As per the latest sources, Yahoo’s board of directors has approved a $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr, it was reported earlier today. The initial reactions from many Tumblr users have ranged from skepticism to outright anger, as many fear the acquisition will change the culture of the platform.
Nokia announced the Lumia 925, its latest and arguably most well-designed smartphone of Nokia. A slightly upgraded follow-up to the Lumia 928, the Lumia 925 comes with a slimming, attractive aluminum frame. The device’s aluminum exterior reminds me of the HTC One, which we’re very, very fond of.
As far as specifications go, the 139-gram Lumia 925 comes with a 4.5-inch (1280 x 768) display, a dual-core processor, and a 8.7-megapixel camera that Nokia says takes sharp photos even in low-light situations.
In fact, of all the Lumia 925′s features, it’s that camera functionality that Nokia seems most intent on pushing. Along with the formidable camera hardware,the Lumia 925 comes with Smart Cam, and app that captures photos in bursts of ten and lets users chose the best shot. It’s a feature that we’ve seen in a number of recent Android devices, and one that should make the Lumia’s photography situation a pretty good one.
While the Lumia 925 clearly stands on its own hardware-wise, the one drawback with anything Lumia these days is the still-underdeveloped Windows Phone, which is preventing devices like the Lumia 925 from being an instant buy for me. Hopefully Microsoft can improve the situation — at least for Nokia’s sake.
The Lumia 925, which is being released globally, should hit T-Mobile at some point in June.
WordPress has made all users Blogging so easy with updates, new releases and pathes. WordPress has been a reliable blogging platform for many years and it keeps on going strong. It dominates the blogging platform after being used by 52% of the top blogs in the world.
With over more than 65 million WordPress sites in the world, the platform’s popularity can’t be contested, Pingdom writes.
The aforementioned source grabbed the list of the top 100 blogs in the world from Technorati and tried to identify which blogging platform or CSM the site uses.
Out of the 100 blogs, they managed to identify the platform in use in 94 of them.
Thus, immediately after WordPress, custom platforms were used by 12% of the blogs in the top. These are followed by Drupal, which scored 7% of the total.
Other names on the list include Gawker, TypePad, Blogger, and Tumblr.
For instance, Huffington Post, which is the top website, was built on a movable platform, while TMZ relies on Ceros.
However, Mashable and TechCrunch, which occupy the third and fourth places, were created on WordPress.
Once connected to your Facebook account, the app lets you share pictures taken with Glass to your Facebook account. The process is exceptionally similar to the how the current third-party Twitter client works for Glass, in that it makes your Facebook account a contact with which you share photos.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Google’s Sergey Brin earlier this year that he couldn’t wait for Glass, which means we might see an official Facebook app come down the pipeline at some point as well.
Google Glass is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display (HMD) that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project, with the mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, that can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands. While the frames do not currently have lenses fitted to them, Google is considering partnering with sunglass retailers such as Ray-Ban or Warby Parker, and may also open retail stores to allow customers to try on the device. The Explorer Edition cannot be used by people who wear prescription glasses, but Google has confirmed that Glass will eventually work with frames and lenses that match the wearer’s prescription; the glasses will be modular and therefore possibly attachable to normal prescription glasses.
Glass is being developed by Google X Lab, which has worked on other futuristic technologies such as driverless cars. The project was announced on Google+ by Project Glass lead Babak Parviz, an electrical engineer who has also worked on putting displays into contact lenses; Steve Lee, a product manager and “geolocation specialist”; and Sebastian Thrun, who developed Udacity as well as worked on the self-driving car project. Google has patented the design of Project Glass. Thad Starner, an augmented reality expert, is a technical lead/manager on the project.
Latest Updates of Google Glass
Owners of Google Glass are saying that Google is rolling out the device’s first software update, and changing the version name to XE5.
According to Phandroid, the update’s improvements include bug fixes, optimizations and improvements. What’s more, data syncing in the background now requires power and Wi-Fi connection, transcription of queries and messages is faster, and the battery-charge estimation has been improved.
As per the latest updates, the new features include incoming Google+ and Hangout notifications, with the ability to comment and +1 posts directly through Glass.
The update can be received over-the-air; to initiate it, the device must be plugged into a charger.
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