Thursday, 31 December 2015

AUDEZE EL-8 "A HEAD PHONE THAT STANDS AHEAD OF OHTERS




Audeze LLC. (Odyssey) made remarkable advance in 2015 by introducing a Lightning-connected pair, called the  EL- 8 , which integrates an amp and a digital-to-analog converter into the cable. This makes it possible to get the best and loudest sound from a pair of true audiophile headphones while relying on just an iPhone as the music source

The EL-8 has been  made beautifully.  A thin ribbon headband has a spring-loaded pad at the top of its curve, and they hug the head comfortably with a nice amount of clamp. The metal ear cups are ringed with wood veneer and capped with high-quality leather pads. Inside are the 100mm planar magnetic drivers—if you have the open-backs, the slots in the cups provide a nice visual 


EL-8 has been considered as one of the best audio peripheral available currently in the world. 

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

ZOTAC ZBOX Mini PCs ; take your PC any where for professional or casual usage.



ZOTAC’s mini PCs will provide you series of portable computers suitable for different occasions.

-B series not more than a lunch box.  Keep your desk top free of  big computer chassis.

-Smart phone shaped PICO connecting to the display and projector simultaneous.  Give your presentations brilliantly.

-C series : Perfect match for your audio experiences.

-D series: Play your modern games with smooth HD.

-E series : Steam games will be magnificent with the help of steam controller resulting full blown HD graphics.

And now ZBOX MI551  high performing 6th Generation Intel core processor with a handy size of 18.8cm X 18.8cm X 5.1cm . Equipped with intel Core i5-6400T quad-core processor, giving desktop level performance with mobile level TDP

The MI551

The MI551 powers your productivity and entertainment with a 6th Generation Intel Core i5-6400T, integrated with Intel HD Graphics 530. Designed for Windows 10, you will be able to experience  vast of new features and fully unleash the power of both CPU and graphics with DirectX 12. The MI551 brings data transfer speed up a few notches with the revolutionary USB 3.1 protocol, giving you up to 10 Gbps of data transfer rate, giving a new defenition to speed.

SPECS

Intel Core i5-6400T Processor (quad core 2.2GHz, up to 2.8 GHz) , Intel 100 series chipsetMemory   2 x DDR3L-1600 SODIMM Slots, Max 16GB
Intel HD Graphics 530
 
2 x DisplayPort: 3840x2160 @ 60Hz; 
HDMI: 4096x2160 @ 24Hz 
1x2.5” SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD slot
1 x M.2 SATA SSD slot (22/42,22/60,22/80) card reader
3-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC) / USB 3.1 port Combo
Mass Storage, Optical Drive, M-SATA –No
Windows 10 (32/64-bit), 8 / 7 (64-bit)
Accessories
1 x WiFi antenna 
1 x VESA mount 
4 x mounting screws 
1 x Stand 
1 x AC Adapter 

With the PLUS model, there is no need for any hardware installation as the ZBOX comes with 4GB memory and 120GB M.2 SATA SSD pre-installed. Simply install your preferred OS and you are ready to go.
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Monday, 28 December 2015

SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 expected on February 2016



It has been reported that Samsung will release two models “Galaxy S7 Edge+ and Galaxy S7 Edge this time in contrary to previous occasions of releasing a “Mini” version earlier to the flag ship release.

Dimension: 143.4 x 70.8 x 6.9 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.27 in)
Display : Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen,16M colors
               5.1 inches screen (70.6% screen to body ratio)
               1440 x 2560 pixels
               Multitouch
               Force Touch display, TouchWiz UI
OS        : Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset : Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820/ Exynos 8 Octa 8890
CPU      :Octa-core
GPU     : Adreno 530/ Mali-T880 MP12
Memory : Card slot : No.
Internal : 32/64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA : 20MP Primary & seconday.
WLAN    : Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth:     v4.2, A2DP, LE, apt-X  
GPS,NFC,IR Port :Yes
Radio :No.
microUSB v2.0, USB Host

Non removable battery

Enter in into the virtual world through HTC Vive VR




HTC  have reassured the  launching of  Vive VR after receiving all approvals and certificates from monitory agencies.  Vive VR as HTC claims will allow you to use virtual objects and interact with the virtual world.  

1200 x 1080 pixel screen in front of each eye, with a refresh rates of fierce 90 frames per second, displays photorealistic imagery that enables your field of vision in all directions, eliminating the lapses of previous VR technology devices.


The components like gyrosensor, accelerometer and laser sensor combine to precisely the rotation of your head on both axes to an accuracy of 1/10 of degree, allowing you to feel the virtual environment naturally that will transport you to another world.  Combined with the headset and a pair of Steam VR base stations to track your physical location (between 15 – 15 feet). Start walking in the virtual reality. 

For details please visit:-
HTCVIVE

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Breakthrough in the data transmission. "Photonic chips"


Traditional microprocessor chips being used in computing units from your smart phone to super computers transmits data with the help of electrical circuits.  This require lot of electrical energy and dependency on electrical energy makes limitation to the transmission speed. 

The scientists of the Colorado university Boulder, in collaboration with the University of California and Berkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) made a breakthrough in this limitation factor. They  have developed a technology to transmit data with the help of light which will increase the data transmission speed rapidly by consuming little amount of energy.  Photonics or light based technology  has been predicted as will revolutionize the computer technology.  

The logic part of the chip which computes and executes programs have undergone significant changes and acquired much faster by time, the transmission part has lagged much behind. Because data is being passing through copper.  

When the data is being transmitted by means of electrical circuits, there is a limitation in the speed of transmission.  But if the transmission is by means of photons the speed can be multiplied. The researchers have now achieved this goal, to break the impasse.  Hence the devices that are driven by microprocessors , like smart phone to super computers to data centers will make use of this innovative technology to acquire much needed pace. 

Photonic memory has been tested earlier also. But its life was short and required a constant supply of light to work. This is the first “on-chip” optical memory that is nonvolatile, meaning that it does not require a constant supply of energy, and thus can provide long-term storage the way a hard drive can.
The basis of the technology is a so-called phase-change material. Light pulses can be used to switch the material between two distinct states—one in which the atoms are ordered, or crystalline, and one in which they are disordered, or amorphous. The researchers exploited this phenomenon to write and read information.

One particular attribute of this material makes it especially useful for memory storage. The researchers showed they could use light to put the material into mixed states—say, 10 percent crystalline and 90 percent amorphous, or 20 percent crystalline and 80 percent amorphous, and so on. Having more than just two states available for memory storage “means you can cram a lot more information” into the same space, says Harish Bhaskaran a professor of materials science and a nanoengineering expert at the University of Oxford, in the U.K. Bhaskaran, together with Wolfram Pernice , of the University of M√ľnster, in Germany, led the research. 

 Pic: from cnet. 

Friday, 25 December 2015

AIRBAR give your Laptop TOUCH FUNCTIONALITY



Its just an economic peripheral with USB connectivity. You just plug in the small scale like device in the USB drive and keep it on the bottom of the screen.  Alas !!! your static laptop screen will become touch screen.  
AIRBAR

The company called Neonode have developed such a devise called "AirBar" which will use invisible light screen to enable this functionality to any computer screen. Any object come across the light field produced by the devise will trigger functioning of the AirBar. Hence besides direct touch of your finger it will work even with the touch of workers gloves or paint brush.   It will respond to all gestures same as modern mobile of laptops having touch screen functionality like pinch, swipe, zoom and scroll. 


Currently it will only work with 15.6" display having Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10.   Neonode says they are working on Mac integrated option. So hopefully in the near future airbar become adaptable to most of our computer screens. 


One of the main advantage of AirBar is that it does not require any software or stylus 




Thursday, 24 December 2015

SONY ANDROID TV; the best SMART TV of 2015



Digital world is changing day by day. So also smart TV.  Now the manufacturers are focusing on OS . LG  with webOS Samsung with Tizen and Panasonic with firefox and sony with Android .  Access so Netfix and Amazon instant become essential in smart TVs, and plenty of digital TV catch up services are also available. Separate Apps are there 


Sony smart TV is not built around icons seen on the bottom of the screen. By pressing the home button on the remote pop ups of a full screen page that’s dominated by a video streams form YouTube and from Google Video.

There are plenty of Sony Select services , a mix of Netflix and Amazon  instant) lins to the Google Store, Google Play Music, Google Play Movies and TV, YouTube, Netfix and many more.


You can control the Sony TV by your android mobile or tablet via TV SideView app, which comes complete with a plug-in for voice search. Google cast allows videos and photos to be natively streamed to the TV , iOS users can download the AirBuddy app to Google Cast)  As of now as Android TC is comparatively is high-end feature only TVs in Sony’s W.S and X series of Bravia TVs will include Android TV. 

Monday, 21 December 2015

LOGITECH K480 MULTI DEVICE BLUETOOTH KEYBOARD for your different devices



Logitech Bluetooth keyboard is a great option for those who own many devices.  It will work with device that want to use keyboard over the one that come with the device. It works on tablets, PCs and smart phones. There are four different settings for each device.  It will work
with Android, iOS, Windows or Mac. 
Multi platform and cross-platform. 

Specs: 

  • Height: 7.68 in (195 mm) x   Width: 11.77 in (299 mm)  Depth: 0.79 in (20 mm)
  • Weight: 820 g (1.81 pounds)
  • Power source : 2AAA batteries. 
  • Bluetooth range: up to 10 m (30 ft)*
  • Battery life: 2 years**
  • On/Off power switch
  • Battery life indicator light 
  • Available in two colours : Black or white

Sunday, 20 December 2015

"LIVESCRIBE" Send all you write-to your smartphone or tablet



Livescribe 3 smartpen uses Bluetooth to send everything you write to your smartphone or tablet. 
The spectacular design saves written notes in memory so you don't even need to connect to an app to capture your notes. Just make twist on the cap and start your writing.

Livescribe notebooks feature an innovative dot pattern that tells the smartpen precisely what you’ve written or drawn.  It can even be printed with a laser printer. 

The Livescribe+ app stores and organizes everything you write on paper. Livescribe+ uses leading handwriting conversion technology to make it simple to search your notes for what you need. You can also use Livescribe+ to record audio “pencasts” linked to your written notes.

Livescribe 3 is a combination of sophisticated technologies even if it looks like a pen. An infrared camera, ARM processor, Bluetooth Smart chipset, flash memory and lithium ion battery all work It together to bring your notes to life on your device. 

It works with both Android and iOS, either smartphone or tablet. One Livescribe 3smartphone is enough to work with number of devices as it posses the built-in memory to store the data. All your notes can be synced to any of the devices
Livescribe 3 comes with extended battery life of up to 14 hours once you charge .

"OUKITEL K10000" MOBILE PHONE WITH HIGHEST BATTERY CAPACITY



The mobile manufacturers Oukitel launches its now model "OUTKITEL K10000" with battery hours upto 15 days.  

Even though K10000 is characterized by large battery; it only weighs 148gms!!! As claimed by Oukitel official they have achieved this by using the components that uses minimum battery charge.  

The battery having the capacity of 10,000 mAh. It will take only 3.5 hours to charge to the maximum. 

It comes with 1GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB expandable storage,4G LTE, Dual SIM . Its having 5.5-inch 720X1280 pixel display, Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen,  OS Android 5.1 Lollipop. Micro SD card slot also available.  13MP rear and 5MP front facing camera

Oukitel is a Chinese mobile manufacturer.  K10000 will be available in the market from January, 2016  



Friday, 18 December 2015

Here are the monitors from LG with great features



LG is going to unveil Monitors targeting the graphic users and gamer. 

Planned for 2016 release LG will present attractive line of 4K monitors all made for entertainment and productive minded customers. 

Thunderbolt 2 featuring model .; 34UC88;27UD68,34UM88
34UC88
The titanic display size of 34 " , Curved UltraWide Monitor with 21:9 aspect ratio witg 3440 x 1440p resolution and with IPS technology sharpness will be there further. Ideal for graphic designers, gamer and movie lovers alike.

34UC88, with QHD picture, 21:9 ratio, and curved UltraWide design. 
27UD68,having AMDs FreeSync technology allows a seamless, fluid gaming experience 












YU YUTOPIA" The powerful smart phone on the earth




YU YUTOPIA the phone with much highlighted features has been claimed as the most powerful phone on the planet by the manufacturers Micromax YU,  

YU YUTOPIA comes with metallic unibody design with an Aircraft grade aluminium. It comes with a powerful processor and 4GB RAM, OS is Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based  on Cyanogen OS 12.1, This will give much room for the control of phone. Besides the " UV Platform" unique to YUTOPIA will give access to apps you are currently working from a single screen instead of clicking each and every apps. 

Here are the specs:

OS                  Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Chipset          Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810
CPU                Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex A57 + quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex A53
GPU               Aderno 430

NETWORK    GSM/HSPA/LTE
Weight             159 g(5.61oz)
SIM                  Dual SIM  (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM)

DISPLAY      Type : IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size                  5.2 inches 
Resolution     1440 x 2560 pixels 
                       Multitouch
Protection     Corning Concore Glass

MEMORY     Card slot   microsSD up to 128 G   
                       Internal      32 GB, 4 GB RM

CAMERA      21MP, Secondary 8MP
                        Video:2160p@30fps. 720p@120fps um pixel size

COMMUNICATION: WLAN   Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct.hotspot
                                     Bluetooth  :v4.1, A2DP, LE
                                     GPS
                                     Micro USB v 2.0, USB Host,
AUDIO         Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtonesFi 802.11 a/b/n/ac.
                      Speakers; 3.5mm jack
                      DTS audio

OTHERS      Fingerprint, accellerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass

BATTERY      Fast battery charging, 
                      Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
                     
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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

And now "POWER FROM PAPER"



Sweden's Linkoping University become successful in developing a new sort of paper that can store electricity.  The power paper was made from cellulose fibers that were subjected to high-pressure water until they broke down into fibers as thin as 20 Nanometers in diameter. Next the fibers were coated in an electrically charged polymer and fashioned into a round sheet. Each sheet, which is 15 cm in diameter and a few tenths of mm thick can store as much as super capacitors. The material can be recharged hundreds of times and each charge only takes a few seconds. 

ECO-FRIENDLY 
The paper is waterproof and was created with no dangerous chemicals or materials. 

The power paper currently holds four worlds records: highest charge and capacitance in organic electronic, highest measured current in an organic conductor, highest capacity to simultaneously conduct ions and electrons and highest transconductance in a transistor. 












NEYYA-A SMART RING FOR YOUR FINGER



The Neyya smart ring is a blue tooth control device act as a control to your smart phone, computer, tab, GoPro etc. It acts as a substitute for a mouse. It also delivers messages to your smart phone by vibration.The Neyya connects with Bluetooth 4.0 and has a range of up to 20 feet. 

The Neyya is a stainless steel ring with a flat, diamond-shaped, black plastic touchpad for a cap. 

You can wear it on your index finger. Use your thumb to swap, up and down to control different functions of connected devices.  It can be used to navigate music play back, Netflix menus, take selfies with your phone camera. Use with GoPro and control presentation slides. 

The ring comes in titanium or 18K Gold plated flavors, in three sizes. Small, Medium and large with .74" x 1.11, .81x1.17" and .87 x 1.24" internal Dia and height respectively. 

The Neyya comes with a magnetic charging dock,and USB cable, Once charged it  will be good enough for 3 days and for 10 days stand-by. Neyya is compatible with iOS and Windows. More specifically iOS 8 or later and Windows 8.1.  You have to download the app on your phone.  

Monday, 14 December 2015

BEOLAB 90; THE ULTIMATE SPEAKER FROM BANG & OLUFSEN




Bang & Olufsen: name synonym with Audio systems industry launched BeoLab 90, has been considered as the complete and powerful digital loud speaker ever designed. 

BANG & OLUFSEN describes the launching of BeoLab 90 as  a celebration of its innovative heritage and timeless design philosophy in the year of the company's 90th anniversary.  The highly complex loud speaker made out of a combination of different technologies.

BeoLab 90 is fitted with Bang & Olufsen's new active room compensation technology.
This will make use of the impact of your room, furniture, the placing of the speakers and the location of listening position. With this it is possible to launch sound so magnificently so that where the source of the sound is placed. 

"BeoLab 90 is the future of sound. This intelligent loudspeaker measures the acoustical effects of its surroundings and directs superb sound to your favourite listening position.  You do not have to be close to the speaker or even in front of it to get an excellent sound experience, " says CEO Tue Mantoni.

BeoLab 90 offers unique Beam Width control, which enables you to change the width of the sound beam to suit different listening situations. You can easily change the listening
 experience from a dedicated sweet spot to a party all-over the room setting, just by the touch of a button.  When family and friends are gathered for a film experience, the wide sound setting will provide a great cinematic experience.

"BeoLab 90 delivers perfect sound exactly where you want it. With loudspeaker drivers placed in various directions,you can use the Beam Direction Control to steer the sound radiation to you listening location.  With these groundbreaking technologies, Bang & Olufsen has created a sound experience like no one else," said the company in a statement. 


Saturday, 12 December 2015

REVOLUTIONARY IDEA TO CONTROL INSTRUMENTS BY YOUR MOBILE PHONE.



MIT media have developed an app to control your digital instruments through your mobile phone. An augmented reality app let you draw connections between real lifE objects.
You just point your mobile camera towards the instrument . The instruments digital control panel will come to the mobile screen, from there you can control the instruments.

The app called “ Reality Editor” is made by a team of MIT media . The aim is to replace the use of internet by with more direct concept “ Connected objects” . Main part of the ambition is network is  “De centralized”
According to the CEO of the MIT media.company :  Instead of controlling the instruments by sending the data all over the world (by internet) you just control with your gadgets
You are also safe from the risk of hacking the data from the cloud.

This idea arrives in the wake of more and more instruments being controlled by online applications.  Wi-fi, Bluetooth or NFC standards are being used to work different objects like Car to smoke alarms.

At present compatible instruments are identified by stickers similar to QR codes.  Later it will be replaced by object recognition rather than this sort of identification  

Thursday, 10 December 2015

GOOGLE's QUANTUM COMPUTER TO BE 100 MILLION TIMES FASTER THAN YOUR COMPUTER




Google and NASA announced they are on their operations to launch worlds fastest computer D-Wave X2 Quantum computer which they say 100 million times faster than a traditional computer chip. It can answer certain problems within seconds rather than within years. 

Google director of engineering, Hartmut Neven, said: “For a specific, carefully crafted proof-of-concept problem we achieve a 100-million-fold speed-up.”

In a blog post he added: “We found that for problem instances involving nearly 1,000 binary variables, quantum annealing significantly outperforms its classical counterpart, simulated annealing. It is more than 108 times faster than simulated annealing running on a single core.
“We also compared the quantum hardware to another algorithm called Quantum Monte Carlo. This is a method designed to emulate the behaviour of quantum systems, but it runs on conventional processors.
“While the scaling with size between these two methods is comparable, they are again separated by a large factor sometimes as high as 108.”

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

HTC One A9 : One of the most selling smart phones





HTC One A9 helped HTC to attain remarkable achievement in sale. 
A sleeky mobile with Quad Core Aderno cortex 1.5Ghz processor with finger print sensor and 4G connectivity with economic price tag being attracted many customers around the globe. 

Other specs are:

OS: Android Marshmallow:
Weight : 143gm.
Display: Amoled capacitive touch screen, 5 inches, Corning Gorilla glass, HTC sense
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617 
SD Card: Up to 200GB
Memory: Internal : 16GB , 2GB RAM
                             32GB , 3GB RAM
Camera : 13MP main
               4MP  front
Sound : Dolby Audio
             HTC Boombass 

Monday, 7 December 2015

CORTANA " MICROSOFT's VIRTUAL ASSISTANT OBEY VOICE COMMANDS



Cortana's latest update now greets you when you open your device. You will see a list of special days on your mobile and the virtual assistant will greet you on that days. This feature is not only available to windows devices but also will work in Android controlled devices.

According to Microsoft users will be able to launch Cortana from the start screen. Where the virtual assistant will guide you with suggestions based on the location and past behaviour . Users can instruct Cortana to find information, schedule appointments, set notifications or reminders and assist you to use the devise on which Cortana have installed.

Personalization of Cortana depends on the amount of information user shares . Suppose you allow access to calendar, email, contacts and browsing history the cortana can try and anticipate user needs.

Apples iPhone users also will be able to use cortana in their devises. Will go along with Siri. 

Sunday, 6 December 2015

"GOOGLE NOW" A BOOST FOR ANDROID PHONE




Google NOW  provides the android both useful and interesting features with the ability to assist you in day to day activities by just receiving our voice commands.  

-Ask Anything:- You just ask any thing in the Google Now recognizing language. It will give you a smart answer.
-Keep up with your favourite News or browsing sites:- Just give command to remind you about the breaking news, or when the new blog about certain items will publish. It will update you.
-Get reminded anywhere about anything:-  Of course we will get reminders for almost anything . Just tell for eg: "Remind me to call Sam after one hour"  or "Remind me to buy tennis ball" for tomorrows match.
-See how far you have moved:- If you have enabled location and location history in your mobile. The Google now will give you the exact distance you have covered. 
And many many many.................

Friday, 4 December 2015

VIRTUAL REALITY : GOOGLE's NEXT VENTURE


Here is how it works. You should hold your phone in front of you, and slowly turn in a circle to film
 the scene all around you.  Normally it take about 30 seconds to film. Then the app converts the image into 3D.  Google have launched last week an app work with the camera of smart phone to enable virtual reality. The App lets you take 3D panoramic pictures that you can view in googles headset Cardboard developed to view the pictures in virtual reality.

 The phone start taking pictures in front, back and side  and you feel you are really there. 

It is really a powerful way to feel the moment. Google says.

Other tech big shots like Samsung and FB also working on the same subject . For that face book has been working with VR goggle maker Oculus and Samsung also partnered with same team to attain this task.

Google have teamed up with action cam maker GoPro which help the common users to creat videos of virtual reality.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

VIVO LAUNCHES X6,X6 PLUS




Vivo on Monday launched two smartphones X6 X6 Plus with 4GB RAM Octa core Soc

The Vivo X6 is dual-SIM supporting smartphone running FunTouch OS based on Android 5.1 . It is having a screenof 5.2 inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) Super Amoled display with 2.D curved glass and calculated pixel density of 424ppi. Equipped with octa-core Meida Tek MT6752 processor at 1.7GHz, with 4GB RAM and Mali-T760 GPU.

The phone is coming with metallic frame houses a 13 megapixel rear camera with phase detection auto focus sensor, 6P lens f/2.2 aperture, andLED flash, And front cam is 8-megapixel.  The external memory can be expandable up to 128GB. The second SIM slot als works as the microSD card slot.

Other features:
Connectivity                       : 4GLTE
Weight                                : 135gm
Battery                                :2400 AMH
The smartphone also includes "Twin Engine Flash Charge" technology and Nine Vivo charging protection system for faster and safer charging.
The phone also possesses finger print sensors for locking and unlocking purposes