Global Technology News for 4 Feb 2014
Designed to be discreet, comfortable and lightweight; Tamrac’s new Apache series includes three rugged messenger bags offering superior organisation and equipment protection.
I hate seeing people lose their jobs. Last week several Macworld staffers lost their jobs in layoffs and now Time Inc. I've been through this and it's not easy.∞ Read this on The Loop
The Fujifilm X-T1 is a brand new compact system camera that looks, feels and performs very much like a classic DSLR that''s been shrunk in the wash. Is this the best X-series camera that Fujifilm have... released, and can it compete with the likes of the Sony A7/A7R and Olympus OM-D E-M1, not to mention DSLRs from Canon and Nikon? Read our in-depth Fujifilm X-T1 review to find out... Read the review »
Samsung UK has announced the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the Samsung NX30 compact system camera.
The social media website Facebook is 10 years old. Vice President Nicola Mendelsohn answers five key questions about the company's first past, present and future.
Salespeople at the Apple store can bombard you with technical jargon and gadget buzzwords. That's why they call them geniuses, right? Well, that know-it-all sales dude may have not been an Apple... associate at all. Comedian Tyler Fischer, in collaboration with Prank Riot, took to four Apple stores in the New York City area and posed as an Apple employee. For the prank, Fischer makes ridiculous and fake claims about the products, scans customer's retinas for a credit check and even suggests that people just go buy an Android instead See also: Devil Baby Will Haunt New Yorkers' Dreams It may be hard to believe the unknowing customers went along with it, however, Fischer says, "Not a single customer questioned if I wasn't an employee. They all went with everything I said."
Hasselblad announced a new full-frame DSLR in its collection of luxury cameras, the 24.3-megapixel HV. Although the HV is a repackaged Sony A99, the exterior is an entirely new design. The post Think... full-frame DSLRs are too expensive? Check out Hasselblad’s $11,500 HV camera appeared first on Digital Trends.
Do you remember some of the weirder names when it comes to far older modes of two-wheeled transportation such as the penny farthing? Well, the unicycle has not exactly been the most popular mode to... get around in the past, where it more or less remained within the domain of the circus, but here we are with the RYNO Cycle which could very well change one's perception on this transportation option. (more…) Follow: Transportation, bicycle, RYNO Cycle Could Make Unicycles Cool Again original content from Ubergizmo.
It hasn't been all that easy to make your own touchscreen-friendly gloves short of grabbing a needle and some conductive thread. With Tony Yu's upcoming Nanotips, however, it could be as simple as... applying touch-up paint. The conductive liquid gives ...
Apple is yet to jump on the smartwatch bandwagon, if rumors are true, then we might see the company launch its very own smartwatch later this year. While that’s not confirmed as yet, an analyst at a... major investment bank believes that iWatch sales during the first year alone can bring in as much as $17.5 billion for Apple, making it one of the company’s most profitable products. (more…) Follow: Apple, Gadgets, iwatch, Wearable Tech, iWatch Sales Expected To Cross $17.5B In First Year original content from Ubergizmo.
Happy 10th anniversary to Facebook! The social networking site turns 10 on Tuesday, February 4. And while tradition dictates that you celebrate a 10-year anniversary with a tin or aluminum gift, we... decided to commemorate our decade-long love affair with Facebook with something a bit more...romantic. Below are seven wonderful love stories that Facebook played a big part in -- whether it was making that initial introduction between a couple or reuniting long-lost friends and lovers after years apart. Patsy Thompson Sutton & John Alton Neeley Sr. | Macon, Ga. In 2010, Patsy Thompson Sutton was on Facebook trying to reconnect with her classmates from Lanier High School in Mississippi. She accidentally sent a message to someone by the name of John Alton Neeley Sr. who went to a Lanier High...
Yesterday, as Facebook launched its news reader app Paper, design-focused startup FiftyThree called out Facebook publicly for using their brand name. Facebook declined to change the name of their... brand new reader app. But FiftyThree has taken action to protect its brand name. FiftyThree's trademark application for the term "Paper", which was filed for on January 30 (the same day that Facebook announced Paper), surfaced today in the USPTO database.
Apple snagged almost 42 percent of the US smartphone market last quarter, says ComScore, leaving Samsung in second place with 26 percent.
Samsung has officially announced that the Wi-Fi enabled Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and Tab Pro 10.1 and 8.4 will finally be made available in the U.S. from this February 13 onward. Pre-orders have already... kicked off at midnight today (Eastern Time), February 4 from the likes of Samsung.com, Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Tiger Direct, PC Richard and Sons, Fry's, and Newegg. Of course, you can place your pre-order today, but the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 will only arrive this coming March. Verizon Wireless would be the first mobile carrier to offer the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with 4G LTE connectivity sometime later this quarter as we shared earlier. (more…) Follow: Tablets, galaxy note pro, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Available In The U.S. This February 13 original content from Ubergizmo....
Time once again to take a tour of a handful of the best Android phones currently available on the market (February 2014). There are a few new handsets, including one for all you pure Android fans.... Want something bigger than your average smartphone? If so, there's also a phablet for you to look at!
A smart phone and a connection to the "internet of things" could allow people with chronic lung disease to avoid risky areas where environmental conditions, pollution and weather might exacerbate... their symptoms.
The Lomography Belair + Instant Back injects a bit of vintage fun into your photography. The post Review: Lomography Belair X 6×12 + Instant Back appeared first on The Phoblographer.
Retailers will face an increased risk of data breaches after Microsoft ends support for Windows XP, a version of which powers the majority of modern cash registers, security vendor Symantec warned in... a report published Monday. Many point-of-sale (POS) devices run the Windows XP version of Windows Embedded, a scaled-down version of the operating system designed for devices such as set-top boxes and vehicle computers. Microsoft will no longer provide security patches for Windows XP as of April 8, when it ends support for the 13-year-old OS. "This event will certainly place POS operators under increased risk of a successful attack, and POS operators should already have mitigation plans in place to meet this coming deadline," Symantec's 12-page report said.
Handvas is an innovative and artsy way of showcasing designer prints using a pair of 3D printed white plastic hands. Instead of the canvas mounted into a traditional frame, you have a pair of hands... holding the canvas, which is...
Microsoft might want you to think it's a forward-thinking company. But it's acting toward Google as if it's a cheating ex-spouse
Now here is a game that just about any publisher would love to have released – one that is hugely popular among the masses, not to mention the fact that it has also made its way to various... platforms. I am referring to Minecraft, where its sales on the Mac and PC has just passed the 14 million mark, while its total lifetime sales has reached at least 35 million. Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson tweeted this particular milestone, and for those who are interested in sales figures of the Mac and PC versions can continue to look to it on the Minecraft website. (more…) Follow: Gaming, minecraft, Minecraft Achieves Lifetime Sales Of More Than 35 Million To Date original content from Ubergizmo.
Looks like Office Depot wasn't messing with us when it began offering pre-orders of Samsung's brand-new 12.2-inch tablet ahead of its official US launch; it just jumped the gun a bit. As it turns out,... the entire litany of Samsung's Galaxy tablets ...
We take a closer look at the City of Shadows gallery. The post A Behind the Scenes Look at How These Early 1900s Mug Shots Were Restored and Preserved appeared first on The Phoblographer.
I normally dislike writing about the issue of women in the technology industry. The media either ends up treating female entrepreneurs with kid gloves or the conversation ends up in some emotionally... charged place where people feel angry or violated. And then we’ve made little progress. Are there systematic biases embedded in the industry? Are women not leaning in hard enough? Do we not have enough role models? All of the above? One thing is clear, however. There are just not enough women in the pipeline starting from as early as K-12 schools. If less than 20 percent of computer science degrees are awarded to women in the first place, how can we expect a proportionate number of women to move forward into entrepreneurship or engineering careers? So that’s why it’s refreshing to see...