Author Archives: Revanth S

About Revanth S

Interested in Technology and Automobiles; but now stuck in Electronics.

Google’s Street View finally lands in India!

20121022-GOOGLE-GRAND-CANYON-386After the initial hiccups with the government, Google has finally launched its Street View in India. This time Google has partnered with the Archaeological Survey of India and the Ministry of Culture to create a 360 degree panoramic view of 100′s of India’s most important heritage sites including the Taj Mahal, Charminar, Khajurao, the Ajanta and Ellora Caves, etc.

In in the initial phase, 24 World heritage sites in India would be considered for this project. In the later stages, other sites will be included. Google will take the panoramic images of these sites and host it on Google Map, Google Earth and Google Cultural Institute.

Continue reading

Self destructing e-mails: It’s not a dream anymore!

Have you ever worried over sent e-mails? Or, have you ever regretted on pressing the ‘Send’ button to hurriedly? Then AT&T may be able to help you.

Self Destructing Email

Image Courtesy: Creativematch

AT&T, one among the major US telecom carriers, has acquired a patent, that may change the future of sending e-mails. According to the US patent numbered 201030159436 titled “Method, System, and Apparatus for Providing Self-Destructing Electronic Mail Messages“, AT&T had applied for the patent of an e-mail client and application, which would provide a way by which the sender will be able to control the behaviour of sent e-mail; like whom the mail could be forwarded to and the time period after which the mail gets destructed, etc.

Continue reading

Microsoft MoodScope will Detect your Mood from your Smartphone Usage Patterns

Microsoft is currently working on what they call the first of its kind smartphone technology, ‘MoodScope’, that senses your mood and automatically shares it with your friends on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Bill Gates looks to be happy here!

The work of a team at Microsoft Research has resulted in a smartphone app which can detect the moods of its users by analysing phone calls, texts ,browser history and other smartphone commerce. The test was conducted on a group of users from US and China, with the user updating their moods atleast 4 times a day. The app analysed the habits of the users and tracked which applications they used, and what actions they undertook upon certain triggers, for a 2-month period. The researchers found that the usage of the phone differed depending on their moods. It compared this data with the set mood of the user to design a pattern of mood tracking on its own.

Continue reading