HTC Acknowledges One X WiFi Bug On Tegra 3 Models
There's always some snag with these big flagship devices it seems. The iPhone 4 had antennagate, Verizon's Galaxy Nexus couldn't seem to stay connected and the One X is joining the parade with some serious WiFi issues. Some users have complained of weak WiFi reception and, alarmingly, a rather odd fix. Simply squeezing the device in the right place could drastically improve signal strength indicating the issue may be hardware based.
Google Is Pushing Forward On Its Siri Rival As Voice Assistant Competition Heats Up
Google is said to have accelerated plans to rival Apple and launch a Siri competitor for Android devices, according to the Wall Street Journal, after the Cupertino-based company announced a series of significant updates to its personal assistant service. Apple’s recent WWDC event saw the company add a bunch of new features to Siri, which included an option to ask real-world questions about sports, movies, restaurants and more.
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Instagram’s Systrom: Video Is Hard But Cinemagram Is Interesting; Also, Focus On Big Problems
Startups like Viddy and Socialcam are angling to be the Instagram of video — that is, to figure out some simple way of creating, editing and sharing mobile videos, in a way that resonates with users like the photo-sharing service has. But it’s hard, Instagram cofounder Kevin Systrom said on stage at Le Web London today, because of the medium. Videos take minutes to load. “Users want a faster experience, they want to produce quickly. [With Instagram] you can take a photo and make it beautiful in seconds.”
4% of People Have Used Their iPhone While Having Sex
Which would you rather give up for a weekend — sex or your iPhone? 15% of respondents to one study said they would choose a romance-free weekend rather than go without their beloved device. A recent survey conducted by Gazelle.com (the company that buys your old iPhone) asked 1,000 people who have used the service to trade-in an old device if they’d rather go without sex or iPhone for a weekend. Yes, 15% of people chose sex.