Thursday, October 22, 2015

Facebook uses satellites to provide free Internet for Africa

Specifically, the largest social networking planet reached a cooperation agreement with Eutelsat, a company operating in France via satellite Internet to transmit Internet to areas without sub-regional connectivity in the Sahara (Africa). This process will be starting from the second half of next year.

Facebook and Eutelsat satellite will operate AMOS-6, called the company Spacecom (based in Israel) will be launched into space later this year to broadcast free of charge to Internet users. This Internet service will allow users free access to some online services such as monitoring weather, medical information and the social network Facebook. Estimates of people in 14 countries of the most densely populated areas in Africa can use the free Internet services of Facebook.

It is the latest effort in the project that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is the initiator. Previously there have been rumors that Facebook is developing its own satellites with a price of up to $ 1 billion to provide free Internet to many other regions of the world.

"Facebook's mission is to connect the world and we believe that the satellite will play an important role in addressing significant barriers still exist in the connection of the African people," Chris Daniels , Project Director share. "We will cooperate with Eutelsat in this project and is investing in ways to use the new satellite to efficiently connect people in the remote areas of the world".

Earlier this week, in a speech before the UN General Assembly, CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook dakeu call using the Internet as a tool to help reduce poverty worldwide. According to Zuckerberg, the Internet connection will help people in remote areas and the poor have access to knowledge, tools ... so that help them overcome poverty.

Also how to use satellites to provide free Internet, Facebook also has built unmanned aerial vehicle of their own to be able to provide free Internet in a large area around the globe. Notably, Facebook is not the only tech companies have ambitions to bring free internet to the global, previously Google also announced projects using balloon (instead of unmanned aerial vehicle as Facebook) to bring Internet services globally.

However, the project is also subject to Facebook's many critics to say that this project violates the principles of the "Internet neutrality" by offering some free services and unfair competition with the competitor. Even many comments concerned that Facebook may collect personal information and use them for espionage through its projects.

Surface Pro 4 - tablet more powerful than the MacBook Air

Surface Pro 4 - tablet more powerful than the MacBook Air

After launching Surface Pro version on June 3 last year, Microsoft has officially unveiled the upgraded version with many new enhancements.

In terms of design, the Surface Pro 4 still does not have too many changes in appearance compared to the previous version, except that Microsoft has redesigned to screen edges Surface Pro 4 becomes thinner. Screen size is also increased slightly, to 12.3-inch instead of 12-inch as previous versions.

Scores on a significant upgrade this tablet that is configured inside. Products owns a 12.3-inch screen with a resolution of 2K (2160x1440) to 267ppi pixel density. The display of the product is also equipped with features that detect 1024 different intensity levels when pressing on the screen, useful in case of using the stylus to write or draw writing on the screen.

Inside the processor is the latest generation Core M (codename Skylake) from Intel and graphics processor integrated Iris Pro. According to Intel, Core M processor generation can increase performance 3D graphics processor by 50% compared to the previous generation. Microsoft also confident that its product is a thin computer and use the most powerful Intel processor on the market, even for a stronger performance by 50% compared with Apple's MacBook Air laptop.

Surface Pro 4 is equipped with up to 16GB RAM with standard latest generation GDDR5 memory. Along with a 1TB hard drive and store the battery for 9 hours of usage time.

For users who already own the accessories for the Surface Pro 3 as keypad, ... power cable, the user still can use these accessories for the Surface Pro version 4 Latest without buying more. Meanwhile keypad type cover new generation for the Surface Pro 4 is equipped with both backlighting backlit

In addition, the Surface Pro 4 also introduced Surface enclosed pens Pen, is accompanied battery capable of up to 1 year of use, be accompanied by the "purge" in order to erase the contents were written or drawn on the screen.

Surface Pro 4 will be allowed to pre-order from the 7/10 date with a starting price of 899USD. Products will be to hit the shelves on September 26/10.

Surface Book - The first of the line laptop Surface

The product line of Microsoft's Surface tablet line "hybrid" laptop, meaning users can connect the product with keypad (buy) to turn the tablet into a laptop complete. However, Microsoft has officially changed its Surface line when the village first laptop, called the Surface Book. This is also the first laptop developed by Microsoft and manufacturing.

Despite being considered a laptop, but in fact the user has a detachable screen and keyboard if necessary. Products owned aluminum shell with rugged design and robust. On the keyboard of Surface Book touch trackpad is made of glass with 5-point touch. Part of this keyboard is also equipped with two USB 3.0 ports, a Mini Display Port port, SD card reader and terminal SurfaceConnect.

One of the reasons for Microsoft Surface Book view as a laptop because the owner widescreen 13.5-inch to larger than the tablet form currently on the market, with a resolution of 3000x2000, for confidentiality 267ppi pixel. The screen supports touch products and can use the Surface Pen.

Microsoft confirms Surface Book as "the fastest 13-inch laptops on the planet", the inner product is the processor Intel Core 6th generation (codenamed Skylake) and graphics processor integrated HD 520 or optional Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce graphics. Like the Surface Pro 4, the machine is equipped with 16GB of RAM and standard GDDR5 new generation 1TB hard drive standard SSD storage. The notebook also integrates biometric chip to use security features fingerprint.

The interconnection between the screen and keyboard with specially designed products help screen can be placed in many different positions.

The back of the product is the 8 megapixel camera on the front is also a 5 megapixel camera. Machine is also equipped with many sensors as on smartphones, including light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope ... Surface Book fitted the battery for 12 hours of use.

Products will be available on the market in the next 26/10 days with a starting price of 1.499USD (processor integrated graphics, 8GB of RAM).

Microsoft Smart Bracelet New Generation Band

October last year, Microsoft launched the smart bracelet its first Microsoft Band called and so far, Microsoft continues to launch an upgraded version of the bracelet, but retain the old name.

Microsoft New Generation Band with exquisite design and modern than the first generation, with technology AMOLED screen is slightly curved, with a resolution of 320x128, the same loop strap is made of materials called TPSiV ( elastic silicone resin).

Like the first-generation Microsoft Band, bracelet new generation of Microsoft's main task is to monitor the health and fitness of the wearer through the sensor on the product. Users can use the Band to monitor heart rate, temperature sensor to measure the body through the skin, the sensor for measuring the level of sun UV ... besides product is also equipped with monitoring features sleep state of the user, energy consumption ... the Band recorded data will be synchronized through Microsoft Health applications on the mobile device.

Microsoft said Band owns the battery for 48 hours of continuous operation and takes 1.5 hours to fully charge. Microsoft New Generation Band is compatible with smartphones running Windows 8.1 or higher, iPhone 4S or higher (required iOS 8.1.2 and above) and devices running Android 4.3 and above.

Products will be marketed from next 30/10 days at a price of US $ 249.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

These high-end smart watches sold second half 2015

Pebble Time Round

Pebble continues to surprise with the launch of smart watches named its latest design Time Round round face - this is the first intelligent clock Its design uses round.

Still exit the traditional watch design, minimalism Time Round was in design with curved lines and beautifully accompanied the keys are placed in 2 next to the clock.

As announced, the thickness of only 7.5 mm clock, beating many other rivals and become the thinnest smart meter now.

Pebble also offer color choice for users with three options as white, black and pink gold. Also, Time Round also has a large selection of leather strap and metal, to accompany the clock face dimensions were 20 mm and 14 mm.

Additionally, Time Round used 1.25 inch diameter screens, battery life and continuous use equipped for 2-3 days, 5-7 days, a lower figure as the previous line Steel Pebble.

This watch is compatible with iOS and Android and price were offered 249 USD (equivalent to 5.3 million).

Samsung S2 Gear

Samsung has made improvements in design brilliant clock with the company's Smart Gear S2.

Instead of toxic strange shapes like the Fit or Gear Gear Gear S is in S2, the shape of them look pretty, simple decor, traditional clocks title.

On the front, Samsung used a circular screen size 1.2 inches Super AMOLED technology. Strap this device can be changed easily without difficulty as the previous product. Users can purchase additional sample different straps to change.

Inside, Gear S2 uses a dual-core processor speed of 1.2 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB of internal memory and launch Tizen platform - allowing connectivity with all Android phones.

Additionally, Gear S2 also supports water and dust resistant IP68 standards, integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC.

Gear S2 will have two versions: Classic Gear S2 399 Euros (about 10 million) and S2 Gear 349 Euro price (around 8.7 million).

Moto 360 (2015)

As a next generation of Smart Watches Moto its latest 360. This new version gives users three size version to use instead of only one size as before.

Specifically, the Moto 360 Generation 2 will have the option of a version for women, men and a sporty version with optional sizes 42 mm and 46 mm is.

Going into the design, the new Moto 360 has the familiar shape is round but is "sharpening" leaner and more beautiful the older version. The function keys are also designed smaller and no bunkers like the previous version.

Inside, the new Moto 360 1.56 inch LCD screens (46 mm) and 1.37 inch (42 mm), 400 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 512 MB RAM and 400 mAh battery and 300 mAh.

Particularly in the sports version, the design of this version is to use plastic material to help increase reliability and better impact resistance. The screen also uses special types, for better visibility under sunlight.

At prices of this product starting from 299 USD and 429 USD is the highest (about 6.5 million to 9 million).

Huawei Watch

This is the latest smart meter Huawei is designed in traditional style with a round face and strap can be replaced easily.

Compared with the above product line, Huawei Watch only a meter size of 42 mm - suit size men's large hands. This is seen as a constraint for this timepiece.

As announced, the borders of the watch is made of stainless steel with two options is gilded version ($ 800 - about 17 million) and stainless steel version ($ 350 - about 8 million copper).

Accompany it's optional leather strap or stainless steel, for gold plated version, strap material will be stainless steel and color tone with clock face.

Watch Huawei uses AMOLED touchscreen of 1.4 inches round in size 400 x 400 resolution (286ppi) and contrast ratio of 10,000: 1.

Inside, the machine's presence 4 chip, 512 MB RAM, connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0 and launch the platform Android Wear.

In addition, the product is integrated heart rate sensor (sensor PPG) can be measured accurately.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Functional testing Facebook "Dislike" in a way few people think to

If the button "Like" (favorite) has long been considered a characteristic symbol of social network Facebook, then press the button "Dislike" (Dislikes) are features most desired by many people appear on Facebook .

Last month, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that social networking is considering the development of the button "Dislike" as a way for users to express anger or disagreement with the message not happy, but Zuckerberg also confirmed that the button "Dislike" that Facebook developers will not like buttons "Like" or what users are thinking.

And now that Mark Zuckerberg promises have come true, as Facebook has just introduced feature called "Reactions" (reaction), is a set of seven different emoticons, including "Like" "Love", "Haha", "Yay", "Wow", "Sad" and "Angry", which users can use this symbol as a way to express feelings and attitudes, rather so just click "Like" as before.

With this new feature, besides the Like button, users can select one of six different emotions of "Reactions" to express their attitude to the content being shared on Facebook. To select one of the feelings of Reactions, users press and hold the Like button on Facebook and choose one of the emoticons appear.

Like the "Like" the total number of people expressing emotions are also used, such a lot of people chose the "Love" (Love) for your article or how many people have expressed feelings "Angry" (Anger) with a certain content. List of those who express different emotions for content on Facebook will also be displayed, just like with a "Like" familiar.

"Over the years, many people have asked more buttons" dislike ". Not all moments are beautiful moments and sometimes you want a way to express empathy ", Mark Zuckerberg explained the new features on its Facebook page. "There are important moments you need the power to share more than ever before and a button" Like "is not the best way to play."

"Reactions will give you new ways to express love, terror, humor and sorrow. That's not the button "dislike", but it will give you the power to easily express the sorrow and sympathy, beyond joy and warmth, "said Mark Zuckerberg share more.

New features are currently testing Facebook for users in Spain and Ireland, before deciding to continue to provide this feature globally widespread or not.

So again Facebook has "shirk" providing buttons "Dislike" for users and features "Reactions" was viewed as a feature "Fire", rather than a real feature users look forward to.

Facebook also has repeatedly explained why social networks are not equipped with the button "Dislike" to users, but one of the most logical reason for that is the button "Dislike" can create relationships Us not good among Facebook users together, instead of creating an empathy and sharing criteria like social network is active.

"The reason we brought the" Like "to Facebook because many people want to admit something that someone has done, but do not want to say or not say anything. And instead of responding to comments like 'great' or 'wow', we bring the "Like" so people can replace words with just one click ", Bret Taylor, former chief technology officer Facebook and also the "father" of the "Like" on Facebook have shared.

"I feel that if there is extra buttons" Dislike "will lead to negative social relationships and not nice. If you do not like what is shared on Facebook, simply write a comment, because that's what you want to say. Anyway button "Like" does not bring negative emotions and complex as the "Dislike" can bring ", Taylor explains why the" Dislike "may not appear on Facebook

Friday, October 16, 2015

There should always be plugged to the laptop or not?

There are many ways you can do to increase the battery life on my laptop, but is there any way to help increase battery life, or not? A discussion of the most controversial in the history of the laptop, it should always be plugged in, or only when batteries charged?

The following article will help you to answer are questions.

1. Understand the battery on a laptop

There are 2 main types of batteries used in laptops: battery lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries.

Although using different technologies, but basically, the features of the two batteries similar activities, based on the principle of the electrons move. This flow also keeps the battery life is long wearing.

For the 2 types of battery on a laptop, the two things are correct:

- A battery can not be overloaded when charging. There will be no danger when you are plugged in at the battery is full. The reason is that once reached up to 100%, it will automatically disconnect the power source, and will not continue until the battery charger drops a certain amount. Therefore, the withdrawal of the full battery charging almost do not bring something positive than to let the battery charger plug.

- However, in order to clean the battery may cause damage to the battery life. To pin depleted many times can make it into a state of "deep discharge". At that time, very likely it will not be restored.

2. Factors detrimental to battery

The fact is that even if you have nowhere to preserve battery life will decrease with time, or it is also called "bottle pin". There are several factors that should be avoided, because they will cause direct harm to the battery on your device:

- Charging cycle: Each battery has a number of charging and charging certain withdrawal, aka charging cycles.

- The amount of voltage: the higher charging current, battery life decreases

- High temperature (over 30 ° C): High temperatures can cause irreparable consequences to the pin.

3. There should remove the batteries?

In theory, the pin on all laptops are c removable and replaced. But the answer depends on the different manufacturers. With the Acer laptop, users can enjoy without worrying about the battery removable machine gasp. However with its Mac line, Apple recommends that users do not disassemble the battery to ensure absolute safety.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Pebble launch Time Round: ultra-thin smart meter, price is not cheap

Pebble Time Round promises to be an option worth considering for those who desire an intelligent device wear lightweight, long battery life. However users will be exchanged for the average visibility as well as the price is not too cheap.

Time Round the clock lines of the latest Smart Pebble newly introduced, with the main feature is the slim, lightweight. This is also the first product of Pebble using circular instead face square face.
Round Time only 7.5mm thick and weighing 28 grams, the form of round clock face 1.25-inch diameter. Time Round will be the world's lightest thin SmartWatch at the moment.

To improve battery life as its tradition, Pebble still use technology e-ink screen on Time Round. However, with the thin as mentioned above, the battery life on this new timepiece was only about 2-3 days, 5-7 days instead of as on the previous model Pebble clock. However, the battery life is still higher than most current models on the market SmartWatch, not to mention that it is equipped with fast charging capabilities, allowing us to charge the 15 minutes that used all day.

For compatibility with circular clock face, Pebble must also change the look on Pebble Time Round, simultaneously released the SDK for developers to write applications for this timepiece. Our products are compatible with both iOS and Android.

Pebble Round Time will start being sold from this November, with $ 249, which is equal to the Pebble Steel and higher than the Pebble Time ($ 179). Users will have 2 options 22mm or 14mm strap.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Review Galaxy Note 5 - breakthrough design, camera quality

Modular design, metal frame combined Gorrila Corning Glass toughened glass 4 in front and behind the dorsal surface curved glass sides are the new highlights on the form the latest generation Galaxy Note.

With the new design looks elegant Galaxy Note 5 and more refined thanks to larger, rounded corners are not too many. Additionally, the glass in the back is curved sides, combined with ultra-thin screen edges only 2.4 mm enables impressive large screen smartphone Galaxy Note iPhone 5 is still more comfortable 6 Plus.

5 Galaxy Note is one of the Samsung smartphone has the best finishing quality. Shown in the curve of the glass in the back and the exposed metal frame seamless, very comfortable to hold. The buttons, connectors or external speakers also share part cut around the metal frame finishing sophisticated and meticulous.

Pen S Pen comes to be refreshed with more buttons on the top makes it easy to take over, nearly identical to the boot operation press pen to write on ordinary ballpoint pen. On the Galaxy Note 5, plug the pen tray no longer thrilling hand and aesthetics than on the predecessor.

Color is another highlight in the Galaxy Note 5. Through special optical coating on the back helps create depth to the color on the body depending on the natural light conditions S6 and S6 as Galaxy edge. In the first two editions were brought to Vietnam, Black Sapphire and Platinum gold, the yellow looks sleek, eye-catching.

The marked change in design Galaxy Note 5 brought no little different from previous generations. Products no longer infrared eye (for remote control) and memory card slot tray, instead of memory in super high speed UFS 2.0, 32 GB capacity. 3000 mAh capacity battery is not removable but adds wireless capability fast charger. This is one of the attractive features users, especially when the habit of using the fast charger handy and a popular day out.

S6 and S6 as well as Galaxy edge, the main camera on the back Note 5 above the surface a bit rough on the back, because the integrated lens Optical SteadyShot OIS.

Do not change the screen's parameters but Galaxy Note 5 beautiful than the previous generation. Image clarity and truer thing noticeable when placed next Galaxy Note 5 Galaxy Note predecessor model.

According Display Mate, an organization that evaluates the quality of the screen, Samsung's high end smart phone is one of the quality best displays on the market today.

Samsung uses a 5.7 inch screen with a resolution of 4K QuadHD and Super AMOLED technology. But pixel density of 518 ppi Note 5 to reach help for crisp detail and smooth. Users can even set up at very small font but still sharp and visible.

After many generations, the S Pen on the Galaxy Note 5 increasingly better, more good and outstanding common Stylus pen. Designed pen easier to hold. Apart from writing, drawing with precision or for feeling like writing on ordinary paper, the S Pen on the Note 5 also notes strong possibility as well as extended control features, in addition to operations touch by hand.

Advantages of the new S Pen Note 5 is the ability notes even when the screen is off. Just withdraw the pen, users can write right on the screen is turned off without doing any further action. Compared to finding paper to take notes with a pen generally, drawn pen and notes faster Galaxy Note 5.

Features quick notes (Air Command) on Galaxy Note 5 still includes 3 main parts Screen Writer - notes on any screen, Smart Select - select and save content, Action Memo - notes and interact with contents of notes. Also, if necessary, the user can select and put on another 3 applications.

Two worthwhile additional feature which is write, take notes directly on the PDF files and screenshots rolls. In particular, the feature screen capture nice rolls, making it easy to save a web page with the full length content, instead of shooting several times and each page as on smartphones.
In addition to work, high-end smartphone from Samsung also strongly connected to the peripherals, wireless data sharing and multitasking run. Audio processing capabilities on the Galaxy Note 5 also better thanks to additional technology UHQ Audio sound simulator. The tracks have lower capacity, compression takes more will be handled and lifted higher quality, detailed sound, or more vivid and original.

The advantage of image quality 16 megapixel camera than the lens aperture F / 1.9, supports OIS optical image stabilizer and video recording UltraHD 4K format. Camera still very fast startup and shutter operation with the Home key flashes 2 times. Galaxy Note 5 for detailed images and crisp, good depth of field, beautiful bokeh lens aperture f thanks / 1.9. But the point is much more professional mode (Pro), allows users to set multiple parameters than on the Galaxy Note 5. In addition to ISO, brightness, white balance, or about focus, can adjust speed shutter, super fast speed from 1 / 24,000 sec to 10 sec exposure. Photographs can also be saved as a RAW format.

Video streaming - Live Broadcast is a new feature but easy to use and fun. Galaxy Note 5 video and broadcast live through a YouTube account to share for others to view. The simple initial setup, enable broadcast via both Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity and resolution of Full HD video can reach 1.080p.

Compared with Galaxy Note 4, the front camera on the Galaxy Note 5 is raised 5 "dots". Advanced model from Samsung for the ability to selfie good when not only has a wide-angle lens, but also in image quality when shooting portraits pretty natural.

As four generations ago, the performance on the new Galaxy Note continues to surpass most advanced smartphone launch. Lollipo Android OS with TouchWiz UI customization Note 5 run smoother on the sample other premium Galaxy. Two changes Samsung is upgrading the RAM to 4GB capacity and reduce pre-installed software from scratch.

With the introduction of 3000 mAh capacity lower down Galaxy Note 4, the battery is something a lot of people interested in the Galaxy Note 5. But in reality, it is still good. In addition to long-time use, allow operation than 1 day to 1.5 days in high intensity, Galaxy Note 5 also supports fast charging both wired and wireless. Full charge time with old chargers and cables Attached average only 80 to 90 minutes, 30% faster than many smartphones have equivalent battery.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Galaxy Tab S2 - sleek, good performance

Galaxy Tab S2 is the thinnest tablet world but still certainly impressive, beautiful screen with the advantage of many customized software and good operational performance.

Tab S2 can be considered as the tablets have the most innovative design of Samsung in recent years. Instead of the screen long tradition 16:10, Korean manufacturers have decided to switch to the ratio of 4: 3 is said to be suitable multi-purpose use with a tablet. In addition, it is also the thinnest tablet double the current world, surpassing iPad Air 2 and Dell Venue 8 7000.

The first impression of the new line of Samsung's Tab S2 boxy styling than before by changing the ratio of the screen. Compared with earlier disasters 16:10 lot of entertainment such as watching videos, the ratio of 4: 3 help look neat superior machine. The shorter length makes the heart machine near the bottom edge over and help with fatigue pawn in the long run. In version 8 inch screen, users can fully use the thumb and middle finger hold two comfortably.

Tab S2 has a thickness of only 5.6 mm and is the thinnest tablet. However, the machine is quite easy to hold thanks to the material on the back rough anti-slip metal edges and make sure the arm point. Samsung put the touch pad is Back and Menu keys close at Home and reduces finger touch handheld mistake.

Despite the impressive thinness, Galaxy Tab S2 has integrated all hardware keys as well as the SIM card slot, microSD card into the side. Meanwhile camera on the back is without LED flash comes.

Galaxy Tab S2 version tested with size 8 inch Super Amoled panels 1,536 x 2,048 resolution pixels. The screen brightness outdoor big help look good, wide viewing angle and no color change or brightness when tilting the camera. Compared with the previous generation, display calibration Tab S2 is better colors, better contrast, but not too bright. High resolution helps show sharp, almost undetectable cog in the small details of the image when viewed with the naked eye. Page renowned technology The Verge also spent 9 for the visibility of this device.

However, on the Galaxy Tab S2, please point most users will come from software. The tablet runs Android has always outdone iPad term operability of stability and customization on the big screen but on Tab S2 is a different story. New Samsung TouchWiz interface design with large icons, lined up quite well and show identical in both horizontal or vertical usage. Most Android tablets often only as telephone interface should look ordinary enlarge pretty rough, difficult to use.

Samsung's new tablet equipped with a Home button cum new type fingerprint sensor similar to the Galaxy line S6 and the new Galaxy Note 5. Instead of having to claw as the previous generation, opening more simple machines by simply pressing the button and keep your finger is more less than one second to unlock the machine. No integration of Android basic keys on the screen as some recent Android tablet line also can be seen as a plus for the Galaxy Tab S2.

In addition to split-screen feature, the software can minimize the window and display multiple windows simultaneously on the screen of Tab S2. With some applications, the user can drag and drop content such as images, text back and forth. It has a SIM card slot, supports 3G connectivity and the seats as the phone, but when a call comes in, the device only displays a small box to inform and not to affect the application being used.

Compared with series tablet running Android and iPad, Galaxy Tab S2 featured office suite from Microsoft Office license preinstalled. These features are not inferior to the traditional PC computer allowing users to work and play simultaneously, replace bulkier laptop. Comes in an account for free One Drive 100GB useful within 2 years. To better support for Office applications suite, Samsung also attach accessories Bluetooth keyboard for Galaxy Tab S2 leave form Coverbook holster. Compared to the iPad, the Android operating system supports connecting external memory or keyboard mouse easier to have many advantages in supporting the work of the user.

To cater for the possibility of multitasking as traditional PC, Galaxy Tab S2 is equipped with a good configuration with Samsung Exynos 5433 processor with 8 cores include 4 core 1.9 GHz speed for demanding tasks and 4 1.3 GHz core speed for light tasks and save more battery. Also, the machine also has 3 GB RAM, 32 GB of internal memory and can be expanded with microSD memory card slot.

Change lot of style and functionality but Tab S2 is virtually unchanged on camera equipped as the previous generation. Rear camera 8 megapixel resolution but no LED flash, while the front is 2.1 megapixels. The only change is the wider aperture allows shooting up a little better, but actually using less feel the difference. Snapshot of the day fairly while shots in low light conditions are not really good. However, compared with the multi-tablet on the market today, Tab S2 remains among the few best photographic model.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The world's largest aircraft expected to perform test flights in 2016.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen started planning to build the world's largest plane in 2011.With some partner - including Elon Musk. Currently, the aircraft (called Stratolaunch) is under construction at Port Aviation, Space Mojave in California and is expected to undergo the first test flight in 2016.

Paul Allen said his company ( Stratolaunch Systems) does not build planes have oversized dimensions for the purpose of setting the record, which projects towards the implementation of the missile launch from the satellites contain researchers said bay. Satellite launch from the aircraft will take place even if the severe weather conditions. The solution also is expected to save energy when the rocket will not start flying at a speed equal to "zero" as the case was launched from the ground. Another advantage of this type of aircraft engineers, scientists can choose the most ideal place to launch missiles without depending on the launching pad. If this test is successful, the satellite will be launched into orbit quickly and more accurately though there is a weight limit will not carry large (due to weight limitations of the aircraft).

Another company Scaled Composites named Burt Rutan with founders is also one of the founders of Stratolaunch Systems, is responsible for closing the world's largest aircraft Stratolaunch using two Boeing 747. According to is, the aircraft when completed, will have a wingspan of 100 meters, 37 meters wider than the wingspan of an Airbus A380, the largest passenger aircraft in the world today. Chairman Kevin Scaled Composites company's Mickey joked that if put aircraft "oversized" golf balls into the head and tail of it will pass both the goal to 4.5 meters.

Another issue is making the researchers headaches as aircraft need a 3.6 km long runway to take off. While most commercial airplanes currently just over 2 km runway that was able to perform a safe takeoff. Despite the difficulties ahead, Paul Allen still hoping to launch missiles from aircraft will be popular in the future and reduce the cost of space research. Let's wait and see the dream of Paul Allen's colleagues have come true or not?

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The mobile phone has the ability to predict the mood of human depression

Smartphones today have been developed beyond the usual features of it as calling, messaging. They are far more integrated features such as Internet access, email, write documents, play games ... Apparently, the smartphone is growing more in terms of features, even in the future we have can detect the status of the user boring.

The researchers from Telefonica Research, Barcelona, ​​Spain have devised an algorithm that detects the level of a boring person based on activities on their phone, such as the last time people it received a call or a text message, or how long he touches new handset once. The rate predicted by this method is about 83% accuracy.

To arrive at this conclusion, the researchers used an Android application to examine the level of user boring daily, lasted for two weeks. The answers were then compared with the data from the smart phone of the respondents, including the number of applications they've used, while using the device...
From these data, the researchers will build an application to predict whether a user is really boring or not. If the application detects the boring, it will automatically display a message suggesting the user to read an article on Buzz Feed. After two weeks, the researchers realized that people really bored tend click Buzz Feed informed than those who accidentally being harassed by this notice.

Tilman Dingler, co-author of the study said that they want to go further with his work to see people want to read what the best content when bored. Earlier, in July, a similar study has come to the conclusion phone users more often likely to become depressed.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Lenovo U41 - lightweight, high-performance laptop

Lenovo Laptop features a lightweight design, large touch pad and good performance compared with other laptops with the same price range. One of its unique features is its narrow viewing angle screen.

Lenovo U41

1.9 cm thin and weighing 1.65 kg, U41 is not the thinnest and the lightest 14-inch laptop, but it is very impressive compared to other models with the same price. Despite its low cost, Lenovo is still trying to create elegance for machines, namely in plastic coating metal surfaces as well as the upper palm rest inside.

Machine design is simple and modern with large touch pad also highlighted with key metal resources.
Although some of the parts of the laptop were made of plastic materials, the laptop itself has a solid look and features. These can obviously be noticed on the performance of its hinges. The Lenovo U41 can be open and closed at a 180 degrees wide angle that accentuate how durable and flexible its hinges are.

Omit optical drives by request of thinness, U41 is still full connectivity with 2 USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, HDMI, SD card reader, LAN jack and 3.5mm headphone port.
U41 has an AccuType keyboard which is ergonomically designed to make typing more comfortable and reduce errors. Although the keyboard has a good bounce it still has a heavy press feeling when you used it.Optimized for Windows 8 and beyond, the intuitive, easy-to-use touch pad features simple scroll, zoom and rotate functions.

The keyboard has a good bounce.

Lenovo U41 is equipped with a Dolby Home Theater speaker system technology with 1.5 W speakers destined to increased audio clarity and maximized volume output without distortion.

Lenovo's new laptops have 14 inch screen and a HD resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Instead of the glossy screens that most laptops have, the Lenovo U41 has an anti-glare screen which allows anyone to use it efficiently and comfortably even under a bright light or sun flare. However, by not using the IPS panel, the viewing angle of the laptop is not good.

Anti-glare screen but is not wide viewing angle.

It’s battery life was tested for by viewing a 720p movie with continuous playback, a turn-off Wifi connection, adjusted volume of 70% with the use of headphones rather the speaker (sound of chapter Windows Media Player to the level of 100%) and running at 50% brightness, it was estimated that the battery lasted for about 3 hours and 42 minutes.The result was almost equivalent to the estimated time of 4 to 5 hours that the manufacturer promised.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Charming Bed & Breakfast Inns In North America

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"Aux Portes de la Nuit" Bed and Breakfast

The "Aux Portes de la Nuit" Bed and Breakfast is nestled in a superb hundred-year-old house facing the lovely St-Louis square on one of the most picturesque streets of Montreal.

The Victorian appearance of the house has been preserved with its antique furniture, interior wood trim, and various decorative touches. In addition, to meet the needs of modern times, each guestroom in the house comes with a private bathroom.

The Bed and Breakfast has been in business for over thirty years and is now operated, as of July 2002, by Ôlivia Durand and her team.

A Quiet Vermont Bed and Breakfast

Our home in Vermont is a big old Vermont farmhouse and the land that it sits on has been in the family since the town was founded. This historic 1840's Vermont Farmhouse is surrounded by pastures and hundreds of acres of woods, trails and even a waterfall.

The house features hardwood and wide plank floors and incredible views of Vermont's Green Mountains. Vermont's law school in South Royalton is just 2 miles down the road. The short walk or bike ride along Back River Road into South Royalton follows the White River where you can enjoy tubing, fishing and swimming holes.

Come and enjoy the peaceful, relaxed life that Vermont has to offer.

Bed and Breakfast in Vancouver's Downtown

From the website of The West End Guest House

Built in 1906, this Vancouver bed and breakfast has been refurbished with many modern conveniences. The original builders and occupants of the house were the owners of Edwards Brothers Photo Supplies in Vancouver. The early years of the West Coast are chronicled in the Edwards Brothers photographs throughout the rooms. The setting is completed with accents of old world comforts such as overstuffed parlour furniture and a Belgian-made mahogany dining suite circa 1920. Other memorabilia and antiques are found throughout this popular Bed and Breakfast Inn

Award Winning Northern Michigan B &B

Bellaire, Michigan

Enjoy a stay at this romantic award-winning Northern Michigan bed and breakfast in Bellaire with short drives to Traverse City, Charlevoix, and Petoskey. Our Bellaire attractions include Shanty Creek Resort for golf and skiing; Torch Lake for sailing and boating. Complete your romantic Michigan getaway with fine dining at a premier restaurant such as the Rowe Inn, or Lulu's Bistro. For a nice change of pace, its a short walk to Shorts Brewing Co. and some of northern Michigan's best micro-brew! Before leaving, visit the Bellaire Smokehouse for the best selection of local cuts of fresh meat and fish.
Bellaire is centrally located in beautiful Antrim County Michigan, home to Northern Michigan's famed 'Chain of Lakes'

The Martha Washington Inn

Abingdon, VA

The Martha Washington Inn began life as an illustrious home indeed! It was built in 1832 as a private residence for General Francis Preston and Sarah Buchanan Preston and their nine children.

Much of the architectural integrity of this historic landmark has been meticulously preserved for over a century and a half. The original brick residence still comprises the central structure of The Martha Washington Inn and the original living room of the Preston family is now the main lobby of the inn. In fact, the grand stairway and parlors are today much as they were in the 19th century. The rare and elaborate Dutch-baroque grandfather clock, measuring over nine feet tall, was shipped from England by one of the Preston daughters, Mrs. Floyd, and now resides in the East Parlor.

Bed & Breakfast Centreville

Québec, Québec

"This Bed and Breakfast is in a home that dates from 1875, home to one of the well known families of that era and is located in what was then the centre of the city of Quebec. Luckily this building escaped the many major fires that ravaged much of the old city in those years.

While protecting the original brick walls, woodwork and staircases our home has been completely renovated. You will find our five bedrooms, each with a private bath/shower/toilet facility, as comfortable as they are charming. Our delightful breakfasts will get you off to a great start each morning.

Our neighbourhood, once the heart of the old city, is being carefully restored; a lovely park is close by, as well as many interesting restaurants and cafés. From here, it is an easy walk to many of the principal historic points of interest. Your host, Bernard, is a qualified tourist guide and will be happy to provide you with walking tour maps and advice to ensure that you really enjoy your stay in Quebec to the fullest". This description taken from their website.

Maine Stay Inn Spa

The Maine Stay Inn, want you to have the perfect getaway - something homey and comfortable, yet luxurious and romantic. And this is exactly what you will find at their inn.

Located in the historic seaside village of Kennebunkport, Maine, and close to a lot of attractions, you will be well taken care of by innkeepers : Judi & Walter Hauer.

The Charles Street Inn

Located in Boston, Massachusetts

From the website of Charles Street Inn
"Gas street lamps light your way past unique boutiques and antique stores as you stroll down historic Charles Street, where our Boston luxury bed & breakfast is located. As you come from outdoors, this gracious 1860 townhouse welcomes you with vintage furnishings clustered around original marble fireplaces.

Our Boston luxury inn has nine guest rooms, each named for famous Beacon Hill residents who made contributions to the Arts. Each is carefully decorated with elegant antiques, and historic textures and colors to evoke the classic comfort of Victorian times.

Luxuriate in the grand past, while enjoying working fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, mini-refrigerators, cable TV/VCR, CD players, in-room HVAC controls, and DSL internet access. Full concierge services are provided.

Our Boston luxury bed & breakfast has rooms priced between $250 and $550 (depending on season and day of the week), so the Charles Street Inn offers outstanding value for a memorable experience.

"A business executive tired of waiting for elevators in larger chain hotels might find some solace here. But the inn's historic ambiance and central city location amid an array of boutiques and restaurants also make it perfect for an elegant, romantic getaway."

Inn By The Sea

Cape Elizabeth, Maine

We invite you to the new Inn by the Sea, where luxury comes naturally.

A multi-million dollar makeover has elevated the Inn into Maine's premier luxury beach destination. We've added services and amenities, changing nearly everything except our warm and friendly staff. All 57 guest rooms, suites and cottages have been designed to pamper you with comfort in a sophisticated palette of deep red, cognac and charcoal with maple furnishings and locally commissioned artwork. Inn by the Sea intends to redefine coastal luxury.

We offer a full-service Spa where you can unwind and be soothed by luxurious facials, massages and treatments. And, while you gaze at the spectacular untouched beauty of Crescent Beach, our restaurant Sea Glass presents an authentic Maine culinary experience prepared from the freshest local ingredients.

We are eager to welcome you with an even more accommodating level of service, while continuing our environmentally sensitive and pet welcoming practices. Come surround yourself with Maine's natural beauty while we surround you with every creature comfort. And, all this is just minutes away from Portland, named among the top twelve "surprising, thriving and emerging world travel destinations for 2007" by Frommer's Travel Guides and

The Inn's high service standards and friendly, well-trained staff earn the highest praise from the fact that our cherished guests return year after year. The travel industry also recognizes these achievements with its acclaim:

Inn by the Sea selected in top 100 hotels in the United States and Canada by Travel & Leisure readers for 2007.

Voted #1 for "Best Maine Inn," Maine Sunday Telegram.

The Inn at 22 Jackson

Cape May, NJ

Located on one of the busiest and most festive streets in Cape May,
the Inn at 22 Jackson claims a wonderful view of the town's activity from three stories of Queen Anne style verandahs.

The navy blue, purple and white Queen Anne Victorian is always gaily outlined in lights.

Stafford's Bay View Inn

Located in Petoskey, MI

Our flagship property, Stafford's Bay View Inn, offers guests the grace and romance of a bygone era, set against the exquisite views of Little Traverse Bay. This charming country inn was built in 1886 and has enchanted visitors for over 120 years. Some of northern Michigan's finest dining can be experienced in our Roselawn Dining Room. Cool relaxing evenings on the Reed Avenue Porch make for unforgettable memories. We invite you to experience the charm and hospitality of this unique country inn and the unparalleled service that only Stafford's can provide.

For over 40 years, Stafford Smith and his family have owned, operated and lovingly restored this grand Victorian country inn on the shores of Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay. It stands as a warm and welcoming retreat from worldly pains and pressures. It is a place to pause, reflect and unwind.

Charming Saratoga Farmstead

Saratoga Springs, NY

One of the first bed & breakfast inns in the Saratoga area.

The Farmstead has a very long history, having been built in the late 1700's. Thus far, ownership has been traced to the beginning of the 1860's, when it was home to Benjamin Dyer and ClarrisaSpeare Dyer, natives of Braintree, Vermont.

North Vancouver Bed and Breakfast

ThistleDown Vancouver Bed and Breakfast on the North Shore is a 1920 Craftsman-style heritage-listed home lovingly restored with great care and filled with antiques, hand-crafted furnishings and works of art from around the world. Set in a half-acre of lawns and gardens, it is an entrancing oasis of rest and relaxation away from the bustle of the great City of Vancouver, yet only minutes from its centre.

Cartier Mansion, Michigan

Plan the perfect Lake Michigan vacation by staying at an exquisite Michigan Inn - Cartier Mansion Bed & Breakfast in Ludington, Michigan. Experience the historic elegance and tranquility of Ludington lumber baron Warren Cartier's 1905 neoclassical estate as you explore its many rooms, still endowed with their original woodwork, fixtures, flooring, and countless antiques. Featured in Historic Homes of America and Grand Homes of the Midwest, Cartier Mansion is only minutes away from the breathtaking grandeur of the picturesque Lake Michigan shoreline, wonderfully preserved in some of Michigan's most beautiful state and local parks.