Classics in a new release

The Canadian company BlacBerry returns to its roots and launches another BlackBerry Classic smartphone, which combines modernity and the company’s solutions for years with the Bold and Curve models. In other words, the device has a touch screen and a physical QWERTY keyboard.

All well known classic BlackBerry models such as Bold and Curve. Although the competition has already introduced the sale of modern smartphones, the Canadian company still offered phones with a relatively small screen and a full, comfortable keyboard.

This concept worked well, so the BlackBerry decided to come back and showcase the BlackBerry Classic. The smartphone is reminiscent of the older models, so it also has a large keyboard with a trackpad, but this time it has a 3.5-inch touch screen. This display has a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels at 294 PPI pixel density and 24-bit color depth. .

The BlackBerry Classic features a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of usable memory, which can be expanded with a 128 GB microSD card.

The manufacturer also installed an 8-megapixel rear camera with a five-piece F2.2 lens, while the front camera has a 2 megapixel camera that can record 720p movies. Other features included with the BlackBerry Classic include the Bluetooth 4.0 LE, WiFi, FM radio, NFC chip, six sensors and a battery that, on one charge, according to the manufacturer, provides 22 hours of hardware.

The smartphone operates on the company’s operating system, BlackBerry 10.3.1, which offers a convenient user interface with a bar of access to the most used applications. It also has a first digital assistant that can be handled by voice or text commands and will respond in the same way that the user communicates with them, ie voice commands and text-to-speech.

As far as app access is concerned, this is not a problem as BlackBerry Classic users can use both BlackBerryWorld and the Amazon App Store.…

Be the First to comment. Read More

Netflix improves movie subtitles

The Netflix platform wants to be even more accessible to people using different languages. That’s why a new tool called HERMES has been announced, which will improve the quality of subtitles for movies and serials.

Netflix is ​​an international platform, which means that content is available worldwide and viewed by viewers of different languages. The materials themselves are also sometimes in different languages, so you need to use subtitles to understand what the characters are saying.

However, the level of translation is different, so Neflix wants to improve it. The company has just announced a new tool called HERMES, which in the future should significantly improve the quality of translations available in the form of subtitles. HERMES will not prepare it himself, as it is a test platform for subtitle translators. The aim of the action is to better understand the context and therefore better translation should be made.

So far, Netflix has outsourced third-party translations, so it was virtually impossible to maintain an adequate level of quality. HERMES is going to change this, meticulously testing candidates who want to translate subtitles.…

Be the First to comment. Read More

First bionic prosthetic foot

Engineers and scientists around the world have already been successful in the field of bionic prosthetics, but most are palm and arm prostheses. However, a team of European researchers has developed a Cyberlegs system for people who have lost their leg just above their knees.

This is not the typical bioprosthesis we’ve seen so far, but something like an exoskeleton that allows a person to move normally. The system consists of body-worn mechanisms in the pelvis area, combined with a technologically advanced, mechanical limb. It is therefore a device that is less comfortable than a typical bioprosthesis and the functionality of the device is somewhat limited.

On the other hand, Cyberlegs allows you to move almost effortlessly and easily back and forth, use the stairs and get up and sit down as the system assists in all these activities. The device was naturally equipped with extensive anti-fall algorithms. The system continuously calculates body movement, as well as the forces acting on the legs and the ground, so that the patient does not have to worry about losing his balance.…

Be the First to comment. Read More

Smart Samsung lenses take shape

The design of the Samsung Smart Contact Lens begins to take shape. A further patent application reveals that the device will be equipped with a piezoelectric generator that produces the energy needed to power it.

In the spring of this year, the first information that suggested that Samsung can work on contact lenses equipped with modern technology. There is now a patent on the internet that sheds some light on this innovative project, revealing some of its technical details.

It follows that the lenses will be equipped with their own piezoelectric power generation system, located between the layers from which they are made. It will produce energy using the eyeballs of the user and store it in the capacitor.

In addition, the lenses are equipped with several different types of biosensors, an expanded reality display or a projector, and they are also very comfortable.…

Be the First to comment. Read More

Iphone 6 prototype sold for 11 thousand dollars

A few weeks ago, on eBay, a prototype of iPhone 6 was released. The device enjoyed great interest and the value of the deals was almost $ 100k, but the auction was removed. It recently re-appeared and this time it managed to sell this device for $ 11k.

I recall that at the auction was exhibited iPhone 6 prototype equipped with 64 GB of usable memory. Its owner claimed to have received the device from the Verizon network. The customer ordered the phone in the phone, but as a result of the mistake, instead of the commercial version of the device received a strange model, which has many custom applications installed. The back panel also lacked typical FCC markings, and the charging port was red.

So he came to the conclusion that he had received a prototype, so he decided not to return it to the operator because he thought he could earn a lot on it. The first attempt to sell ended in failure and the auction was deleted, but the transaction was completed the next time.…

Be the First to comment. Read More

YouTube plans to launch Internet TV in 2017

YouTube is still enriching its offerings with new services. With the recent launch of a paid version of the site, devoid of ads, this time a Google-owned company wants to offer its users the opportunity to watch television. And plans to do so from next year.

In a few months, by going to YouTube, we will be able to watch not only funny videos with accounts, but also TV channels. The portal intends to launch a completely new service in which it intends to broadcast television channels over the internet.

Of course, the service will be paid, while the customer will be able to choose from the packages of the programs they want to watch. So at least they suggest gossip, because the portal does not comment at the moment.

However, it can not be denied that the company has been moving towards television services for some time, enriching its offerings for specific audiences. One is YouTube for Kids, the kid’s version of the site that offers content for the little ones. You can not skip the YouTube Gaming, which was launched last year, where players play their games and are direct competitors for Twitch. There is also YouTube Red, the previously mentioned paid version of the site devoid of ads.…

Be the First to comment. Read More

Wedding ruined by a drona

Unmanned airplanes should not be used by people who do not know how to fly. He saw a groom who drowned his dear guests during his wedding.

Drones can be very dangerous toys, especially if the pilot does not have the right skills but still tries to fly over people’s heads. Losing control is not uncommon, and then the gadget changes into a missile that can hit someone in the head.

This was just what happened at Barry Billcliff’s wedding in the American city of Windham. The man thought it would be a great idea to use an unmanned vessel to do wedding airplays. Apparently he overestimated his piloting skills because he landed on the faces of two women.

Kelly Eaton and Kneena Ellis suffered serious injuries. One of the women dron broke his nose, the other wounded his head so severely that it was necessary to put on the stitches.

Both women sued the groom, claiming compensation. Billcliff claims, however, that although the dron belonged to him, he did not control him and had no idea who did it, because there were many people at the wedding.…

Be the First to comment. Read More

Popular camera drones

Drones have become very popular last years. Originally used by the military, today they provide great entertainment for the civilians. Currently there are many models of this device on the market – one more professional, special recordings, other dedicated to amateurs. Thanks to them, everyone can capture unforgettable moments from an interesting bird’s eye view, although more fun is the flight itself than the perpetuation of views in pictures or movies. Drones are also a great option for people who do sports or concert photography. Thanks to them, nothing will escape your mind. Besides, adding a few sky frames to your film will definitely diversify the material.

Below are some drones that are the most popular models among advanced users as well as amateurs.

Unforgettable flying experience and great dose of great entertainment will provide you with Overmax X Bee Drone 3.1. The Dron comes with a 2 megapixel camera and allows us to take pictures from up to 100 meters and shoot movies from the bird’s eye view. The 3 replacement 700 mAh batteries are included in the kit, which guarantees up to 40 minutes of great entertainment. In addition, the dron has a 2GB memory card, so you do not have to drop your stuff on your computer after each adventure. The manufacturer took care of the special design, equipping the device with a 6-axis gyroscope and a solid four propellers that provide dron a stable and safe flight and the ability to perform aerial acrobatics. Another plus is that in the assortment we also find 8 spare propellers. In addition to drones and spare items, there is also a remote control, adapter, screwdriver and 2 USB charging cables.…

Be the First to comment. Read More

Samsung will not pay Apple 400 million

The US Supreme Court has been on the side of Samsung in a patent dispute with Apple over the years. The case was sent back to the lower court. The Korean giant will not have to pay more than $ 400 million in compensation for the time being.

There is still no end to the patent dispute brought by Apple and Samasung. The American company accuses its rival that it has copied its patented design and solutions and applied them in its own products. The process concerns the shape of the smartphone enclosure, including rounded corners.

Apple initially won billions of dollars in compensation in this dispute, but the appeals filed by Samsung lawyers lowered that amount to $ 400 million. The federal court found that the Cupertino company should be compensated for this, as Samsung copied the patented solution by earning it. Part of the profits should be given to a company that owns patented solutions.

Samsung disagreed with the court decision, so the case was recently brought to the Supreme Court, which stood on the South Korean side. Judge John Roberts overturned the federal court’s decision because it found that patent infringement could affect only individual components, not the device as a whole, so there can be no way to compensate for the smartphone’s sales. So the case was re-examined.…

Be the First to comment. Read More

Leaves 191 million Americans voting

Americans have long had serious problems with the security of their citizens’ data, which is confirmed by the numerous computer hacking scams in which massive amounts of personal information were stolen. The latest burglary may, however, have far more serious consequences, as it has leaked the database of voters.

In the end of the year in the United States, there were a number of computer hacking cases where hackers stole tens of millions of customer personal details, including their credit card numbers. Still, local businesses still do not pay much attention to the protection of their information, and worse yet, data that is also stolen from government systems, as illustrated by the recent leak of 191 million Americans taking part in the election.

The discovery was made by specialist Chris Vickery, who found his data in the said database, but despite the increased efforts, he failed to detect the source of the leak. Interestingly, law enforcement agencies are not interested in removing this database from the network, which clearly shows their disregard for citizens. Experts tried to contact the FBI about this, but they did not receive any response, which could have led to an action on the issue.…

Be the First to comment. Read More