Sometimes, things are just plain cool. All thanks to the power of the Internet. For example, this video, which features a conversation between two people, who are the same person, across the span of 20 years.
Samsung today revealed it has been working on a super-high resolution display for its notebooks. According to the company’s specs, the display will be a higher resolution than any Apple or Google product. [Source: BGR]
After Google Hangout’s mobile launch, AT&T Android customers were unable to use its video chatting capabilities. Now AT&T has issued a statement saying it will be able to support any video chatting app by the end of the year. [Source: The Verge]
Dell is changing its public cloud strategy, and no longer plans to use OpenStack as its basis. Instead, it has decided to rely on third parties, making its recent acquisition Enstratius a new spotlight of the company’s cloud strategy. [Source: GigaOm]
Google and Motorola’s upcoming unit the “X” Phone is slated to support AT&T’s LTE and HSPA+ networks. Now a leak makes reference to a possible CDMA model in the works, making it available to both Sprint and Verizon. [Source: BGR]
How many Tumblr pages contain porn? According to an analysis by web measurement firm Similar Group, out of the 200,000 most-visited domains on Tumblr 22,775 of them are considered “adult”. So now you know. [Source: TechCrunch]
Luke Wroblewski is the first recorded case of person losing his/her Google Glass. To make matters worse, Wroblewski was using it to develop Glassware and had many accounts synced to the piece of hardware. [Source: VentureBeat]
Fast Company reports that Not Another Bill, a subscription e-commerce service that, like so many others, promises to “bring a bit of magic back to the postal service,” has launched. So if you have yet to find joy in getting the mail from Dollar Shave Club, or Birchbox, or any other “you subscribe, we ship” service, well, your options have just expanded.
Samsung has announced new display technologies that it promises will offer better color reproduction and pixel density than displays currently available. In addition to offering a better picture, Samsung claims that the displays are more power-efficient than other tech.
Features from Google Voice, the telephony service from Google, will be making their way to the company’s new messaging platform, Hangouts. Users will soon be able to make calls from their Web browser via the Hangouts application.
Nokia descendent Jolla is accepting pre-orders its first smartphone running the Sailfish OS today. The €399 smartphone has 4.5-inch “Estrade” display, an unspecified dual-core processor, 16GB of internal storage plus a microSD slot, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and can run Android apps. Orders will be fulfilled at the end of 2013. [Source: Jolla]
Educational market focused computer maintenance startup Neverware has raised $1 million from Thrive Capital, Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst, Collaborative Fund, and Nihal Mehta. The company charges schools a monthly fee to maintain the performance of aging computers with the goal of extending their usefulness and saving costs. [Source: TechCrunch]
The two largest forces in mobile food ordering, Seamless and GrubHub, have announced their merger. The combined companies cover 20,000 restaurants in more than 500 cities, and collectively processed $875 million in food sales last year. The deal is still subject to regulator approval. GrubHub CEO Matt Maloney will lead the combined company, which could see a dramatic reduction in its customer and merchant acquisition costs. [Source: GrubHub]
Carrier billing platform-maker payvia has acquired Los Angeles-based mobile marketing startup Mogreet. Payvia has 120 million clients and processed more than $2 billion in payments in its lifetime. Mogreet had raised $14 million in three rounds of venture financing. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. [Source: payvia]