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Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL Review: A for Effort
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Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL Review: A for Effort

Google’s unveiling of the new Pixel 3a and 3a XL was a peculiar sight to see. In a market where major smartphone manufacturers are touting the capabilities of their flagship line of phones, Google has decided to go against the grain and instead introduce a product aimed at attracting consumers who have a smaller budget. Right now you can purchase the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL at SGD $659 and $779 respectively; that’s a really good price compared to the phones by its competitors which routinely hit beyond the $1,000 mark. Of course, with that price point, it’s fairly…
Trump vs. Huawei: No One Wins in This Two-Sided Feud
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Trump vs. Huawei: No One Wins in This Two-Sided Feud

The war between Donald Trump and China rages on, possibly reaching a crescendo following Trump’s recent announcement. The announcement detailed the blacklist of business relations between U.S companies and Huawei, citing the latter as an “unacceptable risk” to national security. The ban itself was not wholly surprising, given the rising tensions between the two countries. However, the ramifications from the fallout will have an impact further reaching than the shores of America and China. In the wake of the announcement, Google has come out and said that they will be complying with the order and thus, will be rescinding future…
Google I/O 2019 Keynote: The 6 Biggest Announcements That Matter
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Google I/O 2019 Keynote: The 6 Biggest Announcements That Matter

The annual Google Developer Keynote 2019 returned to the Shoreline Amphitheatre in California for the fourth year running. The event typically brings about new updates to the Google ecosystem, but this year’s event had new announcements for the Google hardware as well. Here are the key announcements from the event: 1. Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL Joining Google’s Pixel smartphone series, the launch of the Google Pixel 3a and Google Pixel 3a XL was one of the key highlights of this year’s I/O conference. Priced lower than the Google’s Pixel 3 series at SGD $659 and $779 for the…
Go Masters, Chatbots, and Imitation Poetry: The Current State of AI
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Go Masters, Chatbots, and Imitation Poetry: The Current State of AI

Remember J.A.R.V.I.S. from the “Iron Man” franchise? While we can dream of having such a futuristic personal assistant, the fact is it’s already there in your hands. It’s a lot less exciting, but it’s all… in your phone. What does J.A.R.V.I.S. do that Siri/Cortana/Google Now can also? Remind you of important dates and meetings? Check. Dictate and send out an e-mail? Check. Compile a list of people who could be The Mandarin? …Probably. Artificial Intelligence (AI for short) refers to machines or software that can intelligently assess its environment and subsequently perform actions to complete specific tasks. That definition alone…
Tech Brief: Instagram Betrays World, VR Replaces Friends & Festivals, and… Butter Spray
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Tech Brief: Instagram Betrays World, VR Replaces Friends & Festivals, and… Butter Spray

Welcome to Tech Brief, your weekly wrap-up on all that’s happened in the tech and startup industries this week!  THIS WEEK, WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE TRAITOR THAT IS INSTAGRAM. THAT IS ALL. The World’s Largest Photo-Sharing Platform Just Pissed Off ALL Its Users In a blog post released on 15 March (“BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH”), Instagram tried its best to convince its few hundred million users that switching to an algorithm-based feed is really the best decision. Wrong. I’m not entirely sure where they plucked that observation that “people miss on average 70 percent of their feeds”…
Tech Brief: Spotify Floats Into The Cloud, Snapchat Celebrates Birthdays, and Two-Eyed Smartphones
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Tech Brief: Spotify Floats Into The Cloud, Snapchat Celebrates Birthdays, and Two-Eyed Smartphones

Welcome to Tech Brief, your weekly wrap-up on all that’s happened in the tech and startup industries this week!  This week, we’ve got stories of Spotify joining the Google Cloud, Snapchat and Facebook both trying to make your birthday even better, literal cyber-bullying, two-eyed smartphones, and more; all in this week’s Tech Brief right here on DANamic.ORG!   Spotify Goes Up, Up, and into Google Cloud Music streaming giant Spotify has announced that it’s moving all its data centers from across Scandinavia, the US, and the UK right up into the cloud computing services operated by Google. That’s a huge paycheck for…
Tech Brief: R.I.P. Picasa, Tumblr Breaks Free, Nissan Haunts Offices
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Tech Brief: R.I.P. Picasa, Tumblr Breaks Free, Nissan Haunts Offices

Welcome to Tech Brief, your weekly wrap-up on all that’s happened in the tech and startup industries this week!  This week we saw the final nail in the coffin for Picasa, Tumblr freed from the evil clutches of Yahoo, Nissan dabbling with the paranormal, and Samsung giving the first peek at the Galaxy S7 to a… llama. We’ve got some great stories for you in this edition of Tech Brief. R.I.P. Picasa (2002 – 2016)  After shaping the early days of online photo services, Google‘s image organising program Picasa will no longer be supported from 15 March 2016. In an…
Tech Brief: Galaxy S7 Looms, Alphabet Schools Apple, Amazon Comes To Life
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Tech Brief: Galaxy S7 Looms, Alphabet Schools Apple, Amazon Comes To Life

Welcome to Tech Brief, your weekly wrap-up on all that’s happened in the tech and startup industries this week!  An upcoming Samsung VS Apple release battle, Alphabet passing Apple Inc. as the most valuable company on Earth, and an age-old paper book/e-book debate rages on at Amazon. The tech giants’ claws are all out this week in DANamic.ORG’s Tech Brief. Samsung, Apple Announce New Releases Coming Soon Unveiling the next in its Guardians of the Galaxy series, Samsung has cryptically announced with a video the arrival of the Galaxy S7 phone. #TheNextGalaxy drops a pretty big hint, no? To be unveiled…
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