Rabu, 22 Juli 2015

PlayStation 5 Release Date And Other Rumors

PlayStation 5 Release Date And Other RumorsAs the PlayStation 4 continues to outsell Microsoft Corporation’s Xbox One, there are rumors that Sony Corporation is already working on the PlayStation 5 behind the scenes.
The successor to the largely successful PlayStation 4 will be essential for the Japanese corporation, as the video games console market has been one of its most successful niches in recent years. It will perhaps be surprising to some people that Sony is considering replacing the PlayStation 4 so quickly, but there is a certain logic to this decision, and it is one borne out of necessity rather than choice.

Question marks over PS4 future

Although the PlayStation 4 has been a well-received console from the day that it was released, and it has achieved a certain amount of commercial success, there are question marks about the ability of the console to deliver functionality that will be required in the future.
The specifications of the device are already being left in the dust by desktop computers, and there are numerous functions and features that Sony would like to include in its video game offerings in the foreseeable future that will be impossible with the PlayStation 4.

Apple hires another major talent for its top-secret car project

Apple hires another major talent for its top-secret car project – With nearly $200 billion in the bank and an R&D budget that’s never been larger, Apple is reportedly making big moves to beef up its growing team of auto industry experts. While we’ve seen reports pointing to Apple’s desire to build an electric car, a recent report in The Wall Street Journal relays that Apple is seriously exploring autonomous vehicle technologies as well.

First off, the Journal reports that Apple recently hired long-time industry veteran Doug Betts, a talented executive who brings well over two decades worth of manufacturing, product quality, and automotive-based supply chain expertise to the table. Prior to joining Apple, Betts held important positions at both Toyota and Nissan. Most recently, Betts worked at Fiat Chrysler where he helped oversee a varied number of initiatives, from manufacturing operations to product quality.
Even more interesting, though, is a tidbit which suggests that Apple’s interest in autonomous driving is much more serious than anyone previously anticipated.
Earlier this year, Apple hired Paul Furgale a well-regarded autonomous vehicle researcher in Switzerland, and has begun recruiting other robotics and machine vision experts to work on a confidential project.
Mr. Furgale had been deputy director of the Autonomous Systems Lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, or ETH. Mr. Furgale previously had led a European Commission project called V-Charge that sought to develop self-parking vehicle technology.
The report further states that Furgale is helping assemble a specialized time within Apple that will explore autonomous driving technologies. Interestingly enough, the report adds that Furgale has already brought a University of Michigan grad student into the fold.
The choice of school here is particularly noteworthy given University of Michigan’s ongoing research into self-driving cars. Just this week, the University, in conjunction with automakers, tech companies, and the Michigan Department of Transportation, opened up a fake 32-acre city on the school’s Ann Arbor campus. The purpose, naturally, is to speed along development of “driverless and connected cars.”

The Most Amazing Android Apps Available Today As Picked By Google

The Most Amazing Android Apps Available Today As Picked By Google – Last year Google made a big push to improve the overall look of its mobile platform thanks to the addition of Material Design, a slick new design language that added terrific animations and other features to Android. Via 9to5Google, it seems that Google’s Material Design team has recognized 18 different mobile apps for having “best-in-class” designs that take advantage of the new tools Google developed with Android 5.0 Lollipop. We’ll go through them one-by-one below.

B&H Photo, Video, Pro Audio

Price: Free
Google recognized shopping app B&H with a Material Design Award for Immersive Imagery. Check it out for yourself

How to Get Free Wi-Fi on a Plane with Your iPad, iPhone, or Mac

How to Get Free Wi-Fi on a Plane with Your iPad, iPhone, or Mac – Though many airlines have recently taken steps to improve the overall flying experience, free Wi-Fi still remains elusive on most popular U.S.-based airliners. More often than not, Wi-Fi service is offered through a company called Gogo which provides Internet connectivity at varying rates depending on how long you want to use it. An all-day pass, for instance will set you back $16 while an hour pass will cost you $5.

Now if you’re looking to get free Wi-Fi while traveling the friendly skies, well, look no further. A Reddit user recently posted the mother of all lifehacks detailing how to get free Wi-Fi when traveling on either US Airways, American Airlines, Delta, Air Canada, or Alaska Airlines.
The steps involved read as follows:
  1. Connect to the gogo wifi network
  2. Browse the movie library and find a free movie
  3. Click on the free movie and it will bring you to a page to download the gogo app
  4. Enter the code to access to App Store to get to the gogo app
  5. You will be in the App Store
  6. Go back to Safari and open a new tab
  7. Enjoy free wifi!
Simple as that.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: 13 things to know

Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphones have powerful processors, very high resolution screens and a new metal and glass design – but sacrifices have been made in pursuit of premium materials and a curved screen in Samsung’s war with Apple.

1. To curve, or not to curve

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The Galaxy S6 Edge has a gently curved screen on the left and right sides. Photograph: Laura Lean/PA

Samsung has not one, but two Galaxy S6 models – one with a standard, flat screen similar to most other phones and the Galaxy S6 Edge with a screen that curves around both left and right-hand edges of the phone.

2. It packs in the pixels

Curved or not, the Galaxy S6 has one of the most pixel-dense screens available. The 5.1in screen has a quad HD resolution with a density of 577 pixels per inch (ppi), making it denser than the 432ppi Galaxy S5, 401ppi Apple iPhone 6 Plus– and 43 more pixels per inch than the 534ppi 5.5in LG G3.
The denser the screen the sharper the image, up to a point. Whether users will be able to see the difference is unknown, although quad HD is quickly becoming the new standard for smartphone and tablet screens.

    4. They’ve ditched the plastic

    Out is Samsung’s trademark, yet criticised, chromed plastic construction – the S6 is an all-metal and glass affair. A curved metal band surrounds the edges of the phone holding together a glass front and back.

    5. Thinner than an iPhone, just

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    Thinner than an iPhone 6, by 0.1mm. Photograph: Bebeto Matthews/AP

    The S6 and S Edge are 6.8mm thick, which is 0.1mm thinner than Apple’s iPhone 6, although both are roundly trounced to the thinnest smartphone crown by the Oppo R5, which is just 4.85mm thick.

    6. Don’t get it wet

    To achieve that thickness and premium design, the S6 has lost a few features. A microSD card for adding additional storage, waterproofing and a removable battery are all missing, which was a cornerstone of Samsung’s previous Androidsmartphones.

    7. A choice of storage – all fixed

    With no external storage support, Samsung has adopted Google and Apple’s model of fixed storage variants – users will have a choice of buying a 32, 64 or 128GB version.

    8. It uses Samsung’s shiny new chip

    The S6 uses Samsung’s own Octa-core 64-bit Exynos processor. Previous Samsung smartphones have used Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors, although Exynos variants have been available in some countries.

    9. No cable needed

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    The S6 Edge on a wireless charging plate. Photograph: Yonhap/EPA

    Samsung has pledged to force wireless charging into the mainstream, and the S6 is the first smartphone from the company to have it built-in. It will work with any wireless charging pad currently available, which is good, because there isn’t one included in the box.

    10. Fingerprints: touch, don’t swipe

    Samsung’s improved fingerprint sensor takes a leaf out of Apple’s book, requiring only a single touch rather than swipe across (as was standard with previous Samsung models), which should make it more accurate and easier to use.

    11. Another step towards a world without credit cards?

    Credit cards are dead, if technology firms are to be believed. Samsung haslaunched “Samsung Pay”, which allows users to pay for goods and services using a credit card swipe terminal, joining Apple Pay, Google Wallet, PayPal, mobile phone carriers and others attempting to be the new vector for paying for things.

    Rabu, 24 Juni 2015

    Samsung Galaxy S6 release date, news and features

    The wait is over. The Galaxy S6 is has been launched at MWC 2015 - and it looks really rather special. It's joined by the Galaxy S6 Edge: a curved screen variant of the phone which won't be sold in at that great a volume. Think Samsung Galaxy Note Edge to the Galaxy Note 4.
    But enough about the others - how good is the new Galaxy S6? The short answer is: very good indeed.
    We know why you're here though: you want to know everything there is to know about this new phone. Luckily we've been good little phone-gatherers and put all the information in one easy to read place, right here.
    n terms of price, it's going to be the same as before, according to the rumours - although it could be a little more expensive given the improved materials used. We're having to say rumours as Samsung hasn't given us anything concrete to work with - but the below information from AndroidPit does hint at some eye-watering prices:
    • · Samsung Galaxy S6 32 GB: €749 (around £560, $855, AU$1100)
    • · Samsung Galaxy S6 64 GB: €849 (around £635, $970, AU$1240)
    • · Samsung Galaxy S6 128 GB: €949 (around £710, $1085, AU$1390)
    In the UK this should translate into about £38 per month on contract if you want the phone for free.