Friday, December 20, 2013

Samsung's GamePad

 
Samsung's GamePad to arrive in a Galaxy Tab 3 Game Edition bundle.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Google buys Boston Dynamics

Google buys Boston Dynamics, maker of walking robotic humanoids and walking animals.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Apple buys PrimeSense

Apple buys PrimeSense for $345 million.  PrimeSense is a company that made the Kinect, a 3-D sensing technology used by Microsoft for their XBOX 360 and XBOX One products.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Project Ara

Motorola is planning on launching a line of customizable mobile phone as Project Ara, which will allow customers to change the hardware to their needs.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Apple iPad Air and iPad Mini

Apple's iPad 5 is called "Air", it has a 9.7" Retina display with a smaller bezel, it's 7.5mm thin, and weighs one pound.  And the iPad Mini gets a retina display after all.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

T-Mobile USA offers new Simple Choice Plan

T-Mobile USA to offer free unlimited international data and text plan starting in late October 2013.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Round

Samsung introduces the world's first smartphone with a curved glass, the Galaxy Round. 
In terms of specs, the Galaxy Round features a mammoth 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, and weighs in at 154 grams with a waist line of 7.9mm. To deal with such a beastly screen size, the Galaxy Round will also include features like One-Hand Operation, letting a user put customizable controls on a specific, close corner of the display.  Users can also run multiple applications in the same window, or run simultaneous multiple instances of the same application if they so choose.  The phone will run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, complete with 32GB or 64GB of internal memory under the hood.  The Round will also sport a 13-megapixel rear-facing shooter and a 2MP front-facing for video chat, as well as a 2,800 mAh battery.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Bill Gates to step down from Microsoft

Bill Gates urged to step down from Microsoft.  Three of the top twenty investors are concerned that Gates' role as chairman effectively blocks the adoption of new strategies and would limit the power of a new chief executive to make substantial changes. In particular, they point to Gates' role on the special committee searching for Ballmer's successor.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Apple sells 9 million iPhone 5C and 5S

Congrats to Apple for selling 9 million iPhone 5C and 5S on it's opening weekend.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Blackberry agrees to be acquired by Fairfax Financial

Fairfax Financial, a Canadian insurance company, acquires Blackberry for $4.7 billion in US dollars.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

iPhone 5S TouchID broken by Chaos Computer Club

It didn't take long for hackers to break the iPhone 5S' fingerprint unlock.  All the CCC needed to defeat the scanner was an image of a user's fingerprint at 2,400 dpi resolution. That scan was “cleaned up”, inverted, and printed into a transparent sheet. The image of the print is then lifted from the sheet using latex milk or woodglue.  “After it cures, the thin latex sheet is lifted from the sheet, breathed on to make it a tiny bit moist and then placed onto the sensor to unlock the phone,” the post states, adding that this technique can be used against “the vast majority” of fingerprint scanners.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

DIY wireless car mount


Last night I received my QI wireless charger and receiver for my Galaxy S4 (T-Mobile). And I decided to use this in my vehicle with the Mountek CD slot mount.

I took the QI charger apart and placed the charging magnet and board inside a sleeve that I made using heavy black paper. This is what I have made.



Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Walmart discounts iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S

Walmart to sell iPhone 5C for $79 under two year contract and iPhone 5S for $189 under two year contract, both versions 16GB.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Apple iPhone 5C and 5S


Apple discontinues iPhone 5 with the iPhone 5C.

And the iPhone 5S has a Quad Core processor and a 10 megapixel rear camera with iOS 7, and an optional Touch ID (fingerprint scanner) home button.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Nintendo 2DS

Nintendo unveils 2DS in an effort to secure portable gaming share

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Samsung sets September 4th for Galaxy Gear showoff

Samsung marks September 4th as the showoff date for the Galaxy Gear

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids.  As the name implies, is aimed for kids with educational apps, e-books, and games.  Sporting a 7-inch 1024 x 600 display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, front and rear facing cameras and 8GB of internal storage, expandable via a microSD slot.  US availability and price to be announced.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Tesla reaches $20 billion


Tesla's market value reaches $20 billion on EV optimism

Samsung Developers Conference

Samsung to host it's first developers conference at San Francisco's St. Francis Hotel from October 27-29. 

iOS Jailbreak

No iOS Jailbreak until iOS7 is out and not until new iDevices become available.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Galaxy Note III



Samsung Galaxy Note III to have 5.9" OLED display with Android 4.3