20 March 2017
was never any doubt that, as soon as Nokia announced its comeback in
a(semi) big way, the spotlights of the industry and cellphone fans
would be swinging (at least nominally) Finland's way every now
and then to see what's cooking in the N pot. GSM Arena surreptitiously
got slipped some presidential tax returns, sorry, we mean a Nokia 6,
and they gave the device, which is not more than a mid-midrange model,
even though it's Nokia's top offering at the moment, a once or twice
current state of (un)affairs in US politics must make rich pickings for
spy novel writers. Accusations and counter-accusations fly to and fro
of Russian complicity in US affairs, and as we reported in our previous
issue, two agents of Russia's intelligence agency have been charged
with being rather naughty on the espionage front, and will definitely
have to stand in the corner if US authorities catch up with them.
Security agencies are reporting very unusual cellphone activity in Washington D.C. which raises more than suspicions that the men in dark glasses and long cloaks are hovering about.
was a newcomer to the music streaming business and did not hold much
leverage over record companies. This meant that Spotify often had to
accept whatever deals they could get. The boot, as the proverb
says, is now on the other foot, though. With 50 million subscribers, Spotify has become an important opinion maker,
and actually has the power to dictate the Top 40 to a certain extent.
The labels now have to eat a bit of humble pie as Spotify renegotiates
royalty deals. Music fans who have long since forgotten what it's like
to go out and buy a CD or, who remembers, an LP or a tape, are reveling
in the easy access to top-tier music.
as we have fans of streaming music on our radar, it is as good a
time as any to feature this tongue-in-cheek story which, though
parody, is not too far from the truth, actually. It reports on a teenager that was found in devastated state after having been forced to survive without wifi access for six
hours, which was regarded as clear evidence of the human spirit's
ability to overcome adversity. Parents the world over will nod
hide some very pertinent news fairly deep in our literary masterpiece,
if for nothing else but to gage the attention span of our readers.
Samsung's keenly-awaited Galaxy S8
is slated for release on 29 March, and with a screen rumoured to
stretch to 5.8 inches, it is set to take up some of the slack created
by the incendiary Note 7. Let's take a look at some of the pertinent
(carefully leaked) rumours, which reportedly include the ability to
capture videos at a mind-bending 1 000 fps.
of us get so sedentary that we regard it as a major physical
achievement if we make it to the fridge and back without collapsing in
a panting heap. Our Winner of the Week is made of altogether sterner stuff. Chau Smith is seventy years old, and between January 25-31 of this year, she ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.
This, as you can imagine, required almost superhuman endurance and
perseverance, not to mention the precise logistics required to make it
all happen. Suddenly, finding parking 200 m from the shopping
mall does not seem such a great achievement anymore.
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