Airtel launches Airtel Shop

Local Indian carrier Airtel has launched a new e-commerce website called Airtel Shop, offering attractive deals on mobile handsets, digital TVs, 4G LTE devices, broadband services and more. The online shopping portal is user-friendly with clear categorization of products and services, giving users a nice and easy navigation and the liberty to order anything from anywhere, anytime. The products featured include leading mobile brands such as Nokia, Apple, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson, HTC and BlackBerry.

“Users get upto 33 percent off on mobile devices with exclusive airtel plans, Rs 500 cashback on new broadband connections and Rs 250 cashback on new digitalTV connections.”

Since Airtel doesn’t sell or deliver mobile phones, all the mobile phones sold through the Airtel Shop would be delivered by NSI Infinium Global, a courier service provider.

Microsoft Research demos HomeOS, gets ready to capture your home, sweet home

Microsoft”s Research team has been working on something innovative since the past few months and today it is finally ready to go public with it.. and it”s called: HomeOS.

What is HomeOS?

Ever wanted to control your house”s climate, security, and appliances — along with your PCs and peripherals — using just one, singular software? Now you can, using Microsoft”s HomeOS. The budding system views smartphones, printers and air conditioners as network peripherals, controlled by a dedicated gateway computer. The project even has a handful of apps in play, which perform functions like energy monitoring, remote surveillance and face-recognition. This growing list of applications, available through a portal called “HomeStore”, will allow users to easily expand their system”s capabilities.

To help you understand the software better and give you an idea how it will work out in the real world, Microsoft has posted an explanatory video. Have a look:

When Steve Jobs made a prank call to the Pope…

In a new never-seen-before interview of the late iconic Apple CEO, Steve Jobs comes clean on how he and his partner in crime Steve Wozniak made a prank call to the Vatican, fooling the Pope into believing it was US secretary of state Henry Kissinger, when it was Jobs who actually called. This story was revealed when Jobs was interviewed by journalist Bob Cringely in 1995 for a Channel 4 series titled “Triumph Of The Nerds”, the Daily Mail reported.

Jobs and Woz made use of a “blue box” for the purpose as the device enabled them to imitate tones used for long-distance calls.

Last year after Jobs’ death, Paul Sen, director of “Triumph of the Nerds”, went to his garage to look for his VHS version of the interview, the Independent reported.

“I remember being sat in the room at the time and thinking, ‘This guy’s an amazing interviewee’. He had this amazing charisma. As soon as he walked in the room, we all noticed,” Sen said about Jobs.

Cringely said the interview was the most comprehensive and revealing Jobs ever gave.

Jobs speaks about encountering his first computer at 10 or 11 years of age. He called the machine a “mysterious and powerful big box that did something in the background”.

“I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think. Computer science should be a liberal art,” Jobs said.

This rare Steve Jobs interview is scheduled to premiere next month worldwide.

IPL 2012 : 33rd Match,Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab

Finally Mumbai Indians have got back to winning ways. In their match today against Kings XI Punjab Mumbai Indians showed their true class.

With Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu playing good knocks mumbai sealed the match with one ball left. After 18 overs it was looking as if the Kings XI Punjab were having an edge over the game but the 19th Piyush Chawla over changed the game where Mumbai Indians scored 27 runs of that one over.

Robin Peterson made 14 runs of the first 3 balls of the Piyush Chawla over and that changed the whole scenario of the game.

It was a tight game and a thrilling game in which Mumbai Indians finally got home after being beaten by the Kings XI Punjab in their last match at Mumbai.


P.S. Above image taken from

Google Drive

Cloud is the next big thing in technology and computers. Apple reinvented the cloud storage with the iCloud service which has been extremely successful.

Microsoft from long ago provided a cloud storage service i.e. Skydrive.

Skydrive initially gave all users 25 GB but now all new users will get 7 GB of space only.

Google has gone ahead with cloud storage service and launched the Google Drive.

Google drive comes with a free 5GB storage though you can get a higher storage for a price.

Google offers 2 paid plans starting from $2.99 a month. You can view all the paid plans here.

Apart from this new cloud storage service Google now offers free 10GB gmail account storage which is around 2GB + more than the current storage that Google provided.

Google has defined Google drive as

Google Drive is everywhere you are – on the web, in your home, at the office and on the go. So wherever you are, your stuff is just…there. Ready to go, ready to share. Get started with 5 GB free.

Google Drive is available for:

  • PC and Mac
  • iPhone and iPad (coming soon)
  • Android devices


Intel launches new 22nm Ivy Bridge processors (finally!)

Intel has finally launched its new breed of Ivy Bridge (Sandy Bridge) processors, bringing along some delightful features in the package. The new 3D transistor chip, measuring just 22-nano-meter in size, is touted to be more efficient than the bigger Sandy Bridge processors it is replacing, and will also make its way into future Apple Macs. The new chip, which will add improved A/V, USB 3.0 support, and much more will initially be available in 13 quad-core models, in both the i5 and i7 versions, and, according to Intel, will launch in lower end i3 and i5 models later this Spring.

IPL 2012 : Match 28 Kings XI Punjab Beat Mumbai Indians

The match between the Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians was a thriller as it went down till the last over but  in the absence of Malinga Mumbai Indians had to go with Thisara Perera to bowl the last over and it took just 3 balls for Punjab to score 10 runs and seal the game.

Sachin Tendulkar’s return was also not good enough to Mumbai Indians get to winning ways.

Sad day for all Mumbai fans and a joyful day for all Punjab fans but in all it was an exciting IPL 2012 match.



iPhone 5: the mother of all upgrades (video)

With the iPhone 4S quickly losing its ‘newness’ and the new iPad too getting older by the day, Apple fanboys the world over are yearning for a new toy to play with. A new iPhone. And with that, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster agreed and said the new device will be the mother of all hardware upgrades. You think so? Check out this video below:

“We think one of the big features of iPhone 5 is going to be LTE… when iPhone 4S came out it was obviously the same form factor… this is going to be a big hardware upgrade… this is going to be the year of the hardware… the mother of all upgrades”

The next iPhone is slated for a June release in Apple’s annual WWDC, but if the latest rumors are to be believed, then it’ll see the light of the day only in October.

Breaking: Blackberry Curve 9220 launched in India

Blackberry’s market share must be going down in the US where Apple and Android are taking over but India is still a very important country for Blackberry.

Understanding the Indian economic scenario RIM has launched an affordable Blackberry- The Blackberry Curve 9220.

Apart from the old Blackberry Curve 8520 features the new Blackberry Curve 9220 also has a FM radio, a dedicated BBM key, BlackBerry OS 7.1.

Price = Rs.10,990

Apart from the low price RIM is also offering Rs.2500 worth of apps from the Blackberry app world.

You can view the full specs of the new Blackberry curve 9220 here.

The phone will be available in stores from April 19,2012

New iPhone 4S Siri commercial features Zooey Deschanel (video)

Following Samuel L Jackson’s Siri advertisement, we have yet another unreleased iPhone 4S Siri commercial, this time starring Zooey Deschanel in the lead. We’re still waiting for an official word from Apple and YouTube but we got a feeling there might be more in store.