Samsung Is not Going It Alone In The Fight Against Apple And Google

The Samsung Omnia II represents the following generation of Samsung’s in style all-in-one handset. In July of 2008, Apple introduced its App Store, opening it up to third-get together apps. Google would follow with the G1 smartphone (also referred to as the HTC Dream) and its own app retailer a number of months later. The G1 catered more toward gadget fans and lacked the mass appeal of the iPhone, but it surely was no much less influential as the launchpad for Android. Besides maybe as a novelty, rotary phones are long since a thing of the past. Wired landlines are following shut behind as modern smartphones are easily acquirable, far more personal and reasonably priced.

Landlines are simply easier to maintain up with in more methods than one. For one thing, in terms of maintenance, they don’t should be continually charged. Forgetting to charge a cellular phone is one other method that calls can be dropped. For some, it’s a trouble to should charge a cellphone, typically each day. Landlines don’t have this downside. Even a cordless home phone just must be set back on its base to stay charged. There is no messing with finding the telephone charging cord …

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Space Sector Reforms Not Aimed at Privatising ISRO, Says Chairman K Sivan

The recently announced space sector reforms are not aimed at privatisation of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), its Chairman and Secretary in the Department of Space, K Sivan asserted on Thursday. The space agency also stated that the draft on the proposed space activity bill is almost final and it will soon be placed before the Union Cabinet for approval.

“When space sector reforms were announced by the government there were many misconceptions like it would lead to privatisation of ISRO. It is not. Again and again I’m repeating it is not the privatisation of ISRO,” Sivan said.

Addressing a webinar on ‘Unlocking of India’s Potential in Space Sector’, he said the whole aim of reforms is enabling the private players to carry out the space activities which is otherwise being done by ISRO.

“In fact, the activities of ISRO are going to increase and ISRO will be able to better utilise its resources intaking up developmental as well as capacity building activities of the government, rather than the routine production activity,” he added.

The Union Cabinet on June 24 approved participation of the private sector in the entire range of space activities, including planetary exploration missions. It

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Robots From Boston Dynamics Inspect Rocket Test Sites

Many of us are probably used to a thought that the modern high-tech robots are only suitable for fascinating demonstrations in laboratory settings but hardly for anything more than that. However, this is not the case. In this video captured several weeks ago, we can see a robot-dog from Boston Dynamics inspecting the SpaceX prototype rocket test site.

SpaceX is one of the most technologically advanced companies in the world, and it is no wonder that they opt to use rather expensive robots to gather every possible bit of data that could be crucial for the success of upcoming missions. And, the decision to use robots for rocket site inspections is obviously a logical one, because these cybernetic ‘creatures’ can relatively easily reach the spots that are out of access for humans because of harsh environmental conditions.

Image credit: Boston Dynamics

Source: digg.com


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