There where some reports lately that said that Apple laid off retail employees at Apple Stores across the nation. A new Dow Jones report is explaining what happened. Apple's new SVP of Retail John...
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Instagram, the company that was purchased for a cool $1 billion thereabouts by social network giant Facebook, is back with a spanking new version of its software, calling it Instagram 3.0 (but of course!). Apart from fixing some of the speed and safety issues, Instagram 3.0 will also make improvement by introducing infinite scrolling as well as Photo Maps, where the latter is a geolocation feature that Instagram hopes to explore. Just how does Photo Maps work?
For instance, Photo Maps are a map-based display of the photos that you have already captured and added a geotag to it. Images snapped before the version 3.0 update are also eligible, although you could always take advantage of a toggle to turn them visible on your map, or simply to go down in a gung-ho manner, the proverbial guns blazing and all, with one more option of opting out altogether. [Q&A]By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM for Samsung Galaxy S3 leaked, Google Maps gets more public transportation schedules worldwide,
Earlier this morning, we took a look at the Dog Caller which will inform you on your smartphone should the temperature of your pooch and its surroundings reach dangerously high levels that heat stroke is a possibility, so that you will be able to take some preventive measures. Well, another way of going around this issue would be to purchase the ClimateRight dog house, where this 2,500 BTU unit is able to heat, cool, purify and dehumidify pet houses as long as they are no larger than 350 cubic feet in size – translated to 7′ x 7′ x 7′ just in case you were wondering. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Dog Caller calls owner when it gets too hot, Cat headphones meows its way to the market by Sol Republic ,
What you see above could very well be a front frame of an upcoming Windows Phone 8 smartphone, which is slightly different from the previously leaked front screen or bezel. There has been plenty of rumors as well as official confirmation concerning Windows Phone 8 devices in recent times, but what you see above is slightly different, where it sports the Proto.nokia.com branding on it, proving to those who believe that this is a customary branding for the entire range of Nokia prototypes, no exceptions given.
Apart from that, there is also Nokia branding on the right side instead of it being centered, so does that mean Nokia is leaving some space for a mobile carrier’s logo? The leaked image of this alleged front frame measures approximately 4″ in size, and we have absolutely no idea whether this is the future of the Lumia range. What do you think of it – could it be just another half decent Photoshop job, or is it actually the real deal?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Nokia Windows Phone Event on Sept 5 = Windows Phone 8!, Windows Phone 8 handset spotted in China,
Commemorating the life of local hero, Jack Phillips, Chief Radio Officer on the Titanic. BACKGROUND. Television, radio and the press coverage made sure that we were all reminded about the loss of the Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Titanic 100 years ago. Titanic was issued with the callsign MGY and radio played an important role in [...]
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Dunkin Donut has launched its first payment app on Android and iOS. With it, customers can basically pay for their purchases using pre-charged money from either a credit card or a Dunkin Donuts card. At the moment, there is no “cart” or other possibility to prepare an order from the app.
The Dunkin donut app works very much like the Starbucks app (if you’ve seen it). In the end, the customer shows a barcode that is scanned by the in-store mobile payment system. While this is interesting, it doesn’t make the process faster, which is usually the main appeal of these systems. For example, if customers could build their order on the phone and have it scanned to order+pay at the same time, things would move much faster. That’s not the case, for now. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Swiftkey 3.0.1 Android keyboard adds colors and languages, The Simpsons: Tapped Out makes it way back to the App Store this week,
I wonder then – if future batteries were to be made out of wood of sorts, then isn’t it more flammable than today’s lithium ion batteries which are used in a myriad of devices? Well, researchers are currently working on a battery that is made from lignin, which is actually a waste product derived from the paper-making process. According to Grzegorz Milczarek from the Poznan University of Technology in Poland, working hand in hand with Olle Inganäs from Linkoping University in Sweden, they claimed to have figured out a way to merge lignin with the conductive polymer polypyrrole, where the end result would be a battery cathode which will see action when the right time arrives.
Lignin doubles up as an insulator, while polypyrrole functions as a conductor which is capable of holding its own electric charge. Since the utilization of lignin would mean one is able to make use of waste product from wood, this might very well be the ticket to a future of renewable energy.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: New car battery charges in "minutes", Nissan unveils new battery capacity estimators ,
We have seen our fair share of devices from Sandia National Laboratories in the past, and here we are with their latest device that might just keep you interested and wanting more – a highly affordable robotic hand which is capable of disarming improvised explosive devices, or better known as IEDs. Simply called the Sandia Hand, it boasts unprecedented levels of dexterity and modularity compared to previous robot hands. Funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Sandia Hand is capable of moving its different fingers individually thanks to a modular structure, where you can also replace the finger(s) with tools for select missions on the battlefield – or perhaps to make less of a mess in the kitchen as it whips up the relevant ingredients, waiting for you to put all of them together. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Robot sewing machines in the US might result in cheaper clothes, Cheetah robot achieves new land speed record,
“There’s an app for that,” or so the mantra goes in the Apple ecosystem, but what about those of us rocking to the Android platform from Google? Well, check out this particular app known as the Mosquito Buster, where it claims to repel mosquitoes from being around you through the simple act of emitting a high-frequency sound wave that mosquitoes dislike. I am not quite sure just how effective this particular app will be, but the folks over at TABROID were the ones who brought our attention to this particular app, and they tested it during the late afternoon by setting off into rice paddy fields then, looking for the ideal spot where there are plenty of these natural blood suckers around.
The staff at TABROID who spent their afternoon in a mosquito infested paddy field claimed not to have gotten bitten – not even once, thanks to the app running on their smartphone. Apart from that, this app will come with a ?kid busting mode? and a ?mouse/rat busting mode? that touts to emit sounds which can be heard only by younger people and rats. Is there any need for insect repellents during your camping trips in the future? Yes sir, as you need no batteries to slather a generous dose of insect repellent all over your body.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Star Wars Force Glove gives you Jedi-like abilities , Steve Jobs' home burgled, suspect in custody at the moment,
The InnovAntennas 6-Meter 7-Element LFA2 WOS Yagi (9.5m) When analog television went QRT for digital television, most digital signals were placed well away from our 6-meter band. As a result of this switchover, many 6-meter operators who previously were hammered by analog TV Channel 2 desensitization found great relief. However, as suddenly as analog TV [...]
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