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Lenovo’s latest super seller, the A6000 smartphone has been hard to get since its launch a few weeks ago. Flipkart has a sale every alternate week, but the device sells out within a matter of seconds. But in order to get hold of the device during one of these sales, it is imperative that customers register beforehand. But that’s set to change starting today, at least for a couple of days according to a Lenovo India post on Facebook.

From the 23rd of March until the 25th, customers will be able to purchase the A6000 smartphone from Flipkart without requiring a formal registration. This is quite similar to the no-invite sale OnePlus is holding on Amazon India tomorrow.

It’s clear that the registration and invite process is working for the manufacturers, but it’s good to know that they acknowledge the need for a fair sale where everybody has a chance to get the smartphone.

It is said that Lenovo has sold 1,80,000 units of the A6000 in India so far, speaking volumes about the ripples it has created in the Indian budget segment so far. Considering that the smartphone has only been available through Flipkart, this is a commendable feat indeed.

Lenovo will be offering the smartphone from today until Wednesday as part of Flipkart’s Big App Shopping Days, where you can also save a ton of money on other products when purchased through the retailer’s mobile app.

The web listing of the Lenovo A6000 on Flipkart still has the “Coming Soon” tag, so we’re guessing this offer is only valid for purchases made through the app.

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Huawei’s Honor brand, as expected, on Tuesday expanded its smartphone portfolio in India with the launch of the Honor 6 Plus and Honor 4X smartphones.

Both the smartphones will be available exclusively via Flipkart. The Honor 6 Plus has been priced at Rs. 26,499 and will be available from April, while the Honor 4X has been priced at Rs. 10,499, and will be made available via its first flash sale on Monday - registrations kick off from Tuesday.

The firm added that both phones will come with a free screen replacement offer that’s valid for the first month. Both smartphones will also come with ‘app gifts’ from Hungama, Yatra and other services.

Huawei’s Honor 6 Plus was initially unveiled in December last year in China. It runs Emotion UI 3.0 based on Android 4.4 KitKat. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD IPS display.

The most notable feature of the Honor 6 Plus is its HTC One (M8)-like dual 8-megapixel rear camera sensors, which the company calls “symmetrical dual camera technology”.

The Honor 6 Plus camera sensors are said to capture 13-megapixel resolution images with twice the amount of light as compared to a single sensor, take 0.1 seconds to autofocus, and use SLR-grade ISP technology. There is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera also onboard.

The Honor 6 Plus is powered by an octa-core Kirin 925 processor with Mali T628 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The Huawei’s own Kirin 925 processor also offers Cat. 6 LTE connectivity at 300Mbps. It features 32GB of inbuilt storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). A 3600mAh battery backs the smartphone.

Huawei’s Honor 4X, on the other hand, is a budget smartphone featuring a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 processor.

It comes with a 5.5-inch IPS HD (720×1280 pixels) display and runs Emotion UI 3.0 based on Android 4.4 KitKat. It features 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 306 GPU. The smartphone packs 8GB of inbuilt storage, which can be further expanded via a microSD card (up to 32GB).

The Honor 4X was launched last year initially in China. The handset sports a Sony-made 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Backed by a 3000mAh battery, the company claims that the Honor 4X can deliver up to 72 hours of battery life with regular usage. The smartphone will be available in Red, Blue and Golden colour variants and is 7.9mm thick.

The connectivity options on the handset include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/ A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and USB 2.0.

source:http://gadgets.ndtv.com/

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Recently unveiled prosthetic from Japanese manufacturer Exiii costs just $300 and leverages your mobile device’s computing power to act just like the real thing.

The Handiii bionic limb’s exterior is completely 3D-printed. This not only keeps each unit’s initial production costs low ,the technique also makes fabricating replacement parts faster and easier as well. But despite its bargain-basement price, the Handiii is packed with electronics. An EMG sensor detects electrical impulses emanating from the user’s remaining limb stump and converts those impulses into physical movement through a series of servos. What’s more, it connects wirelessly to your cell phone or tablet using the mobile device’s CPU to interpret these signals and initiate movement.

There’s already a waiting list for these handy devices, partly due to a backlog of existing orders. Its creators are also focusing on getting these arms into the hands of academic and industrial researchers — potentially as an open-source platform — before beginning deliveries to the general public.

Sony on Thursday unveiled its first ‘SIM-free’ smartphone dubbed the Sony Xperia J1 Compact (D5788) in Japan. The firm will launch the device with NTT DoCoMo on April 20. It will be up on pre-orders starting March 27 with a price of JPY 59,184 (approximately Rs. 30,000).

The Sony Xperia J1 Compact (D5788) is company’s first LTE communication “PLAY SIM” device with MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) support, that provides voice calls plans on NTT DoCoMo tailored to consumer needs, says Sony.

Coming to the specifications of the Xperia J1 Compact (D5788), the smartphone runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS and features a 4.3-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. It packs a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.

The 16GB of inbuilt storage on Xperia J1 Compact can be expanded via microSD card (unknown capacity). The device boasts of 20.7-megapixel rear camera with flash just like Xperia Z3, and a 2.2-megapixel front facing camera.

Connectivity options on the handset include 4G LTE, GPS/ A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC. With a 2300mAh non-removable battery, the Sony Xperia J1 Compact (D5788) weighs 138 grams and measures 128×65x9.7mm. This device also comes with IPX5/ IPX8 water and dust protection ratings.

Earlier this week, Sony launched the Xperia E4 Dual in India, priced at Rs. 12,490. Based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, the Sony Xperia E4 Dual features a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a qHD (540×960 pixel) display, and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It bears 8GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card.

Other specifications of the Xperia E4 Dual include a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 2300mAh battery that Sony claims provides two days of battery life.

Fiio X1

Fiio X1, a new low-cost, high-resolution audio player. This Chinese audio equipment manufacturer has established itself as a serious contender when it comes to portable devices. The product range doesn’t include anything typical; Fiio is known for its high-resolution audio players, headphone amplifiers and portable digital-to-analogue converters. This company is focused on aftermarket solutions to improve the equipment and resources you already use. The Fiio X1 is the company’s budget high-resolution audio player, and it has impressive features for the asking price of Rs. 8,999.


Specifications and Design

At 96.7×57.7×14.1mm and 106g, the Fiio X1 is a compact device, much like the Apple iPod Classic in many ways. It’s nearly the same size and even looks similar to the iPod. Headphone connectivity is through a 3.5mm jack, and there is a 240×320-pixel TFT display and a 1,700mAh battery. The device employs a Texas Instruments PCM5142 digital-to-analogue converter and an Intersil ISL28291 digital amplifier buffer. It also features line-out support to pair the device with other equipment, and a small LED status indicator.

There is no internal storage space on the device; you will need a microSD card right at the outset. The good thing is that the Fiio X1 supports microSD cards of up to 128GB capacity, so it’s possible to have a huge collection of music on the go. Charging and data transfer is achieved via USB 2.0. The X1 can handle headphones within an impedance range of 16 to 100 Ohms, which makes it possible to use it with all kinds of headphones and earphones.

The box contains a rubber skin for the device, some customisation stickers, and a USB cable. No headphones are included, so that’s another thing you’ll need immediately before you get started. File format support is extensive. The X1 supports APE, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, WMA, AAC, OGG, MP3 and MP2. The lossless and high-resolution formats enable up to 24bit/192kHz audio files.

Fiio X1 bears a lot of similarities to Apple’s iPod Classic when it comes to look and feel. One key difference here is the colour options - the Fiio is available in Gold and Silver. Additionally, the navigation dial isn’t touch sensitive; it turns physically. There are no buttons on the dial itself, so there are five solid buttons on the front. The centre button is used for selections and to pause or play, and there are dedicated buttons for Menu, Back, Next and Previous.

The USB port is on the bottom, while headphones plug in at the top. The TFT screen only serves as a display for the interface, since the X1 does not support any video formats.

The front housing of the Fiio X1 is metal, while the back is plastic. The device has a metallic matte finish that looks great. The power and volume buttons are positioned on the left while the microSD slot is on the right.

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China-based Lenovo introduced the 4G-enabled A6000 at CES, Las Vegas, this year and soon after, it introduced the phone in India - the market it probably intended to target in the first place. The Lenovo A6000 is packed with features that are not common to budget smartphones. Moreover, the competition is strong too. Let’s find out if Lenovo has managed to bring its A-game with the A6000.

Look and feel

Lenovo has decided to play safe with the design of the A6000. The phone has a regular candybar shape that is a staple feature of Android smartphones now. The A6000’s utilitarian design is not necessarily a bad thing considering Lenovo has done a good job of creating nice rounded edges and restricting the thickness to 8.2mm. An added advantage is the phone’s low weight of 128g, which makes it comfortable for single-handed usage. Our only gripe is with the build quality of the rear cover - it felt flimsy, and it is quite possible that the plastic will give way after prolonged use.

Talking about rear covers, buyers will get the black one by default. Lenovo has promised replaceable rear covers in three different colours - red, yellow and white - which should be available in the near future. The black rear cover has a smooth matte finish which feels good to touch.

The volume rocker and the power button are on the right edge of the phone. A lone microphone for phone calls sits at the bottom whereas the top houses the Micro-USB port and the 3.5mm audio jack. The front camera and the earpiece are located above the display. Lenovo includes a row of buttons below the screen for navigation through the OS. The rear camera, flash, and microphone for video capture lie on the top right corner of the A6000. Also present on the rear are two speakers with a Dolby logo sandwiched in between them. Removing the rear cover reveals the battery, two slots for Micro-SIM cards, and the microSD card slot.

The 5-inch IPS LCD screen has a resolution of 720×1280, which is the maximum one can find on budget smartphones. At first glance, the screen does look vibrant but that is mainly due to the colourful Vibe UI Android skin. We noticed that increasing the brightness caused the colours to look slightly washed out, which in turn affected sunlight legibility. The viewing angles are passable. The 294ppi density of the display means images and text look crisp. Lenovo hasn’t used protective glass on the display of the A6000 which is a bit of a letdown. Instead, the company provides a screen guard in the box, which is not really a substitute but is better than nothing. Overall, we still think the Redmi 1S has a better screen, but the A6000 comes a close second.

Specifications and software

Lenovo has packed the latest 64-bit Snapdragon 410 SoC inside the A6000. It is a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with integrated Adreno 306 GPU. The phone has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage space. In case the 8GB space doesn’t suffice, one can add up to 32GB more using a microSD card.

The A6000 is the lowest-cost phone in India to support 4G networks. The dual-SIM setup works in dual-standby mode. Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth v4.0 round out the connectivity options available on the phone. The primary camera can shoot 8-megapixel stills and the front camera can take 2-megapixel selfies. A 2,300mAh battery provides the juice for the phone.

Lenovo uses its Vibe UI skin on top of Android 4.4.4 (KitKat). Vibe UI is similar to skins used by other Chinese manufacturers and one of the major features is the absence of an app drawer. All the icons for apps are lined up on the home screen just like in Apple’s iOS. Vibe UI has rather colourful icons and we still think that it looks cartoonish. One can change the theme, but it really doesn’t make too much of a difference.

The homescreen wallpapers can be cycled by swiping left or right on the top of the screen. It works well most of the time but there were occasions when we ended up opening an app instead of changing the wallpaper. The notification shade has a lot of quick settings available for easy access. Lenovo bundles a Dolby app which allows users to play around with the sound settings according to their preference.

Lenovo’s own apps such as SYNCit and SHAREit do a decent job of backing up data to the cloud and sharing files with other Lenovo users without worrying about connectivity protocols. Unfortunately, the apps cannot be uninstalled if one has no use for them. There are other third-party apps including Guvera for music streaming, txtr for ebooks, and Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Skype for social networking needs. Tap the Frog HD, Green Farm 3, Asphalt 8, Real Football 2015 and Spider-Man: Ultimate Power are also preloaded with the phone. All the third-party apps and games can thankfully be uninstalled.

Camera

The camera app looks deceptively minimal in design but a single button hides all the settings. The number of settings available is actually overwhelming, but they are useful. We quite like the app’s approach to photo capture and feel that it is unobtrusive. The camera app also allows users to capture a photo in the midst of video recording.The camera can only shoot videos at up to 720p. The captured videos lack punch and have screen tear issues as well. There is a timelapse mode but it doesn’t work too well. The 2-megapixel front camera gets its job done and captures decent selfies considering this is a budget smartphone.

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Xiaomi on Tuesday unveiled a special edition of the Mi Note with a bamboo material back panel, dubbed the Xiaomi Mi Note Natural Bamboo Edition.Priced at CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 23,000), the Xiaomi Mi Note Natural Bamboo Edition will be available in China from March 24. The registrations have begun from Tuesday.

The highlight of the special edition Mi Note is its bamboo back cover, which increases the handset thickness by 0.9mm, but still weighs 5 grams less than the original Xiaomi Mi Note. The back panel is claimed to have passed through 19 different processes to make sure it is smooth.

Apart from that, the specifications of the Xiaomi Mi Note Natural Bamboo Edition are the same as Mi Note. Initially launched in January, the Xiaomi Mi Note flagship smartphone was priced at CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 23,000) for the 16GB model, while the 64GB model was priced at CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs. 27,900).

In January, Xiaomi’s Mi Note phablet went up for sale in China for the first time and the handset within three minutes of the sale going live was said to be out of stock.

For specifications, the dual-SIM and dual-standby Xiaomi Mi Note with Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM card support features a 5.7-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Sharp JDI display offering a pixel density of 386ppi. It also packs Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. The handset sports a metal frame.

The Mi Note bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with a six-element lens, OIS, a Sony CMOS sensor, and two-tone flash from Philips. There is a 4-megapixel front-camera also onboard with large 2-micron pixels. The phablet is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz alongside 3GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. The Xiaomi Mi Note also supports 4G LTE connectivity and is backed by a 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 technology.

To ease the stress of a dying mobile phone battery and the hassle of bundling wires into your bag, designers are hoping to make 2015 the year of the wireless charger.

Companies at the Mobile World Congress, a top telecom fair which wrapped up Thursday in Barcelona, Spain, promised that soon you will just place your phone on a table or lamp stand for it to absorb electricity through a wireless surface.

South Korean giant Samsung included wireless charging capability in its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, unveiled on March 1 in Barcelona.

Swedish furniture-maker Ikea meanwhile announced a line of bedside tables, lamps and desks equipped with wireless charging spots to be launched in Europe and North America in the coming weeks.

A lot of the top-end phones now by default are coming with a wireless charger. You just have to put the phone onto a mat or onto a stand.If a phone has a wireless charging receptor, just placing it over the charging pad on one of these items will transfer power to it.

The piece of furniture itself is not wireless, drawing its power from the mains, but no wire is needed to plug into the phone.

Standard adapters

Different rival technologies for wireless charging have emerged over recent years.

For their devices, Samsung and Ikea opted for the Qi standard — a system developed by the Wireless Power Consortium, an alliance of some 200 different companies founded in 2008.

The Qi consortium claims its standard is the most widely used in the world with charging points in 3,000 hotels, restaurants, airports and public spaces. It says its system can be used in 80 models of mobile phone and various types of car.

The product announcements at the Barcelona show “will allow a big step forward,” eventually freeing users of cumbersome charging wires, said Inge Tauber of the German company L&P Automotive, part of the Qi project.People have no need to fear that their chargers will become obsolete, because these bases will be compatible with the new generations of smartphone.

Even smartphones that were not made with a wireless charging receptor can be fitted with adaptors in the form of an outer case or other minor accessory costing from about 10 euros .

Samsung UN55C7000WF LED TV

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Audio

  Sound Effect

 

  SRS TheaterSound®

Audio enhancement technology for TVs. SRS TruSurround XT provides 3D sound without extra speakers.

SRS TheaterSound®

  Sound Output (RMS)

 

  15 Watts x 2 Audio Channels

Sound power and signal emitted from a TV’s speaker, as measured via Root Mean Square (RMS).

15W x 2
Wireless Connectivity
Features

  Apps Platform

 

  Samsung Apps Platform

Stream movies and TV shows, Update your Facebook, and use Apps right on the screen.

Samsung Apps
3D Yes

  Ultra Clear Panel

 

  Ultra Clear Panel

Screen technology that brightens colors, enhances contrast, and reduces reflection for optimal TV viewing.

Yes

  Wide Color Enhancer Plus

 

  Wide Color Enhancer Plus

Technology that optimizes hues on a TV and expands the color range for a more vivid viewing experience.

Yes

  ConnectShare™

 

  ConnectShare™ Movie

Technology that enables a user to access camcorder videos and music libraries directly on a TV screen.

Yes

  Anynet+™ (HDMI-CEC)

 

  Anynet+™ (HDMI-CEC)

Technology that allows one remote to control all digital devices in a home theater/entertainment system.

Yes

  BD Wise™ Plus

 

  BD Wise

Technology that automates the best resolution setting possible for viewing Blu-Ray DVD products.

Yes
Closed Captioning Yes

  Game Mode

 

  Game Mode

Mode in which a user can play video games on your television.

Yes

  Auto Power Off

 

  Auto Power Off

Function that automatically powers down television to save energy if no signal is present.

Yes
Inputs & Outputs

  HDMI

 

  4 HDMI Inputs (Rear)

High Definition MultiMedia Interface.

4 (Rear)

  USB

 

  2 USB 2.0 Ports

Universal Serial Bus. Interface standard for connecting peripherals to a computer. USB 2.0 is high-speed.

2

  Ethernet

 

  1 Ethernet Port

Connection linking TV to Local Area Networks (LAN) for up-to-the-minute RSS feeds like news and weather.

1

  Component

 

  1 Component Input

Analog video connection that transmits information along two or three separate signals.

1

  Composite In (AV)

 

  1 Composite (AV) Input

Analog terminals that transmit audio and video information along a single signal.

1

  RF In (Terrestrial/Cable Input)

 

  1 RF Input

Radio Frequency socket that accepts analog signals. Often used to connect lines for cable TV.

1

  PC Audio Input (Mini Jack)

 

  1 PC Audio Input (Mini Jack)

Port that allows television to receive high-quality sound directly from a computer.

1

  PC/DVI Audio In (Mini Jack)

 

  1 DVI Audio Input (Mini Jack)

Ports used to receive encrypted, high-quality digital audio signals from media players and other devices.

1

  Digital Audio Out (Optical)

 

  1 Optical Digital Audio Output

Ports used to transmit digital audio streams between components without interference.

1
Dimensions

  Product Size (W x H x D) Without Stand

 

  50.5″ x 30.0″ x 1.0″

Width, height and depth of the television, with stand, as measured in inches (in.).

50.5″ x 30.0″ x 1.0″

  Product Size (W x H x D) With Stand

 

  50.5″ x 32.9″ x 12.0″ with stand

Width, height and depth of the television, without stand, as measured in inches (in.).

50.5″ x 32.9″ x 12.0″
Weight

  Product Weight Without Stand

 

  48.9 lbs.

Weight of the television, without stand, as measured in pounds (lbs.).

48.9 lbs.

  Product Weight With Stand

 

  54 lbs. with stand

Weight of the television, with stand, as measured in pounds (lbs.).

54 lbs.

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HTC’s new flagship smartphone, the One M9, will be launching early next week in Taiwan. Additionally, a report by a Taiwanese publication suggests that the HTC One M9 will be launched in two storage variants 32GB and 64GB in the country.

It’s worth mentioning that HTC showcased the One M9 smartphone in just a 32GB inbuilt storage variant at its MWC launch in Barcelona.

According to the report, the 32GB model of the One M9 has been priced at TWD 21,900 (approximately Rs. 43,400) while the 64GB variant will be available at TWD 23,900 (approximately Rs. 47,400). Both the HTC One M9 models will be available to buy starting March 16.

The Taiwanese company at MWC, without revealing price of the new One flagship, confirmed that the handset will be available globally starting mid-March. Unfortunately, there is still no further word on availability in other regions yet.

To recall, the HTC One M9 sports an all-metal unibody design and will be in available dual-tone Silver and Rose Gold, single-tone Gunmetal Grey, single tone Gold, and dual-tone Gold and Pink colours. The new HTC flagship runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with the company’s brand new Sense 7 UI on top. Under the hood, the HTC One M9 is backed by the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core (quad-core 2GHz + quad-core 1.5GHz) processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. The One M9 supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). Like the HTC One (M8), the One M9 retains a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. The new flagship sports a 20-megapixel autofocus rear camera that comes with sapphire cover lens, BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture, dual-LED flash, and 4K video recording. The One M9 packs a 4-UltraPixel front-camera. The new flagship also comes preloaded with HTC’s Eye Experience software enhancements and Zoe app.

Connectivity options on the One M9 include Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, GLONASS, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, and LTE. The HTC One M9 packs a 2840mAh battery which is slightly larger than the One (M8) that came with 2600mAh battery. It measures 144.6×69.7×9.61mm and weighs 157 grams.

 

source : http://gadgets.ndtv.com/ 

Google on Monday  began rolling out the first major update to its Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system . The update, Android 5.1 Lollipop, will be rolled out to various devices, with the Nexus series the first in line to get the latest version. The Nexus 5, Nexus 7 Wi-Fi and the Nexus 10 are the three devices that will get this update first as Google posted Android 5.1 Lollipop factory images for these devices on its website. If you can’t wait for the OTA update to arrive, you can use these images to install Android 5.1 Lollipop on your device.

You can manually download and install the Android 5.1 Lollipop factory image from Google’s website. This process is not recommended for anyone but the most advanced users who have a bit of technical know-how. This process will erase all your data, so make sure you  back up your Android device  first. If you understand the risks and own a Google  Nexus 5 ,  Nexus 7 Wi-Fi or a  Nexus 10 , you can use these steps to flash the latest version of Android Lollipop on to your device.

    1. Download and install the  latest Android SDK  on your Windows computer. This installs two programs, ADB, and Fastboot, which can be accessed through the command terminal on your PC, as a part of the software development kit.

    2. Add the SDK folder to the PATH by following these steps:

    • Right click My Computer and click on Properties.
    • Click on Advanced System Settings.
    • Click on System Properties > Advanced > Environment Variables.
    • In the window, select Path, then click on Edit, and then type in the name of the directory where you installed the SDK, and remember that each entry is separated by a semi-colon.

      3. Enable USB debugging on your device. First, go to Settings > About Phone > Software information.

      4. Tap Build number seven times.

      5. Go to Settings > Developer options. Tick USB debugging.

      6. Download the correct factory image for your device.

      Android 5.1 Lollipop for Nexus 5

      Android 5.1 Lollipop for Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi)

      Android 5.1 Lollipop for Nexus 10

        7. Extract the image on your computer.

        8. Connect your device to your computer over USB.

        9. Start the device in fastboot mode.

        For Nexus 5, hold the volume up, volume down and power buttons while powering on the device.

        You can also boot into fastboot mode using the ADB tool: With the device powered on, go to the command terminal and execute the following: adb reboot bootloader

        If needed, unlock the device’s bootloader through your computer using the command terminal and executing: fastboot oem unlock

        1. Open a command terminal and navigate to the unzipped system image directory.
        2. Execute flash-all.bat, which was a part of the unzipped image file. This script installs the necessary bootloader, baseband firmware(s), and operating system. For this to work, you need to have added the folder where ADB and Fastboot are installed to the system’s path as described in step 2.
        3. When this is done, Google recommends that you lock the bootloader for security. You can do that by booting the device in fastboot mode while still connected via USB, and using the command terminal to execute: fastboot oem lock.

        While this method will install Android 5.1 Lollipop on your Nexus device, we still suggest that you wait for the OTA update to ensure a hassle-free update process.

        You can no longer tell your Facebook friends that you’re feeling fat.

        The site has dropped an emoticon allowing users to say that they are “feeling fat” while they are publishing a post. The move is apparently in response to an online petition that received almost 17,000 signatures.

        The petition said that “Fat is not a feeling”. Having the emoticon encouraged negative body image among girls, wrote the petition’s creator, Catherine Weingarten.

        When Facebook users set their status to “feeling fat” they are making fun of people who consider themselves to be overweight, which can include many people with eating disorders, Weingarten wrote in the petition. That is not ok.In response to that and other complaints, the emoticon has now been removed.

        We’ve heard from our community that listing “feeling fat” as an option for status updates could reinforce negative body image, particularly for people struggling with eating disorders, a Facebook spokesperson said. So we’re going to remove “feeling fat” from the list of options. We’ll continue to listen to feedback as we think about ways to help people express themselves on Facebook.

        The pictures showed a small face like the other emoticons on the site, but with rosy cheeks and apparently with a double chin. The same image was shown to indicate that users were “feeling stuffed”.

        The petition was launched towards the end of February, as part of a number of petitions launched around the time of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week by activist group Endangered Bodies.

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        NEW DELHI: Audio products company Sennheiser has launched four new digital wireless headphones as part of its RS series - RS 165, RS 175, RS 185 and RS 195.

        Powered by the company’s ‘Pure Path’ wireless link technology, the new range of headphones deliver interference-free sound, as per Sennheiser. Operating on the 2.4GHz band, the wireless headphones offer connectivity with low latency and enhanced range. The RS 165 offers up to a 30 meters range and the RS 175, RS 185 and RS 195 let listeners use their wireless headphones up to 100 meters from the transmitter.

        As per the company the Sennheiser RS 165 offers vibrant listening experience with optional bass boost while RS 175 offers enhanced involvement in the home entertainment experience, with its choice of virtual surround sound modes and switchable dynamic bass. “The RS 185 delivers a rich yet balanced sound and unlike the other new models, features an open design providing detailed, uncompressed sound for optimal tangle free, Hi-Fi-listening. It also offers a manual input level control for perfectly tailored unaltered sound,” said the company in a statement.

        The RS 195 comes with dedicated pre-sets and modes to increase speech intelligibility and tailor the sound to the user’s preferences to enhance the listening experience, whether watching TV or listening to music.

        The new headphones offer optional digital optical inputs available on the RS 175, RS 185 and RS 195 along with 2 years warranty from Sennheiser.

        The headphones sport clean, elegant lines and the transmitters come with a charging function and share a discrete, premium design. All headphones in the range feature plug-and-play setup, simple controls, and charging for up to 18 hours of listening. An around-ear design provides enhanced levels of comfort for long periods of use as per Sennheiser.

        The RS 165 headphone is priced at Rs 15,990 while the RS 175 headphone will sell at Rs 19,990. The RS 185 and RS 195 headphones are priced at Rs 27,990 and Rs 31,990, respectively.

        source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ 

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        Apple launched its eagerly-anticipated Apple Watch at an event in San Francisco Monday, touting the device as a revolution in consumer gadgets.

        Apple Watch, which syncs to the iPhone, is the company’s first new product category since it launched the phenomenally successful iPad in 2010.

        “The Apple Watch is the most personal device we have ever created,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook, during the company’s “Spring Forward” event. “It’s not just with you, it’s on you.”

        Apple Watch comes in three versions - the entry level Apple Watch Sport, the mid-tier Apple Watch, and Apple Watch Edition, a high-end version of the technology built using 18-karat rose or yellow gold. The watch, which offers 11 different faces, is available in two sizes – 38 mm and 42 mm.

        Pricing for the Apple Watch Sport starts at $349 for the 38 mm version, with the 42 mm version starting at $399. The mid-tier Apple Watch is priced between $549 and $1,049 for the 38 mm version, depending on the choice of watchband. Pricing for the 42 mm mid-tier Apple Watch ranges from $599 to $1,099.

        Apple Watch Edition is priced from $10,000, and the device will be available in “limited quantities,” according to Cook. “The Apple Watch Edition is the most beautiful expression of the Apple Watch,” he said.

        The Apple Watch products will be available on April 24. Pre-orders will be taken starting April 10.

        Clearly keen to give its new product line an aura of exclusivity, Apple announced that the watch will be available to preview or try on at the upscale Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Selfridges in London, and Isetan in Tokyo on April 10.

        The touchscreen device offers a host of features, from mobile payments and messaging to health and fitness apps.

        Apple Watch, Cook explained, can also give its wearer a gentle tap when it receives notifications, such as messages. “It’s revolutionary new way to communicate with others,” he said.

        By designing Apple Watch to work with the iPhone, rather than as a standalone device, Apple has shrewdly bolstered its gadget armory at a time of fierce competition from gadgets running the Android operating system. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities let users pair their Apple Watch with their iPhone, effectively tying them even closer to Apple.

        Highlighting the scale of this opportunity, Apple announced on Monday that the company recently sold its 700 millionth iPhone.

        Any notifications you receive on the iPhone, such as news updates and sports scores, can be received on the watch. “You can connect to social media, you can keep track of the daily news as it happens,” he added.

        Cook also explained how, with the built-in speaker and microphone, users can receive calls on their watch.

        The Apple CEO noted that, during a typical day’s use, the Apple Watch battery will last for 18 hours.

        While the device’s battery life and aesthetics have come in for criticism prior to the launch event, some experts predict that the device could be a game changer in the wearable device market, with Apple sending a shot across the bows of rival offerings from the likes of Samsung.

        In a surprise move, Apple unveiled a new MacBook line on Monday, weighing just 2 lbs. At just 13.1 mm, the new MacBooks are also Apple’s thinnest ever, he added.

        Pricing for the new MacBook starts at $1,299.

        After Europe pricing details were reportedly tipped by Samsung officials at MWC, Samsung Netherlands has officially revealed the pricing of the two smartphones and has started taking pre-orders as well. Both smartphones are listed to ship on April 10.

        The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge come in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variants. At present, the Samsung Netherlands website only lists the 32GB variant of Galaxy S6 for EUR 699 (approximately Rs. 48,300) and the Galaxy S6 Edge at EUR 849 (approximately Rs. 58,600). There is no official pricing information of the other storage variants of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

        Th 32GB pricing for both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge by Samsung Netherlands matches with the previously mentioned report citing Samsung officials, which also revealed pricing for the 64GB and 128GB variants. For the Galaxy S6, it tipped EUR 799 (approximately Rs. 55,200) for the 64GB variant, EUR 899 (approximately Rs. 62,100) for the 128GB variant.

        The Galaxy S6 Edge curved screen variant’s 64GB model is said to cost EUR 949 (approximately Rs. 65,600), and the 128GB model EUR 1,049 (approximately Rs. 72,500).

        The US carriers pricing is said to be starting at $199 (approximately Rs. 12,300) for Galaxy S6 and $299 (approximately Rs. 18,400) for Galaxy S6 Edge. Additionally, the report had claimed that the global launch details will be detailed by Samsung around April 10.

        source : http://gadgets.ndtv.com/

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