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BenQ unveils RL2460HT to stir up the gaming action

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BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations today announced the launch of its fully optimized RL2460HT monitor for high-speed PC and console gaming — perfect for RTS- and MOBA-style games, as well as fighting games. The RL2460HT is equipped with BenQ’s exclusive RevolutionEyes™ technology to provide the visual comfort gamers need for better performance during prolonged hours of competitive play.

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The new RL2460HT has been specifically optimized for real-time strategy (RTS), first-person shooter (FPS) console games such as the all-new Call of Duty®: Ghosts, MOBA-style games like StarCraft® ll: Heart of the Swarm™, League of Legends™, and Defense of the Ancients (Dota 2), as well as for popular fighting games such as Mortal Kombat™.

 

With the launch of RL2460HT, BenQ aims to offer exciting special features for some of the professional gaming industry’s most popular titles, played by millions of in-person and online gamers,”said,  Rajeev Singh, Country Head & General Manager, BenQ India. “The RL2460HT has been engineered in collaboration with the world’s top professional fighting game champions enabling it to deliver the precision, speed, and market-first innovations needed to provide gamers with a memorable experience”.

 

To enhance monitor performance, the RL2460HT’s RevolutionEyes technology includes ZeroFlicker™ capabilities that eliminate traditional LED flicker issues, adding to eSports enthusiasts’ comfort during competitive action and longer gaming sessions. The RL2460HT also features BenQ’s Black eQualizer, which enables total gaming visibility by allowing players to adjust brightness without over-exposing white levels, revealing critical combat details with improved visibility in darkened areas. Additionally, BenQ’s Low Blue Light technology removes up to 70 percent of blue spectrum light to protect gamers’ eyes during extended periods of play, with several low blue light levels that automatically adjust emission without affecting picture quality.

 

With the RL2460HT’s HDMI Out port, pro gamers can stream their game content after it goes through the monitor so that the audience sees exactly what the player has seen, without risk of lag or delay to the player. In this manner, pro gamers can preserve monitor speed and performance regardless of the streaming system used. The monitor provides a height-adjustable stand with a precision adjustment marker system that makes setup fast and easy, enabling the player to duplicate the precise setup every time and everywhere.

 

Like the other monitors in the BenQ RL series, the RL2460HT includes a 24-inch, LED-powered TN panel with virtually no input lag and industry-leading 1 ms response time. Other features include integrated speakers, two HDMI ports along with standard DVI and VGA connections, and SmartScaling for gaming pros to customize their screen viewing area for optimal viewing performance, but still wouldn’t change my 144hz monitor for any other.

 

The RL2460HT is available at a price (MRP) of 17500 INR across India. For more information, please visit www.BenQ.co.in.

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VH1 App now available on Windows Phone [India]

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Apparently there are two different versions of VH1 App on Windows Phone. The one which recently covered by WPcentral and the other one which I noticed today on my Windows Phone’s featured app list whose logo looks something like this

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Interestingly both apps are official ones. I am assuming Non US users would be familiar with the above VH1 logo ( as that of VH1 TV) . If you are in India you can download this version of VH1 on your windows phone from here. Here goes the screenshots

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Download VH1 app for windows phone [ India] .

Download VH1 app for windows phone [ US and others ] .

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Here is the preview of New Animated Lockscreen for Windows Phone 8.1

 

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Thanks to David Lorenzin who has uploaded new lockscreen preview video on youtube. The video shows how the upcoming lockscreens look like on windows phone 8.1 . The video showcases 3 different lockscreen themes

  • Classic
  • Clock plus
  • Stripe

Everything looks pretty interesting. 3 years back, say in December 2011, we had covered about free lockscreens available for windows phone 7 .  If you compare, there are significant changes from Windows Phone 7.  The new animated lockscreens looks classy. We are not sure if it supports something like pattern lock ( like Maze lock popular in Android ).  We hope this new animated lockscreen app hits the store as soon as possible for all range of windows phones running 8.1 .

 

Update: There is an app called Animated Lockscreen published by VenetaSoft which gives a good preview of how the lockscreen looks like on your windows phone 8.1 . Download the preview app from here . ( Yes , it works on 512 Mb RAM devices too! )

Inside the Video:

Classic Animated Lockscreen

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Clock Plus Animated Lockscreen

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Stripe Animated Lockscreen

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So far, which one did you like? Do comment!

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Google Maps now available in Hindi

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As a part of its global initiative to make maps more useful for users locally, Google is launching Google Maps in Hindi. Starting today, people will be able to see Hindi names for cities, localities, important roads, as well as popular points of interest such as public parks and schools, on the new Google Maps and on Google Maps on Android.

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To view Hindi name labels on Google Maps, people must enable Hindi as their preferred language on their device. From a computer, they can change the language preference to Hindi on their Google account settings or by selecting the “Hindi” option at the bottom of the page on the google.co.in home page. On Android, users simply need to select the Hindi option within the “Language and input” menu found in their phone’s ‘settings menu’.

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Once Hindi has been chosen as the preferred language, people will be able to see Hindi names directly on the map. These new labels that are visible on Google Maps today have been created by transliterating English names to Hindi, or, translating the English names to Hindi and ensuring the text resonated with local dialects.

Commenting on the launch, Suren Ruhela, Director Product and Program Management, Google said, “Google is committed to making its products more useful for people in India, and creating comprehensive maps is a crucial part of helping Indian users access information about parts of the country that are unfamiliar to them. By launching Google Maps in Hindi today, hopefully Indians can explore and navigate the world around them more easily, whether these are people who already use Maps to find their way around day-to-day or Hindi-speakers coming online for the first time.”

Google Maps is constantly looking for new ways to help improve people’s engagement with the world, whether it’s helping them find what they need or get to where they need to go as quickly as possible. In the past year, Google Maps was redesigned to give people one intuitive mapping experience that’s fast and easy-to-use. The new Google Maps were rebuilt from the ground up, with the new design aimed at helping people make quicker decisions by easily surfacing places of interest, local search results, and rich layers of imagery where available. To find out more about Google Maps, continue reading here:https://www.google.com/maps/about/

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BenQ launches XL-Z Series gaming monitors

BenQ, a leading market player in technology innovation and design proficiency today announced the launch of XL-Z series of first-person shooter (FPS) purpose-built gaming monitors: The 27-inch XL2720Z and 24-inch XL2420Z and XL2411Z widescreen full-HD displays.

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Featuring BenQ’s exclusive Revolution Eyes technology for exceptional monitor performance, the displays are packed with enhancements such as Motion Blur Reduction, Low Blue Light, Zero Flicker, gaming refresh rate optimization management (GROM), and 1-ms GTG response times. In addition, the new models offer BenQ’s latest firmware, which enables third-party utility support for further optimization options. The end result is striking visual clarity, seamless motion fluidity, and added viewing comfort for hours of action-packed game play.

The XL- Z Series models are co-developed by various R&D partnerships with the core product developers and masterminds of gaming industry worldwide. The FPS Mode featured in XL- Z series let players tap into the fundamental insights of pro gamers and view the game how a gaming legend would see it. This feature automatically adjusts monitor calibrations to provide users with optimal brightness, contrast, sharpness and color tint.

Featuring Low Blue Light technology, the XL-Z monitors successfully manage the exposure of blue spectrum light emitted, resulting in more comfortable viewing. To help gamers protect their eyes during extended periods, the monitors provide several adjustable low blue light levels that automatically adjust emission without affecting quality. With the GROM management system, gamers also gain the freedom to custom-build their personal gaming experience according to viewing preferences such as refresh rates (100/120/144Hz), display resolutions, and screen sizes.

XL- Z series augments your gaming experience like never before with industry beating exclusive features like:

  • Fast 1ms GtG Response Time enhances gaming experience with smoothly rendered Fast-moving action and dramatic transitions without the annoying effects of smearing or ghosting
  • 144Hz Refresh Rate Ensures Seamless Graphics: With a refresh rate of 144Hz, there’s never a lag and every in-game details will be smoothly rendered giving gamers captivating realism on screen
  • Display Mode & Smart Scaling allows gamers to interchange between monitor screen sizes from17″ (4:3), 19″ (4:3), 19″W (16:10), 21.5″W (16:9), 22″W (16:10), 23″W (16:9) to 24″W (16:9), as the Smart Scaling feature gives them the freedom to manually scale the screen to any custom size
  • Motion Blur Reduction BenQ’s new Motion Blur Reduction technology further enhances an ultra-smooth, free-of-blur gaming experience, particularly for action-packed FPS games where every millisecond count. With Motion Blur Reduction, gamers no longer suffer from time and gaming comfort lost to poor vision quality created by motion blur and lagging

The all new BenQ XL2720Z gaming monitor is available across India at an MRP of Rs. 37500, while the XL2420Z & XL2411Z are available at retail price of Rs. 32500 & Rs. 30000 respectively.

Swift programming: iOS programmers can now use Emoji as variable name!

Which is that favourite Emoji which you often use when you have a conversation with your friends on Facebook/Whatsapp?
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Things are getting cooler and cooler for programmers! Heard of Swift programming language? Swift is Apple’s new programming language which lets you program their machines running on iOS and OSX platform which was recently unveiled for developers in WWDC 2014 event. Swift is Emoji friendly 😉 Yup!

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As I was going through the programming guide, I noticed developers are now free to use whatever name they want while declaring a variable or constant name. As seen in the above screenshot one can feel FREE to use wide variety of characters including symbols, unicodes and emojis as their variable names! Sounds cool? Pretty interesting to see programming languages becoming too handy and cool to use!

Interested in learning Swift programming language? Download it on your iBooks here. Requires Mac OS X Mavericks

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Motorola Xoom 2 leaked images and spec details

Motorola Xoom 2 surfaces! [Leaked images, Specs and rumors]

Motoroal Xoom 2 images have been surfaced on the web. We are pretty sure that it is the Xoom 2, the new Android powered tablet from Motorola Mobility Inc.

Showcasing the new Motorola Xoom 2

Just recently Motorola had launched its most awaited tablet, the Motorola Xoom and now rumors are already cropping up about its next tab the Xoom 2.

This is my Next has come with some interesting news. Here are some spec details regarding the hardware that’s rigged within the Xoom 2.

Motorola Xoom 2 just 9mm thick

  • 9mm in thickness compared to Apple iPad 2‘s 8.8mm.
  • Media Edition sports an 8.2 inch HD IPS display and weighs in at 0.95 pounds, also includes an IR blaster and a subwoofer at the back.
  • 1.2GHz ARM Chip dual-core processor powered by Google’s Android 3.2 Tablet OS
  • 1GB RAM which is the same we saw in the Xoom
  • Capable to record 1080p videos and sync files wirelessly to your PC
  •  Tablet ships out with the latest Adobe Flash Player 11
  • Keyboard Case and a Stylus Pen are also included in the accessories.

Motorola Xoom 2 HD Graphics

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“Touch Meets Type” – The New Blackberry Bold 9900 Commercial

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Blackberry Bold 9900 is out with brand new Blackberry 7.0 OS. The New blackberry bold 9900 stands out of the box by offering “Touch and Type” facility for its users.

The brand new TV commercial which got launched recently says it all..

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Norton Mobile Security for Android

Norton Mobile Security for Android: Reliable Protection Guaranteed!

Hi friends. Today i am going to review Norton Mobile Security for Android devices. This is a full guide and feature-list to Norton Mobile Security for Android. I am going to discuss all its protection mechanisms and how it makes viruses a thing of the past.

Norton Mobile Security for Android reviewed

Being a open source fan myself i prefer Android over any other Mobile Operating system, simply because its so easy to work with and its functionality is always extendable. Keeping your Android device safe and secure is entirely upto you, its decided on how well you authorize data transfers on the web with your Android phone. With the availability of third party apps, malicious users can easily gain control over our phone. This is where Norton Mobile Security comes in to save you.

So recently i got the chance to try out the paid product and here’s what i came to know:

INSTALLATION:

The setup is very simple or what we call as a 2-minute install. Just visit this link from your Android phone and download the Norton Mobile Security for Android software. You will get a .apk file, just install it and you are good to go.

At its first start it will ask you for your activation code. You should enter the secret code that you got when you purchased the product. Norton will then connect to its licensing server to check if the code is valid and enable your subscription period momentarily.

FEATURE STUDY:

As soon as you’re in, you will get a host of options to choose from such as Setting up Anti-Theft, Anti Malware, Call and SMS Blocking, Web Protection etc. So lets discuss them one by one.

Norton Mobile Security Android - Features

Anti-Theft: This is an advanced feature which remotely locks your lost or stolen device via a SMS and prevents strangers from seeing your private information. You can wipe your sensitive data remotely with the help of your friend’s mobile. Just send the password in the form of a text message to your phone and all your data gets erased to protect your identity.

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To help locate your device, Norton Mobile Security also sends the exact GPS coordinates of your phone’s whereabouts, offering an increased chance of retrieving it. I found this feature to be very helpful since very few software companies these days actually safeguard your phone even when its lost.

Anti Malware: This feature regularly checks your Android system for viruses and other malware that might have gained access. You can also schedule your scans to run at specified intervals. This utility also gives you an option to scan your memory card which slows down your system for a while but that’s a choice i am willing to take.

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Call and SMS Blocking: You can block unwanted numbers and text messages with this feature. Also you can create your own Block List to prevent those numbers from communicating with your device in the future. This is a great utility as you can permanently get rid of a certain someone who annoys you all the time.

Norton Mobile Security Android - Block calls

Web Protection: Surfing websites has never been easy. Hackers can easily gain advantage to your phone and use it for fraudulent purposes if you are careless. Norton Mobile Security’s brings you a web protection that constantly protects you from phishing and malware sites. It works with the Android browser and scans your clicks as you visit them.

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Automatic Update: Norton Mobile Security’s LiveUpdate installs and updates your databases automatically. You can also schedule your updates to be a performed when you find it convenient. My update ran for under a minute and all the catalog files were updated successfully. LiveUpdate also respects what you are doing and disables the update feature when you are roaming.

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PRICING AND AVAILABILITY: 

Norton Mobile Security is available for purchase at leading retailers and telcos across the country at Rs 599 for a single license. The price includes a one-year service subscription to use the product and receive Symantec’s protection updates.

If you want to check out the free version before purchasing the fully paid product check out Norton Mobile Security Lite (NMS Lite) available for Free Download at the Android Market.

VERDICT:

I would like to give this product a 4 1/2 star out of 5 stars. When i was working with the Auto Scan enabled i hardly experienced any lag, all the applications ran as smoothly as possible. The only con i found in this product is its memory consumption. My Android phone has 280 MB of RAM installed and Norton was consuming 1.03% of it. But i think that’s a very small price to pay considering of all the pros this product carries especially the NMS tracker technology.

I give a GO to this product and recommend it to all the Android users as security is always important whether it is a PC or a Smartphone, prevention always has the upper hand.

Now show your love and drop a comment to express your views! We are excited to hear your thoughts.

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Viewsonic ViewPad 10pro dual-OS tablet brings Windows and Android closer

Viewsonic has recently introduced a new version of the its tablet Viewpad, the ViewPad 10 pro. ViewPad 10pro will bring in a new era of tablets as this one boasts of a dual-OS, the first of its kind.

 

Yes, you read it right. ViewPad 10pro packs a mighty hard Windows 7 OS alongwith the favourite mobile OS by Google, Android 2.3. Viewsonic says there’s no dual booting required to power on the Android, there’s just the app integrated on the Windows homescreen to take you there. CNET tested the Android performance on the tab and says it switches from Windows to Android in just 3 seconds and Android to Windows almost instantaneously. Although i don’t know how good Windows 7 OS will prove for the tablet users, as its not quite the tablet-friendly software one would have a go for.

Another neat feature of this tab is its battery backup which is seen on none of the tablets in its competition. Viewsonic, the manufacturer of some of the most top visual displays in the world claims that the tablet can run upto 8 hours straight on a single charge. This is a great add-in on the tablet featurelist as most businessmen prefer a long running tablet which is equally efficient as well.

The one biggest con i found in this tablet is its weight. Weighing in at a hefty 800g, this tab will prove as a troublesome to carry! The key goal of any tab is that it should be easy to carry around which this tab fails to deliver. Apart from this one minor drawback everything else looks promising.

As for the specs, the Viewsonic ViewPad 10 pro is powered by a 1.5 GHz Intel Atom Z670 processor, 1024×600 capacitive touch screen, Intel GMA 600 graphics card, 2GB in-built memory, expandable upto 32 GB via microSD slot, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video conferencing, HDMI port for 1080p media playback, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and a USB port too.

VERDICT: My verdict on this device is that if you are a user who likes Windows 7 and wants to migrate from a desktop to a touch screen interface and want to enjoy the combined feel of an Android device then i would say give it a go! Don’t look back, this might be just the tab you were looking for and also the battery backup this tab offers is more than OK.

PRICE and RELEASE: ViewPad 10pro is available in two models,

  • the first one which comes with Windows 7 Professional, Android 2.3 and a 32 GB SSD drive is priced at $699
  • the second one features a Windows 7 Home Premium, Android 2.3 mobile OS and 16 GB SSD which is priced at $599

The product is ready to be released late this august. Want to be the first one to grab hands on it? Then subscribe to our feed and we will update you quick enough.

How do you rate this article? Comment and let us know if you give Viewsonic ViewPad 10pro a thumbs up.

Facebook Ad Tips – Create and Grow a Successful Facebook Ad Campaign

Gathering a good number of likes on your companies or business’s facebook fan page can be a daunting task. Furthermore this is only the beginning to getting exposure for whatever it is you are creating a campaign for. After this, you will need to narrow down and filter those that are really ready to try your product or service.  If you are stranded on how to accentuate traffic to your facebook page, no worries. This is what this article is about.  So, let’s look at some of the avenues that you can explore to drive traffic to your web page and run a productive Like campaign

1) Utilize the Tag feature

Facebook website has a very easy way to help you tag photos and links. Employ this important tool for your fan page. However you need to do this very tactfully lest you appear as just another person trying to sell something. Creatively chosen words will help you get around this.

2)Use the Suggest to Friends feature

This is another helpful feature that you can use. As alluded in the first point, creativity is key. How you structure your words to divert them to your page will determine the like that you will get. Structure your sentences informatively and interestingly.

3)Incorporate Contests, Giveaways, Promotions

You will rarely go without getting a considerable number of Likes with this approach. People tend to try out if the free offers you are trying are for free. Be sure that the freebies you are offering are worthy. Also ensure that your visitors like your page before getting the free offer. Employ monitoring tools for your offer just keep a marker on how much you giving out and evaluate what response it’s getting you.

4)Link your Facebook and twitter account

Twitter is another top ranking social site whose platform you can utilize. You can increase you fan potential by linking your facebook account to twitter. This makes you twitter followers fans on facebook and you fans followers. This also follows that your facebook posts will automatically appear on twitter with an accompanying link Cool!!

5)Utilize accompanying facebook social plug-ins.

This is another helpful tool that can accumulate likes from your website. These plug-ins are tagged to your facebook page but appear as a like box on your website. In this way, visitors do not even have to visit your page. These plug-ins are customizable such that you can have it show the most recent posts and what other fans are saying. If your website attracts huge traffic, this plug-in can significantly increase your like numbers

6)Use Personal profile as Your Page

This requires caution as you are using your personal profile to comment and like your product or those for the company you are working for. It does extend your interests to other people and hence their feedback on what you are advocating. This is an avenue that can get you new fans but rather unexploited for lack of knowledge or tact.

7)Advertize with Facebook Ads

This is a primary and effective way of acquiring fans. You can even target a specific location when you what your ads to run and also target a specific age group or gender for your product. What you need is a simple self explanatory image and relevant accompanying text. Always include a like link at the bottom in case your viewers don’t click to your site.

Facebook is a global affordable platform where you can get your products known Harness its potential and increase your sales as well as our product’s recommendation. It will not happen overnight. Patience and persistence is required. Remember that it is not practice that makes perfect but it is perfect practice that does. Have fun as you apply these tips.

 

 

Blackberry Torch 2 leaked

Blackberry Torch 2 leaked: RIM says its better than Torch

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Just hours before, we spotted new documents regarding a possible announcement of the Blackberry Torch 2 smartphone of RIM (Research In Motion) technologies on the FCC website. The model number listed as RDM71UW is undoubtedly the Torch 2.

BlackBerry Torch 2 slim

OK, lets get down to the point. The major changes you will see in this version of Torch i.e. the Torch 2 are as listed below:

  • Screen size is 3.2 inches delivering a 640×480 resolution whereas the Blackberry Torch 9800 was a 480×360 resolution one.
  • It gives you a 1.2 GHz processor (still single-core) with 768 MB of RAM compared to a mere 624 MHz processor speed seen in its predecessor.
  • Runs the latest Blackberry OS 6.1 whereas Torch ran a 6.0. Folks at RIM already deemed 6.1 as a “major upgrade“. Lets see what 6.1 packs in this time.
  • You get enough storage facility this time. Blackberry Torch 2 boasts of a 8GB  internal memory and a 32GB external memory, expandable with the help of a microSD card.
  • 5 megapixel camera with Autofocus and LED Flash integrated. Records videos in HD i.e. 1280×720 resolution.
  • Other great features you could expect are Bluetooth 2.1, NFC integration (which is huge), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Quad-band GSM, Tri-band HSDPA, WCDMA II and V bands compatible, Accelerometer, Magnetometer (digital compass), Proximity Sensor and an Ambient Light sensor.

BlackBerry Torch 2 5MP camera

Watch the hands-on video below to get a first hand look on the latest Blackberry Torch 2.

For a full list of specifications refer to this guide.

engadget has managed to perform a complete review and pass a verdict of this product, please visit here to view it.

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