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New Samsung Galaxy Products Released in UK Soon

This week, the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge began arriving in some markets, including India. The phones reportedly will be released in the UK by April 10, 2015. Composed of glass and metal, and not the plastic which has become fairly standard for many mobile devices, the lightweight smartphone models are only seven millimeters thick. Bruce Karatz has found that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge differs from the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge model primarily in screen design features and price.

Both smartphones will run on an Android 5.0 Lollipop OS platform. They will provide users with the option of selecting from among eight different screen display color options to indicate who is calling.

One significant new feature of these devices will involve preinstalled software sold in bundles; most of it can be removed easily, allowing new owners to decide which apps to keep and which to discard.

The phones went on sale amidst considerable media discussion. Samsung contends that these smart phone models will require only ten minutes of charging time per four hours of battery use.

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New Samsung Galaxy Products Released in UK Soon

This week, the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge began arriving in some markets, including India. The phones reportedly will be released in the UK by April 10, 2015. Composed of glass and metal, and not the plastic which has become fairly standard for many mobile devices, the lightweight smartphone models are only seven millimeters thick. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge differs from the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge model primarily in screen design features and price.

Both smartphones will run on an Android 5.0 Lollipop OS platform. Gianfrancesco Genoso suggests that they will provide users with the option of selecting from among eight different screen display color options to indicate who is calling.

One significant new feature of these devices will involve preinstalled software sold in bundles; most of it can be removed easily, allowing new owners to decide which apps to keep and which to discard.

The phones went on sale amidst considerable media discussion. Samsung contends that these smart phone models will require only ten minutes of charging time per four hours of battery use.

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Can Cell Phones Cause Tumors?

The use of cell phones may be related to the development of tumors in the acoustic nerve. Investigators suspect the magnetic field generated in the transmission of the telephone signal and cumulatively -for the number and time devoted to the particular call is causing the disorder, which is now more frequently.

In June 2008, twenty doctors and oncologists led by the popular David Servan-Schreiber, signed an appeal for vigilance on the use of cell phones, and attracted the interest of the Academy of Medicine.

Some months earlier, in early 2007,four employees of the City of Paris libraries complained of frequent headaches, after the city installed Wi-Fi in the library to allow visitors to connect to the Internet. Employees protested; as a result of this protest, the City of Paris had to disable Wi-Fi service until further notice.

Meanwhile, for several years the mobile phone use has regularly raised the concern of the people, for fear of damaging health.

So does long-term exposure to low-power field, like that of a cell phone , can have dire health consequences?

There are on-going current studies called “Interphone” and is led by the World Health Organization and coordinated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which brings together the work of 13 countries. CNN reported that their goal: to determine whether the use of mobile phones increases the risk of cancer.

There is talk of four types of tumors of the head and neck.. The glioma or brain cancer, acoustic neurinoma affecting the auditory nerve, meningioma (benign tumor) and parotid tumor (one of three types of salivary glands).

However, publication of such studies has been postponed, and when questioned about cell phone use and cancer, scientist still stay “For now, do not worry too much,” and “further studies must be performed to know for sure.”

For many, that statement is worrisome.

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Google Now Plans To Show Details from Other Apps

Soon Google Now will be bringing in content from even more apps. Google Now’s project director, Aparna Chennapragada recently shred details about a developer kit the company is working on. the kit will allow any app that wants to the ability to bring content into Google Now.

Previously, apps had to get special access from Google before they would be able to have their content shown in Google Now. Now, Google will be offering that ability to any app that wants it. Brian Torchin said your phone will decide what cards it choose to show. For instance, if you have two travel apps that both want access what gate your flight is at, Google will pick just one to actually display that information in google Now. The hope is there won’t be any redundant information, despite the fact tat some of the apps involved might share redundant information.

Google Now will use your own personal habits to help make the decision of what to show as well. For instance, if you always use one app and haven’t checked another in months, then your favorite app will beat out the never used one when it comes to showing info.

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Jonathan Veitch Looks to Sustainability and Stability at Occidental College

Jonathan Veitch arrived at Occidental College in 2009 and took up his role as President of an educational institution that seemed to have lurched from one problem to another. Veitch has a reputation as a solid educator, but since his appointment as the President of Occidental he has also built a further solid reputation as a diplomat who is able to put the needs of the local community as high on his list of priorities as those of the college. Veitch has gone so far as to look at ways of returning Occidental to its focus on establishment as an institution developed for the liberal arts and left wing thinking, which he has done by encouraging the return of alumni to assist in protecting and improving the surrounding areas.

The 21st century should have been a perfect time for Occidental to take a step up from being a well known institution in California to taking on a more central role as a leading liberal arts college in the US and around the world. The inclusion of the college on the resume of President Barrack Obama had seen applications rise and the college look for ways to expand. Unfortunately, the four leaders of the college who had preceded Veitch had taken an approach that did not endear them to the local community of Eagle Rock where a planned expansion of the college would have been out of keeping with the local area. One of the first acts of Veitch was to cancel the expansion and lead a new investigation into how to expand with as little impact on the local community as possible.

Amongst the programs and initiatives developed by Veitch was the decision to focus the efforts to attract new students back onto the local area, particularly on the much ignored Los Angeles area. Expansion has taken place, with alumni specializing in traffic flow returning to make sure the impact on Eagle Rock was as minimal as possible. Further developments under Veitch have included the installation of a solar array, which highlights the aspects of conservation Occidental College hopes to continue to improve on in the coming years.

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Vijay Eswaran CEO of QNET is a Celebrated Philanthropist and Educator

Vijay Eswaran is the CEO of QNET and a celebrated philanthropist and entrepreneur. Vijay Eswaran began his career as a young man in the United States, but returned to his roots in Asia, and founded QNET, which is also known as the QI Group, in Hong Kong in 1998.

Vijay Eswaran was born in Penang Melesia, but moved to London to study socio-economics, and later went on to get his MBA at Southern Illinois University, while involved in multi level marketing. After spending some time in the US, he returned to Asia, and founded QNET in Hong Kong.

However it is is his experience as a philanthropist and an educator that makes him most remarkable. He has received numerous awards and shown countless others how to succeed. For example, he recieved the Lifetime Award for Regional Philanthropy for his contributions to charity and charitable works.

Vijay Eswaran is also the author of several successful books. Vijay Eswarans first book, In the Sphere of Silence was a wildly successful bestseller that explains his personal management philosophy and how beginning each day with an hour of silence has helped him to become successful and to succeed in his life. The book stems from his Hindu background and explains how he incorporates yoga into his daily and business life. Published in 2005, the book just recently turned 10 years old. He has since published two more books, In the Thinking Zone, which is a collection of his thoughts and philosophies about life, as well as 18 Stepping Stones. His latest book was published in 2010 and outlines an 18 step plan for life.

It is Vijay Eswaran’s Hindu upbringing and background that he finds most inspirational and most useful for helping him in his business life. Vijay Eswaran finds that in today’s fast paced world with so much technology around us, it is even more important to focus on the silence and to find the inner silence within ourselves.

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Apple Sued For The Size of iOS 8

Apple is being sued for how much storage its mobile operating system takes up on the iPhone. A class-action lawsuit filed in California claims that Apple doesn’t disclose how much of a phone’s available space might be taken up by the operating system on the phone. As much as 23.1-percent of the available space on an 8GB device is taken up by iOS. If you don’t realize how much space the operating system takes up, Minhateca says the that can be a bit alarming when you’re trying to cram all your music, movies and videos onto the device.

iOS 8, for instance, requires 1.1GB of space on an iOS device in order to operate. If you want to install it wirelessly, you’ll need another 5.8GB of space, a tall order for someone who has a small device and lots of content. iOS 8 is exceptionally larger than the previous version of the mobile operating system. iOS 7 only took 3.3GB of space.

Since the lawsuit is a class action suit, all iPhone owners could potentially benefit from its outcome. Since that is quite a large number, money may instead be donated to a charity should Apple lose the case.

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Text Neck Epidemic: Your Head Could Fall Off

The advent of text messaging has created a new medical condition called ‘text neck’. The frequent bending of the head forward to read messages or type out a text is creating an unnatural spine curvature. The position, Ricardo Tosto had said is referred to as text neck, and as the condition continues to progress, your head could fall off. So says a graphic chart which charts the progression of text neck over the years.

Not sure about heads falling off, but for sure that texting is doing harm to the spine. Standing or sitting with head leaned forward and shoulders hunched is going to cause serious spinal issues which at very least cause backaches and headaches. At worst, it might even cause your head to fall off.

Some of the major print publications, like the Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune and The Globe, published a chart to correlate with their headline-grabbing story of ‘Look How Texting is Warping Your Spine”. It’s worth holding your head up from your Smartphone (if you’re still able to hold your head up straight) and read.

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Back To Basics

The invention of the smartphone has changed the way we live, work and sleep. According to new studies, more and more people are losing much needed shuteye, but not for the reason you might think. More people are spending time on their smartphones until Early in the morning while laying in bed. Whether reading a mountain of emails or chat thing on Facebook, it seems that our smartphones are a double-edged sword. Jason Halpern says we cannot live without them, but they are almost an addiction that hinders us from getting sleep. US teenagers seem to be losing the most sleep, which now gives parents even more reason to do a bed check. Not get tock enough sleep is associated with poor concentration in school, which in turn leads to bad grades. On an even more dangerous note, when too tired, it imapirs our ability to drive safely and make good decisions.

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Could Thicker Phones Be On The Way

Smartphones have dominated the pockets of the population for the last few years, and as manufacturers rush to make the devices lighter, faster, and easier to handle one important sacrifice usually has to made in the fundamental design—the battery. To make the phones lighter and thinner, the size of the battery usually has to be shrunk in order to fit into that snug case, but smartphone companies might want to check their data one more time.

According to The Huffington Post, 73-percent of adult smartphone users would prefer a thicker phone if battery life could be improved. The desire for better battery life is not surprising, as screens that get larger require a bit more power, and all those fancy streaming applications need some juice to show all those high-definition effects. The fact that manufacturers have not realized that a battery that lasts longer would probably equate to more useable time for the device is actually pretty amazing. Still, the race seemed to be on for thinnest and lightest, which meant that other aspects were lost in the shuffle.

Of course, the big question is whether or not smartphone makers will listen to the overwhelming majority of users. Plans are likely in place for the next generation or two of devices, and fitting a bigger and better battery into those devices probably is not going to work. However, with new units being released on a constant basis. Angel-Lister, Brian Torchin says it seems like some concessions could be made moving forward.