Facebook buys Instagram for 1 Billion Dollars!

Instagram, the photo sharing app/social-network, which finally launched its Android app last week, has been purchased for a total of 1 billion dollars, including cash, and shares of Facebook. The best part is, Facebook is not evil like Google [ which caused the death of many good products such as picnik.com and Kevin Rose’ Oink ] and they will still maintain the Instagram ecosystem, as…

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Higgs Boson found! Finally.

This is incredible news, European Scientists have confirmed that the Higgs Boson has been proven to exist. The scientists were working on the LHC [ Large Hadron Collider ] just smashing particles together, when the unbelievable happened. Scientists have been looking for the Higgs Boson, as it is the final piece of the puzzle in the standard model of Physics. In this experiment scientists weren’t looking specifically for the particle. While…

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What’s going to power PCs in 2012?

With every year we see new technology popping up on the face of the earth, bringing with it the unavoidable need to update your gadgets. 2011 gave us Sandy Bridge CPUs, dual-core processor powered tablets, AMD’s Bulldozers, and much more. Let’s see what 2012 has in store for us. Beyond the Sandy Bridge Intel and AMD are the two major players in the Desktop and…

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Slactivism is awesome.

The viral ‘KONY 2012’ campaign has been all over the Internet, and with it, questions about the authenticity/effectiveness of the charity Invisible Children. Well, I am not here to say whether Invisible children is the best choice to give your money to or not, what I am here to say is that Slacktivism, in general, is one of the most powerful and effective medium of change….

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Google’s privacy policy changes today. Yawn!

Google finally made me read their new privacy policy. I had to. They have been shouting about it for more than a month now. Their new policy comes into effect today. The most important thing I noticed is that it is small. Like really small. About a page. A few years ago, on one fine day, I had nothing to do, as always, and hence read their…

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Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview!

Microsoft just released the consumer preview for windows-8, that anybody can download and install on their computers. For Windows 7 users, you can upgrade to windows-8. If you upgrade from XP, only your files and settings will be saved. [ You will have to re-install programs. ] You can always install it in another partition, or in a virtual drive, for testing. Here’s the download…

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Facebook launches timeline for pages

All Facebook pages can now switch to a timeline view. The pages will be given 30 days for curation, and on 30th March, timeline will be forced on all pages. There are additional new features apart from being able to use a cover photo. > Posts can be pinned to top of the feed, for one week. > Receive and reply to private messages from users. And…

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LG Optimus Vu. A Tablet + Phone Hybrid

The Optimus Vu is to LG what Galaxy Note is to Samsung. A Phab! The too big for a phone, but smaller than a tablet category. These devices are intended to mimic the fuctionality that a real notebook would give you, and are sized accordingly. The Vu comes with a stylus, and a capacitive touch screen. It also has a few notebook style apps, and…

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The HTC One X is a little too much!

Lets begin with the specs Processor / Ram – Quad-core 1.5GHz Tegra 3 / 1 GB Storage – 32GB Display – 720p Super LCD2 @ 312ppi (pixels per inch) Camera – 8MP f2.0 OS – Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich HTC recently decided to stop making a thousand phones, and converge their product line. The One series is a result of that decision. The One Z is the flagship device of the…

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A 41 MP Camera. In a phone! The Nokia 808

The Mobile World Congress started today, and will continue till the 1st of March, in Barcelona, Spain. Here’s the Nokia 808, launched today. Nokia spent 5 years making this happen. A 41 Mega Pixel camera fit in a phone. Nokia developed this with Carl Zeiss. Obviously, no one needs to shoot at such a high MP count, but if you shoot at 5 MP, it…

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