2013 was a good year for Kickstarter and that means it was good for thousands of entrepreneurs and people with good ideas needing financing.
To run the numbers, throughout 2013 Kickstarter gathered $480 million in pledges from 3 million users translating into almost 19 thousand successful projects. Read more »
Toshiba is developing a new CMOS image sensor technology named “Bright Mode” that is capable of shooting Full HD videos at 240 frames per second on your smartphones and tablets.
Toshiba’s newest technology manages to secure more than double the normal exposure time by adapting to interlaced video output, so as to record videos at high frame rates. Read more »
It was not long ago when Sony last updated us on the sales numbers of its PlayStation 4 gaming console. However now that Microsoft announced that it has sold more than 3 million Xbox One units in 2013, the Japanese were eager to show that they have topped that number.
Today, Andrew House, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, took the stage for a brief moment during Kaz Hirai‘s CES 2014 keynote to announce that the company had managed to sell more than 4.2 million PS4 gaming consoles. Read more »
Android, the Google-developed mobile operating system, will have more than one billion active users by the end of 2014, according to a report from the popular research firm Gartner.
Gartner predicts the open-source platform will reach about 1.1 billion users, which is a 26% increase over what it currently has. Read more »
Intel’s keynote at the on-going Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas saw the announcement of a new technology, which the company calls ‘dual OS platform’. The newest innovation from the semi-conductor company allows you to run two of the most popular operating systems, Android and Windows, on a single device.
With Intel’s newest technology on board, you can switch from Android to Windows OS almost instantly by just pushing a button. Read more »
Philips has officially announced that it will be coming up with Android-powered Smart TVs later this year. The company has also confirmed that its new television sets, which will be named Ambilight TVs, will have full access to Google Play Store as well as the firm’s own Smart TV apps.
The upcoming TVs from Philips are said to be powered by a quad-core chips that can handle intensive HD games without any hassle. Read more »
Toshiba’s Kira Ultrabook has been available in the United States for quite a while now, and the good news for all the fans waiting in the United Kingdom is that the Windows 8.1 ultrabook will finally debut in Britain next month.
The Kira Ultrabook variant hitting the stores of the UK will feature an upgraded Intel Core i7 Haswell processor out of the box to make up for the delay. Read more »
Microsoft announced that its latest gaming console, the Xbox One managed to achieve 3 million sales from 13 countries before the end of 2013.
The Redmond gaint’s launched its newest gaming console on 22 November and was available in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, New Zealand, UK and the US. Read more »
Canon’s press event at CES today saw the unveiling of three new point and shoot cameras. The company introduced the PowerShot N100, SX600HS and ELPH 340HS to extend its mid-range offerings.
The PowerShot N100 has square design that is quite similar to the previous N series models. Read more »
Qualcomm has officially taken wraps of its Snapdragon 802 processor that is designed exclusively for streaming 4K content on your televisions. The semi-conductor giant also introduced its Snapdragon 602A chipset to improve the infotainment in cars.
The Snapdragon 802 is a SoC with quad-core CPU that shares a lot with the company’s Snapdragon 800 and 805 mobile processors. Read more »
The next 12 months are said to be the year of the wearable devices as the industry embraces the newest trend. However, two of the industry giants in the faces of Qualcomm and Apple are reportedly facing production issues with their respective wearable products.
According to a report from DigiTimes, Qualcomm’s Toq and Apple’s alleged iWatch yields are less than 50% of what initially anticipated due to difficulties with applying surface treatments on the metal chassis. Read more »
Samsung Electronics has unveiled a new service dubbed Smart Home. The latest assistance from the global market leader will enable you to connect to your smart TVs, home appliances and smartphones through a single integrated platform.
Samsung’s Smart Home will allow you to control and manage your electronic devices such as refrigerators, washing machines, digital cameras and even a smartwatch through a single application. Read more »
The Pebble is one of the most popular wearable devices, which came to life through a Kickstarter campaign. The company has announced that it has “something special” to offer at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
Pebble’s CEO Eric Migicovsky will be making the announcement on 6 January, a day before the CES kicks off. The keynote will begin at 11AM Pacific time and will be live streamed on the company’s website. Read more »
With CES 2014 fast approaching, tech companies start teasing their upcoming product announcements. Samsung has also joined the bandwagon and has started spreading hints on what it’s going to be focusing at this year’s CES.
On the official Samsung Tomorrow blog, the company recalls the Galaxy Gear announcement at IFA 2013 and the smart home products that also debuted there, adding there’ll be more of the same at CES 2014. Read more »
Samsung’s shares bob up and down based on analysts’ predictions of the company’s earnings. The latest change was a hit to share price because of estimates that the company will posts a lower quarter to quarter operating profit. The stock closed at 4.6% down.
The official numbers are expected to come out next Tuesday, but analysts have already reported in their expectations. Read more »