This year, more smartphones will be produced than babies will be born. This is no surprise as smartphones are released ever so frequently. But, which phone is the most innovative one of them all? Is it the performance-powerhouse Samsung Galaxy S4? The seductive HTC One? The wallet-friendly LG Nexus 4? The waterproof Sony Xperia Z or the classy iPhone 5S? Answer: none of them. Motorola’s Moto X is the most innovative smartphone of the year and here is why:
The iPhone 5S is the most refined iPhone to date and that’s nothing far from the truth. It may be obvious but it’s true. The iPhone 5 is already a good smartphone – it brought a refreshed look to the iconic iPhone 4 with the sleek anodized aluminum body. Yet, the iPhone 5S is criticized for being a stale iteration of the iPhone 5. Despite the criticism, I think the iPhone 5S should still be taken seriously.
The Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference has just announced a price drop from $100 to $75. Bundled with the promo code TheGadgetSite offers “I<3CUTC@Van“, you can take another $25 to cut the price down to $50. If you happen to be SFU Computing Science, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, or Engineering, you can “hack” another $40-50 off the price. The conference can end up being free!
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HTC and Facebook have attempted to create a Facebook Android smartphone in the past. The HTC Status was known to be a flop for offering few value adds to the smartphone experience. However, this can all change tomorrow as HTC and Facebook unveils the HTC first.
The new Facebook user interface or skin on top of Android looks refreshing – promising even.
Yet again, Google adds to its portfolio of innovation. On April 1, 2013, Google unveils a new feature in Google Maps. The world’s most popular internet mapping service now allows you to explore the world in the form of a treasure map.
Click Treasure on the top right corner of Google Maps to try Treasure Mode for yourself. Work together and solve the mystery.
Since the inception of YouTube, YouTube has been searching for the best online video of all time. But with over 70 hours of video uploaded per minute, it impossible to find the best video. Therefore, YouTube is going to stop talking uploads as of April 1, 2013 and begin to review all the existing videos to select the best video.
What do you think is the #bestvideo on YouTube?
We always thought that Google knows everything. But now, its all about Google Nose.
Google Nose Beta seamlessly connects scent to search. Through R&D into aligning molecules with intersecting photons and infrasound waves, Google can create the smell of the words you search on Google.
Try searching on Google for “wet dog”, “success”, or “durian” and explore other smells that people have sniffed for, or visit google.com/nose to learn more.
To all you tech lovers, I got a discount code to the Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference (CUTC). Get the most of your tech experience by networking with professionals from Microsoft, Facebook, GitHub and many tech start-ups.
It’s rare for Canada to have such a large tech event. Don’t miss out on Canada’s largest undergrad tech conference.
Check to see if your university qualifies you for a discount. If you attend UBC or SFU, computing science and engineering faculties could offer up to $50 a subsidy off your ticket. Paired with the “I<3CUTC@Van” discount code, you take another $25 off!
As HTC snickers at Samsung, the leading smartphone provider using Android, HTC is showing arrogance and weakness. This is one of HTC’s latest tweets:
— HTC (@htc) March 14, 2013
I am actually quite disappointed with HTC. I love their phones but their marketing and PR team is falling far behind Samsung, Apple, Sony and even Nokia.