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HTC offers first Firmware Update for HD Mini

HTC has offered the first firmware update for HTC HD mini for ringtone clarity enhancement today. The update will also offer minor performance and stability improvements to the handset. The ringertone clarity will be improved significantly. The update will only be applicable on ROM versions equal to 1.35 or lower. Users can download the update from the HTC support site ... Read More »

3G effect: gaming mkt pegged at Rs 1,500 cr

With 3G services set to drive the consumption of mobile games content, the size of mobile gaming market may multiply by at least six times in next three years to reach Rs 1,500 crore or nearly 13% of the overall mobile VAS market in the country. Currently, the mobile gaming market is just about 3% of the overall mobile value-added ... Read More »

‘Synthetic cell’ is not new, say Mumbai scientists

Mumbai: While the scientific community has the world agog with its latest achievement — developing the first cell which can be controlled by a synthetic genome — scientists in the city are not exactly jumping for joy. “It’s an important achievement, no doubt,” said professor BJ Rao, head of biology at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. “For the first ... Read More »

How to Install Android on Your iPhone

Maybe you want to liberate your iPhone from Apple’s clutches. Maybe you just want to tinker with something new. Either way, you’ve seen Android running on the iPhone, and you want to try it for yourself. Still a Work in Progress. Android in a bagAlthough this port does everything that you expect your smartphone to be able to do, it ... Read More »

Agni-II missile test-fired successfully

Agni-II, the intermediate range surface-to-surface ballistic missile, one of the key weapon systems of India’s nuclear deterrence programme, was successfully flight-tested from the Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast on Monday. The 2,000 km plus range nuclear-capable missile was fired by personnel of the Strategic Forces Command from the Launch Complex on the Island at 9.18 a.m. It achieved its ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi hotel boasts a gold-dispensing ATM

Abu Dhabi’s top hotel is upping the ante in the race for Gulf glitz: adding a gold-dispensing machine. The ATM-style kiosk in the Emirates Palace monitors the daily gold price and offers small bars up to 10 grams or coins with customized designs. It’s the idea of a German entrepreneur, Thomas Geissler, who began testing the cash-for-gold machines in his ... Read More »

A Trip To Mars In 39 Days

Ad Astra Rocket Co. is looking forward to launch a plasma-powered rocket that could take astronauts to Mars in a little over a month’s time. The rocket named Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR) is a twin peer of the one being developed for testing aboard the International Space Station. VASIMR uses the technology of radio waves, ionise propellants like ... Read More »

Google soon to launch TV software

Washington: US search engine giant Google is planning to introduce Android-based television software in May which will enable the users to access television through internet. The new software, designed to open set-top boxes, TVs and other devices to more content from the internet, is attracting interest from partners that include Sony Corp., Intel Corp. and Logitech International SA, which are ... Read More »