iPhone 6 Plus

The new iPhone 6 Plus is apple’s first 5.5 inch iPhone. The 5.5 inches is a huge leap forward for Apple, moving its iPhone range into the uncharted waters of the phablet market currently dominated by Samsung and other Android devices. Apple is looking to reach a previously untapped audience of smartphone users for those who demand a large screen and with ‘productivity’ . A key market for the iPhone 6 Plus is Asia, where general consensus seems to be bigger and better when it comes to smartphone screens. In terms of specs and design there isn’t a huge amount of difference between the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 6 – apart from the obvious size. The iPhone 6 Plus is the first iPhone to pack a full HD display, plus its bigger body means it held a larger battery. It has both sport A8 64-bit processors, 1GB of RAM, M8 motion coprocessors and 8 Mega Pixel rear facing cameras. The iPhone 6 Plus benefits from its OIS (optical image stabilisation) while the iPhone 6 makes do with EIS (electronic image stabilisation). As for the price, the iPhone 6 Plus does not come cheap but one of the most expensive handset around. Apple has ditched the 32GB variant for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, with the next storage level coming in at 64GB. The good news is for storage fans is that Apple has finally introduced a 128GB model, which means quieten those whining about the lack of a microSD slot, but it will cost you a small fortune.

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Latest Corning Gorilla Glass is twice as stronger

The company recently unveiled the latest version of their glass made for smartphones and tablets. It is said that the newest glass is twice as stronger as compared to the Gorilla Glass 3, which is a top quality cover glass used by leading smartphone and tablet manufacturers of today such as Apple and Samsung. This new version of glass should be able to prevent cracked screens better if the Gorilla Glass 3 was not doing it’s job well enough. The latest version of the Gorilla Glass will be able to survive falls from 1m most of the time, and in addition to that, it is able to survive 80 percent of the time when falling screen first onto rougher surfaces. This advancement will help many users as even the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 tend to break after falling onto rougher and harder surfaces. Depending on the manufacturer, the latest version of the glass can be made 25 percent thinner to enable to smartphone to be slimmer, however, the glass will only be as stronger as a thicker version of the Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

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Razer BlackShark

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A promotional picture of the Razer BlackShark.

The Razer Blackshark.

The Razer BlackShark is one of the many headsets that the established gaming peripheral giant, Razer has released. The Razer Blackshark’s aesthetics were modelled after real-life military headsets and has padded and insulated earcups made out of memory foam. Its mic has 3 seperate degrees of rotation and can be adjusted so as to suit the user of the headset. The microphone itself is also detachable and can be used as a boom mic. Many reviewers have praised its look, calling it ‘stylish’ and ‘modern’ and that it is one of the most unique headsets Razer has released. Furthermore, its cables can be swapped to accomodate both the console gamer and the PC gamer, thanks to its handy audio-microphone splitter. While its looks and aesthetics are definitely breathtaking, the comfort, audio quality and mic quality it offers are rather mediocre for its price but it is a small price as the headset itself is built with reinforced stainless steel, giving its bands a durability far higher than those of competing brands. In conclusion, this Razer headset, while stylish, is rather mediocre for its price range and as such if you really desire the best of the best, I would advise against buying the Razer BlackShark and instead take a look at the Razer Tiamat, another headset that offers 7.1 surround sound and improved mic quality.

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Huawei Ascend Mate 7

 

The Ascend Mate 7 is the China-based company Huawei’s newest entry into the market, featuring a 6-inch Full HD display, one of its latest additions to its large product list of large-display smartphones. Huawei has always been producing smartphones which have been competitively priced, and equipped with Huawei’s custom software. This time, however, the Ascend Mate 7’s main selling price to consumers is a long battery life, due to its enormous 4000 mAh battery, which allows for hours of use even under heavy load.

The Mate 7’s hardware specifications include a octa-core processor, as well as a 13-megapixel camera that allows for quality images with balanced colours and plenty of detail. The camera also has a HDR mode which works effectively and has allowed for better shots under the right conditions. It’s octa-core processor, which is made up of two different hardware processors, also has enough processing power to run most high-end Android games found on the Play Store at high framerates with little noticeable lag. The enormous 6-inch display mentioned earlier also displays images in vibrant and vivid colours, and the high pixel density from the Full HD display has also allowed for more details when viewing videos. The screen is very bright as well, and consumers will face no problems with dim screens in the Ascend Mate 7.

The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 has its own flaws as well, however. The bloatware and custom software include by Huawei is not very user-friendly, and has somewhat affected the overall experience of the phone. Also, the Ascend Mate 7 still runs 4.4.2 of Android KitKat, which is a few versions away from the latest version of Google Android, 4.4.4. This flaw is more jarring in the Ascend Mate 7 due to it being a higher-priced high-end smartphone targeted at consumers with higher budgets, and is thus less acceptable. In conclusion, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is a excellent smartphone, which, despite its flaws, stands out to consumers with its excellent battery life and display.

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Pokemon FireRed

There may be some spoilers in this, viewer discretion is advised.

Probably one of the oldest pokemon games,it only has 151 pokemon(If you include Mew).Now there is over 70o. It is just like any other pokemon game but with lesser pokemon and graphics that are not as good. At the start of the game you pick either Squirtle, Bulbasaur or Charmander. There are multiple towns,cities and islands. There is Pallet Town the town you start in, Viridian City where you find the ground gym(that is closed), with the gym leader also the leader of team rocket. Than there is Pewter City, Cerulean City, Saffron City, Celadon City,Lavender Town,Vermillion City, Fuschia City,Cinnibar Island and Indigo Plateau.

There are lots of possible good teams in Fire Red just like in any other pokemon game.However many teams do not include legendary as although they may be strong they don’t have a great move set at the start unlike legendary in other games. Except Mew and Mewtwo. By the way mew can learn any move.Although mew is not in Fire Red, you can get it with codes.

In Fire Red you are the protagonist and your enemy is team rocket.You know the one that loses every fight because a lack of either good pokemon or a brain.

When you finish getting all 8 badges you can go to indigo plateau to challenge the elite four and champion to become champion yourself.The elite four members are Lorelei who specializes in ice pokemon, Bruno in fighting, Agatha in ghost, and lance in dragon.Finally Your rival unlike the others, has a diversity of different type pokemon, making him the most “difficult” to beat.

 

 

 

 

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