The world continues to wait for news concerning the mysterious Malaysia Airlines flight, MH370 that seemingly disappeared into thin air since March 8, 2014, as all the initial search and rescue efforts have proved fruitless. Plenty of people have already taken to the Internet to find out more about the developing situation, and this has also generated so much publicity for the keyword “MH370”, that an eBay seller has actually had the audacity to profit from this tragedy by “flipping” the domain name MH370.com, slapping a $5,000 asking price on the domain name itself.
LG Electronics has just introduced their TV range for this year in South Korea, where you would have to wrap your mind around a total of 68 new models. Yes sir, with that many models available for purchase, it is truly a mind boggling experience, where among the 68 new models t be made available, they will include ULTRA HD TVs in various sizes that range anywhere from 49” to 105”, making it the largest collection to date. Some of the new models would include LG’s ground breaking 105-inch Curved ULTRA HD TV that has already garnered its fair share of fans, apart from the smaller 65”, 55” and 49” curved 4K TVs.
Is there value in Apple’s FaceTime? The answer is a resounding yes, as it is useful when it comes to keeping in touch with a loved one from a distance. However, can it be used to save lives? The answer is the same, a yes in this case, as a certain Laura Toone is able to attest to. Laura went about her business as usual with her littles ones and dogs, where one of the dogs with her is not hers, but she happened to look after it. However, when the two pooches began to fight, Laura tried to intervene only to have them turn on her. Laura’s hand was bitten by the foster dog, and it nearly bit her finger almost clean off. Her attempts to dial 911 failed because of the resulting blood loss that prevented her from using her iPhone, and her 4 year old daughters were too panic stricken at the sight of all that blood to do anything. Enter Laura’s 2-year-old son, Bentley, who has loved using his mom’s iPhone since time immemorial, where he initiated a FaceTime call to his mom’s friend, Connie Guerrero.
FaceTime Turns 2-Year Old Into Hero, Saves Mom From Dog Attack original content from Ubergizmo.
For those who have been waiting for a better version of the Surface 2 tablet, perhaps your long wait is over. And by “better”, I would mean a Surface 2 that will boast of LTE wireless capability, allowing you to remain hooked to something that is way faster than 3G. Apparently, whispers are going around that the Surface 2 tablet with LTE connectivity has already begun to ship to Microsoft Store retail locations.
Surface 2 LTE Tablets Sent To Microsoft Stores (Rumor)? original content from Ubergizmo.
It seems that many people have been waiting for the Surface Power Cover accessory to arrive for the longest time, at the very least those who happen to own at least one of the following devices from Microsoft – the Surface Pro, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. Well, just like how all good things come to those who wait (and wait patiently at times), the Surface Power Cover is ready for pre-order, as the Microsoft Store website has already gone live with the Power Cover sales page, where this particular peripheral will retail for $199.99 a pop if you are interested.
So, the dust has started to settle from the iOS 7.1 update release for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, but is there more than meets the eye? Apparently so, as it seems that when one decides to dig deeper into the iOS 7.1 update, one would be able to check out references made to a couple of unannounced iPad models that have been snucked into the update itself. In a new report that hails from 9to5Mac, it seems that iOS 7.1 will feature support for “iPad 4,3″ and “iPad 4,6″. Do these two model numbers sound familiar to you? The answer is obviously in the negative, since none of the existing iPads carry such model numbers. For instance, the iPad Air features the model numbers iPad 4,1 and iPad 4,2, while the iPad mini with Retina display happens to be known as the iPad 4,4 and iPad 4,5.
Apparently, a render for the ZTE Grand S Ext has leaked out, and I must say that the naming convention for this particular smartphone is not exactly the most memorable one in the industry. It surely looks pretty decent actually, so perhaps ZTE might want to change the naming convention afterwards before an official release. What makes the ZTE Grand S Ext different from the rest of the other smartphones that the company has released so far? Apparently, it has been touted to be the first smartphone that relies on what it calls Nano Molding Technology, or NMT for short. NMT would translate to the material being made out of both metal and plastic, where they have been injected together into the mold. The end result? A more affordable shell compared to using pure metal alone, while offering a premium feel to the touch despite its half plastic composition.
With our smartphones in tow, we usually have access to data, whether it be 3G or 4G LTE, while we drive. It’s probably not the best idea to be using your phones while you drive, which is why Audi and AT&T have recently teamed up and announced a new plan in which they will be offering 4G LTE data plans to Audi’s 2015 A3 Sedan which will be released later this month.
According to the companies, this will be the first-ever in-vehicle 4G LTE connection offered in North America. The goal is to provide a way for the car’s infotainment system to be used in a similar way that one uses a smartphone, but at the same time reduce the driver’s need to look at their smartphones while they drive. (more…)
Internet search giant Google is offering a couple of months of free, on-demand music to those who actually purchased selected models of Chromebooks. This offer is good from now all the way to September 30th, where a purchase of the majority of the Chromebook models out there would qualify one for a free 60 day pass to give Google’s online music streaming service known as Google Play Music All Access a go.Normally, a Google Play Music All Access subscription would cost approximately $10 per month, and Google tends to offer new subscribers a 30-day free trial. This would result in a net savings of just $10, but hey – a penny saved is a penny earned, is it not? Hence, a two month free trial period ought to offer more than enough opportunity and time to decide as to whether you would want to continue forking out a monthly commitment for Google’s music streaming service.
Free 2 Months Of Google Play Music All Access With Chromebook Purchase original content from Ubergizmo.
Just like how we are told not to judge a book by its cover, so too, should we not write off a small form factor computer based on its size alone. After all, there is the saying that goes something like this – it is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. Shuttle, a name that has long been associated with small form factor computers, have come up with the Shuttle DS81 machine which measures a mere 19cm x 16.5cm x 4.3cm. Underneath its hood, you will be able to find an H81 chipset that supports user-upgradeable processors up to a Haswell Core i7 (!). Similar to its predecessor, the Shuttle DS61, the DS81 would arrive with advanced cooling capability so that it can function even in environments of up to 50 degrees, including digital signage situations.