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Articles Archive for Author Sarah Branny

The Hacking Streak Continues, Android Forums Hacked!

After LinkedIn and Yahoo Inc, an Android forum known as Android Forums has been breached by hackers. The hacking attack probably led to off the record user information including log in credentials getting compromised. The news was made public by Phandroid.com, operator of the forums. The forum members are been advised to change their log in details. This forum has over a million active users…

Adwords – Search As You Type!!!

No wonder Google realizes what its users love the most. It already has a predictive text feature on its Google search product. Instant suggestions on what we’re trying to type. And now Google is planning on bringing this feature to AdWords customers.

The project is being named “Search As You Type,” and it is already made available for Adword customers in the United States.

Unlocks Your Smartphone’s Senses Using Behav.io

“When you leave the house, the three things you usually take with you are your keys, your wallet, and your phone,” says Nadav Aharony. And the phone is a now “sensing and processing machine,” he says. The smartphone in your pocket knows where you are, who you’re with, how fast you’re moving, whether you’re standing up or sitting down.

What if we could refine all of this invisible metadata into meaningful stories?

Aharony and his colleagues, Cody Sumter and Alan Gardner — all recent or soon-to-be recent MIT Media Lab grads — have built an open-source platform that simplifies this kind of mobile data collection. They want to enable a new generation of apps that detect social and behavioral trends in communities or groups of people.

Songza A Simpler Way To Stream Your Music

Songza is based on the simple principle that even using Pandora requires too much thought. Songza creates ready-made playlists for certain times of day or activities, such as for on Monday morning or romancing on Friday night.

“The idea here is that we can get you to awesome music without you having to think,” said Elias Roman, 28, Songza’s chief executive.

Ultra Light, Ultra Thin, iPhone Charger

The EnerPlex iPhone charger is an ultra light, ultra thin, flexible solar charger for iPhone 4/4S which adds just 72 g (2.53 oz) to the weight of the iPhone while providing the ability to top up the battery from the sun’s rays. It’s probably the thinnest charger out on the market. Check it out.

Leaked Photo Shows Measurement of New iPhone5

As Apple gets closer to releasing the iPhone 5, we have seen some good photo/images leaks of the hotly anticipated next-gen device/handset. Today, there are fresh images that may confirm that the iPhone will indeed be a different redesign from the iPhone 4 and 4S.

The big changes from the old iPhone 4S to the iPhone 5. The phone measures 58.47 mm wide, 123.83 mm high and 7.6 mm thin. The screen is 4″. The earphone jack has been relocated to the bottom of the phone. The dock connector is much smaller, similar in size to micro USB.

Nokia 41MP PureView Camera Phone To Cost $700 USD

Nokia has just said that its 41-megapixel 808 PureView camera phone will cost $700 when it goes on sale to U.S. customers in unlocked form. Presales will begin on Amazon later this week.

Elphi The Smart Plug System

Elphi is a smart plug system that you plug into your wall and control via a smartphone app. With it you can monitor, control and even share devices with your friends from anywhere in the world. Simply plug your devices into the Elphi plug and connect them to the Elphi cloud with the free app. The streamlined setup process usually takes less than sixty seconds and its designed to work with your existing WiFi network so you don’t have to buy any additional hardware.

Samsung Galaxy S3 (S III) Photos and Specs

No matter how you look at it, the Galaxy S3 is an amazing smart phone. It’s an absolutely stunning device that packs a huge display into what is likely the most compact phone possible considering it has a whopping 4.8 inch HD AMOLED display.

Facebook Phone Concept

The Facebook phone is still rumors, and a concept Mark Zuckerberg is probably considering. However, that hasn’t stopped people from imagining what a Facebook phone might look like. Here is a concept of what one designer believes would look like if the social network decided to well, you know, launch one.