Voice to text free online dictation via chrome

A latest upgrade on chrome, enables you to convert voice to text in real time basis. Now you can narrate long sentences in one go and chrome's built-in speech recognition will transcribe
them simultaneously online. No need to download or buy any software, its free online on your chrome browser.

With this new feature, one could literally do away with typing and manage the written communication via voice.

Some information of voice command would also be helpful. Below are some handy ones.   

1. Say "New Paragraph" to begin a new paragraph
2. Say "Comma", "Full Stop", "Question Mark" for punctuation
3. Click the "Stop Listening" button to end the speech recognition session.

You can click the "START DICTATION" button below to start / resume transcription. - Do try it !!
   

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Google, The Best Company to Work for..

Google wins again in 2014, its the fourth consecutive year, Google was named the best company to work for by Fortune magazine. Well how does Google do it ?

Well actually Google monitors its employees’ well-being to a most highest and absurd degree, some call it the 'Heaven degree'. Google's HR department also called the People operations is the key driver.


Google believes that When you want people to think creatively and push the boundaries of what’s possible, their workspace shouldn’t be a drab maze of beige cubicles.

Hence the google offices has to be innovative and encouraging to work in.

Check this video of the Google Head Office, also called the Googleplex. Its located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California, United States.



Google's job perks include free gourmet food, on-site laundry, commuting shuttles with Wi-Fi, even five months of maternity leave at full pay and benefits, etc...

Check this video, to know what the Google employees has to say.. on how is it working at Google.

Wonobo - India's Google Street Map

Wonobo did what Google could not so far. Wonobo launched a free service which provides a 360-degree street view of various cities in India. While Google is struggling to roll out its Street View project in India.

The service is available online at Wonobo.com and it seems to be a most impressive and promising product start-up in India. Its key feature is the 360-degree street view giving a map on the left side of the screen and street view on the right.

The feature also makes it is possible to toggle between the full view of the map and the street view being zoomed. Cities covered: 54 cities of India, which covers 70% of the urban economy of India. However, in the beginning, 12 cities are being launched, and 20 more being launched a few weeks later.

WoNoBo.com has also tied up with Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, for the launch of ‘Walking Tours’, a product that will enable users to navigate and route their way through cities based on a number of themes.

Here is a quick video of how this service works - Welcome to Mumbai



So go ahead and check this website out, and if you like it do share this post to your friends..

Amazon Fire Phone vs. iPhone 5s vs. Galaxy S5

Amazon recently unveiled its highly-anticipated Fire Phone recently. The phone comes equipped with four front-facing 3D cameras that help enable its "dynamic perspective" head-tracking features. Now this add to the competition for Apple and Samsung.

So i did some research on the comparison of features of Fire Phone. iPhone 5s and Galaxy S5.

So am sharing a .pdf file with detailed comparison of design, display, audio, interface, apps, camera quality and overall scorecard

Here is a detailed face off  


Google Car, soon on its way to markets

Google is currently working on self driving car project and now has few functional prototypes. One of the
prototype gaining more popularity. It is the one which is a two seater and has no steering wheel inside. It actually does not have any brakes or accelerator pedals. What all it has is a start and a stop button and a location map on a screen.

So how fast can it go ? Well it has crossed the speed of 25mph as of now and is actually self driven by the sensors and the on board computer system.

Here's a video of the first drive of the Google car, actually tested by general public.
  

The front end of the vehicle is designed to be safer for pedestrians, with a soft foam-like material where a traditional bumper would be, and a more flexible windscreen, which may help reduce injuries.



Google also says that the cars can detect objects up to 200 yards away in all directions and adjust their speed, turns and braking accordingly. Four states in the US -- California, Nevada, Florida and Michigan -- currently now allow self-driving vehicles on their roads as long as a human driver is behind the wheel at all times.

[Update : 8th July 2015 ] - Google Cars now on roads of Texas


Sending Rakhi made easy on Flipkart

Choosing a unique Rakhi to symbolize your love for your brother is easy thanks to Flipkart's wide range of online Rakhi's. From Disney themed Rakhi's to more elaborate enamel beaded Rakhi's, there's plenty for you to choose. Choose from a wide range of collection from brands such as Aapno Rajasthan, Ace Lifestyle, Alphaman, Anant, Besure, eCraftIndia, Little India, Ghasitaram Gifts and many more.

The Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters. Of late it has become popular in celebrating any brother-sister like relationship between men and women who are relatives, friends or not related by blood.

It is an ancient festival with many myths and historic legends surrounding it. On the day of the festival, sisters tie a Rakhi on her brother's wrist. This sacred act symbolizes the love and care that sister has for her brother and the lifelong vow to protect his sister.The festival is an occasion where cousins, distant relatives and friends celebrate the brother-sister bond. It brings together men and women of different religion and ethnic groups, stressing on love and peace amongst one another.

The Rakhi ritual is the most important ritual on Raksha Bandhan. Brothers and sisters are dressed in their best clothes and in the presence of family members the sister ties the Rakhi on her brother's wrist. Once the Rakhi is tied, an aarti is ritually rotated around the brother's face along with prayer and well wishes.

This is followed by applying tilak on the forehead of the brother. The brother vows to protect and take care of his sister under all circumstances followed by the sister feeding sweets to her brother.

If your brother happens to stay some place far from you in India, worry not as you can always send one across to him via Flipkart. Just be sure to give his address correctly. Flipkart provides fast delivery and safe and secure payment options like Net Banking, Credit/Debit Card and Cash on Delivery. 

Google Glass now can be controlled by thoughts

A groundbreaking new app for Google Glass allows users to take photos just by thinking about them

Developed by London-based start-up “This Place”, a open source “MindRDR” app combines wearable technology with another headset with sensor.

It analyses the user`s brainwaves and gauge the user`s level of focus. Concentrate hard until a horizontal white line starts to rise on Google Glass “screen”.

When the level crosses a certain threshold, MindRDR tells Google Glass to take a picture. Stay focus and Glass will post the photo on social media.



“It`s pretty cool when you have taken a picture and shared it, just by thinking,” said Chloe Kirton, creative director of This Place.

The technology could also be used to help those with severe physical disabilities such as locked-in syndrome or severe multiple sclerosis.

All about Flipkart - The Online Magastore


It was meant to be a portal that compared different e-commerce websites. From a two-member embryonic idea to a 4,500-member company, the Flipkart story is not just about stupendous success and mind-numbing numbers.

Much more than that, it's about redefining customer experience and breaking online shopping inertia. Started in 2007 by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, the Bangalore-based firm ships close to 30,000 items per day. Or, in other words, 20 products per minute.

Flipkart is really an online megastore, with a most advance product search bar. ( try it for yourself below ) Flipkart in June 2013 had raised $200 million in its fifth round of venture funding from existing investors Naspers, Accel and Tiger Global. It is by far the largest funding raised by any Indian ecommerce company, adding up to $380 million since Flipkart's inception in 2007. The Times of India reported it is in talks for another $100 million.

With an estimated $80 million unspent from its August 2012 funding of $150 million, Flipkart has $280 million before it needs more
cash. This gives it a 'cash runway' advantage compared to Jabong, Snapdeal or Myntra. Using recent estimates, the company has three to four years of runway left. Flipkart's objective will be to thwart Amazon and remain the dominant brand.

This will spell bad news for less-capitalised rivals who want to dominate their own spaces-Snapdeal (marketplaces), Myntra and Jabong (apparel). Flipkart is likely to build infrastructure services that can be hired out to competitors. Co-founders Sachin and Binny Bansal have diluted their stakes to reportedly single digits and the company is being driven by investors.

It will be interesting to see how Tiger Global and Naspers, the two largest, plan to exit: An IPO or a sale to an international giant?

Quick comparison between the Samsung GALAXY Note II vs Apple iPhone 5

Samsung GALAXY Note II enables unique experiences in personalized and expressive content creation, making it the ultimate smartphone for on-the-go creativity.

Apple's iPhone 5 is the biggest thing to happen since iPhone. Creating an entirely new design meant inventing entirely new technology.

Here's a quick comparison between the Samsung GALAXY Note II vs Apple iPhone 5.




Facebook to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace for $60 million.

Recent online reports indicate that Facebook is in talks to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace for $60 million. Why would they do so ?
Well, Facebook might use these high-altitude flyers to beam down Web connections to isolated communities where internet is inaccessible.

Titan Aerospace's drones fly so high – up to 65,000 feet - that they can effectively operate as satellites with far lower operating costs powered by sunlight, which the company calls "atmospheric parking".

The Solara 50 and 60 models can carry up to 100kg of equipment, which is good enough to provide web connections.


Oddly, Facebook has some sky competition already. Google’s Project Loon is attempting to bring 3G-like networks to under served areas using balloons already.

Report Sources :Techcrunch, Telegraph

Indian e-commerce giants one-day delivery services (comparision)

Online stores in India are now enjoying wide popularity.

The growing internet population. increasing access to internet and advertisements by online stores in various media including television are some of the factors that contribute to the overwhelming popularity of online stores now.

It all depends on how efficiently online stores work to draw more customers and retain existing customers.

Here’s how the e-commerce giants differ in one-day delivery services : A quick comparison on Flipkart Vs Amazon Vs Snapdeal Vs Tradus

Price

    Flipkart – 90 INR per item.
    Amazon – 99 per order for one-day delivery option and 79 per order for two-days delivery option.
    Snapdeal – Free
    Tradus – Free

Obviously, Snapdeal’s and Tradus’ free one-day delivery service is only for a limited time. They’ll start charging additional bucks soon.

Location


    Flipkart – Offers in 13 cities for. Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi, Noida, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Ghazidabad, Faridabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Nagpur. Will expand to other cities soon.
    Amazon – Offers in selected pincodes. The cities include Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune.
    Snapdeal – Offers in Delhi and Gurgaon for now.
    Tradus – Offers in Delhi and NCR for now. Other cities to join the list soon.

Products available


    Flipkart – All products on Flipkart are eligible for In-a-day delivery service.
    Amazon – All Fulfilled by Amazon products are eligible. No minimum purchase.
    Snapdeal – As of now, only some products are eligible for this delivery option and such products are marked with an yellow tag on the website.
    Tradus – Only on mobiles and tablets.

Cut-off time


    Flipkart – You’ll have to place the order before 6 pm to receive the product the next day.
    Amazon – Cut-off time is till midnight for Mumbai and Pune. The cut-off time is 3 pm for other pincodes.
    Snapdeal – You’ll have to place the order before 1 pm.
    Tradus – No reports on that.

Logistics used

    Flipkart – Flipkart has it’s own logistics operation. So, it’s easy for Flipkart to ship the brought immediately.
    Amazon – Amazon’s recently tied-up with India Post and guaranteed one-day delivery works well for Amazon too.
    Snapdeal – Uses third party logistics to ship the product.
    Tradus – Uses third party logistics to ship the product.

Snapdeal and Tradus are in a tough position because they’ll have to work a lot in the back-end with the third party logistics partners to make the delivery on time.
Payment options

    Flipkart – All payment options are available, including cash on delivery (COD)
    Amazon – All payment options are available, including COD.
    Snapdeal – No reports on payment modes. But, my guess is that all payment options should be available.
    Tradus – All payment options are available, including COD.

Refunds

    Flipkart – For COD, additional delivery charge will be collected as per the order, but will be refunded to your Flipkart wallet.
    Amazon – Automatic refund of the shipping charges if the product is not delivered as promised.
    Tradus – No reports on refunds