Amazon has great deals today on some of Anker's popular chargers, each of which are either best-sellers or carry the Amazon's Choice seal of approval. There are wireless chargers and multi-port chargers on sale to cover just about any kind of power your device needs. Check them out: Anker PowerPort Wireless 5 Pad This best-selling, Qi-certified wireless charger could make a great companion to your new iPhone. It can supposedly charge 10% faster that 5W chargers, and it can even work through your phone case. Anker PowerPort Wireless 5 Pad — $15 (list price $24)See Details Anker PowerPort Wireless 10 For more wireless charging action, you can pick up this pad. It features LED indicator lights to show its charge status and a non-slip surface so your phone can lay down securely. Anker PowerPort Wireless 10 Pad — $17 (list price $70)See Details Anker USB Type-C with Power Delivery 30W USB Wall Charger Of course, it never hurts to go with a trusty wired charger. This … [Read more...] about Need a new charger? See all the Anker chargers on sale today on Amazon.
It's probably not often that someone walks into your office and says, "I want you to make me a finely engineered device that makes everything worse." Yet that seems to be a solution to creating images of large areas that still retain lots of detail. Normally, imaging systems are a product of extremely careful engineering. I've heard engineers talk about polishing lenses to an accuracy of a picometer (10-12m) because that's what you need to do to reach some image requirements. In general, the more careful you are, the better the image. But recent developments have been going the other way. It turns out that we can make use of the randomness created by rough surfaces to obtain high-quality images. Grind that glass So imagine a sheet of glass: you shine laser light in, and laser light comes out. It's the most boring show on Earth. The next step is to roughen one face of the glass. After a bit of grinding (wear a mask), you have something like the translucent glass in your bathroom window. … [Read more...] about Big picture? Details? New imaging system offers both
This week a Super Blue Blood Moon will form, representing an incredibly unique photographic experience. Taking place on Wednesday 31st January, this rare celestial event is when a blue moon and a lunar eclipse combine with the moon being at its closest point to Earth, and it's a truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. The last time these three elements combined was back in 1866. To make sure you make the most of this unique event, read our expert guide on how to photograph the moon. As the brightest and largest object in the night sky, the moon is a great subject to use as an introduction to astrophotography. The moon is so large that you can easily shoot it with a normal telephoto lens, and it’s also bright enough that you can use a shutter speed fast enough to avoid having to use a tracking mount. But even though the moon is relatively easy to photograph in the night sky, you still need to use the right techniques and careful planning to get a good shot. … [Read more...] about How to photograph the moon: an easy way to shoot moon pictures full of detail
posted on 12 Mar 2015, 04:31 20 1. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014) Well, our hands got bigger :-) posted on 12 Mar 2015, 09:28 2 32. Cicero (Posts: 1000; Member since: 22 Jan 2014) No! We are getting older and so our eyes. That's we need bigger screen acording to our max length of hands. Stretch your hand but you will see. posted on 12 Mar 2015, 13:50 1 40. My1cent (Posts: 370; Member since: 30 Jan 2014) More votes from Iphone users. (: posted on 12 Mar 2015, 04:33 3 2. frankg (Posts: 172; Member since: 14 May 2014) Evolution of the mind. Everytime we think it enough we crave bigger. However with the current phones, like the Note 4, Nexus 6 and iPhone 6 plus, I think we have reached a limit. posted on 12 Mar 2015, 04:36 11 3. AME85 (Posts: 42; Member since: 16 Dec 2014) Screen are getting bigger, bezels smaller ! larger screen with the same or slightly larger physical dimensions so why not !!! posted on 12 Mar 2015, 07:38 … [Read more...] about Comments for : Poll results: What is the perfect smartphone display size for you? See how preferences changed in the past 4 years
posted on 13 Dec 2015, 21:30 1 1. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3782; Member since: 03 Oct 2015) GameBench Is The Best. posted on 13 Dec 2015, 22:05 2 the beauty of android posted on 13 Dec 2015, 22:17 0 3. joey_sfb (Posts: 6794; Member since: 29 Mar 2012) Thanks PA for the tips, install it into my Note 3 /w Beach Buggy Racing to try out. posted on 13 Dec 2015, 23:41 0 4. zeeBomb (Posts: 2318; Member since: 14 Aug 2014) Better benchmarks...blessings of PA. posted on 15 Jan 2016, 09:28 0 5. frankharris (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Jan 2016) Thanks PA for the benchmarks. But for me i can't live without rooting. Especially rooting with search4roots. … [Read more...] about Comments for : How to see detailed performance and frame rate data for any Android game (no root required)
Last year Microsoft bought the rights to the Gears of War franchise from series creator Epic, and also hired away former Gears director of production Rod Fergusson to oversee the franchise’s production at Black Tusk Studios. Now Black Tusk is no more, but that may not be a bad thing.Black Tusk will now be known as The Coalition, Fergusson announced yesterday in a post on Xbox Wire. The reason is pretty simple. “When people hear 343 Industries, they associate it with Halo; when they hear Turn 10 Studios, they know that’s who makes Forza. Moving forward, when you hear The Coalition, we want you to think of Gears of War,” Fergusson writes.Gears of War fans will immediately recognize the name as a nod to the Coalition of Ordered Governments (better known as COG) from the games. Fergusson says that the new name “speaks to who we are as a team, and what it is we’re working on.”Aside from the name change, Fergusson also said that the newly-renamed … [Read more...] about Gears of War studio renamed The Coalition, more Gears of War details at E3 2015
Unless you are paying your bill or having connectivity issues, then you might not give much thought to your Internet service provider (ISP). Do you ever stop to think about what your ISP can actually see and knows about you? Much like Google, your ISP knows pretty much everything about you. And ISPs share your personal information for marketing and other uses.FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler doesn’t believe consumers really grasp how much personal data they hand over to their ISPs, so the FCC wants ISPs to get their customers’ consent before sharing that data. Wheeler pointed out that all your network traffic goes through your ISP which can see all unencrypted traffic and even “private information such as a chronic medical condition or financial problems” when the data is encrypted.Some high-profile ISPs were not pleased after the FCC proposed rules (pdf) to give broadband consumers more privacy. To dispute the notion that ISPs are “somehow uniquely positioned in … [Read more...] about What can your ISP really see and know about you?
A secret FBI hacking tool, used to compromise the Tor anonymous browser in one investigation, is facing challenges from criminal defendants, perhaps putting its future in doubt.Defendants have demanded to see details of the FBI network investigative technique (NIT), the agency's name for the relatively recent hacking tool, in a handful of criminal cases, but the agency has refused to disclose the information.A judge in a high-profile child pornography case, in which a website called Playpen was accessible only through Tor, is trying to decide whether the FBI should disclose the NIT"s source code to the defendant.If the FBI shares the source code, its hacking tools may be compromised in future cases, but the U.S. Constitution's Sixth Amendment gives the defendant a right to confront his accusers and challenge their investigation.Judge Robert Bryan of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington wrestled with the competing interests in a case status order he issued … [Read more...] about Criminal defendants demand to see FBI’s secret hacking tool
Aside from announcing a Retina Display MacBook Pro and revealing that OS X Mountain Lion is coming to the Mac App Store next month, Apple also talked a lot about its mobile operating system at its World Wide Developer Conference earlier today. In fact, a lot of the keynote revolved around iOS 6. So, just what do we know about the next version of iOS? Quite a bit now, actually. Apple is promising over 200 new features with iOS 6. The company didn't go through all 200 today at WWDC but it did break down a fistful of the more notable ones for us. This includes official confirmation that Apple is giving Google Maps the boot and going with its own proprietary software. This in turn means iOS users are getting Apple-designed cartography, turn-by-turn navigation and a new 'Flyover view' that offers 'photo-realistic interactive 3D views.' There's also real-time traffic information with an alternate routes feature, and local search for finding reviews and deals. iOS users also have … [Read more...] about Apple Reveals Details of iOS 6 at WWDC
Verizon Wireless is about to give its customers a big fat upgrade. The strategy: Don’t just improve one part of its service, bump up everything. The promotion is scheduled to be announced Thursday, after a tease on Verizon’s twitter feed.But why wait for tomorrow when you can get leaked details today? Anonymous tipsters sent in photos of the promotional materials made for Verizon representatives to Android Police. In them, you can see details of the “More Everything” plan.In the photos, you can see what’s on tap. The Edge early-upgrade plan customers are getting a $10 break in price ($20 for those with 10GB+ data plans). Users get 25GB of Verizon Cloud storage and free international messaging (from the US). Data caps are getting a boost in some cases. The 500MB, 1GB, and 2GB plans are jumping up to 1GB, 2GB, and 3GB without a change in price. That’s a great move—500MB today is like having a 100MB plan a few years ago. It’s not … [Read more...] about Details leak about Verizon’s “More Everything” promotion, starting Thursday