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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Intell Will Start manufacturing 64-Bit ARM Chips in 2014 :

Intel may no longer hold its chief rival at arm's length, as it reportedly plans to open up its fabrication facilities to chip designs by ARM Holdings. The move is significant because despite Intel's overall market share, it has had trouble competing in the all-important mobile chip marketplace.It's an area that ARM has cornered, having licensed the designs of over 95% of mobile processors on the marketplace right now.

Pretty much every top smartphone this year, from the Galaxy S4 to the iPhone 5S, has been powered by ARM's efficiently designed chips.The Altera chip is destined for high-end networking and communication equipment, meaning you shouldn't look for it to take on consumer-facing chips. But it is a significant step forward in Intel/ARM relations and Intel's hopes for mobile.

Razer DeathAdder 2013 Ergonomic Price, Specifications and Review :

The Razer DeathAdder 2013 (also referred to as the Razer DeathAdder 4G) is one of the most popular gaming mice there is. If you were to ask gamers what they think the best gaming mouse is, the Razer DeathAdder would be mentioned over and over again. So why is this particular gaming mouse so revered? First of all know that this line of gaming mouse has been around for a while.

The current iteration builds upon its predecessors. While still keeping the basic design and ergonomics of the original DeathAdder, they have added an improved optical sensor with 6400 DPI, rubber side grips and a rubberized scroll wheel. Alongside the two default buttons and scroll wheel, you will find two large buttons on the left side for a total of five programmable buttons. It has no on-board memory, meaning you’ll have to download the software from their website if you wish to change your settings.

22 Available games at the launch of Sony Playstation 4 :

 There's a good chance you're already well-acquainted with most of the launch titles for the PlayStation 4 by now, but Sony has today made things official and confirmed the complete list of titles that'll be available on day one. That list totals  22 retail and download-only games in all (compared to 23 for the Xbox One, ten of which overlap between the two consoles), including five first-party titles, twelve third-party games, and five from indie developers.

Here are the list of available game for PS4:

Hands On Nexus 5 Pic and its Specifications :

This is getting embarrassing – the Nexus 5 has leaked all over the place, even gone on preorder, and yet Google still hasn't officially announced it. Well, you might not be getting the official info on the Nexus 5 yet, but here's a lengthy hands-on video in case there was something about the phone that
wasn’t known yet.  New photos and details of both Google's forthcoming Nexus 5 smartphone and the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system running it have popped up all over the Internet from sources claiming they've gone hands-on with the device.

From a Google+ profile page to Italian and German Android sites to Reddit and more, the early news confirms the story we've been putting together one piece at a time: that the LG-made Nexus 5 smartphone will feature a 5-inch 1080p HD screen and run Android 4.4 on a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU with Adreno 330 graphics.

End Of The Line For Panasonic Plasma TV

After the heartbreak of losing Pioneer's excellent Kuro line, Panasonic's plasma displays were the last bastion of hope for plasma TV enthusiasts, but now even they are going extinct. Panasonic today confirmed a Reuters report from earlier this month that it is exiting the plasma TV market with almost immediate effect — production of new units will end in December and all related operations will be wrapped by March next year. Two of Panasonic's three factories have already stopped building new units and the third will join them in about a month's time.
Panasonic made a strong effort to push its plasma TVs this year — coming to CES in January with a fully refreshed home theater lineup — however the economics of plasma display production just haven't worked out for the company. Though consumer demand is apparently still firm, Panasonic says that "due to rapid, drastic changes in the business environment" and price pressure from more affordable LCD TVs, the unhappy decision had to be made. That leaves HD enthusiasts with a few months to save up the money to buy a ZT60, the last in a proud line of beautiful TVs.

Xbox One Multitasking Feature :

A new, unofficial, video shows the Xbox One's latest feature: Snap multitasking, that allows you to open up the Internet and other apps while playing a game.We see a group of first-time users navigating through websites using Internet Explorer on a side window while playing the game Killer Instinct.

The description says it's from an Xbox One development kit, but it's not clear how recent the software shown is.In the video things seem to work quickly and smoothly, but the game does get squashed to the left-hand side of the screen.
Microsoft's Albert Penello said that the final version of the Xbox One will not look like this.
"This is an old build," he tweeted. "Not up to date. Game doesn't get squeezed like that and it's super slow. Current builds WAY faster."
That may be true, but this low production film could show a fairly accurate depiction of a first time experience with the Xbox One’s user interface.
The video has divided opinion amongst gaming fans. One user was excited, saying: "This looks promising, pretty smooth."
Others were less impressed, however: "Looks like a mess. Microsoft really have problems."

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sony MDR-XB920 Extra Bass "XB" Headphones Specifications, Price and Review :

It is impossible to find a pair of headphones that are "perfect." There are too many variables. First there is the sound quality, a very difficult element to quantify. Everyone has a different set of ears and a different sense of what is good sound.Then, there is the question of what kind of music you like. Some headphones that excel at hip-hop are likely to sound flat and boring when used for listening classical music.Once you have an idea of sound quality and you know what kind of music you like,
you will have to factor in the comfort, noise cancellation, build quality, impedance and sensitivity before you can pick a pair of headphones. This is bare minimum. There can be other factors as well. This is all very complex, even for geeks. This is also the reason why veteran audiophiles say that there are no perfect headphones. At best what you can get is a pair of headphones that is good at the stuff that matters to you.Sony MDR XB920 is one such pair of headphones, in general good at one thing.

Cheap and Best laptop Acer C720 Chromebook Price, Specifications and Review :

Most Chromebooks are meant to serve as cheap alternatives to traditional laptops, but that doesn't mean you need to sacrifice performance. The $249.99 Acer Chromebook C720 is powered by an Intel Celeron processor based on Haswell microarchitecture, resulting in a thinner machine that can juggle multiple Chrome tabs along with apps. But is this enough to make this clamshell more appealing than HP's new Chromebook 11?

With the C720, Acer has fixed the most glaring issues of its previous generation of Chromebooks - most noticeably replacing the HDD with a SSD, decreasing the boot time to a mere 7 seconds, and upgrading the processor to a 4th generation power efficient Haswell processor, improving the battery life to an impressive 8 hours. With a $249 price tag, these specifications alone makes this a tempting buy, but let's look at some of the other factors first.

Battery Life Defect On Few iPhone 5s due to manufacturing Issue :

 The Apple iPhone 5S is supposed to have significantly longer battery life than its predecessors. But for a small number of the new models, a manufacturing defect has caused the battery to drain quickly, according to the company.

“We recently discovered a manufacturing issue affecting a very limited number of iPhone 5S devices that could cause the battery to take longer to charge or result in reduced battery life,” said Teresa Brewer, an Apple spokeswoman. “We are reaching out to customers with affected phones and will provide them with a replacement phone.”

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Parallels Desktop 8, Run Windows on your Mac Side by Side Review :

With Parallels Desktop for Mac, you can seamlessly run both Windows and Mac OS X applications side-by-side without rebooting. Drag and drop files between Windows and Mac applications and launch Windows applications from your Mac dock. Powerful performance lets you run Windows
productivity applications, even graphics intensive ones, with ease.Complete integration means you can move files between platforms, open Windows applications from OS X (Mountain Lion in my case) and vice versa. You can set application preferences for file types across platforms. And you can run Windows in its own Window or integrate it into the Mac workspace. Installation was very easy, no problems at all. Highly recommended.

Samsung Galaxy Gear Is Now Copatible With Galaxy S4, S3 and Note 2 :

When Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch launched earlier this month, it was met with some criticism due to its lack of compatibility. Now, however, anyone owning a recent Samsung smartphone including the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 or Galaxy Note 2 can use the watch to its full

Until this point, the Galaxy Gear was only fully compatible with the newly launched Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 (2014) since they both come with Android 4.3 out of the box. But as of Wednesday, Samsung’s other recent flagships will be updated to Android 4.3 as well. Galaxy Gear compatibility will be extended to the Galaxy S4 Mini, S4 Active, S4 Zoom, Mega 5.8 and Mega 6.3 in the near future. Samsung says the update for these devices will come in a separate release “at the end of October,” but warns that schedules will vary by country and carrier.

GTA 5 iFruit App now on Android :

Android owners rejoice: Grand Theft Auto V's iFruit app is now available on Google Play. First announced a few weeks ago, iFruit has only been available on iOS devices up to this point. In addition to all the GTA info pushed to the app, there are two interactive features in iFruit. Firstly, it will allow you to create your ultimate vehicle in the game; from paint jobs, window tints, smoke colours, wheels, hoods and spoilers, you'll be able to manufacture the car of your dreams and then place an order. The next time you play Grand Theft Auto V, you'll find your customized set of wheels waiting in your garage. You'll also be able to use the app when playing, and create custom license plates for use in GTA V and GTA Online.

Amazon Cloud Player app finally comes to Mac :

It may have taken a while, but Amazon has finally delivered on its promise to bring a Cloud Player app for the Mac faithful. Ever since the offline music management suite debuted for the PC in May, the small cross section of Amazon MP3 hoarders and OS X users have been impatiently waiting for
Bezos and co. to fill their promise. Just like its Windows-based brethren, this version can watch for newly ripped CDs or purchases made through iTunes and add them to your Amazon library. AutoRip CDs you've purchased will also automatically show up in you digital music collection. You can download the app now at

Xbox One Release date, Price, Specifications and Review :

The Xbox One is an upcoming video game console from Microsoft. Announced on May 21, 2013, it is the successor to the Xbox 360 and the third console in the Xbox family of consoles. The Xbox One is scheduled for release across North America, several European markets, Australia and New Zealand on November 22, 2013, with later release in Japan and the remaining European markets in 2014. It will directly compete with Sony's PlayStation 4 and Nintendo's Wii U as part of the eighth generation
of video game consoles. Microsoft and various publications have classified the device as an "all-in-one entertainment system," making it a competitor to other home media devices such as the Apple TV and the Google TV platform.

Monday, October 28, 2013


The Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones are a great pair of headphones for the money -- and great headphones period. Well, for starters, they're well-built and have a sturdy design that looks and feels like it will hold up well over time, with a thick single cord that terminates in a heavy-duty, reinforced plug. The thick, padded earcups swivel on two axes, and the headphones fold flat for storage, though it's worth noting that the simple soft case they come with is essentially just a bag.

Earcups / Isolation:The earcups for these headphones do generate a very good seal around an average sized ears. I've worn these so much that the earcups actually have indentations for the top of my ear, side of head, and earlobe. These indentations make me love these headphones even more since they're "custom fit".
In terms of noise reduction, these cut out about 10dB worth of noise at mid-high frequencies (technical data, and I agree from experience).

Release of GeForce 331.65 WHQL Drivers GeForce Experience 1.7 & ShadowPlay Beta :

The new GeForce 331.65 WHQL driver is now available to download. An essential update for all GeForce GTX users, 331.65 WHQL is the Game Ready driver for Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty:
Ghosts, and includes the Batman: Arkham Origins optimizations introduced alongside 331.58 WHQL last week. With 331.65 WHQL, you’ll receive a great gaming experience from day one with the latest driver tweaks and performance optimizations, including up to 12% extra performance in Battlefield 4.

Other titles benefit, too: Sniper Elite V2 performance increases by up to 19%, DiRT Showdown performance by up to 13%, Metro: Last Light performance by up to 9%, Sleeping Dogs performance by up to 9%, Max Payne 3 performance by up to 9%, and F1 2012 performance by up to 6%.

Livescribe 3 smartpen what you write goes straight to your iPad review :

The Livescribe 3 smartpen is designed with the meticulous attention to ­detail that a premium writing instrument deserves. From the integrated stylus cap, down to the Swiss-­made tungsten-­carbide ballpoint ink cartridge, we've paid close attention to deliver an experience that is worthy of the title of your new favorite pen. But it is the amazing amount of technology packed inside the Livescribe 3 that really delivers the magic. The infrared camera in the tip of the pen captures your handwriting, storing it on the built-­in memory. When it's paired to your tablet or smartphone, all your notes are synced to the Livescribe+ mobile app.

Livescribe+ is a mobile app which makes your notes more useful, more quickly, Livescribe+ is the companion to the Livescribe 3 smartpen. Livescribe+ makes it easy to integrate your notes with the rest of your mobile life, with just a few taps of your finger: tag, search, organize, and share notes. Convert handwriting to text or create reminders, appointments, and contacts from your notes. You can even record and play back audio that is synced to your handwriting.

Lg Announces G Flex, Worlds First Curved Smartphone:

After a series of leaks, LG has announced official details of its curved-screen smartphone, the G Flex. The phone, which uses flexible OLED screen technology to allow for a dramatic curve on the horizontal axis, is between 7.9 and 8.7mm thick at various points, weighs 177g, and has a 6-inch 720p display. Inside there's a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, and a 3,500 mAh battery.

Top Privacy Tools for your Browser :

It’s hard to use the Internet anymore without being watched. Tracking cookies follow your every move, so advertisers can figure out what to sell you. Social networks keep you constantly signed in, in part so they can see what other websites you visit. Phone and tablet apps may be gathering information about you, including your contacts list or your camera roll.

If you want to participate in today’s Internet, and all the apps and services that go with it, you have two choices: Accept that your information is out there and try not to worry about it, or arm yourself with some privacy protection tools. Should you choose the latter path, check out these apps and services to help you stay anonymous online and keep your information out of the wrong hands:

Turn Plastic into Diesel :

The process is really simple, it is similar to how alcohol is made. If you heat plastic waste in non oxygen environment, it will melt, but will not burn. After it has melted, it will start to boil and evaporate, you just need to put those vapors through a cooling pipe and when cooled the vapors will condense to a liquid and some of the vapors with shorter hydrocarbon lengths will remain as a gas. The exit of the cooling pipe is then going through a bubbler containing water to capture the last liquid forms of fuel and leave only gas that is then burned. If the cooling of the cooling tube is sufficient, there will be no fuel in the bubbler, but if not, the water will capture all the remaining fuel that will float above the water and can be poured off the water. On the bottom of the cooling tube is a steel reservoir that collects all the liquid and it has a release valve on the bottom so that the liquid fuel can be poured out.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Windows 7 vs Windows 8, Difference and gaming perfromance :

The release of Windows 8 in late 2012 has polarized the online community.  Some people recommend sticking with 7, while others love the new features and performance of 8.  Whether you are upgrading from 7 to 8 or thinking about buying one or the other, you will have to evaluate each product yourself to see which suits your needs.There were some initial complaints about Windows 8, but Microsoft listened and has recently released Windows 8.1, which addresses many of these concerns.

There are several important differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8, and they are immediately noticeable.  Windows 8 is designed to work with touchscreens on mobile devices like phones and tablets, and probably comes as quite a shock to someone expecting a typical Windows desktop with a Start bar and icons.Instead of this, a user finds herself looking at a tablet-style interface that is full of what are called tiles.  These tiles open individual apps, while programs are still executed from a standard desktop-mode.

Norton 360 2014 Review

Norton Anti-Virus used to be synonymous with security software and, although there are now well over 20 rivals to the granddaddy of Internet Security (IS), it is still the best known name. These days, a simple antivirus program is base-level cover and the 2014 version of Symantec's Norton 360 includes a plethora of additional protection technologies.

The feature sets of most IS suites have stabilized over the years, so you can expect to see antivirus, anti-malware and anti-spam provision, a good two-way firewall, and probably a parental control module. The battle between rival products is now largely fought on the extras provided and, increasingly, the number of platforms covered within the same packages.

If you are upgrading from Norton 360 2013. The upgrade will take about two minutes and you don't have to reboot or uninstall the prior version first. It also activates automatically. One thing to note is if you enter a new key from a newly purchased version rather than renewing your current subscription through Symantec, the remaining time on your current subscription does not carry over. Although remaining time does carry over if you renew your current license through Symantec, I've found purchasing new licenses to usually be less expensive. Not only that but you can upgrade to the latest version using your current key by clicking the new version check link under the support tab. If you have a month or more remaining on your current subscription, I'd suggest first upgrading your current program to the newest version and waiting until you're close to the expiration date of your current license before entering the new key.

XFX AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB GDDR5, Price, Specifications and review :

The AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series is the upgrade gamers deserve. Based on the award-winning GCN Architecture, these cards are engineered for supremacy with the industry’s very first 28nm GPU design. Packed with incredible features, such as support for PCI Express 3.0, the ultra-efficient AMD ZeroCore Power technology and gaming at resolutions up to 7680x3200 with AMD Eyefinity technology, serious gaming starts here.

I had great first impressions of this card right out of the box. It feels durable with its thick metal casing, and its probably the most aesthetically pleasing graphics card I've ever bought. The metal is polished to chrome around the fans (the fan centers are real metal chrome as well), and the red side panel has a reflective metallic shine that looks great through a case window. XFX clearly spent a lot of time and resources on how their Radeon HD 7000 line is presented, and its also whisper quiet.

Better Safe Than Sorry, Lock Down and Encrypt Your Smartphone :

Your smartphone is your most portable computer. It’s also a treasure trove of personal information. You wouldn’t leave your laptop unlocked in public, so why leave your phone unprotected? Lock up that data and encrypt it.

Social media, budgeting and finance apps, photos, address book, and email — they’re all filled with details about you and the people you know. Yet for some reason a third of smartphone users in the U.S. still don’t bother setting up password security on their phones. It’s a shame because using a four-digit pin or a pattern lock is one of the easiest ways to keep thieves out of your phone. Trust us, the person that finds your phone in the back of a cab or swipes it from your open bag while you’re on the bus isn’t a criminal mastermind. On the other hand, they will be able to figure out from your emails when you’ll be on vacation and what time you leave for work.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

STARPATH Road That Glows In the Dark :

Cambridge City Council has covered an historic city pathway with ultraviolet particles which turn blue when the sun sets, in what could be the future of street lighting.The technology, called 'Starpath', absorbs light during the day before emitting the artificial glow in the evening.It is thought technology could one day replace streetlamps as a cheaper and more energy efficient form of lighting.The technology is currently being trialed at Christ's Pieces in Cambridge and now the council have revealed they could adopt the path elsewhere in the city.Cllr Andrea Reiner, the executive councillor for public places, said: "This is an interesting idea that the surfacing company asked if the council would like to explore for a trial period.

 The glowing particles can be painted over existing paths to turn a dark road into a stretch of bright color, no overhead lighting required. This could allow cash-strapped towns to keep their streets safely lit at night while eliminating the cost of street lights. The Cambridge City Council has said that if Starpath works out well in the park, it might be expanded to cover other part of the city. The technology might be useful to illuminate the bike lane of a road, for instance.

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound, How to Apply and Review:

Arctic Silver 5 is the one of the best thermal compound on the market. There are other types that might be better for specific purposes (Arctic Céramique for example), but for cooling a CPU, this is the best. I've used it extensively for quite a few computer builds as well as a few 'special projects' like replacing the thermal compound on an Asus Formula X48 mother board's Northbridge and Southbridge heatsinks.

The results are always a 4-10c drop in CPU temperatures under load. You will not notice a huge difference at idle. The real gains in heat dissipation come when the CPU is being pushed. Also, don't trust the board makers proprietary software to tell you what your temperatures are; download a good program like RealTemp 2.41 or Everest for free (use google to find them). Either will give you more accurate numbers than Asus PC Probe, or whatever software your board manufacturer supplies.

Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens-style Camera Samples, Price and Review:

Sony's new QX100 smartphone accessory will let you take plenty of great pictures on your smartphone, but you may be better off just buying the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II camera and using its built-in wireless features to transfer files to your handset instead.

Introduced at the IFA 2013 tradeshow in Berlin alongside the new Sony Xperia Z1, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 and QX10 are a new breed of camera accessory that is designed to improve the quality of images shot with smartphones. Equipped with bigger sensors and optical zoom capabilities, these accessories are essentially cameras add-ons (without viewfinders) for your phone that lets you shoot better pictures than the current crop of smartphones.

Anti Hijacking system for Aircraft goes to a whole new level :

An anti hijacking system for an airplane to be operated during flight. A partition or barrier located immediately aft of the pilots cabin is adapted to be raised dividing the aft section longitudinally into port and starboard areas, the floors of which are dropped on command to lower the hijacker into a capsule in the belly of the plane. The capsule is releasable through opened bomb bay doors having attached thereto a parachute for safely returning the hijacker within the capsule to earth.

Mozilla Lightbeam Addon Shows Who's Watching You Online :

Mozilla, makers of the Firefox browser, has released an add-on called Lightbeam for Firefox which presents a visualization of your browsing history and analyzes which applications are tracking or monitoring you online and how they are connected. The company had previously released an experimental add-on for Firefox called Collusion in a bid to better understand how first-party website tools shape a visitor’s experience and how their data is tracked.

Users who activate Lightbeam will be able to see a real-time visualisation of every site they visit and every third-party that is active on those sites, including commercial organisations which might potentially be sharing your data.Mozilla wants users who install the Lightbeam add-on to Firefox, to crowd-source their data, to produce the first “big picture” view of web tracking, revealing which third-parties are most active.

Security Flaws In New LinkedIn Offering

A new LinkedIn feature designed to familiarize users with their email partners could introduce a slew of security problems to enterprises and individuals who use it, researchers said this week.
The new feature, LinkedIn Intro, enables iPhone users to route their email through LinkedIn so that they can get background on an email sender or receiver before they write. The feature helps the user become more familiar with their email partners, LinkedIn says.

 But security experts say the new feature is deeply flawed and potentially dangerous to the user's personal privacy -- and, by extension, to any enterprise that allows employees to use LinkedIn via the corporate network.

Google Robot Cars are Safer, Smarter than humans :

 The Google driverless car is a project by Google that involves developing technology for autonomous cars. The software powering Google's cars is called Google Chauffeur. Lettering on the side of each car identifies it as a "self-driving car." The project is currently being led by Google engineer Sebastian Thrun, director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and co-inventor of Google Street View. Thrun's team at Stanford created the robotic vehicle Stanley which won the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge and its US$2 million prize from the United States Department of Defense.The team developing the system consisted of 15 engineers working for Google, including Chris Urmson, Mike Montemerlo, and Anthony Levandowski who had worked on the DARPA Grand and Urban Challenges.

The U.S. state of Nevada passed a law on June 29, 2011 permitting the operation of autonomous cars in Nevada. Google had been lobbying for robotic car laws. The Nevada law went into effect on March 1, 2012, and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles issued the first license for an autonomous car in May 2012. The license was issued to a Toyota Prius modified with Google's experimental driverless technology. As of April 2012, Florida became the second state to allow the testing of autonomous cars on public roads. California became the third state to legalize the use of self-driven cars for testing purposes as of September 2012 when Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law at Google HQ in Mountain View.

Reverse Microwave To Chill Cold Drinks:

The invention of the microwave revolutionised cooking but now a 'reverse-microwave' does the opposite, it can chill a drink in 45 seconds.Up until now there has not been a gadget available to cool items without a long wait.A new system can cool drinks, including wine bottles and fizzy drink cans, from room temperature to four degrees in a matter of seconds.The unit can cool drinks in all types of containers to different temperatures without disturbing the carbonation.The technology, which has been developed with the help of research funding from the EU, works on the basis of a cooling vortex which spins the drink round. 
 It uses a stop start rotational sequence to create what is known as a Rankine vortex- which is a collapsed vortex in a viscous fluid.This enables the drinks to mix without fizzing.The beverage is rotated at speed around twin axes in water to keep it in its original state while quickly bringing down its temperature.V-Tex, which invented the technology, say that the process requires more than 80 per cent less energy than many standard drinks chillers.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 Review

The 2013 updates to the Kaspersky protection suites bring to consumers some of the most advanced security technology currently available. It involves introducing an exploit prevention engine as part of the security suite, but also a Safe Money banking protection tool that you can interact directly with. The suite's scans aren't the fastest, but it definitely will protect you.
Installing Kaspersky has been dramatically simplified over the past two years. Following on 2012's fuss-free install, the installer for 2013 will remove conflicting security programs and any detected malware automatically.

You're still on the hook for a reboot, but not when running only the trial. The install procedure was only three screens long, and it took under 2 minutes to complete. You can also register and purchase a license key from the program itself, no need to jump to your browser. Overall, this is one of the best installation processes for a security suite, if by best you mean, "short, fast, and painless."

Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Price, Specifications, camera samples and Review :

The Nikon 24.2 MP Digital SLR camera is ideal for recording your memorable moments with exceptional clarity. With its 24.2 effective MP resolution, aided by EXPEED-3 image processing engine and DX-format CMOS sensor, this digital SLR camera captures details minutely. It can record videos in full HD with 25p or 24p options. This DSLR camera has a compact and lightweight body that makes it easy to handle. Featuring six scene modes, this handy gadget chooses optimum camera settings depending on the scene. With its Scene Auto Selector choose the appropriate scene mode automatically. You can activate the easier-to-use Guide mode of this Nikon Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens for better understanding of its functions. With its ISO 100 - 6400 sensitivity, this camera gives you perfect shots in low as well as bright light. Easy-to-use, this Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera is great for capturing high quality images and Full HD videos. Its 24.2 MP resolution and ISO 100 - 6400 sensitivity combination will give you perfection in every shot.

Friday, October 25, 2013

LG Google NEXUX 4 Price, Specifications and Review:

With its recent history of mediocre handsets, LG needs something other than the Optimus G to be its Hail Mary that can carry it to the top. Unfortunately, the Nexus 4 isn't quite it.Don't get me wrong, the device itself performs excellently, and some of the specs are certainly impressive: the quad-core CPU is swift, the Jelly Bean Android OS runs as smooth as butter, and all the subtle new features work well without being too unintuitive or burdensome.But Google's flagship phone is missing one huge feature that caught us all off guard. The Nexus, which is supposed to represent Android in its most modern, so-high-tech-that-it's-on-the-bleeding-edge form, isn't 4G LTE-enabled.

 1. Build Quality: This is without a doubt one of the most comfortable phone. It's glass front and back sandwiching a smooth grippy edging makes for one enjoyable handholding experience. It's not too light and not too heavy. It is a little wide if you use a bumper, but on it's own it feels really good in average to large-size hands. The curved front is extremely smooth and once you swipe across it a few times, you will never want to go back. It's that good. I will say though that the phone gets HOT when downloading a lot of videos, and gets pretty warm when playing games for an extended period of time. If the back were made out of plastic it would be less of a problem- I guess you are trading off practicality for elegance that situation. The faint checkered back breaks up the "black slab" appearance of the phone, and looks good, but it's not a game-changer. With the glass back, the tapered edges, and the grippy sides, you'll be tempted to NOT own a case. This is one elegant phone! Just don't drop it. Glass breaks.

Canon EOS 60D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera Reiew :

The newest addition to Canon's XXD line might initially seem like a minor downgrade to the previous XXD cameras, but several new capabilities actually help make this a nice, well-featured camera that will appeal to many people who don't get caught up in whether or not this is a better camera than it's predecessor. Canon certainly made this camera for the price point and was careful to add just enough features to make it desirable over the T2i, but not desirable enough to compete with the 7D. In some respects though, it seems like a beefed-up version of the Rebel line (a "Super-Rebel") instead of a new addition to the XXD line.

 I have to say that I really like the feel of the 60D. Even though it no longer has the magnesium alloy body, it feels solid. In no way does it feel cheap. I have fairly small hands and the 60D feels like it was made for me. It's significantly lighter than the 7D and feels like it would be much more friendly on long hikes. The 7D feels much more robust; however, the 60D feels much more "comfy". It is definitely bigger in size than the T2i, but the angles and design of the camera have a nicely updated feel to them that makes it seem like you are getting a much more substantial camera. The articulating screen was also done very well. My initial worries that the screen would feel cheap and break easily were immediately relieved after using it. The hinges are very solid and feel almost stiff to the point where you are comfortable with it staying right where you want it. It also is very flush with the rest of the body and offers little space in between.

Windows Phone's Twitter feature is causing excess data use :

A number of Windows Phone users have found that their data usage has been abnormally high of late, and it's all thanks to Twitter. Some users have reported that the built-in Twitter feature of their Windows Phone handsets has used up as much as 530MB of mobile data over the past month - enough to put many people over their monthly data allowance.
Microsoft has confirmed that there's an issue with its built-in Twitter feature that could result in unexpected data usage. The issue stems from a Twitter back-end change that has caused Windows Phones to re-download the profile images for Twitter contacts frequently. Twitter is currently transitioning its profile pictures from one server to another, and was discovered the data use problem nearly a week ago and reported it to the software giant.

HTC ONE Gets Bonus 25-50GB of free Google Drive space :

Google is taking a page out of Dropbox's book and offering free extra storage for certain HTC One handsets. The HTC One Max got 50GB of storage space out of the box, but we've been tipped that those with the handset's smaller sibling will net an additional 25GB of room in the cloud,all thanks to
the international Sense 5.5 (and Android 4.3) update that readers have already started receiving in Europe. These expansions are in addition to the complimentary 15GB of Drive space available to all Google users, bringing the allotted storage totals to 65GB and 40GB for the One Max and One, respectively. There are a few caveats, though. According to Mountain View, the HTC One Developer Edition isn't eligible for this due to its unlocked bootloader.

This bonus storage will be good for two years, which is conveniently the entire length of a full upgrade cycle on most US carriers. However, there are a few caveats to keep in mind:
  • The bonus storage can only be redeemed once per account and per device, so don’t even think about redeeming this offer using multiple phones.
  • The Developer Edition HTC One is not included – that’s because you cannot redeem the offer on a device with an unlocked bootloader.
  • The storage has to be redeemed by January 1, 2016 – so in case you’ve got other bonus storage (from a Chromebook, for example) and you want to make your free storage last as long as possible, you might be able to time this just right and redeem it only after your other bonus storage expires.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Price, Specifications and Review:

Samsung created a new category when it launched the Galaxy Note. While naysayers were initially critical of its ungainly size, it did manage to attract a large number of consumers who were looking for a device that integrated the big screen of a tablet with the portability and convenience of a smartphone. It even inspired other device makers to launch similar devices, though it's been hard for them to offer a differentiating feature.

The Galaxy Note's strength is the S Pen, the intelligent stylus that accompanies the device and allows users to do more than just navigate the user interface and scribble notes. With the Note 3, Samsung claims to take the experience at the next level. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 retains the same design that gave the Note series of smartphones their own identity. When i first lay my hands on the phone, it reminded me of the original Note. The Note 3 looks much more similar to the first-generation Note than the Note II, which was more curved.

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch Retina (2013) gets latest Intel chips, better battery life, and a lower price :

Apple's MacBook Pro line has now gotten an entirely expected upgrade to current-generation Intel CPUs, just in time for the holiday shopping season. MacBook Pro 15-inch models look and feel just like the previous generation, but the promise of longer battery life, somewhat improved performance, faster Wi-Fi, and lower starting prices is enough to make this a significant overall update.

 The high-end, high-price Retina Display versions of the MacBook Pro had previously been stuck in an unusual position. While other systems, from budget laptops to premium hybrids, had all moved onto Intel's latest CPU platform, known as either the fourth-generation Core i-series or by the code name Haswell, the MacBook Pro still used last year's processors.

Flash Player Sandboxed For Safari Running OS X Mavericks :

If you rushed to upgrade your Mac to OS X Mavericks, congratulations -- you've just taken a big step forward in web security. Adobe has confirmed that Flash Player is now sandboxed in Safari for Mavericks users, preventing Flash-based malware from accessing code and resources beyond Apple's browser. The company is taking special advantage of OS X's new app sandboxing feature, which also minimizes the security risks for other plugins and programs. Safari is undoubtedly late to the party when Flash has been sandboxed for a while in both Chrome and Firefox, but we won't knock an upgrade that neuters many potential security exploits.

For the technically minded, this means that there is a specific com.macromedia.Flash file defining the security permissions for Flash Player when it runs within the sandboxed plugin process. As you might expect, Flash Player’s capabilities to read and write files will be limited to only those locations it needs to function properly. The sandbox also limits Flash Player’s local connections to device resources and inter-process communication (IPC) channels. Finally, the sandbox limits Flash Player’s networking privileges to prevent unnecessary connection capabilities.

 Safari users on OS X Mavericks can view Flash Player content while benefiting from these added security protections.

Soul Combat+ Pricing, specifications and review :

When you are listening to music and working out Everyone around the gym is either wearing in-ears which can get in the way with the cords coming out of both earbuds or they fall out because they don't fit your ear completely perfect. I even see people wearing the overhead Beats to workout. It just doesn't look right. But these combats came in the mail the other day and all those problems were solved.

They contain the great sound quality of a high end over-the-ear headphones. Nice strong bass with great mid ranges. It doesn't have the strongest I've heard, but enough bumps to really get you in the mood when you are working out.

Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones price and Review :

This is one of the best all-purpose headphone, and not just for music either. I'm talking music, movies, and games. Their extremely likeable and unfatiguing sound makes them an ace at nearly any kind of music you throw at them; their huge and precise sound stage gives you the advantage in competitive gaming while enhancing any gaming experience; and their unbelievable comfort makes watching hours of your favorite movies or shows a breeze. Due to their insane versatility, these would be the absolute first headphone I would recommend to anyone looking for a solid performer in all aspects. For those looking for just one headphone to use for everything, this is it. They seriously kick butt in just about every regard, making them truly worthy to be qualified as the jack of all trades.

If the glowing reviews don't catch your attention, the color sure will. Arguably the strangest color scheming to a headphone ever made, these definitely attract a lot of comments. For those of you who think these look ugly, I suggest holding your opinions until you see them in person. Yes, they are kinda strange at first, but they really do look unique in their own way; and the color really seems to grow on you. The grills look better, the headband material looks better, and the color scheme with wood accents is quite intriguing to say the least. Build quality wise, they are plastic, but that was expected. Not much to write home about here, but given their cheap feel, at least they are incredibly lightweight and are physically quite small. But lucky for us, we won't be staring into a mirror while listening to these, so it really doesn't matter what it looks like.

Anker 8000 DPI Review :

Anker is a company that make that bold of a statement as it was founded by gamers for gamers in an effort to bring a great gaming mouse to market and one that was affordable as well.  Many of the high-end gaming peripherals get a huge price boost just by attaching the word GAMING upon it, but Anker keeps it real and at $39.99, and in some cases goes on sale for as low as $19.99, which is an amazing deal all around.

Mouse itself is very light, good thing the weights are included. However, even with all 8 weights in place it still feels lighter than Logitech MX518, but certainly still comfortable. The weight cartridge, on the underside of the mouse when open, leaves gaps big enough to easily drop one of the weights inside the actual mouse body itself. When installed the weights are held in place and feel pretty sturdy.

Cooler Master Seidon 120M Review :

Cooler Master's latest series, the Seidon. This Seidon 120M version is the single-fan setup using one 120mm fan with a radiator of the same size, much like the pricier Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer. The 120XL is made to work with AMD and Intel systems and seems to have everything you need.
This water cooler is piling into serious air-cooling territory, and with the impressive thermal performance of even these budget liquid chillers it's getting harder and harder to recommend active air-coolers.

 Three things to note with the installation though are,
 1. Make sure you dry fit everything so you know exactly where the cooling lines will run and the fan cables.
 2. Ensure that the stand-offs are installed with the plastic washer towards the mother board, you will ground the board out if not and get a RAM error;
3. Don't gorilla torque everything down. It only requires about 25 in/lbs of torque, which is just past hand tight for the most part.

 If you try to over torque everything, it will strip the screws out. Also, if you have an extra 120mm fan like I did, you can use the fan that came with it as the exhaust fan and your other fan as the blower fan for the radiator. That is what the longest screws in the kit are for. This basically makes your 120M into a 120XL for no extra cost. So far it has worked up to my expectations.

 Intel i5-3570K CPU on a DZ77GA-70K Mother Board, so I Overclocked it to 4.2. I am now getting temps in the low 30's compared to the mid-40's, at idle. I also ran a 5 and 30 minute stress test on it using Intel's Extreme Tuning Utility and the temps never got above 75 Deg C. I will try cranking it up more later on. Also, with both of my fans attached to this thing, I can barely hear it, even during the testing with the CPU at 100% Utilization. All in all, this is a great liquid cooler for the cost.

Price: $60

 I would recommend this cooler to anyone that wants to start using liquid cooling but doesn't want to spend a fortune.

Intel Core i7-4770K Price, Specifications and Review:

This is the top-end version of Intel's new Haswell processor lineup, released on Jun 2 2013. The "K" suffix means it can be overclocked.Last year's equivalent version of this processor is the Ivy Bridge 3770k.The reviews show an average of about 7% better performance compared to the 3770k, although it varies from 1-20% depending on the application (this assumes neither chip has been overclocked).

There's also a decrease in idle power consumption (46W for 3770k down to 34W with 4770k, but didn't correct for motherboard differences so it's hard to tell exactly how much the processor helped). In contrast, under heavy load the 4770k's power consumption appears to be higher than the 3770k.

The 4770k has much better integrated graphics performance than the 3770k, although I would expect many people who buy this part won't be using the integrated graphics. If you have an expensive video card already, who cares? Still, some may find it useful.

Plants vs Zombies 2 Finally on Android :

 The zombies are coming… back. It’s about time! The sequel to the hit action-strategy adventure brings the fun to tablets and touchscreens. Join Crazy Dave on a crazy adventure where you’ll meet, greet and defeat legions of zombies from the dawn of time to the end of days. Amass an army of powerful new plants, supercharge them with Plant Food and power up your defenses with amazing new ways to protect your brain. Battle zombies from all worlds in the front yard Piñata Party mini-game to win big prizes. And that's just the beginning! The future holds many mysteries… also zombies. Lots and lots of zombies.

The long-awaited sequel to Plants vs. Zombies hit iOS back in August, and now it's finally available to Android users. Plants vs. Zombies 2 soft-launched in Australia and New Zealand at the beginning of October, but developer Popcap has finally available made the game available elsewhere in the world. Like the iOS edition, PvZ2 on Android moves the series to a free-to-play model.

  The Android version requires Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and a device with a 1GHz processor and 1GB RAM.

Game Features
• Meet powerful new plants that will defend your lawn through time
• Go toe-to-missing-toe with dozens of new zombies
• Supercharge your floral friends with healthy doses of Plant Food
• Fire up amazing Finger Powers to pinch, flick and zap zombies
• Defeat brain-teasing challenges that will test your zombie-zapping skills
• Take on zombies from all worlds in the Piñata Party mini-game and win prizes
• Gather keys to play valuable side missions
• Collect coins to purchase potent power-ups
• Earn stars to take you to new worlds
• Connect to Game Services to unlock achievements and compete against friends on the leaderboards
• Look out! Zombie chickens!

Now that the game is out on both platforms, perhaps we'll start seeing expansion packs soon?

YouTube's Subscription For Music Service will launch this year :

YouTube is readying its own subscription music service that could launch in the coming months. Billboard first reported news of the service, which is described as being in the vein of Spotify but with the added video component. It will reportedly have two different tiers: a free version, and then a premium option that will offer unlimited access to a broad selection of music. Google is reportedly in the final stages of prepping a new streaming on-demand music service that will have both free and premium versions for desktop and mobile.

Billboard reports the service is expected to cost consumers about $10 per month and be compatible with many of Google's other products and services, such as Google Glass.

APPLE Throws in free iLife, iWork with purchase of iOS or MAC :

In San Francisco on Tuesday, the company revealed a novel strategy -- giving away its flagship software. It may be the most natural move Apple could have made. Apple revealed lots of new things on Tuesday during its product event at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, but the most intriguing among them was not on the product list -- its newest business strategy: aggressive pricing.

"Today we're revolutionizing pricing," said Apple's senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi, right before announcing that the company would be giving away OS X Mavericks, Apple's new flagship Mac operating system. On the screen behind him, the word "Free" appeared from behind a glimmer of light, one of the hokey slide animations that Apple has used in its keynote slides since Steve Jobs was the ringmaster.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sony Xperia Z1 Specifications, camera and Price Review :

Sony has finally delivered a top tier phone. The look and feel are absolutely premium. I get the feeling that I am using a solid piece of hardware, unlike that glossy plastic feel and look you get in products from Samsung SGS line and the new iPhone 5C. The stock rom (Android 4.2.2) is the 1st stock I actually really enjoy using and don't feel the need to switch over to a custom rom. I really don't understand why this phone is not getting 5/5. Sony has put in a lot of effort into the design. With the ever so slightly edges at the corners. A real nice touch with the glass backing. They even went as far as putting in two holes in the bottom right corner to be used for a camera wrist strap. Such as one like this Nikon 25770 AN-CP19 Black Strap. There is a nice discreet LED notification light at the top middle of the phone. A small but well liked feature. It flashes white when you have a notification, flashes red when on low battery and stays orange when charging.

The screen is so nice. Out of the 5x3 inches of the phone the screen is 4.5x.2.5 inches. It looks right and when using it you really feel there is a really nice amount of screen real estate available to you. I am also glad they did not include and physical home button on the screen.