish livers have hardly been used to date, with exceptions such as cod livers, which are used to produce the well-known medicinal oil.

However, these organs contain compounds that are beneficial to health, according to researchers from the University of Almeria, Spain, reports the Journal of Food Composition and Analysis.

"The livers of edible fish are a good source of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA), especially those in the omega 3 family, such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)," said Jose Luis Guil-Guerrero, who led the study.

These fatty acids are used to prevent and treat some kinds of cancer, depression, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, behavioural problems and cardiovascular diseases, according to an Almeria statement.

The study focused on 12 kinds of fish that are commonly eaten in south eastern Spain, such as hake, shortfin mako and European pilchard.

The livers of the great weever and the European anchovy were those that showed up the highest levels of LCPUFA.

Besides, all the species had a combination of omega-3/omega-6 acids that was "beneficial for human consumption", especially in the case of the liver of the blue whiting.

"Unfortunately, discarding these livers means that all their nutritional properties are missed," said Guil-Guerrero, "and if they were used this would also reduce the environmental pollution caused by throwing innards into the water".

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Adobe Introduces Adobe Creative Suite 5.5

Friday, May 6, 2011 0 comments

adobe-creative-suite-production-premium-multi-esd-iso-kl-1HTML5 picking up on web based services and webpages, Adobe made things more ineresting by announcing the latest Adobe Creative Suite 5.5. This new suite of tools for developers by Adobe supports HTML5 as well as Flash authoring helping developers across the world to create more enriched content and applciations for the web users.

This new tool suite by Adobe will be useful for content authors around the globe helping them deliver high-impact work to multiple paltofrms, operating systems, web brwosers, smartphones and tablets. All major operating systems for smartphones and tablets like Android, Blackberry Tablet OS, Apple iOS are supported by this new framework.

Th new framework, will be christned Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection, and will include all major Adobe existing tools like Photshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Acrobat, Flash Binder, Flash Catalyst, Flash Professional, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere pro and the After Effects. It's expected to cost USD 2,599 for the Master Collection, where as CS5.5 Design Premium will cost around USD1,899 . Moreover, USD 1,799 will be charged for CS5.5 web premium, and CS5.5 Design Standard will be priced for USD 1,299.

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i-Phone's drink-counter application to monitor alcohol intake

Thursday, May 5, 2011 0 comments

iphoneResearchers at the University of Queensland are involved in developing a mobile phone application to help young people control their drinking.

As part of its research into strategies against alcohol abuse, the new iPhone drinks-counter application could help young people reduce their binging habits.

"It's something they can use in a nightclub, logging what they drink, where and how much alcohol," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Angela White, of the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, as saying.

White is working with the University of Queensland in developing the application, OnTrack.

Unlike other drink-counter applications, OnTrack is aimed at newly legal drinkers between 18-24 years in Australia.

According to the latest annual alcohol poll from ‘The Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation’, one in four youngsters consume six or more standard drinks in an average session.

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Mercedes SL 350 and GL 500 launched in India

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz India today launched the SL 350 sports car and the GL 500 SUV at a ceremony in New Delhi. The German luxury carmaker is celeberating its 125th year this 2011 and the two new models add to the celeberations. Both models will sport new engines that were not available in previous Mercedes-Benz models.Dynamisch--Der-neue-Mercedes-SL-350

The SL 350 roadster has been introduced in India to emphasise that Mercedes-Benz also caters to younger drivers. The SL 350 convertible will be powered by a 3.5-litre V6 engine capable of generating 296bhp and 360Nm of torque. It can sprint to 100km/h within six seconds and reach a top speed of 250km/h. Such performance comes at a whopping cost of Rs 98.5 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi.

The GL 500 is a luxury off-roader that can transport seven individuals in luxury. Its exterior design is a blend of the powerful presence of an SUV and the ageless design of Mercedes-Benz. The GL 500 will is powered by a mammoth 5.5-litre V8 engine churning out 388bhp and 530Nm of torque. It is by far the most powerful SUV to ba available in the Indian market. With a starting price of Rs 80 lakh in Delhi, the GL 500 will pose a direct competition with the Audi Q7 and the Toyota Land Cruiser.

Mercedes-Benz India managing director Peter Honegg during the launch of the two models said -
"The SL 350 and the GL 500 are two of the most popular offerings in our portfolio. I am confident that both the vehicles will woo auto enthusiasts, critics, customers and media alike."

Mercedes-Benz entered the Indian car marget in 1995 and was the only luxury carmaker in India until BMW made and entry in 2008. BMW has succesfully become India's largest lucury car maker in terms of sales and Mercedes-Benz is keen to get back its numero unoposition through its latest offerings.

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India's mobile subscriber base touches 811.59 million

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 0 comments

250px-US_cell_phone_subscribers,1985-2004The number of mobile phone subscribers in India rose to 811.59 million in March with the addition of 20.21 million connections, official data shows.
According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the wireless user base grew 2.55 percent, from 791.38 million in February.

While the share of urban subscribers declined to 66.30 percent from 66.36 percent, the share of rural subscribers increased from 33.64 percent to 33.70 percent, the report said Friday.

With this, the total number of telephone subscriber base touched 846.32 million, registering a growth of 2.43 percent.

Overall teledensity in India reached 70.89.

However, according to the report, of the total 811.59 million wireless subscribers in March, only 573.97 million subscribers were active subscribers on the date of peak visitor location register (VLR).

VLR is a temporary database of the subscribers who have roamed into the particular area, which it serves. Each base station in the network is served by exactly one VLR, hence a subscriber cannot be present in more than one VLR at a time.

The growth in this category was led by Vodafone, which added 3.65 million users to take its subscriber base to 134.57 million users.

Reliance Communications followed next with an addition of 3.54 million new subscribers, taking its subscriber base to 135.72 million.

Telecom giant Bharti Airtel added 3.2 million subscribers to take its total number of customers to 162.2 million.

Idea Cellular added 2.7 million subscribers, increasing its subscribers count to 89.5 million while Uninor added 1.21 million subscribers to have 22.79 million subscribers.

According to the data, the broadband subscriber base grew 3.51 percent from 11.47 million in February to 11.87 million in March 2011. However, the wireline segment declined marginally from 34.87 million in February to 34.73 million at the end of March.
--IANS

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