Now, get updated on health of structures

Researcher showcases it at new flyover in Thagarapuvalasa in Visakhapatnam A city-based engineering expert has developed state- of-the-art real-time vibration and condition monitoring systems using photonic technology to assess the structural health of railway track, bridges, and other infrastructure. Patent applied The breakthrough, for which patent application has been submitted, was showcased at the new flyover at Thagarapuvalasa, about 40 km from here, before Director-General (Road Development), Ministry of Transport and Highways, S.N. Das, on Saturday. Mr. Das told The Hindu that they would consider examining the efficacy of the…

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Go-Jek’s lifestyle services now available in separate app

Online-based transportation app Go-Jek introduced a separate mobile app for its lifestyle-related services on Feb. 1. The Go-Life app features the signature services of Go-Jek, which include Go-Massage, Go-Clean, Go-Auto and Go-Glam. Dailysocial.id reported that the company had also added several new features, such as a two-week prior booking option for Go-Glam and service extension and favorite therapist option in Go-Massage. Read also: Blue Bird taxi becomes Go-Car partner Go-Life co-founder and co-head Dayu Dara said that the new app aimed to ease the company’s efforts in creating new innovations…

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Instagram Now Has 600 Million Users, Company Claims

Instagram on Thursday said that its user base has risen to more than 600 million. The company, owned by Facebook, said that new features it has introduced in the past few months helped it gain the steep increase in popularity. The photo-sharing app said it had added 100 million users since June, which is when Instagram last announced its 500 million user milestone, the company said in a blog post. Since then, the company launched Instagram Stories, its picture and video slideshow feature, identical to the signature function of rival Snap…

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Own a Pebble smartwatch? Here’s why your gadget is now doomed

Pebble smartwatch fans could be left high and dry after the wearable tech company was sold this week. The company, which initially gained fame via crowdfunding site Kickstarter, is being acquired by fellow fitness tech firm Fitbit. And some customers aren’t happy – as they could be majorly losing out on their next wearable device. PEBBLE Pebble initially gained fame via its Kickstarter campaign The deal, which was officially completed yesterday, will see Fitbit acquire all intellectual property concerning Pebble’s software and firmware development. The company’s existing products are unaffected,…

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Facebook fake news row: Mark Zuckerberg is a politician now

I’ve long suspected that Mark Zuckerberg, who often refers to himself as the “leader” of Facebook, has dreams of high office. This week, a taster of what that might be like has been knocking at his door in the wake of the US election result. While Donald Trump’s visit to the White House was an apparently sobering experience about the level of responsibility he’d soon inherit, Zuckerberg has had a brutal political awakening of his own. Facebook’s “fake news” crisis has had the normally stoic 32-year-old visibly irritated, and that’s…

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Now use your wrist as joystick with this smartwatch

NEW YORK: A team of researchers has developed a smartwatch prototype that uses the wrist wearing the watch as an always-available joystick to perform touchscreen gestures with one-handed continuous input. Checking email, tracking fitness and listening to music, are just a few things that a smartwatch can do but what if your hands aren’t free? WristWhirl is the answer. While other studies have explored the use of one-handed continuous gestures using smartwatches, WristWhirl is the first to explore gestural input. READ ALSO: Garmin launches activity tracker vivofit 3 priced at…

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Confirmed! Freedom 251 smartphone delivery to now start from Thursday

New Delhi: The delivery of the world’s cheapest smartphone at Rs 251 (less than USD 4) will finally begin from July 7,  as per media reports. Noida-based Ringing Bells is also gearing up to launch HD LED television which it claims will be another price revolution in the electronics segment. While the pricing of HD LED television was not disclosed, the company said it will be “another price revolution in the Indian consumer electronics”. The company has claimed to have started shipping Freedom 251 mobile phone to customers, who registered…

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Spotify Now Has 40 Million Paid Subscribers

Spotify has hit a new milestone, the company has announced that it now has over 40 million paid subscribers. The company had a total of 30 million paid subscribers back in March of this year, so they have managed to add 10 million paying subscribers since March. Apple Music has around 17 million paid subscribers as of this month, so it has some way to go to catch up to Spotify. Spotify have said that the launch of Apple Music has helped them grow quicker as it has raised the…

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Android 7.0 Nougat Now Rolling Out to Google Nexus Devices

HIGHLIGHTS The update is compatible with Nexus 5X, 6P, 9 smartphones It also supports Nexus Player and the Pixel C tablet It is arriving via an OTA update to compatible devices As expected, Google has broken its tradition and released the final build of its Android 7.0 Nougat for compatible Nexus devices. Apart from the update being released earlier than usual, Google hasn’t launched a new Nexus smartphone as the platform lead device for Nougat. The update is being rolled out over-the-air (OTA), and should reach all users gradually. The…

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Now You Can Finally Have a Taste of Your Favorite TV Shows

Game of Thrones While the excruciating wait for GOT Season 7 continues, these Dragon Cakes may not answer if Jon Snow has Targaryen blood… But they sure are divine. The Walking Dead All eyes will definitely be on these scarily delicious cupcakes! If the cookie monster in your life still hasn’t come to terms with the season finale of Breaking Bad, you know what to gift them! Friends Take a cue from Joey and keep this cake all to yourself! (You know you want to). Sherlock-ed? You’re not alone. The…

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