Wednesday, 17 September 2014

10 Secrets About iPhone 6 That Only A Few People Know

10 Secrets About iPhone 6 That Only A Few People Know

So, Apple has finally revealed the much anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. We already covered the revealing of these smartphones, but decided to make a list of features that are being offered by Apple for you all. Go through the list and let us know which one is your favourite.

10. Slow Motion Video Recording – Captures 240 Frames/Sec10. Slow Motion Video Recording

9. Hidden Cost For iPhone 6 Ownership9. Hidden Cost For iPhone 6 Ownership

The purchase price of the iPhone is technically speaking only a fraction of the cost of ownership. The cost also covers the contract pricing while also catering to the replacement of the iPhone accessories and peripherals.

8. Supports The Newest OS Version – iOS 88. Supports The Newest OS Version – iOS 8

Well, this comes as a no surprise but we thought you should know this; the latest iPhone supports iOS 8. The latest iOS supports features such as starting a message on iPhone and completing it on iPad.

7. iPhone 6 and An Apple Watch7. iPhone 6 Can Be Paired With An Apple Watch

Not really a surprise, but hey you can pair the Apple watch with your iPhone and be able to take phone calls and messages along with a myriad of other options on your smartwatch.

6. Apple Pay – Make Payments At A Retailer Using Captured Card Image6. Apple Pay – Make Payments At A Retailer Using Captured Card Image

The Apple Pay feature introduced by Apple is the latest thing in market. It comes with the possibility for the user to take image of the card and then use this to make payments to the retailer.

5. Retina HD Display Screen Uses Metal 3D Gaming Development Software5. Retina HD Display Screen Uses Metal 3D Gaming Development Software

Get ready for a whooping gaming experience on your new iPhone 6 that will be fully making use of the iPhone’s A8 chip.

4. Wi-Fi Calling4. Wi-Fi Calling

The new iPhone will allow the users to make high quality voice calls by making use of LTE and also Wi-Fi calling while also allowing the users to brows, stream content and download way faster.

3. iSight Camera – Focus Pixels For Faster Auto-Focus3. iSight Camera – Focus Pixels For Faster Auto-Focus

The camera is more than an improvement; it is capable of capturing 80% more light all thanks to the new sensors that have been installed. This time around, the iSight camera has also incorporated the focus pixels to enhance the photograph quality.

2. Horizontal Display For Home Screen2. Horizontal Display For Home Screen

1. Reachability Gesture – Comfort with Large Screens1.  Reachability Gesture – A Solution For Large Screens

You’d have noticed that there are two kinds of people; those who love the large screens and those who hate it because of the fact that you can’t reach easily for far areas of screen. Keeping this in mind, Apple has introduced the ‘Reachability Gesture’ that allows the users to reduce the application size in order to navigate it easily. In order to activate it during an app, simply double tap the home button.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Now You Don’t Need To Carry Any Credit Card In Your Wallet Thanks To Coin Card

Now You Don’t Need To Carry Any Credit Card In Your Wallet Thanks To Coin Card

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Many of us remember Coin, a firm based in San Francisco because of its last year invention; a $100 card. Coin is here again with a new innovation; a digital card capable of replacing all your credit cards. In words of the firm; ‘Coin works with your debit cards, credit cards, gift cards, loyalty cards and membership cards,’ the firm boasts. Instead of carrying several cards you carry one Coin.Coin Card 6

The Coin card, as it is being called, works like other cards by making use of a magnetic strip, however, the information on this magnetic strip can be changed based upon what the user wants to use the card for. By making use of an app, up to eight cards can be programmed securely in the Coin card. The user can then switch between cards by pressing a button with ease.Coin Card 4 Coin Card 3
In order to test the card further and make it fool proof, the company is expanding its beta program to a total of 10,000 persons. Kanishk Parashar, founder of Coin, said; ‘This is designed for the lifestyle of today with the technology of tomorrow. You don’t need eight cards every day, so your phone is kind of like your drawer, and your Coin is kind of like your wallet.’
The process of adding information pertaining to existing cards is quite easy and simple. The user has to take a picture or two and swipe the particular credit card through a dongle that is attached to the phone. Afterwards, user can tap on the button and select which credit card they want to use in order to make the payment and then swipe the Coin card.Coin Card Coin Card 7 Coin Card 2
Coin card is powered by a battery that is supposed to last for about two years and powers a small display screen that shows which card has been selected along with the expiration date. So what happens when you forget the Coin card behind or it is lost? Well, the good part is that the Coin card operates only when your smartphone is within Bluetooth signal reach. In case of being disconnected from the smartphone for more than ten minutes, the user is alerted via smartphone and the card disables itself automatically. The downside is that you won’t be able to use it if you don’t have your smartphone or if it runs out of battery.


Sunday, 31 August 2014

10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2014

10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2014

There always are breakthroughs when it comes to technology but there are some breakthroughs that seem to stand out more than others. Here we take a look at 10 breakthrough technologies so far this year.
10 Agricultural Drones
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We are seeing relatively cheap drones coming into the market that are packed with advanced sensors along with imaging capabilities. These allow new ways for farmers to boost the crop yields along with reducing the amount of damage to their crops. Farmers are able to use drones that have cameras and which come in at under $1,000. Key players include Precision Hawk, 3D Robotics and Yamaha.
9 Smartphones that are Ultraprivate
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We are seeing new handsets arrive that have been built with privacy and security in mind. Some of the key players in smartphones which are ultraprivate include Blackphone, CryptoPhone and the Open Whisper Systems.
8 Brain Mapping
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After almost a decade we have seen a new map that shows the brains structures in much greater details than ever before. This has given neuroscientists a better guide to the huge complexity of the human brain. Key players have been Alan Evans at the Montreal Neurological Institute, Katrin Amunts at the J├╝lich Research Centre and Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University.
7 Neuromorphic Chips
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We are starting to see microprocessors that are more like brains than chips, which could mean that very soon in the future computers could be a lot more astute about what is actually happening around them. Key players have been Qualcomm, IBM, HRL Laboratories and the Human Brain Project.
6 Geome Editing
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The option to be able to create primates that have intentional mutations could lead the way to new ways of studying complex brain disorders that have been baffling doctors for a long time. Key players include George Church at Harvard, Feng Zhang at MIT and Yunnan Key Laboratory.
5 Microscale 3D printing
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We are seeing inks that have come from different materials being applied and these are expanding what can be printed in 3D. Key players in microscale 3D printing include Keith Martin at the University of Cambridge, Jennifer Lewis at Harvard University and Michael McAlpine at Princeton University.
4 Mobile Collaboration
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At last we are seeing an era where smartphones are getting the productivity software that they have needed. This is important as services can be offered to make it more fruitful when it comes to the creation and editing of documents on our devices. Key players include Dropbox, Microsoft, Box, Google, Quip, Quickoffice and CloudOn.
3 Oculus Rift
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It was thirty years ago when virtual reality goggles first made it onto the scene and now this technology can be more widespread in its use thanks to the Oculus Rift. Key players in this include Oculus, Vry, Sony, Nvidia and Vuzix.
2 Robots with agility
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We are starting to see robots that have the ability to balance, walk and run on terrains that are uneven and rough. This will make robots a great deal more useful when it comes to them being able to navigate human environments. Key players in this are Honda, Schaft and Boston Dynamics.
1 Smart wind along with Solar power
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Thanks to artificial intelligence and big data we have been seeing forecasts that are very accurate and this should make it feasible to be able to integrate more renewable energy into the grid. Key players here have been the National Centre for Atmospheric Research, GE Power and Xcel Energy.