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Microsoft saves headphone jack

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Image credit: Independent UK


Over the last few years we have seen many phone manufacturers ditching the headphone jack for alternative wireless solutions. They all claim that ditching the headphone jack will give them more space to design thinner handsets. 

Microsoft today have released news about a patent they have been granted for a resizable headphone jack. The new technology will allow any handset to incorporate a headphone jack without taking up vital space. 

There are two aspects to this, have Microsoft found a vital market, or have they lost touch with what consumers want in their handsets? I guess time will tell whether this will make them a fortune or be a big waste of time. 

Even if they have found a gap in the market, we all know that Microsoft will licence this to the hills and this will put a premium cost on top of the handsets sale price. 

Would you pay extra for a headphone jack, or would you adopt new technologies? I think personally, I would just adopt new wireless technologies rather than buying outdated technology. 

Talking to Anorexia – Louis Theroux

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Image credit: BBC iPlayer


Louis Theroux has been tackling anorexia in his latest documentary. The hard-hitting subject was dealt with compassion and a sympathetic ear. But, I do feel that they missed a lot out within the filming.

I was certainly expecting something different in terms of the sides that were shown in terms of anorexia. One being the male aspect because just as many males suffer from the disorder, but unfortunately they didn’t even touch on the subject. They only mentioned once about males suffering from anorexia, but that was only a sly term in referencing to male and females suffering; one word, nothing more. I’ve found that many media’s sideline the male side because it is still only seen as a “female issue” in modern society, but this deters male’s from coming forward to get help with their disorder.

Anorexia whether male or female is curable and the documentary showed how hard it can be to recover. When in the mist of the disorder it took me approximately thirteen years to find a complete recovery process. The years of eating well, and the years of losing a lot of weight; a never-ending circle. I think on a personal note: I only found a cure when I started to realise my self-worth and had the confidence to make myself better.

Once you find recovery I must stress that it isn’t plain sailing. I have found that your body goes through a multitude of problems even afterwards. For example: not feeling hungry, feeling too hungry, acid reflux, irritable bowl syndrome, and arthritis. But, this isn’t always the case for everyone who recovers. The one tip I will give to any suffer is practice mindful meditation, this will help your mind relax and give you better focus.

I don’t want you to misconstrue this as hate against this documentary because even though they missed aspects out, it was still very entertaining, and was dealt to the audience in a constructive manner.

4 out 5 rating – can’t say fairer than that. Check it out on BBC iPlayer.

Two Cheeseburger emojis starting a worldwide debate

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What is the world coming to? People are debating the difference between the cheeseburger on Apple and Google devices. 

Users have noticed that Google have placed the cheese at the bottom of the cheeseburger, while Apple have placed it on top of the burger. This must be a modern day issue if people are worried about what a cheeseburger looks like on their devices. 

Google have said they will be discussing the offending emoji to come to a suitable solution. 

YouTube is Hollywood

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YouTube has lost its way. Years ago it used to be about broadcasting yourself but now it’s all about filling their platform with false sitcom based content. 

Let’s use Jake Paul as an example, he portrays a life that isn’t 100% real, the content is made like a production to lure younger viewers in to gain viewership, and to make them believe its a life to aim towards. The unfortunate part of life is that isn’t always a bag of fun and even away from the cameras there is a lot of hardship. 

I’ve briefly touched on previous YouTuber’s such as Lance Stewart for his false ghost videos, and thankfully that is but a distant memory. People within his own fan base were getting tired of being mislead, but now he seems to be back on track with his usual vlogs in New Jersey. 

I pointed out these two specifically due to them being able to mislead their fans and somehow they come back from it like nothing happened. 

The one thing that’s helped some creators is the recent ads issue, where these big YouTuber’s had ads on anything no matter what it was, but now they have finally stepped up and took the ads away. If you are truly misleading people and doing it knowingly, you shouldn’t be earning from that because it is false advertising. 

Talking about the ad issue, it has been uncovered that certain people have rights to bypass their advertisement checks for monetisation. Bit of a kick in the teeth if you ask me, but YouTube are a force of their own and they can give different rules to whoever they want; we all know they will deny favouriting certain things, but we are used to this. 

Somewhere in these ramblings you will understand my point, big YouTuber’s can do as they please, and Hollywood overruns the network. 

Lance Stewart Paranormal Ghost DEBUNKED!

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Controversy heightens as Lance Stewart posts another video about paranormal activity in his apartment. There is definitive proof that these videos are fake and isn’t real life events.

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Half a bottle.

The picture above shows how two clips that got split together and left a bottle on the side in half which after a second regains its shape.

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Second Shadow Line.

Did he use a rope? Yes, he did. Above you will see that his leg has a second shadow which appears to be a line. Again, two videos split together.

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A hole with a hole.

Smashed mirror after using the Ouija in the latest video upload by Lance. Convincing, but look closer.

A hole within a hole and no audible glass dropping, legit right? Wrong! If hit with a closed fist there would not be a middle intrusion and would still have glass remaining within the gap. The closest guess I can make right now is that someone shot something at the glass, this would explain the secondary hole within the gap.

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Surprise Cameraman.

Vlogging himself, who is this creature? A cameraman that has never been mentioned by him before. No Chris and no Adin.

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No running call timer. 

No active call, audio was played from another device. iPhones usually display a name or number if in a call on the lock screen.

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Caller ID Faker website.

After the first call, Lance now claims that he gets a call from +1 (666) 666 6666. He used caller id spoofing websites such as calleridfaker.com.

The problem with these videos aren’t the entrainment value, but it is because Lance is falsely claiming that this is happening, and unfortunately his younger demographic audience believes it.
With all the evidence in hand, you will see that his videos are all for entertainment purposes only and are not of any realism.

Lance Stewart Paranormal Ghost FAKE!

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Lance Stewart is well known for his overreactive videos, and this has gained millions of views from click-baiting many of his videos.
In recent videos, he proclaims that a demon lurks the walls of his apartment. Him & his girlfriend (Lizzy Wurst) said it all started after they recorded a video while playing with an Ouija board at a cemetery.
Even though the entertainment value is there, it failed to fool many people.

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Lance Stewart Ghost Wire Pull.

The video starts out with Lance going to sleep with Lizzy, and as time goes by (only seconds), he gets “dragged” from his bed.

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Lance Stewart Exposed Wire Shines.

It seemed convincing, but look closer you will see the invisible wire shine as it reflects on his backlighting behind the camera. The frame above has been enhanced to show it distinctly.

If you thought this was real, then you were mistaken, at best it for entertainment purposes only, not a real life situation.

Video debunked!

No Human Contact – Tech Logic

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call-contactIf you are on different social media sites, you will be aware of the constant strain when trying to get in touch with someone when something goes wrong.
When you report something on a site, they use bots which are pre-programmed to anticipate how to deal with your request. Most of the time if programmed correctly this method is a timesaver and brings costs down because you don’t need to pay for extra staff to deal with minor issues.

It might be cost-effective, but in times where it fails to address the request, it leaves the user feeling frustrated and unable to get any proper answers from an automated message.

Facebook use bots, and it can be understandable as to why they have them in place. Six billion active accounts and at any given time they could be ten percent of these accounts reporting something. Essentially they don’t have enough payroll to employ that amount of staff to deal with such minor issues. The consensus is a person requires wages to do the job whereas a robot can do it for free. Completely unsupervised and no need for extras just a few tweaks over time to allow for optimal performance.

In some ways, it would make it easier for them to give out a number to a data centre to address the issue, but then they run the risk of more expenditure and security issues if implemented incorrectly.

The long and short of it all is, this won’t ever change at any tech company as they have better things to deal with and from a practical standpoint they have to cut back where they can to reduce costs overall.

Katie Hopkins loses LBC job

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Katie Hopkins has never shied away from airing her opinions on Twitter and in which at times it has gained her backlash for these outlandish views.
But unfortunately, a recent tweet has landed Katie in hot water.

After the Manchester terror attack, she tweeted: “22 dead – number rising. Schofield. Don’t you even dare. Do not be part of the problem. We need a final solution. #Manchester”.
Shortly after she deleted the tweet due to receiving mass negativity, and in which the tweet contained a Nazi term.

LBC Radio who employed Hopkins as a radio presenter didn’t take kindly to the tweet and subsequently fired her with both parties agreeing for her to leave on mutual grounds.
According to some news reports allegedly, LBC staff celebrated upon hearing of her departure.

This tweet hasn’t seen its way into internet history as of yet; she still faces questions from the police concerning the matter.
Her opinion has now come back to bite her, and this could see her change her ways; we can only but hope.

The New Nokia 3310

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Your childhood nostalgia is finally here. The iconic Nokia 3310 is being reborn with slight modern day upgrades-well, kind of. 

Nokia have started to market their new handset as a “emergency phone” due to its long battery life. This device will achieve 22hrs of talk time and 600hrs of standby time. 

When I said this device has a modern twist, well, it was semi true, but with a few exceptions. Being in this day and age you would expect it to be a 4G ready handset, but unfortunately it is only compatible with 2G, and in simple terms that means you can only text or call; internet browsing on 2G would be near impossible. 

If you remember the first Nokia 3310 had a basic green and black display, but now they’ve ditched that for a new colour display. 

These have been equipped with a 2mp camera, which is okay, but not really worthy of you compare it to the cameras in more up to date handsets. But, it will be worth it to any novice that just wants to snap & shoot. 

Weirdly enough, this device has a dual SIM card option. I’m not sure why they’ve done this, but I can only assume you can run different networks and switch between them at will. 

Some people have branded this handset as “expensive,” but let’s look at this logically. The handset will retail at £40 and it’s being sold as a “backup phone” it isn’t something you’d use all the time. Okay you could go get a basic phone for around £20, but those are secondhand. Whereas, this new 3310 is brand new and has a battery life we all dream of. 

This handset has been said to be released around the first quarter of 2017 which isn’t long to wait. When it’s released I will be purchasing it to see what all the hype is and I will give you my thoughts in a later blog. 

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