Sreeraj Kalappurakkal

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The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Photograph: Keith Vanderlinde<p>Auroras over the 10-metre telescope and Bicep (background imaging of cosmic extragalactic polarisation) at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The 10-metre South Pole Telescope and Bicep both collect data on cosmic microwave background radiation and black …

Thinking About A New iPhone? The Ultimate 2014 Buyer's Guide Can Help You Choose

Tim Cook said Apple’s new iPhones will cause “the mother of all upgrades.” But with two brand new models to choose from, as well as two carryovers that are now just a year old and significantly cheaper, it’s arguably never been harder to choose from among Apple’s smartphone lineup. In addition, …

10 Ways To Be More Confident At Work

If you have low self-esteem or your confidence has been threatened in some way, here’s what the experts say you can do to strengthen your backbone and boost morale.

The best way to completely wipe your Android device

A study from security software vendor Avast has suggested that the factory reset option built into the Android operating system isn't effective in eradicating your personal data from old devices. The firm purchased 20 used Android smartphones on eBay and was able to recover more than 40,000 photos, …

Android News

Will a Verizon Moto X really work on AT&T and T-Mobile?

The dream of taking any mobile device to any wireless carrier may soon become a reality.<p>The wireless market is going through a massive technological shift right now, one that will eventually make it possible to take your smartphone from one network and use it another. The switch to 4G LTE …

Vladimir Putin: The rebuilding of ‘Soviet’ Russia

<b>The world was stunned when Russia invaded Crimea, but should it have been? Author and journalist Oliver Bullough says President Vladimir Putin never kept secret his intention to restore Russian power - what's less clear, he says, is how long the country's rise can continue.</b><p>On 16 August 1999, the …

Gift Guide: Our Favorite Android Phone

Chris and I spent a good chunk of our last Droidcast discussing some Android-centric holiday picks, but we felt that one of those choices could use a bit more fleshing out. That said, we took a moment to stop bickering and share some thoughts on Google and LG’s Nexus 5, a device that wound up being …

NFC Tags - how do they work?

NFC technology is pretty common these days and features in most high-end smartphones. As well as phone to phone communication, small little NFC tags can also be used to store and transfer information. You will probably have noticed small NFC tags next to advertisements near bus stops, stickers in …

Engineering