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HOT Watch launches KickStarter. First smart watch that makes calls

HOT Watch (an acronym for “Hands On Talk”) is the Complete Smart-watch Solution Boasting Multi-Touch, Gestures, a Multitude of Popular Features, Functionality, Convenience, Long Battery Life, Safety and Style
(Plano, TX – July 31, 2013) PH Technical Labs unveiled its ground breaking new Smart-watch entitled HOT Watch that, for the first time, allows users to make and receive private phone calls directly from the watch.  The user sees the caller’s name/number and simply holds the watch-hand-palm up to his/her ear, speaks into the built-in microphone and listens via simplistic, yet innovative “palm and sound waves” technology (i.e. the receiving voice is amplified by the user’s palm.) HOT Watch is also the first to include an advanced touch screen, gestures and call and message functionality in a stylish, slim package. HOT Watch will debut on the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter today.
HOT Watch works with all Smartphones that are Bluetooth compatible, (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and normal Bluetooth mode for power saving) but complete features are currently available with Android and iPhone Smartphones. “We set out to create the best Smartwatch on the market, while also setting your hands free from your mobile phone for most daily functions,” states PH Technical Labs President Shariq Hamid. Chief Technology Officer Ram Pattikonda adds, “Other Smart Watches fail in one major area – they cannot do private calls. But we’ve changed that with the HOT Watch. It’s just as easy as raising your hand to your ear. Our vision goes back to well beyond filing for the initial patent in 2010 and we feel we have produced the most complete Smart-watch solution in which, together,  we can change the way people communicate.”  Along with direct, private audible communication, HOT Watch employs the multitude of functions and applications via its next generation multi-touch screen and  4 customizable shortcuts for ease of use:  Receive and respond to texts, social media interface with Facebook and Twitter alerts, instant messaging, send/receive email (with a choice of vibration or audible notifications) as well as accessing contacts from the user’s phone,  weather, stocks, calendar, caller ID, stopwatch, calculator, music control, news, pedometer, custom applications and many more.  Thanks to HOT Watch’s accelerometer with gyroscope, it is also “gesture” controlled via HOT Gestures that allow the user to answer a call by simply raising the watch-hand up to his/her ear or by making the “wave bye-bye motion” to end a call (or users can bypass this function by simply using the multi-touch screen.)
Beyond traditional phone functions HOT Watch possesses many other convenience, safety and fitness features including:  Simply using HOT Watch diminishes opportunities for users to drop or damage their expensive phones.  An alert notifying users when they are out of range from the associated phone (generally a 20 feet radius) helps prevent losing or leaving the phone behind and it can also help track down a misplaced phone.   Driving and communication are just a voice away.  With the high risk of driving and texting, the wristband speaker-phone allows users to keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road with superb voice clarity.  Another function detects if the user has fallen and is in need of emergency care which, after a given span of time, will text a designated emergency contact.  Not to mention diminished mobile radiation risks with less frequent direct mobile phone contact.  Monitoring calories burned and distance walked/ran is just a touch away with HOT Watch’s built-in Calorie/Pedometer application. And finally, let’s not forget about style! HOT watch’s fashion forward look was designed by Michael Foley, a celebrated designer behind many popular watch faces. Models currently available include: Classic, Edge, Curve and Basic, with a slim edge design and each being 8mm thin. HOT Watch is also water resistant and available with 4 watch faces (analog and digital.) 
HOT Watch is a huge step forward towards a more effortless communication experience and the Kickstarter campaign, which begins today, will help fund the final prototype and move forward with mass production and distribution.  For more information, funding increments and to support and see a full HOT Watch demonstration logon to:


MediaTek announces officially the first true octa core processor for phones.

MediaTek has officially announced over the weekend what it calls the world’s first true octa-core processor,

How will Samsung respond? See our news report later today for details.



Moto X official photos leaked

Now it’s finally official see the photos below.
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Chinese markets couldn’t wait the HTC One Max is Cloned even before release


The HTC One Max might be released in September as far as rumor have said, but a clone has already surfaced in China. Its called the Galapad Galaxy 6. It looks like an enlarged HTC One and has a 6.3 inch 720 display, 1 GB RAM, 8 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera. And yes they even copied blinkfeed It is powered by a 1.2GHz quadcore MediaTek processor and a 3,050 mAh battery.

In no way will it compete with the real thing, but thanks China for giving us an insight to what the real phone will look like.


“HTC One M7 “clone” MTK6589 Quad Core – HTC One M7 Clone review!” on YouTube

The HTC ONE has officially been cloned by China, see it here.


Galaxy Note II with snapdragon 600 chip? Yes its true.


China Mobile, the world’s largest operator, just announced a device called the GT-N7108D on Weibo (the Chinese version of Twitter), and yes, it uses the new Snapdragon. Why would Samsung make this variant? Because it’ll be able to support the operator’s complicated network, which right now uses TD-SCDMA, W-CDMA, TDD-LTE, and FDD-LTE.

Not to worry the galaxy note III is slated to come with a snapdragon 800 processor for our u.s. readers, just sit tight


Google Chrome for android starts offering new feature to select users compressing data

That’s right Google is now attempting to compete with the likes of opera mini and offer proxy data compression through Google for Google Chrome on android devices.
One of the great features is its calculation and graph showing just how much data has been saved.

Here’s what we got from Google read on…..

Data Compression Proxy
Faster, safer, and cheaper mobile web browsing with data compression

The latest Chrome browsers for Android and iOS can reduce cellular data usage and speed up mobile web browsing by using proxy servers hosted at Google to optimize website content. In our internal testing, this feature has been shown to reduce data usage by 50% and speed up page load times on cellular networks! To enable it, visit “Settings > Bandwidth Management > Reduce data usage” and toggle the option – easy as that.

Note: The data compression feature is currently available to a subset of Android and iOS users – if you don’t see the option, stay tuned, as we are rolling out the feature over the coming months. If you can’t wait, you can install Chrome Beta for Android and enable the data compression feature right away.

Features and implementation

The core optimizations, which allow us to reduce overall data usage and speed up the page load times, are performed by Google servers. When the Data Compression Proxy feature is enabled, Chrome Mobile opens a dedicated SPDY connection between your phone and one of the optimization servers running in Google’s datacenters and relays all HTTP requests over this connection.

How data compression proxy works
The proxy server receives the request initiated on the mobile device, initiates a request for the required resource on your behalf, and then optimizes each asset before delivering it back to the client. The content optimization is performed by our open-source PageSpeed libraries, which are specifically tuned for the Chrome Mobile browser. The rendering of the page, and all JavaScript execution, is performed by the client’s browser.

Also, note that secure connections (HTTPS) are routed directly from your mobile device to the destination, bypassing the optimization proxy – only HTTP requests are routed through and optimized by the proxy. Further, the use of the service does not require a Google account; navigation in incognito tabs bypasses the proxy; original IP address of your device is forwarded to the destination via the X-Forwarded-For header – the data compression service is a transparent proxy.

Curious to see the bandwidth savings provided by the proxy? On Android, you can visit “Settings > Bandwidth Management > Reduce data usage”. There, as the screenshot below illustrates, you will find a graph of the original data size vs. the optimized version that your browser received. The bandwidth savings add up quickly!

Bandwidth usage
Let’s take a closer look at some of the specific optimizations enabled by the data compression proxy.

SPDY for speed

The connection from the mobile device to the proxy runs over SPDY, an optimized protocol for the Web that is supported by Chrome, Firefox and Opera, and is also the basis for the forthcoming HTTP/2.0 standard being developed in the IETF.

SPDY to http-https
By using SPDY, the proxy is able to multiplex multiple request and response streams in parallel over a single TCP connection, which has numerous performance benefits: it amortizes TCP handshake overhead for multiple requests, enables higher throughput by removing the TCP slow-start phase incurred by each new connection, and enables intelligent request and response prioritization between the streams. In fact, our studies show that just the use of SPDY alone can reduce page load times by 23% on cellular networks, and this is before we have even talked about optimizing any of the content!

Further, there are many secondary benefits to using SPDY:

DNS late-binding: DNS lookups are performed by the proxy, instead of on the phone, which means that the resolutions can be done much, much quicker.
Less network activity and faster load times also mean that the mobile radio has to be active for shorter periods of time, which translates into longer battery life!
The SPDY connection runs over SSL, which enables safer and more secure browsing.
Content optimization

Unfortunately, many web-sites are not optimized for the mobile web, which results in inefficient content delivery and slow rendering times. However, our experience with PageSpeed shows that many content optimizations can, in fact, be automated, which is precisely what the data compression proxy does on your behalf!

Transcoding images: Over 60% of the transferred bytes, for an average page, are images. Hence, the proxy takes great care to optimize and transcode all images to the WebP format, which requires fewer bytes than other popular formats, such as JPEG and PNG. The proxy supports the new WebP lossless format for certain images, and also optimizes the perceptual quality of each image based on device screen resolution and pixel density of your device. By combining all these features the resulting images are up to 80% smaller!

Content-aware compression: The proxy performs intelligent compression and minification of HTML, JavaScript and CSS resources, which removes unnecessary whitespace, comments, and other metadata which is not essential to the rendering of the page. These optimizations, combined with mandatory gzip compression for all resources, can yield substantial bandwidth savings for the client.

Safer, more secure browsing: The browser-to-proxy connection runs over SSL, meaning that your browsing session is encrypted between your device and Google’s servers. The proxy also implements Safe Browsing for Chrome Mobile, by informing the browser when you attempt to visit a known malware or phishing site. This causes a warning interstitial page to be displayed, which you can click through if you wish to visit the site. This allows the list of harmful sites to be continuously updated on the proxy, without incurring the overhead of updating it over the air.

Building a faster mobile web

This is just the beginning of what a powerful proxy service can provide to make the mobile web experience a faster and a more enjoyable one, regardless of whether you are on a latest 4G connection, or using an older generation mobile network. We are continuously improving the service and experimenting with new optimizations — stay tuned for more.


“Unboxing of the new Nexus 7 and how to save $30 today of the $229 price tag”

We unbox the nexus 7 (version 2.0) and also show you how to save $30 instantly of the 229 price tag.


Body glove case Xperia z review on YouTube

One of the best cases we feel for the Xperia Z and it’s waterproof abilities.

What do you think?
Leave us a comment.


Watch “Sony Xperia Z T-Mobile water test” on YouTube

And yes that is a parrot in the background not happy we are putting a phone in water.


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