This is provided of course you are pinned down under a vending machine. Not sure what to make of what you’ve just read? Perhaps we should introduce you to El Vendor first.
El Vendor is a series of five viral videos created to promote the Android platform. We’re not sure what the inspiration behind the narrative was but here’s how it goes, the hero was working late one night and got pinned under a vending machine while trying to get a snack.
While under the vending machine, the man became the most productive he has ever been, all thanks to his Nexus S. What happens next, you’ll have to catch the videos to find out. There are five videos in the series and all of them are waiting for you right after the jump
What do you do when you get a call from a stranger telling you that you’ve won US$10,000 worth of iTunes credits for downloading the 10 billionth app?
Well in the case Gail Davis of Orpington Kent — the winner of Apple’s 10 billionth App download sweepstakes — she hung up thinking that the call was a prank.
“I thought it was a prank call,” says Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent, UK. “I said, ‘Thank you very much, I’m not interested’ and I hung up.”
The 10 billionth app downloaded was a free Paper Glider app downloaded by one of Davis’ two daughters.
“The girls came down and said it wasn’t a prank,” Davis explains. “I had a moment of panic.”
Davis tried to ring Apple back, but got an clueless operator on the company’s helpdesk, who was ultimately unable to help.
“The more I thought about it, the more I realized it was a genuine call,” she says. “The girls were getting quite tense. They never would have forgiven me. They would have held it against me for all eternity.”
Luckily, an Apple executive rang back a couple of hours later.
The first call was from Eddy Cue, Apple’s VP of iTunes. The second call was from one of Cue’s colleagues.
“If it had been Steve Jobs I definitely would have thought it was a wind up,” said Davis.
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The portraits (there’s another version with white Apple products on a background available for viewing after the jump) was commissioned by a leading Italian magazine called Panorama Economy. Just look at the attention to detail of the portrait above. It’s just spectacular
It was created using about 300 Apple product images and the artist responsible for the portraits explains that the magazine requested for a ‘white on white’ portrait where Steve Jobs was to be illustrated with all of Apple’s white products. To achieve the desired effect, the artist didn’t want to use a grayscale version of the products but rather create the image using as less colour as possible.
Each one is unique, hand-sown and is made out of authentic vintage fabric. The ones that caught our attention are the ones that is made out of vintage military uniforms. We just love how the many textures and fabric patterns add so much character to each case, definitely a crowd stand-out!
Head on over to after the jump so see some of our favourite picks.
Here’s an unbelievable story…a 14 year-old croc named Gena in the Ukraine swallowed a mobile phone after the mobile phone owner accidentally dropped it into the reptile’s enclosure while trying to snap a picture of the animal with its mouth agape.
Recollecting the incident Rimma Golovko, the owner of the unfortunate phone, said, “this should have been a very dramatic shot, but things didn’t work out”.
Employees working at the aquarium where Gena is kept were initially skeptical with the story but later became believers when they heard the sound of the phone ringing inside the crocodile’s stomach.
But things are not looking good for Gena. The gadget savvy croc has turned passive and been refusing food since ingesting the mobile phone. If things don’t improve Gena will be taken for an X-ray within this week. Surgically removing the phone would be a last resort because as the procedure is invasive and dangerous for animal and vet, and take at least three weeks to heal.
If you’re wondering what kind of phone was it, it was a Nokia but no model was mentioned in the report. Well at least now you know that Nokia phones are pretty tough.
Unbelievable story? After all that we’ve seen on the internet, nothing is unbelievable anymore.
Toshiba is set to launch its first tablet sometime within these three months. Ahead of the launch, the company has put up a teaser website to showcase some of the features of the device. But that’s not all the teaser site was created for, if you try to access thetoshibatablet.com from the iPad or iPhone, you’ll be greeted with this notice.
Here’s an interesting snippet.
As the people of Tenang gear up to vote for their state seat official this January 30, MCA has deployed four “iPad teams” to assist campaigners on the ground to carry out tasks such as helping voters to check their polling stations during house-to-house visits in the build-up to the election.
MCA Youth chief Datuk Dr. Wee Ka Siong said that Tenang will be a testbed as to ascertain how effective the iPads along with some specifically developed apps are in assisting the campaigners. He added that for the upcoming Merlimau by-election, it is very likely that MCA will go out full force with the device.
Despite the optimism on how the iPad can increase the efficient of the party’s on ground activities, the good Datuk does have some reservations with regards to the data connectivity at the town of Labis.
“It’s very good and fast as you can immediately tell the voters where they can go to vote. The only setback is sometimes, it depends on the 3G network connection. Here in Labis, the connection is not that great but still, we can use it to assist the voters”.
It’s nice to see some of our politicians get comfortable with technology. Here’s hoping they are able to capitalise on the tech appeal to get the younger crowd exercise their right to vote. Also, if the apps are any good MCA should make available to the public, the added convenience is something, we fell, everyone can appreciate.
We know that the replacement for the popular Samsung Galaxy S is just around the corner — February 13 to be exact. We know that more information on the device will revealed on February 1, but not much have been revealed about the specifcations of Samsung next biggest Android powerhouse.
Korean site, Nocutnews has revealed more details on the new Galaxy S, a device known internally in Samsung by the codename “Seine”.
The report says that the new Galaxy S will feature a dual-core processor along with a huge 1GB of RAM with a GPU performance of five times faster than the current Galaxy S. In addition the Seine — named after a river in France — will pack 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with WVGA resolution, an 8MP camera with full 1080p HD video recording, Android 2.3 OS along with NFC.
That’s not all, Nocutnews also claims that the new Galaxy S will be thinner than the current model possibly even thinner than the iPhone 4.
From a seperate source we’ve also gotten word that the new Galaxy S will feature a curved glass surface just like the Nexus S but the attention grabbing piece of news is that, it will also feature a vertical slide-out QWERTY keyboard, something that’s not unlike the BlackBerry Torch.
If this is anything to go by, the new Galaxy S will be something to look forward to indeed.