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Lenovo launches its slimmest convertible Ultrabook ‘Yoga 3 Pro’

Yoga 3 Pro is Lenovo’s thinnest and lightest convertible Ultrabook till date. Revealed via a live satellite at an event held in London, this model by Lenovo features Intel’s Latest 14nm fanless Core M processor and is the successor to the IdeaPad Yoga 13 line. The most amazing aspect about Yoga 3 Pro is its 360-degree hinge. It is merely 12.8mm thick and weighs just 1.19kg, making it the perfect travel travelling companion. The simple yet elegant silvery-grey finish of Yoga 3 Pro is quite complementing.

Apart from its hinge design, another intriguing factor of this latest Ultrabook is the accelerometer, which can find out whether it is in portrait or landscape mode. It then rotates accordingly. When it is in the tablet mode, this Ultabook can be easily managed and controlled via physical volume keys and a start button.

Another prime highlight of Yoga 3 Pro is its build, which is very strong.

Amazon launches new version of Fire tablets

Lately, Amazon introduced two Fire HD and two Fire HDX tablets to enable its customers buy more and more products and services from its web store. With prices ranging from $99, $139, $379 and $479 for Fire HD with a 6-inch screen, 7-inch Fire tablet, 8.9-inch Fire HDX 8.9 with Wi-Fi version and 8.9-inch Fire HDX 8.9 with LTE version respectively.

The Fire HD tablets are equipped with powerful hardware features and sports quad-core processors along with front and rear cameras. Both the Fire HD tablets boast Gorilla displays. Amongst the two tablets, the 6-inch screen Fire HD tablet can display images at 252 ppi, whereas the 7-inch screen Fire HD tablet can display images at 261 ppi.

The Fire HDX tablets with Wi-Fi and LTE version weighs as less as 374 grams and offers impressive battery life of 12 hours. These tablets have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 905 processor that delivers 70% faster graphics than other HDX tablets. As far as the functionality of the processor is concerned, it operates at 2.5GHz. The Fire HDX tablets comprise of Andreno graphics core that can render images at a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. It also comes with a feature to control brightness to make reading ebooks easy and convenient.

In addition to these four tablets, the company also launched its first ever tablet for kids, called as Fire HD Kids Edition. This tablet has been primarily designed to give kids an experience of a real tablet and not a toy. The prime features of the Fire HD Kids Edition, include quad-core processor and HD display. Currently, the company has introduced two versions of Fire HD Kids Edition- one with a 6-inch screen for $149 and another with a 7-inch screen for $189, both with tow-year guarantee. These tablets also offers one year of free access to as many as 5000 books, TV shows, movies, games and educations apps.

Preorder for all these  tablets will start from October.

HP launched two new Pavilion and ENVY models

Lately, HP announced two new additions for its very popular Pavilion and ENVY range with a couple of notable differences. Touted as Pavilion x2 and ENVY x2, both the newcomers feature removable keyboards that convert the laptop into tablets. And in order to provide extra protection to the screen when folded, the keyboards are covered with a special fabric. Not just this, the keyboards also connect to the tablet wirelessly via Bluetooth so that you can easily use them in any position.

Here’s a closer look at the new models of Pavilion and ENVY by HP.

Amongst the two, Pavilion x2 is equipped with an Intel Atom processor and sports a 10-inch screen. As far as the operating system is concerned, it has a full Windows 8 package. Though Pavilion x2 doesn’t offer Beats inside, it has a couple of speakers in the front that deliver DTS sound. The battery life of the laptop is advertised to run for as much as 11.75 hours.

While on the other hand, ENVY x2 has a display of 13.3-inch and offers storage space of 256 GB SSD. It is powered by Intel Core M processor and boasts of a Beats Audio sound system.

In addition to ENVY x2 and Pavilion x2, HP also updated both of its Chromebooks, including Chromebook 11 and Chromebook 14.

Apple’s new iMac is Little More Affordable Now

Apple launched a new entry-level iMac on Wednesday in a quiet ceremony and disclosed the features of this all-in-one desktop computer that is little more affordable now.

The price of this 21.5-inch iMac starts at $1099 and contains a 1.4GHz dual-core i5 processor, with Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz. The new configuration of this set is based on some new standards like 8GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 5000 chip. The desktop computer is definitely going to help you get a quality experience thanks to the features including four USB3.0 ports, two Thunderbolt ports, and 802.11ac wireless networking.

There is not much difference between the other models launched by Apple before but the makers this time have worked on some storage build-to-order options that include a 1TB hard drive for $50, a 1TB Fusion Drive for $250, and 256GB of flash storage for $250. Other configurations of iMac remain the same, but the only difference is with the price that this entry-level iMac has in comparison to previous cheapest models.

It is clear that Apple is trying to access the lower-end of the market with the launch of this entry-level iMac. This is not its usual style but the company is possibly to make its computer more accessible to the users who cannot spend much but on the same hand wants the best of technology.

You can get the new entry-level iMac through the Apple online store and retail Apple locations.

5 hidden truths about ‘The Deep Dark Web’

Do you know there is a world deep down the Internet that people are almost unaware of? Yes, we are talking about the Dark Web also known as the Deepnet or the Hidden Web, the information on which is not indexed by search engines like Google and therefore it is still invisible to the mainstream public.

How deep is the Dark Web?         

The reason why many of us don’t know about the Deepnet is that all the major search engines have not indexed the websites to make things unseen on this hidden world. According to a study performed at University of California, Berkeley in the year 2001, there is an estimate of 1 billion indexed pages on the Internet and around 550 billion in the Deep Dark Web. The surface web shows only 19 Terabytes of information while the Deepnet has 7.5 Petabytes, which is far more than the visible web.

How to access the Dark Web?

To access the Deepnet you need a special browser called The Onion Router referred to as TOR, which is anonymous network of nodes that are projected to mask the user’s IP and protect its privacy. The TOR browser can help you find the information that is not there on the surface web, for example- you can read banned books on TOR, purchase goods from unidentified sellers, purchase fake identification, weapons, etc. Also, you can access websites where the illegal businesses like drugs dealing, child pornography, extortion, ransom, etc takes place.

What is the use of Bitcoin in the Deepnet?

The Deepnet is majorly used by criminals and gangsters and of course, there’s no cash or check exchanged over it and one has to use bitcoin to purchase anything from the dark web. Bitcoin is a form of digital currency that has been created using the powerful computers and the same is used by people to buy drugs and other illegal items from the websites in the Dark Web.

What is there in the Dark Web?

The Deepnet or Hidden Web is a hub of criminals and gangsters who perform all the illegal operations like smuggling, gambling, drug-trafficking, human-trafficking, child pornography, selling of unlawful anonymous goods, and many more in the Dark Web. It contains all such pages that are not indexed by Google on the search engines.

Who can access the Dark Web?

Not everyone can get the access to this hidden Web world unless they have TOR installed on their PC. However,Military, Police, Journalists, and Whistleblowers including Edward Snowden and Julian Assange have used the Dark Web to investigate, communicate, and exchange confidential information.

So, now you can figure out what the Dark Web is all about and also why it is referred to as dark while it only contains pages and websites that your surface web includes. Well, The Dark Web has so much illegal stuffs that is not good for mainstream users and therefore it is good to be hidden then been visible.

Blumoo: Answer to multiple remote controls

Recently you bought a home theater and connected it to your LED Television. Now you have two remote controls for both the devices but you are often found juggling a separate remote control to perform different operations on your TV.  No more juggling! Hands on recently launched Flyover Innovation’s Blumoo, designed to replace all your remote controls at home.

Be it your TV, stereos, or optical disc players, Blumoo lets you customize the perfect virtual remote with only the controls you want. Available for $130, this multiple device controller comes with infrared-blasting HomeBase, a wall charger, and a detachable audio cable along with free app that you need to download to control the unit and A/V setup. It is also equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 that allows you to send 150’ range, signals from iPhone to the HomeBase hardware.

How does Blumoo function?

Just in case you are wondering how does it manage to control multiple A/V devices at a same time, lets tell you that Blumoo works with Logitech Harmony Ultimate Hub, that receives signals from Smartphone app and then releases the appropriate IR Signals to control your TV, Stereo, DVD, Blu-ray players, CD players, cable box, etc.

Blumoo’s Design…..

Designed like a futuristic coffee mug, Blumoo device, also called HomeBase, is only 3 inch tall with translucent black plastic center, sandwiched between a piece of metal that runs around the back. A dongle is permanently attached to the unit with three ports where you can make power, audio, and IR extender connections.

Blumoo is easy to set up…

To set up Flyover Innovation’s Blumoo, first you need to plug in the device and set it near your home theater gear then install the app on your Smartphone or tablet with Android 4.0 or iOS 6.0 running on them. Also, make sure that it supports Bluetooth 4.0 so that you can also connect to iPhone 4s, iPad 3, and iPad mini to set the remote active.

Blumoo can be converted into a custom remote control by adding buttons from multiple units onto one page and can be used as hardware remote with some manual button creation, moving, and tweaking. It has a program guide that can help you know what’s playing, what is next and thus helping you jump right to the show. You can use the audio cable included in the package to switch over to the app’s music to stream Pandora, Spotify, and iTunes to plugged-in audio systems.

Bottom line

Inspite of having shortcomings like small and tricky buttons and wasted space on home screen, Blumoo can do just fine thanks to its biggest benefit Bluetooth 4.0. You can do instant pairing with Blumoo and connect any devices without getting confused with any of its features. Its music streaming feature is mind-blowing and with a few app updates and a syncing feature, Blumoo can be really useful.

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