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Joel Fernandes (G+) is a tech enthusiast and a social media blogger. During his leisure time, he enjoys taking photographs, and photography is one of his most loved hobbies. You can find some of his photos on Flickr. He does a little of web coding, and maintains a tech blog of his own - Techo Latte. Joel is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Application from Bangalore, India. You can get in touch with him on Twitter - @joelfernandes, or visit his Facebook Profile for more information.

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A new scam is reportedly spreading on Facebook, which claims that you can play Mario Kart on Facebook for free. This is click-jacking and like-jacking scam, which also offers you to complete some online surveys.

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Microsoft’s HoloDesk Lets You Play and Interact with Virtual Balls

Who said Microsoft cannot invent? The Microsoft Research team are making use of most interactive and favourite interactivity solution, Kinect, in a research project that will definitely “wow” you. The project is named “HoloDesk”, which allows users to play or manipulate with virtual 3D objects, in an aim to bridge the gap between the real and the virtual world.

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Le Chal Shoe

How nice would it be if the blind could walk around the streets without the white stick in their hand? That’s what Anirudh Sharma has been working since January 2011. Anirudh, who holds a Bachelor of Information Technology Engineering degree from Rajasthan Technical University, has developed a system called “Le Chal”, which is a Hindi translation for “Take Me There.”

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Twitter Testing New Timeline Features

After Google, which redesigned most of its services, the next on the list is the micro-blogging site Twitter, which has been quietly testing some new changes to its timeline. The new timeline brings contextual information right into your stream. This allows users to see in-line tweets, expand other tweets in conversation and view embedded media.

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Siri Co-founder Dag Kittlaus Quits Apple

The co-founder of Siri, the much acclaimed and the most loved application in the newly launched iPhone 4S, Dag Kittlaus, in an unexpected move has decided to quit the US technology giant, Apple, to pursue other projects and execute new entrepreneurial ideas.

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Yet another scam is spreading on Facebook and this time it promises users to show a video of a woman brutally killing a pregnant lady. The scam titled – “Woman Kills Pregnant Woman & Cuts The Baby From Her Dead Body Because Her Boyfriend” has been spreading for hours on Facebook. There’s no video shown in the website link provided in the message.

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In an apt move, Facebook has partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Direct Employers Association (DE) and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) to help students, job seekers and employers get a suitable job by using the power of social networks.

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Google Doodle Celebrates Mary Blair’s 100th Birthday

In honor of the great American artist who is notably known for her work done for The Walt Disney Company, the Google Doodle is celebrating the artist’s 100th birthday by publishing a creative doodle on its homepage. The doodle is quite impressive and is based on the art of her work.

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Entrepreneur and investor Bill Gross, the CEO of UberMedia, a social media company that specialized in creating social networking apps like Echofon and UberSocial/Twidroyid, has officially launched a new social networking site, which is supposedly the clone of – Twitter, Facebook, Digg and Reddit – called Chime.in

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A Facebook scam that we reported yesterday indicated – “Free $25 Tim Hortons Gift Card” which tricked users in giving away a free $25 gift card by asking them to share and provide their personal details. A similar scam that I noticed on my Facebook Wall today was – “FREE Starbucks $50 Gift Card”.

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Shocking Video From Steve Jobs’ Last Business Meeting – Fake Video

A fake video has been spreading like wildfire on Facebook and other social networking sites, and is generating millions of views.The video states that it was the last meeting that Steve attended, and shows us that during the meeting he fainted and slipped from his chair.

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The Mukesh Ambani-headed company, Reliance Industries (RIL) is all set to roll out the next generation services (or 4G) is India sometime in early 2012, and is planning to scale it up to a nationwide network by the mid of 2012.

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Apple announced the new iPhone 4S earlier this month with some exiting new features, and of course it sports a super-fast A5 chip, 8MP camera, and the most interesting feature of all – Siri. Here is a collection of some of the best replies that Siri gave -

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Google Launches Online Safety and Security Campaign “Good to Know”

In an attempt to help people stay safe on the Internet and manage the way of sharing information online, the Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) has teamed up with Google to promote online safety in the UK and the rest of the world.

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How the Industry Reacted to Steve Jobs Death

The world mourns to the news of the death of Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs. In a tribute to the technology entrepreneur, millions of people and thousands of celebrities reacted by posting by updating their blogs, changing their computer’s wallpaper to Steve Jobs photo, and an overflowing number of updates on the micro-blog – Twitter.

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