We’ve been discussing cloud storage in 901AM for quite some time now and have mentioned that it is going to be a buzzword in the tech community. It looks like cloud storage is reaching new levels of popularity with various companies announcing their cloud storage plans and services. Last week Google announced the Google Drive. This week, it’s LG’s turn to go into the cloud storage arena. More →
Samsung, now the biggest electronics manufacturer in the world, has reported revenues of almost $40 billion, translating to a net profit of $4.4 billion. This is almost double the figure the company posted for the same period last year. More →
Broadcom recently announced that it has manufactured a new chip that has been specially designed for smartphones. The chip is notable because it will help accelerate the development and adoption of indoor positioning technology. The new chip will be able to record the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and/or altimeter and use the collected data to feed into indoor positioning apps.
What are the ramifications of this chip’s new capability to collect this kind of data from the smartphone? Here’s an example. If the smartphone has identified the starting point, the smartphone owner’s steps and location can be identified, right down to whether the person is walking up or down stairs (through the altimeter), the general direction of the user (through the gyroscope), and his distance he travels (thanks to the accelerometer).
After months of speculation, Google has finally confirmed and announced its own cloud storage service, Google Drive. This could possibly be a game changer especially for competing cloud storage services that do not have as big as brand like Dropbox, SkyDrive or SugarSync.
Now the details. Google will provide free 5 gigabytes of storage for everyone who registers. There will be different plans available for those who want additional storage. A 25GB upgrade will be $2.49 a month, 100GB is priced at $4.99 a month, and 1terabyte is $49.99 a month. More →
According to a new study funded by Viacom, more people are now watching TV shows on their tablets. In fact, it is the second most popular method of watching shows after TV sets.
According to the Viacom study, about 15 percent of people are now watching their favorite TV series on their tablets. The survey involved 2,500 people from ages between 8 and 54. The respondents, who came from New York and Los Angeles, were extensively interviewed according to Viacom. The showing of tablets in the survey is quite notable because two years ago, this market segment didn’t even exist. More →
No, it wasn’t released in the US, Europe or Japan. That distinction belongs to the country of India. Lava International, a previously unknown manufacturer, has released a smartphone that uses Intel’s Medfield processor. The phone, the Xolo X900 is going to be sold only in India so there are very slim chances we’ll be able to get our hands on it – that is, unless you have contacts in India and the phone is unlocked. More →
Microsoft has officially announced the name of its next operating system. The new product will actually be called by the very name it has been referred to by everyone – Windows 8. Aside from this announcement, the company has also revealed that it will be releasing three variants of Windows 8.
The first product, to be called “Windows 8” is geared towards the general consumer. “Windows 8 Pro”, on the other hand, is aimed at the business market. The third version is going to be one that is compatible with ARM processors and will be officially called “Windows RT”. This last version of Windows 8 will come pre-installed in Windows on ARM devices, or WOA. More →
Boeing, the world-renowned aeronautics giant, is going to enter the mobile industry. The company has announced that it will be launching its own smartphone soon.
The report about Boeing’s smartphone plans appeared in National Defense, a trade magazine. Boeing hopes to release the Android powered smartphone later this year. Development of the device is still ongoing. More →
Instagram got a lot of flak from iOS users when two events happened within the space of days – Instagram’s release of an Android version of the popular photo shooting app and the announcement that Facebook as bought the company behind Instagram for a cool $1 billion. The negative reactions from long-time Instagram users got so intense that many of them said they will abandon the app and delete their Instagram account. More →