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The All New Samsung ATIV Q

Posted on 28 June 2013

p>The South Korean giant and second best smartphone maker Samsung once again amazes the technological market by introducing its all new laptop, ATIV Q. What makes this gizmo stand erect among all laptops is that it functions on dual operating systems, Android and Windows 8, so you can realize the combined performance of both.

The recent launch of Apple’s new MacBook Air 2013 is in full competition with Samsung’s new ATIV Q. Though there are numerous mixed reviews, it’s considered the slimmest laptop so far.

Given below are some outstanding features and specifications of the latest Samsung ATIV Q

Physical Outlook
The screen size of this gadget is 13.3 inches with the overall weight just 1.29 kg. Users are considering this device as the lightest and slimmest among all laptops as it is just 13.9mm thin. Another notable feature is the screen’s flexibility which allows you to use it in four different ways. As a standard laptop, with a float screen just above the keypad, you can back flip the entire screen and finally make it lie flat over the keyboard and use it as a tablet. Unlike other laptops, the processor is located on the back of the device instead of on the base of the keypad.

Operating Features
People are astounded to see that this device works on both Android and Windows 8. An on-screen button is provided to allow you to switch between both operating systems. Besides, you can easily have access to several Google applications.

An S pen similar to Samsung Galaxy Note’s is also provided with the product. In addition, the picture resolution is 3200 x 1800 with 275 pixels per inch, which makes it something beyond standard HD. Battery timings are stated to be 12 hours, which is pretty good in comparison to other laptops.

However, users cited that the physical appearance of the laptop isn’t as appealing as MacBook Air 2013. Still, it sure outsmarted it with its operating features. So, grab the Samsung ATIV Q today and experience the combined strength of the most popular dual OS ever.

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Thumbs Up for MacBook Air 2013

Posted on 26 June 2013

Smartphones aren’t the only gadgets which are getting all the new features and upgrades, but laptops are all but getting better and better each day. The success of iPhone didn’t stopped Apple from introducing more new products, which is clear with the release of MacBook Air 2013. The company announced this as the best in line laptop at a price that will make your jaw drop. The new 11 inch laptop is lighter in weight yet having all the more latest features which makes it a fine addition to the MacBook family.

Features
The latest feature offers more stand by time due to the improvement in battery. Apple claimed that you can easily use this laptop all day long without charging which is something out of the box. It has Intel fourth generation HD graphics 5000 along with two additional USB ports, super fast RAM that can be expanded up to 8 GB and the latest Wi-Fi 802.11 ac.

The dual microphone allows you to witness clear voice while voice chatting. Bluetooth version 4.0, iLife, stereo speakers and light sensing technology is integrated with this version.

Screen & Performance
The screen size appears to be 11.6 inches with display of 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution in addition to the new Intel HD graphics 5000. Users cited that the graphics resemble to those which appear on Apple TV. However, the slim and flat screen gives it an elegant touch as compared to other laptops.
As far as performance is concerned, the Intel dual core i3 along with a flash storage device which is considered four times as faster than previous models surely makes this version faster than others.

Battery Life
Company official stated that if the laptop is used for normal work without strenuous browsing, excess downloading and running heavy programs, it will last all day or even if you operate all these functions, maximum duration is nine hours.

Each user has its own opinion but many have considered the latest MacBook Air 2013 to be better when it comes to long battery life, sharp graphics and fast speed.

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Sony’s New Phablet Rumors

Posted on 25 June 2013

After releasing several smartphone series entitled as Xperia, the renowned Japanese company Sony is once again devising new plans to conquer the market. With the rate at which it is manufacturing and releasing smartphones, no doubt that it will one day see eye to eye with Apple and Samsung. The rumors for upcoming phablet to be released later by the company have created a stir among the users as specifications have already been leaked online which are enough to jolt the people with excitement.

Sony i1, which is currently under the codename “Honami” brings forward some exciting new features. According to the information that has been revealed, the upcoming phone will have a five inch HD display screen with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. It will be having quad core snapdragon processor of 2.3 GHz which s expected to be very fast. RAM will be of 2GB with internal 32 GB that can be further expanded using micro SD, so expect more space than ever.
The catchiest news is the camera which is expected to be of 20 MP with exchangeable lens so you can also increase the image resolution. Additional camera feature would be that of Sony cyber shot UI camera, shutter key and Xenon flash.

Sony i1 will have Android 4.2 jellybean operating system powered by 3,000 mAH battery. It will also feature IR remote similar to Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. Further news revealed that CEO of Sony, Kazuo Hirai talked once of combining all the features that the company basically works at into a single device and this phablet seems to be one such gadget. This will be the second phablet in line to be released after the first one to hit the market on June 20th, 2013.

Along with all these specifications, a blurry image was also taken by the news provider but it actually didn’t expose much about the physical looks. All you can do now is wait and till then enjoy the first in line phablet, the Sony Xperia Z ultra.

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The Butterfly S

Posted on 24 June 2013

The hype of smartphones is ever increasing with time and each day you’ll find a new gadget in market which surpasses the previous one. Many companies are manufacturing such mobile phones which are all the more user friendly and up to date to the latest feature. Not long before the infamous Taiwanese smartphone brand HTC launched its flagship with the name HTC One, once again leaps into the market by introducing all new HTC Butterfly s.

The company announced this latest model at the event set in Taiwan. The Butterfly s has all the latest features and with a five inch screen, the term HD in smartphones has been redefined. Scratch resistant glass with full optical lamination makes the images more real and 3D like. The four mega pixel rear camera with Ultra Pixel technology gives you full lively and bright pictures with added features through which you will be able to move the images as if in real whereas front camera is 2.1 MP.

Dual front speakers with stereo quality will surely take the sound and music to all the new level. Long lasting battery allows you to operate all the function easily without constant interruption and shutdown. Processor, expandable memory and heavy duty battery maybe considered best but in contrast these extra features added weight to the smartphone itself

Some additional features for this latest HTC smartphone:

  • 5 inch screen with 1080 pixel resolution.
  • 1.9 GHz quad core processor with Snapdragon 600.
  • 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage capacity which is expended using micro SD card.
  • GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are included.
  • Android 4.2 Jellybean which is upgradable in case of a new version launched.
  • 3,200 mAH battery allows you to operate the device longer than usual.

If you have used HTC smartphones before, than it is recommended to try this one as well and as for those who haven’t yet bought any set, now is the time to get one.

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Google’s Project Loon

Posted on 20 June 2013

The internet has become a prime source of advancing technology with it being integrated in every other device. To cater users’ need, Google X, which secretly works on projects like the recent Google Glass, once again took a giant leap forward by introducing its new project Loon.

The name may sound loony, but the actual purpose behind the development has taken the technological boundaries to a new height of success. According to the company’s official blog post, readers came to know that thanks to this latest innovation, the internet will now be accessible in the most remote and desolated areas. You’ll have easy access to the web whether you’re on a jungle tour, camping over high altitudes or are exploring different places where internet connectivity was near to zero.

Google further stated that they’re calling this service “balloon powered internet” as it provides speedy access similar to the current 3D network that’s spread up twice as high as an air plane flies. The connections being spread up high in the sky are interlinked with each other. The company itself examined the service using around 50 testers. This was performed in New Zealand which eventually turned out to be a success as all balloon antennae linked up with each other.

The best part of the latest project from Google is that it’s been designed in a way to block all other unwanted connections. You’ll be surprised to know that actual balloons were used in the design and the schematics of this particular plan. This service can be best utilized in areas which suffer from natural calamities where communication initially breaks down.

This may considered as one of the silliest ideas so far by Google, which probably explains the name Loon. However, looking at its features and advantages, Loon may very well become one of the biggest assets for different countries.

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Microsoft Ready to Pay $100,000 for More Apps

Posted on 19 June 2013

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g up with Finish giant Nokia, Microsoft has released several Windows smartphones with the title Lumia. When released almost a year back, they received immense feedback from users claiming that both companies have outsmarted all others with their new gadgets. Continuous improvements were being made in every model that has been introduced so far with millions of applications and features never seen before. To keep up with the reputation it created, Microsoft is even willing to pay $100,000 to its app developers for future Windows phone 8.

This bold step was taken by the company to come first in the competition revolving around Android, Apple and Blackberry app stores. In an interview, Thom Gruhler, the chief marketing officer of Windows phone, stated that there are more or less 145, 000 different applications and games in the Microsoft Windows store. He further claimed that functions of Pinterest and Instagram are still not included on the list. However, at the rate with which Microsoft has been developing smartphones, you can expect that it’ll one day take over Apple iPhone.

Microsoft is at ease even with the two popular apps missing from its store as it claimed that there are other 48 downloadable out of 50 across all platforms, so this makes a little difference. Still, it’s looking forward to include them to become a real competitor in the rapid growing technological world.

According to recent survey and research done by IDC, the Windows phone has taken over Blackberry’s shipment early in the year 2013 by outwitting it with 7 million devices whereas Blackberry were found to be 6.3 million units.
Researchers predicted that if Microsoft and Nokia keep on improving their services, than Windows smartphone shipments will beat Apple by 2017. When compared with Google’s Android, the company still has far to go to win over the crowd as their shipment has been calculated to be 162.1 million units.

With ever increasing competition, all you can do is wait and watch what the company will introduce next!

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Say Hello to Sony’s New Cyber-Shot RX100M2

Posted on 18 June 2013

Technology has not only limited itself to mobile phones and computers; there are several other gadgets which are advancing with time. The camera has been an all-time favorite device for adventure loving people who love to save images as memoirs. Among many companies which are renowned for making cameras, Sony is one of the best there is. After already releasing several Xperia smartphones and digital cameras under the Cyber-shot brand, the company will once again take the lead by introducing the all-new Cyber-shot RX100M2 digital camera real soon.

Images and specifications are already out over the internet, both of which give viewers an idea of its features and functions. This new gadget will make a fine addition to the collection of Cyber-shot versions while working on evolving them. Rumors suggested that the RX100M2 will have Wi-Fi so that you can easily and immediately send and share the images over to your mobile or computer.

The three-inch rotating screen with built-in flash function is sure to be something camera lovers would want in the latest model. The suggested total weight of this camera is just 281 grams and its compact size will easily allow you to carry it anywhere anytime on the go. With a long running battery life, you can take as many pictures as you want without fearing that its charge dropping to zero within a few hours.

Other cool features are:

  • Faster USB port 2.0
  • 1.8 to 2.9 Zeiss zoom lens
  • Pop-up view finder
  • 20.2 MP Exmor image sensor
  • 144 m EVF (Electronic Viewfinder)”

These are some of the most common features of this cameral whereas additional ones are a high power zoom lens along with a 2D code recognition feature that is a bit larger than Cyber-shot’s previous model the RX100.

It’s expected that Sony will launch two new cyber-shot models. The company has arranged an event on June 17th, 2013 and most likely will make the official announcement for the release of the cameras during the occasion.

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