Tech 

Karnataka Police arrest 25 men over latest WhatsApp rumour-led lynching

Police in India have arrested more than two dozen men who were part of a mob that lynched a 32-year-old man after rumours spread over WhatsApp that he was a child-kidnapper, police said on 15 July. The killing of Mohammed Azam, who police said was a call center employee, in Karnataka on 13 July, was the latest in a series of assaults in India triggered by false messages about child abductors spread through Facebook-owned WhatsApp. At least three people have been killed and more than a dozen assaulted over such…

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Tech 

US Department of Commerce lifts the supply ban on ZTE corp

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday lifted a ban on U.S. companies selling goods to ZTE Corp, allowing China’s second-largest telecommunications equipment maker to resume business. The inside of a ZTE smart phone is pictured in this illustration taken. The Commerce Department removed the ban shortly after ZTE deposited $400 million in a U.S. bank escrow account as part of a settlement reached last month. The settlement also included a $1 billion penalty that ZTE paid to the U.S. Treasury in June. “The department will remain vigilant as we…

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Tech 

LinkedIn’s user base in India hits 50 million, doubles in past four years

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn on 17 July said its India member base has doubled in the past four years to cross 50 million in the country. India is LinkedIn’s fastest-growing and largest market outside the US. Globally, the professional networking platform has over 562 million members. The logo for LinkedIn Corporation. Image: Reuters “Our members-first, localised approach has helped us cross the 50 million mark in India. We are at the beginning of an exciting journey, as we democratise opportunity for every member of the Indian workforce,” said Akshay Kothari, country manager,…

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Types of Soldering Iron

In most cases of soft soldering process, direct application of heat is avoided as it is difficult to control. It is to avoid damage to electrical connections, melting away of thin sheets and damage to other equipment where application of direct heat can cause distortion. It can also interfere with the heat treatment given to the job for a specific purpose. Hence a hand tool called soldering iron is used for indirect application of heat. The soldering iron is used to melt the solder in the soldering process. The bit…

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Tech 

WhatsApp’s new update to bring ‘Mark as Read’ shortcut to notification centre

WhatsApp’s testing another update for its Android app, and as per the beta version, it’s going bring a useful new feature. According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has recently rolled out the beta for Android 2.18.214, which comes with a ‘Mark as Read’ shortcut directly in the notification centre. Basically, as of now when you receive those short, conversation-ending messages, which you read in your notification and have nothing to add to, you can clear them from your notifications. When you open the app, they’re still marked as unread…

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Tech 

Huawei Nova 3 to launch in India on 26 July as an Amazon exclusive

For quite sometime Huawei has been teasing the launch of its Nova series smartphone which is reportedly going to be called as the Nova 3. Now the company has released a poster of the smartphone’s release on its Indian twitter handle which shows that the phone will launch on 26 July. Huawei Nova 3 launch. Twitter The tweet above the poster read “Get ready to fourfold your creativity in more ways than one. The new Nova is #Coming4You!”. The ‘4’ in the tweet is most probably a reference to the four…

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Tech 

PS4 and Xbox One controller mod will supercharge your rumble

[embedded content] The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controllers offer a fair amount of rumble in games, providing you with that much-needed feedback for whenever you’re hit by a bullet or start skidding off the racetrack, but what if you could get more? That’s what ex-NASA engineer Jake Middleton hopes to do with the MEGA-one, a controller kit that will bring you closer to the game. Currently seeking crowdfunding support on Kickstarter, the MEGA-one controller mod promises a motor that is 500 times stronger than those included with the Xbox…

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Lathe Machine 

Lathe Machine Operations – Plain Turning or Straight Turning, Rough Turning & Finish Turning

Plain Turning or Straight Turning. The work is turned straight when it is made to rotate about the lathe axis, and the tool is fed parallel to the lathe axis. The straight turning produces a cylindrical surface by removing excess metal from the work piece. After facing the ends and drilling the centre, the job is carefully mounted between the centres using a lathe dog attached to the work piece. A properly ground right hand turning tool is used for this purpose. Tool is clamped on the tool post with the minimum…

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What are Various Types of Moulding Furnaces?

A metal must be heated to the correct pouring temperature which is slightly higher than its melting point before it can be cast. There are several ways in which a metal can be reduced to the liquid state. Cupola Furnace – The first and usually the cheapest method of melting iron is in a cupola furnace. The cupola is a melting furnace which is fired with coke to produce the high temperature required for melting iron. In addition to the charge of pig iron, other materials such as lime stone…

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Engineering 

If on-site slump test fails, should engineers allow the contractor to continue the concreting works?

This is a very classical question raised by many graduate engineers. In fact, there are two schools of thought regarding this issue. The first school of thought is rather straightforward: the contractor fails to comply with contractual requirements and therefore as per G. C. C. Clause 54 (2)(c) the engineer could order suspension of the Works. Under the conditions of G. C. C. Clause 54(2)(a) – (d), the contractor is not entitled to any claims of cost which is the main concern for most engineers. This is the contractual power…

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