Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:41:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 NVIDIA Shield Is A Set-Top Box For Android 4K TV Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:38:24 +0000 NVIDIA Shield

NVIDIA recently added a new member to its NVIDIA Shield family, which is simply known as “Shield”. It is a set-top box based on NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor and is designed particularly for Google’s Android TV. This NVIDIA Shield features:

  • 4K content support encoded with H.265
  • Stream local content for NVIDIA powered systems at rate of 1080p60
  • Support NVIDIA’s game streaming initiative “Grid”

Since it is built for purely android platform, therefore, it can easily access plenty of Google’s entertainment programs, services and apps including YouTube and Google Play Store. The built-in microphone in the NVIDIA Shield ensures the support for Google Voice Search too.

This new Shield product from NVIDIA will be available in the month of May, this year at price of $199 and hopefully will quickly gain popularity like the other Shield devices.

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Xiaomi Intros GoPro Style Action Camera For $64 Only Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:50:04 +0000 xiaomi action camera

We see all kinds of action cameras with GoPro series being quite popular among outdoorsy kinds but if you think that you need better for even less, the Xiaomi brings you one as well. Xiaomi has just announced its new and GoPro like action camera which actually looks at lot better than the GoPro action camera on paper.

The Xiaomi action camera as a 16MP image sensor that can shoot 1080p videos at 60 fps which is twice as much as GoPro can handle. It also offers various other shooting modes with different resolutions and fps settings. It even has 720p at 120fps for ultra high speed sports shooting.

The Xiaomi action camera can go as deep as up to 40m underwater which is ideal for underwater photography specially by scuba divers, free divers, snorkelers and spearfishing folks which want to record each and every action underwater. It does support up to 64GB of microSD storage.

Currently the Xiaomi action camera is set to ship within China but soon it will start shipping worldwide at an approximate retail price of $64 only.

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Sony First VR Headset Will Arrive In First Half Of 2016 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:39:08 +0000 Sony Morpheus

Last year Sony revealed about its project Morpheus at the Game Developers Conference, which is a virtual reality headset particularly, designed for Sony PS4. Now Sony has announced that it will be available in market during the first half of 2016.

After wearing the Morpheus VR headset the gamer then start sensing that he physically entered into the environment rendered on its visor-like screen. Thus bringing the game to new medium of VR, and according to the Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios “We will deliver a VR experience that pushes boundaries of play, and ignites a passion in players. Creativity is thriving in this industry.”

Sony Morpheus VR Headset is designed with OLED display with 1080p resolution, which is able to generate images at rate of 120 frames per second. This frame rate is twice the model revealed at the Game Developers Conference last year. Moreover, the Sony VR has 18-millisecond latency, which is claimed to be indistinguishable from the way in which humans perceive the real world because the delay is even less than the user’s head movement.

Since Samsung, HTC and other renowned brands are also developing their VR headsets, therefore, the Sony officials taking this competition healthy as it brings virtual reality to our living rooms. So, let’s wait and see which brand will take over this new field of technology.

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Blackberry Brings Affordable All-Touch Smartphone Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:09:38 +0000 All Touch Blackberry Leap

As MWC is now going on a full swing and all the renowned mobile manufacturers is trying to present innovative products to get full coverage. In this scenario, why Blackberry should stay behind? Yes! Blackberry has also revealed its new flagship smartphone, which targets the average customer. The phone is known as All-Touch Blackberry Leap.

According to the sources out there, though Blackberry Leap has been introduced to target the average audience but it is designed with the powerful design and modern features. The phone doesn’t seem to be low in any case with the traditional blackberry design and thus gained attention there at MWC. As far as the phone configuration is concerned, it is built with:

  • 5-inch with 720 x 1280 screen resolutions
  • 5GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor
  • 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera
  • 2GB RAM and 16GB integrated storage
  • 128GB microSD card support
  • Non-removable, 2,800mAh battery
  • BlackBerry 3.1OS

The Blackberry Leap is priced at $275 for unlock and will be available in stores from April but those who want to buy this mid-range blackberry model can apply for pre-register on Blackberry site to get it right on time.

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Microsoft Reveals Universal Foldable Keyboard Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:46:53 +0000 Microsoft Foldable Keyboard

Microsoft has just revealed of what can be called its first ever universal foldable keyboard that when folded looks like men’s wallet. As you can see from the picture above, I am not making this up and it does resemble a wallet but can actually turn out to be a very handy tool.

The new Microsoft foldable keyboard will work with devices running Windows as well as Android OS. The good news is that it is also compatible with iPhone and iPad. If your device is supported, you just need to make sure that it has Bluetooth 4.0 enabled and you are all set to use it.

This foldable keyboard has its internal rechargeable battery which according to Microsoft can last up to 3 months of usage which is quite impressive. If you want one, you just need to spare $99.95 only for this foldable keyboard.

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3D Fingerprint Scanner Revealed By Qualcomm Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:19:08 +0000 Qualcomm 3D Fingerprint Technology

Qualcomm revealed its latest innovation as Sense ID, which is the next generation 3D Fingerprint technology. This new technology by Qualcomm uses ultrasonic-based biometric authentication for the first time in the history of mobile technology. Qualcomm Sense ID is currently made with Snapdragon 810 and Snapdragon 425 devices; however, it can be go perfectly with the Snapdragon 400, 600 and 800 series chips.

Qualcomm Sense ID works when ultrasonic waves are sent to the solid surface like skin in this case and when the waves reflected back with a 3D image. This kind of technology would help in making the foolproof biometric system and thus reducing the risk of receiving fake fingerprints. Through the ultrasonic waves, the scanner can read fingerprints as low as pores and ridges. In this method, the chance of getting clear image is much higher than the typical 2D fingerprint technology because it doesn’t care whether your finger is moist or having some dirt on it. In this manner, no need to make physical contact with the finger plus these waves have ability to pass through aluminum, glass and sapphire; thus designer can easily integrate anywhere in the phone without any doubt.

As far as the price is concerned, Qualcomm said that its price would be competitive with the existing hardware but as the Snapdragon 400 series is designed for entry-level products, therefore we can assume that it would not be expensive anymore.

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HP Revealed Premium Hybrid Laptop Come Tablet Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:48:06 +0000 HP Hybrid Laptop

HP announced Spectre x360 Hybrid Laptop, which can be convertible to a tablet. According to HP, it is a premium quality laptop builds with aluminum body. It is a 13.3-inch convertible laptop with flip around feature, which easily transforms it into a tablet.

Since HP Spectre x360 is called as the premium laptop, therefore its specs are built accordingly. It comprises of:

  • 3-inch display (with QHD optional)
  • Choice of Intel Corei5 or i7 processor
  • Up to 8GB RAM
  • SSD ranging from 128GB to 512GB
  • Battery life up to 12.5 hours
  • Ports: USB 3.0, SD card slot, HDMI, Mini display port

This hybrid HP laptop also comes with a backlit keyboard, an extra wide trackpad and preinstalled Windows 8.1. After seeing all these features, no one disagrees with its premium label. HP Spectre x360 would the first hybrid laptop that comes with these amazing specs. This flagship laptop from HP will be available at variable price starting from $899 and will go up to $1,399 depending upon the configuration.

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Lenovo Brings Compact Camera Inspired Phone Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:37:52 +0000 Lenovo Camera Style Phone

At the first day of MWC, 2015 Lenovo has shown something new to the viewers; it introduced a camera-inspired phone named Vibe Shot. The phone looks similar to the compact style camera while taking photo in landscape direction. Lenovo introduced Vibe Shot just because nowadays, mobile phone becomes the second most useful tool for capturing memorable moments.

Vibe Shot camera is no more less as compare to other compact cameras because it comes with

  • 16 MP Lens
  • Low-light Sensor
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Infrared Auto Focus

It seems that it would be the desired phone camera, which comes with optical image stabilization and infrared autofocus. So, quality photography is now possible by Lenovo Vibe Shot anytime anywhere. As far as the phone features are concerned Lenovo hasn’t made any compromise, therefore, Vibe Shot is built with the following advanced smartphone specs:

  • Snapdragon 615 processor
  • Adreno 405 graphics co-processorunit
  • 3GB RAM and 32GB local storage
  • 128GB microSD card support
  • 4G LTE support
  • Dual SIM support
  • 2900mAh battery

Lenovo has decided to bring this amazing phone come camera in market for a reasonable price. Therefore, Vibe Shot will be available at price of $349 (no contract) which is quite justified with the phone features.

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Microsoft Will Explain Support For Type-C In Windows 10 At The WinHec Event Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:33:40 +0000 windows 10 USB 3.1 support

WinHec conference is going to be held in the next month of March 2015 where Micosoft will be going to reveal Windows 10 new features. Microsoft has unleashed one of its agenda that known as ‘Enabling New USB Connectivity Scenarios in Windows 10′. This topic clearly shows that in the upcoming windows version there is room for the latest USB 3.0 Type-C as well as USB Dual Role.

This is another interesting feature, which is going to be part of the Microsoft’s unified Windows 10 OS. Microsoft has already booked a session in the coming WinHec event to explain this feature and the session will be like this:

Windows 10 introduces support for USB Dual Role and Type-C, which will enable new wired connectivity scenarios such a phone interacting with USB peripherals, or laptops connecting to an external display using the USB Type-C connector. This session will go into detail on how Windows supports these technologies and what you need to do to enable them.

So, lets wait till the event when Microsoft will reveal about how user could be able to tackle the latest USB technology on their tablet, smartphone, laptop and desktop on a unified operating system.

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Android For Work Officially Announced For Enterprise Users Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:19:27 +0000 Android for Work

“Android For Work” was first revealed at the I/O conference in June, 2014 and now it has been officially announced. It is made to work for users running at least Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or onwards. Android For Work is entirely designed to give benefit for enterprise users and corporate sector because it allows to create separate profiles for business and home.

It is built for people having single android device are now able to use their business and personal profiles on the same device keeping their info secure. The Android for Work app consists of four main features:

Work Profiles: It is accessible by users running on Android 5.0 Lollipop, in this app users have full flexibility to create entirely separate work profile on their phone and keep it isolate from their personal profile.

Android for Work App: This is particularly designed for users who have Android 4.0 or later, it allows to securely deliver info including mail, calendar, contacts, documents, browsing and access corporate approved tools that are managed by company’s IT department.

Google Play for Work: This is the optimized play store, where company approved apps are available so that employers can download easily.

Business App Suit: These are the office apps, which support Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes, using this suit of business app user can easily edit or create documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

This Android for Work app is a combine effort of google and other software and hardware providers including Samsung, Lenovo, Sony, HTC, LG, Box, SAP, etc. Since there is a huge population using android phones, therefore, Google is looking Android for Work as a great opportunity to make it another billion dollar industry.

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Panasonic Announced The Series Of 4K UHD TVs Powered By Firefox OS Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:22:40 +0000 Panasonic Smart TV

Last month in January 2015 at CES Panasonic announced that it is going to launch a new lineup of smart TVs that will be powered by Firefox OS. Now, in the recent released press release, published at Mozilla site announced that in the coming MWC next week, Panasonic will be going to show its new lineup of Firefox powered TVs. This new lineup is called Panasonic VIERA LED TVs.

Panasonic VIERA series ranges from 40-inch screen size to 65-inch including the Panasonic 4K Pro feature models. This is for the first time, that any smart TV with Firefox operating system will come in the market. This operating system was basically designed for mobile devices and now Panasonic is implementing in its VIERA TVs as Home Screen 2.0. The models based on Home Screen 2.0 include CX850, CX800, CX750, CR730, CX700, and CX860 series TVs.

As far as the user experience is concerned, according to the conducted test, the operating system is user friendly and easy to operate. You can choose the features or functions via series of decks like Live TV, apps and devices. You may also run content from other devices like smartphones, tablets and PCs via Firefox browser or compatible apps.

Panasonic hasn’t revealed much about the pricing and launch of its Firefox powered smart TVs. Let’s wait till next week for the MWC to catch more information about the new Panasonic TV lineup.

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XO-Infinity Modular Laptop Can Be Used For A Decade Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:41:22 +0000 XO-Infinity Modular Laptop

It has been a long time when OLPC (One laptop Per Child) launched a new laptop project. The idea behind the project is to introduce such a laptop that is tiny, affordable and low power for students particularly in developing countries. After launching the first model in 2007, most of the partners left the project but OLPC’s Australian partner One Education has decided to lift it up and brought a new modular design of laptop called XO-Infinity.

The project resembles very much with the Google’s Project Ara but the device category and purpose is different. According to the One Education, the device should be last for a full decade just because of its modular model; for instance; you could get a tablet first for your child having ARM-based chip and Android-based software. As your child becomes elder, you could replace its various components with the required modules to make it a full functional laptop. You can replace or upgrade components including WiFi module, battery, add keyboard; replace processing unit and operating system (Windows or Linux), etc. The design will be so simple that can be even assembled by a 4-year old child as per One Education said.

It is still a prototype but the folks trying to bring it in market in 2016; to do this team is planning to launch crowdfunding campaign so that working model can be shown this year and its mass production could be started afterwards. It would be the great achievement if One Education could reach its desired goal and help students around the globe particularly in developing markets.

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Grasp Is A Wearable That Provides Remote Coaching Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:56:35 +0000 Grasp

Sometimes you desperately need an instructor for guiding you to do your work, but not every time you could have instructor right in front of you; for instance, while doing some troubleshooting, homework, cooking or fixing anything. To keep this idea in mind, an Interaction Designer Akarsh Sanghi has developed a prototype device, called Grasp, which provides remote coaching anywhere at any time.

Grasp consist of a built-in camera, microphone, and a laser pointer. It is a wearable device that mounts on your shoulder and reduces the distance between the instructor and learner by establishing wireless connection between them. Moreover, this device also provides the mentor with a real time insight into the learner’s environment through the coupling of a first person point of view and an instructional laser pointer. Thus, instructor can communicate with the learner using the device and pointing out the problem via laser pointer.

As far as the hardware is concerned Grasp is a prototype device that is powered by Arduino Yun board which consists of AVR Arduino microcontroller unit and Linux processing unit.

Grasp seems to be a very useful device when one needs instant help, unfortunately this device is not made for commercial purpose but if you want to get it, then you can make your own by getting its detail from the Sanghi’s website.

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Instant Lab Universal Prints Instant Photos From Mobile Devices Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:11:38 +0000 Instant Lab Universal

Few years ago, The Impossible Project (TIP) was crowd funded project on Kickstarter; the idea behind this project was to make such an instant photo kit that could transform images from smartphones to printed photo. The photo was a printed Polaroid film just like taken by a Polaroid camera.

Today, this project comes in the market with the name of Instant Lab Universal. Earlier this photo printing kit could transform images from smaller iOS devices but now it can be able to print Polaroid films from iOS and Android both devices. The procedure is very simple; download the latest version of Impossible Photo App, adjust the photo on your phone with this app, place it face down at the top of the cradle, expose your image to the film and here goes your Polaroid Photo Film.

The Instant Lab Universal is a camera, do not interpret it as photo printer; it exposes the image on your smartphone or tablet screen onto Impossible’s Polaroid™-format instant film via a photographic process. It works with high resolution smartphones and tablets and the updated Impossible Project App. The app comes with lot of interesting options to customize your photo and guides you all the process of printing Polaroid film using Instant Lab Universal.

You can learn more about the compatibility of devices with this Instant Lab Universal on the Impossible Project site where it is available at price of $249.

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Is Razer Blade 14 The Best Gaming Laptop Out There Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:38:51 +0000 razer blade 14 laptop

Razer Blade 14″ QHD+ Touchscreen Gaming Laptop 256GB – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
Price: USD 1,899.99
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The Razer Blade 14 is one of the few gaming laptops that the company released in recent times but is it the best gaming laptop for your money out there is a question you should be asking before investing quite a lot of money in this sort of mobile gaming setup.

What makes the Razer Blade 14 laptop one of the best gaming laptops is that it comes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M which is a very powerful GPU that has 3GB of GDDR5 memory and can play almost every game with slight adjustments at highest level of details.

GTX 870M

Reasons To Get Razer Blade 14 Gaming Laptop

14-inch QHD+ Multitouch Display : The Razer Blade has a really nice multitouch display of 14-inch with full 1080p resolution. It has a resolution of 3200×1800 pixels. The touchscreen matches quite well with the Windows 8.1 OS with which this laptop is shipped.

Powerful CPU : This gaming laptop has the Intel Core i7-4702HQ CPU which has a turbo clock speed of up to 3.2GHz. So other than gaming, this machine takes came of more than any fierce computing task you throw at it. It comes with 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM as well.

SATA M.2. SSD : The Razer Blade 14-inch gaming laptop comes with blazing fast SSD hooked through SATA M.2. interface which gives increased performance and better speeds than SAT 6.0 Gbps interface. This SSD has a capacity of 256GB.

Value For Money : The Razer Blade 14-inch gaming laptop is one of the best gaming laptops you can get for the money for its smooth gaming performance and the good news is that for a limited time, this particular model can be ordered with $400 discount.

If you are on a tight budget then you might also want to have a look at the ASUS ROG 15.6-inch gaming laptop that has the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M for more or less the similar performance but at about $700 lesser price tag.

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Microsoft Trade In Program For Surface Tablets Will End On 8th March 2015 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:47:50 +0000 Microsoft Surface Trade In Program

Microsoft has been started a trade in program for its Surface tablets from 2nd February to 8th March. According to this program customer will have to return the previous Surface tablet in working condition and as a result, he will get credit on purchase of new Surface Pro 3. Customer can get as much as $650 off on return of Surface Pro 3 with 256GB storage and Corei5 processor. Whereas, the return credit of Surface RT is as much as $94.

This Microsoft Surface trade in program is for US customers only and eligible only if their old Surface device fulfills the following criteria:

  • Power on battery must hold charge and not be required to be plugged in to operate.
  • Fully functional and in working condition.
  • Without broken/missing components, cracked display/housing, liquid damage, modification(s) or have device warranty seal broken.

The overall process seems to be fully online as you need to first mail the device in for evaluation and then wait for the response, if the device is found okay then you will get an online store credit only. The credit will be applied towards the purchase of new Surface Pro 3. So, if you are going to dumb your old surface device, then don’t throw it in your recycle bin, apply for the Microsoft surface trade in program before it ends! Here is the list of trade in value for the corresponding surface device.



Trade In Value

Surface RT32GB$84
Surface 232GB$105
Surface 2 (WiFi and 4G)32GB$114
Surface Pro64GB$122
Surface Pro 264GB$189
Surface Pro 3Corei3/64GB$499

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Ethertronics Brings Active Steering Technology To Its New EtherChip Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:03:51 +0000 EtherChip EC842

Ethertronics a well known name in the field of RF system solutions, has recently introduced a new EtherChip EC482 for various mobile devices. This chip comes with a brand new Active Steering Technology, which creates multiple signals around the antenna and thus selects the best one for each device to connect.

According to the sources, EtherChip will replace traditional WiFi boosters as Ethertronics claims a 20 to 45 percent increase in the throughput between access points and devices living on the fringes of a network. It extends the WiFi range so that every device in the house gets optimum signal strength. It also strengthens the signal enough to penetrate easily into the thick walls and ceilings. Ethertronics also mentioned that it works even better if you use the new advanced lineup of WiFi routers (802.11ac routers). These routers have multiple antennas to connect multiple devices simultaneously, in this manner using active steering technology every antenna choose different radiation pattern and thus ensures optimal signal for all the connected devices even if they are spread throughout different places in the house.

EtherChip EC842 is more likely to be a part of various upcoming routers according to Ethertronics and will showcase this chip in the coming MWC event in Barcelona.

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Sony SmartEyeGlass Is Ready To Replace Google Glass Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:15:06 +0000 SmartEyeglass

Sony augmented reality glasses SmartEyeGlass SED-E1, which was previewed few months ago, is now coming to 10 countries. Among them, UK and Germany are the two countries where it is up for pre-orders and will be start shipping from March. Other countries include US, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden. The developer edition Sony Smart Glass is priced at €670 which is equivalent to around 840 USD.

Sony SmartEyeGlass is compatible with Android 4.4 or above smartphones. It is designed with transparent lens that connects to compatible smartphones and highlight various information on the wearer’s field of view. The glass uses the monochrome green display and comes with a 3MP camera unit. This glass can be used variety of scenarios as shown in the video. It also comes with a separate controller that houses battery, speaker, microphone, NFC and touch sensor.

Besides giving amazing hardware features, Sony also opens its SmartEyeGlass SDK for developers to create apps; and according to the Sony, apps will let wearer to access social media like Facebook and Twitter. The apps will also be available from the SmartEyeglass host app on the smartphone.

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ASUS ZenBook UX305 Super Slim Ultrabook Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:44:58 +0000 ASUS UX305 Ultrabook

Asus has just come up with a couple of new Windows 8.1 computers and one that got our attention is the Asus ZenBook UX308 ultrabook which measures only 0.48-inch in thickness making it a very competitive alternate for the Apple MacBook Air at nearly half the price.

The new Asus ZenBook UX308 other than being super slim is powered by the latest Intel Core M series CPU of up to 2.6GHz with up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM. Internal storage consists of up to 256GB SSD which gives it quite a performance boost.

The ASUS UX308 Ultrabook has a multitouch display of 13.3-inch with resolution options as high as 3200 x 1800 pixels. The computer has a HD webcam that can record 720p videos. Other features include SDHC card slot, WiFi, Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0 etc.

The battery life on the Asus ZenBook UX308 is up to 10 hours because of its less power hungry Intel CPU. Price starts at $699 only.


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Immersis Beams Virtual Reality Into An Entire Room Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:08:11 +0000 Immersis

Immersis is a project created by a company named Catopsys, which beams virtual reality into an entire room. This project is a combination of both Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality; it brings VR close to your circle of people sitting in a room. This kind of project would certainly beneficial for organizations related to property, showrooms or place where you need to demonstrate your prospective model. It is also supposed to be a better device for gamers, because for group gaming they require multiple screens or TV sets, which this Immersis replaces with only single screen and allow them to be immersed and extend the game scene with surrounding projection.

Immersis is an interesting project that transforms your entire living room into an immersive support for your video games and panoramic videos. In this manner, you will not only be able to enjoy playing games with your friends but also share your experience and idea with group of people.

Immersis first needs to connect with computer, and then it will project the content at 180 degrees span only if your content is either panoramic or 3D, then the projection will be at 180 degrees. Otherwise, the projections will be flat if the content is two-dimensional. To do all this, Immersis requires a 3D model of your room before setting up the projection, which makes this device restrict from the range of common user. As not a layman has access to the 3D model of his room, therefore, it seems that Catopsys purposely create this device for companies and professional gamers having knowledge to create special screening events for virtual reality.

Catopsys has already reached its funding goal but you can still make a pledge on its Kickstarter page.

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Google Will Reveal More About Project Ara At MWC 2015 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:14:51 +0000 Google Project Ara

Google Project Ara is a prototype of smartphone, which will bring new revolution to the smartphone world. This Project Ara is a smartphone consisting od separate modules like processor, display, memory, etc. In this manner, a smartphone can be upgraded easily by replacing individual module.

At the coming MWC event of 2015, Google will just show fewer models of the prototype Ara and shar some additional information. Moreover, it is also expected that Google will show one of its working handset, which might be open for the visitors there.

Project Ara is the most interesting and exciting project in view of user and they are anxiously waiting for. But still it is not clear that whether Google will announce something about its release or increase the thirst by revealing some more features?

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Windows 10 for Phones Preview by Microsoft Goes Live Fri, 13 Feb 2015 07:31:20 +0000 windows 10 phones

Microsoft has just showcased the ‘might be’ anticipated Windows 10 preview for Phones and small display devices such as tablets. Coming from the Windows 10 preview for PC, the preview for Phones also shows a variety of improvements.

The VP Joe Belfiore highlights some of the few key features that the users will benefit from. One of them is an improved Action center which allows the user to quickly interact with notifications and respond directly from the home screen rather than going into its respective app.

The other cool looking feature of this Microsoft 10 preview for phones include the speed to text input which is applicable for virtually every text input on the Microsoft Windows 10.

This Windows 10 preview for phones also showed slight glimpse of the improvements made to Office apps, Photos as well as improved Mail features.

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T-Mobile Offering Free Tablet On Purchase Of Monthly Data Plan Wed, 11 Feb 2015 07:17:10 +0000 Alcatel One Touch Pop 7

Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 7″ Tablet (Metro PCS Kit)
Price: 139.99
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T-Mobile is going to bloom your Valentine’s Day as it will be start offering Free Tablet on Purchase of at least 1GB of data plan. The offer is looking interesting as only few tablets are coming these days with data plan.

As far as tablet is concerned, it is Alcatel One Touch Pop 7, which comprises of following main hardware specs:

  • 7-inch display with 1,024×600 pixel resolution
  • 3GHz dual core processor
  • 1GB RAM and 8GB onboard storage
  • 2 megapixel rear camera and 0.3 megapixel front camera
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

The tablet is looking okay as its normal price is around $165 but T-Mobile is offering it free with just $7 per month charges of 1GB data plan. In addition, customers will have to pay the tax fee that will cost in between $5-$15, according to the local tax rates. Don’t get bother with the tax rates as still it is much lesser than the tablet price.

You may also choose larger data plan, which will add extra charges and thus monthly fee would increase. This amazing offer from T-Mobile will start from 12th February to 16th February. Hurry up! If you don’t want to miss the opportunity.

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Robot Vacuum Nearly Ate Its Sleeping Owner Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:11:12 +0000 robot vacuum attack

Robots were designed to replace human work load as well as improve efficiency but a recent accident that occurred in South Korea shows an entirely different story.

A 52-year old woman was sleeping on the floor inside her house and at the same time her robot vacuum cleaner was doing its job or I should say didn’t do its job correctly. These robotic vacuums do the cleaning as per their user defined schedule and are designed to identify objects to avoid collision.

It seems like the Robot vacuum failed to identify her sleeping owner and sucked up her hair which was such a painful encounter that the poor lady had to call the fire department to rescue her from the jaws of its Vacuum cleaner.

Luckily the woman did not receive any serious injuries but one thing is for sure that she will either get rid of her malfunctioned robot cleaner or will never sleep on the floor while her not so loyal Robot it at work.

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Google Chromecast Has Even Cheaper Alternate But How? Fri, 06 Feb 2015 07:35:16 +0000 Google Chromecast

Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player
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We all know that Google Chromecast emerged as the cheapest and straight forward solution for streaming content from any device to your TV or projector and undoubtedly it is one of the best selling devices in the market.

With recent reports coming from Google Korea about some interesting sales figure, you will not be surprised to know that in 2014 alone, more than 10 million Chromeboast units have been sold globally. These numbers do not include the bulk quantities that have been sold to retailers and suppliers so the actual figure might be a lot bigger.

With just the $35 price tag for the Google Chromecast streaming stick, one would think that this is the cheapest solution for streaming content wirelessly to their TV screens but believe me that even the Chromecast has a cheaper alternate.

Yes, and that alternate is the EZcast HDMI stick which has all the capabilities of the Google Chromecast yet it has a price tag almost half to that of Chromecast. You can grab your EZcast stick from Aliexpress while stock lasts.

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Best Home Theater Projector – Optoma HD141X Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:45:10 +0000 Best Home Theater Projector

Optoma HD141X Full 3D 1080p 3000 Lumen DLP Home Theater Projector with MHL Enabled HDMI Port
Price: USD 597.95
4.7 out of 5 stars (496 customer reviews)
81 used & new available from USD 460.88

Modern technology brings everything in reach of everyone so easily that you could not imagine; today you can transform your home into an office, a home theater or even a gaming zone. All this can happen by getting respective devices like smart computer systems, displays and consoles. This review is also about such a product, which can easily transform your room into a mini cinema or a gaming zone. Yes! I am talking about the best home theater projectorOptoma HD141X DLP Projector.

Display Quality

Optoma HD141X comes with the advanced DLP technology that gives you the best experience of watching HD movies, 3D games, sports, TV shows and much more. It projects display on screen size of up to 300”diagonal with high performance cinematic quality, produces brighter image with 3000 lumens and a remarkable 20,000:1 contrast ratio. This best home theater projector comes with lot of advanced features that you experience in any digital cinema.

Full-ON Home Entertainment

If you call this best home theater projector a Full-ON Home Entertainment device, then it will be justice with it. All this is because, the capability to display high definition movies, play 3D games, watching TV on bigger screen with high quality display features are hardly found in previous optoma projectors like Optoma PT110 WVGA and Optoma TW610STI+.

Optoma HD141X Connected Devices

Thanks to the following built-in hardware, that makes all these things possible:

  1. 2x HDMI ports (HDMI 1/MHL, HDMI 2) : HDMI 1 can also be used to connect MHL so that you can connect it with your smartphone or tablet with just a single cable using MHL. In this way, you can play games, stream videos and share photos on the big screen.

  2. VESA 3D Sync Port : Provides full 3D compatibility for seamless integration with your favorite Blu-ray 3D player, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and other gaming consoles.

  3. Powerful 10-Watt speaker

  4. Dynamic Black : It support to give enhanced black levels as a result you get clear picture instead of dull. You can better understand this feature using the photo shown below:

Optoma HD141X Dynamic Black

  • Long Lamp Life : This super-sized home entertainment will never stop so early like other projectors; thanks to its long lamp life of up to 6500 hours. Thus, if you use this projector for 2 hours on daily basis then it will never stop working before 8 years.

  • Super Fast Frame Rate : As the normal HD movies are recorded at 24 frames per seconds, which matches the frame rate of the Optoma HD141X. Therefore, it keeps the original frame rate and plays the movie in a more realistic environment.

  • Backlit Remote : It also comes with a backlit remote to control the display and connected device. The remote has many useful features that allow controlling with just a single press as shown in the figure:

Optoma HD141X RemoteWhere To Buy?

If you prefer to stay home but also want to enjoy the outside home entertainment, then this Optoma HD141X would be the perfect choice for you. You might get shaky as this device costs over thousand dollars but only Amazon can make this affordable for its customers. Therefore, you can buy this best home theater projector easily from Amazon store at 50% discount rate with Free Shipping. So, what are you waiting for, just grab the product before the offer ends!

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Action Cam SJ4000 Camera Review : The Hidden Truth Thu, 05 Feb 2015 13:25:16 +0000 SJ4000 camera

The Action Cam SJ4000 camera comes from a reputable manufacturer from China and this review will highlight the key capabilities of this camera which I have experienced after playing with it for quite sometimes.

This SJ4000 camera review will hopefully cover the camera built quality, video recording and photo shooting modes, user menu interface, accessories that are supplied with it and my overall verdict for those looking to buying this action cam.

SJ4000 Design & Built Quality:

The action cam SJ4000 despite a not so big price tag turned out to be quite good. Good enough that I do not bother dropping it down and doing some serious damage to the camera. It looks very similar to the GoPro camera in fact and some cases slightly better.

sjcam sj4000 wifi 1080p

Video And Photo Mode:

The photos takes with the SJ4000 are okay after all nobody gets an action camera for taking stills. The video recording on this action camera turned out to be more than satisfactory. My favorite modes are 1080p @ 30fps and 720p that as well at 30fps. There are various other modes for both stills and videos. The two I stated above gave the best results. For best performance I also suggest to use at least a Class 6 microSD card. It supports up to 32GB of microSDHC card.

SJ4000 User Interface:

Like other digital cameras, the SJ4000 camera has a very simple and straight forward user interface where you can adjust and personalize everything ranging from language to picture resolution and even update the camera firmware which gets updates quite frequently.

menu settings

Accessories For SJ4000 Camera:

If you have already got some camera mounting accessories lying around then you will not be needing those ad the SJ400 cam comes pre-loaded with over a dozen of mounting accessories that you can ever think of.

accessories for SJ4000

SJ4000 WiFi & Battery:

This has built-in WiFi which is very easy to get it connected with your favorite iOS or Android device. Apps for respective platforms are easily downloadable and once connected you can use your handheld device to control the camera.

The battery on the SJ4000 camera also performed very well with the display turned OFF. It gave a maximum of 95 minutes of 1080p video recording at 30 fps. Just make sure you have a sufficient size microSD card to capture all the fun.

Final Verdict For SJCAM SJ4000 Camera:

Considering that the SJ4000 is even less than half the price of the latest GoPro series action camera and the performance levels are very close to the high price tag action cams, the SJCAM SJ4000 camera is clearly a no-brainer for any one looking to get an action camera without spending too much or even getting it as a spare camera in case your regular camera dies without any warning.

There are various color options to chose from and you can order one at discount price from Aliexpress (see details).

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Best All In One Wireless Printer By Canon Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:43:39 +0000 Best All In One Wireless Printer

Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax
Price: USD 99.99
3.9 out of 5 stars (3890 customer reviews)
113 used & new available from USD 95.00

As the devices today becomes smarter and smaller day-by-day, therefore, imaging device manufacturers also trying to produce compact all-in-one products. The imaging device, which I have chosen to review today, is Canon PIXMA MX922 printer. It is one of the best All-In-One Wireless Printer, which can perform various functions including printing, scanning, faxing, disc label printing, etc.

Canon PIXMA MX922 is also the modified version of its previous model Canon PIXMA MX892. It is also built with dual smart panels; 3-inch LCD and streamlined control panel alongwith buttons for selecting device modes and more. Let’s have a brief look at its major features:

Printing Features

This Canon PIXMA MX922 is rated as the best all in one wireless printer just because of its amazing printing features, which is suitable not only for home but also best fit for office use. It is capable of printing both black and white and color documents and photos. The following features will help you to know the actual printing quality of this canon printer:

  • 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi.
  • 5-color ink system consists of a pigment-based black ink, and four dye-based inks for business-quality text, colorful presentations and documents, as well as beautiful photos.
  • Print borderless 4.0 x 6.0-inch photo in 21 seconds that will last up to 300 years when stored in an archival-quality photo album.
  • Auto detect text and image to print accordingly.
  • Auto-duplex printing prints on both sides of the paper automatically.
  • Print photos from HD movie clips captured with compatible Canon EOS Digital SLR, PowerShot cameras or VIXIA camcorders.
  • Design and print labels of your own custom CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays.

Other Features

Canon PIXMA MX922 is also designed as FAX machine and scanner. In the FAX enabled mode, the streamlined control panel transforms into keypad to dial the number. In addition, with this few other FAX related buttons and built-in options are available like Redial, Hook and Coded Dial to do quick FAX.
As far as its scanning function is concerned, the Auto-Scan mode quickly scans your document and save it in the correct format by just pressing single button.

On the other hand, you can also do copy, scan and fax multiple documents at a time by using its Fully Integrated, 35-sheet Duplex Auto Document Feeder.


Canon PIXMA MX922 is the best all in one wireless printer also due to its smart connectivity. This canon printer can print anything from the following devices by establishing respective connections:

  • Desktop and laptops by either wireless or wired means
  • Apple mobile devices including iPad, iPhone and iPod touch via AirPrint
  • Cloud Print feature allows to print documents from Gmail and Google Docs; and photos from Picasa and Canon Image Gateway on a mobile device, and from Google Chrome browser.

Moreover, it can save a lot of time of office users as it automatically downloads and prints various official doc templates.

Where To Buy?

If you want to speed up your office work and want to replace your entire imaging device with a single machine, then this is the best all in one wireless printer for you. Don’t bother about the price as Amazon is offering it at much affordable rates with Free Shipping.

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Energizer EcoAdvanced : First AA Recycled Batteries Announced Wed, 04 Feb 2015 05:27:49 +0000 Energizer ecoAdvanced

Who does not require those AA type batteries. We all use them in TV remotes and all kinds of electronics. Facts a part, Energizers who is the leading manufacturer of batteries has just announced new type of AA batteries called the Energizer EcoAdvanced batteries.

The new Energizer EcoAdvanced batteries are made available in AA size and are made from 4% recycled material which at first might not seem like a huge advancement but Energizer claimed than in the the next 10 years or so they will be able to use up to 40% recycled material in their batteries which is quite phenomenal.

One thing worth mentioning here is that these recycled AA batteries do come with an additional cost and a pack of 4 cost about $5 which is about 25% more than regular AA batteries.

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Best iPad Case With Keyboard Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:00:59 +0000 Best iPad Case With Keyboard

ZAGG PROfolio+ Ultrathin Case with Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad 2/3/4-Black
Price: USD 69.95
4.0 out of 5 stars (1074 customer reviews)
46 used & new available from USD 35.00

Mobile device case is one of the most important accessories that every mobile device user needs. This accessory not only provides safety for the device but also ensures comfort and ease while working on tablets, smartphones, iPads, iPhones, etc. There are different styles of mobile cases and docks are available, but this article is about the Best iPad Case with Keyboard – ZAGG PROfolio+.


This best iPad Case by ZAGG is designed for all the versions including 2, 3 and 4th generation iPad. It is rated as best iPad case because it comes with:

  • Leather-textured covering
  • Magnetic closure to fix the iPad
  • Ultra thin and lightweight body

All these design features ensure the safety of your iPad, so that you can easily keep it while travelling. It also provides optimum viewing angle as the case forms a stand at the back when the iPad placed vertically.


Now come to its main unit – Keyboard; it is designed in a spacious way with island style keys so that you may feel like working on your laptop. The ZAGG PROfolio+ iPad case with keyboard also comes with the special function keys to perform functions directly. The keyboard connects with the iPad via Bluetooth, therefore, you will have to first pair it with your iPad to establish connection. Moreover, the backlit of keyboard comprises of seven different background colors of light so that you can choose your desired one to get maximum exposure in the low light.


ZAGG best iPad case with keyboard comes with a rechargeable battery that delivers up to 2 hours a day for a single charge. This lithium polymer battery life is claimed to be last for several months on regular use. A micro USB port is present at the side of the keyboard to charge the battery via micro USB cable.

Where To Buy?

This is one of the best iPad case with keyboard that is necessary for those iPad users who mostly use to do official work on the go. Therefore, if you are convinced with the features of this ZAGG PROfolio+ iPad case then you can order it right now from Amazon at discount rate with Free Shipping.

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