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IT Newsletter Volume 1

  1. 1. TECHNOBOTS I N T E L L I G E N T C O M P U T I N G What’s Inside Gadget Review - Chromebook Biography - Tim Berners Lee Game Review - Tomb Raider Smartphones Comparison JULY 2013 - VOLUME 01
  2. 2. TECH TALK NETBOOK GOOGLE CHROMEBOOK 2 Amidst the much created hype by its Nexus , Google has given a new definition to its horizon by launching - The Google Chromebook. With looks unlike any other Netbook, Google Chrome powered Chromebook takes hardly 10 seconds to boot up. This Netbook differs from the Laptops by some major differences like Cloud Storage and Running Functionality. Chromebook’s high end version THE CHROMEBOOK PIXEL has been a slight Dud, because of its price feature, but the laptop has raised many eyebrows with its Superior Quality of User Interface. In February 2013, Google introduced and shipped the 32 GB Chromebook Pixel, whose $1299 price was more than six times that of the lowest cost Chromebook, the Acer C7. The Pixel drew praise for its exterior design and high resolution screen, said to have the highest pixels-per-inch of any laptop. Chromebooks are simple to use and they update themselves. They boot-up in seconds, never slow down and require al- most zero setup or maintenance. Viruses, malware and other nasties are taken care of. No extra software (or worrying) re- quired. No annoying updates & nothing complicated to learn. Boots in seconds. Comes with your favorite Google apps. This Chromebook makes a great additional computer for getting things done, for sharing around the home, for every- one. OS Google Chrome OS Launched June 15th 2011 Price `18000 – `70000 Manufacturers Acer, Samsung, Lenovo, HP Screen 11.6” - 14.0” (Corning Gorilla Glass) Processor Intel Atom (1.66 GHz) - Intel Atom i5 (2.5 GHz) Battery Life 4 - 6.5 Hours RAM 2 GB - 4 GB (DDR3) Storage 16 GB - 64 GB Pros Good UI, Lightweight Design, Low Price . Cons No support for MS Office. Final Say Good for those who spend time only on net.
  3. 3. BIOGRAPHY3 Born on 8 June 1995 in southwest London Eng- land Sir Timothy John Tim Berners-Lee often abbreviat- ed as “TimBL” is a legendary British computer scientist. He is often regarded as the father or creator of WORLD WIDE WEB (www). He is the son of Conway Berners Lee and Mary Lee Woods who worked on the first commercially build computer the Ferranti Mark 1. He completed his primary education from Sheen Mount Primary School and then went on to attend south west London's independent Emanuel School from 1969 to 1973. Thereafter, he studied at Queen's College, Oxford, from 1973 to 1976, where he received a first- class degree in physics. A graduate of Oxford University, Tim teaches at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a 3Com Founders Professor of Engineering and in a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineer- ing and Computer Science at CSAIL. He is a professor in the Electronics and Computer Science Department at the University of Southampton, UK, Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and author of weaving the Web and many more publications. Subsequent to graduation, he was employed as an engineer at the telecommunications company Ples- sey in Poole. Berners-Lee worked as an individual con- tractor at CERN from June to December 1980.While there, he anticipated a project-work conceptualized on the notion of hypertext, to facilitate sharing and up- dating information among researchers. For illustration, he built an archetype system named ENQUIRE. After leaving CERN in late 1980, he went to work at John Poole's Image Computer Systems, Ltd. Tim documented what was to become the World Wide Web with the submission of a proposal specify- ing a set of technologies that would make the Internet truly accessible and useful to people. Despite initial setbacks and with perseverance, by October of 1990, he had particularized the three fundamental technolo- gies that remain the foundation of today’s Web: HTML, URL, and HTTP. In 1994, Berners-Lee founded the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) at MIT. It consisted of various companies that were willing to create standards and recommendations to enhance the eminence of the Web. In De- cember 2004, he accepted a chair in Com- puter Science at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of South- ampton, England, to work on the Semantic Web. Pres- ently Berners-Lee is President of the Open Data Insti- tute. Lee is recognized as the owner of plethora of achievement including one of the only six members of World Wide Web hall of fame. He also won the Kilby Foundation’s “young innovator of the year” award followed by the software system award from the Asso- ciation for Computing Machinery (ACM). In 1998 he was awarded with an honorary doctorate from the University of Essex. In 1999, Time Magazine named Berners-Lee one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th century and many more triumphs followed by tons and tons of other achievements. His attainments give the upcoming generation an inspiration to be successful, hardworking and an innovator like him. “You affect the world by what you browse...”
  4. 4. TOMB RAIDER GAME REVIEW4 Lara Croft is one of the few strong female leads in a patriarchal industry that generally doesn’t take too well to the concept of making a “kitchen-residing sammich maker” the protagonaist. This time it is a total reboot and has been penned by Rhianna Pratchett, who also happens to have worked on games such as Mirror’s Edge, Prince of Persia (2008 reboot), the overload series, and heav- enly sword—all of which are known for their excellent writing. With Tomb Raider, Rhianna pretty much proves she’s her father’s daughter by weaving an en- gaging mythos enriched with the right blend of fanta- sy, intrigue, horror, and reality. Most Importantly it serves as a great canvas to paint Lara in a whole new light. We’re introduced to a rather green Croft setting sail in pursuit of her maiden adventure—the quest to find the lost city of Yamatai in the dangerous waters of the Dragon Triangle off the coast Japan. Needles to say, poop hits the ceiling and she gets shipwrecked On the Island of Yamatai, which is infested with mur- derous savages and the remnants of an ancient army that protect the island’s secrets and prevents anyone from leaving it. The rest of the game is about Lara’s Quest to escape the island, and how this baptism by fire shapes her into the gutsy, confident woman por- trayed in the past games. The most likeable thing about the New Tomb Raider is how brutal it is. While the earlier games shied away from showing blood, the reboot doesn’t fall short when it comes to portraying the grittiness, violence and aggressing required by the story, Lara gets beaten, bruised and impaled on multiple occa- sions. The idea is to show the descent of a rich aristo- cratic kid who is shielded from the dark side of the humanity into a hardened survivor and a cold- blooded killer. When a franchise as large as this risks, cutting down its reach by embracing the Mature rating, it’s apparent the developers hold creativity in higher regard than anything else. These maps encour- age players to scavenge through and return.
  5. 5. AMAZING GRAPHICS GAME REVIEW 5 PRICE Rs 999(PC); Rs 2499 (PS3) PUBLISHER Square Enix DEVELOPER Crystal Dynamics PLATFORMS PC, PS3, XBOX 360 FOR Excellent Graphics; TressFX hair simulation; deep, fluid combat; well-paced story. AGAINST Puzzles are a let-down; secondary charac- ters are shallow SMOOTH GAMEPLAY Lara’s journey from a sheltered rich girl to a tough-as-nails Tomb Raider has been mimicked in the gameplay as well. Un- covering mysteries on the Island, hunting animals for the food with her bow and arrow, and killing hostile inhabitants add to her XP, which in turn provides skill points and salvage parts re- quired to learn new tricks and craft/upgrade items. A large variety of weapons are available—ranging from pistols and submachine guns to powerful rifles and shotguns— and they are all fun to wield. The game is exclusively reserved for PC, PS3, and XBOX 360. There is quite a lot of depth in the gameplay, despite the incorporation of the similar bombastic setpieces every new game must have. Tomb Raider, however, pulls this off with more finesse and elegance than most. What we have is a Con- temporary Raider that strikes a good balance between fan ser- vice and ticking all the boxes required by a modern Game.
  6. 6. COMPARISION 5 2 31 XPERIA Z Full HD Display 16GB Storage 2GB RAM Android v4.2.2 13 MP Camera Sec. Camera 2.2 MP 1.5 GHz Processor Weight 146g IPS LCD Battery 2330 mAh GALAXY S IV Full HD Display Up-to 64GB Storage 2GB RAM Android v4.2.2 13 MP Camera Sec. Camera 2 MP 1.8 GHz Exynos Proc. Weight 130g Corning Gorilla 3 Battery 2600 mAh LUMIA 920 HD+ Display 32GB Storage 1GB RAM Windows Phone 8 8 MP Camera Sec. Camera 1.3 MP 1.5 GHz Processor Weight 185g IPS LCD Battery 2000 mAh
  7. 7. With all inspiration and motivation from Madam Principal Mrs. Alka Kapur and under the able guidance of Mrs. Deepti Malhotra, HOD of Computer Department Made By TECHNOSTERS: Achal Sharma: XI-A His Youtube Channel His Blog Harsh Jindal: XI-A His Blog His Youtube Channel Vishal Wadhwa XI-A His Youtube Channel His Blog Special Thanks: Aditya Jain XI-A Harshita Walia XI-A These are Clickable Links.