Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Amazon APP Jackpot offer: You can win products worth Rs 2 lakhs in new app sale

Amazon India's festival special offers are about to pour in with the Great Indian Festival Sale, but there is another offer on the app you may not know about. Apart from the sale, Amazon has a mobile app exclusive offer called the Amazon App Jackpot where you can win upto Rs 2 lakh worth of prizes if you are lucky. The Amazon Great Indian Sale will start from September 21 and will go on until September 24. With the upcoming festival season in the country, online shopping going to get a big boost where buyers will try our various deals and discounts on most e-commerce websites. In fact, even Flipkart has announced that it will host its famous Big Billion Days sale during the same days. The Flipkart offer will go on from September 20 to September 24. It should be noted that the Amazon Sale will take place from September 20, for Prime users.

Meanwhile, when it comes to the Amazon Jackpot offer, there are plenty of prizes to be won and most of them are smartphones and other electronic items. The products on offer are, Apple iPad Air 2, OnePlus 5, Sony PS4 1TB console, Panasonic LED Smart TV, Moto G5s Plus, Fitbit Blaze smartwatch, and Seagate 5Th hard drive. In order to avail the offer, all you need to do is download the Amazon mobile app on your smartphone and sign in with your credentials. The offer is available on both Android and iOS devices. This contest will go on until October 31, 2017.

It should be noted that there are certain terms and conditions, including eligibility criteria related to the offer, and you should read them before availing it. At the end of the contest period, seven 7 participants who undertake the actions, will be selected by a random draw of lots to be eligible to answer the contest question which they will receive from Amazon through an email.

The selected participants who answer the contest question correctly within the stipulated time period will be eligible to receive one of the products mentioned above. When you enter the Contest, you will not be eligible to club it with any other sale or offer. The winner will be announced on November 3, 2017.

This Electric Bus Drives 1,100 Miles on a Single Charge

It's been a long time since we've written about electric bus manufacturer Proterra. Back in 2011, General Motors invested $30 million in the startup from South Carolina. At the time, Proterra's EcoRide BE-35 modelcould hit an 80-percent charge in only 10 minutes, giving it a 40-mile range. But the latest bus from Proterra has a drastically longer range—to the tune of 1,100 miles.

This week, Proterra announced that the Catalyst E2 Max electric bus traveled 1,101.2 miles on a single chargeat theNavistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Indiana. That's reportedly long enough to set a world record for the longest distance traveled by an electric vehicle on a single charge.

"For our heavy-duty electric bus to break the previous world record of 1,013.76 miles—which was set by a light-duty passenger EV 46 times lighter than the Catalyst E2 Max—is a major feat," said Matt Horton, Proterra's chief commercial officer. "This record achievement is a testament to Proterra's purpose-built electric bus design, energy-dense batteries, and efficient drivetrain."

Compared to the Chevrolet Bolt's 238-mile EPA range and the Tesla Model S 100D's EPA range of 335 miles, the Proterra Catalyst E2 Max's range looks absolutely bonkers. Then again, ithas a massive 660-kWh battery, so you'd expect it to go pretty dang far on a charge.

Proterra says the Catalyst E2 Max seats 40, has a top speed of 65 mph, and can recharge in less than five hours. If it were a regular passenger vehicle like the Bolt or the Model S, that recharge time would probably be way too much, but considering that buses are parked overnight, that shouldn't be a problem. Plus, even when loaded down with people and their belongings, a 1,100-mile range should be enough to avoid running out of electricity during the day. Even better, the running costs are said to be far lower than a fossil fuel-powered bus.

So will your city's new buses all be battery electric? It's possible. But even if the concept of an all-electric bus takes a little while to catch on, it's still impressive that Proterra was able to build any type of vehicle that can travel so far on a single charge.

Samsung Evo Plus 256 GB microSD

Samsung has a whole lot of memory and media options available, from SSDs to microSDs, Samsung also supplies Nand flash cards to most Smartphone manufacturers. The new Evo Plus cards are available in capacities ranging from 16GB to 256GB and boast impressive speeds of 90MB/s + for Reads as well as writes making them not only ideal for playback of high res media files but also a fantastic option for Professionals who need to capture high quality 4k footage.


The cards range in price from Rs. 500 for the 16 GB variant all the way upto Rs. 9900 for the 256 GB variant of the card.


The Micro SD card features a temperature resistance rating of  -25° to 85° Celsius, and can survive in seawater for upto 72 hours making it extremely resistant and resilient in storing your data safely. The Evo plus card from Samsung does have magnetic and x-ray shielding allowing you to secure your data from the airport scans.


While the smaller size variants from 16 GB to 128 GB storage capacities are rated for 80 MB/s  Reads and only 20 MB/s writes the 256 GB card really shines with high speed card access. Making this ideal not only for smartphones with 4k video recording capabilities, but also for devices, like the GoPro, DJI Osmo and drones that use microSD and capture 4K footage.
While our actual tests show much lower speed than the rated 95MB/s Reads and 90MB/s writes, the overall result is still impressive for a 256 GB  microSD card.


The 256 GB Samsung Evo Plus is a solution not for the faint of heart, with a hefty price tag of Rs. 9,900 the 256 GB Samsung Evo Plus will definitely put a big hole in your pocket but will also give you storage and speeds that you need to access the storage. With media storage mediums getting cheaper and cheaper the Samsung 256 GB Evo Plus which retails for Rs. 13999 is now available for Rs. 9,900.  It is a high quality well built reliable and resilient card and does not throw up any read/write errors on devices and gives the speeds that are required.

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