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Friday, 31 Jul 2015

Price of Samsung's Galaxy S6 series slashed

Price of Samsung's Galaxy S6 series slashed

During its second quarter earnings report today, Samsung revealed that it plans to maintain sales of its premium smartphones by "flexibly adjusting the price of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge".

Canon's new ME20F-SH let's you see in the dark, has ISO over 4 million

Canon's new ME20F-SH let's you see in the dark, has ISO over 4 million

One of the major issues in both videography and photography is the ability to shoot good video in low light and the new Canon ME20F-SH could change all with its maximum ISO sensitivity up to 4 million.

Order to build world's first exascale supercomputer issued by Obama

Order to build world's first exascale supercomputer issued by Obama

Over in the US, President Obama has just signed an executive order for the creation of a National Strategic Computer Initiative (NSCI). This is in hopes of putting his country ahead in the global supercomputing race. More details after the jump.

Facebook’s Internet plane has a 737's wingspan and flies for three months

Facebook’s Internet plane has a 737's wingspan and flies for three months

Facebook announced today that they’ve completed construction of their first full-scale aircraft, and it's called Aquila. Looking like a stealth bomber, the Aquila will provide free Internet through the air, has the wingspan of a Boeing 737, and can stay in the air for up to 90 days.

Sony posted US$780 million profit thanks to sales of PlayStations and smartphones camera sensors

Sony posted US$780 million profit thanks to sales of PlayStations and smartphones camera sensors

Strong sales of PlayStations and smartphone camera sensors gave Sony a fine Q1 2015, with the company posting an overall operating profit of US$780 million.

The Xbox Music on Android updated to Groove, now on Google Play Store

The Xbox Music on Android updated to Groove, now on Google Play Store

If you use Xbox Music on Android, know that Microsoft has just dropped the updated Groove app on the Google Play Store. More details about this change, in the link.

IDC: Global tablet market shrinks with decline of Apple iPad shipments

IDC: Global tablet market shrinks with decline of Apple iPad shipments

With Apple shipping less iPads, market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) reports that there was negative growth in the global tablet market for Q2 2015. Read on to find out more.

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015

Google Translate app now translates printed text in 27 languages

Google Translate app now translates printed text in 27 languages

Google announced that its travel-friendly Translate app now instantly translates printed text in 27 languages. Watch it in action here.

Amazon seeks a controlled airspace for commercial drones

Amazon seeks a controlled airspace for commercial drones

Laws and regulations regarding drone use are still in the nascent stages in many countries, which is why Amazon is proposing the establishment of an airspace section that is devoted to commercial drone use.

Man shoots down drone that flies over his house

Man shoots down drone that flies over his house

Forget about gorillas knocking down drones that fly into their enclosure. Someone literally took to arms against a drone that flew over his house.

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