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Micromax mocks Apple on iPhone's low battery problem in it's new smartphone teaser !!

Sunday, 29 November 2015 / No Comments

Yu has once again made Apple its target in the latest teaser for its upcoming Yu Yutopia smartphone. The image hints towards the smartphone's battery capacity as compared to those found in iPhone models.

The teaser shows the Apple company logo with low battery indication and a caption stating, "Would you enjoy an apple that doesn't last long?" The teaser directly hints at the size of the Yu Yutopia's battery to be greater than the latest iPhone models. The image however, says nothing more about the smartphone.

The company tweeted the teaser image saying "High on price, low on juice! High time; #ThinkDifferent #RaiseTheBar! #Yutopia." Yu Televentures has also started letting interested users register for the Yutopia on its dedicated website.

So far, the company has confirmed that the Yu Yutopia will include 32GB of inbuilt storage instead of 16GB, which is still the minimum inbuilt storage given by Apple in its iPhone models. Previously, the company confirmed a Quad HD display on the Yu Yutopia smartphone. If true, this would be the company's first smartphone featuring a QHD display. The company also hinted that the Yutopia would sport a metal build which would be company's first smartphone made out of metal. It recently took dig at the OnePlus 2 smartphone, which doesn't support the Quacomm Quick Charge feature.

To recall, ahead of the Yu Yunique launch in September, a high-end smartphone from dubbed Yu550 was spotted in Geekbench listings as well as at an Indian import/ export manifest site. The Yu550 may be the high-end smartphone the company has been teasing.

To recall, the Yu550 smartphone spotted at Geekbench listing showed few specifications including a 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone was said to feature a 5.2-inch full-HD display and run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based build of Cyanogen OS. The Yu5050 scored 1353 in single-core test and 4622 in the multi-core test.

Huawei Is Back With It's Stunning Huawei Mate 8 Smartphone.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015 / No Comments

Huawei has finally started teasing the launch of its upcoming phablet, the Mate 8, which is expected to be unveiled on November 26. The Chinese company shared the teaser via Weibo (the Chinese equivalent of Twitter), confirming the launch event as well as Mate 8 device.

The unannounced Huawei Mate 8 is expected to ship with the company's own Kirin 950 SoC, which will likely be the company's chipset for high-end devices. An earlier leaked roadmap of the company tipped that the Mate 8 may feature a 6-inch QHD display, Kirin 950 SoC, and a 16-megapixel rear camera with OIS.

In another leak, Huawei's yet-to-be-announced Mate 8 was pictured (via Mobile Dad) purportedly showing the metal frame of the handset. The leaked images have been posted by an employee of Foxconn, in whose factory the Mate 8 is reportedly being assembled. In the leaked images, the Mate 8's SIM card tray can also be seen alongside microSD card slot. We can expect more details to emerge as the launch nears.

Last week, the Chinese company launched the Honor 5X in China. The metal-clad smartphone, also known as the Honor Glory Play 5X, was announced in two variants - with 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM, priced at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,200) and CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs. 14,300) respectively.

Some of the highlights of the Honor 5X include dual-4G standby support; Android 5.1 Lollipop with the EMUI 3.1 skin; 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) resolution IPS display; 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 SoC (four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.7GHz + four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.2GHz); expandable storage support via microSD card (up to 128GB); 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash; 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3000mAh battery.

The Top 6 Stunning Games Releasing This November !!

Sunday, 1 November 2015 / No Comments

November is one of the busiest months of the year for gaming. With high profile releases such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Rise of the Tomb Raider, it's easy to see that it's a busy month for gamers. While September and October were massive months in their own right, we feel that November is the one that will have the maximum impact on your wallet. Here's are the games that you need to play this month.

Anno 2205

The Anno games might not have the same appeal as Sim City or Cities Skylines XL, but the franchise has managed to hold its own over the years. With Anno 2205 letting you control more than just one city at a time complete with the goal of controlling a vast sci-fi cityscape on the Moon, this latest addition to the series appears to have finally come out of Sim City's shadow. If our preview was anything to go by, city simulator fans will soon have something to tide them over. Available on November 3 for PC (Windows).

Need for Speed

This edition of one of gaming's oldest racing series appears to mimic some of the success of its previous entries. It sports a vibe not too different from the classic Need For Speed Underground and is coupled with an open-world that we hope is more in line with Most Wanted than 2008's abysmal Need for Speed Undercover. But being always online (yes, even in single-player) and sporting cringe-worthy dialogue, is this the Need for Speed game you're looking for? We'll know soon enough. Available on November 3 for PS4 and Xbox One. The PC version has been delayed to Spring 2016.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

Arguably the biggest game of the year, this first-person military shooter series has gone from strength to strength. Black Ops 3 sports a futuristic premise, improved traversal mechanics, and slick multiplayer if user impressions of its beta were anything to go by. With a single-player campaign that promises to be a lot longer than the five to six-hour adventure we're usually subject to, there seems to be a lot here to keep this long-running franchise from going stale. Available on November 6 on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.

Fallout 4

The last Fallout released half a decade ago, so we're all primed and ready to explore the 1950s inspired, post-apocalyptic wasteland of Fallout 4. Previews indicate that this is a cleaner, crisper looking game compared to its predecessors, but there seems to be a whole lot more under the hood thanks to its perks and specials systems. There's a ton of in-game content to peruse through from making your own base to crafting weapons and a meaty single-player adventure too. Considering how popular Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas were won't be surprised if this is the game you play for months on end. Available on November 10 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

While the first game in the latest rebirth of Lara Croft met with stupendous critical response, her second outing appears to be a more muted affair. This is partly due to it being a timed exclusive to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Nonetheless, with every preview showcasing a host of icy landscapes, intriguing puzzles, and varied gameplay, we're hopeful that Lara Croft's latest adventure would be worth checking out, despite going up against Fallout 4 that's out on the same day. Available on November 10 on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Star Wars Battlefront

Although our impressions of the Star Wars Battlefront beta weren't the greatest, we can't help but feel that Battlefield developer Dice was holding back in terms of content for the full release. Our suspicions were confirmed following a superlative reveal of more hero characters and locations earlier in the month. But will it be enough to keep us playing the week after launch? We hope so. Available on November 17 on PS4, PC (digital only), and Xbox One.

And if these don't pique your interest there's Assassin's Creed Syndicate on PC and StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void as well, to name but a few. What are you buying in November? Let us know via the comments.

World's First Sonic Tractor Beam Lifts Objects With Sound

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Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have built the world's first sonic tractor beam that can lift and move objects using sound waves.

World's First Sonic Tractor Beam Lifts Objects With Sound

Tractor beams are mysterious rays that can grab and lift objects. The concept has been used by science-fiction writers, and programmes like Star Trek, but has since come to fascinate scientists and engineers.

Researchers have now built a working tractor beam that uses high-amplitude sound waves to generate an acoustic hologram which can pick up and move small objects.

"In our device we manipulate objects in mid-air and seemingly defy gravity," said one of the researchers Sriram Subramanian, professor of informatics at the University of Sussex in England.

"Here we individually control dozens of loudspeakers to tell us an optimal solution to generate an acoustic hologram that can manipulate multiple objects in real-time without contact," Subramanian explained.

The technique could be developed for a wide range of applications, for example, a sonic production line could transport delicate objects and assemble them, all without physical contact.

On the other hand, a miniature version could grip and transport drug capsules or microsurgical instruments through living tissue.

The researchers used an array of 64 miniature loudspeakers to create high-pitch and high-intensity sound waves.

The tractor beam works by surrounding the object with high-intensity sound and this creates a force field that keeps the objects in place.

By carefully controlling the output of the loudspeakers the object can be either held in place, moved or rotated, the researchers explained.

"We all know that sound waves can have a physical effect. But here we have managed to control the sound to a degree never previously achieved," Bruce Drinkwater, professor of ultrasonics at the University of Bristol in Britain, pointed out.

source :internet 

OnePlus Launched OnePlus X - The Latest Smartphone with amazing features !!

Thursday, 29 October 2015 / No Comments
OnePlus has launched its third smartphone - the OnePlus X. Meant to be the company's affordable offering, priced below its 'flagship killer' products, the OnePlus One, and OnePlus 2.

Priced at Rs. 16,999 for the Onyx variant, and Rs. 22,999 for the limited edition Ceramic variant, the dual-SIM smartphone will be made available via the company's much-criticised invite system, and will go on sale via Amazon India. It will release on November 5 for the Onyx variant, and November 24 for the Ceramic variant. OnePlus specified only 10,000 units of the Ceramic variant will be made available globally.

The OnePlus X, running OxygenOS based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, features a 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) Amoled display, and is powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC coupled with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Like the OnePlus 2, it features a hardware Alert Slider, and capacitive keys. The smartphone has a metal frame, and dual speaker grilles on the bottom panel.

The OnePlus X comes with 16GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). The smartphone features a hybrid dual-SIM slot, with the second slot usable for microSD cards. It features a 13-megapixel rear camera with flash and a f/2.2 aperture, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with a f/2.4 aperture, and a non-removable 2525mAh battery. It does not bear a fingerprint sensor, as had been expected.

The Ceramic variant weighs in at 160 grams, while the Onyx variant weighs 138 grams. Connectivity options include support for Indian 4G LTE bands, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, FM radio, and Micro-USB. The company is touting the OnePlus Radio app, as well as its new OnePlus Icon in-ear headphones.

OnePlus X cases will also be made available in Rosewood, Black Apricot, Bamboo, Karbon, and Sandstone options. The firm announced the OnePlus X is its first Made in India smartphone, but the first batch of smartphones to be sold in the country will be produced in China. India production will begin from November.

OnePlus has also provided prices of the OnePlux X Onyx in the US, UK, and Europe, which is $249 (roughly Rs. 16,200), GBP 199 (roughly Rs. 19,800), and EUR 269 (roughly Rs. 19,200). Prices of the limited edition Ceramic variant, which won't be launched in the US, are GBP 269 (roughly Rs. 26,800) and EUR 369 (roughly Rs. 26,400).

source :ndtv gadgets

Meet The World's Smallest Portable Windows 10 PC | InFocus Kangaroo

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 / No Comments

In case you haven't been paying attention, computers around you are getting increasingly smaller. The market is already jammed with miniature portable computers, and now there is another interesting addition to the mix. InFocus, an American electronics company has announced the launch of Kangaroo.

At just 124mm length, 80.5mm width, and 12.9mm girth, the Kangaroo is the world's smallest portable desktop computer, the company claims, and is roughly the size of a smartphone. It comes with a removable base unit, which sports an HDMI port, one USB 2.0 port, one USB 3.0 port, and a DC power port. The device weighs just 200 grams (without adapter and power cord), and even features a Windows Hello fingerprint sensor

As for other specifications, it is powered by a quad-core Intel 'Cherrytrail' Atom x5-Z8500 processor clocked at 1.44GHz, with a Burst frequency of 2.24GHz. Other features include 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and a 32GB of eMMC storage, which you can expand via microSDXC card (up to 128GB) should you need more storage.

There's a battery inside too, which the company claims, can keep the device ticking for four hours under "casual use", and the portable PC also bears a Micro-USB port for charging. On the software front, the Kangaroo runs Windows 10. The mini-PC features Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity.

So, how much does the PC cost? The Kangaroo is priced at $99 (roughly Rs. 6,500) and is available for purchase starting today in the United States from online retailer The company says that it will begin to sell the pocket computer at Microsoft Store starting mid-November.

For those who haven't used any of these dirt-cheap small-shaped Windows devices, here's a word of advice: don't expect it to handle your high-end chores such as graphics intensive games. You should be able to do web browsing, play casual games, and watch full-HD video files without a lag, however.