Ramkumar Iyer
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Nvidia SHIELD out now, priced at $299

Nvidia has taken its first steps into the Android gaming market with the Nvidia SHIELD, which was launched yesterday. The console costs $299 (around Rs 18,150)

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Samsung Galaxy S4 overclocks GPU to fudge benchmark results

Smartphones these days sell based solely on their merits and how powerful they are, and benchmarking is one of the few ways to find out how powerful a smartphone processor is.

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Samsung to reportedly design own ARM-based processor architecture

Samsung’s latest Exynos processors boast of good performance and power efficiency, but they’re still to best Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 series. And now it seems...

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Android 4.3 brings support for TRIM to improve performance

Android phones and tablets invariably slow down over time as you keep adding or removing applications and data. But to counter this problem, Google has added a

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Sony now running Android 4.3 AOSP on Tablet Z, Xperia Z and Xperia ZL

Close on the heels of promising faster turnaround times for operating system updates, Sony has released a video of Android 4.3 Android Open Source Project

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MoDaCo.Switch beta for HTC One out now; Galaxy S4 version being crowdfunded

If you own an HTC One, you might have considered flashing the Google Edition ROM with the stock Android user interface. However, Sense UI has some great

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Canonical engineer demoes Ubuntu for Android’s convergence abilities

By now you’ve definitely heard of Ubuntu for Android and the Ubuntu Edge’s ability to run as both a smartphone and a full-fledged computer once you

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Wikipedia now lets you edit articles from your mobile phone

The Wikimedia Foundation has launched support for editing the free encyclopaedia through mobile phones. You can now log in and edit Wikipedia through its mobile site.

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Indian Army mistakes Jupiter and Venus for Chinese drones

Whoever said “When you assume, you only make an ass of u and me” was pretty spot on. Believe it or not, the Indian Army reportedly mistook Jupiter

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MediaTek may launch 2GHz octa-core chipset by November

Samsung may say its Galaxy S4’s Exynos 5 Octa chipsets has eight cores, but in reality the chip follows ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture and is a

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Chromium-based Opera 15 launched, brings loads of new features

Opera Software has released the newest version of its browser for Windows and Mac. The version number has been bumped up to 15 from the previous desktop

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Firefox 23 beta removes option to disable JavaScript

The beta version of Firefox 23 was released last week, and introduced improved security against man-in-the-middle attacks as well as a new Share button.

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Mozilla CTO says Firefox OS tablet is coming soon

Mozilla and its partners have launched the first phones to run Firefox OS, but it seems the company is already beginning to shift focus to tablets. The

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Linux 3.10 kernel officially released; brings better support for SSD caching

Linus Torvalds officially released the latest kernel, Linux 3.10, late yesterday evening. According to Torvalds, this version of the kernel is said to have one

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DirectX 11.2 will run only on Windows 8.1 and next-gen consoles

It seems not everyone will be able to take advantage of the new features as DirectX 11.2 will only be compatible with Windows 8.1 and next-gen consoles.

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Huawei, Google reportedly in talks to create a Google Edition of the Ascend P6

Huawei might be planning to follow HTC and Samsung’s footsteps and release a Google Edition phone soon. Kevin Ho, the President of the handset division

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Astro Boy lives! Japan to send cute anime-inspired robots into space

Remember the anime called Astro Boy that used to air in the early 1990s? Well, a REAL robot that looks very much like the anime’s protagonist is all set

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Japanese robot band Z Machines gives new meaning to electronica

Stuff like this can happen only in Japan. A bunch of people from the Tokyo University have gone and created a robot band in the hopes of advancing

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Valve's Source SDK 2013 now supports Linux, OS X and Oculus Rift

Valve is keeping its promise of opening up to gamers on Linux. The company recently released the latest of its Source software development kit, Source SDK

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Firefox 22 launched; now supports video and voice calls, P2P file sharing

Mozilla has updated Firefox to version 22, which brings a host of changes that will surely make using the browser a very interesting experience. The stable