articles by Aditya Madanapalle

News & Analysis

Year in review: A comprehensive guide to everything that happened in the fields of space and astronomy in 2017

2017 was a great year for anyone interested in space and astronomy featuring several groundbreaking discoveries and heart-wrenching goodbyes

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Year in review: In 2017, ISRO placed over 130 satellites into orbit, indefinitely extended MOM's life, made plans for visiting Venus, and more

ISRO’s “workhorse” PSLV rocket started the year on a high note with the record breaking deployment of 104 satellites with a single rocket in February 2017

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Swalekh Flip by Reverie is designed around the Indic typing experience, and allows you to communicate in 22 Indian languages

There is a mode switcher to rapidly toggle between two languages, as well as a cursor that allows users to make quick edits.

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The SPARC program uses big data and analytics to bring about societal transformation

The SPARC initiative gets the youth involved in government programs, and at the same time attracts professional talent to work in the government space.

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GoPro Hero5 Black edition month-long review: A robust, capable and easy to use action camera

High FPS videos, the wide angle lens, voice control, and accessories such as the Karma Grip together allows GoPro users to capture incredible moments.

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Roposo is a made in India social network that puts the spotlight on content from Indian creators

The app is pretty well received on the application stores, with a 4.5 rating on the App Store, and a rating of 4.2 or the Play Store.

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Google Maps now lets you explore other planets and moons in the solar system

The maps were created by putting together multiple photographs, and the level of detail is not the same as maps of the Earth.

Gaming

The Plains of Eidolon update for Warframe is here, with a promise to eat up all your time

A quick first look at the biggest update that Warframe has received in three years.

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Inside Haptik.ai, a made in India and for India personal assistant and end to end chatbot platform

Haptik has developed all the technologies that they use in house, which is their primary strength.

Gaming

Warframe is getting the Plains of Eidolon update this week, here is why you should play the game

The Plains of Eidolon update will be dropping sometime this week for PC users, and will be coming to consoles in November.

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NASA is allowing you to send your name to Mars on a microchip on board the InSight mission

Users who add their name to the list will get a boarding pass, that shows the arrival site at Elysium Planitia on Mars.

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JioPhone first impressions: A rock-solid device packed with features found only in smartphones

Jio had indicated that the deliveries of the handsets should start around Navratri, so users who pre-booked should be getting their devices very soon.

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Cassini completes its mission by burning up in the Saturnian atmosphere: All you need to know about the spacecraft

Cassini will be transmitting information during the final dive, till the very moment when the friction from the atmosphere burns up the spacecraft.

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Apple September Event: Here is how to catch all the action from the first event at the Steve Jobs Theatre

Apart from three new iPhones, an LTE Apple watch with an embedded eSIM, a 4K Apple TV, as well as a new iPod Touch are all expected.

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How NoBroker uses data science and machine learning to help users identify suitable properties

The machine learning algorithms basically bring about a kind of equilibrium between the demand and supply side of the market.

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ISRO's IRNSS constellation is an inevitable success story, the PSLV-C39 failure is just a delay

Once in space, the heat shield separates like a blooming flower with two petals, and deploys the satellite housed within into its intended orbit.

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NASA is prototyping a rover that uses clockwork to tackle the extreme environment on Venus

The approach shows the continued relevance of clockwork computers, widely considered to be an outdated technology after the advent of electronics.

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NoBroker uses artificial intelligence to show how much you can save by moving to a better location

NoBroker was able to use AI to figure out how much users and cities can save if the entire population was living in the best possible location.

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The City Data initiative by Tata Trusts hopes to transform lives of urban residents in India

The game-plan for the City Data India initiative is to build and enhance a culture of data and accountable governance in the selected partner cities.

Reviews

ASUS ZenFone AR Review: A one of a kind smartphone that will blow your mind

The ASUS ZenFone AR is the only phone currently available in the market that supports both Tango and Daydream.