WhatsApp will feature free phone calls

WhatsApp will feature free phone calls

Technology
WhatsApp, one of the most notorious chat apps in the world was just acquired by Facebook for $19 billion. If the news is right, we'll have a new feature soon: WhatsApp free calls in the second quarter of 2014. The application is getting close competition from Viber, another chat and voice app that was recently bought by the Japanese group called Rakuten. Facebook has bought the app this Wednesday for $ 19 billion in stock and cash and it hopes to double the number of WhatsApp users in the near future. (more…)
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The rise and fall of Kodak: a short study

The rise and fall of Kodak: a short study

Technology
We all know about Kodak. We’ve all used a Kodak camera at one point or another in time. But what few of us realize is that this once profitable and thriving company is now barely struggling to stay afloat. This may come as no surprise for most of us, as there have been no recent sightings of Kodak products in stores, professional magazines or simply in client’s requests. The truth of the matter is that nobody is using this historical brand any more, thus leading the company to stop production altogether. Being in the situation to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the first quarter of 2012, the Kodak group and entire trademark was slowly but surely heading down. At the end of 2013, its managers successfully achieved the unbelievable…
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What to Expect From Android in 2014

What to Expect From Android in 2014

Smartphones
We've just entered a new year and we are ready to anticipate the new technology trends of 2014. It is a time to start looking forward to what the New Year will bring. For those that are looking for a new smartphone, there will be plenty of options to choose from. The manufacturers of the phones are trying to come up with the newest and greatest device that will capture the eyes of the customers. Android phone users are also excited about the smartphones of 20014, and they started the buzz on the Internet regarding these new gadgets. Now, it is time to look at what new Android phones will be unveiled in 2014 along with their features and specifications. (more…)
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iPhone 6 could have a new name and interesting features

iPhone 6 could have a new name and interesting features

Apple
There is a buzz in the blogosphere regarding the upcoming Apple smartphone. We are 9 months away from the release of the next Apple device, the iPhone 6. But many voices state that we may be in for a big surprise. Before going all crazy with the speculations, let's study the facts. Ever since it released the first iPhone, Apple was a trend setter. Its products were embraced by the users immediately because everyone loves innovation, great products and impeccable design. Although they tried to keep the size of their device to reasonable dimensions, it's obvious that customers want bigger displays. Oh, and it's not only that. I love the iPhone, but man... It's time to update that 8MP camera to at least a 12MP camera. No more playing around…
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Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ has amazing features

Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ has amazing features

Smartphones
Last week, TCL Mobile teased more features of the upcoming Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ that will probably be presented at CES 2014. The Chinese manufacturer packed a lot of power under the hood of Idol X+, including the famous Mediatek MT6592 8-core processor clocked at 2GHz. The smartphone has a 5-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution, 13 megapixel camera, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 2500 mAh battery. The smartphone has a thickness of 7.9 mm and runs Android OS. Although nothing was mentioned about an international version of the device, I hope to see it in US stores really soon. (more…)
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Giphoscope: the Analog GIF Player

Giphoscope: the Analog GIF Player

Gadgets
The other day, while I was browsing the front page of Reddit, I could not miss the fact that GIF images are still popular. No, let me rephrase that, they are really popular. There is something about that 5 second animation that captures our attention. Someone said that GIFs are a “close read to the small moments” of our life, they are the bridge between the real and artificial, between fact and imagination. GIF images are the reason why services like Tumblr got so popular. A lot of teens are embracing this type of image representation because … well, because words are boring. A 5-10 second GIF can capture the entire essence of a 400 words article, and the impact is the same (or more). But what happens when we…
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Parallella: The small supercomputer that costs only $99

Parallella: The small supercomputer that costs only $99

Gadgets
Young computer developers are always motivated to invent new technologies. The folks involved in the Parallella project managed to build an extremely powerful computer that has four more attributes: it's small, it's energy efficient, it's cheap and can be used in parallel computing. These days, building a supercomputer from pieces available on the market is a trivial operation that can be performed by anyone. Adapteva engineers took things to the next level, creating a small supercomputer that's really affordable. The company is specialized in the manufacture of scalable multicore processor computer chips. They have created a computer the size of a credit card that can successfully perform tasks reserved normally to supercomputers when it's connected with other similar computers. The company managed to raise just enough money for the project…
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Is Android 4.4 KitKat better than iOS 7? A short comparison based on possible features.

Is Android 4.4 KitKat better than iOS 7? A short comparison based on possible features.

Smartphones
So far, the Android OS was installed on 1 billion smartphones and tablets all over the world. According to recent news, we are about to witness its reboot. The new version is called Android 4.4 KitKat and it should be launched few weeks after the release of Apple's iOS 7. Will the new operating system from Google be better than iOS 7? Here are some of its possible features. (more…)
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5 Ways to Get Creative with your Old CD’s

5 Ways to Get Creative with your Old CD’s

Gadgets
The other day I was cleaning my old room from my mom's house and I was amazed about how many CDs I found. Sometimes you get lost into job and other businesses that you forget about the good years of your life when you were making mixtape CDs and when the only way to get a game was to buy an original CD with it. Nowadays everything gets digital, we buy music from iTunes without getting the physical CD, we download games from XBox MarketPlace or PlayStation® Store and we download movies from Netflix. There is no reason to point the obvious, even if we were to buy movies from local stores, we would probably get them on BluRay, since classic CD are way to obsolete. So, with these thoughts…
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