- Category: Geek Gear
- Created on Thursday, 21 November 2013 11:45
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If you are well informed with tech news, you have probably heard about Snapchat’s outrageous decision to reject Facebook’s $3 billion purchase offer. Although this may seem like a terrible business decision to most people, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has his reasons for rejecting this offer.
Nowadays Snapchat is taking over the world by storm in photo messaging - for those who are unfamiliar with this form of social media, Snapchat is a free mobile application that allows users to send photos or short videos to their contacts. The main feature that makes Snapchat stand out from its competitors is that once the user opens a photo or video, it will delete itself within a maximum time of 10 seconds. Due to this auto-delete feature, Snapchat has become an ideal platform for some users to send naughty photos similar to what you see on chatroulette. However, there are other creative ways users can use Snapchat other than sexting! Here for a few examples:
Take photos of your food.
While it is a common phenomenon to see delicious food pictures on Instagram, you don’t want to share your food pictures with everyone on a daily basis. If you really want to show off your food to a specific person, you can send them a photo of it on Snapchat! The great thing is that the photo will delete itself, so you won’t take up your friend’s smartphone storage space with your photo spam.
Send a photo of a weird medical condition.
Sometimes we need a second opinion to determine the seriousness of a medical condition - usually this involves or a scary rash or ugly boils that are too embarrassing to be shared with the public. If you are looking for medical advice from a specific person, you can send a photo of it on Snapchat to avoid having a permanent record of the photo that can possibly be leaked online. This also ensures privacy, as Snapchat sends a notification to your smartphone if your Snapchat contact attempts to screenshot the photo.
Communicating without words.
As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Instead of typing out a lengthy story of the crazy night out you had last night, you can simply send a photo of it to your friend on Snapchat. Usually party nights involve undesirable behaviour, so people don’t want the public to see their alcohol-infused actions and decisions. Thanks to Snapchat, you can share the epicness of a photo with a specific contact while protecting your privacy at the same time.
I think that, in a sense, all comic book fans are lovers of visual arts. Besides the stories, the art is what initially draws us in as fans. As aspiring student photographers, you guys should be drawn to Php 50 grand and this sweet camera.
For 28 years, PLDT and Directory Philippines Corporation have been holding their annual Visual Arts Competition. It's a celebration of art and it's used to determine which photo is to be used on the cover of the Yellow Pages. Yes, there are still a few people who use the phone book. You know, up where there's no Internet.
Thor: The Dark World goodies from Jollibee are popping up left and right! Today, we just caught wind of a new burger offering and a sweet Mjolnir flash drive!
The Mjolnir is pretty damn cool. It has a 1GB capacity, which isn't huge but for the price and for the design, it isn't bad. This would work perfectly for transporting small files around the office. You'd be all "YOUR FILES BE ON MAH HAMMAH!" And then you pull out your Mjolnir and your workmate pretends to not be able to lift it, and then you laugh at his unworthiness as you smite him. Good times, good times.
The next generation of gaming consoles are coming in force very, very soon. Nintendo released their next-gen salvo a whole year early with the Wii-U, which came out Nov. 12, 2012. Sony and Microsoft, the two top dogs right now, are going to set their new consoles loose closer together, with the PS4 coming out on Nov. 15, 2013 in the US and Nov. 29, 2013 in Europe, and the Xbox One coming out on Nov. 22, 2013. For us living in the great archipelago of the Philippines, though, we may be getting them probably a couple weeks after stated release dates.
People who own current-gen (soon to be last-gen) consoles and people who have never owned a console before are thinking of jumping right in the deep end of the next-gen pool and buy a PS4/Xbox One right at launch. A bunch of people from the international forums I follow have pre-ordered their systems already. BUT HOLD YOUR HORSES! Let me tell you why it may be a good idea to hold off on that and get a PS3 or 360 first, if you don't have one yet.
Let me try and give you a few reasons why buying a PS3 or Xbox 360 now or even a few months after the release of the next gen consoles is still a viable idea.
We actually just got one! It's white!
Not a lot of people know this, but I used to be a huge guitar gearhead. Being in college, I didn't have a lot of resources to acquire a lot of the equipment I wanted, but I kept myself in the loop and lusted after what I wanted. As I grew older, I realized I had no talent in guitar so I sold my bright cherry red Ibanez, my 60 watt amplifier, and my effects to buy a computer instead. But that never really stopped me from loving audio equipment; only these days, I find myself favoring headphones instead. My neighbors are very violent people.
Last week, I was lucky enough to have been invited to the launch of a new product line by Electro-Voice. Electro-Voice is the part of Bosch that develops and manufactures audio equipment, including microphones, amps, loudspeakers, and the like geared towards pros.
These same speakers are installed in the Suwon World Cup Stadium in Korea, the Parramatta Stadium in Australia, the Philippine Senate, the Philippine Congress, and some other smaller establishments in the country. Even though these bad boys are installed in huge arenas, it doesn't mean that they can't be used on a consumer level. Electro-Voice says they've also catered to thousands of musicians, DJs and performers around the world.