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Samsung Galaxy S5 Likely At Feb. 24 Launch Event

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Samsung is going to stage a launch once again of a major product in Barcelona this month at Mobile World Congress. It is sure that it cannot be anything else but the Galaxy S5 marquee phone. All the eyes will be completely on Samsung for the most likely launch of its new and advanced Galaxy S5 smartphone.

For all users and likers of Samsung Galaxy, it is high time to focus your all attention back to Barcelona. It was announced by Samsung on Monday that it is about to launch its next major milestone product on February 24 at the Mobile World Congress that is happening in Barcelona. And all the unpacked hidden plausible cannot be anything other than the Samsung Galaxy S5.

It has been a long history by Samsung now of introducing Samsung Galaxy lineups year after year. That may wither be in late February at the Congress of Mobile World or in early of March just like the production of Samsung Galaxy S4 last year in New York. These could possibly be the mock ups of the next iteration of interface of mobiles that Samsung might be working on behind its closed doors.

There are many rumours about the upcoming next Galaxy smartphone that are heard and believed. Likewise, it is being said that the upcoming next generation Galaxy smartphone is taking in a 2560 X 1440 an ultra high resolution display of AMOLED along with the additional feature of an inbuilt 64 bit eight core Exynos processor of Samsung. It is also being revealed and so expected that it might have a 16 mega pixel camera as well with other features like 3GB of RAM and a hulked out 4000mAh battery too.

With all other regular and main but special features associated by Samsung in it included already the new upcoming Galaxy smartphone will run the complete range of a very new design of the phone with a metal chassis covering along with the feature of finger print scanning authentication that is very crucial now a days and a new advanced technology of long lasting battery as well which is most required these days. CNET will also be on the grounds in Barcelona in order to capture all the details of the event. Till that time, one can read up about all the leaks on Samsung Galaxy S5 and whispers spread about it here.

LG G Pad 8.3

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This article is to review the new top notch LG G pad 8.3. When we talk about tablets we normally think about iPads, galaxy or so on. But LG is not a very common name. With its new LG G Pad 8.3 this company makes a mark in the market. To start with this little packet of dynamite has many features which make it more desirable.

The screen of G Pad is absolutely unique because of the size. It is not too small and not too big. This means we get a more useable area on it. To talk about it physical look one cannot ignore its aluminum finish and a perfect size which is rightly contoured for human hand. Person can use it very easily with one hand. Seeing all this features we can say that LG G Pad 8.3 is right on the money.

Another amazing feature of G Pad is his weight. It weighs very lightly just 338 g. It is comparatively very thin to other tablets. It is preferable because it provides a good hold and can be managed by only thumb and index fingers. The display screen is very sharp with having 273 pixels per inch. Every word, images are all very bright and sharp. But LG G Pad 8.3 lacks in one place and that is brightness or we can say color accuracy.  It is so because at day time the users have to keep it to 90 or more of it to see in day light. If we compare both the party’s then LG G Pad 8.3 looses the battle in color and brightness.

Another feature where G Pad lacks is its battery. In comparison to other devices G Pad has a very short battery life. If user uses it carefully then might it work all day long? Sound system in LG G Pad 8.3 is also not so very good but we cannot side this feature. The rear camera in the tablet is of good quality of 5 mega pixel. One nicer feature in LG G Pad is its vibration motor. This feature is recommended for other tablets also. So in last whether the LG G Pad 8.3 is worth for buying it or not. It will be decide by very few things. G Pad is now in market and we can say that it is a good buy for those who worth their money for a good tablet.

Stealth’ cameras to enforce speed limit on motorways

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To keep a check on the speed, cameras are installed for the very first time. Stealth camera the name given to them can be in the color of grey instead of bright yellow. It has to be installed on the busiest routes which include M1, M6 and M25.

Basically motor cameras are used to be placed on the roads which are under construction. This is done so because to keep a check on the speed for safety reasons. Some of the cameras have been installed on the vans which are parked on the carriageway. These speed cameras will keep an eye on the motorist who drives in excess of 70mph. they are installed along the hundred of mile for the very first time.

These cameras mainly aim for those drivers who drive on the speed more than 70mph. Highway agency is looking forward to spread a net of cameras to caught those drivers who exceed the maximum allowed speed of 70mph. Officials believe that by doing so they can be prevented from the jams. This kind of working can help in better traffic control. Through this speed can be controlled too and it will help in opening hard shoulders in the time of busy traffic periods.

Groups of motorist say that these cameras are not for their safety instead of this they are there to generate heavy fines. Motorist claims that there is no road safety through these cameras. A poll is conducted in Auto car which reveal the fact that 94.6 percent of motorist admitted to drive in excess of 70mph. According to survey it is so because the cameras have less impact on the drivers which will have no impact on slowing down of them.

Other group named as ABD has voted to increase the excess limit from 70mph to 80mph. It is considered by the ministers but everybody knows that it cannot be converted in law. These new cameras are successfully installed along more than 100 miles of motorway within the time frame of two years only. According to a spokesperson these cameras are much more visible to drivers and these are installed to smooth the traffic flows and also to increase capacity. These cameras are proving to be very useful for maintaining traffic and also for checking whether motorists are over speeding or not.

 

Mobile Users at Risk

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According to the IDG news service in the past few months the security researchers have detected serious issues in the field of mobile advertising libraries. The risks that are result of such issues like exploitation of permission to android apps, execution of unauthorized codes on a device of the user can be still reduced if the libraries make use of HTTPs according to the researchers.

It has been recently reported by the researchers from the firm FireEye that there are ad libraries that are exposing sensitive functions to JavaScript code that too over insecure connections which makes the apps that use them to be highly affected and attack the man in the middle. An attacker that is a person who can intercept traffic from these libraries can inject problem creating JavaScript code in the connection which can result in unauthorized actions of using the permissions to the apps of the host. The exposure begins from an Android API feature termed as addJavaSciptInterface which allows the JavaScript code that is running in the WebView to access the native functionality of the app. A WebView mentioned here is a type of browser window that is used by the apps to display the content of web.

Advertising libraries are also known as advertising SDKs and they consist of a third party code that is included by many of the developers in their apps so as to earn revenue from the advertisement that is displayed in the app. WebView feature is used by these libraries commonly for display of the ads which are loaded from a main server out of which many use the addJavaScriptInterface for more of advanced features. The users of Android devices can download products like Lookout’s Ad Network Director to keep a tab on what ad networks of mobile are running in their apps.

The risks in security come when the addJavaScriptInterface methodology is taken in use and the main content is uploaded in WebView over HTTP connection that is unencrypted. The FireEye researchers said that they have made an analysis that shows at least 47 percent out of the top 40 ad libraries persist with these vulnerabilities in at least one of their different versions which are in use actively on Google Play by the popular apps.

The security risks, however, that are associated with addJavaScript are known for a while. Researchers from London based security firm MWR InfoSecurity have reported in September, the use of addJavaScriptInterface combined with use of HTTPs can be exploited to attain a reverse TCP shell on a device.