Samsung Galaxy S5 Release Date to Happen with Some Juicy Features And an Iris-Scanner

580752_177066815832188_1938934067_nThe Galaxy S5 is a highly anticipated flagship device form Samsung and needless to say, it has been the subject of endless rumors. An interview by Bloomberg News which was published recently, a senior board member at Samsung highlighted key plans for the handset manufacturer’s to be released flagship smartphone as well as the next version of the much popular Galaxy Note phablet ad the new version of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

ET News, a Korean publication has reported that Samsung is planning to release two different version of the yet to be announced Galaxy S5. According to the report, there will be two editions of the Galaxy S5. One will be a premium variant sporting a metal chassis apart from a flexible OLED. The other variant will get a typical plastic body, as seen in other Galaxy smartphones.

Also, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is speculated to come with iris-scanner features, something not seen before on earlier Galaxy phones. It goes without saying that the modern-day gadget buyers are getting increasingly passionate about iris recognition technology. Young –hee stated that Samsung also considers including the iris-scanner feature in the Galaxy S5, and this will be competing with the Touch ID fingerprint-scanning biometric authentication, launched by Apple for the iPhone 5S.

It is also rumored that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be launched in April 2014 though Samsung has not confirmed the release date yet.

Samsung has taken a major step with the launch of Galaxy SmartGear. Indeed, wearable tech devices have ignited a volcano of creativity and hope that is engaging big players as well as start-ups. Companies like LG, Sony and Samsung are some of the leading players to play with this new trend. At the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas, several companies displayed several new tech watches, eyeglasses and wristbands with built-in cameras or video screens.

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Why Not to Buy Google Nexus 5: WiFi Drop, Battery Drain, Poor Camera Performance

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LG Nexus has come with latest specs of Android 4.4 Kitkat and optical image stabilisation camera mode. But the latest Nexus release has hardware issues and software problems. Here are some common problems faced by the users and means to fix them.

Wi-Fi Disconnecting or Dropping

Despite the latest revision in this device, Nexus 5 still has some Wi-Fi internet problems. The connection often drops as you move away from the router. a quick fix to this is to use it in airplane mode. After this, reset the Wi-Fi to get better connectivity. You could also try to reboot the Nexus 5. Alternately, download the Wi-Fi Analysation app to check crowded channel problems.

Battery Drain and Issues

The 2300mAh battery that has been provided with the Nexus 5 drains away pretty quickly. You can take care of this by switching off time out of the screen and wallpaper. Adjusting the wireless connectivity and screen brightness could also solve the problem.

Another great way to save battery on Nexus 5 would be to enable the GPS battery saving mode. 

Poor Camera Performance

The camera of the Nexus 5 also comes with some issues. It’s causes blurry images, shutter lag and auto focus. If you update your phone to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, Google offers a camera fix. 

Low Quality Audio

Most users also face speaker uses like reverb at low volume with speaker. The most important thing to get this straight is to maintain the hygiene of the phone. Visit Google Play to switch the Equaliser and get better audio performance. Switch off Virtual Surround Sound while playing songs via speaker and update to Android 4.4.1 Kitkat.

Overheating Problems

Overheating issues are also seen in heavy gaming because of higher graphics. The heating is as high as 50 degree Celsius. You could solve this by using it in a cool room. In fact, make sure you don’t place the device under sunlight. Taking care of these issues will also help to prevent battery damage and enhance its life.

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Steam Machine vs PS4 Vs Xbox One: The Better Gaming Console Post CES 2014

806cf45d-de8e-4af1-9610-d40be9df9276Steam Machine gaming console has indeed taken the gaming world by storm. It now boasts of 65 million active users. The Steam Machine gamine console features open-source tools, for instance the SteamOS which can be used  by the player on any gaming rig and also one designed by the gamer himself.

At the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, Valve once an indie developer has transformed into a leading digital entertainment conglomerate. It started its well-planned shake –up of the gaming industry by launching the Steam Machine gaming console. It is also known for myriad renowned partners. Its announcements at the CES clearly suggest their efforts of bringing PC gaming to the wide, mainstream users.

The Sony PS4 still retains its leading position in the gaming industry. The Sony PS4 is known for exceptional gaming performance, proves to be value for money and also features an enhanced PlayStation Plus apart from DualShock 4 controller. The Sony PS4 is a big leap in the graphical department from the Sony PS3. The Sony PS4 also supports PS VITA Remote Play over the traditional WiFi.

The Microsoft Xbox One effortlessly integrates live TV in an interesting and innovative way and is also engineered for controlling your satellite or cable box, receiver as well the TC. Most of the games available come with distinctly enhanced graphics as those seen on the Xbox 360. The Microsoft Xbox One has a faintly better roster of some exclusively available launch games as compared to Sony’s PS4s.

The Xbox One does not restrict itself to gaming alone. With its ambitious and futuristic live TV integration, it has certainly created a stir in the gaming industry. However, it does not seem to be beating its arch rival Sony PS4 owing to an higher price tag as well as unbalanced voice control.

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Samsung ATIV Book Vs Asus ZenBook Prime Vs HP Spectre XT: Top 3 ultrabooks to look out for in 2014

The technology size is shrinking with every passing day, but the performance seems to multiply.  It seems to get faster better and stronger than before. Ultrabooks are the new laptop technology in the market with ultra -quick performance and incredible power. They come with higher battery and ultra- powered graphics. There are some good numbers of Ultrabooks to come in the market in the year 2014. Check out the list now

  1. HP Spectre XT Touch Smart

HP Spectre is the best Ultraboverview_gallery_overviewooks from the sheds of HP and has the best built qualities seen before. The device features an exciting design with sharper, louder and clearer audio quality. The device boasts of full HD 1080p display and is powered by Intel Core i7 CPU along with RAM of 8GB for better and quicker performance. Featuring a screen of 15.6inches, HP Spectre is the best Ultrabooks of 2014

  1. ASUS ZenBook Prime

As it is an ultrabook, it is very sleek and thin but comes compacted with Intel core i7 processors. The gadget boasts of full HD 1080 IPS screen that offers HD content easily without lagging. The other specs include 4GB DDR3 RAM, 13.3 inches LED backlight screen. ASUS ZenBook Prime is one of the strongest Ultrabooks in 2014

  1. Samsung ATIV Book

It will be the best performing ultrabooks to be in the market in 2014. It is the best slimmest laptop by Samsung and the best thing about this Ultrabook is its ultra high resolution screen. It comes with some amazing specs. The device is powered by Intel Core i5 CPU along with RAM of 4GB. It boasts of HD 4400 graphics and full HD screen of 13.3 inches. It will be yet another most sought after ultrabooks in the year 2014.… Read the rest

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Bigger Screen iPhone 6 Release Date :2014 Debut of 1st iOS Phablet

holiday_top_giftsAnalysts are pretty sure that Apple is going to be larger in 2014, with virtual release date rumours anytime in between June and September. For Cantor Fitzgerald’s Brian White, the new release in 2014 from Apple is the iPhone 5s successor with a larger screen profile, retiring the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. iPhone 6 is anticipated to bring positive results for Apple.

In particular, China is the main focus through the recently sealed agreement of Apple with China Mobile. The Chinese service provider holds over 700million active subscribers. Only few Chinese consumers get their hand on Apple series like iPad series or new iPhone but with this effort, the company will boost its potential sales. For the present year, Apple is expected to bring up new segments and products and re-accelerate development in China and strengthen its root in the present segments

White further added that the release of bigger iPad with 13inch screen and the much anticipated iWatch will help Apple solid its growth. However, a bigger company product range will redound to Apple’s advantage, as per an assessment issues by Wells Fargo. While iPhone 6 is the most ambitious project of the company, Well Fargo stated that it could prominently cut down the profit margin of the company.

The investment companies are winding up the subsidies of US telecoms as the device producer will surely feel the pinch due to the weakening smartphone demand at least in USA, due to the expensive retail price of the handset.

Wells Fargo predicted that Apple close the sale of 2013 with 55 million iPhones and 24 million iPads. Still, the company faced a downfall, reflecting Apple’s roller-coaster display at the stock market. 2014 will be headline year for Apple with amazing releases marked as game changers, the 12.9inch iPad Pro, smart watch iWatch and iPhone 6

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PS4 vs. Xbox One vs. Wii U: The Best Console to Buy For Christmas?

806cf45d-de8e-4af1-9610-d40be9df9276This PS4 vs. Xbox One vs. Wii U gives you an insight to compare the user interface, compare hardware, backwards compatibility, media compatibility and some other features of all the three “next-gen” consoles. Techthirsty will aid you to choose your console this holiday season. Rather than battling them together let’s handle them one by one.

The best part about the PS4 is that it is much smaller than the size of the Xbox One and so is handy and easy to move. This is the right one to choose if you have are planning for something that fits in less space. The PS4 unlike the Xbox One incorporates its own power supply which makes it much lighter. If you are looking for something that is cheap then this one is for you, PS4 is significantly cheaper than the Xbox One as it does not have Camera accessory bundled. When comparing price the PS4 costs £349.99 whereas the Xbox One is priced at £429.99.The PS4 has iPlayer already and this console can be used as a TV streamer. The PS4 has a powerful GPU – graphics processing unit which is almost 50 per cent more powerful than the Xbox One.

The Xbox one on the other hand is huge which gives air more space to circulate, ensuring that even long hours of use do not overheat the console. The Xbox One definitely offers a better selection of games as compared to the PS4. Forza Motorsport 5, Zoo Tycoon and Dead Rising 3  are more interesting than Kill zone: Shadow fall. The Xbox One acts like a hub for your other home entertainment gears too. Another piece of hardware can be plugged into the Xbox One using its HDMI input.

 Wii U is the first console from Nintendo that supports high-definition graphics and is capable of producing up to 1080p video output. When compared to PS4 which has 8GB of GDDR5 ram, the Wii U has 2GB of DDR3.Half of the 2 GB RAM is dedicated to the console’s operating system leaving only 1GB for games.   

Keeping the pros and cons in mind and depending on whether you are a hardcore gamer or a casual gamer you could choose the console that best suites you.

 

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The Best Ultrabook Deal this Christmas: Acer Aspire 15 VsSony Viao Pro 13 Vs Dell Xps 12

15058_555816317765831_1183839628_nIf you were under the impression that budget, cost-efficient laptops simply cut corners, then have a look at the latest Acer’s 15-inch Aspire notebook.

The Acer Aspire 15 comes with a price tag of 499 dollars. It is powered by the advanced fourth-generation, Intel Core i5 processor. It packs in 4 GB RAM cache and has 500 GB hard drive. All of this is available in an exciting design that is evidently lighter than most other rival machines. However, the Aspire E1 does not have a touch screen. It runs on Windows 8 operating system, which holds a lot of promise.

For a price of 499 dollars, the Acer Aspire is a lightweight and quite affordable 15-inch notebook that comes powered by the latest Intel processor.

The Sony Vaio Pro 13 is quite light weight. Not weighing more than 2.4 pounds, this notebook from Sony is extremely portable. It is powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core i7 or i5 processor. It provides exceptional battery life and impressive performance on a daily basis. The 13.3-inch, 1080p touch screen looks vivid. Indeed, the Sony Vaio Pro 13 is priced competitively for the features it is offering. However, the Sony Vaio Pro does not have a removable battery, though the user can add an additional battery back up. It supports maximum memory capacity of a measly 8 GB.

The Dell XPS 12 is another promising notebook. This is essentially a rotating-screen hybrid featuring high-resolution display screen and augmented battery life. The Dell XPS 12 is quite slim and easy to carry. One disappointing thing about it is the accelerometer which might provide erroneous results when the screen is flipped around. Also, the fan makes a lot of noise. The Dell XPS does not feature a HDMI output or a SD card slot.

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The Apple iPad Mini 2 VS Samsung Galaxy Note 8- The Best Christmas Gift?

overview_gallery_overviewThe Apple iPad Mini 2  and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are two most awaited devices this year. And buyers are confused as to what would be the better choice. Here are the specifications of the two weighed up close. Assess th specs and get ready to splurge.

  • Design and Display: The Samsung Note 8 has an eight inch display with a resolution of 800×1280 pixels while the iPad has a 7.9 inch display with a 768×1024 resolution. In terms of weight, the Galaxy Note 8 is 338 grams and the iPad Mini  2is about 308 grams. The dimensions of these devices are 210.8×135.9x8mm for the Note while the iPad is 200×134.7×7.2mm. These specifications put the giants more or less at par.
  • Operating system and Hardware: The Note has a 1.6 GHz quad core processor (A9) coupled with an Exynos 4412 chipset. The memory available on the device is 16 GB and 32 GB and can be expanded to 64 GB. The iPad Mini 2 has a 1 GHz dual core processor with the Apple A7 chipset and retina display. However, there is no slot for a micro SD card but the devices available in the 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB variants. The Note wins the OS round as it comes with the Android Jellybean OS powered with RAM of 2 GB while the iPad comes with the iOS 6 upgradable to iOS 7 but has only 512 MB of RAM. 
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Pirate Bay Switches To .SE Domain- Homecoming In Sweden Style For The Website

There is hardly any respite for the Pirate Bay team. Only one day since the torrent site got a new hub in Guyana, GY domain now stands suspended. The local registry for the domain has notified TorrentFreak that all domains breaching rules would stand suspended.

  • Pirate Bay swiftly shifted to Sweden with .SE domain name. And this is what it stands christened as currently- thepiratebay.se.
  • Seems like bit of a homecoming for Pirate Bay. The swift jumps in domain are a frequent tale. The team from Pirate Bay said that with 70 domains in store, it is a cakewalk to switch the same.
  • The initial issues with Pirate Bay begun with losing of the .SX domain. This was in the light of pressure from BREIN, an anti-piracy grips for domain seizure. From here, begun Pirate Bay’s voyage from .AC to .PE.

Swedish prosecutor Fredrick Ingblad, A prosecutor from Sweden says, “There is widespread copyright infringement linked to these sites and these domains are used to assist in connection with crime.”… Read the rest

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Best Ten Digital Camera Of 2013: Nikon D5200 Vs Canon EOS 100D Vs Samsung NX300 Vs Nikon Coolpix

  • 388522_316807291668319_81044011_nCompact Fujifilm X100S:

 

Megapixels: 16MP

 

Video resolution: 1080p

 

Fujinon 23mm f/2 fixed lens

 

The Intelligent hybrid AF system makes use of contrast and phase detection to get focus easily. X100S contains EXR processor II that offers fast speed, minimizing lag times. Inclusion of CMOS II sensor helps in getting more details in images, making them seem more realistic. 1920 x 1080p video recording at 60fps is possible to see clear and balanced videos.

 

  • Panasonic Lumix GX7

 

Megapixels: 16MP

 

It has a viewfinder with 0.7x magnification and 2.7m-dot resolution. The in-built sensor-shift stabilization helps take great pictures. One of the great aspects about Lumix GX7 is the fast auto-focus system

 

  • Samsung NX300:

 

This has a solid 20.3MP shooter, including CMOS sensor coupled with DRIMe IV for reduction of noise and improvement in color quality. There is WiFi connectivity too which makes sharing easier. Full HD videos can be shot at 30fps. The touchscreen in this compact camera responds pretty fast; overall a very user-friendly camera.

 

  • Canon EOS 100D:

 

18MP camera with CMOS sensor. HD videos up to 1080p can be shot at 30fps. Rubber handgrip on the design makes it a very comfortable device to hang on to.

 

  • Nikon D5200:

 

 

The latest DSLR by Nikon has a 24.1MP shooter, with CMOS sensor, overall user experience review: excellent for high quality image viewing. The 39-point AF module system is one of the best parts about this camera.

 

  • Sony RX100 II:

 

20.2MP shooter with CMOS sensor. One of the most impressive this digicam has is the large 1 inch sensor. 1920 x 1080p resolution videos can be shot at 50fps.

 

  • Nikon D600:

 

24.3MP camera with full-frame CMOS sensor makes it one of the best digicams around. Excellent performance and handling, high quality imaging and one of the best designed DSLRs in the market

 

  • Olympus Stylus 1:

 

It has an excellent zoom range of 10.7x. Very compact, 12MP shooter, f/2.8 maximum aperture lens.

 

 

  • Nikon Coolpix P330:

 

Fantastic as far as image quality is concerned. 12.2MP with f/1.8 maximum lens aperture. 1080p HD video recording, with VR image stabilization.

 

  • Canon Powershot G16:

 

One of the best aspects about this digicam is the ease of usage with sensible arrangement of menus. f/1-8-2.8 maximum aperture of lens. 12.1MP shooter with 5x optical zoom and 1080p video recording … Read the rest

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