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7 minutes | May 8, 2013
65bits #336: Goodbye Fireworks.
As Adobe going all cloud, leaving good old Fireworks behind, EA decides to make all Starwars fans happy by licensing the brand to make games. BitTorrent innovates to come up with legal use-cases for it’s technology. And the Fitbit Flex arrives.. only the US though.. Background Music for 65Bits is courtesy of spinningmerkaba Stories from this week: Electronic Arts strikes deal with Disney, acquires license to make Star Wars games BitTorrent creates new Bundle format to monetize Torrents After nearly 10 years, Adobe abandons its Creative Suite entirely to focus on Creative Cloud Fitbit Flex is available for purchase now
7 minutes | May 5, 2013
65bits #335: LG Nexus 4 out in Singapore, in time for the next Nexus Phone?
Bring on the Lumia 928 I say, via a billboard, and the ancient computers that happen to still work and cost too much! Also more news on Intel’s fight to be the one chipmaker to rule them all. We also discuss the serious issue of 3D Printed Guns and manufacturers launching phones that are almost a whole year old! Background Music for 65Bits is courtesy of spinningmerkaba Stories from this week: Lumia 928 Billboard Torrented Game Apple-1 for sale Iris Pro = nVidia/AMD graphics? 3D Printed Guns LG Nexus 4 and the next Nexus Phone
7 minutes | May 1, 2013
65bits #334: Mercedes S Class Ahoy!
The rumour mill is churning, and so many awesome new stories are out in various fields, from the mobile sphere, to well… cars. And we are super excited for new processors, as well as possibly cheaper tablets, and of course to the possibility to messing some people up virtually on GTA. Background Music for 65Bits is courtesy of spinningmerkaba Stories from this week: Nexus 11 coming soon Cheap iPad mini soon? A flat iOS? GTA V Trio of Trailers Haswell nanoseconds away! The New S-Class
7 minutes | Apr 28, 2013
65bits #333: Galaxy S4 gets rooted!
Viber app has a security hole. Google Glasses gets open sourced. Singapore gets super-fast 150Mbps 4G wireless broadband network!! Wooo!! And Samsung’s latest and greatest Galaxy S4 gets rooted! Background Music for 65Bits is courtesy of spinningmerkaba Stories from this week: Viber app flaw allows access to phone without password Google releases Glass kernel GPL source Root exploit unearthed for Snapdragonbased Galaxy S4 SingTel doubles 4G maximum speed to 150Mbps
7 minutes | Apr 24, 2013
65bits #332: The one with a Fonepad not a Padfone.
Asus starts selling the Nexus 7 clone the Fonepad (not the Padfone) in Singapore. FirefoxOS phones sell like cakes on fire. Singapore almost has 95% 4G coverage (at street levels). A local app which helps visually handicapped live a more normal life. Swype finally available on Google Play and recognizes Singlish! Background Music for 65Bits is courtesy of spinningmerkaba Stories from this week: Firefox OS Developer Phones Sell Out Within Hours Asus Fonepad offers another lowcost Android option in Singapore Singapore is closer to 4G coverage islandwide Singapore made video call app helps guide the blind Nuance brings Swype keyboard to Google Play for $0.99
7 minutes | Apr 21, 2013
65bits #331: I want a Maserati Ghibli!
This week, we talk about Windows Phone 8, and the potential for growth in that particular operating system. We also take a trip to Shanghai, where much automotive exotica was displayed, but in particular one Italian beauty has stood out… the Maserati Ghibli! And finally, your virtual people might be able to get to work on time, because an update is coming to SimCity! Background Music for 65Bits is courtesy of spinningmerkaba Stories this Week: Apple and Siri Stored Conversations The Nokia 928 Instagram on Windows Phone 8 New Spotify Logo Simcity 2.0 Car of the Shanghai Auto Show: the Maserati Ghibli!
7 minutes | Apr 17, 2013
65bits #330: Amazon ships electronics to Singapore!
Singapore rejoices at the news of Amazon.com shipping some electronics to Singapore and all new homes in Singapore come with Fiber broadbrand infrastructure and Cat6 Ethernet cables (yay for home automation)! While Singtel, Starhub and M1 are happy that they can spam more antenas around the island, Spotify officially launches in Singapore with the premise of free music to all. Background Music for 65Bits is courtesy of spinningmerkaba Stories from this week: Amazon now ships electronics to Singapore Amazon expands Android app store to 200 countries Fibre optic ports to be standard in new Singapore homes Singapore telcos get boost with new building mandate Spotify brings free, unlimited music streaming to Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong
7 minutes | Apr 14, 2013
65bits #329: Dreaming of the Music
This week is heavily focused on the music, with music streaming news, and virally Gentlemanly videos taking centre stage. Also of note are ridiculously oversized phones, and the possibility of using Linux on your next gaming PC. Background Music for 65Bits is courtesy of spinningmerkaba Stories from this week: Twitter Music Spotify in Singapore? iRadio soon? AMD 5GHZ processor? Samsung Galaxy Mega Alienware + Linux = Love Gentleman
7 minutes | Apr 10, 2013
65bits #328: Prepaid 4G and more!
M1 starts supporting 4G on their prepaid plans! WOOT! Intel previews next generation super fast Thunderbolt technology capable of doing 4K video delievery. Blackmagic comes up with a sweet 1080p prosumer handheld camera. And SimCity finally starts working! Background Music for 65Bits is courtesy of spinningmerkaba Stories from this week: M1 launches new 4G Prepaid SunSurf plans Intel announces next-gen Thunderbolt with 20 Gbps throughput, 4K support Blackmagic unveils compact 1080p RAW video camera SimCity enables budding city developers on Mac starting June 11th, ‘update 2.0′ in the works
7 minutes | Apr 3, 2013
65bits #326: Bye bye LucasArt
This week on 65Bits: Microsoft’s Surface RT (the stripped down version of the Surface Tablet) finally goes on sale in Singapore on Friday. Local innovation turns your mobile phone screens into 3D displays while still making 2D look nice. Starhub gets into the eBook business in Singapore. And RIP LucasArts, as Disney draws the shutter on the Lucas game studio. Background Music for 65Bits is courtesy of spinningmerkaba. Stories from this week: Microsoft Surface RT to cost from S$668 in Singapore Singapore-designed plastic film turns phone screens into 3D displays StarHub joins e-book bandwagon with store and reader app Disney halts game development at LucasArts, moves to licensed Star Wars titles
7 minutes | Mar 31, 2013
65bits #325: Smelly TVs and Cool Toyotas?
Scientists have come up with a new way to treat blood poisoning and that’s pretty cool. But all in all it’s a pretty weird week! Cool Toyotas, TVs that smell, and lots of crowdfunding! Background Music for 65Bits is courtesy of spinningmerkaba. Stories from this week: Artificial Spleen Crowdfunding for NASA Ouya M1 gets One.Tap Smelly TV Apple Cider New Vaccine Cool Toyota?
7 minutes | Mar 24, 2013
65bits #324: HTC One… Soon!
nVidia has gotten even deeper into the automotive space, and they may be making cars that drive themselves. Blizzard has announced a free to play game, and HTC One… SOON! VERY SOON! Background Music for 65Bits is courtesy of spinningmerkaba. Stories from this week: Nvidia for Cars Ubuntu goes to China HTC One Money for new and better condoms Fight for Dell heats up Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
7 minutes | Mar 21, 2013
65bits #323: Will Google keep Keep?
Samsung makes a bang with the Galaxy S4 musical (seriously go watch if you haven’t). Google launches an Evernote competitor which everyone wonders how long they’ll keep. Jawbone to finally end up in Singapore. A still shot capture app to save your Google Hangout shenanigans. And Canon launches a “try before you buy” scheme for lenses in Singapore. Background Music for 65Bits is courtesy of spinningmerkaba. Stories this week: Samsung launches the Galaxy S4 Google Keep: a basic note-taking app, or the start of something big? Jawbone Up fitness band gets an Android app, wider availability outside the US Introducing the Hangouts Capture app: snap & save moments as they happen Canon Launches ‘Try and Buy’ Programme for Its Lenses
7 minutes | Mar 13, 2013
65bits #322: Google Reader to shut down?
Google’s spring-cleaning announcement of closing Google Reader set the twitterverse on fire, while their I/O conference is sold out within 49 minutes. Rumors of Google Now coming to iOS. Dropbox has a fancy new desktop client. And what’s inside a Pebble watch? Background Music for 65Bits is courtesy of spinningmerkaba. Stories this week: Google Reader to shut down July 1st Google I/O 2013 Registration Sells Out Google Now coming to iOS devices Dropbox’s new desktop client Pebble Teardown
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