Motorola Moto M Leak Tips Fingerprint Scanner at the Back

Motorola Moto M Leak Tips Fingerprint Scanner at the Back

  • Moto M is likely to run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • The fingerprint scanner is housed at the back
  • Moto M is likely to sport a 16-megapixel rear camera

Motorola’s Moto M has been leaked on various occasions revealing specifications and design details, and now fresh images give more hints on what the upcoming Motorola smartphone will look like.

In this fresh image leak, the Moto M silver colour variant is seen from the front and back. If these images are indeed showing the Moto M, the smartphone will be the first in the recent past from the Moto brand to sport a fingerprint scanner at the rear. The capsule-like camera structure sitting just on top of the scanner is in sync with other Moto-branded smartphones, and the Moto M is seen sporting a full metal build as well.

The display has the information screen lit revealing key details. The Moto M sports the model number XT1662, and it runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow alongside the September security patch. A separateleak last week showed that the Gold variant is also in the offing. It also spoke the same story as the photos that leaked this week.

Past leaks indicate that the Moto M is scheduled to release sometime in November and sport 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. It is said to be powered by a 2GHz MediaTek MT6755 octa-core SoC with 3GB or 4GB of RAM. It is expected to offer 32GB or 64GB of internal storage as well.

The Moto M is likely to sport a 16-megapixel rear camera accompanied by an 8-megapixel or 5-megapixel selfie snapper. The smartphone is expected to pack a 3000mAh battery. It is likely that the smartphone might be coming in different size variants as well. However, like every other leak, we will have to wait for an official announcement by the company to clear things out.

Microsoft Makes Its ‘Cognitive Toolkit’ Deep Learning Software Available to All

Microsoft Makes Its 'Cognitive Toolkit' Deep Learning Software Available to All

  • Company claims toolkit is faster than its competitors
  • Contains tools used for company’s speech recognition system
  • The tools were also used for development of virtual assistant Cortana

Microsoft has made the updated version of its Cognitive Toolkit, the same set of tools that helped its speech recognition system reach a level at par with humans, available for public. The company announced on Tuesday that it is open-sourcing its machine learning tools.

Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit is essentially a system of deep learning tools that has helped in advancements of fields such as image and speech recognition and search relevance on CPUs and Nvidia GPUs, the company said in its blog post. It is also used in company’s digital assistant Cortana as well as Skype Translator.

The company said that the new version of the toolkit is not only faster than its previous versions but also faster than its competition’s toolkits. Microsoft has provided detailed information about the toolkit on its website.

“One key reason to use Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit is its ability to scale efficiently across multiple GPUs and multiple machines on massive data sets,” company’s a partner engineering manager Chris Basoglu was quoted as saying. The Cognitive Toolkit has been made available at GitHub.Last week, the researchers at Microsoft claimed that its speech recognition system has reached ‘human parity’. This effectively means that the speech recognition system can recognise words from a conversation as well as humans would do. In order to improve speech recognition to this level, the researchers made use of neural language models, which puts similar words together for better recognition.

Why you should get a CCTV Digital Video Recorder system?

CCTVs come as blessings in today’s day when crime is on rise. From our homes to offices to schools, they’re everywhere, somewhat like the all seeing eyes. They’re easy to install and use and the footage is accessible to us from almost anywhere. CCTV footage is often turns out to be helpful for public security forces to figure out what exactly happened during a crime scene and take immediate steps.

There are several reasons, why you should get one installed at home or in the office.

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  • Theft

In case of a theft or break in, a CCTV camera will always help you to find out who was behind it. Often its sheer presence will help to keep burglars away. Just the idea that they are being watched or will be recorded on camera is enough to scare most of them. This is the reason why people prefer having CCTV cameras installed while they aren’t really functional. You can always get a CCTV Digital Video recorder system to store all the footage so you can access it as and when you need.

  • Protect you and your employees

A CCTV footage will help not just you but your employees at the workplace too. While it helps you to monitor activities in the office, you will easily help your employees stay safe too. In case it is a customer driven workplace, the CCTV could actually help both customers and employees from lashing out at each other or getting verbally or physically abusive. It will also help you as an employer to resolve harassment cases at the workplace.

  • Watching over

If you have kids at home, or even a pet, you could always use the CCTV footage to check on them. Since the footage can be accessed online in real time, it is a good way to make sure everyone is safe, or that your dog isn’t chewing your sofa. It’s an easy way to say goodbye to all your worries when you’re at work. It you’re the notorious kind you could always set up a prank for your kids when they get home and then sit and watch the magic unfold.

  • Keeping Record

Even if you are in a safe neighbourhood, and feel like there are very little chances of a theft a CCTV camera is a good way to maintain the records. Most places just have a register on the counter for people to fill in their names and details. A CCTV footage will keep a detailed record of what time they arrived to how long did someone stay in the building. You can also track where they went, whom they visited and more.

  • Settle arguments or disputes

With a camera recording as proof, there is very little room to keep blaming someone. You can always use it to settle an argument or dispute about what was at fault. Especially when customers falsely blame employees, CCTV footage will always come in handy. The picture quality has improved to the extent of capturing high resolution footage that will help you identify people too.

 

Summary:

CCTV cameras are a need of the hour and they have multiple applications in different settings like school or workplace or even in our homes. Apart from helping us to prevent crime or keep the criminals away, there are other reasons why a CCTV camera should be installed.

New Smart Gloves to Monitor Parkinson’s Disease

New Smart Gloves to Monitor Parkinson's Disease

Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed smart gloves that measure tremors and rigidity in fingers – common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease – allowing doctors to monitor patients using smartphones.

The gloves are connected to smartphones, which process the data and deliver it to neurologists in their offices.

This way, doctors can manage the treatment plan of the patient day-to-day, ensuring that medication is working properly and eliminating the need for patients to make stressful clinical visits, researchers said.

Kunal Mankodiya, director of University of Rhode Island’s Wearable Biosensing Laboratory, said he is researching how to transform gloves, socks, clothing and even shoes into high-tech items that will make people healthier and improve their lives.

“Patients with Parkinson’s face many mobility issues – driving and even walking long distances,”Mankodiya said.

“The glove will give patients the option of receiving health care while remaining at home, and it also reduces the risk of falls and other accidents,” he said.

Mankodiya is also working on high-tech socks for people who have suffered strokes.

Sensors woven into the fabric relay information about a patient’s gait to doctors and physical therapists so they can tailor rehabilitation therapy to each patient.

“The socks examine the walking stride. They can quantify movements of the knee and ankle joints to find subtle irregularities that require therapy,” Mankodiya said.

 

Oxford University Press Launches Hindi Online Dictionary

Oxford University Press Launches Hindi Online Dictionary
Oxford University Press (OUP) Thursday announced the launch of the Hindi online dictionary.

Hindi is the ninth language to become part of the Oxford Global Languages (OGL) programme which has led to the development of a Hindi-Hindi online dictionary, OUP said in a release.

Stating that the Hindi site will be supported by a ‘Language Champion’, who will provide strategic advice and help grow awareness of the initiative, it said Dr Poonam Nigam Sahay, Associate Professor at Ranchi University, is the Hindi Language Champion.
OGL is one of the “most significant” projects of OUP which aims to build dictionaries and lexicographical resources for around 100 of the world’s languages and to make them available online.

“A digital platform for languages not just provides vast storage of language data that is accessible anytime, but also helps in the development of the language” Oxford University Press India Managing Director Sivaramakrishnan V said.

‘Manga’ Kindle Paperwhite on Amazon Japan Has 8 Times More Storage

Kindle Paperwhite 'Manga Model' With 32GB Storage Launched in JapanEvery time Amazon talks about any of its four Kindle models, one feature never gets talked about – storage. That’s because the file size of most books is insignificant, usually in the order of two-digit kilobytes. The tech giant’s Japanese arm is changing the tactic though, by highlighting storage space as its biggest feature – a 32GB “Manga Model” of the Kindle Paperwhite.

There’s an obvious reasoning to this. Comics take up much more than space for ebooks, so Amazon Japan claims you can store as many as 700 comics on the new Paperwhite model. It even went so far as to give an example, saying you could fit all 200 volumes of Kochikame, 100 of Asari-chan, and 72 volumes of Naruto on the device.

On top of that, the company claims the 32GB Paperwhite has 33 per cent faster page turn than before, along with “a continuous page turn functionality”. In a statement (translated from Japanese by Google Translate), Amazon Japan president Jasper Chan said “that is the best Kindle for comic lovers”.
The Kindle Paperwhite “Manga Model” is already up for pre-order and will release Friday, October 21. You can buy it for ¥12,280 (Rs. 7,900) if you’re a Prime subscriber in Japan, and it costs ¥16,280 (Rs. 10,480) for people who don’t have Prime.

The new feature – faster page turn – will also be introduced to other Kindle devices, the base Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite (6th-gen or later), Kindle Voyage, and Kindle Oasis, by the end of this month.

Score Better in Chemistry in IIT JEE

“Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about  achieving it and staying with that plan.”

When you think of IIT JEE, certainly chemistry would be the soft to crack the nut and excel your rank. Chemistry is the subject which majority of students find difficult to master. Unlike physics and mathematics, it requires a lot of remembering.But,Chemistry is one such subject which can assure you guaranteed marks in IIT JEE if you have prepared well. Most of the topics in chemistry are not very much twisted and get tested directly.

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Scoring in Chemistry is more about planning than about application and understanding of concepts.

Certain topics like organic chemistry are pretty much like mathematics and physics as far as IIT JEE is concerned as it relies on testing of concepts and questions are always framed considering multiple concepts together. Unlike organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry is directly opposite as all questions asked are always direct and do not need much application. Topics like stoichiometry are always difficult to handle and need lot of in depth knowledge about reactions and mole concept.

Here are a few things, which I followed for studying chemistry :

1. Physical Chemistry :Physical Chemistry requires a good understanding of concepts. Try to understand all the formulae used in physical chemistry, instead of just applying them blindly, as a particular formula may not be applicable to the question. (Example, instead of a dilute solution, the given solution may be concentrated, making most formulae invalid, in that case understanding of the basic principles will help.) Try to solve various types of problems for perfection in physical chemistry, but don’t try to solve various books, as problems tend to repeat a lot among books. Just pick one good book, and stick to it.

Topics covered under Physical chemistry are :

• Basic Concepts

• Mole Concept

•Redox Reactions

• Stoichiometry

• Gaseous and Liquid states

• Atomic structure

• Chemical Bonding

• Chemical Energetics

• Chemical Equilibrium

• Ionic Equilibrium

• Electrochemistry

• Chemical Kinetics

• Solid State

• States of Matter

• Solutions & collegative properties

• Surface Chemistry

2. Organic Chemistry :To score well in Organic Chemistry, you must be comfortable with the initial chapters of organic chemistry i.e. inductive and resonance effects, stability of carbocations etc. as these are referenced in almost all further chapters in organic chemistry. Organic chemistry requires both understanding and some remembering reactions. Make sure that you know all the major reactions, their mechanisms (at least for those in NCERT books) and effect of external factors on the reaction, if applicable.

Topics covered under IIT JEE Organic chemistry are :-

• Basic Concepts

• Nomenclature

• Isomerism

• Reaction Mechanism

• Saturated hydrocarbons

• Alkenes and alkynes

• Reactions of benzene

• Aromatic compounds

• Alkyl halides Alcohols and ethers

• Aldehydes and Ketones

• Carboxylic acid and their derivatives

• Amines

• Carbohydrates, amino acids and peptides.

• Uses of some important polymers.

3. Inorganic Chemistry :Inorganic Chemistry is the branch of chemistry which deals with the chemical changes in most primitive manner. It is not mathematical in nature and deals in elemental form of nature. The Mendeleev’s Periodic Table becomes the basis of study as we divide the elements according to their groups and then study them. These groups are regrouped as s-block, p-block, d-block and f-block elements. In these p-block is not the bulkiest but also the most important part. The order of importance is followed by s-block elements. The chapter of Coordination Compounds is also important from the scoring point of view. The other chapters of Analytical Chemistry and Extraction of Elements also fetch few questions which are direct in nature.

Perfection is not only the concept mastery but it is consolidation also. Perfection roust be measured in terms of good performance. A holistic approach is required for the subject. A simple and independent strategy can help to achieve that in chemistry. Primarily, instead of segregating physical, organic and inorganic one should segregate a group of chapters which are consist of the fundamentals of whole chemistry, which have lots of connection in other chapters and which greatly influence the understanding of other chapters also.

 

To learn in a more unique way and perfecting your skills for Chemistry, as well as other subjects, register with Embibe for a free guided tutorial to IIT JEE. You might also want to get an idea of the JEE Main paper analysis, which would help you coordinate your study.

Technology to Help You Enjoy Bath Time

A shower is good for getting you clean in a hurry, and an easy access tub is just right if you have mobility issues, but a bath is also a place to relax and rejuvenate at the end of the day. It isn’t necessary to purchase an expensive spa bath or undertake a complete remodel to take your bath to the next level. There are technologies available that can transform tub time into the ultimate me time.

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Choosing a Tub

Not all tubs are created the same, so choosing a tub depends on your taste, the amount of space and in how you will use it. Standard tubs will do for everyday bathing and showering, but if you’re looking for more, try a tub with a deeper bowl for ultimate soaking or a tub with jets for easing muscle tension; a walk-in tub makes getting in and out easier while providing extra support while you bath.

Tub Materials

You should also factor the material your tub is crafted from when choosing a model. An old-fashioned cast iron tub coated with enamel will last a lifetime with proper care, but when filled, it’s a little heavy for use on a second floor or as a soaking tub. An alternative is porcelain-enameled steel, which is just as durable, but much lighter and more inexpensive. Fiberglass is the cheapest and it’s also moldable and lightweight. However, this material scratches easily and has a shorter life-span; an alternative is an acrylic tub, which has the same molding ability and lightness as fiberglass, but also has nearly the staying power of steel or cast iron.

Adding Extras

Now for the fun part: adding a little high-tech enhancement. If you’re going all out for a spa tub, here are your choices for jets. Some models are all-inclusive and some have one or more of these features:

– foot massage
– in-line heating
– bubble-only jets
– micro-bubble jets

Here are a couple of standalone technologies that you can buy and attach to any tub. Chromatherapy is a technology that allows you to color your water, literally, with underwater LED lighting to suit your mood. If you want a little musical enhancement, there are also underwater speakers that you can attach separately to send synchronized vibrations all over your skin.

You don’t have to go overboard on expensive bells and whistles to make your bath the luxurious retreat you deserve. All it really takes is a few tweaks and a small investment in technology to give you a throne room that’s fit for royalty. A talented contractor can help you choose the right embellishments for your needs and goals.

HTC Bolt Leaked in Images; Tipped to Ditch Headphone Jack

HTC Bolt Leaked in Images; Tipped to Ditch Headphone Jack

  • HTC Bolt tipped to feature 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage
  • Leaked images suggest the HTC Bolt will come without a headphone jack
  • HTC Bolt will offer BoomSound audio-enhancing tech only via headphones

Not much has been spoken about the rumoured Android 7.0 Nougat-powered HTC Bolt smartphone, and HTC has so far managed to keep the device a secret. That is until leaked renders started making their way on to the Internet in September. On Friday, some fresh leaked images surfaced online that tell us all about the smartphone – at least in terms of design – including the disappearance of the headphone jack.

Noted tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) let out some live images of the HTC Bolt that suggest the smartphone draws inspiration from the HTC 10. Images of the HTC Bolt tip an all-metal build tip with chamfered edges and antenna lines similar to the HTC 10. The front of the Bolt is also similar to HTC’s recent flagship with backlit navigation keys on either side of the Home button, which is likely to house a fingerprint sensor. It seems like company wants to hold on to the HTC 10’s aesthetics with the Bolt, seeing as how the design of the flagship has been well received.

 

The volume controls and power button are found on the right side while two trays (one for microSD and one for SIM) are found on the other side. The HTC Bolt has a single firing speaker at the bottom next to the USB Type-C port. The main difference is found at the back where the flash module is placed above the antenna line.

The Android Nougat-powered HTC Bolt has been tipped to sport a larger 5.5-inch full-HD display and feature 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Optics include an 18-megapixel front with f/2.0 lens and 4K video capture and an eight-megapixel front-facing camera.

The HTC Bolt is the newest in smartphones ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack following offerings from Motorola (Moto Z and Moto Z Force), LeEco (Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2), and Apple (iPhone 7 andiPhone 7 Plus). The report adds that the HTC Bolt will offer BoomSound audio-enhancing tech, but only when listening with headphones.

Remaining specifications and pricing of the HTC Bolt are still under wraps.

 

Apple Watch Nike+ Edition Price in India, Release Date Revealed

Apple Watch Nike+ Edition Price in India, Release Date Revealed

  • The Apple Watch Nike+ edition will be available starting at Rs. 32,900
  • Built-in GPS can track your pace, distance and route
  • The smartwatch comes in four different colour combinations

After launching the Apple Watch Series 2 in India on October 7, Apple will launch the Apple Watch Nike+ edition on October 28, according to Apple’s website. The smartwatch is offered in 38mm and 42mm case size, priced at Rs. 32,900 and Rs. 34,900 respectively, It will be available via Nike’s website, Nike retail stores, Apple authorised resellers, and other select stores.

The Nike+ model, a variant of the Apple Watch Series 2, was unveiled at the event on September 2 alongside the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The smartwatch is designed to feature a sporty look and feel with a lightweight, flexible fluoroelastomer, which is also used in Apple Watch Sport bands. It comes with perforated straps and fitness-centric apps including the Nike+ Run Club app.

The Apple Watch Nike+ has a built-in GPS that can track your pace, distance and route even without the iPhone. The smartwatch is water resistant up to a depth of 50 metres. The Nike+ model comes with all the features found in the Apple Watch Series 2, which includes Siri. The smartwatch come with Nike exclusive faces that feature the company’s iconic Volt colour.

The Apple Watch Nike+ edition comes in four different colour combinations. The Space Grey Aluminium case will be available with Black/Volt Nike Sports band and Black/Cool Grey Nike Sportband, while the Silver Aluminium case will be offered with Flat Silver/White Nike Sport band and Flat Silver/ Volt Nike Sport band.

The Apple Watch Series 2 launched earlier in October improves on its predecessor with a dual-core processor, a brighter 1000-nit Retina display with Force Touch and built-in GPS.