Samsung hopes to take a bite ouf Apple’s popularity. Uploaded by aljazeeraenglish on Mar 14 2013. In New York Samsung is set to unveil its latest and most hyped smartphone yet Though the Korean electronics giant has been accused of borrowing liberally from Apple designs and patents in the past experts say the followup to their S3 device could outdo the rest of the mobile market But can the S4 rival its closest competitor the iphone Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Cupertino home of Apple’s … Video Rating: 4 / 5Related Posts:
Question by Amelia: How long will it take to get my Music Beta invitation? Ok, so I just saw the video for the new Music Beta by Google. I requested an invitation, but I’m still really excited and I don’t want to wait. If you have any idea how these invitations work, please tell me. How do they decide if I get an invite or not? Why do I need an invite? How long will it take for me to get my invite? How will I recieve my invite? Thanks alot.
Answer by RobertoIt is unknown at this point what is the criteria as well as how long people would need to wait. Its only available in the US. I’ve heard of individuals getting an invite within hours. However, others have been waiting for a lot longer. I’m guessing there is a huge waiting list. The invitation will come via email. Invitees will be granted space for 20,000 songs on Google’s servers, and will be able to access them remotely from any computer or Android device.
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Nokia is building its own Windows RT tablet that is set to debut in early 2013. Sources familiar with Nokia’s plans have revealed to The Verge that Nokia’s tablet will include HDMI and USB ports and a 10.1-inch display that’s similar to Microsoft’s Surface RT screen. Nokia’s tablet will also include cellular connectivity and we understand that AT&T will be one of the first to stock it in the US.
We’re told that the large majority of Nokia’s focus with its tablet is on a battery-equipped cover. Nokia will release a special cover for the tablet that envelops it like a book. Clicking into place, the cover provides a keyboard and a kickstand for the tablet. Nokia has also built a battery into the cover that can be used to power the tablet…
Not every CEO makes a graceful exit — just ask HP. It’s clear that Deutsche Telekom chief René Obermann would rather leave on his own terms, as he’s orchestrating his departure up to a year before it takes place. The 16-year veteran expects to leave the company before the end of 2013, and the company has already lined up CFO Timotheus Höttges as the replacement at the start of 2014. Obermann says he’s leaving to get closer to on-the-ground operations than possible while he’s leading a telecom giant. Whether or not that’s the full story, he likely won’t mind leaving some of DT’s uncertainties behind him, including the fallout from the blocked T-Mobile merger with AT&T as well as the long-term fates of both EE’s rollout and the MetroPCS acquisition. When the company’s Supervisory Board chairman says he wishes Obermann would stay, however, there’s little doubting that this CEO transition is happening on friendlier terms than we’ve known in recent memory.
Question by TAYLOR: How Many Apps Can Samsung Galaxy Ace Take? I have Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 I wanted to know how much apps can Samsung hold while I’ve downloaded from the Market.
Answer by anand tAs much as it can.
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What would be a neat trick to round off a perfect holiday with friends, family, and — if you’re lucky — some bargain-priced tech? How about getting your smug, contented face up on the screens in Times Square? Not got the big corporate budget? No worries, as Google’s here to pick up the tab as part of a Chromebook promotion, and possibly make it happen for you. Submit a picture at the source link, along with a snappy “For… ” caption, and you could find yourself, your mom, your cat, or football team up there for all to see. We were going to submit one of our own, but, well y’know, we’re still wearing the t-shirt.
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Former chief of Windows, Steven Sinofsky, departed Microsoft earlier this week in a shock announcement following the release of Windows 8 and Surface RT. While sources have claimed his departure was related to a clash of personalities, Sinofsky has started to share some insight into his role at Microsoft.
“No one ever approached me to manage them as part of Windows 7 or 8.”
In a blog post by Hal Berenson, a former Microsoft distinguished engineer, Sinofsky has replied in the comments section to dispute some facts around rumored internal battles. Berenson claimed in his post that Sinofsky had lost recent attemps to control Windows Phone and Microsoft’s developer division. “I never initiated any discussions to bring together the…
There’s something immediately striking about Nintendo’s Wii U proprietary disc format that’s hard to notice in photos — it’s got rounded edges, both outside and in. It feels different than any other disc we’ve handled before; Tim swears he’s seen a round-edged disc in the wild, but we’ve never seen such a thing ourselves. It’s as if the folks at Nintendo took sandpaper to every edge of every disc, making them all the more friendly to the touch. It’s a little detail, but it’s a nice one.
As we learned when the console was initially announced, the Wii U’s “proprietary high-density optical discs” hold up to 25GB of data — equivalent with that of Sony’s single-layer Blu-ray format on the PlayStation 3, and much larger than the Xbox 360′s dual-layer DVD format. Of course, all logic and statistics aside, having now handled a round-edged disc, we never wanna go back. We’ve taken some super up-close photos of Wii U karaoke title Sing Party, as well as comparison shots alongside its hard-edged Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 brethren, which can be found in the gallery below.
Gallery: Nintendo Wii U proprietary disc
Joseph Volpe contributed to this report.
This is ‘Hand Fixing Hand’, a transhumanist version of M.C. Escher’s ‘Drawing Hands‘ (links to original) by Shane Willis. Some copy/pasted info about transhumanism while I inject coffee straight into my heart:
Transhumanism, abbreviated as H+ or h+, is an international intellectual and cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to eliminate aging and to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities. Transhumanist thinkers study the potential benefits and dangers of emerging technologies that could overcome fundamental human limitations, as well as study the ethical matters involved in developing and using such technologies. They predict that human beings may eventually be able to transform themselves into beings with such greatly expanded abilities as to merit the label “posthuman”.
So basically transhumanists are cyborg loving terrorists, that’s what that means. Remember Luke Skywalker’s robotic hand in Star Wars? I wonder what it would feel like to touch yourself with that. I bet like tearing your own penis off. I’ll take a hook over that any day.
Thanks to Keith, who wants to leave this world with just as many robotic implants as he came with: two. Wait — WHAT?!
Short version: Livescribe is refining its smartpen once again. The two major changes are the addition of WiFi and Evernote integration. Now, the pen uses and depends on Evernote for syncing and archiving notes.
- A ball pen
- 2, 4 or 8 GB
- $ 169.95, $ 199.95 or $ 249.95
- Product page
- Record and take notes at the same time
- No USB syncing needed
- See your notes on your computer, phone and tablet
- Large and tiring pen body
- Evernote is mandatory
Like or hate it, the new Livescribe pen is all about Evernote. When CEO Gilles Bouchard came to work for Livescribe, the company was already working on a WiFi version of its smartpen. He met Evernote CEO Phil Libin ten days after starting his new job. It was the best way to bring Livescribe to a tablet.
“Tablet is the best thing that has happened to us. What was missing was filling the gap between paper and tablet,” Bouchard said.
Yet, the Oakland-based company’s focus hasn’t changed. The core idea remains using the qualities of paper to take notes and bringing them to a computer, a tablet or a phone. It’s just now easier to take advantage of Livescribe’s key feature.
As a writer, I’m a natural user for this kind of device. When I do an interview, I usually take notes and record the audio with my iPhone. Listening to the audio file is the most painful process when it comes to writing a post afterwards.
The Livescribe pen, the notes and the recording are not only handled by the pen, but are synced together. When playing back your notes on your computer or tablet (the player uses HTML5), you can click or tap on a certain sentence to jump instantly to the corresponding audio part of the interview. It’s a timesaver.
For avid Evernote users, it will be the perfect evolution. After receiving the new Livescribe pen, I tried using Evernote as my main note taking app for about two weeks. A few days ago, I switched back to Simplenote and Justnotes, because I couldn’t handle Evernote’s bulkiness and slowness.
Livescribe notes don’t count toward your Evernote quota as you can upload 500 MB of Livescribe content before starting eating up your quota. It represents around 50 hours of audio and written notes. The most expensive Sky WiFi comes with one year of Evernote Premium — a $ 50 value.
Evernote is now only my Livescribe repository. Those who deal with hundreds of notes and tags in Evernote will be glad to find their Livescribe notes in it. But it won’t be the case for me.
More integrations and services will be released in the coming weeks, such as Dropbox and Google Drive integration. The company will release an SDK so that mobile app developers will be able to take advantage of the pen’s data. Bouchard was excited by the possibilities and evolutions that will become available to Sky WiFi owners.
The battery is quite good. As an occasional user, I only had to plug the pen every couple of days.
Finally, you still have to use Livescribe’s paper. The pen comes with an A5 notebook and new notebooks aren’t expensive. But I like to be able to use whatever paper I want with my pen without having to look for my “device” (in this case, a notebook and a pen). I usually keep my pen in my pocket, an inexpensive Pilot Hi-Tec-C that I throw away when there is no ink left. I wouldn’t do that with a Livescribe pen. The simplicity of pen and paper is lost along the way.
Heavy note takers and/or Evernote users should consider using a Livescribe pen, because it’s a great device. I may continue using it occasionally for interviews, but for my personal notes, I’ll keep using a simple pen.
If you do a lot of interviews without your computer, attend math classes or like the novelty of a digital pen, then you are a potential customer. The initial investment is high, but the flexibility of paper brought to the digital environment is impressive and actually useful. I look forward to seeing the potential third-party apps and services that will pop up in the coming months.Related Posts: