Facebook Buys Instagram For 1 Billion Dollars

Mark Zuckerberg announced that facebook has acquired the popular app instagram for the impressive amount of 1 Billion Dollars.Instagram is a free photo-sharing application that allows users to take a photo, apply a digital filter, then share it on a variety of social networking services including Instagram’s own.Instagram is one of the most popular apps right now, even from day 1,it had created a lot of impact and commotion. The App is available for apple ,as well as Android devices and distributed by Apple App Store and Google Play.

Instagram was developed by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and was launched on the App Store on October 2010.By December 2010 it had reached 1 million registered users.On June 2011 instagram announced that it had reached 5 million users and on December of the same year it had passed 10 million users.On April 2012,They announced they had tripled their registered user number ,reaching more than 30 million.When the App reached Android devices, it had already 1 million registered users within 12 hours.Instagram has made about 60 million dollars in revenues and has also won several awards including:

“Best Mobile App” from tech crunch

“App of the Year” from Apple inc

“Best Locally Made App” by SF weekly awards.

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a car helicopter? and Big Dog

   

Pal V Europe is a Dutch company who are developing a personal air-land vehicle and announced and tested their new car-helicopter,the PAL V One.The new concept has a propeller at the rear of the fuselage providing forward thrust and a free-spinning rotor providing lift,making it possible to transform into a small helicopter.On the ground, the propeller and rotor are stopped and power is diverted to the wheels, allowing it to travel as a three-wheeled car. it can reach a top speed of 112 MPH on both ground and air,with a maximum altitude of 4,000 FT. This unique vehicle will definitely mark a new era of personal flying cars.

Big Dog

Boston dynamics is an engineering  and robotics design company best known for the development of Big Dog, a quadruped robot designed for the U.S. military with funding from DARPA(Defense Advance Research Projects Agency.)Big dog will be capable of carrying up to 350 pounds of military equipment through tough terrain like snow or gravel.It can travel at a top speed of up to 6Km|h and  can climb a 35 degree incline.Big dog is powered by a 15HP go-kart engine and a rugged computer onboard.  Approximately 50 sensors are located on BigDog. These measure the attitude and acceleration of the body, motion and force of joint actuators as well as engine speed, temperature and hydraulic pressure inside the robot’s internal engine. The robot has good potential,because it can really reduce a soldier’s cargo load.

Pantech Reveals New Ceramic Smartphone Concept

Pantech Curitel is a South Korean company specializing in manufacturing mobile phones and revealed its brand new Vega Racer 2 concept smartphone.The Vega Racer 2 not only has a full ceramic body, but it also has a massive 4.8-inch 720p HD LCD display and a Qualcomm MSM8960 S4 dual-core processor,with 1.3 or 1.5GHz most likely.The new smartphone will have LTE,the latest and fastest network technology,that will increase your browser’s capacity.No further specification were revealved of the new smartphone concept during the release event.

So why build a smartphone with a ceramic body? according to Pantech, it is more resistant and durable than the convectional plastic used on other smartphones.Pantech did not specify if they were going to release this concept anytime soon,but it will not  be most likely released in the U.S because their market is based on Asian ground.

HTC Evo 4G LTE and The HTC Titan 2 Has Arrived!

HTC announced on Sprint’s press ,they are going to release the HTC EVO 4G LTE, the successor of the HTC EVO 4g.It has an 8MP camera with a single Smart LED flash and 1080p video capabilities,as well as a front-facing camera of 2 MP. it is equipped with a Qualcomm snapdragon dual-core processor with 1.5GHZ and 1GB of ram. It also features a 4.7-inch, Super LCD 1280 x 720 pixel display.

So what new updates does the new phone brings,apart from having a faster processor than previous EVO phones?It will have android 4.0 with HTC sense,the latest update of the android OS,also know as Ice Cream Sandwich.HTC sense are custom made widgets and menus ,only available for HTC smartphones,that makes your user experience easier and better.It will also feature LTE,a faster network technology that will increase the speed and capacity of your browser and a camera with shutter technology,were it can take a picture every 1.5 seconds.It will also have a thinner body and beats Audio built inside.

HTC Titan 2

HTC has released their windows based flagship model,the HTC Titan 2,the successor of the HTC Titan.The new smartphone will have similar specifications to the original Titan, having  major changes on the improving 16MP camera with dual LED Flash and will be LTE enabled.It has a 1.5GHz  snapdragon single core processor with 512MB of Ram,4.7 inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800,16GB of internal storage,and a longer lasting battery than the original Titan.The new Titan will be running windows mango 7.5,the latest version of the OS.

Nokia Lumia 900-Was It Worth The Wait?

Nokia’s long awaited Lumia 900 smartphone, first announced during the Consumer Electronics Show in January, has finally been released.It has a polycarbonate unibody with an exceptional build quality and has a dimension of 5.03 x 2.7 inches,o.45 inches thick and weights 5.6 Oz. The display is 4.3 inches with a resolution of 480 by 800. It has a 1.4GHz single core Qualcomm processor with 512MB of ram and 16 gb of internal storage. It also features an 8Mp dual LED camera with an ability to shoot at 720p  and a front-facing camera with 1MP.It runs Mango 7.5 ,an updated version of the windows OS.

So..was it worth the wait? definitely it was! Even though the Nokia Lumia doesn’t have the performance power of a high-end phone like the Iphone 4s or the Samsung Galaxy s2,it offers an outstanding build quality,durability and smooth performance at a reasonable low price. 

Sony Releases New Xperia ARC S and The IRadar Detector

Xperia Arc S

Sony is starting fresh after a 10 year collaboration with Ericsson, releasing their new product under the “Sony”brand,the Xperia S.The new smartphone will have new elements that have never been on other sony ericsson devices.The Xperia S comes with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, a 4.3| 720p HD display and a 12MP Camera with assisted LED flash at the back.On the front,it has a 1.3 MP camera capable of shooting up to 720p.It will also come with 1GB of RAM and a mini HDMI port connectivity,as well as having an internal storage of 2GB.The new Xperia would be running on the new android OS : Ice Cream Sandwich.

Iradar Detector

The Iradar detector 100 is a community based detection device for the iphone and ipad.The device can be mounted on your car’s windshield and has the hability to detect all the radar guns out there from the police.The Iradar also has an iphone and ipad application were it displays on a map live laser and radar alerts as well as traffic cameras from other users.One can also report live police ,caution and photo enforcement areas to help your friends from getting in trouble with the police.The Iradar will also features a a battery monitor for your car.

HTC One X,The King of all Android smartphones?

HTC released their latest flagship model called the One X,Their fastest production smartphone ever and HTC claims it to be the king of all Android phones.The One X comes with NVIDIA’s latest and greatest quad-core Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, an insanely sharp 720p HD display with resolution of 1280×720, 32GB of storage, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0. HTC Sense are custom made widgets and menus,only available for HTC users, that makes Android Ice Cream Sandwhich easier to use and better.Even though HTC Sense takes away processing power from the phone,it still offers blistering fast performance.

The new smartphone has 5.2 x 2.7 inches of dimension,a very slim body of just 0.3 inches thick and weighing just 4.5Oz.The HTC One X will also feature sensitive touch capacitive buttons and an 8MP camera with Autofocus,Smart LED flash and 1080p video capabilities,as well as a 1.3 MP front-facing camera.Most of  the One X’s contenders have very similar specifications like the Iphone or the Samsung Galaxy S2, but the HTC will be able to process more information at once than its rivals.

Samsung Releases a New Rugged Smartphone and the Galaxy S Blaze

Samsung releases the Rugby Smart,a new rugged smartphone made to withstand tough falls and rough use. It is water, dust, shock, and temperature proof, IP 67.00 certified, and MIL-STD-810 certified. Basically, it should be able to withstand pretty much anything you put it through.It is specially designed for those with an active lifestyle.

Besides being a rugged phone, the Rugby Smart is actually a well-equipped smartphone with a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor with 512MB of RAM, and HSPA+connectivity. It comes with a 5MP camera with autofocus and flash,as well as 1080p recording capabilities.It also features front-facing camera and 4gb of internal storage.It runs android 2.3 with Touchwiz 4.0,the latest update of Touchwiz bringing a more refined experience.It may not be a super phone, but it will definitely offer smooth performance ,durability and reliability.

Samsung Galaxy s Blaze

Samsung also released another  mid-range smartphone called the Galaxy S Blaze.The new Smartphone is a more affordable version of the Samsung Galaxy S 2, with similar specifications and features.it packs a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, 3.97-inch Super AMOLED display, 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, front-facing camera, a 1,750 mAh battery, and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with TouchWiz 4.0.

the difference between the Galaxy s blaze and S2 is that the S2 has a superAMOLED PLus display as well as an 8MP camera with 1080p video capabilities and a 4.3 inch display.

Duracell Wireless Charging Powermat,WVIL Camera and Eton FRX 2 and 3

Duracell Wireless Charging Powermat

Duracell and powermat joined forces and announced their new technology concept called the Powermat wireless charging.This new concept has the hability to charge your phone wirelessly by just setting your phone on the mat.To make this possible,The new technology will come with a special receiver-case for your smartphone, that communicates with the mat and sends the right amount of power to charge your device. They also announced that they would have the powermat already pre-installed on some cars and functional on public places in the future,like restaurants or hotels. Duracell’s and powermat’s ultimate goal is to be able to build the technology inside the devices to eliminate the need to use a special case.

WVIL Camera concept
Artefact Group announced their new promising camera concept called “WVIL”,short for wireless viewfinder interchangeable lens.
WVIL’s system takes the connectivity and application platform capabilities of today’s smart phones and wirelessly connects them with interchangeable full SLR-quality optics.The most interesting aspect about this concept device is that the camera components are inside its lens, making it possible to shoot pictures even if the lens is separated from the camera body.

WVIL’s UI will bring multi-touch input and app platform as any smartphone.The device will be built in aluminium |magnesium alloy and will have a 5.0 inch Amoled display.The lens mount is going to be compatible with a wide range of  interchangeable lenses.

Eton FRX

Eton Corporation is a company that produces solar powered and hand-cranked shortwave and emergency radios and announced their new concepts called FRX 2 and 3.

The Eton FRX 2 and 3 are devices that helps you charge any device on emergency situations.The FRX 3 has four ways of charging that include:hand cranking,traditional batteries,DC port and solar panels.The FRX also features LED lights as well as a flashing beacon light and F.M.|weather band radio.The FRX 2 is similar in features but it does not take external batteries and is considerably smaller in size.The FRX 3 will be released with the price starting  around 60.00 dollars and the FRX 2 for 40.00 dollars

The Most Powerful Tablet To Date and The Ideapad Yoga

Project Fiona

Razer,a privately held computer peripherals manufacturer specializing in products specifically marketed to gamers, announced their PC-Gaming tablet concept for serious gamers called Project Fiona.The tablet features an I7 processor,the most powerful processor to ever be put on a tablet.It will run windows 8 UI and will be capable to play windows computer games on a portable tablet.Project Fiona will come with two controllers attached to each side of the tablet to make the gaming experience and feedback more interesting and better.Razer stepped it up by putting dolby audio system and a camera with 8MP ,with habilities to shoot 1080p video.Project Fiona tablet will have the same functions as any other tablet,like accessing the internet,so its not going to be a device just for gaming.

Lenovo Ideapad Yoga

Lenovo is a Chinese multinational personal technology company that develops, manufactures and markets desktop and notebook computers, workstations, servers, storage drives,IT management software, and other related products and services.

They introduced their new convertible ultrabook,the Ideapad Yoga.The Ideapad is built in aluminium and will be as thin as any ultrabook in the market,at just 17 millimeters thick.
It will feature a multimode hindge design,which gives it the hability to flip the screen 180 degrees to convert it into a tablet and allows it to have different stand modes.The ultrabook will come with windows 8, I7 processor and up to 256GB of internal storage,as well as multi-touch gesture capabilities on the display.

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