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 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."


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.

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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.

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

SBI Associate PO Recruitment 2014-15


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 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.


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."