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Motorola Droid and Moto specs and design spilled





Motorola has launched a pretty nice batch of phones in the past few months, including the Moto G 2014, Moto X 2014, Moto E  and Moto E 4G 2015, Motorola Droid Turbo and the Motorola Nexus 6. The company (now owned by Lenovo) threw in the awesome Moto 360 smart watch as well, to add to the appeal of the company. And the strategy worked, as Motorola once again gained a lot of popularity among North American and Indian consumers, increasing their market value. But Motorola has more to show for itself and it looks like we can get an early preview of what the company has planned for the rest of the year.

A new Motorola Droid, Droid Mini, Moto X 2015 and Moto G 2015 leak has revealed possible bits and pieces of the game plan for the year, and it looks rather interesting. The company has to compete against the Asus ZenFone 2, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Galaxy S6 and a whole lot more this year, so it’s going to be a difficult run. Luckily, the company managed to create a hefty fanbase around their products this year and new customers are bound to pick up on the new trend.


From left to right: Droid Mini, Moto G 2015, Droid and Moto X 2015

The leaks that we’ve come across thanks to HelloMotoHK are interesting, as they portray 4 different smartphones that the company is working on. The Motorola Droid Turbo, Motorola Droid Mini, Motorola Moto X 2015 and Motorola Moto  G 2015 are showing off their back panels in a new leaked photo, and while one could mistake the panel for an LG G3 or LG G4 smartphone, the representative Motorola dimple is on the back, embedded in a metal tray that holds the camera module and flash as well.

The design of each phone is unveiled a bit, although the front of each is not visible in the leaks. The Motorola Droid Mini looks most like the LG G4, with a smooth back panel and a sleek rectangular design with rounded edges. It’s a taller design than the next Moto G 2015 back panel in the image. This one is visibly shorter and fatter, as you would say, and suggests that the Moto G 2015 display will stay at 5 inches when it is launched. The third back panel is that of the Motorola Droid, as we can see a rugged material, most likely kevlar, encasing the whole phone. On the bottom of the Motorola Droid, we can see what looks like a speaker placeholder.


The Droid Turbo was a pretty big hit

The fourth smartphone in the latest leaked image is the Moto X 2015, and it looks a lot like the 2014 variant and the Nexus 6. The dimple and camera setup are separated by a rather long metal bar, which could have a trackpad incorporated. A tip we received suggests that Motorola will include a new input for the Moto X 2015 and this might be it. But since the volume and power buttons are visible on the sides, we can’t think of too many useful functions for a trackpad on the back of the phone. The metal frame and metal dimple look rather sassy, though.


A clean Moto X 2015 concept

The lineup looks great, or at least the back of it, but we’re a bit more interested in what there will be under the hood. The Motorola Droid will most likely have multiple variants available over at Verizon, including a waterproof version, but it will also come with the Snapdragon 810 CPU, 3 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. A 5.2 inch QHD display will adorn the front of the Motorola Droid, and there are rumors about sapphire glass being in the mix, too. It will support wireless and fast charging with a large 4800 mAh battery and it will sport a 16 MP camera module on the rear and a 5 MP module on the front.

The Moto G 2015 will stay a mid-ranger with a Snapdragon 615 CPU, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage, 8 MP cameras on the front and back and a 2500 mAh battery that supports fast and wireless charging. A 5 inch 720p display will still be on the new mid-ranger, leaving Motorola with a better performing, but not that sharp display. The Droid Mini will be less impressive than its big brother with a Snapdragon 615, 2 GB RAM, 13 MP camera, and a smaller 3800 mAh battery unit. The screen will only measure 5 inches, but it will have a FHD 1080p resolution, which sounds pretty good for a Droid Mini, compared to the last we had. Finally, the Motorola Moto X specs are supposed to be impressive, so we’re betting on a Snapdragon 820 (because the Moto X 2014 could have done better on the market if it had a stellar performance), backed by 4 GB RAM, 128 GB storage (probably for an extra $50 compared to the 64 GB model), a 16 MP camera with optical image stabilization, a 3000 mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor.


Moto G 2015 and Moto Maker will be a great combination

Sounds pretty interesting right? If these rumors are true, Motorola could pull off another stellar year, but only time will tell. The leaked Droid, Moto X, Moto G and Droid Mini images are unofficial, so for all we know, they could be dummies made in the garage to throw people off. On the other hand, Motorola devices do have a habit of getting leaked, so it’s possible these back panels are the real deal. Regardless, take this with a grain of salt. All we know for sure is that Motorola is preparing a new line-up, and we’re interested already!

As for pricing and availability, rumors has it that the Moto G 2015 and Moto X 2015 release date coincide with the next IFA conference. The Motorola Droid 2015 should arrive by the end of the year, while the Droid Mini could be launched alongside either of these batches. Price-wise, we really can’t say, because the price can depend on a lot of different factors. Hopefully, prices will stay as affordable as they did with the 2014 releases of the Moto G, Moto X and Droid Turbo.

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3 Video Games About Women’s Health





Video games have transcended entertainment to become powerful tools for promoting health and wellness. One notable genre in this realm is fitness gaming, exemplified by titles like Hatsune Miku Fit Boxing, which motivates players to engage in physical activity to enhance their fitness levels. Building on this foundation, developers have ventured into women’s health with games designed to raise awareness and empower players to take control of their well-being. Here are 3 video games on women’s health that provide valuable health information and foster a sense of agency to uplift women around the world.

Tampon Run – Menstrual health

Created by Girls Who Code alumnae Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser in 2014, Tampon Run is an old-school 8-bit online game where the main character, Luna, lobs tampons to destroy enemies, who will confiscate the tampons if she lets them pass by. Interestingly, the concept of weaponized tampons is based on a real incident that occurred in 2013, where Texas state troopers confiscated tampons as potential projectiles, but not guns, from visitors observing a vote on abortion restrictions at the Texas State Capitol. The goal of Tampon Run is to destigmatize periods and menstrual products, which, up until recently, have not been properly studied to measure their absorbency, which underscores the need to address menstrual health so that women can get better care.

In between tossing tampons, Luna shares empowering messages about how periods are a natural part of women’s lives and should not be a source of shame or embarrassment. The game is available to play on the Tampon Run website and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store for iOS users.

PCOS Vitality – PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a complex hormonal condition and the leading cause of female infertility that affects approximately 5 to 6 million women in the US, according to the Endocrine Society. Common features of the condition include having irregular menstrual periods, hyperandrogenism, and polycystic ovaries. Additionally, some studies estimate that up to 88% of women with PCOS are overweight or obese. While there are weight loss programs helping women tackle PCOS, focusing on aspects like lifestyle, symptom management, diet, and other tips for how to lose weight with PCOS, the condition itself remains grossly under-researched. For some women, it may take years to confirm that they have PCOS, as there are other disorders that mimic PCOS signs and symptoms that must be excluded.

The lack of research has extended to a lack of awareness among the general population and is what clinicians from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland are trying to address with the 2023 game PCOS Vitality. Essentially a learning tool, the game takes users through a simple obstacle course. As you click toward the finish line, you are asked simple trivia questions about PCOS. The game is free to play on Focus Games’ website.

Bound by Blood – Period poverty

Period poverty refers to the lack of regular access to period products, painkillers, or underwear during a menstrual cycle. In the US, where 16.9 million menstruating women live in poverty, two-thirds cannot afford basic menstrual products. Period poverty has also been associated with mental health issues and urinary tract infections.

Available to play on the website, Bound by Blood was created by Jessica Gates in 2017 and aims to educate players about the reality of period poverty. Users take the character of Beth, a homeless woman who wakes up in her car and realizes that she’s started her period. Players then make a series of choices to try to stay as hygienic as possible in spite of lacking resources such as menstrual products and clean restrooms. There isn’t really a way to “win” the game, and it is instead a peek into the reality of life where period products are inaccessible and how this affects women’s quality of life.

Through these games, players not only gain valuable insights into various aspects of women’s health but also find themselves actively engaged in their own well-being. As developers continue to explore this emerging field, the potential for video games to serve as educational tools and catalysts for change in healthcare remains promising

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PS5, PS4 Game Death Stranding Coming Natively to iPhone 15 Pro





PS5 and PS4 console game Death Stranding Director’s Cut is coming natively to the iPhone 15 Pro, demonstrating its power. The entirety of Kojima Productions’ seminal hiking sim, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil Village, and Assassin’s Creed Mirage, will be available on your phone. Bonkers!

Tech giant: “Continuing Apple’s leadership in smartphone silicon, A17 Pro improves the entire chip, including Apple’s biggest GPU redesign. The new CPU is 10% faster with microarchitectural and design improvements, and the Neural Engine is 2x faster, powering iOS 17 features like autocorrect and Personal Voice.

According to the company, the pro-class GPU is 20% faster and unlocks new experiences with a 6-core design that boosts peak performance and energy efficiency. Hardware-accelerated ray tracing, 4x faster than software-based, gives iPhone 15 Pro smoother graphics and more immersive AR and gaming experiences. The iPhone 15 Pro brings console games to smartphones for the first time.

As with all cutting-edge Apple products, participation is expensive. The iPhone 15 Pro will cost £999/$999 at launch, and the Max model will cost £1,199/$1,199 for a 6.7″ screen. The most basic option only gives you 128GB, so you’ll need more if you want to play Death Stranding on the go.

However, the blurring of standalone consoles and mobile games is fascinating. The success of Genshin Impact, a full-fledged open world, has shown there’s a market for console-like mobile games. It will be interesting to see how Death Stranding performs on this latest iPhone generation.

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Launched Redmi Note 12 series: 200MP camera, 210W charging for less than $400





The three phones have similar screens and processors, but they vary in a number of ways.

The Redmi Note series from Xiaomi has historically been the brand’s most well-liked smartphone line, providing excellent value in the entry-level market. The Redmi Note 12 series has now been unveiled by the firm in China.

The Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition, Redmi Note 12 Pro, and Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus are the three phones we truly have this time. A flat 6.67-inch FHD+ 120Hz OLED screen, a Mediatek Dimensity 1080 5G processor, and a 16MP selfie camera are features shared by all three devices.

They both have a 3.5mm connector, NFC, IR blaster, and Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, among other things. In contrast, there are a few significant variances.

Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition


The Note 12 Discovery Edition of the Redmi Note 12 has a 200MP HPX primary camera (f/1.65, OIS), making it possibly the most striking model. This camera can capture photographs with a resolution of 200MP, 50MP pixels (using four-in-one binning), or 12.5MP (using 16-in-one binning). Additionally, the phone offers a 2MP macro lens and an 8MP ultrawide camera.

The phone is notably different from its stablemates in that it supports 210W wired charging; according to Xiaomi, a full charge can be achieved in just nine minutes. Although you only get a 4,300mAh battery here, this high wattage comes at the expense of battery capacity.

Redmi Note 12 Pro Plus


Thought a 200MP smartphone with a larger battery would be cool? With the Pro Plus model, you get precisely that. The triple back camera system will have the same 200MP+8MP+2MP resolution as the Discovery Edition.

The Pro Plus variant, on the other hand, chooses a 5,000mAh battery and still blazing-fast 120W cable charging. Xiaomi claims that a full charge should be achieved in about 19 minutes.

Redmi Note 12 Pro


Have no interest in megapixels? The Redmi Note 12 Pro, which adds a 50MP IMX766 primary camera (f/1.88, OIS) in addition to the 8MP+2MP duo, fills this need. The Oppo Find X5 Pro and the Asus Zenfone 9 both feature flagship devices with 50MP sensors similar to this one. We therefore have high hopes that it will also produce acceptable image quality on the Note 12 Pro.

The Pro version additionally includes a 5,000mAh battery with 67W wired speeds. A 100% charge should be expected in a still quick 46 minutes.

Pricing and availability for the Redmi Note 12 series
The base 8GB/256GB variant of the Redmi Note 12 Discovery Edition costs 2,399 yuan (about $332), while the base 6GB/128GB model of the Redmi Note 12 Pro costs 1,699 yuan (about $235). Do you want Pro Plus? The 8GB/256GB variant thus has a starting price of 2,099 yuan (about $290).

Although Xiaomi acknowledged that these phones are currently limited to China, it advised us to “keep tuned” for international announcements. To be fair, the Chinese Redmi Note 11 series was very different from the international variants that debuted a few months later.

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