HTC posting huge loss

I am a huge fan of HTC. My first phone ever was a HTC Hero, then I upgraded to an HTC Evo, which was the first of the 4.3 inch smartphones. Then Samsung came along and took over the market in a couple of months. I personally feel that HTC smartphones have a better build quality than Samsung phones. It was not a a surprise for me though that HTC has posted a loss. The reason for that is because of the materialist society that is present not only in America but in other parts of the world as well. Smartphone sales are not only made in America. Why do you guys think is the better manufacturer? 

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By fk125

Battery Charging in Less Than 30 Seconds

The Israeli start up company called Dot claims that it can charge your phone from zero charge up to 100% in 30 seconds. Do not get too excited though, it is not set to launch for a couple more years, because of the restraints in size. Everything after all starts out being pretty big, and slowly works its way to becoming of smaller size. The port right now would not fit into a regular handset. They do have 1.25 million dollars in funding, so I would expect it to be sooner than a few years. I’m excited for this, because the battery that my phone uses is huge. It takes almost 6 hours to charge completely. With this new battery pack, it is definitely going to make things a lot more different, because of how much bigger the batteries can now be. One thing that I do not understand, is that if they make something that forces that much juice into something that quickly, won’t that destroy the battery? 

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Uber is spreading its wings

There was a post on this blog a few weeks ago about how we can use Uber for quick transportation. Now it seems that Uber can now be used for transporting other things, such as notes. This new service is going to be called Uber Rush. It is almost the same thing as what people already use in Manhattan for rush deliveries through bicycle delivery men. This new delivery service will most probably be a success because its cheaper than the Rush delivery service that is already put in place, and quite faster because they are using cars and not bikes. 

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Has Mark Zuckerberg gone mad?

The CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has been on one hell of a shopping spree. First buying Whatsapp for a whopping 19 billion dollars and  more recently buying Oculus VR for 2 billion dollars. Has Mark Zuckerberg gone on a wild shopping spree, or is there rather a method to this madness? 

I strongly believe that he is making the right decisions. These purchases are not just wild antics that a power crazy man would make, but rather are calculated risks that can pay off two some in the upcoming future. 

Now all of you are probably thinking great, now fk125’s gone mad as well, and is going to be in the same sinking ship that Zuckerberg is in, but you would be wrong. Oculus VR makes virtual reality hardware and software. When Skype or even the iPhone was released, everybody was in awe. With the Oculus VR, who knows what the future can hold? Can Facebook integrate the Oculus VR eyepiece with Facebook video conferencing and make a virtual conversation possible?

With the way that technology is progressing, it seems as if the possibilities are endless. Who knows, maybe by the time I’m CEO of some bigshot company, I will hold all my meetings in virtual reality. 

By fk125

14 year old proposes how to save millions of dollars.

Who knew that just changing the font of a text could save someone that type of money but that is the truth. Suvir Mirchandani, started off this project as a school science fair project. In his project he states that changing the font from what his school district uses in Pittsburgh can save his school district twenty thousand dollars a year. After adding up and finding out an almost precise number for how much the US government spends on printing, he estimates that the government will save two hundred and thirty four million dollars annually.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/teen-says-theres-a-way-to-save-the-federal-government-millions-down-to-the-letter/ 

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Replacing YouTube

Yahoo is planning on unveiling a better option to YouTube. Yes Yahoo. That long forgotten search engine, is trying to make a comeback into the spotlight by serving not the customers but the people that provide entertainment. The YouTube partners, or people that have been selected to get payed by YouTube for their work, are unhappy, because of how little of a revenue they actually get after YouTube gets its cut of the ad revenue as well. Yahoo is aiming to release a new video sharing network, that gives more privileges and more of a cut of the revenue given to the producers. Oulimata Ba from HNGN states,

“But this time Yahoo’s plan, if it turns out to be true, is well timed- YouTube partners have been voicing unhappiness with the video-sharing giant’s lack of revenue over the last two years, the report said. A total of 45 percent of ad revenue goes to YouTube.

Some have even created their own video sites or left to partner with other video sharing platforms, like Microsoft’s Xbox, the report said.” 

http://www.hngn.com/articles/27744/20140331/yahoo-considers-launching-version-youtube-industry-sources.htm 

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Android SDK for wearable devices

The android SDK is being released to everyone. Wait what is an android SDK? In really, I mean REALLY simple terms, the Android SDK is like the structure of how Android is set up. It is what other producers and more exciting for me, other private developers can use this SDK to personalize or de-modify Android to its purest form. Things like rooted watches can now be possible! Just imagine developing a way to take a picture with your watch and it uploading to your google cloud without using any of the storage on your watch with can be used for something more important. Or getting rid of all of the usual Android Samsung Watch features and having a pure form of Android on your watch so there will be no real need of always having your phone on you? The possibilities are now endless! 

 

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Tor Deep Web Browsing

Did you know that Facebook, Wikipedia, and all other well known websites make up only one percent of the vast internet world. Did you also know that human body parts are still sold online without much regulation? The Tor Deep Web browser, literally exposes all of that apparently. Google works like a spider that algorithmically searches for keywords, but Tor works differently. It does not look for keywords, but relevance of subject, like statistics and other boring things like that. This article outlines mentions all of this. 

http://kplr11.com/2014/03/10/the-deep-web-you-dont-know-about/ 

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Fundraising online?

I just got out of a meeting. Yes at 12:16 in the morning with my EMS crew. We had a meeting about how to get funds for a squad. The borough that I work in, has hired a professional marketing expert that shows us what to do and how to get funds quickly. Apparently the new number one way to get funds is through advertising online. Putting a simple donate now button on a website is all it takes to make tons of money in a few months. It is something that hit me by total surprise. I always thought that events and fundraising dinners are what bring in the real money, but that is not correct. Apparently all of that has changed because of how people spend most of their time online now, rather than outside and events like that. 

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Money Extortion Online?

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2103840/meetup-site-down-after-hacker-sought-to-extort-300-from-ceo.html

 

The site meetup is the latest victim in the ever growing epidemic of cyber hacking. All the hackers wanted was $300 dollars to stop the attacks. The CEO of meetup stated that he wanted to show that his site is not one to be attacked and is not to be attacked in the future. This can go either way. This current group of hackers can constantly keep attacking him and can cause damage to the company for a little while, lose interest in it, and go away, but then that leaves another group of hackers with the oppurtunity to attack meetup again and ask for more money this time. Or, the CEO can hire a professional group of anti hackers, who will make it harder for hackers to crash his system. I think that would be highly unlikely because, meetup is a public site where people can host meetings with several people by connecting IPs. It would be very difficult to monitor every single IP address, and essentially sort out the good actual users IP address, compared to other IP address that would ping these viruses to the site. 

Do you guys think he did the right thing by not paying? Do you think the government should be involved in these successful hackings? 

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