Now it is reported that an earthquake of 7.2-magnitude hits 125 miles northwest of Tanimbar Islands in Indonesia – USGS
Update From Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS
NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.
Several Google Mail (GMail) users are having service disruption. Google is currently investigating the issue. Meanwhile Google Chrome is crashing for several user around globe which make netizens worry. We will update you more as we know.
Update : Gmail is back, Chrome issue still persists.
Google Chrome is still crashing. Error says Runtime Error! abnormal program termination. No idea yet.
Next week the tech world is going to experience the awesomeness of the much awaited Windows 8. Yes Windows 8 is going to be released on 26th of October 2012. Windows 8 is first of its kind in the Windows line. Its different from what every Windows user has experienced till now. That’s why the techies are so much excited to see it in real.
Windows 8 preview releases where released a few months ago. Hope you guys have checked that. I got the first glimpse of the Windows 8 experience form the preview release. It was different. The introduction of Metro design is the first thing you will notice about the Windows 8. Metro is a design which focus more on typography and less on graphics. The start menu is replaced by a start screen.
The start screen aka the new desktop for the Windows 8, is the most important change in Windows 8. The start screen is place you use as a dashboard of all the application and the widgets. Windows 8 is build for widgets and app like you Android or iPhone device. You can download millions of apps and install it in your Windows 8 like a software. The app will have a widget for the start screen which will give you the glimpse of that app in the start screen.
Windows 8 is build for touch devices with gesture actions. This is the part I am not sure whether Windows 8 is going to be a success in desktop PCs as I didn’t feel much convenience in using it with a mouse and keyboard. But as said globally, Windows 8 is for Tablet devices.
With the introduction of Windows 8, Tablets devices got a new power to go to the mainstream computing. Windows 8 will be awesome in a Tablet device, with its new design technology Metro and the easy to use start screen.
Lets wait a couple of days and see how Windows 8 going to hit the markets. Stay tuned for more updates.
Skoda India has launched its latest invent “Skoda Rapid” residing in the C-Segment. Skoda Rapid incorporates the same engine as added in VW Vento i.e. 1.6L petrol/diesel added with dual transmission modes (Auto/Manual).
Skoda Rapid comes in both petrol as well as the diesel variants. The diesel Skoda Rapid is powered with 1.6 litre of TDi with 1598 cc displacement unit that produces 105 PS of power along with 250 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the petrol variant of Skoda Rapid comes with 1.6 litre-1598 cc of MPI unit, which churns out 105 PS of power together with 153 Nm of torque.
Skoda Rapid comes in 8 versions with automatic/manual transmission options. Skoda Rapid price is Rs 6.75 lakh for the base variant-Skoda Rapid Active and Rs.9.20 lakh for the highend diesel variant Skoda Rapid 1.6 TDI Elegance.
Toyota has launched a new hybrid car in Japan that is aimed at the Honda Fit. The hybrid is called the Toyota Aqua in Japan and when it makes its way to the US the hybrid will be called the Prius C. The Toyota Prius C concept debuted last January at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, showcasing a “value-oriented” hybrid bound for U.S. showrooms in 2012, said Toyota at the time.
The Aqua is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 74 hp, and mated to a 45 kW electric motor. Combined output is exactly 100 hp, which is enough to push it to 100 km/h (62mph) in 10.7 seconds in combination with its CVT gearbox. Toyota said the Aqua has a fuel efficiency of 83 miles per gallon on Japan’s JC08 test cycle and 94 mpg on the official 10-15 test cycle.
In Japan, Toyota’s TRD performance division introduced sporty versions of the Aqua. The Aqua TRD features an aero body kit with front spoiler, side skirts, roof spoiler and rear apron/diffuser. Hardware upgrades are limited to lowering springs, stiffer shocks, larger alloy wheels and chrome exhaust pipes.
Toyota said the Aqua will be offered in Japan in three grades — L, S and G — with the hybrid topping out at the U.S. equivalent of $23,756.
Toyota Aqua Photos
Samsung mobiles introduced Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 in August 2011. And the model become a hot cake in the mobile market. Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 is an Android phone equipped with Android OS, v2.3.5 (Gingerbread). Those who are looking for an entry level Android phone, this is the best one for you.
A large TFT screen with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels forms the face of this mobile. A 2 megapixel camera present on the Galaxy Y from Samsung is loaded with 2x zoom.
Chetan Bhagat’s latest novel Revolution 2020 is available in Flipkart for an attractive price of Rs. 84. Flipkart is offering 40% off for this best seller novel.
Revolution 2020 is the latest novel from the bestselling author of Five Point Someone, one night @ the call center, The Three Mistakes of My Life and 2 States.
The story of Revolution 2020 is about childhood friends Gopal, Raghav and Aarti who struggle to find success and love in Varanasi. However, it isn’t easy to achieve this in an unfair society that rewards the corrupt. As Gopal gives in to the system, and Raghav fights it, who will win? Read more about this book.
Yamaha India has finally launched the R15 Version 2.0, which is the second iteration of the racing bikes from the Japanese automaker. The tyres are now wider both at the front. The front is now 90 section, while the rear are much wider 130 section. The rear has been completely redesigned and now features an all new tail with LED brake lights and R125 inspired design. The company claims a mileage of 45 kmpl on the new machine.
The all-new BMW 3-series was revealed at a special event in Munich. The car is codenamed as the F30 for BMW’s internal processes. BMW clearly wanted to bring the design of the new 3 Series more in-line with the look of its other new cars, mainly the 5, 6 and 7 Series. To that end, the most visible difference is up front, where the car’s nose has grown in size.
The car is planned to be shown off at the Detroit motor show early next year and it is safe to expect Indian sales of the new 3 to commence a few months after right-hand-drive versions are developed and made available towards the middle of 2012. We should have the 2012 BMW 3 series at an expected price range of INR 21-35 lakh.