• Hardware News

    Acer Predator XB271HU 165Hz Gaming Monitor

    acer-predator-gaming-caseSeveral years ago I have a dream case from Acer which I wasn’t able to buy because of its availability and it is only sold as set, with a relatively high price tag of course and that is their desktop gaming pc with a Predator gaming case you can see on the left side. What I like the most with this Acer gaming system case is its robotic look as it is really futuristic like the transformers and for me this is way too awesome!!

    Today it seems like the company is reviving their predator gaming line-up by announcing several devices such as Acer Predator Smartphone with Mediatek processor, Acer Predator Tablet with Intel Atom processor, instead of using Qualcomm’s newest processor and now an ultra-gaming monitor called Acer XB271HU Gaming Monitor priced at $799, and $899 for the 4K-ready with a very fast refresh rates of 165Hz, meaning it can compete with BenQ and ASUS gaming monitor if we will talk about its aesthetics and specifications. Well if you think it can break your bank, and you prefer playing hard core games with laptop or notebook, then you can just check this list of gaming laptops under 500.

    To go down deeper with the specs, the Acer Predator XB271HU is a 27-inch IPS monitor with 2560 X 1440 WQHD resolution with 4ms response time, a default refresh rate of 144Hz which can be boost up to 165Hz using G-Sync technology. If I’m not mistaken G-Sync is a technology introduced by Nvidia that is said to deliver the smoothest gaming experience.

    In today’s generation it is not enough that you have a powerful gaming card or graphics card but you also need a high-end gaming monitor if you want to maximize the power of your video card. So my personal advice for those who have already a decent graphics card, instead of investing on gaming peripherals such as keyboard, mouse, or headset, you must target a real gaming monitor first and I’m sure you will never regret following my advice.

    Other specs of this Acer Predator gaming monitor series include 100% RGB color gamut coverage, 350 cd/m² maximum brightness, Zero-frame design, with a cool looking red and black theme stand that is capable of being tilt, swivel, rotate, and adjust its height.

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    Lastly, the company have also introduced a different variant, model XB271HK, which is essentially identical but with a 4K Ultra HD IPS panel with only 60 Hz with a Display Port 1.2 for you to maximize its resolution.

    The Acer XB271HU gaming monitor will be .

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  • Hardware News

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 820: Cooler, Efficient and Powerful

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    Qualcomm, one of the leading manufacturer of mobile devices processor has just announced its newest and more powerful Snapdragon 820 processor which is said to be used on next year’s upcoming flagship-smartphone from several tech giants such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 in the US and China, and possibly Exynos Processor for other countries.

    One of the greatest improvement in this line of CPU for smartphones and tablets is the overheating issues which is a said problem with its predecessor, the Snapdragon 810. That overheating issue was already solved on this particular model. A few of the smartphones that were reported to experience such issues are the LG G Flex 2, HTC One M9, Sony Xperia Z3+, but according to a latest technology blog, this problem was deemed to be fixed using a patch or software update which is really good.

    “820 is turning out amazing and meeting or beating OEM thermal requirements. You’ll feel cool having an 820 phone”, McDonough posted on Twitter.

    processorAccording to the Qualcomm Company, their latest Snapdragon 820 Chip will be featuring a low-power sensor dedicated hub for always-on use with new dual-cluster quad-core processor that comes with custom CPU cores as well. It will be also powered by much improved Adreno 530 GPU that is capable of processing great visuals and graphics compared to the previous generations, plus Cat. 10 LTE connectivity and support for dual-channel LPDDR 4 RAM.

    According to the recent tech news, Qualcomm has already confirmed that the Snapdragon 820 will be built using the 14nm FinFET non-planar node technology. I’m quite sure that you are very excited on the upcoming smartphones that will arrive next year. If you want to be updated on the recently released gadgets and devices then always check out this blog. I’ll try my best to give you the best unbiased gadgets, and hardware reviews.

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  • ChargeMeOn: Cable That Lets You Share Battery Juice

    A few weeks ago, I’ve posted this cool feature by the latest Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X sharing battery juice to each other using a USB Type-C interface. Now I’m going to share a cool mobile accessory called ChargeMeOn cable that enables sharing of your iOS devices battery juice.

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    This new discovery is really handy, especially if you don’t have a powerbank or external battery backup with you. Imagine if you have a friend with a similar device of yours and you both travel a lot together, then this cool device can really solve your battery draining problems.

    ChargeMeOn charging cable was developed by Matteo and Filippo, both Italians where they have utilized a cable with lightning connector cable on each end so meaning it can be used on Apple devices that already used this kind of interface such as the iPad 4, iPhone 5, and many more.

    According to the creator their cable will come up with a companion application maybe for you to manage the transfer of battery juice to one another devices. Of course there should be a restriction, like how many percent you can just transfer to a friend without getting your battery drain or leaving it dead because of continuous transfer of power.

    This idea of these two people is really a brilliant idea and I’m hoping that this technology would also be improved for other mobile phones such as the Android smartphones that uses mini-USB port as there are also a large group of people using Android devices, not just the iOS devices.

    If you want to know more about this cool technology, then you can jump straight to their product page and pledge for only €17 using the link below or you can watch the promotional video on how it works.

    ChargeMeOn is a cable that is always with you in every moment and everywhere. The keychain and the bracelet versions are so comfortable and useful. Now with charge me you just need too be with your friends.

    ChargeMeOn works with an App that communicate with the cable which transfer the battery from one to the other phone; to allow this process there are a few steps that have to be respected!

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  • Start Collecting Classic TV Shows via BBC Store

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    If you are old enough and you don’t have time and energy to go outside to look for original copies of all time favorite classic movies and TV shows that you love to watch then this deal is for you, as BBC has launched its BBC store where they are selling classic TV shows, and even the latest ones for £1.89 per every single episode.

    It seems that everything on this world has now an equivalent price to pay, lately YouTube has rolled out their new premium service known as YouTube Red, where members can watch all original content and will no longer see that annoying ads from every videos like a free member does. For me it’s okay to see those ads, as long as I can stream great videos for free, I’m contented with that. Well let’s see if this action by different companies will turn out the way they want it to be. I guess every media providers are just now following a trend, what do you think?

    Going back to our main topic, if you think £1.89 per piece is expensive you can buy a complete series of the TV show for only £7.99 and you can also check their other bundles for a more affordable prices, one example is if you are a fan of Sherlock, you can get the complete three series for only £20.99, sounds a good deal isn’t?

    When you are ready to buy these series from BBC, you will be given an option to save it via an SD card or Hard drive, meaning you will download it using your computer, or laptop as BBC store is not yet available on mobile, but for sure they are going to work on it in the future to make it more easy for their customers.

    If you are interested on their service, you can jump directly through their website and check every details that you need before you click that purchase or buy now button. Have a nice day and happy online shopping!

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  • Facebook Active Daily Users Increased by 17%

    According to the latest third quarter report by Facebook, their social media platform is getting around 1 Billion active daily users which is the biggest record by far and around 17% increased compared to last year. We can’t deny the fact that Facebook is one of the most popular, addictive social media platforms available at this time which can stand toe to toe with other popular social networking sites such as Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, MySpace, Google Plus and many more.

    If you will ask me if what is my favorite site on all the social media sites I have mentioned. I can honestly say that is FaceBook, why? because for me reading and posting is not limited to certain post or characters such as Twitter. Another thing is there are lots of third party applications, games that I can used while looking at my personal page or browsing on others wall. Third thing that I like the most with Facebook is their FB groups where I can join groups of the same interest.

    When I discovered this feature of FB, which is the FB groups I’ve found out how useful it is especially if you are looking for something locally, and you can just easily find groups for example biking groups, car groups of your specific car maker and model, gadgets group where you can easily buy used and brand new parts with a little bit lower prices compared to the mall prices, but you get my point it will make it easier for you to find what you need and not just that, you can also make some new friends with social media sites, like for example when you meet up a seller and share your thoughts, experience, and etc. that’s just one of the many advantages of using these kind of websites.

    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO explain :

    We had a good quarter and got a lot done. We’re focused on innovating and investing for the long term to serve our community and connect the entire world.

    – Daily active users (DAUs) – DAUs were 1.01 billion on average for September 2015, an increase of 17% year-over-year.
    – Mobile DAUs – Mobile DAUs were 894 million on average for September 2015, an increase of 27% year-over-year.
    – Monthly active users (MAUs) – MAUs were 1.55 billion as of September 30, 2015, an increase of 14% year-over-year.
    – Mobile MAUs – Mobile MAUs were 1.39 billion as of September 30, 2015, an increase of 23% year-over-year.

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  • Emoji Physical Keyboard for Emoji Icon Lovers

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    If you are an emoji lover then you might want to take a look at this perfect keyboard for you, dubbed as Emoji Phyisical Keyboard. This keyboard comes with almost all emojis available in your smartphone and you can used them by pressing a set of combination keys from the unique keyboard.

    Try to look at your computer keyboard, isn’t it you can only see letters per keys right? On this unique keyboard there are special emoji icons per letter that you can use while you are creating your message or email to someone, aside from the basic keyboard controls that are available in an ordinary keyboard.

    As of this point of writing, there are three available physical emoji keyboard ranges, one with 47 emoji icons for the standard emoji keyboard, while 94 emoji icons for the plus edition emoji keyboard, and relatively large 120 emoji icons for the pro version of their product. This keyboard has a price range of $80 – $100 and again if you are used to insert a lot of emoji icons on your text, chat, notes or email then this keyboard is the perfect device that you can get to make this habit of yours much easier.

    In terms of physical aspects, the keyboard is fully compatible with Windows and Mac computer systems as well as wireless devices such as tablets, notebooks, laptops as it utilized Bluetooth connectivity. If you will look closely the keyboard resembles all Apple’s emoji icons that they have layout for the iOS9 mobile operating system, we are not sure if they can be sued from this as we all know copying someone’s patented design is not a good idea. But for the mean time you can check out the promotional video of this cute keyboard below and try to visit their site EmojiWorks to know more about their products.

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  • Need For Speed 2015 for Xbox One and PS4 Announced

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    EA Games has just revealed its all new Need for Speed 2015 game for the latest PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. If you really love racing games then this game is definitely for you, last NFS game that I have played on my gaming computer is the Need for Speed Rivals which was released way back in 2013. I have also played the Need for Speed Shift and Need for Speed Most Wanted games and I do really enjoy playing these awesome racing games, even though they are quite old I still enjoy playing them from time to time.

    What can we expect on the newest franchise of this racing game? Well to start with, the NFS 2015 will have an open world similar to GTA although this one of course will be played by mission while driving. I know for some, GTA V is the best open world game in terms of role playing, while Far Cry 4 for the best first person shooting, and etc. just citing a few examples of open world games. Ghost Games is the one who developed this 2015 racing game and it was published by Electronic Arts also known as EA Games with single player and multiplayer gaming modes of your choice.

    Expect more new, faster, luxury cars on this release and of course a much intense gameplay and graphics compared to its predecessors. It will be launched this week and it is expected to be released nationwide starting on November 5th onwards. Not only that, the NFS No Limits is now also available as a free download in Apple Store and Google Play so for mobile users, download now!

    Again this game is designed for Xbox One and PS 4 users only as we don’t have any information if it will be released for computer. You can check the trailer below and tells us what you think on the comments section below.

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  • Apple Mac, Heavily Targeted by Malware this 2015

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    I can still remember when I took up my Hardware subject in college, my instructor told us that if you want a computer that is virus or malware-free then either go with Linux operating system or if you have the breads, buy a Mac from Apple.  The problem way back then is I only know how to used a Windows PC and I haven’t experienced using a Mac or a Linux-based computer that’s why I until now I’m stuck with the Windows PC but I’m very proud to say that I’m no longer afraid with these malware, viruses, Trojans and etc.

    Why am I telling these stories? Because today I’ve found out that what my instructor told me 5 years ago is completely a lie. According to the latest technology news Apple’s MAC computer is not actually invulnerable to these kind of threats, the thing is only few are created to attack these kind of machines, unlike in Windows PC there are thousands of these malicious files that can really damage and ruin everything you have stored in your computer whether you have an antivirus installed or not as some of the programmers able to bypass these protection with ease.

    According to the data accumulated there are 180 instances of malware detected for Mac in the year 2010 to 2014, and a relatively large 948 instances discovered this year only! Yes, you read it right and we still have 2 months to go before 2016 so we can conclude that this number will still increase.

    My conclusion regarding this matter, is that hackers and evil programmers are trying to attack Mac users as they figured out that these market security issues is not that much compared to Windows users and the fact that Mac devices are very popular to rich people, which means they can steal a really good amount of money if ever.

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  • Internet News

    YouTube Red Premium Service Features Ad-Free Videos with New Original Content

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    YouTube has announced its latest offering to desktop and mobiles users called YouTube Red. This is actually a service with monthly fees of $9.99 which will be available this coming October 28. Why it is expensive? Well because YouTube Red users will be able to watch ad-free videos, goodbye to those annoying video advertisements that you need to play for at least 10-30 secs before you can click that skip button.

    For those subscribers of this new service from YouTube can also get premium features that a regular YouTube member can’t access, such as they can also see all original YouTube content like the “Scare PewDiePie” created by the producers of The Walking Dead. There will also be support for offline play as well, but I’m not sure if there is more from these because regular YouTubers can watch offline videos but not all videos can be watched as offline as far as I know.

    On the other hand if you are an iOS user, your subscription will be a little bit higher ranging from $12.99 a month. The reason behind this is that the Apple Company will get 30% from application purchases under a subscription service as well. Lots of fees, huh?

    Again this new service by Google will be available next week and for those interested users can sign up for a one month free trial starting from that day as well.

    Let me know your thoughts if you think this new move by Google/YouTube is a great deal or not. Remember the original YouTube was meant to be free for all users and whatever devices you are using as long as you have internet connection. I’m not an Apple hater nor lover, but I’m sure you have your own opinions regarding their pricing compared to desktop and android users. Comment down below and let us hear your voices.

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  • Nexus 6P Reportedly Charges Nexus 5X when connected via USB-Type C

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    Did you know that the newest Nexus 6P can charge its brother Nexus 5X when connected using its USB-Type C port? Yes this is true and confirmed by Twitter User Marques Brownlee, although we are not sure if this will work vice versa. As we only know that the Type-C USB interface can be plug to your device from different orientations, meaning you don’t need to worry plugging it the wrong way as the port will accept the USB Type-C cable either way around.

    As of now that’s what we heard about this newest smartphone, I’m not sure if this is possible on other smartphones that utilize same interface or USB technology.

    In terms of specs, the Nexus 5X comes with 5.2-inch IPS multi-touch display and it will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 six-core processor. Other features of the 5X include 2GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 12.3Megapixel rear camera, 5MP front camera, Nexus Imprint fingerprint reader and a 2700 mAh battery. The 5X is currently offered for $379.

    On the other hand, the Nexus 6P sports a large 5.7-inch Full HD AMOLED display with Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor. It also comes with 12MP main camera, 8MP front-facing camera, 3GB of RAM and a huge 128GB of internal memory. In terms of battery life, the 6P will be equipped with a 3450 mAh battery and will have a retail price of $499.

    Other minor details about these premium Nexus smartphones include USB Type C interface, Wireless AC, Gorilla Glass 4 Protection, dual stereo speakers, Dual Shot, Face Detection, Geo Tagging camera features, Bluetooth 4.2, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Fingerprint Reader, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor.

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