Google CEO Sundar Pichai Paid $100.5 Million for First Year at Helm

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Paid $100.5 Million for First Year at Helm

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai received a $100.5 million (roughly Rs. 667 crores) pay package in 2015, according to a filing from parent company Alphabet Tuesday.

Pichai received $99.8 million in restricted stock that will vest in full by 2017. He also received a $652,500 salary. The stock award hasn’t previously been disclosed in filings.

The former deputy of co-founder Larry Page was named to run the search engine unit following the reorganization into a holding company last year. Following that promotion, Alphabet in February awarded him restricted shares valued at $199 million (roughly Rs. 1,321 crores), the largest grant ever given to a Google executive officer whose pay has to be reported in filings.

The two grants have brought Pichai’s holding of unvested restricted shares to $635 million (roughly Rs. 4,216) as of Monday’s close in New York, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. He also holds unvested stock options valued at $11.6 million (roughly Rs. 77 crores).

Alphabet typically grants equity awards to executives once every two years, a strategy it has said “encourages executives to take a long-term view of the business.”

Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt received $8.04 million (roughly Rs. 53 crores) for 2015, including a $1.25 million salary and $6 million (roughly Rs. 39 crores) cash bonus. Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat was awarded $31 million (roughly Rs. 205 crores), including $25.1 million (roughly Rs. 166 crores) in restricted stock.

An Alphabet spokesman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Lava KKT Ultra+ Union With Support for 22 Indian Languages Launched

Domestic mobile brand Lava at an event in New Delhi on Tuesday launched a feature phone with support for 22 vernacular languages. Called the Lava KKT Ultra+ Union, the feature phone has been priced at Rs. 1,500. The company claims it’s the first feature phone in India with such a wide range of languages supported, and that it has been launched under the Digital India initiative.

Seeking to address the communication gap arising from the multitude of languages in the country, the Lava KKT Ultra+ Union features support for 22 Indian languages, specifically – Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Manipuri, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. It also supports English. Users will be able to send and receive SMS messages in all 23 languages.

As for the features of the Lava KKT Ultra+ Union, the feature phone sports a 2.4-inch display, 32MB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB), and a VGA rear camera. It bears a 1750mAh battery that’s rated to deliver up to 18 hours of talk time. The feature phone also supports dual-charging, which Lava said allows it to be charged by both a thin pin charger and a USB charger.

Apart from dual-SIM support, the feature phone also offers Bluetooth, wireless FM radio capabilities, an audio/ video player, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Other Lava KKT+ Ultra Union features touted by the company include a hands-free mode and auto-redial. The feature phone will be available in Black and Grey colour variants.

The Lava KKT+ Ultra Union will be available across retail stores in the country, and comes with a 1-year manufacturer warranty, apart from six-month warranty for the bundled battery, headset, and charger.

The company at the event also revealed that its Noida manufacturing plant is currently churning out 1 million phones a month.

Commenting on the launch, Gaurav Nigam, Head Product, Lava International, said, “We at Lava are delighted to introduce KKT Ultra+ Union, a device which is in line with our company’s mission to empower people to do more and be more by making valuable technologies accessible. Through this phone we want to bridge the language barrier and enable people to express themselves in their own language with their near and dear ones across the country. The launch of the KKT Ultra+ Union is another step towards strengthening our support for the government’s Make in India and Digital India initiatives. It is a perfect phone which is Made in India and Made for India and we aim to celebrate this diversity and promote traditional regional languages in the future also.”

Micromax's Yu Yureka Plus Successor Spotted in Benchmark Listing

Micromax's Yu Yureka Plus Successor Spotted in Benchmark Listing

Micromax’s Yu Televentures is expected to reveal the successor to the Yu Yureka Plus smartphone soon, if new benchmark and import/ export website listings of the handset are to be believed.

The Indian import/ export site, Zauba, lists a new Yu handset as shipped on March 21 with model number Yu5200. The smartphones were shipped from China, and had a declared value of Rs. 9,036 each. To be noted is that import/ export website price listings are only declared values, and usually are not accurate reflections of actual market price.

yu5200_gfx_bench_leak.jpgIn addition to Zauba (via FoneArena), the Yu5200 has been also spotted on GFX Bench with details on innards. According to the GFX Bench listings, the Yu5200 features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display; an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor; Adreno 405; 3GB of RAM; 16GB storage; a 13-megapixel with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera.

Micromax’s subsidiary Yu launched its last smartphone in December as Yu Yutopia. Yu’s flagship Yu Yutopia smartphone came equipped with top-of-the-line hardware specifications at a price tag of Rs. 24,999. Some of the highlights of the handset include an aircraft-grade aluminium build; a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC; a 5.2-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) Sharp OGS TP OGS display with a 565 ppi pixel density, and Sony-made 21-megapixel rear camera. The other highlight of the handset was the onboard fingerprint sensor, which could also be used to take selfies.

Last month, Yu Televentures started rolling out an over-the-air (OTA) software update for its Yu Yutopia. The update brought a few security-focused changes to the smartphone.

Xiaomi Mi 5 India Launch Set for Thursday

Xiaomi Mi 5 India Launch Set for Thursday

Xiaomi has confirmed that the Mi 5 flagship smartphone will be launched in India on Thursday. The Chinese company at the Redmi Note 3 India launch earlier this month had promised that the Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone will be “coming to India in a month” – and it certainly appears to have kept its promise.

To recall, Xiaomi’s Global VP, Hugo Barra, during the event had stressed that the team in India was trying to get the handset here “in a month” without specifying an exact date. The company had first launched the Mi 5 smartphone in Beijing last month.

With the unveiling of the Xiaomi Mi 5 on Thursday, India will become one of the first markets to sell the flagship outside China. Barra had recently revealed that the company received a massive 16 million registrations for the Mi 5, which went on sale in China.

To recall, the Xiaomi Mi 5 was announced in three versions – standard edition featuring 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage priced at CNY 1,999 (approximately Rs. 21,000); prime version featuring 3GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB storage priced at CNY 2,299 (approximately Rs. 24,000), and pro version featuring 4GB LPDD4 RAM and 128GB storage priced at CNY 2,699 (approximately Rs. 28,000). It is not clear if Xiaomi will launch all three variants in India.

The dual-SIM (Nano + Nano) Xiaomi Mi 5 features a 5.15-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) with curved 3D Ceramic glass, and a pixel density of 428ppi. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU. It sports a 16-megapixel Sony IMX298 camera sensor with PDAF (phase detection autofocus) and LED flash. The rear camera also sports 4-axis OIS (optical image stabilisation) and sapphire glass protection lens. The smartphone supports 4K video recording. It also sports a 4-Ultrapixel front camera, with 2-micron pixels. Both cameras feature an f/2.0 aperture.

It measures 144.5×69.2×7.25mm and weighs 129 grams. The Mi 5 packs a 3000mAh battery and supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. The company says that the Quick Charge 3.0 is 20 percent faster than its predecessor, the Quick Charge 2.0. Also onboard is a USB Type-C port. Connectivity options include VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/ac, 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, Glonass, and NFC.

The Dependable Strategies of Scoring Above Average Marks in JEE

JEE is considered to be one of the toughest entrance exams for Engineering. Over 100,000 lakh students enroll for the exam every year but, very few are able to score above average or average marks in the exam.

Here’s why:

  • Negative Marking System
  • The High Level Of Difficulty
  • The Lack Of proper Preparation Of the Students

Among these, many students due to the fear of the exam, spend a lot of their time in commercial tutorials that don’t permit enough time for self-study.

Also, along with the lack of hard word, there’s no smart work done either. The answer once marked on your JEE answer Sheet cannot be changed under any circumstance unless you’re giving the exam online.

The Most Dependable Strategies For Scoring Above Average marks in JEE are:

  1. Study From The Beginning and Clear Your Concepts Entirely

Make sure you clear your concepts from the very beginning and then go on to attempt JEE questions and prepare yourself for JEE Main Examinations. Your NCERT text books are more than enough for this or you can refer to the net if you need help. Stress on getting them cleared at the very beginning so that you don’t regret later.

  1. Make a Time-Table

Make a feasible time table that suits your study patterns and also covers enough syllabus for the day. 2 years seems like a short period of time but, if used properly you could soar into new heights. Do not tire or over-exert yourself in commercial tutorials that drain your energy and are not productive. If you don’t find it useful at first, make sure you discontinue it.

  1. Limit Yourself From Unnecessary Distractions

Teenage years call for fun and excitement. Limit these if you truly want to score well in JEE. Use the time to do one JEE based chapter and feel satisfied with yourself instead. The other things can be balanced out if you make up for your studies as well.

  1. Balance Your Study Syllabus

Many students end up concentrating only on topics that appeal to them. Spend some time in finding out why you don’t get a part of the topic and master it. Once you put your all to it, you’ll surely get the concept. Exhaust your sources and get all your doubts cleared.

  1. Use Smart Strategies

JEE has negative marking. Hence, only if you’re sure of the answer, then mark it. Also, they cannot be changed after marking so choose wisely. Multiple choice answers can be tricky so stick to the root of your basics and don’t let them dwindle. Mark the answers on your ORS when an hour or so is left so as to have marked confirmed answers.

Solving the long numeric questions would get you out of time and may lose out on answers you may know. Answer the theory ones first as they won’t consume much time and those marks will be in your hand. A difference of one wrong/right answer can result in a big difference in your ranking.

  1. Don’t stress too much or too little

JEE may be one of the most important ticket for you to get into engineering, but it’s only a phase. Don’t stress about it a lot; rather use that time to clear out your concepts and work out easier methods to solve numerical problems in a faster way. Take the exam seriously enough for  you to make use of all the free time you have in doing so and take periodic breaks in order for your brain to adapt to your studies.

Rowing Machine Workouts that gives superior fitness Results

Rowing machines are the most suitable cardiovascular equipment. These machines help you to target your whole body for a workout session – from arms, shoulders, biceps to quadriceps and back. Besides, rowing machines are able to help you burn about 700-800 calorie per your 25-30-minute workout.

The rowing machine is designed in a way that your whole body weight is sustained on a padded seat kept on top of a metal frame. A handle is fitted at the top of the machine with strings for your arms to pull and a flywheel and foot-straps for placing your feet.

Coupled with a good technique to workout, having a proper set of workout exercises allows you to see good results. Today, I will to provide you with three different levels of workout techniques – beginner, intermediate and expert level.

Beginner Level Workout

For a beginner to the rowing machine, the main focus would be building your technique and making yourself feel comfortable to the rowing machine best workout. Make sure you tend to start your workout at a very slow pace. Give yourself as much time as possible to complete a stroke but make sure you build your technique properly. Continue this for 1 week. The weekly chart for you to follow is given below for your beginner level workout.

Week

Distance

Stroke/minute

Resistance or Effort

1 750 meters 28-32/minute Easy
2 1000 meters 28-32/minute Easy
3 750 meters 32-36/minute Medium
4 2 x 500 meters 28-32/minute Medium

Try to improve your pace for the next 2-3 weeks. Whenever you feel you are comfortable with your pace and technique and the above chart doesn’t tend to be much problem for you, move on to the intermediate level.

Intermediate Level Workout

From the intermediate level, you are ready to start your workout at the right pace and the right technique. Slowly and steadily you’re your cardiovascular fitness will also start to increase. This will be the start where you will get to see the results of your hard-work.  The weekly chart for you to follow in intermediate level workout is given below.

Week

Distance

Stroke/minute

Resistance or Effort

1 750 meters 28-32/minute Easy
2 1000 meters 28-32/minute Easy
3 750 meters 32-36/minute Medium
4 2 x 750 meters 28-32/minute Medium

Keep an eye out for the resistance value on the right hand side of the table. This is very useful as you would be able to easily do your workout on an easy level. The medium level involves much greater core strength than what it is required at the easy level. Once you feel that this workout technique is not proving to be difficult, you can proceed to the expert level workout

Expert Level Workout

This is the stage where you will be working your hardest. The amount of arm strength and your core strength you require to maintain your technique and be able to complete your workout in appropriate time will take a lot out of you. But this is where you will be reaching your goal of burning 600-700 calorie per workout.

Week

Distance

Stroke/minute

Resistance or Effort

1 1000 meters 32-36/minute Medium
2 1250 meters 32-36/minute Medium
3 1000 meters 36-40/minute Hard
4 2 x 750 meters 32-36/minute Hard

Throughout your workouts you will be able to measure your heart rat, distance covered, time taken, calories burned and other progress through the help of the monitor. It will give you a better idea of where you are at the moment and where you should be.

Besides, the use of pulse meter, heart rate monitor will allow you to check your fitness level. The best way you can measure your workouts is to perform them as Time-trials. Set a particular amount of time and see how much you can do it in that time.

Final Say

The key to improving your fitness and health is variation in your workout. Varying your workouts to different levels allows improving your training and improving in a much better way. I would personally advice you to go for one workout where you are more intent on beating your personal best instead of completing your routine as it would be much more beneficiary to you.

Availability of boxers for men – best and tailored to latest design and style

There have been great developments in the shapes, designs and varieties of the men’s underwear that do not only focus on the style and comfort level, but also suits your varying requirements. You will be surprised to know that today men are looking for a wide variety of boxers, depending on the different kinds of job they do like office or workout sessions. This is the reason why the industry of boxers for men is growing at an exponential rate throughout the world. If you will go at any trending website and will look for the men physique, you can definitely find a number of people with sturdy and well fit-bodies, exposed in just a boxer! That looks amazing and insists on the fact that how choice of boxers has taken a front seat in most of the minds in the recent past few years.

Latest trends

Owing to the changing demands and great improvement in the underwear sector, different brands have started rolling out cozy, comfortable and stylish boxers for men that simply fits well and captivates the attention of onlookers at gym. Initially people did not believe in the fact there are some people who like to wear different boxers in gym or at the workout session just because of feeling different. Nowadays, men accept this with pride that they are adaptable to the changes and they are greatly following the latest trends which demand to be flexible when it comes to the sense of fashion and style. The latest trends of the boxers are just not limited to the conventional full sized underwear or Jockey styled boxer but it has given birth to a number of latest designs like CR7 and other popular brands like M & S.

Innovational design features of men’s boxers

Variety of boxers – With more and more brands coming into the market of men underwear, it is expected that you will get innovative changes in the material, style and design of the boxers for men. It is needless to say that men are getting quality boxer with specific design which suits their needs and serves intended purposes. The latest CR7 underwear presents you with different styles of underwear in the form of trunks, long johns, boxers and briefs. So, you can surely go for the best possible option depending on the comfort level which it offers to you.

Designed for luxury – When it comes to luxury and fashion, there are different companies and branded installments which will never let you down in going for the best choice. You can easily find the printed, bold and sexy designs of the boxers that are easy to wear, enhances the comfort level and smoother in operations. These boxers for men come with latest and comfortable cuts without compromising with the quality and looks which it offers.

Slim-fit and well-cut underwear – The reputed company in the field of making boxers, Marks & Spencer is known for rolling out latest boxers with unique design which will not just serve as gym wear but also can be used as nightwear. The most latest one from this company is the boxer made of superior cotton material, in the name of Supima cotton which offers you ultimate softness. It has also been known for long term size retention and unique design. There are different styles of the underwear that have been launched under this segment but 2 of the most popular styles that are often loved by men are hipsters and boxers which is best fit for multiple purposes.

Custom and tailor made boxers – Yes, this is the one which will definitely bring your attention when it comes to the styling and latest fashion. In the present market, you will find a number of brands that will offer boxers for men which are well fit, slim, quite tailored to your needs but will never disappoint you when it comes to offering the utmost quality and enhanced comfort level. These boxers have been refined from the traditional outfits which give you a reason to look and feel different!

5 TOOLS EVERY ANDROID DEVELOPER MUST KNOW ABOUT

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5 Tools Every Android Developer Must Know About

One of the most widely used operating systems for Smartphones, Android is one of the earliest direct manipulation user interfaces. Android users can install various apps on their devices, which allow a variety of various functions from business to shopping. Although using these apps is quite an easy task, developing them is extremely difficult, especially when you want to avoid any functional glitches. There is a wide variety of tools that help android developers do their work with ease. Nevertheless, there are also some great add-ons that one might find handy to develop a great app. For those who can’t decide what to choose,let us take a look at some of the best tools that android developers must know of.

  1. Analytix

Data analysis is one of the best ways to know what the consumers actually want and are vying for. Integrated with the highly popular and acclaimed Google Analytics, the Analytix app allows you to gather the data and trends to plan your apps accordingly. There is no use wasting time in developing an app that consumers won’t find useful. Analyzing the various charts and consumer trends helps you to know their needs and requirements. The interface is simple with extremely neat visualizations that are updated on an hourly basis.

  1. Hackers Keyboard

Working on a phone can be totally different from a computer or a laptop. The Hackers Keyboard provides a layout similar to a computer keyboard and is perfect for those who want to do some detailed programming on phone. It also has several keys such as Tab, Ctrl and Esc keys along with separate keys for numbers and punctuation marks in the proper place. While one can find a large number of virtual keyboards for Smartphone devices, not many of them are suited for programming. Hackers Keyboard was specially designed to suit programmers who like more mobility.

  1. Webmaster HTML Editor

Turn your Smartphone into a mobile HTML editor by installing this innovative app. Like all good HTML editors, the Webmaster editor allows you to make edits in the source code. It is also bundled with a variety of other editors such as PHP, CSS, text and JavaScript. It also allows multiple text encodings with support for several languages, syntax highlighting, preview features, code-completion along with virtual keys. A must have for the programmers on the go. You can also check the best android development books for a more in-depth knowledge of HTML coding and editing.

  1. WordPress

With millions of users worldwide, WordPress is one of the best services for web development and content management. More than 60 million websites on the internet today are designed through the WordPress template making it an extremely popular blogging tool. For the android users, WordPress has also launched a specialized app that can be used to create tons of custom contentright from your Smartphone. Coupled with the HTML editor, WordPress for Android makes an extremely useful bundle for an android developer.

  1. Fontest

When developing an app, developers often over look how the content would appear on an android device, resulting in glitches and unusual fonts. The best way to know how the content would look on a Smartphone is by installing Fontest. Along with a highly user-friendly interface, Fontest also includes 6 free to use high quality fonts. It also supports TTF and OTF fonts and allows smooth resizing and easy switch between lowercase and uppercase.

Android developers often need to keep ahead of their competition while coming up with an app that is liked and used by millions of users worldwide. While most of the things you need for app development are included with theSDK tools and Android Studio, the abovementioned apps add more flexibility to your work. Make sure you do more research on the best app development tools for android before you start.

7 ENTERPRISE MOBILITY ISSUES TO AVOID IN 2016

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When you hear the term enterprise mobility, it means that more and more people are now working outside their respective workplaces and are using cloud service and mobile devices to complete tasks. However, there are also many issues with enterprise mobility that should be avoided like:

Secure mobility

As more and more employers are now bringing their own devices due to enterprise mobility, it has created a security nuisance for a chief information officer and an IT person. This is because they are concerned that if the person installs the apps onto his personal device directly, all corporate information will be at risk and suppose the device is stolen, then the company information could be accessed by any layperson.

One way to avoid this is to ensure all information is harnessed and stored in the data center and is accessed only by authorized personnel.

Access to Data 

You may be working out of the office via your mobile device, but you also need to access your company’s files and data to complete your tasks and work more efficiently. In order to avoid any cyber attacks due to breach of files and networks that are not secure, the IT department must make file sharing secure. It should also have backup to allow faster and more efficient sharing of the company’s data with the employees.

When to Market

Due to the pressures of constantly creating and updating new applications, the IT department is facing a major backlog that is also affecting employee productivity and competitiveness.  This is due to a lack of skilled mobile developers and resources. Therefore, many companies are now outsourcing many development projects.Stratixcorp.com  was built to deploy mobile solutions and can help create documentation for your applications. It also seeks to ensure that your application is delivered on time and according to the budget.

A Solid Network

In order to ensure that you are able to work anywhere outside office using your mobile device, companies have to build a solid mobile network. Using the most technologically advanced software and strategies, they can build a secure network.

Streamlined System

Enterprise mobility has made vast improvements in productivity and gains but it is also difficult to keep track of the multiple employees, using multiple devices.  Therefore, the IT managers need to create a streamlined system to keep an account of all the different users and devices that have access to the company data.

Level of Expertise

Since enterprise mobility involves the usage of various different technologies and systems, it is also essential to have professionals who are skilled to use such technologies. The workers should all be evaluated to know what skills they have and lack and accordingly they can undergo more training and used in the most efficient manner. Companies can also outsource some work to other contractors to work on certain arenas.

Employing Management

At the end of the day, you must live up to the technological expectations of your employees to ensure a healthy working environment in this millennial age. They need accessible and well-planned devices and networks to help employees work efficiently. The IT department also needs to clarify to its employees what the terms and conditions of all the mobile apps are and what apps are blacklisted to avoid any security breaches. They must also inform employees about device wipes incase malware is breached, so that the employee can save all his personal data elsewhere beforehand.

TOP 5 BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS

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Compatible with virtually all smartphones, Bluetooth speakers offer a convenient way to enjoy music and other media hands-free. In the past, wireless speakers were limited by sound quality shortcomings and other drawbacks compared to their non-Bluetooth counterparts, but today’s speakers offer rich, room  filling sound along with other features such as rechargeable batteries for added portability and speakerphone functionality. These 5 models all bring something unique to the table, making them some of the most popular models on the market today.

JBL CHARGE 2 PLUS

The JBL Charge was one of the most well-received devices to come to market last year, and 2015’s follow-up, the Charge 2 Plus, improves on the original with a longer 30 foot broadcast range and enhanced waterproofing. The Charge 2 Plus has full speakerphone support, USB charging for other devices, and can tether with up to three devices simultaneously in Social Mode.

UE BOOM 2

The original UE Boom was widely received as one of the best devices in its category, and the UE Boom 2 brings several improvements to this already successful platform. The UE Boom 2 is now fully waterproof, rated for submersion in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes, and also enjoys an upgraded battery life spanning 15 hours. It features gesture control that allows input via taps and shakes, can be paired with a second UE speaker such as the previous generation’s Boom or the Boom Mini for a surround sound effect, and you can get the UE Boom 2 at any Harvey Norman for immediate delivery.

HARMAN INFINITY ONE

The Harman Infinity One showcases sound quality and a 30+ foot wireless range as its premier features, utilizing a unique 360 grille design that turns the entire exterior surface into a speaker and delivering a 10 hour battery life on a full charge. It lacks the rugged weatherproof treatment of the UE Boom 2, but it does include a mobile power source option via its USB port. The Infinity One can also be used with an associated app, which allows access to speaker controls as well as firmware updates.

CREATIVE MUVO MINI

Although its list of premium features may be relatively short, this tiny powerhouse packs a 32 foot wireless broadcast range and 10 hours of playback time into a package that weighs just over half a pound. It also features weatherproofing that gives it some protection against moisture and debris, making it one of the best basic options available.

FLUANCE FI30

The Fluance Fi30 is an outstanding value option, featuring the robust broadcast range and advanced features of premium models in a capable, inexpensive package. Unlike the other models on this list, it does not have an internal battery and must be plugged into a power source, but where the Fluance does deliver is in class-leading sound quality and a polished look that is at home in any room.