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8/23/16

Box Office 2016

10:30 PM
Box Office 2016

List of 2016 box office number-one films in the United States

 

Highest-grossing films of 2016[3]
Rank Title Distributor Domestic gross
1. Finding Dory Disney $478,566,300
2. Captain America: Civil War $407,720,482
3. The Jungle Book $363,232,487
4. Deadpool 20th Century Fox $363,070,709
5. The Secret Life of Pets Universal $347,460,755
6. Zootopia Disney $341,268,248
7. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Warner Bros. $330,360,194
8. Suicide Squad $264,563,751
9. X-Men: Apocalypse 20th Century Fox $155,442,489
10. Star Trek Beyond Paramount $147,308,997

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Celtic hang on to reach Champions League 2-0

10:11 PM
Celtic qualified for the Champions League group Hapoel Be'er Sheva 2-0 Celtic
Celtic survived a second-leg onslaught to reach the Champions League group stage with a narrow aggregate play-off win over Hapoel Beer Sheva.
Beaten 2-0 in Israel, Brendan Rodgers' side progressed on the strength of their 5-2 win in Glasgow last week.
Celtic keeper Craig Gordon saved Maharan Radi's penalty shortly before he was beaten by Ben Sahar's header.
Ovidiu Hoban capitalised on a mix-up between Gordon and Saidy Janko for Hapoel's second goal.
Celtic, who are likely to be in the fourth pot of seeds for the Champions League group stage, will discover their opponents when the draw is made on Thursday evening.

Cash reward but defensive frailties persist

Celtic return to the group stage of the competition for the first time in three years and will bank almost £30m as a result.
The guaranteed income will give Rodgers - in his first season as Celtic boss - further opportunities to expand his squad before the transfer window closes next week.
It is in defence where Celtic's most pressing needs lie, with the side having kept only two clean sheets in 10 competitive matches this term - and none away from home.
Erik Sviatchenko was fit enough to make the bench, while fellow centre-back Jozo Simunovic is still some way off a return, leaving regular right-back Mikael Lustig to partner Kolo Toure at the heart of Celtic's back-line.
Celtic's Champions League income
£2.6m for winning the play-off£10.3m for group stage participation
£10m television money£7m from gate receipts
£1.3m for group stage win£0.43m for group stage draw

Night to forget for Janko

The Scottish Premiership winners knew a forceful opening from the hosts was likely, with the Israeli champions going for the 3-0 win that would have taken them through on away goals.
Janko, who struggled to deal with Hoban throughout, was penalised for the spot-kick and booked for a trip on Ofir Davidadze, although television replays suggested the challenge was just outside the area.
It mattered little, though, as Radi went too central with his effort, allowing Gordon to charge down.
Radi's corner was met by Sahar's downward header past Gordon and Kieran Tierney on the line, the striker netting moments after replacing the injured Lucio Maranhao.
In the early moments of the second half, Janko knocked the ball out of Gordon's hands as he came to collect a cross, leaving Hoban with a tap-in.
Barak Bakhar's side were now within touching distance of their target but Sahar and Hoban could not convert as Celtic were continually exposed.

Sahar (top left) scored Hapoel Beer Sheva's third goal of the two-legged play-off

Griffiths isolated in attack

Top scorer Leigh Griffiths had a frustrating evening up front for Celtic, who struggled to get out of their own half.
Just before the hour he was replaced by former Fulham striker Moussa Dembele, who fashioned Celtic's first real chance when curling wide from the left edge of the era after driving at the Hapoel defence.
Scott Sinclair then tested keeper David Goresh from near the penalty spot.
But that respite was short-lived as Hapoel reasserted their dominance in possession, making the final 25 minutes a nervous wait for the travelling fans.
The final whistle prompted celebrations for those supporters and the Celtic players and management as Hapoel were left to contemplate their consolation prize of a place in the Europa League group stage.


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pokemon go apk 2016

10:11 PM
pokemon go apk

Version: 0.35.0 (2016082200)
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60.71 MB (63,658,806 bytes)
Min: Android 4.4 (Kitkat, API 19)
Target: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow, API 23)
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Uploaded August 23, 2016 at 9:45AM GMT+0700 by MNBooZe (OpenGApps.org)
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Galaxy Note7 vs. S7 edge vs. Note5

10:05 PM

Galaxy Note7 vs. S7 edge vs. Note5

The Galaxy Note5 relies on a 16MP 16:9 camera with f/1.9 aperture and optical image stabilization. The Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy Note7 switch the sensor back to a regular 4:3 one with 12MP resolution, but upgrade the setup with blazing-fast autofocus and an even wider f/1.7 aperture. The delay between the S7 edge and Note7 release gave Samsung an opportunity to refine the camera interface and possibly the processing.
Samsung Galaxy Note5
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Samsung Galaxy Note7
Primary camera resolution
16MP
5312 x 2988px
16:9 aspect
12MP
4032 x 3024px
4:3 aspect
12MP
4032 x 3024px
4:3 aspect
Primary camera sensor
1/2.6" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, Sony IMX240
28 mm, f/1.9
1/2.5" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, Sony IMX260
26 mm, f/1.7
1/2.5" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, Sony IMX260
26 mm, f/1.7
Stabilization
Optical Image Stabilization
Optical Image Stabilization
Optical Image Stabilization
Focus
Phase Detection Auto Focus
Dual Pixel Phase Detection Auto Focus
Dual Pixel Phase Detection Auto Focus
Flash
Single LED Flash
Single LED Flash
Single LED Flash
Features
Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, Auto HDR, Manual mode, Virtual shot, Selective Focus, Live Broadcast, Slow-motion video, Hyperlapse video, Downloadable modes
Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, Auto HDR, Manual mode, Virtual shot, Selective Focus, Live Broadcast, Slow-motion video, Hyperlapse video, Downloadable modes
Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, Auto HDR, Manual mode, Virtual shot, Selective Focus, Live Broadcast, Slow-motion video, Hyperlapse video, Downloadable modes
Video recording
2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps
2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps
2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps
Video recording
Optical stabilization, digital stabilization (1440p and below), HDR, stereo sound rec.
Optical stabilization, digital stabilization (1440p and below), HDR, stereo sound rec.
Optical stabilization, digital stabilization (1440p and below), HDR, stereo sound rec.
Front camera
5 MP, f/1.9, 22mm, Auto HDR, Panorama
1440p@30fps, dual video call
5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, Auto HDR, Panorama
1440p@30fps, dual video call
5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, Auto HDR, Panorama
1440p@30fps, dual video call
So, if you are among those users who like to have the best possible camera in their pocket, and you are wondering between one of these three either for budget, or feature reasons, this article is for you.
On the other hand, if you'd love to see how those three beasts cross the finish line almost simultaneously when it comes to benchmarks, designs, interface, and screen quality, you should maybe refer to our reviews and specs pages instead.
Now, let's fire up those camera apps, and let this intergalactic camera shootout begin!

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7/27/15

Life gets tougher for alternative mobile OSes Tizen, Firefox and Ubuntu

8:51 AM

Life gets tougher for alternative mobile OSes Tizen, Firefox and Ubuntu

An increased focus on affordable smartphones running Android
has left smaller operating systems behind

SamSung Tizen-baSed z1
The future doesn’t look very bright right now for alternative mobile operating systems Firefox OS, Tizen and Ubuntu. It’s always been difficult to attract developers to these platforms, and now smartphones powered by the OSes are also falling behind affordable Android devices on hardware specs. So not only must their users put up with a smaller selection of apps, but also with less powerful devices. Struggling to compete with Apple in the high-end of the smartphone market, the Android camp has increasingly turned its attention to mid-range and low-end products. While this has been good for consumers looking for more affordable products, it has turned up the competitive heat on Firefox OS, Tizen and Ubuntu. Case in point: Samsung Electronics’ Tizenbased Z1, which after many delays premiered this year in India, a country with a low smartphone penetration. But others also saw the opportunity, and today competition in India and many other developing countries is even more heated than in Europe and the US. The Z1 has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 4in, 480x800-pixel screen. There is a 3Mp camera on the back and a VGA camera on the front. The price tag in India is now about 5,000 rupees (£51). For the same money, the new Honor Bee from Huawei Technologies has a 1.2GHz quad-core and a 4.5in, 480x854- pixel screen. The main camera has an 8Mp resolution and there is a 2Mp for selfies. The Bee, which runs Android, has twice the storage at 8GB. Consumers willing to spend another £30 on a more advanced model get a bigger HD screen and LTE. Firefox OS smartphones are also struggling to compete. Japanese mobile operator KDDI and LG Electronics have developed the FxO, a Firefox OS-based phone with a 4.7in HD screen and LTE. But it costs Y49,680 (£266), while Android-based smartphones in the same price range in Japan offer bigger full-HD screens, faster processors and more storage. There are signs that at least Firefox OS developer Mozilla Foundation and Ubuntu



developer Canonical are trying to step up hardware efforts. Mozilla is working to ensure future Firefox OS smartphones meet or exceed expectations in terms of performance and reliability, at all price points, CEO Chris Beard said in a recent email to the community. As part of this reboot, Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal, who co-created Firefox OS and wrote the first lines of code, is leaving Mozilla this week. The push to build £25 smartphones hasn’t been as successful as the organization had hoped. The lesson is that Firefox OS phones have to offer something more than just a low price. Meanwhile, Canonical is working with Spanish hardware maker BQ on a highend Ubuntu-based smartphone designed to double as a PC when connected to an external screen and keyboard, according to Cristian Parrino, vice president of Mobile and Online Services at Canonical. It will also be the first Ubuntu device that’s not based on a previously released Android smartphone. “For once we’d like to come out with a device at the same time as it comes out on Android,” Parrino said. For example, BQ launched recently its second device running Canonical’s OS, the €200 (£143) Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition, whose Android edition started shipping last year. The smartphone has a 5in HD screen, a 13Mp rear camera and a 5Mp front


camera. While the launch is a step in the right direction, the smartphone lacks LTE and features a low-end quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 processor from MediaTek. One development that would help all the OSes is wider support from smartphone manufacturers, but up and coming vendors such as Xiaomi and India’s Micromax Informatics have showed little interest in the newcomers, preferring Android instead. Xiaomi has its own MIUI user interface and Micromax is collaborating with Cyanogen. The alternative operating systems don’t have enough scale. When even Microsoft is struggling to compete, it’s hard to see how the smaller platforms can make a difference, Micromax chairman Sanjay Kapoor said in an interview earlier this year. To help with growth, Samsung has installed Tizen on smartwatches and TVs. The latter is a product category Mozilla is going after, as well. Panasonic has started rolling out its first Firefox OS Viera TVs. Success won’t come easier in these two sectors, but it could help raise the profile of the two operating systems. Still, with a combined market share of less than 0.4 percent, all three operating systems face an uphill battle, and if they disappear, it would be a loss for consumers, because it would mean less competitive pressure for Apple and Google.
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7/22/15

VR war heats up

12:40 PM

VR war heats up

Oculus Rift now has a release date

set for early 2016, and minimum specs

VR war heats up

For the longest time, we’ve had an Oculus Rift headset in the office and we’ve been repeatedly
blown away by the virtual reality prototypes people have created for it. Soon, you’ll be able to try it
for yourself.The Oculus Rift consumer model, which we’ve been waiting for since 2013, will be
released in early 2016—quarter one, in business speak, so any time between January and March. The recent Crescent Bay model we tried really impressed us, but that was before the HTC Vive stole the
show at GDC earlier this year. So the VR race is in an interesting place right now.Oculus certainly sounds like it’s making huge leaps over the earlier model. The new Rift “builds on the presence, immersion,and comfort of the Crescent Bay,”according to a recent announcement, “with an improved tracking system that supports both seated and standing experiences, as well as a highly refined industrial design,and updated ergonomics.”
Also revealed recently were the recommended specs of the PC you’ll need to run this device. For what the company describes as the ‘full Rift experience’, you’ll need an Nvidia GTX 970 or AMD 290 equivalent or greater, as well as 8GB of RAM, an equivalent processor to an i5-4590, an HDMI port and two USB ports. That’s quite a high bar for many consumers to reach, but by early 2016
they’ll be able to match those specs for a little less than it would cost them now. And
those are mid-range graphics cards—in no way is VR outside the spending power of most dedicated PC owners. Obviously this is an important consideration for getting VR into people’s homes.
The next few months of VR development will be crucial. It’s expected that the Valve and HTC Vive headset, which is Oculus’s toughest competitor right now, will releaseby Christmas. Will the first to market be the one to win VR? It’s unlikely to be as straightforward as that. VR is something
that many regular consumers will need to try before they’re going to be sold on the concept and its place in either their videogames or their everyday lives. Seeing really is believing with VR—and
seeing how quickly the tech has advanced has been incredibly exciting. There’s now a timeframe for when you can finally experience this for yourself.
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7/21/15

OnePlus 2

9:57 AM

OnePlus 2

The new OnePlus phone is launching on 27 July.
Here we look at the already confi rmed features

Android Advisor Issue 16 - 2015

 

Unlike most phone launches, OnePlus long ago confirmed it would be bringing a new
phone to the market this year, and it wasn't long before we knew it would be the OnePlus 2.
OnePlus is gradually announcing the phone's new features on social media, including when we'll fi rst
see it, how much it will cost and specifi cations.Here we've rounded up all the o cial details about the OnePlus 2 so you know what's coming.

We know that the OnePlus 2 will be announced on 27 July and it will be the 'world's fi rst product launch in VR. The fi rm has made its own Cardboard for the event and the 30,000 units have sold out.

The fi rm has also announced that the OnePlus 2 will cost less than $450, which translates to around
£300 - we reckon the OnePlus 2 will cost £299.

The fi rst specifi cation OnePlus confi rmed is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core chip.
This is version 2.1 of the chip and the company promises there won't be any overheating problems.

Next on the list is a USB Type-C port, which is reversible, charges faster and can even be used to charge other devices.

For security, OnePlus is matching rivals including Apple and Samsung by putting a fi ngerprint scanner on the OnePlus 2. This will presumably be used to unlock the device and authorise payments.

Finally, the OnePlus 2 will come with a whopping 4GB of RAM, which is the most we've seen in a
phone. This phone will be a powerhouse!

Will I need an invite to buy OnePlus 2?

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Yes. Well, o cially in any case. OnePlus has now made the OnePlus One available without an invite
any day of the week, but has at the same time confirmed that the OnePlus 2 will use the same
invitation-only system.OnePlus said: "With the experiences we’ve gained with the One, we will be far more prepared to make the same transition with the OnePlus 2. Yes, the 2 will initially launch with invites."We’re committed to maintaining razor-thin margins to give as much value as possible back to our users, and this drastically increases our risk. "The OnePlus 2 will bring the challenges that come along with a brand-new product and, initially, our invite system will help us to manage that risk. It also helps us to be sure that every OnePlus 2 user gets the amazing experience that they deserve."As before with the OnePlus One, however, it will be possible to buy the OnePlus 2 from a third party. Geekbuying has already confi rmed to us that it will stock the OnePlus 2 as soon as possible.
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