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Submission + - HP Unveils new 'Stream' Windows Notebook for $199 (freshinfos.com) 1

nrjperera writes: HP has finally unveiled its new Stream notebooks, with pricing starting at just $199. In addition the company also announced a 7-inch Windows tablet for $99.

The new cheaper HP Stream notebook comes packed with a 11.6-inch display and gets powered by an Intel Celeron processor, 32GB of flash memory. The next notebook in HP Stream lineup sports a 13.3-inch display, with the same specs of its little brother, priced at $229.

Submission + - Blackberry Unveils Porsche Design P'9983 Luxury Smartphone for $2300 (freshinfos.com)

nrjperera writes: What do you do when you find yourself in a losing battle of technology? Make some super-expensive phones that no one is ever going to buy, of course. Blackberry, once the maker of best business class phones, has already lost its smartphone battle to Android and iOS. Now, with nothing to lose, the company has introduced a new luxury smartphone dubbed P’9983 with a whopping £1,400 (around $2300) price tag.

Submission + - Microsoft and HP Working on $199 Laptop to Rival Google Chromebooks (freshinfos.com)

nrjperera writes: Microsoft has reamed up with HP to make an affordable Windows laptop to beat Google Chromebooks in its own game. German website Mobile Geeks have found some leaked information about this upcoming HP laptop dubbed Stream 14, including its specifications.

According to the leaked data sheet the HP Stream 14 laptop will share similar specs to HP’s cheap Chromebook. It will be shipped with an AMD A4 Micro processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of flash storage and a display with 1,366 x 768 screen resolution. Microsoft will likely offer 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage with the device to balance the limited storage option.

Submission + - Mind Controlled Toy Car (freshinfos.com)

nrjperera writes: It seems like the day we start controlling cars and other vehicles with our mind could become a reality soon, thanks to this graduate student of Design Academy Eindhoven, Alejo Bernal who takes us one step closer to that dream.

Bernal has developed a toy car that can be controlled by using just your mind. He says that focusing your thoughts on moving the car, while wearing the NeuroSky EEG headset enables this toy car recognize and visualize the level of neuronal activity and coverts it as power to move forward.

Submission + - Armadillo-T: South Korea's Foldable Electric Car is a Tiny Space-Saver (freshinfos.com)

nrjperera writes: If you’ve ever had a problem finding a parking spot for your four-wheeler, you may consider getting one of these tiny Armadillo cars that can be folded in half to fit into a smaller parking space.

The vehicle developed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has been given the name of the animal because the car basically looks like an armadillo after it’s rolled up (at least that’s what they think). It only takes a simple touch on a smartphone to initiate the folding process. And when folded the size of the car is only 1.65 meters, which is about half of it’s full 2.8 meter length. The tiny car can also hit a top speed of at 60 km/h.

Submission + - Google's Killing Reader Because It Wants You to Use Google+ (geekosystem.com)

nrjperera writes: Google’s RSS Reader is finally getting the ax next month on July 1st, and few folks in the blogging community are happy about it. Though we’ve all had time to scrounge together a suitable replacement — my pick is The Old Reader, but Feedly’s also pretty solid — we all still have a lot of questions about the decision. Specifically, “Why?” and as a follow up, “How could you?” While it’s true that the number of users signing up for Google Reader has been slowly declining of late, Google’s offered up another reason for canceling the service: Because they really, really want you to start using Google+ instead. God, Google, get over it already.

According to the higher-ups at Google, we’ve begun to consume news differently on the Internet than we did when their Reader was launched in 2005. Rather than passively view a long list of aggregated links, we tend to want to engage with it interactively on a constant basis. That’s the theory, anyway.

“Users with smartphones and tablets are consuming news in bits and bites throughout the course of the day,” says Richard Gringas, Google’s Senior Director of News and Social Products. “[It's] replacing the old standard behaviors of news consumption over breakfast along with a leisurely read at the end of the day.”

Google’s suggested replacements don’t exactly sound all that stellar. A combination of Google Now, which sends breaking news directly to your mobile phone (assuming you don’t have an Android device that doesn’t support it), and Google+, the social media site launched in 2011 as a way to compete with Facebook. The added bonus for Google is that with these two programs, you won’t be leaving the site to go check out headlines at CNN or anywhere else that you would have simply subscribed to with a RSS Feeder. Again, that’s the theory.

There’s no telling now whether the Reader-shaped hole in our hearts will make it easier for these other Google products to swoop in and take over our brains. I suspect not, because I don’t think I’ve been on Google+ since I was invited to join in the first place. They can keep pushing it on me all they want, though, because everybody knows it’s going to go the way of Google Wave sooner rather than later. Probably sooner. Hopefully sooner.

Submission + - Does The Xbox One Have Enough Exclusive Games To Survive? (freshinfos.com)

nrjperera writes: So far, Microsoft has announced that Xbox One will get 15 exclusive games, including Quantum Break, Ryse and Forza Motorsport 5. Rest of the games hasn’t been announced yet. But they will possibly be revealed in the upcoming E3 event. But, is 15 games enough to make this console better than others?

Xbox One has many features that fits everyone. However, since it’s a gaming console, and one that no better than PlayStation 4 (in my opinion), the next-gen Xbox will need a lot of exclusive titles to keep up the sales. Microsoft has reportedly invested $1 billion dollars, already on Xbox One exclusive games. Halo, and Gears of War are two of the Microsoft’s biggest selling games. It’s possible that we may get to see sequels for these games after the Xbox One launch, along with a few more Xbox only games to make the Xbox One more appealing. But, it’s highly unlikely for them to head out with the console in the holiday season.


Submission + - Differences Between A Nexus 7 And A Kindle Fire HD (freshinfos.com)

nrjperera writes: As you may already know, Google came to the tablet business with a big bang, showing-off their new Nexus 7 tablet that runs on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. But their glory didn’t last too long until Amazon came-up with their next-gen Kindle Fire HD tablet. Both companies claims they have the best tablet, but this article will show you which one is truly better.

Head over to the website and find it out wih full specs and feature comparison.


Submission + - Bill Gates Says Tablets Aren't Much Help in Education (chronicle.com)

An anonymous reader writes: In a detailed interview on the future of education, Bill Gates was surprisingly down on tablets in education — considering that Microsoft just released Surface. He said low-cost PCs are the thing for students. And he dismissed the idea that giving gadgets to students will bring change, saying that approach has "a really horrible track record."

Submission + - Apple Developing Wireless Charging Dock for iPhone and iPad (ibtimes.co.uk)

AlistairCharlton writes: Apple has won a patent for an inductive charging dock that could see the next iPhone feature wireless charging, adding further speculation that the 30-pin dock connector is to soon be scrapped.

The patent was originally filed back in the first quarter of 2008 and was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office on 26 June.


Submission + - How Hackers Can Take Over Your Facebook Account (freshinfos.com)

nrjperera writes: "There are several common ways that hackers use to hack into Facebook accounts. Mostly to steal private information, personal data and to scam other people on the network.

Stealing login information -: It’s by far the easiest way to access another Facebook profile because most people uses very weak and obvious passwords for their accounts and even share’s their passwords with friends.

Using the malware -: This is very popular, specially on Facebook because these hackers easily fool anyone to click and visit a website by scamming them with attractive pictures and false information.

Hacking into Email -: By hacking into someone’s email account, they can reset the Facebook password easily without any trouble.

Unknown apps -: There are thousands of apps on Facebook that easily access users profiles, and provides false information like “check to see how many people view your profile”. There is no possible way to see people who view your profile. Even Facebook security team says it’s impossible. Hackers and scammers use these methods to fool people into giving them what they want through these apps.

Read the full article through the link below"

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