Monthly Archives For January 2017

Sony drops its OLED technology

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The Japanese company has so far been the only one offering OLED TVs. True, their prices were cosmic, but the fact is that you can buy them. However, now that other manufacturers have announced their entry into this technology, Sony is backing it out.

About four years ago, Sony was the only company to offer OLED TVs. Their price was not low, but the fact is that the Japanese concern did not have any competition in this field. Good times are coming to an end, and at CES, our own OLED TVs will show Samsung and LG, so Sony will no longer be the only company with such screens in its offerings.

Apparently Sony has recognized that there is no chance of clashing with such giants, especially since its consumer electronics division has been losing itself for years. So it announced that it would retire from consumer OLED TVs, though it would probably continue to provide screens for products such as smartphones and portable players.

Read before you buy a TV. LCD, LED, Plasma, OLED – what to choose?…

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Amazon will return the money spent in applications

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Google and Apple a few years ago solved the issue of accidental purchases made in mobile apps by children, without their parents’ knowledge, after they had to pay tens of millions of dollars to their users. Now the same is waiting for the Amazon company, which was forced to do so by court judgment.

One could think that the issue of unauthorized purchases in mobile apps made by children using smartphones for parents has already been resolved. Several years ago, Apple and Google had to return money to their parents without their knowledge, because the developers of mobile operating systems did not adequately protect their software against such situations.

However, it turns out that this issue also neglected Amazon, which also has a digital store with mobile applications. The court ordered the US corporation to return the money to all those who spent it on mobile applications, most often games, paying them for various extras.

The court found that Amazon had to return the money because he had not properly informed his clients of the presence of micropayment systems in their applications. Many people may think that they are completely free, while the information that is different is most often posted in such a way that it was hard to find.…

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Apple refreshes the mouse and keyboard

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Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard are the two most important devices for iMac and iPad support for over six years. By this time, the peripheries were not modernized, despite the fact that technology is moving forward, and Apple has finally decided to take this step, as suggested by documents submitted to the Federal Communications Commission.

It follows from them that both the Magic Mouse 2 and the Wireless Keyboard are waiting for a lot of improvements. Devices are already on the market for years, so it’s high time for Apple users to get hardware that complies with today’s standards.

As the design of these products does not change completely, there will be a lot of change in their designs. Obsolete Bluetooth 2.0 wireless technology will be replaced with a newer and more energy efficient version of this Bluetooth 4.2. The power will also be modified and the manufacturer will remove the AA batteries that users have to replace themselves with, replacing them with built-in rechargeable lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.

On the keyboard, we can expect additional keys to access specific features or iPad applications. The mouse will receive support for Force Touch technology.…

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IPhone 6 and iphone 6 Plus

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New Apple smartphones have already been overexposed in virtually every way. We already had performance tests, feature descriptions, and now it’s time to check how compared to other designs the battery falls on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It turns out that it is not the best.

PhoneAren’s portal has been tested for battery life, and the results show that Apple has yet to catch up with this aspect. The script created by the portal editors simulates the user’s normal work. In this case the iPhone 6 was better than its predecessor – the smartphone scored 5 hours and 22 minutes.

However, this is not much compared to the winner of the ranking, the Sony Xperia Z3. Japanese construction can boast as much as 9 hours and 29 minutes on a single charge. Also, the Galaxy S5 is better than its American competitor – with a score of 7 hours and 38 minutes it ranks roughly between the iPhone 6 and the Sony smartphone.…

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The LG G3 Stylus debuts in India

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Even before the IFA in Berlin, LG announced its latest G3 Stylus. The device has just appeared on the Indian market, where you can buy it for a very affordable amount of $ 350.

The LG G3 Stylus is a budget phablet with a large 5.5-inch touch screen, but a resolution of only 960 x 540 pixels, which can be operated with a pen. Looking at the low price of this equipment, we get the impression that we are dealing with a device belonging to the average shelf that is not able to offer us too much.

On the contrary, the heart of the device is an eight-core MediaTek chip clocked at 1.3 GHz, supported by 1 GB of RAM. We will also find 8 GB of usable memory, which can be expanded with a microSD card of 32 GB.

The rear camera has a 13 megapixel sensor, so it should take very good pictures. The front camera is 1.3 megapixels, so it is mainly suitable for video calls and selfie. The reason for complaining should not be a battery capacity of as much as 3000 mAh, and the operating system is of course Android 4.4.2 KitKat. An additional advantage is the use of two SIM cards.…

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AnTuTu reveals Galaxy S6 Edge specifications

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We already know more about what to expect after Samsung Galaxy S6, but it will not be the only Korean flag giant, as the Galaxy S6 Edge is in parallel. Thanks to the benchmark AnTuTu we were able to get to know its technical specification, which indicates that it will be very powerful hardware.

The Galaxy S6 Edge will be a particularly interesting smartphone mainly due to the screen that is wrapped around the edges of the chassis, offering many new possibilities. So far, the media has focused only on the ordinary Galaxy S6, not revealing too much about its technical details about the S6 Edge, but in the meantime, they turn out to be very interesting.

Especially in terms of technical specifications, which we can get to know through AnTuTu benchmark. So we learn that the Galaxy S6 Edge will receive a 5.1-inch Quad HD screen (1440 x 2560 pixels) as well as an eight-core Exynos 7420 processor supported by the ARM Mali-T760 graphics unit. The smartphone also has 3 GB of RAM as well as 20 megapixel main camera and 5 megapixel front camera. The functionality of the device will provide Android 5.0.2.…

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Computer “bugs” are already 66 years old, but where did the term come from?

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A computer bug is a common bug in software that causes the computer to malfunction. But do you know where this concept really came from and when it was used for the first time?

Its author is Grace Hopper, an American computer scientist who worked for the American Navy for many years. During her long career she participated in the development of modern programming languages ​​such as COBOL.

Grace’s main tool was Harvard Mark II. On September 9, 1947, the moth came into the computer, causing problems with its proper functioning. The programmer had to remove it, and this was called debugging, or debugging. And so here was the expression that permanently hit the language used by IT professionals.

This photo shows a note from a moth removal operation currently in the National Museum of American History.…

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