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OnePlus 5 launch: Price and specifications

OnePlus 5 was officially announced for the global markets on Tuesday and its co-founder claims that the handset has become company’s fastest selling device ever. The handset is available via pop-up stores in select markets and will be widely available starting June 27. In India, the launch event will be followed by pop-up events in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru, where consumers can purchase the smartphone offline. OnePlus is counting on performance and improved camera hardware for the success of its latest flagship, but early reviews suggest that critics are not impressed by smartphone’s camera prowess.

OnePlus 5 India launch: Price, specifications and everything else...

Design and Display:

i.)OnePlus 5 continues to use the unibody aluminium design like the OnePlus 3T, but is thinner that its predecessor. OnePlus 5 is 7.3mm thick and weighs around 153 grams.

ii.)The smartphone is available in Midnight Black and Slate Grey colour options.

iii.)In terms of design, the biggest difference comes in the form of dual-rear camera setup. The handset looks similar to Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus and the Oppo R11. At the front is a 5.5-inch 1080p optic AMOLED display supporting sRGB and DCI-P3 colour standards.

iv.)The display is protected by 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and an oleophobic coating.

SPECIFICATION

 PROCESSOR:

 OnePlus 5 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset coupled with Adreno 540 GPU. The handset comes with two different storage options.

RAM:          

A 6GB RAM variant with 64GB storage, and an 8GB RAM variant with 128GB storage. While the device packs the latest hardware specifications, a report by XDA Developers suggests that it may be cheating on key benchmarks tests.

CAMERA:

The dual-rear camera setup comprises of a combination of a 16MP wide-angle lens with an aperture of f/1.7 and a 20MP telephoto lens with an aperture of f/2.6. The telephoto lens is capable of 1.6x optical zoom, and supports 2x lossless zoom using smart capture multi-frame technology. The rear camera also offers features like portrait mode and 4K video recording with electronic image stabilisation. There is also a 16MP front camera with EIS at the front for selfies and video conferencing. In terms of connectivity, OnePlus 5 supports WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS and USB Type-C port. The handset is backed by a 3300mAh battery and uses the company’s proprietary Dash Charge technology for fast charging. It runs OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, with additional modes like Reading Mode, Gaming DND mode and secure box.

Price:

OnePlus 5 is officially priced at $479 for the 6GB RAM variant and $539 for the 8GB RAM variant. In India, the device is expected to be priced at Rs 32,999 and Rs 37,999 for 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM variants respectively.

 

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Li-Fi a new technology for Data transmission 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

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After success of wireless data transmission technology Wi-Fi, scientists are coming with a new age technology #‎LiFi.
‘#Li_Fi’ is a lot faster than what we are currently getting from Wi-Fi. In Lab conditions, researchers claimed to achieve the speeds of 224 gigabits per second by testing #Li_Fi technology.
Researchers believe that #Li_Fi is capable of sending data up to 1GB per second which is 100 times quicker than average Wi-Fi networks.

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Google Glass Heads working on an audio based wearable

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       Google Glass hasn’t been the big game changer that some had hoped for, but Google isn’t giving up on smart wearable idea just yet. Project Aura, the division behind Google Glass, is said to be working on at least three new wearables prototypes, which function with and without the use of a visual display.

According to The Information, one of the new headsets in development relies solely on audio to transfer information to the wearer. It’s not clear if this will be hugely different from regular or Bluetooth headphones, but Google is said to be incorporating its bone conduction technology from Glass into the design.

The wearable is tipped for the sports market and might not want to interfere with sound from the outside world, so a bone conduction based design would make a lot of sense here. Google also recently hired a number of engineers that were laid off from Amazon’s Lab126 division, many of which are experts in the field of audio.

The other two wearable gadgets are targeted at the enterprise market and are expected to feature slightly more typical screens to display information to the wearer. We don’t know how many of these products will make it to market, but the team is looking to make a release of some sort next year.

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WordPress got its New look check it out..updated

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UPDATED ON NOV 16 2015. #wordpress #newlook #introduction

No need to worry it may be uncomfortable for the first but when you use it regularly will will be alright.

Highlights: instant saving, quick sharing

  • It’s fast, responsive, and allows you to create posts and pages quickly on desktop and mobile devices.
  • Easily manage your posts, whether you run an individual blog or wrangle multiple sites, authors, and posts.
  • Access draft posts with one click so that you can iterate and revise quickly when inspiration strikes.
  • Content is automatically saved, allowing you to focus and write — free of distraction.
  • Drag and drop photos, music files, documents, and videos right into your post or page.
  • Tags, categories, and sharing tools are at your fingertips, so you can make your content easier to find in the WordPress.com Reader and across your social networks.
  • Scheduling is a breeze with the revamped post calendar.
  • It’s available for self-hosted WordPress.org sites, too! Just install theJetpack plugin and activate Manage.

Google’s Email (gmail) Service to Alert People When Messages Come From Unencrypted Connections

Google announced the new feature on its Online Security Blog Thursday. According to Gmail’s security team, the warnings “will begin to roll-out in the coming months.”

The new encryption warning in ‪#‎Gmail‬ is awesome. It might be a little arcane for most but it is a good step in the absence of agreement between email server providers. I hope that the other major email providers get on board with this and start doing something similar.

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Google Encrypts Gmail – What Email Are You Using?
The most important line in this article: “Google already defaults to https – the Web prefix indicating an encrypted connection”. In fact, for lawyers, email encryption is a basic standard that should apply to all communications containing client information. You can increase the security of such communications by adding an encryption layer on to the mail application, with a third party application. Non GMail senders are also sending an increased number of encrypted messages. Have you looked at you email lately?

When you click on an email, you likely don’t think much about the swift journey it made from the sender’s inbox to yours. But some mail providers still send content over unencrypted connections, so Google plans to notify Gmail users if this is the case.

Google already defaults to HTTPS—the Web prefix indicating an encrypted connection—in Search, Gmail, and Drive, and started encrypting all Gmail messages last year. And Google said today that encrypted messaging is on the rise: Since 2013, the number of encrypted emails that Gmail received from non-Gmail senders increased from 33 percent to 61 percent. Because of that final 39 percent, though, Google will serve up warnings.

“While these threats do not affect Gmail-to-Gmail communication, they may affect messaging between providers,” researcher Elie Bursztein and engineer Nicolas Lidzborski wrote in a blog post.

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Those stats are part of a multi-year study on the evolution of email security that Google published this week. Unsurprisingly, it found that email is better protected now than it was two years ago—before the Snowden revelations.

But the study identified new security challenges. Some regions of the Internet are interfering with message encryption by tampering with requests to initiate a secure SSL connection.

Google also uncovered malicious DNS servers publishing fake routing information to email servers, allowing attackers to censor or alter messages before they arrive in your inbox.

The good news is, more than 94 percent of inbound Gmail messages carry some form of authentication. Technologies that protect against phishing and impersonation have “become the norm,” according to Google research.

“Security threats won’t disappear, but studies like these enable providers across the industry to fight them with better, more powerful predictions today and going forward,” Bursztein and Lidzborski said.

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Microsoft: Company Announces Data Centers in Germany to Avoid US Government Surveillance

#Microsoft announced clients would be able to pay for the option to store information in data centers operated by #Deutsche Telekom AG following reports of surveillance by U.S. intelligence agents.

“Since the European Court of Justice last month scrapped the Safe Harbor Agreement, U.S. Internet companies have responded by bulking up data centers in the EU.

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Microsoft will manage data Europeans in Germany

Microsoft is going to save the data of Europeans in data centers in Germany, in order to protect its customers against surveillance of the US
Reported FT Wednesday. Microsoft sets new data centers in Germany, which are controlled by telecom provider Deutsche Telekom.
In this way, the data of European Microsoft customers both technically and legally in European hands are preserved, and so fall outside the scope of the US.
It is the first time that takes up a large technology in such a way measures to keep the information from its customers outside the reach of the American spy programs.
Additional payment
The German data center will open late 2016, and will be used only to store the information of European Microsoft users.
However, the use of which European data centers more cost than the existing cloud services from Microsoft.
That rules should be the result of which would be Microsoft legally can not be held liable for the data of its European customers.
Governments that still have access to the data would like, would they have to regulate according to German privacy laws and by German authorities.
Dutch data center
Wednesday was also a new Microsoft data center operational in the Dutch Central Lake.
This center is used for cloud services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The center is an addition to the Microsoft data center in Ireland.
That Irish center is still under the control of Microsoft. In the US, trying to get the government through a trial access to e-mails from an American that is stored on that server Irish.

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OnePlus: Company Releases 3rd Smartphone, OnePlus X, for $250

The OnePlus X is the company’s second smartphone this year. It features 3GB of memory, a 13MP back-facing camera and a microSD slot for up to 128GB of expandable storage.

Last year’s OnePlus One came out of nowhere and instantly shook up the market by bringing us a handset with flagship specs and Nexus-like pricing that put nearly all of its competitors to shame. Since then, the “flagship killer” has been followed up by the OnePlus 2, which has arguably failed to deliver the same momentum as the original. That’s not all OnePlus has up its sleeves for 2015 however, as the company has now unveiled the OnePlus X.

In many ways, the OnePlus X is sort of like the 2015 version of the original OPO, featuring a lot of the same specs but in a more premium package, with an even lower starting price. It remains unseen if a sleeker design and lower price tag will be enough to win over the hearts of consumers in a market where pricing has become more aggressive than ever, but the X is certainly a valiant effort. Without any further ado, let’s take a look at the OnePlus X.

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OnePlus X specs and features

Display 5-inch display
1920 x 1080 resolution
Gorilla Glass 3
Processor Qualcomm 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801
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GPU Adreno 330
RAM 3GB
Storage 16GB
MicroSD Up to 128GB
Connectivity 2.4GHz b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, LTE
SIM card Nano SIM, dual compatible (but uses microSD slot)
Camera 13MP ISOCELL 3M2 CMOS with f/2.2 rear cam, 8MP front cam
Battery Non-removable 2,525 mAh LiPo battery
Software Oxygen OS (based on Lollipop)
Dimensions 140 x 69 x 6.9 mm, 138g for Onyx, 160g for Ceramic

The OnePlus X comes with a 5.0-inch Active Matrix OLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a pixel density of 441ppi. It’s also covered in a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which should keep the device safe (to a point) from scratches and small bumps and bruises. Seeing as how the company’s last two flagship phones shipped with 1080p panels, it’s no surprise to see this affordable device sport a Full HD screen.

One benefit to having a lower resolution display is that it will sip power compared to a Quad HD display. This will certainly help the device’s non-removable 2525mAh lithium-polymer battery last a bit longer. The new device also sports a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor backed by 3GB of RAM and an Adreno 330 GPU. The Snapdragon 801 is still a powerful chipset, even though it’s a couple years old at this point.

You’ll only get 16GB of on-board storage with the OnePlus X, though there is a microSD card slot that supports expandable memory up to 128GB. Oh, and if you don’t need any more memory, you can use the other slot for another Nano SIM card. For those curious, no the OnePlus X still doesn’t have NFC.

On the camera front, the OnePlus X features a 13MP rear cam with f/2.2 aperture, with .2-second autofocus with phase detection autofocus. There’s also an 8MP front-facing camera that OnePlus provides its best selfie experience yet.

Just like the OnePlus 2, the OnePlus X runs on the company’s in-house OS, OxygenOS, which is a stock-like ROM that is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. When it comes to the software experience, anyone who has used stock Android should be pretty comfortable with the software features found on the OnePlus X.

There are a few differences between stock Android and OxygenOS that you should be aware of, though. OxygenOS comes with a handy Dark Mode for nighttime reading, as well as several gestures designed to make using the phone a bit easier. OxygenOS also has something called the Shelf, which is a special area found to the right of the homescreen that gives you access to widgets, you most used apps, favorite contacts and other important information.

For those familar with the OP2, OnePlus did manage to throw in a few additional software features in their latest build of Oxygen OS that we think many of you will be quite fond of. Thanks to the device’s OLED display, this allows for an ambient display that will wake in duo-chrome mode to alert you to new notifications. This is similar to what we’ve seen on Google’s recent Nexus devices and Motorola’s Moto X line. There’s also a proximity sensor that will allow the device to wake up when it’s pulled out of a pocket or bag. OnePlus has also decided to bring FM radio to the X. You’ll now be able to broadcast your favorite stations directly from your phone without having to connect to Wi-Fi or consume mobile data.

OnePlus X design

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The specs might not be as aggressive on the OnePlus X as we saw with the OnePlus 2, but one area where the X truly shines is in design.

The OnePlus X features an anodized metal frame sandwiched between a glass front and back, in somewhat similar fashion to handsets like the Galaxy S6 or even the Sony Xperia Z series. The end result is a stunning, premium design that should appeal to that are looking for something with a bit more flair than found with OnePlus’ previous two handsets.

Sticking with OnePlus tradition, the OnePlus X will require an invite for purchase, though OnePlus suggests it won’t be very long before they start opening up sales without invites, though likely in limited capacity, just as we saw with the OP2’s one hour sale recently. As for the cost, the OnePlus X will set US users back $249 and will be available on November 19th.

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