Joseph Nimoson

117 Flips | 8 Magazines | @josephnimoson | Keep up with Joseph Nimoson 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 “Joseph Nimoson”

Armed robbers raid Brazilian Samsung factory for 40,000 devices

At a Samsung factory in Brazil armed robbers hijacked a night shift bus, subdued workers, and made off with 40,000 devices, including smartphones, …

Pics.io Edit aims for better online photo editing

Top Tech Photo has released a "baseline" version of a photo-editing tool that uses Web-standard technologies.<p>Top Tech Photo, a Ukrainian company specializing in onilne photo editing, has built new tool called Edit.<p>Top Tech Photo already had launched a site called Pics.io tool for online handling of …

Photo Editing

Apple & Google Begin Rejecting Games With “Flappy” In The Title

The Flappy Bird phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down, despite the fact that the original title was yanked out of the App Store by creator Dong Nguyen, whose newfound fame apparently became too overwhelming. But though “Flappy Bird” itself may be gone, the App Store’s top charts today are …

Samsung's new Galaxy Tab Pro series comes in 12-, 10- and 8-inch sizes, but looks a little too familiar (hands-on)

Not stopping with its new productivity-centered Galaxy Note Pro, Samsung has <i>three</i> more tablets to launch this year. Say hello to the Galaxy Tab Pro, in 12.2-, 10.1- and 8.4-inch screen sizes. Curiously, the resolution is actually uniform across the three differently sized tablets: 2,560 x 1,600, …

Pebble Reveals The Pebble Steel For $249 Shipping Jan. 28; App Store Coming Soon

Smartwatch pioneer Pebble is introducing something everyone has been waiting for at CES this year: new hardware. But the hardware isn’t so new that it throws the baby out with the bath water – any software developed for the current Pebble will work with the new one, and vice versa. And there’s …

According To Science, These Are The Best Photos To Use In Your Dating Profile

Now, science has proved that certain kinds of photos will help you attract more dates, and the standards are not the same for men and women.<p>Online dating site Zoosk recently did a study of 4,000 singles, says The Date Report.<p>Should my photo be taken indoors or outdoors?<p>Depends! Women attract 60% …

Apple buys SnappyLabs to improve your high-speed iPhone photography

The iPhone 5s can already capture photos at a brisk 10 frames per second, but that apparently isn't fast enough for Apple. The company has confirmed to <i>Recode</i> that it has acquired SnappyLabs, a one-man outfit best known for its popular (and now withdrawn) iOS camera app SnappyCam. Cupertino isn't …

What Nest's Funding Means for Hardware Startups | Inc.com

Nest Labs, the Palo Alto, California-based smart home device startup, is about to raise $150 million in funding at a valuation of $2 billion, according to the tech news site ReCode.<p>Who knew fancy thermostats could be such big business?<p>Founded in 2010, Nest previously raised $80 million in a Series …

Startups

5 Smart Home Companies to Watch in 2014

If 2013 was the year smart home became sexy again, 2014 is the year it will go mass market.<p>And while service providers with managed home services are a big part of why smart home is reaching a wider audience, here are some other interesting companies helping to lead the charge in 2014.<p><b>Revolv</b><p>A few …

The Future According To Samsung

The following concept video shows how that could happen.<p>The video touches on a concept called "The Internet Of Things," which is a term people in the tech industry like to throw around when they talk about connecting everyday objects to the Internet. It may sound a little like the Jetsons today, …

Tech Industry

Is the Galaxy J being teased for Taiwan in this Samsung video?

Samsung has posted a short video teaser on its Taiwan YouTube channel in which in hints a new Galaxy handset may be launched in the region on December 9.<p>Entitled “Just for you,” the 20-second video clip teases a smartphone that’s “just fit,” “just simple,” “just elegant,” “just fast,” and therefore …

Electronics Industry

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Crater Burning for Over 40 Years is a "Door to Hell"

<i>Door to Hell</i> is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed …

Natural Gas

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Top 10

A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

MediaTek launches world's first true octa-core mobile chip, first devices due end of year

Qualcomm's nightmare has finally come true. Earlier today, MediaTek officially introduced the world's first true octa-core mobile processor, MT6592, and the first devices to feature it are expected to arrive as soon as end of year. This 28nm chip packs eight low-power Cortex-A7 cores, and courtesy …

Hackers Broke Into Syria's Secret Police Computers And Found... Porn

An exiled Syrian hacker has claimed to have cracked the systems of the country’s brutal secret police to find evidence that intelligence officers spent their working days watching pornography.<p>The computer expert was a leading member of a youth wing of the Syrian opposition, and fled to Europe in …

Maybe Snapchat Is Crazy To Turn Down $3B, But Was Facebook Nuts To Offer It?

Apparently for Facebook, $3 billion is the new $1 billion. With reports that the social-networking giant tried to buy upstart Snapchat for 3 times what it paid just last year for Instagram, it’s clear CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes that if you can’t beat them, buy them. But while most of the …

Instagram serves its first advertisement, users unsurprisingly irked

A new era has begun in the kingdom of photo filters and hashtags. Instagram has recently served users in the US its first ad ever, and (as par for the course for a change this big) not everyone's happy. The unlucky guinea pig getting all the hate is fashion designer Michael Kors, who featured one …

Samsung's Q3 operating profit of $9.6 billion is a record, thanks to memory and cheap Galaxys

Samsung's earnings for the third quarter are in and as usual, the money keeps flowing in. As it predicted a few months ago, Q3 represented a record high in operating profit for the company, hitting 10.16 trillion won, or about $9.6 billion. While the results last quarter reflected a flattening …

5 Reasons to Go to Singapore

If you haven’t been to Singapore in the past three years, it’s almost as if you haven’t been there at all—and given the ambitious scope of the …

Google Launches Maps Engine Pro For The Enterprise

Google has unveiled a new offering for its Maps product in the business setting as part of its vision into making it the next productivity tool. Starting today, companies can use Maps Engine Pro to better marry location and their data in order to “visualize and share” it on a map.<p>The service costs …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

How an insecure, acid-dropping hippie kid reinvented himself as a technological visionary - and changed the world<p>When I first met Steve Jobs, I …

Silicon Valley

World's biggest ferris wheel features AR sightseeing

<i>(Credit: UNStudio)</i><p><b>A Ferris wheel to be built in Japan is going to be the biggest in the world — and will integrate augmented reality (AR) into the</b> …

Augmented Reality

World's First 'Invisible' Skyscraper Is Not Made Of Metamaterials, Sadly

Still really weird and cool, though<p>We've long been interested in the progression of invisibility, which, for us, usually relies on crazy foundations like metamaterials. So when we heard that U.S.-based GDS Architects was working on an <i>invisible skyscraper</i> in South Korea, our ears perked up. Turns …

11 Best Winter Getaways to Lock in NOW

Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.<p>We know, we know: You've still got some sand in your shoes. Who wants to think about winter when it's still so far away? But you might want to reconsider because we've got 11 irresistible winter getaways that can put …

How Apple has changed since Steve Jobs

Since Steve Jobs passed away two years ago Saturday, Apple has experienced no shortage of scrutiny.<p>Investors, the media and the public alike have targeted the company, accusing it of failing to innovate. Critics claim the company has lost its edge, merely updating existing products and not creating …