Yes, we read all about Facebook purchasing Instagram for a cool $1 billion, making plenty of people into millionaires overnight, and a month after their acquisition, Facebook has finally introduced filters to one of its apps. Those who use the non-smartphone version of Facebook?s ?Facebook for Every Phone,? are now able to have a little bit of artistic and creative fun with their photos thanks to Sepia and Grayscale filters that are similar to the ones on Instagram. Instagram have washed their hands of any responsibility with this new feature, according to at Facebook spokesperson who talked to Inside Facebook. I guess this can mean only one thing – the apps were developed in-house, and from an employee hackathon, now how about that? Will we see more filters introduced in other featurephones down the road, or will Instagram play a more active role this time around?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Twitter Beaten By Facebook for Instagram Purchase, Facebook to Buy Instagram for $1 Billion,
Avid users of NFC are getting a new treat from MasterCard. It’s been a long time coming, but MasterCard has finally certified some of the world’s top mobile manufacturers to use its NFC payment system. Among them are Samsung, Nokia, RIM, HTC, LG, Intel and Sony. Using PayPass, mobile users from any of the aforementioned manufacturers can now enjoy the benefits of mobile wireless payments. A “MasterCard PayPass Ready” branding will indicate that a particular device is fully supported by MasterCard. The first two companies reported to sign up for the stamp of approval are RIM and Nokia. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: RIM unveils NFC enabled Blackberry Music Gateway, Foursquare for Blackberry updated with NFC support,
When you are face to face with an angry grizzly bear in the great outdoors, what do you do? I don’t know about you, but prevention is always better than cure, and in this case, with the campfire snuffed out and all food being packed away properly and hung on a tree, you might want to quickly snuggle into the SnugPak Chrysalis. This is a special kind of sleeping bag as it comes with its very own light source – thanks to a built-in LED light. Of course, the LED light should not be seen as a panacea or a cure-all if anything goes wrong at the camp site, but at least it will help light the path ahead, or if you prefer to read while all snuggled up in your sleeping bag, then pointing the LED light at the pages of your tome might help as well. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: The Leav is a fancy solar powered camping concept, Golden Gate Electric Camper Pod,
When Apple released the new iPad, the price of the iPad 2 got cut to $399 (16GB). The price is apparently not all that changed. Apple also updated the A5 CPU to the 32nm technology. According to...
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When it comes to ensuring your military campaign is a success, you will need intelligence – and that means having enough eyes and ears in enemy territory as possible. While drones have made life a whole lot easier over the years without risking life and limb, here we are with the flying 3D eye-bots that might just make the art of espionage easier in the future. The flying 3D eye-bots are able to be deployed as additional surveillance resources, be it at major events or to double up as high-resolution 3D street imaging systems, even. I would vouch for military use as well, but then again, I presume certain modifications need to be made to it in order to function perfectly. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Sega Time Traveler is first holographic video game in the world, Fujitsu's camera adapter allows any smartphone to record 3D videos,
The new Samsung Galaxy is here and it is likely to be a hot seller again unless consumers do not like the new large size. The Galaxy S3 has a 4.8-inch screen. The measurements of the Samsung...
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Electric vehicles seem to be the way to go, and here we are with the e-Tuk Vendo from the Netherlands. Yes sir, what we normally would have associated with the Kingdom of Thailand and the death defying tuk-tuks, is not the purview of Thailand itself, as the Tuk Tuk Factory from the Netherlands recently announced the availability of an all-electric modified tuk-tuk which they dub the e-Tuk Vendo. The e-Tuk Vendo will feature a range of 70 kilometers (43 miles), and will most probably be stationary for a few hours each day as the proprietor works on keeping his or her customers happy with whatever wares that can be crammed into the e-Tuk Vendo. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Major automakers agree to fast charging technology standard, Rimac Concept_One up for sale, is shy of a million,
We’ve seen Nissan toying with the idea of using the engine of the GT-R race car on a small Juke SUV. The result of that brilliant idea was not a joke. It was the Juke-R and it was introduced as a concept car. As with other concept cars, it was supposed to be dumped and disposed as a project. But that all changed when Nissan debuted the Juke-R in Dubai, making its first public appearance. Apparently it appealed to one wealthy elite in Dubai who asked Nissan to produce not one, but two Juke-Rs. Another individual reportedly joined in and asked for a Juke-R as well. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Nissan's Infiniti electric sedan could be ready in the next two years, Intel Atom systems headed for 2013 Nissan rides,
Today, TSMC, also known as the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, announced that its very own 28nm ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor test chip reached 3.1 GHz. According to TSMC, the 28nm HPM process technology will address applications that are requiring high speeds and low leakage power. Based on the tests conducted under various design conditions, the chip has attained the suitable speed range for mobile computing (1.5 GHz to 2.0 GHz) and high-performance use (3.1 GHz). The 28nm chip has been developed for devices such as tablets and mobile consumer product applications.
Cliff Hou, TSMC vice president for Research and Development said that the 3.1 GHz performance of the 28 HPM dual-core processor is twice as fast as its counterpart chip that is built on an older 40-nanometer manufacturing process. “This work demonstrates how ARM and TSMC can satisfy high performance market demands. With other implementation options, 28HPM is also highly suited for a wide range of markets that prize performance and power efficiency,” Hou added. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: ARM Mali-T658 10X Faster than Today's ARM Mali 400MP GPU, ARM Cortex A15, Alive,
If you love Google News, you will be happy to know that new updates to Google News U.S. Edition will be coming. The said update will include larger images on the main page, a real-time coverage page that will show the latest articles and commentaries, and Google+ posts to add a social perspective. Every new story will now have a real-time coverage page, so that you can always keep track of your favorite stories. You can also view relevant comments within articles, thanks to a feature that Google added as they realized that plenty of new stories proved to be the inspiration for discussions over at Google+. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Google Patent Reveals Android Beam Meant to do More?, Google: Galaxy Nexus code is a trade secret,