We bet you haven’t heard from the Google’s X labs; an olive branch of Alphabet that has been busy experimenting with robots, self-driving cars, glass (now scrapped) and our topic of discussion today, Project Skybender.
Under the watchful eye of CEO Astro/Eric Teller – who comes from a long line of bright minds – since 2010, Google X has been toying with these high-altitude solar-powered drones for four years.
And the latest reports claims that they are testing internet-delivering drones.
As the telco war rages on, Celcom has revised their FIRST Gold plan in a bid to make their plans more competitive. This new FIRST Gold plan offers users 10GB of mobile Internet + 5GB of WiFi and unlimited free calls and SMS for only RM80 a month.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin must be grinning from ear to ear. As Alphabet’s market cap has just breached US$ 570 billion; a good US$ 31 billion higher than Apple’s – for the time being. Stock go up and they come down so it’s too soon to tell if this will last long enough to be remembered.
Ah, tablets. If a tablet was one of the characters in my sappy rom-com, it’d be the ‘one that got away’. To me, it was a novel idea where you could have your smartphone with you for the serious business stuff while your tablet showed you a good time between working hours — literally, with videos and movies or a good book — but when you actually think about it, the tablet simply isn’t practical.
If you take a look at the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) latest report on their preliminary data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, you’ll find the truth in my words as tablet sales are on a downward trajectory. That’s not to say it’s all doom and gloom though as their report also says that detachable tablet sales have reached an all-time high — lead by the sales of none other than the Apple iPad Pro.
What else does the Korean tech conglomerate have to put on stage after almost every single detail of its upcoming flagships the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge have already been leaked?
Dearly referred to as the “King of leakers” by the BBC, the notorious Evan Blass aka @evleaks has been the source of all things tech online. Be warned, this man is revered by tech journalist all over and he’s someone Samsung doesn’t want nosing around their business.
At it again, Mr Blass has released press renders of the two Galaxy S7 devices and we’re convinced that they’re real.
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Ad blocking is not something new. It screws over some people who rely on ads to generate income so ad blocking is generally frowned upon but let’s face it, we all do it. Pop-up ads are just too annoying to not use an ad block program.
While many are religious about using an ad block extension for browsing online, when it comes to mobile browsing, most don’t care anymore. Mostly because the process of installing an ad blocker on your phone is just so complicated.
Well, Samsung wants to help you along by adding support for content and ad blocking plugins to their preinstalled web browser.
More juicy goodies have surfaced about the Samsung Galaxy S7 ahead of the Samsung Unpacked 2016 event set for 21 February this year. This time, we supposedly get a glimpse at how Samsung are addressing one of the biggest weaknesses of their previous Galaxy S6 flagship — the battery life.
Samsung is unpacking more details about their upcoming event that we suspected would take place one day before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona — Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2016. This time, we get an official announcement of the date — February 21 — exactly one day before MWC.
And so the stage is set.
Good news! You can now put that fingerprint sensor on your Samsung Galaxy device to, even more, use than before as the South Korean electronics giant has announced at their Samsung SEA Forum 2016 that Samsung Pay will be coming to the Southeast Asian regions this year.
According to a Bloomberg report made earlier today, Cupertino is working with suppliers in the States and Asia to innovate charging of devices. The report claims that Apple is in search for the “holy grail” of wireless charging and it might arrive as early as next year.