The Yahoo board has approved a deal to pay $1.1 billion in cash for the blogging site Tumblr, according to The Wall Street Journal. Yahoo has now officially confirmed that it is buying blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion mostly in cash. Yahoo have said that Tumblr will keeps its independence, and Tumblr founder David Karp had the following tom say about the Yahoo takeover of the company. Founder David Karp, he wrote: “We’re not turning purple. Our headquarters isn’t moving. Our team isn’t changing. Our roadmap isn’t changing. And our mission – to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve – certainly isn’t changing.”
A team from the University of Applied Science in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany created Aspekt, a modular mirrorless SLR camera system that lets users attach and use different accessories and older lenses that are not normally supported by SLR cameras. Separate modules house a series of different components including a 24 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor, a battery with ergonomic grip, a high-quality OLED monitor, and a computing processor. The Aspekt system also has thunderbolt extensions that expands it connectivity and memory slots that can increase its memory cards, a hard drive or flash memory.
The Stash shorts use a Camelbak-like reservoir pocket to keep things safe and dry, an awesome idea! The project is currently up for funding on Kickstarter. The Stash shorts allow you to safely take your cell phone, wallet & keys with you wherever you want to take them. Price: From $69.
From the website: The use is so simple, just have the sticky metal ring on your phone, then whenever you want to use the periscope, just put it on the sticky metal ring, then you can have a periscope lens for your camera phone! No need to install any software (apps) or any mechanical installation. Features: • A spy lens too, just pretend you are playing with your smartphone but indeed you are taking pictures: $22.45.
Jolla has just unveiled its first smartphone, which will go on sale this year for €399 (roughly $510). Running the company's MeeGo-derived Sailfish OS, Jolla claims the handset will be "compliant" with Android apps, though the phone runs its own Sailfish OS. Featuring a 4.5-inch display, dual-core processor, 8-megapixel camera, 4G, 16GB of onboard storage, and a microSD slot. According to Jolla, the handset will be "compliant" with Android apps, although it's not sure how many apps will be supported, nor is it clear where users will download the apps from.