Even LeBron wants to be at Coachella right now


Stuck at work while everyone else is partying at Coachella? Don’t worry, even basketball superstars know how you feel. 

After his Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Indiana Pacers in Game 2 of the first round of the NBA playoffs, LeBron James expressed some serious FOMO to a reporter from ESPN:

LeBron: “I feel like I should have been at Coachella.” His teammates called him out. LeBron: “What? S—- looked like fun. I like fun”

— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 18, 2017

Sure, trying to win a second straight championship is great, but so is wearing flower crowns and watching Lorde.  Read more…

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Amazon is closing in on Flipkart in India, one metric at a time


Amazon’s big $5 billion bet in India might be enough for the company to win the country’s ecommerce race.

Amazon India is quickly closing in on the lead Flipkart assumes in the country’s ecommerce space, according to data from intelligence firm 7Park Data. At least in some metrics.

When it comes to mobile engagement, the data suggests, Amazon India is showing promising growth. As of March 2017, four-year-old Amazon India held 30.3 percent of the mobile market share, only slightly behind the decade-old Flipkart’s 30.7 percent mark.  Read more…

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Apples I phone 3G 8GB: King with the new cloths

Apple, the renowned manufacturer of I Pods, has set the fire all again. Apple has recently launched Iphone 3G 8GB. The previous version of Apple I-Phone created much hype all over the world but people were disappointed by the performance and the features that this phone gave. But now this manufacturer has come up with Apple IPhone 3G 8GB. As the name suggests the phone has the 3G support platform and offers you on board memory of 8 GB.

This third generation smart mobile phone has a grand 3.5 inches display touch screen that works on the capacitive mechanism that makes it user friendly display type. The screen has a support of 16 million colours which occupy 320 X 480 pixels of screen size. Additional feature that this display offers is auto rotate mechanism. The surface of the screen is made with a scratch less glass that allows you to use your phone with much worry.

IPhone 3G 16GB is a smart phone that operates on MAC operating system. 32 Bit, 620 MHZ processor by Samsung powers the whole mechanism of the phone. This phone has HTML browser by the world famous Safari. The phone offers you seamless connectivity with several data connectivity features like HSDPA, EDGE, GPRS USB, WLAN and Bluetooth.

To guide you at all the way, this little gizmo has GPS navigation support and comes along with the pre loaded Google maps. The gorgeous beauty is made to stay longer with you and hence you can use up this phone for 300 hours. It offers 10 hours of talk time.

Now it can be said that an apple a day keeps the hassles away. This phone is a complete package that will take care of all the communication, data and entertainment needs. The phone can be availed with all the leading networks such as T-Mobile, O2, Orange, Vodafone, Virgin and Three. Deals on Apples I phone 3G is available online at mobile stores and other retailers.

Source by: Richard Kain

People are kissing a car on Facebook Live for a chance to win it, and yes, it's dark


I’ve waited hours for things before, so I can assure you: Standing around with little sign of a foreseeable end is pure and utter misery.

But because humans seem to delight in public schadenfreude, we now have ways to broadcast that misery. And it’s bleak. 

Take the thousands of viewers livestreaming a current “Kiss a Kia” contest on Facebook. Participants are trying to win a Kia Optima by smooching it until they’re the last man standing. Because, late capitalism.

The shameless contest was organised by Austin radio station 96.7 KISS FM. It started with 20 contestants on Monday morning. By the evening, there was only 15 left. Read more…

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Australia's back in the satellite game with a teeny tiny new launch


The first Australian-built satellites to be launched in 15 years are set to take off this week from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

Unlike the enormous satellites Australia uses for telecommunications, each of these new satellites (or cubesats) is the size of a loaf of bread. But although small, they may provide a key step in enabling Australia’s entry into the global satellite market.

Three types of are the Australian contribution to the international mission, in which 36 satellites from different institutions around the world will carry instruments provided by the Von Karman Institute () to examine the lower . This is a very interesting part of the for several reasons, such as the way it disturbs GPS measurements. Read more…

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HTC U (Ocean) to feature IP57 certification rating against dust and water

ROM developer @LlabTooFeR has a solid record when it comes to revealing features about HTC devices, In a series of three tweets disseminated today, he posted some interesting information about the manufacturer’s upcoming flagship phone, the HTC U (codenamed Ocean). According to the developer, the phone will carry an IP certification rating of 57. That means users will be able to submerge the phone in water as deep as 3.3 feet for as long as 30-minutes, without any damage to the device. It also means that the phone is protected against solid bodies larger than 1mm in size.

Another bit of …

Andy Rubin's Essential Android smartphone spotted on GFXBench

The so-called father of Android, Andy Rubin, has been working on a high-end Android handset that is expected to take on top shelf models like the Apple iPhone and the Google Pixel. We recently got a partial look at the phone, and it also was benchmarked on Geekbench. Today, the phone was spotted on the GFX Bench website.

The Essential FIH-PM1 (the name of the company producing the device is called Essential Products) will have a screen rumored to be 5.5-inches. According to GFXBench, the display carries a resolution of 1312 x 2560. This produces an aspect ratio of 80:41 compared to the 82:41 …

Deal: HTC U Ultra, HTC 10, Bolt, and One A9 are all on sale this week

Do you plan to buy a new HTC smartphone in the US? If you do, you may want to make the purchase this week, as HTC is running a spring promotion that takes up to $300 off the prices of its unlocked handsets.

First and foremost, HTC is now selling the U Ultra – its latest high-end smartphone – for $599.00 (that’s $150 less than the regular price). This deal is available to anyone in the US, so it’s different from the previous U Ultra offer, which asked you to register as an HTC Team member to get a code for $150 off.

Other nice deals available on HTC’s official …

Xperia X to get Android 7.1.2 Concept update without the fingerprint issues that plagued the Pixel

The Sony Concept team announced that it’s preparing an Android 7.1.2 concept update for the Xperia X smartphone. Concept releases are a way to get the latest pure Android version running on your Xperia phone if you would like that in place of the official Sony firmware, which is a reasonably clean build of Android as well.

The Android 7.1.2 update will bring Bluetooth connectivity improvements, battery usage alerts, and various other fixes. Notably, this Android build gave Google Pixel and some Nexus phones issues with their fingerprint sensors. The …

Some of the most important parts of the next iPhone won't be made in China

“Designed in California. Made in China” – is what it says on the iPhone’s back. But the display, a key and defining part of the upcoming OLED iPhone’s design and functionality, is going to be all Korean. It’s a public secret that Samsung Display is supplying the lion’s share, if not the entire volume of orders for the phone’s rumored “all-screen” display panel.

But The Investor reports that Samsung Display, in tandem with several key supplies both under and outside the Samsung umbrella, is responsible for the entire screen assembly. Samsung System LSI, the semiconductor …