Admissions Notification: BITSAT 2015 for Engineering Admissions in BITS Campuses

BITSAT 2015 for Engineering Admissions in BITS Campuses

Telangana Open School Society :TSOSS 10th and Inter Supplementary Exams 2014

TSOSS 10th and Inter Supplementary Exams 2014 - 2015 Telangana Open School Society


Telangana State Open School Society (TSOSS), Hyderabad, Telangana State has informed that the supplementary examinations for 10th Class / SSC and Intermediate classes will be conducted from 27th December 2014.

Tech buzz: Windows 10 pre-consumer build leaked with new features: Cortana, Xbox and more

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While Microsoft is yet to release the final version of Windows 10, a newly leaked build of the operating system gives a sneak peek into what is in store.

A video released by WinBeta showcases the 9901 build of Windows 10, which comes with a number of features that could make it to the final consumer version. As it's not the final version, many apps are currently broken, but a quick look at the interface shows that it's a lot cleaner and advanced compared with the earlier builds.

Cortana: The latest build of Windows 10 has a search feature built in, which lets you conduct voice searches using Cortana. While Cortana takes forever to load results in the current build, it is expected to function properly to give you web-based results when Windows 10 releases for consumers.




more at http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/windows-10-pre-consumer-build-leaked-with-new-features-cortana-xbox-and-more-245692.html

Know about The 24-Year-Old Blogger Who Just Smashed Sales Records With Her Debut Novel

At just 24, Zoe Sugg, has already become an online sensation, producing beauty and fashion videos on YouTube that have been watched more than 400 million times. But this week the English video blogger also became a literary sensation. Her first novel, Girl Online, sold more copies in its first week of publication in the United Kingdom than any previous debut novel on record and is now the U.K.'s fastest selling book of the year.


read more at http://time.com/3615753/zoella-girl-online-record-sales/

Recruitment in Clerical Cadre in Associate Banks of State Bank of India 2014-15 and modal papers

Candidates are requested to apply on-line through Bank's website http://www.sbi.co.in or http://www.statebankofindia.com



Important Dates

Online Registration will be start from: 20th November 2014

Last date for online Registration: 09th December 2014

Payment of Fees online: 20th November 2014 to 09th December 2014

Payment of Fees offline: 22nd November 2014 to 11th December 2014

Tentative Date of Online Exam: January / February 2015*

How to Apply

Candidates should have valid email ID

This will help him/her in getting call letter/interview advices etc by e-mail

Fee Payment (off-line)

Candidates should first scan their photograph and signature as detailed under guidelines for scanning the photograph and signature

Candidates to visit Bank's website www.statebankofindia.com or www.sbi.co.in and open the appropriate online application format given under recruitment link

Fee Payment (on-line): After ensuring the correctness of the particulars of the application form candidates are required to pay fees through the payment gateway integrated with the application, following the instructions available on the screen

Bank wise Vacancies 2014-15

i) State Bank of Mysore: 725 Posts [SC - 116, ST - 50, OBC - 196, Gen - 363, VI - 07, HI - 08, OH - 07, XS - 07, DXS - 33]

ii) State Bank of Patiala: 1200 Posts [SC - 307, ST - 26, OBC - 271, Gen - 596, VI - 12, HI - 22, OH - 13, XS - 240, DXS - 54]

iii) State Bank of Travancore: 1300 Posts [SC - 158, ST - 20, OBC - 348, Gen - 774, VI - 13, HI - 12, OH - 14, XS - 130, DXS - 58]

iv) State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur: 1000 Posts [SC - 162, ST - 120, OBC - 207, Gen - 511, VI - 11, HI - 29, OH - 10, XS - 98, DXS - 40]

v) State Bank of Hyderabad: 2200 Posts [SC - 305, ST - 197, OBC - 641, Gen - 1051, VI - 20, HI - 20, OH - 20, XS - 204, DXS - 92]

Total: 6425 Posts [SC - 1048, ST - 413, OBC - 1663, Gen - 3301, VI - 63, HI - 91, OH - 64, XS - 744, DXS - 277]

The above vacancies are provisional and may vary according to the actual requirement of the Banks at the material time

for modal papers: gkpapers.blogspot.com
Bank wise Vacancies 2014-15 i) State Bank of Mysore: 725 Posts [SC - 116, ST - 50, OBC - 196, Gen - 363, VI - 07, HI - 08, OH - 07, XS - 07, DXS - 33] ii) State Bank of Patiala: 1200 Posts [SC - 307, ST - 26, OBC - 271, Gen - 596, VI - 12, HI - 22, OH - 13, XS - 240, DXS - 54] iii) State Bank of Travancore: 1300 Posts [SC - 158, ST - 20, OBC - 348, Gen - 774, VI - 13, HI - 12, OH - 14, XS - 130, DXS - 58] iv) State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur: 1000 Posts [SC - 162, ST - 120, OBC - 207, Gen - 511, VI - 11, HI - 29, OH - 10, XS - 98, DXS - 40] v) State Bank of Hyderabad: 2200 Posts [SC - 305, ST - 197, OBC - 641, Gen - 1051, VI - 20, HI - 20, OH - 20, XS - 204, DXS - 92] Total: 6425 Posts [SC - 1048, ST - 413, OBC - 1663, Gen - 3301, VI - 63, HI - 91, OH - 64, XS - 744, DXS - 277] The above vacancies are provisional and may vary according to the actual requirement of the Banks at the material time Bank Clerical Question papers and Test preparation Question CD The vacancies of reserved category candidates are inclusive of backlog/ unfilled vacancies, if any

Read more at: http://www.successcds.net/Bank-PO/State-Bank-India-SBI-Clerical-Recruitment-Clerk.html

BSNL Departmental Recruitment 2014 :::3296 Vacancies ::Last Date:13th Dec 2014 modal papers

BSNL Recruitment 2014 :::3296 Vacancies ::Last Date:13th Dec 2014


Name :BSNL 

Post Name :Sub Divisional Engineer Telecom

Number Of Posts :3296

Qualification :( View For Official Notification )

Age Limit :Age relaxation will be applicable as per the rules

How To Apply :candidates can fill application type on the official web site of LDCE on-line BSNL which is www.ldceonline.bsnl.co.in/

Important Dates:

Last Date To Apply :13-12-2014

For Official Notification : Click Here

To Apply : Click Here


http://www.ldceonline.bsnl.co.in/


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EIL Recruitment 2014 - For 23 Management Trainee Posts Last Date 4th Nov 2014 previous papers

EIL Recruitment 2014 | Apply For 23 Management Trainee Posts Last Date 4th Nov 2014

Engineers India Limited Recruitment Notification For Management Trainee Posts. More Detailed Like Educational Qualifications, Age Limit, Selection Procedure etc are mentioned below.

EIL Recruitment Details :

Total Number of Posts : 23 

Posts Name :
1. Management Trainee (Engineering) : 19 Posts
2. Management Trainee (HR) : 04 Posts

Educational Qualification : 
Candidates should have done B.E / B.Tech / Engineering Degree / B.Sc (Engineering) / MBA degree (HR/ Personnel Management) / PG Degree/ PG Diploma (HR/ PM&IR / MSW ) or its equivalent qualification. 

Age Limit : 
Age should not more than 25 Years. Age relaxations will be applicable as per the govt rules. 

Selection Process : 
Will be Selected Based on Performance In Written Exam and Interview.

Pay Scale : Rs. 24900 - 50500/- 

How To Apply : 
Candidates may fill the online Application through official website http://eil.co.in .

Important Date : 
Registration of Online Application Last Date : 04-11-2014

Click Here For EIL Recruitment Notification.

Click Here To Apply.

Movie Update 'Rudhramadevi': Anushka Shetty's New Look Released; Special Video to be out on 7 November

Anushka Shetty in Rudhramadevi Facebook/Rudhramadevi3D

The actress plays the role of Rudhramadevi, the princess of Kakatiya dynasty, in the film. "Rudhramadevi" team is planning to release "Making Video Journal on the special occasion of Anushka's birthday on 7 November. The actress will be turning 33.

Releasing first-look posters, teasers or making videos have become a trend of sorts in Telugu cinema industry. Last year, director Gunasekhar released the first-look poster of "Rudhramadevi" on Anushka's birthday and this year, he is planning to release a special video on her birthday occasion.

There are big expectations for "Rudhramadevi" as the film boasts of an ensemble cast including Anushka, Allu Arjun, Rana Daggubati, Krishnam Raju, Nithya Menen, Catherine Tresa, Aditi Chegappa and Prakash Raj among others.

Rana Daggubati plays the role of Chalukya Veerabadhra, while Allu Arjun will be appearing as Gona Ganna Reddy - a Robinhood kind of role.

"Allu Arjun's role will go down as one of the most memorable performances in the history of Telugu cinema. His role is similar to that of Robinhood and will appeal to both the masses and the classes," Gunasekhar told 123telugu.

The first-look poster of Anushka, Prakash Raj and the motion poster of Allu Arjun have generated huge buzz surrounding the project. It remains to be seen if the "Making Video Journal" manages to raise the hype.

The shooting of "Rudhramadevi" is completely wrapped up and the post production work is going on in full swing. 

Produced by Gunasekhar, "Rudhramadevi" is touted to be the first women-oriented film to have been made with a big budget of around ₹50 crore. The film's music is composed by Ilayaraja, while cinematography is handled by Ajayanan Vincent and edited by Sreekar Prasad.

The historic drama is expected to hit the screens in January 2015.

IIT-H PhD Admissions December 2014: modal papers Subjective and Objective

 The CSE deparment invites applications from motivated and research-oriented students for the Ph.D. program at I.I.T Hyderabad. Admissions are organized twice a year. The admissions are currently open for December 2014 semester and the application procedure is available at:

http://www.iith.ac.in/phdadmissions

http://www.iith.ac.in/phdadmissions/departments.jsp

Sample Questions for Written Test




http://cse.iith.ac.in/phdadmission/phdtest-subjective-sample.pdf


http://cse.iith.ac.in/phdadmission/phdtest-objective-sample.pdf


The world’s 50 most innovative companies -2014

For nine years in a row, Apple has been the most innovative company on the planet.

That designation comes care of Boston Consulting Group, the elite consultancy.

Since last year's list, Google climbed over Samsung to take the second spot, sliding the South Korean manufacturer into third.

Three companies vaulted into the top 50: The Japanese conglomerate Hitachi landed at No. 37, Marc Benioff's SalesForce.com landed at No. 40, and the Chinese phone maker Xiaomi made it all the way to No. 35.

Automobiles saw the biggest drop-off of any industry. A full 14 made the 2013 list, and that number fell to just nine this year.

Every year since 2005, the firm has surveyed more than 1,500 senior global executives for a snapshot of the most innovative companies in the world.

Each executive is asked to rate the companies in their industry by how innovative they are, and those results are then weighted to reflect three-year shareholder growth, revenue growth, and margin growth.

Here are this year's 50 most innovative companies:



source :http://forumblog.org/2014/10/worlds-50-most-innovative-companies/?utm_content=buffer66290&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

tech news:Samsung develops WiFi 5 times faster than existing systems

Download a film in just three SECONDS: Samsung develops WiFi FIVE times faster than existing systems

  • This will allow HD video to be streamed from mobile to TV in real-time
  • Early attempts to use 60GHz band failed as they used millimetre waves
  • These waves travel by line-of-sight and have trouble penetrating walls
  • Samsung overcame this using 'wide-coverage beam-forming antennae'
  • The south Korean group said its technology will be available next year

read more:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2790843/download-film-just-three-seconds-samsung-develops-wifi-five-times-faster-existing-systems.html

Current News: The Nobel Prize in Physics - 2014

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 to

Isamu Akasaki
Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan and Nagoya University, Japan

Hiroshi Amano
Nagoya University, Japan

and

Shuji Nakamura
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

"for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources"


This year's Nobel Laureates are rewarded for having invented a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source – the blue light-emitting diode (LED). In the spirit of Alfred Nobel the Prize rewards an invention of greatest benefit to mankind; using blue LEDs, white light can be created in a new way. With the advent of LED lamps we now have more long-lasting and more efficient alternatives to older light sources.

When Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura produced bright blue light beams from their semi-conductors in the early 1990s, they triggered a funda-mental transformation of lighting technology. Red and green diodes had been around for a long time but without blue light, white lamps could not be created. Despite considerable efforts, both in the scientific community and in industry, the blue LED had remained a challenge for three decades.


Current News:Facebook Closes WhatsApp Acquisition, Jan Koum To Match Zuckerberg’s $1 Annual Salary

Facebook Closes WhatsApp Acquisition, Jan Koum To Match Zuckerberg's $1 Annual Salary

Facebook is now the legal owner of WhatsApp, following a filing made with the SEC today. This is the final step in a process begun when Facebook announced its intent to acquire the messaging company in February of this year. The Facebook deal passed its final regulatory hurdle when it received EU approval to go ahead with the acquisition of WhatsApp last week.

In the filing, the company details the awarding of 177,760,669 shares of Facebook's Class A common stock and $4.59 billion to WhatsApp stakeholders, plus 45,941,775 in restricted stock to WhatsApp employees to complete the deal. Koum will join Facebook's board, and will also match Zuckerberg's annual base salary of $1, without eligibility for the company's bonus plan, though he does get a signing bonus of 24,853,468 restricted stock units as incentive for joining.

read more:

http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/06/facebook-closes-whatsapp-acquisition/

A solar cell that stores its own power: World's first 'solar battery' runs on light and air

Researchers at the Ohio State University have invented a solar battery

 Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery? Actually, the patent-pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both: the world's first solar battery.

In the October 3, 2014 issue of the journal Nature Communications, the researchers report that they've succeeded in combining a battery and a solar cell into one hybrid device.

Key to the innovation is a mesh solar panel, which allows air to enter the battery, and a special process for transferring electrons between the solar panel and the battery electrode. Inside the device, light and oxygen enable different parts of the chemical reactions that charge the battery.

The university will license the solar battery to industry, where Yiying Wu, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Ohio State, says it will help tame the costs of renewable energy.

"The state of the art is to use a solar panel to capture the light, and then use a cheap battery to store the energy," Wu said. "We've integrated both functions into one device. Any time you can do that, you reduce cost."

He and his students believe that their device brings down costs by 25 percent.

News:4.93 million Gmail passwords leaked by hackers

4.93 million Gmail passwords leaked by hackers


Russian hackers have leaked the email IDs and passwords of as many as 4.93 million Google accounts. The same Google account password is used across all Google products, such as Gmail, Drive, Plus, YouTube, Maps etc.

The account details have been posted on bitcoin forum btcsec.com by a user named Tvskit. On the forum, Tvskit has said that approximately 60% of the passwords are still active.


Google in a blog post, however, refuted the claim and said that only 2% of the passwords still work and also said that its automated anti-hijacking systems would have blocked many of the login attempts.



While acknowledging the leak, Google said that this is not due to a breach in its own systems.

It said: "Often, these credentials are obtained through a combination of other sources. For instance, if you reuse the same username and password across websites, and one of those websites gets hacked, your credentials could be used to log into the others. Or attackers can use malware or phishing schemes to capture login credentials."

source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Scientists-hack-into-Gmail-with-92-accuracy/articleshow/40688726.cms

New iPhone Sizes Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S5

New iPhone Sizes

Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S5, the new iPhone 6 is just smaller, and the 6 Plus just larger.





Tech News:Micromax Android One smartphone launch postponed to September 15

Micromax Android One smartphone launch postponed to September 15




The new dual-SIM Android One handset will feature a 4.5-inch display and also come with a leather stitched back panel. Reports state that Micromax Android One will be powered by 1.5 GHZ Quad-core processor, coupled with 1GB of RAM.

Micromax Android One smartphone is fuelled with 1750 mAh battery and its price is estimated to be below Rs 10,000.

Tech News: first Android One smartphone could launch by Micromax today

first Android One smartphone  could launch by Micromax today



Micromax is expected to unveil a new smartphone today, which could be the first Android One device to launch in India. With Android One, we can expect low-cost smartphones that will perform better than existing low-cost Androids, since the software will be coming straight from Google.

 

The phone is expected to be priced around Rs 7,000 and will be selling exclusively on Snapdeal from 2PM onwards. Ironically, Snapdeal says the phone won't 'discriminate' in a video teasing the phone's launch.

 

India is a huge market for low-cost devices and with Firefox OS and Android One foraying into this market, the race to bringing the most cost-effective smartphones is only going to get hotter.

 

Google has been working with Indian vendors to reduce costs in smartphone development by identifying parts that go into Android One smartphones and pre-selecting suppliers for the components. What really steals the deal is the fact that these phones will get the similar privileged treatment as Nexus devices when it comes to automatic software updates, and are nearly guaranteed to get the Android L update when it becomes available.

 

Not only are Micromax and Karbonn part of Google's plans, but Android One devices will also be produced by Intex, Celkon and Spice. Google is aiming for a sub-$100 price tag for Android One, though eventually this may be stretched a little more.

Read more:http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/micromax-could-launch-first-android-one-smartphone-today-232852.html

Tech News: GM to offer connected car, automated driving technology in 2016

GM to offer connected car, automated driving technology in 2016




GM will introduce more advanced technology allowing hands-free driving in some cases, she said.

"I'm convinced customers will embrace (vehicle-to-vehicle) and automated driving technologies for one simple reason: they are the answer to everyday problems that people want solved," she said in a text of a speech delivered at a conference here.

Auto companies, academics and government agencies globally are working to develop cameras, sensors, radar and other technologies that allow vehicles and surrounding infrastructure like stoplights to alert each other about nearby driving conditions.

The industry is rolling out such features as adaptive cruise control, crash-imminent braking and semi-automated, hands-free driving like GM's 'Super Cruise' feature to make roads safer.

However, GM and other automakers have emphasized that even with hands-free driving, drivers will be responsible and need to maintain attention on the road. Meanwhile, Internet search company Google Inc (GOOGL.O) is working to develop fully autonomous vehicles.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has made developing connected car technologies a high priority, a view shared in Japan and Europe. And when cars can also talk to surrounding infrastructure, the gains will be exponential, Barra said.

However, she said commercializing a fully automated vehicle may take until the next decade.

Congestion causes urban Americans to travel 5.5 billion more hours and purchase an extra 2.9 billion gallons of fuel each year, she said, citing outside data.

In 2016, GM will sell a 2017 model Cadillac CTS sedan standardly equipped with vehicle-to-vehicle technology. However, the car can only communicate with similarly equipped vehicles and it will take time for the industry to introduce the technology broadly, GM officials said before Barra's speech.

They added that U.S. regulators still need to finalize requirements for these technologies and cyber security protections need to be developed.

Also in 2016, GM will roll out Super Cruise as an option allowing hands-free highway driving at both highway and stop-and-go speeds, as well as lane following, speed control and braking in a new, unidentified 2017 Cadillac model in a segment where the company does not currently compete.

GM did not disclose either feature's cost, or timing on offering them on the No. 1 U.S. automaker's other brands.

GM will introduce the connected CTS sedan and the unnamed Cadillac with the Super Cruise feature in the United States.

In 1956, GM showed the Pontiac Firebird II concept that included a system to work with an electrical wire embedded in the highway to guide the car. Three years later, the rocket-like Cadillac Cyclone concept boasted an autopilot system that steered the car, and radar in front nose cones that warned of a collision and automatically applied the brakes.

Barra said the U.S. Congress can help develop vehicle-to-infrastructure communication with funding in the next federal transportation bill.

She also said GM is joining the University of Michigan and the state of Michigan to develop vehicle-to-infrastructure driving corridors on 120 miles (193 km) of metro Detroit roadways. State officials said Ford Motor Co (F.N) is also part of the effort.

Read More:http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/07/us-gm-connectedcar-idUSKBN0H20TP20140907


Bank jobs :SBI Associate PO Recruitment 2014-15,for 3410 Vacancies,last date 18/09/2014

SBI Associate PO Recruitment 2014-15

ADVERTISEMENT NO. CRPD/PO/AB/2014-15/04

Name of Post

Total Vacancies

Age Limit

Probationary Officers (PO)

3410 (2986 Regular and 424 Backlog)

21 to 30 Years as on 1st September 2014. Age Relaxation - 05 Years for SC/ST, 03 Years for OBC.


Name of Post:Probationary Officers (PO)

Total Vacancies:3410 (2986 Regular and 424 Backlog)

Age Limit:21 to 30 Years as on 1st September 2014. Age Relaxation - 05 Years for SC/ST, 03 Years for OBC.


SBI Associate Bank wise Regular Vacancies –> SBBJ - 350, SBH - 900, SBM - 500, SBP - 100, SBT - 1136
SBI Associate Bank wise Backlog Vacancies –> SBBJ - 49, SBH - 152, SBM - 34, SBP - 53, SBT – 136

Pay Scale: The starting basic pay is Rs 14,500/- in the scale of Rs 14500-600/7-18700-700/ 2-20100-800/7-25700

Educational Qualification: Graduation in any discipline or equivalent qualification from a recognised University and also recognised as such by the Central Government.

Selection Process: Phase-I - Examination [Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks]; Phase-II - Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks).

Application Fee: A Non-Refundable fee of Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only) for SC /ST / PWD Category; Rs.500/- for all other category candidates. The fee pay through Online (using debit card/ credit card/Internet Banking) or Offline Mode (Prescribed Challan).

How To Apply: Eligible Interested Candidates Apply Online through official website from 01/09/2014 to 18/09/2014.

Important Dates:

Online Registration of Application -> 01/09/2014 to 18/09/2014
Payment of Fees (Online) -> 01/09/2014 to 18/09/2014
Payment of Fees (Offline) -> 03/09/2014 to 20/09/2014

Science and Tech: AMD FX-8370 Claims New CPU frequency World Record

At 8722.78 MHz, the FX-8370 shatters the previous CPU frequency record, also held by AMD FX

AMD on  9/2/2014 , in another record-setting performance of its AMD FX series processors, set a new world record for silicon processor speed according to the HWBOT.org ranking. Leveraging the powerful 'Piledriver' x86 core architecture, famed Finnish overclocker "The Stilt" pushed the envelope of silicon overclocking1 to the extreme.

"World-record frequencies are just a start. The AMD FX series of processors will enable an unrivaled enthusiast PC experience – extreme multi-display gaming and HD content creation," said Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Business Unit, AMD. "Enthusiasts can experience seamless multitasking and unleash the real capabilities of multi-threaded applications with additional enthusiast performance-tuning features unlocked as standard."

AMD also introduced new speed- and power-optimized AMD FX Series CPUs to push the boundaries of value and efficiency in high-performance desktops. The new 125W AMD FX-8370 CPU and power-optimized 95W AMD FX-8370E and FX-8320E processors all feature 8 native CPU cores for productivity at superior price points.

read more at

http://www.amd.com/en-us/press-releases/Pages/amd-fx-8370-2014sep02.aspx?sp_rid=NzQwMTUzNTM2NjMS1&sp_mid=21393923&spMailingID=21393923&spUserID=NzQwMTUzNTM2NjMS1&spJobID=400269887&spReportId=NDAwMjY5ODg3S0

Science and Tech :Algolux tackles optics challenges in smartphones



Algolux is a company aiming to tackle blurring problems through computational optics. Algolux said its efforts are presently focused on smartphones and tablets. One can appreciate how this company sees their technology attracting interest in this way. The technology allows for lens designs to be less complex, smaller, lighter and cheaper which would be especially interesting in smartphone imaging where space is at a premium, said Connect, a website on mobile photography technology. The company tells site visitors that "Our computational optics enable better pictures, thinner cameras and cheaper optics." The technology allows manufacturers' devices to capture clearer pictures with their existing equipment, including in low-light conditions. Also, the quantity and quality of optical elements needed are diminished; manufacturers can obtain desirable results at a lower cost.

Traditional optics have hit a wall, according to the company. Their size can no longer be reduced significantly for cameras inside thin devices such as smartphones and tablets."Lenses in smart devices are small and plastic (for the most part), and do not have the quality of a full-sized optical system, especially for low-light and night-time pictures. As sensors and pixels get smaller, the probability of blur and other aberrations in pictures increases."

read more at http://phys.org/news/2014-09-algolux-tackles-optics-smartphones.html


Japan's Kei Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam final :Federer, Djokovic both lose in US Open semifinals

Kei Nishikori, of Japan, reacts after defeating Novak Djokovic, of
Serbia, during the semifinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament,
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)


Roger Federer could not pull off another big escape at the U.S. Open,
losing 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals Saturday against Croatia's Marin
Cilic.

It was the second significant surprise of the day, coming after Novak
Djokovic was beaten 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 by Japan's Kei Nishikori, who
became the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam singles final.

Instead of the No. 1-seeded Djokovic against the No. 2-seeded Federer --
who have combined to win 24 major championships -- in Monday's final, it
will be No. 10 Nishikori against No. 14 Cilic, neither of whom has ever
appeared in a Grand Slam title match.

"It's just amazing, an amazing feeling beating the No. 1 player,"
Nishikori said during an on-court interview.

He had played five-set marathons in his last two matches totaling more
than 8½ hours, yet he looked far fresher than a player known as one of
the fittest on tour.

"He just played better in these conditions than I did," Djokovic said.

Under coach Michael Chang, the 1989 French Open champ, the 24-year-old
Nishikori has sharpened his mental game to pull out victories like these.

"We've been working super well," Nishikori said, referring to Chang and
co-coach Dante Bottini. "That's why I'm here."

The midday sun beat down on Arthur Ashe Stadium and a thermometer on
court showed the temperature nearing 100 degrees (37 Celsius), not
counting the humidity of close to 70 percent. Nishikori closed this one
out in 2 hours, 52 minutes.

Djokovic, who had reached the last four U.S. Open finals, outlasted
two-time major champ Andy Murray in four long, tough sets in the
quarters. But he never looked comfortable Saturday and spent much of the
match scrambling around the court as Nishikori dictated points.

"Just wasn't myself," Djokovic said.

In the third-set tiebreaker, Djokovic had four unforced errors and a
double-fault. Nishikori then broke to open the final set, and Djokovic
wasted three break points in the next game.

Nishikori converted 5 of 7 break points, while Djokovic was just 4 for 13.

"Other than that second set, my game today was not even close to what I
wanted it to be," Djokovic said. "A lot of unforced errors, a lot of
short balls."

Chang, the New Jersey-born son of Taiwanese immigrants, knows a thing or
two about groundbreaking victories. At age 17, he became the youngest
man to win a Grand Slam title when he upset Ivan Lendl and Stefan Edberg
(now Federer's coach) at Roland Garros.

A severely infected right big toe forced Nishikori to miss tuneup events
before the U.S. Open, and he feared that his lack of conditioning would
make for a short stay at Flushing Meadows. Instead, he keeps sticking
around -- on the court and in the tournament.

"I guess I love to play long matches," he said with a grin.

read more at
http://www.nbcsports.com/tennis/nishikori-stuns-djokovic-us-open-semifinals

Tech Update: Intel launches Core M family, targets 2-in-1 devices


Credit: Intel

Intel on Friday introduced its first three Core M processors. The commercial availability of Core M is big news for several reasons. Performance and battery life are its key strengths. What's more, this is the processor targeted for razor-thin, fanless designs—especially for powering up the newer two-in-one machines from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba—all of which will introduce the Core M processor, with some systems becoming available starting next month."The energy-efficient fifth-generation Core chips will enable fanless laptops that can be converted into tablets, and a handful of them are on the way," said CNET's Stephen Shankland on Friday. PCWorld explained that this positioning as regarding convertible two-in-ones that flip the screen back 180 degrees like the Lenovo Yoga; and at detachable two-in-ones, where the tablet portion undocks. The Core M is promoted as the most energy-efficient Core processor in the company's history, "at a power-sipping 4.5 watts," said Intel. The Core M processor package at 4.5 watts has 60 percent lower thermal power than the previous generation.

Digital Trends made note of the size difference. "The size of the hardware has decreased significantly too. The new Core M parts measure 30 x 16.5 x 1.05 millimeters thick. By comparison, fourth-generation Intel Core chips measure 40 x 24 x 1.5 millimeters."

The battery-life story tops previous attempts to stand out in battery improvements "The Intel Core M processor and platform power reductions raise the bar on battery life even higher," said the company. The Intel Core M processor can handle more than eight hours of video play, a 20 percent (1.7 hours) longer battery life compared with the previous-generation Intel Core processor and double the battery life of the average four-year-old PC.

read more http://phys.org/news/2014-09-intel-core-family-in-devices.html

Smartphone wars in India: Google's Android One makes Google a foe..!

Google Inc's partnership with three Indian phone makers is set to rev up
fast-growing demand for lower priced smartphones, and spell more trouble
for Samsung Electronics which is rapidly losing share in emerging markets.

Micromax Infomatics Ltd, Karbonn Mobiles and Spice Group are the first
phone manufacturers to sign up for Google's Android One initiative,
which provides specifications for key hardware parts. Some of the new
phones are due to hit the market this month.

The aim is a vast improvement in quality that would lead to a surge in
demand for low-end Android phones. Currently many cheap emerging market
smartphones run different and somewhat customised versions of the
Android operating system, which along with the many variations in
hardware make apps on those phones prone to glitches.

While Google plans to push Android One globally, India, the world's
third-biggest and fastest growing smartphone market, offers fertile
ground for immediate results. Many Indians are buying a smartphone for
the first time and a strong reception for Android One could promote
common standards and consolidation in a market where more than 80
smartphone companies operate.

But any boom for higher-quality low-cost smartphones in India and other
price conscious markets has the potential to exert intense pricing
pressure on Samsung. The South Korean firm uses a customised version of
the Android operating system but focuses on higher-margin offerings like
its Galaxy S series.

"A major threat for Samsung is that Android One will accelerate the race
to the bottom on smartphone pricing," said Neil Mawston, a UK-based
analyst at Strategy Analytics.

"Android One now makes Google a foe, not just a friend, for Samsung."

A major strategy rethink for low to mid-tier products is now in order
for the world's biggest phone maker and top seller in India, analysts
say, particularly as Samsung is also losing share to Apple Inc at the
higher-end.

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http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/smartphone-wars-in-india-googles-android-one-adds-to-samsungs-worries/articleshow/41589548.cms

LIC Recruitment 2014 For 500 Insurance Advisors Posts, Last Date 15th Sept 2014


LIC Recruitment 2014 For 500 Insurance Advisors Posts, Last Date 15th Sept 2014







 Number of Posts : 500

Posts Name : Insurance Advisors

Educational Qualification : 
Candidates should have done Graduation Degree / Bachelors Degree or its equivalent qualification from a recognized university.

Age Limit : 
Age should be between 18 to 40 Years As On 27-08-2014. 

Selection Process : 
Will be Selected Based on Performance In Interview.

How To Apply : 
Candidates Fill the online Application through official website http://www.maharojgar.gov.in .

Important Date : 
Registration of Online Application Last Date : 15-09-2014 

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Govt Jobs:BHEL Recruitment For 18 Executive Posts, Last Date 16th Sept 2014

BHEL Recruitment  For 18 Executive Posts, Last Date 16th Sept 2014










Number of Posts : 18 

Posts Name :
1. Executive (Civil) : 12 Posts
2. Executive (Mechanical) : 06 Posts

Educational Qualification : 
Candidates should have done B.E. / B.Tech / Engineering Degree (Civil / Mechanical) or its equivalent qualification.

Age Limit : 
Age should not more than 33 Years As On 01-08-2014. Age relaxations will be applicable as per the govt rules.

Selection Process : 
Will be Selected Based on Performance In Interview.

Pay Scale - Rs. 46920/- 

Application Fee : 
For General/OBC Candidates to pay Rs. 200/- & For All Other Candidates (PH/ST/SC) to pay Rs. Nil.

How To Apply : 
Candidates fill the online application through official website http://www.bhelisg.com. After submitting the application, send hard copy of application along with relevant documents to the following Address .

The Additional General Manager (HR), 
BHEL/Industrial Systems Group, Prof. CNR Rao Circle, 
IISc (PO), PB No.1249, Malleswaram, Bangalore-560012 .

Important Date : 
Registration of Online Application Last Date : 16-09-2014

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Govt Jobs:RITES Recruitment For Various Assistant Manager Posts, Last Date 19th Sept 2014

RITES Recruitment  For Various Assistant Manager Posts, Last Date 19th Sept 2014










Number of Posts : Various posts

Posts Name : Assistant Manager 

Educational Qualification : 
Candidates should have done B.E. / B.Tech / Engineering Degree / Diploma (Electronics/ Communication), or its equivalent qualification. 

Age Limit : 
Age limit should not exceed 45 Years As On 01-09-2014.

Selection Process : 
Will be Selected Based on Performance In Written Exam and Interview.

Pay Scale - Rs. 20600 -­ 46500/-

How To Apply : 
Candidates fill the online Application through official website http://rites.com. After submitting the application, send hard copy of application along with relevant documents to the following Address.

The Assistant Manager(P)/Rectt.,
RITES Ltd., RITES Bhawan,
Plot No.1, Sector-29,
Gurgaon - 122001 .

Important Date :
Registration of Online Application Last Date :19-09-2014 

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Tech Buzz: Meet Ritot - the first projection watch

 

It's been a long time since mankind has stopped peering into the sky at the sun to calculate the time. Clocks were invented for this purpose. The first clock was created thousands of years ago. There were various types of clock, including sundial, clepsydra, hourglass and others. 

    Since then, the evolution of clock has continued and brought to us the first wristwatch. Every year there emerge dozens of new models of wirstwatch, but the operating principle has not changed.
    We live in a new progressive millennium; everything around us progresses and develops. In our opinion, clock design should be both technically innovative and fashionable. Watches demonstrating that humanity does not stand still. These are the watches we bring into life.

read more at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ritot-the-first-projection-watch

Govt Jobs:ONGC Recruitment For 745 Graduate Trainee Posts, Last Date Jan 2015

ONGC Recruitment 2014




Number of Posts : 745

Posts Name : 
1. Cementing : 31 posts
2. Civil : 10 posts
3. Drilling : 110 posts
4. Electrical : 47 posts
5. Electronics : 48 posts
6. Instrumentation : 23 posts
7. Mechanical : 72 posts
8. Production : 217 posts
9. Reservoir : 14 posts
10. Chemist : 74 posts
11. Geologist : 41 posts
12. Geophysicist (Surface) : 28 posts
13. Geophysicist (Wells) : 22 posts
14. Materials Management Officer : 22 posts
15. Programming Officer : 04 posts
16. Transport Officer : 12 posts

Educational Qualification : 
Candidates should have done B.E. / B.Tech / Graduation Degree / Post Graduation Degree or its equivalent qualification from a recognized university. 

Age Limit : 
For Postwise Age Details Go To Recruitment Notification.

Selection Process : 
Will be Selected Based on Their Performance In Written Exam and Interview.

How To Apply : 
Candidates fill the online application through official website http://www.ongcindia.com.

Important Dates : 
Registration Application Last Date : January 2015

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Bank jobs: IGCAR Recruitment For 104 Trainee Posts, Last Date 30th Sept 2014

IGCAR Recruitment 2014



Number of Posts : 104 

Posts Name :
1. Scientific Assistant-B : 19 Posts
2. Upper Division Clerk : 05 Posts
3. Driver : 02 Posts
4. Stipendiary Trainees : 78 Posts

Educational Qualification : 
Candidates should have done 10th, 12th, ITI, Diploma, B.Sc, Graduation Degree, Bachelors Degree or its equivalent qualification. 

Age Limit : 
Age should not exceed 30 Years. Age relaxations will be applicable as per the govt rules. 

Selection Process : 
All Eligible Candidates will Be Selected Based on Their Performance In Written Exam, Interview.

How To Apply : 
Candidates are required to send hard copy of application along with relevant documents to the following Address 

Administrative Officer – III (R & SR),
INDIRA GANDHI CENTRE FOR ATOMIC RESEARCH,
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY,
KALPAKKAM - 603102 .

Important Date : 
Receiving of Application Last Date : 30-09-2014 

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Bank Jobs:Karnataka Bank Recruitment For Various Clerk Posts, Last Date 10th Sept 2014


Karnataka Bank Recruitment 2014



Number of Posts :
Various posts


Posts Name : Clerk 

Educational Qualification : 
Candidates should have done Bachelors Degree / Graduation Degree or its equivalent qualification. 

Age Limit : 
Age should be between 18 to 26 Years. Age relaxations will be applicable as per the govt rules. 

Selection Process : 
Will be Selected Based on Performance In Written Exam and Interview.

Pay Scale - Rs. 20,815/- 

Application Fee :
For General/OBC Candidates to pay Rs. 500/- & For All Other Candidates (PH/ST/SC) to pay Rs. 400/-

How To Apply : 
Candidates fill the online application through official website http://www.karnatakabank.com .

Important Date : 
Registration of Online Application Last Date : 10-09-2014

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