LG G Flex : The Flexible Smartphone

Written By Mekhels Linxets on Thursday, November 7, 2013 | 2:29 PM

For those who thought that the LG G Flex had a somewhat misleading name, or was LG’s attempt to cash in on the demand for a flexible screen, we now have video proof that the device is aptly named. A 14 second video shows how the phone does indeed flex when pressure is applied to the phone The key thing here is that enough pressure has to be applied that you wouldn’t want to do this to your phone often because of the risk of breaking the screen.
Before you even notice the curve, you’ll be taken aback by the sheer size of the G Flex. At six inches from corner to corner, the display beats out colossal rivals such as the HTC One Max despite having a comparatively low 720p resolution. While LG says the curvature of the screen makes viewing movies more “immersive,” the size is likely to play a far stronger role in achieving that goal. In general use, we didn’t find that the curve made much of a positive or negative impact either way.

The combination of the size (6 inches) and the resolution (720 x 1280) results in a rather low 245ppi pixel density, compared to today’s high-end models. But the phone does provide some horsepower with a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 under the hood. 2GB of RAM keeps the multi-taskers happy and there is 32GB of storage on board. Did we mention the 32MP rear snapper, or the 2.1 front-facing one? A hefty 3500mAh cell keeps the display lit and Android 4.2.2 is pre-installed.

Resolution aside, the display itself is as high quality as we’ve come to expect from LG in other regards. We found the G Flex impossible to use one-handed, however, and the screen’s shape makes the phone even more difficult to pocket, if anything. Next to a Samsung Galaxy Nexus , which placed slightly curved glass in front of a standard OLED display, the arc is far more pronounced; this is thanks to LG’s flexible OLED and curved battery technology.

Otherwise, the industrial design is little to write home about: the G Flex looks just like a blown-up G2. Unfortunately we were unable to test the phone’s most outlandish feature — its “self-healing” back cover — as LG representatives wouldn’t let us scratch the device. As such, all we have to say about the phone’s plastic build is that the “Titan Silver” finish is slippery and incredibly prone to picking up fingerprints.

The LG G Flex has its volume and power buttons on the back, similar to the LG G2, and the self healing material on the back of the phone can help it self-repair hairline scratches. And yes, it does flex. To see it do so, click on the video below.

Ultimately the G Flex comes off as a proof-of-concept as much as anything. Although flexible screens may play a big role in the future, it’s hard to consider phones like the G Flex and Samsung’s Galaxy Round an effective application of the technology. LG isn’t even attempting to position the G Flex’s display as an innovation that fundamentally enhances the smartphone experience — instead, the device is likely to appeal only to those who appreciate the tweaked form factor. And even if that’s you, you might be out of luck; the G Flex comes out in South Korea on November 12th, but nothing has been announced for other regions.
Orginal by : techzavvy
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Ashton Kutcher As Product Engineer Lenovo??

Written By Mekhels Linxets on Thursday, October 31, 2013 | 1:04 PM

Lenovo turned heads recently when they announced their Yoga Tablet, which are two Android 4.2.2 tablets that come with large capacity batteries that hope to extend their use past what we would consider would be an acceptable amount of battery life. It looks like that wasn’t the only big bit of news Lenovo had up its sleeve as apparently they hired Ashton Kutcher to be the company’s latest product engineer as well as their celebrity pitchman. 


Before you go thinking this is another Alicia Keys moment, Kutcher is certainly qualified for the role as he studied biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa and has a proven track record of tech investments. One of his main focuses will be to offer Lenovo advice on the design and the software of the company’s Yoga tablets. 

The financial terms of the multi-year partnership were not disclosed. “This partnership goes beyond traditional bounds by deeply integrating him into our organization as a product engineer,” said David Roman, chief marketing officer at Lenovo. 

“Ashton will help us break new ground by challenging assumptions, bringing new perspective and contributing his technical expertise to Yoga Tablet and other devices.” Considering how forward thinking their newly announced Yoga Tablet is, we wouldn’t be surprised of Kutcher had any influence in its design.
*Original Source: ubergizmo
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Blackberry Z30 Specs And Release Date

Written By Mekhels Linxets on Thursday, October 24, 2013 | 11:19 AM


Blackberry a leading company famous for their business class smart phones planning to release a latest model Blackberry Z30. Z30 comes with exciting features and will be competing with super smart phones like Samsung Galaxy Note 2, LG Nexus 4 , LG Optimus G etc.

All blackberry models provide excellent performance in internet browsing and multi-tasking, Blackberry Z30 also provide the facility of fast internet browsing and muti-tasking. The Z30 will be released around October and will be priced Rs 45,000 approx.

Specifications of Blackberry Z30 
  • Supports 2G, 3G, 4G (LTE).
  • Micro SIM 
  • Super AMOLED 5.0 inches capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1280 pixels.
  • 16 GB internal storage, external: expandable upto 64GB.
  • 2 GB RAM.
  •  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP , LE
  • Primary: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash.
  • Secondary: 2 MP, 720p@30fps.
  • BlackBerry 10.2 OS.
  • Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait Qualcomm Snapdragon S4Pro.
*Original post by techtobuz
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HOW TO DOWNLOAD WINDOWS 8.1?

Microsoft on 26 of June announced the availability of windows 8.1 preview , the update to windows 8 at the company's developer - focused build conference. The updates will include a whole new app window sizes,a help app, more powerful search ,lock screen slideshows,much better built in- apps , redesigned windows store ,a more monetization opportunities for developers, and leading experiences .


GETTING WINDOWS 8.1
Microsoft on Wednesday made it known , it had already started accepting pre-orders for windows 8.1 . For now it's only available in the US store .As mentioned earlier , windows 8.1 will be officially released on October 18 , 2013 .Pricing for windows 8.1 will be the same for previous edition : $199.99 and PRO version will go for $199.99 .


Windows 8.1 has three release points : preview , RTM , and general availability(GA). Well the preview has been available from Microsoft as free .

.Installation is no different from any windows installation . Please note that , you wont be able to downgrade windows 8.1 preview installed via ISO . The only way is to install from a recovery image which normally resides on a differnet partition .Again you will have to re-install all apps even when you upgrade to RTM or the GA.

WINDOWS 8.1 RTM
Windows 8.1 RTM (release to manufactures) is the version available to hardware manufactures (OEM).In late August it was available to OEMs and in September to developers with MSDN , IT professionals with TechNet and students with DreamSpark accounts .If you a fortunate to have any of these accounts then you can get hold of a legitimate version of the RTM version . But because of sharing site and clients like BitTorrent, this version has actually find itself being automatically distributed to other consumers.

Well, if you happen to have gotten yours via this method then i recommend you do a little bit of savvy before installing. Make sure the SHA-1 hash code matches that of Microsoft's . You do this by running the command line file checksum integrity verifier(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841290) on the installer and compare to hash available here (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/#searchTerm=Windows%208.1&ProductFamilyId=0&Languages=en&PageSize=10&PageIndex=2&FileId=0). For instance ,according to MSDN, the SHA-1 hash code for the U.S. English 64-bit Windows 8.1 is BC2F7FF5C91C9F0F8676E39E703085C65072139B. So you run the FCIV utility downloaded above and navigate to the downloaded installer . You can have look at the image down below for understanding . 

The installation is the same . On windows 8 , you just double click to mount then you proceed from there. On any other windows version you can use the DVD installation method or the BOOT-FROM-PEN DRIVE to install or you can mount with PowerIso and proceed with double clicking for installation.

WINDOWS 8.1 GENERAL AVAILABILITY (GA)
Windows 8.1 GA is the retail version that will be available on October 18 , in PRO and Enterprise editions. If you don't have any of the above

I advise you wait for the official release to upgrade . Those not on windows 8 can pre-order .
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MICROSOFT WINDOWS 9 Comes Next November ?

Written By Mekhels O' Cypher on Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 11:33 AM


I personally wasn't surprised when the news got to me ,that Microsoft windows 9 will be available sometime next year. Considering the fact that windows 8 hasn't made it way to most PCs in the world ,it just feels too soon and besides do we really need a next generation of desktop OS? . Windows 8 has been around for about a year now ,after Microsoft seeded the the developer preview to the public in an unprecedented manner ,in spite of not releasing for another 2 and half month ,the successor to windows 8 is already in the pipeline.


As we all know from windows 7 ,then 8 and of course 9 by nature,but Mary Foley thinks there is something in the pipeline.Foley suspects the successor to windows 8 will be code-named  windows 'blue'. Though this are all based on speculations but I think it's worth it if the company is considering an upgrade (with bug fixes probably) ,especially when windows 8 isn't the messiah Microsoft have hoped for. 

Windows 8 has faced some couple of criticism from various Hardware (OEM) manufacturers. Samsung executive ,Dong-Soo jun has taken his criticism a bit further and claims ,"windows 8 system is no better than the previous windows vista platform" .Mean while Fujitsu has blamed windows 8 for it own PC sales decline. This is probably the 1st time a Microsoft partner has dared to compare windows 8 to vista .What Dong-Soo jun was most likely saying is windows 8 is not helping the industry to sell more computers. Windows 8 isn't perfect as anybody who has used the RTM versions closely can attest ,but it has much going for it. (Theophilus Bawa)
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Blackberry Z10 Hardware Impressions

Written By Mekhels O' Cypher on Sunday, March 10, 2013 | 10:21 AM

Before we finally jump into the BlackBerry Z10 review, we should make note of a few caveats. As of writing, we've had the device for little over a week. Since we've been hammering the BlackBerry Z10 with tests, we haven't been able to get a particularly clear idea of how it fares under calmer everyday usage, but it should do just fine. There's a lot that's bound to change after launch, particularly BlackBerry World app selection and a few squashed bugs. We're going to be writing a LOT about the Z10 and BB10 over the weeks ahead - keep it locked to CrackBerry.

Take note - we're writing this review for our CrackBerry audience - primarily for people who know BlackBerry and have been looking forward to "The Ten" as much as we have. It's a new platform. We know there are still going to be some gaps. The bottom line is you want this phone and we're helping you to better understand what you're getting into. For a deep dive into the software side, be sure to check out our BlackBerry 10 walkthrough.

The BlackBerry Z10 is a full touchscreen phone with a 1280 x 768 4.2-inch display. It's the first BlackBerry smartphone with LTE, and is launching globally with carriers around the world. The BlackBerry Z10 will be available in both black and white. As the official pricing and carrier rollouts gets announced, we'll update this post. (source)
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Is Verizon prepping an Android 4.2.2 update for Galaxy Nexus users?

Written By Mekhels O' Cypher on Sunday, March 3, 2013 | 10:21 AM

If you’re a Verizon Galaxy Nexus owner, then it looks like you’ve got some sort of update on the way… which we were already aware of and expecting. Reports are coming in that the nation’s wireless carrier is currently testing a mysterious JDQ39 build of Android 4.2.2 which seems to feature some new radios, but unfortunately seems to feature an old bootloader and old kernel version.

PWhy Verizon isn’t updating the kernel and bootloader beats us— but maybe it’s just part of its extensive testing before rolling out to the masses. Nevertheless we’ll certainly be keeping our eyes and ears open to what Verizon has up in its sleeves for you G-Nex users out there. (talkandroid)
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How to Prevent Laptop Theft

Written By Mekhels O' Cypher on Sunday, February 24, 2013 | 11:20 AM

Laptop theft is a serious threat to every person who owns one. What do you use to protect your laptop from potential thieves? It’s important to protect your laptop as you can lose hardware, software, and data that you may not have backed up. Thieves can have access to sensitive and personal information that will provide them with ways to steal your identity.

Laptops are becoming more widely used by companies and individuals because they allow you to be more productive while you’re on the go. Laptop theft is now on the rise and organizations as well as individuals are being affected by this crime. This also leads to potential data breaches that can affect employees, customers and reputations. Laptop theft is also the second highest cause of financial loss.

There are ways to protect your laptop and the sensitive information on it. Methods of protecting laptops and intellectual information have been developed to prevent theft. Alarms, cables, and laptop locks prevent potential thieves from simply walking away with your laptop in tow. Visual deterrents, such as STOP security plates are very difficult to remove, and they can also destroy the resale value. These methods are great ways to prevent laptops from being stolen.

You can lose your hardware, software, and sensitive data that you have not saved or backed up elsewhere. In addition, thieves may also have access to sensitive data and personal information if it isn’t encrypted. Some systems authorize access based on credentials stored on the laptop, including MAC addresses, Internet browser cookies, cryptographic keys, and stored passwords. In the absence of security measures, thieves can access information such as bookkeeping files, Word documents containing passwords and employee and customer information.

Use unique passwords and more advanced technological security precautions, such as Remote Laptop Security (RLS) that is designed to secure data and important information even if the laptop is not in the trusted hands of its owner. With RLS, the owner of a laptop can reject access rights to the stolen laptop from any computer.

Remember to secure your laptop and protect it from potential thieves. If you have important company information or files stored on your laptop, ensure that it is password protected and encrypted. More importantly, ensure that you back up all of your information on your laptop and keep it safe.
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Google's & Facebook's Team Up On $33 Million Breakthrough Prize

Written By Mekhels O' Cypher on Thursday, February 21, 2013 | 12:21 PM

Google's flashy visionary and Facebook's hacker boy-king are putting their heads together - but they're not cooperating to drum up more likes or clicks, thank goodness.

The pair, Google co-founder Sergey Brin and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, have teamed up for social good, establishing a science research prize that's already awarded $33 million in its inaugural round.  

A Big Stakes Science Fair

The award, known as the Breakthrough Prize, will be doled out to five winners each year, though a robust selection of 11 recipients were announced in the first round. The founding members of the new science foundation have committed to establish five annual prizes of $3 million for outstanding research that advances cures for intractable diseases. 

Other founding members of the Breakthrough Prize include the wives of both Brin and Zuckerberg, who are both more science-minded than their tech-star partners. Anne Wojcicki, married to Brin, is the founder of 23andme.com - a genetics startup. Priscilla Chan, Zuckerberg's wife, graduated from medical school after meeting Zuck at Harvard and was accepted to a prestigious pediatric residency at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) last year. 

“Priscilla and I are honored to be part of this,” Zuckerberg wrote in the prize's announcement. “We believe the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences has the potential to provide a platform for other models of philanthropy, so people everywhere have an opportunity at a better future.”

Apple chairman Art Levinson will serve as the new foundation's chairman, rounding out the trifecta of major tech companies with a hand in the new science prize.
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