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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

Woman’s shock as e-cigarette EXPLODES to leave her car in flames

e-cigarette-car-explodesKim Taylor, 54, said that flames tore through the rear seat of her vehicle and the windows were left covered in soot.

No-one was injured as the car was parked and unoccupied at the time.

But Ms Taylor, of Aylestone, Leicester, said that the incident could have been worse if it had taken place in her house or while on a car journey.

She said: “I’ve gone to sleep with it plugged in before. I hate to think what would have happened if it had exploded next to me. Continue reading

Change Your Passwords: A Massive Bug Has Put Your Details at Risk

Change passwordInternet users are advised to be on the alert as security experts race to assess the damage done by Heartbleed – a newly discovered bug in technology that runs encryption for two-thirds of the Internet

A newly discovered bug in software supposed to provide extra protection for thousands of the world’s most popular websites has exposed highly sensitive information such as credit card numbers, usernames, and passwords, security researchers said.

The discovery of the bug, known as Heartbleed, has caused several websites to advise their users to change their passwords. Continue reading

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 in India

Samsung-Galaxy-S5The much awaited Galaxy S5 is set to hit stores starting from April 11 in 150 countries including India. For the past many years, the Samsung Galaxy has been the most foreseen smartphone launches along with the iPhone and the Nexus devices. Galaxy S5 is expected to be priced between Rs 51,000 to Rs 53,000., though the special pricing has not been shared by the company yet.

Samsung also announced three wearable devices. Gear Fit, Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. These devices will be available across the country through Samsung’s retail stores and e-commerce sites from April 11 onwards. Galaxy Gear 2 is priced at Rs.21,900 and both Galaxy Gear 2 Neo and Galaxy Gear Fit are priced at Rs.15,900. Continue reading

Facebook to buy virtual reality goggles maker Oculus VR for USD 2 billion

oculus-vrThe world’s largest social network – Facebook is wagering that the next swing in computing beyond smartphones and tablets will be towards virtual reality. To accomplish that vision, the , Facebook Inc. announced on Tuesday that, it has agreed to buy virtual reality goggles maker Oculus VR Inc. for $2 billion. The firm said that it would pay $400 million in cash and the remaining amount in 23.1 million shares of the company, the acquisition is expected to be completed by the second quarter. Continue reading

Facebook buying Oculus VR for $2 billion

oculus-vrFacebook plans to purchase Oculus VR, maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, for $2 billion.

The deal is comprised of $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook stock.

Facebook announced its surprise purchase via a blog post. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has also revealed Facebook’s reasons for the deal.

“Oculus’s mission is to enable you to experience the impossible. Their technology opens up the possibility of completely new kinds of experiences,” Zuckerberg says. Continue reading