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TellSpec hand-held scanner identifies what’s in your food

I think you can’t see a device like this ever!!

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Adorne Pop-Out Outlet

Sometimes Best ideas will pop-out. By the way this technology was invented. It’s time to move on to another form of tech switch.

 

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Lenovo Bests LG to Become No. 3 Smartphone Manufacturer : worldleaks

ImageLenovo edged out LG in the third quarter to become the No. 3 global smartphone manufacturer for the first time, according to data from Gartner.

Lenovo’s smartphone sales grew to 12.9 million units, up 84.5 percent year over year, thanks in large part to the Chinese market. It captured 5.1 percent of the global market, up from 4.1 percent during the same time period last year, Gartner said. In the overall mobile phone market, Lenovo was at No. 7.
Beijing-based Lenovo tackled the phablet category at the IFA trade show in September with the launch of the Vibe X, a 5-inch smartphone, but it doesn’t really have much of a phone presence in the U.S.

“Lenovo goes forward to rely heavily on its home market, which represents more than 95 percent of its overall mobile phone sales. This could limit its growth after 2014, when the Chinese market is expected to decelerate,” Anshul Gupta, principal research analyst at Gartner, said in a statement.
Earlier this year, there were reports that Lenovo was concerned in acquiring BlackBerry. But Canadian officials reportedly blocked that bid in its tracks, citing security concerns associated with handing over BlackBerry to a Chinese company.

The top two spots for smartphones were the usual suspects: Samsung and Apple. Samsung had 32.1 percent of the market in Q3, the same share it had last year, selling 80.3 million devices. Apple declined slightly from 14.3 percent to 12.1 percent, but still shipped 30.3 million iPhones, more than double the 12.8 million from No. 3 Lenovo.
Though Nokia failed to push LG and Huawei from the top five, it landed at No. 8 and “did better than anticipated” thanks to sales of its Lumia and Asha lineup, Gartner said.

“Increased smartphone sales supported by an expanded Lumia portfolio, helped Nokia move up to the No. 8 place in the global smartphone market,” Gartner said. “But regional and Chinese Android device manufacturers continued to beat market demand, taking larger share and creating a tough competitive environment for Lumia devices.”
In terms of mobile operating systems, Gartner put Android’s market share at 81.9 percent, echoing data from IDC earlier this week. In a distant second was iOS with 12.1 percent, followed by Windows Phone with 3.6 percent (up from 2.3 percent last year), and BlackBerry at 1.8 percent, down from 5.2 percent.

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KitKat reaches HTC One in January, Google Edition this month : worldleaks

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KitKat is coming to the HTC One from the end of January, or earlier if you have the Google Edition. The latest Android update, Android 4.4 makes its debut on the new Google Nexus 5, and will soon hit HTC’s flagship with Sense 5.5 along for the ride.

HTC told me that the KitKat software update will also bring with it an update to HTC’s own Sense interface. It’s the extra layers of features, like Sense, added by HTC and other manufacturers on top of Google’s software that delay new Android updates from reaching phones, as manufacturers test and approve their bloatware and add-ons to make sure they still work with the updated Android system.

But that doesn’t mean HTC One lovers have to wait until after Christmas: the Google Play Edition, an HTC One with stock Android, will receive the KitKat update from the end of November.

Android 4.4 KitKat took a bow on the Google Nexus 5 smart phone last week, and you can also find it on the Nexus 4 phone and Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets “in the coming weeks”.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Google edition is also expected to be updated before regular phones, including the vanilla S4.

Will KitKat give the HTC One a new lease of life? What do you think of KitKat and the Nexus 5?

 

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India’s Mars Orbiter Mission prepares for launch : worldleaks

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New Delhi: India launches its first mission to Mars on Tuesday, targeting to become the only Asian nation to arrive at the Red Planet with a programme designed to showcase its low-cost space technology.

A rocket carrying a 1.35-tonne unmanned probe will blast off at 02:38pm (0908 GMT) from the Sriharikota spaceport off the southeast coast, beginning a 300-day travel to study the Martian atmosphere.

“The countdown is progressing well, as scheduled,” said Deviprasad Karnik, spokesman for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). “The weather is quite normal. Slightly cloudy but no problem.”

The Mars Orbiter Mission, known as “Mangalyaan” in India, was declared 15 months ago by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shortly after a Chinese probe flopped when it failed to leave earth’s atmosphere.

The timing led to speculation that India was seeking to make a point to its militarily and economically superior neighbour, despite denials from ISRO.

“We are in competition with ourselves in the areas that we have charted for ourselves,” ISRO chairman K. Radhakrishnan told AFP last week. “Each country has its own priorities.”

The golden-coloured probe, about the size of a small car or very big refrigerator, has been hurriedly assembled and will be carried by a rocket much smaller than American or Russian equivalents.

Lacking the power to fly directly, the 350-tonne launch vehicle will orbit earth for nearly a month, building up the necessary velocity to break free from our planet’s gravitational pull.

Only then will it begin the second stage of its nine-month journey which will test India’s scientists to the full, five years after they sent a probe called Chandrayaan to the moon.

More than half of all Mars projects have failed, including China’s in 2011 and Japan’s in 2003. Only the United States, Russia and the European Union have successfully reached there.

“I was very nervous during the moon mission, but after seeing the precision with which our people took Chandrayaan to the orbit I have to be confident,” top Indian space scientist Jitendra Nath Goswami told AFP.

The total price of the project is just 4.5 billion rupees ($73 million), a fraction of foreign equivalents.

There have been recent setbacks for India, however, including when Chandrayaan lost contact with its controllers in 2009 and when a new larger launch vehicle blew up after take-off in 2010.

India has never before tried an inter-planetary journey which has required the development of technology enabling the probe to run autonomously. Communication signals take 12 minutes to travel between Earth and Mars.

“The greatest problem is to understand the navigation issue from the earth’s orbit to the Martian orbit,” ISRO chief Radhakrishnan told AFP.

The programme also has to contend with domestic critics who say a country that fights to feed its people adequately and where more than half have no toilets should not be splurging on space travel.

“An improvement of basic social indicators should be the priority and then we can have many missions to Mars,” activist Shivani Chaudhry from the New Delhi-based Housing and Land Rights Network told AFP.

ISRO counters that its technology has facilitated with economic development through satellites which monitor weather and water resources, or enable communication in remote parts of the country.

The Bangalore-based organisation and its 16,000 staff also share their rocket technology with the state-run defence body responsible for India’s rapidly evolving missile programme.

The United States is the only nation that has successfully sent robotic explorers to land on Mars, the most recent being Curiosity, a nearly one-tonne vehicle which touched down in August 2012.

One of its discoveries appeared to undercut the purpose of the Indian mission which is to find evidence of methane which would lend credence to the idea of Mars supporting a primitive form of life.

A study of data from Curiosity brought out in September found that the rover had detected only trace elements of methane in the Martian atmosphere.

“Remember that it (Curiosity’s methane reading) is for a single spot. One point doesn’t make it a story for the whole planet,” said Goswami, who was lead scientist for the moon mission.

NASA, which will launch its own probe to study Mars on November 18, is helping ISRO with communications. Two ships stationed in the Pacific will also assist with monitoring.

 

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