Fidget Spinners: What’s the hype?

Fidget spinners are the newest toy-addiction plaguing among children and adults alike. It is a ball bearing gadget that consists of three propellers which rotate in cool patterns that are oddly soothing.

These low-tech gadgets are not just ordinary toys that you just spin around and do cool tricks with. They’re said to help those having conditions such as autism, attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These individuals often use fidgeting as a coping mechanism. It is believed that the hypotonic effect and the pleasing sensation created by fidget spinners is said to help relieve stress. Read More

Nokia came Back With New Release of Its Smart Phones

Nokia is a Finland Multinational communications, information technology and consumer electronic company whose headquarters are situated at Espoo, Finland. It was founded 152 years ago and has had various industries since its evolution. Nokia has been a major contribution to the mobile and telephone services industry having expertise and assisted in the development of the GSM, 3 G and LTE standards and for a certain period of time, it was one of the world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturers, its dominance and kingdom also extending into the smart phones industry. But unfortunately, it fell behind with the advent and launch if the latest Iphones and Android smart phones into the market. After partnership with microsoft and market struggles, in 2014, Nokia’s “devices and service division” was bought up microsoft. After the sale of its mobile phone business, in 2016, Finnish company HMD Global bought a part of Microsoft’s feature phone business and has a licensing agreement that allows it to make smart phones under the Nokia Brand.

Nokia has launched many amazing phones in the market and is going to introduce some more phones. Check out their classic features and specifications!

  1. Nokia 8:

Launched in the August of the current year 2017, the Nokia 8 smart phone comes with some mind blowing specifications. The phone comes with 5.3 inch touch screen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels at PPI of 554 pixels per inch. This phone runs on 1.8 GHz octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and is included with a 4 GB RAM and an internal storage of 64 GB that is freely expandable up to 256 GB via micro SD card. It consists of 2 SIM cards option, both being nano SIM cards. It works on Android 7.1.1, powered by 3090 mAh battery. It facilitates the use of wi- fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, Compass Magnetometer, 3 G and 4 G, accelerometer, ambient light sensor and many more. It is incorporated with 13 MP rear camera and 13 MP selfie, that is, front camera. Its pricing starts from 36,990 INR.

  1. Nokia C9:

Nokia is planning to make a comeback in the competition of smart phones by introducing the Nokia C9 into the market, most likely in the month of February 2018. The Nokia C9 is a perfect choice for the ones who wish to have their handset handy with a single hand rather than using both thier hands. The Nokia C9 is incorporated with a 5 inch IPS LCD full HD (1080 X 1920 pixels) display and features a pixel density of 441 PPI. It works on the android v6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system using the octa core Snapdragon 820 processor. It has a 3 GB RAM with internal storage of 32 GB which can be easily extendible up to 128 GB. It comprises of 16 MP primary rear camera and 5 MP selfie (or) front camera. The smart phone is available in 3 colours- black, silver and gold with a battery capacity of 4000 mAh. The Nokia C9 supports the dual SIM option, 4 G, 3 G, 2 G, wi- fi, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth, NFC and many more. The expected price of the Smartphone is 13,990 INR.

  1. Nokia Edge:

With the launch of Nokia edge into the market in the month of March 2018, the Finland based smart phone producing company wishes to return by bringing out quality smart phones at a budget. The Nokia edge comes out with a 5.2 inch IPS LCD Display with a HD resolution of 1080 X 1920 pixels and featuring a pixel density of 424 pixels per inch. Under its case, the Nokia Edge is fitted with a octa- core, 2 GHz clock speed processor that runs on the Android v7.0 (nougat ) operating system. The smart phone supports dual SIM and has a 3 GB RAM with an internal storage of 32 GB that is expandable up to 128 GB. It consists of 23 MP primary rear camera, LED flash and 13 MP selfie or front camera. The Nokia Edge comes with a C-type USB port, 3600 mAh battery and fingerprint sensor. When it comes to the connectivity issues, the Nokia Edge smart phones offer a variety of options like 4 G, 3 G, wi- fi, A- GPS, mobile hotspots and Bluetooth connectivity.

Written by, Navya .v

Top new released laptops in India under thirty thousand

In the last few years we have seen a lot of new and innovative designs in laptops. With technologies becoming better and processors becoming smaller, overall sizes of the laptops are shrinking without compromising on the performance.We have seen the integration of the tablet technology in laptops and that has resulted in lighter and user friendly laptops. And we have also witnessed some major phone companies debuting in this segment with their low cost laptops. This has increased the competition between them and has led to the drastic fall in prices. The trend in the laptop market is similar to the smartphone one. Companies are trying to pack in premium features with a modest price tag. So let’s have a look at some of the best laptops within a budget.

  • Asus X541UA: Acer has been launching quite a few laptops in this price range and they have done pretty well so far. This one has 4 GB of ram and 1 TB SATA hard disk. It is powered by Intel Core i3 (7th Gen) processor. The screen resolution is 1366×768 and the screen size is 15.6 inches. As for the graphics card, it is an Intel HD card. With these specifications, it seems it can handle all the popular games and can be used for daily jobs. It is a decent laptop when compared to other laptops in this range. This brand has been able to draw a lot of customers due to its sturdily built laptops.

  • Dell Inspiron 3565: Dell has been a ousehold name for many years. Just as it launches high end gaming laptops, it also has something for the middle lass folks. It has a CPU clocked at 2.4 GHz and an AMD Radeon graphics card. It comes with Windows 10 Home preloaded and a 1 TB SATA HDD. The ram is of 6 GB and the screen size is of 15.6 inches HD LED with a resolution of 1366×768. The screen features Truelife, that makes the picture clear and very crisp.

  • Acer Aspire 3: Acer is another player in this segment. It has extensively targeted the middle class section of the masses. This laptop from Acer comes with preloaded Windows 10 and 2 GB ram. It has dual core Intel Celeron processor. It has a 500 GB SATA HDD and the screen resolution is 1366×768. The screen resolution is pretty basic but the pictures are clear and will let you do your ususal stuff with ease. In terms of gaming this laptop might face some problems, but is perfect for daily work.

  • Lenovo Ideapad 100: Lenovo has been in the game for a long time and they have never disappointed their customers. This laptop has some serious fire power. With 8 GB ram and AMD A8 APU dual core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz and paired up with 2 GB AMD RADEON R5 430graphics, this laptop can handle a lot of games. A versatile laptop which can be used for video editing and a lot of other everyday stuffs.

  • HP Notebook 15-BE016TU: HP laptops have always been trustworthy and they are known for their robustness and features. This laptop comes with 4 GB ram which is pretty standard. The core i3 processor is clocked at 2 GHz andhas Intel HD 5500 for graphics. The screen size is 15.6 inches and has a resolution of 1366×768. It has a 1 TB SATA HDD and weighs 2.2 kg.

  • Samsung Chromebook 3: Samsung’s Chromebook is one of the offbeat laptops which will be able to handle normal tasks. But when it comes to some heavy jobs, it is handicapped in certain ways. It does not run Windows, but Chrome OS. The processor is Intel Celeron N3050. The screen is small at 11.6 inches, which makes it pretty handy and easy to travel with. This laptop has 2 GB ram and 16 GB of storage space. This laptop is for those who are looking for a very cheap deal.

There are many models in this range with very few differences. Most of them are pretty apt at handling normal businesses, but hardly any one of them can support very high graphics. One can also augment these laptops after purchasing which might give them extra processing power. Since a lot of brands have turned their interests in this direction, one can expect a lot many launches in the near future.

Written by, Sovandeb Bera

Top new released smart phones in India under thirteen thousand

Every month we witness the launch of a new phone and thus it is becoming more difficult to select a phone to buy. The fierce battle among the phone companies has seen the price of phones going down drastically. Every company is trying its best to give their customers the best experience within a budget. And finally the phone companies are starting to tap into the huge market supported by the middle class family in India. Thus, they have concentrated their abilities to come up with new models which are packed with features but are within the buying capacity of a middle class family member. In the beginning of this race only indigenous brands were introducing phones in this range but now the big players are trying to get a hold of this market sector too. Let’s discuss the top phones under thirteen thousand.

 

  • Nokia 3: The giant is back to capture the market with their new line of products after a brief period of releasing under performing phones. HMD has revamped their ideals and finally Nokia is available with the stock android. With Nokia 3 they successfully entered the market and have been able to capture a lot of eyeballs. The buzz created by it is partly due to its brand value and the fact that unlike earlier they are providing a complete android experience. Nokia 3 has 2 GB of ram and is quad core, has a screen of 5 inches and a 294 ppi. The phone has a front and a back camera of both 8 MP. It has a battery of 2630 mAh. The phone is at par with the other phones on this category and performs better than Nokia’s earlier phones. The highlight of this phone is the built quality. The entire phone is made of metal and has a premium experience when held. The other features perform quite well too. The only downside is the fact that while other phones in this category offers fingerprint sensor, Nokia 3 has none. Apart from this, the phone is worth buying and it’s been a long time since we have seen Nokia come up with such a phone. The price of this phone is around 8999 rupees.

 

  • Micromax Canvas Infinity: After a long time an indigenous brand has been able to capture the attention of the people. It launched a phone with Full Visual Display and it has an aspect ratio of 18:9. Such displays are only found in high end phones by LG or Samsung. And it is thus one of the best looking phones in this category. Not only the display but Micromax also has some impressive specifications under the hood. This phone is armed with 3 GB of ram and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. It also has a 2900 mAh battery and runs on android 7.1.1. If you are looking for a good display then this is a must buy. It is priced at 9999 rupees.

 

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4: This was somehow expected. Xiaomi has earned a reputation of launching phones extensively in this exact category. And this one is no different. Armed with Snapdragon 625 processor, it can easily leave the other phones in this category far behind in terms of performance. And this high performing processor is powered by 4100 mAH battery, which keeps this phone powered up for almost an entire day and then some more. The rear camera is a 13 MP snapper and the front camera is of 5 MP. The phone is made of metal and also has a fingerprint sensor. It has a display of 5.5 inches. The phone is priced at 10999 rupees.

 

 

 

  • Lenovo K6 Power: This phone is at par with its siblings and performs quite well. This phone is has two variants, a 3 GB and a 4 GB model.The display is of 5 inches and has a resolution of 1920×1080. It has a pixel density of 441 ppi which is better than a lot of phones in this segment. An octa core Snapdragon 430 processor powers it. It still runs android 6.0.1 but leys hope Lenovo provides an update soon. The front and the rear cameras are of 8 and 13 MP respectively. It has a 4000 mAH battery which keeps it running for more than a day. Basically it is pretty standard phone when comparing with other phones in this price bracket. But the deciding factor is the promise of Lenovo, as they have always made phones that last long and they have been in this race for a long time now. The price of the 3 GB variant is 9299 rupees.

 

 

  • Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime: After releasing quite a few models in the upper price bracket, Samsunghas turned its attention to this segment. With its J series models, it has been able to make its introduction after a long time. This is a basic phone with 2 GB ram and running android 6.0. It is powered by Exynos 7570 SoC quad core processor. Cameras are of 13 and 5 MP. It has a 2400 mAH battery under its hood. With a display of 5 inches and 294 ppi, this phone is not exactly a showstopper but it surely does live up to the Samsung fans out there. It is priced at 12280 rupees.

 

 

Mid-range phones are becoming more popular since they are packing the same firepower as their pricier counterparts. The prices have drastically fallen and this enables the majority of the population to have an access to a smartphone. Customers are spoiled with choices and they must be smart when buying a smart phone.

Written by, Sovandeb Bera

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus comparison

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus comparison

Every Apple fan waits for the launching ceremony of a new model of iPhone and Apple never disappoints their fans. The same happened this year on September 12. While people were expecting Apple to launch upgraded models of iPhone 7, Apple went out and surprised everyone. They released a new iPhone, named iPhone 8. Along with that they also released a slightly upgraded model of that namely iPhone 8 Plus and another surprise which was named iPhone X. While iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were able to create a hype among their fans, iPhone X did actually grab a lot of eyeballs. iPhone X is quite different from the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, even though they were launched together. iPhone X stands out due to its face ID but the difference between iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is slight, but those slight differences have been putting the Apple fans into a dilemma. So let’s compare the two models of iPhone 8.

Display

iPhone 8 has a 4.7 inch LCD display with IPS technology. While iPhone 8 Plus has a slightly bigger screen of 5.5 inches. Both have Apple’s retina display. The difference, apart from the screen size is the resolution. While iPhone 8 has a resolution of 1334×750 with a 326 ppi, iPhone 8 Plus has 1920×1080 resolution with 401 ppi. In terms of display size and resolution iPhone 8 Plus has an upper hand. The contrast ratio in iPhone 8 Plus is 1300:1 and in iPhone 8 it is 1400:1. Both the models have true tone and wide colour display with 3D touch. The brightness in both the devices are exactly the same.

Weight and size

Let’s talk about the size of both the models. Naturally the iPhone 8 is a tad smaller than iPhone 8 Plus. The dimensions of iPhone 8 are 5.45×2.65×0.29 inches. The dimensions of iPhone 8 Plus are 6.24×3.07×0.30 inches. There is also a slight difference in the weights of the model. While the iPhone 8 weighs 5.22 ounces, the iPhone 8 Plus weighs 7.13 ounces.

Processor

Surprisingly, both the models have exactly the same chip, Apple’s fastest chip yet, A11 bionic chip with 64-bit architecture. So in terms of performance, both are identical. Both of them contain the neural engine and the M11 motion coprocessor. It is interesting to note that even iPhone X has the same specifications when it comes to the chip contained in it. Apple has claimed that it is the fastest chip available in the market. So while they are definitely an upgrade from the earlier iPhones, there is no difference among the three models launched.

Camera

Apple fans swear by the cameras of their iPhones and similarly iPhone always surpasses its competitors by quite a large margin. And so even this time Apple did not disappoint. But there is a major difference in terms of camera between the two models of iPhone 8. While the iPhone 8 has got a single camera of 12 megapixel, iPhone 8 Plus is armed with dual cameras, both of 12 megapixel. Optical zoom in iPhone 8 is 5x while in iPhone 8 Plus is 10x. The camera in iPhone 8 is a wide angle one. The camera setup in iPhone 8 Plus consists of one camera being wide aperture and the other being telephoto. This enables the iPhone 8 Plus to take pictures with bokeh effect. iPhone 8 Plus also features the portrait mode which is absent in iPhone 8. These feature makes the iPhone 8 Plus a winner in this category. Due to these distinct differences the opinion of the buyer may considerably change.

Talking about the front camera both the models have identical cameras of 7 megapixels. Both have retina flash and 1080p HD video recording.

Security

Apart from iPhone X no other model has face ID. Thus, both the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus has fingerprint sensor of second generation integrated into the home button. Nothing really sets them apart in terms of authentication and security updates.

Battery

This is one topic which has been troubling the customers for a long time. With the launch of iPhone 7, fans saw the introduction of a better battery. Even in iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple claims that they will last almost the same as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus respectively. On comparing both the models, iPhone 8 will last up to 14 hours of talk time and iPhone 8 Plus will last up to 21 hours. This should be enough to propagate an idea about the battery life of these models. Both of them support wireless chargers (Qi chargers) and one can also charge their iPhones by connecting to the computer through an USB cable.

Conclusion

While in some aspects both iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are similar, there are areas which sets them apart. In terms of camera and display, iPhone 8 Plus definitely has an edge over iPhone 8. To support a bigger screen the battery in iPhone 8 Plus is naturally bigger than iPhone 8, but there has not been any significant upgrade in the battery life in comparison with the iPhone 7. Performance wise, both the models are identical. The main feature for the iPhone 8 Plus will be the dual cameras. So in terms of price, iPhone 8 costs $699 for the 64 GB variant, while the iPhone 8 Plus costs $799 for the 64 GB variant. So, whether you would like to shell out an extra hundred bucks or not depends on your requirements.

Written by, Sovandeb Bera