Nokia 3310 Lives Again In Color And With A Month’s Worth Of Battery Life

So you heard the exciting rumor and now here the official words from the maker: Nokia 3310 is alive once again – thanks to licensed Nokia phone maker, fellow Finnish company, HMD Global. If you are expecting an exact replica with modern innards, well, then I am afraid you might be disappointed. To be honest, I was expecting an identical reboot, except for more modern touches like the inner workings. So, in a way, I was both excited and disappointed. I mean, the phone is sleek and all, but it is not the 3310 we adored and you can’t even switch out the case like most Nokia handsets could in those days. Then again, I really shouldn’t cling on to the past. Continue reading Nokia 3310 Lives Again In Color And With A Month’s Worth Of Battery Life

LG G6 Unveiled, Touts “Bold New Display Format” And Researched Ergonomics

16:9 AR, or aspect ratio, displays have been an unspoken standard for smartphones and if consumers are good with this AR, there’s really no need to change it. However LG, arguably the maestro in displays, didn’t think so. The latest flagship, the LG G6, from the electronics giant introduced at the MWC this weekend features a large 5.7-inch QHD+ display with “bold new display format” coming in at 18:9. LG’s calling it Fullvision display, offering users with an eye-watering 2,880 x 1,440 resolution (which works out to 564ppi, if you must really know) that not only offer more viewing space, but also a more immersive experience when consuming multimedia. Continue reading LG G6 Unveiled, Touts “Bold New Display Format” And Researched Ergonomics

LG’s New ’Specialist’ Phone Packs A 4,500 mAh Good For 15 Hrs Of Video Playback

Up to today, battery life per charge is still a nagging problem in smartphone. A large screen smartphone can hardly power through weekends, let alone a day without charging. However, LG wants to change that with what the handset maker refer to as “mass-tier” device called LG X power2. LG X power2 is the first mass-tier X series to be unveiled this year. If you recall, the X series was marketed as specialist smartphones when it was first introduced last year, each touting a ‘strong’ feature and this year’s X series is no exception. Speaking of ‘strong’ feature, X power2’s selling point would be its 4,500 mAh battery which, when fully charged, is good for up to 15 hours of video playback, 14 hours of navigational direction, or a whopping 18 hours or so web surfing. Continue reading LG’s New ’Specialist’ Phone Packs A 4,500 mAh Good For 15 Hrs Of Video Playback

Thanks To A Frozen Ancient Carcass, Mammoth Could Walk The Earth Again

We are well aware of how all Jurassic Park movies ended: crazy amount of deaths and destructions, and if anything, we learned that dinosaurs in modern day where helpless homo sapiens roam freely equals to bad news. But of course, those fictional scenarios won’t deter researchers from Harvard University from trying to play god. And if you are thinking: “god no, they are going to recreate dinosaurs from a fossilized mosquito?” Well, the good news is, there’s no mosquito to draw DNA from, but yes, they are indeed recreating an extinct prehistoric creature. Continue reading Thanks To A Frozen Ancient Carcass, Mammoth Could Walk The Earth Again

Sony’s New SF-G Series SD Cards Write At 299 MB/s, Claims As World’s Fastest

Sony has announced a new SD cards, the SF-G series, which the electronics giant claimed “will be the world’s fastest SD cards” when it becomes available this spring. And what is the speed we are talking about? A write speed of up to 299 MB/s. That’s blazing fast as compared to the measly 80 or so we are getting on a Class 10 UHS-I variety and easily topping SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-II and Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II – both which touts read and write speeds of 300 MB/s and 260 MB/s, respectively. Without going too much in depth though, it is without doubt that this super speeds card is reserved for the pros, you know, for those who requires quick successive shooting and of course, 4K video recordings, for examples. Continue reading Sony’s New SF-G Series SD Cards Write At 299 MB/s, Claims As World’s Fastest

ColorWare Will Now Sell You Apple AirPods In The Colors Of Your Choice

If you have been following this blog, you will have already know that I am not fan of Apple AirPods for reasons which I do not need to repeat myself. Having said that, does customizing it in color chosen from a plethora of colors change my mind about this astounding design fail? Probably not. Though I must admit, disregarding the form, colors do make the already eye-catching (I don’t mean it in a good way, btw) wireless in-ear headphones pops. So, if you are up for some colored StickPods, wait, I mean to say AirPods, with the hope (or not) that perhaps some colors would alleviate the awfulness, well then the maestro of coloring gadgets, ColorWare, is here to help. Continue reading ColorWare Will Now Sell You Apple AirPods In The Colors Of Your Choice

These Toy Figures Photos Are The Best Thing To Happen To Plastic Toys

Toy action figures you find at retail stores like Toy’r Us are, well, just toys. Unlike those coming from Hot Toys, they are designed to be played with (or should we say, ‘toyed’ with) by kids and sometimes, grown ups like myself. In other words, they are hardly worthy of collectors’ time. I guess we can blame it on its mass-produced, less-than-idea quality, but one Japanese Instagrammer, Hot.Kenobi, changed the way we look at these ‘toy-quality’ action figures. Continue reading These Toy Figures Photos Are The Best Thing To Happen To Plastic Toys

Ztylus Stinger Is An In-car USB Charger That Could One Day Save Your Life

You need to charge your mobile devices quickly when shuttering between point A and point B, and you also need to be prepared for unfortunate emergency situations where, you know, you are compelled to break the car window to get out, or perhaps, even cutting the seatbelt to free yourself. I know, today, to most people, the definition of ‘emergencies’ is more of the horror of gadgets running out of juice and does not include unforeseeable circumstances where breaking car windows and slicing seat belts are required, but in case you are one of the few sane people left on Earth who sees the possibility of bad things happening when commuting in a car, well, then then you will want the Ztylus Stinger In-car USB Charger and Emergency Tool in your life. Continue reading Ztylus Stinger Is An In-car USB Charger That Could One Day Save Your Life

Focal’s €100K Audiophile Audio Cans Is Loaded With 6.5 Carats Of Diamonds

For those with the penchant for the luxury and sweet audio reproduction, a pair of audiophile headphones wouldn’t be suffice, which is why there’s the Focal Utopia by Tournaire. Focal is renowned for its sound quality, but not nearly enough to satisfy folks with a taste of the ultimate in luxury (read: folks who won’t bat an eyelid swallowing ounces after ounces of Almas caviar) and therefore, the audio equipment maker look to father and son, Philippe and Mathieu Tournaire of Tournaire to give it its high-end open-back headphones the bling that would satisfy even the most demanding, music-loving Scrooge McDuckians. Unveiled in June 2016, the Focal Utopia by Tournaire’s sleek design is boosted by handcrafted Tournaire jewellers’ symbol coated in 18k gold (but, of course) and embellished with luxe-requisite diamonds – totalling 6.5 carats. Continue reading Focal’s €100K Audiophile Audio Cans Is Loaded With 6.5 Carats Of Diamonds

TV Sizing Template: An Extremely Low-Tech Solution To A High-Tech Problem

Buying TV is as easy as abc, but buying the right size is, surprisingly, a daunting task. Why? Because, it is hard to visualize if the desired size will fit your TV console, or worst, swallow up the tiny feature wall in your living. You can use a tape measure to do a bit of ‘calculated guesstimate’, but a tape measure can be part of the problem too because, we don’t freaking know the size of TV from the given diagonal dimension commonly used to denote TV sizes. There ought to be a better way right? Well, actually there is and it is surprisingly low-tech – very, very low-tech. Continue reading TV Sizing Template: An Extremely Low-Tech Solution To A High-Tech Problem

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