lumia 930 build leakIt looks as though the Nokia Lumia 930, a smartphone which was released earlier this April 2014 will be on the receiving end of a new software update that will be known as the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1. On the Lumia 930, this would see the firmware version number getting a bump up to 14353 from 14252, and the operating system itself will now carry the number 14157, which would place it on par with that of the existing Preview for Developers.

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mangalyaan mars missionOne particular indicator that a country is ready to move forward to the next level of technological advancement would be space travel and exploration – and while the U.S. and Russia kicked things off with the race to the moon in the 1960s, here we are with more recent advancements in this field such as the Maven spacecraft finally arriving in the orbit of Mars after traveling for close to a year. India has taken steps to make their first interplanetary mission a success after passing a critical test that involved testing of the main liquid engine of the $75-million Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter for four seconds.

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uplocket3D printing has certainly come a long way since its early days, where we have seen custom heels churned out, in addition to an electric car (not all of the parts in that will be 3D printed of course), as well as a 3D printed UAV drone. This time around, we have a new Kickstarter campaign that will feature a device known as the UpLocket. This looks like something worth getting for your better half – whether as a gift, or as a peace offering, or simply to commemorate a special event, but the UpLocket is no ordinary heart-shaped locket.

Read full post →UpLocket Is A 3D Printed NFC-Capable Accessory

google play store uiWhat do you think of the freemium model that many apps adopt these days? I personally do not like it – it is somewhat even more frustrating than just a demo, since expectations are tempered somewhat while playing a demo, as you know just how many levels there are available that you can enjoy before you need to make the decision to play the game. As for freemium games, they allow you to dive right into the game and go farther than in a demo, but at a certain point when you want to pull ahead of the pack, you find out that investing time in the game delivers diminishing returns, unless you fork out some real world money.

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Ah, First World problems – you have way too many of the latest iPhone models lying around (basically the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus), where one is capable of putting them through some rather insane tests without blinking – while others in developing countries are willing to rent out their girlfriends for $1 an hour just to collect money to purchase the new iPhone. It is truly an upside down world, don’t you think so? Having said that, the iPhone 6 Plus has been pitted in a one-sided fight over at RatedRR’s firing range.

Read full post →iPhone 6 Plus Pitted Against 50-Caliber Shot

graphene noseIt looks like researchers have come across a new method that will pave the way for an extremely sensitive chemical sensor that will be based on the crystalline flaws in graphene sheets. Such imperfections will feature special electronic properties which the researchers were able to exploit, resulting in an increased sensitivity to have it absorb gas molecules by up to 300 times.

Read full post →Potential Breakthrough In “Electronic Nose”

auroraIf you ask me, there is nothing better than to have a lovely guide dog help the blind around. Not only does it offer companionship, it also doubles up as a blind person’s security guard in certain situations. Well, what happens when you are not exactly fond of man’s best friend? Perhaps the next best thing might suffice – Aurora.

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gelsightWhen we talk about robots, most of the time we would think that it is a pretty easy thing to actually conjure up a robot that works and functions like a human. However, things are not all that simple on the surface, which goes to show just how complex our brains and bodies actually are. Well, the GelSight sensor is one particular advancement in the field of robotics that will increase the dexterity level of robots, giving the a better sense of touch so to speak, relying on superior eyesight compared to the traditional method of using tactile sensors.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3Over the weekend, there was a spanking new report which was published in China which touted hardware specifications for a yet unreleased Redmi handset from Xiaomi that will obviously reside on the high end side of things. It is touted that this particular smartphone will run on an octa-core MT6595 chip from MediaTek, accompanied by 3GB RAM to boot. Do bear in mind that this means it is not an actual octa-core chip from MediaTek, as it will fall back upon the Big.LITTLE architecture alongside a quartet of Cortex A-17 cores that have a maximum clock speed of 2.2GHz, in addition to another four Cortex A-7 cores that boast of a top clock speed of 1.7GHz.

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With every new iPhone that Apple puts out there, each device gets faster and faster due to the new hardware and technological advances that Apple has made. Perhaps we might not be able to notice it or feel it, but if you’re wondering just how fast Apple’s iPhones have gotten over the years, then you might be interested in checking out the video above.

The video above was put together by the folks at EverythingApplePro on YouTube. Basically what they did was they took every single iPhone that Apple has ever made and lined them up just to see how far Apple has progressed since the first iPhone was introduced. What this means is that we are looking at the iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Read full post →iPhone Speed Test Compares Every iPhone Apple Has Ever Made