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Pallab De is a blogger from India who has a soft spot for anything techie. He loves trying out new software and spends most of his day breaking and fixing his PC. Pallab loves participating in the social web; he has been active in technology forums since he was a teenager and is an active user of both twitter (@indyan) and facebook .

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According to a new antivirus shootout, G-Data, Avira, and Kaspersky are the strongest performers with detection rates over 99%, while ESET, AVG, Trend Micro, and Microsoft among the weakest.

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India’s Lava Mobiles has launched XOLO X900, which is the world’s first Intel Atom (Medfield) powered Android smartphone.

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The latest beta of Chrome features an “Other devices” option in the “New Tab” page that provides access to open tabs from any system (desktop as well as mobile).

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Facebook will be acquiring popular photosharing app Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock options. The Instagram team will join Facebook, but will remain largely independent.

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Google Announces its New Augmented Reality Glasses

Google has officially announced its futuristic goggles with a heads up display. Armed with voice recognition, GPS, and a camera, Google Glass looks and feels like a gadget straight out of a Hollywood sci-fi flick.

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The wait is finally over. Instagram, which was named by Apple as the “App of the Year” for 2011, is now available in the Android Market. In less than two afters since its release, the free photo sharing app has managed to pull in over 30 million users who have already uploaded more than a billion photos.

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Opera Mini 7 for Android introduces OpenGLES hardware acceleration, unlimited speed dials, and Android Beam support.

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New Opera 12 snapshot introduces support for HTML5 drag and drop, CSS animations, out of process plugins, and 64 bit builds.

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Facebook is attempting to discourage organizations from forcing interviewees to share their passwords by changing policies and threatening legal actions.

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Microsoft has created a new application class to accommodate third party web browsers, which would have had a tough time working solely with the restrictive WinRT API. Mozilla and Google are two browser developers that have already confirmed working on a Metro edition.

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After remaining undefeated for four consecutive years, Google Chrome was finally taken down this year by hackers at Pwn2Own and Pwnium. Zero-day vulnerabilities present in Chrome were used to bypass the browser’s sandbox.

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Detailed hardware specification of the new Apple iPad 3, which features a higher resolution display, improved camera, and a significantly faster processor.

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FBI has arrested five well known members of LulzSec and Anonymous with the help of Lulz kingpin Sabu, who turned a snitch to avoid a two year jail sentence.

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The new Windows 8 Consumer Preview replaces the familiar the Start button button with a hotspot. If you are missing the old Start button, here’s a simple trick to get it back.

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A quick tutorial for installing Windows 8 from USB devices such as hard disks and pen drives.

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