Phani Kumar

19 Magazines | 1,772 Articles | 25,425 Followers | 3 Likes | @PhaniKumar | Developer, selftaught photographer, and a gadget lover, loves learning new things

This elevator could shape the cities of the future

<b>San Francisco (CNN) —</b> Elevators are in a rut.<p>They go up and they go down. They take people from one floor of a building to the exact same spot on another floor.<p>A new technology has the potential to break elevators free from their vertical prisons, allowing them to move side to side, at an angle, …

Elevators

Canon vs. Nikon Showdown: Battle Of The Top 85mm Lenses

INTRODUCTION<p>As a portrait/wedding photographer, I have spent the last couple years building up the best gear possible that fits my style of shooting. …

Huawei and Leica strike phone camera partnership

It's day one of CP+, Japan's biggest camera show, but there's some unusual photography news from two companies outside the country: Chinese telecoms titan Huawei has announced a partnership with Leica, the legendary German camera manufacturer, in an effort to boost its mobile photography …

Mobile Photography

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Google launches Android Studio 2.0 with Instant Run, faster Android emulator, and Cloud Test Lab

Google today launched Android Studio 2.0, the latest version of its integrated development environment (IDE), with a long list of new features. You can download the new version for Windows, Mac, and Linux now directly from Android.com/SDK.<p>In November, Google unveiled Android Studio 2.0, the second …

Google

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Windows 10 for IoT

Back in February, when we launched Raspberry Pi 2, the sharp-eyed among you will have noticed the folks at Microsoft making an announcement about …

Microsoft Windows

Build a smart doorbell with Windows 10

When someone rings my doorbell at home, I walk to the door to find out who’s there. For those of you with larger homes, I know that it can be …

Raspberry Pi

Samsung patents smart contact lenses with a built-in camera

In the future, we could all be wearing smart contact lenses, like the ones secret agents use in movies.<p>Samsung has been granted a patent in South Korea for contact lenses with a display that projects images directly into wearer's eyes, according to the Samsung-focused blog <i>SamMobile.</i> A built-in …

Samsung

Build your own Amazon Echo using a Raspberry Pi for $60

Amazon’s Echo is a nifty little gadget that’s powered by the company’s Alexa voice assistant and listens for voice commands to do things like order your groceries, update you on the weather and play your favorite tunes. The only problem is, it costs a pretty penny — $180 to be precise.<p>Thankfully, …

Amazon

aloo tikka recipe | how to make aloo tikka or tandoori aloo recipe

<b>aloo tikka recipe</b> with step by step photos – spiced & marinated potatoes which are grilled or pan fried.<p>tandoori aloo or aloo tikka is one of our …

Cooking

uttapam recipe, how to make uttapam recipe with idli batter

<b>uttapam recipe</b> with step by step photos – plain uttapam recipe made with idli batter.<p>uttapam is a south indian tiffin breakfast or snack that can be …

Recipes

tomato sambar recipe, how to make tomato sambar - thakkali sambar

<b>tomato sambar recipe</b> with step by step photos – a delicious variation of sambar made with tomatoes.<p>i make both onion sambar and tomato sambar …

Recipes

Aloo Dum Biryani (Potato Pilaf) Recipe

Aloo Dum Biryani is a delicious one pot meal that makes a good lunch box recipe or a perfect week-night dinner. You can always include more …

Recipes

Mirchi Bajji Recipe (Mirapakaya Bajji/Green Chilli Fritters)

Guntur holds Asia’s largest chili market and you can get many chili varieties in Guntur and you will also find a Mirchi Bajji stall in almost every …

Recipes

Developer's introduction to Azure IoT

For the vast quantity of articles, guides and opinions written about the Internet of Things (IoT), it seems much attention goes to shiny, new …

Microsoft Azure

Paneer Tikka Wraps Recipe by Archana's Kitchen - Simple Recipes Cooking Ideas

To begin with Paneer Tikka Wraps, firstly cut paneer into long thin strips. Marinate the paneer with all ingredients mentioned under “For …

MIT Team Uses Big Data, IoT to Speed Up ‘Last Mile’ Deliveries

MIT

IDG Contributor Network: What enterprise IoT will look like in 2016

How will the enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) market in 2016 help enterprises evaluate IoT solutions? Let’s start by taking a look at some of the …

Internet of Things

Azure IoT Suite gets down to business

Whether your business is making jet engines, delivering towels or emptying rat traps, you need to be looking at how you can improve margins and …

Microsoft Azure

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You can now make your own Android-powered smart mirror, source code available on GitHub

Earlier this year, Googler Max Braun created a bathroom mirror that essentially displays Google Now cards and other useful ambient information. In a post, he detailed the basic hardware setup and the Android and third-party APIs behind it. Now, Smart Mirror is an Android Experiment with the source …

The disruptive technologies that will shape business in the years ahead

Is your business ready for the next wave? Image sourced from Shutterstock.comRegardless of your industry, the marketplace is continually evolving. …

The Future

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IOT Is The Killer App For Big Data

Companies have been embarking on big data initiatives for many years. Often, these were IT driven solutions looking for problems to solve. IT professionals understood that if they could bring many disparate data sources into one place and make that data actionable, the data would become a gold mine …

Big Data

#CameraPorn: How a $50,000 Leica is made

Leica cameras are a funny beast in the world of photography. It’s hard to keep respect for a brand that seems to be more keen to create …

Sigma Joins the Mirrorless Wars with the sd Quattro and sd Quattro H

Sigma today dropped a surprise bomb on the camera industry by announcing a pair of formidable mirrorless cameras. While the DP Quattro packed Sigma’s …

Cameras

How to Photograph Food & Drinks Like a Pro

How to Photograph Food & Drinks Like a Pro<p><i>by</i> Contrastly <i>on</i> February 20, 2016<p>The right photos can make your portfolio stand out from the millions of …

Photography

6 Can’t-Miss Composition Tips & Tricks

6 Can’t-Miss Composition Tips & Tricks<p><i>by</i> Jo Plumridge <i>on</i> February 17, 2016<p>When we think about composition tips, most of us will immediately think of …

Photography

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