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SATYA NADELLA MIGHT BE BAD NEWS FOR YOUNG INDIA……. HERE’S WHY


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only the third CEO in 38-year-old Microsoft’s lifetime, 47-year-old Satya Nadella is being lauded by the American and Indian press alike.. I am, in fact, sweating a couple of jugs for what Satya’s elevation as Microsoft’s new CEO will amount to in a few weeks.

Here is my biggest grief. Satya Nadella will be used as an example by Indian parents to tell their children that engineering is not dead and can indeed take you places such as the CEO’s chair at Microsoft. At a time when the creative arts need a fillip and our historical heritage as well as cultural mores needs additional modes of expression, this is a dangerous thing.

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Wonder what the new CEO will be taking home? According to a recent regulatory filing by Microsoft with the SEC, Nadella’s annual salary has been increased to $1.2 million.

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As a professor of journalism at a top Mumbai college, I have had parents come up to me confidentially and tell me that they did not approve of their wards take up subjects as journalism, advertising, PR etc. To them, these are not real streams of education but more of a hobby class that needs to be tolerated for a finite amount of time. Most parents secretly hope their kids will realise their folly and go back to engineering just as they had envisioned. It is only when realisation finally hits that they come and ask me about the prospects in these new fields.

Satya’s bachelor of engineering in electronics and communication degree from Manipal Institute of Technology and MS in Computer Science from the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin as well as an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business will be the new benchmark for teenagers hereon.

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If only Satya himself had something truly revolutionary with his own career then things might have been a whole lot different. In fact, he could have been the new poster boy of a young India hungry for success across the world. But Satya himself chose to lead a simple and staid life, putting in the years at Microsoft by putting in all his hard work before his elevation to CEO. That is not path-breaking but a routine way of getting to the top.

You could call my analysis baseless paranoia and I would gladly like to be proved wrong but history is a better teacher than we credit it for. When I was studying in the last decade, almost 90 percent of my schoolmates went to engineering colleges after their junior college. Most were just following the family tradition and did not know what to make of their careers while doing engineering.

A good student went to a university in California to study computer science but is now working for his father’s interior design company after dropping out mid-way through the course. A brilliant student went into depression after he could not cope with the accumulated KTs and non-performance and dropped out to take banking exams. They were driven by their parents to emulate another Indian who had made headlines by joining hands with Microsoft to offer a revolutionary email service to the world called Hotmail. His name was Sabeer Bhatia.

The new generation of students have a new talisman to emulate now and his name is Satya Nadella.

NASA wants to put your name on a spacecraft headed to an asteroid


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NASA wants to put your name on a spacecraft headed to an asteroid

Forget those dime-a-dozen “name a star” gifts — wouldn’t you rather put your name on a spacecraft that advances human understanding? NASA certainly thinks you do. It’s teaming up with the Planetary Society to etch your name on chips inside its OSIRIS-REx probe, which will head toward the asteroid Bennu in 2016. While it’s doubtful that any aliens will read your microscopic claim to fame, it’ll certainly get the grand tour. The spacecraft will spend 500 days around the asteroid before heading back, and both the decommissioned vehicle as well as the returning sample capsule will have your ID. You can register your name today for free; just be prepared to wait years for the payoff.

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Google’s new wearable project is a smart contact lens with medical uses.


Google’s new wearable project is a smart contact lens with medical uses
ImageGoogle loves wearables and this time it’s getting even closer to your body with a developmental smart contact lens. Through miniaturized electronics, it can apparently measure the levels of glucose in your tears, offering diabetics an easier way to monitor their condition without the needles and the blood — something we’ve reported on a several before. A tiny (really tiny) wireless chip and glucose sensor are wedged between two layers of “biocompatible” contact lens material, and Google is saying that it’s already working on embedding tiny LED lights for notifications, too. There’s been no shortage of developmental contact lens tech over the last few years, but the clout of Google means this could well be the most realistic mainstream offering, in addition to its very practical use cases. Google is currently angling for partners with more expertise in the medical market to help make it happen and is “in discussions with the FDA” to ensure the tech ticks all the right healthcare boxes before it progresses further.

Recode’s got a deep dive on the make-up of the smart contact: we’ve added their science textbook-grade diagram right after the break.

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Electric Volocopter


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The concept of electric double-helical multikoptera 18 was recently designed by the Company E-volo.
The volocopter’s payload might reach 204 kg, maximum altitude – 2000 meters, speed – 100 km / h . The e-volo system controls flight direction and speed by means of differential power to each rotor. The vehicle’s safety and almost noiseless operation is a definite advantage over traditional vehicles.

 

Nokia Lumia 928 Full Specs and Photo Gallery


Today, Nokia and Verizon officially announced the upcoming availability of the Nokia Lumia 928 in the United States, exclusively on the network of this wireless carrier starting with May 16, and full details on the handset’s specifications list are now available. 

The new flagship Windows Phone 8 device from the company arrives on shelves with a 4.5-inch touchscreen display, the same as the Lumia 920, but in a thinner and lighter body.Image

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Nokia Lumia 928 Full Specs and Photo Gallery

Lumia 928 measures ‎ 10.2 x 133.0 x 68.9 mm and weighs 162.0 grams (compared to ‎10.7 x 130.3 x 70.8 mm and 185.0 grams), and features an AMOLED screen, and not the IPS display of Lumia 920. The panel boasts a 1280 x 768 pixel resolution and a 334 ppi pixel density.

It also features Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection, super-sensitive capacitive touch capabilities, and can deliver 500 nits luminance in High Brightness Mode.

The new Windows Phone 8 device also features a 1.5GHz dual-core, Qualcomm MSM8960+WTR processor inside, along with 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, paired with 7GB of free SkyDrive storage.

On the back, the mobile phone sports a PureView 8.7MP photo snapper with Auto Focus, Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.0, 26mm True 16:9 optics, Optical Image stabilization; Xenon Flash, LED for Video and HD 1080p Video Capture @ 30 fps.

There is also a 1.2-megapixel camera present on the front of the device, with HD 720p video capabilities, so that users could make video calls while on the go.

The new Nokia Lumia 928 sports an integrated 2000mAh battery, Li-po, BV 4-NW battery inside, capable of delivering up to 16.2 hours of talk time on 3G networks (compared to only 9.0 for Lumia 920).

Those who would like to learn more on the design of the new device should have a look at the video promo and photo gallery embedded below. A more detailed specs comparison between Lumia 928 and Lumia 920 can be found on this page on Nokia’s website.

Nokia’s new flagship Windows Phone 8 device will arrive on shelves in Black and White versions starting with May 16, priced at $99 (77 Euro) with the signing of a two-year contract agreement, Verizon announced earlier today.Image

 

world’s most expensive military aircraft: B-2 Spirit: $2.4 billion


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The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit (also known as the Stealth Bomber) is an American strategic bomber, featuring low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses; it is able to deploy both conventional and nuclear weapons. The bomber has a crew of two and can drop up to eighty 500 lb (230 kg)-class JDAM GPS-guided bombs, or sixteen 2,400 lb (1,100 kg) B83 nuclear bombs. The B-2 is the only aircraft that can carry large air-to-surface standoff weapons in a stealth configuration.

The U.S. Air Force’s B-2 stealth bomber is the flagship of the nation’s long-range strike arsenal, and one of the most survivable aircraft in the world. Its unique capabilities, including its stealth characteristics, allow it to penetrate the most sophisticated defenses and hold at risk high value, heavily defended enemy targets. The B-2 has demonstrated its capabilities in several combat scenarios, most recently during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
It can fly more than 6,000 nautical miles unrefueled and more than 10,000 nautical miles with just one aerial refueling. With its ability to carry more than 20 tons of conventional and nuclear ordnance and deliver it precisely under any weather conditions, the B-2 also has the ability to change the outcome of a conflict with a single mission.

 

Apple to Use Plastic Chassis for Entry-Level iPhone?


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Apple to Use Plastic Chassis for Entry-Level iPhone?

Apple’s rumored entry-level iPhone could use a plastic chassis to save on costs, according to DigiTimessupply chain sources.

The rumor in the supply chain is that the inexpensive iPhone chassis supplier will reportedly be a US-based electronic manufacturing service (EMS) provider.

However, other rumors are circulating that the entry-level iPhone will adopt a chassis mixed with plastic and metal, with the internal metal parts being able to be seen from outside through special design, the sources noted.

The site’s sources say that upstream components for the entry-level iPhone are going through validation now and the device could be released in the second half of 2013.

The WSJ, Bloomberg, and DigiTimes have all reported that the company plans to release a low cost iPhone this year to address emerging markets.

 

Bangladeshi Cricketer Shakib Al Hasan married his 23-year-old American girlfriend Umme Ahmed Shishir on 12/12/12.


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Number one worlwide Bangladeshi Cricketer Shakib Al Hasan married his 23-year-old American girlfriend Umme Ahmed Shishir on 12/12/12.

International Cricket Council‘s all-rounders‘ rankings in Test and one-dayers. the leading Bangladeshi cricketer and formerly the nation’s most eligible bachelor Shakib al Hasan married his American girlfriend Wednesday in a ceremony timed for 12/12/12. The 25-year

-old cricketer, the world’s leading all-rounder, tied the knot with an American of Bangladeshi origin23-year-old Umme Ahmed Shishir in a private family ceremony organized on the once-in-a-lifetime date at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in the Capital Dhaka. They want to make the occasion memorable by marrying on 12/12/12. But only a few people are invited in the ceremony. Umme Ahmed Shishir is doing software engineering from Minnesota University in United States and her family also lives in America.

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Happy Diwali Message From Re – Elected President Obama


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Our Politicians dnt even get each sec to think about Indians or to wish us other than corruption…such a stupid people these r…

Learn atleast from other countries…

Happy Diwali Obama Sir
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