Cyber Monday is fast approaching, which means you are about to be bombarded with a hailstorm of coupons, BOGOs, hot dealz, and brand advertising. Find sanctuary for yourself and your loved ones under Colonel Sanders and his Internet Escape Pod. Yup, this dome is like a magic force field designed to disrupt the internet coming to and from your devices. We were going to sell this for the ridiculously high price of $96,485.34, but in the spirit of Cyber Monday it can be yours for $10,000. So this Cyber Monday (or really anytime you want; I mean you bought it, so it’s up to you), let Colonel Sanders’ protective embrace take you back to a simpler time.
In case you haven’t noticed, our specialty is fried chicken, not internet-blocking cages. Although we have done our best to ensure total internet escape, a special person with a gizmo has to test our cage before we can claim total and utter signal impenetrability. Upon installation, every effort will be taken to ensure it fully blocks your device. You have the Colonel’s word.
Steel and stainless steel mesh cage
Colonel made from 8 pound high-density architectural foam and enamel paint
Made in USA
Dimensions: 7′ x 7′ x 6′ 6″
I guess, it’s either KFC’s Internet Escape Pod or just turn off your wifi router, device and put it a box and walk away.
Yesterday the price shot past $8,000 for the first time, and per usual when it breaks through a milestone is now trading solidly above it at $8,250.
I know someone who treat bitcoin like an investment or similar to stocks, this news will surely make him very very very happy!
AFAIK, he had his bitcoin for sometime now, so you can just imagine the amount of returns he will get if he decides to cash out now. I’m pretty sure he’ll be holding on to it until it reach $10,000/bitcoin.
Smart has announced last week that they will be changing their default data charging rate from Php5 for 15 minutes to Php2 for every 1MB. This is effective November 28, 2017. The new Php2/MB rate now removes the default time-based charging for all Smart Postpaid accounts.
Smart created a detailed help article on the new data charging rate.
We are enhancing our pay-per-use data billing model of Php 5 for every 15 minutes of data consumed to Php 2 for every 1MB consumed. With this enhancement, we will be able to better serve you and your data needs. Please read below to know the new benefits, features, and change in postpaid experience — Effective November 28, 2017
I’m pretty sure a lot of people will not be happy with the new data charging rate.
A couple of updates on the tools that I’m using online. First the browser, Mozilla just release Firefox 57 Quantum. If you are using Firefox, you will probably get a notification to restart the browser to apply the new update, if not then you can download the latest version of Firefox at mozilla.org.
Here’s what’s new, from the release notes;
A completely new browsing engine, designed to take full advantage of the processing power in modern devices
A redesigned interface with a clean, modern appearance, consistent visual elements, and optimizations for touch screens
A unified address and search bar. New installs will see this unified bar. Learn how to add the stand-alone search bar to the toolbar
A revamped new tab page that includes top visited sites, recently visited pages, and recommendations from Pocket (in the US, Canada, and Germany)
An updated product tour to orient new and returning Firefox users
AMD VP9 hardware video decoder support for improved video playback with lower power consumption
An expanded section in preferences to manage all website permissions
I’m one of the few who still prefers Firefox over Google Chrome, I cannot exactly put my fingers into it but even though it’s buggy at times there just something in Firefox that’s better than using Chrome. You can read the full release notes of Firefox Quantum here.
Next is WordPress 4.9, just got an update and it looks like its more on the performance side than anything else. If you’re using WordPress as your CMS for your blog or website, you can automatically update to the latest version by going to ADMIN > DASHBOARD > UPDATE, just make sure you back up your database incase something went wrong.
To know more about WordPress 4.9, you can go here.
Alibaba has set another Single’s Day record after the e-commerce giant sold over $25 billion of product on the Chinese biggest online shopping date.
The full number comes in at 163.8 billion RMB, that’s roughly $25.3 billion, in GMV — that’s “gross merchandise volume” which is used to measure a dollar value for all sales on a platform. In Alibaba’s case, that predominantly means its Taobao marketplace and Tmall brand store although it does offer sales via its international services and it ships worldwide. All told, Alibaba handled 1.48 Billion transactions during the 24-hour period.
This is all in just one day! These numbers are truly staggering!
Following in the footsteps of Amazon’s Fire phone flop, India’s Flipkart today unveiled its first ever phone.
Starting at US$170, the dual camera Billion Capture+ shows India’s biggest homegrown ecommerce store is going after the cheap-and-cheerful sector that’s currently dominated by Chinese brands Xiaomi and Oppo. It goes on sale November 15.
Makati City Government and the Land Transportation and Franchising Board (LTFRB) has closed down Angkas, a professional on-demand motorcycle taxi service, because the firm have been operating without a valid Business Permit and its drivers have been involved in a number of traffic accidents.
Here’s official announcement;
Angkas on the other hand released a statement regarding their closure.
It’s always sad to see a company, with potential, shut down because of mis-management.
Bitcoin trade in Japan accounts for about half of the global trade volume. That number has surged since the government passed a new law earlier this year, recognizing bitcoin as a legal form of currency.
If you’re a gamer on a tight budget, buying a cheap, mechanical keyboard from a lesser-known Chinese company like ManisTek might be tempting, especially since their offerings are usually a couple of thousand pesos cheaper than established brands like Razer and Logitech. But there’s always a catch when buying cheap gadgets from China, and for buyers of ManisTek’s GK 2 mechanical gaming keyboard, it’s a built-in keylogger.
Well, if you really want be competitive, why not just get the best in the market.
Cebu City Mayor Tomas “Tommy” Osmeña announced today that the City Government of Cebu will be using Uber’s system to track the movement of government vehicles and personnel. The reason? To make sure that these government vehicles are used properly.
Here’s the full text of Cebu City Mayor Tomas “Tommy” Osmeña’s announcement.
Under this program, there will be no more overpriced vehicles with “missing” spare parts. No more “sick” drivers being paid to do nothing. No more fuel stolen from gas tanks. No more red-plate vehicles used to bring employees’ families to the beach or mall. And since Uber and Grab are available to everyone, the prices charged to government can be made very transparent. Overpricing is next to impossible, and employees are tracked wherever they go.
Hopefully other LGU and municipalities will follow suit!
Razer announced their first “gaming” smartphone, dub as the first gaming smartphone, though the specs is similar to the different flagship smartphone in the market today.
Here’s the full specs of the Razer Gaming Smartphone;
5.7-inch IGZO LCD, 1440 x 2560 resolution, 120 Hz, Wide Color Gamut (WCG)
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform
Android Nougat, upgradable to Android Oreo
64GB Storage expandable up to 2 TB via microSD
Dual-rear Cameras; 12MP AF f1.75 Wide/ 13MP AF f2.6 Zoom with dual PDAF, dual tone and dual LED flash
Front camera: 8MP fixed focus f2.0
Stereo Front-facing speakers
Audio Adapter with THX certified DAC
Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2, NFC
GSM, LTE, TDD LTE
Dimension: 158.5mm x 77.7mm x 8 mm
Weight: 197 g
4000 mAh lithium-ion battery with Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+
The Razer phone is now available for reservations and will be officially launched in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark and Sweden on November 17, will retail at around $700 (USD).
Hardware-wise, looks like a great phone, the problem will be with the OS and on how deep they’ve (Razer) have integrated the OS.