Are you excited about the Samsung Galaxy S5 that will be officially available this Friday, 11 April 2014? Of course, you are and for those of you who have already preordered your device, here’s a video to make you even more excited. The Samsung Galaxy S5 gets put through two extreme water tests – one submerging it under water twice as long as it is “allowed to” (on papers), and another that puts it through a 50 minutes wash cycle in a washing machine. Will it survive? Hit the break to watch the video to find out for yourself.
Sarawakian songstress Zee Avi is set to release her new album “Zee Avi’s Nightlight” on April the 22nd but for her fans she will be offering her single titled “Mockingbird” exclusively on Deezer for 1 week starting from today. You can hear a 30second Preview here or if you are signed up with Deezer, you can stream the full song absolutely free!
“My first thought that day was that while I was asleep I’d made more money than she had all year.”
For Rami Ismail, the co-developer of Ridiculous Fishing, an iOS app where users shoot at fishes with a machine gun, being an overnight success can be a life-changing experience in more ways than one. At a time when more and more indie game developers are making games and hoping to be the next overnight millionaire, those who have done it share that sudden success comes with its own set of issues.
Last year was Sony’s year for cameras with the release of the RX-1 Mk2 and of course the stellar A7/A7R mirrorless full frame cameras. From being relative minnows in an industry dominated by the Red & Gold of Canon and Nikon Sony rose up the ranks and into prominence with these 2 cameras. Now, not to be seen as sitting on their laurels, Sony have announced the A7S.
Want a phone that has a battery that will (almost) never run out? Well, Tag Heuer has got your back because the company recently announced the Meridiist Infinite, the company’s latest smartphone that is the world’s first to feature a “perpetual power reserve” feature that charges its own battery while in standby mode.
Coming later this year, Windows Phone 8.1 will provide plenty of new features to Windows Phone 8 devices which include the Cortana personal assistant, Action Center, Start Screen Background, Lock Screen theme, Word Flow keyboard and more. As for owners of Nokia devices, they will receive even more features in their Lumia devices.
Facebook is testing out a fresh revamp of its UI on the Facebook for Android app, and a beta build of it has been rolled out to select users worldwide. The interface features a new flat design, utilizing swipe gestures to navigate between your timeline, messages and notifications.
If there is one particular thing that many Windows 8 users out there would like to see on the operating system once again, that would be the iconic Start Menu. As Microsoft focuses on touch interface Windows 8, the Start Menu was side lined in favour on the Modern/Metro UI. Even though Microsoft added the Start Button once again through Windows 8.1 few month ago, it’s just a shortcut button that mainly acts as a switcher between desktop environment and Start Screen.
That will soon be a history though as the company has confirmed that the Start Menu will make a return to Windows 8.1 very soon.
The concept of early access is not a strange one to PC gamers. It is essentially paying for access to a game early, usually during early development stages. While some are already familiar with access to beta tests for games, this takes the concept of player feedback and participation to a whole new level. Of course, it also allows studios to have some income long before their game is released.
The modular phone concept is without a doubt one of the most interesting mobile device to look forward to in the near future and if you’re as excited as I am about it, the Phonebloks team has recently released a video showing the progress of Google’s Project Ara. The video brings you to Google’s office and on top of introducing you to all of the people involved in the project, it also shows some interesting insights to Project Ara.
Graphene is considered to be the Holy Grail of metamaterials. A single paper thin sheet is three hundred times stronger than steel and one hundred times more conductive than silicon. The only hurdle science has met with his synthetic material is the extremely high costs involved with manufacturing it. Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology is now claiming to have found a way to accelerate the commercialisation of graphene.