Gadget, Photography

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Now Official with Two EF-Series L-series lenses and new accessories

Canon EOS 5D Mark IVa

Canon has announced Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, the much anticipated refresh of their 5D series of Canon professional DSLR cameras. Read more…

Automotive, Singapore, Tech News

nuTonomy now testing the world’s first public self-driving taxis in Singapore

Kevin McSpadden, writing for e27;

Starting today, select members of the public will be able to participate in the world’s first-ever public trial for autonomous taxis. The testing period will be ongoing and be held in the One-North business district (the area considered to be Singapore’s startup hub).

Gaming, Japan, Tech News

Japanese truck driver playing Pokemon Go kills pedestrian

Tim Kelly, reporting for Reuters;

A Japanese truck driver playing Pokemon Go while driving hit two women, killing one and injuring the other, in Japan’s first death related to the Nintendo Co craze.

This is a very sad news.

Whether you’re driving or not, let’s all play safely and carefully.

H/T to e27;

China, Gadget

Xiaomi announces Redmi Note 4

Redmi Note 4

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has officially announced the Redmi Note 4, the latest addition to their Redmi smartphone line. Read more…

Gaming, Tech News

Pokemon Go’s Daily Active Users (DAU) on a Decline

Luke Kawa and Lily Katz, reporting for Bloomberg;

Data from Sensor Tower, SurveyMonkey, and Apptopia, however, show that Pokemon Go’s daily active users, downloads, engagement, and time spent on the app per day are all well off their peaks and on a downward trend.

Hopefully these updates from Niantic will help. Also we have to remember that the game is yet to be “officially” release in China and in the Middle East.

Gadget, Video

Video: Galaxy Note 7 vs iPhone 6S Speed Test

An interesting speed test between the just announced Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the almost one year old iPhone 6S, since the Note 7 received rave and positive reviews from Unbox.ph, GadgetMatch and Yugatech. Read more…

Google, Tech News

Google is now rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat

android nougat

Google has started rolling out Android 7.0 a.k.a. Android Nougat to Nexus devices. Read more…

Software, Tech Culture

Happy 25th Anniversary, Linux!

Tux

Linux Foundation;

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Linux, we’ve released our seventh edition of the Linux Kernel Development Report. It analyzes the work done by over 13,500 developers since the kernel’s early days, as well as more recent trends.

It’s hard to imagine what will the internet and computing in general, be like without Linux. From its hobbyist beginnings, Linux now powers personal computers, mobile devices, embedded devices, servers, mainframes and supercomputers.

To think that it all started 25 years ago, from a message board post by Linus Torvalds;

Hello everybody out there using minix –
I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and
professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing
since april, and is starting to get ready. I’d like any feedback on
things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat
(same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons)
among other things).

I’ve currently ported bash(1.08) and gcc(1.40), and things seem to work.
This implies that I’ll get something practical within a few months, and
I’d like to know what features most people would want. Any suggestions
are welcome, but I won’t promise I’ll implement them 🙂

Linus (torv…@kruuna.helsinki.fi)

PS. Yes – it’s free of any minix code, and it has a multi-threaded fs.
It is NOT protable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never
will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that’s all I have :-(.

Business, Startup, Tech News

Kobe Bryant to launch a $100 million VC Firm

Kobe_Bryant

Kobe Bryant, an NBA Hall of Famer will soon be known as a Venture Capitalist (VC), as he teamed up with entrepreneur and investor Jeff Stibel to launch their VC firm with $100 million funds. Read more…

Event, Philippines, Startup

Winners of WebGeek DevCup 2016

The annual developer hackathon WebGeek DevCup held at Meralco Multi-Purpose Hall has gathered more than 200 developers in 60+ teams. Read more…

Apple, Software, Tech News

iOS 10 Public Beta 6 now available

iOS 10 Public Beta 6

That was fast!

Just days, I mean literally (5) days after releasing the iOS 10 Public Beta 5, Apple now released the iOS 10 Public Beta 6 to anyone who is currently testing the latest iOS version and iOS 10 Beta 7 for Apple developers. Read more…

Gadget, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Now Available at Virgin Megastore for SR2,899

Here’s another retailer that offers Samsung Galaxy Note 7 for SR2,899, Virgin Megastore is now selling the latest iteration of the Galaxy Note. The sales person said that they’ve been accepting pre-order since August 15, that includes freebies worth more than SR200. Read more…

Tech News, Video

Video: Microsoft’s “What’s a computer? Just ask Cortana” ad

It’s “I’m a Mac. And I’m a PC” all over again!

Apple, Event, Video

Apple’s Keynote at Black Hat 2016 US

Just about to finish the 51 minutes presentation of Apple at this year’s Black Hat Hacker’s conference. This is the first time that Apple has participated in the hacker conference and the announcement of their first bounty hunter program is very interesting all by itself. Read more…

Apple, Software, Tech News

Apple releases iOS 10 Public Beta 5

iOS 10 Public Beta 10

Apple has released the 5th public beta of iOS 10 and at the sametime Apple developers receives the iOS 10 beta 6. Read more…

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