While you were out, we had another giveaway for the month February. This month, the competition for your pocket (or purse) is hotter than ever, but one thing stands out in that fight: the Seagate 2 TB External Hard Drive.


Backup your personal and professional data on the Seagate 2 TB External Hard Drive and carry it wherever you go.

The best news, loyal readers? We have two brand new Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2 TB Wired External Hard Drive to giveaway to you.

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>>Starts: Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 4:00pm IST
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First Laptop With 64GB RAM, 5TB SSD, and 6 USB Ports

If the current lineup of high-end laptops in the market isn't cutting it for you, Eurocom's new offering may interest you. The Canadian computer manufacturer has launched its Sky X9W laptop, a 'mobile workstation' upgrade to its already impressive Sky X9 that it released in October last year. Much like many other good things in life, the laptop also has a big price tag, with a starting price point of $2,930 (roughly Rs. 198,000).

Eurocom is referring to the Sky X9W as a mobile workstation, but don't get confused by the word mobile here. The laptop comes equipped with top-of-the-line desktop-class specifications. The Sky X9W is powered by a quad-core, Intel Core i7 'Skylake-S' 6700K chip and Intel Z170 Express 'Skylake' chipset. Users have the option to opt for Intel Core 'Skylake-S' i5-6600L or Core 'Skylake-S' i7-6700 processor.

As for the GPU, the Sky X9W comes with 8GB Nvidia Quadro M5000M, 4GB Nvidia Quadro M3000M, or a single 200W desktop class 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 980. Of course, with that sort of processing power, there is a lot of cooling that will be required - and, there are multiple fans on board to do so.

As for the memory, the base configuration starts with 16GB of DDR4 2133MHz RAM, and goes up to 64GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM. The Sky X9W comes equipped with a 17.3-inch 4K (3840x2160 pixels) display. Users can also opt for a display with full-HD (1920x1080 pixels) screen resolution. On the connectivity front, there's one USB 3.1 Type-C port, five USB 3.0 ports, a pair of Mini Display ports that can power up to four monitors, an HDMI outlet, one headphone, one mic, two RS45 ports, and supports Wi-Fi. It also comes with up to 5TB of SSD storage in a RAID 10 configuration. The maximum configuration can go up to a whopping $11,473 (roughly Rs. 775,000), which includes a carrying case and a 3-year warranty.

On the software front, users can opt for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7. The laptop weighs 4.8kg, and measures 428x308x45mm.

iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3, New Apple Watch Models Will Launch on March 15
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Apple will hold its first event of this year on March 15, multiple reports claim. The company is expected to launch its rumoured 4-inch iPhone 5se and the iPad Air 3 at the event. The Cupertino-based company will also utilise the show to launch new models and bands of the Apple Watch.

People craving for a 4-inch smartphone from Apple will finally get the iPhone they want at the March event, 9to5Mac reports, in the form of the iPhone 5se. The anticipated iPad Air 3, the successor to the company's iPad Air 2, will also be launched at what is being said to be a small affair event, reported BuzzFeed News corroborating 9to5Mac's report.

The iPhone 5se is said to house hardware guts and design similar to the iPhone 6s. Earlier reports claim that the iPhone 5se will be powered by A9 SoC coupled with M9 coprocessor, as previously seen on the iPhone 6s. The iPhone 5se will reportedly also support always-on Siri feature. Other features of the iPhone 5se include 16GB and 64GB inbuilt storage options, an 8-megapixel iSight camera, and a 5-megapixel FaceTime camera.

The iPad Air 3, reports claim, will have a 4K display sans 3D Touch capability. A leaked case of the iPad Air 3 suggests that the upcoming tablet will have a four-speaker setup and Smart Connector, two features previously seen on the iPad Pro. The case also suggests that the iPad Air 3 will be 0.05mm thicker than the iPad Air 2, and 0.1mm wider.

Apple also plans to launch new Apple Watch models at the event. This won't be a major improvement to the company's first wearable, do note, as the Apple Watch 2 with major improvements is expected to launch in September alongside the iPhone 7. The company, however, plans to launch a range of new band colour options, including new bands from Hermes, a French company that produces fashion-centric luxury accessories. Unlike the previous bands from Hermes, the new bands are expected to be made of new materials.

Smartphone enthusiasts must be thinking of buying a new phone launched in first month of 2016. But with the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event scheduled at Barcelona in February’s last week, one must think twice before going for it as MWC is widely known as a platform where companies unveil their new technologies and products. And this February you not only need to look forward towards the MWC but many companies are also going to launch their phones in other parts of the world.

So let’s take a look at some of the most awaited smartphones set to launch in February 2016.

1. Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge:
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Leaked

According to the leaks, Samsung is going to launch the successor of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on 21st February at MWC event. The new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge both are rumored to have 3D touch like technology, a retina scanner and USB Type-C charging capability.

Talking about specifications, Samsung Galaxy S7 is said to flaunt a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display, and S7 Edge may come with a 5.5-inch curved display. Both may run on either Exynos octa-core 8890 SoC or Snapdragon 820 SoC. Both are expected to come with 4 GB of RAM with 32 GB/ 64 GB storage options.

The smartphones are also rumored to have IP67 certifications, that will protect the phones from dust and water.

2. Moto X Force:
Moto-X-Force

Motorola will be the first company to welcome February 2016 with its ‘shatterproof’ smartphone dubbed as Moto X Force in India. The smartphone which was launched as Droid Turbo 2 in United States last year was priced around $624 (approx Rs. 42,500) for base model, so we can expect its prices to be around this range only.

For specifications, the Moto X Force is expected to have 5.4-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) QHD display, and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC paired with 3 GB of RAM. It may come with 32 GB and 64 GB internal storage options, and can be expanded up to 2 TB using a microSD card. It may also sport 21 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front snapper.

3. Xiaomi Mi 5:
Leaked Xiaomi Mi 5 running Windows 10

Perhaps, the most awaited smartphone by the Indian consumers, Xiaomi is all set to launch Mi 5 on February 24th in China. Some rumors also suggest that the same will be showcased in MWC 2016.

The Mi 5 is said to be powered by Snapdragon 820 processor with 3 GB/ 4 GB RAM in options. As per the leaks, the smartphone may feature a 5.7 inch Full HD display and may sport 16 MP rear camera with dual LED flash. Another interesting report suggests that the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be also launched with Windows 10. Although, there is no word about its pricing yet, we can expect it to come around Rs. 20K.

4. Sony Xperia Z6:
Xperia Z6

Sony is expected to launch its new flagship smartphone, Xperia Z6 at MWC 2016. The flagship smartphone is expected to feature similar specs as of its predecessor Xperia Z5, and its 4K ultra HD display is said to be the highlight of smartphone. As of now, there is nothing more revealed about the phone.

5. Gionee Elife S8:
Gionee Elife S8

The emerging smartphone company, Gionee is said to launch the successor to its Elife S7 which was launched in April 2015, it will be dubbed as Elife S8. The smartphone is said to have Apple’s 3D touch like display and may feature 13 MP rear camera.

There is not much information known about device till now, but we can expect some leaks in the coming days.

Stay tuned with us for more updates on these phones!

If you are a Facebook user then be ready for something new. As Facebook will soon let you respond to the posts with‘reactions’ instead of simple likes.

Facebook Will Soon Let Users Respond With One Touch EMOJI ‘Reactions’ Instead Of Likes

Facebook currently offers only one option for interacting with a post, the “like” button. In 2015, the social networking giant had announced that it would be adding new “reaction buttons” that would allow people to quickly convey other emotions. The reason for this announcement was that not everything posted on Facebook is worthy of a ‘Like’ and the Like button might not convey the appropriate message.

Now, Facebook has officially announced that Reactions, six small animated emojis, are rolling out as official additions to the Like button. In October last year, Facebook’s Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and his team created a final product of alternatives that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg approved showing to the public.

The emojis which are angry, sad, wow, haha, and love will allow users to react in a different way to express their humor, sadness, love and awe depending on the situation.

The global rollout follows on from a period of intense local testing in Spain, Ireland, Chile and a number of other countries. According to a report by Bloomberg, the testing is now over and the new Reactions will be arriving on Facebook in the coming weeks.

According to Bloomberg’s in-depth report, the decision to update the Like button was one that involved consultation with sociologists to carefully create a range of emotions that could accurately take into account huge variety of posts that are put on Facebook.

Zuckerberg acknowledged in a statement along with the video of Reactions that this was intentionally designed as an alternative to the Dislike button, a feature that users have long been asking for.

“Reactions gives you new ways to express love, awe, humor and sadness. It’s not a dislike button, but it does give you the power to easily express sorrow and empathy — in addition to delight and warmth. You’ll be able to express these reactions by long pressing or hovering over the Like button.”

The users will be able to see the traditional thumbs-up “Like” below posts. However, to view the new emojis, you need to simply hold down on the Like button and the new range of Reactions will appear. The buttons will be animated to convey their meaning in a better way. For example, the angry button will grow red in rage. According to a company spokesperson, a sixth new button, “yay” was removed because it was “not universally understood.”

Besides giving users more forms of expression, the new buttons allow Facebook to see how people are reacting to different posts that they see in their News Feeds.

Finally, BlackBerry has launched the much anticipated Priv smartphone in India. The new Android smartphone by BlackBerry is priced at Rs 62,990 and will be available in stores across India from January 30. It will also be available for purchase via authorised partners and Amazon India.

BlackBerry Launched Android Based 'Priv' Smartphone In India For Rs 62,990

The smartphone has a 5.4-inch dual-curved WQHD Plastic AMOLED display similar to the Samsung Galaxy Edge series. The display has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels with a density of 540 dpi. In addition, the device is powered by  a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Hexa-Core, 64-bit processor with an Adreno 418, 600MHz GPU.

An 18 MP dual-flash Schneider-Kreuznach certified camera is expected to deliver crisp images. The device has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 2TB via a microSD card slot. A 3410 mAh battery on the Priv gives up to 22.5 hours of battery life according to BlackBerry.

The device also pairs its hardware with a tweaked version of Android, to make it a secure Android phone. The company also stated that it will push a software patch every month to fight against malware on Android. The company’s Pop-up widgets offers users quick function apps right from the homescreen without launching them.

The Priv also comes with the BlackBerry keyboard. This physical keyboard gives a full screen content along with touch capacitive features, such as, a trackpad. During the launch, the company also previewed a live demo of the DTEK app by BlackBerry. DTEK by BlackBerry basically keeps track of all your apps installed on the smartphone to keep data secure and enhance a user’s privacy. It is also said to prevent iCloud-like hacks. The device, which will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow, will also enhance DTEK capabilities and security as well.

Prive can also be integrated with the EMM solution, BES 12, which offers cross-platform management of Priv and other devices; providing end security solution and secure collaboration applications for business users. It also comes with speakers and a three-microphone system for a high-quality listening experience. BlackBerry Natural Sound Technology is built in to adapt WiFi and cellular call sound depending upon phone position and background noise, automatically adjusting volume so users don’t have to.

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