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Move over YouTube, Facebook will launch TV-like shows in June

In a push to compete with premium TV programming, Facebook will debut about 24 shows in June, ranging from 5 minute long program featuring famous Hollywood stars to Virtual Reality dating show to sports related entertainment. According to rumors disclosed to Business Insider, Facebook is mainly targeting its programs on teens. These shows will be added to Facebook’s app Video Tab everyday and will also be featured in other platforms like Apple TV. This move is an attempt to fight against tech giants like Amazon and Youtube who has entered into entertainment business. This week, we have seen YouTube launch its own free, ad-supported TV shows that will feature big names like Katy Perry, Ellen Degeneres and Kevin Hart.   Initially, Facebook planned  to launch TV programs in April during developer conference, but was postponed in June in time for the Cannes Lions festival.

 

 

What we know so far about Apple’s iPhone 8?

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.

5.wireless charging.

Report says Galaxy S8 sales to flop due to iPhone 8 buzz

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.

Meet the Samsung Flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+

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.

Zungle Panther, Sunglasses and Headphone in 1

 

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.

 

 
 

Features:

Size and Weight 147x145x52 (mm)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
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.