Tech Giant and Big ‘G’ Google is about to release their latest gadget Google Glass out side of USA. According to their recent statement, Google is going to offer Google Glass to the UK consumer later after this month. Though the specific release date is not confirmed yet Google Glass may be on sale from the second week of July in UK for the first time.
Also it is certain that this latest Google Device will only launch in Great Britain and this could expand in many other part of UK soon. On the other hand, Google has posted a video demonstrating how to use Google Glass device effectively in the different London street. It is really a cool device letting us translate any language and showing us navigation information while driving or riding.
It would be really interesting to see how Google face all the local traffic laws and legal issues in UK since privacy is a big issue here.
Google Glass Pre Order and Price
Google Glass price will be £1,000 equivalent to $1,700 in the US or AU$1,800 in Australia. Any UK resident over 18 years can purchase and order Google Glass from the Google official store google.co.uk/glass.
Sometime we get in a situation like immediately we need Google map help but we don’t have any data connection in our android phone. So this would be really cool to have the Google map saved in your android phone.
Actually it is really easy to save Offline Google Maps in your android device and it takes a few steps to get the require map saved in your device.
When you are on the general area that you wanted save, I mean after searching your desire location you look for a landmark or may be one array on the map and the map area you search for, you will see a carbo pop up down on the bottom. Go ahead and slide that up. You will see an entry that say ‘save map to use offline’ go ahead and tap that.
Then you will be prompted to pan and zoom to adjust your map. The further out you zoom the larger your map will be and there is a size limit. Go ahead and click the save button below. A pops up will ask you to name the offline map you just saved. Put the map name and click save.
That’s it. Now you have the require map on your android smartphone. You have to remember that you can’t save a turn based route for offline use.
This is really interesting to see how world’s leading All-In-One Desktop giant’s like Apple try to attract a broader audience by dropping the price tag and bringing lower end models. Apple’s newest addition of 21.5-inch iMac with a lower end configuration and a $1099 price tag is one of the continuous strategy of Apple to go lower market.
This new entry level iMac has got the same display of 1.5-inch LED-backlit screen like previous iMac but Apple has lowered the internal hardware and equipped with a 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor and a 500 GB hard drive which is almost half of the previous low-end iMac. Also you get 8GB of memory, Graphics 5000, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and two Thunderbolt ports and four USB 3.0 ports for $1099.
The previous low end Apple’s iMac has a 2.7 GHz processor and a 1 TB (1,000 GB) hard drive and a price tag of $1299 which is still available in the market. I am wondering if you really be the one to buy this $1099 priced new entry level iMac where you can get the previous one for extra $200 with higher configuration and performance.
This new iMac is almost 40% downgraded and slower than the previous low cost iMac. So this is certain that Apple over priced this new iMac and downgraded their brand value by bringing this low end desktop PC to grab the lower price PC market.
Once Apple’s former CEO and co-founder said that “we don’t know how to make a $500 computer that’s not a piece of junk.” but now it’s seems like Apple is now changing their strategy.
As you know Apple released their latest iPhone only nine months ago and it was a bit of surprising matter that Apple released a pair of iPhone instead their six-year tradition of releasing a single model.
So this is now certain that all the apple lover and industry experts are wondering if they are going to break their tradition again and going to launch more than one model this year. This is certain that Apple going to release iPhone 6 this year and quite certainly they are going to bring larger display than their predecessors.
According to the leaked images and other spreading rumors Apple may release two device together. It is expected that both of the devices will be featuring a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6.
Though Apple has never been interested to unveil any information about their gadgets availability before the official announcement, we can expect that the iPhone 6 will be released within upcoming September. This release date is based on the other released Apple products.
It will be really interesting to see how Apple fulfill the expectation of the consumer and Apple lover. As a matter of fact Apple surely gonna bring some new feature or new addition to their flagship device iPhone 6.
Nokia and Microsoft have brought a new windows phone Nokia Lumia 1520 which has been revealed at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi. It is the first phablet from Nokia with 6 inch full HD display and powerful 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.
The phone is slim with 8.7 mm thick and lighter with only 209 gm. Supersize phone has 162.8 mm height and 85.4 mm width with wide display (1920 x 1080). The new Nokia Lumia 1520 has fantastic display and user interface features which will be very useful for users like: controlling brightness, Lumia color adjustment, high brightness controlling mode, Corning Gorilla Glass 2 etc. In this phone, you can view from every angle clearly with Nokia Glance screen.
It has Sunlight readability enhancements features that you can read the screen in sunlight comfortably. Pixel density of the display is 368 ppi with ClearBlack, IPS LCD Display technology. Super sensitive touch screen technology makes comfort for users to operate the display easily with gentle touch. There are three operating keys in the phone for controlling sound volume, camera key and power key. It has MicroSD 64 GB data storage with 7GB free cloud storage.
Nokia also keep attention to its user’s personal demand. They have added some features of managing user’s personal information like calculator, clock, calendar, alarming clock and etc. In this phone, anyone can easily handle official work by using office apps. Anyone can work in the MS word, Excel, Power pointby this phone as they can do in their pc.
User can communicate easily with others by emailing through Nokia Lumia 1520. I think, it is the greatest combination of all necessary features in a phone that Nokia have ever made. Skype is also available in this phone that anyone can keep maintain communication via video calling.
You can also keep update your social profile such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn profile through the social apps that exists in the NoKia Lumia 1520. You can also share your videos on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social profile by this phone.
Nokia Lumia 1520 has a 20MP camera with dual led flash that you can take each shot with pure view and image will be saved in a JPEG format. There is also available high resolution zoom option that you can zoom your screen multiple times than the original screen.
The battery has an outstanding performance with 25 hours talk time. You can always connect to internet and always enjoy browsing the internet as it has 13.6 hours battery support.
To tell in a short, The Nokia Lumia 1520 is an excellent windows phone version from Nokia. You will feel different with this windows phone what really goes with your demand.
There I wanna show you some of the cool features that I like best about the LG G2. I am going to skip over the specs and get straight to the features that you gonna like best.
Cool Features of LG G2
One of my favorite features is called KnockOn. This turns on the screen by tapping out twice then you swipe to unlock. You can tap on the drop-down or any blank area on the screen to turn it back off again. I love this feature and I hope it available on all Android phones. It’s awesome.
The next thing is the shortcut bar at the top of the drop down. It’s fully customizable and you can change that order up the shortcuts which is really key to me. You can see it but airplane mode, Wi-Fi Bluetooth and screen rotation right at the front of the list cause as the ones I use all the time.
It’s also got handy features like Miracast and wireless storage which let you access the phone over the network right up on the top there. Also there’s a cool feature under the sink call Q slide that gives you a bunch of different app so you can read and small windows.
So this way you can be doing a couple things at once, you could be watching a video while you’re doing some work or talking on the phone while you’re taking notes or you can just pop the calculator up on top of the screen see you can add up some numbers that you’re looking at on a web page and you can also edit the App Center up here or arrange the order or turn them all off if you like.
Also in the drop-down there’s a shortcut to your remote control app, this controls the IR blaster on the phone you can go full screen with it also. And this controls just about every device that you can throw at it like TVs, DVD players, cable boxes, satellite boxes and you can have different sets a room so controls like my Sony TV for my bedroom and my Vizio TV for my living room.
Another thing that I really like about the LG G2 is that you can customize a soft button down the bottom here. This is really nice for me because I came from the Galaxy s3 which is the opposite of the default at the G2. So just went into the menus and switched over in the transition was nice and easy. Also you have the option to change the color the bar itself and you can even add a couple different buttons to the bar like an option to bring your drop down menu down and up.
Here is another option I think is really cool on the LG G2. You can make an icon four times then original size and these icons look nice and clean the edges are nice and Sharpe and they’re definitely high definition looking so. You don’t lose any quality by going bigger you could go for a real minimalist look if you just use one or two apps all the time just put like four big icons on your home screen.
Here is a great little shortcut, hold the down button down for three seconds and it will bring you straight into camera mode no lock screen or anything or if you hit up for three second to set him the power button turn on, it will take you to right to the quick note memo mode and finally to take a screenshot on the LG G2 to hold the power button and the down button to get a screen capture. But if you swipe up on the home key and drag to the right there’s another screen capture option right there and it takes you right into the memo pads you can make notes on your screen capture if you wish as well or you can just save it with no notes.
LG G2 is something I have found using an innovative back button. It’s awesome. G2 is about the smallest phone with the biggest screen that you can find. Let’s thanks to the awesome small vessel that they put on there. I seriously recommend the LG G2. It’s something that I always like to have in my pocket.
Today I wanna discuss and review about the VIZIO M651d-A2R 65-inch 3D smart TV. This is VIZIO’s latest ultra thin design and you can see it has also got a very slim bezel. It has a a 240 Hertz LED panel with smart gaming, movie theater, 3D, so you want the battery-operated glasses anymore, built in Wi-Fi, Ethernet, four HDMI port and optimal audio port and much more.
VIZIO M651d-A2R has got a bunch of apps too including Netflix, HULU PLUS and amazon prime on one device, usually you won’t find all the three apps together and of course you’ve got YouTube Pandora video and lots more Apps.
Features and Specs of VIZIO M651d-A2R 65-inch
First take a look at the remote. So you have got an app shortcut button right at the top here. You have got your media playback controls right after the app shortcut button and after that here is a multi directional pad which usually uses a lot on this TV. Over here you get a button for all of your apps and volume up volume down. Also you get some screen setting controls here and your keypad.
Here are the cool features of the remote, its lights up when you press the middle arrow button so you can see at night. And on the back it has got some warm feeling soft touch plastic.
These are the 3D glasses comes with this VIZIO M651d-A2R TV. It has polarized lenses like the kind you get the movie theater and they work great. I used to have the battery operated shatter style glasses on my old TV and it didn’t work anywhere near as well. It gives me a headache in the 3d quality didn’t look as good. Plus when you buy this TV from certain retailers like Amazon, you get 8 pairs of glasses instead of the standard four.
Next I removed the stand and set the TV on the wall along with my Samsung sound bar. The built in speakers are actually pretty good, I can say better than my last TV. But the sound bar I have got just sound awesome. I highly recommend it for any LCD TV.
I used to special ultra thin tilting wall mount, it gives it a clean look like a picture frame and leaves very little room behind the TV. As you can see the TV in the below image, has really a wide viewing angle, look still look really great even from the side.
Now let’s take a look at the apps. So if you hit the apps button on your remote once, you will see your favorites and you have got Hulu Plus, Netflix and Amazon Prime on one device. These guys usually don’t allow all their stuff to be in one place at the same time. If you hit the app button twice you can see all your apps that are available on this weekend and chose to add one to your favorites.
It has some pretty nice apps on here and then there also some pretty clean apps on here. A lot of these TV channel don’t even have video ornament. Just a little sidebar where you create news whiles you watching TV.
This TV has one of the best looking versions of YouTube that I have ever seen. It takes graphics from the YouTube channel and put it into the UI. I just wish It was a little bit faster. You can check this out, you can send a YouTube video from your phone to the TV. Now you need to be on the same home network to do this and I’m using a galaxy s3 but I think the phone is just barely fast enough to keep up with, this is something more like a galaxy s4 or one of the latest Android phone would probably be better.
You can pretty much share any video that you have on your phone using an app like iMedia share. Just select the video and chose share tube, chose iMedia share and then you will see your VIZIO M651d-A2R TV available and send it there.
Netflix is also one of the best apps that come on the VIZIO M651d-A2R TV. The UI looks pretty much like anywhere else but the video playback quality look really good. The main strings of that TV itself are the video quality is excellence and the 3D is really amazing. There are a few really good apps on here but a lot of them don’t really do much or they require a subscription fee for something that you are not sure what you are going to get.
Here is a great upgrade for your new TV it puts full android jelly bean on your TV and gives you access to thousands of apps. It’s called an android Mini PC or AMP. It will make your new M651d-A2R smart TV smarter than any TV on the market today. You can actually install whatever app you choose and it is very expensive to you.
The best way to control your AMP is within Air Mouse remote control like this one. This one also has a keyboard which is very nice for quickly entering text. You just tap or drag the screen just like you would on a Smartphone or tablet; it’s very easy to use.
Web browsing on the Android Mini PC is much easier than on any device I have ever used. Also watching YouTube videos is actually very easy and here intensity of the keyboard, you can do full searches which is really nice.
The VIZIO M651d-A2R can also play video from USB devices like hard drives and flash drives but a lot of formats are not supported like MKV, attaching an AMP can help play a range of formats.
Down and Plus sides of VIZIO M651d-A2R 65-inch
The only downside that I noticed on this TV is the remote could have a little bit stronger signal sometimes and the menus can occasionally be a little bit laggy.
On the plus side, the VIZIO M651d-A2R has a ton of great features as a great panel with awesome picture quality in the 3D looks amazing. All the TV Company should have done 3D like this to begin with and it would have been much more successful. Its thin and has a super small bezel which looks very modern and you get excellent hardware for the price.
It’s about a thousand dollars less than a comfortable Samsung or LG. Plus VIZIO’s actively updating the firmware for the m651d-a2r. I’ve already had two firmware upgrades in the past few weeks. This means more apps may be added in the future.
So if you really understand what you gonna get with this awesome VIZIO M651d-A2R M series 3D Smart LED HDTV and found this review discussion helpful, Please share and tweet this discussion with your friends and like the post.