Saturday, February 28, 2015

10 years of viral videos on YouTube

Do you remember when YouTube was a "mad project" many predicted had no chance of success? A lot has changed since its birth, ten years ago, and now there's a growing number of people that spend more time watching it than traditional TV channels. And we can "blame" a lot of YouTube viral videos for contributing for it.

Friday, February 27, 2015

The black/blue/white/gold dress that puzzled the Internet

It's amazing on the simplest of things can sometimes become an internet sensation. Today, lots of users were confronted with a discussion about...  the color of a dress. More precisely, a white and gold dress that should actually be blue and black.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Microsoft shows us its vision for the future of Productivity

Before we get "futuristic stuff" in the future, first we need for people to dream and imagine how things will be, inspiring others to create technology that will allow those dreams to become real. Microsoft shares its amazing vision with us, of how things might be in 5 to 10 years time.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Yellow colored emojis are accused of being racist

Apple's latest iOS 8.3 Beta not only comes with Siri understanding portugues (at last!) but it also introduces the latest racial-diverse emoji proposed by the Unicode Consortium as a way to end all "racial" issues. Unfortunately, it seems to be having precisely the opposite effect, and being considered racist due to its yellow default color.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pebble is back with Time on Kickstarter

It was known that Pebble was working on a new and improved version of its iconic smartwatch, and after some late hours leak last night it's finally time to get to know this new Pebble Time.

Monday, February 23, 2015

RideOn takes snow sports into the augmented reality era

Google's Glass may be back to the drawing board but there are plenty others willing to tackle the augmented reality issue and bring real products to market, like these RideOn goggles that have already surpassed their goal on Indiegogo.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Lenbovo was preinstalling high-risk adware in their laptops

Lenovo may have some highly coveted laptops, but they've recently put their customer trust at risk by preinstalling a rather nasty adware called Superfish in some of their machines.

Friday, February 20, 2015

iTraq is a location tracker unbounded of bluetooth range

There's a growing number of location tags that promise to help us find lost items. Most of them use Bluetooth as a way to make the service cheaper, but that means you have little chance of finding your lost device if you stray away more than a dozen meters. Now, this new iTraq wants to breaks free of that limited range and let you know where your belongings may be, world wide.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sony is selling "premium sound" memory cards... at premium cost

After the "amazing" $10,600 ethernet cable that improves digital sound, we have a new contender in the "treat the customers like they're stupid" department. And this time, although at a far cheaper price, it comes from a brand you'd might think wouldn't resort to this sort of tactics: Sony.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cheap RGB LED lamps on Indiegogo

LED lamps are already part of our daily routines, but going the extra mile and choosing programmable RGB LED lamps is still an expensive proposition. Now, UKnekt aims to change all that with cheap and affordable LED lamps.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Russian Roulette is back - in less lethal but still painful electric shock version

It seems there's no shortage of thrill-seekers in Russia, where the iconic Russian roulette is back, now in a new electric format that will leave people literally "shocked".

Monday, February 16, 2015

Amazing visualization reveals WiFi signals in 3D

WiFi is something most people take for granted, except for the odd cases where it seems to behave very strangely and making us wish we could "see" what's actually happening with WiFi signals - and that's precisely what I bring you today.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Nissa shows glow-in-the-dark Leaf

It's a Leaf, but of the electric kind. Nissan's Leaf may not have the amazing power (or style) of a Tesla, but it made all that irrelevant, with a glow-in-the-dark body paint that makes its car "magical".

Friday, February 13, 2015

VISA to start using geolocation to thwart fraud

There's been a lot of talk lately about mobile payment methods and it's enhanced security features, but now VISA is promoting a technique that may be one of the most effective (and that I've been suggesting for years, if I may say): using geolocation to check if you're actually at the place you're shopping at.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Nutshells makes creating mini-videos as easy as snapping 3 photos

Tired of sharing your most memorable moments with boring static photos? Have you wished you could create snappy short videos that would be remembered for eternity, but failed miserably whenever you tried any video editing app? With Nutshell you can do it by simply snapping three photos.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Get 2 extra GB of Google space by checking your security settings

Celebrating the Safer Internet Day, Google has decided to offer a small token of appreciation should you check your current security settings: 2 extra gigabytes of Google Drive space... to keep forever.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Raspberry Pi 2 has a photosensitivity bug

The new and improved Raspberry Pi 2 is way better than its predecessor, but it comes with an unexpected "feature" (as in: bug) that makes it camera shy. If you take pictures with a Xenon flash or shine a laser on it, it may very well turn off instantly.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Inventor of the Lythium-ion battery is working to create a new "super-battery"

John Goodenough is probably one of the world's most important "unknown" men. You may have never heard of him before; but if it weren't for him, you'd probably be strolling around with a smartphone with a battery the size of a brick. John is the inventor of the Li-Ion battery, and he's now working on a improved version that may revolutionize the world once again.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Piodão Village in Portugal

You all know that from time to time I like to share with you things about my country, Portugal. And today I bring you a nice short video about one of our iconic villages: Aldeia do Piodão.

Friday, February 6, 2015

The first Ubuntu phone is coming from BQ

Thousands of users were let down when the "over-the-top" Ubuntu Edge failed its crowdfunding campaign goal. But now the Ubuntu Phone is back and for real, thanks to a small spanish manufacturer that is well known in Europe: BQ is bringing the first Ubuntu Phone to market, the Aquaris E 4.5 Ubuntu Edition.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Microsoft lets you try its future universal Office app for Windows 10

Microsoft wants its Windows 10 to be the first truly "universal" platform, spanning from the tiniest smarpthones (and even embedded devices) to the largest screens, and now we get to see how the future universal Office will be.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Muzzley wants to free our home from any specific brand or protocol

When we think of smart homes, we imagine amazing places where everything seems to work like magic - but reality is far less glamorous. Now there's a new app in town that hopes to make our dreams come true... and it's made in Portugal: let me introduce you to Muzzley.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Adware on Google Play apps with millions of users

With hundreds of millions of users, the app stores are one of the most desirable methods to spread malware. And although there are systems in place designed to prevent it, it seems there's a new adware in apps used by over 5 million users on Google Play.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Raspberry Pi 2 gets quad-core and 1GB RAM... and Windows 10 love

The small and highly popular Raspberry Pi finally gets a much needed refresh that will speed up millions of projects around the world, and it even gets to run a Windows 10 version... for free.

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