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Droidles, Tiny 3D Printed Robot

A new crowdfunding at Indiegogo features an interesting small and interactive two-wheeled robot called  Droidles . Judging from the way it looks, it is just an ordinary toy. Or maybe a little charming for kids . But this 3D printed device is enabled with open source hardware and firmware allowing even amateur programmers to learn new robotics.droidles

In a blog statement, Jay Hurley, the lead developer said ” A cloud network will allow Droidles to share code, grow or evolve new abilities,” . The robot is also equipped with a music engine and LED lights to enhance the sense that Droidles are communicating with their user and other robots.

For only $89.00, you get to create your own robot and webpage where you can view, edit and experiment with their personality programs, share programs with other users, and try out programs made by other users, created by other Droidles, or generated by the cloud service.

7 Reasons Why LG G3 Is A Killer Smartphone

Move over  Samsung S5  and HTC One M8,  LG G3 is here. And iHaters will consider this. G3 is  the third iteration of the G series. Here are some seven reasons why this LG’s latest flagship is a killer smartphone.

  1. It has  the highest resolution in any smartphone available so far. Expect very clear, sharp and vibrant display with 2560×1440 Quad HD resolution with an eye popping 538 pixels per inch. That’s just pixel overload.
  2. G3 boasts a cutting edge 5.5-inch massive screen. Yeah, you could say it is a phablet. But it still looks great with its sleek design
  3. Watching a video is a delight with its thin bezel at 3.05mm on either side of the screen. Compare that to Samsung S5 with 4.05mm screen
  4. It is the first smartphone to introduce laser Auto Focus which enables capturing a photo in an instant. 13MP rear camera. 2.1 MP front camera perfect for selfie. Plus dual LED flash and optical image stabilization (OIS), which helps it to take better photos in low light and video without too much shakiness
  5. Removable Battery. Wireless charging. Superior battery life with 3,000mAh. So its ok to watch or record a 4k video
  6. Curved back for easy grip. The casing is plastic but looks elegant with its faux-metallic look. Notice the rear button layout? Just nice.
  7. Louder and clearer audio sound with 1W Speaker and boost AMP

Scary App Found on Samsung Galaxy S4

That’s a cheesy title isn’t it? As I was reading an email on my Samsung Galaxy S4, it suddenly froze and restarted.

What I usually do when that happens is look for the application that’s responsible for the crash, I checked all the installed apps and surprised to find the Mobile tracker Version 1.0. It seems like a factory default process, While I look at the permissions I was more surprised at what it can do.

Watch Out Samsung, LG Unveils G Flex With Curved OLED Display

While most of us has not yet understood the practical function of a curved display in the Samsung Galaxy Round, LG has officially announced that it will release its own version of curved-screen smartphone. After long rumors with even leaked images circulating, the device dubbed as G FLEX will be available in Korea starting next month. No details have been disclosed for an international release.

Too Bad For A.I. Watch, Smartwatch Craze Is Fading Out

After a huge disappointment with Samsung Galaxy Gear, it seems that the smartwatch craze is fading out. This is evident in the latest fundraising effort of another smartwatch wannabe A.I.Watch. The crowdfunding, through Indiegogo, started last September 25, 2013 and so far it has achieved barely $10,000. The project aims to raise at least $100,000.00.

Like Omate TrueSmartwatch, A.I. watch claims to be fully functional on its own without having to be paired with a smartphone. It can make calls and access a number of apps with Android 4.0.4 OS ( Ice cream Sandwich ). If the fundraising goes well, the device will sell for $279,with shipping to start in December 2013. The smartwatch is developed by Swissco Ltd with Damien Douk as its creator and designer.

How to Untag Yourself in a Facebook Photo From Your Mobile Phone

Have you ever been tagged by a not so close friend in a non-sense Facebook picture or photo?

Well, I was recently and what’s annoying about it is that you are in no way interested or cannot relate or at least makes no sense, because you are not in that photo or it has nothing to do with you and that photo get’s a lot of comments and updates, every single second for the next couple of days.

This is one way of spamming Facebook to get attention and when you try to look of a way to untag yourself using the mobile application because that’s what you use all the time rather than your laptop or desktop, there is just no way to do it.

Should Android Worry About CyanogenMod’s Deal With Oppo?

In barely a week of being incorporated, it appears that CyanogenMod has found a partner. It is beginning in its quest to become the third largest operating system in the world, after Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS.

Steve Kondik, founder of CyanogenMod appeared in an Oppo N1 trailer, stating that he is attending the smartphone’s launch in Beijing on September 23, 2013 and hints of “exciting news ahead”.

After becoming a company, when it secured $7 million funding from Benchmark Capital and Redpoint Ventures, it laid out a plan to become an official operating system and not just a custom Android software developer.The free and open source software has, reportedly, been installed on about eight million Android devices.

Hit And Miss For Samsung’s Flagship Galaxy Note 3

Is Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Note 3 a bigger and better smartphone or a bit hit-and-miss upgrade?

In a bid to maintain the large display domination, Note 3 has bumped up the screen to 5.7 inches, full HD Super AMOLED. Expect a crisp and very clear watching experience with screen resolution of 386 pixels per inch ( Note 2 has 264 only  and  iPhone 5 with 326  ). It is slimmer at 8.33 mm and lighter at 168 g. The battery life is more powerful and longer at 3,200 mAh.

Note 3 is equipped with  a 13 megapixel rear camera with Smart Stabilization and high CRI LED flash. It is capable of capturing 4K videos at 30 frames per second.

An impressive upgrade offers  faster and more powerful performance with 2.3 GHz quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM, making it a bar-setter for all mobile devices.

Is Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Worth Your $299?

After much anticipation, Samsung Galaxy Gear has finally been unveiled. You are torn between the rave of ardent Samsung fanatics and dissatisfaction of tech critics. Is it really worth your $299? Read on and decide for yourself before it becomes available on September 25, 2013.

Here’s why you SHOULD HAVE it

Dubbed as a perfect partner for your smartphone where you can make and receive calls, display texts and emails, control music being played without picking up the smartphone from your pocket. This is an excellent device for those who are sporty and always on the go.

It works like a Pedometer to track your workouts via enhanced, built-in sensor technology. This feature systematically and automatically monitors your physical activity and track key personal data such as calories burned, steps taken and distance covered.

Sony Xperia Z1 Unveils New Features

Sony has named a new flagship in its Android-powered Xperia smartphone which focuses on beefing up camera capabilities. Sony’s  Xperia Z1 is the company’s new flagship Android Smartphone that comes with an enhanced camera capabilities. This phone is dubbed as the new generation of Smartphone in several areas. The most notable is the 20.7 megapixel camera, (sounds like a specs for a DSL camera to me) compared to 13.1 megapixel of its predecessor Xperia Z .  It has “G Lens” with F2.0 aperture and a 27mm wide angle, and a BIONZ for mobile image processing engine. There’s also 3x “clear image zoom” — with Sony claiming its optical zoom “zero distortion”.