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A Pen that Alerts You When You Make Writing Errors



We have become dependent on digital technology quite a bit and now we can rely on it for mundane things like checking our grammar and spelling too. You can now pick up a garden variety ballpoint pen and you will be associated with a built-in dictionary.


Colors of Peacock Feathers to Influence the Next Generation of Screen Display

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130205123017-largeThe color mechanism of a peacock’s feathers could now be unlocked leading to the next generation of color displays on screens and their high resolution. The foundation that makes the feathers of a peacock look iridescent is actually structural color. This has been the field of study for many scientists as they have attempted to use it in everyday technology. Whatever research has been done so far has resulted in work done without the rainbow effect that makes the colors unstable based on the angle of the viewer.


Suppressing Brilliance of Vishwaroop to please Bigotry

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Kamal_HassanAll film makers have a right to express and as long as that freedom of speech does not hurt the sentiments of a particular community of people, it cannot be suppressed. People have had to wait for over a fortnight as `Vishwaroop’ was stalled by the State powers in Tamil Nadu. How can a brilliant film maker like Kamalahasan be made to stoop down patiently to the didactic demands in a democratic nation that allows freedom of speech as a constitutional right? It goes to show that high-handedness of didactic despots and bigots still rules in our country. The Muslims can find nothing wrong in what is depicted in the film. Things around them are a mirror of what is actually happening in the world. Can they run from it or try to paint another picture?


4G may push up your Smartphone Bills

4G-smartphone-data-speeds-monsterIf you are thinking about upgrading to a 4G phone, you can also plan to pay a little more every month as the 2 GB data caps are going to take their toll. On an average, people are using about 750MB of data on their mobile devices currently.


You can take a Virtual Tour of the Grand Canyon with Google Street

Google-Grand-Canyon-1-1024x682You can save yourself many dollars and the travails of laborious journeying and take an exciting virtual tour through the Google Map sourced backpack-mounted cameras to get the 360-degree panoramic view of the Grand Canyon. In the last few months, Google Maps have stepped up its cartographical strides to give you breathtaking details in the maps and take you to exotic locations like the Grand Canyon, snowy mountains or even the coral reefs under the oceans through their Street View.


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