Far Cry 5 Official Trailer

Far Cry comes to America in the latest installment of the award-winning franchise.

Welcome to Hope County, Montana. When your arrival incites the cult to violently seize control of the region, you must rise up and spark the fires of resistance to liberate a besieged community.

Freely explore Hope County’s rivers, lands, and skies with the largest customizable weapon and vehicle roster ever in a Far Cry game. You are the hero of the story in a thrilling world that hits back with every punch, and where the places you discover and the locals you ally with will shape your story in ways you’ll never see coming.

Learn more at farcry.com . Available February 27, 2018.

Expect Ubisoft to provide more information about the game at E3 in Los Angeles next month — Ubisoft’s annual keynote takes place on June 12th.

The Kodak Ektra Goes On Sale

Jamie Inocian, writing for Unbox Ph;

Late last year, we reported that the famous film company, Kodak, had been working on a smartphone with a primary focus on photography. The phone was called the Kodak Ektra and it boasts of a 21-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, equipped with phase detection autofocus, 6-axis optical image stabilization, and is capable of shooting videos in 4K. While the specs for its main shooter are impressive on paper, the camera samples that the company shared were equally amazing as well.

I didn’t know what Kodak is still in business.

Huawei outs selfie-centric nova 2 and nova 2 Plus

Carl Lamiel, writing for Yugatech;

Huawei Nova 2 specs:
5-inch Full HD LTPS IPS display @ 1920 x 1080
2.36GHz Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 659
Mali-T830 MP2
4GB RAM
64GB internal storage
expandable up to 256GB via microSD (uses SIM2)
Dual 12 + 8 MP f/1.8 rear cameras with LED Flash
20MP front camera
4G LTE
Dual SIM (hybrid), Dual Standby
24-bit audio
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS
USB Type-C
Fingerprint Scanner
Huawei EMUI 5.1 (Android 7 Nougat)
Li-Po 2950 mAh battery (non-removable)
142.2 x 68.9 x 6.9 mm
143g

Huawei Nova 2 Plus specs:
5.5-inch Full HD LTPS IPS display @ 1920 x 1080
2.36GHz Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 659
Mali-T830 MP2
4GB RAM
128GB internal storage
expandable up to 256GB via microSD (uses SIM2)
Dual 12 + 8 MP f/1.8 rear cameras with LED Flash
20MP front camera
4G LTE
Dual SIM (hybrid), Dual Standby
24-bit audio
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS
USB Type-C
Fingerprint Scanner
Huawei EMUI 5.1 (Android 7 Nougat)
Li-Po 3340 mAh battery (nova 2 Plus)
153.9 x 74.9 x 6.9 mm
169g

Both the Huawei nova 2 and nova 2 Plus will be available in China starting June 16th in five different colors — Aurora Blue, Grass Green, Streamer Gold, Obsidian Black, and Rose Gold — sporting CNY2,500 (roughly Php18,200 before taxes) and CNY2,900 (around Php21,100 before other fees) price tags, respectively.

Apple launches app development curriculum for high school and community college students Apple;

Apple;

Apple today launched a new app development curriculum designed for students who want to pursue careers in the fast-growing app economy. The curriculum is available as a free download today from Apple’s iBooks Store.

App Development with Swift is a full-year course designed by Apple engineers and educators to teach students elements of app design using Swift, one of the world’s most popular programming languages. Students will learn to code and design fully functional apps, gaining critical job skills in software development and information technology.

McDo, Krispy Kreme PH Android apps embedded with ‘spying tools’ – researchers

Jing Garcia, reporting for InterAksyon;

A research team in Germany discovered technology that can be used as a spying tool using apps emitting ultrasonic tones on mobile devices without the knowledge of the user.

In a paper titled “Privacy Threats through Ultrasonic Side Channels on Mobile Devices”, which was sponsored by the German government, researchers from the Technische Universitat Braunschweig have found 234 Android apps, including app versions distributed by McDonald’s and Krispy Kreme in the Philippines, were embedded with ‘spying tools’ that could violate an individual’s privacy.

The whole article explained how the spying is done. The study did not mention if iOS Apps are affected as well.

Here’s the new Microsoft Surface Pro 5

Here’s the specs of the new Surface Pro 5;

  • 12.3” PixelSense™ Display, 2736 x 1824 resolution, @267 PPI with 10 point multi-touch
  • RAM: 4GB, 8GB or 16GB
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Processor: Intel Core m3/i5/i7
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 615/620/Iris Plus Graphics 640
  • Storage (SSD): 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB
  • 8 MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p Full HD video
  • 5 MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
  • Dual microphones
  • 1.6W Stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • TPM chip for enterprise security, Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Sensors: Ambient light, Accelerometer, Gyroscope
  • USB 3.0, microSDXC card reader, Surface Connect, 3.5mm Headphone jack, Mini DisplayPort, Cover port
  • Dimension: 292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 768 g (m3), 770 g (i5) and 784 g (i7)
  • Battery life: Up to 13.5 hours of video playback

Available in 6 configuration, which is available for pre-order, with a starting price of $800 for the Intel m3 variants and will available globally on June 15, 2017.

Source: Extra.ph

Huawei announces 13-inch ultraportable Matebook X


Extra.ph;

  • 13 inch IPS (2160 x 1440 resolution) @350 nits, sRGB 100% colour gamut
  • Corning® Gorilla® glass
  • Processor: 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5/i7
  • GPU: Intel® HD Graphics 620
  • Windows 10 64-bit Home
  • Storage: 256 GB/ 512 GB SSD
  • RAM: 4 GB/ 8 GB
  • Wifi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5 GHz 2×2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Sensor: Ambient light, fingerprint, accelerometer, Hall sensor
  • Battery: 5449 mAh@7.6 V Li-Ion
  • Dimension: 286mm x 12.5mm x 211mm
  • Weight: 1.05 kg
  • Color: Prestige Gold/Rose Gold/Space grey

Here’s the complete pricelist for each configuration;

  • Intel Core i5/ 8GB RAM/256GB SSD for Php78,500
  • Intel Core i5/ 8GB RAM/ 512GB SSD for Php89,500
  • Intel Core i7/ 8GB RAM/ 512GB SSD for Php95,000

“Can’t innovate anymore, my ass!”

Announcing the fourth class of Launchpad Accelerator featuring new countries!

Two startup from the Philippines have been accepted into the program;

  • BLOOM: Transforming remittance businesses with blockchain technology
  • Honesty Apps: A Do-it-yourself mobile application platform for both iOS and Android.

Google Developers Blog;

Launchpad Accelerator includes intensive mentoring from 20+ Google teams, and expert mentors from top technology companies and VCs in Silicon Valley. Participants receive equity-free support, credits for Google products, and continue to work closely with Google back in their home country during the 6-month program.

Class 4 kicks off July 17th, 2017 at the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco and will include 2 weeks of all-expense-paid training.

New Nike Sport Bands Go From Day to Night

Nike;

In April of this year, Apple and NikeLab launched the limited edition Apple Watch NikeLab. Today, Apple and Nike take their partnership a stride further, with four new Nike Sport Bands for Apple Watch Nike+ in colorways inspired by the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit “Day to Night” collection.

Because your Apple Watch needs to match your Nike shoes!!!

Apple lifts the covers on its Orchard Road store

James Lu, eriting for HardwareZone Sg;

After months of anticipation, Apple’s first ever official retail store in South East Asia, Apple Orchard Road, has finally been unveiled. For the past two weeks, the store has been wrapped up with white wallpaper with “Apple loves the little red dot” icons on it, but late last night, they were taken down to reveal the store’s interior.

Another beautiful product from Apple.

Kotlin on Android. Now official

Kotlin;

Today, at the Google I/O keynote, the Android team announced first-class support for Kotlin. We believe this is a great step for Kotlin, and fantastic news for Android developers as well as the rest of our community. We’re thrilled with the opportunities this opens up.

Bill Gates’ words of wisdom for new college graduates

Nuggets of gold from Bill Gates!

Five or ten years ago, it would be next to impossible for new graduates get advice like this from people like Bill gates. Today, they’re (Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Elon Musk, etc.) just a “FOLLOW” away.

House lines up bills on SIM card registration, telecom security

Newsbytes Ph;

The ICT committee of the House of Representatives held a hearing on Wednesday, May 10, to tackle measures that prohibit the use of telecommunications devices for illicit and nefarious activities.

Among the bills tackled was HB No. 929, which provides for a “No Calls and No Text Registration System.” As its name implies, the bill provides remedies on dealing with unwanted telephone and mobile communications.

LTFRB labels UberMOTO and UberXL as “colorum”

Daniel Morial, writing for Yugatech;

The LTFRB warns the public about the upcoming UberMOTO in Cebu and the new UberXL in Manila. The new services from Uber Philippines are not recognized by the regulating agency. UberMOTO is an online booking service for habal-habal while UberXL is a more spacious option of the existing UberX service that seats up to 6 people.
Read more at http://www.yugatech.com/news/ltfrb-labels-ubermoto-and-uberxl-as-colorum/#8kXqQSlPkHSvutqs.99

Here’s LTFRB’s official statement.

Apple awards Corning first Advanced Manufacturing Fund investment

Apple;

Apple today announced Corning Incorporated will receive $200 million from Apple’s new Advanced Manufacturing Fund as part of the company’s commitment to foster innovation among American manufacturers. The investment will support Corning’s R&D, capital equipment needs and state-of-the-art glass processing. Corning’s 65-year-old Harrodsburg facility has been integral to the 10-year collaboration between these two innovative companies and will be the focus of Apple’s investment.

It makes sense for Apple to invest and their supply chain, specially if they’re supplying the components to their most important product. Looks like these investment will be for US-based companies only.