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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

21 Amazing Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google

21.) You can use Google as a timer by entering the time in the search bar. Tick...tock...tick...tock...

20.) You can ask Google to calculate the tip on dinner.

19.) You can use Google to find out when any holiday is.

18.) You can look up movie release dates in a jiffy.

17.) You can use it like TV Guide and look up the schedules of all your favorite shows.

16.) Trying to be healthy? Get help deciding what to eat.

15.) You can have Google find songs from bands you like.

14.) Or if you feel like reading, find out the titles of books by your favorite authors.

13.) It can check on your flight for you.

12.) And tell you the exact times of sunrise and sunset.

11.) It’ll give you info about any company.

10.) You can tell it to roll over—and it'll do it for you. Just type in "do a barrel roll."

9.) Or you can make it lean over just a little bit by telling it to "tilt."

8.) Search for “recursion,” and you’ll get stuck in a loop.

7.) If you include anagram in a search, Google will create anagrams out of the words you enter!

6.) And make a joke if you're just trying to define "anagram."

5.) Searching for “Festivus,” brings up the sacred aluminum pole.

4.) Google totally geeks out on you if you enter “binary” or “hexadecimal."

3.) Play a hidden game built into the search engine. Enter “Zerg Rush."

2.) Look up the meaning and etymology of any word.

1.) Lastly, type in “Google 1998″ for a retro version of the search engine.

Knowledge is power. And Google is the most powerful search engine in the world. It even has a sense of humor! Have fun with these, and be sure to pass them along. Click the button below to share with your friends now. They'll be happy you did.
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

15 Must Have Bihari Dishes To Try Before You Die

Overlooking the fact that Bihari people love Ekta Kapoor because almost all their food starts with ‘K’, Bihari cuisine is definitely scrumptious, mouth-watering and drool-inducing. Decide for yourself.
(statutory warning- keep mouth away from electronics when you actually drool)

1. Litti Chokha

This particular dish, baked from wheat flour dough that is stuffed with a mixture of roasted gram flour, spices and lemon juice, and served with chokha (baked and pulped vegetables) is a food for all occasions in Bihar. Truly.

2. Thekua/Khajuria

Ask a Bihari friend the occasions when this sweet is made at home and he will say all. Thekua or Khajuria is a snack made from wheat flour, jaggery (or sugar) mixed together, moulded and deep fried. Well, yes, we never said it was for those watching their weight.

3. Khaja

This wafery sweet snack is made from flour and sugar, is deep fried and then dipped in hot sugar syrup. All those  salivating, say aye.

4. Khurma/Shakarpara

This snack made of flour and salt is deep fried and dipped in sugar syrup. As the sugar syrup cools off, it crystallizes. This is definitely a special occasion snack we’d like to see more often.

5. Malpua

Malpua is one sweetmeat all Biharis swear by for every special event and festival. Its batter is made by mixing flour, milk, sugar and mashed bananas and is deep fried in such a way that the edges go all crispy while the center is all soft.

6. Kadhi badi

While this savory dish is an everyday affair, making it on Holi is a must for people from Bihar. Gram flour is the main ingredient for both the kadhi (gravy) and the badi/pakodas.

7. Dal Puri

Okay, puri we know and love. But dal puri is another level of happiness. The Bengal gram stuffing of the puri makes it more filling and obviously yummier and while it’s a Dussehra special recipe, you don’t need a special occasion to wait for it.

8. Balushahi

While the Europeans and Americans are at war over the origin of donuts, let us Indians take a plate ofBalushahis and eat it in peace. Because these donut lookalikes made from flour and buttermilk areshuddh desi and definitely appetizing.

9. Kheer Makhana

For those of you who don’t know makhana, it is also known as fox nut. This different version of kheer is made in a similar way like the normal kheer but is not as sweet because of the slightly salty taste of the fox nuts.

10. Pedakiya

Probabaly Bihar’s most famous fried sweet, the pedakiya is made by stuffing flour stuffed with suji(semolina), khoya or grated coconut and is specially made during the Teej festival in Bihar. We wish Teej would come more often than once a year.

11. Parwal ki Mithai

Yes! That’s a vegetable. Nonetheless it is fantabulous to taste, and is made by stuffing the pointed gourd with khoya, giving it the right balance of sweet, salty and healthy. We love!

12. Laktho

Laktho is a common Bihari household snack seen most often during Dussehra. The rice flour dough is kneaded and deep fried and then dipped into a thick jaggery syrup.

13. Dal Pitha

The Bihari answer to dumplings! This delicacy, made out of  kneaded rice flour, is stuffed with spiced Bengal gram paste and then steamed.

14. Chana Ghugni

While a lot of Bengal gram is used as stuffing, this particular dish is the Sunday breakfast special. And this spiced up recipe tastes better good too.

15. Kala Jamun

Sugar, spice and everything nice. And this turns out to be so much better than the Powerpuff Girls!! Made from khoa, paneer, milk and sugar it is absolutely the most delicious sweet to have after a delectable Bihari meal.
Source: storypick

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini With Fingerprint and Heart Rate Sensor Launched

Samsung has launched the Galaxy S5 mini, a mini-variant of the company's 2014 flagship smartphone. The South Korean giant has not revealed the pricing details of the handset; though it has announced that the Galaxy S5 mini will be available initially in Russia starting early-July, while a global release is also imminent.

Much like the Galaxy S5, the mini-variant will be available in Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold colour variants. The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, also like its full-fledged sibling, comes with features such as a heart rate sensor; fingerprint scanner; supports connectivity with the Samsung wearable devices; private mode/ kids mode; Ultra Power Saving Mode, and also comes with dust and water resistance (IP67 certified).

The Galaxy S5 mini features a 4.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) Super AMOLED display. It is powered by a quad-core processor (unspecified chipset) clocked at 1.4GHz clubbed with 1.5GB of RAM. The Galaxy S5 on the other hand is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor.

It runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box and packs 16GB of inbuilt storage which is further expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. The Galaxy S5 mini sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash and there is a 2.1-megapixel front camera also on board.

The Galaxy S5 mini packs a 2100mAh battery and measures 131.1x64.8x9.1mm, while weighs 120 grams. Some of the other sensors on the Galaxy S5 mini include an accelerometer, digital compass, gyro, proximity, and ambient light sensor. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB, A-GPS, GLONASS, 3G and IR Remote

Commenting on the launch, JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics said, "We always strive to develop devices that appeal to a range of consumer tastes and styles. The Galaxy S5 mini allows consumers to enjoy the iconic design and essential and useful features of the Galaxy S5 through a maximized minimalism approach."

Source: NDTV