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Being stuck without a phone charger may soon be a problem of the past thanks to a group of engineering students who have invented a device that can turn Wi-Fi signals into electrical current.

Thanks to the two students from the Duke Pratt School of Engineering, you may soon be able to charge your phone, laptop and other small mobile devices using power from the invisible energy waves that are all around us. Whilst the precise science behind this incredible invention is a little bit complicated to explain, suffice it to say that this device could change the future of mobile connectivity forever. Being able to charge mobile devices via Wi-Fi connections would certainly be one less problem for modern technology users.

Currently, the charger has been able to use Wi-Fi signals to pull 7 volts of electricity from the air, which is enough to power a small mobile device. Even though this may seem like only a small amount of power, increasing the amount of electricity tapped can also be achieved by making the device larger.

Since the electricity collected would essentially be wasted otherwise, using the Wi-Fi charger could increase energy efficiency drastically; making this invention great news for both the environment and our bank accounts.

Shared by : Fahim Shaikh 

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PTCL introduced their Smart TV Android application for the android phone users who are using Smart TV services from PTCL.

Last time we provided a way to watch smart tv channels on android phone using MX player and watching it by using the channels list which was a little complex way of watching and the quality was also not upto the mark by following that method.

There is also an android app available on Google Play Market for PTCL Smart TV but that requires username and password and you need to subscribe in case you want to watch through it. But the application today we will share with you, is a free to use application (FOR THOSE WHO ARE CURRENTLY USING SMART TV SERVICES) that requires no username and password and works flawlessly.

DONT FORGET TO WATCH :  PTV 50 Years Golden Jubilee … FIRST FOOTAGE  1964   :)

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smart tv android

You can download the APP from here:

Download PTCL Smart TV Android APP

Installation Instructions:

  1. Download the zip file from above
  2. Extract the zip file and you will find a “webtv-6.apk” file inside it.
  3. Put the file in your sdcard of your android phone and run it.
  4. After the app is installed you need to configure some settings for it to run normally.
  5. Open the app from your app drawer and on the left side, swipe down you will find a settings menu.
  6. Open the settings menu and configure the settings as shown in the screenshot.ptcl-smart-tv-android-settings
  7. Make sure both options are turned “ON” and save the settings.
  8. Now watch any channel you want and enjoy smart tv on your android phone :)

Note: After setting up the application if still you are not able to watch any channel then you might be not a Smart TV user currently or else you need to configure you router settings for Port Mapping, which you can download from here:

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Samsung got caught artificially boosting their benchmark results again, this time for the new Galaxy Note 3.

An in depth report by Ars Technica explores how Samsung utilises special code in its operating system to identify when benchmarking apps are running and boost CPU speeds accordingly in order to achieve higher scores.

Benchmarking is useful in providing an idea of a phone or tablet’s general performance. But the results showed that speeds on the Note 3 were 20% higher when benchmarking apps were running when compared to regular usage meaning that the scores achieved do not reflect everyday use. On occasions scores were inflated by as much as 50%. Upcoming Nokia Lumia

note 3 benchmarks

The difference is remarkable. In Geekbench’s multicore test, the Note 3′s benchmark mode gives the device a 20 percent boost over its “natural” score. With the benchmark boosting logic stripped away, the Note 3 drops down to LG G2 levels, which is where we initially expected the score to be given the identical SoCs. This big of a boost means that the Note 3 is not just messing with the CPU idle levels; significantly more oomph is unlocked when the device runs a benchmark.

On one hand, who cares? Synthetic benchmarks don’t mean as much as how fast a phone turns on, or powers down, or launches a game, or crunches a video, or does any of a thousand other things real people need them to do every day. Things that are far more important, and far harder to cheat at. On the other hand, given that, why bother? Especially if you’ve been caught before. You know you’ll be caught again, and you’ll give people who already dislike or distrust you yet another reason to pile on the internet wedgies, and all for absolutely no gain.

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Nokia 515

The newly-announced Nokia 515 handset, which runs the company’s Series 40 software, emphasises why there’s still life in the more modest of mobile devices.

The sleek, one piece anodised aluminium device features an old-school alphanumeric keyboard and Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for those still adverse to touchscreen smartphone devices.

Thankfully, Series 40 isn’t completely devoid of smartphone-style apps. The Nokia 515 comes with YouTube and WhatsApp apps built in, while there’s also a Nokia Xpress web browser.

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Nokia 515 Specifications: Rs. 16,600

BODY Dimensions 114 x 48 x 11 mm, 56.7 cc (4.49 x 1.89 x 0.43 in)
Weight 101.1 g (3.56 oz)
DISPLAY Type TFT, 256K colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.4 inches (~167 ppi pixel density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 2
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Phonebook Yes, 1000 entries
Call records Yes
Internal 256 MB, 64 MB RAM
DATA GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Up to 236.8 kbps
Speed HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0/ with A2DP (single SIM only)
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, LED flash
Features Face detection, panorama
Video Yes, QVGA@30fps
Secondary No
FEATURES Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS; FM recording
Games Yes + Downloadable
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
Colors White, Black
  - SNS applications
– MP4/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/AAC player
– Organizer
– Predictive text input
BATTERY   Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery (BL-4U)
Stand-by Up to 912 h (2G) / Up to 912 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 10 h 18 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 18 min (3G)

Nokia 515

The Nokia 515 measures 4.48 by 1.88 by 0.43 inches and weighs just 3.56 ounces. The only part that does not feel particularly high-end is the 320×240, 2.4-inch screen, which features a serviceable 166 pixels per inch. More exciting is the 5-megapixel rear camera, which boasts features such as voice-guided self-portraits and 100-degree panoramas. The phone also has advanced email and browser apps, as well as preloaded Facebook and Twitter apps.

Nokia 515 dual SIM handset is 3.5G compatible. As for memory, there is only 256MB of on-board space, but a microSD card slot is a welcomed addition.

Battery life is decent too, with Nokia quoting up to 10.4hrs (but half that if you’re using the 3G).

Nokia 515

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Microsoft has announced the second generation of its Surface RT tablet, simply called the Surface 2. It now boasts a full HD screen, features updated internals, and has a new two-stage kickstand aimed to make it easier to use on your lap. 

The biggest upgrade on the Surface 2 tablet is its new 1080p display. With a resolution of 1920×1080, it’s a significant upgrade over the original Surface RT’s 1366×768 display. Microsoft says the panel itself is optically bonded to the surface of the screen, aiming to improve sunlight legibility outdoors. The 10.6in, 1080p screen should also mean a significant improvement in displaying crisp and clear text, a major criticism of the original Surface.

The Surface 2 looks very similar to the original model in terms of design. Microsoft says that its goal was not to “reinvent the wheel”, but simply make the tablet better. The biggest design change is a new two-stage kickstand, which can be set at two different angles. The new angle, pushed back further than the original one, makes it easier to use the Surface 2 on your lap, Microsoft says. Despite the improvements and additions, the Surface 2 is slightly thinner and lighter than its predecessor.

Microsoft says it didn’t try to “reinvent the wheel” with the Surface 2, only improve it.

The Surface 2 now comes in a new silver colour variant. The front of the tablet retains its traditional black bezel, but silver trim is used around the rest of the device, including the back. Interestingly, Microsoft has replaced the Windows logo on the back of the tablet with Surface branding.

Microsoft Surface 2

The Surface 2 two retains a full-size USB port, but it has been upgraded to USB 3.0 for faster file transfers with a compatible device. Microsoft has also improved the front facing camera (3.5-megapixels) and the rear facing camera (5-megapixels): both are able to capture full HD 1080p video. Unfortunately, the Surface 2 is only available in Wi-Fi models, so there’s no 4G option available.

The Microsoft Surface 2 tablet is powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, has 4GB of RAM and comes with 32GB or 64GB of internal memory. There is also a concealed microSD card slot, so users can add more storage to the unit. Microsoft says the device has improved battery life, now offering up to 10 hours of video playback.

cealed microSD card slot, so users can add more storage to the unit. Microsoft says the device has improved battery life, now offering up to 10 hours of video playback.

Microsoft Surface 2

The Surface 2 retains a very similar design to its predecessor, but comes in a new silver colour variant.

The Surface 2 comes pre-loaded with the Windows RT 8.1 operating system and includes a full version of Microsoft Office 2013 RT. Microsoft will also offer free Skype calling to landlines in more than 60 countries for one year, unlimited Skype Wi-Fi for one year, and 200GB of free SkyDrive storage for two years with any new Surface 2 purchase.

Microsoft has also unveiled a range of new accessories for the Surface 2 tablet. A redesigned Touch Cover 2 ($139.99) is thinner and lighter than the original Touch Cover and now has backlit keys and updated sensors. The Type Cover 2 ($149.99) also has backlit keys, and Microsoft says it is quieter when striking keys. It will be available in Cyan, Magenta, Purple and Black variants.

Microsoft will also sell a car Charger with USB ($59.99) and a power cover that extends the battery life of the Surface 2 by up to 50 per cent.

The new Type Cover 2 is thinner than the original and now has backlit keys.

The Microsoft Surface 2 tablet will be available in 32GB and 64GB models and will sell for $529 and $639 in Australia, respectively. The Surface 2 and new Surface accessories will be available to purchase from Tuesday, 22 October through Microsoft’s online store and though Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi retail stores and otherauthorised Surface commercial resellers.

The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 will be available through Microsoft stores on 22 October in the UK and 21 other countries, and you can pre-order a Surface 2 from 1pm on 24 September. China will have to wait until early November.

The launch is just a few days after Microsoft releases Windows 8.1 on 17 October.

Microsoft Surface 2: Price

The Surface 2 will cost £359 for the 32GB model, and there’s also a pricier 64GB version. Microsoft is planning to carry on selling the first generation Surface tablets alongside their successors.

Meanwhile, the Surface Pro 2 will start at £719 for the 64GB model, which will have 4GB of RAM. There will also be a 128GB version, also with 4GB of memory. 256GB and 512GB versions will each be offered with 8GB of RAM.

Storage Surface 2 Surface Pro 2
32 GB £359 n/a
64 GB £439 £719
128 GB n/a £799
256 GB n/a £1,039
512 GB n/a £1,439

Microsoft Surface 2: Specs

In terms of specifications, the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 will use the same 10.6 in and will offer the same number of USB ports. They will, of course, come pre-loaded with Windows 8.1. Here’s a rundown of the key points:

Surface 2

Source: pcadvisor 

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