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MH370 Crash Site: David Mearns Claims To Have Found

David Mearns, the director of UK-based Bluewater Recoveries, has claimed that search teams have finally managed to find the crash site of the Boeing 777-200ER, 40 days after it went missing. One of the world’s most experienced wreck hunters is also of a belief that recovering its black boxes is inevitable. Mears has been quoted saying on ABC News Network that “I think essentially they have found the wreckage site. While the government hasn’t announced that yet, if somebody asked me: ‘Technically, do they have enough information to say that?’ My answer is unequivocally ‘Yes’.’ Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 departed from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, China on March 8 2014 and just after 40 minutes from its take-off it got disappeared. The Boeing 777-200ER was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board, and the reason behind its disappearance is still unknown. The plane got lost between Malaysia [+more]

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Samsung Gears to Launch Tizen-Based Smartphone towards the End of Second Quarter of 2014

Samsung Gears to Launch Tizen-Based Smartphone towards the End of Second Quarter of 2014

Samsung is going to launch a Tizen-based smartphone at the end of second quarter of 2014 as told to Reuters. Thus, it is going to mark the debut of the highly anticipated and much rumored Samsung’s mobile operating system, Tizen. The smartphone is expected to be a high-end device that could give a tough competition to other smartphones powered by Android OS or iOS. Samsung is also expected to offer a mid-range Tizen-baed smartphone towards the end of this year. Samsung is consciously bringing in this OS to reduce its dependence of Android. Moreover, the company also wants to challenge and change the duopoly of iOS and Android by launching Tizen. However, the expectations and craze for this OS is declining with each passing day due to the fact that Samsung is taking too long to launch it in the market. Android is still going to be Samsung’s “main business,” [+more]

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Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Construction Cost is Way Above Samsung Galaxy S4

This is how much Samsung's Galaxy S5 costs to build

Despite being at the top of its game, Samsung Electronics is trying hard to get a clean market share in terms of popularity. With a bill of 256.52 dollars to merely bring the Samsung Galaxy S5 to life, what else could be the justification. The surprise here is that, the inflated construction cost is way above the $236 used on a Galaxy S4. In fact, arch rival Apple from Cupertino spends just above $200 on its iPhone 5S. Samsung reported a fall in profit for its last quarter yet assumed that the high end Galaxy S5 was worth each penny. After all, the current price in USA touches 650 dollars. Wayne Lam, a senior analyst quipped that the Korean giant is pushing in more high-end components to stand above the rest of its competitors. Meanwhile, the much hyped fingerprint scanner on the S5 is now being thrashed due to issues [+more]

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Fingerprint Authentication Feature of Samsung Galaxy S5 Hacked, Users Concerned About PayPal Integration

Galaxy S5 Prime To Be Released Soon With Suberb Features

It took just four days for German researchers to hack the fingerprint sensor of Samsung Galaxy S5. They could trick the fingerprint sensor to grant unauthorized access with just the use of a fingerprint mold instead of a real one. Moreover, this software is so ineffective that even after rebooting the phone it allows unlimited authentication attempts without even asking for a password. A video has also been posted on YouTube by Security Research Labs (SRLabs) demonstrating the hacking process. Galaxy S5 is the only phone after Apple iPhone 5S to have a fingerprint sensor. Thus, this feature was the USP of this phone. However, due to the technical glitch Galaxy S5 is facing major flak from all corners. This issue has become a bigger concern since the smartphone boasts of PayPay integration. SRLabs opines that this integration gives people more reason to hack a smartphone. However, PayPal firmly defended [+more]

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Google Nexus 6 Release Date and Design: How Will Nexus 6 Fair Against Giants Like iPhone 6 & Galaxy S5?

Update on Google Nexus 6 Release Date and Design

It is hardly six months that Google Nexus 5 is released but rumors are already floating about its successor Nexus 6. The seed of this rumor is planted by Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President of Google, himself. At the World Mobile Congress in February he discussed about the next smartphone from the house of Google. Pichai just said that the smartphone is not going to release in the first half of 2014 and nothing else. However, this led people to speculate that Nexus 6 would be launched towards the end of the year. Some other sources believe that Google would announce Nexus 6 in October and shall be available for sale from November. This is based on the fact that all other previous Nexus phones were launched in October. People are expected to know more about the exact release date and specifications as the time gets nearer. Google may also [+more]

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iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5S: Price and Specs Comparison

iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5S: Price and Specs Comparison

 Apple iPhone 6 is taking away the cream of rumors. Now that it is a juicier and more exciting improvement on the Apple iPhone 5S, here is a rip off with each pitted against the other.   The screen has got bigger and better. While iPhone 5 was wow in terms of quality, the iPhone 6 has received inches to its body. It could come in 4.7 and 5.5 inch variants. The sapphire crystal coating is another brownie point. In terms of the inner bit, iPhone 5S had 1.3 GHz dual-core A7 chipset clubbed with a 64 bit processor. With the iPhone 6, we could see A8 chipset added to a 64 bit processor. Also, it could house 3 GB RAM against the 1 GB of the iPhone 5S. Apple never does a Lumia style shutter improvement but the iPhone 6 could see improvement on the aperture. The predecessor has [+more]

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Apple iPhone 6 Price & Release Date in USA: To Cost $ 100 Extra; Possible Reactions Cited

Apple iPhone 6 to Cost $ 100 Extra- Possible Reactions Cited

Apple’s flagship iPhone 6 is the most awaited smartphone of 2014 as per report goes. It could be a reason why apple is keen on increasing the base price of the device by $ 100. This is based on an analyst’s report, which stated that Apple is talking to carriers about  iPhone 6 price. If this report comes true, Apple would draw some unwanted criticism from all corners. It is a fact that iPhone is a widely popular device but a price hike is not a good idea since the smartphone is already being sold at an exorbitant amount. If Apple does not consider its decision, there is a high chance for potential customers to look for other devices with same features available at lower prices. Even the carriers are trying heavily to negotiate the alleged price rise of iPhone but it seems their prayers are going to deaf ear. [+more]

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Toshiba Satellite P55t Review: Awe Inspiring Features and Specifications With 4K UHD Display

4K UHD Display and Other Awe Inspiring Features and Specifications of Toshiba Satellite P55t

Toshiba has brought a revolutionary laptop in the form of Satellite P55t. It has an unbelievable 4K UHD display, which lets you experience four times more visual sharpness than that of regular PC screens. Moreover, this gives the same sharp display as you can see in the latest flat screen television sets. The company takes pride in announcing that it is the first Technicolor Color certified laptop display in the world. Toshiba considers that a lot of ideas and hardwork by the best engineers and technical team of the company have resulted in this one of a kind laptop. There is no denying this fact for sure. The laptop is developed in the best interest of the customers so that they can see movies, videos and photographs as they were meant to be seen. Satellite P55t has other incredible features and specifications as well. The laptop comes with 15.6-inches Ultra [+more]

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Hurt By Facebook? Oculus Rift Dev Kit Sales Beg To Differ

The big news today is that Oculus Rift Dev Kit are seeing records sales post acquisition by Facebook. Insider sources reveal that pre orders on the second version of the kit have seen numbers close to 25,000. In fact, the sales for DK2 are way ahead of what was seen in its predecessor model. However, the bottom line remains that Facebook has not just tagged its name to Oculus but also added spunk to the reputation of Rift and Oculus. Many Kickstarter supporters who dished out close to 2 1/2 million dollars, are now fuming and demanding the funds back. Many developers are not over the moon about the deal with Facebook. Markus Persson, from Minecraft, is not optimistic on the VR version to Rift. Also read:  Facebook Turning Out To Be A New Yahoo, Halted Its Beautiful Redesign Why does Facebook Want to Buy Oculus Rift is now a Zillion [+more]

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Windows Phone 8+, Xbox and Windows 8+ Update News : To Make Live Tiles More Interactive

Microsoft Windows 8 vs windows 7

Windows 8+ Update News:  US-based tech company Microsoft’s current operating system – Windows Phone 8+, Xbox and Windows 8+ – have the most impressive feature of Live Tiles. It has been reported that ZDNet is presently working towards making the operating system even more interactive in the near future. The new project has been dubbed as “Interactive Live Tiles research project”. Jiawei Gu, a researcher with Human-Computer Interaction Group, had first demonstrated the project in February 2014 during Microsoft Research’s TechFest. The proposed new Live Tiles are expected to feature an Interactive Desktop Tile, which will allow users to use Desktop Office apps as well as third party apps. Gu has termed the technology as “parallel tasking” that will be used to power the new and more dynamic Live Tiles. The new Live Tiles would also lead to the mentioning of the content on the ‘Start Screen’ itself, enabling users [+more]

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