Author: technodelight

How could Motorola make Moto E so cheap?

For $120 Moto E is one of the cheapest phone you could buy that offers excellent value for money. But how could Motorola manage to keep its price so lower than its competitors? When it comes to pricing of a mobile phone model, each company has their unique priorities. Apple couldn’t sell their products for cheap or its premium brand value will be diminished. Android smartphone manufacturers on the other hand, cater a wide range of customer segment. If a reputed manufacturer offers a device much lesser than their competitors there should be some reason. Google bought Motorola in 2012...

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Moto E sets New Standard for Budget Mobile Devices

Once in a while there comes a product that revolutionizes the whole industry by radically introducing a new concept into its product, like the time when iPhone was introduced by Steve Jobs. The mobile industry in particular, is like the battleground to introduction of new technology. The wow-factor each release of new iPhone is enormous, but not everybody can afford the newest hot iPhone with all the latest bells and whistles. With the release of Moto E, Motorola Mobility has brought a new kind of innovation to the mobile space – cheap devices with rock bottom prices. Moto E is...

Ubuntu 14.04 has been Released; Unifies Mobile, Tablet and Desktop UI

Canonical has released its much anticipated Ubuntu release Ubuntu 14.04 aka Trusty Tahr (Tahr species of ungulates related to the wild goat). Canonical has stated its agenda of converting Windows XP and Windows 7 users as they are coming near to end of their support. Microsoft has already decided to pull the plug on Windows XP support. This is perfect timing with the new Ubuntu release as Ubuntu will run perfectly fine with most of the computers those have been running Windows XP. This version of Ubuntu is an LTS version, meaning it will be supported for 5 years unlike...

A Tale of Balloons, Drones, Lasers and Satellites by Google and Facebook: The Golden Age of Free Internet is About to Come

The Internet giants – Facebook and Google are persistent to provide free Internet access to the next billion who are yet to come online. Two thirds of the world population still does not have access to the Internet. Google envisions a world that has its rural and remote areas connected by high-altitude balloons placed in stratosphere. The speed is comparable to that of 3G. The balloons are maneuvered by adjusting their altitude to float to a wind layer with the desired speed and direction using the wind data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The project was unveiled in...

Full review of Unisurf 16GB 10-inch budget tablet

The budget tablet market is flooded with devices that have some impressive specifications and are capable enough to outlook its shortcomings. Unisurf launched a 7 inch and a 10 inch tablet in the December of 2013. The price at launch was AU$199. Later, in the beginning of 2014, Target has slashed its price to AU$129, a whooping A$70 discount. Is Unisurf 10’’ a dream come true, or is it better left untouched?   Design and Build At a distance, the Unisurf device looks like an expensive tablet, but don’t let the looks deceive you. Once you pick up the tablet...

Open-source Modular Prefabricated Homes: Lessons to be Learned from Project Ara

  Google is all about to change the smartphone landscape during next few years – betting big time on Project Ara, a project which aims to bring the power of open-source development to hardware too. The idea is people can buy a basic framework of the phone for as less as $50 (They call this framework Endoskelton), and as time goes buy and when user wants it he or she can upgrade it by attaching various modules for their need. This is a great idea and will reduce the digital divide by a great extend, but there are much important...

How will software developers make money in the future?

Software development has gone very far from where it was during the Windows 98 days. Back in the there was likely at least one premium application for getting a specific task done, and there were opportunities to make new applications to solve new problems. You want to do word processing? MS Office was practically the only choice you had if you really want all the basic features with a familiar interface. Now times have changed, though not polished as MS Office, there are LibreOffice and OpenOffice which pretty much offers everything all an ordinary user would want. Want to create...

Keep it classy: Free WordPress Hosting from RedHat’s OpenShift (5 pages/second, unlimited bandwidth)

Most people start blogging with a free Blogger or a WordPress blog. Blogger is a great place for beginners to start blogging, but the problem is you have less control over the whole website. WordPress.com has annoying advertisements with free blogs, not only that they charge a premium of $30 for the privilege of linking a custom domain (like yourname.com). This is something Blogger throws in for free. If you are serious about blogging, make sure get a top level domain, preferably a dotcom or dotnet. WordPress is one of the most popular CMSs in the world. It is an...