"It's a growing trend, especially in Asia, and a lot of these phones are favoured by women, women who don't have to worry putting it into their pockets, they carry it in their purse," -- Ken Hong, Communications Director at LG.
Smartphones and tablets meet in 'phablet' mania (via AFP)
The "phablet" phenomenon is taking the mobile world by storm. Manufacturers at the world's biggest mobile fair in Barcelona, Spain released a slew of outsized smartphones that can barely fit in one hand and tablets that have shrunk dramatically. Further blurring the lines between smartphone and tablet…
"Together, we have cleared away the rubble of crisis, and can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is stronger." - Barack Obama
Obama stakes second term on progressive goals (via AFP)
President Barack Obama staked his second term on an ambitious bid to mend America, pledging to narrow inequality, reignite the economy, fight gun crime and fix immigration. Anchoring his annual State of the Union address on domestic priorities, Obama dealt only in passing with churning foreign policy…
Apple eyeing smart watch, reports say (via AFP)
Apple is testing a watch-like device which could perform some smartphone functions, US media reports said Monday. The New York Times reported that the maker of iPhones and iPads is experimenting with a curved-glass device, which could incorporate a bendable display glass developed by US manufacturer…
"If what they’re doing is going to save post offices, then go ahead and eliminate Saturday deliveries. I don’t see it as a major disruption.”
Sleet and snow can't stop the Postal Service – but Saturdays can (via The Christian Science Monitor)
In one of its boldest cost-cutting measures yet, the United States Postal Service announced Wednesday that it will eliminate Saturday mail delivery later this year, a move that should save the agency $2 billion in costs annually. Saturday mail delivery is scheduled to stop the second week in August…
"We had some patients who got just a little bit of benefit and others who could do amazing things like reading newspaper headlines, mostly they see in black and white, but we have demonstrated more recently we can produce color vision as well."
Bionic eye gives hope to the blind (via AFP)
After years of research, the first bionic eye has seen the light of day in the United States, giving hope to the blind around the world. Developed by Second Sight Medical Products, the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System has helped more than sixty people recover partial sight, with some experiencing…
Good news Albany High School students, the STEP Club is back and better than ever! The STEP Club opened yesterday, and our tutors are ready to get back to work and students with all types of homework!
The programming hours are still the same (3pm-5pm) and so is the location (RM 325). So please stop by, get a snack, talk to college tutors and get your work done!
See you guys there!
The new BlackBerry "will transform mobile communications into true mobile computing,"
BlackBerry reboots, rebrands in bid to reinvent (via AFP)
BlackBerry launched its comeback effort with a revamped platform and a pair of sleek new handsets, along with a company name change as part of a move to reinvent the smartphone maker. Canadian-based Research in Motion said it changed its name to BlackBerry as it launched the BlackBerry 10, the new…