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PlayStation Store To Offer 10% Discount as Apology After December 2014 Outrage

December 25th outrage- PlayStation Store offers 10 percent discount as apology

Sony Computer Entertainment will be offering 10 percent discount for PlayStation Network users as part of its apology for the service outrage that users had to suffer on 25 December 2014. Distinct discount for each region North America The PlayStation Store will have a Coupon Code for this region. This will also be available on the PlayStation Twitter network. The same will run from 9:00 am PST on January 23 to 9:00 am PST on January 26. Europe The PlayStation Store will have a Coupon Code for this region. This will also be available on the PlayStation Twitter network. It will run between 9:00 am GMT on January 23 to 9:00 am GMT on January 26. Japan Coupon Code for Japan is 8PLLN4L3DQ. The same will run from 0:00 JST on January 23 to 23:59 JST on January 25. PS Vita PlayStation Store does not offer this discount code option and [+more]

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Windows 10 Set to Arrive; Expectations Soar

Windows 10 Set to Arrive; Expectations Soar

With Windows 10 all set to arrive soon, expectations are already soaring. The new operating system from Microsoft will be an exciting mix of the old and new as it will have the elegance of Windows 7 and the best of Windows 8. Windows 10: a new beginning Microsoft always knew that Windows 8 had not gone well with users, hence the urge to come up with Windows 10. This version of Windows is being promoted by Microsoft as a unique innovation in recent times and technology enthusiasts are looking forward for the launch. Start menu The Start menu has been put forward in the front and on left side of Microsoft user interface. As this start menu opens, it splits into two columns, the traditional list and the app styled icons. The size and shape of start menu can also be manipulated by the user. Additionally, command prompting has [+more]

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Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Planning to buy an Android-based tablet in the coming days? Two leading names in tablets are Lenovo and Samsung. While both of them have their own following, are two of the top brands which have a large following among technology lovers. Lets take a look at Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. These two are easily comparable because of two similarities–both tablets have a screen size of 7-inch. They also run on the Google Android. Clearly, both tablets stand in close proximity. So, what sets them apart? Design While both Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 are Android based, the former uses the Android 4.0, while the Samsung tablet runs on Android 4.1, 4. 0.3. Dimensions of the tablets are roughly the same with Lenovo A2107 measuring 7.68 x 4.92 x 0.47 inches and Samsung Galaxy Tab at 7.63 x 4.82 x 0.41 inches. However, Samsung [+more]

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The Phoenix Rises: 20,000 Nokia N1 Tablets Sold in 4 Minutes

Nokia N1 Tablet sold

Nokia rose to the pinnacle in early 1990’s with their mobile phones selling like hot cake. The advent of smartphone virtually swept them out of the market as Apple and Samsung took over the scenario. However, Nokia seems to be making a comeback with the Nokia N1 tablet. An indication of this is the success story of Nokia N1 tablets. Reports suggest that Nokia could be able to script a beautiful story as it sold 20,000 N1 units in 4 minutes and two seconds of launch, which is a record of sorts. Making a formidable comeback Nokia N1 was sold in China for $257 a unit, moments after the sale opened up for those eagerly waiting for the tablet. Adding proof to the popularity of Nokia’s first tablet is the fact that about 566,438 people are still in line for purchasing this tablet. Innovative Features The tablet features 7.9 inch, [+more]

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CES 2015: Tech Gadgets That Truly Fascinated Us

Appliances to watch out in CES 2015

The much awaited Consumer Electronic Show 2015 is over but it has left us wagging our tongues even today. Held at Las Vegas, the show was a complete delight for technology enthusiasts from the world over as they gathered to get a look at some regular launches and some interesting releases. Here are what we think are some of the key appliances and categories seen at CES 2015: Cheap Televisions Time has come when you should be saying goodbye to your standard 1080 pixel television. CES 2015 saw the latest technology in televisions as one saw 4K as well as 5k televisions that will change the way we have seen television. Apart from that, there was the release of 3D screens. All of this gives a truly interesting visual experience to the viewer. For the layman, a 4K television refers to images that stretch 4000 pixel wide and give you [+more]

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CES 2015: 4K, 5K and curved displays unveiled by HP

hp 4k screen launched ces2015

With high resolution displays becoming the norm of the day, HP has come up some of these at CES 2015. The company seems to be on the expansion mode and has come up with two 4K models and the first of 5 K model in the series. HP is also launching its extra wide curved display, though users might be disappointed a bit as it does not reach 4K resolution immediately. Most of these displays to be launched by HP would be priced at under $1000. A unique fact about the two 4K models that HP is coming up is the similarity in their designs expect for their size. Z24s and Z27s are 23.8 and 27 inch in display and have an aspect ratio of 16:9 with a 4 K resolution to follow. This brings out the pixel density to be 185ppi for the Z24s model and 163 ppi for [+more]

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CES 2015: Can We Expect To See The First VAIO Android Smartphone?

VAIO android smartphone

VAIO Corporation is likely to be release its first smartphone at CES 2015 being held in Las Vegas. This new launch from is likely to be powered by Android. Since this is going to be their maiden entry into the market, there is a lot one is expecting from the first VAIO Android smartphone. If reports are to be believed, they company hopes to make this smartphone more acceptable for the young, tech savvy generation. Therefore, the VAIO smartphone is meant to provide easy access to email, phone and incoming and outgoing video calls. The device is likely to be available in the mid budget range and will be limited exclusively for the market in Japan in the initial days. It is noteworthy here that after Sony’s withdrawal from VAIO, the same is now an independent company. The PC business managed by VAIO had shut down to a partial level [+more]

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Microsoft Lumia 1330/1335 Leaks Suggest LTE Windows Phone

Blazing fast LTE to Windows Phone to be brought by Lumia 1330/1335

Microsoft’s Lumia 1330/1335 is all set to debut soon and there have been some very interesting leaks. New facts have been released about the technical superiority of the phone in recent days. One of the latest leaks to hit the tech market is news that this might be the first Windows device to have LTE Advanced connectivity. LTE Advanced can also be considered to be the 4G in the real sense because this network is capable of delivering data in the range of 3 Gbps for downloads and 1.5 Gbps for uploads. Images of the device have been leaked, which show the device sporting a blue color with fresh Microsoft branding at the back. Although the design looks similar to the Nokia Lumia range of phones, it is much bigger than the former. The Lumia 1330/1335 has a giant 5.7 inch screen and comes with a 1280×720 pixel OLED display. [+more]

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CES 2015 Preview: Nvidia, HP to Make Smart Launches

A CES 2015 preview suggests a slate of new launches and announcements as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is set to commence. Most of them seem like exciting introductions to the technology industry. Let’s take a look at the preliminary displays done at CES 2015, which very well implicate the flavor of the events that we can expect to unfold: HP’s 4K, 5K curved TVs: Yes, HP is making new inroads in the entertainment sector with the introduction of its first 5K television. Along with that, two new models of the 4K television have also been launched. All of these are priced under $1000. Nvidia’s Tegra X1 superchip for the mobile: We can expect to see high quality gaming on mobile phones very soon if the Tegra X1 graphics card launched at CES proves to be as powerful as Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang suggests. Don’t expect Samsung to launch any [+more]

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Google Wants HTTP Sites To Declare Themselves Safe

google secure https

HTTP (Hypertext transfer protocol) is generally considered useful while navigating the web and the assumption is true to a certain extent. But it’s equally true that this is an insecure system prone to intrusion by hackers and other notorious elements. To tackle this problem, Google has decided to come up with a radical solution. It is asking all HTTP websites to declare themselves unsafe so that developers use the secure and encrypted HTTPS. By promoting this endeavor, Google wishes to showcase to web users in general that HTTP is not a safe way to browse the internet. Google’s proposal, if implemented, will bring a radical change in the way the internet is used. Three site classifications: a) Secure or fully functional HTTPS systems; b) Dubious or functional HTTPS with authentication errors; and c) Non-secure or standard HTTP and HTTPS with outdated protocols will be the order of the day. Also [+more]

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