Author: Srishti Saha

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An electronics and communication engineering graduate and a data scientist by profession, Srishti has a passion for upcoming tech and gadgets. A movie buff with a knack for thrillers, she's also a natural foodie.

Almost every aspect of the world as we know it now, has undergone tremendous modification since its commencement. Education and the art of learning is no exception. Distant learning isn’t an alien concept, but it’s more often than not depicted to be more style less substance. Before the advent of the digital age, in around 1890s till the 1920s, distant learning were accepted in the form of correspondence courses. Then came the radio and television broadcasts of courses and vocational lectures in the later decades of the 20th century. These constituted the inchoate forms of e-learning. The 2000s saw transformation in…

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The amount of research in the field of electronics ongoing in every nook and corner of the world is impressive, sometimes intimidating. One such arena of electronics has been display devices. Under constant scrutiny and rigorous development, display technologies have come a long way from electro mechanical systems used to display text, up to all-electronic devices that are capable of full-motion 3D color graphic displays. But now, we’re on the verge of a big leap. E-paper is an elusive yet fascinating industry. It has prevailed for quite a few decades now but hasn’t really captured the market as it should have. Why…

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One of the most familiar fairy tales and something every child might have either heard, read or even enacted in her or his kindergarten years, Cinderella is a story that introduced us to the concept of virtues, the transformative power of kindness and magic. Based on the actual story, the Cinderella movie is an appropriate adaptation; a modern classic. Now out on DVD & Blu-ray by Sony DADC, we reviewed this cinematic adaption. Plot Cinderella opens with a fresh and ebullient scene of a family picnic. Born to a merchant father (Ben Chaplin) and a talented virtuous mother (Hayley Atwell), Ella grows…

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We’ve all heard of Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking. These two men have repeatedly asked humanity to stay wary of the prolific scope of Artificial Intelligence. There is another man who holds a very obverse perspective on this esoteric topic. American futurist author and inventor, Raymond ‘Ray’ Kurzweil claims that the human race will transform into hybrid robots by the year 2030. The director of engineering at Google, Ray is a highly respected futurist known for his high success rate with his predictions. He is involved in a myriad of fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition…

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Kingston has been around as a leading manufacturer and provider of memory storage and transfer devices. Amongst the many other devices that the American, 1987-founded private firm develops, USB flash drives form one of the most vital chunk of the market. After the first commercial USB flash drive was launched in 2000, these portable devices took the market by storm. Popular amongst all digital device users, a large number of manufacturers started developing Flash Drives in various sizes and specifications. With the advent of cloud storage and Bluetooth transfer, the market for pen-drives did dip a bit but the novel…

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Amongst the many changes that the age of digitisation has brought in, one conspicuous change is in the amounts of relevant data generated by individuals and enterprises. While storage space on our devices has grown, it hasn’t matched the pace of increasing space required by our files and data. All of this is being encountered on a personal level – imagine the monstrous amounts of data enterprises are dealing with on a global scale. With this rapidly increasing information, comes to need to store, manage and use it efficiently and quickly. So what is the world doing about this? The Problem What is conventionally…

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I’m usually frustrated by how smartphone manufacturers think they understand my needs better than me myself. I am not a fan of large sized screens. A 4.7 inch screen is my limit. But all flagships in the industry today are 5 inches or higher. Go for a smaller screen, and you lose out on important specs like performance and display quality. It’s like I’m forced to buy a larger phone. This scenario may change though. Soon, consumers may take over some of the roles that manufacturers have so far held. Think of a scenario where you can build the hardware…

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Big ideas that are aesthetically pleasing and tickle people’s intellectual sensibilities, while instilling a sense of wonder at the same time, are not something we come across every day. When they are brought forth, they are first received with sneers, inhibitions, and great amounts of disbelief. This is generally the chain of events that occur before the materialization of an abstract premise. Elon Musk’s idea of a high speed pneumatic transport system, called the Hyperloop was no exception. When the billionaire isn’t busy trying to colonize Mars or getting rid of fossil fuel consumption, he finds time to revolutionise the…

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iTunes store is considered as the leading digital media store run by Apple Inc. It was started in 2003 and was planned to be the largest music vendor in the U.S.A during its launch. Since then, it has won immense popularity and in 2010 it was officially named as the largest music vendor worldwide. It supports various multimedia types including songs, photos, TV episodes, and podcasts. These are available to download on various devices from Apple. It has produced such amazing popularity that even android and windows mobile users sometimes feel very spoiled about the absence of the iTunes store.…

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