Author: Preetha Basu

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I am Preetha, a final year student of Journalism and Mass Communication. My varied interests lie in music, movies, fashion, technology and much more. I am a restless being, an optimist, a chronic daydreamer and I enjoy anything over a good laugh and a cup of tea.

Samsung has always been the favourite choice of smartphones amongst all. Now the fans of Samsung Galaxy smartphones have a lot to be excited about. With a sleeker design, a great camera and user friendly interface comes the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. When one sees the phone, one can easily say that it is one of the best looking smartphones Samsung has come up with and when holding it, it speaks volumes about the next-gen of smartphones. But does it work as well as it looks? Let’s find out What’s New Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge…

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Until recently, bluetooth speakers have become a rage. Almost everyday we hear of a new brand coming up with a bluetooth speaker. This time Logitech’s subsidiary, Ultimate Ears (UE) has come up with a bluetooth speaker- Mini Boom. It is available in wide variety of colors and produces unexpectedly big sound given its size. For a start it seems to be a powerful and stylish portable speaker. Packaging The packaging for the UE Mini Boom box is pretty simple. The speaker comes in a rectangular transparent plastic display box, raised on its side atop a small cardboard platform. The box…

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The root of virtual reality can be traced back to the 1860s, but it is now that virtual reality or immersive multimedia has taken the us by storm. Virtual Reality, is of course, technology that simulates a full blown 3D world that a user can manipulate and explore while feeling as if he/she were in that world itself. There are lots of devices and applications today consisting of this program. In a VR device, 3D images appear to be life-sized from the perspective of the user. And the device has the ability to track a user’s motions, head and eye movements to be…

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Even if we humans do not survive in this universe, our scientists have found a way to let our creative output and data live on. Our servers, hard drives, disks etc will degrade, obviously our libraries don’t stand a chance, but a group of researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have found a way to encode data onto DNA, which is what all living beings’ genetic information is stored on and that could survive for ages. Staggering Storage Capacity One gram of DNA can contain up to 455 exabytes of data. There are one billion gigabytes in an exabyte and 1,000 exabytes…

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The Equalizer is a movie that does justice to its action genre. Directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloe Grace Moretz and more – it’s got enough to keep you at the edge of your seat. And more. Written by Richard Wenk, The Equalizer is based on the 80s TV series of the same name. Denzel Washington plays McCall, who believes he has put his past behind him and started a new quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (played by Chloë Grace Moretz), a girl under the control of Russian gangsters, he can’t stand stay shut…

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We all have different taste in music, and it gets even better when we can edit them to match out preferences. And more over, whether you need a soundtrack for your skit or if you’re an aspiring DJ or an amateur musician, you would need a good audio editor to work on. It can be complicated to mix your tracks on a full fledged computer application. Doing it on your smartphone, can be a vastly simpler experience. Doing it on iOS, adds to the class. Here is a list of apps that are well worth the download. 1.  Studio.HD …

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It’s been confirmed that Microsoft will launch Windows 10 some time in the middle of 2015. After the poor response to Windows 8, Windows 10 is going to be a very important release for Microsoft. On one hand, it needs to rectify where all Windows 8 went wrong and offer PC users a reason to upgrade. On the other hand, Microsoft also continues to lose ground in the mobile sector as well. Windows 10 will actually have to be the jack of all trades here and prove a lot. How does Microsoft plan to achieve this? To make sense of it all we…

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You can not possibly imagine life without it; you’re using it all the time and so are about 300 million other people. But how much do we really know about the internet. Ever since its inception in the 1960’s, the Internet has and still is growing. Here are some surprising facts about the Internet.Join us for some truly incredible trivia below! 1.The Internet requires approximately 50 million horsepower in electricity With almost 8.7 billion electronic devices connected to the Internet, the electricity required to run the system for even one day is very substantial.According to the calculations, 50 million brake horsepower worth of electrical…

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Just when we thought Nokia is dead, it has come back with a bang with its first ever tablet, The Nokia N1. This surprise pits the firm against Microsoft, which completed its takeover of Nokia’s previous mobile-devices business in April. The N1 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, with Nokia’s own Z Launcher on top. Nokia isn’t exactly known for tablets, so this is a first as it has sold its phone-making division to Microsoft and it plans to stay in the gadget market through this tablet. Nonetheless, the tablet looks cool and has very interesting features. The Nokia N1 has created quite a…

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