Android Wear – wearable technology

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The next big thing in technology is definitely wearables.

After months of rumors, Google has finally announced how they are going to expand wearable technology beyond Google Glass, and apparently, it’s watches!

Google has already introduced a developer preview – Developers, get, set, go make some awesome apps.

The best thing about Android Wear is that it’s centred around Google Now, the ingenious personal assistant that lives in your phone & knows everything about you.

And it doesn’t even look nerdy…

Long story short, the watch that you wear is going to get a lot smarter.

Facebook won’t steal your WhatsApp data …

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… at least not until they reach a billion users.

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The acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook last month for a whopping 19 billion did not leave the users very excited, and rightly so, Facebook’s privacy policies are lax and many a time invasive. This resulted in users switching to other competing apps like Telegram, Line, WeChat etc.

WhatsApp CEO, Jan Koum, set the record straight in a blog post yesterday –

Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA, and we built WhatsApp around the goal of knowing as little about you as possible: You don’t have to give us your name and we don’t ask for your email address. We don’t know your birthday. We don’t know your home address. We don’t know where you work. We don’t know your likes, what you search for on the internet or collect your GPS location. None of that data has ever been collected and stored by WhatsApp, and we really have no plans to change that.

WhatsApp’s current revenue generation model is 0.99 USD per year subscription charges.  Zuckerberg has insisted that he is more interested in scaling up the user base rather than making profits.

Does this convince you to use WhatsApp or are you going to switch to some other messaging client?

Popcorn time – easiest way to torrent movies

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Popcorn Time,  simply is the easiest way to watch movies. Fire up the app, click on the movie, select quality and click on Watch now!

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The interface of the app is very simple; in the left you have the search box and genre; check the right side for all the movies. Clicking on a poster gives you information about the movie as well as torrent health.

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Advantages of Popcorn time over other streaming services like Netflix, Hulu etc.

  1. It’s FREE!
  2. Not restricted to USA and other western countries.
  3. Library of all the latest movies
  4. Watch movies in best quality (720p & 1080p) (no crappy cam rips)

One obvious disadvantage is that it is not exactly legal. (like that’s really a disadvantage ;))

Movie industry is not going to be very happy with this software and it is probably going to be taken down soon.  Get the app before that happens -  http://getpopcornti.me/   Download Popcorn Time!

[Update: 15th March]

Popcorn Time is dead. It was not entirely unexpected. It was just a question of when. It’s back to the old ways of torrenting folks!

[Update 2] “The YTS team will now be picking up the Popcorn Time project and continuing on like previously. We are in a better position copyright wise as for us, because it’s build on our API, it’s as if we have built another interface to our website. We are no worse off managing the project than we would be just supplying the movies.”

This means the software is not dead & that a new version will be up soon.

[Update 3]

Popcorn Time is back up and it is even better. You can get the installer from here – Download.

P.S – If you want to watch movies & shows on your iPad or Android tablet get Movie Box