(News) Google Adds Disappointment For Nexus 6 Users

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Owners of Nexus 6 are mostly more than happy with their device as there’s just no other device like it. Yes, the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5 are great devices too but there’s just something about the Nexus 6 that’s hard to hate.

One of the most obvious reasons is its size. There is no other stock Android device that could come close to the Nexus 6’s 6.0 inches. It’s not only big; it’s also a reliable device. It doesn’t face issues like boot loops, cracks, battery drains, overheating or slow performance.

Unfortunately, Google disappoints all Nexus 6 fans with its decision to stop making devices like such. It looks like there is no other options available for users who loved the size and its amazing screen-to-body ratio.

Ever since Google created the 6.0 inch Nexus 6, it has decreased the size of its phablets. This is evident in the Pixel XL which measures at 5.5 inches while the Nexus 6P is 5.7 inches.

Hence, fans of bigger phablets will have to opt for other brands but options are pretty limited at this point with the Xiaomi Mi Max, Samsung Galaxy A9/Pro and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy C9.

(Tech) Ever Wondered What This Tiny Cylindrical Thing At The End Of Your Charger Is For?

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Have you ever noticed the small cylindrical module near the end of your charger? If you haven’t noticed yet, now just take a look at the end of your charger or device plug, it must have some sort of plastic cylinder near to the end of the cable, right?

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What Is That Little Cylinder on the Cable of Your Charger?

Well, it might look like a useless addition, but without this little thing, your lappy wouldn’t be able to function properly. Here’s why.

That little cylinder is called a Ferrite Bead.

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The cylindrical device is known as a ferrite bead, which is nothing but an inductor (passive electric component) that suppresses high-frequency noise in electronic circuits.

The ferrite bead isolates your laptop from electromagnetic noise, either from the waves that are picked up by the wire or from the existing noise in the AC-DC converter or the AC line.

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While you find this cylindrical module common for laptop cords or other electronic devices such as printers, you won’t find this extra piece on other chargers like that of a cell phone. This is because unlike cell phones or other devices that need to be charged (i.e., your iPad or tablet), laptops tend to have many moving parts working at once. This can create a lot of chaos and disorder if the parts aren’t working together, even capable of producing radio frequencies. The case around the laptop charger dulls those vibrations and stops them from causing any interference.

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Ferrite beads are made of a hollow disc, an iron oxide material with magnetic properties. It helps to prevent the wire behave on over floating current like aerials. As a result, all this metal wire can potentially serve as an antenna by absorbing or emitting any radiation while passing current around it. Without this ferrite bead, the radiation emitted by the wires could cause interference with other electronic objects around them which act as receptors of this radiation, causing, for example, noise in speakers.

(Tech) Samsung's Galaxy S8 sounds like it'll be a feature-packed beauty- Thetechtwister

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Samsung's next flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, will be arriving very soon.

The pressure is on for the Korean electronics giant to deliver a flagship phone that not only improves on the specs of last year's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, but also kicks the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus' butt.


Adding more features has always been Samsung's approach with new flagships, but as the company is no doubt aware after the Galaxy Note7 literally burned out, everyone will be watching closely to see what new safety measures it includes on the S8.What exactly can we expect from the S8? Here's what we're hearing from the rumor mill.

4K upgrade?

Samsung's gone with Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440) displays for a while now and has yet to launch a phone with a 4K screen.


While rumors suggest the Galaxy S8 will finally make the leap to a larger (5.7-inch) and higher resolution 4K Super AMOLED display (3,840 x 2,160) — if only because the increased resolution and pixel density will make mobile VR look crisper — it's by no means a lock-in.

Another possibility is Samsung will release two S8 phones, a "regular" model and an "Edge" model with Quad HD and 4K resolutions, respectively.

Conversely, another report claims Samsung might ditch flat displays altogether and only launch the S8 with curved edges. (Not a terrible idea since the whole dual curved screen look has become a signature Samsung aesthetic.)

It also wouldn't be a stretch if the S8's screen is HDR-ready, like the Note7 was.

No home button :

Speaking of the display, Samsung is reportedly planning to embed the fingerprint sensor underneath it as opposed to putting it inside the home button.

By doing this, Samsung will be able to either increase the screen size and keep the S8's phone dimensions the same (or roughly the same) as the S7, or shrink the device's dimensions (specifically, the height, for better pocketing and one-handed use).

A recent Samsung Display TV ad showed off a mock-up for a phone with no home button. It's unlikely Samsung leaked the S8 and was just showing a reference design, but even if the phone shown in the ad isn't the S8, it at least shows Samsung is thinking of getting rid of the home button.

These renders from case makers also seem to support the curved screen and no home button design.

More performance :

If history is any indication, Samsung might release the S8 with two different processors — one powered by its own Exynos chip and another by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip.


Last we heard, Samsung might go with an Exynos 8895 chip and a Mali-G71 graphics chip that is said to provide up to 1.8x more graphics performance than the S7.

The other model is expected to come with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 processor, which will — surprise, surprise — be produced by Samsung using its 10-nanonmeter process for greater power efficiency. With the 835 chip, the S8 would gain a 27 percent boost in performance over the S7.

As for how much RAM, we're hearing some sources say 6GB of RAM and others claim 8GB. Either way, it'll be more than the S7's 4GB.

Goodbye headphone jack?

Apple caused quite a ruckus when it removed the headphone jack on the iPhone 7/7 Plus. And this year, Android phone makers appear to be ready to join the #noheadphonejack club.

There are conflicting reports saying Samsung will and won't ditch the headphone jack. If the S8 has a headphone jack, Samsung will be able to rub it in Apple's face. But if it doesn't — then it's time to accept it and go wireless.

'Bixby' AI assistant :

The iPhone has Siri, Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile phones have Cortana and Google's Pixel phones have the Assistant. Now Samsung is said to be launching its own AI digital assistant.

Rumor has it that the S8 will come with its own assistant, possibly called "Bixby" and powered by Viv, the artificial intelligence assistant Samsung acquired in October. Interestingly, the creators of Viv are the same people who created Siri before selling it to Apple. Assuming Samsung doesn't dumb Viv down, it could stomp all over Siri.

Weatherproof :

Samsung's been waterproofing its phones for years. With the S7 and S7 Edge, the company stepped up its Ingress Protection rating to IP68, meaning the phones can be submerged in up to 4.9 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Additionally, the IP68 rating means they're dust, dirt and sand resistant without needing any caps or covers.

With that level of protection, it seems unlikely Samsung would take a step back with the S8 and nix the weatherproofing. According to The Investor, the S8 will sport the same IP68 rating, making it just as weatherproof as its predecessor.

So far, we've heard almost nothing about what kind of improvements will be made to the S8's cameras.

The logical thing would be for the company to copy Apple's iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera setup. After all, any phone that uses Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 chip will be able to support dual cameras without any complex wizardry.

The closest clue to Samsung pursuing dual cameras for the S8 is a patent Samsung filed previously. But like all patents, it may never end up in any real product.

Release date :

Traditionally, Samsung has used the annual Mobile World Congress as the stage to announce its new flagship phones.

However, this year might be different. Word on the street is the company might skip MWC this year and hold its own own "Unpacked" event in April. It'll be later than usual, but given the disastrous Note7 launch, Samsung probably isn't taking any chances.

Khaidi No 150 box office collection day 4: Chiranjeevi film heads for Rs 100 cr mark - thetechtwister

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Moving up the ladder, Chiranjeevi’s Khaidi No 150 is heading for a touchdown to reach the Rs 100-crore mark after its fourth-day numbers stood steady.


Reports also suggest that the film has minted a whopping Rs 78 crore, and made Rs 10 crore alone on day 4. The film is also inching close to the $2M-mark at the US box office. With $256, 438 from over 130 locations on Saturday alone, the US collection of Khaidi No 150 stands at $1,930,900.

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The domestic numbers are also rattling the Tollywood box office as the film collected over Rs 53 crore in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana alone. While Nizam numbers stand at Rs 14 crore, the Andhra figures show a huge collection of Rs 30 crore. Khaidi No 150 also made a record in Vizag zone pocketing Rs 6.25 crore in four days. In Telugu states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the film hit more than 1400 screens on Wednesday.

The film has also opened to a terrific response from the fans in India by making Rs 35 crore on its very first day of release.These are sensational numbers for the star, who is making a comeback into Tollywood after 10 years. Earlier, the numbers also broke Baahubali’s first-day record as the Chiranjeevi and V V Vinayak combo earned Rs 23.24 crore, leaving behind the Prabhas-Rajamouli film’s collection of Rs 22.4 crore.

Khaidi No 150 is a Telugu remake of Tamil blockbuster and Vijay-starrer Kaththi, which released in 2015. The film also emerged as a clear winner in the Sankranti race among other major releases like Balakrishna’s Gautamiputra Satakarni and Vijay’s Bairavaa.

చిరంజీవికి ఫోన్ చేసిన ట్రంప్..!

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''ఇప్పుడే చిరంజీవితో ఫోన్లో మాట్లాడాను. అతడొక గొప్ప మనిషి. చాలా మంచి సినిమా తీశాడు. ఆయన 150వ సినిమా అయిన ఖైదీ నెంబర్ 150ని చూశాను. భార్య మెలానియా, కుమార్తె ఇవాంకాతో కలిసి సినిమాను ఎంజాయ్ చేశా. బాస్ ఈజ్ బ్యాక్’’ అంటూ అమెరికాకు కాబోయే అధ్యక్షుడు డోనాల్డ్ ట్రంప్ ట్వీట్ చేశారు. మెగాస్టార్ చిరంజీవిపై ఆయన ప్రశంసల వర్షం కురిపించారు.

అందేంటి... అమెరికాకు కాబోయే అధ్యక్షుడు .. టాలీవుడ్ మెగాస్టార్ చిరంజీవికి ఫోన్ చేయడం ఏంటనుకుంటున్నారా..? ఆ అనుమానం రాకుండా ఎలా ఉంటుంది. మీరనుకుంటున్నట్లు ట్రంప్ ఏమీ చిరంజీవికి ఫోన్ చేయలేదు. ఫోటోలో కనిపిస్తున్న ట్వీట్ కూడా చేయలేదు. ఓ నెటిజన్ క్రియేట్ చేసిన ఈ ట్రంప్ ట్వీట్‌.. సోషల్ మీడియాలో తెగ షేర్ అవుతోంది. కొంతమంది అయితే ట్రంప్ నిజంగానే ఫోన్ చేసి, మెగాస్టార్‌ను అభినందించారేమో అని భ్రమపడి.. ఆ ట్వీట్‌ను షేర్ కూడా చేస్తున్నారు. సృజనాత్మకతకు కూడా ఓ హద్దు ఉండాలి కదా..?

(Trick) Reliance Jio's 1Gbps Broadband Service Being Tested: Here's What You Need to Know

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In September, Reliance Jio's broadband service was overshadowed by the launch of the company's 4G services, though it was mentioned by Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani. Though not much was detailed about the Reliance Jio broadband fibre to the home (FTTH) wired network, called Reliance Jio GigaFiber, he did mention tests in Pune and Mumbai.

During the launch, Ambani said that the Reliance Jio broadband's FTTH network will offer network speeds of up to 1Gbps to subscribers. Hitting speeds of up to 1Gbps could result in Reliance Jio broadband users being able to download a movie within a matter of seconds.

While some residents in Mumbai have using the Reliance Jio broadband service, we'd like to inform our readers that the service in fact isn't official and is still in its testing phase - you cannot call the company to request for a Reliance Jio broadband connection, unless it's already in your area or building.

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For example, one of the residents a building in Walkeshwar Road in Mumbai told India Today, that the Reliance Jio broadband connection has been set up in the building and is being offered to some of the residents. Furthermore, while Reliance Jio broadband service had claimed to offer speeds of 1Gbps, users in that area have reportedly been getting speeds between 70Mbps to 100Mbps, which is still a big improvement over most people's broadband connection.

Much like the Jio 'Welcome Offer', the Reliance Jio broadband service is said to be offered to users free for three months. The catch here is that users will have to pay Rs. 4,500 for installation and router. After the trial ends, Reliance Jio will collect the router and refund the money if the user doesn't wish to continue with the broadband service.

The report further mentions that during this phase the Reliance Jio broadband service has a FUP limit of 100GB data at full speed every month. Post the usage of the data, the Reliance Jio broadband service's speed will go way down to 1Mbps. As of now, nothing is known as to the nature of the Reliance Jio broadband plans that will be available post the trial period.

Reliance Jio broadband launch date :

Reliance Jio broadband has been under extended trials for a while now and there's no word on a commercial launch or wider availability of the free trials yet

Reliance Jio entered strongly competing against Airtel and Vodafone, among others, in the 4G sector. The company now looks to do the same in the broadband sector and one can expect the company to come with competitive plans.

Opera says its browser is better for your battery life than Microsoft's Edge - Tech News

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Opera used a Lenovo Yoga 500 laptop for his tests, and it lasted 3 hours 12 minutes on the Microsoft board, and 3 hours 55 minutes to Opera. The first was to give Google Chrome, which lasted 2:54 minutes. Opera browser with native ad blocker and energy saving activated was able to run 22 percent longer than Microsoft Edge, and 35 percent more than the latest version of Google Chrome. The three sailors were subjected to identical browsing sessions.

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In a video on the issue, the company showed Chrome drain the battery of the test laptop after 4 hours and 19 minutes, Firefox after 5 hours and 9 minutes, Opera after 6 hours and 18 minutes, while Edge prolongs 7 hours and 22 minutes. This test involves the distribution of a video over and over again across each browser.

Today, Opera meets Microsoft's assertions through a blog post. As you could expect, the team there is quite satisfied with the test by its competitor. It counterclaims saying that in its own tests, Opera is easier on battery life as Edge, and by a lot - see the image below, shared by Opera.

While we await the response of the Opera, both companies found common ground to agree on one aspect of the war drums browser. They both agree that Chrome is clearly terrible for your life laptop battery. Your move, Google.


Opera even criticized Microsoft for not revealing its methodology for performing the test. To give perspective, he detailed how he conducted the test. "We used a Lenovo Yoga 500, 14-inch, i3-5005U, 4GB, 500GB HDD, Windows 10 using the balanced power profile. The backlight was set at 100 percent all the time, Wi-Fi is running in 802.11n mode with the RSSI dBm. There was no other software running in the foreground; indexing services and substance were arrested. Laptops have been placed on a wooden surface for the exchange of similar heat. The browser has been automated using injection WinAPI event, "the company said in his blog.

For one thing, both Microsoft and Opera agree that Chrome is the worst when it comes to save the battery on a laptop. As mentioned above, Microsoft in its test said the browser Edge distance Opera browser. Opera, with its new battery saver function remained in the game for 6 hours 18 minutes before giving up. While the browser Edge lasted until 7:22 minutes before draining the battery area of ​​the book.