One of the best Android Phones

Are you still struggling with the high price of iPhone or Samsung Note? Right now there’s a new option for you. This is one of the cheapest android phones but it provide top 3 android experience.

I strongly recommend it not just because it is from China, but because I really love it. Its name is Xiaomi Red Note 3. Xiaomi in Chinese means a grain of rice. This company is trying to combine their advantages on price and technologies into this phone. It is released recently and only costs 150$.

Main Features:
Display: 5.0 inch 1280 x 720 HD Screen
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Octa Core 4 x 1.5GHz + 4 x 1.2GHz
GPU: Adreno 405
System: Android 5.1
RAM + ROM: 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM
Camera: 5.0MP front camera + 13.0MP rear camera with auto focus and flashlight
Sensor: Light sensor, G-sensor, Proximity sensor, E-compass
Feature: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Bluetooth: 4.1
SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby. One is Micro SIM card slot, the other is Nano card slot, which can also be used as a TF card slot.
Note: Nano SIM card and TF card cannot be used together, because they share the same space of card slot.
Network:
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2100/2600MHz

What makes it attractive is its massive battery. It can easily last the whole day long. Unlike the poor iPhone battery which always make you worry about how much electricity is left, the battery of Xiaomi Red Note 3 is something give you the sense of security.

Also it has a unique Android system. Its android system is not like a regular one but a custom one made by Xiaomi corporation to suit its hardware performance. It has a simpler system with all the functions of traditional ones, which works more smoothly.  Its excellent system is called MIUI 7.

But its camera performance cannot get even closer to iPhones. Although its camera supports the quality of 1080p pictures, you will find countless noise point when you use it under an extreme condition.  However it only costs 150$, so I guess we should not ask for more.

By the way, it also has a fingerprint reader. Sounds really fancy.

 

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Get Rid of VR Sickness

I guess many of you are facing the same problem as me. Since my childhood, every time I played a 3D game, I would experience 3D sickness. This problem has bothered me for a  quite long time. And I can never enjoy 3D games due to this kind of dizzy.

Actually this phenomenon is also called VR sickness. It is similar to motion sickness like seasickness. Many people told me the reason I suffer this kind of sickness is because that I have a great sense of balance.

But actually the real reason for why this sickness occurs is still unknown. The closest explanation is that your self-perception of location cannot fit the situation your body is experiencing. But it is just a kind of hypothesis. It still needs more scientific support to determine the true causation.

Although we don’t know the principle of VR sickness, we have several methods to reduce it.The article ‘ A zap to the head may help.‘ indicates that a little electric shock in your head may have a great effect on your nausea. Another article ‘Oculus Rift teach you how to prevent VR sickness‘ shows some useful ways for those who desired to play FPS game but cannot endure VR sickness. This article tells us how to perform in games to minimalize gamers’ pain.

Apple’s first employee

We are all familiar with Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. They are the founder of apple. We have heard thousands of stories about them. But do you know who is the apple’s first employee?

His name is Bill Fernandez.

When it came to computers and electronics, few people knew the workings of Wozniak’s mind better than Fernandez. He and Wozniak grew up as neighbors and had known each other since the fourth grade. In high school, Fernandez told Wozniak that there was a kid he needed to meet because he was into electronics and practical jokes.

It was a kid named Steve Jobs.

They have been friends since middle school, but Fernandez was the last guy to join the famous company.

In 1977, when Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs unveiled the Apple II, there were many other nerds working on building a personal computer.

But Wozniak beat them to it, and Jobs knew how to sell it.

The Apple II was the product that turned Apple into Apple. It was the iPhone of its era, the product that redefined personal computer.

Its real magic was Wozniak’s minimalism. He integrated many technologies and components together, and he did it with as few parts as possible. It was the first low-cost computer which people don’t have to be a geek to use it.

But the Apple II did not even work. Wozniak’s prototype worked. But when they laid it out as a circuit board, it did not work reliably. Wozniak didn’t have the skills to fix that.

But Wozniak knew who was the best option. He invited Fernandez to be their technician. Later they began their work at Fernandez’s garage.

So Fernandez was the guy to fix everything. That was his first task as an Apple technician.

History may not remember this guy. But without Fernandez, the Apple II may have never become the machine that started the personal computer movement. In fact, if it wasn’t for Fernandez, there may have never even been a company named Apple Computer.

 

A New Way to Join March Madness

Right Now You Can Watch Ncaa Final Four in VR!!!!!

Ncaa has just announced that their games will be live streamed in VR through the NCAA March Madness Live app from the Oculus Store.

You can use Oculus or Samsung Gear to watch the game.

But unfortunately , it won’t be a 360 degree VR video. According to NCAA’s website, its partnership with CBS and Oculus will only offer the stream in 180 degrees and let you view additional courtside perspectives.Those without a Gear VR can catch the 2D footage on NCAA March Madness‘s Facebook page.

Funny Easter Eggs!!

This weekend is Easter day. So just eat your Easter eggs and check out these Easter eggs in your programs!

1.Google:

In Chrome,  Google for the phrase “do a barrel roll”. Your results page will be rotated through a complete 360 degrees before returning to normality.

2.Try typing any of the following into Google:

  • I’m feeling playful
  • I’m feeling wonderful
  • I’m feeling stellar
  • I’m feeling doodly

And you will find some interesting results. In the list of playful results is the site elgoog.im which has some Google Doodles to play with guitars.

3. Try typing =rand(4,4) into Microsoft Word, followed by the Enter key. That odd looking phrase will disappear and, in its place, four paragraphs each containing four sentences of largely random text will appear.

4. In Google , search for the words “blink” and “tag”. The two words will flash where they appear on the results page.

5. On your Android phone select “Settings”, then “About phone”, and now tap repeatedly and quickly on “Android version”. Eventually an image will appear featuring the green Android man. The graphics changes from one version of Android to another.

6.The last Easter egg is about Wechat,  the most popular chatting app in China.

Every one can see a picture of earth when they open the app.But do you know the secret of this picture?

Actually this is a photo. Its official ID is AS17-148-22727, called The BlueMarble. It was taken on Apollo 17, the last moon landing project. An astronaut took this photo by a Hasselblad Camera from the height of 45 thousands kilometers.

The Best Hero of the year—One Punch Man

I want to continue the topic on Wednesday. We should take another look at our superheroes.

When this subculture steps on stage, it looks a little bit silly. I am not saying that Superman, Batman, Spider Man, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Green Lantern, Aqua man, Azreal, Avengers, Cyclops, Wolverine, Jane, Storm, Magneto, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Hulk, Falcon, Flash, Forge, Angel, G.I.Joe, Hawkeye, Huntress, Iceman, Maverick, Nebula, Nightcrawler, Nomad, Omega Red, Phoenix, Robin, Nightwings, Captain America, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Green Arrow, Thing, Groot, Starlord, Beast, Gambit, Emma Frost, Ant-man, Watchers,  Daredevill……..Please, give me water……….

Okay, I mean, we just have too many superheroes and I  wonder why people haven’t been bored of it. Some guys out there are thinking the exactly same things as me. So this year, we have a great anti-superhero anime.

One Punch Man

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Yes, this is the guy.This is the hero, and he is bald.

The story mainly is that this guy is the most powerful man in this world. He can beat anything by just one punch.

What??? Are you sure this is not the end of the story??

I am quite sure….So story is about how he gets bored of saving our earth. He is eager to meet some powerful enemies. But those aliens, monsters, freak scientists, super robots….who wants to invade our world are already dead when he try to hit the second punch……..

There is nothing  cannot be fixed by one punch.

This anime is called anti-superhero because its plot is totally reversed comparing to traditional superhero movies. The main character, one punch man, is just a normal person. One day he decided to be a superhero because “I just like the feeling to be a hero.” In the next three years he did 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and 10-km running everyday. He lost his hairs, but he became the most powerful man in the world.

This is sarcasm to major superhero movies. The main character has no superpower. His secrets to be the best is keeping exercise. His power doesn’t get upgraded by others’ help or any training. He doesn’t have duties any any history with enemies. All his motivation to be a hero is for fun. Oh he also loves supermarkets’ clearance sales.

When he faces enemies, he doesn’t even allow them to talk!! We all know that villains talk a lot. His popular phrase is : “OK, stop talking and get my punch.”

He is even bald!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Goodbye good looking!! Goodbye cool elements!! He wears a pear of gloves which is usually for washing dishes. In most time he looks like this:

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But the anime is more than just sarcasm. The anime tries to discuss a question: how to define a hero? Who is a hero? What kind of person can be a hero? I won’t spoil you guys. Just to check it out!

By the way, it is regarded as the best Japanese Anime of this year.

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How do normal people think of upcoming Superman vs Batman

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For a person who is totally not interested in superhero culture, how do those superheroes look like in their eyes. I always think that to the people like my grandpa superheroes are just like a bunch of crowns or some freaks wearing costumes. I always have a doubt that whether these subculture created by us is weird.

On Monday I interviewed my classmate, Leah Jones. She just doesn’t care superhero movies at all. Basically she knew nothing about superheroes and she doesn’t like them or hate them. So it gives us a chance to look again to our culture from an objective perspective.

Q: So you really know nothing about superheroes? Even famous Superman and Batman?

L: Yes, I just know how they look like. Besides that, I know nothing.

Q: You must have no interest on the big upcoming S V B movie?

L: Yes.

Q: How do you think of superhero culture? Do you think that they are too childish, or too silly? Or do you find them attractive?

L: No I think they are not silly or childish, but they have no attraction to me. So it is just a way for people to entertain.

Q: Have you watched any movies related to superheroes、

L: I have watched Ant-Man.

Q: Did you enjoy it? Did you find it a good entertainment?

L: Yes I did enjoy it. I think it is a good entertainment because it brings much excitement.

Q: And you think it is just an entertainment, right? Nothing more? Do you think it can be some higher level movies?

L: It is just for entertaining people. I see no meaning from it. People get happiness from this kind of movies, that’s it. It cannot reach higher level.

Q: Don’t you think it is weird? Why?

L: Not at all. I mean people can create anything for fun.

Spring Break is Coming!

Spring break is coming, sorry I will take a break so there will be no blogs updated next week. Geeks, go outside! Have a trip ! Don’t stare at your screen any more.

So talking about trips, I want to introduce some cool technology equipment for trip. You will find them very useful and convenient.

This is not an advertisement! Repeat, this is not an advertisement!.

Travel Router

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Many people suffer the poor spotty internet during trips, but it can be avoided with a good travel router. It can deliver you a steady and fast internet. A travel router is often small, slightly longer than an iPhone 5 and about twice as thick.

To share Internet access, you simply turn it on (after you charge up the battery if you’re going cordless) and plug it into your router or your 3G/4G/LTE adapter. It creates its own wireless hotspot for you to use.  It also delivers on ease of use, which is just as important when you’re on the go.

Luggage Tracker

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Lost luggage can be a travel catastrophe. But with a luggage tracker, you can easily track down your luggage anytime.

Usually, you register a luggage tracker on its company’s Web site and activate it online. When you’re packing for a trip, you turn on the tracker. Don’t worry, a luggage tracker is often smaller than a deck of cards, and fits right in your packed bag.

A luggage trackers  is easy to use: Once packed into your luggage, it notifies you by email and/or SMS when it reaches an airport (you select these notification options when you register the device).It knows enough to go to sleep when it’s in flight, and awaken when it reaches its destination. If that destination isn’t the proper one, you can locate the bag and get it shipped to you.

But there are still some disadvantages.The tracker’s location alerts do not pinpoint its exact location. It simply tells you it’s arrived at an airport.  It’s not a perfect system, but it’s a  start on finding lost luggage

Thin Glasses + Phone Case

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Are you annoyed by finding your glasses every time when you need to read something? This is a good idea to fix that.

This new kind of portable glasses is light weighted. It has flexible bridges which can be bended. Even without the support from ears, it can still hold on fairly well.