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OnLive Launches iOS and Android Gaming Apps

There’s good news for all you gamers out there as the online gaming world will soon witness a whale of revolution. As per reports, OnLive is all in readiness to launch its ultra-innovative online gaming platform to Android and iOS devices with the release various new apps for both the said platforms.

The OnLive service is highly popular for providing console titles and for making them playable on the internet by the means of renting or buying various fascinating titles. It was zestfully launched in September all over the United Kingdom.

The new apps may well be epochal as they carry complete editions of games such as L. A. Noire and Assassins Creed Revelations to the iPad and iPhone. In addition, it is reported that the apps will even be supported by the majority of smartphones and Android tablets.

Due the preliminary phase of launch, 25 games, counting the aforementioned versions, have been modified for use on a wide variety of touchscreen gadgets.

In the meantime, the entire portfolio of 200 games will be modified so as to make them playable by the means of a fresh Universal OnLive Wireless Controller, which will be most probably pegged at around £39.99

All of the modified games will be supporting 3G and Wi-Fi, based on the internet speed.

Though the apps are freebies and anyone can download them with ease, members can even think about paying a monthly subscription fee for a variety of titles. Also, they can even buy passes for unlimited play and can even rent games for a number of days.

While expressing his opinion in this regard, the Founder and CEO of OnLive, Steve Perlman said: “Today marks a major milestone: OnLive is now delivering the latest, console-class, top-tier games – literally to your fingertips – on tablets and phones for instant, on-demand play anywhere, anytime”.

Virgin Media to Boost Its Services

It has been reported that Virgin Media Inc, has introduced a unique network capacity package which will be simpler in use for the telecoms services. Virgin Media is hopeful that through this initiative it will be able to attract cost conscious companies.

Virgin Media Inc is famous for providing TV, broadband and telephony to consumers. It has been informed that vigorous and huge staff together with high data intake devices has led to costly upgradation.

Therefore, Virgin Media has decided to introduce three packages which will be cost effective. The three packages will have variant speed levels which will provide the companies room to upgrade their network needs.

Virgin Media Business’s managing director, Mark Heraghty informed, “This will take the guesswork out of things. People are always trying to plan capacity and they’re trying to optimize their cost position”. Virgin Media is not leaving any opportunity as it believes that it can attract a large number of companies.

The wireless technology has already attracted many consumers. These days, a larger number of populations are connecting internet through wireless technology. Therefore, Virgin has planned to introduce miniature transceivers which uses mobile phone signal.

Virgin is of the view that soon in the coming times, wireless networks would become overloaded. There are a large number of internet service providers who relies upon cable for its durability. The aim of the Virgin is to bring in faster networking services which could substitute use public or private Wi-Fi hotspots.

It has been informed that as more and more people are opting for wireless network and Wi-Fi hotspots, there is a possibility that in the coming times, the quality of these networks will decline. The over crowdedness has already starting taking toll over student halls of residence and hotels.

Motorola Launches Flagship Model Razr in New Avatar

Motorola is back in business with the launch of the new version of its blockbuster smartphone, dubbed Razr. As per reports, the new Razr is more powerful and sleeker than its predecessor.

In addition, it will showcase Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), a 4.3-inch super AMOLED display, anti-scratch screen made of Corning Gorilla Glass, 1 GB of RAM and of course, a powerful dual-core 1.2GHz processor.

For the most demanding camera users, Motorola has armed Razr with a front-facing video camera supporting 720p HD video recording and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera is also there to entice users.

Pegged at a handsome price of Rs 35,990, Motorola Razr will certainly mark its dominance in the smartphone market. However, various online stores, such as the best buy, are offering Motorola for just Rs. Rs 33,990.

While expressing the company’s expectations regarding the latest version of Motorola Razr, the business country head for sales and operations (South West Asia and India), Rajan Chawla said: “One of the best-selling mobile phones of all time, the original Motorola Razr redefined what a mobile phone was as people worldwide proudly flaunted their fashion items”.

The handset is preloaded with the MotoCast app from Motorola, which will permit is users to download content directly from PC and will also provide seamless connectivity.

The new Razr smartphone from Motorola highlights an immensely sexy back in a ritzy and breathtakingly sleek body. The company is full of hopes and is expecting that technology-savvy and style-conscious users in India will get enthusiastic about getting their hands on this latest fashion symbol from Motorola.

The Razr series was first released in 2004 and it enticed fair amount of eyeballs and success all over the world. As per reports, Motorola sold in excess of 130 million units of Razr.

Indians Slam Apple for Launching iPhone 4S at Much Higher Price than its US Retail Cost

The anguish and frustration of Indian mobile fascinates and users, who had long been waiting for the launch of iPhone 4S in India, erupted within a matter of few hours of announcement of the cost of iPhone 4S on the websites of Aircel and Bharti Airtel on Friday.

In no time, the social networking media was overflowing with comments disdaining the smartphone maker Apple. The launch price of iPhone in India is Rs 44,500 and evidently, it will be much more costly in India than in the rest of the world. Though various online shopping sites, like ebay, are claiming 10% off on purchase and shipment of iPhone 4S in India, the customers are fuming with the fact that the retail price of Apple iPhone 4S in India is much more than its retail price in the United States.

On micro-blogging site Twitter, comments started rushing in soon after the official announcement of the price was made by Bharti Airtel and Aircel. Some of the interesting tweets even mentioned few items that are shockingly cheaper than the latest smartphone by Apple.

A few of them included: LED television sets, one year’s petrol bill and return tickets plus three-day stay in Colombo/Dubai/Bangkok, etc. Tweets mostly condemned Apple for being harsh on Indian users, as the price of iPhone 4S in India is shockingly 35% more than that in the United States.

However, the situation holds no novelty for Apple or Indian users, for that matter. Starting from iPods, Apple products have always been priced considerably higher in India as compared to other nations like Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States.

While expressing his opinion in this regard, an industry executive, who has long been eventful in monitoring response of Indian users for such international gadgets, said: “Most customers who wanted the 4S are internet savvy. They took price cues from other markets”.

Flipkart Gives New Price to Micromax Superfone A85

Micromax is lacking no way behind than any other mobile company in the market to introduce a smartphone. The company’s newest launch is the dual-core Android smartphone, Superfone A85, which has been priced at INR 18,990 on Flipkart.

The newest model of the smartphone has been facilitated with 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor with Android 2.2 (Froyo). Also, the A85 model stores an 8GB data card and 512MB for RAM. The 1500mAh Lithium-ion battery makes the smartphone a good choice.

The much awaited handset’s soft launch via online retailers is doping an average business. For shoppers, Micromax A85 Superfone is available on both LetsBuy and Flipkart for Rs. 18,990 (approximate figure).

The average pricing has listed the Micromax A85 Superfone officially as the cheapest dual-core smartphone on the planet.

The handset is powered by a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, a 3.8-inch capacitive touch screen, a 5-megapixel rear camera with HD video recording and 8GB of onboard storage which is expandable via microSD. It comes with pre-installed apps like the Times of India and BSE/NSE stock ticker.

Though the smartphone runs on the older Google Android v2.2 Froyo and not Android v2.3 Gingerbread, the company has highlighted possibilities of upgradation of the same in near future.

Shoppers can get to see many more details of the smartphone such as images, videos, specification and reviews on the company’s product page for the Micromax A85 Superfone.

“Micromax A85 will most likely feature an 8 megapixel camera and will be launched by year end at a price ranging between Rs 15,000 to Rs 18,000 in India”, sources familiar with the development revealed.

Contraceptives Can Offer Unique Function

Giving an interesting claim, Dublin’s Cork and Trinity College researchers recently claimed that a common contraceptive drug, used for the pregnancy prevention, can certainly perform many other unique functions.

However, the announcement was made after the researchers claimed that while doing an experiment with the pill, they were shocked to see that it positively strengthened the light sensing cells in the eye in mouse models of degenerative sightlessness.

Meanwhile, all these thrilling statements were published in the Neurochemistry journals.

The journal reports further claimed that Norgestrel, an artificial progestin drug usually used in hormonal contraception procedure, helped in the avoidance of a certain type of death cells entitled as apoptosis in retinal growing cells.

Sharing his views about the study findings, UCC’s biochemistry department lecturer, Prof. Tom Cotter commented that certainly this medicine appeared to be working by inspiring the manufacturing of a protein endurance feature known as FGF from adjacent cells in the eye, which positively assisted the light detecting cells to stay alive and further allowed the animals to observe inn a better way.

He added, “It ‘beefs up’ the cells, makes them stronger and better able to resist the destructive effects of the damaged gene that causes the disease”.