After Fire tablet its the new Fire Phone from Amazon

amazon-fire-phoneAmazon’s new offering from its tech department is the new Fire phone which offers 3D views and lot of other gimmicks.

The Fire phone has 4 front facing “ultra-low power” cameras to track the movement of the users head and render a 3D image by adding depth rather than creating the “pop-out” effect.

The users can also scroll the web page by tilting the phone. It offers gesture controls that we find similar to the Galaxy range of Samsung’s phones and other devices which not many people use. Continue reading

Scotland PPI Claim Hotspot

money-271-x-301Residents of Scotland are reaping the benefits of PPI (Payment Protection Insurance) claims payouts with the average claim valued at above the UK average of £3,000.

Scotland was one of the UK’s top PPI hot-spots as certain unscrupulous banks including Lloyds TSB and RBS and Bank of Scotland knowingly mis-sold PPI policies to ineligible customers. This mis-sold PPI was for Personal Loans, Credit Cards and Mortgages even though customers had not asked for the cover. What’s more the exclusions on the policies meant many could never have made a successful claim Continue reading

FIFA 2014: England Vs Uruguay

Uruguay-Vs-England-world-cup-2014England are on the edge of removal from the 2014 FIFA World Cup after experiencing their 2nd 2-1 defeat in the last 7 days, this time against Uruguay. The Liverpool forward Luis Suarez strike 2 times.

The first goal scored by Suarez was slip fro Steven Gerrad and when it comes to second goal it was headed on by Gerrard again.

England’s expectations of progress at present depend on Italy defeating Costa Rica together with Uruguay, while needing to defeat Costa Rica on their own in their last game on Tuesday. Continue reading

FIFA 2014: Japan Vs Greece

Japan vs Greece 2014 World CupUnsatisfying game, particularly if some one is from Japan. The Japanese players must have captured the win against ten-man Greece. Japanese players obtained 74% of the football as well as only 4 shots targeted. Japan were an actual let-down, Greece played a safe game, in fact it is their fans who enjoyed in the end. Not a great deal of celebrations were carried out by the fans. Continue reading

Water was flowing on Mars 200,000 years ago – scientists

Mars-3New research has suggested that water was flowing across the surface of Mars some 200,000 years ago. The nature of rock formations in a Mars crater suggests the sediment deposits and channels it contained were formed by ‘recent’ flowing water.

Swedish scientists from the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Gothenburg identified “Very young …and well-preserved deposits of water bearing debris flows in a mid-latitude crater on Mars,” according to the study published in the journal Icarus.

It was previously estimated that liquid water flowed across the Red Planet during its last ‘ice-age’, some 400,000 years ago. However, the young age of the crater means the features signifying water must have appeared since. Continue reading

EE stung by cost of new rules but 4G numbers rise

ee-4GBritain’s biggest mobile network EE now has over 2.9m customers signed up to its superfast 4G internet service and is aiming to exceed 6m by the end of the year.

Despite the growth in 4G, EE’s revenues fell 3.6 per cent to £1.55bn as the operator added only 123,000 new contract customers during the three months to March, compared to 166,000 during the same period last year, and the increased cost of regulation on the business.

“The regulatory impact is a big drag on our revenue and in particular some of these new potential regulatory measures like Ofcom’s proposed increase to our spectrum license fee will potentially Continue reading