Windows 10 Just Around the Corner

Microsoft has recently announced about its upcoming windows 10. The predictions were made for welcoming windows 9 but Microsoft has directly jumped from windows 8.1 to windows 10. Terry Myerson, The Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Operating System Group – said that the Windows 9 name wouldn’t be right according to Microsoft’s internal strategy.White-Wallpaper_Windows_10_HD_2880x1800

The expected release date of windows 10 is just around the corner, i-e, by mid of this year. Via Insider Program, Microsoft will start circulating the Technical Previews build of Windows 10. Well now, let’s get straight to our interest for learning the new features of Microsoft Windows 10.

  • The Inspiring Touch

Microsoft’s Joe Belifore said at a preview:  “We want Windows 7 users to feel like they upgraded from a Toyota Prius to a Tesla, but they don’t need to learn a new way to drive.” Microsoft hasn’t given up on touch with the new OS. It has been designed to appeal experts and beginners alike. Microsoft is of the opinion of supporting the touch users who have continued with windows 8 and ‘evolve’ the touch UI.

  • The Famous Start Menu

Another recognizable change in Windows 10 has been introduced in its famous Start Menu. It fairly looks like the old start menu but upgraded with few changes. It brings some features form Windows 8.1 start screen such as resizable live tiles.

  • Fresh Task View: Switch Between Virtual Desktop

The task switcher has been knocked off.  A new Task View has been familiarized in Windows 10. Users can switch between virtual desktops.  This will enable the new users to use the taskbar rather than switching in other ways.

  • The Snap Assist

Windows 10 welcomes ‘The Snap Assist’, a feature that helps users work out which way is best to snap apps to. Now, you can snap Windows into new screens and tile Windows.

  • The Command Prompt Makes Its Way to the New Era

For those who use Command Prompt are getting luckier with Windows 10. Command prompt will now get Keyboard shortcuts! This means you will be able to paste in your commands.

  • Continum- The smart detector

The most exciting thing that can be found out in Windows 10, The Continum. It is an on-the-fly mode for 2 in 1 devices which automatically changes its mode it detects there is suddenly no keyboard attached. For instance, a back button appears to help you control the desktop if the keyboard is removed.

  • The Universal Window Apps

Windows 10 initiates the new app model –Universal Window apps. This is a new name being given to Metro Apps/Modern apps/ Window store apps. Probably these will work on Windows phone too. Now you can run all devices from phones to servers with windows 10.

  • Improved Options for Business

The Windows 10 has got a lot to offer for business and enterprise. It renders plenty of options including a customized store and protection data. With Windows 10, you will be able to make a smart segmentation of personal and corporate data. If mixed data annoy you, with Windows 10 it won’t be a trouble anymore.

The few top changes have been identified. The overall modifications brought in the Window 10 are exciting and refreshing. The several variations are surely to assist the users for providing an ultimate better experience with Windows.

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How to Choose a Laptop for Father

fathers-day-laptopsFather’s day is coming up and it’s a call to get your old man a new PC. Though your father might have his pension 3x your salary but it’s the thought that matters. He must have bought you couple of PCs over the years so it is time to get him something special a pay back to the technology he always bought you. Before buying you need to make a plan of everything as we suggest before letting you spend your valuable earnings on something and a list of steps that you might need to take.

His Usage Habits

Find out what is your father’s usage habits? If he is a businessman then get him a multitasking laptop with spacious RAM and more storage options. If he have retired and spends his most of the time sitting at home and enjoying the discussions with his friends then get him the laptop with lesser complex functions and make sure that it provides the necessary media supportive apps.

Your Budget

Yes budget matters because you do not want to end up asking your dad for second pocket money. No matter what your budget is you can get the best laptop easily with all the facilities of any expensive laptop.

Size

Size matters a lot keeping your father’s comfort in consideration you need to be very careful about the side. But their capabilities vary with their sizes. A 10 to 12 inches will be thinnest and lightest but you might have to sacrifice keyboard size for portability. A 13 to 14 inches usually weight 3 to 4.5 pounds with best balance of portability and usability. 15 inches is the most popular size and also inexpensive but some of them are on the bulky side. If laptop will be kept on desk all then you can get 17 to 18 inches.

Battery Life

Figure out how much you father will be using it. If used rarely than 3 hours or less battery life will be enough. If he will be using for half of the day then 5 hours of endurance or more will be perfect to buy. But if he is a busy bee and do like all of his work on his laptop then look out for 7 hours of juice to assist him in his uninterrupted work.

Operating System

Choose which operating system you want to have. Either you can get what you have already experienced (if had a good experience) or just go with the expert’s advice. Starting with Windows that are preferred almost by everyone and comes in widest variety can put a little dent on your pocket. Compared to Windows Mac OS can be affordable, available on Macs only provides an attractive, powerful UI perfect for strong multitasking. They can be more expensive when it comes to Macbooks. Chromebook are much affordable and ideal for surfing Web, social networking and emails.

Brand

In the last, which brand you want to go for. If there is any specific likeness of your father then get him that same brand or go with your choice.

Driverless Cars on Public Roads of UK

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Every coming day technology amazes us with mind-blowing inventions, the gadgets which we could only imagine in our wildest dreams are now a part of our daily life. But how many of us had even thought about the cars which would drive itself? Technology has again left us stunned with the latest invention of ‘Driverless Cars’. Yes, you heard it right! Driver less cars are soon going to be launched in UK. For now, green light has been given for the testing of driverless cars on public roads of UK.

UK has shown a lot of interest in the development of driverless cars on its roads. The business secretary, Vince Cable, stated that £10m fund will be allocated for the researchers involved in the exploration engineering driverless cars. “The excellence of our scientists and engineers has established the UK as pioneers in the development of driverless vehicles through pilot projects,” said Cable. “Today’s announcement will see driverless cars take to our streets in less than six months, putting us at the forefront of this transformational technology and opening up new opportunities for our economy and society.”

Testing of Fully Autonomous and Driver-Equipped

The testing of cars on public roads will be done according to laws similar to that of US where driverless cars have been tested on public roads since 2011 in some states. There will be two particular kinds of tests reviewed on public roads: fully autonomous cars without a driver, and those with a qualified driver who could take control at any time

 Government Money to Aid The Research Groups

UK is to aid the research groups with great investments to make the driverless cars work.

UK’s innovation agency the Technology strategy Board is to govern the fund of total £10m. The local institutes are given an opportunity to apply for funding by submitting a business case along with the authority as to why the self-driving cars are convenient for transport solution that particular area. It was pre decided that 3 cities of UK will be selected to the driverless car trials in 2015. Deadline for the car research applications is soon going to end in October 2015.

How Does The Car Work?  

The car will be detecting traffic and other objects by special camera and sensitive sensors, the problem which is being face right now in the current prototypes are regarding different factors. The driverless car is unable to detect bad weather, potholes, and temporary traffic lights. Also, it has a difficulty of recognizing police officers & human signals.

 

Benefits Brought by Driverless Cars 

“Driverless cars have huge potential to transform the UK’s transport network – they could improve safety, reduce congestion and lower emissions, particularly CO2,” said the transport minister, Claire Perry.

Well, the UK government is pushing its engineers to excel in the driverless car technology with full support. By observing the UK’s enthusiasm and devotion towards this technology, we can predict rapid positive outcomes. Google has also been in this race for years and has been testing the autonomous cars in California. It has been predicted that this technology may be seen on the roads by 2020.

HP 250 G3 Laptop Review

hp-250-g1-2Before getting connected to HP we need to review its pros and cons. From display to the internal functioning everything appeals to the buyers. Where its robust structure matters, its looks are also considered that must go with your personality. HP 250 G3   offers you certain features that will even make you drool over it or you might just go for some other product.

Reasons to Support

Structure

Starting from its construction; it is entirely made up of matte plastic. Matte plastic benefits you with a scratch resistant surface along with no fingerprints and easy in gripping. It is 2.8 cm (~1.1 inches) and weighs only 2.14kg with 15.7-inch display making it quite portable and easy for you to carry anywhere.

Input Devices

It is provided with a chiclet keyboard that is famous these days in netbooks and notebooks. Because of the design of the keys and the way this keyboard is designed, these flat keys will feel softer while typing especially for rigorous typing your fingers will not get tired. A smooth touch-pad measuring 11.1 cm x 5.4 cm (~4.4 x 2.1 inches) with click keys will surely spare you from the pain of keeping a spare mouse. For website surfers, this touchpad is perfect as it executes multi-touch commands and moves very fluidly. All in all this handsome notebook will not disappoint you when it comes to its input devices.

Display

LG have contributed in providing it with 15.6-inch TN display that have a resolution of up to 1366×768 pixels. In both AC power mode and battery mode the panels runs at an average brightness of 206 cd/m². With a contrast of 841:1 and black value of 0.24, it does considerably better here.

Processor and Graphics

To make their product affordable HP have installed an Intel Celeron N2830 dual-core processor. Such type of processors are usually found in smaller notebooks or netbooks and provide you with a base clock of frequency of 2160MHz. Comparing out product with other products: Intel Celeron 2955U in Acer Aspire E1-532 is based on Haswell architecture rather than the HP device’s Bay Trail Architecture and have proven to provide better results. Our notebook houses a Bay trail version of Intel HD Graphics, directly integrated into the CPU whereas the other competitors that include Acer Aspire E1-532 boasts a Haswell version of the Intel HD Graphics and the HP Compaq 15 has an AMD Radeon HD 8210. Both of these competitors are providing better service compared to our notebook in this area.

Storage Devices

5400 rpm magnetic hard drive installed in this HP notebook provides you with ample space of 500GB.

Power Consumption Rate

The power consumption rate of our product have surely kicked its competitors aside. Where our device require a low 15.4Watts; the Acer Aspire E1-532 needs a much higher 26.5 W.

Reasons to Oppose

Battery Life

HP 250 G3 offers less battery life. The 28.8 Wh should be capable enough to make the machine work for up to six hours but taking our hopes up, our HP computer cuts out after just 3h and 29 min whereas its competitors are promising a longer battery life.

Case and Connectivity

Though out device is lighter in weight but have a thicker structure with 1-3 mm (~0.03-0.11 inches). Assembled cleanly but the frame around the Ether port is rather sharp-edged and a little pressure can be harmful for the display lid. You will be provided with three USB port but only one of the port supports USB 3.0. that is not highlighted with blue unlike other notebooks. For easy accessibility to the power input and the Kensington lock, all of these computer’s connections are located towards the front but it comes with the disadvantage of getting all devices and cables near the front of the notebook get tangled, might become a headache when it comes to USB-based mouse.

No maintenance hatch is made rather sealed construction is done and battery can be removed without any tools which Acer Aspire E1-532 unapprove of for inexpensive notebooks.

Outdoor Performance

For outdoor use, the TN panel’s is pitiful as it provides less brightness and display will not be visible in sunny days.

Low Graphics

A bad news for the fans of computer games, because of its weak hardware performance we will suggest you not to play new games on this system. Some older games can be played with low graphics settings.

System Noise

Though it have a fanless construction that might make it quieter but the sharp clicking sounds from its hard drive have been complained by many users that is found quite disturbing.

Audio Quality

It will not provide you with great audio quality so it will be hated by music lovers but for occasional films or YouTube clips it will be sufficient enough.

Might not be good enough for gamers or music lovers but it is a convenient device for basic use that include office work or internet surfing, also perfect for students who are looking for an inexpensive assistant for their studies. Because of its light weight and compact display they can carry it quite easily without getting bothered by its weight and fear of getting its matte display ruined by scratches.

Top 5 Android Smartphones 2015

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If you are looking for an android phone with great software, stunning specs & highly user friendly features, 2015 has a lot to offer you. There are certainly some smartphones that always stand above the others in the gadget race. Buying a new smartphone is not an easy job since we have got countless options. Well, you can run down all the standard specs and features and look for the one that highly satisfies you.

Here is the list of 2015’s Top 5 Android smartphones which will rock your world for sure!

  1. Galaxy Note 4

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It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Galaxy Note 4 has managed to win over the smartest phones of 2015. The stunning 5.7 ‘’ Quad HD Super AMOLED display has an incredible range of precise colors and high contrast, captures bright and clear images with its incredible front and rear cameras. Along with the ultra-power saving mode, the phone charges faster making it to last longer than other phones. It’s seamless and natural multitasking is surely going to please you. The latest Multi Window functionality gives you much more flexibility to manage multiple applications at once on a single screen.

 

  1. Google Nexus 6 google nexus

Google Nexus 6 is the new love. With its massive Quad HD display, Android 5.0 Lollipop and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core 2.7GHz processor provides lightning fast multi-tasking and the Adreno 420 GPU gives you brilliant graphics. Individuals who frequently use phone and face horrible battery issues, then Google Nexus is something you would desire. Charge up to 6 hours of use from only 15 seconds of charging. Moreover, capture great images with its f2.0 lens and 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization in daylight and low light. The only problem with the phone is that it’s still extremely hard to find in the stock, so if you get lucky enough of finding one, grab it with confidence!

3.One Plus Oneone plus

A little time ago, onePlus one was an alien name in the smartphone market, but now it can be tagged as the ‘Smartest phone of the year.’ With its stunning design and impressive features, OnePlus is a proper high-end smartphone that comes at a fraction of the price of the competition. It has a superb value with plenty of power and Large, high-quality screen. Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz CPU; 3GB RAM; Android 4.4.2 with CyanogenMod, the OnePlus one has got it all. With its all in one features and attractive price tag it’s like you’ve been offered a cake, have it. The only drawbacks of the phone are its Patchy 4G support in UK and too-quiet call speaker.

  1. Motorola DROID Turbo4Motorola DROID Turbo

The only problem most of the Smartphones have is the battery issue. We can talk about impressive design and high quality features of a phone for hours and hours but none of it would be good enough until the battery lasts longer. DROID Turbo wins you at the battery life. It promises up to 48 hrs. of battery life along with great specs.  Offering a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display, a 21MP camera, Motorola’s awesome custom software and a body that’s not all that fat, DROID Turbo is a catch for you!

  1. Xperia Z3 Compact xperia z3 dgdg

Xperia Z3 Compact is the latest entrant brought in by Sony. It is the most elegantly designed phone of 2015 with flagship specs. With a 4.6-inch screen (compared to the Xperia Z3’s 5.2-inch), the Xperia Z3 Compact is one of the more expensive mini variants of flagship smartphones that we’ve seen. Compact Z3 is a good choice because of its stunning camera of 20.7-megapixle, ability to stream PlayStation 4 games on the phone and its dust and water resistance feature is an additional treat.

F1Technology Soon to Be Used in Operating Rooms

Who doesn’t know Mclaren? One of the biggest names in F1. Excelling in automotive industry, it kept on surprising the world with a chain of new products belonging to different industries such as electronic, food industry, TV animation, health care, sports equipment, clothing & accessories & the list goes on. Being the best on providing F1 technology, Mclaren has kept on entertaining the people in car racing championships putting a lot of interesting drama on the race tracks.

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After all these wonderful creations, Mclaren is all set to take its F1 technology in the operating rooms. Yes, you heard it right F1 in the operating rooms.

F1 technology is no longer limited on roads, it is now determined to make surgeons more skilful on their job.  McLaren Applied Technologies, a subsidiary of the McLaren Technology Group ensured that it will soon be applying their expertise on surgeries, which is also a game of seconds. MAT has made an agreement with Oxford University to enhance key medical skills especially using the F1 technology.

This news is definitely going to leave you inquisitive that how this technology works in surgeries. Here is the information to keep you calm. Hargrove, Technical Director of MAT explains the procedure. A sensor is placed on the elbow of the surgeon while the operation is being carried out. The data is sent via Bluetooth technology to the computers. The sensor produces a stream of data that provides immediate feedback to the surgeons in real time. She says, “We know there are certain traits that distinguish a great surgeon, such as speed and dexterity – how jerky or smooth is their movement when they cut. There’s always a subjective element in teaching any surgeon. This adds objectivity to it …in addition to another surgeon’s feedback.” By comparing the results with previous surgeries carried out, this would actually be helpful in spotting whether the surgeon has improved as compared to the last time or not.

Expert surgeons are also appreciating the advancement brought in by Mclaren. Now, let’s discuss if this technology is helping the patients or not. Sensors are placed on the patients’ body parts in pre-op & post op which helps in identifying patient’s conditions even from home. As a result, doctors can easily observe if the patient’s health is good enough to undergo a surgery. It has been realized that most of the patients don’t like the idea of any device being inserted in their body for any checkup or operational purposes.  Hargrove points out that no sensor goes on the patient during surgery “As that aspect is already superbly done”.

The F1 technology is also facilitating in keeping weight check as well. Geoff McGrath says, ‘With data, we can spot a trend – why has this person’s weight gone up when their diet hasn’t changed. Or, we can monitor a person’s gait (how they walk). When a person’s gait changes, it’s usually due to a medical condition. But you don’t notice this visually’

Well, after learning all of this fantastic information, technology is making us proud and so is Mclaren.

Ace of the ACER

Recently, in a press conference held at New York’s City New Trade Center, Acer’s CEO claimed that he will be the last man standing for the PC industry. The company grew its business PC market share by 80 percent, he added. Jason Chen also promised of being the first one on delivering tech geeks with the devices showcasing the best of the newest technology & products.

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Acer unveiled dozens of its products including tablets, PCs, gaming products and smartphones. Talking about the finest picks, Aspire Switch 11 V laptop-tablet hybrid catches the limelight. It comes up with unique hinge design enabling it to position in 4 distinct modes. Its key features include 11 inch full HD screen protected by Gorilla Glass 3 providing protection against damage, can be detached from the key board base to become a tablet, excellent battery life up to 8 hours with high quality keyboard. However, its poor touchpad, clunky, unimaginative built are its drawbacks.

Furthermore, Acer announced about its Z series line up. Recently launched, Acer Aspire Z Series is the talk of the town. The two new AiOs — the Aspire Z3-710 and the Aspire ZC-700 — with Windows 8.1, will be getting the windows 10 update when such time rolls around. The Z3 is the larger & superior of the two, sporting a 23.8-inch touchscreen display with 10-point multi-touch, while the ZC model has a more modest 19.5-inch display. However, both the models entail Full HD resolution and LED backlight.

The Z 3 model with its slim body, measuring in at 36 mm, comes up with various processor options to its users. Buyers can choose among the Intel Core, Pentium, or Celeron processor. Talking about the storage, Z3 has 2TB of hard drive storage and up to 8 GB of RAM. Further enhancing, there is also an optional DVD super Multi optical drive for those needing it.

Acer has also introduced 2 new models of Chrome box CXI2, featuring a 4th generation of Intel core i3 processor making chrome box powerful & a better performer. Talking about the design, the Acer Chrome Box has been adorned in such an attractive way that it provides with a refreshing user experience. The exterior of the unit is adorned with a diamond-like engraved texture that’s an energizing change to the usual slab of matte plastic on most Chrome OS devices. The chrome box CXI2 is shipped along with the mouse and keyboard. This is a bonus to its users considering the price of the overall package.

Well, this was a brief drive of the newly introduced Acer products. After all the reviews loaded up, checking out the latest Acer batch is a sure thing. Considering the technology used, features & design, Acer has certainly put in efforts to provide their buyers with best of the user experience. However, Acer comes no more different than its rivals such as AUS, Dell & MSI but Acer has the edge on being the biggest vendor of chrome devices.