Author: Shashank Bhardwaj

Entrepreneur. Cosmology enthusiast. DJ.

As we age the outward signs can be painfully apparent. Graying hair, wrinkles in the skin, joints that ache on cold days – but there is a lot more aging that goes on inside without us even knowing it. Since we haven’t yet figured out how to make immortality a reality, the best we can do is keep our bodies as healthy as possible. And there’s no part more important to protect than the control center. That’s right, the brain. The brain ages just like everything else, but it does so in unique ways. Unlike our waistlines, the brain shrinks…

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Storage space is a scarce resource. There’s always a lack of capacity – if not now, then perhaps a year later with your device. It’s a nagging problem that really has no solution except for portable extensions such as Hard Disk Drives. But HDDs only serve machines like laptops and PCs. You can’t connect a hard drive to a phone or tablet – unless of course, they’re wireless. Trouble is – Wireless Hard Drives cost twice as much. So it’s not a very attractive cost-benefit ratio. To address these very issues – Kingston’s come up with what it calls the…

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Elon Musk must be pretty accustomed to making headlines every now and then. When he isn’t doing that – his companies fill in. The visionary’s triad of behemoths – SpaceX, SolarCity and Tesla Motors – are constantly innovating and delivering a newsbyte. While Tesla has been getting the negative share of news lately (with all the bans on their sales), there might finally be some good news coming our way. According to rumors, Tesla Motors may set foot (or wheels) in India as early as next year. Deepak Ahuja, CFO, Tesla Motors has stated – “India is a huge potential…

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It’s been a very disturbing year for the IT security industry. We’ve witnessed some unsettling things on a fairly large range of magnitude. There’s been seriously crippling bugs like Heartbleed and Shellshock, and there’s been disturbing revelations from people like Edward Snowden who demonstrated that our data may never be truly secure. In such an environment, its a helpful and reassuring feeling getting your data some premium protection. The Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 is designed to meet just that need. Kingston calls the DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 a “highly-secure, corporate-grade flash drive”. The DataTraveler is amongst Kingston’s premium secure flash…

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I’m not a fan of big screened phones. In fact, despite being an Android fanboy, I sometimes sway to the iPhone because of its build quality and that perfectly sized screen. The world thinks differently though. Larger screened phones have been growing in sales with every passing quarter, and companies have responded with equal enthusiasm – with every Android flagship getting bigger and bigger. Uncomfortably bigger. Apple had so far, held its own. Not giving in to the pressure despite years of expectations, Apple reiterated that phones, including the iPhone 6, needed to be pocketable and nice to hold. All…

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We humans are always looking to evolve. Be it any tool or appliance, we try our best to do the task required in the fastest, cheapest, and also the easiest way possible. Take, for instance, transportation. Initially, people used to walk from place to place, then came animal riding, then cycles, cars, trains, airplanes and so on and so forth. Soon, we’ll head to Mars. The same goes with all the entertainment and enjoyment means we utilize. Gambling was one of the earliest ways of having fun. It’s not just fun and games, though, it’s a means to make easy money…

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Alexander Payne tends to deliver movies running high on emotional content. It’s what he does best. In The Descendants, the director quite impressively showcased the incredible complexities within families. Now in Nebraska, he’s bettered himself. Focusing on an aspect of American life that’s never been glamourized or even portrayed in popular media, Payne’s achieved a poetic and unsettling narrative. [quote_center]6 Oscars and 5 Golden Globe Awards [/quote_center] PLOT Bruce Dern pulls off a brilliant performance as Woody Grant, an alcoholic old man seeming to near the end of his life. His mid-thirties son, David is played by Will Forte, who…

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Although Android fanboys champion the platform’s customization potential – I’m not someone who indulges in changing a lot on my device. I chose Android over iOS simply because I find Android devices to be a lot more beautiful than the iPhone. However, once in a while, I do go down the customization path and experiment with my UI for the sake of a fresh feel. Let’s review Contract+ for Android. [row][col type=”1_2″ class=””]  The Good A couple of taps allow me to call, text or email my friends from just one place. The social integration – Facebook, Google+ etc is…

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Bill Gate’s baby, Microsoft, is a 38 year old giant today. Founded in 1975 to sell BASIC for the Altair 8800 computer, the company has seen it all. Windows dominated its industry, and still does, but the company has lost out to competition in almost all other markets: Mobile OSes, Search, Mail; Microsoft has had a hard time in many other segments. Did you know Microsoft once had the option to acquire eBay for just $500 million? It chose not to, giving way to Google which bought the service for $1.65 billion. Microsoft has also had many secrets unknown…

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Nokia has finally stepped into the Android smartphone arena (ironically, right after it was acquired by Microsoft). Nokia’s new devices – the Normandy X, X+ and XL, run a slightly older version of Android – 4.1.2 Jellybean – and have no access to any of Google’s services – Play Store, Games, Hangouts, Gmail etc. However, like with any other Android device – root it and the possibilities are endless (here’s why). Put in a custom ROM, get Google services, boost your battery life, do practically anything you wish to. Follow this simple guide to rooting, and you’re good to go.…

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So the final season of Breaking Bad just ended. Anyone else feeling purposeless in life? We know that feel, bros. But it’s not the end of the world yet. Even if you haven’t seen Breaking Bad, There are many more TV shows to ruin your productivity with. Take Dexter for example – the crime thriller has boasted of a loyal audience for a long time, one better only by Game of Thrones. While shows like Californication may carry the flag of the adult dramedy genre, Sherlock holds it own as one of the most intelligent shows on television. So which…

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