BlackBerry Z10 hands on

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BlackBerry Q10 features

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the blackberry 10 q10  device features a 720 x 720 Super AMOLED 3.1 inch display, its Q10's screen is slightly larger than its touch hybrid predecessor, the Bold 9930, and sports a greater pixel density of 328ppi.
The screen itself is plenty bright and contrasty with incredible viewing angles.
The steel band around the middle and "glass weave" backplate actually gave the device a pleasantly premium feel in our hands. It was solid, well shaped and smooth to the touch without being plasticky. The 1.5GHz dual-core CPU and 2GB of RAM keep the device humming along quite smoothly. It reacted almost instantaneously to input with no hiccups.
The smaller screen size did make touch input seem a little less natural, but the ability to just start typing and search or perform actions (such as sending an email) more than made up for the slightly cramped confines.

the device also features great  blackberry 10 technologies like :
Peek and Flow into the BlackBerry Hub - A new mobile computing paradigm where what matters to customers is always only one swipe away
Keyboard - Understands and adapts to customers, so they can type faster and more accurately, with a QWERTY keyboard that has rows separated by frets, making it easier to type accurately and with more confidence than ever before
BBMTM (BlackBerry® Messenger) - Allows customers to share things with the people that matter to them in an instant
BlackBerry® BalanceTM technology - Protects what is important to customers and the businesses they work for...
and much more to chase your wits :):) 
once again the blackberry 10 based q10 was able to capture the hearts of not only the blackberry fans but the world wide smartphone users.
so get ready to get your hands on the device in the coming months.
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BlackBerry Z10 Specifications

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  • Processor: Dual-Core 1.5GHz
  • Display: 4.2”, 4 point multi-touch LCD display, 1280 x 768 resolution at 356 DPI, Touch On Lens
  • Camera: 8MP rear facing camera, Auto Focus, 5X digital zoom, 1080p HD video recording ・2MP front facing camera, 3X digital zoom, 720p HD video recording
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • STORAGE :16GB Internal Storage ・Hot Swappable microSD Slot 
  • Bluetooth :4.0 
  • WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n ・2.4/5GHz ・4G Mobile Hotspot
  • GPS: Assisted, Autonomous, and Simultaneous GPS
  • Battery: 1800mAh Removable ・Talk Time: up to 10 hours on 3G・Standby Time: up to 305 hours on 3G, up to 316 hours on 2G・Audio Playback: up to 60 hours・Video PlayBack: up to 11 hours
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity: NFC ・microUSB ・microHDMI-Out ・Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy 
  • Size (LxWxD): 130mm x 65.6mm x 9mm
  • and much more ......

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Micromax A116 Canvas HD

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Micromax has added another device to its smartphone arena, the A116 Canvas HD.
In terms of powerful specifications, the A116 Canvas HD is a powerhouse. To start with, it has a 5-inch IPS display with a 1280x720 pixel resolution. Under the hood, it has a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek MT 6589 processor along with 1GB of RAM. It also shows off a PowerVR SGX5 GPU. 

The A116 boasts of dual-SIM capabilities. It has 4GB built-in storage expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. 
 The rear of the device houses an 8MP camera where as the front has a 0.3MP shooter for video chatting.
The Micromax A116 Canvas HD smartphone is the first smartphone from Micromax’s stable to run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. After launch the device will be upgradable to Android 4.2 JellyBeans.
Micromax is also expected to launch 30 smartphones this year and we can expect a significant chink of that to be a part of the Canvas lineup. The micromax devices will be loaded with Micromax’s M!Store, M!Buddy, M!SMS, M!Zone and Hook Up.
The A116 Canvas HD is the successor to the already successful Micromax Canvas 2 A110. The A110 runs on Android 4.0 ICS, has a 5-inch display with a 480x854 pixel resolution, built-in storage of 4GB expandable via a microSD card.  the device possesses a dual-core 1GHz processor and 512MB RAM. It has an 8MP rear-facing camera. It also boasts of dual-SIM capabilities. A 2,000mAh battery powers it to give it a long lasting power punch.
you will not have to wait for long time to go hands on to this phone as it will be launched in February end.
it will be priced nearly 15000 rupees.
so get your fingers crossed to go hands on with the cheap and powerful upcoming device from micromax.
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USB HOST CONTROLLER FOR A MICROCONTROLLER

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Abstract:
Using a microcontroller as a USB host device instead of as a USB peripheral device can
be very helpful for students in ECE 4760 (Digital Systems Design Using Microcontrollers) to
attach a USB mouse, a USB keyboard or a USB memory stick. Although a full software version of
a USB host has been previously implemented on AVR Mega32 microcontrollers as a final project
for ECE 4760 by students, the fact that it heavily loads the microcontroller forces us to look for

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Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma

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Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma, AC, Hero of the Soviet Union, (born January 13, 1949) is a former Indian Air Force test pilot who flew aboard Soyuz T-11 as part of the Intercosmos program. Sharma was the first Indian to travel in space.
Sharma joined the Indian Air Force and progressed rapidly through the ranks. Sharma, then a Squadron Leader and pilot with the Indian Air Force embarked on a historic mission in 1984 as part of a joint space program between the Indian Space Research Organisation and the Soviet Intercosmos
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SpaceX Wants to be on Mars in 12-15 Years

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Elon Musk, billionaire founder of PayPal, Tesla motor sports, and CEO of SpaceX, says we are going to Mars, and soon. Mars has long been a goal of space organizations. NASA believes
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National Large Solar Telescope will double up as planet searching tool

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Indian scientists will soon join a growing international community of rese­a­­r­chers looking for su­per-earths outside the solar sy­stem, courtesy a new telescope to be set up by Bangalore-based scientists in the Himalayas.

While the Rs 300-crore National Large Solar Telescope (NLST) will study the sun, the facility can also be used at night to look for planets outside the solar system. The NLST is expected to be ready by 2017.

“The telescope will also be used for other activities like searching for extra solar planets,” S S Hasan, former director of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics in Bangalore, which is making the telescope, said at the centenary session of the Indian Science Congress here. 

Ever since the discovery of the first exo-planet way back in 1995, close to 800 exo-planets have been identified by scientists, primarily due to the Kepler space mission and its predecessors.

The NLST will mainly study the sun, to know more about its magnetic field, sun spots and solar activity. When completed, it will be one the world’s largest solar telescopes.

The Indian telescope is most likely to be located near Pangong Tso Lake in Lad­akh—as reported in Deccan Herald in 2008—close to the Sino-Indian border. “The fabrication is expected in 2013. It will take three and a half years to build the telescope and the first light is expected by 2017,” Hasan told Deccan Herald.
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India's Space mission to Mars may be launched in October; payloads by March

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India's space mission to Mars, expected to be launched in October, will look for signature of life and the reasons for loss of atmosphere on the red planet, a top scientist said here.

Work on the Mars Orbiter Mission, announced by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in his Independence Day address last year, is going on full steam and equipment of the five experiments planned during the mission are expected to be delivered to ISRO in March. "We should get the five payloads by March and we plan to start integrating them in the satellite from April," Jitendra Nath Goswami, director of the Physical Research Laboratory and closely involved with the Mars mission, said.

ISRO's trusted warhorse rocket PSLV-XL is expected to launch the mission some time in October from the spaceport Sriharikota which will first keep orbiting the earth, achieving the necessary velocity to escape the earth's gravitational pull.

As per existing plans, the satellite is expected to exit the earth's orbit on November 26 and embark on the journey to Mars which is expected to last for around 300 days. The scientists have drawn up plans to insert the satellite in an orbit around Mars on September 22 next year.
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