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42 inch connected e Ink White Board for your Board room meetings
Quirk Logic has brought a 42 inch connected white broad with an e Ink display. Named Quilla eWriter, the 42 inch displays are connected, means they are connected to the internet. This enables sharing information over the connected devices across planet.

42 inch connected e Ink White Board
That apart, a couple of these 42 inch displays or e white boards can be clubbed together to create a big display. Notably, Amazon's Kindle also uses the e Ink display.

This large connected e-writer (if you want to call it), has very amusing features. Apart from writing on the display, you can update (add, modify delete), share and make updates from multiple locations. It's connected you see. From the look of it, the utilities seem to be intuitively designed.

If it has no resolution issues, then it will be great for Board room presentations or work place presentations.


ABisht Monday, January 9, 2017
Wristband turns your finger into a Bluetooth earpiece | Bone Conduction
How many of you are in a habit of placing your headphones not exactly over your ears, but around them. That's each ear phone is not covering your ears?... Many of you, Right!

Actually to hear sound you don't necessarily need to put earphones directly over your ears. If you place them on some bone or any other medium for the sound to travel, then you can hear the sound as well. As of now we know that bones are one such medium. The brain has ways other than organs inside the ears to hear sound. For instance, you hear the sound the moment you knock on your skull (head). This is Bone conduction.

Headphones and Bluetooth headphones, earpieces make use of such conduction all the time.

Use of Bone conduction can turn your finger into a Bluetooth earpiece

A new wristband, Sgnl wristband, makes use of bone conduction and enables you to take calls, get email, social media or other notifications, hear music by simply placing the finger of your hand with the wristband on some bone around the ear.

Yes, no need to put a Bluetooth earpiece above your ear to hear your linked smartphone. All you've to do is place the finger (preferably the index finger) of the hand with wristband on a bone near the ear.

The way this bone conduction bluetooth wristband works is simple. The wristband is a bluetooth receiver. It receives signals from paired smartphone and conducts those signals to your brain through bones in your finger and around the ear.

You can use the sgnl wristband with any smartwatch or a non-smartwatch. If you don't have a watch, then you can wear just the wristband or put some fashion accessory to it.

Price of Bone Conduction wristband, The Sgnl wristband

About $200.

The wristband is compatible with Android 4.4 and iOS 8, and above.

NOTE: This article is not a Product Review

Asus ZenFone 3 with 2.3X Zoom, 5000mAh Battery Coming February 2017
Asus will launch its ZenFone 3 next month. The mid-range android smartphone comes with dual cameras. A 12MP main camera paired with a secondary 12MP shooter with a 2.3X zoom lens. Notably, the smartphone also includes a Portrait Mode, adding a "natural depth of field" to the image (to be included via a software update).

On the front is a 13MP Selfie camera with a wide angle lens.

But one of the huge USPs of the ZenFone 3 with 5.5 inch display and 128 GB inbuilt sotrage is its huge 5000mAh battery., which offers 6.4 hours of 4K video recording or 42 days of stand-by. I think it's good to have a huge battery when you have an exceptionally able cameras. Storage is a plus too. The smartphone runs on Android 6 Marshmallow with custom Zen UI (Update to Android 7 Nougat coming later in 2017).

Asus ZenFone 3, 2.3X Zoom, 5000mAh Battery, marshmellow android, fingerprint scanner, 12 mp dual camera

Other Specs of Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom .

It has a finger print scanner on its Back.

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Price: The price has not been announced yet. But from the look of it, it appears a value buy.

ABisht Thursday, January 5, 2017
6 Gbps Speeds Offering Cable Modem -- Netgear CM1000
Netgear Launches CM1000 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem, New Switches at CES 2017

Netgear has brought a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem, named  CM1000 to the market. It is based on the Broadcom BCM3390 cable modem SoC announced at CES 2015.

What is DOCSIS 3.1?

It's one the most anticipated technology for cable modem industry. It allows ISPs to provide consumers with gigabit and higher speeds without altering existing cable infrastructure.

Speeds DOCSIS 3.1 Supports

The specifications support speeds up to 10 Gbps(1250 MBs). But the first generation chipsets like the BCM3390 support only speeds up to 6 Gbps means 750 MB data transfer per second. That's one an hour movie in a couple of seconds. This is not the accurate explanation, but just for the sake of understanding we can see what speeds it can sustain, that too using the existing infrastructure.Thus DOCSIS 3.1 is extending the speed barriers to the gigabit-tier services from the cable ISP. Note that the speeds depend on the equipment being used by the ISP in the area.

6 Gbps Speeds Cable Modem, Netgear CM1000

Netgear CM1000 is priced at $180.

5 Tips to avoid Facebook Depression
When people are busy in festivities, they are busy somewhere else as well. Where? thinking about self, family friends, and society. You may disagree, but festivals are the times of introspection and comparisons. With the mid away from the work, such comparative studies take over.

Tips to avoid Facebook Depression
Since, social networks are major platforms of interaction these days hence much of some of these Life related comparisons go over to Social networks. Comparisons such as -- How's your first love doing in his/her life, what're your classmates able to achieve in their personal and professional lives which you didn't!... In short, instead of useful and visible interactions with your Facebook friends and acquaintances on Facebook, a person becomes more likely to what's called "Facebook lurking and trolling". That's you visit a person's Facebook profile anonymously (visit the person's profile, try to sieve out as much information about that person there; and instead of saying Hello! long time right. You simply quit the page).

With Christmas near, a new study at the University of Copenhagen conducted with 1,095 participants, most of which were women, using sites like Facebook during Christmas (Holidays extending up to the first week of new year) can be trigger depression.

A neighbor's pasture is always Green

Social media might make it easier for people to stay connected to their friends and family and even people who're remotely connected to you. But since they are a more visible form of our real society, where 'good appears Great' in the form of happy festive holiday pictures and videos, hence comparisons can trigger gloom or depression in some.

How to use Social networks such as Facebook to avoid mood swings

1. Every time you check out other people's profile, make it a habit of saying Hello (Interact) or if he/she is not your friend, then leave a friend request. It's the best option. As comparisons happen only when you know a person. So why not Interact.

2. Remember, on any Social network online or real, people present just the brighter side of their lives. Hence stop making comparisons. Who knows you may be happier than the other person.

3. Rather than thinking too much about others, introspect about your own life and what you like about it. If you don't like something about it, simply take proactive steps to change or better them. Keep a small notepad ready to write any ideas or ares you have to work on. 

4. If festivals are occasions to interact with real flesh and bone people face to face, then keeping one's online social presence to a minimum, is also a good option.

5. If you can't help comparing yourself with others and feel sad, then stop using social networks until you're ready to stop lurking and trolling people on Facebook or any other social network. But this is the last option. As socializing is part of human lives, irrespective of where you choose to do it, virtual or real.

To conclude

The link between Facebook use (and especially stacking or trolling or checking out someone anonymously) and depression is not new. In the past, some studies have also linked Facebook with depression. But more than the depression, these studies point to some people's inability to 'value for what they are'. It also points to the inability to make real Social interactions.

ABisht Friday, December 23, 2016
The Best Gear VR games apps experiences
Virtual Reality (VR) might still be in its infant stages, but that doesn't mean that it hasn't already made quite the splash in the industry.

The early leaders out the gate are the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and the Samsung Gear VR.The Vive and Gear are both mobile based while the Rift connects to your PC via USB.

Oculus Rift 

The Rift was one of the first VR headsets on the market and has shown some incredible growth since its initial release. It's hard to describe the experience you get when you put on the lightweight headset. The field of vision allows players to rotate a full 180 degrees, which allows for very realistic game play.

Speaking of games, Rift has some really exciting games like Combat Air Patrol 2; it's a flight simulator like you've probably never experienced. The Rift has that amazing ability to change the way we see things. Online casinos will completely change the way players experience their games.

You can only imagine how much better playing online roulette is when using a Rift as opposed to a regular PC or mobile device.

HTC Vive

The HTC Vive is one of the most advanced VR's on the market; simply connect your HTC phone to the headset and your all ready to go. Unlike the Rift its wireless and therefore allows you to actually
walk and move around, which adds a whole new dimension to the gaming experience.

The headset is slightly heavier than the Rift, but I guess that’s the price you pay for being completely wireless. Because it is still new, there aren't as many games available. One of the most popular games is called Job Simulator: the 2050 Archives. It sounds like a dull game, you walk around the office and perform regular office tasks, but the game adds a lot of humor and challenges to the "work day" and takes advantage of all the amazing features that the Vive has to offer.

Samsung Gear

The Samsung Gear VR was designed to fit with Galaxy s6 and S6 Edge, and like the Vive it provides players with a truly wireless experience. The latest updates to the Gear headset include stronger foam
and improved head strap that improves the comfort level of the headset.

As far as pricing goes, the Gear comes at a fraction of the price and the quality of the VR experience reflects that. That being said, there are some really cool games for the Gear, like Smash Hit, where you walk through rooms and throw balls at glass windows and statues.

ABisht Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Samsung Galaxy S8 may be launched in April 2017
Courtesy earlier precedents, the new Samsung Galaxy S8 launch was being expected in early February 2017 at Mobile World Congress. But this will not going to happen now. As per some
credible reports online, Samsung will be holding the launch till April 2017. Th event is going to take place in New York.

The news has not been confirmed by Samsung.

Apple Watch version of Pokemon GO under Development!
Niantic, a Google spinoff and one the companies behind Pokemon GO has refuted reports that the Apple Watch version of the game has been cancelled. so you will not lose hopes of playing Pokemon GO on your much loved Apple watch.

Apple Watch version of Pokemon GO
The Apple watch version of the game will come out and according to Niantic it is indeed still in development and is coming "soon."

the Apple Watch version of Pokemon GO will arrive in 2017.

Going for a new Pokemon Loyal Fanbase among Apple Fans

Till now, Pokemn Franchise is seen as one restricted to Pokemon fans in tecnology advanced Asian countries including Japan. The recently launched Pokemon GO for iPhone with upfront payment, will be a test of for Nintendo to extend that loyalty to iOS fans who mostly areAUnited States.

According to reports the Apple Watch version of the game, announced a couple of months ago, functions a lot more like the Pokemon Go Plus peripheral rather than the full version. Players will be able to hatch eggs and visit Pokestops, but they will not be able to capture new Pokemon.

ABisht Sunday, December 18, 2016
Bad Handwriting?... This Writing Robot is an inspiration for You!
Bad Handwriting?... Writing Robot with good hand writing
A robot which may not be holding the pen your way, but it's surely capable of writing every font form possible. With even pressure and with finesse. One of the best abilities of this robot is that it not only writes every possible font type present on your Word Application, it also write it with any pen you hand it to it. Meet, the AxiDraw V3. The drawing machine is worth looking at:

Can these automatic Writing machines defraud you by rendering your signature

A human handwriting differs from one another, and also from a machine, not only in form; but also in a way a human being exerts pressure while writing something. These pressure points while writing makes for certain imperfections in human writing. These imperfections makes you handwriting unique.

Hence as of now it's difficult for a robot to mimic your writing to defraud you. That apart, whenever there any substantial transaction taking place, there's always a human intervention. That's there will always be a human being to approve the final action. Hence don't worry.      

ABisht Monday, December 12, 2016
Google unveils Emergency Contact App -- Trusted Contacts
Google has unveiled a new app called Trusted Contacts,

The app which is currently available for Android users only, allows the user to mark certain contacts
google emergency contact App
as trusted contacts. These contacts will be shared with the user's exact location, at a very short notice (such as press of a simple button), during emergency situations.

During any emergency situation, these trusted contacts will not only know the exact location of the user or mobile device user, but will also know details such as if you're phone is offline, your phone battery is charged and more.

Visit Google Play to download it for free.   

ABisht Tuesday, December 6, 2016