BlackBerry Goes Once More Unto The Breach With The New Z30

blackberryz30officialBlackBerry just can’t give up. So, they must create new devices: enter, the 5-inch Super AMOLED display, 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2,880mAh battery and BB 10.2-laden BlackBerry Z30.

Internally, it sports a  dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro (paired with 2GB RAM) and Adreno 320 GPU, much like the Moto X, but without the X8 system that actually makes it interesting.

Internal storage at 16GB, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 2-megapixel front facer capable of 720p video  with an 8-megapixel rear module with an f2.2 lens that captures video in 1080p is all that finishes the package. However, BlackBerry’s current carrier partners have not announced availability or pricing for the Z30, so this story hasn’t ended, apparently.

Adobe Hits 1 Million Subscriber Mark With The Creative Cloud

adobe-creative-cloudCurrently, the only way to get access to the current compilation of Adobe Creative Cloud apps — that’s PhotoShop, Lightroom, After Effects, and others, mind you — is through the monthly subscription service. Prices range from a single app for $20 monthly to $50 per month for the entire suite.

Despite that fact, it has been successful for Adobe Q3 quarter of the year, raking in 1 million subscribers so far, since the launch of the Creative Cloud in June.

To push their success even further, Adobe is also going to bring the Project Napoleon and Mighty cloud-connecting designing accessories in 2014.

So. that’s that.

ViaAdobe (1) and (2)

Google Is Finished Selling The Nexus 4…Forever, So It’s Time For Nexus 5

The Google Nexus 4 -- In Alex's HandGoogle has made it clear to a variety of tech blogs and news sites that the Nexus 4 is no longer. They will not be requesting new units from LG in any storage size, and will no longer sell them officially anywhere. That is after huge success with its lower price for as an unlocked device, as well as the fact that a limited edition white model was sold.

And this segways nicely into the fact that the Nexus 5 is being built by LG, and new pictures are appearing of the device as leaks almost everyday.

It’s time for an announcement, Google.

Ducati’s New Flagship Motorcycle: The 899 Panigale

ducati-899-panigale-motorcycle-xlThis particular motorcycle just had to appear as a post, for the two simple reasons: one, that I love motorcycles, and two, it’s Ducati’s new flagship motocycle. Dubbed the 899 Panigale, it features a new L-twin engine producing 148 horsepower and 93 lb-ft of torque at 9,000 RPM, making it a lot more fun to ride. Besides the cooler engine, there’s the addition of a sweet electronics package: Ducati Quick Shifters, Ride-by-wire, triple-stage ABS, Traction Control, Engine Brake Control, and three-stage adjustable suspension with Brembo brakes.

The price? $15,000. It will release in October (my birth month, no less).

Via: Ducati

Meanwhile: AT&T Will Start Taking Orders For The Galaxy Gear

galaxy-gearsFor a smartwatch that only works with the Galaxy S 4, Note II and III, and a few other handsets, Samsung is definitely pushing the envelope of competence here, but it’s worth a shot.

Starting  12:01AM ET tomorrow, on September 17th and while AT&T hasn’t detailed pricing or a final release date, Samsung had previously suggested that the Galaxy Gear should reach the US by October for $299, so that should be settled.

Via: AT&T

So, Who Technically Owns The Moon (As Explained By Vsauce)?

NASA-Apollo8-Dec24-EarthriseSince the 1967 Outer Space Treaty says that everything in space is the “common heritage of mankind,” it makes it kind of difficult to define to whom the moon belongs, but as things change, so do the rules.

In the video, Vsauce explains the numerous scenarios, treaties, and technical information regarding ownership of the moon, and if it really belongs to anyone in particular.

It’s also a pretty cool subject to bring up with friends, if the ownership of celestial bodies is your cup of tea. Watch it after the break.
Via: Vsauce

Google Glass Will Now Bypass Smartphone Tethering Plans

glass-teardown-exploded-top-thumbThanks to some clever engineering by the Google Glass teams, the companion app on Android will now sport a way of bypassing the additional monthly fees that would be incurred if one was to tether Glass to their smartphone, due to wireless hotspots plans set up by American carriers. With XE9 loaded onto headsets, the companion Android app pipes data to and from the hardware, bypassing both the smartphone’s Bluetooth tethering settings and extra plan previously needed from some carriers — all of which can be seen on-screen.

ViaNick Starr (Google+)