Sci-Tech

Sony in talks to supply more camera sensors to Apple: Nikkei

Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:22pm EST (Reuters) – Sony Corp is in talks with Apple Inc to double its supply of camera components for a new iPhone slated to roll out as early as next year, the Nikkei reported. Sony supplies nearly all of the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors for the current iPhone 5S’s rear-mounted main cameras. Apple could be looking to switch to Sony sensors for the secondary camera on the front, which […]

Alibaba to launch U.S. e-commerce website

(Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is set to launch a U.S. e-commerce website through its subsidiaries Vendio and Auctiva, which are in turn part of the Alibaba.com business group, the company told Reuters on Tuesday. The 11 Main (11main.com) site is an online shopping businessthat offers “interesting, quality products” from “hand-picked shop owners” such as fashion, tech and jewelry goods. Alibaba has been ramping up its international expansion with various acquisitions, including leading a roughly $200 million investment […]

Truck Made Of Ice “Ice Truck”

If you are looking for a unique vehicle, a truck made from 11 thousand blocks of ice can be found in Canada. The ‘ice truck’, which is a replica of the 2005 Chevy Silverado, is fully functional. According to various reports, the truck was built by Hensall, Ontario-based Icedculture, using a real truck chasis and running gear. Its battery can reportedly resist temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees celsius. Last year, the truck set a […]

Types of Facebookers

In honor of Facebook’s 10th anniversary, let us define the different kinds of Facebook commenters we usually encounter. Sometimes, we tend to notice someone’s personality by reading its comments to any of our posts, and we usually scan comments by others when our favorite artists posted something in their fan pages. Here are 4 types of Facebookers we usually encounter on Facebook. Please no hard feelings and don’t be offended. 1. The Liker They are […]

Google buys Lenovo shares worth $750 million

(Reuters) – Internet search company Google Inc bought a 5.94 percent stake in China’s Lenovo Group Ltd last month for $750 million, according to a disclosure on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Google acquired 618.3 million Lenovo shares at $1.213 per share on January 30, the stock exchange said late on Thursday. Lenovo agreed to buy Google’s Motorola handset division last week for $2.91 billion in a cash and stock deal.

Disappearance of wildflowers may have doomed Ice Age giants

(Reuters) – Flower power may have meant the difference between life and death for some of the extinct giants of the Ice Age, including the mighty woolly mammoth and woolly rhinoceros. Scientists who studied DNA preserved in Arctic permafrost sediments and in the remains of such ancient animals have concluded that these Ice Age beasts relied heavily on the protein-rich wildflowers that once blanketed the region. But dramatic Ice Age climate change caused a huge […]

Facebook grants father’s wish to see dead son’s video

(Reuters) – Facebook has granted a Missouri father’s tearful request to unlock his dead son’s social media page and give him access to a video compilation of photos and posts he had been unable to view. This week, to commemorate its 10th anniversary, Facebook has generated automated “Look Back” videos of users’ social media pages, showing highlights of their time on the site. Users must sign on to their Facebook page to instruct the social […]

Pinoy Developers Win Google Cloud Developer Challenge

Two senior students from University of St. La Salle – Bacolod City have won the Google Cloud Developer Challenge 2013 for Southeast Asia. Franz Sarmiento and Katrina Tan Kit, both taking up Bachelor of Science in Computer Science succeeded in the “Social /Personal Productivity/Games/Fun” Category. Last September, Google launched the Cloud Developer Challenge by developing new applications built using the company’s cloud platform. Developers submitted their apps to one of two specially-designated competition categories and only to a […]

Music Apps For All Genres

BY NIKKI VERON CRUZ Are you getting bored of your old playlists? Need some new musical influences? Would you like to refresh your tunes and learn more about different genres, pioneering and upcoming bands as well? Well, now that music from all sort of genres and cultures, is available to all in all mediums, here are a few apps that could get you started on your new musical venture. Here are a few of our […]

Traveling Apps For That Dream Holiday

It seems like everyone wants to travel everywhere now. Aside from taking you away from work to different places and experiences, traveling is one of the best teachers. But why travel now? Well, mainly because there is an abundance of travel promos and discounts to almost anywhere locally and around the globe. And yes, the internet and the advancement in technology can’t help but garner much if not all the recognition. A decade ago, traveling […]

Righting Your Budget With The Right App

BY NICKY VERON CRUZ We all know that technology makes our life much more efficient in handling our daily activities. Sadly, it can also potentially burn a hole in our pockets. So how can we balance things out and make technology (gadgets in particular), work for us by saving more and handling our expenses? Let us run you through some possibilities! You could start by downloading what is referred to as ‘Budget Management Apps’. Why? […]

Twitter’s sputtering user growth unnerves investors

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO Wed Feb 5, 2014 5:23pm EST (Reuters) – Twitter Inc reported its slowest pace of user growth during the fourth quarter, dimming hopes that the social media phenomenon can sustain its torrid pace of expansion and wiping out more than 10 percent of its value on Wednesday. The San Francisco company posted better-than-expected quarterly revenue of $243 million in its first results as a public company. But investors focused on […]