It’s a well known fact that most patients suffering from a cardiac arrest are bought in when it’s too late. Such an inevitable scenario in a traffic-clogged city like Mumbai could mean catastrophe for patients suffering from even mild heart attacks. However, mobile technology-savvy Indians are known to find the smartest way around typical problems, especially those concerning life. Doctors from Mumbai’s reputed KEM hospital have turned to the obvious choice to help them deal with immediate diagnosis in the face of critical timelines to act and unceasing hurdles that the city presents – WhatsApp! The free mobile application enables doctors to not only chat with other doctors but also send across photographs of ECG reading. This helps immediate understanding of the severity of the situation and helps action necessary measures for treatment. It works quite well with the WhatsApp group messaging module. A doctor designated as a ‘chest pain registrar’ simply clicks on a photograph of the ECG and puts it up on the cardiology department’s WhatsApp group, ‘ACS Care’. And voila, there’s a cure on the way already.
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Rovio has launched latest iteration in its popular series of Angry Birds games called Angry Birds Go! The series that took the world by storm with its lovable characters and puzzle games in which you hurl birds at green pigs has finally deviated from its original set-up with its latest offering. Launched day before, the free-to-play Angry Birds Go is a Mario-Kart styled racing game with unmistakable original Angry Birds touch and addictive game play. The players will for the first time get to see the sling shot and the birds in 3D as they race behind the wheel of a downhill kart on twisty tracks through Piggy Island.
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Samsung every once in a while launches a blinged out version of one of its smartphones to give it an image makeover. Following up the launch of the Galaxy S III mini Crystal Edition in Germany last month, Samsung has released a Crystal Edition of the Galaxy S4 which has gone up for sale in Thailand this time round. Similar to the Galaxy SIII mini Crystal Edition, the blinged out Galaxy S4 has Swarovski crystal elements studded on the back-plate. As far as the specifications, the Crystal Edition is based on the Exynos variant of the Galaxy S4.
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It’s good to take a giant step out of the conventional and make ordinary seem cool. That’s what the ‘Willie’ bus concept is all about. Designed by Tad Orlowski , the concept is aimed at “transforming city landscapes.” How they do this could be a pretty interesting prospect. As the video at the source shows, the bus’ orgaric frame is specially contorted into all sorts of shapes, so as to create “an impression of restless energy attempting to cut through the unblemished surface of the glass.” The glass in this case is actually a screen. How this can be leveraged is by enabling digital advertisements, which can be rotated and updated on a frequent basis.
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Are you looking for something to kick around? Stop staring at your younger sibling and get a hold of this. Called the Brazuca, this technologically-advanced soccer ball was carefully developed and crafted into being by one of the largest sporting brands on earth, Adidas. So what’s so special about a soccer ball that’s pretty much similar to the one you’ve been kicking around the playground all along? According to Adidas, this is the “most round” ball ever created by the brand that uses six identical locking patterns, as opposed to the conventional 32 black and white hexagonal pieces used. Also, this ball will be used for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil, making it a pretty special piece of sporting technology.
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Tapped Out, FOX and TinyCo. have teamed to develop a new story-driven adventure/simulation game based on the epic Family Guy series. Fox Digital Entertainment has announced the Family Guy game for the iOS and Android platforms as a free-to-play game. It will be a fair while before the game launches but from what we hear, the development process is on in full swing at San Francisco-based game studio, TinyCo. The game will feature numerous instances that focus on the show’s story line, which has been built quite successfully through the years. So, there’s a lot of moving around Quahog and interacting with player simulations along the way. The game will involve microtransactions along the way so better be ready to pay up.
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It’s where we all are one moment and then dissolve into ambiguity, far, far away. Created by 22-year-old graphic designer Tyler Christmas, these stunning beer bottles pay tribute to the Star Wars series and promises fan-boys quite a few happy experiences in the company of their idols. The three labels we spotted and totally fell for were the Darth Vader, Stormtrooper and Boba Fett illustrations. There isn’t much about how closely bitter or sweet the flavors are, depending on the characters they portray, but the labels are enough of an incentive to plunge our livers into the desired stupor.
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Two new devices yesterday joined the Google Play Edition line-up which only had HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 till now. Latest to receive unadulterated vanilla Android love are Sony Xperia Z Ultra and LG’s newly launched tablet G Pad 8.3. Both will run stock Android 4.4 KitKat becoming the first non-nexus devices to ship with the latest version of Android out of the box. Given the growing popularity of devices running vanilla Android, expanding the Google Play Edition line-up with latest products in the market sporting strong specs under the hood is only a logical way to move ahead.
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This one’s for all the gamers who’re looking to get married soon and want a kick-ass centerpiece for their wedding reception. If a video game themed wedding is on your mind then a New Jersey based company named ‘Posh Entertainment’, that supplies DJs and lighting to weddings and other events, is the place you should be heading to as it can deliver the perfect wedding cake for the occasion. Over the years we have seen a lot of painstakingly crafted video game themed cakes, but this one steals the show from the rest. It’s a fully edible multi-tier cake that you can also play video games on, does it get any better than this! See the video after the jump to watch Mario hop up and down the tiers of the cake.
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Talk about tall claims and you will find Samsung up there, with the necessary justifications for all they harp about. So it comes to pass that the Korean phone maker has shipped 10 million Galaxy Note 3 handsets in a period of just two months! Of course, these have gone out to retailers, carriers and distributors, but they do significantly count as shipments for Samsung. This puts the Samsung Galaxy Note as a close catch-up to the Samsung Galaxy S4, which shipped the same amount in just a month. All this in comparison with the original Galaxy Note shows a significant rise in usage. The latter took 9 months to clock these numbers, while the following Galaxy Note 2 took four months.
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