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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 To Have New Write On PDF Feature

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is expected to come with a number of new features and also a range of hardware updates over the Galaxy Note 4 and now a new feature which will launch with the device has been discovered.

The Galaxy Note 5 will come with a new ‘Write on PDF’ feature, the features was recently discovered in a patent filing at the USPTO.

The patent filing for this new Write on PDF feature was filed by Samsung at the USPTO on the 3rd of July, you can see the description from the filing below.

    Computer application software for mobile phones, smart phones, tablet computers, portable media players and handheld computers enabling users to annotate and save PDF documents, images and files; computer application software for mobile phones, smart phones, tablet computers, portable media players and handheld computers enabling users to and annotate and save electronic documents, images and files in electronic, computer readable file format.

We have heard a number of rumored specifications for the new Galaxy Note 5 which include a 5.7 inch display with a Quad HD resolution, plus a new Samsung Exynos 7422 processor.

The Samsung Exynos 7422 processor is a new octa core processor which comes with the CPU, GPU, RAM and LTE modem in one chip, the handset is expected to feature 4GB of RAM.

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The Sharkoon bundle

Sharkoon has this week launched a new gaming mouse bundle that consists of the Shark Zone M51+ mouse and MB10 bungee hub.
The Sharkoon bundle is now available to purchase priced at €48 and provides gamers with 11 programmable buttons and LED DPI indicators with steps offering 8,200; 6,400; 4,800; 3,000; 2,000; 1,200; 600.

As well as the option to change the settings for the mouse speed, colour illumination and others tweaks that are available in the Sharkoon control panel that comes with the mouse. The gaming mouse is fitted with the Avago ADNS-9800 laser sensor, that has been specifically designed for gaming environments.
The accompanying SHARK ZONE MB10 GAMING BUNGEE HUB has a flexible support arm, which optimally guides the cable to the mouse. This allows the gamer to fully concentrate on their game and not be distracted by the cable sliding about. The internal weight of the stand as well as the self-adhesive, anti-sliding pad guarantees a secure hold on the table. The integrated 4-port USB 2.0 hub also allows easy connection of USB devices. Typical SHARK ZONE: Optically, the yellow illuminated MB10 is an eye-catcher.
The Shark Zone gaming mouse is finished with a rubber coating to provide extra grip during those long the gaming sessions and comes complete with a bungee hub allowing you to keep your mouse cable out of the way and free from snagging.

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Samsung Galaxy J2 Appears In Benchmarks

The Samsung Galaxy J2 will come with the model number SM-J200F and now a device with this model number has appeared in some benchmarks.

The new Galaxy J2 with the SM-J200F model number recently appeared in the GeekBench benchmarks and this can be seen in the picture below.

The handset will come with a 4.7 inch display with a qHD resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, the Samsung Galaxy J2 will be powered by a quad core 1.2GHz Coretex-A7 processor and it will also come with 1GB of RAM.
We have also heard some rumored specifications on the handset, which include 8GB of storage plus a microSD card slot, the device is also expected to come with front and rear facing cameras. The rear camera on the handset is said to be an 8 megapixel version which will be capable of 1080p video and the front facing camera is said to be a 2 megapixel model.
The handset will come with the latest version of Google’s Android OS, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, the device is expected to launch in India and China first and will then be rolled out worldwide.
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Casio to Launch a Smartwatch in March 2016

Smartwatch market is getting a little overcrowded with so many manufacturers, including the key players such as Apple and Samsung, releasing their own smartwatches.
The latest one to hop on the smartwatch bandwagon is the Japanese Smartwatch manufacturer Casio who plans to launch their own smartwatch in March next year in Japan and the US.

Casio says its smartwatch will be close to perfection, a device which will be easy to put on and feels good. Furthermore, it’s expected to carry a price tag of around $400, similar to the entry-level Apple Watch, but it’s not final at the moment, and is targeting users involved in outdoor and leisure activities.
“We are trying to bring our smartwatch to a level of watch perfection: a device that won’t break easily, is simple to put on and feels good to wear,” Kazuhiro Kashio said.
The company is projecting a sales figure of around $80 million as soon as the smartwatch launches, and later develop more into it. “We will aim to achieve about ¥10 billion [about $80 million] in smartwatch sales as soon as possible and expand the business from there,” Mr. Kashio said.
It will be interesting to see what Casio plans to do, and if its device will have what it takes to compete in the competitive smartwatch market.
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LG G4 UK Release Date Is May 25th, Now Up For Pre-order

The LG G4 is now official and the device launches in South Korea today and now we have some details on the LG G4 UK release date.
The LG G4 UK release date is set for the 25th of May and the device is now available to pre-order in the UK from mobile retailer Unlocked mobile.

The new LG comes with a 5.5 inch display with a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and the device is powered by a six cor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, it also comes with 3GB of RAM.
Other specifications on the new LG G4 include 32GB of built in storage and a microSD card slot for expansion. The handset also comes with a 3000 mAh battery, Android 5.1 Lollipop and front and rear facing cameras.
On the from of the LG G4 there is an 8 megapixel camera for selfies and video calls and on the back of the device there is a 16 megapixel camera with OIS and an f/1.8 aperture.
The unlocked version of the new LG G4 will retail for £499.87 including taxes, this is the SIM free version of the handset without a contract, you can find out more details at the link below.
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Dell Venue 10 7000 Available for Sale Through Company’s Website

Earlier this month, Dell unveiled the Venue 10 7000 Android tablet. The company announced it will hit the United States some time in May, and it appears they were spot on.
The Dell Venue 10 7000 tablet is now available for sale in the US via the company’s website, stating at $499.

The tablet is available in three configurations with the lowest one being the standalone tablet with 16GB of internal storage for $499. The same tablet when combined with a keyboard bumps the price to $629, while the 32GB variant with keyboard costs $679. The standalone tablet version and the 32GB keyboard/tablet bundle is expected to ship on May 5th, while the 16GB keyboard bundle ships on the same day.
As far as the specifications are concerned, it features a 10.5-inch display sporting a resolution of 2,560 by 1,600 pixels resolution, a quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16/32GB of internal storage. Other features includes an 8MP camera for photos and videos, 2MP front-facing camera, a 7,000 mAh battery and Android 5.0 Lollipop as its operating system.
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LensPacks Enables Quick Camera Lens Changes

Photographers that are continually changing their camera lenses to capture that perfect shot, may be interested in a new accessory designed by Ansix Engineering called the LensPack.
LensPack has been designed to provide quick camera lens changes and supports Nikon, Canon, Sony and Micro FourThird cameras.

The system combines both lens caps and Velcro to create a quick camera lens change accessory that allows you to change lenses with one hand. Its creators explain a little more :
“Meet LensPacks, the best accessory for your camera bag. By eliminating the hassle of changing rear lens caps, our patent-pending LensPacks allows you to perform incredibly fast lens changes. Its universal design is compatible with literally any camera bag so that your lenses are ready to be changed at any moment – instantly.”
– Reduce lens change time by up to 60% and never miss a moment by eliminating the inconvenience of slow, clumsy lens changes 
– Compact and universal design that would fit into virtually any camera bag, in any orientation you want
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Valve Releases OpenVR SDK For Virtual Reality App Development

Developers that are interested in creating virtual reality applications for the new valve VR headset hardware that has been created by a partnership with HTC, can now get their hands on the Valve OpenVR SDK.
The Valve OpenVR SDK is a new development kit that has been developed by Valve specifically for creating virtual reality applications, enabling them to interact with the SteamVR hardware using the new OpenVR SDK.

The SteamVR OpenVR SDK is now available to download via github and provide support for the HTC Vive Developer Edition, as well as SteamVR controller and Lighthouse. As wells containing plenty of documentation and samples to help you get started. Valve explains :
“Along with the OpenVR SDK support has been added to support Unity via the SteamVR Unity Plugin and native SteamVR support in Unreal 4.8. Both will be available soon. This SDK release is the next step toward the first major Developer Edition shipment. If you have not yet applied to receive a Developer Edition, there is still time.”

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You Can Now Buy A BMW i3 Electric

You can pretty much buy anything on Amazon and now on Amazon Japan you will be able to get your hands on an electric vehicle, the BMW i3.
Amazon Japan will be selling the BMW i3 electric vehicle and you can either choose to buy the car outright or lease it.

It looks like buying the car through Amazon Japan is a little more complicated that buying regular products though.
Once you have added the car to your shopping cart, you will then be contacted by BMW, who will ask for a number of documents from you.

 BMW are apparently offering their I3 EV through Amazon Japan in the hopes that they can reach a wider audience and can appeal to customers who don’t have time to pop into the showroom to buy a car.
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Mouse Computer Windows PC

Japanese-based Mouse Computer have created a new Windows PC stick computer that will be launching later this month and will be priced at around $175 or ¥ 20,800 to be exact.
The Windows PC stick computer is powered by an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core Bay Trail processor that is supported by 2GB of RAM and includes 32GB of internal eMMC storage.

Mouse Computer is supplying the new pocket sized PC already loaded with Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system and Bing 32-bit software and have equipped it with a number of useful connections including a HDMI, USB 2.0 port and a handy microSD card slot for further storage expansion when required.
The mini PC also supports connectivity via Bluetooth 4.0 and is capable of being connected to 802.11b/g/n wireless networks. The tiny stick PC measures just 4.9 x 1.5 x 0.6 inches in size and weighs in at just 2 ounces.

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