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Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, The hybrid technology

On 12th of June in London, Samsung announced Galaxy S4 zoom; a hybrid that combines a camera and a phone. This is Samsung’s second attempt after the Galaxy camera based on S3. Galaxy S4 zoom combines S4 mini and a 16MP camera for those who seek to find these qualities in a single device.

As a phone it may not look so good to hold and use, but as a camera it has editorial software, a wide 24mm in 35mm equivalent lens, 10x Optical Zoom, a 16 Mega Pixel CMOS Sensor, OIS and Xenon Flash. All combined with S4 technology. It has a 4.3-inch qHD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of storage memory with an additional storage capacity and also a front 1.9MP camera for video chats.

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It is powered by Android jelly bean 4.2 including LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. It weights more than any normal smart phone but comes with the promise of “best of both worlds”. With this hybrid technology, Samsung is targeting a niche market; users who love capturing every moment of their lives. It offers 26 different modes and with the help of editorial software and Wi-Fi connectivity sharing and editing is also made easy.

It is no doubt gracefully designed with white exterior. The price of Galaxy S4 zoom is still not announced but it is rumoured to be around $600. It will be officially available to consumers this summer.

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It also features the new Samsung Hub, a library for all of the latest music, videos, books and games. Search, download and enjoy all of your favorite entertainment at the touch of a button, directly from your device.

With the new hybrid technology Samsung is hoping to make a mark on the users just like all Galaxy smart phones have done so far.

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Nicklas Bendtner is all set to leave Arsenal

This season, 25 year old Bendtner, is all set to leave Arsenal for good. He has been playing as a gunner since 2005 and rejected the offer from Hamburg in January claiming that the club wasn’t big enough for him. He is among one of the best strikers with an exceptional world record at the club, but Arsenal has reportedly lowered their asking price at £3m.

Arsenal confirmed that they have received about 4-5 offers for Nicklas from different clubs. Borussia Monchengladbach, Eintracht Frankfurt and Besiktas are among the clubs who offered for him. Arsenal, on the other hand, seems to have no regrets in writing him off their books and cutting him loose.

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While speaking to the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet, Nicklas is reported to have said “Arsenal has agreed with five clubs so now it is up to me to make a choice.

I will make that choice within the next 14 days. They are all good clubs. It is a hugely important choice I’m faced with. I must go where I am wanted. As a footballer, there is only one thing that can make you happy: playing time.”

Bendtner has been on loan to Sunderland and Juventus since 2011, both of which turned out to be disappointing. He seems to be eager to move on with his career and find himself a permanent home where he is wanted and appreciated.

“Will it be good for me to go to a big club where I risk the bench? No, I’d rather go somewhere where the club is located just below the top where I can play every week.I can take a step back to take three forward.”

He will declare his choice publically within the next fortnight.

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New Login Page for Facebook

Just now when I open Facebook.com on Google Chrome, I saw that Facebook had a new login page with cleaner and smoother design. For a minute, I was paniced and thought that someone has imposed phishing on my PC but later I realized that it was really a Facebook’s page.

There is a something strange about this. When I open Facebook.com on firefox or Opera, it loads the old page instead of new. Only Google Chrome is howing this new login page. I don’t know te reson behind this logic but If you see this new page on your browser, just don’t panic. And always have a look in the address bar in your browser for http://www.facebook.com.

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Helen Flanagan Breaks Down At The Airport After Missing Her Flight

The actress had to wait four hours for the next plane to Dublin. She showed off her dramatic side on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, but it seems it’s not just Bushtucker trials that set Helen Flanagan off.

The 22-year-old actress was spotted having a meltdown in Manchester Airport on Monday after missing her flight to Dublin.

After casually wheeling her Louis Vuitton suitcase inside the terminal, Helen’s relaxed composure soon turned to tears as she realised she would have to wait four hours and 15 minutes for the next plane to the Irish capital.

As she sunk to the floor, the former Coronation Street star was joined by a female friend as she covered her mouth with her hands while attempting to find something in her large piece of designer luggage.

“I missed my flight #shock” she tweeted while hanging around for the next flight.

Once onboard, Helen made a quick outfit change and posted a photo of herself sitting comfortably and ready for take off.

Helen’s late arrival in Ireland meant that a recording of TV series Wagons Den had to be delayed until she was there.

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Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs Film Due in April

The new film, “jOBS,” starring Ashton Kutcher as the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, will be released in April, Open Road Films and Five Star Feature films announced Thursday.

The release will come after “jOBS” premieres at the Sundance Film Festival this month as the closing film.

The biopic traces Jobs’s life from college dropout to co-founder of Apple, and includes major moments in his life from 1971 through 2000. While specific details of the film remain under wraps, it’s common knowledge that Jobs led an adventurous life before he became one of corporate America’s most prominent leaders.

Long before he helped create Apple, Jobs experimented with LSD while still a student at Reed College, became a devout Buddhist practitioner, and trekked through India. In Walter Isaacson’s biography, Jobs is quoted as saying, “Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life.” He said what he experienced with LSD helped reinforce his priorities — he wanted to make “great things” instead of just money.

The film, “jOBS,” is directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matthew Whitely and produced by Mark Hulme. It also stars Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine.

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Pakistan Lifts, Then Reinstates, YouTube Ban

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A ban on YouTube, which Pakistan imposed after an anti-Islam video caused riots in much of the Muslim world, was lifted Saturday, only to be reinstated — after three minutes — when it was discovered that blasphemous material was still available on the site.

After months of criticism of the ban, the government decided to allow Pakistanis to have access to YouTube again, saying steps had been taken to ensure that offensive content would not be visible. But those efforts apparently failed, and the authorities quickly backtracked.

The ban was imposed on Sept. 17 following violent protests in response to the video, which was made in the United States and ridiculed the Prophet Muhammad. The government then ordered all telecommunications companies to block Internet material deemed offensive to Muslims and urged people to report such material.

But the ban on YouTube came to be seen as censorship, and a growing number of the estimated 25 million Internet users in the country complained.

“This is purely a naked power play by the government and one that we should resist,” an editorial in The Express Tribune, an English-language daily newspaper in Karachi, Pakistan, said Friday. “This is about controlling our behavior and denying us access to the Internet.”

“We need to make it clear that we do not wish to regress to a dark age when a centralized authority controlled all access to information,” the editorial, observing the 100th day of the ban, went on to say. “Retreating to such an era would essentially mean that we were no longer living in a democracy.”

By Friday evening, Rehman Malik, the country’s interior minister, indicated that the ban would be lifted over the weekend. Mr. Malik said firewalls by government technicians were being installed to block pornographic and blasphemous material.

On Saturday, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority directed local Internet service providers to make YouTube accessible. But by the afternoon, Geo, a private television news network that wields immense influence, reported that anti-Islam and blasphemous material was still available on YouTube. The criticism was led by Ansar Abbasi, a right-leaning journalist who often speaks out on morality and religion.

Yielding to the criticism, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf then ordered providers to again block access to the video-sharing site.

The flip-flop drew an immediate rebuke from users and led to a flurry of jokes on Twitter about the government’s dithering and backtracking.

“YouTube is a huge convenience for users, who benefit from it for educational as well as entertainment purposes,” Zubair Kasuri, the editor of Flare, a Karachi-based telecommunications magazine, said in a telephone interview. Mr. Kasuri expressed surprise over the government’s failure to install an effective firewall mechanism despite having months to do so.

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Fix Windows cannot check for updates

Yesterday, I faced a weird issue in my Windows 7 ultimate. Whenever I try to update it, an error popped up saying ‘Windows update currently cannot check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer.’ And simply restarting the computer didn’t fix the issue.

I searched around the web to find a fix for this problem but none of the solution worked. Even a solution found at Microsoft’s website couldn’t help. Due to this problem, apart from Windows update, I was also unable to update my Microsoft security essential anti-virus software. Fortunately, I found a fix at stackoverflow forum which can be used to fix this error. Here are the steps:

How to fix windows cannot check for updates

Go to C:/Windows and copy SoftwareDistribution folder to some other location (We are making backup of this folder so that if something goes wrong, we can restore the backup). Now open SoftwareDistribution folder and delete all files and folders inside it.

Please note that you might not be able to delete ReportingEvents.log file so simply click Skip when prompted.

Now restart your computer and try updating your Windows again. It should work now. If still not, let me know in the comments section below. I might be able to help you out.