Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Xiaomi Mi 3

If you guys are looking for a decent priced smartphone with loads of qualities, i think you need to put a stop to your search and take a moment with Xiaomi Mi 3. This phone was announced on September 2013, is packed with bulk of qualities. Though there is some stiff competition in that price range, but that incredible screen (~441 ppi...!!) gives it a slight edge over the others. It is available just for around Rs.25,000 which literally blows my mind considering sh** load of qualities.

Detailed specifications are - 

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Announced2013, September
StatusAvailable. Released 2013, December
BODYDimensions144 x 73.6 x 8.1 mm (5.67 x 2.90 x 0.32 in)
Weight145 g (5.11 oz)
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotNo
Internal16/64 GB, 2 GB RAM
SpeedDC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
USBmicroUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
CAMERAPrimary13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR
Video1080p@30fps, HDR
Secondary2 MP, 1080p@30fps
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v4.2.1 (Jelly Bean)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8274AB Snapdragon 800
CPUQuad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
GPUAdreno 330
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
RadioFM radio
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
 - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
- SNS integration
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Organizer
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input (Swype)
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 500 h
Talk timeUp to 4 h
Music playUp to 50 h

Monday, 14 July 2014

FIFA World Cup Final

Fueled by the Shakira's performance the crowd was so pumped that reminded astronauts for FIFA World Cup final.
"Aaaaand its a goal", its what the either team's fans were dying to listen in the  final . But at the end, i guess God was rooting for Germany. A sublime goal from Mario Gotze and Germany became the football champion. While the Argentina was trying to look normal from the defeat the germans were going insane as they earned that win.

It was hell of a final. The win tip-toed around both the team's basket as neither of them scored till the 115' of the game. But the germans flipped the Argentinians world upside down in the 117th minute of the game by the Gotze's goal which was totally worthy of the win. Both team played well, but like every game only one side comes out to be a winner.

Germany was full of totally awesome players. Those players who made Brazilian players look like they just came to play in the recess time of their high school. Muller, KloseSchürrle, Lahm and others who dusted the Argentina's dream to get a third star for their jersey. Its not like they were totally outplayed by the Germans. There were many chances in both the half of the game Argentina couldn't exploit which cost them the match. There were many hopes from the "so-called" next Maradonna Lionel Messi, but he couldn't deliver when it mattered. Though he scored 4 goals in the tournament but ironically he didn't score any of those in the knock-out stage. Clearly I'm not the only one to notice that as fans were going crazy over him. 

But of all, it was a match worthy of a final. Both the teams totally showed that they didn't earned this in a single day. They earned this after a hell of a lot practice sessions and hard work they and after losing the match its not bad to pour some tears. After all, everyone works hard to even dream that moment. The next epic battle will be in Russia in 2018, i know its a lot of time but this battle is definitely worth the wait.
Watch the epic goal from Mario Gotze -

Safiye Ayla Targan - evergreen musical

I guess it is more for Turkish readers, so it's the time when you get to know things more than just buried in a couch swipin your fingers over your phone (or your laptop, yeah.....counts as same), and being too lazy to move your tushy.

I'm gonna tell you about a singer named Safiye Ayla Targan. She was the was one of the most famous singers of Turkish classical music.
I'm not saying she is the best, but she is one of those great musicians from the past who can really make my day. In the age where people are lifting their feet of new emerging genres like EDM (Electronic Dance Music pioneered by David Guetta), her music comes out as gold.

She was born on 14 July 1907 in Istanbul and the "inevitable" death took her away from us on 14 January 1998. Safiye Ayla worked with some of the most important artists of her time, including Yesari Asım ArsoyHafız Ahmet IrsoySelahattin PınarSadettin Kaynak and Udi Nevres Bey. She gave a performance for Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in 1932 and became one of his favorite singers.

Her best compositions include Gönül Şarkıları and Bu Akşam Ay Işığında. Just lay back and listen to these -

Post comments for how you like it (and that goes for non-Turkish readers too).

Monday, 6 January 2014

BITCOIN : What is it? How does this work?

Okay, so maybe you would've been wondering from a while that what is a bitcoin that everyone has been talking about, how does this thing work and more importantly, how you can get them. So calm down peeps because you are about to know everything.

Basically, a BITCOIN is peer-to-peer payment system and digital currency introduced as open source software in 2009 by pseudonymous developer Satoshi Nakamoto.
It is a cryptocurrency, so-called because it uses cryptography for security. Users send payments by broadcasting digitally signed messages to the network. Transactions are verified, timestamped, and recorded by specialized computers into a shared public transaction history database called the block chain. The operators of these computers, known as miners, are rewarded with transaction fees and newly minted bitcoins.

Don't be surprised after knowing this but Bitcoin's exchange rates are way to high. It is damn true 1 BTC(bitcoin) has currently 952.5 USD. Isn't that super crazy. If you don't believe feel free to check the exchange rates here yourself.

That was the very basic knowledge about a bitcoin. But how does this thing work exactly ? This is the question that causes confusion. Here's a quick explanation.

Well you can watch this video for explanation of what is a bitcoin and how does this thing work or you can read the summary after the video.

The basics for a new user
As a new user, you can get started with Bitcoin without understanding the technical details. Once you have installed a Bitcoin wallet on your computer or mobile phone, it will generate your first Bitcoin address and you can create more whenever you need one. You can disclose your addresses to your friends so that they can pay you or vice versa. In fact, this is pretty similar to how email works, except that Bitcoin addresses should only be used once.

The block chain is a shared public ledger on which the entire Bitcoin network relies. All confirmed transactions are included in the block chain. This way, Bitcoin wallets can calculate their spendable balance and new transactions can be verified to be spending bitcoins that are actually owned by the spender. The integrity and the chronological order of the block chain are enforced with cryptography.

Transactions - private keys
A transaction is a transfer of value between Bitcoin wallets that gets included in the block chain. Bitcoin wallets keep a secret piece of data called a private key or seed, which is used to sign transactions, providing a mathematical proof that they have come from the owner of the wallet. The signature also prevents the transaction from being altered by anybody once it has been issued. All transactions are broadcast between users and usually begin to be confirmed by the network in the following 10 minutes, through a process called mining.

Processing - mining
Mining is a distributed consensus system that is used to confirm waiting transactions by including them in the block chain. It enforces a chronological order in the block chain, protects the neutrality of the network, and allows different computers to agree on the state of the system. To be confirmed, transactions must be packed in a block that fits very strict cryptographic rules that will be verified by the network. These rules prevent previous blocks from being modified because doing so would invalidate all following blocks. Mining also creates the equivalent of a competitive lottery that prevents any individual from easily adding new blocks consecutively in the block chain. This way, no individuals can control what is included in the block chain or replace parts of the block chain to roll back their own spends.

Okay, so this much is obviously just a summary of it's working. But if want to know in detail which not really needed but for that you can look into the original paper by clicking here.

Now, here comes the most important part. How can you get Bitcoins.
The process of getting or say earning bitcoins is through a process called mining. We basically use our computer to do some task and ultimately it results in adding some bitcoins to our wallet. Remember, that this quantity can be very low but still it has got bigger value, so don't go on numbers. For mining you got to have computers with very good configurations. Your dual celeron processors with 1 GB of RAM ain't gonna do the job. Here's the best video available, that will make evrything clear about how to mine Bitcoin.

PART - 1

PART - 2

Watching a video is much better way to get things clear, and this will make everything very clear.
For mining bitcoins it is also necessary to know about good mining pools. To know about good mining pools out there available watch this --
About mining pools, trading and exchanging.

So, i believe things about will be pretty clear to you. It is something that everyone can do and it is no illegal as well. So i don't find anything wrong in mining bitcoins myself. So start mining today.

Friday, 4 October 2013

GTA V Online encounters technical issues

Over popularity can be dangerous and this fact has been proven in the world of games over the time very often. Publishers buy the best servers with cutting edge technology and best professionals to take care and to ensure that the game is not left out in the cold but when the millions of the crazy fans start to hit it, they just loose it. We only have to look at the chaotic arrival of EA's Sim City or Blizzard's Diablo III for evidence of this. Both games pretty much collapsed at launch, with fans unable to sign in for many hours and instead jamming the forums with questions and complaints.

Rockstar Games
The quite same situation stands in front of the creatrors of Grand Theft Auto 5, Rockstar Games. Launched last month to huge critical acclaim, Grand Theft Auto V has sold in the region of 15m copies, making it the year's biggest entertainment release.The game made nearly $1bn in its first day - a record for a game or film. And later at noon the publisher is unlocking the ambitious multiplayer mode: Grand Theft Auto Online. Providing fans with a persistent version of the game's world, Los Santos, owners of GTA V can access the new mode for free, join gangs, and get involved in heists, races, death matches and other nefarious activities, all the time earning Reputation Points which unlock new goodies such as weapons and cars.In a post on its Newswire site last week, the publisher stated:

"One thing we are already aware of, and are trying to alleviate as fast as we can, is the unanticipated additional pressure on the servers due to a significantly higher number of players than we were anticipating at this point – we are working around the clock to buy and add more servers, but this increased scale is only going to make the first few days even more temperamental than such things usually are."
So the key message from Rockstar is, bear with us. This is effectively a mass open beta. As the website puts it: "The first couple of weeks we expect to be heavily focused on tuning the experience as it goes from internal testing to the reality of being played by tons of people in the real world so that all the usual problems for an online game are overcome. We hope it will all run incredibly smoothly, but please bear with us if it doesn't, and help us fix any and all problems!"

SimCity developer Maxis later admitted it had been "dumb" not to anticipate the level of demand after all, GTA IV sold more than 25m copies.
Moreover, each time you play, you enter a server that is currently restricted to 16 players and you can carry out heists or indulge in a spot of racing around the Southern California landscape.
The 18-rated game - which had a £170m ($274m) budget - has been widely praised by critics and the public.
Games website IGN called it a "masterpiece", and one of the greatest video games ever made.
Edge magazine called it a "remarkable achievement" that sent a message to the rest of the industry.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...