IFA 2015 In Berlin: 5 Hottest Launches To Look Forward To

The flagship show for technology and all things tech in Europe is finally here with IFA 2015 Berlin. Running through 9 September, the show is a mind boggler for all those looking for the latest smart gadgets for buckling up the next holiday season. Here are the hottest 5 innovations or stuff we are waiting for at the IFA.

  1. Sony is expected to launch a trio of new smartphones here. We anticipate Xperia Z5 Samsung_Galaxy_S_White and two more models. The best bit here is that these smartphones will flaunt a main camera of at least 23 MP. It may have a 4K resolution.
  2. We loved the latest Galaxy S series from Samsung but the IFA 2015 could see the Korean maker launch the beefy  Gear S2 Smartwatch with a round dial.
  3. Expect more of Force Technology that had its way on Apple’s own Watch. This time, IFA 2015 has Huawei launching the technology on its latest handset Mate S.
  4. TCL, the China based that heads Alcatel One Touch is expected to release a couple of new entry-level handset at the Berlin show. 
  5. IFA 2015 will feature release of Rolly, a much talked about Bluetooth-powered keyboard that can be rolled into a rectangular log box!

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Sony Alpha 7R II Features Mirror-Less Camera And Interchangable Lens

Sony is all set to give a tough competition to the other camera manufacturers with their new flagship model Alpha 7R II that features mirror-less camera. The full-frame camera with interchangeable lens support also has back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor boasting 42.4 megapixels resolution. To offer users a great experience, the device also supports 102400 ISO, reports NDTV.

Alpha 7R II is the new flagship of the company

The full-frame camera also boasts of 5-axis image stabilization function and can shoot 4KSony Alpha 7R II with mirror videos in different formats. According to the manufacturers, the AF response of this camera is also better than Alpha 7R. The manufacturers also praised the light collection efficiency and the image processing engine of the device.

While the photo-clicking features of the camera is expected to attract maximum number of buyers, the device also boasts of up-to-date NFC connectivity options and Wi-Fi features. The connectivity options of this new camera is perfectly compatible with PlayMemories mobile app and PlayMemories Camera app of Sony, making it quite convenient for the user. It can be easily paired with devices working in both iOS and Android platform.

The ‘Angle Shift add-on’ app of the camera is also expected to provide improved user experience. With all modern apps and updated features, the camera is available at a price of Rs. 2,39.990. The camera is already available with the brand stores and Alpha flagship stores from Tuesday.… Read the rest

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Vote To Play- Sony Wants Users to Vote for the Games They Would Like To Play On PS4

Sony wants users to decide the games they want to have in Play Station 4. The members can vote for the free game they will like to see on the console. 

Chris Howe,PS Plus and Store Content Manager of Sony Computer Entertainment, European region said in official statement “With this new feature, we’re asking PlayStation Plus members to vote on one of several great as-yet unreleased PlayStation 4 (PS4) games to be included in the upcoming month’s game line-up.” 

The games that will earn the maximum number of votes will be seen in the future line-up and the rest would be available at discount for PlayStation Plus members.  This promotion is being called Vote to Play and  will take place all round the year at equal intervals. Sony has yet to reveal other details about voting like when and what titles would be up for vote.

However, you may not have to wait for long since leaked images of games like Zombie Vikings, Grow Home and Armello on NeoGAf, a popular gaming forum, indicate that these are the games that may be up for voting first.

PlayStation Plus service from the house of Sony comes with lots of perks like it lets users play multiplayer games, avail exclusive discounts and allows them to upload saved games to the cloud. However, the best thing that it offers is the Instant Gaming Collection, which gives the members various games at free of cost every month on the PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4 (PS4) and PlayStation 3. 

PlayStation Plus is available at a price range of Rs. 3,999 for one year, Rs. 1,235 for three months and Rs. 576 for one month.… Read the rest

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Xperia Z5 Is Set To Be The Flagship Model of Sony

While the Xperia Z4 is creating waves in the market, leaked images on the web hints that the company has planned a completely groundbreaking design for the Xperia Z5. The leaked images @upleaks, a reliable source for publishing leaked images suggest the upcoming device to feature the name, “Sony Lavender”. It also indicates the phone to have some respectability and weight attached to it, making it stand apart from the other models of the company.

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The striking design of the phone along with its unusual name has left gadget lovers wondering whether it will be added to the existing Xperia line-up or it will be a different segment altogether. Yet, the company is still tight-lipped regarding the new model that features a narrow bezel, giving it a high-end appeal.

Though some reports indicate the upcoming model to be the flagship of the company and will help it to gain a strong hold in this tough competition, the others express doubt whether the company will still produce smartphones.

Even if the rumors regarding Xperia 5 turns out to be true, people will have to wait till 2016 to get it in the stores, as it is still in the very basic phase of manufacturing… Read the rest

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Sony Decides To Take On Samsung and Apple With Sony Xperia Z4

Sony Xperia Z2 Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Vs HTC One M8- A Comparative StudySony has officially announced its new flagship Sony Xperia Z4 phone in Japan. This is almost on heels of Sony’s MWC 2015 announcement for the Xperia Z4 Tab. The giant has not revealed anything on a global scale yet but this summer you can get hands on  the Z4 in copper, white,  green and black variants at Japanese stores.

The flagship phone comes at a time when Sony failed to woo the consumers at the smartphone front. Interestingly, this time Sony has chosen to slash the battery to 2930 mAh instead of 3000 mAh which we saw in Xperia Z3. However, before getting your hopes high we need to inform you that the Z4 might not be much different from the Xperia Z3. The sleek look, metal and glass fringed build and light 144 gram weight gives us nothing unique on this front though.

While the 5.2-inch screen will come in 1080p LCD and the smartphone will house a 20.7 MP main clicker. The 2GHz 8-core 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor clubbed with 3 GB RAM could speed operations on Z4 up and as expected, it will run on Android 5.0 Lollipop. As is standard with the Xperia line of phones, the Z4 will be dust and water resistant as well.

Also Read: Flipkart To Sell Much-Awaited ASUS ZenFone 2 From April 23, Fans Go Gaga Over 4GB RAM And Zen UI

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Sony Vaio Pro 13 Vs. Macbook Air 13 : The Clash of Titans

 Sony Vaio Pro 13 Vs. Macbook Air 13: The Clash of TitansNotable competitors and valuable devices, Apple’s 13-inch Macbook Air and Sony’s Vaio Pro 13 are both worth a comparison. Let’s consider the specifications and features of both the laptops to see which one outdoes the other.

Weighing 2.34 pounds, the Sony Vaio Pro sports a 13.3-inch touchscreen. Lightweight and stylish, the device sits at less than an inch of thickness, half an inch at one end and 0.68-inch on the other. This machine is made of carbon fiber, which makes it sturdy and lightweight.

Sporting Sony’s Full HD Triluminos Display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,090 pixels, the Vaio Pro comes in carbon black and silver color choices. Running fourth-generation Intel Core i5-4200U processor, the device holds a PCIe SSD drive. It can be grabbed at a starting price of $1149.99. 

Considering the other in line, Apple MacBook Air also holds a 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen. However, the MacBook Air is not a touchscreen device, which does give the Vaio Pro an edge here. Weighing 2.96 pounds, the device sits at a thickness of 0.68-inch on being closed.

The unibody construction offers it durability. With Intel HD Graphics 5000, the MacBook Air sports a resolution of 1,440 x 900 pixels. Running 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, the device holds 3MB shared L3 cache and 4GB of 1600MHz DDRL3L SDRM along with 128GB of PCI Express Flash storage that’s available on its smaller storage model.

Starting at $1099, the MacBook Air also makes a great choice of laptop.  … Read the rest

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Anticipation Building Up For IFA 2013: From Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to HTC One Max

Welcoming the invention, new technologies and latest gadgets, tech freaks await to see what IFA brings every year. Let’s take a look at expected inventions this year.  

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will debut at this year’s IFA. Designed to roll out in two versions, one variant of the Galaxy Note 3 could hold the new Exynos 5 Octa processor and the other a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip. Holding 3GB of RAM, the device might sport a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and LTE.

Samsung Galaxy Gear

Along with Note 3, the Korean manufacturer will disclose its Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Expected to have around five colors, the smartwatch might hit the shelves by September end.

Sony’s flagship smartphones

Sony might unveil its next flagship waterproof smartphones under three names including the Honami, the Xperia i1 and the Xperia Z1.

Lenovo’s multi-mode fun

With an event scheduled for September 5th, Lenovo will uncover its newest ‘multi-mode’ devices. The Chinese firm might unroll the X910 smartphone with Snapdragon 800 processor. Powered by 2.2GHz quad-core CPU, the smartphone might run on Android 4.2 Jelly bean.

Samsung Ultra HD TVs

Samsung might unroll larger and smaller versions of Ultra HD S9000 TVs. The smaller versions might hold 55-inch and 64-inch display, while the bigger version will sport a whooping 98-inch screen. Interestingly, Samsung plans to cord three huge 98-inch Ultra HD TVs together to form a massive 171-inch high-resolution 4K screen.    

Acer Liquid S2

Acer Liquid S2, a 6-inch phablet might be exposed at IFA, sporting a full HD IPS screen. With Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz processor, the device will run on Android 4.2. Acer also plans to unveil a 10-inch Android Jelly Bean tablet, dubbed the Iconia A3 with a 7-inch screen and €249 or £211 price tag. IFA will also welcome the 24-inch Acer DS241HL desktop, packed with Android 4.2 and a Tegra 3 processor.


Archos will unveil four variants of Platinum tablets with quad-core processor, full HD display and aluminum body. IFA will also see the Archose 101xs2, with quad-core processor, front facing speakers and unique magnetic keyboard. Archos will also launch the GamePad 2.

With a 50-inch full HD display, Archos is launching Archos 50 Oxygen smartphone, sporting 15.GHz quad-core processor and 13-megapixel camera.

LG G Pad 8.3

With 8.3-inch full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution, the LG G Pad 8.3 tab will sport quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM.

HTC One Max

Holding a 5.9-inch full HD display, the HTC One Max will hold a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM.

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The Real Human Beings Come to Sony PS4, PS3 Held The Technology Back…

In an interesting move to offer gamers the best gaming experience, Sony has decided to push up the realism feature and house characters that look like real human beings in its upcoming next-generation PlayStation; the PS4.   

Taking this creative and innovative move might be a huge step for the success of the forthcoming PS4 that’s anticipated to roll out by the end of this year.

Hoping to make the computer-generated characters look real, Mark Cerny, Lead System Architect, PS4 addressed the audience at Develop In Brighton 2013. He said that this move will make gamers so engrossed in the game that they might overlook the fact that they are looking at CGI rather than captured video.

Calling the whole experience of creating a PlayStation magical, Cerny said that the lack of showing human emotions in the PS3 was holding the technology back in the world of storytelling, when compared to the film world, where real people act.

Expected to roll out with an infusion of creativity, the PS4 might come out this holiday season, costing $399 in the U.S. and £349 in the UK. However, Sony hasn’t revealed any specific date for release.

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Laptops in Combat: From Apple MacBook Air vs Sony Viao Pro 11 vs Microsoft Surface Pro

The Potential for Laptops is Huge. With a wide consumer base and equally extensive competitive market, each firm is vying to offer top-class products to users. Let us consider specifications of few such devices on the display.

Specifications Apple MacBook Air Toshiba Satellite U845t Sony VAIO Pro 11 Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 11s
Display size 13.3-inch 14-inch 11.6-inch 10.6-inch 11.6-inch
Operating system Mac OS X 10.8.4 Microsoft Windows 8 Microsoft Windows 8 Windows 8 Pro Microsoft Windows 8
Memory 4GB of RAM 6GB of RAM 4GB of RAM 4GB of RAM 8GB of RAM
Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11n 802.11n/g/b 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Camera 1.3-megapixel 1.3-megapixel 1-megapixel 1.2-megapixel 1.0M 720p HD
Processor Intel Core i5-4250U Intel Core i5-3337U Intel Core i7-4500U Intel Core i5 3317U Intel Core i5-3339Y
Dimensions 32.5 x 1.7 x 22.7 cm 13.5 x 9.1 x 0.8 inches 11.22 x 7.76 x 0.68 inches 10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches 11.70 x 8 x 0.61 inches
Weight 1.35 kg 3.8 lbs 1.92 lbs 2 lbs 2.96 lbs
Resolution 1440 x 900 pixels 1366 x 768 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels 1366 x 768 pixels
Battery life 12 hours 6.25 hours 6.5 hours 5 hours 5.54 hours
Connections 2 x USB 3.0, FireWire via optional adapter, SD Flash card, 1 Thunderbolt 2 x USB 2.0, USB 3.0, LAN, HDMI NFC, WiDi, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 Ethernet, HDMI USB 3.0, Cover port, Mini DisplayPort, Headset jack, microSDXC card slot USB 2.0, SD Card reader, USB 3.0, HDMI
Bluetooth 4.0 No 4.0 4.0 4.0
Touchscreen No Yes Yes Yes Yes

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What’s Latest: Leaked Photos of Sony ‘Honami’ Xperia i1, True for July 4th Release?

Now get a clearer picture of Sony’s upcoming ‘Honami’ Xperia i1 as latest images of the device have hit the web, giving us a fresh look. Certain speculations in the rumor mill point out that Sony might unveil the device in Paris this July 4th.

Bringing in new Android smartphones on the shelf, Sony is also expected to roll out its flagship Xperia Z on T-Mobile, starting July 17. The Japanese manufacturer also declared launching the Xperia Z Ultra, a 6.4-inch device that’s the biggest phablet made by the company.

Coming back to the ‘Honami’, officially called the Xperia i1, the device is expected to roll out with huge 20-megapixel Cyber-shot rear camera, in reply to Samsung’s Galaxy Zoom and Nokia’s Lumia 1020 (EOS).

Considering the leaked photos, a thin bezel around the device’s display is seen with Sony’s signature power button. On the right side, the Xperia i1 might have a lanyard loop and will also sport a dedicated camera button.

With a 5-inch Full HD 1920 X 1080 display, the Xperia i1 might run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, the device will be thin. Designed with dust and water resistant features, the Xperia i1 might roll out with aluminum back.

However, the wait will end on July 4th when the Xperia i1 is expected to make it way to Paris.… Read the rest

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