THE TECH CIRCUIT
A phone with a 108-megapixel camera
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - November 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Chinese smartdevice manufacturer Xiaomi made waves over the weekend in unveiling the brand’s first ever 108-megapixel camera-equipped phone.
Twitter to nix political ads
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - November 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Microblogging platform Twitter recently made waves in announcing that it will be nixing provisions for political ads, a stance which goes against rival social platforms like Facebook.
Fender’s “song hits” app
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - October 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Famed guitar brand Fender got the attention of music lovers over the weekend for rolling out an app that hosts a massive library of song chord charts.
A laptop with an“optical keyboard”makes waves
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - October 23, 2019 - 12:00am
While Google was making headlines with the products and services featured in “Pixel 2019,” a gaming brand got techies and industry stakeholders talking in showcasing what’s being touted as the “world’s...
Google Maps updates for the visually impaired
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - October 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Google released over the weekend a series of updates for its Google Maps suite. The updates are aimed at helping visually impaired individuals better work their way around major city roads.
Samsung’s “cross border” payment/payout service
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Samsung rolled out over the weekend what’s being touted as the first mobile-native wallet service that comes with international money transfer services.
Virtual Social Community
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - October 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, Facebook revealed plans to launch a “virtual social community” that’s hinged on immersive virtual reality experiences.
Google to prioritize “original reporting” in search
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Google caught the ire of confused tech industry players last week when the firm announced that it will be implementing changes to its search algorithm to prioritize “original reporting.”
Facebook to hide “Like” counts?
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
A Twitter and blog post by Jane Wong got social media users talking up a storm last week with the “code leaker” revealing that Facebook is “working to hide ‘like’ counts.”
Custom AR filters in Instagram
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - August 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Avid Instagram users were recently in for a treat when the proponents of the world’s biggest photo-video-anchored social media network launched a new tool that allows for the creation of custom augmented reality...
Samsung’s new Notes
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - August 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Samsung unveiled its newest iterations of its “Galaxy Note” line last week – the first of the line to not have a physical headphone jack.
A fabric that smells better with sweat
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - August 7, 2019 - 12:00am
A team of researchers at the University of Minho in Portugal recently revealed a new type of fabric that smells better with sweat.
A “brain-machine interface” to control gadgets through thoughts?
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - July 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Billionaire tech-venture capitalist Elon Musk got techies and tech journalists talking over the weekend in revealing the ongoing developments of a “brain-machine interface” startup he has been bankr...
64-megapixel sensor for mobiles unveiled
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - May 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Korean smartdevice manufacturer Samsung recently unveiled a new type of imaging sensor that paves the way for the coming of 64-megapixel camera phones.
Samsung is working on another foldable smartdevice?
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - April 3, 2019 - 12:00am
A report by tech leaks and rumors site LetsGoDigital reveals that Samsung is working on another foldable smartdevice model.
Doodles to photorealistic landscapes with AI
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - March 27, 2019 - 12:00am
NVIDIA, a brand known for graphics processing chips, recently unveiled a new type of software it has been developing – a “landscape generator” that can render photorealistic landscapes based on...
Mobile World Congress
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - March 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Foldable phones by various manufacturers and brands were unveiled in this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. These gadgets embodied the smartphone-tablet hybrid ideal by way of advanced...
A new dating app makes waves
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - January 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Apps like OkCupid and Tinder have been making waves in the arena of digital matchmaking and dating, but a new app-and-service suite has recently taken the arena by storm in its not-so-conventional approach to finding...
LG’s “G8” to have an “attachable second screen”?
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - January 23, 2019 - 12:00am
LG’s reputation for developing phones with “out of the ordinary” designs and features recently roused the interests of techies, with rumors that the brand is set to roll out a smartphone that comes...
A “smart hotel” in Shanghai
by Yasunari Ramon Suarez Taguchi - November 28, 2018 - 12:00am
News of a “smart hotel” opening in Shanghai, China got techies, app developers and hoteliers talking up a storm last week, as the property transcodes integrated mobile communications tech into a complete...
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