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Apparently, everybody doesn't believe that one flagship per year is enough! The recently released P9 is the king of Huawei smartphones right now, but it is about to be dethroned as Huawei plans to release the Mate 9 by the end of 2016. Phone Arena adds that a late 2016 release is an educated guess because the Mate 8 was indeed revealed towards the end of 2015.


The rumored Kirin 960 SoC will power the device, placing it above the P9, which sports the Kirin 955 chipset. Expectations from the camera department are very high as the rumored 20-megapixel dual sensors at the back will presumably be designed by Leica, who had helped Huawei earlier to build the P9's camera setup as well.


Huawei has never exactly skimped out on power when it comes to the Chinese manufacturer's top-tier handsets, so we expect the Mate 9 to be packed to the gill with the latest hardware. At this point though, it is too early to predict other specifications of the device because even the prototypes are probably not ready yet. Nonetheless, we expect at least 4GB of RAM (if not 6GB) to accompany the Kirin 960, along with a powerful battery, a large display and a next-gen fingerprint sensor.


Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)


lollipop

 

Android Kitkat brought many storage problems and headache to the App developers, users complained about this many times and the only solution is to Root your phone to be able to transfer files from the Internal storage to the external storage (microSD cards). Google finally solved this problem with Lollipop.

 

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Now with the release of the final version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, new APIs were added to allow apps to request full access to directories owned by other providers. These APIs have been improved to offer more capabilities than before, and they do it in a very user-friendly and secure way. You'll no longer have to Root your phone to access/modify your microSD data.

 

Here's what Google Developers said about lollipop shared storage devices:

 

Richer access to secondary shared storage devices
In KitKat we introduced APIs that let apps read/write file in app-specific directories on secondary storage devices, such as SD cards.
We heard loud and clear that developers wanted richer access beyond these directories, so in Lollipop we added the new ACTION_OPEN_DOCUMENT_TREE intent.
Apps can launch this intent to pick and return a directory from any supported DocumentProvider, including any of the shared storage supported by the device.
Apps can then create, update, and delete files and directories anywhere under the picked tree without any additional user interaction. Just like the other document intents, apps can persist this access across reboots.
This gives apps broad, powerful access to manage files while still involving the user in the initial selection process.
Users may choose to give your app access to a narrow directory like "My Vacation Photos," or they could pick the top-level of an entire SD card; the choice is theirs.

 

 

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ram 4gb

 

More rumors emerged about Samsung's upcoming flagship, Galaxy S6. Latest reports suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will pack a 3GB or 4GB RAM depending on its hardware configuration, boosting the RAM was rumored long time ago, especially since Samsung announced that it will be using its latest 4GB LPDDR4 RAM chips in its 2015 products.

 

glass panel

 

Beside having a Regular and Dual-Edge variants, but it also rumored to feature a Glass back panel... ditching the bandit plastic back. The Korean giant will move into a fancier choose of material "Glass". Having a glass panel in the front and back will make the device lighter and gorgeous to look at.

 

The company's decision is likely driven by a desire to differentiate the Galaxy lineup from the A-series with their metal frames and plastic backs. The source also confirms what we suspected would be a non-removable battery.

 

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ted 2

 

Ted 2 is set for release on June,26th this year. Mark Wahlberg is returning alongside Seth MacFarlane as the voice of the foul-mouthed, spliff-smoking, hard-drinking title character, though their original co-star Mila Kunis doesn't appear second time out.

 

However, Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson and David Hasselhoff all have roles in the sequel, which MacFarlane directed from a script he co-wrote with his original Ted collaborators Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. The film is believed to follow Ted's seemingly unlikely attempt to have a baby.

 

ted 2

 

Released in 2012, the original Ted became a surprise smash at the box office, grossing over $500 million (£310 million) worldwide.

 

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Note 5

 

According to confirmed reports from the Korean media, Samsung is preparing to officially announce its flagship Phablet device - Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920) - on August,13th. Latest renders of the device shows that the Galaxy Note 5 will pack a microSDXC slot that can handle up to 128 GB (UHS-1 memory cards).

 

Note 5

 

Also Today, another batch of cases has been made available by the same retailer along with a new render, which once again proves that the Galaxy Note 5 will indeed have a curved back. This is now clearly visible, as some of the said cases are transparent.

 

Note 5

 

Upon closer inspection, we can see just how much the Galaxy S6 edge has influenced the new Note design. As for the cases themselves, there are from the Rearth Ringke Fusion and Rearth Ringke Slim series and already up for preorder.

 

note 5

 

In another related leak, a Samsung device with a model number SM-N920F attributed to the Galaxy Note 5, is on its way to India for testing. The information comes from import tracking website Zauba. According to the entry, the unit was shipped on July 16 from South Korea and has a declared value of about $572. The number is, of course, in no way indicative of a retail price. The fact that the phone is already on its way for R&D in India.

 

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Is it a good idea to bring back a basic phone back from its revered grave into today's world filled with QHD+ displays and 64-bit processors? We are not sure about the answer but we will find out soon as Nokia has just brought back the Nokia 3310, albeit with some improvements.


Dimensions: 115.6 x 51 x 12.8 mm (4.55 x 2.01 x 0.50 in)
SIM: Single SIM (Mini-SIM) or Dual SIM (Mini-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display: 2.4-inch TFT display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels
16MB internal storage with a micro-SD card slot
2000 Contacts
2-mp rear camera with LED flash
1,200mAh removable battery with 22 hours of talk time, over 600 hours of standby time and 51 hours of music playback.
Bluetooth v3.0, A2DP, FM, micro-USB v2.0.


Lastly, we also have the iconic snake game onboard as expected. The game retains most of its classic charms and adds a bit of graphical prowess and improvements. Here's some gameplay footage from the MWC, brought to you by The Verge.



Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


 

Earlier this year when Samsung launched its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, something that got leaked out was both of the smartphone's inability to support expandandable storage via microSD card.


Although there was mixed response about this limitation, consumers took note of this while choosing devices with various storage options (32, 64 and 128 GB) available at different price point. Now it seems Samsung might be considering the option to give expandable storage via miscroSD in the S7, which is supposed to release in the first quarter of 2016.


According to HDBlog.it, Samsung will release two devices at Mobile World Congress 2016, with the Galaxy S7 featuring a 5.2-inch flat display and the Galaxy S7 edge, like the S6 edge -- having a 5.7-inch curved screen. There were speculations in August that the two new handsets would be powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset, marking a comeback to Qualcomm over Samsung's own Exynos chip.


But, the S7 is rumored to have a top and bottom curved screen, as well as the expandable storage option mentioned above. Right now it's not quite clear if this flagship device will get removable storage We hope to see this unfold in the due course of time.


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Final results for Samsung's financial standings at the end of the first quarter of 2016 have been revealed and it looks extremely good, especially in a market which is facing a standstill from many aspects. A 12% increase in operating profit along with a 5.7% boost in overall revenue has actually exceeded even Samsung's own optimistic expectations. Samsung's earnings guidance had predicted an operating profit of $5.7 billion/KRW 6.6 trillion and total revenue of $43.3 billion/ KRW 49 trillion for this quarter. The actual figures exceeded those predictions as the total revenue turned out to be $43.46 billion/ KRW 49.78 trillion, while the operating profit at the end of Q1 stands at $5.82 billion/ KRW 6.68 trillion.


In addition to attributing these numbers to the early launch decision and the consequent success of the S7 series, the Korean Electronics giant also mentioned "improved memory product mix, expanded 14nm supply of System LSI products and increased sales of OLED panels." In its mobile business alone, the operating profit has gone up by a whopping 42% in year-on-year comparison, as the number stands at $3.4 billion/ KRW 3.89 trillion. The consolidated revenue of Samsung Mobiles was reported to be $24.12 billion/ KRW 27.60 trillion in Q1 2016, an increase of 6.6% when compared with Q1 2015.


The company also mentioned that they expect smartphone demands to go down as the year progresses, while the market for tablets will continue to diminish even further. When asked about Samsung's plans for the rest of the year, it was mentioned that Samsung "will reinforce its leadership in the premium smartphone segment on the back of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, while continuing to increase volume and improve profitability in the mid-to-low-end segment."


Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)



Samsung has just made it official that the exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphones are a real problem which according to their research and reports, may happen to one in every 42,000 units. Samsung Mobiles president Koh also stated that they have so far found 35 incidents around the world in which the Note 7 had shown signs of excessive heating, catching fire or even exploding while being charged. In light of these incidents, the smartphone will be recalled all around the world as a safety measure and as expected, sales have stopped for now as well.


Samsung hopes to replace all the Note 7 smartphones to their customers in roughly two week's time. The battery related problem will perhaps be solved by the South Korean giant over time, but a massive damage has already been done. The exploding smartphones have not only put a blemish on an otherwise perfect series of Note devices, but the bad reputation will definitely affect the sales of Samsung smartphones in general, especially when Apple is about to unveil the iPhone 7 this month.


Saikat Kar (the-enthusiast)



Although it has not even been a month since the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was unveiled, leakstars are already giving us titbits about the Galaxy S8, which is to be released in 2017. As reported earlier, the S8 is quite likely to sport a 4K display, mainly for VR content consumption. However, we have details from a Chinese source on Weibo today that indicates a dual rear camera setup for the S8. According to the report, one of the camera modules will be supplied by Sony, while the S5K2L2 module will be manufactured by Samsung themselves. Although the resolutions of the sensors are said to be 12mp and 13mp, which of these resolutions the S5K2L2 module will sport is unclear as of now.


The front camera will be a bumped up 8mp sensor next year, unlike the 5-megapixel sensors that we are now used to seeing even on Samsung flagship devices. Expectedly, the iris scanner that we are just getting used to with the Note 7, should also be there. In spite of the Galaxy S8 being far from coming into existence at this moment, we are quite sure that the rumors will keep coming as they always do. Nevertheless, going by how the "6GB RAM" theory turned out to be untrue in case of the Galaxy Note 7, we would not buy into anything too soon.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



In a matter of weeks, multiple leaks claiming to show the Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy S8 Plus have surfaced on the internet. Some of them are renders posted by leaksters on social media, while others are images published by case makers that clearly show us the external design of the two phones, in addition to leaking their exact dimensions. In fact, Samsung themselves showed us a smartphone in their recent Super AMOLED ads, which could very well be the S8 itself. However, none of them showed us how the bigger Galaxy S8 Plus would look from the rear; that is until now.



Given the wideness of the camera hole in the render above, the S8 Plus will probably sport a dual camera setup after all. Note that this suspicion gains further ground after considering the fact that the single camera hole on the back of the regular Galaxy S8'case seems about half of that. There is also an additional button on the left, which will presumably be used to activate Samsung's digital AI assistant, Bixby. Contrary to what previous case renders had shown us, this one is suggesting that both the volume buttons and the power button will retain their positions on the right side of the phone.



Much to our delight, the render shows the 3.5mm audio jack being retained. A single speaker grill can be seen at the bottom right, although other renders have shown that the regular S8 will be sporting dual speakers placed on the top and the bottom. Take this "leaked" render as well as all the others going around the internet with a healthy pinch of salt, because they are in most cases, based on rumors, unconfirmed facts and imagination.



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Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



We all know that the biggest gripe most people have with the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ is the awkward location of the fingerprint scanner. While I think the 3,000mAh battery on the regular S8 is a much bigger problem, that is not the point of this article. It seems that The Investor from South Korea actually has a decent explanation for the strange decision by Samsung.


The under-the-screen fingerprint scanner revealed by Synaptics a few months ago was apparently funded mainly by Samsung. They were supposed to be a part of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ but unfortunately, the technology just wasn't ready before the mass production of the Galaxy S8 series of smartphone began. As Samsung could not place the fingerprint scanner on the front anymore and the middle of the back wasn't an option because the design wouldn't permit it, they had two choices. The first was to exclude the fingerprint scanner altogether, and the second one is what we are seeing now, an awkwardly positioned fingerprint scanner right beside the camera. Additionally, this could also be the reason as to why the S8+ doesn't feature the initially expected rear dual camera module. The whole affair makes sense too. Samsung is a market pioneer and industry leader; to think that they would simply opt for a stupid location for the fingerprint scanner voluntarily is a silly concept in itself.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



It's true and it's about to happen in June. The infamous Galaxy Note 7 which had caused Samsung to lose billions of dollars, as well as suffer a lot of criticism, bad reputation and take jabs from even the contemporary US President Obama himself , is finally coming back to its home country with a smaller 3,200mAh battery and a roughly 300,00 Won ($266) price cut. The refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will now be available for purchase in South Korea, starting from June.


No new units have been made according to the reports and there will be only about 300,000 of these refurbished smartphones available with a slashed price tag of 700,000 won (or $620). Samsung won't be rebranding it as anything else, so it will go on sale with as the Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N935), just like it should. In spite of all the negativity, it should be noted that the Note 7 was a huge hit for the company and before everything went haywire, critics all around the globe praised it as the best smartphone by Samsung yet. Would you buy one at this price point if it was available near you?


Via: SamMobile


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)


Nike Power

 

Steven Spielberg Masterpiece starring Michael J. Fox "Back to the Future" movie was showing how the world should have been like nowadays. We already saw the Lexus Hoverboard that was released in the past copule months. Today, Nike has announced they will be making replica Marty McFly trainers with self-tying laces (that appeared on the 2nd part of the movie).

 

In 2011, Nike released replica trainers called Nike Mag, however they disappointed fans and movie geeks by not featuring the self-lacing ability. Yesterday, Nike and Michael J. Fox responded. The Michael J. Fox Foundation tweeted images and videos of Fox wearing the trainers, saying, "This is real. This is today. Coming spring 2016."

 

Nike Power

 

The profits will also go towards a good cause. The proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the charity and interest group dedicated to raising awareness and money to find a cure for Parkinson's disease. Fox is perhaps the most high-profile person who has Parkinson's, however it's estimated 6.3 million people suffer from the disease worldwide.

 

Nike also hopes the shoes will have a practical function - self-lacing shoes could be a massive help for those with disabilities who find tying shoes difficult.

Video [YouTube]


TPB


Earlier on December,9th The Pirate Bay was raided at the Nacka station (Main TPB data cener), a nuclear-proof data center built into a mountain complex near Stockholm, Sweden. since then "thepiratebay.se" domain remained inaccessible, until today.

 

thepiratebay.se domain is Now Live, the website is still not functioning thought. Currently The Pirate Bay website is displaying a waving black flag background with the TPB logo along with a counter, counting up the time that's passed since the raid.

 

the pirate bay

 

A few minutes ago came another big change when The Pirate Bay's main domain started pointing to a new IP-address (178.175.135.122) connected to a server hosted in Moldova. All this is indicating that the website may back to function again very soon.

 

 

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TPB

 

 

ThePirateBay website went down on Early December last year, resulting of a police raid on Data center that has all the Pirate website data. Today, ThePirateBat.se official website has put a countdown to the date "February,1st". The website has also added firework animations and a "WeAreTPB" (We are The Pirate Bay) banner, but nothing else appears to be new.

 

TPB

 

It looks like the Pirate Bay is coming back online on the first day of Next month (Feb,2015)... As per their past history, The Pirate Bay has always managed to jump back into action, since their services are all cloud-based and their database is not in a single location, the timer suggests that the website will bounce back into action next month. We can only wait and watch to find out what will happen on February,1st.

 

Source (TPB)


iPad Air 2


Looking back at the whole iPhone 6 Plus #Bendgate debacle, it's impossible for anyone to downplay the incredible effect a single video from a guy who thought it's a good idea to test out the phablet's rigidity generated. In fact so easy was the iPhone 6 Plus to bend that the original clip that started it all racked in views in the tens of millions on YouTube alone a fraction of the total interest generated throughout the web.

 

It's hard to pinpoint any one single factor that contributes to content's sudden rise to viral status, but in the case of #Bendgate, it probably had at least something to do with the fact that we were talking about an Apple product, Besides, there's just something oddly-satisfying about witnessing the destruction of tech that costs hundreds of bucks as if it's no big deal. But enough with the introduction.

 

iPad Air 2

 

When Apple took to the stage about ten days ago and announced that its new iPad Air 2 will be impossibly-thin, at 0.24 inches (6.1 mm), many of you have probably paused for at least a second to consider the possibility that it, too, will easily bend. Interestingly enough, the first bend test of the iPad Air 2 that we saw just two days ago lead us to think that the Air 2 won't suffer from a similar issue. The slate looked rigid. But another video that followed up just hours later shows a completely different picture not only does the iPad Air 2 bend, but it can be literally snapped in two with just two hands. Check out the Video below!

 

Video [YouTube]




The Huawei P20 pro has created a lot of buzz recently by coming out as the first and also the only smartphone to ever boast three rear mounted camera sensors and if we dare say so, it might very well be that Apple is all set to "copy" that feature. According to reports circulating around the internet, the iPhone might be given a single telephoto lens and two dedicated cameras for collecting 3D depth data, which would be necessary for augmented reality apps. The only catch here is that these iPhones will be released in 2019 and not 2018, according to the same rumors.


Additionally, it is also expected that by the next year, Apple will have switched completely to OLED displays, meaning that there won't be any more iPhones with LCD displays from the next year. On a sadder note, it seems that you won't be able to stream your Steam games on your iPad and iPhones anytime soon because in spite of having a deal with the gaming giant Valve, Apple has rejected the actual app which would have allowed that. Apple has been on a roll recently after winning $539 million in damages against Samsung recently.


Saikat Kar


TPB

 

On Early December, The Pirate Bay was raided at the Nacka station, a nuclear-proof data center built into a mountain complex near Stockholm, which caused the website to go down.

 

Today (1st,Feb 2015) The Pirate Bay is BACK ONLINE and its main domain is now accessible via www.thepiratebay.se and the website has started serving torrents to the masses again, much to the delight of millions of users. The Pirate Bay's homepage currently features a Phoenix.

 

Currently, The Pirate Bay doesn't have any ads at the moment but the look and feel of the site is familiar, and the user accounts are working properly too. The "Contact Us," "RSS" and "Register" links are not operational yet and redirects to a 404 Error page.

 

Based on the recent torrents it appears that data loss is minimal. The latest upload was on December,9th last year, the same day TPB's servers were raided.

 

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Although the launch of Nexus 6p didn't exactly follow the disasters faced by previous variants last year, it didn't go smoothly. Those lucky enough to grab the opportunity before the phone got completely sold out online are now wondering about shipment date of the phone owing to the impending delays. For those who wanted to go through the reviews to make up the mind were disappointed with the out of stock label on most of the variants for weeks. Now, it's been almost 2 months since the Nexus 6P (and 5X) launched and it seems Google is finally able to meet the demand.

Right now the Google Store has all the Nexus 6p devices in stock and you are free to choose any kind of color and storage configuration. We actually informed about this a few days ago, but were so elated about the elusive 64GB Frost white model being available that we somehow missed to cover the rest. As we head into the weekend, we just wanted to jog your mind regarding the in-stock Nexus devices (seems to stay like this for sometime).


The Nexus 6P price starts at $500 for the 32GB, $550 for the 64GB, and $600 for will get you the 128GB variant. If you wanted to get the official black case, it is also in-stock.

 

Buy Nexus 6p Here

 


Nexus 6

 

If you have been living outside the US and have been itching to buy the new Nexus 6, Google has some good news for you. The Nexus 6 has gone live on 12 additional countries around the world, although it's not yet available for purchase.

 

The list of additional countries includes "Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom".

 

Nexus 6 [Play]





If the reports are correct, then LG will probably unveil the G5 at the Mobile World Congress 2016. Traditionally, LG has always launched its flagship G-series devices a few months after the MWC. This year however, LG is possibly going to put the G5 in head-to-head competition with the Samsung Galaxy S7, one of the most awaited Flagship Android devices of 2016.


LG knows that the Galaxy S7 is already one of the biggest competitors to the G5 at both the MWC and after sales. It is believed by many that in order to counter Samsung's upcoming flagship, the G5 has been redesigned to a great degree in comparison to previous iterations of the G-series. A "leaked" diagram surfaced recently and if it has any legitimacy to it, then the G5 will have volume buttons on the side, rather than on its back like the G4.


From what has been seen in the diagrams, a 149.4 x 73.9 x 8.2 mm metal body may house the power button/fingerprint sensor and a 20 megapixel shooter on the back with a bottom firing mono speaker. The 3.5 mm audio port can be seen on the top while the front of the smartphone may feature a 5.6-inch QHD panel. It should also be powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset seen only in the LeTV Le Max Pro so far. Will these alleged specs be enough for the G5 to give the Galaxy S7 a run for its money? We will soon find out.


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Android 5.0 lollipop


In order to Improve multi-tasking on smartphones even more, Google Chrome 39 on Android 5.0 Lollipop is adding a new feature merging browser tabs with recent tasks, so you can switch between tabs using the system-wide App switcher.

 

If you don't want this feature, Here's How to Get Tabs Back In Chrome for Lollipop:

 

Step 1
On any Chrome window, tap the 3 dots in the upper-right:

chrome lollipop

 

 

Step 2
Tap "Settings" (you may have to scroll down):

chrome lollipop

 

 

Step 3
Tap "Merge tabs and apps":

chrome lollipop

 

 

Step 4
Tap the toggle in the upper-right to the off position:

chrome lollipop

 

 


Step 5
Hit "OK" in the dialog window that pops up, and Chrome will restart:

chrome lollipop

 


Chrome will now use tabs like it did before, and each tab will not show up as a separate task in the Android app switcher.

 


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