The New Generation of Browsers is Coming

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The news of Google Chrome ditching WebKit and going for its own fork of WebKit engine called Blink has been floating almost everywhere on the web. Google says that it has a different way of rendering the content of a web page. And WebKit is only making it even more difficult for Chrome to function. That’s why Google decided to fork the engine and come up with its own version.

Following the Google’s path is another player in the browser war that’s not so seen in the front row named Opera. They announced that they will move to Blink and contribute to its development. When that happens, Apple’s Safari will be the only browser in the major players to use Webkit for rendering webpages. Continue reading

Google is Shutting Down Google Reader and 8 other Services

It’s easy to make Google services part of your everyday life. But apart from  Google Search and Gmail, don’t get too attached to any of them. Because when Google thinks it is not making enough money out of something, they just simply shut it down.

The same is going to happen with Google’s popular RSS reader, Google Reader.

The search giant just announced its Spring cleanup on its official blog. Among a few of other services, Google Reader is set to die on July 1. Senior Vice President of Google’s Technical Infrastructure writes that the usage of Google Reader, first launched way back in 2005, has declined over the time which has led Google make its ultimate decision to shut the service down. Continue reading

Business Insider Says Android Owners Aren’t Really Smartphone Owners

The fact that Android-based smartphones are available in all shapes, sizes, and price is the one that probably makes iPhone owners feel bad. At least, an article on Business Insider published on March 12th implies so.

B.I. writer Nicholas Carlson says that owning an Android does not really feel like using a smartphone.

He opens his article by writing that Android owners are less likely to purchase items with their phone, browse the web or watch videos compared to iPhone owners. He also writes that Android phones are too easy to get. Anyone can walk into AT&T, Verizon or Sprint store and get an Android. Even better, Nicholas pokes fun, Androids are often given away for free. Continue reading

Anger and Criticism Surfaces as People Failed to get Google I/O Ticket: All Blames on Google Wallet

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Mixed criticism and sheer anger floods Google+ and Twitter stream as people failed to get themselves a ticket for Google’s annual program, Google I/O.

Google I/O is one of the most anticipated program of the year for any developer and Google/Android enthusiasts. This year’s I/O is scheduled to be held from May 15 throughout May 17. Registration opened up this morning and all tickets were sold out in less than 45 minutes according to reports from various blogs. Continue reading

And the Whole World Wait for Sir Galaxy the Fourth

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The whole world has come to a standstill. Those who are willing to see the 2013 generation of smartphone including those who surely cannot afford to buy it are holding their breath as the day March 14 approaches. Sir Galaxy the Fourth will set foot in public for the first time ever in history, making tons of buzz around the web and print media world.

Did you make note when I wrote “the 2013 generation of smartphone?” How do you define when a generation starts and ends? Well, when it comes to human generation (culture, etc) you can’t obviously say. But when it comes to smartphone generation, you can take a look back and do the obvious math.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Might Scroll Based on Eye Movement, Another Step-Forward to Making Human Lazier?

samsung galaxy s4The New York Times’ Bits Blog has recently posted an article noting an unanimous source from Samsung that its upcoming wonder, Samsung Galaxy S4, may feature an intelligent eye-sensing scrolling option. If it’s true, you will no longer have to scroll down when reading a PDF or a web article on your S4. Continue reading