Sunday, December 27, 2015

Speedup your Samsung Mobile

Speedup your Samsung Mobile

Speedup your Samsung Mobile

Speedup your Samsung Android Phone in simple way

Just follow this step

Step1:- Type *#9900# on your Samsung Mobile

Step 2: you can see Debug Level Enabled /Low now you select this and it will show 
HIGH- MID- LOW then select MID.

do not select high. !!

Now your mobile restart. then your mobile is speed than before. 

Share with your friends have a joy..!!

New tool will transform normal laptop to Touch Screen Laptop just Rs 3200

New tool will transform normal laptop to Touch Screen Laptop just Rs 3200

Using LCD/LED Screen as touch Screen

Smartphones have affected the way the world thinks and moves. They have brought immense technological breakthrough and have spread their wings into fields we wouldn’t have been considered compatible a couple of years ago. But one of the most interesting by-products these devices have delivered are touchscreens. Touch screens are no longer found only in mobile phones. Not by a long shot, you find them on tablets; TV, laptops and even the new Windows 8 will feature a touchscreen friendly interface.

Make Your Monitor a Touchscreen
They might be expensive right now, but let’s face it, everybody wants them, and maybe, just maybe, there might be a way to convert your average home screen to a fancy touchscreen. The initial feedback isn’t exactly good as most desktop monitors aren’t capable of such a drastic shift. The reason? There’s not enough space behind the front bezel and the LCD chassis for the touchscreen sensor and the touch screen controller to fit in.

1. PreCursor Virtual Layer

Pranav Mistry impressed the tech world with his Sixth Sense device a while ago, and now he has done it again. He unveiled the PreCursor project that would allow computer owners to change their plain looking monitors into touchscreens with extra functionality. Pranav Mistry teased any interested readers with a short demonstration video that in under a minute reveals the intriguing innovation.

The mouse gives us three levels of interaction with the computer: hover, click and double click, and each interaction type comes with its own level of commitment. On the other hand, the touchscreen device only offers one level, click or touch. PreCursor aims to change the touch screen interaction by adding to it another level. With the help of two cameras and an infrared laser, PreCursor creates a virtual layer parallel and in front of the computer screen.

The user doesn’t necessarily need  to touch the screen in order to generate an action, he only can hover above the monitor and the gestures are translated into actions.

details the official website.

PreCursor Guys Love Invisible Layers
When PreCursor passes the testing phase and hopefully becomes a technology available for the masses, the computer screens will be able to get more flexibility than the existing touchscreens. One of the new features includes the recognition of the hover gestures which even the high-end tablets and smartphones don’t offer (perhaps the newly released Xperia Sola has something to say about that).

The PreCursor is similar to another Pranav Mistry project, Mouseless. Using the same configuration of camera and infrared laser, the system also creates an invisible layer, but this time on the table, where the computer owner used to activate the mouse. Only that there is now an invisible mouse and the technology interprets the hand movements, taps or hovers and translates them into cursor movements and mouse actions. The prototype is in its late stages and its makers revealed the costs: about $20.

2. DUO Pen

Another option for those in need of a cheap tablet comes from Korean company Pen and Free. They have come up with a peripheral device that might get you the touchscreen you’ve always dreamed of. It has been dubbed Duo and it magically sprinkles touch screen features to any monitor it happens to get attached to.  The device can be coupled with the monitor on one of its sides. It can also be plugged via USB.  Not only that but it supports word recognition and motion recognition. And you don’t have the best part yet, it comes at a meager $44.

3. Add-on Magic Touchscreen Kit

There are entire companies that offer a wide range of conversion products. Like Keytec Inc, for example. Shopping with them could get you the Add-On Magic Touch Screen Kit, advertised to instantly convert any monitor, regardless if it’s a desktop or a notebook into a touchscreen device. Or maybe you are a teacher and might interested in purchasing the ACEeBoard – a solution to making your own interactive whiteboard.

4. Cycloutouch

But if you are looking for a professional solution and want to buy a ready-made touchscreen, you should consider Cyclotouch – one of the leading high quality touchscreen panel manufacturers in the world. They boast collaborations with important institutions like the University of Melbourne, Australian Observatories or the Royal Australian Air Force.

5. 3M Microtouch Screens

Eager users could try and purchase a 3M touchscreen sensor kit and attempt a test integration with their monitors. Owners of big LCD/plasma monitors might be luckier. With the help of a single frame provided by PQ Labs the transition is possible. If you are really interested in this solution, you can give the exact dimensions of your monitor and get a microtouch suitable for your monitor. On their website you will find, as well, detailed instructions on how to make your monitor a touchscreen.

6. Touch Gloves
Maybe you wouldn’t fancy a pen looking object turning your screen into a touch screen. Maybe you’d prefer a glove. Like a group of students from the Belgian University of Hasselt who took it upon themselves to design a glove implemented technology in order to pick up the electron beam and influence it as it makes its way across the screen. The project is just in its infancy and is visionary at the moment, but it will soon be improved.

Turning a monitor into a touchscreen is not an easy task to do if you don’t know the solutions. A better idea would be to go for a touchscreen all-in-one computer, but you’d have to invest a lot of money and there aren’t so many touchscreen models out there. Many solutions to make your monitor a touchscreen are still visionary products or in their lab phase. Nonetheless, if you really want to go full-touch, then there are already solutions, you will just have to try them out!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

How to download Hotstar videos ? - Easy Method and All Quality

How to download Hotstar videos ? - Easy Method and All Quality

How to download Hotstar videos ?

Hotstar is one of the most premium online Entertainment destinations in India as it hosts lots of online content from various TV channels such as Star Plus, Asia Net, Life OK, Channel V etc and also some unique content of its own. So sometimes we may miss an episode or two or we may simply want to collect all epsiodes of our favorite tv serial so that we can watch it anytime and anywhere , So here’s the most easy method to Download Hotstar videos ,TV shows etc right on your Windows 7/8/10 by using Hotstar Downloader Tutorial / Method to Download hotstar Videos using Hotstar Downloader

First of all Download & Install hotstar downloader for Windows from the following links –

Click Here for Download

Once, you have downloaded and Installed Hotstar Video Downloader , Navigate to Website on your browser , and click on any TV show / Video you want to stream , it will start playing in your browser –

Now here copy the complete URL as shown in the following Image –

After you have copied the URL, return to your desktop and Launch the installed Hotstar downloader app , by double clicking the icon .

Now, a pop-up Command window will be shown on your screen, In the command window Paste in the URL of the hotstar Stream as shown below and press the “Enter” key.

Now, once you’ve pasted the URL in the Video it will list all the available streams as per the quality available here type in the quality of stream which you want to download (e.g 360p) as shown in the figure below & press “Enter” key.

After you have typed in the quality it will ask you whether to play or to download , here type in “d” and hit enter key.

Now, once you have typed in the character “d” your download will begin as shown below –

HotStar download Started Successfully!

The “3s @ 1.8 MB/s” indicate that 3 seconds of the TV show have been downloaded at 1.8 MB/s , That’s it ! Now you can easily download any Hotstar videos and TV shows of your choice at your convenience.

The Files are saved in the Folder “c:\hotstardownloader\windows” just make sure you don’t use much off your net bandwidth as the downloader requires some bandwidth to download.

Click Here for Download

Note:- Update !! : HotStar updated their site, we too have updated our HotStar downloader, Please uninstall any previous versions and download & re-install the new updated version for a smooth downloading experience. 
So Please Bookmark this page. or keep in touch.

Please Share with your Friends Enjoy ....!!!
Abuse online does not disappear, but they are powerless to combat it

Abuse online does not disappear, but they are powerless to combat it

Abuse online does not disappear, but they are powerless to combat it

You can't really call 2015 the year of online harassment because the problem goes back so much further.

Just ask Anita Sarkeesian and Jaclyn Friedman, who have first-hand experience with how toxic the online world can be. The activists and authors each have had to cope with death threats for speaking up about how women and others are bullied, harassed and abused online.

Sarkeesian and Friedman ran into each other about a year ago and swapped horror stories about their experiences. They decided there needed to be a systematic, organized way to help others dealing with online tormentors. They soon teamed up with fellow author and activist Renee Bracey Sherman, who had reached out to Friedman for advice after she got online threats for being an abortion-rights advocate.

The trio's brainstorming led to the release this month of "Speak Up & Stay Safe(r)," a 30-page manual on how to prevent and cope with online harassment. The free guide is available in English, Spanish and Arabic.

"We've learned so much that we thought there's no excuse for others being harassed to endure what we went through," said Friedman, a Boston-based feminist who co-authored "Yes Means Yes: Visions of Sexual Power and a World Without Rape." "We want others to feel safe enough to be able to speak up."

The guide is aimed at women, people of color, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, Friedman adds.

"These are voices marginalized from the conversation, but they are who we want and need to hear from online," she said. "These online spaces are now our public spaces where we have discourse as a culture. A lot of us need these spaces to do our jobs, so just turning it off is not an option."

Friedman, founder of advocacy group Women, Action & the Media, dealt with a barrage of abuse after she argued in 2010 that rape allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be fully investigated. Assange was never charged. Friedman also campaigned --successfully -- for Facebook to ban misogynist hate speech.

Bracey Sherman, author of a book about reproductive rights called "Saying Abortion Aloud," has received violent threats for her abortion-rights stance.

Sarkeesian received rape threats and death threats during last year's GamerGate controversy, an online campaign against Sarkeesian and others for challenging the way women are portrayed in video games. She was forced into hiding and cancelled a speaking engagement at Utah State University after the school got emails threatening the "deadliest school shooting in American history" if she appeared.

Women activists taking a stand in public are hardly the only ones who deal with online abuse. About a quarter of women between 18 to 24 have been the victims of either sexual harassment or stalking online, while 65 percent of Internet users under 30 have faced online harassment of some sort, according to a 2014 Pew Research Center survey.

Even if you don't read the entire guide, the authors say there are three things you can do right away to reduce your risk of being harassed, starting with tips on fighting against "doxxing," which refers to the malicious use of someone's personal information online. They also recommend creating multiple email addresses with different, complex passwords and using two-step verification, a technique that requires someone to pass a pair of tests before getting access to an account.

In addition, there are tips on using security questions and how to go about the onerous process of removing personal information from the Web. For people who play video games online, the authors suggest using different gamertags -- nicknames and aliases -- for each video game platform.

Danielle Citron, a University of Maryland law professor and author of "Hate Crimes in Cyberspace," said the guide can only do so much because harassers, who are able to operate anonymously, aren't likely to give up using the Internet to spread abuse. Still, taking steps to "prevent and minimize the spread of your personal information and securing your online accounts" is a good start, she said.

Just expect that it will take time and effort.

"It's a tax on women, people of color, queer and trans people and other oppressed groups for daring to express our opinions in public," the trio write in the guide. "None of this is fair. It should not be our meticulous labor and precious funds that keep us safe, it should be our basic humanity. But that has proven heartbreakingly, maddeningly insufficient more times than we can count."
Top 4 Tab in current Market compare - Google Pixel C vs others

Top 4 Tab in current Market compare - Google Pixel C vs others

Google's Pixel C has entered a crowded, confusing marketplace. It's the first Android tablet made and designed by Google, and it's built to showcase everything that Android 6.0 Marshmallow has to offer. Pick up the optional full-sized keyboard, and you'll have a compact office package.

Google Pixel C vs. Microsoft Surface 3 vs. iPad Air 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (9.7-inch)

But Android 6.0 Marshmallow is a mobile operating system: unless you're already enmeshed in Google's ecosystem, that'll rule out most of the tools you're used to using on a proper PC. Apple's well received iPad Air 2 is in a similar spot, but the wealth of tablet-friendly apps available on iOS eases the blow a bit.

More serious competition comes from two-in-one devices such as the Surface 3, which runs Windows 10 -- a full operating system. And then there's Samsung's 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2, which lacks a fancy keyboard companion, but offers a gorgeous screen and expandable storage.

Let's see how Google's Pixel C compares.

Google Pixel C iPad Air 2 Surface 3 Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (9.7-inch)
Display 10.2-inches, 2,560x1,800-pixel resolution 9.7-inches, 2,048x1,536-pixel resolution 10.8-inch, 1,920x1,280-pixel resolution 9.7-inches, 2,048x1,536-pixel resolution
Pixel density 308 ppi 264 ppi 214 ppi 264 ppi
Dimensions (imperial) 9.5 x 7.04 x 0.2 inches 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 inches 10.52 x 7.36 x 0.34 inches 9.34 x 6.6 x 0.22 inches
Dimensions (metric) 242 x 179 x 7 mm 240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm 267 x 187 x 8.7 mm 237.3 x 169 x 5.6 mm
Weight 1.14 pounds (517 grams) 0.96 pounds (437 grams) 1.27 pounds (622 grams) 0.58 pounds (265 grams)
Operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow iOS 9 Windows 10 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, with Samsung's TouchWiz
Processors Nvidia X1 quad-core, Maxwell GPU 64-bit A8X, M8 motion coprocessor 1.6GHz Intel Atom x7-Z8700 CPU, Intel Exynos Octa 5433 (1.3GHz quad-core Cortex A53; 1.9GHz quad-core Cortex A57)
Storage 32GB, 64GB up to 128GB up to 128GB 32GB, 64GB
RAM 3GB 2GB up to 4GB 3GB
Battery 12 hours 42 minutes of video playback TBD, estimated at over 10 hours mixed use 7 hours 41 minutes of video playback 12 hours 42 minutes of video playback
Starting price (US) $500 $499 $499 $500

Much of the conversation here will revolve around price. The Pixel C sits at $500 for the 32GB model and $600 for the 64GB version. Tack on that keyboard (you'll want to), and you'll pay an extra $149. That converts to £330 or AU$690 for the 32GB tablet, £400 or AU$825 for the 64GB tablet, and £100 or AU$205 for the keyboard, though expect final prices to vary.

The Galaxy Tab S2 starts at the same price for 32GB and has a slightly lower resolution display. But you can always tack on a microSD card to meet your storage needs. The Tab S2's performance doesn't fail to impress either.

The iPad Air 2 starts at $499 for a paltry 16GB. The first model anyone should really consider is the 64GB variant for $599, £479 or AU$829. If you care about a keyboard, there plenty of third-party options available for your iPad. If you don't, then you're just left to decide whether you prefer Apple iOS 9 or Android 6.0 Marshmallow -- I won't wade into that argument here.

That leaves the Surface 3. It's the homeliest of the bunch, but it's also the only member of the pack to offer a full PC experience, care of Windows 10. You'll be able to run all of your favorite desktop apps, plug peripherals into a USB slot, and expand your storage with a microSD card. You'll want to tack on an extra $130, £110 or AU$162 for the Type Cover keyboard, but the Surface 3's versatility makes it an attractive prospect.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Twitter envisions drones controlled by your tweets

Twitter envisions drones controlled by your tweets

Twitter envisions drones controlled by your tweets

A drone may one day deliver your selfies to Twitter.

The San Francisco-based company was granted a patent last week for an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, for capturing photos and videos that can then be shared through users' accounts on the microblogging network. The drone's movements would be controlled by Twitter users' likes, tweets and replies, determining what images were recorded.

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but a Twitter spokesperson told CNBC: "Two words: drone selfies."

Drones, most often camera-equipped quadcopters with four computer-controlled rotors that keep them aloft, are hot items as consumers snap them up and businesses seek to put them to use. More than 400,000 drones are expected to be purchased this holiday season, according to Michael Huerta, administrator with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Companies such as Amazon, Google and Walmart are also looking at the devices as a way to get a jump on the competition with speedier package delivery. Google has said it plans to begin drone deliveries by 2017, while last month Amazon showed off a new prototype drone it hopes to use to deliver small packages to customers in less than 30 minutes. Following Amazon and Google's lead, Walmart sought permission in October from the FAA to test its own drones to deliver merchandise.

As interest in drones has exploded over the past few years, the FAA has wrestled with how to regulate commercial drone use. The FAA in February proposed regulations that would allow drones to fly during daylight hours and within the operator's line of site.

The rules, which the FAA expects to finish writing by mid-2016, don't yet accommodate more radical drone ideas such as Twitter's. That said, there's no guarantee Twitter will actually use the technology described in the patent.

New rules for hobbyist drone pilots have already kicked in. On Monday, the FAA began requiring consumers to register their drones.
Chip promises faster computing with light, not electrical wires

Chip promises faster computing with light, not electrical wires

Chip promises faster computing with light, not electrical wires

Today's computers may look very different from room-sized machines of the 1940s, but they still send data the same way, with electrical signals in metal wires. Researchers at three US universities, though, have built a chip that transmits data with light instead, lifting speed limits and lowering power consumption.

The technology involved, called silicon photonics, is an active area of research at chipmakers like Intel and IBM, but so far it hasn't been a commercially viable idea. The researchers behind the new development -- at the University of California's Berkeley campus, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Colorado's Boulder campus -- think they'll have test versions of commercially viable chips ready to go in early 2017.

Inside today's computers and smartphones, electrical signals travel along countless metal wires that link processors to memory, networks, storage devices and USB ports. For longer distances spanning countries, cities or mammoth data centers packed with servers, it's economical instead to send data as light traveling inside fiber-optic cables. Fiber optics can handle tremendous quantities of data, but the technology isn't cheap.

The university researchers hope to change that with photonic components built directly into the chip that can send and receive light signals. Their approach, to be detailed in a paper in the journal Nature on Thursday, can be built with today's chipmaking equipment and silicon ingredients, making it easier to slot into today's computing infrastructure.

If they succeed in bringing their prototype out of the research lab, consumers will eventually benefit. For data centers, where messages shuttle among thousands of servers, silicon photonics could speed up services like Google search or Facebook image recognition or let those companies introduce performance-intensive features not economical today. For personal computers and smartphones, silicon photonics could uncork performance bottlenecks without hampering battery life.

This prototype processor communicates with fiber-optic links instead of conventional electrical wires. At top is memory, at right two processing cores, and on the lower side several optical transmission and receiving links. The chip measures 3x6mm.

Silicon photonics don't make chips themselves run faster, a key problem facing today's computing industry. Instead, they keep chips supplied with data so they don't waste time idle, and that efficiency improves overall performance.

Building the first chip that communicates with the outside world optically is a milestone, said Vladimir Stojanovic, the Berkeley associate professor who led the chip development. But as a business, the biggest challenge is packaging the technology affordably, he said. For that reason, the technology will start in data centers before spreading to smaller devices, he predicted.

"We expect the packaging to be completely amortized first in the data-center applications so that it can then get cheap enough to penetrate the mobile and PC market," he said.

The ideas aren't merely academic. Two startups are betting on the technology: Ayar Labs, which is trying to commercialize its photonic interconnect technology, and SiFive, which is trying to base a business on the freely available RISC-V chip design used by the processor.

Later, Stojanovic expects the technology to connect individual chips within a computer, one processor talking to another, for example, or fetching data from memory.

Beyond that, the silicon photonics technology could improve lidar, the laser sensors used by self-driving cars, as well as brain imaging and environmental sensors.

Silicon photonics has the potential to rewrite some decades-old rules of how computers are put together. With conventional electrical links, short cable or wire lengths are crucial to fast data transmission -- just inches inside a computer chassis, for example. When the computing industry increased the speed of standard USB connections by a factor of ten in recent years, the maximum cable length dropped from about 16 feet to 10 feet to avoid electrical signal problems.

But with optical links, data can travel much farther without needing a boost, so it can be used to hook a chip to a memory bank inches away or another computer on the other side of a vast data center. The university's prototype used 10-meter optical links, but they could easily reach a kilometer, Stojanovic said.

That means computers working together in data centers don't have to waste as much time waiting for each other to respond. "Our photonic solution will help processors get faster access to that network," Stojanovic said.

Unlike sending data through copper wires, optical links only require a tiny amount of energy -- enough that the chip itself can handle it. That helps avoid electricity costs and problems that come with overheated electronics.

Other researchers involved in the effort include Berkeley's Krste Asanovic, MIT's Rajeev Ram and Boulder's Milos Popovic.
Samsung Galaxy A9

Samsung Galaxy A9

Samsung Galaxy A9

If you're looking for a phone that can double as a serving tray you're in luck. At its Galaxy A Party 2016 event in China, Samsung announced the high-end Galaxy A9 with a six-inch 1080p super AMOLED display. Never again will you have to squint to see the tiny text on lesser phones like the relatively diminutive Nexus 6P (5.7 inches), iPhone 6s Plus (5.5 inches) or Galaxy Note 5 (5.7 inches). Just be sure to invest in some cargo pants because your jean pockets probably won't cut it.

The 7.4mm thick phone sports an impressive 4,000mAh battery, Snapdragon 652 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 13MP rear facing camera. The front facing camera is 8MP. While the hardware on the high-end phone looks great, unfortunately it ships with Android 5.1.1.

Another bummer is that it's only going to be available in China starting next month. Fingers crossed it hits other countries soon. No word on pricing.

LAUNCH Announced 2015, December
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2016, January
BODY Dimensions 161.7 x 80.9 x 7.4 mm (6.37 x 3.19 x 0.29 in)
Weight 200 g (7.05 oz)
SIM Optional Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.0 inches (~75.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~367 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes

PLATFORM OS Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652
CPU Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 510
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB
Internal 32 GB, 3 GB RAM

CAMERA Primary 13 MP, f/1.9, autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Features 1/3" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 8 MP, f/1.9, 1080p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes

COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)
Radio FM radio with RDS; recording
USB microUSB v2.0

FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No

- Fast battery charging
- ANT+ support
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP4/WMV/H.264 player
- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer

Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Talk time

MISC Colors Pearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold
SAR US 1.19 W/kg (head)     1.33 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU 0.18 W/kg (head)     0.55 W/kg (body)    

 Huawei Nexus 6P Full Specification and review

Huawei Nexus 6P Full Specification and review

Huawei Nexus 6P Full Specification and review

Last year, a dramatic change came to Google's Nexus offering. The upper-mid range phone that was the Nexus 5 was replaced by a premium and much more expensive model made by Motorola. Skip time ahead about a year to this fall and we are offered a true premium package with a significantly lower price tag. The Nexus 6P is beautifully designed by Huawei to please both power users and average users alike.

Last year's Motorola Nexus 6 was a huge hit, literally. Unfortunately the phablet did not age well, the price of Motorola's offering was too high from the start then fell too low at the end of its life cycle. This year, Google decided to do two things differently with the Nexus release: launch and sell Nexus phones exclusively on the brand new Google Store, and release two Nexus phones offering the same experience in two different models of hardware, one larger and more powerful than the other, lower cost model.

Huawei and Google conceived a perfect sequel to the Nexus 6 - it's the first time Huawei is on board the Nexus program as well but their track record of excellent premium phones has positioned them as an ideal choice for a Google hardware partner.

The 6P offers a perfect balance of premium feel, software experience, and attention to detail without skimping out in other aspects (such as the camera experience or build quality).

Key Features
5.7" screen with 1440p resolution (518ppi)
Android 6.0 Marshmallow with quickest software updates from Google
Quad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57, 3GB of RAM, Adreno 430 GPU; Snapdragon 810 v2 chipset
32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of storage
12.3MP camera with laser autofocus and dual-LED flash; 1.55µm pixels; 8MP selfie camera
2160p video capture
Cat. 6 LTE (300Mbps); Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.2; GPS/GLONASS; NFC; USB Type-C port with USB host
Fingerprint reader; Android Pay
3,450mAh Li-Po battery with fast charging

Main disadvantages

Quite expensive outside the US and no major carrier-subsidized version in the US
No expandable storage
Lacks wireless charging
Lacks a cable TV out option
No Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) for the camera
No FM radio
Huawei's Nexus 6P improved where the Nexus 6 just barely make the mark. The 6P does manage to be a bit taller than the 6, but the narrower body of the 5.7" screen of the 6P makes it significantly manageable with one hand. The new camera experience yields much better than the 6 did. And the use of current generation Samsung's AMOLED panels proves to be a welcome improvement to Motorola's OLED displays.

USB Type-C was a sure choice, ensuring a nudge for other smartphone makers to adopt the new USB standard.

Huawei's Nexus 6P improved where the Nexus 6 just barely make the mark. The 6P does manage to be a bit taller than the 6, but the narrower body of the 5.7" screen of the 6P makes it significantly manageable with one hand. The new camera experience yields much better than the 6 did. And the use of current generation Samsung's AMOLED panels proves to be a welcome improvement to Motorola's OLED displays.

USB Type-C was a sure choice, ensuring a nudge for other smartphone makers to adopt the new USB standard.

In the past, every single Nexus device had some kind of compromise, however, we think this may be the first time a Nexus device has ever gotten every aspect about performance, camera, battery, and design just right. But we wouldn't know until we check that thoroughly first hand.

Editorial: You might notice that this review is shorter than usual and doesn't include some of our proprietary tests. The reason is it has been prepared and written far away from our home office and test lab. Still, we think we've captured the essence of the device in the same precise, informative and detailed way that's become our trademark. Enjoy the good read!

LAUNCH Announced 2015, September
Status Available. Released 2015, September
BODY Dimensions 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm (6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 in)
Weight 178 g (6.28 oz)

DISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches (~71.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~518 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4, oleophobic coating

PLATFORM OS Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810
CPU Quad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
GPU Adreno 430
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 32/64/128 GB, 3 GB RAM

CAMERA Primary 12.3 MP, f/2.0, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features 1/2.3'' sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 720p@240fps
Secondary 8 MP, f/2.4, 1080p@30fps
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with front stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes

COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE
Radio No
USB v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No

- Fast charging
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mics
- MP4/H.264 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Photo/video editor
- Document editor

Non-removable Li-Po 3450 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 440 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 23 h (3G)
Music play Up to 100 h

MISC Colors Aluminium, Graphite, Frost
Price group 42286

TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 1399 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 1374
Basemark X: 22825
Battery life Endurance rating 74h
Kim Kardashian’s Buttmoji Owns The App Store

Kim Kardashian’s Buttmoji Owns The App Store

It seems like 2015 was the year of the “emoji.” I mean, a damn emoji was the “word of the year.” This year is ending with a massive bang on the App Store thanks to Kim Kardashian and her…assets.

Fire up the App Store on your devices and here’s what you’ll see for the top paid app:

The app, KIMOJI, costs $1.99. What do you get? Well, emojis having to do with Kim Kardashian, of course. Not bad for a keyboard app, eh?

It currently has 2 stars, so maybe people aren’t getting as much out of it as they thought. The initial popularity certainly spun up tons of interest though, as the App Store magically went down during the flurry of asscitement:

Did Kardashian really take down the App Store?

No, but it’s still a fun story.

Her hubbie is certainly proud, as I would be too:

13 Asian Startups To Watch In 2016

13 Asian Startups To Watch In 2016

2015 was an eventful year for the tech industry in Asia. Funding started to flow in India, which is expected to become the world’s second-largest Internet market soon, while many tech companies in China, South Korea, and Southeast Asia also hit key milestones. The following is just a tiny sample of startups that we think will do impressive things next year in industries ranging from finance to healthcare.

One97 Communications (India)

A mobile Internet company in India backed by Alibaba Group, One97 is probably best-known for launching mobile payments platform Paytm, which is spun off into a separate company this year and is reportedly valued at more than $1 billion.

Paytm’s platform, which gives users different ways to top-up their online account, is important because it provides e-commerce payment methods for the many Indian consumers who don’t have bank or credit cards. It also recently granted provisional approval to act as a payment bank by India’s banking authority, which gives Paytm more opportunities to expand its fin-tech services.

Omise (Thailand)
Omise is younger and smaller than Paytm, but it is poised to become one of the leading online payment companies in Southeast Asia, which has one of the world’s most promising e-commerce markets.

Practo (India)
The health technology startup, whose investors include Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners, Google Capital, and Chinese Internet giant Tencent, is eyeing international growth, with China first on its list of new markets.

Practo wants to improve healthcare with two main products: a marketplace that helps patients find the best doctors and cloud-based practice management software called Practo Ray

Coupang (Korea)
An e-commerce company based in Seoul, Coupang joined a small but growing list of Korean unicorns this summer when it scored $1 billion in funding from SoftBank at a reported $5 billion valuation.

South Korea’s high smartphone penetration rate has helped Coupang grow rapidly, but the company doesn’t just rest on its mobile commerce chops. It’s also built its own logistics network, with delivery staff who act as brand ambassadors by handing out product samples and handwritten thank you notes.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

 Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

Unofficial preliminary specifications

Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat9 450/50 Mbps
Launch Announced Exp. announcement 2016, February
Status Rumored. Exp. release 2016, Q1
Body Dimensions 143.4 x 70.8 x 6.9 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.27 in)
Weight -
Build Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.1 inches (~70.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~576 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Force Touch display
- TouchWiz UI
Platform 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 Primary Yes, phase detection autofocus, optical image stabilization, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Secondary Yes, dual video call, Auto HDR
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, apt-X
Infrared port Yes
Radio To be confirmed
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host
Features Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
- Fast battery charging: 83% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
- Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) - market dependent
- ANT+ support
- S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
- OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player
- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document editor
Battery Non-removable battery
Misc Colors Various