According to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), paper printers will soon become a thing of the past due to the rising popularity of tablets that have more accessible price points.
Speaking with the group’s technical expert Kevin Curran, he told that within four years, no one will need to print anything on inkjet or laserjet printers anymore, as we will instead access and review documents and images digitally. “The printer will be a thing of the past and there’ll be no need for hard copies. The more time you spend online, the more at home you feel reading on tablets instead where everything can now be done virtually,” Curran said.
Curran highlighted that the introduction of cheaper tablets, such as the Aakash a.k.a Ubislate 7+from India, will help push this trend of digital document, image and video viewing to become the norm. Curran compared the time in which paper printers will have become obsolete to the rise of devices such as Apple’s iPad, which has taken less than four years to achieve global dominance since launch, so much so that people cannot imagine a time without them.
While paper printing on inkjet and laserjet machines will see a fatal decline in the home, Curran predicts that this will not be replaced by 3D printing, saying that “not everyone’s home will have one”, like many industry experts have muttered lately. This is due to the lack of affordability of good quality, industry grade 3D printers, which we will instead see appear as dedicated services in local stores, which consumers will take advantage of when they need to…See More
Month: March 2014
|Seems, the smartphone market has become guerrilla warfare, that’s yielding cool new devices and amazing mobile apps for consumers almost every day. Where biggies like Apple(iPhone) , Samsung (Galaxy series) , LG (G Series), HTC ( One Series) and Sony (Xperia range) are dominating the smartphone land with their flagship devices, at the same time other smartphone makers are likeragtag group of insurgents, which keeps on raiding and probing in a hope to find some suitable space for them.The race for this year’s phone of the year is expected to be much hotter than the last year. Where, iPhone 5S and Galaxy S5 are now available in the Indian market, we will soon see the HTC M8, Sony Xperia Z2 and LG G3 coming to light. Avid smartphone users must be in a dilemma to choose a suitable device for them as every other device seems innovative enough in gaining user’s attention.
Let’s try to explore some exclusive features available in these devices, intending to help consumers for selecting the most suitable device for them:………See More
iPhone5S: The iPhone 5S are likely to one of the biggest premium smartphones of 2014. It is like the superstar smartphone of the world. It is a delicate handset designed for ergonomic ease of use, to be a perfectly curated. The most exciting feature of iPhone 5S is its new Home button, which has inbuilt fingerprint, allows users to unlock the phone in an instant by touching it. Power-packed with Proprietary A7 (64-bit) with M7 motion processor and 1GB RAMs the most powerful mobile smartphone running iOS 7, upgradable to iOS 7.1, to date.The quicker A7 chip makes the 5S,simply a joy to use.
The iPhone 5 (running iOS 7) boasts of two cameras, a front-facing FaceTime camera and a rear-facing camera known as an iSight camera. The FaceTime Camera takes 1.2Mp photos at a resolution of 1280×960, and offers 720p HD video recording. As far as the battery is concerned, it equips 15702800mAh battery, which disappoints users looking for better battery back-up.
The iPhone 5S comes in three colors – space gray, silver & gold….See More
Samsung Galaxy S5: With the launch of Samsung’s new Galaxy S5, the smartphone war has once again got fiercer. The newly launched Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 5.1-inch and equips a full HD screen with the Super AMOLED panel. With regards to screen, Samsung hasn’t done anything extraordinary that excite users. Galaxy S5 is powered with a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core SoC with 2GB RAM. Most people were expecting Samsung to launch the new Exynos processor with 3GB RAM, which again disappointed customers. However, users find the 16MP camera with improved menu and user interface quite interesting. Yet another fascinating feature is its ability to record 4K video. Samsung S5 also equips a heart-rate monitor under the camera module. Also, the all new S Health 3.0 offered in the Galaxy S5 has personal fitness tracker tools such as pedometer, diet and exercise.
With respect to battery, Samsung S5 can also impress its users as it is packed with a 2800mAh battery with a talk time of 21 hrs. A new feature, Ultra Power Saving modeclaims to gives users an extra 24-hour battery even when the phone shows the battery capacity of 10 percent.Moreover, the Galaxy S5 also has the ability to record video in slow motion, at 120 frames per second.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes in two colors – black & white; while copper & blue colors will see a limited release.Besides these devices, there are some more smartphones, which are likely to see dawn in India very soon. This list includes HTC One M8, Sony Xperia Z2 and LG G3…See More
HTC One M8: Another candidate for the superior smartphone race is HTC One M8. It is an Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.3GHz quad core processor, has 2GB of RAM, and offers either 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage with up to 128GB expandable microSD card storage. LTE is supported, of course, and there’s Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, 802.11ac Wi-Fi (that’s rare for a smartphone) and an IR blaster. The display is a 5-inch, 1080 screen, and the primary rear camera has HTC’s UltraPixel module with 2.0 um pixels and a 1/3-inch sensor, shooting at f/2.0 with a 28mm lens.
The battery has 2600 mAh capacity; the company claims that it is good for up to 20 hours of 3G talk time, or up to 496 hours of standby on a 3G network connection.One of the interesting things of the HTC One is its case; the device has been designed with a Dot View case that uses the Motion Launch gestures to give essential information at a glance. The HTC One (M8) comes in three colors – gray, silver and rose gold….See More
Sony Xperia Z2: A pretty big device having dimensions 146.80 x 73.30 x 8.20, the Sony Xperia Z2 comes with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive display having resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, and weighs in at 163 grams. In terms of the power, the Xperia Z2 equips a 2.3 GHz quad core processor with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset the same as Samsung Galaxy S5 has. The Xperia Z2 tales a step ahead in terms of RAM, it is made equipped with 3GB RAM, which made multi-tasking quite fast.
For capturing the merry moments of life, the Sony Xperia Z2 offers a 20.7-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and LED flash, with a pixel resolution of 5248 х 3936 pixels at the rear end. There’s also a 2.2-megapixel camera at the front.
Another significant feature, which can compel users to lay their hands on Sony Xperia Z2 is its battery back-up, it comes sporting a massive 3200 mAh battery, which allows users to stay away from their chargers for a longer time. ….See More
LG G3 : Although, there is very less information available regarding LG G3 features, but it is speculated that the Korean manufacturer will give other smartphones available in the market with similar specification, a run for its money with their flagship LG G3 smartphone. LG G3 is supposed to be one of the highest resolution phones, which is expected to be power-packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core at 2.5 GHz and 2 or 3GB of RAM.
Other astounding features which are likely to be a part of the device are afingerprint sensor/scanner and a dust and water proof body. Moreover, LG may even offer a better battery than 3,000 mAh.
Conclusion: All the smartphones discussed here look pretty similar in specs, except that Samsung has jazzed up the S5 with a heart-rate monitor. The smartphone market leadersApple and Samsung have their own loyal fan following, so must be expecting an upward sales reports. However, at the same time smartphone makers like Sony, LG and HTC are slowly but steadily gaining grounds, so we can look for a good competition between these manufacturers.
Since iPhone 5S and Galaxy S5 are now available in the market, for consumers it would be wise to wait a month or so to ascertain if the rumours about HTC One M8, Sony Xperia Z2 and LG G3′s dominating specifications and exciting features are true before opting for iPhone 5S or Galaxy S5.Eventually, the deciding factor is likely to be pricing, unless you simply ‘must have’ the features on your next smartphone buy. ..See More