The digital camera will someday be obsolete to the average consumer,as camera phones get better and better each year. Oppo is looking to take a huge step in the process with the Oppo Find 7—supposed 50MP pictures from the device have appeared online.
If the images are truly from the Oppo Find 7,then the camera on the device is going to be absolutely amazing. Although you have every right to be skeptical considering the quality of these photos,we wouldn’t be surprised if this phone is the next big thing in terms of camera quality on mobile devices.
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AT&T has announced that they will be cutting costs of their 2G mobile sharing plans by $15 starting tomorrow,March 9. The plan will be cut from $55 per month to $40 per month.
This change will affect both new and existing customers,and cost per device per month will be added to the changes,meaning that most customers will be looking at around $65 per month.
In order to take advantage of the changes,users can call AT&T,use the myAT&T app,or visit an AT&T store.
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If you’re an active Vine user,you’ve probably seen some of Dylan Blau’s incredible work. The 20-year-old stop-motion animator is famous for making extraordinary CGI-free Vine videos,often with basic material like clay and paper
Recently,Blau hosted a hands-on tutorial at Social Media Week NYC. His presentation included tips on bringing everyday objects to life in a Vine video,making infinite cutout animations using the Strata Stencil technique and planning out unique stop-motion stories. Audience members were encouraged to take part in the action and create their own videos
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Less than a week ago we were able to show you the ‘All-New HTC One’in the flesh with a 12-minute video,that was at first taken down and then another copy was put back up and you can view that here. At the bottom of this article you can see an actual picture of HTC’s newest HTC One update. On March 25,HTC should be unveiling the wraps on its HTC One replacement – aptly or poorly named “The All New HTC One” – you can take your choice.
Being HTC’s new flagship for 2014,we can expect the majority of Canadian carriers to offer this “All New” model to their lineups in the new future. Thanks to an official press release from our source,we can confirm the new HTC One will land on the TELUS network. There is still no word on pricing or an official release on the carrier,but we will let you know as soon as we hear anything – even a rumor.
There have been numerous leaks of the specifications of this aluminum beauty. The most unusable aspect is that the new HTC has dual cameras – smaller on stacked above the larger one. The display is rumored to be a 5-inch Full HD display of 1080p,powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz. It will of course run Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box with the newest Sense (6.0). The large stereo speakers are still on the front at the bottom,keeping this device a step above the other smartphones in the sound department.
Within the video in the other post,you can really get a ‘sense’ for the newest HTC Sense 6.0 UI (said to be 6.6 in the video) as well as the new on-screen buttons. Many of the devices new features are shown,so if you are interested in purchasing the All New One or just want to see more of the new flagship,grab a look at the video as soon as possible before it gets taken down yet another time.
Are you looking forward to getting your hands on the new HTC All New One? Please let us know on our Google+ Page what you think of the new device and if you will be picking one up.
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AUSTIN,Texas —A live conversation with two astronauts cruising 250 miles above the Earth at 17,500 miles per hour is the very definition of a high-wire act,but NASA,Skype and the SXSW organizers pulled it off on Saturday.
NASA Mission Control pulled in the Ku-Band antenna transmission from the International Space Station and connected it to a laptop running Skype. The rest worked pretty much the way your own Skype communications work at home. According to John Yembrick,a NASA social media manager,this Internet-assisted direct communication with the ISS wasn’t possible until fairly recently. Read more…
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Facebook is bringing back F8,the company’s major developer conference,for the first time in almost three years
Parse CEO Ilya Sukhar,who also became a Facebook product manager after Parse was acquired by Facebook last April,announced the upcoming conference during a presentation at SXSW on Saturday
The F8 conference is scheduled for April 30 at the Design Concourse in San Francisco,and Facebook expects more than 1,500 developers from around the world to be in attendance
Facebook doesn’t host F8 conferences on a set schedule;the last F8 took place in September 2011. But that doesn’t mean the company takes the conference lightly Read more…
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We’ve seen plenty of leaks of the “All New HTC One” already,and we already know that it’ll be unveiled on March 25. Release date has still been a relative unknown—until now.
According to a tweet by @HTCFamily_RU,the phone will launch two weeks after its unveiling date,in 110 countries around the world.
Rumors regarding the phone state that the device will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor,a 5-inch 1080p display,an aluminum chassis and a dual-sensor camera on the back. The release date puts it right around when the Galaxy S 5 will be put on shelves,on April 11th. HTC is looking to steal some of the S 5′s thunder this year as the company hopes to get back on track in the sales department,which have been lacking for the past few years.
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AUSTIN,Texas —Data whiz and nerd demigod Nate Silver revealed a slew of details about his site FiveThirtyEight‘s new home on ESPN during a conversation with Grantland‘s Bill Simmons here at SXSW on Saturday afternoon
The biggest piece of news was that FiveThirtyEight will launch on March 17,just in time for college basketball’s annual March Madness tournament
The basketball bonanza should be a perfect stage for FiveThirtyEight to show off its data-heavy approach to sports journalism after Silver surged to mainstream prominence during the 2012 presidential elections. But despite its ESPN parent,don’t expect too much sports from the site’s new incarnation Read more…
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Evgeny Feldman,a staff photographer for the Russian publication,Novaya Gazeta,visited a checkpoint Saturday on a road a few kilometers north of Crimea. On either side of the checkpoint,Ukraine forces faced their Russian counterparts in a vivid microcosm of the global,east-west struggle over Crimea.
In one area near the Russian encampment,it appears that a minefield has been dug.
His excursion took place as tension escalated in Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula. Warning shots were fired to prevent an international observer mission from entering Crimea,and there were new reports of Russian reinforcements arriving there.
Here is a collection of photos Feldman took on Saturday morning in and around the city of Chonhar,along with his observations. Read more…
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It’s no secret that phones are getting thinner and thinner. As technology gets more advanced,manufacturers find different ways to jam necessary components into a thinner area. Currently,the thinnest smartphone that we’ve seen today is the Gionee Elife S5.5. This device is an octa-core with 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera. This device also contains a 2300 mAh battery. How thin is this phone,you might ask? The Gionee Elife measures just 5.5mm thin. That’s packing quite a bit into an already thin area.
With that being said,it’s always nice to see just how thin some people would prefer their phones. What I’m referring to is Sirdow Prismatiker’s amazingly thin concept for the Nexus 6. It looks like Prismatiker thinks that smartphones haven’t hit the limit to how thin they can be. Prismatiker has designed a concept phone that pushes the limits and looks pretty awesome at the same time. The main focus on this particular concept is obviously the thinness of the phone.
The concept shows us some sharp edges on the bottom and a curved top. It also shows a decent sized screen and dual camera flashes right below the camera. Prismatiker also shows us a picture of three of the Nexus 6 concepts stacked on top of each other. The thickness of the three devices looks like it might measure up to how thick some of today’s flagships are. When looking at this concept in terms of design,it’s extremely gorgeous to look at. However,you still have to worry about where you’re actually going to put the internal components of the device. This concept leaves me wondering just how thin we can make our devices,and at what point we hit the current technology limit. If we make our phones thinner,then we need to make everything that goes in the phone thinner as well. That could jeopardize battery life,processors and even cameras.
This concept is beautiful,but still a ways off for our current technology. We’ll just have to wait to see how thin we can make our phones. We have to give technology some time to catch up to our dreams and wishes. I leave you with one question:for a phone,how thin is too thin?
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Apart from the redoubtable Nokia,there haven’t been many successful OEMs who have challenged the limits of the camera sensor on a smartphone device. It seems that the Chinese manufacturer OPPO would be beating the competition with their upcoming flagship device – the OPPO Find 7. In the buzz from the rumor mill is true,we could see a 50 mega pixel (MP) camera on the OPPO Find 7. But,as with all rumors,there is almost always another contradictory thing just round the corner.
We have been hearing that the Oppo Find 7 could come with a 13 MP camera instead of the fabled 50 MP. However,if these super high resolution images are anything to go by the camera on the Find 7 could be a 50 MP beast. The images pop out with their depth of zoom,however the level of detail is somewhat lacking which could be because of pre-release software and we might get to see the actual power of the camera in action once the device is announced. The EXIF tag on the photos does say ‘OPPO Find 7’,however fudging the EXIF data is an easy thing. We are still skeptical that these images may turn out to not be from the OPPO Find 7;however we cannot help but be amazed at the prospect of having such a snapper on a mobile smartphone device. It could also turn out that these images are nothing more than a marketing gimmick from the Chinese manufacturer. So all in all,do take these with a dollop of skepticism and you should not be too disappointed if this turns out to be faked.
Do note that these photos are pretty large in size – ranging from 8 to 10 MB each – and may take a while for you to browse in the gallery below. On our part,we would definitely wait and watch for an official announcement,but in the mean time we would love to hear your views. Do you think a 50 MP snapper for a smartphone device is overkill? Do let us know in the comments section below.
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AT&T seems to be the only one changing their plans to be more competitive with T-Mobile,which was part of T-Mobile’s strategy,so it’s nice to see. Yesterday,T-Mobile announced they were doubling the data allowance on their entry level plans,while quietly stating that they are upping the price of their unlimited data plan from $70-80 per month. Which is still a great deal,mostly because you get unlimited data. And now,AT&T has announced that they are slashing $15 off their Mobile Share Value plan.
Basically what this means is that if you have one phone,we’re looking at $65 per month for 2GB of data,unlimited calls,texts and 50GB of cloud storage as well as free international messaging. Adding a second line brings that up to $90. This is comparable to what you’d get from an MVNO like Aio,or Straight Talk. However Straight Talk throttles you after about 2GB instead of charging you extra or cutting you off. It’s actually a really good deal,and better than you’d find on Verizon,by a long shot. If you don’t get good service from T-Mobile or Sprint,AT&T is probably the best choice,especially with these new plans.
Additionally,AT&T has stated that these changes are for new and existing customers. It also doesn’t matter how you got your phone,whether you bought it unlocked or from AT&T Next,you can still take advantage of this new plan from AT&T,well not new but cheaper plan. These changes will be going into effect Tomorrow,March 9th,2014.
Many people ask me why I love T-Mobile so much,and this is one of the big reasons. They are forcing competition in the wireless space. Before Legere took over as CEO,AT&T,Verizon and even Sprint’s plans were much higher. Now they’ve all come down at least a bit. Even Verizon,which is kind of surprising. This kind of back-and-forth competition between the carriers is something that benefits us all,especially when prices keep dropping. Everyone agrees with me right?
AT&T’s press release is down below for those interested:
“AT&T OFFERS ITS BEST-EVER PRICING FOR INDIVIDUAL AND TWO LINE ACCOUNTS ON NATION’S MOST RELIABLE 4G LTE NETWORK
Plus,Customers Can Sign Up for 50GB of Cloud Storage at No Additional Charge
DALLAS,MARCH 8,2014 — Last month,AT&T (NYSE:T) announced its best-ever pricing plans for families and small businesses and great international offers. Beginning Sunday,AT&T will extend savings to customers with one and two lines with the introduction of a new lower priced 2GB Mobile Share Value plan starting at $65 a month,which is $15 off the current 2GB plan for one smartphone with no annual service contract.
New and existing AT&T consumer and business customers will see great value in this plan,which includes unlimited talk and text,unlimited international messaging from the U.S. to the world– all on AT&T’s award-winning 4G LTE network. AT&T customers may also sign up for 50GB of cloud storage at no additional charge.
Here’s how it works
Additionally,AT&T recently added unlimited international messaging (text,picture and video) to all Mobile Share Value plans for no additional cost. Unlimited international messaging includes messages sent from the U.S.,Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands to more than 190 countries for text messages and 120 countries for picture &video messages.
With Mobile Share Value plans,customers can choose to purchase a phone with AT&T NextSM (no annual service contract and get a new device every year for $0 down),bring their own device or purchase a phone at full retail price. Customers may also choose from a larger amount of data if needed.
“We’re continuing the trend of offering more value to our new and existing customers. Not only are families and small businesses able to save more on their monthly data plans,we’re now delivering that same great value to individual customers on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network ,” said David Christopher,chief marketing officer,AT&T Mobility. “We’re delivering more savings for customers across the board –backed by award-winning customer service –with AT&T the value keeps getting better.”
With 50GB of cloud storage from AT&T Locker,customers can keep more than 30,000 photos safe and secure in the network and access them across multiple connected devices. With AT&T Locker’s cloud storage,customers can store photos,videos,music and documents.
And,for a limited time,all new and existing AT&T customers receive a $100 bill credit for each new qualified line of service added – whether a smartphone,tablet,feature phone,mobile hotspot or AT&T Wireless Home Phone.
To complement these great new plans,AT&T offers customers award-winning customer service. The company recently outperformed competitors for the second time in a row in studies measuring customer service and the wireless purchase experience. J.D. Power awarded AT&T the “Highest Ranked Customer Service Performance Among Full-Service Wireless Providers” and “Highest Satisfaction with the Purchase Experience among Full-Service Wireless Providers” in their 2014,Volume 1 studies.
Customers can learn more about the new plans and determine which plan is best for them from their myAT&T mobile application or by visiting www.att.com/moremobilesharesavings,or,for small businesses at att.com/bizmobileshare.”
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AUSTIN,Texas —Embattled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made a rare onstage appearance at SXSWi on Saturday via Skype in a wide-ranging conversation about the NSA and WikiLeaks’role in the political discourse and online communications over the past decade.
The interview,conducted by Benjamin Palmer of the creative agency Barbarian Group,was marred by technology issues for those at SXSW as well as those trying to view the live stream online.
Assange answered questions from Palmer and curated from the hashtag #AskAssange on Twitter. It was less of a conversation than an opportunity for Assange to pontificate at length;the session was filled with talking points and sound bytes for which the WikiLeaks founder has become known Read more…
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The launch of the much awaited Samsung Galaxy S5 has been nothing short of luke-warm. In fact,the general consensus is that the Samsung Galaxy S5 did not meet the high expectations that consumers have had for the smartphone. As an alternative,the All New HTC One also seems to have built upon the strong features of its older sibling,the first generation HTC One,and can be seen by consumers as a viable alternative to the Galaxy S5. However,there is another entrant which has the potential to beat both these flagships hands-down. We talk about the Find 7 from the Chinese manufacturer Oppo,who had wowed us with their first device – the Oppo Find 5 –last year.
The same strategy that saw the Oppo Find 5 become a success has been replicated with the Find 7. Oppo has once again married great hardware specifications,with good build quality,a high-end chipset,a top-of the line display and a great camera resulting in a stunning device – the Oppo Find 7. In the latest leaks,we get to see some official-looking renders,which probably were being readied for a press release. The renders show as a device which is definitely a gem in terms of looks alone. But the beauty of this device isn’t just on the surface,the Oppo Find 7 boasts of a 5.5 inch display which offers a 1440 x 2560 resolution,in marketing-speak this translates into the fabled 2K display resolution – something the Galaxy S5 nor the All New HTC One offer. The Find 7 will be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon processor and will be juiced up by a huge 4000 mAh battery. In terms of camera specifications,the rumor mill had been abuzz with leaks stating that we could see a 50 mega pixels (MP) camera on-board. However,we can assume that a 13 MP primary camera would grace the device. The Oppo Find 7 would be a fantastic alternative to the current flagships from high-end OEMs,especially given its sub-$600 rumored price.
We would again advise you with using caution because a lot can happen between any leaks coming out and the final product announcement. In the meantime,do let us know your views on the Oppo Find 7 in the comments below.
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More and more beautiful concept designs are being released all the time these days. If you’re a visitor of ww.concept-phones.com then you’ve probably noticed a new concept being showcased over there. The Samsung Galaxy F Concept is a design idea created by Ivo Marić. The design looks great as you can see from the gallery at the bottom of this article. Sometimes with each of these designs it becomes difficult to choose which one I like best. But,at least with all of these ideas,manufacturers get an idea of what customers may or may not want to see. That is,if they have their ears to the ground and see what reviews come from these concepts.
There isn’t much in the way of specifications that was put out with this render so it can be left to the imagination what one would prefer to have on this phone’s innards. I can say with the advanced processors being manufactured these days,an Octa-core processor with 4 GB of RAM may serve this phone well. Either way,the meat and potatoes of this concept are pretty good. The phone is 8.1 millimeters thick similar to the Samsung Galaxy S5 . The screen is 5.2 inches large and the body of the phone is made of metal. Even with the metal construction the phone still has a removable battery. The camera area looks like the Samsung Galaxy S5. The samsung Galaxy F would have a physical camera button and a secondary button that can have its function set by the user.
The back of the phone would not only have a camera,but also a flash and heart-rate sensor. It has a micro USB 3.0 port that is sealed,and seeing as the phone is metal,it can be assumed that it would possibly be waterproof. As you can see in the photos,the corners are curved and the backing of the phone has a slight contoured area on the sides of the backplate to possibly help in ergonomics and make the phone more comfortable to hold. That would be especially useful considering this phone’s size.
After looking at this phone,I can appreciate the size and the design. Please take a look at the photos in the gallery below and tell me what you think. Do you like the design? What do you not like about the design,and what would you change? Leave your interesting comments in the section below or on our Facebook,Twitter or Google+ page. Keep it locked to Android headlines for more news and reviews.
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It’s a safe bet that if there’s a joke to be made about popular culture,The Simpsons has probably beaten you to it.
And with 25 seasons of comedy under its belt,America’s favorite TV family has even managed to predict events that we laughed off until they came true in real life.
From heavy hinting at potential NSA snooping to goofier predictions of future video phones,we’ve rounded up 11 times that The Simpsons imagined the digital future with eerie accuracy.
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AUSTIN,Texas —I have news for you:Electric cars can do donuts. In a recent test drive inside BMW’s new i3 electric car,we tested this theory in a small Austin parking lot. To be fair,we never truly “spun”around,but that’s only because I was nervous about breaking a law and the driver cautiously held back
The electric car,a small four-door,five-seater that gets 80 miles to a charge,is finally coming to the United States early this year —and it already has at least one nifty digital integration that could help make this sporty car more attractive to families. It’s designed to help you keep track of,find and communicate with family members wherever they are. Life360,the family locator app that set up our test drive,now has dashboard-level integration with the new BMW i3,along with iPhone and Android handsets. Read more…
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is pushing back at a major federal court decision from Thursday that ruled the agency did not have the right to fine a commercial photographer for flying a commercial drone
“The FAA is appealing the decision of an NTSB Administrative Law Judge to the full National Transportation Safety Board,which has the effect of staying the decision until the Board rules,”the FAA said in a statement released one day after the ruling
News photographers,surveyors and nearly any company interested in using drones for commercial purposes rejoiced following the ruling that promised to unlock the skies to a myriad of new commercial ventures. Until Thursday,most would-be commercial drone users were expecting to wait until 2015 —when the FAA plans to release new guidelines for commercial drone use —for a legal framework allowing commercial drone flights Read more…
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Well,well,well. What do we have here? It appears to be more rumors about the LG G3,which I’m still expecting to drop this fall even though some think it’ll hit this summer. According to @Evleaks –who has been on a roll today –the D850 is heading to AT&T,he also notes that the D800 was the G2,D820 was the Nexus 5 and D830 was the G Pro 2. So it sounds likely that the D850 could be the G3. Now this doesn’t mean that the LG G3 is ready or even in the carriers hands for testing just yet. But we do know they are working on the G3 and it’s coming to AT&T,hopefully it’ll hit other carriers a well.
Earlier this morning,the LG VS985 leaked out which is said to be heading to Verizon. So it looks like the LG G3 is indeed close,but we still don’t know much information about the device,that’s concrete. We’ve heard plenty of specs including a 2560×1440 resolution QHD display,a Snapdragon 805 processor and 3GB of RAM. However none of that is confirmed just yet.
While most of us are still excited about the G Pro 2 which should be heading stateside next month,some of us are already excited for the new LG G3. Which we should see here in the US probably around the fall,like I stated earlier I don’t believe the rumors about it launching in June. Maybe August,but not June. LG has definitely gotten a lot of people’s attention since the Optimus G,then the Nexus 4,G2,Nexus 5,and their phablets the Optimus G Pro and G Pro 2. It’s going to be a big year for LG,I think.
How many of you are excited for the LG G3? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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Another day,and another leak. This time it’s coming from @Evleaks and it’s not of him reviewing the HTC One on his bed. This time Evleaks published a press shot of what appears to be a new case for the brand new HTC One which we are expecting to see unveiled on March 25th,which is just over 2 weeks from now.
As you can see from the image above,the case kind of looks like a light-bright. It also reminds us of the Samsung S View Cover which has the window to view information. Instead this one shows dots through the case of the time and weather. It’s almost like a mix of the S View Cover and Active Display from Motorola. Oh how I would love it if HTC had something like Active Display on the new HTC One,that’s by far my favorite feature on the Moto X.
As cool as that cover is,that’s only part of today’s leak. Evleaks also stated that the HTC One aka M8 will be arriving as a Google Play Edition as well,which is great news for those that want a stock Android HTC device,like the original HTC One. As far as launch of the HTC One,we’re hearing that it should be before the Galaxy S5,which is odd since the Galaxy S5 was announced a full month ahead of HTC’s new One. Now as far as the Google Play Edition goes,I hope it gets announced and released on the same days as the Sense version. But who knows,I’m definitely going to be looking forward to The All New HTC One Google Play Edition. Wow that’s a mouthful.
We’re getting closer,and I can feel the excitement,but will HTC really have anything to show off to us on March 25th? Seeing as we’ve already seen the device leak out in a full 12-minute long video? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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