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Ringing Bells starts shipping $4 phones in India – The Freedom 251

Ringing Bells starts shipping $4 phones in India – The Freedom 251

Back in February we heard about Freedom 251, the world’ cheapest Android Smartphone which is priced at just $4 or around 250 Indian Rupees. The phones have been manufactured by Ringing Bells, a startup mobile company in India who started their operations in 2015 and will be available to those who had pre-ordered these devices starting June 30th, 2016 At first everyone (including myself) had thought that this whole $4 smartphone looks like a big scam as it is virtually not possible for any company to manufacture at such a low rate; but now the company has kept all those rumors to rest and are ready to ship the first batch comprising of 200,000 phones within the next two days. The next batch of pre-orders are expected to commence after June 30th. Mohit Goel, the founder and CEO of Ringing Bells, while speaking with Indian Express said: “We will have a loss, but I am happy that the dream of connecting rural and poor Indians as part of the Digital India and Make in India initiatives has been fulfilled with Freedom 251.” Freedom 251 Tech Specs at a Glance 1.3GHz quad-core processor 1GB Ram 8GB internal member Up to 32 GB external memory 8MP primary camera with flash 3.2MP front camera 1,450 mAh battery Will run on Android 5.1 Dual SIM support 3G enabled Price: $4 or approximately INR...

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KFC’s Watt a Box charges your phone while you eat

KFC’s Watt a Box charges your phone while you eat

KFC have a special knack when it comes to innovative technology. Last year we saw them launch the bluetooth enabled keyboard trays that once synced with any smartphone, let you type and munch at the same time. This time around, the company has again come up with another unique solution for its customers. KFC India is introducing limited edition take away boxes that come with built-in charging ports so you can recharge your phone and other devices while you are recharging yourself. The boxes called, “Watt a Box” carry a small battery power bank (actual mAh is not yet known) that can easily give your phone some juice while you are munching away on those Zingers.   The box comes with magnetic flaps and contains your usual meal but has a power bank integrated on its side. The Watt a Box also comes with micro-USB and Lightning cables to charge your iPhone or Android smartphones. The best thing is the power bank is removable, so you can carry it along. So if you happen to be in either Delhi or Mumbai and want to enjoy some fried chicken and Zinger while getting your smartphone charged, KFC has you covered with its 5-in-1 meal box. The limited edition Watt a Box can only be won through contests held at select stores in Delhi and Mumbai, or through an online contest on KFC...

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One Plus 3 vs Galaxy S7 Edge – Speed and Performance test comparison [Video]

One Plus 3 vs Galaxy S7 Edge – Speed and Performance test comparison [Video]

  The One Plus 3 seems to be the talk of the town these days mainly because of two things: its sleek simplistic design and the massive 6GB RAM. Question is will it be enough to stand toe-to-toe with the Samsung S7 Edge? We’ll let you be the judge after watching the video.   Our friends at C4ETech have done a comparison with the Samsung GALAXY Edge 7 and the results look really impressive. One thing to be noted here is that the One Plus 3 by default comes with a battery optimization feature that restricts the number of apps running in the background. Due to this, the device wasn’t able to fully utilize all the power that it actually possesses. In order to fix this, XDA had come up with a small fix that enables you to fully utilize the phone’s large memory. Even though XDA have claimed that this might compromise the phone’s battery, but from what we have seen so far, that doesn’t seem to be the case. For those of you who are lucky enough to get your hands on this beast, we would like to hear what you guys think about the One Plus 3 with and without the RAM fix. Do share your thoughts with us in the comments below....

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Say Goodbye to regular Wi-Fi signal drops with Plume Pods

Say Goodbye to regular Wi-Fi signal drops with Plume Pods

In today’s wireless world where everything is seemingly connected over a local Wi-Fi network, we often seem to face a common issue where we do not get full signal strengths in all the rooms of our house. Agreed? There are some people who besides having two-three routers in a house sometimes complain about drop in signals especially if there are lots of doors and walls. All this is about to change with Plume Podsan adaptive WiFi network system which uses multiple pods throughout your house to give you the best coverage possible. The concept behind Plume Pods may sound similar to a standard mesh network, but Plume has developed a self-learning system which adapts to your house, your devices and surrounding WiFI networks to consistently deliver a fast and reliable WiFi connection. Simply connect a pod in each room and enjoy uninterrupted connectivity throughout the house. Each Pod is about the size of a small night bulb and plugs right into the wall. The Pods also come with an Ethernet port but you only need to connect one pod to your modem using a regular LAN cable. “Plume is a cloud coordinated WiFi system that exponentially increases the signal strength and quality of your WiFi. It monitors your WiFi activity and balances your network load without sacrificing the performance of one device over another. Plume utilizes multiple WiFi channels in the same home to communicate between Plume Pods, eliminating congestion as your WiFi demands change and increase. Our cloud algorithms figure out which band to use for each device to ensure your devices have access to the speed they deserve, avoiding interference along the way. Plume WiFi adapts to the physical space you live in, your online devices, your household, and even to your neighbor’s WiFi usage patterns (yes, their networks also impact your environment!). It adapts real-time to your personal needs.” As far as pricing and availability is concerned, the company is in the final testing phase before the Pods go on sale this fall. If you pre-order today, you can get a pack of six Pods for $234 with each additional Pod costing $39. Once the devices are floated in the market, each Plume Pod will be retailing at $49. Pre-orders are currently only limited to the US but the company says that it is planning to open them up to other countries as well before the official launch. So what do you guys think of this new handy little device? If you’re like me who uses multiple routers to cover the entire house, the Plume Pods can very well be the solution to all our Wi-Fi related problems. Source: Plume...

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One Plus 3 with 6GB RAM is now officially available for $399

One Plus 3 with 6GB RAM is now officially available for $399

After months of speculation and a ton of leaked images, the One Plus 3 has (finally) officially be launched. Through the years, we have seen One Plus come up with really good devices that have been commonly known as “flagship killers” that have all the juice to stand toe to toe with some of the biggest names in the market. As far as hardware is concerned, the One Plus 3 follows in the same footsteps as its two predecessors by offering some pretty powerful specs at an extremely reasonable price. The device sports a 5.5” Optic AMOLED 1080p Gorilla Glass 4 display with 401 ppi, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, Adreno 530 GPU, 6GB LPDDR4 RAM, a 16MP Sony IMX298 sensor rear camera, an 8MP front shooter, 64GB of on board storage (with no support for an external card slot), 3000mAh battery, a  finger print scanner, USB Type-C and Android 6.0 Marshmallow running on the company’s own OxygenOS. Another noteworthy feature which the company announced was “Dash Charge” that promises to charge your phone from 0-60% in just under 30 minutes that aims at lasting a good 6-7 hours on normal usage. Unlike in the past, when one had to get an invite in order to purchase the devices, the company has decided not to go with that tradition anymore meaning you can easily place your order for the One Plus 3 today from their website. The One Plus 3 is available in two colors Graphite Grey and Soft Gold and is being retailed at $399 One Plus 3 Tech Specs at a Glance Display: 5.5-inch 1080p Optic AMOLED Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 RAM and Storage: 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage (no option for expansion) Rear Camera: 16MP Sony IMX298 with OIS, HDR, f/2.0 aperture and 4K video; Front Camera: 8MP Sony IMX179 with f/2.0 aperture and 1080p video Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi AC, 4G LTE Cat 6, GPS w/ GLONASS, NFC, USB 2.0 Ports: USB 2.0 Type-C, dual nano-SIM, 3.5mm audio Battery: 3,000mAh non-removable battery with Dash Charge technology (60% battery in 30 minutes of charging) Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, Electronic Compass Dimensions: 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm,...

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