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SAMSUNG Z1 FIRST TIZEN PHONE TO BE LAUNCHED JANUARY 2015

Samsung Mobile Inc. seems to be finally set to announce its first Tizen phone(long overdue if you ask me).  According to a report in the Korea Economic Daily, a Samsung official firmly said that the tech giant will release its first Tizen phone in January, 2015. This device will be a low-end smartphone and will cost less than $90.  Here is an excerpt from the original report:
“We decided to release the Tizen phone in India on January 18, 2015. The price of the phone is set at less than 100,000 won ($90)”

Now, we are all sure that this launch will indeed take place, courtesy of leaked images of the phone! Yes, we have real pictures of the phone and its specs, thanks to Manish Khatri of Mahesh Telecoms, India. He attended a meeting where retailers were summoned by Samsung to have a look at this new product, and that’s where he took these pictures of the expected Samsung Z1. Enjoy!

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Samsung-Z1 specs

There goes the specs of Tizen Os first mobile phone.

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Elephone P5000 review: to be packed with 5350mAh battery

Elephone is an emerging smartphone company based in China, but this didn’t stop the company from announcing a unique handset called Elephone P5000.
The design isn’t what makes the Elephone P5000 special, the Elephone P5000 is special because it packs a 5350 mAh battery – the largest ever packed into a smartphone. The previous unofficial record in this regard was set by the Philips W6618 with its 5300 mAh battery.

According to Elephone, the 5350 mAh battery can provide a usage time of up to 4 days. The battery has a fast charging technology (going up to 70% in one hour), and can be used to transfer power to other smartphones and devices (that is used as a powerbank).

Despite the fact that it packs such a huge battery, the Elephone P5000 is relatively thin, measuring 144 x 71 x 9.3 mm. The handset runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and can be considered a typical high-end Chinese smartphone. Its features include a 5-inch 1080p display, fingerprint scanner, NFC, an 8 MP front-facing camera, 16 MP rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal memory. The phone is powered by an octa-core 1.7 GHz MediaTek MT6592 processor.
The Elephone P5000 is expected to be launched in January 2015, for a price that is yet to be announced.

Microsoft Lumia 940 rumoured to posses 24mp Pureview Camera, 3gb Ram, Windows 10.

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The device is said to feature a 5inch display screen that will support a full HD resolution. It is rumored that the upcoming Lumia 940 will be well equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for screen protection.

The Microsoft Lumia 940 will have a quad-core Snapdragon 805 SoC processor clocked at a speed of 2.7GHz along with Adreno 420 graphics and 3GB of RAM.

A feature that many users will cherish is the camera, which will be a 24mp rear camera with PureView and it will support 4K video shooting at 60FPS.

The device will also feature a 5mp secondary camera and will also support HD video recording.

The Lumia 940 is 8.9m thick, it measures around 131x71mm and it weight is set at 149grams.  The new camera feature that will come on Lumia 940 will be much more compact.  

Microsoft may most likely opt for the same design that Lumia 930 has to the upcoming Lumia 940.

Lumia 940 will be encompassed with NFC, Wi-Fi, USB 3.0, and Bluetooth and will come with an internal memory of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variants.

As for the operating system, it seems that Lumia 940 will not come with the Windows 8.1 which is currently the latest Windows Phone operating system out there. The Lumia 940 will operate on a new and yet legally unannounced Windows Phone 10 OS.

Microsoft Lumia 940 will most likely not be launched very soon as Microsoft is currently busy launching some other devices such as the Lumia 535 and Lumia 1330.

BlackBerry CEO: John Chen meets with Lenovo, HTC, Xaomi Top Men

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has noted several times already that the next step in his plan for BlackBerry is to grow the company and one place where he sees opportunity, due to the demand for security, encryption and privacy is in China.

Attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit in Beijing, John Chen sat down with Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun, and Lenovo’s head Yang Yuanqing along with Cher Wang, chairwoman of Taoyuan, Taiwan-based HTC Corp. Speaking in an interview after the summit, Chen provided more information.APEC CEO SUMMIT

It does seem that a more efficient way is to have a good partner to be here,” Chen said in the interview. “I’m here this time to look at what opportunities there may be. We have not really focused on this market. It’s a huge market but it’s a very highly competitive market too.

Fully aware of the rumors his comments might start, Chen was quick to note that he wasn’t there looking for a sale of BlackBerry but instead exploring the opportunities for agreements on technology licensing, distribution or manufacturing. “I’m not looking to sell the company,” Chen said. “I’m very much looking to operate the company as an independent company.”

“What I’m doing is to explore what is the right approach to the market given what we do well and I’m not shutting any doors,” Chen said. “This market is not an easy one to get deals done quickly. It’s going to take a while, but I’m interested.”

Despite John Chen’s cautionary comments, BBRY stock is on the rise today based on the information.

Google Glass may cause “blind spot” in vision : New Study

A new study has found that Wearing Google Glass may partially obstruct peripheral vision, causing blind spots that could interfere with daily tasks such as driving. index

Scientists of the University of California, San Francisco,  compared performance on visual field tests with a head-mounted device over regular eyewear to quantify their effect on visual function. Three healthy individuals with 20/20 best-corrected visual acuity and normal baseline visual fields were tested in April 2014.

Participants used a wearable device (Google Glass), following manufacturer’s instructions, for a 60-minute period.

Perimetric visual testing (a measurement of the field of vision) was conducted first with the device, followed by a control frame (regular eyewear) of similar colour and temple width.

Visual field testing demonstrated significant scotomas (blind spots) in all three participants while wearing the device, creating a clinically meaningful visual field obstruction in the upper right quadrant.

Defects were induced by the Google Glass frame hardware design only and were not related to a distracting effect of software-related interference.

The authors noted that the study is limited by the small number of participants, who may not be representative of all users, and that a larger sample is needed to identify factors that influence scotoma size and depth.

“Additional studies are needed to understand the effects of these devices on visual function, particularly as their use becomes increasingly common,” the authors concluded.

Download Car parking game 3D

Game description: Car parking game 3D

WARNING!
The most challenging game of its kind.
Play at your own risk!Car Parking Game 3D is an amazing car parking simulator game that requires highest precision! The parking situation in Car Parking Game 3D will require you to show top skills in steering, acceleration, and obstacle avoidance to get those vehicles parked in parking places. As the parking lot driver, you will drive the awesome cars around corners, obstacles, and parking lot borders with speed and accuracy.

Drive a car through a difficult rout on a parking lot. Drive over different obstacles and other cars. Park your card in said place. Show your driving skills by performing a variety of tasks in this Android game. Carefully drive a car along a route marked by cones. Successfully park your car without colliding with obstacles. Buy new cars. Upgrade your car, improve acceleration, brakes, etc. Change the look of your car, replace the wheels and license plate.

Game features:

  1. Great graphics
  2. 17 different cars
  3. 4 game modes
  4. 2 parking lots 100 levels each

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Download from Google Play Store

Google developing Cancer and Heart disease detector

The company is working on technology that combines disease-detecting nanoparticles, which would enter a patient’s bloodstream via a swallowed pill, with a wrist-worn sensor.
The idea is to identify slight changes in the person’s biochemistry that could act as an early warning system.
The work is still at an early stage.
Early diagnosis is the key to treating disease. Many cancers, such as pancreatic, are detected only after they have become untreatable and fatal.
There are marked differences between cancerous and healthy tissues.
Google’s ambition is to constantly monitor the blood for the unique traces of cancer, allowing diagnosis long before any physical symptoms appear.
The project is being conducted by the search company’s research unit, Google X, which is dedicated to investigating potentially revolutionary innovations.

Report: Apple Pay To Launch on 18th October

An internal memo addressed to Walgreens employees designed to prepare them for the upcoming launch of Apple Pay suggests that Apple’s new payments service might be going live on Saturday, October 18.

A Saturday launch is unusual, but it could make sense as Apple Pay is designed for in-store shopping and a weekend debut would give customers time to try the service. It is, however, also possible that Apple Pay will go live shortly before the October 18 date, following the company’s Thursday, October 16 iPad event, with support coming to Walgreens a day or two later.

At its October 16 event, Apple is expected to debut a new iPad Air, Retina iMacs, and possibly a new Retina iPad mini. The event, which will also likely see Apple previewing OS X Yosemite one last time before its public debut, would also be an opportune time to divulge more information about Apple Pay and possibly even launch the payments service.

As announced on September 9, popular drug store Walgreens is one of Apple’s major launch partners, along with other companies like McDonalds, Macy’s, Staples, and more. According to the Walgreens memo, customers who have an iPhone 6 will be able to use Apple Pay in Walgreens stores by tapping their devices “to the upper portion of the pinpad to pay for their purchase.”

Earlier this week, USAA assistant vice president Vikram Parekh suggested the bank would begin supporting Apple Pay on November 7, leading many to believe the service might see an official launch on that date, but it is possible that USAA and other banks may roll out support at different times following the launch of Apple Pay. Apple originally promised an October launch for Apple Pay when it unveiled the service.

Apple Pay will be enabled on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices through an update to iOS 8. iOS 8.1, which has already been seeded to developers, includes hidden Apple Pay settings and set up screens. With Apple Pay set to launch on or around the time of Apple’s October 16 event, that also means we should be seeing iOS 8.1 at that time as well.

Culled from Macrumours

Sony launches “Xperia Transfer Mobile” app for Windows Phones

Sony Mobile wants to make it as easy as possible for owners of smartphones from other Android manufacturers or different OS’ to switch to an Xperia device. To that end, Sony has recently released a dedicated “Xperia Transfer Mobile” app on the Windows Phone Store to help those on the platform to migrate to an Android-equipped Xperia handset.

The app will help you to transfer contacts, message, calendar and media to a new Sony Xperia. Sony already provides methods to transfer from an iPhone or Blackberry. There were a number of rumours earlier in the year that Sony was planning to launch its own Windows Phone device, but with no news in the last few months it looks like those plans are dead in the water, at least for now.

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HTC One M8 Eye pops up on HTC’s e-store in China with 13 MP rear camera

HTC launched the Desire Eye and the RE camera yesterday, but didn’t share any details on another device rumored to make its debut, the One M8 Eye. It looks like HTC was aiming for a limited release with the latter handset, as the manufacturer has silently listed the One M8 Eye on its Chinese e-store.

According to rumors, the device is slated to be limited to the Chinese and Indian markets sadly, which explains why HTC made no mention of the device at its launch event yesterday. HTC’s Chinese e-store mentions that the One M8 Eye will be available in the country starting October 15 for 3,999 RMB ($652).

Design-wise, the One M8 Eye looks identical to the standard variant of the One M8. The specs of the device are also similar to that of a standard One M8, which means a 5.0-inch full-HD screen, 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory and a duo camera setup at the back that now comes with a standard 13 MP sensor in lieu of the 4 MP UltraPixel sensor. Unlike the Desire Eye, the One M8 Eye does not have a 13 MP camera at the front, and instead features the same 5 MP sensor that is seen on the standard variant. The One M8 Eye also features HTC’s new Eye Experience along with dual-SIM functionality, a 3D shooting mode and LTE connectivity.

What are your thoughts on the One M8 Eye let us know by commenting below.