Mobile phones bring a lot of conveniences for everyone. Gone are the days when you have to desperately look around for a phone booth (you still remember those?) if you need to call someone. Mobile phones allow people to reach us wherever we are. It’s a great benefit, but also one that has become a great annoyance, as attested by anyone who has attended a dinner party and everyone’s more busy playing with their phones than talking with the people in the same room. More →
Most smartphone users are probably very familiar with mobile operating systems like iOS, Android, Symbian, BlackBerry and Windows Phone. But what many people don’t know is that Samsung also developed its own mobile operating system – the Bada. Samsung’s proprietary OS was launched with much fanfare in 2009. The company said it was a ground-breaking piece of software and had pinned a lot of hope on this OS. The Bada will eventually claim a two percent share of the mobile phone market. More →
The design guide was unveiled by Google recently and it was created by former Palm lead designer Matias Duarte. The design guide aims to provide software developers who plan to make apps or modify Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with a set guideline so that they will offer elements and software behavior that is consistent with each other regardless of who the developer is. More →
I bet you guys have read the news about Alec Baldwin being kicked off a plane because he insisted on playing Zynga’s highly addictive game Words With Friends. Before you think that Words With Friends is gaming crack, consider how this very same game saved a person’s life. More →
One of the best reasons why everyone who is into technology and gadgets anticipate the anuual Consumer Electronics Show is the opportunity to get a glimpse of new products and technologies that will drive the market and push new technology trends for the next few years. It’s like looking into a magic crystal ball and seeing what the future will look like.
In the world of e-book readers, the screen technology is the driving force for innovation. The game changer for e-book readers is the e-ink display that mimics the crispness and readability of an actual printed page – but on an electronic screen. More →
One of the cool features of the PS Vita, Sony’s new handheld gaming console, is 3G connectivity. This allows for online features to be built into the Vita without the need for WiFi. Of course, with a 3G feature, it’s logical that that this new console will be offered through mobile service providers.
Last year, Sony said that the PS Vita will be offered through AT&T. No further information were given up until this week when AT&T finally revealed the details of the PS Vita 3G service. The plan is actually similar to what AT&T already offers. More →
Barnes & Noble is intent on bringing its nook devices to a broader market and take the attention away from Amazon’s Kindle Fire, which is enjoying phenomenal sales. The company is doing this by offering discounts for a number of its Nook devices.
For example, buyers of the new Nook Tablet can get a $50 discount if they also buy one year subscription to the electronic edition of People Magazine, which costs $9.99 per monthly issue. With the discount, the Nook Tablet now comes out at the same price as the Kindle Fire, which is $199. More →
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the most hotly anticipated tech events every year and this year’s event will see more announcements for new products from some of the biggest tech manufacturers worldwide.
One of the early announcements for CES 2012 that will happen today, Monday, is the impending announcement of Toshiba about the release of a new 10.1 inch tablet that the company is going present as the thinnest and lightest tablet in the world. More →
According to a report posted by DigiTimes, Google is supposedly in the midst of creating a new 7 inch tablet that will be operated by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The tablet will allegedly be more affordable than the $200 Amazon Kindle Fire, which is the hottest tablet in the market today, after the Apple iPad. More →
Google is absolutely serious about strengthening the company’s portfolio. The company just announced that it has bought a large number of patents to add to its growing portfolio of patents. According to a report published by SEO by The Sea, Google has bought 188 granted patents as well as 29 patents with pending applications from IT company IBM. The purchase of the patents were officially completed last December 30, 2011.
Google’s purchase of the 217 patents now gives the company the ability to use or take advantage of technologies applied in a wide range of fields – from telecommunications, mobile networks and even blade servers. More →