Everyone dreams of changing the world and make a difference, especially college students. With grit and conviction, some of those dreams might become reality. The fact that every third person in an Indian city today is a youth makes us a cauldron of ideas and innovation. However, there are some intriguing minds in our country who didn’t curb their curiosity, instead, they spread their wings, embraced creativity and innovation and gave way to world-changing innovations.
Today we bring you a list of wonderful tech inventions by the young students of our country.
1. Energy-efficient Car
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Bike-manufacturer Triumph’s entry into the Indian two-wheeler market has been making the rounds for a long time now. According to rumours, Triumph motorbikes may be available in the market as soon as the 2013 festive season. However, we are slightly skeptical of these rumours, given the history of ups and downs of Triumph’s attempts at foraying into the Indian scene.
The 2012 Auto Expo witnessed the famous British marque’s announcement of aggressive pricing for a model range of seven big-bikes. However, not much has happened since then with the only worthwhile news being that of an upcoming factory located [...]
Globally famous marques Indian and Victory are going to set up shop in India sometime in 2014. Minnesota based Polaris Industries is planning to bring both their motorcycle brands after witnessing the success of similar motorcycles such as Harley Davidson. Polaris India Pvt Ltd is headed by Indian two-wheeler industry veteran Pankaj Dubey who plans as managing director to import the new motorcycles in via the CBU route. Contrary to popular belief, Indian and Victory motorcycles will sell from independent showrooms, not sharing space with ATVs from the same parent company.
It is unknown when the brands will be launched, [...]
A “malicious spam” has hit the internet-based audio-video communicator ‘Skype’ in the Indian cyberspace and anti-hacking sleuths have asked users to remain alert and cautious.
“A malicious spam campaign is on the rise targetingSkype users by sending instant message which appears to come from friends in the Skype contact list,” a government advisory to ‘Skype’ users in the country said.
Cyber security experts found the malware content has been lurking in the vicinity of cyber networks of Indian users who use this popular Voice-over Internet Protocol ( VoIP) [...]
According to the Wireless Intelligence ‘Scoreboard’ report, Bharti Airtel has 250 million mobile subscribers across its operations by the end of June 2012. Bharti Airtel took over Telefonica Group with a growth of 13 percent over the year.
Bharti Airtel has operations in 20 countries across South Asia and Africa with a subscriber base of 250 million.
According to a PTI report, China Mobile continues to be at the top spot with 683.08 million connections, followed by Vodafone Group (386.88 million) and America Movil Group (251.83 [...]
Technology trainer NIIT inked a strategic alliance with Microsoft Corporation to develop cloud-ready professionals, to take on assignments in the global IT industry. Under this alliance NIIT will offer new programs in cloud and emerging technologies in association with Microsoft.
This initiative will allow students to look at the next generation opportunities in the field of cloud computing, cloud services, and apps development. Further, the benefit of Microsoft Certification integrated with NIIT programs will be made available to students both in the retail and academic space, by [...]
Commuters in India are all set to get turn-by-turn, voice-guided directions, using the Google Maps Navigation. In addition, if you’re living in Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad, you’ll find that live traffic updates feature just got activated on your maps menu.
You can even speak your destination into your phone and have your route set for you. A country-specific option lets you set the voice to an Indian accent for easier comprehension.
[quote]“Whether you’re heading to the Bengaluru airport for a business trip or [...]
Restriction on SMSes to five per day is not only causing problems for millions of mobile phone users but may also lead to loss of 7-8 percent revenue of telecom operators for the month.
The government had banned bulk SMSes and MMSes for 15 days across the country from 18 August to check spread ofrumours which has led to exodus of people from northeastern states from cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune.
There were reports of widespread circulation of SMSes and MMSes containing misleading information about Assam violence, threats to people from [...]
Government has issued directions to all Internet service providers to disable any inflammatory or hateful content that targets the community for north eastern states.
“Based on complaints regarding content that’s inflammatory, hateful and inciting violence targeting North East Community, DIT has issued an advisory to all intermediaries,” Union Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Sachin Pilot said.
The advisory based on terms and provisions of IT Act and Rules asks them to take action for disabling all such content on priority, the minister said.
India ranked second in the number of education queries on Google, the search engine major said today.
India was ranked 8th in 2008, and is now behind only to the US, reveals a study titled ‘Students on the web’ compiled by Google India. The study was compiled by combining Google search query patterns and an offline research conducted by TNS Australia on behalf of Google India
[quote]“With over 60 million Internet user population in India being in age group of 18-35, educational related search queries are exploding on Google. Our core [...]
Telecom regulator TRAI is planning to approach the Commerce and Industry Ministry to ban imports of mobile phones carrying inauthentic unique IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) numbers, which help the authorities track users.
[quote]“TRAI will soon write to the Commerce Ministry to ban such phones. Import of only those cell phones should be allowed which are certified by GSMA-and TIA-authorised bodies for GSM [Global System for Mobile] and CDMA handsets respectively,” an official told PTI.[/quote]
The GSM Association and Telecommunications Industry Association are global bodies that provide unique numbers to mobile handset companies.
The move [...]
We recently got our hands on the Tekfusion Twinwoofers in-ear headphones and got down to an initial hands-on review.
Technical Features :
Frequency Response : 19-21 KHz Impedance : 16 Ohms Pressure Level : 113 dB Net Weight : 30g (1.06Oz) Color : Black Chrome Cable Length : 1.1m Cable Type : Symmetric1 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
The package consists of the Twinwoofers In-Ear Hedphones , 5 pair of Eartips – 3 pair regular S/M/L, and 2 pair Tripple flange – M/L, Clip & Cable Slider , a Carry Pouch and a User Manual.
The first thing you’ll notice is they are light-weight but pretty tough. They are made from metal, and have partial gloss and [...]