Friday 26 June 2015

Lexus claims to have finally created a working hoverboard

Lexus, the luxury car brand, seems to have created its own hoverboard. But the automaker did not provide many details except for a video and some pictures of the flying skateboard. The page says the SLIDE creates “frictionless movement” using magnetic levitation, thanks to magnets that use a superconducting system cooled by liquid nitrogen (hence the smoke coming from the board in the photos).

The video is short and doesn’t reveal much, you can’t actually see it working, but Lexus ensures it is not a fake. In their promotional website they claim to have created a real and functional hoverboard. This is not the first time someone tries to create a working hoverboard. Previous models generally relied on superstrong magnets to stay in the air. But the more weight you add to board, the stronger these magnets had to be. Also, devices that work on superconductors can only function above special magnetic surfaces, and the SLIDE appears to be floating over concrete.
 The Lexus hoverboard is part of the company’s Amazing in Motion campaign, through which the company aims to demonstrate how “amazing things can be achieved” when technology, design, and imagination are combined. The board has been under development for over 18 months by teams in Germany and England, and is currently being tested by a professional skateboarder in Barcelona, Spain.

Full Microsoft Office apps finally available on Android phones

New Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps have been released for Android phones.

For a long time Microsoft has left Android phones in the mobile productivity ghetto. While iPhone and Windows Phone users and those with all kinds of tablets have enjoyed full Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Android phone fans have made do with Google Docs or — if they were Office 365 subscribers — the fairly spartan Office Mobile.
On Thursday the company finally put an end to this disparity with the launch of a standalone trio of phone-compatible apps on the Google Play store. They're free, although anyone with a low-end or old device could still be out of luck (you'll need at least 1GB of RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat).
The ability to open, edit and save your files is available to everyone, but the most impressive thing about the new apps – their ability to pack in all the functionality of their desktop cousins – is available only to Office 365 subscribers ($89 a year for full Office on a Mac or PC, one phone and one tablet). Regardless, the experience has been smartly redesigned to make sense on screens smaller than the standard tablet or monitor.
The Word app, for example, defaults to the familiar page layout view, zooming in and out automatically as you make edits. A toggle at the top lets you switch to a screen-filling mobile format (which was basically the only mode in the old Office Mobile app) for easy readability.
For subscribers, another button brings up a touch-friendly tool tray that lets you tweak all the format, layout, picture and table settings you expect, from comments and spelling checks to paragraph styles and footnotes, all without taking you away from the document.
The other two apps work similarly, although the layout is tweaked to suit the specific purposes of each. For example the Powerpoint app is designed to let you make and edit presentations, but also makes it easy to send one you prepared earlier wirelessly to a monitor while using your phone to keep track of notes, flick through slides and highlight important elements on the fly. Again, if you want to make a presentation with all the same fancy transitions you get at home, you'll have to pay up. 
The whole suite of course is designed to work with Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service, but you can also grab and edit files from Dropbox or the Google Drive account associated with your phone.
Even without all the bells and whistles reserved for paying customers, this is kind of a killer for Google's own simpler Docs, Slides and Sheets apps, especially considering Microsoft's deals to have Office pre-installed on future Sony, Samsung and LG devices.

Nokia to buy French rival Alcatel Lucent

The U.S. Department of Justice has given a green light to Nokia's deal to buy French rival Alcatel-Lucent, the two companies said on Wednesday.
"Early termination of the U.S. antitrust waiting period takes us one important step closer to the closing of the pending transaction," they added in a statement.
The transaction announced in April remains subject to approval by Nokia shareholders, and is expected to close in the first half of 2016.

Nokia reveals new technology in mobile broadband

Nokia Networks on Thursday showcased some of its new technologies in the mobile broadband segment at an event hosted by the company.
According to the Finnish brand, the technologies showcased are aimed at empowering operators, in their journey of evolution, to effectively manage and monetise the surging mobile broadband growth. 
Some of the technologies include innovations in Telco Cloud (VoLTE/ VoWiFi), 5G, security solutions and predictive marketing.
The Telco Cloud or VoLTE/ VoWiFi will enable an operator to provide operator-controlled voice over WiFi networks which is especially useful in providing indoor coverage when LTE/2G/3G is not in place.
Another technology showcased was the Nokia Mobile Guard, which has an analytics engine that "listens" and "analyses" the traffic for mobile broadband and searches for patterns that are consistent with malware behaviour. 
With this, operators will be able to ensure an efficient, and clean network with round-the-clock monitoring and automated actions in the advent of fraud by providing protection for all subscribers, independent of device type and irrespective of whether antivirus is installed.
Arno Koch, head of business development, mobile broadband, Nokia Networks and Suresh Kalyanasundaram, senior specialist, technology and innovation research, Nokia Networks were present at the event.

Friday 19 June 2015

Start your own ISP Company in India

How to become an ISP in India ?

Are you looking to start your own ISP (Internet Service Provider) in India ? If yes, you are at the right place.
This article will help you get started and will explain the steps on how you can start your own Internet service business in India.

How to become an Internet Service Provider ?

Starting an Internet Service Provider (ISP) business is not an easy task but if planned well and with access to right resources is not impossible either.
The biggest challenge to becoming an ISP in India is the huge amount of initial capital required for the licensing, equipment and infrastructure. Internet Network bandwidth, equipment cooling and power sources are all resources that have to be planned and executed properly.
  • Find a suitable building to use as the ISP’s data center :
First you will need a place to host your data center. To start with, it can be a small room but with raised floor. It will help you route the cables easily.
  • Purchase and install UPS (Power Backup Solutions), a diesel power generator (In case of power cuts) and other electrical equipments and mounting units
UPS and diesel generators will help you in case there is a power outage in the city you are in. You will also need to ensure that the data center has got proper cooling equipments so that the equipments do not get hot.
  • Arrange bandwidth with at least one or two upstream Internet service providers
Your ISP needs to have its network bandwidth in order to provide Internet services. You will need to purchase bandwidth which you will resell to your clients. If you want help in purchasing bandwidth, please contact Wiber Broadband to buy ISP bandwidth
  • Buy high-speed fiber optic lines to connect to the upstream Internet provider(s)
You will need to connect your Data Center to the ISP upstream so you will need to either buy fiber optic lines or use a Wireless Link. If you need help in deciding what is best for you, let us know and we will help you plan that out.
  • Purchase, install and configure enterprise-grade ISP equipments (Routers, switches and computers for server purpose)
You will need good quality hardware in order to provide a good service. If you settle for low cost solution, you will often be dealing with slow performance complaints from your clients which obviously is the last thing you want to deal with.
  • Create a sales and support strategy
You will need to create a sales team and after sale support team in order to sell and maintain your services. We can help you create broadband plans and help you with the marketing (Website designing, internet marketing and creating support channels)
  • Acquire Licenses
This is the most important aspect of starting an ISP company in India. You will either need to apply for your own License (too costly and time consuming) or you can contact us and we will help you share a license with our partners and associates. That ways you will have to pay very little amount of money and can start an ISP legally.
  • Start Selling
Once you have done everything you can start selling and enjoy the returns on your investment.
The whole process takes from upto 21 days to 2 months depending on the planning, feasibility and a few other factors. Our team at Wiber Broadband is committed to help you through the process and make sure that you start your own ISP company in India with lowest investment and highest returns.

Thursday 4 June 2015

microsoft windows 10 price

Windows 10 is going to be a free upgrade for a lot of users, but Microsoft will gladly sell a copy to anyone who needs or wants one. And now they’ve confirmed just how much it will cost you if you decide to pick one up.
Microsoft has slapped a suggested retail price of $119 on a fresh copy of Windows 10 Home. Those who want the additional features of Windows 10 Pro will have to be willing to spend a bit more. The SRP on Pro is $199.
Those prices are right in line with what Microsoft charged for Windows 8 and 8.1. While it’s not a complete surprise to see them stay the course, there were rumblings that the company would move to a more Apple-like approach to selling Windows — and we’d see much lower prices on retail copies of Windows 10.
Clearly that’s not going to be the case. This may very well be the last version of Windows, though, so maybe it was seen as one last chance to rake in a few bucks “the old way.”
There’s one more Windows 10 package you’ll be able to purchase: the Pro Pack. It’ll allow you to upgrade a system from Home to Pro, and it’ll cost you $99 (it’ sort of like paying a $10 penalty for not having chosen Pro in the first place).
Now that you know what a new copy will cost, here’s your chance to save some cash. If you were planning on throwing Windows 10 onto a machine that you’re in the middle of building — or even an older system that you haven’t been willing to remove XP from — go buy a copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 now.
You can get either one for around $90 on a site like Amazon and then take advantage of Microsoft’s free upgrade offer during the first year of Windows 10 availability. Just make sure you actually install the software. Microsoft has some rules about those free upgrades that might throw a wrench into your plans.

Monday 1 June 2015

Windows 10 Release: July 29

Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s head of operating systems, made official various elements that have dribbled out in recent months after the company said it was planning a summer launch for the next version of its flagship OS. Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for most machines running versions 7 or 8.1 (enterprise versions aren’t included), while Windows Phone owners will have to wait longer. Anyone considering the upgrade should make sure their PC can handle running the new software smoothly. Testing and reviews will provide the best answer, though Microsoft’s initial specifications signal that any PC cable of running Windows 7 or 8.1 should be able to make the leap.
The OS will ship with the digital personal assistant Cortana, a new Web browser called Edge and, perhaps most importantly, the beloved Start menu that had been eliminated in version 8.1. Windows 10 will also include free antimalware protection and continuing security updates. Yes, it will have “Candy Crush Saga.” No, it won’t ship with an explanation of what happened to the skipped-over Windows 9. (Here’s an FAQ with more info.)
Myerson’s blog post does double duty of hammering home the size of the Windows user base – in the billions — with the Microsoft’s vision of software that can work across all of its devices, including videogame systems, virtual-reality headgear, PCs and mobile devices.
“We designed Windows 10 to create a new generation of Windows for the 1.5 billion people using Windows today in 190 countries around the world. With Windows 10, we start delivering on our vision of more personal computing, defined by trust in how we protect and respect your personal information, mobility of the experience across your devices, and natural interactions with your Windows devices, including speech, touch, ink, and holograms. We designed Windows 10 to run our broadest device family ever, including Windows PCs, Windows tablets, Windows phones, Windows for the Internet of Things, Microsoft Surface Hub, Xbox One and Microsoft HoloLens—all working together to empower you to do great things.”
What he doesn’t get into is the price for those not eligible for the free upgrade. ZD Net said the searches on showed OEM prices for the home edition at about $110, with a pro edition of around $150.
Many people end up getting their OS as part of purchasing a new PC anyway. That’s a key question right there: A new OS traditionally has given the PC industry a sales bump. Windows 8 didn’t really do the job, as too many people shunned the tile interface that worked better on mobile devices. The free upgrade to Windows 10 could hamper any potential sales bump, too.