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Xiaomi Mi 6 to Have These Specs

Xiaomi, who recently launched its Redmi Note 4, is all set to launch its new flagship smartphone. The company has been lately working on its Xiaomi Mi 6 smartphone. Unfortunately for the company, and the other way around for its users, some of its specs have been leaked online. Have a look.

Xiaomi Mi 6 to Have These Specs

The Xiaomi Mi 6 will have the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. This is kind of disappointing. This may affect the sale of the smartphone. Moreover, the phone will have a 5.15-inch IPS LCD display with full-HD screen and a resolution of 1440 x 2560. It also has a protection of Gorilla Glass 4. The smartphone has a pixel density of 570 ppi.

Adding to the list of features, the smartphone has an octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 processor. The phone also has a 4 GB/6 GB of RAM and a GPU chip set of Adreno 540. In the imaging duties, the phone has 12 MP + 12 MP of dual rear cameras with f/1.8 aperture and a 4 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture.

The device also has an internal storage of 64 GB/128 GB. This storage cannot be expanded with the help of external MicroSD card. Moving towards the battery, no specific information has been released yet by the company.

Well, the lack of new OS update will surely hamper the sale. On the other hand, the dual camera setup is likely to give some hope to the company as it will attract the users, thus boosting the sale of the smartphone.

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Research

Biodegradable Plastic Produced From Shells of Shrimp

Constant efforts are made by various researchers to find new ways of producing renewable substance so as to decrease the pollution burden of Mother Earth. With the same aim, a research team at the Nile University, Egypt, has developed a method of converting dried shrimp shells into slender films of biodegradable plastic, which would have otherwise discarded. The team desires to use this biodegradable plastic to craft eco-friendly packaging and grocery bags.

Biodegradable Plastic Produced From Shells of Shrimp

After continuous efforts of 6 months, the researchers were able to produce a thin, transparent model with the use of chitosan, a substance present in the shells of various crustaceans. Irene Samy said, “If this biodegradable plastic is commercialized, it can assist in actually lessening our waste, which in turn can aid in improving the food exports as the plastic has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.”

The team bought the shrimps from supermarkets, local fishermen, and restaurants at inexpensive prices. Further, the use of shrimp shells is more feasible as it can substitute the synthetic substances utilized in plastics and thus, slash the quantity of biowaste generated by the food industry.

The shells are initially cleaned, treated chemically, ground, and then suspended in a solution, which dries up to form thin layers of plastic, a method the team believes to have a potential for industrial production on a large scale. Hani Chbib, said, “Around 3,500 metric tons of shrimp are imported by Egypt that generates 1,000 metric tons of shells as a waste. Rather than discarding the shells, they can be utilized to craft biodegradable plastic bags.”

For now, the researchers have produced minute samples and the plan is not yet prepared to go into marketable production but the group is functioning hard to enhance properties, such as durability and thermal stability that can permit the substance to go into extensive use.

This is surely a great step toward reducing the environmental waste burden. Don’t you think so?

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Technology

Sharp Vision: A High-Tech Glass for The Legally Blind

There are millions of people around the globe who are visually impaired. And the high-tech glass is going to be a knight in the shining armor for these people.

Sharp Vision: A High-Tech Glass for The Legally Blind

ESight, a well-known glasses company, has come up with a new and advanced version of glasses called the “Sharp Vision,” which looks like a headset. Though these glasses cannot prove to be useful for the totally blind but still can help the partially blind whose blindness cannot be corrected via lenses operation or any other treatment. The glasses have been designed similar to the one used by the character in Geordi La Forge Star Trek. The new version is 24 times better in magnification of the images compared to the earlier 14 times magnification. The high-tech glass has a hand control for adjustment of the brightness and contrast. There is a high-definition camera provided right in the front, which captures still images of the surrounding and with the help of image recognition software analyzes and sends the information to the wearer via an automated voice, so as to let the person know what he or she is looking at.

However, the products high cost and handling concern hinder its sale in the market. Additionally, the use of the headset only when in a stationary position—for instance standing or sitting—is also meant to put the device on a back seat.

ESight still plans to improvise on the device and launch more new versions for the visually impaired public. ESight plans to be the eyes for the blind in the coming future.

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Technology

When To Change Macbook’s Battery

It is the universal truth that each and every device, at some point of his life, encounters some problem. In spite of the high performance and high quality of the device, its consistent usage leads to its wear and tear, resulting in damaging some of its parts. Same is the case with the laptops. Whether it is the high-end Macbook or any other Windows PC or machine, it gets damaged. One of the most common parts that get wear out is the battery.

When To Change Macbook’s Battery

Users who have been using laptops and MacBooks over a decade are aware of the fact that eventually battery of device gets depleted. Same is the case with MacBook. Its constant usage results in the depletion of its battery and thus it takes more time to charge the device. Here are some tips as to how would you know when it is the right time to change the battery.

MacBook has an inbuilt feature that tells you the condition of battery. This condition is categorized in 4 types—service battery, replace now, replace soon, and normal. If the message is normal or replace soon, no need to worry friends!!! It means that your battery is either okay or it will soon wear out. But for time being you are fine with the status. If the message if replace soon, follow the orders ASAP. And last but not the least, if the message displays service battery, it indicates that your laptop needs a service at the service center for replacing the batteries.

Well, this was simple to explain!!!!

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Technology

Live Images of Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaked Online

Samsung, the Korean tech giant is all set to launch its most awaited and flagship smartphone—Samsung Galaxy S8. Well, even though there is some time for the launch, images of Samsung Galaxy S8 has been leaked online with some of the specs. Let us have a look.

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 phone provides a 5.8-inch screen with full HD Super AMOLED capacitive display. The screen also has a pixel ratio of 1440 x 2960 with a protection of Gorilla Glass 5 as well. The phone is fueled by an octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4 GB RAM. The phone further has 64 GB/128 GB internal memory that can be expanded to 256 GB via Micro SD card.

Live Images of Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaked Online

In the camera section, the rear camera is of 12 MP of power. The new Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone has 8 MP of front camera for proper selfies. The phone is supported by 3,000mAh battery. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. In terms of connectivity, the phone offers 4G, Bluetooth, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, 3G, FM and GPS.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes in 5 color variants—white, black, silver, gold, pink gold. No specific details have been disclosed yet about the price factor.

Well, the phone has been the most awaited smartphone of the century. We are expecting a price of up to 60k. Is it worth that price? Looking at the specs and the high resolution, we are sure that it will at least reach the 60k mark.

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Technology

ZTE to Unveil World’s First Gigabit LTE

After successfully launching the Nubia smartphone all over the world, ZTE Corporation is all set to launch its new device. ZTE launched it Nubia smartphone originally at CES 2017. This time the company will launch its smartphone in upcoming MWC 2017. Interestingly, the smartphone will be the first of its kinds.

ZTE to Unveil World's First Gigabit LTE

ZTE is going to launch the first gigabit LTE smartphone. It is claimed that the company will showcase this smartphone in MWC 2017. For those who are unaware of what a gigabit LTE smartphone is, let us clear your confusion. Gigabit LTE is a wireless technology that has the capability to download at the speed of 1 GBPS. In 2016, Qualcomm along with Ericsson, Netgear, and Telstra created a hotspot that has the ability to download at 1 GBPS. The company mentioned that its upcoming processors will include this ability. This is possible due to X16 modem. The X16 modem supports the 1 GBPS download speed. Hence, the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 will have the X16 modem

Thus, ZTE will not only mention the new smartphone in MWC with gigabit LTE but may also launch few new smartphones in the event. It is also rumored that the firm is working on a smartwatch. If true, then it would be the first smartwatch by the company.

Well, by seeing the pace at which the company is progressing, it is clear that ZTE will be soon dominating the technical as well as smartphone market soon enough. The current leads and giants should be aware of this!!!!

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Technology

IPhone 8 Might Have These Features

The most rumored phone of the era is the next iPhone that is going to be launched. Some say it might be iPhone 7s since the company will be following its naming tradition. On the other hand, some say it might be iPhone 10 as the company has entered its 10th year. But shockingly, between the fight of the naming of iPhone, specs of iPhone 8 were released online. Even though the specs of the smartphone were leaked, we are not sure if they are completely true. Let’s have a look.

IPhone 8 Might Have These Features

The iPhone 8 will have the latest iOS 11. This indicates that the smartphone will already have the latest features preloaded in it. Moreover, the phone will have a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and a resolution of 1080 x 1920. It will also have a protection of sapphire crystal glass.

Adding to the list of features, the smartphone has an Apple A11 chipset that is claimed to be the fastest so far. The phone also has a 4 GB of LPDDR3 RAM. In the imaging duties, the phone has a 12 MP + 12 MP of dual rear cameras with f/1.8 and f/2.8 aperture, respectively, and a 7 MP front camera with f/1.8 aperture.

The device will also have an internal storage of 32 GB/128 GB/256 GB. As usual, this storage cannot be expanded. Moving towards the battery, no specific info about the battery has been disclosed yet.

Well, along with all the users in the world, we too are eager to find out if these rumors are true or not.

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Technology

HTC One X10 Leaked Online

HTC, the popular Taiwanese company, recently launched its HTC U Ultra in India. Well, the phone is likely to bring a fortune to the company. The company recently decided to quit the budget smartphones and focus on flagship smartphones. Well, in order to stick to this decision, the company has been working on its HTC One X10 and good news for HTC lovers is—some of its pics along with specs have been leaked. Have a look!!!

HTC One X10 Leaked Online

The HTC One X10 will have the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update. This indicates that the smartphone will already have the latest features preloaded in it. There is no need of externally upgrading the OS of the smartphone. Moreover, the phone will have a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with full-HD screen and a resolution of 1080 x 1920. The smartphone has a screen ratio of 16:9 and a pixel density of 401 ppi.

Adding to the list of features, the smartphone has an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 SoC processor. The phone also has 3 GB of RAM and a GPU chip set of PowerVR G6200. In the imaging duties, the phone has a 16.3 MP of rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 7.9 MP front camera with f/2.8 aperture.

The device also has an internal storage of 32 GB. This storage can be expanded up to 2 TB with the help of external MicroSD card. Moving towards the battery, no specific information has been disclosed yet by the company. The price has not been revealed as well.

Well, we guarantee that the new HTC One X10 will be a high budget smartphone.

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Technology

Apple Working On Siri-Based Speakers

So you know Siri? Well, Siri is the personal voice assistant that Apple uses in its devices. And we can say she was first of her kind. More of an AI, Siri performs almost all the tasks that an ideal AI needs to perform in the Apple device. But nowadays, Siri is not the only AI that is dominating the market. Other players such as Alexa by Amazon and Google Assistant from Google have entered the market. The launch of Alexa and Google assistant was a major hit for Siri.

Apple Working On Siri-Based Speakers

In addition to this, the new devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Home have completely shaken the market and have let Siri disappear. Hence, in order to stay intact in the market and to maintain the Siri’s effect on the people, Apple has come to a decision. It has now announced to develop speakers that will be powered by Siri. Similar to Amazon Echo and Google Home, this unnamed Apple product will be a wireless speaker that will be powered by Siri.

Speaking more of this product, it will be a personal AI for your smart home. It will have capabilities similar to that of the Google Home and Amazon Alexa. Moreover, it may also exhibit some extra features.

In short, working on a wireless speaker powered by Siri is Apple’s attempt to challenge the dominating players such as Google and Amazon. Well, we are all aware of the capabilities of Apple and what it could do in terms of technology. So, Amazon and Google, beware!!!!