Venkatraman Rajappa

365 Flips | 6 Magazines | 10 Likes | 2 Following | 5 Followers | @rajappa502014 | A retired Officer of Indian Customs. Loves travel & Spirituality. Awestruck with life changes. Interested in reading a lot on everything on earth.

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Chennai-based developer’s app wins Apple design award

A Chennai-based developer has won a design award for his app “Calzy 3” at the Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018.<p>Developed by Raja …

Apps

Rajinikanth urges fans to allow release of ‘Kaala’ in Karnataka

The actor-turned-politician said he only wanted the Supreme Court order on the Cauvery dispute to be implemented.<p>Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth …

India

iOS 12 Beta Lets Apple Music Subscribers Search for Some Songs Using Lyric Phrases

A Reddit user has discovered that the first beta of iOS 12 includes a Music app feature that allows Apple Music subscribers to search for songs using lyric phrases.<p>As the image below shows, using the search phrase "Loving you isn't the right thing to do" – the first lines of Fleetwood Mac's "Go …

Apple Music

Doctors hail world first as woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated

Immune cells from the woman’s own body used to wipe out tumours<p>A woman with advanced breast cancer which had spread around her body has been completely cleared of the disease by a groundbreaking therapy that harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumours.<p>It is the first time that a …

Cancer

US government investigates Apple over iPhone battery slowdowns

The US government is investigating whether Apple broke stock market rules over a software update that slowed down old iPhones when their batteries degraded.<p>The Department of Justice and the Securities Exchange Commission, the main market regulator, have requested information from the company over …

Apple iOS 11.2.1 Has A Great Secret Feature

Apple iOS 11 has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons lately (and the criticism is deserved). Now more complaints are flooding in for a new iOS 11 problem, but look closer and it isn’t a problem at all. It’s actually a great secret feature…<p><i>‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my</i> …

iOS

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Fitbit Aria 2 review: Keeping it in the family

As the name implies, the Fitbit Aria 2 is the second-generation of smart scales from Fitbit, the brand that's become synonymous with fitness-focused …

Eve V Review: A Cheaper Microsoft Surface Pro With More Ports

This past Sunday morning at 1am, I was at home watching TV when my phone buzzed with an incoming WhatsApp message.<p>“Hey Ben, just letting you know that we have updated V drivers after community feedback.”<p>The message is from Konstantinos Karatsevidis, the co-founder of Eve, a Finnish start-up I …

Gear & Gadgets

Google Home Max review: smart gets loud

Hey Google, turn it up<p>The war for your living room is on. But I’m not talking about the one battling for your eyeballs, I’m referring to the one jockeying for your ears and your voice.<p>The world of smart, connected, wireless audio for your home has exploded over the past few years, thanks to …

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Yahoo now thinks all 3B accounts were impacted by 2013 breach, not 1B as thought

Internet giant Yahoo’s massive 2013 security breach has dealt the company yet another blow.<p>Today Yahoo sent out a notice disclosing that a further investigation of the 2013 breach has produced new evidence. The company now believes that <i>all of its three billion accounts</i> were impacted, not 1 billion …

Hot Air Balloon World Record in France: Pictures

World Records

The slow, secret death of the electric guitar. And why you should care.

The convention couldn’t sound less rock-and-roll — the National Association of Music Merchants Show. But when the doors open at the Anaheim Convention Center, people stream in to scour rows of Fenders, Les Pauls and the oddball, custom-built creations such as the 5-foot-4-inch mermaid guitar …

Guitar

iOS 11 on an iPad Pro still won’t replace your laptop

Apple introduced some major changes to the iPad with its iOS 11 beta earlier this week. While you can use the iPad just as you’ve always been able to, there are some additional multitasking changes that really make the iPad Pro more of a laptop contender. Apple has created a dock that acts more …

If You Care About Cities, Apple's New Campus Sucks

The new headquarters Apple is building in Cupertino has the absolute best door handles. The greatest! They are, as my colleague Steven Levy writes, …

Urban Design

Apple reportedly begins production of its Siri speaker

Those rumors of Apple unveiling a Siri-enabled speaker just got a little more tangible. <i>Bloomberg</i> sources claim that Apple has started manufacturing the voice-controlled device. It might be announced at WWDC on June 5th, the insiders say. Just don't expect to buy one right away, though. If the rumor …

Apple

Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways

In the fall of 1989 Princeton University welcomed into its freshman class a young man named Alexi Santana, whose life story the admissions committee had found extraordinarily compelling.<p>He had barely received any formal schooling. He had spent his adolescence almost entirely on his own, living …

Psychology

Technology firms and the office of the future

FROM the 62nd floor of Salesforce Tower, 920 feet above the ground, San Francisco’s monuments look piddling. The Bay Bridge, Coit Tower and Palace of …

Love wildlife photos? There’s a good chance they weren’t shot in the wild

A wolf with lush, black fur and piercing yellow eyes is sitting on a stack of rocks in the woods, staring down a group of photographers less than 10 feet away. Whenever its head turns, camera shutters fire off like machine guns. The wolf’s handler asks the photographers how they plan to explain …

Wildlife

I'm not 'addicted' to my smartphone. I depend on it to survive

It has become commonplace to the point of cliché for pundits to explain in worried tones that smartphones can be addictive.<p>In a recent “60 Minutes” segment,<p>Anderson Cooperinterviewed Tristan Harris, a former product manager at Google, who compared smartphones to slot machines because both have a …

How worried should we be about artificial intelligence? I asked 17 experts.

“We should take seriously the possibility that things could go radically wrong.”<p>Imagine that, in 20 or 30 years, a company creates the first artificially intelligent humanoid robot. Let’s call her “Ava.” She looks like a person, talks like a person, interacts like a person. If you were to meet Ava, …

He invented the black box, but David Warren may never be a household name

These days, one of the first things investigators look for in a plane crash is the "black box" flight recorder.<p>After a disaster, the search for the …

7 Ways to Stay Motivated and Accomplish Anything | Inc.com

Does the start of a New Year renew your energy and motivation to achieve change? For most it does, but let's face it, no matter how driven you are, there will be times when your energy and commitment will ebb. Yes, it happens--even to the most motivated among us.<p>You may have a great plan for your …

Pen power: China closer to ballpoint success

<b>It has sent rockets into space, produced millions of the world's smartphones and built high-speed trains. But until now, one bit of manufacturing had perhaps unexpectedly eluded China: the ballpoint pen.</b><p>A year ago Premier Li Keqiang went on national television and bemoaned the failure of his …

Obama Team Gives Trump Advice: White House Survival Guide

It’s one thing to be elected President of the U.S. Learning how to do the job usually takes longer<p><b>A Presidential handoff comes with established rites</b> …

7 Innovative Artificial Intelligence Startups to Watch in 2017 | Inc.com

It's poised to be an exciting year in artificial intelligence. Last year, artificial intelligence deals topped a billion for the first time. The White House started publishing reports on AI and the economy. Samsung just announced a new $150 million fund for early-stage AI startups. Their recent …

Artificial Intelligence

This driverless bus is about to roll out in Singapore

By the first quarter of 2017, this driverless shuttle bus will begin service in Singapore.<p>The autonomous vehicle can hold 15 passengers, and will …