Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Thinking of an External Monitor?


pic: laptopmag.com

Lenovo has just introduced ThinkVision M14 - a 14-inch portable monitor that uses USB-C for connectivity.


Weighing 1.3 pounds, this Full HD IPS panel with 300 nits of brightness and a resolution of 1920x1080 pixel, is delicately thin at 4.6mm (very thin no frills screen). 

It support two USB-C ports on either side (thank god!) and offers an extra adapter to juice it up in case you don’t want it to drain your laptop battery. It has a slick built-in stand with adjustable height.

It is likely to debut in Europe in June this year with a price tag of €229.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

How to be the World’s 1st TRILLIONAIRE


Lets just straight away get into Figures. What’s a Trillion? A thousand Million is equalled to a Billion and a thousand more of that Billion makes a Trillion and when you own these figures into a monetary value, call yourself a Trillionaire.

John D. Rockefeller PC: www.wikipedia.com
John D. Rockefeller was the richest person in modern history with a staggering net worth of 409 billion US$. Jeff Bezos, the current richest man on earth with 140 billion US$ followed by Bill Gates (97.5 billion US$) and Waren Buffett (84.5 billion US$) tops the present list of such people. But these figures are nothing compared to what we really are aiming for- A Trillion.

How do we do it? Open some multi-national tech firm or maybe invent a Time Machine or simply own a group of oil industries. The answer is ‘No’. You still would be making Billions and would never reach that Trillion mark ever. So How? – You think outside the box or say outside our world in this case. Ever heard of ‘Asteroid Mining‘? Yes, Asteroids can be mined for resources and that resources can worth Trillions of dollars.

Asteroids are basically huge rocky bodies that revolve around the sun and are believed to be debris from the collision of planets or such huge bodies. Between Mars and Jupiter, lies a region where most of these asteroids are found revolving around the sun and believe me or Neil Degrasse Tyson, an asteroid physicist as he predicts these asteroid belts carry resources enough to generate almost 100 billion US$ for every singular person on earth. Elements such as Gold, Platinium, Rhenium, Osmium and more are easily found on one such asteroid. So it’s not just being a trillionaire, it’s actually saving the earth from the scarcity of resources and eventually from extinction.

Asteroid Belt PC: www.extremetech.com
It’s estimated that an asteroid of 30m in diameter could possess platinum worth 30 billion US$ and one that has a diameter of 500m could possess half of the earth’s platinum reserves, and boy we are just referring to one such element found on the asteroid. Resources that are so rare referred to as ‘rare earth element group’ in the periodic table are easily found in abundance in these rock bodies hovering in the space.

Rare Earth Elements on the Periodic Table found on asteroids in abundance PC: www.tytekgroup.com
So are we talking just Theory or have mankind started such exploitations already. Yes, the race has already begun. It was in the year 2012, famous director James Cameron and Google co-founder, Larry Page funded by the Duke of Luxembourg later founded a company by the name of Planetary Resources who had this idea of Asteroid Mining. Soon in 2013 came another American company by the name of Deep Space Industries followed by Governments of many countries that started their own such programmes. It was just a year back on the 21st of September when Japan’s space agency, JAXA achieved a milestone when they landed their rover named Minerva-II1 on an asteroid and it was the world’s 1st successful landing achieved.

Minerva- II1 landing on Hayabusa II PC: www.weirdnews.info
There are also many other privately owned companies like Planetoid Mines Co., Deep Space Industries, Planetary Resources, Moon Express, and others working to be the first to achieve this milestone. Asteroids have been named and identified like Ryugu which is estimated to have a value of 83billion US$, Anteros (5570 billion US$), 2001CC21 (147 billion US$), Didymos (62 billion US$) and thousand and millions of such asteroids exist all along the belt. Smaller samples of asteroids have been brought earlier in 1985 named Stardust by the USA, Japanese space shuttle Suisei had brought Hayabusa I in 2018 and in the year 2016, NASA too has launched IRIS-REX for such exploitation.

There are researches and exploitation still being conducted by expert scientists and astronomers that easily cost billions of dollars but someday when we do achieve this one milestone, we would be restarting all of our resource’s reserves and change the present scenario once and for all. It’s not that easy, huge challenges do lie in every stage and the cost of conducting one such programme is too high. There have been critics over its success chances and we never know that Space Mining or Asteroid Mining could be a reality or not, and if we do achieve it there exists complexity and confusion over the legal ownership of these asteroids and its resources or maybe the whole economic pricing standards would alter. I really don’t know for now but if we happen to be doing such programmes in the near future it would certainly be the next stage of evolution in the history of mankind and of course not forgetting the topic of my article, would turn the achiever of space mining to be the World’s 1st Trillionaire.

[The article was first posted here]

Friday, 8 February 2019

Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7, Moto G7 Power and Moto G7 Play Announced

Motorola on Thursday unveiled the new Moto G7-series of smartphones at an event in Brazil. Carrying features like all-day battery life and improved camera performance, the Moto G7 lineup includes Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Play, and Moto G7 Power smartphones. According to Motorola, the new phones will go on sale beginning today with Brazil and Mexico being the first markets to get the phones, followed by countries including India, North America, Latin America, and Europe.

According to Motorola, the Moto G7 carries a price-tag of $299 (roughly Rs. 21,300), whereas Moto G7 Plus has been priced at EUR 299.99 (roughly Rs. 24,500). The Moto G7 Power will retail at $249 (roughly Rs. 17,800) and Moto G7 Play at $199 (roughly Rs. 14,200). All four phones are first going on sale in Brazil and Mexico starting today and will roll out globally beginning mid-February. Motorola has not shared India-specific release schedule for any of the Moto G7 phones, except the Moto G7 Power, which is coming to the country in next few weeks.

Moto G7 Plus features 6.2-inch (2270 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 aspect display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection powered by 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU and 4GB RAM. It has 64GB internal storage which is expandable via microSD up to 512GB. It sports 16MP rear camera with Dual LED flash, f/1.75 aperture, 1.22um pixel size, OIS secondary 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and 12MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.25um pixel size. It runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) and has 3,000mAh battery with 27W Turbo charging.

Moto G7 Plus
Moto G7 Plus
Moto G7 Plus features

  • 6.2-inch (2270 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 aspect display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, Expandable via microSD up to 512GB
  • 16MP rear camera with Dual LED flash, f/1.75 aperture, 1.22um pixel size, OIS secondary 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 12MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.25um pixel size
  • Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Dual SIM
  • Water-repellent P2i coating
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS, USB Type-C
  • 3,000mAh battery with 27W Turbo charging

Moto G7 features 6.24-inch (2270 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 aspect display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection powered by 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 632 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB RAM. It has 64GB internal storage which is expandable via microSD up to 512GB. It sports 12MP rear camera with Dual LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, secondary 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture. It runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) and has 3000mAh battery with 15W Turbo charging.

Moto G7
Moto G7
Moto G7 features

  • 6.24-inch (2270 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 aspect display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 632 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, Expandable via microSD up to 512GB
  • 12MP rear camera with Dual LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, secondary 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Dual SIM
  • Water-repellent P2i coating
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C
  • 3000mAh battery with 15W Turbo charging

Moto G7 Power features 6.2-inch (1570×720 pixels) HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection powered by 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 632 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU and 3GB RAM. It has 32GB internal storage which is expandable via microSD up to 512GB. It sports 12MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1.25um pixel size and 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.12um pixel size. It runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) and has 5000mAh (Typical) battery with 15W  Turbo charging.

Moto G7 Power
Moto G7 Power
Moto G7 Power features

  • 6.2-inch (1570×720 pixels) HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 632 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage, Expandable via microSD up to 512GB
  • 12MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1.25um pixel size
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.12um pixel size
  • Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Dual SIM
  • Water-repellent P2i coating
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • 5000mAh (Typical) battery with 15W  Turbo charging

Moto G7 Play features 5.7-inch (1512×720 pixels) HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection powered by 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 632 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU and 2GB RAM. It has 32GB internal storage which is expandable via microSD up to 512GB. It sports 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, PDAF and 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash. It runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) and has 3000mAh (Typical) / 2,820mAh (minimum) battery  with 10W rapid charging.

Moto G7 Play
Moto G7 Play
Moto G7 Play features

  • 5.7-inch (1512×720 pixels) HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 632 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage, Expandable via microSD up to 128GB
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, PDAF
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash
  • Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Dual SIM
  • Water-repellent P2i coating
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • 3000mAh (Typical) / 2,820mAh (minimum) battery  with 10W rapid charging

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Motorola One Power Android One Phone with Dual Rear Cameras, 5000mAh Battery Launched in India

Motorola has launched One Power Android One smartphones in India. It is available in Black colour and is priced at Rs. 15,999. The smartphone will be available via online shopping partner Flipkart starting October 5.

The smartphone comes with a couple of launch offers - Benefits up to Rs. 4450 on Jio, Applicable on Rs. 198 & Rs. 299 Plans. Jio Instant Cashback vouchers worth Rs. 2200. Cleartrip Cashback vouchers worth Rs. 1250. Myntra Discount of Rs. 1000.

Motorola One Power features 6.2-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio powered by 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU and 4GB RAM. It comes with 64GB internal storage and is expandable via microSD up to 256GB. It sports 16MP rear camera with Dual LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size, 5MP secondary rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.0μm pixel size, 4K video recording and 12MP front-facing camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1.25μm pixel size, selfie portraits. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo which is upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie and has 5000mAh battery with fast charging.

Motorola One Power Android One Phone
Motorola One Power Android One Phone
Key Features:

  • 6.2-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 509 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, Expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 16MP rear camera with Dual LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size, 5MP secondary rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.0μm pixel size, 4K video recording
  • 12MP front-facing camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1.25μm pixel size, selfie portraits
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, Upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • 5000mAh battery with fast charging

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Moto G6 Plus With 6GB RAM, Dual Rear Cameras Launched in India

Motorola has launched Moto G6 Plus smartphone in India. It is available in Deep Indigo color, is priced at Rs. 22499. The smartphone will be exclusively available via online shopping partner Amazon as well as Moto Hub stores offline.

The smartphone comes with Launch offers (only available offline) for Paytm Mall customers include Rs. 3,000 cashback for purchases made using the app. Jio users will get cashback of Rs. 4,450 on recharges of Rs. 198 and Rs. 299 (instant cashback Rs. 2,200, Cleartrip cashback vouchers worth Rs. 1,250, and Ajio.com discount worth Rs. 1,000). Buyers will also get no-cost EMIs from Bajaj FinServ.

Moto G6 Plus features 5.93-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 powered by 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 508 GPU and 6GB RAM. It sports 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, Dual Autofocus Pixel technology, f/1.7 aperture, 1.4um pixel size, 5MP secondary rear camera and 16MP front-facing camera with LED flash. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and has 3200mAh battery with Turbo charging.

Moto G6 Plus
Moto G6 Plus
Key Features

  • 5.93-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 508 GPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, Expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, Dual Autofocus Pixel technology, f/1.7 aperture, 1.4um pixel size, 5MP secondary rear camera
  • 16MP front-facing camera with LED flash
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Dual SIM
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • 3200mAh battery with Turbo charging

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Xiaomi Poco F1 Launched in India, Price Starts at Rs. 20,999

Xiaomi’s sub-brand Poco has launched Poco F1 smartphone in India. The Xiaomi Poco F1 price in India is Rs. 20,999 for the variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Its 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage model will cost Rs. 23,999 in India. Lastly, the 8GB RAM and 256GB built-in storage model, priced at Rs. 28,999. As for the Armoured Edition model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, buyers will have to shell out Rs. 29,999.

The smartphone comes with launch offers. Purchases made using HDFC Bank credit and debit cards, as well as EMIs, will get a flat Rs. 1,000 discount on the first sale. Jio customers will get up to 6TB of additional data and cashback worth Rs. 8,000 from Jio. The handset will come with a soft case in the box. The smartphone will be available via Flipkart as well as Mi.com  and the first sale will be held on August 29 at 12pm IST.

Xiaomi Poco F1 features 6.18-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18.7:9 2.5D curved glass display, Corning Gorilla Glass protection powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU and 6GB/8GB RAM. It is available in 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage and is expandable via microSD up to 256GB. It sports 12MP rear camera with dual LED Flash, f/1.9 aperture, 1.4μm pixel size, Sony IMX363 sensor, Dual Pixel auto focus, secondary 5MP camera with Samsung sensor and 20MP front-facing camera with ƒ/2.0 aperture. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9 which is upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie and has 4000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging.

Poco F1
Poco F1
Key Features

  • 6.18-inch (2246 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18.7:9 2.5D curved glass display, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage, Expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 12MP rear camera with dual LED Flash, f/1.9 aperture, 1.4μm pixel size, Sony IMX363 sensor, Dual Pixel auto focus, secondary 5MP camera with Samsung sensor
  • 20MP front-facing camera with ƒ/2.0 aperture
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9, Upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • Fingerprint sensor, IR face unlock
  • Dual 4G+ VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • 4000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Xiaomi Mi A2 Launched in India at Rs. 16,999

Xiaomi has launched Mi A2, its latest Android One smartphone in India. It is available in Lake Blue, Gold, Rose Gold and Black colors and is priced at Rs. 16,999 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB RAM version, and the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version will be available soon. the smartphone will be exclusively available via online shopping partner Amazon. The smartphone will be available for pre-order from August 9th. It comes with Rs. 2200 instant cashback (in the form of vouchers) and 4.5TB additional data for Jio users.

Mi A2 features 5.99-inch (2160×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection powered by Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU. It comes in 4GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB storage and 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB storage variant. It sports 12MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.75 aperture, Sony IMX486 sensor, 1.25μm pixel size, EIS, 20MP secondary camera with Sony IMX376 sensor with f/1.75 aperture, 4 in 1 – 2.0um pixels and 20MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX376 sensor, 4 in 1 – 2.0um pixels soft LED flash. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo which is upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie and has 3010mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+.

Xiaomi Mi A2
Xiaomi Mi A2
Key Features

  • 5.99-inch (2160×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU
  • 4GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB storage
  • 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB storage
  • 12MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.75 aperture, Sony IMX486 sensor, 1.25μm pixel size, EIS, 20MP secondary camera with Sony IMX376 sensor with f/1.75 aperture, 4 in 1 – 2.0um pixels
  • 20MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX376 sensor, 4 in 1 – 2.0um pixels soft LED flash
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, Upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie
  • Dual SIM
  • Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • 3010mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+