Steven Zhang

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Someone left my Gmail in debug mode

I don’t know what’s going on with my Gmail, but I thought I’d share, since there’s some really strange things going on here, if anyone is interested. …

Debugging

Trillion-Dollar Baby: Can Apple Go Where No Stock Has Gone Before?

Is Wall Street finally get on board with the world’s most valuable company again? Over the past several weeks, at least five analysts have upgraded price targets on Apple. (Details here, here and here.) In the meantime, the company has seen its shares reach an all-time high of $117.57 before …

Jolla’s crowdfunded, open source tablet raises $1.2M in two days

It was only a few days ago that Jolla, a startup from Finland, launched its Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund a new tablet powered by their open source …

iPad Mini

iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …

There is now a 3D printer on the International Space Station

An astronaut installed a 3D printer on the International Space Station (ISS) this morning — a big first that could change how the station’s …

Snapcash Could Bring Real Identity And Ad Targeting Data To Snapchat

Snapchat doesn’t ask for your real name, but its on the debit card you use for its new peer-to-peer payments feature Snapcash. That could prove very lucrative for the ephemeral messaging service. Snapchat has just overhauled its privacy policy to allow it to collect additional identity information …

Man gets $1,171 bill for using in-flight Wi-Fi

When it comes to offering Wi-Fi in the sky, airlines enjoy a situational monopoly. Still, this takes the cake: a Singapore Airlines passenger stepped …

Windows 10 Coming To All Lumia Windows Phone 8 Handsets

Microsoft recently released a updated technical preview of Windows 10, the new operating system will be coming to a wide range of devices, which will …

Windows 10

Logitech Keys-To-Go Review: Finally, An iPad Keyboard I Can See Myself Using Long-Term

Logitech has been building iPad keyboards for years – they were among the first to recognize the value of doing so, in fact. But for all their experience, and various iterations of the concept of the keyboard case, the company may have got it most right with a remarkably simple design introduced …

Sharp IGZO display amps up density to 736PPI

The 4.1-inch display size for smartphones isn’t dead! So says Sharp with their newest IGZO creation. They’ve made a panel that’s 2560 x 1600 – WQXGA. …

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Gizmo 2 AMD Processor Single Board Mini PC Launches For $199

GizmoSphere has this month launched a new single board mini PC which is equipped with an AMD Embedded G-Series System-on-Chip (SOC) supported by AMD …

Raspberry Pi

Gameloft branch raided by police over gambling rumor

Gameloft, maker of all sorts of mobile games, had its branch in Indonesia raided by police recently over what was apparently a misunderstanding about …

Military turn 5.2-ton Blackhawk into the world's biggest RC helicopter

This is something you don't see every day. In fact, this is the first time this has happened: A man controls a 5.2-ton Blackhawk helicopter with a …

Google tests drone deliveries in Project Wing trials

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1104000/1104301_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524622431_43a3de118a21618fa1198d5c7b636cb3<p><b>Google has built and tested autonomous aerial vehicles, which it believes could be used for goods deliveries.</b><p>The project is being developed at …

US allows TV and film companies to use drones

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1023000/1023316_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524662132_caf8d30676c966c0b87e990408c13ec8<p><b>The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted permission to six television and movie firms, allowing them to use drones to shoot scenes.</b><p>The …

3 Reasons iPhone 6 Sales Will Be Absolutely Bonkers

Each iPhone launch sets new sales records. So it's hardly a reach to predict that the launch of the next iPhone, expected in September, will be big.<p>Wall Street and Apple fans are starting to salivate over the idea.<p>"I'm expecting it to be huge with a capital 'H,'" Avi Greengart, a research director …

Microsoft set to unveil Windows 9 on September 30th

Microsoft is planning to unveil its Windows 8 successor next month at a special press event. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell <i>The Verge</i> that the software maker is tentatively planning its press event for September 30th to detail upcoming changes to Windows as part of a release codenamed …

Facebook has built its own switch. And it looks a lot like a server

Not content to remake the server, Facebook’s(s fb) engineers have taken on the humble switch, building their own version of the networking box and …

New airport terminal puts Shenzhen on the global architecture map

The building runs 1.5 km (5,000 ft) in length, covering an internal area of half a million square meters (5.4 million sq ft). But its most striking …

Architecture

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Beautiful Laser-Engraved Wooden Posters by SpaceWolf Ltd.

The unfortunate truth is that no matter how much you like a poster of a movie or television show, it probably won't last. Luckily, SpaceWolf ltd. has the solution to this problem with their limited-edition wooden posters. The beautiful and intricately-detailed pieces depict well-regarded series …

Bookmate takes $3M to bring social-reading love into Turkey, Scandinavia, and Latin America

Reading e-books should be a very social experience — like many other things in life. People should be able to share their reading notes, their reading progress, and their bookmarks with their friends. It should be like a virtual reading group where people can move through books together, discussing …

Glassholes accused of hurting restaurant's ratings

Though Google didn't itself invent the word "Glasshole," it has embraced it.<p>It has pleaded with its own Google Glass Explorers not to behave in rude ways. It's not that being rude never gets you anywhere. It's that, in this case, being rude while wearing Glass is bad for the brand image.<p>Yet some of …

Google Glass

49 Million Tons of Electronic Waste Generated in 2012

We all love the thrill of buying a shiny, new gadget, but very little thought goes into what we do with our old devices. Some companies, like Apple, …

“Drones Watching”: What Signs Will Look Like In The Not-So-Distant Future

It’s easy to look at today’s technology through rose-colored glasses. The promises are tantalizing: Driverless cars are safer! Contact lenses could help diabetics! Drones deliver tacos!<p>Not everyone feels so optimistic. In his <i>Signs of the Near Future</i> Tumblr, designer Fernando Barbella imagines a …

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Samsung and LG Reportedly Exploring Sapphire Crystal Displays

Apple is leading the way in the adoption of sapphire, with the company producing the material in limited quantities in its new Arizona plant. A portion of this material is expected to land in the iPhone 6 and possibly the iWatch as a scratch-resistant display material. According to Korean media …