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IIT Delhi Student Shows Charger That Generates Energy When you Walk

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IIT Delhi organized an Open House yesterday in which students showcase the latest innovations they are working on. There were around 400 projects on display there.

One of the projects that caught my attention were a phone charger that generates electricity when you walk. You can wear it around your knee, and plug it in your cellphone which might be in your pocket. As you walk, this phone charger will convert your kinetic energy to electric energy, and will generate enough energy to charge your phone.

IIT Delhi Open House

This charger is being designed by Gulmohar Khan, who is a first year student in Master of Design.

There are plans to make form factor of this eco-friendly charger in form of a pen, so that it can just be put in pocket of your shirt, alongside your cellphone.

I am very excited with this whole idea. This is especially beneficial for those places which still do not have electricity. There have been talks of solar mobile chargers, but this eco-friendly charger would be a game changer.

Now, villagers who do not have electricity won’t have to travel long distances just to get their phone charged. They can just wear these eco-friendly chargers, and get their phone charged easily.

There is no date yet on when will this product be available in the market, or what its price will be, but I will definitely be watching out for it.

Battlefield 3 Release Date and PC Requirements

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Finally, EA is coming up with a direct sequel to the popular shooter game Battlefield 2 that was released in 2005. Battlefield 3, popularly known as BF3 is all set for a grand release on 25th of October. EA released a beta version of the game on 29th September, which was ended on the October 10th. Those who pre-ordered the Battlefield 3 digital version, and who bought Medal of Honor: Tier 1 edition before 48 hours of the beta commencement have got an exclusive opportunity to play Battlefield 3.

Battlefield 3 beta has got mixed response from the hardcore video gamers. There’s only one mission in the beta, named “Metro Operation” that’s staged in Paris.

Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3 Platforms:

  • XBOX 360
  • PlayStation 3
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Apple iOS

EA is bringing Battlefield 3 to the PC users also. But the Windows versions, which are beyond the Windows Vista will not support the game.

Battlefield 3 PC requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2
  • Processor: 2 GHz dual core processor
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Graphic card: ATI RADEON high performance series, NVIDIA GEOFORCE series
  •  Sound card: Direct X compatible
  • Input: Standard keyboard, and mouse
  • Memory: DVD ROM drive

The higher the system configuration, the better the gaming experience will be. The above mentioned are just the minimum requirements.

Battlefield 3 release date

Battlefield 3 will be released on October 25th 2011. This game is available on Amazon for a preorder.

Specifications of Acer Ultrabook

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Here are specifications of Acer Ultrabook.

Acer has launched the world’s thinnest laptop Aspire S3. Calling it ‘Ultrabook’, the computer giant Acer is planning to market to a series of ultra thin laptops, which the company is expecting to fill the gap between the tablet PCs and light weight notebooks. Acer has revealed these stunningly slim laptops in the IFA Consumer Fair, held in Berlin the last month.

Acer Ultrabook concept has become the talk of the tech world because of its extreme sleek design, light weight and the impressive battery backup.

Ultrabook

Acer Ultrabook Specifications (Aspire S3 Specifications):

  • 13 mm super thin body
  • 1.4 KG ultra light weight
  • 13.3 ultra sleek high definition LED display
  • Intel Core i3, i5, i7 processor (customer choice)
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • 240GB, 320GB, 500GB HDD (customer choice)
  • Windows 7 Professional operating system
  • Dolby Home Theater V4 for enhance music experience
  • WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
  • 1.3 megapixel webcam
  • 3280 mAh battery with 6 hour backup
  • Exclusive ‘Green Instant On’, and ‘Acer Instant Connect’ features

With the launch of the Ultrabook, Acer has made its presence strongly felt in the ultra light laptop segment, taking on its competitors like Asus, Lenovo, Apple and Toshiba.

Acer Ultrabook Aspire S3 launch date in India

There’s no official news yet about when the Aspire S3 releases in India.

India officially launches the world’s cheapest tablet PC

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India has caught the world’s attention yet another time with the launch of its much awaited Aakash tablet. This tablet, which is touted as the world’s cheapest, has been in the news for quite some time. Finally, the Government of India and the tablet manufacturer Datawind have jointly announced the launch of Aakash tablet.

Aakash, the world’s cheapest Android tablet

With the official launch, the Aakash tablet has become the world’s cheapest tablet PC with a price as low as $35.  The students of India, especially the economically backward section of the students is going to get this tablet for $35, as the government subsidizes some amount.

The commercial variant of this tablet, which will be available for the normal public from November, is priced around $50, which isn’t a bad deal at all!

Aakash Tablet

It’s not just for the Indians, but for the rest of the world as well

If you are sitting in an African or a South American country and itching to get hands on this dirt cheap tablet, keep yourself interested! The Indian government and the manufacturers of this tablet are considering Aakash as a global product which could change the lives of many. They strongly believe this product has a huge business potential not only in India, but also the other parts of the world.

Aakash may not be a potential iPad killer, but it could reach millions of people around the world who can’t afford buying a premium, high-end tablet.

Download Thunderbird 8 Beta

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Mozilla has just released Thunderbird 8 Beta version. Thunderbird is a popular email client offered by Mozilla. It is free, and a good alternative to Microsoft Outlook.

Thunderbird 8 Beta

This Thunderbird version 8 does not have any major improvement over previous versions. It primarily disables 3rd party add-on installs by default. Apart from that, there are some UI and platform fixes.

Download Thunderbird 8 Beta from here.

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