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                                                                 Toshiba Chromebook 2


Keyboard & Touchpad

The Toshiba Chromebook 2 has a chiclet-style keyboard that mimics the look of a MacBook Air. We measured a key travel of 1.2 mm, which is slightly less than the average range of 1.5 to 2 mm. Although I found the layout comfortable, I scored a somewhat sluggish 76 words per minute on the TypingTestOnline.org challenge. My average is 90 wpm.

In general, the 4 x 2.8-inch touchpad responded well to my finger swipes and movements, although the cursor was a little sluggish at times.

Display

You can get the Toshiba Chromebook 2 with either a 1366 x 768 screen for $249, or a 1920 x 1080-pixel screen for $329. The 1080p version also has IPS (in-plane switching) technology, which is designed to enhance color reproduction and improve viewing angles.

Our review model had the 1080p IPS display, which is truly lovely, with bold colors, sharp details and great viewing angles. I had to turn the Chromebook 2 nearly 90 degrees before the image quality degraded. When watching the trailer for Fury, I could clearly see the dirt that caked soldiers' faces, the vivid colors of fiery explosions and all of the detailed grittiness of the battlefields.

The Chromebook 2's display boasts excellent color reproduction. Based on our colorimeter readings, the screen can reproduce 98.5 percent of the sRGB color gamut. That's far better than the 65 percent ultraportable average, not to mention the Acer Chromebook 13 (58.1 percent) and the HP Chromebook 14 (61 percent).

The Chromebook 2 also produced very accurate colors, as evidenced by the screen's Delta-E score of 1 (0 is best). That's much better than the Acer Chromebook 13 (11.4) and a slight improvement on the HP Chromebook 14 (1.3).

It's also a bright display: Pumping out 339 nits, the Toshiba Chromebook 2 easily outshone the ultraportable category average (216 nits), as well as the Acer Chromebook 13 (222 nits) and the HP Chromebook 14 (209 nits).


Audio

Toshiba partnered with Skullcandy to bring specially tuned speakers to the Chromebook 2. And boy do they crank.

When I played Kiesza's "Hideaway" at maximum volume, I could hear the entire track clearly from across my apartment. The background of the track was a little muffled, but it wasn't too scratchy, and the vocals were powerful and crisp. On Barcelona's "Background," I could hear all the resonating piano chords, and the lead singer's voice was soft and melodious.

Ports & Webcam

The Toshiba Chromebook 2 has a standard array of ports. On the right side is a combination mic/headphone jack, USB 3.0, HDMI and a security lock port. On the left side is an SD Card slot, a USB 2.0 port and the charging port.

Selfies taken with the Chromebook 2's HD webcam looked a shade darker than normal, and there was massive pixelation around the edges of my eyes, nose and mouth. Large text in a sign behind me was legible, but smaller, thinner text quickly became blurred.

Heat

After streaming Hulu for 15 minutes, the Toshiba Chromebook 2 stayed pretty cool, measuring 88 degrees Fahrenheit on its underside. That's well below our acceptable threshold of 95 degrees Fahrenheit. The device's touchpad reached only 73 degrees, while the space between the G and H keys hit 78 degrees.

Chrome OS

Google's Chrome OS offers a clean, minimal desktop experience. Once you've powered up the Toshiba Chromebook 2 and signed in with your Google account, you're met with a bare desktop with small icons on the bottom right corner for notifications, time, volume, Wi-Fi and settings. On the bottom left side is Chrome OS's icon bar, with a square-grid icon that opens to show all of the apps you have installed. Next to that Start menu-esque icon are shortcuts to apps such as Google Chrome, Gmail and Hangouts.

Apps

The Chrome Web Store breaks apps down into categories like Education, Games, News & Weather, Social & Communication, and Utilities, to name a few. As ofthis review, there were 33,614 apps available in the Chrome Web Store, according to ChromeOSApps.org, a website that keeps track of the platform.

While that's not close to the 100,000 apps available for Windows, you'll be able to find some pretty compelling options, including Evernote, Spotify, Instagram, Bejeweled, Netflix, Feedly, DropBox and Picasa.

Offline Experience & Desktop Apps
Since Chrome OS is essentially a browser-based operating system, the majority of apps and extensions available require some kind of Internet connection. If most of your laptop activity is on the Internet (like mine is), then this limitation may not bother you. However, in areas with spotty or no Wi-Fi, you'll have to work with the offline functionality offered by Chrome OS and its apps.

Some apps have offline capabilities, including Angry Birds, Evernote, Duolingo and Vine. You can also program apps such as Google Docs and Google Drive to work offline, to a certain extent. For example, for Google Docs, you'll have to activate the Drive setting, which syncs all your documents for offline access.

Performance

The Toshiba Chromebook 2 is powered by a 2.58-GHz Intel Celeron N2840 processor; our review model has 4GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD hard drive, with 100GB of Google Drive space. The Celeron processor booted Chrome OS in a quick 8 seconds, which is right in between the Acer Chromebook 13 (7 seconds) and the HP Chromebook 14 (9 seconds).

Overall, the Chromebook 2 ran Chrome OS well, with little to no lag when loading videos or playing music. When I was multitasking, going in between many Chrome tabs with multimedia playing in some, each Web page took just a second or two longer to load than usual.

The Toshiba Chromebook 2 completed the Sunspider Javascript test in 564.6 milliseconds, making it faster than the Acer Chromebook 13 (625.5 milliseconds), which sports an Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, but slower than the HP Chromebook 14 (408.9 milliseconds), which has a 1.4-GHz Intel Celeron 2955U processor.

Graphics Performance

If you're looking to play games on your Chromebook, this is not your best option. On the Web GL Cubes test, which renders 150,000 rotating cubes with three lights to test graphics quality, the Toshiba Chromebook 2 notched 11 frames per second, which is just over half that of the Acer's 20 fps.

The Toshiba Chromebook 2 didn't fare well on the OortOnline.Gl test either. On this test, which shows a time-lapse animation of a year in the Oort Online game, the Toshiba Chromebook 2 scored 1,380, which is nowhere near as strong as the Acer Chromebook 13 (3,690) or the HP Chromebook 14 (2,940).

Battery Life

The Chromebook 2 has a 3-cell/44Wh lithium polymer battery that Toshiba claims can run up to 9 hours on a full charge. On the Laptop Mag Battery Test (Web surfing via Wi-Fi at 100 nits), this laptop lasted 7 hours and 49 minutes. That's a bit shy of both the Acer Chromebook 13 (8:08) and the HP Chromebook 14 (7:57), but not by much. 

Asus zenfone 5 0

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                                                                        Asus zenfone 5


Description
ASUS PixelMaster Camera captures all your precious moments – perfectly.
With ASUS PixelMaster Camera at your fingertips, there’s no need to worry about fiddly options or settings to capture great photos. Our unique scene-detection technology analyses your surroundings instantly, suggesting the best mode for your shot.
From dusky evening scenes and low-light indoor shots to bright, high-contrast environments, ASUS PixelMaster Camera enables effortless mode-switching. So, no matter whether capturing exciting sporting moments, beautiful scenery on your travels or cute shots of your kids, ASUS PixelMaster Camera turns you into a professional sharp-shooter – all at the touch of a button!
                                                                         [Key Features]

- Low-light mode boosts light sensitivity by up to 400%, so you’re free to snap anywhere and anytime.
- Time Rewind mode captures a burst of photos before and after you press the shutter button, so you will never miss the perfect moment.
- Selfie mode lets you use the high-resolution rear camera for selfie shots, capturing three photos automatically when faces are detected, so you can pick the best pose.
- Beautification mode applies multiple enhancements automatically to make you and your subjects look even more gorgeous — and all in real time. 
- HDR mode captures much more detail from high-contrast and backlit scenes, so your photos look better than ever before.
- Panorama mode lets you grab a wider view of your surroundings for broader memories.
- PanoSphere mode captures everything in front, above, around and behind you, for a spherical photo that recreates the feeling of being there.
- Other brilliant creative modes include: Auto, Miniature, Depth of Field, Smart Remove, All Smiles and GIF Animation.
- Recording mode includes a simple-to-use Time Lapse feature.
                                                                                     [Tips]

1. For the best effects from Miniature mode shoot scenes with distant subjects, such as capturing street views from the top of high buildings.
2. For the best effects from Depth of Field mode shoot subjects at close-up distances of around 40cm, such a wine bottle on a table.
3. Use Auto mode to find nine more outstanding easy-to-apply creative effects.

                                                                     Specification

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
SIMDual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Announced2014, January
StatusAvailable. Released 2014, April
BODYDimensions148.2 x 72.8 x 5.5-10.3
Weight145 g (5.11 oz)
DISPLAYTypeIPS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size720 x 1280 pixels, 5.0 inches (~294 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
SOUNDAlert typesVibration, MP3 ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 64 GB
Internal8/16 GB, 1/2 GB RAM
DATAGPRSYes
EDGEYes
SpeedHSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP, EDR
USBmicroUSB v2.0
CAMERAPrimary8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging
Video1080p@30fps
Secondary2 MP
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
ChipsetIntel Atom Z2580/ Z2560
CPUDual-core 2 GHz (Z2580)/ 1.6 GHz (Z2560)
GPUPowerVR SGX544MP2
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML
RadioFM radio
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
ColorsCharcoal Black, Pearl White, Cherry Red, Champagne Gold, Twilight Purple
 - MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- MP4/H.264/H.263 player
- Organizer
- Document viewer
- Photo viewer/editor
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 2110 mAh battery
Stand-by(2G) / Up to 353 h (3G)
Talk time(2G) / Up to 18 h 30 min (3G)

Yamaha FZ 8 0

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                                Yamaha FZ 8


The 2013 Yamaha FZ comes in three models: FZ 1, FZ 8, and FZ 6 R. The FZ 1 and FZ 8 models have standard body styles. The FZ R 6 has a sport body style. Each of these models were introduced at various times. Production of the FZ 1 began in 2001. The FZ 6 R was introduced in 2009. Yamaha introduced the FZ 8 in 2011. Having three separate models allows Yamaha to offer more variety to customers. The 2013 Yamaha FZ R 6, for instance, has a displacement of 600 cc while the FZ 8 offers 779 cc and the FZ 1 has 998 cc. Despite some differences in body style, seating, and performance, though, all of these models have a lot in common. The differences lie in the details. Of course, the FZ 1, as a larger vehicle, will appeal to those who prefer the rumble and power of a traditional motorcycle. Those who want a quick, stealthy feel can turn to the smaller models. Either way, the Yamaha FZ can meet the needs of most motorcycle riders who want to enjoy the open road with a reliable vehicle between their legs.
The Yamaha FZ 1, which is the largest and oldest of the current models, has been in production since 2001. The differences between the first generation (2001-2005) and second generation (2005-current) essentially created a new motorcycle. When designing the second generation FZ 1, Yamaha developed a new body style, front and back suspension, and even a new engine. The second generation had a 40 percent heavier crankshaft and an updated balance shaft that improved the motorcycle's performance.
Yamaha has also made several small changes to the FZ 1 since releasing the second generation. In 2006, the company began using a stiff rear spring and an updated throttling system that allowed the operator to control quick bursts of energy. In 2007, Yamaha decided to soften the rear spring, offering a more comfortable ride. It also updated the fuel injection system. Satisfied with these changes, Yamaha used the same basic design until 2010, when it improved the bike's throttle response in the mid-RPM range by updating its ECU mapping. In 2011, the company made further improvements focusing on throttle response at lower speeds. The vehicle remains largely unchanged between 2011 and 2013.
The FZ 1 has won numerous awards and reviews throughout its production. The introductory 2011 model received positive reviews from important critics at Motorcycle-USA.com and Motorcyclist Magazine. Motorcycle-USA.com also gave the second generation a good review in 2006. Cycle World gave the motorcycle a positive review that year, as well. Positive reviews continued in 2998 and 2009, when the FZ 1 was hailed by Motorcycle Thailand and Two Wheel Freaks, respectively. It even won second place in a list by Rider Magazine.
These recognitions show that past versions of the Yamaha FZ 1 and its related models offer power and aesthetics that impress critics who really know how to spot a good motorcycle. The 2013 FZ models continue this tradition with exceptional engineering and attractive designs. Whether riders prefer the feel of a standard bike or a sport bike design, they can engine exploring the roads on a 2013 Yamaha FZ knowing that the make has a history of reliability and good times.

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

Gravity cast, lightweight aluminum twin spar frame provides an optimized rigidity balance for incredible sports performance combined with great stability. The engine is a stressed member of the chassis, allowing a lighter main frame design without sacrificing stability and light, agile handling qualities. The frame is the same spec and shape as the FZ1.
The riding position is one of the most important features of the FZ8. Based on the FZ1 layout, it offers a balance between a sporty riding position and excellent rider comfort thanks to its upright design.
Key chassis geometry figures include: 1460mm (57.5") wheelbase 51% front and 49 % rear weight balance, 25 degrees of rake and 109 mm of trail. The 47 degree lean angle highlights the FZ8 sporty side.
Detachable steel rear sub frame allows easy access to rear suspension components and reduces costs in the event of a "loop-out".
C.F. (Controlled Filling) die cast aluminum truss-type rear swingarm offers great rear wheel control and traction for razor-sharp cornering and superb stability at speed. The 3-axis stacked engine design allows enough room for the engineers to use this long design (690mm) swingarm, which minimizes the effect of the chain tension on the bike's handling.
43mm Kayaba inverted cartridge style fork offers 130mm (5.1") of wheel travel. Fork offset is 25 degrees. The benefits of the inverted design include, reduced "unsprung" weight and reduced fork flex since the larger diameter tubes are gripped in the triple clamps. Unsprung weight is weight or mass of the suspension and the components such as the wheels and other components that move with the suspension. A reduction in unsprung weight allows improved control of the suspension function.
Lightweight aluminum upper and lower triple clamps.
Link-type Monocross rear suspension features a preload adjustable shock that allows the rider to tailor spring preload to match load and/or road conditions. Adjustments include 9 - way spring preload. Rear wheel travel is 130mm or 5.1"
Dual 310mm front discs are squeezed by ultra rigid R6 inspired monoblock, 4-piston calipers which provide outstanding stopping power and feel. The master cylinder utilizes a 16mm piston for outstanding stopping power with less lever effort.
267mm rear disc is squeezed by a lightweight single piston slide-type Nissin caliper with sintered metal brake pads.
Lightweight cast-aluminum 5-spoke wheels reduce unsprung weight for great handling characteristics. The front wheel is an MT3.50-17 and is fitted with a 120/70-ZR17 radial tire. The rear wheel is a MT5.50-17 fitted with a 180/55-ZR17 radial tire.
Aggressive single headlight provides plenty of illumination with its 60/55 watt halogen bulb. There is even a super small, colour matched "bikini" windshield mounted above the headlight to add even more style.
Conventional handlebar design features an upright positioning for maximum everyday riding comfort.
17-liter fuel tank offers a slim design with great knee grip. The reserve portion of the tank is 3.4 litres.
Separate rider and passenger seats offers exceptional solo or two-up comfort. Seat width is narrower than the FZ1, making it easier to touch the ground. Seat height is 815mm (32.1")
One-piece race inspired instrument features analog tachometer, digital speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, fuel gauge, fuel reserve tripmeter (counts kilometres since the fuel went on reserve), clock, coolant temperature and a self diagnosis mode. 

2013 Yamaha FZ Specs

  • Model: FZ
  • Engine Type: Horizontal In-Line
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.03 in. X 2.11 in.
  • Compression ratio: 12.21
  • Valve Train: DOHC
  • Induction: N/A
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: 6-speed Manual
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.6 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 43 mpg combined
  • Brakes (Front): Dual Hydraulic Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Two-Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 57.5 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 30.9 inches
  • Curb Weight: 470 lbs.
  • Tires (Front): 120/70 ZR17
  • Tires (Rear): 180/55 ZR17

Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport 0

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                                                  Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport


Designed for active lifestyles, the Galaxy S® 5 Sport works with the elements as well as you do. The IP67 Certification and full-sealed design means it’s protected from dust and moisture***, while the Side Grip Enhancements give you a reinforced and stylish hold. And you’ll feel in control with the defined hard keys that make it easy to operate when you're on the go.

Work on Fitness†, Anywhere
The integrated S Health™ partner† makes it fun and accessible to work on your fitness goals. Track your steps, map your run, refuel with on-demand nutrition info—even check your pulse with the built-in heart rate sensor that responds to your touch. And for those who choose the great outdoors for exercising, Activity Zone launches features like a compass and stopwatch to make every movement outside matter†.

Immersive 5.1" HD Display
Everything we know about HDTV is packed inside the large 5.1" Full HD Super AMOLED® display. Enjoy richer colors, see darker shadows and get faster response times. So whether you’re watching the playoffs, reading stats or playing games, you’ll experience it all in full HD 1080p clarity.

Fast Action 16MP Camera with Pro Editing Tools
Get more details out of every picture. With faster Auto Focus and real-time HDR, you’ll get high quality photos, whether you’re courtside or on the trail. And with the simplified user interface, you’ll get all the shooting modes displayed in an effortless, intuitive way.

Essentials for Website Optimization SEO 0

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                                    Essentials for Website Optimization SEO


Whether you are marketing a product online through a website or simply want more people to read your blogs, you might want to employ SEO or search engine optimization. SEO makes your website more visible to Internet users who browse through search engines. Imagine that a potential client or visitor comes across your webpage immediately after typing a word or phrase on a web browser. Search engine optimization can help make this possible.

                                                          Keywords



Keywords define the effectiveness of search engine optimization. When performing an SEO task, think about the words that a person will type to look for a service, a product, or even a topic for discussion.

One way to improve your grasp of keywords is to be more specific with using them. Rather than focus on a general term such as 'mobile apps,' you may describe it in more detail, such as 'budget organizing mobile apps' or 'adventure gaming mobile apps.' In some instances, you may use interrogative statements like "how to get web support services?" as keywords. Look into current trends and market demands to find out the best keywords to use.
Be sure to avoid overusing keywords as this strategy often backfires. Settle on three to five keywords per one page of website content.

                                                      Website Content

Even with the right use of keywords, performing SEO on a website has limited effect if it lacks quality content. High-quality content means that a website can provide exact and reliable information that its viewers are looking for.
Usually, website owners assign the task of creating content to individuals with notable writing and editing skills rather than to those with SEO expertise. In fact, SEO focuses on systematically relaying the content to web browsers and other sites. Features that improve the quality of website content include use of simple words, absence of typographical and grammatical errors, and factual data.
Nowadays, people often prefer graphics over words. However, search engines look for text, not images. You may use images to enliven a website, but avoid putting too much of them and making them like a photo album. Always remember that the quality of text comes first.

                                                      Meta Information

Title tags and meta descriptions always matter when doing SEO work. When a web browser displays results for a searched phrase, the first things that the Internet user sees are title tags. Essentially, a title tag gives a website its first impression. Be sure to abide with the limit of words when working with title tags. Keep them concise, state the most important idea, and prefer using the active voice. Think about why a viewer should click your title tag in order to come up with the best choice of words. You may use pipes (|) to keep phrases apart.
For example, you can use "Be Present at Work|4 Ways to Boost Your Immune System" as a title tag for a web page that offers advice to employees who want to stay healthy.
The meta description provides more detail about the title tag. As with title tags, meta descriptions also have a limit for word use. One technique is to summarize the page's description in one to two sentences. Additional tips include using the active voice, stating details that arouse the viewer's interest, and expressing the topic's relevance to the public or target viewers.

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