Fifa 2014 Ticket Scandal, more than $100m per tournament involved

There is a luxury hotel in Rio Brazil where it is said that ticket touting ringleader has sold tickets eight times their face value.

The Police says that the gang earned 100 million dollars per tournament and has already operated at four world cups. This all was revealed from the telephone calls.

Fifa 2014 Ticket Scandal

The entire gang goes to the host country only during world cups and since their profit is so large, they only operate in world cups.

Fabio Barucke, the investigator in charge of the case says says that they are now calling for assistance from Fifa to help them identify the main culprit behind this fiasco.

AMD A8-6410 and A6-6310 Beema CPUs Specifications, already being shipped in HP Laptops

AMD A8-6410 A6-6310

Until now the HP was offering the AMD A6-6310 Beema APU in the Pavilion 14z Touch, Pavilion 15z, 17z and 17z Touch laptops. But now the same range of laptops are being offered with AMD A8-6410 which has higher base clock frequency and better GPU than the A6-6310.

The new A8 APU is also being offered in HP 245 G3 and 255 G3 as well. We found it in the quick sheet present on HP’s website.

Here are their specs:

AMD A6-6310    4 cores    1.8 / 2.4 GHz clock speed   2 MB L2 cache    Radeon R4 series graphics    15 Watt TDP

AMD A8-6410    4 cores      2 / 2.4 GHz clock speed    2 MB L2 cache    Radeon R5 series GPU    15 Watt TDP

Backup Readmill Library Data, servers to close down in six days

Readmill team has announced that in six days from now they will be fully closing down. All user data stored on their servers will be deleted so the current users should backup and export their data.

You should backup your Readmill data so that you can choose to move to another service if you want to in future.

1. While there is no easy way to export your entire Readmill history to be imported on another service, you certainly can export a reading journal that summarizes the time you spent in Readmill.

2. There is also an option that allows you to export the review and reading history.

3. To export any ebooks that you uploaded to Readmill, go to  to the export page and scroll down. There you will find an option to download your entire library as zip file.

4. If DRM is involved you will have scroll down some more to find the instructions to transfer DRM licenses.

FIFA 2014 Schedule in IST Indian Standard Time

The world cup starts on June 13 in India and not June 12 as Brazil is about 8 hours behind IST (Indian Standard Time). Three and in some cases four games will be played on a daily basis.

The timing slots are 9:30 pm, 12:30 am and 3:30 am so be prepared for those exciting sleepless nights for the whole month. As mentioned earlier there will be some days when four matches will be played in a day.

Fifa has not provided a 2014 schedule in Indian standard time but we have got you covered.

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AMD A10 Micro-6700T A4 Micro-6400T Specifications, 20 percent efficient

AMD has finally become serious about the tablet PC market. It is not the first time it has released a processor that is power frugal, but it is surely the first time the company has produced efficient CPUs offering great battery life. Meet the new AMD A10 Micro-6700T and A4 Micro-6400T.

AMD A4 Micro-6400T Specifications

4 Cores
1 GHz clock speed under normal conditions
Maximum clock rate of 2.2 GHz
3.95 – 4.5 watts TDP
28nm manufacturing process

AMD A10 Micro-6700T Specifications

Four cores
1.6 GHz maximum clock speed
4.5 W TDP
28nm manufacturing process

AMD has also released E1 Micro-6200T which has single core, 1.4 GHz maximum clock and 3.95 Watt TDP. Like rest it is also being made using 28 nano meter manufacturing technology.

AMD A10 Micro-6700T A4 Micro-6400T

The company is promising up to 20 percent improvement in battery life and 2x enhancement in GPU performance.

PocketBook Ultra eReader with Carta eE Ink Display

Pocketbook has launched its latest eReader called Ultra with 6 inch Carta eE Ink display. It also comes with an unusual feature that you normally do not find in an eReader – a camera. Yes the Pocketbook Ultra is equipped with a camera on the back that lets you take pictures of documents and convert them into text files.

After that you can read them on the Ultra’s high contrast epaper display. So it is not only a camera for taking selfies and casual photos but it also acts as OCR that stands for optical character recognition.

PocketBook Ultra eReader

Other specifications are not available yet but we have been told that it does come with touchscreen display and WiFi. Expected price is EUR 199.

It would not be making its way to United States as Pocketbook has never sold a thing here. Concrete release date is not specified but one German listing says it will start shipping by end of May.

SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

The SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 is the fastest USB flash drive out there, and it comes with an inspiring design and innovative features like 128 bit encryption that will attract a lot of people who like to keep their data secure.

sandisk extreme pro usb 3.0 review

Design, Features

The entire body of the SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 is made of plastic. Measuring 0.54 x 0.8 x 2.75 inches, it weighs 0.5 ounces. Our review unit came with massive 128 GB capacity. While you can flash it in any file system format, we suggest going with the FAT 32 as only then you will enjoy its encryption software’s Mac OS X compatibility. SanDisk also offers 2 gigabytes of free online storage.

SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0
Find high resolution pictures http://www.flickr.com/photos/netbookreviews/12769179784/

Encryption via SanDisk Secure Access

sandisk-secure-accessThe flash drive maker has included a copy of Secure Access that offers password protection and secure partition with 128 bit AES encryption. Mac users will have to download it from SanDisk’s website since only windows version is included on disk.

Benchmarks and Performance

SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive benchmarkTo enjoy the full USB 3.0 speeds, you must be using a computer that has USB 3.0. As you can see in aforementioned screenshot of Crystal disk mark, we see it hitting 260 MB/s read and 245 MB/s write speeds. SanDisk claims 260 MB/s and 240 MB/s read and write speeds, so the claims are totally legit.

Extreme Pro 3.0 vs Extreme 3.0

SanDisk claims that the Extreme 3.0 will achieve 170 MBps write speed and 190 MBps read, but in our tests we got 110 MBps write and 105 MBps read which are not shabby in any manner. However, Extreme Pro speeds are much, much better.

SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 Flash Drive vs Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 vs Flash Voyager GT

In comparison to the other USB 3.0 drives, Kingston Data Traveler Ultimate 3.0 and Flash Voyager GT, SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0 was the clear winner.

So what is missing?

Linux compatibility – While the flash drive is compatible with Linux operating systems, the encryption app is not.

Bloat ware – There is no need to bundle a 60 day McAfee Internet Security suite, GoToMyPC, RoboForm Password Manager, Club SanDisk and an eBay sidebar tool for Internet Explorer on the drive.

SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0 review

SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 Review Summary

editor choiceThe SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0 USB Flash Drive is the fastest one that we have ever reviewed and it is must have for anyone who wants to secure his data. It has really set the standard for what one should expect from a technology in 2014.

Prestigio MultiReader Supreme Specs Price

Prestigio has launched a new eReader in the european market, the MultiReader Supreme PER5664 which has a huge 6 inch display featuring the natural-looking e-ink technology.

What are the specs price of Prestigio MultiReader Supreme

It is outfitted with additional front lightning that makes it possible to read the display even in direct sunlight or bright rooms. The suggested retail price for the Prestigio MultiReader Supreme ereader is USD 195 (PLN 599).

Prestigio MultiReader Supreme Specs Price

Big 6 inch display

The 6 inch display is capable of showing greyscale images and features a resolution of 1024×758, which is about the same you get in Android tablets.

Powered by Rockchip 2818 Processor

Inside the shell of Prestigio MultiReader Supreme is a fairly under powered Rockchip 2818 clocked at 600 MHz, but not a lot of power is required to run an ereader that runs Linux operating system.

Decent storage and micro SD card slot

For storage, you get 4 gigabytes of flash that is expandable via micro SD card slot. Up to 16 gigabytes of card is supported.

Excellent battery life

Battery capacity is 1500 mAh and according to the manufacturer, the Prestigio will provide you up to three weeks if you use it for 1 hour each day. Built-in WiFi network will allow you to access to a virtual library from where more than 750 000 ebooks in 25 languages, including 3000 free, can be downloaded.

PocketBook Touch Lux 2 Specs Price Colors

PocketBook has churned out a new ereader in the European market. It features a massive 6 inch diagonal display and a 1 GHz processor that is backed by meager 256 MB RAM. For storage, you get 4 gigabytes of flash storage but is easily expandable via micro SD card slot. 

PocketBook Touch Lux 2 Specs

PocketBook Touch Lux 2 Specs Price

While the RAM is very less for a device in 2014, but it shall be noted that it is meant to be used as an ereader, not as a tablet for doing web browsing or media consumption. The suggested retail price of the PocketBook Touch Lux 2 is about EUR 440 (USD 600).

PocketBook Touch Lux 2 supports the following file formats: PDF, PDF (DRM), EPUB, EPUB (DRM), DJVU, FB2, FB2.ZIP, DOC, DOCX, RTF, PRC, TCR, TXT, CHM, HTM, HTML, MOBI , ACSM, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF.

PocketBook Touch Lux 2 comes in two colors

It will make its debut in two colors, white and black.

This ereader uses a 6 inch E Ink display whose resolution is 758×1024 pixels. This translates to 212 dpi. The display is capable of showing up to 16 levels of gray.

PocketBook Touch Lux 2 price color

Technical specification also includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1500 mAh, which is expected to deliver up to 8,000 pages change with WiFi off, a micro USB port, and network card (802.11n Wi-Fi). Above all, it has  Linux version 2.6. It has a weight of 208 grams with dimensions of 174.4 114.6 х х 8.3 mm.

Sharp PW-SB1 Review

Think days of electronic diaries are gone? Well, Sharp still believes there is a decent market for the digital diaries, and today they have launched PW-SB1. It boasts a LCD display that can be rotated 360 degrees, and can be used as slate tablet by turning the keyboard on the back. Priced at 40,000 yen (~ USD 384), it features a higher resolution display compared to its predecessors and much more roomy keyboard.

Sharp PW-SB1 review specs

Here are its Sharp PW-SB1 specs at a glance

Display    5.2-inch color
Number of dots    800 × 480 dots
Power    Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Operating time    About 50 hours
Extension    microSD, USB, Blaine library
Body size (including protrusions)    152.4 × 96.5 × 18.8mm (height x  width × depth)
Weight    About 295 grams (including batteries)

Sharp PW-SB1 specs

This is how it looks like when it is in tablet mode. In this mode, the keys of keyboard are disabled to avoid unwanted input.

It comes with a PDF viewer, Adobe Reader LE 2.5 to be exact. The Sharp PW-SB1 handled big PDF files just fine.

Sharp PW-SB1 Review

Calculator app is also included. Tax consumption mode is also there. Voice recoding app comes pre installed on it. It is not very feature rich but records sounds well.

Sharp PW-SB1 Review Verdict

While this Sharp digital diary tries to make electronic diaries relevant again, it stands no chance against modern tablets or even cheap Chinese tablets. Its proprietary operating system coupled with not-so-comfortable portrait mode prevents us in recommending it to an average Joe or a businessman. Its 5.2 inch display packs WVGA resolution, which is so 2008. Smatphones these days pack full HD resolution while remaining incredibly pocketable form factors.

[via pcwatch]