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HP Omen: Gaming Laptop with Intel Core i7

Looking for a razor thin gaming laptop? It seems the HP Omen is meant to work for all those who enjoy a good gaming laptop. This 15-inch laptop comes with an 1080 p screen along with a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, which means you enjoy high quality picture quality along with high speed gaming. Looks and Screen Display Designed with sharp edges that taper down to the edges of the machine, this laptop is the right fit for any gaming enthusiast. The laptop is under 2 cm thick and weighs 2.1 kg, making it easy to carry. Feature wise too, HP Omen can compete with the best in the market as it has four USB 3.0 ports, mini display port, headset jack and a HDMI port. Screen of HP Omen is bright and colorful, enhancing the views and actions in your game. On top of that, the responsive screen [+more]

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Android Updates for Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 Might Not See Light of Day

Android updates for Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 might not see light of day

Google released the Android 5.0.2 update for Nexus 7 edition of 2012 last year. It was but natural for users to expect Android 5.0.2 updates for Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 but the firmware is still not in sight. This update has still not been made available for Nexus 6 and 9. It has recently surfaced that the Android 5.0.2 update might not arrive at all. This update could end up in exclusivity for the 2012 version of Nexus 7. Google has not come up with any official version on this matter but if this news is true, there is a possibility that Nexus 6 and 9 could come up in version 5.0.3. One must remember that Android Nexus update did not happen for the 2012 Nexus 7. It simply went on to Android 5.0.2 from Android 5.0. One knows that Android Lollipop is by far the biggest update [+more]

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Sony Xperia Z3 vs OnePlus One: A Comparative Check

Sony Xperia Z3 vs OnePlus One- A comparative check

Picking up the smartphone of your choice could be a tough take if you are choosing from among Sony Xperia Z3 or OnePlus One. Not anymore, as we bring a comparative chart to let you take your pick when it comes to Sony Xperia Z3 vs OnePlus One. General features OnePlus One made its debut in April 2014 while Sony Xperia Z3 was launched in September 2014. Those who prefer a lighter phone could opt for Sony Xperia Z3 as it weights 129 gram as compared to 162 gram weight of OnePlus One. A wider range of colors in Sony Xperia Z3 (black, white, orange, mint) as compared to traditional black and white in OnePlus One too makes Sony Xperia Z3 somewhat ahead in the race. Display While both the smartphone have a capacitive touchscreen, OnePlus One scores over Sony Xperia Z3 in terms of resolution as it has 1080×1920 [+more]

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Samsung Scores Past Apple In Consumer Satisfaction In Handsets

Samsung scores past Apple in consumer satisfaction in handsets

Despite the fact that Samsung Galaxy S5 handset received a lukewarm response from customers, it has managed to score over its arch rival Apple under the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Fox News has reported that Samsung, which was under undue pressure owing to its declining profits, could now heave a sigh of relief as it has received a satisfaction rating of 81 points out of 100. This is 2 points more than what Apple scored in the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Samsung has scored over Apple at a time when Apple had just celebrated the successful launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Over 10 million units of these smartphone have been sold over the weekend. However, with Customer Satisfaction Index tilting in favour of Samsung, engineers and analysts at Apple will have to do some soul searching on the reasons behind Apple’s performance in the popularity index. Samsung [+more]

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Is Samsung Galaxy S5 the Best Smartphone To Purchase

Is Samsung Galaxy S5 the Best Smartphone To Purchase

Several flagship smartphones are available in the market at present that claim to be the best in one department or the other. Some claim to provide the latest specifications, while others claim to offer value for money. However, based on all the parameters, Samsung Galaxy S5 is the best and the most trusted smartphone presently available in the market. Whether you are a high-tech gadget freak or as tech unsavvy as my mom, there are plenty of reasons why the Galaxy S5 is your best choice. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is equipped with a 5.1-inch super AMOLED full HD display having a pixel resolution of 1920x1080p and a pixel density of 440 ppi. The smartphone is powered by Android v4.4.2 KitKat operating system, Exynos Octa-core processor (1.9GHz quad-core+ 1.3GHz quad-core), 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage that is expandable up to 128GB. The smartphone also comes with lots of other [+more]

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Apple Pay: Is it Worth All the Name?

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Mobile payments have been around for a long time now. However, they don’t seem to have gained sufficient traction. In such a scenario, it’s a pertinent to question if Apple Pay would be any different. For those who have used the Apple Pay, they do seem to think so. It’s an easy interface that is the biggest advantage of Apple Pay. One simple has to tap a button and the system is all set to roll. Additionally, one can to add as many debit and credit cards to the passbook to be used further at checkout.  However, once you reach the setup stage, that is when the real confusion sets in. If in US, Google Wallet will take care of this aspect but in other countries as UK, you could be in a bit of trouble as various networks in UK have partnered with credit card companies to work things [+more]

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5 Reasons Why Apple Watch Could Be A Good Buy

Why Apple Watch Could Be A Good Buy?

Apple Watch is all set to hit the market in 2015. This wonderful wearable technology is going to have some distinct advantages and disadvantages. 1. It is meant to be a helpful fitness companion because it takes constant note of how much you have moved around along with monitoring your heart beat and pulse rate. 2. For those who move time zones often, the Apple Watch adjusts itself automatically. This also happens when it’s daylight time so you need not save a new time each time. This smartwatch efficiently meets global time standards and has the same kind of precision found in GPS satellites. 3.Use this wonderful smartwatch to send messages, get weather updates and to receive stock quotes in easy steps. 4.The design is a definite advantage because it is sleek and good looking. 5. It would work better with an iPhone but the Apple Watch can also work [+more]

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Review: Micromax Canvas A1 Android One

A Review of Micromax Canvas A1 Android One

US-based tech giant Google has recently announced the launch of three low cost Android One smartphones in India. This is in partnership with India-based companies such as Spice, Micromax and Karbonn.  With this, Google will be launching three different devices. This move by Google is primarily aimed at increasing its market share in key emerging markets by providing buyers with cheaper phones that come with quality software. One such product is the Canvas A1 by Micromax that has been termed as a ‘unique device’ because of its interesting design as well as advanced features and specifications. The Micromax Canvas A1 is equipped with a 4.5-inch LCD display. It has a pixel resolution of 854×480 and sports a microphone along with a wide range of sensors. It also has a removable back panel, 1,700mAh battery and 2MP front facing camera. It also comes with dual-SIM slots and a place for microSD card. [+more]

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iOS 8 Preview

iOS 8 Release and All Other Details

The release of iOS8 is much awaited. It is expected to come with better cloud integration, health and fitness apps, and will feature widgets in the notification centre. It will also feature open APIs as well as back-end software including HomeKit and HealthKit. The installation of iOS 8 will take nearly 5GB to 7GB of your storage. So, the users who have 8GB or 16GB versions of iPhone or iPad should give a second thought before moving ahead as you may need to delete lots of things. Health apps are the most significant part of the operating system as the company has been promoting it since long. The featured health app in the operating system acts as an interactive dashboard that enables users to check out vitals, including calories burnt and distance walked, as a result of its motion sensor. The app also has an ability to extract your health data [+more]

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iPhon6 Vs iPhone 6 Plus Vs iPhone 5S: Which Apple Phone Pulls Ahead of Samsung’s Flagship?

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US-based tech giant Apple has recently launched its much awaited premium flagship smartphones iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on September 9. The smartphones are equipped with a 4.7-inch display and the 5.7-inch screen size respectively. We now bring  to you the detailed features and specifications of iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 5S. iPhone 6 sports a screen size of 4.7 inches having a pixel resolution of 1,334 x 750-and screen density of 326ppi, while iPhone 6 Plus is equipped with a screen size of 5.5 inches with a pixel resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 and screen density of 401ppi. iPhone 6 has dimensions of 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches with a weight of 129 grams, while iPhone 6 Plus measures 6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches with a weight of 172 grams. Both the smartphones run on iOS 8 and sport a rear camera of 8 [+more]

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