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Introducing the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro – The first Google Tango Phone

Introducing the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro – The first Google Tango Phone

Lenovo Tech World kicked off yesterday with a bunch of major announcements that is sure to revolutionize the future of smartphones. The company launched several new phones that have been rumored since quite some time; but the one device that got us all excited was  the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro – The world’s first Tango phone for consumers. Without going into much detail about Google’s Project Tango, let us give you a quick refresher of what it’s all about. Rumors have been floating around since the beginning of last year regarding Google’s next big project that brings Augmented Reality in the palm of your hands. With Virtual and Augmented Reality already on a stride these days, Project Tango could very well be the next big thing. Besides the PHAB2 Pro, Lenovo also announced two other devices in the PHAB series, the Lenovo PHAB2 and the PHAB2 Plus. Lenovo PHAB2 Pro – The World’s first Project Tango Phone The Lenovo PHAB2 Pro is a 6.4-inch phablet having a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution QHD display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor along with 4GB of RAM. The device comes with a 16MP rear camera with support for 4K video recording and an 8MP front camera but the one feature that makes this phone standout from the rest is that it supports Google’s Project Tango. The built-in cameras and sensors found in the back of the device will allow it to use Project Tango’s 3D mapping technology to understand and create a whole new virtual world around you. Combining these with the phone’s powerful hardware, the device is best suited for Augmented Reality (AR) games and simulations. Other specs include 64GB on onboard storage, a 4050mAh battery with fast charge support and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The device would be availablecomes in two colors: Gunmetal Grey and Champagne Gold. The PHAB2Pro will be available globally in September for $499 from selected Lowe’s outlets in the US while the rest of us can order ours online by the end of the year Lenovo PHAB2 For those of you who don’t want to burn a big hole in your pockets, Lenovo also offers a budget friendly variant in their new Phab series. The PHAB2 also comes with a massive 6.4-inch HD IPS display with 227 PPI (unlike the QHD found in its elder sibling, the PHAB2 Pro), a Media Tek Quadcore MTK 8735 processor, 2GB RAM, a 13MP rear camera along with a 5MP front camera, 32GB of onboard storage with microSD card support, a 4050mAh battery and will be running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The Lenovo PHAB2 will be available in two colors:...

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CEO of Telenor Pakistan awarded with Business Person of the Year Award 2016

CEO of Telenor Pakistan awarded with Business Person of the Year Award 2016

The ‘Business Person of the Year Award 2016’ of Canada Pakistan Business Council (CPBC) was awarded to Michael Foley, CEO Telenor Pakistan, at the CPBC 33rd Anniversary Gala in Toronto, Canada. Photo shows Foley (C) receiving the award from (R – L) Bryon Wilfert, Chairman, CPBC | John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Government of Canada | Asghar Ali Golo, Consul General of Pakistan | and Samir Dossal, President,...

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Introducing BLOCKS – The world’s first modular smartwatch

Introducing BLOCKS – The world’s first modular smartwatch

Not too long ago we were all buzzing about modular smartphones which could very well be the future of most of our hand held devices. When we talk about modular devices, Google’s Project Ara and LG’s latest flagship phone of 2016, the LG G5, would be among the first names that come to mind. If these aren’t enough to make a few jaws drop, we’ve got another exciting entrant in the modular devices family – BLOCKS which is the world’s first modular smartwatch. What’s most exciting about these modular devices is the option to customize them as per your own needs. Same goes for the smartwatch, which offers a wide variety of options for you to choose from. The modules include: Extra Battery Heart Rate GPS Adventure (Module has a 3-in-1 sensor which combines digital humidity, pressure and temperature sensors in one). Flashlight Programmable button   Four of the aforementioned modules come with the watch and the good thing is you get to choose all four of them. The BLOCKS smartwatch is expected to release in October this year and will be retailing for $330 with $11 in shipping costs if you’re in the US and $15 for the rest of the world (Pre-orders have already started). Additional modules can also be purchased separately which will cost you an extra $35 per piece. We really like the idea of customizing your watch according to your own needs and even though Motorola offer a similar option with the 2ndgeneration Moto 360, BLOCKS offers something uniquely different. If you’re on the lookout to get a new smartwatch running on Android Wear anytime soon, then you probably should wait a few more months. The BLOCKS smartwatch features a 1.39” full circular 400 x 400 Gorilla Glass AMOLED Round Display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8009w processor, 512MB RAM, a 300 mAh battery, 4GB of storage, a stainless steel casing, microphone, WIFI 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 (BLE) and runs on the latest version of Android (Wear) Marshmallow. The watch is also fully compatible with iOS devices which will surely make Apple users quite happy. Even though the market for smartwatches hasn’t quite gone mainstream as anticipated, the modular technology might just be able to change this norm and in doing so, re-define the future of how smartwatches can be utilized. Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments below. Cheers! BLOCKS Smarwatch Tech Specs at a Glance 1.39″ AMOLED 400×400 Display 300mAh battery Stainless Steel casing Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8009w processor 512MB RAM 4GB Storage Microphone WIFI 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth 4.1 (BLE) G Sens + Gyro E-Compass Android Marshmallow Source:...

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How to run Android on an iPhone [Video]

How to run Android on an iPhone [Video]

Now here’s some interesting news that is sure to create a lot of buzz among iOS and Android enthusiasts. We have seen the feud going on for years between both parties and it still continues to do so with each new Android device competing with its Apple counterpart and vice versa. But what if there is a way to simultaneously run your iPhone on both iOS and Android platforms? Sound surprising? Well, a guy who goes by the name of Nick Lee has figured a unique way to run Android on an iPhone 6S…..well sort of actually! Currently working as the CTO of a mobile development studio in Brooklyn called “Tendigi”, Nick built a custom 3D printed enclosure which acts as an iPhone 6S case. Inside the case lies a Lemaker HiKey circuit board that runs on a customized version of Android Marshmallow. Using a lightning connector to plug into the iPhone, the Tendigi iOS app allows the two devices to interact with each other. Technically speaking, the iPhone’s screen acts as a display and from what we see in the video, it’s doing a pretty decent job. The case also includes openings for HDMI and USB ports and even has a SD card slot. The whole idea of an iPhone being able to run on Android was derived from a previous experiment in which Nick was successful in running Windows 95 on an Apple Watch. Do watch the video and judge for yourself in case you have trouble believing what you just read. So what do you guys think of this unique concept? Could it be adapted in the main stream consumer market? Do share your thoughts with us in the comments...

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Samsung officially launches the Gear Fit 2 and Gear Icon X wireless Earbuds

Samsung officially launches the Gear Fit 2 and Gear Icon X wireless Earbuds

Samsung held an event in New York yesterday in which the South Korean tech giants unveiled the Gear Fit 2 Smart watch which is a successor to last years highly acclaimed Gear Fit along with the bluetooth enabled Gear Icon X wireless ear buds. Let us now take a closer look at what these two new smart accessories has to offer: Gear Fit 2: Advanced Features for Fitness   The Gear Fit 2 is a followup to the original Gear Fit and outfits the activity tracker with a gorgeous 1.5-inch curved AMOLED display, dedicated GPS, heart rate monitor, and 4GB of storage for your music. Depending on use, Samsung says the Gear Fit 2 should deliver between 3-4 days of battery life with up to 5 days of standby time. The Gear Fit 2 will be available in three colors: Black, blue and pink   Features an ergonomic, sleek and slim design for comfortable everyday use Provides a Super AMOLED curved display with a high-resolution color touchscreen for easy fitness monitoring, or checking and responding to text message notifications Embedded GPS and HRM sensor for accurate data tracking of activity With the Auto Activity Tracking feature, users won’t have to manually activate the sports band – whether running, walking, cycling, or using a rowing machine Enables easy transfer of fitness data between S Health and other select fitness applications, and provides ‘Step Challenges,’ for 1:1 competitions with your friends The standalone music player provides a workout boost without the need of a mobile device   Gear IconX: A Simple and Wireless Experience     The Gear IconX are true wireless earbuds, each coming with their own batteries to power each bud. Where things get interesting is that they also have 4GB of internal storage for storing music, and are capable of tracking physical activity like distance, speeds, heart rate, and calories burned. Needless to say, they’re the perfect workout companion.     http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/gear-iconx/videos/gear-iconx_powerfully_small.mp4     The earbuds are stored in a pill-shaped case when not in use, which provides up to two full charges. Battery life is said to be around 2 hours depending on use (you’ll get more mileage by listening to music stored on the earbuds themselves, obviously). The Gear Icon X will be available in three colors: white, blue and black   Provides a lightweight, secure and comfortable fit with three different sizes of eartips and wingtips, and can be activated by simply placing the earbuds in the user’s ears Enables tracking of fitness data such as distance, speed, duration, heart rate and calories burned, and easily syncs with S Health Includes a Voice Guide feature that provides instant voice feedback on the user’s...

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Meet Huawei Pakistan’s new Deputy General Manager , Device Business

Meet Huawei Pakistan’s new Deputy General Manager , Device Business

Huawei Pakistan has promoted – Mr. Fraz Malik Khan as Deputy General Manager of its Device Department. The leading technology company – Huawei has acknowledged the competent performance and managerial expertise of Mr. Fraz Khan, to entrust him with these important responsibilities, to drive the strategic development and planning functions for the world-renowned brand in Pakistan. In his new role, he will be responsible for strengthening the internal and external infrastructure of this enterprise. Mr. Fraz will also ensure immaculate alignment of Huawei’s Marketing Channels and vast Distribution Network, all over Pakistan, while further streamlining the integration of Marketing and Retail teams, to ensure the effective Roll-out of all marketing plans. Over the years, working as the Marketing Head of Huawei – Mr. Fraz has been managing a portfolio of 110 Million US Dollars, where he demonstrated tremendous skills in Marketing and Brand Management. Mr. Fraz Malik Khan – a seasoned professional, has played  a key role in establishing Huawei devices as the leading, most innovative and reliable telecom products in Pakistan, that enjoy the largest market-share in their respective categories. During Fraz’s tenure as Marketing Head, Huawei has gained rapid popularity, due to his effective strategy for market-penetration and proactive engagements with every segment of the consumers. Thus, Huawei’s sales-figures still continue to rise sharply all over Pakistan. Mr. Fraz Khan has won several professional awards during his robust career. His notable achievements at Huawei include: Most Rapid Market-Share Growth Worldwide , Best Global Marketing Practice Retail Award , Best Consumer Brand Awareness Growth MEHQ , and Best Marketing Contribution Award MEHQ . Earlier in his tenure with Huawei  he has managed strategic marketing and sales functions at various globally leading companies operating in the telecom and I.T sectors, where he achieved prestigious awards like; Highest Retail Market Share Award in 2012, Retail Champion Award in 2011, Employee Of The Year Award for 2009 – 2010 and many more. Mr. Fraz Khan has extensive training experience and diverse communication skills, along with a proven track-record of increasing revenues, streamlining work-flows and creating a team environment to increase...

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Huawei Honor 5A and 5A Plus Rumors

Huawei Honor 5A and 5A Plus Rumors

Huawei is keeping its promise to aggressively compete against its competitor in the mid-range and top-end smartphone market. Huawei, the company seems to be being uncompromisingly issue new products mainly in the form of a smartphone.  There were already some variants of smartphones that have been issued, for example Honor 5X released few months ago aimed at mid-range segment. Besides Huawei also issued P9 and Mate 8 for high-end segment. Now Huawei is also preparing two new smartphones to compete in the entry-level segment reportedly. The product is Huawei Honor 5A and 5A Plus. Huawei 5A and 5A Plus is the next generation phone in mid range handsets. Both variants are already passed the certification TENAA, so it can be ascertained if the two will soon be launched in the Chinese market. The Honor 5A is the smaller variant of the Honor 5A Plus. The Honor 5A is expected to feature a 5-inch HD display, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage which is expandable with a microSD slot. According to rumors it will has 13-megapixel primary camera. This variant will also be equipped with a battery capacity of 2200 mAh. Honor 5A Plus, will carry a 5.5-inch wide screen with a resolution of 720 pixels HD display. This smartphone will be supported with octa-core 1.8 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM to bring the internal storage of 16 GB which is expandable. The primary camera will be 13 MP & the secondary camera will be 8 MP and the battery capacity will be carried in the amount of 3000 mAh. Nevertheless, it is not certain about the information and release schedule Huawei Honor 5A and 5A Plus it. Clearly, these two smartphones will be targeting the entry...

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Introducing the OPPO F1 Plus FC Barcelona Edition

Introducing the OPPO F1 Plus FC Barcelona Edition

If you’re an FC Barcelona fan, then Oppo have got a real treat for you guys. After successfully launching the Oppo R7 Barcelona Edition, the Chinese OEM is all set to add another member to the recently crowned La Liga champion’s family – the limited FC Barcelona edition Oppo F1 Plus which is almost identical to the Oppo R9 but is recognized in some countries as the F1 Plus. The device features a blue-and-red color scheme, and an 18K gold-plated club insignia on the back giving it an absolute premium look . The FC Barcelona-themed UI is also a part of this offering, and OPPO has also released an exclusive case sporting laser-printed signatures from Barcelona’s top players, namely: Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar, Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitić. “The F1 Plus is all about snappiness, style and speed, so there’s no better partner for it than the phenomenal FC Barcelona. We’re proud to bring users one of our most eye-catching devices ever, while paying tribute to the world’s greatest football club,” said Sky Li, OPPO Vice President and Managing Director of International Mobile Business. The OPPO F1 Plus FC Barcelona Edition sports identical specifications to the regular OPPO F1 Plus model, it comes with a 5.5-inch fullHD display, a 13mp rear shooter and a whopping 16mp front camera, 4GB of RAM, a 2850 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery and 64GB of internal storage. The device is powered by the Media Tek Helio P10 64-bit octa-core processor and it ships with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box with OPPO’s custom Color OS 3.0 on top of it. The Oppo F1 Plus will be available in three colors: Blue, Red and Grey (The three official colors of FC Barcelona) The Oppo F1 Plus Barca Edition will become available in China, Singapore, Indonesia and a couple of other markets in mid-June with pricing yet to be confirmed by Oppo. So what do you guys think about Oppo’s new (sporty) beast? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below....

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JAMSTIK – The World’s First Smart Guitar

JAMSTIK – The World’s First Smart Guitar

Playing a guitar has its own charm. For those of you agree with this notion, no further explanation is required and for those who don’t, well no explanation is possible. Through the years and countless generations, the love for this remarkable musical instrument has grown further and further. Guitars come in many different variants that include your ever green acoustic, bass or the bone chilling electric guitar to name a few. Today we are going to tell you about a new addition to the guitar family which comes with a little touch of smart technology attached to it. Introducing the JamStik+ smart guitar, this is technically a plastic guitar neck with real strings.  Tugging on those strings won’t produce any of that great sound you’re used to on their own, though — you plug this baby into a MIDI interface or your smartphone with the JamStik app for Android and you’re ready to jam away. The JamStik+ works wirelessly with your devices using Bluetooth. It comes with an interactive guitar lesson app series and works with a multitude of other music apps, so everyone from beginners to pros can just play. The JamStik+ comes with 4 free apps, a guitar strap, 2 guitar picks and a rechargeable battery. Amazon is currently offering the guitar for $299 so those of you who are interested in having a few jamming sessions at your place should grab one...

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Samsung launches the Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition

Samsung launches the Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition

If you’re a fan of the Dark Knight, one of DC’s greatest detectives and happen to buy a new GALAXY S7 Edge, then we suggest you wait a little longer. Samsung have officially announced a special GALAXY S7 Edge Injustice Edition along with a bunch of other cool goodies that come with it. Even though we haven’t got a chance to grab one ourselves as yet, the device does look absolutely gorgeous from a first glance.   Wrapped in a full deep black enclosure (unlike the metallic black/blue tinted variant on the regular S7 Edge), the S7 Edge Injustice Edition comes with Batman’s logo embossed in gold at the back. Other noticeable changes include gold accents around the camera, home button and the speaker grill. The phone’s UI is also fine tuned to match with the Dark Knight theme and comes with matching icons, lock screen and phone app. Inside the box you will fine a sleek golden Batarang, a Samsung Gear VR, headphones and a special Batman armored case just in case the device falls in the hands of Batman’s arch nemesis. As for now, there has been no wording on the pricing and availability of the device, we’ll keep you guys posted once we get to find out ourselves. Till then, happy crime...

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VIZIO announce new range of 4K displays with built in Google Cast support

VIZIO announce new range of 4K displays with built in Google Cast support

VIZIO, the maker of some of the top selling UHD TVs as well as being America’s #1 Sound Bar Company have announced their new range of M – Series line of 4K televisions based on VIZIO’s “SmartCast” technology with Google Cast built-in.  The company is offering a wide range of models to choose from with sizes ranging between 50” to 80” and prices ranging from $849.99 to $3,999. The televisions come with a 6” Android Tablet which acts as a remote and at the same time can be used to cast rich content onto the screen. The TV’s also support other Android and iOS devices so that shouldn’t be an issue. Currently there are more than a 1000 apps on the Google Play Store that support the new cast feature with YouTube, Netflix and Spotify among some of the leading names in most households. One important thing to know here is that these devices do not have a built in TV tuner which means you won’t be able to watch your local cable channels on it. Here’s the complete list for you to choose from VIZIO SmartCast M-Series 50″ | $849.99 VIZIO SmartCast M-Series 55″ | $999.99 VIZIO SmartCast M-Series 60″ | $1,249.99 VIZIO SmartCast M-Series 65″ | $1,499.99 VIZIO SmartCast M-Series 70″ | $1,999.99 VIZIO SmartCast M-Series 80″ | $3,999.99 Well this is just a small glimpse of what the future has in store for televisions and with time, people will eventually start adapting new ways of watching their favorite shows from the traditional channel switching that we usually do while watching cable TV. Are you guys interested in getting one of these cool new devices anytime soon? Let us know in the comments...

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Google and Levi’s to launch the Commuter X Jacquard Smart Jacket

Google and Levi’s to launch the Commuter X Jacquard Smart Jacket

There is no denying the fact that Google and innovation go hand in hand. With that said, the world’s largest online search giants have yet again come up with something different this time around as well. The recently concluded Google I/O is an annual platform that showcases what the future (and Google) holds in store for us. Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects division (ATAP) made a bunch of cool announcements including the much awaited Project Ara (arriving in 2017), Project Soli and Project Jacquard, ATAP’s touch – sensitive fabric project. Speaking at the event, Google’s Technical Program lead Dr. Ivan Poupyrev, who is also currently heading the ATAP division announced a new collaboration with Levi’s to launch their famous Commuter jacket with the new technology built inside. Using sensors weaved into the fabric, Levi’s Commuter x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket connects to a user’s phone and allows them to interact with it by touching a specific portion of the sleeve. Functions include answering/rejecting calls, as well as integration with services like Spotify, Google Maps and Strava. Google also plans on releasing APIs that will open the gateway for more developers in the future. As far as the jacket’s durability is concerned, Poupyrev says you can handle it like any other jacket; you just need to make sure to remove the Bluetooth chip on the sleeve’s button loop before washing. Levi’s Commuter X jacket with Project Jacquard is expected to launch their beta this fall while the worldwide launch will be sometime in spring 2017. We’ll keep you guys posted on any further developments. So what do you guys think about this new “smart” fashion apparel? Would it be another addition to your...

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