29 April 2016

Review of ATH-S100 Headphones from Audio Technica

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As shown in the picture below, We’ll be talking about the ATH-S100 from the ‘Audio Technica’ which is a well known Japanese brand for manufacturing and selling Headphones and Audio devices. At a price of Rs 1,699 officially and available for below Rs. 1000 if you look around, the ATH-S100 is one of company’s most affordable pair of on-ear headphones.

As per the review till date, the ATH-S100 is delivering a decent quality sound which is worthy of it’s price. As per the recent reviews, the ‘Audio Technica’ company’s products are found to be durable and good performing devices and good build quality.
A Review for ATH-S100
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On-Ear Design makes device lighter and smaller
With the on-ear design of the ATH-S100, the device will rest on your ears as compared to on-head headphones that rest entirely on the head. Therefore, the device ATH-S100 is small and light weight and easy to carry for frequent travelers who like to hear music while on journey.

Comfortability, Specifications and Design
Although the ATH-S100 is company’s economical pair of on-ear headphones at price of Rs 1,699 , the device is not as comfortable worthy of it’s price. Hence, the strong clamping force offsets the comfort of soft pads which we get from ATH-S100 and making  it difficult for users to wear the on-ear headphone continuously for more than 30 minutes.

The ATH-S100 headphones are light and portable with a plastic body and earcups that swivel 90 degrees (allowing rotation)
The Audio Technica ATH-S100 has 36mm drivers, with a sensitivity rating of 104dB, impedance of 32Ohms, and a frequency response range of 15-22,000Hz
Feel the comfort with  good quality soft pads on the headphones
While purchasing we get a  3.5mm plug without accessories
You can use the 1.2m cable while playing the headphones with an audio player in your trouser pocket
The microphone is missing and so is the in-line remote to take calls and control music playback. Hence, we need to shell out more money is order to buy a headset with such features
The colours available are white and black but as the white colour device could get dirtier quickly, it is feasible to go for the black on-ear headphone
ATH-S100 A Review for ATH-S100 from Audio Technica
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Overall Performance
The Overall performance of the ATH-S-100 is good and is a fair deal at a price of Rs 1,699. Moreover, the detailing and separation are good enough and as of now, we don’t find anything better at this price.

Another good thing is the clean sound and decent sub-bass levels.Unfortunately, the strong clamp pressure reduces the comfort level of soft pads and Its plasticky body feels flimsy. If you need a pair of headphones with a mic and inline remote, you can choose the Audio Technica ATH-S100IS instead, which retails for around Rs. 1,500 in the market.
Shibli Hashmi
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Shibli is a tech writer with good skills of writing, he is passionate about technology and love to write on Latest Tech News, Gadgets, Mobiles, Startups, Games etc. You can follow him on Google+.

26 April 2016

Lenovo Vibe S1 Price Drops in India, Now Available at Rs. 12,999

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Get ready for the good vibes with Lenovo as the price for Lenovo vibe S1 have been slashed heavily by Rs 3000  ( from Rs 15,999 earlier to Rs 12,999 –current).

Lenovo India has announced  a good news in a tweet by its India Twitter handle on Monday about the significant reduction in price for its selfie focused smartphone. To recall, the Vibe S1 from Lenovo was launched last year in November at price of Rs 15,999 and from today onwards, the price will be Rs 12,999.
Lenovo Vibe S1 Price Drops in India, Now Available at Rs. 12,999

Highlights and Specifications for Lenovo Vibe S1
So, if you are planning to purchase the new smartphone from Lenovo, there are more reasons than pricing. While the highlights are the dual-front cameras and handset also sporting several built-in photo editing tools, other attractive features are discussed below:

Lenovo Vibe S1 features a 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920) display.
It is a slim and light weight device while sporting a 7.8mm thin profile and weighs 132 grams.
The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM.
The Lenovo Vibe S1 offers 32GB of built-in storage and supports expandable storage via microSD (up to 128GB).
Running Android 5.0 Lollipop, the smartphone supports 4G LTE connectivity,
Backed by a 2500mAh battery, and
will be available in Pearl White and Midnight Blue colours.
The dual front cameras being the main attraction, the Lenovo Vibe S1 sports a 8-megapixel and 2-megapixel front-facing cameras. The company at the time of the launch said, "The 8-megapixel primary front camera takes the sharpest photos and a 2-megapixel secondary front camera analyses depth of field information."
Moreover, the photo editing tools are also to watch for as Blur, which allows refocusing anywhere on the selfie (up to 3 focal plains), and Cut Out, which allows users to cut out people from a selfie and then superimpose them on another image
There Lenovo Vibe S1 also sports a 13-megapixel rear camera also
Shibli Hashmi
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Mobile Companies Not Allowed to Sell Phones Without Panic Button from January 1st 2017

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Various rules and laws have been framed and setup for providing protection to women and make them feel safer in the society and this time in India, the Communications and IT ministry has through the Gazette of India notification said that from January 1, 2017, no mobile phone handset manufacturing company shall sell The feature phones without the facility of panic button by pressing 'numeric key - 5' or 'numeric key - 9' to invoke emergency call." in India.

As per the notification ‘a feature phone is one that can access the Internet and play music but lacks provisions of an operating system feature of a personal computer while  Smart phone, on the other hand, has all features of a personal computer system.
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The move comes for providing help and assistance to women in case of emergency as we have seen in recent times the problem with Single women commuting or night shift female employees and other cases also where females have to move alone.

Therefore, in order to make your phone an effective tool for protection and in particular for women, the government is passing a law according to which no such device will be sold from next year without a single key panic button to connect the nearest redressal agency and this comes after a similar move that provides one emergency '112' number for availing services of police, ambulance and fire department.

As Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad sais last Monday in New Delhi “Technology is solely meant to make human life better and what better than using it for the security of women," "I have taken a decision that from January 1, 2017, no cell phone can be sold without a provision for panic button, and from January 1, 2018, mobile sets should also have Global Positioning System inbuilt," Prasad said. The ministry will also be soon taking a decision as to which agency would connect the number specifically.

Moreover, the notification also says that "With effect from January 1, 2018, no mobile phone handset manufacturing company shall sell the new mobile phone handset in India without the facility of identifying the location through satellite-based GPS."

And adding that "Smartphones without the facility of emergency call button by pressing the same for long time to invoke emergency call or the use of existing power on or off button, when short pressed thrice in quick succession."

Now the question about reaction of Mobile manufcturing companies and their co-operation, the Women and Child Development Minister said."It took us one year to finalize this initiative.

We held several meetings with mobile companies and they have finally agreed to provide panic buttons in mobile phones," "If a woman feels she is in trouble, the only thing she has to do is press that button and it will immediately send a message to the police," the minister explained.
Shibli Hashmi
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Shibli is a tech writer with good skills of writing, he is passionate about technology and love to write on Latest Tech News, Gadgets, Mobiles, Startups, Games etc. You can follow him on Google+.

Now Text From Your PC with Windows 10 Mobile Preview

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A good news for the Windows users is that you’ll now be able to send and receive cellular text messages from your own Windows 10 PC or tablet while using a new app called ‘Messaging Everywhere’. Yes, this is true and is possible with the help of latest Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview.

How to use the latest feature ?
For using the latest feature, a Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview device such as the Lumia 950 or Lumia 650 is required.
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Moreover, we need to ‘turn on’ the “Send texts on all my Windows Devices” option in the settings app and this will be done on the handset under 'Messaging everywhere (Beta)'. For the PC, we have to select which phone to end messages through. The app syncs with all the connected Windows 10 devices letting you send and receive messages even without the handset.

Other updates with Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview
Apart from enabling texting from our PC, the Windows 10 Mobile insider preview also removes the Skype integration from Windows Mobile messaging.

As per Gabe Aul, Corporate Vice President, Engineering Systems Team, Microsoft in a blog post. “While for now, we can use the existing Skype for Windows Phone app available in the Windows Store, The app will later be replaced with the Universal Windows Platform version of the app in the upcoming build”

With the latest build, The Cortana too gets support for Spanish (Mexico), Portuguese (Brazil), and French (Canada) languages for mobile with the latest build and moreover, a number of fixes have been included for the Windows 10 Mobile. The build fixes issues regarding locking/unlocking of screen, Windows Hello, keyboard, apps failing to launch, Bluetooth tethering, and more.
Shibli Hashmi
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Shibli is a tech writer with good skills of writing, he is passionate about technology and love to write on Latest Tech News, Gadgets, Mobiles, Startups, Games etc. You can follow him on Google+.

24 April 2016

Flying Cars: The Reality of The Future

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A flying car may be a personal vehicle that gives door-to-door aerial transportation and is the dream of many people and making it come true, the goal of many automotive companies. Fulfillment of this goal is being tried by surprising number of small companies. The term "flying car" has been associated with both roadable craft as well as hovercars.

The flying automotive has been pictured in works of fantasy like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, The Jetsons, Star Wars, Blade Runner and also similarly bewildered human imagination in technology magazines like Popular Science and Popular Mechanics.
Flying Cars: The Reality Of The Future
In 1940, industrialist Ford magnificently predicted: "Mark my word: a combination airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile, but it will come.”

In 1956, Ford's Advanced Design studio came up with the Volante Tri-Athodyne, a 3/8 scale construct automotive model.it absolutely was designed to possess 3 ducted fans, each of which was equipped with a motor, that will raise it off the bottom and carry it in air.

In 1957, Popular Mechanics according that Hiller Helicopters is developing a ducted-fan craft that can be flown more easily than helicopters, and may cost considerably lesser. Experts speculate that in coming decade a four-place fan would value even more than a smart automotive.

Hiller engineers forsee that this kind of an aircraft would generate a chronology of related personal flying vehicles being used for variable specialized purposes.

In 1956, the United States Army's Transportation Research Command wanted to investigate into the possibilities of developing 'flying jeeps' . They toyed with the idea of making a ducted-fan-based craft that would be much smaller in size, more automated and easier to handle on flight than conventional helicopters. In 1957, Chrysler, Curtiss-Wright, and Piasecki were appointed in contracts for manufacturing and supplying of these prototypes.
All of them came up with their prototypes, but Piasecki's VZ-8 was the foremost flourishing and was well-accepted. It could work ordinarily near the ground level, but would astonishingly take -off and fly up to many thousands of feet, and showed great promise and resilience on the wing.

Uptil now, the most advanced world's flying automotive has been built up by the Slovakian company AeroMobil. Its latest model AeroMobil 3.0, a flying automotive that completely makes use of existing infrastructure created for cars and planes, and has re-emerged with the possibilities of real door-to-door travel.

Not withstanding the technical difficulties to actually engineer a flying car Urban Aeronautics' has come up with X-Hawk that is envisioned to be a VTOL turbojet battery-powered craft declared in 2006. The designers wanted to create a military and rescue operations vehicle that could be operated like tandem rotor helicopter but with ducted fans in place of exposed rotors.

The Moller Skycar M400 another personal VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) craft that is battery-powered by four pairs of in-tandem Wankel rotary engines, and is proposed to deal with the issues of satellite-navigation that are included in the 'Small Aircraft Transportation System'.

Moller had previously stated that the Skycar could only take-off from airports or helipads but has also claims its product to the only feasible and affordable option.

The Xplorair PX200 designed under a French project of developing a single-seater VTOL craft lacking a rotating airfoil not rotating device, wishing on the Coandă impact that relies on an array of light jet engines that are basically thermoreactors embedded at intervals tiltwings' body.

On May 7, 2013, Terrafugia  brought up the TF-X, a plug-in hybrid tilt-rotor vehicle that might be the primary totally autonomous flying automotive.The prototype is equipped with rechargeable batteries that render the craft a range of 500 miles in each flight after a complete fill.

So, the future is full of the possibility of birth of a flying very soon as it can be seen that numerous automotive manufacturing units are just so seriously gestating with the idea of 'A Flying Car'. As per source aflyingcars.com, the first Flying Car is due to launch somewhere between 2017 - 2018.
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22 April 2016

New Intex Aqua G2 Entry-Level Android Smartphone, Price Features and Details

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‘A smartphone for all’ seems to be the next objective of the company with Intext unveiling its latest ‘Aqua G2’ within a budget price of Rs 1,990. According to Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, Mobile Business Head, Intex Technologies , "With Aqua G2, we are targeting feature phone users who are yet to switch to smartphones.

Hence, the message is clear that this Aqua G2 is mainly targeted for those customers who have not started using any smartphone yet . Moreover, the basic features as mentioned below also give an indication that the device is mostly meant for beginners and not so advanced users.
Intex Aqua G2 Entry-Level Android Smartphone

Specifications for the ‘Intex Aqua G2’
The Aqua G2 is a dual-sim supporting phone with a a 2.8-inch TFT display with a screen resolution of 240x320 pixels
It measures 105x57.4x11mm and will be available in Grey and Champagne colours.
On software front, the smartphone runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Talking about the 1100mAh  battery, you can go for 6 days on standby while having a talk time of 5 hours
Camera wise , there is a 0.3-megapixel front and rear cameras with the rear camera  accompanied with an LED flash.
The Aqua G2 is powered by a single-core processor coupled with 256MB of RAM
There is  512MB of inbuilt storage with expandable storage support via microSD card (up to 16GB).
The face that Aqua G2 is primarily aimed for first time users of smartphone is that it is a 2G phone with no 3G support on the handset
According to company, you’ll find the Aqua G2 coming with preloaded apps such as Opera mini.

Well, we see from above features that Aqua G2 is a brilliant device having all the required features, performance capability for any first-time user to get the smartphone experience and Intex will be looking forward to and tap the potential feature phone consumers market.
Shibli Hashmi
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Shibli is a tech writer with good skills of writing, he is passionate about technology and love to write on Latest Tech News, Gadgets, Mobiles, Startups, Games etc. You can follow him on Google+.