Famous Historical Icons Taking Mirror Self-Portraits With Smartphones

The Netherlands-based internet marketer Frank Haenen

has humorously imagined what could have happened if smartphones had existed much earlier—instead of having people paint or shoot their portraits, well-know historical figures could have taken “mirror-selfies” of themselves.

Haenen digitally manipulated the portraits of several famous people—including Marilyn Monroe, Pablo Picasso and Karl Marx—and turned them into funny mirror self-portraits.

These pictures depict pop-culture and historical icons with smartphones in their hands; and it is amusing to see these familiar faces indulging in one of the most popular narcissistic past-times of the internet-fuelled generation.

Los 9 mejores smartphones del 2014

Los 9 mejores smartphones del 2014

El 2014 fue uno de mucha competencia para la industria de los smartpones, tal como lo fue con la llegada del popular iPhone 6. Además, con los increíbles avances de la tecnología, ahora tenemos celulares más potentes y rápidos, según ABC en su portal web.

Mira la lista de los mejores smartphones del 2014 y comenta cuál es tu favorito:

 #1. iPhone 6

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Nvidia and Marvell will develop modules for Project Ara

by Giulio Minotti, Phonebloks

On Google+, Paul Eremenko, head of Project Ara, announced the collaboration with Nvidia and Marvell. The two companies will produce an AP (Application Processor) module that represents the heart of Project Ara, which houses the Soc (Cpu, Gpu and modem), Ram, memory and other components.

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Top 5 Upcoming Budget 4G Smartphones of 2015

2014 has been a great year of gadgets and smartphone lovers, 2015 will not be an exception either, at least that’s what the updates and launch announcements are indicating to. A huge number of 4G handsets are hitting the business. While gadget makers, for example, Xolo, Xiaomi, Gionee, Lenovo and Microsoft Devices have dispatched moderate 4G cell phones in the nation within budget range of Rs 8,000-15,000 territory, players like Motorola, Micromax, LG and Karbonn have reported arrangements to dispatch gadgets at these value focuses soon.

Project Ara official news: new prototype and Ara Marketplace

by Giulio Minotti, Phonebloks

Google’s ATAP-team has on Google+ shown the main circuit board of the new Project Ara prototype, called Spiral 2. This new device will have the benefit of Toshiba building custom chips, leaving more free space available for the developer’s functions. The new prototype will also have improved electromagnetic couplings for the modules (Epm). 

This Spiral 2 PCB (print circuit board) is just the beginning.

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Photo and caption by Brian Yen
Photo Location Hong Kong
Grand-Prize Winner and People Winner, National Geographic

"In the last ten years, mobile data, smartphones and social networks have forever changed our existence. Although this woman stood at the center of a jam-packed train, the warm glow from her phone told the strangers around her that she wasn’t really there. She managed to slip away from "here" for a short moment; she’s a node flickering on the social web, roaming the Earth, free as a butterfly. Our existence is no longer stuck to the physical here; we’re free to run away, and run we will."

2014 foi o ano em que o Android amadureceu com a chegada do Android 5.0 Lollipop. Também foi o ano em que a Apple finalmente se rendeu às telas grandes. Já a Microsoft concluiu a aquisição da Nokia e passou a gerenciar a linha de smartphones Lumia. 10 smartphones que foram notícia em 2014. A lista está ordem alfabética, por fabricante. Vale ressaltar que a lista não inclui somente os aparelhos mais sofisticados, mas também alguns que se destacaram pelo ótimo custo/benefício. Confira.

CREATIVITY / The 3 Dark Horsemen #2 : Boredom


"Boredom produces ideas like a grow bag produces tomatoes" - Richard Newtown, ‘The Little Book Of Thinking Big’ 

Last month I started a mini-series on three things that we might not talk about or enjoy so much, that actually drive our creativity. I started last time with doubt. Today I want to chat about the second factor I’ve been thinking about recently… boredom. 

Boredom is not a fun thing. Nobody enjoys it for it’s own sake. But it can be turned into enjoyment and fulfilment, and I think you can learn to use it for good, and for creative change.

Boredom is a big indicator of where we are unhappy, or unsettled, or need change in our lives. It’s fuel that leads to creative decision making and taking a new path. It leads to adventure and fulfilment - it leads to NEW IDEAS. 

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Febrero 2015 tendremos nueva versión de Lollipop: 5.1

Se anuncia una nueva versión de Lollipop por parte de Google, la versión 5.1 que estaría siendo lanzada en febrero del 2015, aquí te contamos sobre las mejoras.

Lo primero que me ha sorprendido de esta noticia es que para empezar, todavía muchos usuarios estamos esperando la actualización a Lollipop 5.0.1, es más, algunos aún ni siquiera recibimos la actualización a Lollipop 5.0, ya sabemos a la velocidad que Google actualiza su Sistema Operativo, pero sin importar eso, ya han anunciado la versión 5.1.

La verdad es que la versión 5.0 de Android a levantado muchos comentarios negativos debido a los problemas que se han presentado, desde el alto consumo de batería hasta problemas con las conexiones de red, en reproducción de vídeos, crasheos de terminales y varios etcéteras más, pensándolo bien, quizás este sea el motivo de la lentitud en las actualizaciones.

Pues debido a eso, se supone que la anunciada versión 5.1 no solo resolverá todos estos bugs sino que prácticamente se dice que es una versión totalmente nueva y renovada, veremos que tal les va a los de Mountain View.

Entre los cambios que se anuncian para Lollipop 5.1 encontramos mejoras en la gestión de la batería y memoria RAM, corrección en los problemas de crasheo de terminales y terminación repentina de algunas aplicaciones, a esto se le puede llamar “mejoras generales en la estabilidad del sistema”, también se habla de cambios más profundos pero no se ha dado detalles de ello. También se anuncian cambios en la interacción con las aplicaciones Google.


i recently rooted a relatively old smartphone. i got this phone almost 5 years ago… you know, this thing is more powerful than the first server i ever set up many many years ago. it has more processing power, more memory, faster networking and it’s wireless too, it uses less energy, has its own screen etc etc etc. this tiny thing sits in the palm of my hand and i’m literally holding a freaking supercomputer!