Tech buzz:The difference between Wi-Fi enabled TV and Wi-Fi ready TV?


There are two ways to access internet on your Smart TV.

1. Through Ethernet cable meaning your regular wire based internet.
2. Through Wi-Fi router.

Now, the Wi-Fi  ready, meaning you can access the internet through Wi-Fi router but you need a external device i.e. dongle to access it that needs to be purchased separately and connected to the TV.

In build Wi-Fi on the other hand means a TV that comes with an in build mechanism of Wi-Fi access and does not require an external device to access it,  Hope that helps you understand the basic difference between the two.

VRO, VRA Exam Results Out; Check results here

VRO, VRA Exam Results Out; here to Check 

The results of VRO and VRA recruitment exam results were announced today, Saturday Feb. 22, 2014 by Commissioner C.S. Mahanty and the candidates can check their results at the following official website:

http://ccla.cgg.gov.in

Chief Commissioner of Land Administration has conducted the examination for the posts of VRO and VRA on 2nd February 2014 has notified to declare the AP VRO VRA 2014 results on 22nd February 2014, 18 days after the exam, which is a record time for any exam for government jobs.

VRO, VRA Exam Results Out Links , results sites, web links


State Bank of India (SBI) issued recruitment advertisement of Specialist Cadre Officers-2014 in State Bank Group. 

State Bank Group Banks: State Bank of India (SBI), State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur (SBBJ), State Bank of Hyderabad(SBH), State Bank of Mysore (SBM), State bank of Patiala (SBP), State Bank of Travancore (SBT).

S.No

Name of the Post

Total Vacancies

Age Limit (as on 01/03/2014)

Pay Grade

01.

Manager (Statistician)

10

21 to 35 Years

MMGS-III

02.

Dy. Manager (Statistician)

02

22 to 30 Years

MMGS-II

03.

Asstt.Manager (Statistician)

09

21 to 30 Years

JMGS-I

04.

Chief Manager

02

21 to 40 Years

SMGS-IV

05.

Asstt. Manager (Library)

02

21 to 30 Years

JMGS-I

06.

Manager (Chartered Accountant)

02

21 to 38 Years

MMGS-III

07.

Dy. Manager (Chartered Accountant) Post-I

37

21 to 35 Years

MMGS-II

08.

Dy. Manager (Chartered Accountant) Post-II

18

21 to 35 Years

MMGS-II

09.

Asstt. Manager (Chartered Accountant)

21

21 to 30 Years

JMGS-I

10.

Asstt. Manager (Economist)

01

21 to 30 Years

JMGS-I

11.

Asstt. General Manager (Risk Management)

02

21 to 45 Years

SMGS-V

12.

Chief Manager (Market Risk)

01

21 to 35 Years

SMGS-IV

13.

Manager (Market Risk)

01

21 to 35 Years

MMGS-III

14.

Manager (Risk Management)

08

21 to 35 Years

MMGS-III

15.

Dy. Manager (Risk Management)

02

21 to 30 Years

MMGS-II

16.

Assistant Manager (Systems)

207

21 to 30 Years

JMGS I

17.

Dy Manager (Civil Engineering)

09

21 to 35 Years

MMGS II

18.

Asst. Manager (Civil Engg.)

09

21 to 30 Years

JMGS I

19.

Dy Manager (Electrical Engg.)

04

21 to 33 Years

MMGS II

20.

Asst. Manager (Electrical Engg.)

04

21 to 30 Years

JMGS I

21.

Dy. Manager (Official Language)

07

21 to 33 Years

MMGS II

22.

Assistant Manager (Official Language)

10

21 to 30 Years

JMGS I

23.

Asstt. General Manager (Law)

02

40 to 45 Years

SMGS-V

24.

Chief Manager (Law)

02

21 to 45 Years

SMGS-IV

25.

Dy. Manager (Law)

08

21 to 35 Years

MMGS II

26.

Assistant Manager (Law)

01

21 to 30 Years

JMGS I

27.

Dy. Manager (Security)

12

21 to 35 Years

MMGS II

Bank and Category wise Vacancies:

Bank

SC

ST

OBC

GEN

Total

SBI

43

20

77

173

313

SBBJ

-

-

-

-

-

SBH

3

-

8

20

31

SBM

2

2

1

6

11

SBP

3

1

3

8

15

SBT

4

-

5

14

23

Total

55

23

94

221

393

Scale of Pay and Emoluments:

Pay Grade

Scale of Pay

Monthly Emoluments

Junior Management Grade Scale-I (JMGS-I)

Rs.14500-600/7-18700-700/2-20100-800/7-25700

Rs.30,000/-

Middle Management Grade Scale-II (MMGS-II)

Rs.19400-700/1-20100-800/10-28100

Rs.40,000/-

Middle Management Grade Scale-III (MMGS-III)

Rs.25700-800/5-29700-900/2-31500

Rs.52,000/-

Senior Management Grade Scale-IV (SMGS-IV)

Rs.30600-900/4-34200-1000/2-36200

Rs.63,000/-

Senior management Grade Scale-V (SMGS-V)

Rs.36200-1000/2-38200-1100/2-40400

Rs.75,000/-

Educational Qualifications:

Manager (Statistician) -> Full time PG Degree in Statistics/Applied Statistics/ Econometrics from recognized University with minimum 60% marks in aggregate. 4 Years relevant experience.

Dy. Manager (Statistician) -> Full time PG Degree in Statistics/ Applied Statistics/ Econometrics from recognized University with minimum 60% marks in aggregate. Desirable - Full time MBA Finance/ Risk Management from recognized University with minimum 60% marks in aggregate. 2 Years relevant experience.

Asstt.Manager (Statistician) -> Full time PG Degree in Statistics/ Applied Statistics / Econometrics from recognized University with minimum 60% marks in aggregate. 01 Year relevant experience.

Chief Manager -> M.Sc. (Statistics /Operations Research/ Computer Science) OR MCA/BE/B.Tech. (CS/IT) OR MBA full time from a reputed Institute. 07 Years relevant experience.

Asstt. Manager (Library) -> A Bachelor's degree in Library Science or a graduate in any discipline with a Post Graduate degree/ diploma in Library Science from a recognized university. Minimum 5 years relevant experience.

Manager (Chartered Accountant) -> Qualified Chartered Accountant. Minimum 3 years relevant experience.

Dy. Manager (Chartered Accountant) Post-I -> Qualified Chartered Accountant. Chartered Accountant with minimum 4 years of experience out of which 2 years experience preferably in reputed financial institutions.

Dy. Manager (Chartered Accountant) Post-II -> Qualified Chartered Accountant. Minimum 4 years experience in Accounting Standards/ Direct & Indirect Taxation/ Audit of banks. Preference will be given to those working in Banks.

Asstt. Manager (Economist) -> M. A. in Economics (minimum 55% marks) 
with Economics/ Mathematical Economics and M. Phil in related area from a reputed institution. Should hold a proficiency certificate in 
MS-Office.

Asstt. General Manager (Risk Management) -> MBA (Finance), preferably with FRM / Post Graduate Diploma (2 years) in Risk Management. Post Qualification experience of 8 years in Risk Management in Banks/ Financial Institutions.

Chief Manager (Market Risk) -> MBA (Finance), preferably with FRM / Post Graduate Diploma (2 years) in Risk Management. Post Qualification experience of 5 years in Treasury/ Market Risk Management in Banks/ Financial Institutions

Manager (Risk Management) -> MBA (Finance)/ M. Sc. (Statistics)/ M. Stat. preferably with FRM (*)/ PRM (#)/ Post Graduate Diploma (2 years) in Risk Management. Others - Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power Point and SPSS (analytics software of IMB)/ SAS (Business analytics and business intelligence software). Post qualification experience of minimum 4 years.

Dy. Manager (Risk Management) -> MBA (Finance)/ M. Sc. (Statistics)/ M. Stat. preferably with FRM/ PRM / Post Graduate Diploma (2 years) in Risk Management. Others - Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power Point and SPSS (analytics software of IMB)/ SAS (Business analytics and business intelligence software). Post qualification experience of minimum 2 years.

Assistant Manager (Systems) -> B.E./ B. Tech in Computer Science/ Computer  Application/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communications/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR M. Sc. in Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communications/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications (OR) MCA from Government recognized University/ Institutes. Experience in computer programming in a reputed organization, where available, would be desirable.

Dy Manager (Civil Engineering) -> A degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institution with 60% marks. Candidates with post graduate degree will be preferable. Minimum 5 years experience.

Asst. Manager (Civil Engg.) -> A degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institution with 60% marks. Candidates with post graduate degree will be preferable. Minimum 2 years experience.

Dy Manager (Electrical Engg.) -> Graduate degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/institution with 60% marks. Candidates with Post graduation qualification will be preferred. Minimum 3 years experience.

Asst. Manager (Electrical Engg.) -> A degree In Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/ Institution preferably with 60% marks. Candidates with Post Graduation degree will be preferred. Minimum 2 years experience.

Dy. Manager (Official Language) -> Post graduate degree in Hindi with English as a subject at Degree level OR Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with Hindi and English as subjects at Degree level. Knowledge of local language preferable. Minimum 2 years experience.

Assistant Manager (Official Language) -> Post graduate degree in Hindi with English as a subject at Degree level OR Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with Hindi and English as subjects at Degree level. Knowledge of local language preferable. Minimum 1 years experience.

Asstt. General Manager (Law) -> Graduate with a degree in Law or a Law Graduate who has passed 5 years integrated Law course from a recognized University in India. Knowledge of Local Language will be preferred. Minimum 15 years experience.

Chief Manager (Law) -> Graduate with a degree in Law or a Law Graduate who has passed 5 years integrated Law course from a recognized University in India. Knowledge of Local Language will be preferred. 10 years experience.

Dy. Manager (Law) -> Graduate with a degree in Law or a Law Graduate who has passed 5 years integrated Law course from a recognized University in India. Minimum 2 years experience.

Assistant Manager (Law) -> Graduate with a degree in Law or a Law Graduate who has passed 5 years integrated Law course from a recognized University in India.

Dy. Manager (Security) -> An officer with minimum 5 years commissioned service in Army/ Navy/ Air Force or a Police Officer not below the rank of ASP/Dy. SP with minimum 5 years service in that rank or officer of identical rank with minimum 5 years service in para-military services. Officers from the fighting arms will be given preference.

Age Relaxation: 5 Years for SC / ST/ Ex-Serviceman; 3 Years for OBC (Non Creamy Layer); PWD (SC/ST) - 15 Years PWD (OBC) - 13 Years PWD(General) - 10 Years.

Selection Process: (i) Examination (Test) and Interviews (OR) (ii) Shortlisting and Interview.

Application Fee: Rs.100/- for SC/ST/ PWD Candidates; Rs.500/- (Application Fee and intimation charges) for all other candidates. The fee pay through Online.

How To Apply: Eligible candidates are required to apply Online from 17/02/2014 to 06/03/2014.

TechBuzz: Samsung hoping to wow world with new smartphone at MWC 2014

Samsung hoping to wow world with new smartphone at MWC 2014

Samsung aims to take the mobile world by storm Monday, almost certainly unveiling a new Galaxy S5 smartphone with rumoured Apple-fighting features such as a fingerprint scanner and larger screen.

The top smartphone maker coyly announced to journalists an "unPacked 5" event for the opening day of the February 24-27 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

"We are holding a global launch event of our new flagship product in 2014," its invitation said, using a well-worn technique of not naming the smartphone so as to build anticipation.

The new device will be at the vanguard of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s defence of its number-one position.

The South Korean group sold 300 million smartphones last year, 31 percent of the nearly one billion sold globally and double archrival Apple Inc's 15.6-percent share, according to US technology research house Gartner Inc.

The Galaxy S5 is variously rumoured to have a fingerprint scanner on the home button; a 5.24-inch, full high-definition display; a water and dust-proof case and a 16 megapixel camera.

At the same time, the industry anticipates that Samsung will reveal the latest, possibly thinner, version of its smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear 2, after the first version failed to win over many critics.

It will be one of an array of new "smart devices" to launch at the show, analysts predict, as manufacturers seek alternative sources of revenue during a slowdown in the well-developed smartphone market.

The rise of Chinese smartphones
A 42.3-percent surge in smartphone sales to 968 million units last year was propelled almost entirely by developing markets such as Africa, Asia, and Latin America, a report by Gartner showed.

Mature markets such as Western Europe and the United States actually slowed in the final quarter of 2013, it said.

Behind the glitz of the big Samsung launch and its battle with Apple, which traditionally skips the show altogether, analysts point to two developments in the sector: the rise of big Chinese manufacturers, and the growing importance of Internet giants.

China's Huawei and Lenovo already held the number three and four positions for smartphone sales in the final quarter of 2013, according to Gartner, with their compatriot ZTE not far behind.

"Chinese players are looking beyond their own borders to scale up," said Melissa Chau, senior research manager for the Asia Pacific at technology analysts International Data Corp.

China's Lenovo took a big step in that direction in January, agreeing the $2.9 billion (2.1-billion-euro) purchase of the loss-making Motorola Mobility from Google to grab a strong platform in the Americas and a foothold in Europe.


The online world is also elbowing its way into the mobile market.

Facebook's 29-year-old founder Mark Zuckerberg is the star speaker in Barcelona, a reflection of the surge in advertising revenue it now captures from mobile users.

Microsoft, meanwhile, has agreed to pay 5.44 billion euros for Nokia's loss-making mobile phone division.


"Suddenly, mobile is not this separate industry from the Internet and technology, it is part of the same mix," said Ian Fogg, senior principal analyst at research house IHS.

"We can see smartphones are now ubiquitous. We can see they are something consumers interact with throughout the day, wherever they are, including when sitting at the desk," he added.

"That is fundamentally different for media companies, for communications companies, for retail companies and for pretty much every blue chip that wants to engage with consumers."

Besides the new Samsung flagship, a slew of other smartphones are set for release in Barcelona.

Nokia is rumoured to be unveiling new devices including, ironically, a smartphone using a version of Android rather than Microsoft Windows in an attempt to capture sales in emerging markets.


Sony, too, may launch a new Xperia smartphone, the first new edition of its flagship since announcing this month the sale of its stagnant PC business to focus instead on smartphones and tablets.

Taiwan's HTC, China's ZTE, Huawei and struggling US mobile maker Blackberry are also expected to launch devices.

A connected fridge
The connected world is now moving well beyond mobile phones and tablets, as the "Internet of things" phenomenon hooks to everything from your television or fridge to the lightbulb.

Manufacturers will attempt to show off the advantages of the connected world, but it is a development that also presents some security challenges.

Security provider Thinkpoint Inc. said last month it had uncovered more than 750,000 malicious emails from more than 100,000 everyday consumer gadgets such as home-network routers, multimedia centres, televisions and at least one refrigerator.


TechNews: Fujifilm X-E2 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera- @ Rs. 76,999

Fujifilm X-E2 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera- @ Rs. 76,999

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Fujifilm's X-mount series cameras have always had a loyal fan following and it was no surprise when the Fujifilm X-E2 was announced last year, it quickly found a good reception amongst photographers and enthusiasts all over. Fujifilm, has now launched the camera in India. Boasting of an impressive slew of features, the camera now takes its place in a long list of high-end, high-performance cameras manufactured by the Japanese camera-maker. The mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is available for a price tag of Rs. 76,999 for just the body and Rs. 1,09,999 including the XF 18-55mm kit lens.

The Fujifilm X-E2 camera boasts of a 16.3-megapixel, APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor. Fujifilm claims that it has the world's fastest autofocus with a speed of 0.08 seconds. The hybrid AF helps to improve accuracy of shooting low-contrast subjects and it also incorporates an original colour filter array. In addition the X-Trans CMOS II sensor controls the false colour generation with the help of the original colour filter.

This removes the need to use the Optical Low Pass Fliter (OLPF). It is also the same colour filter used in the Fujifilm X100S. The Lens Modulation Optimiser, (LMO) improves the sharpness of the images and is compatible with every XF lens from the X series.

Manual controls include an aperture and shutter speed controller on top of the camera. A 2.36 million OLED viewfinder, and a three-inch 1.04 million dot screen. The manual focus has been improved using the Digital Split Image 6 Technology. It shoots full-HD video (1920 x 1080p) at up to 60 fps. In addition it has built in Wi-Fi, which allows the user to transfer the images to a smartphone or tablet using the Fujifilm Camera Application app.

The Fujifilm X-E2 camera will be available in two colours - Full black, and in two-toned black and silver. For full specifications, visit the Fujifilm X-E2 page.


News: Facebook buys WhatsApp for $19 billion

In a play to dominate messaging on phones and the Web, Facebook has acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion.

  Facebook buys WhatsApp for  $19 billion and Facebook to pay WhatsApp $2 billion if deal fails to get necessary approvals



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That's a stunning sum for the five-year old company. But WhatsApp has been able to hold its weight against messaging heavyweights like Twitter (TWTR), Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) and Microsoft's (MSFT, Fortune 500) Skype. WhatsApp has upwards of 450 million users, and it is adding an additional million users every day.

Referring to WhatsApp's soaring growth, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on a conference call, "No one in the history of the world has done anything like that."

WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app for smartphones, according to OnDevice Research.

Buying WhatsApp will only bolster Facebook's already strong position in the crowded messaging world. Messenger, Facebook's a standalone messaging app for mobile devices, is second only to WhatsApp in its share of the smartphone market.

Related: 5 key moments that changed Facebook

Similar to traditional text messaging, WhatsApp allows people to connect via their cellphone numbers. But instead of racking up texting fees, WhatsApp sends the actual messages over mobile broadband. That makes WhatsApp particularly cost effective for communicating with people overseas.

That kind of mobile messaging services have become wildly popular, with twice as many messages sent over the mobile Internet than via traditional texts, according to Deloitte. But most of the messaging industry's revenue is still driven by text messaging.

On the conference call, Facebook said it is not looking to drive revenue from WhatsApp in the near term, instead focusing on growth. Zuckerberg said he doesn't anticipate trying to aggressively grow WhatsApp's revenue until the service reaches "billions" of users.

WhatsApp currently charges a dollar a year after giving customers their first year of use for free. WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum said on the conference call that WhatsApp's business model is already successful.

That indicates Facebook bought WhatsApp to add value to its existing messaging services, as well as for the long-term potential of the company.

Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in 2012 for similar reasons: As young social network users gravitated towards photo-sharing, Facebook wanted to scoop up what could have eventually become a big rival.

Like Instagram, WhatsApp will function as an autonomous unit within Facebook, with all the existing employees coming in as part of the deal.

Facebook (FB, Fortune 500) said it will pay WhatsApp $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in stock. WhatsApp's founders and staff will be eligible for for another $3 billion in stock grants to be paid out if they remain employed by Facebook for four years. Koum will also join Facebook's board of directors. To top of page

Social networking giant Facebook will have to shell out $2 billion (over Rs. 12,500 crores) if its acquisition of the instant messaging service WhatsApp fails to get necessary approvals.

The California-based Facebook has inked a deal to acquire WhatsApp, its largest acquisition ever, for $19 billion ($4 billion in cash, $12 billion in Facebook shares and another $3 billion in restricted stock). It is expected to close in the current calendar year.


"In the event of termination of the merger agreement under certain circumstances principally related to a failure to obtain required regulatory approvals, the merger agreement provides for Facebook to pay WhatsApp a fee of $1 billion in cash," Facebook said.

The Menlo Park-headquartered firm will also issue a number of shares of its Class A common stock equal to $1 billion to WhatsApp, it added.

WhatApp has 450 million monthly active users and growing by more than one million registered users per day.

According to a presentation, WhatsApp's monthly active user base tops even that of Facebook (145 million users), Gmail (123 million users), Twitter (54 million users) and Skype (52 million users). Its messaging volume is approaching the entire global telecom SMS volume.

One the largest IT deals in recent times, Facebook's announcement dwarfs Microsoft's $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's phone business (and Skype for $8.5 billion in 2011), Fairfax consortium's bid to take BlackBerry private for $4.7 billion (which didn't go through) and Google shedding Motorola in a $2.9 billion deal with Lenovo.

Reports suggest that this could probably be the largest Internet deal since Time Warner's $124 billion merger with AOL in 2001.

Facebook has been aggressively ramping up its apps portfolio to beef up its mobile offering as it expects more users to log onto its portal through smart handhelds.

In 2012, Facebook bought photo-sharing service Instagram for about $700 million, while last year its bid to take over Snapchat for $3 billion failed.

Facebook also expects a decline in number of users logging on the social networking website through PCs globally, especially from the US and other developed markets of Europe and Asia.

It has projected that future growth will come from mobile as more and more users in emerging markets (which it calls 'key source' of growth), especially India, log on through their handheld devices.

Facebook's daily active users (DAUs) rose by 22 percent to 757 million during December 2013 from 618 million in the year-ago period helped by growth in major markets including Brazil, India and the US.

On the other hand, global mobile DAUs rose 49 percent to 556 million on average during December 2013 from 374 million during December 2012.

view source:http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/19/technology/social/facebook-whatsapp/index.html

Google fund invests in Renaissance Learning education technology startup

  Google fund invests in Renaissance Learning education technology startup

Renaissance Learning, an education technology start-up, said on Wednesday that Google Inc's investment fund had bought a minority stake in the company, valuing it at $1 billion.

Renaissance, owned by British private equity firm Permira, provides cloud-based education software, including reading and assessment tools that the company says are used by nearly 20 million students and teachers.

Google Capital was formed in 2013 to invest in technology start-ups. Its investments include SurveyMonkey, an online survey company, and Lending Club, a service that matches people seeking loans with people willing to make them.

The Renaissance investment is Google's first in education.

New York Times said on Wednesday Google's investment was $40 million.

Earlier in February, SlickLogin, an Israeli developer of sound-based password alternative, announced it was being acquired by Google. The deal was a "acqui-hiring deal", which means SlickLogin's staff and knowledge will be integrated into Google. SlickLogin confirmed the deal on its website.

"Today we're announcing that the SlickLogin team is joining Google," Xinhua quoted the three founders of the young start-up as saying. They added that Google "shares our core beliefs that logging in should be easy instead of frustrating... We couldn't be more excited to join their efforts."

No financial figures of the transaction were disclosed. SlickLogin was founded less than a year ago. The company is based on a novel idea to enable end users to log-in easily into password-protected websites by using a uniquely generated sound.

The company is yet to launch a commercial product and has not accrued clients, so the deal actually represents an acquisition of the technology itself.

source: http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/google-fund-invests-in-renaissance-learning-education-technology-startup-485567

Airtel is the first operator to cross 200 million mobile subscribers in India

Airtel becomes first operator to cross 200 million mobile subscribers in India

Bharti Airtel, India's biggest telecom operator announced on Wednesday that it has become the first operator in the country to have more than 200 million subscribers.

Airtel said in a statement said that it "has crossed the 200 million mobile subscriber mark in India, further consolidating its leadership position in the world's second-largest mobile market."

The company is in its 20th year of telecom services. Airtel got its first permits for mobile telephony in November 1994 and started services in 1995.

Airtel is the largest telecom operator in India, in terms of both customers and revenue. It is the fourth-largest mobile operator in the world by subscribers.

The latest 100 million users were added in less than five years, according to the Airtel statement. It had crossed the 100 million mark in 2009.

The company led the mobile market with a 28.1 percent share at the end of January, according to data released by the Cellular Operators Association of India.

Vodafone was in second place with 162.1 million users and a 23.06 percent market share, COAI said.

Airtel on Tuesday announced it was buying Loop Mobile, a Mumbai-based telecom operator with roughly 3 million subscribers. Once the deal goes through, Airtel will have over 7 million subscribers in Mumbai, helping it edge ahead of Vodafone's 6.9 subscribers (November 2013 numbers).

The company did not disclose the size of Loop Mobile deal but sources close to the agreement said it is for about Rs. 700 crores. Loop Mobile has a debt of Rs. 400 crores, which is likely to be included in the final transaction.

Under the proposed transaction, Loop Mobile's 2G-enabled network supported by 2,500 plus cell sites will also become part of Airtel's network which has over 4,000 cell sites at present.

view source: http://gadgets.ndtv.com/telecom/news/airtel-becomes-first-operator-to-cross-200-million-mobile-subscribers-in-india-485465

TechBuzz: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 750 now launched in India and price,specifications

TechBuzz:   Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 750 now launched  in India and price,specifications as follows..

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Nvidia has launched its latest graphics processors, the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 750 in India. The two GPUs are notable for being the first products based on Nvidia's latest Maxwell architecture, which promises significant performance improvements and power savings compared to previous generation products.

GeForce GTX 750 Ti cards will be priced at Rs. 11,990 onwards, while those featuring the slightly less powerful GeForce GTX 750 will cost Rs. 9,900 onwards.

In terms of specifications, the GeForce GTX 750 Ti has 640 CUDA cores and runs at 1,020MHz. It will come with 1GB or 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM running at 1,350MHz on a 128-bit bus. Its TDP is 60 Watts, and it can run entirely off the PCIe bus, without requiring an additional power connector.

The GeForce GTX 750 is much the same, but has 512 CUDA cores running at the same speed. Cards with this GPU will only be available with 1GB of GDDR5 VRAM, which runs slightly slower at 1250MHz. These cards will have 55W TDPs.



GPU

GK107 (Kepler)

GM107 (Maxwell)

CUDA Cores

384

640

Base Clock

1058 MHz

1020 MHz

GPU Boost Clock

N/A

1085 MHz

GFLOPs

812.5

1305.6

Texture Units

32

40

Texel fill-rate

33.9 Gigatexels/sec

40.8 Gigatexels/sec

Memory Clock

5000 MHz

5400 MHz

Memory Bandwidth

80 GB/sec

86.4 GB/sec

ROPs

16

16

L2 Cache Size

256KB

2048KB

TDP

64W

60W

Transistors

1.3 Billion

1.87 Billion

Die Size

118 mm²

148 mm²

Manufacturing Process

28-nm

28-nm


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Tech Buzz: Intex Cloud Y12 with 3G support, Android 4.2 launched @ Rs. 5,390

Intex Cloud Y12 with 3G support, Android 4.2 launched at Rs. 5,390


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Intex has launched the Cloud Y12 on Tuesday for Rs. 5,390, with a free protection cover. The company had listed Cloud Y12 Android-based smartphone on its website last month.

The Intex Cloud Y12 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS and comes with support for dual-SIM. Cloud Y12 features a 4-inch TFT (480 x 800 pixel resolution) display.

The handset comes with a 2-megapixel rear camera and additionally features a front-facing VGA camera for video chats. Cloud Y12 also includes 1.7GB of built-in storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card.

The Cloud Y12 is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core chipset made by MediaTek. The processor is paired with 512MB of RAM.

The Intex Cloud Y12 supports standard Bluetooth and Wi-Fi networks, along with GPS. The device will also support 3G connectivity.

Intex Cloud Y12 comes with a 2000mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 5 hours of talk-time and 180 hours of standby time. The smartphone is available in Blue, White, Black and Red colour-variants.

For more details, one can visit the company's official Intex Cloud Y12 page.

Last month, two other Intex handsets, namely the Aqua N8 and Cloud X12, were also spotted online on the company's official listing page. Some of the features shared by both the handsets are Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS, dual-SIM support, and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity options. The two phones have been listed on an online retailer as well, with the Intex Aqua N8 priced at Rs. 8,990 and Intex Cloud X12 at Rs. 4,290 - a fair indication of an official launch price.


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TechBuzz:Micromax Bolt A068 with Android 4.2, multi-language support launched @ Rs. 6,490

Micromax Bolt A068 with Android 4.2, multi-language support launched @ Rs. 6,490


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Micromax expanding its Bolt smartphone series has launched the Bolt A068. The latest smartphone from Micromax is now available on company's online store at Rs. 6,490 and the listing notes that the smartphone will be delivered in 7 to 10 business days. The Micromax Bolt A068 was recently listed at an online retailer.

The smartphone's most highlighted feature is its predictive typing and unique custom fonts in 20 different languages. Unfortunately, the company has not listed the languages that are supported by the Bolt A068.

It is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphone that runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. The Bolt A068 features a 5-inch display with FWVGA (480x854 pixels) resolution. The smartphone is powered by a 1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6572M processor alongside 512MB of RAM.

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The Bolt A068 sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash and also includes a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera. The smartphone come with inbuilt storage of 4GB and can be expanded up to 32GB with the help of a microSD card. The Bolt A068 packs a 2000mAh battery, which according to the official listing delivers up to 7 hours of talktime and up to 230 hours of standby time. The Bolt A068 comes in two colours - Blue and White. It also offers Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE, GPS and 3G connectivity options.

Some of the pre-loaded apps in the smartphone include Hike, Opera Mini, Kingsoft office, Zombie Smasher and more.

Earlier in February, Micromax launched the Canvas Elanza smartphone at Rs. 8,900.

The Micromax Canvas Elanza (A93) is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) device with dual standby support, and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box. It comes with a 5-inch (540x960 pixels) qHD display. The Canvas Elanza is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core MediaTek MTK 6572AW processor with 1GB of RAM.

The Canvas Elanza features 4GB of inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage up to 32GB via microSD card. It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, while there is a secondary 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

On the connectivity front, the Canvas Elanza includes 3G, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth. The Micromax Canvas Elanza packs a 1950mAh battery, which the company's listing claims can deliver up to seven hours of talktime and up to 256 hours of standby time. The Micromax Canvas Elanza is available two colour variants - Black and Blue.


Tech Buzz:Samsung Galaxy S5 teased by O2 Germany for February-end launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 teased by O2 Germany for February-end launch


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As the Mobile World Congress nears, more number of teasers and leaks for the Samsung Galaxy S5 are surfacing online. This time, a UK-headquartered mobile carrier, O2, has teased the Galaxy S5 in an image on its German website, hinting the carrier to be among the first to bring the proposed smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 webpage on O2 site lets user register for further updates regarding the availability of the handset with the carrier, and states "Get news about Samsung that can do more." The website nowhere mentions the name "Samsung Galaxy S5" but the link does. The webpage is also titled as "Anticipation High 5."

The image of a black-coloured handset, which is not shown clearly, also states in German "Ende Februar mehr erfahren", which means "The end of February to learn more" which almost ties in with expectations that the Samsung Galaxy S5 launch at MWC 2014, at the Samsung unPacked 5 event on 24 February. Seeing as the teaser image features a handset in water, there is a slight possibility that the Galaxy S5 may just be waterproof, like the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia Z1, though none of the previous leaks have indicated this feature, so we remain a little sceptical.

A recent leak emerging from Korea allegedly reveals that the yet-to-be-announced Galaxy S5 might come with a bezel-free display, which will be the first device in Samsung's Android smartphone line-up to feature no rim around the screen and a featured fingerprint scanner.

At roughly the same time, a leaked screenshot purportedly showed icons in what seems like the settings area of the Galaxy S5, icons that match the unPacked 5 event teaser from earlier in February. Spotted in the leaked screenshot were the Curiosity and Outdoor icons, part of the batch of 9 icons seen in the official teaser image.

An alleged leaked image of the Samsung Galaxy S5 retail box packing was also spotted on the Internet in February. The leaked retail box image of Galaxy S5 suggests the smartphone will sport a 5.25-inch QHD (1440x2560pixels) Super AMOLED display, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 3GB RAM and a 20-megapixel rear camera with a 2-megapixel front shooter. The image also indicates the Galaxy S5 will feature a 3000mAh battery and run Android 4.4 KitKat OS.

We expect, based on previous reports, that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be launched alongside a new tablet series, believed to be dubbed Galaxy Tab 4, and the long-rumoured Galaxy Gear successor, named Galaxy Gear 2 at the 24 February event in Barcelona at the sidelines of the MWC 2014.

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