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FDI Cartoons…

September 16, 2012 1 comment

This is another curation of FDI cartoons that are circulating on the net to follow up with an earlier blog that I had posted FDI in Retail Sector….The new Tamasha in Town

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Kapil Sibal Cartoons

September 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Kapil sibal is one of my favorite when it come to Indian Political cartoons. This is a small compilation of different cartoons of our dear minister that are circulating on the net. Most of these can be attributed to Munjul and satish acharya. I love the works of these too cartoonists.  The credit also goes to all the other wonderful cartoonists whoes works I have compiled here…

So here we go…

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Should I buy an Iphone 5?

September 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Apple has just released the Iphone 5 and that bring to an end the most awaited tech launch of the year. It also marks the end of a long wait for people who wanted to wait , compare and buy their next smart phone.

Unlike the previous launches, Iphone has been launched in a very competitive environment. There are at lest 3 other phones in the market which  would be looked at before the customer decides to splurge on their phone fetish.

But the question is should I buy an Iphone 5?

The Iphone 5, what is new

1. Thinner Lighter smarter….

7.6 mm in depth, weighing 112 grams, making it 18 per cent thinne

r and 20 per cent lighter than the iPhone 4S. Powered by Apple’s A6 chip, promising two times the processing and graphics performance of its predecessor

2. More screen

Complete redesign with 4-inch (diagnol) Retina display The taller screen delivers more content, an extra row of apps plus widescreen HD video, five days viewing on your calendar and more display space for web pages.

3. Better Pictures :

  • 8 megapixel camera with panorama feature. HD Video recording at 1080p; front-facing FaceTime HD camera is 720p

4. Better Audio

Improved audio and recording, including three microphones, bottom, front, and back and new noise canceling technology and new Apple EarPods, promising the kind of quality you’d expect in higher-end earphones.

5. Faster connectivity :

LTE-enabled (Long Term Evolution) meaning it will work on the new faster cellular networks that have been rolled out by Canada’s carriers in Vancouver and other centres and are the latest new standard for cellular communication

6. New connector

A new ‘Lightning’ connector that is smaller and promises to be “smarter and more durable” than its predecessor (Apple will have a Lightning-to-30-pin adaptor so you can use the new iPhone 5 with your old stereo systems and other docking devices.)

7. New OS

IOS 6 will power the new device, with more than 200 new features it is going to be all new and better.

How does iphone 5 compare with other phones?

Here is a small snap shot of how the new Iphone 5 compares with the completion that exists in the market. Happy smartphoning….

AppleIphone 5 Samsung Galaxy S III MotorolaDroid RAZR HD NokiaLumia 920
Screen Size 4 inches 4.8 inches 4.7 inches 4.5 inches
Resolution 1,136 x 640 1,280 x 720 1,280 x 720 1,280 x 768
Weight 3.9 oz 4.7 oz 5.1 oz 6.5 oz
CPU Dual-core Apple A6 Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 (in the U.S.) Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4
Storage 16GB, 32GB or 64GB, no card slot 16GB, 32GB or 64GB +microSD slot 12GB+microSD slot 32GB, no card slot
Connectors Apple Lightning microUSB microUSB microUSB
Operating System iOS 6 Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Battery 225 hours standby, 8 hours talk time (3G) 790 hours standby, 11:40 hours talk time (3G) TBA 300 hours standby, 10 hours talk time (3G)
Camera 8MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash 8MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash 8MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash 8MP, 3264×2448 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED flash
Networking Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
Price $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB; avail. Sept. 21 $99.99 + $35 carrier fee $199 (estimated, launch end of 2012) TBA, launch Q4 2012

I leave the decision to you….

An empty Chair Talking….Clint Eastwood and an Invisible Obama

September 2, 2012 Leave a comment

From dirty harry to crazy harry it did not a lot of time…..

Clint Eastwood,the Hollywood filmmaker who knows all about sticking to the script, turned in a bizarre, unscripted endorsement of Republican Mitt Romney Thursday night.
Standing on the convention stage with an empty chair, Eastwood carried on a sometimes rambling conversation with an imaginary President Barack Obama. The Oscar-winning director of “Unforgiven” and “Million Dollar Baby” criticized Obama for failing to turn the economy around and for wanting to close the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects.

“How do you handle the promises you’ve made? What do you say?” Eastwood asked the imaginary Obama. “I know even some of the people in your party were disappointed you didn’t close Gitmo,” the Guantanamo prison.
“What do you mean `shut up’?” said Eastwood, acting indignant. “I thought it was just because somebody had a stupid idea of trying terrorists in New York City.”

At another point, the 82-year-old Eastwood acted as if he were listening to the imaginary Obama unleash a diatribe against Romney, poking Vice President Joe Biden and letting the convention audience guess what the president said.

“He can’t do that to himself. You’re absolutely crazy!” Eastwood responded. “You’re getting as bad as Biden. Biden is the intellect in the Democratic Party. It’s just kind of a grin with a body behind it.”

Rachel Maddow was at a loss for words on Thursday after Clint Eastwood finished what was largely considered a bizarre and awkward GOP convention appearance.

“I don’t — I don’t — I don’t know what was going on there,” Maddow said, seemingly tongue-tied. “Clint Eastwood is 82 years old and I think that — I don’t know if that’s what was going on there.”

Maddow attempted to recap Eastwood’s speech. “It started off with him clearly off-prompter talking, rambling, about conservatives in Hollywood. He did make one point about the end of the war in Afghanistan and fake interviewed an empty chair as if it was Barack Obama, the President of the United States, swearing at him,” she said.

As Sen. Marco Rubio took the stage to deliver his speech, Maddow continued to react to Eastwood’s remarks.

“That was the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen at a political convention in my entire life, and it will be the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen if I live to be 100,” she said. “Here’s Marco Rubio.”

Maddow was not the only journalist to wonder about Eastwood’s comments. Brokaw tweeted that Eastwood became famous as being a man of few words. “As a surprise guest on the Tampa stage he had too many words (I say as a friend),” Brokaw wrote.

After the convention was over, Maddow revisited Eastwood’s speech and said she did not understand why the video introducing Romney, which she described as “very good,” was left out of the prime time hour of coverage so that Eastwood could speak to an empty chair.

“I don’t mean to make light of other things, but I think the Clint Eastwood thing really, seriously blew [the Romney campaign’s] final night, and they’re making light of already, but I cannot believe that it happened,” Maddow said.

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