Mark Alvin B. Addun

26 Added | 3 Magazines | 1 Like | 1 Following | @MarkAlvinAddun | Keep up with Mark Alvin B. Addun on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mark Alvin B. Addun”

Plastic iPhone dummy units show altered color palette including pink & yellowish-orange

As Apple’s September 10th iPhone event approaches, speculation is rising in terms of what Apple will announce.<p>It seems clear that Apple will launch a new iPhone 5S with a fingerprint scanner, a gold casing option, and an improved processor. It also seems likely that Apple will finally take the …

A Gaming Ultrabook Grudge Match -- Razer Blade Pro Versus MSI GS70 STEALTH

The next-gen marriage of Intel‘s Haswell CPUs and NVIDIA’s GTX 765M mobile graphics card in tandem with some genius design chops has created an entirely new class of product: the gaming ultrabook. In the 17″ class, Razer’s Blade Pro signaled a bold shift away from bulky 2-inch tall monsters, …

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C: all the news and rumors

It might not be the iPhone 6, but Apple could have some surprises this year<p>Apple’s next iPhone is approaching fast. A new phone is all but certain to be revealed at Apple's September 10th event, and there have been hints that a big surprise may be in store: since as far back as January, rumblings …

The First Quantum Teleportation In A Computer Chip

In a milestone for quantum computing, researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated quantum teleportation in a solid-state circuit. Even more, they’ve broken something of a quantum speed record – they estimate that their system could teleport 10,000 quantum bits per second. This teleportation …

The iPhone 5C Is All About Building Share For 16:9 Screen

Will the “cheaper” iPhone really be all that cheap? If not, what is the real motivation for splitting Apple‘s traditionally unitary product line? Older-model iPhones have been the defacto “cheap” iPhones in the developing world. What is the benefit of addressing that market directly? Increasing the …

In Silicon Valley, age can be a curse

In 2012, three high-tech companies in Silicon Valley announced they were laying off a combined 48,000 employees. Layoffs continue this year, including last week's announcement that an otherwise profitable Cisco Systems was letting 4,000 people go.<p>At the same time, the total number of jobs in the …

Silicon Valley

Japanese volcano eruption blankets city in ash

Sakurajima volcano erupts sending mushroom-shaped grey plume shooting upwards and raining down ash on the people in Kagoshima city.<p>The volcano erupted Sunday afternoon coating Kagoshima city in <b>Japan</b> six miles away with a layer of ash.<p>A large amount of volcanic ash fell in the northern and central …

Philippines flooding: torrential monsoon rains bring Manila to a standstill - Telegraph

Microsoft's 'touch screen' for any surface goes on sale

Prototype technology that turns any surface -- a wall, table, or floor -- into an interactive touch screen has been years in the making. Now, anyone can get their hands on the software.<p>Turning a wall into a touch-screen computer has many uses -- it could help teachers instruct classes or be used by …

Touchscreens

Apple TV review: A great streaming box, especially for Apple fans - CNET

MSRP: $99.00<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>Apple TV</b> lets you stream all the video content in the iTunes Store to your HDTV, with purchases stored in the cloud. Netflix, Hulu, HBO, YouTube and dozens of other online services are available, plus music, videos, and photos can be streamed from iOS devices using</b> …

Smart TV

Facebook is a bummer, study says

Don't press the like button: Facebook is a bummer that makes us feel worse about our lives, according to new research.<p>Facebook users in a study led by the University of Michigan wound up feeling worse about themselves after two weeks, and their moment-to-moment mood darkened the more they browsed …

Kinect app that turns any surface into a touchscreen now available, starts at $149

With several companies developing technologies that can turn any surface into a touchscreen, it should be widely available soon. Those who want to try it out before it's cool, however, should look towards Ubi Interactive's software that combines the talents of Microsoft's Kinect for Windows sensor …

Samsung could beat Apple’s smart watch to market with a Sept. 4 unveiling

Samsung has been teasing some new product releases for a September 4 event called Samsung Unpacked, and the fan site SamMobile, citing an anonymous source, reports that one of the things Samsung will unveil is a “Galaxy Gear” smart watch that will act as a companion to Samsung’s Galaxy phones. …

Electronics Industry

Xiaomi Says It's More Like Amazon Than Apple

International media should stop referring to Xiaomi as “China’s Apple” as the two companies are entirely different, the founder and CEO of the red-hot Chinese smartphone manufacturer says.<p>Lei Jun says that despite frequently being labeled as China’s Apple, Xiaomi is less of a hardware company and …

BlackBerry Will Be Lucky to Get $12 to $13 Per Share in a Buyout

Coming up with a reasonable takeout price for BlackBerry, given the turnaround challenges facing the company and its deteriorating fundamentals, is …

Whoops - Google botches Indian flag colors on Indian Independence Day

Google will often give its famous logo a makeover in honor of national holidays, and today was no exception. In honor of Indian Independence Day, visitors on Google India’s homepage were greeted with the company’s banner rendered in the colors of India’s national flag.<p>Except that Google didn’t …

Hyperactive Brain May Create "Near Death" Visions

A new study shows that even after cardiac arrest, the brain keeps on going.<p><b>Can a new study lay the basis for the scientific understanding of mystical-sounding near-death recollections, filled with vivid light and vibrant meetings with deceased loved ones?</b><p>When researchers recorded and analyzed …

Nokia Lumia 1020 Nudges Smartphone Cameras to the Next Level

Smartphone cameras have improved a great deal since the birth of the smartphone, but photos captured in certain settings — people in dark bars or …

BlackBerry May Still Have A Bright Future Ahead, But Not Making Phones

BlackBerry has done the unthinkable, although perhaps also the inevitable: it has confirmed that it’s looking for a buyer or other external partnership to help breathe new life into the company, reverse its recent smartphone market floundering and get BlackBerry 10 out into the hands of as many …

BlackBerry puts up 'for sale' sign, with Fairfax emerging as potential buyer

BlackBerry Ltd., the technology company from Waterloo, Ont., that changed the way millions of people work and communicate, has put itself up for sale, a victim of rapid change in an industry it helped create.<p>One of Canada's best-known investors has emerged as a potential buyer. Executives at …

Business (Canada)

Mobile phone unlocking has jumped 71 percent since it became illegal

Five months ago, the United States’ head librarian decided that Americans no longer needed the right to unlock their cell phones, and the land of the free and the home of the brave saw carrier freedom recede unhappily over the horizon.<p>Which should teach us all a thing or two about poking fun at …

Sleep Cycle App Is A Must-Download For Girls Who Take Their Beauty Rest Seriously

I've become a slave to my snooze button. Not getting the doctor-recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night has forced me to squeeze every single minute out of the next day. But it never seems to add up to me looking and feeling well-rested. So I decided to try out the Sleep Cycle app to …

Apple’s September 10 Event Date For Next iPhone Gets A Strong, If Unofficial Confirmation

If you’re in the habit of scheduling time off for key Apple product unveilings, it’s pretty safe to book September 10. The date was floated this weekend by AllThingsD for a press event and official unveiling, and now The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple has confirmed that date. Dalrymple, apart from being the …