Consumer Electronics, Gadget, Southeast Asia, Study

Study: Nearly 40 million smartphones sold across Southeast Asia in the first half of 2015

Overall market reached a new peak; surged 9% in sales volume

Demand for smartphones in Southeast Asia achieved a new peak in the first half of 2015, as consumers across the region’s seven key markets—Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and Cambodia continue to spend more on the gadget to generate over USD8 billion in sales value in the first six months of this year. Latest GfK point of sales tracking for January to June 2015 revealed a surge in demand by 3.2 million smartphones compared to the same period a year ago.
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Apple, Gadget, Samsung, Video

iPhone 6 and Note 5 Speed Test

On paper, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will smoke the 1 year old iPhone 6. But when both phone have gone thru a speed test, it shows that the iPhone is far more faster at reloading an app than the quad-core powered Note 5.

As explained on the video, Samsung totally closes an app in order to save battery life but with the iPhone 6, the app starts where you left of, which is why in the video, Samsung was leading the race on the first run but on the second run, the iPhone 6 left totally smoked the Note 5.

Apple, Event, Gadget

Apple sends out invites for their September 8 event

apple invite

The iPhone maker sends out the invite (above) for their September 9 event. The event will take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM. Read more…

Facebook, Social Media

Facebook registers one billion users in a single day

We just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day.On…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted on his FB account, the company’s latest milestone.

App, Instagram, Social Media, Software

Instagram now supports Landscape and Portrait Formats

instragram screenshot

Instagram is known for being a square format photos and even if the photos that you took using another app and uploading it to the service, the app will automatically or crop the upload photo to square. Read more…

Gaming, Internet, Video

Youtube Gaming now Official, challenges Twitch for Live Streaming Video Gaming Supremacy

Youtube Gaming Web

Youtube officially launches Youtube Gaming, a video and live streaming for games and gamers. The service is available on the web, iOS and Android. Read more…

Gadget, Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a Major Design Flaw

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

via arstechnica.;

The Galaxy Note 5 has a novel new S-Pen slot design. The Pen inserts flush into the body, and a spring-loaded mechanism ejects it. As Android Police discovered (and we just had to try, too), the new design isn’t that robust—gently inserting the S-Pen backwards into the slot can irreparably damage the Note 5.

This S-Pen design flaw could be a deal breaker to a lot of buyer and Samsung’s response about the issue does not give any potential buyer the confidence that the S. Korean company will provide support for users who inadvertently damaged their Note 5, because they inserted their S-Pen backwards. Read more…

Browser, Software

Mozilla release Firefox 40 for Windows 10, plus an easy way to set it back to your default browser

Firefox 40 and Windows 10

I just got the Firefox 40 update for my desktop and it looks like the browser maker is serious in taking its place back as the default browser on computers that where upgraded to Windows 10.
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Geek On a Beach 2015, Philippines, Startup

5 Startups Who Pitched at the Geek On a Beach 2015

goab2015 international startup pitching competition

The 3rd Geek On A Beach just concluded and aside from the keynotes and inspirational talks, there’s also the GOAB‬ International Startup Pitching Competition. There were 80 applicants but only 5 startups where chosen and only 3 took home the prize. Read more…

Gaming, Video

Video: This is what a Live Action First Person Shooter Will Look Like

via Mashable

British film company Realm Pictures has created an impressively in-depth “real-life” first person shooting game using actors on one end and some very surprised Chatroulette players on the other.

A great concept, using Chatroulette as a way of choosing the players and voice to control the game is genius!

If ever the company who created this game decides to do this full-time, it has a lot of potential in terms of revenue and growth, but it looks like they’re just going this just for the fun of it, but who knows this could be a start of something big, specially in this day of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.

You can watch the behind the scene videos after the break. Read more…