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Oct 01, 2012
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Recently, it was reported that a mobile application has been developed that uses the Global Positioning System (GPS) to trace the location of other cell phones.

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Mobiles Amazing things you can do with your smartphone

Amazing things you can do with your smartphone

With some help from apps your spec-heavy smartphone can do loads of things not always associated with a phone.

Your monthly update on mobile phone apps

Inspired by cricketer Yuvraj Singh's fight against cancer, YouWeCan inspsires people to fight the scourge.

Top smartphones, affordable phones, qwerty phones

A listing of top smartphones, affordable, QWERTY phones and more...

Is Sony Xperia ion worth its price?

The experience of using this Android-powered smartphone was good but not exceptional.

Review: Micromax A90

Micromax has been taking on its larger competitors by introducing some very innovative products over the years. However, the hardware always felt a bit cheap. This time, however, Micromax has managed to strike a perfect balance between performance, looks and price with the A90, its new Android smartphone.

Review: Philips Fidelio

Good option for Android users, but not very powerful.
Living Tech How the radio is reinventing itself

How the radio is reinventing itself

The latest breed of radios can play media files. Some others try to pass themselves off as alarm clocks, lava lamps and toys while being able to tune in to your favourite station in a jiffy.

What to look for when buying binoculars

Here is what to look for while buying a binocular and the best picks across sections.

Our monthly pick of apps for tablets

Our monthly pick of apps for tablets
Top Ten 10 top technologies that will make your home a better place

10 top technologies that will make your home a better place

While most of us think of home gadgets as only those that entertain us or help us out in the kitchen, we showcase the top technologies available for a host of domestic functions and applications.
Digital Life Chrome add-ons to make your browsing easier

Chrome add-ons to make your browsing easier

Dictionary, calendar, bookmark holder and link checker...name the function and the chrome browser has a solution.

Photography basics: Understanding light sensitivity

Here is G&G's 3-part series on the three pillars of photography. We start with light sensitivity, or ISO, in this issue, and will cover shutter speed and aperture in the coming editions.
Test Bench At Rs 4,899, Champion WTab 7.2 offers a great deal in tablet space

At Rs 4,899, Champion WTab 7.2 offers a great deal in tablet space

It's raining budget tablets these days. The latest one to join the bandwagon is Wtab 7.2, from Delhi-based Champion Computers.

Priced at Rs 19,990, MapmyIndia's navigator CarPad 5 is not worth it

Last year, MapmyIndia combined a tablet and a navigator and now the company has come up with a slightly compact yet connected car product that can make and receive calls as well - the CarPad 5.

Samsung Galaxy Note 800: The right tablet with the wrong pricing

In an effort to invade the tablet galaxy, Samsung has introduced its popular digital pen interface for a 10.1-inch touch device - the Galaxy Note 800.

Review: Fujifilm Finepix S4500 with 30x optical zoom is a bit outdated

Camera maker FujiFilm seems to have found its calling in making the longest zooms. So, its new Finepix S4500 too has a 30x optical zoom complemented by a 14MP CCD sensor.

Nikon Coolpix S9300 is simple and offers amazing low-light results

It looks and feels like as compact point-and-shoot, which it is to the core. This camera is all about automatic modes and ease of use.

HP Envy 4 is an affordable Ultrabook, but lacks a bit of power

The HP Envy 4, priced Rs 41,990 onwards, is an affordable Ultrabook option, but lacks a bit of power.

A big tablet but under Rs 10,000? Go for Micromax Funbook Pro

Powered by a 1.2GHz processor and 1GB RAM, the tablet performed well during browsing and while playing casual games.

HP Scanjet Professional 1000 Mobile Scanner: Scans well, but needs to be connected to PC to run

The better of the lot among portable scanners can work independently. Others, like the HP Scanjet 1000 Mobile Scanner, need to be connected to a PC to do the job of scanning documents.

Fenda's latest speakers F&D W130BT offer wireless options

Fenda has always tried to provide a quality audio experience at an affordable price with some good multimedia speakers. Its latest, the F&D W130BT, is a 2.1 channel speaker offering wireless options.

Amkette's smartboard is good for Android tablets, not iOS

The Amkette Smartboard comes across as small and compact keyboard for tablets. But small is not always good, as the keys, especially the space key, is a bit too short for regular users.

MousePen M508WX is a sleek tablet that comes with a pen and cordless mouse

Genius, like Wacom, has launched a tablet to meet the demands of professional graphic artists. The MousePen M508WX is a sleek tablet that comes with a pen and cordless mouse.

Portronics USB Juicer is a useful charger for your Android, iOS tablet

Charging smartphones from laptops is normal. But try charging an iPad from a PC and you will see a 'not charging' notification. Portronics has changed that with its its USB juicer - Charge It.
Know Tech How a car's alarm system works

How a car's alarm system works

The sound of car alarms going off at the touch are common enough. How do these car protection systems detect intrusion?
Launch Pad Sony launches 20.2-megapixel DSC-RX100 for Rs 34,990

Sony launches 20.2-megapixel DSC-RX100 for Rs 34,990

It is also the world's first 1.0-type Exmor CMOS sensor with a resolution of 20.2 effective megapixels.

Asus launches new range of ultrabooks

The new Asus S Series Ultrabooks, S56CA-XX030R and S56CA-XX056R, are aimed at the budget conscious buyer.

Bose launches new music system in Wave range

The Wave music system III includes an improved FM/AM tuner for clearer reception and the artistes name and song title provided by broadcasters are also on displayed on the screen.

Cooler Master introduces multi-purpose headset

Cooler Master has introduced a multi-purpose headset that is designed to deliver surreal performance not only while gaming, but also when enjoying music or movies.

Fujifilm launches interchangeable lens camera X-E1

Fujifilm has unveiled another retro looking interchangeable lens camera called the X-E1.

Philips refreshes portable music player lineup

Refreshing its portable music player lineup, Philips has introduced a good looking MP3 player called SoundDot.

Portronics launches digital pedometer

For heath conscious users, Portronics has come up with a 3D digital pedometer that will keep track on your daily step count.

Technogym's new device tracks your physical activity

Technogym's Mywellness Key is a first-of-its-kind portable device that keeps an eye on your health and sets daily goals for you to stay fit.
Level Up Games review: London 2012 for Xbox 360

Games review: London 2012 for Xbox 360

The graphics and sound of London 2012 make it the best Olympics games ever.
Choice Samsung Series 9 Notebook: It is not just about the size

Samsung Series 9 Notebook: It is not just about the size

The Samsung Series 9 is as thin as it gets and it is not just about the size.
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A flow of global news in pacy bits