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Posted by on Apr 6, 2013 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Movie Reviews, Movies, Z_Featured | 0 comments

Gi Joe Retaliation : No Spoiler Movie Review, typical abrupt action movie

Gi Joe Retaliation : No Spoiler Movie Review, typical abrupt action movie

Decoder : Title : Gi Joe Retaliation Type : Movie Language : English Genre : Action Cast : Dwayne Johnson, D.J. Cotrona, Channing Tatum Direction : Jon M. Chu Writers : Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick Pre Release Hype :  The only reason I wish to watch Gi Joe movie is like thousands of people who grew up in 90’s, I too loved Gi Joe cartoon and Hasbro action figures. I still have dozen’s of them ! So with such a fan base, Gi Joe movie could leverage it for it’s advantage to create a franchise like current super hero movies. Gi Joe ‘Rise of the Cobra’ had a moderate opening with some top class action sequence and the sequel ‘Gi Joe Retaliation’ is expected to be even better.   Post Release Review : The movie starts with Gi Joe’s now recognised, showing their prowess in North Korea and Pakistan. Joe’s  now have Duke, Roadblock, Flint, Jinx, Lady Jaye and Bruce Willis as General Joe Colton. Cobra’s now have cobra commander, Zartan, Storm Shadow and Ray Stevenson...

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Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Technology, Z_Featured | 0 comments

ISRO launches world’s first smartphone controlled nano satellite STRaND-1 successfully into orbit

ISRO launches world’s first smartphone controlled nano satellite STRaND-1 successfully into orbit

STRaND-1 curtesy SSTL ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) today successfully launched the world’s first smart phone controlled nano satellite – STRaND-1 along with 6 other satellites using it’s highly successful PSLV- C20 launch vehicle. STRaND-1 (Surrey Training, Research, and Nanosatellite Demonstrator) built by Surrey Space Technologies LTD(SSTL),Uk is a low cost technology demonstrator nano satellite controlled by Google Nexus One Android smartphone. SSTL website states – after the initial operating system of the satellite finishes it’s checks,  the control of the satellite would be passed to the smartphone. The Android mobile would run some apps and take pictures of the earth using it’s own camera through a port-hole in the satellite. After the successful launch of the 4.3Kg Cubesat, Professor Sir Martin Sweeting, SSC Director and also Executive Chairman of SSTL, commented “STRaND-1 from SSC and SSTL is an example of the real synergy of academic research linked to commercial development and exploitation that is the hallmark of Surrey. This mission is a fantastic achievement and a great tribute to...

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Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Entertainment, Kollywood, Movie Reviews, Movies, Z_Featured | 1 comment

Viswaroopam: No spoiler movie review, Indian spy story no different but all together new

Viswaroopam: No spoiler movie review, Indian spy story no different but all together new

Decoder : Title : Viswaroopam Type : Movie Language : Tamil Genre : Spy thriller Cast : Kamal Hasan, Pooja Kumar, Rahul Bose, Andrea Jeremiah, Shekhar Kapur Direction : Kamal Hasan Music :  Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy Pre Release Hype : Well, lot of hype was around this movie for two years which has lately been morphed to controversy regarding it’s story line and also Kamal’s decision to release the move in DTH platform. As of this writing the movie was not released in Tamilnadu, but has been released in other parts of India and world in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. Viswaroopam is Kamal’s come back three years after ‘Manmadha Ambu’. This big budget film is the highest till date for Kamal, uses technicians from Hollywood and is expected to take tamil cinema to an international arena. Read on no spoiler review of Viswaroopam to see how it fares according to me.   Post Release Review : Nirupama(pooja) has married kathak teacher Viswanathan (Kamal) to settle in New york and pursue her doctorate...

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Posted by on Dec 16, 2012 in Android Tablets, ROM, Tablets, Z_Featured | 5 comments

AOKP ROM vs Official Jellybean ROM for Galaxy Tab 2.0

AOKP ROM vs Official Jellybean ROM for Galaxy Tab 2.0

Android Open Kang Project(AOKP) is a custom ROM project based on Cyanogenmod. But unlike CM which offers only nightlies(as of writing), AOKP has released a milestone(stable) version of Jellybean 4.1.2 ROM for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100. AOKP ROM’s are light weight and have kernels capable of realtime processor speed stepping thereby giving maximum performance at the same time conserving battery charge. For installation instructions on AOKP ROM in Galaxy Tab2 P3100 see my guide from the link below. http://blog.indiandragon.in/2012/12/install-aokp-jellybean-rom-in-samsung.html AOKP ROM vs Official Jellybean ROM AOKP is a light weight and it includes Nova launcher in addition to default jellybean launcher, due to it’s light weight packaging it does not even include a file browser and of course due to it’s after market nature you have to install google apps in a separate package. There’s nothing new in the UI and it includes all the extra settings found in the cyanogenmod ROM’s and with the ability to customize Navigation, Status and Toggle buttons. The real difference with the AOKP and Official...

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