Juicy Chemistry Products Review

Today I’m reviewing “JUICY CHEMISTRY” products which are absolutely great. The aroma of these products are  beyond anything & Don’t forget to read this blog till the very end to know the *SURPRISE*😉

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I Got bunch of JC products-

1.Avarampoo senna & Bergamot Scrub:It is Oil control face scrub which includes himalayan rock salt, Organic demerara-cane-white sugar,extra virgin olive oil,jojoba oil,natural vitamin-E,sweet almond oil,bergamot essential oil and senna flowers.

Experience:

This scrub removes all the dirt from the face and extra black heads in rubbed in circular motion with your fingertips. The fragrance of this scrub is natural and gives organic feeling.

2. Juicy chemistry cell construction night repair serum:It is an 8ml bottle which includes night repair serum. what you all have to do is after cleaning your face at bedtime take 3 drops of it on your palm and massage it gently on your face. It moisturizes the skin also removes skin problems like pigmentation. I’m using this serum from last one week and i can feel the difference. My skin has become much softer and glowing.

3. Natural body scrubber and wooden spoon: The first thing my mom said while seeing the body scrubber is Oh it’s made up of “RIDGE GOURD”. And i laughed, mom you know everything so well- after all she’s my mom!❤ It’s true that i don’t know either its made up of that or not but yes once again it smells so nice. Adding on the wooden spoon is icing on the cake.

So, That was my experience regarding JUICY Chemistry products. Also, have a look at pictures below:

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I would recommend you all to use these product atleast once. It really works.

CANON POWERSHOT G7X MARK II- THE NEW COMPACT CAMERA

Canon has a wide range of cameras to meet the different requirements of its buyers. But those who want to buy a camera just to fulfil their basic needs like clicking pictures during a family trip or shooting pictures or videos during a wedding. Canon Powershot G7X Mark II is the camera that you should go for as it is quite affordable, easy to carry, compact and is reliable as far as its performance is concerned.

It’s not a new camera as it was announced globally in 2016 and in India its sale was supposed to start from April. However, its availability has been an issue especially online as it is very difficult to purchase. Sony’s RX 100 IV and Sony’s, RX 10 III are considered to be its major competitors. This camera offersa 2 years warranty from Canon India and costs Rs. 37,300.

 

PRODUCT FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGN: This is a very small camera exactly the size of your palm but at the same time is sturdy and well-built. The whole body is made of metal and no partof the camera including the moveable screen and the flash that sits in a socket on the left part of the camera feels lose. This little camera has a retro look with several dials and small control wheels. It’s a touch screen camera with a large 3.0″ 1.04m-dot tilting LCD screen which helps to navigate through the menu, or for that matter, select the focus point in a better way and makes the virtually glare-free display ultra-crisp and clear.It also has a rubber grip on the right side. It has a 4.2x lens zoom lens, which provides a 24-100mm equivalent focal length range, covering wide-angle to short-telephoto perspectives. The lens is surrounded by a familiar control ring that offers control over settings. Overall the design ofG7X Mark II is quite impressive.

HARDWARE:Its hardware is equally good. The camera uses a 1-inch image sensor. This one-inch sensor, clicks 20-megapixel images, shoots photos with a lot of detail. It also offers some of the best out-of-camera JPEG images. These images have vibrant colours and the exposure is mostly right. The Picture Style function, lets you choose between eight presets that adjust color, contrast and other aspects of the image to help you fine-tune how your picture looks.

DIGIC 7 Image Processor:The new DIGIC 7 Image Processor’s enhanced tracking and detection capabilities help keep subjects in focus, while ensuring each image has a high level of sharpness and minimum picture noise. The DIGIC 7 Image Processor in the PowerShot G7 X Mark II camera can stay locked on throughout the action. Improved face tracking helps keep your friend or family member the subject of the photo.  It also features the new Dual Sensing IS, which uses data from the image itself to help minimize the blur caused by camera shake and body movement. This results in clear, precise pictures even at slow shutter speeds. The DIGIC 7 Image Processor helps ensure that your photos and videos look sharp and lifelike with minimal unwanted noise or grain.

Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) Technology: PowerShot digital cameras with built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) technology provide fast connectivity. Built-in NFC technology also makes it simpler to install the app. If the app hasn’t been installed yet, once you touch the devices together for the first time, the download screen will display automatically. Simply touch the camera against an NFC-equipped device with the Canon Camera Connect app installed, and a Wi-Fi connection is established – no camera operations required. Even if your camera is off, NFC turns the camera on and establishes the connection.Built-in Wi-Fi technology allows for on-the-go convenience when you want to share your photos and videos with friends and family. You can easily post your images to select social networking and media sites – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and Google Drive – through CANON IMAGE GATEWAY directly from your PowerShot G7 X Mark II camera.


Time-Lapse Movie mode:
This captures an image every few seconds, then combines these multiple images into a single movie. Movement appears fast, like reality has been accelerated. Intervals of 1- to 30-seconds between photos are available.

 

Panning:It allows the camera to lock onto the main subject using IS and automatically adjust the shutter speed for beautiful background blur. Panning mode can help you to capture fast-moving subjects in an artistic and striking fashion.

 

Overall, thispremiumlittle product is a perfect camera to buy. The G7X Mark II is compact, lightweight, has a very good lens with wide aperture of F1.8. It is also well built, comes with a fantastic image sensor and most of the time delivers impressive results. The best part is the affordability when you compare it to the Sony’s RX 100 IV which costs above Rs 60,000, the G7X Mark II sells for around Rs 35,000 (its MRP is closer to Rs 40,000). However, it’s a little hefty due to its metal body. If you are looking for a camera to shoot wildlife pictures or if you are going to do sports photography, the G7X Mark II is not a good option.  There are some flaws in the lens as well. But this should not be a hindrance if you are thinking to buy this camera because overall, it’s a good package and a fantastic camera.

Courtesy: Google Images.

 

Dell XPS 13 Review :

Dell has done it. The recently launched Dell XPS 13 has already become favourite of many people. Dell’s XPS laptop models have often been most covetable ultrabooks, and it seems as though that tradition is still going strong. It is developing slowly incorporating new technologies. It is a slim, attractive, comfortable-to-use laptop, and it included two of our favorite features: Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and a Precision Touchpad. There are many models in this series. Below given reviews are for the 2017 model.

 

 

∆Specs:

 

  • CPU: 2.7GHz Intel Core i7-7500U (dual-core, 4MB cache, up to 3.5GHz)

 

  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620

RAM: 8GB LPDDR3 (1,866MHz)

 

  • Screen: 13.3-inch QHD+ (3,200 x 1,800) It really takes your breath away is the display, not due to the 3200×1800 resolution, but the way in which it is mounted in this laptop, with a bezel that’s just 5.2mm thick. Dell calls it an “InfinityEdge” display.

 

  • Storage: 256GB PCIe SSD

 

  • Ports: 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.0 w/

PowerShare, 1 x USB-C (Thunderbolt 3), SD card reader, headset jack

 

  • Connectivity: Killer 1535 802.11ac (2.4 & 5GHz); Bluetooth 4.1

 

  • Camera: 720p widescreen HD webcam with dual array digital microphones

 

  • Weight: 2.9 pounds (1.29kg)

 

  • Size: 11.98 x 7.88 x 0.33 – 0.6 inches (W x D x H) (304 x 200 x 9 – 15mm)

 

∆Pros:

 

  • Very compact frame.
  • Carbon fiber and aluminum construction
  • Features Intel’s high performance •Kaby Lake Architechture processor

USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3 interface

  • All-day battery life
  • Breathtaking Display.

 

∆Cons :

 

  • Keyboard Size is small, since design is compact
  • Speakers lack depth in sound, but are loud
  • Does not come with Intel’s Iris Graphics
  • Web Cam placement is uncomfortable

∆Ratings :

 

  • Pcmag – 4.5/5
  • laptopmag – 4.5/5
  • Techradar – 5/5
  • Trustedreviews – 9/10
  • Cnet – 4/5
  • Pcworld – 4.5/5

 

Simran is a story about life, magic and mistakes : Kangana Ranaut

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The trailer of Hansal Mehta’s Simran starring Kangana Ranaut has been released a few weeks ago and now the movie is all set to hit the theaters worldwide on 15th September 2017.

On the basis of the response the trailers have received, the movie is being anticipated to be another baguette of the crown of “Queen” Kangana.

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NEW MEMBER TO THE XIAOMI REDMI SERIES- XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 4

 

Headquartered in Beijing, Xiaomi Inc.a Chinese electronics company that produces, sells and designs smartphones, mobile apps, laptops, power banks etc.comes up with its latest addition to the Redmi series, the Xiaomi Redmi note 4 which is a successor to  Redmi Note 3 and Redmi 3S. It was launched on 19th January this year.

It has been launched in three variants i.e. Gold, Silver and Grey color with a brand new Matte Black color variant coming soon.

The starting price of this phone is 9,999 which is the base model of 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. There’s also a 3GB RAM version with 32GB storage at Rs 10,999. The highest range is the 4GB RAM+64GB storage version at Rs 12,999.

The new Redmi note 4 is now available exclusively on Flipkart and the official website of Xiaomi Inc. (Mi.com) without any pre- registration for the sale.

 

PRODUCT FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS

The new member of the Redmi series is an upgraded version of Redmi Note 3 and boasts some impressive features. Here are some of its specifications:

Design and Look- The look is more or less the same as the Redmi Note 3. The new Xiaomi smartphone measures 151x76x8.35mm and weighs 175 grams. The completely metallic and sleek body gives it a very classy look. It is 8.33mm and is slimmer and sturdier as compared to its predecessor and therefore less slippery. There is also a 2.5D curved-edge glass across the front which sets it apart. There are navigation buttons below the display and slim borders around it. The rear camera, dual-tone LED flash and fingerprint scanner at the back are set up much the same as on the Redmi Note 3. It has a 3.5mm audio jack and the power and volume buttons are placed on the right.

Display-The Redmi note 4 has an amazing 5.5 inch full- HD display. Further, it has a resolution of 1080 X 1920 which increases the sharpness of the images and texts. The screen size of the phone is also big enough to watch movies and videos.

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The camera-  the camera of this phone is just superb. It has a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor camera, 77-degree wide angle lens, and dual-tone LED flash. The front camera a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, coupled with an 85-degree wide angle lens.

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Capacity and Battery-  It has three variants: 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage; 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage; and 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.It has a dual SIM tray which supports one Nano-SIM and one Micro-SIM or a microSD card. Xiaomi notes that both SIM cards support 3G and 4G networks. For more capacity, it also has microSD cards of up to 128GB which should be sufficient for most people.The longer battery life as compared to the earlier phone (i.e. The Redmi note 3) is one of the main USP’s of this phone. Its battery capacity is rated at 4100m Ah battery.

Software- The new smartphone runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Xiaomi has added plenty of new features including Now on Tap which was one of the highlights of Android Marshmallow, introduced in 2015. MIUI 8 comes with a new Gallery app that automatically syncs stored photos on the device with Mi Cloud. Users get 5GB of free cloud storage on signing up for an account.

The Quick Ball feature, which was first seen on the Xiaomi Mi Max (Review), is available on the Redmi Note 4 as well. With privacy in mind, the Redmi Note 4 offers Dual Apps and Second Space.

Another highlight of the software is scrolling screenshots, which lets users take screenshots of entire Web pages.  MIUI 8 brings a caller ID feature to the Redmi Note 4, which eliminates the need for third-party apps such as True caller. The Messages app has also received some much-needed tweaks in the latest version, such as the ability to bundle similar messages into folders.

Connectivity-As for connectivity, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 offers 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/g/b/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, Micro-USB, and Infrared. It also includes an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, electronic compass, and proximity sensor.

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Overall, the Xiaomi Redmi note 4 is quite impressive with its reasonable pricing and can provide a tough competition to other smartphones in the market. With the upgraded version and its improved software and features, it proves to be a good investment.

Moreover, it fares well in terms of the camera, display, screen size, battery life and the overall performance.

However, there are also some cons of this smartphone regarding its battery as it is not- removable. Further, there is no NFC (Near Field Communication).  Lack of quick charging and excess of preloaded apps are also some of the disadvantages which should be kept in mind before buying the Redmi Note 4.

 

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The Best Photo-Editing Apps You Should Have on Your Phone

We like to pretend every photo we take is 100-percent social-media worthy, but then again, we also love to pretend Chrissy Teigen is our BFF. (Dreams.) For those pics that just need a little tweaking, look no further: Here are seven phone apps for all your editing needs.

1. Best for Finding New Filters: Litely
Calling all Hudson and Rise lovers: This app was created by the guy behind many of Instagram’s preset filters. His app has a whopping 75 to choose from, so don’t worry: We’re sure your besties can find a filter for your group pic that you all agree on. Download the app.

2. Best for Color Correcting: A Color Story
From the lifestyle gurus behind A Beautiful Mess comes this delightfully fun app. With super-bright and color-enhancing filters and tools, any of your low-light shots can breathe new life with one tap of your finger. Download the app.

3. Best for Easy Sprucing: Afterlight
Most times, all you really need is a quick crop and maybe a little contrast. This easy-to-use editing app comes with 15 tools and the ability to effortlessly adjust intensity via sliding your finger across the phone screen. (Oh, and its preset filters are pretty great, too.) Download the app.

4. Best for Expert Editing: Snapseed
Google’s very own photo editor is not for the faint of heart. With 26 different editing tools and filters (from things like Healing and Glamour Glow to HDR and Pose), there’s no shortage of what you can accomplish once you set your need-a-new-profile-picture mind to it. Download the app.

5. Best for Removing Unwanted Objects: TouchRetouch
Your scenic beach snap would be absolutely perfect…except for the telephone pole that’s really cramping your style. Not to worry: This app makes it easy to remove, blur and erase picture mishaps. Problem solved. Download the app.

6. Best for Social Sharing: Instagram
You already know the ‘gram is best for liking and commenting on friends’ pics. But you can take it a step further and also shoot Boomerangs (those fun, short looping videos) and post fleeting, 24-hour stories. Download the app.

7. Best for Digitizing: PhotoScan
Google’s scanner app lets you snap or upload a pic of your prom portrait circa 1989 and edit out any old-photo-related side effects. The best part? It’s great at removing glare and enhancing the scan for the perfectly ruffled and teased #TBT. Download the app.

8. Best for Snapping Selfies: Microsoft Selfie
Reason #107 why the front-facing camera is the worst: Fewer megapixels equals lower quality shots. This super-smart app takes into account your age, gender, skin tone, lighting and other factors to enhance your #selfiegame. Bless you, Microsoft. Download the app.

 

Source: http://www.purewow.com

Lexus debut in India today: All about models, features and prices

Lexus is finally coming to India on Friday. The luxury brand of the Japanese giant Toyota Motor Company will enter India with two luxury SUVs and a premium sedan, which would be imported as completely built units initially, until Toyota arranges to localize assembly in the country.

Lexus is entering with two hybrids – SUV RX450h and ES300h and will set up its first showrooms in Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru. According to some reports, the company has also started offering test drives to potential customers.

The SUV RX450h is powered by a 3.5-litre, V6 petrol engine coupled to Toyota’s Hybrid system, the one that drives the Prius, mated to an eight-speed CVT gearbox to generate 312PS of combined power and 361Nm of torque.

The SUV could be pitted against the Mercedes-Benz GLC and the BMW X3. However, the all-wheel drive hybrid will only be in competition with the Volvo XC90, which was a plug-in hybrid launched in India last year.

Lexus ES300h (Lexus)

The Lexus ES300h is based on the Camry, a luxury blue-logo Toyota sedan that costs Rs 32 lakh in a Delhi showroom. But this could cost more, given it’s a Lexus and will come with all the comforts of that par. However, ES300h could also be the first Lexus to be locally assembled, and would qualify for a FAME subsidy, slicing Rs 1.38 lakh off whatever the sticker price Lexus announces.

Being produced since 1989, the ES will borrow its motors from the Camry – a 2.5-litre petrol engine coupled to an electric motor and mated with the same six-speed CVT gearbox to generate 202PS of max power 336 Nm of max torque. The newest luxury in town could come north of Rs 70 lakh and will fight it out with the recently upgraded Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the BMW 5 series which will be updated later this year.

Lexus LX450d (Lexus)

Apart from these two, the Lexus will also come up with a diesel SUV — LX450d, for the market that is facing uncertainties over big diesels machines. The LX450d will be powered by a 4.5-litre twin-turbo V8 diesel engine that will roar out 272PS of max power with 650Nm of top torque.

Based on the Toyota Land Cruiser, the LX450d will be offered in a five-seat configuration initially, and will take on the likes of Range Rover, Audi Q7 and the Mercedes GL club.

Toyota’s plan to bring Lexus to India could work, given the increasing appetite for big luxury SUVs and sedans in India. With principal leaders like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen already running successfully in India with their premium brands, Lexus will have a good playground to play in.

Source:www.hindustantimes.com

Book review: How to Start a Business Without Any Money

 

Although How To Start a Business Without Any Money was published in 2012 (a lifetime ago in our frenetic, tech-driven existence), the book is aging gracefully and still remains relevant today. Written by former Sunday Times enterprise editor Rachel Bridge, How to Start a Business Without Any Money is full of useful information for fledgling entrepreneurs, and reads like a laid-back, 21st century peice of advice from one friend to another. Bridge has authored five books on business and entrepreneurship in total, including the critically acclaimed How to Make a Million Before Lunch.

Because she writes in a casual tone, starting from page one, readers feel at ease with the level of know-how Bridge calls for. In this sense, the book’s cover art is actually a little misleading, as it intuitively gives off a “no nonsense” business vibe, similar to books like What They Teach You at Harvard Business School or The Intelligent Entrepreneur. How To Start a Business Without Any Money shouldn’t be mistaken for a hammy self-help guide. Bridge does not harp on the importance of harnessing the giant within or altering the way you think, but rather, offers practical advice for starting and scaling up a microbusiness, while simultaneously unveiling useful tech tips to streamline the process. Bridge takes the journey with you, chronicling the stages of her entrepreneurial-themed merchandise company (mugs, T-shirts, and more) as she writes each chapter.

Above all, Bridge’s advice is geared towards helping your company earn more money online at the lowest cost. The information can also be used to turn yourself into a blowfish, meaning you can “puff up” your SME and boost its credibility in the bumpy early stages.

How to spend nothing on premises

The book strongly emphasizes not going out of your way to acquire resources. Instead, Bridge claims most would-be entrepreneurs already have everything they need at their fingertips. Wifi is ubiquitous these days, and various cafes around town can function as your daily workspace if need be. No board room? No problem. Bridge suggests meeting in hotel lobbies or renting out conference rooms for an hour or so at a time, as it’s cheap and provides the right ambiance for business exchanges. What is more, places like hotels will also appreciate you and the professional-looking folks you bring in as props to make their building look like a bona fide beehive of activity.

Tech solutions for cutting overheads

According to Bridge, there are several websites that will help you save bundles. Mywarehouse.me, for example, will take delivery of your stock, deal with orders, pick and pack them and send them out to customers on your behalf. Users simply pay for the service as needed. There are no set-up or fixed fees involved, no minimum volumes, and no minimum contract. The book also preaches Moonfruit, Wix, and Basekit as the best free alternatives to employing a digital agency for your website design and development.

Startup Philippe Lewicki

How to Start a Business Without Any Money stresses the avoidance of business ideas that require a certain number of people to sign up before they can function properly. This includes dating and property-finding sites, as well as online businesses that rely on advertising to generate revenue. Bridge cites advertising as a seductive idea, but goes on to mention that the model simply doesn’t work for startups. Advertisers will not spend cash on sites that few people visit, and the simple fact is that not enough people will be visiting yours – at least in the beginning.

How to spend nothing on marketing, promotion, and advertising

Bridge covers everything in depth from social media campaigns to finding blogs relevant to your company, and putting together press releases. She also speaks plainly about her experience with Google AdWords and the significance of knowing exactly what you’re doing before spending money on it. All in all, Bridge’s book is extremely useful for first timers, but it doesn’t share anything ground breaking for those who have already attempted (and maybe even failed) to run a lean and mean microbusiness. Regardless, Bridge is most definitely an authority, and How to Start a Business Without Any Money serves as a solid fixed point for new players who need practical startup advice.

Image of startup team via Flickr user Philippe Lewicki

Source: www.techinasia.com

‘Logan’: Film Review

Seventeen years after ‘X-Men’ made him a movie star, Hugh Jackman ends his run as the Wolverine — at least for now — with a neo-Western road trip through the heartland.

As its title suggests, Logan strips away the superhero bells and whistles, cast-of-thousands spectacle and labyrinthine twists of the X-Men franchise to focus on its most tormented mutant, aka Wolverine. Seamlessly melding Marvel mythology with Western mythology, James Mangold has crafted an affectingly stripped-down stand-alone feature, one that draws its strength from Hugh Jackman’s nuanced turn as a reluctant, all but dissipated hero. That he rises to the occasion when a child is placed in his care is the stuff of a well-worn narrative template, yet it finds a fair level of urgency in this telling.

For fans who are intimately versed in the franchise’s playbook (and the comic-book source material), this chapter should prove emotionally satisfying. For those who can’t recite the plotlines of all nine of the preceding X-Men films, the new feature’s noirish, end-of-an-era vibe is an involving hook. Muscular box-office action awaits the Fox release as it makes its way around the globe following its Berlin premiere.

In his final turn in one of the defining roles of his career (although, given the plasticity of the Marvel Universe, never say never to resurrections), Jackman is essentially an ex-X-Man. The year is 2029, and superhuman mutants are about to join tigers on the extinction list. As far as anyone knows, there have been no mutant births in a quarter-century, and those few who remain live in an abandoned smelting plant on the outskirts of El Paso. It’s the sort of industrial wasteland that instantly spells dystopia. Yet like all the elements of Francois Audouy’s production design, which include an Oklahoma City casino and a Great Plains farmhouse, the corroded edge-of-nowhere compound is evocative but not scene-stealing.

Those remaining few mutants number precisely three. X-Men leader Charles (a superb Patrick Stewart) is now a nonagenarian whose legendary telepathic powers are not always within his control; as with many a mere mortal, his geriatric brain doesn’t function as it once did, and the result is seizures of bone-rattling intensity for those around him. Tending to his care are Logan, now a hard-drinking limo driver whose unearthly aptitude for self-healing is on the wane, and Caliban (Stephen Merchant), an albino mutant with tracking abilities who handles domestic chores for the trio while sheltering himself from the daylight.

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The lives of this last-of-their-kind collective are by no means easy or serene, but they can at least count on a certain routine. Then a young girl with a ferocious gaze, Laura (Dafne Keen), arrives on their rusty doorstep, along with a wad of cash and the desperate final request of her caretaker, Gabriela (Elizabeth Rodriguez, of Orange Is the New Black), that Logan get her to Canada ASAP. For reasons that a smartphone video makes clear, Canada would be a safe haven for a child who has more in common with Logan than he’d care to admit — a connection that Charles perceives even before she reveals her Wolverine-like metallic claws and puts them to lethal use.

Laura is being hunted by X-Men adversary Donald Pierce (Boyd Holbrook) and his paramilitary cyborg Reavers on behalf of Dr. Rice (Richard E. Grant), who heads Transigen, the nefarious bioengineering program that created her. National borders are a key factor in this story, not only because of the asylum that Canada represents. In the tradition of Big Pharma corporate villainy, Rice has evaded American legal oversight and conducted his experiments on Laura and countless other children, and the women who bore them, in Mexico.

While Caliban is taken hostage, Logan, Laura and Charles hightail it out of El Paso, no easy feat when the Reavers are closing in on all sides and your escape vehicle is a boat-size limousine (another instance of excellent design work). With nods to Unforgiven and explicit references to Shane — and extended sequences of brutal violence involving those adamantium-blade claws — this newly formed trio’s trip from the Texas desert to the Dakotas taps into notions of middle America, both geographic and psychic.

There’s poignancy and humor, none of it overstated, when they have to play normal during an encounter with a ranch family (Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal and Quincy Fouse). Charles, at his most clear-eyed and openhearted, is the catalyst throughout the sequence, which begins with his telepathic calming of spooked horses after an accident on the highway, a scene as lyrical as it is charged with emotion.

That scene echoes moments throughout the film that dramatize how much easier it can be to take care of others than oneself, and how the one can lead to the other. Though the screenplay — written by Scott Frank, Mangold and Michael Green — doesn’t avoid formula or sentimentality as it proceeds, it makes its themes matter through attention to the intensifying bonds within the central surrogate family.

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Director of photography John Mathieson’s camerawork is keenly attuned to the story’s emotional textures, as is the fine score by Marco Beltrami, which incorporates brief churns of horror amid the melodic elegance. Throughout the film, Mathieson gives each frame a comics-based graphic impact, broody rather than cartoonish. (Another accomplished cinematographer, Phedon Papamichael, handled some of the additional unit work.)

Stewart is effortlessly compelling as a man whose attentiveness to the world around him runs deep, even as his own tethers to it are fraying. Keen, in her first big-screen role, makes the mostly silent Laura both kinetic and inwardly coiled, a quick-study observer of a world long denied her. And when called upon to give a vintage movie reference new resonance, she pulls it off with poetic vulnerability.

Even as the film’s energy drains in the later going, much like Logan’s healing powers, and long after the fight scenes have lapsed into overkill, Jackman makes his superhero the real deal. The actor, who reportedly conceived the basic thrust of the story, takes the ever-conflicted Logan/Wolverine to full-blooded depths, and the result is a far more cohesive and gripping film than his previous collaboration with Mangold, 2013’s The Wolverine.

It’s not just the valedictory aspect of the story. And only time will tell if we ever again see a Jackman-portrayed Wolverine. But with his limp, his scraggly beard and his reading glasses, this middle-aged version, caught between his humanity and the engineering that makes him an instrument of destruction, is the hero we need him to be. Ultimately, it’s not just Laura’s predicament that he understands, but his own.

Production companies: 20th Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, Kinberg Genre, Hutch Parker Entertainment, Donners’ Company
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Dafne Keen, Doris Morgado, Quincy Fouse
Director: James Mangold
Screenwriters: Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green; story by James Mangold
Producers: Hutch Parker, Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner

Executive producers: Stan Lee, James Mangold, Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr., Josh McLaglen
Director of photography: John Mathieson
Production designer: Francois Audouy
Costume designer: Daniel Orlandi
Editors: Michael McCusker, Dirk Westervelt
Composer: Marco Beltrami
Visual effects supervisor: Chas Jarrett
Casting: Lisa Beach, Sarah Katzman, Priscilla John

Rated R, 137 minutes

 

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com

Zebronics ZEB-FIT100 review: Affordable fitness tracking

In our country people have woken up to the health and fitness culture. The digital revolution has brought many health devices to our shores including a fitness band. This fitness band is called Zebronics ZEB-FIT100, which has Bluetooth syncing feature along with a Upto 15 Days battery, Charging via USB battery.The display type is OLED.


MARKET STATUS:
AVAILABLE MRP:Rs. 950/-

If there’s one thing common between almost all domestic and Chinese smartphone/consumer electronics brands, it’s that all their offerings are priced much more competitively as compared to more established names. Due to this, everything from smartphones to TVs to air conditioners has become quite affordable.

One such home-grown brand is Zebronics. The IT peripherals maker recently launched its ZEB-FIT100 fitness band. On the face of it, the ZEB-FIT100 seems like a pretty well-rounded wearable. But should you prefer it over the Xiaomi Mi Band 2, even with its lower price of Rs 950?

Let’s find out, in our review of the Zebronics ZEB FIT-100.

Design and build quality

The ZEB FIT-100 has a fairly straightforward design. The tracker module is essentially a rectangular piece of plastic that’s held securely in a silicone wrist strap. The tracker can be easily taken out of the strap and charged using the provided clip-on charger. It has a 1.24-cm OLED screen and a button on the left which we can be used to cycle between different information display modes such as steps walked, distance travelled and calories burnt. By default, the display always shows the clock, day and date, and a battery status bar.

Overall, I found the design and build quality of the Zebronics ZEB FIT-100 to be pretty okay. The band is not exactly the sturdiest and takes a while to fasten around the wrist too, but it’s comfortable. The small screen is also quite alright, although it’s almost unreadable under direct sunlight.

Tracking performance and companion app

Just like all fitness bands, the ZEB FIT-100 syncs to iOS/Android smartphones using Bluetooth. All of its recorded fitness data is synchronized to your account, via the ZEB-FIT companion app.

To get started, all you have to do is install the app and pair the ZEB FIT-100 to it over Bluetooth. Once this is done, every piece of logged fitness data, from hours slept to steps walked to calories burnt, can be viewed in the app. It has four subsections, as explained below:

Mainpage: This screen displays a summarized view of fitness data such as daily step goal progress and distance walked. It can be swiped to the side to see sleep-related data.

Details: As the name suggests, it shows a comprehensive view of the fitness data, complete with graphs and averages. The data can be viewed for different time periods – week, month and year.

Device: This is where information regarding the fitness tracker such as firmware version and battery status can be checked. Here, you can also configure settings like SMS/call notifications and sedentary alerts.

User: On this screen, user profile details and information such as daily step goal can be configured.

I played around with the ZEB FIT-100 for a little over a week, logging everything from sleep to high-intensity activities like running with it. During my testing, I found Zebronics’ fitness tracker to be a pretty decent overall package.

The ZEB FIT-100 logs standard parameters like sleep and steps walked quite accurately. As for the distance travelled, it could have surely been a little better.

There are some aspects of the FIT-100 that I found to be really impressive, and one of these is Bluetooth connectivity and synchronization. Once paired, this thing synchronizes with the companion app in a snap. During my testing, not even once did I encounter any problems with this functionality.

Then there’s the battery life, which is absolutely great. With continuous fitness tracking, the battery lasts around 8-10 days. The ZEB FIT-100 is definitely one of those fitness trackers that you won’t have to worry about having to charge every now and then.

The Zebronics ZEB FIT-100 is water resistant and in my testing, easily survived the occasional splash that it was subjected to.
Other features like sedentary alerts (the tracker vibrates every few minutes to remind the wearer to get up and move around a little) and smartphone notifications too, work as they should.

Verdict

 The Zebronics ZEB FIT-100 is a fairly good fitness band. Sure, thing like outdoor visibility of the OLED screen and the wristband quality could be improved, but these are not deal breakers. For a nominal Rs 950, I’d say that the Zebronics ZEB FIT-100 is a value-for-money proposition.

ZEBRONICS ZEB-FIT100 SPECIFICATIONS

SUMMARY
features Alarm
syncing Bluetooth
activity tracking Steps, Hours Slept
battery Upto 15 Days battery, Charging via USB
GENERAL
box contents Smartband, Warranty Card, User Manual
model ZEB-FIT100
brand Zebronics
ACTIVITY TRACKER
calories intake burned Yes
sleep quality Yes
steps Yes
hours slept Yes
SENSORS
pedometer Yes
SYNCING
bluetooth Yes, v4.0
usb connectivity No
SMARTPHONE REMOTE FEATURES
find my phone Yes
music control Yes
camera shutter control Yes
DESIGN
strap material Silicon
clock face Digital
shape surface Rectangular, Curved
colours Black, Blue, Gray, Orange
DISPLAY
display technology OLED
screen size 0.42 Inch
BATTERY
charging mode via USB
battery life Up to 15 Days
COMPATIBILITY
compatible os Android,iOS
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
alarm clock Yes
reminders Yes
NOTIFICATIONS
text message Yes
other notifications Whats app

 

Source: www.gadgetsnow.com