Thursday, 18 December 2014
Tech Curiosity 79

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Q1) He was honoured during the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony, in which he appeared in person, working with a vintage NeXT at the London Olympic Stadium.He tweeted "This is for everyone", which instantly was spelled out in LCD lights attached to the chairs of the 80,000 people in the audience. Who is being referred to over here?
















Q2) X is a privately held manufacturer of electrophoretic displays (EPDs), a kind of electronic paper. It is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was co-founded in 1997. The company's Vizplex technology is used byNook, Kindle 2, txtr Beagle,Kobo Mini, Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch, Kobo Touch, Sony PRS-T1. Name X!


Q3) Name this Swedish company that launched into fame after its cameras were used in the Apollo missions that landed man on moon. Their newer H-System cameras are market leaders, competing with Sinar, Mamiya and others in the medium-format digital camera market. Since 2012, they have been collaborating extensively with Sony, they also give away an annual award to a photographer 'recognising him for major achievements.'
Q4) ID.














Q5) X is a 2013 Google India advertisement for Google Search. It was directed by Amit Sharma, written by Sukesh Kumar Nayak, produced by  Ogilvy & Mather, and published on YouTube on November 13, 2013. It is about the fictional reunion between two elderly men, Baldev Mehra (Vishwa Mohan Badola) from India and Yusuf (Mysore Shrinivas Sathyu) from Pakistan. They were separated as children during the Partition of India.
It has had a strong impact in both India and Pakistan, leading to hope for the easing of travel restrictions between the two countries. It went viral and was viewed more than 1.6 million times before officially debuting on television on November 15, 2013.
What is X?

Q6) ID the game.                                                    














Q7) This is the alternative to BitCoins in which country?











Q8) Who's name has been blanked out?






















Q9) X is widely referred to as "CrackBerry" in the United States, which alluded to its excessive use by its owners and is a reference to the addictiveness of crack cocaine. Use of the term "CrackBerry" became so widespread that in November 2006 Webster's New World College Dictionary named "crackberry" the "New Word of the Year."
Crack X!


Q10) Google Doodle to commemorate whom?














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Sunday, 30 November 2014
Tech Curiosity 78

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1) Identify the hotel! Also why was it viral recently!?


















2) Identify the significance of this technology!






3) The video-game giant  revealed a product called the QOL Sensor, a fatigue- and sleep-monitoring device that goes on your nightstand. it was working on non-wearable technology as part of its new QOL platform to improve the way we live, and now we know a little bit more about what the line will bring. Identify this video-game giant and also what does QOL Stand for?




4)Identify the wearable and what makes it unique from the other wearable's in the market! 






5) X in collaboration with Cincinnati Incorporated and Oak Ridge National Laboratory manufactured Y, the world's first something! The process of making it took 44 hours to complete with live audience at the 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show in McCormick Place, Chicago.Identify X and Y and this is the world's first instance of what in Tech History?




6) Identify the person and the Significance of this picture ( Hint : It was viral on the news lately! :) )
























7) Until now, there hasn’t been a good way to pick up a tablet at the same place you left off on your smartphone," X CEO Tom Moss said in a statement. "Our mobile activities shouldn’t just be available on a per-device basis." Identify X and the Technology Mentioned here!



8) Identify the makers of the device , the name of the device and the person who leaked the       information regarding this device!





















9) "We’re continuing to work to provide customers increased choice how they pay,” Jeremy Bornstein said in a statement. “Once their wristband is activated, they can leave their phone at home while they go for a run or run an errand, and conveniently and securely buy a coffee or groceries with a tap of the wrist.” Identify the name of the device!


10) Identify the logo!
















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Friday, 14 November 2014
Tech Curiosity 77

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1) "The manufacturing and design of the phones were to be outsourced to companies in China and Taiwan. As we wanted to bring out an affordable phone for people across the country, we named it X" Balaji said. Why was the name X viral in the news lately and with which tech giant are they having a lawsuit!?




2) Why were these drones in the news!?



















3) "I have always wondered what makes the universe exist. Time and space may forever be a mystery, but that has not stopped my pursuit. Our connections to one another have grown infinitely and now that I have the chance, I’m eager to share this journey with you. Be curious, I know I will forever be. Welcome, and thank you for visiting my X Page. " Identify X and the person!




4) Identify the person who went viral on the news!

















5) A man in Detroit has had a hard time selling his three-bedroom fixer-upper after a few months on the market, so he's resorting to other measures. According to Fox 2 News in Detroit, the homeowner has offered to trade the house. This was the first instance of what in Detroit!?




6) Research shows that electrical signals are produced when using your jaw muscles when speaking, even without making any audible sound. X technology measures these signals, which can have several applications involving user authorization. Identify X ! And also identify how this technology can be implemented in the future!




7) He did something unusual and was viral on the news for a long time! Identify him and his C2F!



















8) X has yet another first in its cap. It is the first e-commerce to launch an app for wearable devices such as smart watches. Using the X app, users can view wishlists and push notifications.  This is possible only if users enable push notifications to be viewed on their wearable. Identify X!




9) Identify the name and creators of the wearable!















10) X today introduced the ILIA in India which is basically X teaming up with news content producers in India, along with the government to ensure that Internet content in Hindi becomes easily available. Expand ILIA and also Identify X!








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Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Tech  Curiosity 76

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1) “Companies of our size unfortunately experience cyber attacks nearly everyday. We have multiple layers of defence to counteract any threats and constantly monitor fraud levels" This was a statement that was put up during a recent cyberattack! Identify the company!




2) The gadget would be used in a first phase to combat traffic violations and track vehicles suspected of involvement in motoring offences. A second phase would see the technology rolled out to detectives. This is what the officials say on how this device will be useful. Identify the device and where it is going to be used!




3) Identify the application and its maker!


























4) X searches online yield a nearly 1 in 5 chance of landing on a malicious site. Searching for the latest X pictures and downloads yields more than a 19 percent chance of landing on a website that has tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware.X has topped the Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity of 2014 list, released by computer security company Y.Identify X and Y!




5) Identify the application and the company that created it!
























6) “The IoE is inevitable. We must expect a rapidly growing number of devices to be rendered ‘smart’ and thence to become interconnected. Unfortunately, we feel that it is equally inevitable that many of these devices will leave vulnerabilities via which access to networks can be gained by criminals,” the report said. Expand IoE and the company that initiated IoE!




7) Identify the application and the company that recently started it!

















8) X is a proof-of-concept prototype that transforms any room into an immersive, augmented entertainment experience. Our system enables new interactive projection mapping experiences that dynamically adapts content to any room. Identify X and the company that started it! ( Hint : It was on top of Facebook trends recently )





9) Identify them! ( Easiest question in this set everyone should crack this one!! :D )


















10 )  "Look at 'Being Human' by Salman Khan. Slowly but surely, it has ballooned into a Rs 100-crore business without any major investment in marketing and advertising. Similarly, during the general elections, Namo merchandise created a huge stir." This influenced X to start Y range of T-shirts in India! Identify X and Y!!



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Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Tech Curiosity 75

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1) Whats the funda?























2) X recently acquired Titan Aerospace, a firm that specializes in developing solar and electric unmanned aerial systems ('UAS') for high altitude, long endurance flights. Identify X and the reason behind the acquisition. ( Bonus question : Name a company with a similar idea ( Hint : They too tried to acquire Titan Aerospace )




3) The company will introduce a new X that isn't made of either metal or plastic. The new handset will purportedly have a body that "feels cold in the hand." X will be made of a unique material, which will both keep the device's cost down while maintaining the device's premium feel. One material that could fit the bill is glass. However, a few leaked images of the device shows it has metallic edges, which might throw out the theory the device won't be made of metal. Identify the device.



4) Hyderabad city-based start-up X has developed a mobile application (app) built on augmented reality that allows users of Android phone and iOS mobile devices to click a selfie with Y that is due to land on Mars next week."This application will bring mission into your room. You can see Y, its path and various equipment it is carrying. Identify X and Y.




5) Identify the person.





6) X is partnering San Francisco-based payments startup Stripe to power its new "Y" button. The company had starting testing the "Y" button within users' News Feed in July. Identify X and Y.



7) Identify the device!






8) X, long known by the project name 'Threshold' internally, represented a new type of system for the company, as it seeks to unify computing as mobile devices proliferate. Identify X.




9) Identify the company behind this technology.




10) ID this logo which gad gone viral recently.














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Tuesday, 4 November 2014
AutoRush 7

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1. The Germany-based Mercedes-Benz is renowned as a luxury car manufacturer. Which country has the highest number of registered Mercedes-Benz cars? It's not Germany.

2. The world's lowest road-legal car is just 19 inches high, and its name rhymes with Batman's ride. What is its name and who built it?



3. This iconic Italian marquee came into being due to basically an ego clash between two businessmen. Name the company and it's founder. Who was the rival, and who founded it?

4. The 'Spirit of Ecstasy' adorns the hood of which luxury car manufacturer?

5. This PlayStation-exclusive driving simulator has its own academy that propels the best gamers into real-world professional racing. Its founder is a racing driver himself. Name the game and its founder.

FACT : A modern F1 car can go upside down in a tunnel at 120 mph (192 kph). Yes.


ANSWERS

  1. Albania
  2. Flatmobile, built by Perry Watkins. 
  3. Lamborghini founded by Ferrucio Lamborghini, the rival being Ferrari founded by Enzo Ferrari. 
  4. Rolls-Royce
  5. Gran Turismo 5 (GT5) founded by Kazunori Yamauchi. 
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Thursday, 30 October 2014
TCS ITwiz 2014- Lucknow

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1.This is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan: "Ideas Worth Spreading" ?
Ans:TED

2.Identify this logo
Ans:Saavn

3.Identify this game
Ans:Plants vs Zombies

4.Who wrote this book ?
Ans:Ankit Fadia

5.We have heard about T9 predictive text technology . What does T9 stands for ?
Ans:Text on 9 keys

6.What is twitter's 6 second service ?
Ans:Vine

7.Which company's logo had a William Wordsworth's poem in it ?
Ans:Apple

8.He was the face of time man of year in 1997 , he believes in India and believes its the reason the Intel employees are mostly Indian .Who ? 
Ans:Andy Grove

9.Which innovative company was acquired by Ibibo ?
Ans:Redbus.in

10.Who sponsers Singapore marathon ?
Ans:TCS 

11.What function of phone is " Telephonobia " regarding ?
Ans:Fear of making or receiving phone calls

12.We steal secrets : the story of ______ by Alex Gibney is about which press organization ?
Ans:Wikileaks

13.Which is the greatest Fruit slicing game ?
Ans:Fruit Ninja

14.The year 2013 was the year of ______ " . _____ is the portmanteau of phone and tablet .
Ans:Phablet

15.Expand JPEG
Ans:Joint Phographic Experts Group

16.How do we better know Service Games ?
Ans:Sega

17.This web based firm from Lucknow is making exciting sites . Its name is from a person who loves or is enthusiastic about advanced technology.Which company ? 
Ans:Technophile

18.This is a service from ?
Ans:Instagram

19.What did they found ?

Ans:Snapdeal

20.Whhat is the smallest element on a monitor called ?
Ans:Pixel


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Friday, 24 October 2014
Gen Quiz 20

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1.This photograph is taken at Madison Avenue ,NYC.What is being celebrated here?














Ans:Indian Independence Day celebrations.



2.This is the logo of an organisation started by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak in 1970.Identify.
















Ans:Sulabh International

3.Which well known Indian business tycoon acted in this film?

















Ans:Jehangir Wadia

4.The highest astronomical observatory in the world is located at Hanle,  X and is christened as 'Chandra' after an eminent scientist.Give me X and the scientist's name.

Ans: X-Ladakh , Named after famous astrophysicist Dr. Subhramanium Chandrashekhar.

5.Identify.















Ans:Dr. PK Shetty (Jaipur Foot)



6.This Canopy placed in the India Gate's premises in New Delhi housed the statue of X till the 1960s. This statue of X was then relocated to the Coronation Park.Whose statue are we talking about?

Ans:King George V

7.Identify the personality from this Amar Chitra Katha Cover.


Ans:Dr. Veghese Kurien

8.We all know of the 'Common Man' character by RK Laxman .This character  below , named 'Kakaji' was X's mouthpiece to highlight the common man's grievances. Identify X.


Ans:Bal Thakeray

9.This is a sketch of a device called the 'Aerial Screw' drawn much before the actual device (helicopter) was made in 1940s. Who is the artist?


Ans:Leonardo Da Vinci


10. Back in 1983 , the then PM of India Indira Gandhi had launched this comic strip promoting national integration. Whose popular creation was this?

Ans:Pran Sharma



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Thursday, 23 October 2014
Tech Curiosity 74

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1.In the very early days of Facebook, when it had fewer than 15 employees, a new recruit quit after just a few weeks in the company. Matt Cohler, who had hired him, tried to convince him otherwise. "You're making a terrible mistake. Facebook is going to be huge! And there's already a ton of video sites. If you do this you're going to regret it for the rest of your life!" Who was the quitter?
Ans: Steve Chen , Youtube Co-founder.


2.In estimation theory and decision theory, a Bayes estimator or a Bayes action is an estimator or decision rule that minimizes the posterior expected value of a loss function.Which popular website uses this formula?











Ans:IMdb

3."I joined Twitter to follow Britney Spears. But I did not have anything to tweet about. So I figured, hey, tweeting these facts would be a really good idea. It was just so I could feel like I was closer to her,"
This was said by X who owns the twitter handle '@Y' .
Give me X and Y.
Ans: X-Kris Sanchez Y-Uberfacts
  4. Ranbeer Singh dances in the middle of the road , Priyanka Chopra does a headstand , Farhan Aktar cycles in the busy streets  , Shahrukh khan shows his favorite exercise .why were they doing such crazy stuff?
Ans: Bang Bang Dare (Given by Hritik Roshan)


5.This is Intex Cloud fx a smartphone launched recently priced at 1999 INR .What makes it special?



Ans: First Phone with Firefox OS to be launched in India.

6. While Amazon ran its Diwali sale titled ' Diwali Dhamaka' , which organisation was swift to buy the domain 'www.diwalidhamaka.com' hence trolling Amazon?
Ans:Flipkart

7.IRCTC recently launched its Android App . What is it called?


Ans: IRCTC Connect

8.Whats the funda?

Ans: No Mobile Pavements in China.

9.Whose name has been blanked?

Ans:Eric Schmidt

10.Nash Holdings , an investment firm was set up by Jeff Bezos to buyout which media entity?
Ans:Washington Post


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Friday, 17 October 2014
Tight Tech 9

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Q1. 404 errors always leave us frustrated. But sometimes they lead us to awesomeness. Where would you find this?

























Ans: CNET

Q2. This Indian E-commerce company was started by K Vaitheeswaran when he left his job at Wipro after being exposed to email and Amazon. Their website was launched in 1999 with music CD's being their first product. The company is regarded as India’s first online departmental store and has been selling mangoes online since the last 10 years. Which company am I talking about?
Ans: Indiaplaza

Q3. Eric Schmidt and Google's former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg are publishing a book  called "How Google Works."Schmidt has been teasing the book by posting excerpts of illustrations and various tips from the book to his Google+ and Twitter page.This pic is one of them them. What does it depict?














Ans: This is how Google thinks about innovation.

Q4. His childhood heroes were Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and Richard Feynman. He graduated from MIT with a Ph.D. degree in Theoretical Physics. His doctoral thesis on the teleportation of matter through extremely dense elements was titled Observation of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Entanglement on Supraquantum Structures by Induction Through Nonlinear Transuranic Crystal of Extremely Long Wavelength (ELW) Pulse from Mode-Locked Source Array.
Who am I talking about?
Ans: Gordon Freeman(The Half Life Protagonist)

Q5. The given pic below shows  Braun T3 transitor radio(left) and Bang & Olufsen's BeoCom 6000 telephone. What did these two products inspire in the world?











Ans: The design of the Ipod and its famous click wheel.

Q6.  The wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, the speed of Mercury. Who am I talking about?
Ans: Shazam


Q7, One of the founders of X answered the question "How did X get its name?" on Quora. The pic below shows the answer. X please!


















Ans: Spotify.


Q8. Kim Jong-il was the Supreme Leader of North Korea who died on December 17, 2011 due to a heart attack. After his death, the North Korean government warned that citizens would be “branded as ‘war criminals’ and punished accordingly” if caught attempting to use X during a 100-day period of national mourning. However, the information was later labelled false. X please!
Ans: Mobile Phones

Q9. This is Cadbury's Joy Generator, a vending machine which got a lot of media attention earlier this year. What is so special about this vending machine?
















Ans: The vending machine checks your Facebook profile and gives out a chocolate according to your interests.

Q10. Between 2005 and 2009, Accenture used the service mark "Go on, be a Tiger" and the ancillary statement "We know what it takes to be a Tiger." However in December 2009, they stopped using these service marks and after a few months launched a new service mark "High performance. Delivered." What caused them to do this?
Ans:  Between 2005 and 2009, Accenture had Tiger Woods as their brand ambassador. In 2009, Tiger Woods came into news for his extramarital affairs and this led Accenture to terminate their sponsorship.
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