HTC One M8 specs vs samsung galaxy 5s and iphone 5s

HTC One M8 specs versus Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5S

The new HTC One rustles up an impressive list of hardware features and a slick new software shell.

The 5-inch screen is bright and sharp, the 4-'ultrapixel' camera produces pleasing photos, and the phone's quad-core processing power is one of the fastest there is.

the HTC One M8 more than stands up to its fiercest competitors, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5S.

Here's how the three superphones' specs compare, side by side.

HTC One M8 Samsung Galaxy S5 Apple iPhone 5S
Size 5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches; 6.3 oz. 5.5 x 2.9 x 0.31 inches; 5 oz. 4.9 x 2.3 x 0.30 inches; 4 oz.
Screen 5 inches; 1,920x1,080; 441ppi 5.1 inches; 1,920x1,080 pixels; 431ppi 4 inches; 1,136x640 pixels; 326ppi
OS Android 4.4; Sense 6.0 UI Android 4.4; TouchWiz UI iOS 7
Processor 2.3GHz quad-core; Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz quad-core; Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Proprietary A7 (64-bit) with M7 motion processor
Rear camera and recording 4-'Ultrapixel'; 1080p HD 16-megapixel; 1080p HD 8-megapixel; 1080p HD
Front-facing camera 5-megapixel; 1080p HD video 2-megapixel; 1080p HD video 1.2-megapixel; 720p HD video
Capacity 16GB, 32GB 16GB, 32GB 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Expandable storage Up to 128GB Up to 128GB None
Battery 2,600mAh battery; embedded 2,800mAh; removable Embedded; Up to 10 hours on 4G LTE; standby time up to 10 days
4G LTE Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4, 5GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4, 5GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4, 5GHz)
NFC Yes Yes No
Bluetooth 4.0 Low energy 4.0 Low energy 4.0 Low energy
IR Blaster Yes Yes No
Notable extras BlinkFeed, BoomSound Fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor Touch ID scanner
Color choices Gray, silver, rose gold Black, white, blue, copper Gray, white, gold
US carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS, and U.S. Cellular AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and global

Facebook to buy the virtual reality technology company Oculus VR for $2 billion

Facebook to buy the virtual reality technology company Oculus VR for $2 billion

Facebook announced Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the virtual reality technology company Oculus VR, which makes the Oculus Rift headset, for about $2 billion in cash and stock.

The 18-month-old Oculus is at the forefront of the emerging VR industry, getting its start on Kickstarter, and has made an open-source sweetheart out of the Oculus Rift. The company just announced its final development kit for the Rift last week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, ahead of its official release, the date of which is unknown.

Facebook's latest billion-dollar buy closely follows its deal to purchase messaging application WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock. The social network also made headlines two years ago when it picked up Instagram for about $1 billion. The photo and video app has ballooned to 200 million monthly active users under Facebook's care.

The $2-billion deal for Oculus is expected to close in the second quarter of this year.

Facebook said that with the acquisition, it plans to extend Oculus' virtual reality capabilities beyond gaming into areas such as communications, media, entertainment, and education. Facebook, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, views virtual reality as the next big thing in social.

Tags: Internet, Facebook, oculus VR,Gaming, Mark Zuckerberg,  Kickstarter


A Public Cloud Services Launched by Microsoft in China

A Public Cloud Services Launched by Microsoft  in China

Microsoft becomes the first multinational company to offer public cloud services in China. Also: BlackBerry sues one of its own before he can jump to Apple; there's a new plot twist in Turkey's Twitter drama; and Sony will pocket tens of millions by selling off property.

Microsoft Launches Public Cloud in China

Microsoft is now offering general availability of its Azure cloud service in China, becoming the first multinational company to provide public cloud services in the Middle Kingdom.

Microsoft is partnering with 21Vianet, a Chinese data center services provider, a marriage that likely helped appease Beijing officials. (Until now, all major cloud providers in China -- Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent -- have been Chinese.)

The China launch is part of a broad push in Asia. Windows Azure -- the name will change to "Microsoft Azure" on April 3 -- became generally available in Japan last month. There are already Azure data centers in Singapore and Hong Kong.

LG L90 Dual - Android 4.4 KitKat with 4.7-inch display launched at Rs. 19,000

LG L90 Dual - Android 4.4  KitKat

with 4.7-inch display launched at Rs. 19,000


LG has quietly revealed the pricing of its first third-generation L Series device, the L90 Dual. The LG L90 Dual is now listed on the company's site at Rs. 19,000. However, there is no word on the availability of the LG L90 Dual.

Earlier, LG had promised that the L90 would start rolling out to more markets this month.

Notably, the LG L90 Dual was available at an e-commerce website for Rs. 17,499, alongside LG L70 Dual, which is yet to be officially launched in India.

The LG L90 Dual runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box, which is the highlight of LG's new budget smartphone. According to LG, the L90 is the first L Series III device to offer Knock Code, which is company's evolution of the KnockON feature that first debuted last year in the LG G2.

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Tech Buzz: Canon EOS 1200D DSLR with 18-mp sensor launched in India with cost @30,995/-

Canon EOS 1200D DSLR with 18-mp sensor launched  in India   with cost @30,995/-


The Canon EOS 1200D was officially announced in February just prior to the CP+ exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. The Canon EOS 1200D entry-level DSLR has finally made its way to Indian shores. The camera, which was launched on Wednesday in India, will be available at Rs. 30,995 for the body.

There are options of getting the Canon EOS 1200D with kits too. The options on the kits are: EOS 1200D + 18-55 IS II lens for Rs. 34,995, and EOS 1200D + 18-55 IS II & 55-250 IS II lenses for Rs. 39,995.

The Canon EOS 1200D (also known as EOS Rebel T5) has an interesting string of features. Featuring an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, a Digic 4 processor, an ISO range of 100-6400 (boost till 12,800) and 1080p/30 fps video capture, the Canon EOS 1200D is being touted as the most affordable DSLR from its current crop. It also has a 9-point auto-focus system. The Canon 1200D is the successor to the Canon 1100D. You can find more details about the EOS 1200D in our previous coverage.

The Canon EOS 1200D will support more than 70 lenses from the EF range by Canon. "The EOS 1200D is an exciting addition to our DSLR range. With powerful features and user-friendly menus the EOS 1200D is ideal for first time buyers. To further attract potential buyers, the EOS 1200D will be available with an exciting double zoom lens offer, at a killer price," said Andrew Koh, Senior Director, ICP Business Centre, Canon India.

Tech Buzz: Vodafone India and Disney India teamed up to launch Vodafone games and apps

Vodafone India and Disney India teamed up to launch Vodafone games and apps

Comes in close succession after the successful launch of Vodafone Music and Vodafone Sports

MUMBAI, INDIA: Vodafone India, one of India's leading telecommunications service providers, has teamed up with Disney India's Interactive business to launch Vodafone Games and Apps.

This announcement comes in close succession after the successful launch of Vodafone Music and Vodafone Sports by the company.

Vodafone Games and Apps powered by Disney India's Interactive business will offer customers premium games and apps on both feature and smart phones. Through this association, Disney India will service the complete content catalogue along with the portal for this offering.

Via this portal, consumers will gain access to well-known apps and games like Where's My Water?, Where's My Mickey?, Where's My Perry?, Toy Story : Smash It!, Brave, Chennai Express, Disney Utility Apps including Mickey Planner, Donald Photo booth, Goofy Weather and many more.

TechBuzz: BlackBerry restocks Z10 smartphones in India at Rs. 17,990

BlackBerry restocks Z10 smartphones in India @ Rs. 17,990


Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry on Wednesday replenished stocks of its Z10 touchscreen model that was sold out in India after a 60 percent discount on the price.

"BlackBerry Z10 has now been restocked across BlackBerry's retail network across the country and on," the company's director for distribution in India, Sameer Bhatia, said in a statement.

The device will be available for Rs. 17,990, according to the statement.

BlackBerry launched the Z10 about a year ago for Rs. 43,990. The price was dropped to Rs 29,990 in September.

On February 25, the company offered the phone at Rs. 17,990 for a limited period. The model sold out within a week, although it was available on some e-commerce sites at a 22-50 percent higher price.

Blackberry lowered handset prices in the face of losses due to declining sales and build-up of inventory across the globe. In December, the company offered incentives on handset sales, especially devices built on its latest platform BlackBerry 10.

BlackBerry posted a loss of $4.4 billion in its third quarter ended November 30, mainly due to unsold handsets.

The company recorded a primarily non-cash, pre-tax charge against inventory and supply commitments of approximately $1.6 billion in the quarter of fiscal 2014, which was primarily attributable to BlackBerry 10 devices.

During the quarter, BlackBerry sold about 4.3 million smartphones to customers, of which 3.2 million were BlackBerry 7 devices, including models such as the BlackBerry Curve, Bold and Torch.

Aircel offer: free Facebook access for 60 days

Aircel offers free Facebook access for 60 days

Aircel LogoAircel has announced its new Facebook for All service today. As a part of which, the telecom operator will be offering free Facebook access (including Facebook apps, Facebook Messenger and mobile site) to all its consumers.

“Over 75 million people access Facebook through their mobile phones in India and more than 60% of Aircel customers who have data enabled handsets consume internet on their phones. Considering this trend, the launch of ‘Facebook for all’ service is a strategic/natural step to re-iterate our commitment towards increasing data proliferation and usage of internet in the country,” said Anupam Vasudev, Chief Marketing Officer, Aircel.

Coming to the fine print, under this offer, new Aircel consumers will have free Facebook access for 60 days, while the existing consumers will only get free access for 30 days. Also, the data used as a part of this free access will be limited to 50MB per month, which is not much if you share or view lots of images and videos on Facebook via your mobile device.

Facebook for All will initially be available in Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Maharashtra telecom circles and will be rolled out to rest of the circles soon.

Aircel has also introduced two special tariff packs for Facebook access – INR 14, and INR 5, which will give 100 MB (for 28 days) and 25MB ( for 7 days) of free Facebook usage to the consumers.

Twitter Now Lets You Tag People in Photos - You Can Add 4 Photos to Each Tweet

Twitter Now Lets You Tag People in Photos – You Can Add 4 Photos to Each Tweet

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The social network has added a new feature to let users to tag up to 10 friends in photos. It's also launched a feature to let iPhone users upload multiple photos - up to four - in a Tweet and plans to bring the capability to the Android app and to

Twitter is getting a little more photo-happy, adding the ability to tag up to 10 Twitter users in an image.

If you’re not keen on the idea of being tagged in OPTs (other people’s tweets – feel free to use it in casual conversation), you’re able to toggle your tagability under your account settings. Tagging someone in an image doesn’t count against your 140-character message limit, either.

And finally, you can now add multiple images to a tweet – up to four at a time. The feature is only available on the iPhone right now, but it’ll roll out to the Android app and to in the not too distant future. Twitter points out that you’ll be able to view multiple-image tweets on any platform, though.

Samsung Galaxy S5 officially launched in India with cost @ Rs 51,000 to Rs 53,000

Samsung Galaxy S5 officially launched in India with cost @ Rs 51,000 to Rs 53,000

Samsung has launched its latest flagship the Galaxy S5 in India and the so-called 'next big thing' has a hefty price tag as well as the top-of-the-line specs. The phone will be priced between Rs 51,000 and Rs 53,000, according to Samsung, who declined to reveal the final price. This is for the 16GB version as the 32GB variant will not be making it to India.


The S5 will be on pre-order from March 29 and will go on sale from April 11. The Galaxy S5 will be available in black, white, blue and gold in India, along with the three Gear watches that were also launched for India.


We have already examined the Galaxy S5's features and specs and there's no mystery about the phone. But the S5 launching in India has the Exynos octa-core processor and not the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, as announced at MWC. This is the first time that this variant has hit retail in the world. Samsung has made changes in the processor as compared to the S4 and now the octa-core CPU can have all eight cores running at the same time.


The S5 is an itinerant update over last year's S4 and features a slightly bigger display with the same Super AMOLED panel and 1080p resolution. Samsung has added a fingerprint scanner in the home button and a heart rate monitor on the back under the camera, which are two highlights of this phone. As a result of the waterproofing treatment, the phone has significantly larger bezels.


Samsung Galaxy S5 officially launched in India; will cost between Rs 51,000 and Rs 53,000

Another area where Samsung claims great advancements is the camera. There's a 16-megapixel main camera on the S5, armed with interesting editing options and several shooting modes, including selective focus. Initial reviews have all put the S5′s camera among the best in the world and we are itching to test it out ourselves.

The Galaxy S5 comes to the market just at the time when the new HTC One and the renewed LG G2 are hitting stores so competition will be fierce. There's no doubt that the S5 has great hardware and looks very much like a Samsung flagship, which is not as bad as people assume it would be. But the biggest criticism is that Samsung has not tried to bring anything new in terms of design and is not really pushing the specs envelope as much as it did with the S4 and S3 in the past.

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TechBuzz:Facebook’s DeepFace Project

Facebook's DeepFace Project

Facebook has reached a major milestone in computer vision and pattern recognition, with 'DeepFace,' an algorithm capable of identifying a face in a crowd with 97.25 percent accuracy, which is pretty much on par with how good the average human is (97.5 percent accurate) at recognizing the faces of other walking, talking meat sacks.

To get past the limitations of ordinary facial matching software, Facebook's researchers have managed to find a way to build 3D models of faces from a photo, which can then be rotated to provide matching of the same face captured at different angles. In the past, facial recognition via computer could be pretty easily foiled if a subject is simply tilting their head in a slightly different direction.

The Facebook DeepFace algorithm needs to be trained on an extensive pool of faces to be able to perform its magic, but it can identify up to 4,000 identities based on a database of over 4 million separate images in its current version. Theoretically, that could be expanded to cover a much larger swatch with further work, and then be applied to Facebook's social network itself, which would be very useful if Facebook wanted to automate the process of identifying all your contacts, and performing analytical magic like determining who you're photographed most frequently with, without the use of manual tagging.


Tech Buzz: Forget USBs - these ‘post-it notes’ transfer files just by sticking them on to a computer

Forget USBs - these 'post-it notes' transfer files just by sticking them on to a computer
Paper-thin drives are stacked together and peeled off as and when needed
Made from graphene, the drives will be sold in sizes up to 32GB
Graphene is a strong, conductive material made from carbon atoms
Price and release date for the Datastickies drives have not been announced

The tiny, paper-thin drives called Datastickies are stacked one on top of another, like real post-it notes, and are then peeled off as and when they're needed.
The user then sticks them to the front of their computer, TV, smartphone or tablet to transfer data via a special adhesive.
Datastickies are made from graphene - a super-strong, conductive material made of a single layer of carbon atoms - and will be sold in a range of different sizes up to 32GB.
The special adhesive used to stick the devices together, and to electronic devices, is conductive.
It is a 'special low-tack, pressure-sensitive adhesive' capable of being reused without leaving marks like a stick note, explained the designers.

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