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iPhone 8 will have an explosive launch to celebrate iPhone’s 10th anniversary. No it’s not as literal as Note 7, okay! But we are talking about a massive redesign that everyone has been longing for. The following will be the gizmo’s new features :
1. all-glass front
2. 3D depth-sensing augmented reality feature in the front camera
3. no more home button and the fingerprint sensor is embedded in the OLED screen.
4.longest battery life in any Apple device.
Sorry Samsung, your new Galaxy S8 will have limited sales because buyers are waiting for iPhone 8.
That’s according to the report by research firm TrendForce . The market study says the global production level of smartphones dropped 23% for the first quarter of 2017 and is expected to be slow until Apple will release its 10th anniversary iPhone devices that will arrive in the third quarter. TrendForce said it expects Samsung and other smartphone makers to post lacklustre growth as a result.
In a press statement however, Samsung said that pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are already outpacing the orders for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7+ released last year. The company said its Galaxy S8+ is more popular model among early buyers in the United States.
Furthermore, some have reported that Samsung has increased the production due to stronger demand for the premium-priced S8 Plus.
We shall see this in one week’s time when S8 is released in the US. It is far too early to accurately determine how the long feud between Samsung and Apple will play out. Yes, the hype for iPhone 8 is ever increasing. Samsung has yet to prove that Note 7 disaster is a thing of the past. Rave reviews about S8 have plagued the internet. Rumours have also been circulating about the new game changing features of the iPhone 8.
You may ask, what’s the current score card?
Samsung is still the world’s top smartphone brand by market share, with a 26.1 percent share of the global smartphone market, followed by Apple with 16.9 percent slice of the pie. Huawei, Oppo, BBK/Vivo and LG round out the top six makers by market share.
After much speculation, Samsung has finally launched the Galaxy S8. We can now forget the Note 7 fiasco. This will be the toughest test ever for the world’s biggest smartphone maker.
The main features of the new device include an “infinity display” with almost no bezel curved edge, new voice assistant and a 12 megapixel back camera. The phone comes in two variants with different screen sizes — the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8 Plus.
The display has a resolution of 2960 x 1440. The Galaxy S8 (both models) comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC in US( Exynos octa-core for other international markets). Other features include 12MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera, 3,000 mAh battery (3,500 mAh battery on Plus model), USB-C charging port, 3.5mm headphone jack, ( what a huge relief ), IP68 water and dust resistance capability, support for wireless charging, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G RAM, and support for LTE Cat 16. It runs Android 7.0 with TouchWiz interface.
Cutting-edge features to do the things you love faster, easier and better.
Samsung also revealed Bixby, a smart voice assistant to compete with Apple’s Siri. It has a specific button on the side to access it. It will be able to answer questions you ask, but Samsung highlighted how it’s different. One use case involved taking a picture of a monument and Bixby being able to tell you information about this as well as recommendations of restaurants nearby.
It’s stunning revolutionary design which you will appreciate in every edge of this Samsung galaxy S8 and S8+. You will going to love this from inside out, smooth and pure content with no bezel and the size is perfect that is easy to hold in just one hand.
For uninterrupted and immersive experiences, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ sets a new standard for its Infinity Display. Screen size expanded but not too large or “bulky” if you want to call it. The Big Screen perfectly fit in your gentle hands. The Curves that you can immediately notice the smooth on it, giving you more comfortable grip while you do what you love like watching movies on its large screen. No worrying about the other apps with just a swipe away, as the edge screen is also available on S8 and S8+.
Samsung galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available in the United States starting April 21, 2017 with price of $720. For the rest of the world, shipping starts on April 28. For those in the Philippines pre order starts on April 17 until 29. It will be available at Samsung galaxy Store or any e-commerce website for a price of Php39,990 for S8 and Php45,990 for S8+
The gizmo is available in Midnight Black, Maple gold and Orchid Gray colors.
Wear the rhythm through your bones.
Let’s just say, you are annoyed with your wired headset or headphone while you are doing your outdoor activity. Well, the only option you will do is grab a wireless headset and stick in your ears, that wire will not bother you anymore. But there is another way, maybe you could consider this new gadget that should bring your life into a new different level.
Thanks to Jason Yang, the CEO and co-founder of this brilliant idea. This sunglasses can also be your headphone. 2-in-1, that’s pretty awesome. This new gizmo is called Zungle Panther with bone-conduction technology. This will allow you to make a phone call and listen to your favourite music as long as you are wearing this. The idea just came up, in this 30-year-old CEO, when he was annoyed of wearing an earpiece while wakeboarding.
Sending sound waves through your skull.
Most headset right now are big, bulky, and clunky, while the wired earbuds are not that easy to handle and stay untangled. It’s pretty annoying, isn’t it? Zungle panther sunglasses connect to your phone via Bluetooth and the Bone conduction speaker will transmit sound waves to your skull via vibrations in which only you can hear the sound. You will not hear the voice through your ears and this becomes much safer than earphone or headphones that they blocked the sound coming in to your ears. It is safe while doing your outdoor activity and listening to music with an open-ear solution. You can still hear the sounds and know what is going on in your environment even you’re wearing this. I am so excited to wear this.
Sound Quality and Mic
You don’t have to worry if the sound is good or in great quality. It is designed to provides you a sound that is comparable to earphone or headphone. In fact, it has a Bone conduction sound system that boast sound quality. There is also built-in microphone on the handle. This sunglasses allows you to answer a phone call when you are running, cycling or any outdoor activities you love. You are free from annoying wires or a bulky headphone with the same sound quality. Wire won’t bother you anymore.
Touch Pad and USB port
There is hidden touch pad design for this sunglasses that cannot be easily seen by others but as a user you know where to touch it. You can easily control your playlist and there will be easy and straight forward guide included in the package on how to use the touch pad of this Zungle Panther when you purchase it.
|Size and Weight||147x145x52 (mm)|
|A2DP profile, CSR aptX® audio codec Wireless Range: 30 feet / 10 meters|
|Compatibility||Any Device(Smartphone, Computer, Tablet, etc.)
has Bluetooth and communication functions built-in
|Battery||Stand-by time 100 hours / Play time 4 hours 3.7v 300mAh Lithium Polymer|
|Charging time||Less than 1 hour by Micro USB|
|Package Includes||Zungle Panther, Micro USB cable, Soft case, Cleaning cloth, Manual & warranty, Sticker pack|
Item is not available in the market yet or in any online store like Lazada but you can do pre-order now through their website. Pre-order price is $119. You can choose the color you love. Frame colors available are Matt Black, Matt White, Gray, Neon Pink and Neon Green. You can choose for extra pairs of lenses for $17.99 only. Available lenses color are Bonfire, Moss Green, Oasis Blue, Bloody Ruby, Aurora Purple, Titanium Gray and Trap Black. Match it the way you like it. Be the first to have it.
For those of you who grew up in the 90s could still remember playing with Tamagotchi and Einstein trolls. And of course we had discman, SNES cartridges and floppy disks. Wow! so much had changed since then.
In 20th anniversary celebration of Microsoft‘s website, it put up its first homepage. Talk about reliving the time where Windows 95 operating systems was still at the forefront of innovation.
A lot of Facebook users, including my wife, have recently raised privacy concerns over the new Facebook Messenger mobile app. They claim that by using the new app, Facebook would be able to steal all of your data, access your contact list and call your friends without permission, and use your camera and microphone without your knowledge. Scary, right?
But there is no need to panic. These accusations are not entirely true. In its defence, Facebook even released a statement that all these talk are based on misinformation. Well, who can they blame? They have not been really good at that previously when they conducted a study without our consent.
Basically, the premise of the new Facebook messenger is: it is a separate app that can run independently. An instant chat feature. So you don’t have to launch the full Facebook app which will save you memory, bandwidth, and battery life. The chat head feature is very helpful for multitasking. You don’t have to leave your current screen to be able to see the text message.
The internet has transformed the way we live and work. And most countries have worked harder to improve their internet connection speed.
The January to March 2014 State of the Internet report from Akamai Technologies, content delivery network based in the U.S. shows a global average connection speed of 3.9 Mbps, a 1.8% increase from 4th quarter of 2013.
Unsurprisingly, South Korea retained the fastest internet connection with 23.6 Mbps. That’s 6 times faster than the rest of the world. Japan, in the second spot, has improved its speed by 12%. Hong Kong, which is number 1 in 2012 has dropped to number 3 with Switzerland and Netherlands finishing at 4th and 5th spot.
It may shock you that the U.S., the best in technology is not even in the top 10. In fact, it ranked only in the 12th place.
A recent study by a UK Communications regulator reflects an excessive use of technology that disrupts our normal life.
Research by Ofcom reveals that UK adults spend an average of eight hours and 41 minutes a day on media devices, compared with the average night’s sleep of eight hours and 21 minutes.
Among those surveyed, more alarming are the habits of 16-24 years old who squeezed 9 hours 8 minutes each day by multi-tasking and using different media and devices at the same time.
For the first time since 2009, TV viewing has fallen to under 4 hours per day and people have turned to tablets and smartphones.
On a positive note however, the report suggests that children were found to have an advanced understanding of technology devices, with six-year-olds having the same level of knowledge as the average 45-year-old.
Watch out iPhone 6, Note 4 will be unveiled a few day earlier.
Samsung has recently sent a teasing press invite with caption “READY? NOTE THE DATE!” The September “Unpacked” event will be held simultaneously in 3 cities – New York, Berlin and Beijing. The launch is in tradition with previous announcement of Note 3 last year at IFA Berlin .
The new device is anticipated to have a 5.7-inch screen, will feature a more premium feel using metail in its casing, minimum 32GB of storage, built-in water resistance and fingerprint scanner to unlock the device like S4. If the new jumbo smartphone is to follow last year’s arrangement, it could be available for market by September 24.
Good news errant downloaders. You can now download a 1GB movie in 0.2 milliseconds ( given your computer can keep up ).
Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have reclaimed a world record for data transfer when it managed to transfer fully 43 terabits per second by using single multi-core optical fibre, which was developed by Japanese firm Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT).
The previous record was held since 2011 by the Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie in Germany, who created a network able to reach speeds of 32 terabits per second.