Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Find your lost phone and key

Keylink, Motorola’s latest gadget is as small as a keychain. It is a RF remote controlled device which is linked to your smartphone, all the time. But what is great about the device would blow your mind.

Keylink is compatible with Android and iOS devices. Simply download the Motorola Connect app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store today to get started.

It gets even better: If you own a Moto X (2nd gen.), Droid Turbo or a phone running Android 5.0, Lollipop, you can use your trusted device settings to enable the added ability to keep your phone unlocked when your keys are nearby. This way you don’t have to enter your password to use it. Just enable trusted devices by going into settings and then security.

And it gets even better: The battery lasts upwards of a year and you can replace it with a coin cell battery found in any local drug or convenience store.

Keylink is splashproof (not waterproof) and can be used for almost a year without a charge or replacing the battery.


MasterCard to Come with Biometric Sensor

The pairing of iPhone 6 & NFC is great news for iPhone users, albeit a little behind the times, as some Android models have had this tech for a while now.

The attraction to contactless payment cards is understandable, all you do is just wave your credit or debit card over a terminal and that’s it you’ve paid. This does have it’s downside however, as it also removes the PIN from the scenario. No PIN, means less security, ergo it is easy for someone to steal and then use your card for numerous small purchases until you block it.

The firm behind the technology, Zwipe will be releasing a version of their card for MasterCard in 2015 following on from a recent successful trial in Norway. The prototype carriers a battery attachment, which is too bulky, but in order to keep it as slim as the credit card already have in your wallet, Zwipe are working on a card that will be powered by energy from the payment terminal being used.

In theory the action of paying for goods or services should remain the same. When making a contactless purchase the card owner only needs to make sure their thumb is placed on the biometric sensor during the transaction. The card will obviously have the owner’s pre approved thumb print stored on it and if the thumb print isn’t detected during a transaction, then the purchase will not be processed.

* Swipe With Zwipe *

Source: DC

Xiaomi launching a Smart Watch

Xiaomi, the four-year-old Chinese manufacturer, which took the smartphone industry by a storm, especially Samsung, sat in the third place world-wide.

With high-end smartphones with a pocket-friendly price tag, Xiaomi has changed the way the rival manufacturers will look at the market.

Most top leaders in the smartphone industry have been introducing the Android smartwatch after Google announced Android Wear. Samsung, LG, Motorola, ASUS are some of the brands that are already here.

Xiaomi has also planned to get on the bandwagon with an Android smartwatch. Though the manufacturer has already been selling the Mi Band, a health gadget worn on the wrist, they are considering getting a smartwatch on their list.

However, Xiaomi has a slightly different plan. Hugo Barra, VP Global for Xiaomi, recently announced that Xiaomi is planning a smartwatch, but wanted their fans to tell them how and what would they want in it.

Based on fan and customer feedback, Xiaomi plans to hit the roof. With loads of Android developers on board, Xiaomi would want to create a completely feature-rich unit, which would be cost-effective and highly tweakable.

As of now, Xiaomi has not confirmed whether they have already built the unit or they are still planning it, nor have they announced anything further. But chances are that we could see the Xiaomi Smartwatch, (possibly Mi Watch) sooner than expected.

Source: DC