INTRODUCTION OF BHUBANESWAR-KENDUJHARGARH NEW FAST PASSENGER TRAIN

As announced in last Railway Budget, Ministry of Railways have decided to introduce 58426 / 58425 Bhubaneswar - Kendujhargarh - Bhubaneswar Fast Passenger train from 7thDecember 2011. In the inaugural run from Bhubaneswar, this train will leave at 11.45hrs o­n 7thDec’2011. However, the regular servicesfor this train will be from 8thDecember 2011 from Bhubaneswar & w.e.f. 9thDecember 2011 from Kendujhargarh.
58426 Bhubaneswar- Kendujhargarh Fast Passengerwill leave Bhubaneswar at 16.00 hrs on EveryMonday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sundayand will arrive at Kendujhargarh at 21.15 hrs on the same day. In the return direction, 58425 Kendujhargarh-Bhubaneswar Fast Passenger will leave Kendujhargarh at 05.30 hrs on every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturdayand will arrive at Bhubaneswar at 11.20 hrs on the same day.
This train will stop at Mancheswar, Barang, Kapilas Road, Jakhapura, Sukinda Road, Baghuapal, Tomka, Tangiriapal, Sagadapata, Chilikidara, Harichandanpur, Nilakantheswar, Sitabinj, Basantpur & Naranpur between Bhubaneswar & Kendujhargarh having composition with Eight General Second Class Coaches and Two Guard cum Luggage Vans.
Source - CPRO , E Co RLY

Milagrow launches TabTop PC for women professionals, at Rs. 13,990

Milagrow has launched a new version of the TabTop PC, meant especially for the woman professional. Apart from coming in pastel shades, the Android 2.3.1-based TabTop PC for Women comes with more than 50 preloaded apps, a security application, a featherweight of 275 grams, as well as a special UI for women.
Priced at Rs. 13,990, the Milagrow TabTop PC for Women comes with a 1.2GHz processor, and 512MB of DDR3 RAM. Other features include a 7-inch LED backlit 4:3 capacitive multi-touch display, 8GB of built-in storage expandable to 32GB via SD card, Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity via dongle, USB 2.0, and a 4,000 mAh battery promising more than 8 hours of battery life. It is available in four colours - pink, blue, grey and black.
Speaking on the need for a women’s tablet, Mr. Rajeev Karwal, Founder, Milagrow TabTops, said: “Women have fast evolved as intelligent consumers of electronics. They know and look for features important to them and go for devices that are both easy-to-use and carry. As it weighs only 275 grams, it slides in with ease into a woman’s handbag. The Woman's TabTop is created for women professionals who look for an ideal combination of a powerful device, both in terms of performance and portability without lugging around excess weight. We have also preloaded it with special women security and anti theft applications”
Source - think digit

Railways offer train tickets on cell phone

Booking train ticket was never so easy as you can now get it done through your mobile phone. After initial registration and downloading of suitable software on the mobile handset with Internet facility, it will be possible for the mobile users to book a ticket through their  mobile.
Launched by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a PSU under the railway ministry, has been offering the service of booking e-ticket over the mobile phone, said a senior railway ministry official.
After booking, the passenger will receive a reservation message with full details of the ticket including PNR, train no, date of journey and class.
"This virtual message would be treated at par with the print-out of the e-ticket which at present is taken out by the passengers and is known as Electronic Reservation Slip (ERS)," he said.
Hence, with the virtual message, passengers would not be required to take a print-out of e-ticket to be carried with them.
Showing the reservation message of the confirmed ticket on their mobile during travel will be sufficient. Internet is required on mobile phones to book tickets through mobile.
The passenger has to register at the time of first transaction and thereafter book the ticket using his ID and password.
The service was introduced on a pilot basis for a few and now the more than a thousand users are availing this facility everyday, he said.
The service charge is similar to e-tickets -- Rs 10 for Sleeper class and Rs 20 for other higher class.

Source - Hindustan Times

Google, Apple working on tech to make passwords redundant

LONDON: Trawling through possible password combinations could become a distant memory in the future as new smartphones and tablets will allow access to users at the sight of their owners face or a single touch.

According to the Sunday Times, software giantsGoogle and Apple are introducing phones that identify users through sight and touch recognition, the Daily Mail reported.

Last week Apple applied to the US patent office to register facial recognition software, so instead of sliding to unlock the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, one could simply point it at one's face.

The patent entitled 'Low Threshold Face Recognition', was picked up by Apple Insider blog, who said that "using a forward-facing camera to recognise an individual user, future iPhones and iPads from Apple could automatically customise applications, settings and features to a user's personal preferences once they pick up the device."

The website explained that Apple's application stated rather than analysing a user's entire face which can drain the battery, Apple's concept would rely on a "high information portion' of a human face.

It is understood that their system will scale the distance between a users eyes and mouth and once it has measured that against the image originally captured, it will be able to confirm that it is the same person and unlock.

The patent also details that each user could customise their personal profile with unique wallpaper, applications and settings, and that profile would be immediately accessed once theiPad recognizes a user's face.

New phones using Google's Andriod platform already have a face recognition tool that uses the inbuilt camera.

However, this new technology may not yet be effective to completely eradicate passwords in favour of facial recognition.

Within days of the Google Android facial recognition tool being launched, there were reports online claiming that it could be fooled by holding a photograph of the owners face up to the device.

Source - Times of India

Aakash tablet's rival Classpad launched by IITian

NEW DELHI: Rohit Pande, a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta comes back to his alma mater to launch his latest innovation Classpad.

With his academic background Rohit, is plans to make education accessible to each student according to one's own merit and intellect. Classpad facilitates personalized and interactive learning in the classroom and makes education accessible to every student according to his/ her individual intelligence level and talent.

Using the Classpad, teachers can transfer class work to the students' tablet, share their own content instantly and conduct tests/ assessments. Students can also give undivided attention to class lessons, attempt assessments and get results to further enhance their learning.
Classpad has a touchscreen with a 7 hour battery life, 1.3 Ghz processing speed and a built-in memory of 4GB expandable upto 8GB. The tablet is available in three sizes - seven, eight and 10 inches - and costs between Rs 7,500 and 14,000.
Several schools across the country have tiedup for the device, including Fr Agnel School, Delhi; SSB Bangalore; and Centre Point School, Nagpur. However, the tablet is not available for retail sale yet, it is available only for schools.
Addressing the participants at the launch, Rohit Pande, CEO, Classteacher Learning Systems said, "Our education system does not differentiate students according to the learning capabilities and teach them at the same level, but the software installed in Classpad tests students' problem solving, creativity and application of language skills. It provides them with personalized teaching as per their learning capabilities. Equipped with artificial intelligence, Classpad can help to categorize students as fast learners, average learners and slow learners. Classpad can assist in reducing the monotony of repetitive sessions in the classroom. Teachers can now complete their syllabus within schedule and get considerable time to focus on slow learners."

Classpad is available for students in standard 3 to 12th.
Source - Times of India

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