You know what, I’m loving this concept video for the next ios 7. I hope it comes true as it looks great!
If Vincent Van Gogh was alive in this day and age he would have been a multi-millionaire as I would so buy one of these crazy cool T-shirts! You can get one here.
Google Glass, the wearable internet is finally here. The first batch of glass have been release to developers and so far they all seem very happy with the device. For those who do not know, google glass is basically a pair of glasses where a display device is located just above the right eye where information like images, data, text can be shown. Imagine a window where information is displayed on to it along with the outside world.
So how about the specs? The display has a 640 x 360 resolution with a 5MB camera capable of recording at 720p. There is 16GB of storage but 4GB is reserved for the OS. Sound is transmitted via conduction through your bones!! How cool is that, no need to wear headphones. there is wifi and bluetooth for connectivity and when you pair the glass to an android phone, you can access it’s GPS and SMS too. Charging is done via usb and should last about a day.
So far, all the info on the net are mainly people taking videos and pics from the device, sort of like a bird’s eye view of their world. I am not sure if I want to broadcast my life this way, I am sure it may come in handy to capture special moments or events but this means I will need to wear this thing all the time. I do see some benefits especially for navigation as what I normally do now is to check my location on google maps constantly when trying to find a place. It would be great to have this information available all the time without me looking at my phone.
If you are the type that constantly keeps up with notifications, this would also be a great tool, not sure how distracting it may get tho, google have warn users to be careful while driving with glass on. I can see potential in this device especially in the medical field or any work that requires information to be available in front of you but it could also be a distraction in many ways. Anyway if you are interested please can check it out here.
This could be a very late post but I just found out that twitter also offers a video streaming service call twitcam. 3 steps will get you online, step 1 connect your web cam, step 2 login to twitter, step 3 hit the broadcast button in twitter. done. Check it out here.
There has been at least 2 other movies in the works that is devoted to telling the story of Steve Jobs the creator of Apple Inc. Now funny or Die have done their very own biopic on Steve by producing a 80 mins production call iSteve which is loosely based on facts and pretty much else fiction. The lead that plays Jobs is no other than the ‘Mac guy’ Justin Long from the popular ‘I am a Mac’ Apple ads. If you are having a slow night and in need of some entertainment, I highly recommend it. Unfortunately I am unable to embed the video so please check out the video link here.
A Little know company called Xiaomi has been making a big splash in the mobile phone market. This relatively new company which only started back in 2011 has been producing top spec Android handsets in China. Their secret sauce is that they haven been selling their handsets at cost price with no markups! Impossible! they claim they making their profits off selling accessories for their handsets!
This basically means you can purchase a highly spec phone for cheap, for example, their latest release is the Mi 2S which comes in either 16GB or 32 GB internal storage, it runs on a quad core snap dragon 600 at 1.7GHz (which is what the HTC one and the new Samsung S4 are using). 4.3 inch screen size at 1280 x 720 (342 ppi compared with iphone 5 at 326 ppi), 2MB front facing camera and 8MB (16 GB version) or 13MB (32GB version) back camera. Battery is a tat weak at 2000 mAh and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly bean, another downer is no LTE support (understood for China as they have not launch their 4G networks). Some of the other features are wifi display (output to TV with wifi support), F2.2 aperture lens, HDR camera with 1080p recording at 30 fps.
Currently these phones are only available in China but they are hoping to expand into Taiwan and Hong Kong to tapped into more westernized countries. The handsets looks similar to an iphone4 but they do have their own twist on the design. I mean for the price of $1999 yuen (approx USD$324) you are getting a top of the range handset with everything on it (except LTE of course). Browsing through their website, they do sell a lot of accessories ranging from wallets to shirts to RC cars to colored batteries. I can understand how they have build a marketing world around the handset and it seems that this model is working. They have claimed to have sold over 7 million phones in 2012 without any formal marketing or promotions!!
I might pickup the Mi 2S when they launch in Hong Kong just to see what the fuzz is all about, and if this kind of thing interest you please check out their website here. Go browse through their accessories section, you will be pleasantly surprised what is on offer, oh don’t forget to use google translate on the site unless of course you are well versed in Mandarin.
Personally, I do not belief Psy’s new song ‘Gentleman’ will have the same popularity as Gangnam Style but I suppose he doesn’t need to be noticed since he is already world famous. This song will do very well just because it is PSY, not as catchy as his hit but sure doesn’t suck, it has already been hit more than 6 millions views within 24hrs of release.