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Amazon’s 3D phone with 6 cameras has leaked

Published by on Apr 16th, 2014, No Comments

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Amazon’s long-awaited smartphone is apparently right around the corner. This is the first time that all the rumours finally point to an actual device, though. These images are the first apparent leak of the phone.

I know what you are thinking: “Damn, that’s ugly!” And I would agree, but luckily there is an enclosure around the device that hide the true nature of the phone. That would imply that this leak was intentional to generate buzz ahead of the launch within the next couple of months. (more…)

Google’s modular smartphone Project Ara Developer’s Conference (video)

Published by on Apr 16th, 2014, No Comments

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Yesterday was day one of the Project Ara developers conference.

Imagine having a smartphone with modules that can all be swopped and replaced, allowing you to upgrade certain parts of your phone at will. You would be able to concentrate on what you find important in your device. If you like photography, install a better camera module; if you prefer more storage for all your music and apps you can rather include that. The concept is called Phonebloks.

This concept brought on Project Ara, which Google took control of after buying Motorola. Google are completely transparent with this idea, and has started with a developer’s conference to get as many people on board as early as possible. Check out their progress below: (more…)

Chris Beard named Mozilla’s interim CEO

Published by on Apr 15th, 2014, No Comments

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Mozilla has wasted no time in finding a replacement for Brendan Eich as CEO, and has announced that Chris Beard will be the man to lead Mozilla in interim.

Still reeling from the scandal that Eich’s appointment as CEO caused for Mozilla, the company has quickly pulled things straight again and re-focused the media’s attention on their new CEO.

In a blog post published by Mozilla Executive Chairwoman, Mitchell Baker, the company welcomed Chris Beard as their new Chief Executive Officer.

Beard has been with Mozilla for a long time – a fact that should already show the media and Mozilla’s employees alike that he is suited for the job.  (more…)

Facebook also to take on PayPal?

Published by on Apr 15th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Back in January we came across some news that Apple is about to take on PayPal with their own payment system. Now it seems the company will have even more competition from another tech giant – Facebook. The social network is “only weeks away” from receiving the necessary approval in Ireland to operate its own e-money service.

This means that, in Europe at least, Facebook could become an accredited financial institution. It could then of course store and send money for users all over the continent, of which they already have millions of course. (more…)

Google beat Facebook to the punch in Titan Aerospace acquisition

Published by on Apr 15th, 2014, No Comments

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Last month we caught wind that Facebook wants to buy Titan Aerospace in order to bring internet to more people around the world. The company’s solar drones would be able to stay in the air for years at a time and deliver satellite internet from above.

Google has beaten Facebook to the punch, though. Google has just agreed to buy Titan Aerospace and according to the Wall Street Journal Mountain View hopes to use these long-lasting autonomous vehicles to assist its Project Loon project, which would have been a direct competitor to the solar drones.

Facebook, on the other hand, went ahead with another drone company called Ascenta. Check out the official press release from Titan Aerospace: (more…)

The LG G3 will have a Quad HD display

Published by on Apr 15th, 2014, No Comments

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The internet was abuzz until weeks ago with the possibility of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 having a QHD display, which has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440. The term “Quad” HD comes from the fact that such a screen has twice the amount of pixels as a 720p screen. Alas, the device has a regular 1080p display, but some Chinese manufacturers have released QHD displays on their devices.

Now however, one of the bigger players have accidentally showed their hand with a leaked photograph. (more…)

Age of Empires: World Domination coming to mobile (video)

Published by on Apr 15th, 2014, No Comments

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If you grew up playing the Age of Empires games, this might give you a massive kick of nostalgia. The RTS game from Microsoft was a massive success, and developers from Redmond are hoping that they can relive that success on the mobile platforms.

That’s right, an AoE game is coming to mobile. More specifically, it will be called Age of Empires: World Domination. The trailer below shows very little gameplay, and we have no idea as of yet how the gameplay will work. What we do know, it that it will be coming to iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

Check out the trailer below: (more…)

Condoleezza Rice joins Dropbox, and people are not happy

Published by on Apr 14th, 2014, No Comments

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Dropbox has made a string of important announcements over the past week. The company introduced new products and services – like Mailbox for Apple and Android as well as their much talked about Carousel app. And most people were really happy and excited about these announcements.

The one thing that Dropbox users were not too excited about, was the company’s announcement that Dr. Condoleezza Rice will be joining the company on their Board of Directors.

Like most of you will remember, Condoleezza Rice was the US Secretary of State under the Bush administration.

While we know that the Bush administration was not favoured by many millennials, there are other reasons Dropbox users did not particularly give Dr. Rice a warm welcome to the cloud-storage company.

The main reason people are not to keen on Condoleezza, according to rants and complaints on Twitter and other social media sites, is privacy concerns.  (more…)

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