Category: Technology


Google Doodles Celebrate Physicist Joseph Plateau’s Birthday Anniversary, Teacher’s Day And Mother’s Day

Google welcomes its audience with a quirky Doodle that is an animation tossing pancake. It is phenakistoscope invented by Belgian physicist Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau. Today is 218th birth anniversary of Plateau.

Who is Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau?

Born in Brussels in 1801, Plateau was a doctor of physical and mathematical sciences. He studied at the University of Liege and graduated as a doctor in 1829. After doctorate, he taught mathematics at the Atheneum school in Brussels and was appointed Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Ghent University in 1835.

What is phenakistoscope?

Plateau invented phenakistoscope in 1832. Made of two discs and viewing slits, it is the first device that gives illusion of a moving image. It shows how colors effect retina and moving images get distorted. His showed the reconstruction of distorted colors and images on the retina through his research.

How did discovery of phenakistoscope help science?

It is believed that the invention by Plateau inspired the modern cinema. The device creates an illusion of motion using colors and images. It paved way for the birth of moving pictures for entertainment. … Read the rest


Google CEO Sundar Pichai On India’s Concern On Privacy And Security

Indian government has introduced data localization across its policies but his move has pitted global IT giants including Google against local companies in India. But the flow of cross-border is beneficial for local as well Silicon Valley giants.

Sundar Pichai opens up on Google’s approach to Indian market in the changed scenario

From finding answers to helping people get things done

Google is helping people in different tasks like finding way during monsoon. People can talk to Google Assistant in Hindi or any other language of their choice. He said that Google was in the process of determining a business approach in India. This approach could be ad-supported or transaction based. He gave examples of YouTube as a premium model and G-suite as a subscription to companies.

Google Pay’s growth

Google invested a huge sum on Google Pay and the company is very excited about the growth of its digital payment app in India. Sundar Pichai said that Google wanted to contribute to the growth of digital payments and UPI framework.

Ad revenues in India

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Happy Birthday Google: Does Google’s Birthday Fall On September 27?

Today’s Google Doodle is dedicated to Google’s 21st birthday. Founded by Sergey Brin and Lawrence (Larry) Page on September 1998, Google has travelled a long way from being the first search engine working from a dormitory to the largest search engine working from across the globe. Today it works in over 100 languages and answers trillions of search queries every year.

What is the exact date of Google’s birthday?

27 September isn’t the official birth date of Google because it was celebrating its birthday on September 7 until 2005. Later it shifted its birth date to September 8 and then to September 26. Finally, Google started celebrating its birthday on September 27. Reasons for Google changing its birth date isn’t known. Following its trend, Google decided to launch a Doodle to celebrate its birthday.

Why it is called Google?

Google is googol that is a mathematical term that stands for 10 raised to the power of 100. The founders Brin and Page choose Google because googol fits well with their goal of making the largest search engine. Here it is necessary to mention that googol … Read the rest


Redmi 8A With 5000mAH Battery Will Be Unveiled On September 25

Xiaomi announced launch of Redmi 8A in India on September 25. It has set up an event page on its official website to advertise the upcoming Smartphone that is seen as an upgrade from the Redmi 7A launched in May this year.

Redmi 8A from the official event page of Xiaomi

The new phone would sport a 5000 mAH battery that is a huge upgrade from its processor 7A that comes with a 4000 mAH battery. Also, the battery would have fast charging that is an added advantage. Other features of the phone include aura wave grip for a great hand feel advance cameras for taking pictures like a pro.The images on the official event page of the phone show a notched display a thick chin and small bezels.

Redmi 8A features

  • Display: 6.2” HD+
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz octa-core
  • Internal Memory: 2GB, 3GB, 4GB/16GB, 32GB, 64GB
  • Main Camera: 12MP
  • Selfie Camera: 8MP

It is necessary to mention that the features described above are expected features because the Xiaomi event page is silent on the description of the phone. The features are collected from another site … Read the rest


Apple To Launch iPhone 11, Pro And Pro Max Live Today At 10:30PM IST

In latest trending news Apple Inc. is rolling its much-awaited iPhone 11 today in a live streaming event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. The global audience can watch launch of iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max on 10:30pm IST. Streaming would be available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 10.

Live streaming of the launch

Like previous launches, Apple Inc. would provide live streaming of the event on its official website. Audience can watch the much-anticipated launch of the year on Apple devices and Mac computer using Safari browser. Windows users need using Edge browser to view the live streaming of iPhone 11 range. For the first time, Apple will stream its event live on YouTube and Twitter. But Apple users can take advantage of the Apple Events app.


The iPhone 11 trio are expected to have iOS13 and Apple’s A13 chip. The two models could have an OLED panel and one model could have an LCD panel. The new chip is paired with 4GB of RAM – an upgrade to the existing iPhone XR.

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How ISRO Chief K Sivan Broke The News Of Chandrayaan-2 Lander Vikram Communication Loss To PM Modi

The top scientist of India, K Sivan, briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the loss of communication with Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram. It was a grim moment and as the top scientist termed it “15 minutes of terror”.

An emotional K Sivan brief about Chandrayaan-2

It was 2:16 AM when K Sivan briefed his team about the loss of communication with the lander Vikram. The room was full of eminent scientists involved in the mission. But they all were crestfallen. Later at 3:10 AM, one of the ISRO scientists, announced that the press conference planned was cancelled.

PM Modi patted ISRO chief

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was watching the landing of Vikram when he was approached by K Sivan. The scientist broke the news of loss of communication to PM Modi who then patted K Sivan and console him by giving him a tight hug.

PM Narendra Modi appreciated the efforts made by K Sivan and his team and gave them his best wishes for future projects. He said K Sivan did a great service to science and the country. He further maintained that whatever the … Read the rest