Nokia Fails To Impress With New Nokia Lumia 928

first_imgNokia thinks it has the perfect summer smartphone for you. Today, the Finnish smartphone maker announced the Lumia 928, a Windows Phone with a 4.5-inch display, improved camera capabilities and sound capabilities. The Lumia 928 will be available through Verizon starting next week for $99 on a two-year contract.Yet, if you are thinking that this new Lumia is giant leap forward for Nokia and Windows Phone, you are mistaken.Nokia calls the Lumia 928 a “new expression of the world’s most innovative smartphone.” Presumably, Nokia is referring to last year’s release of the Lumia 920 as the most innovative smartphone. Essentially, what Nokia is saying is that the Lumia 928 is an iterative update to its last flagship device, except this time it is coming exclusively to Verizon.The specs on the Lumia 928 are proof that this is not a giant leap ahead for Nokia. It sports a 1.5-GHz Qualcomm processor, 2000 mAh in battery, a 1280×768 display on its 4.5-inch screen (334 pixels per inch), 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. The camera is improved over the Lumia 920 with a 8.7-megapixel back camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia PureView technology and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). For the most part, these specs are only marginally better or equal to the Lumia 920 that has been available since the end of 2012. If you put those specs up against those from this year’s two biggest Android smartphones, the Lumia 928 does not stack up. The HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 both sport quad-core processors from Qualcomm (at 1.7 GHz and 1.9 GHz clocks, respectively) and crisper displays (469 ppi for the HTC One, 441 ppi for the Galaxy S4), better batteries (2300 mAh the One, 2600 mAh for Galaxy S4).Nokia wants to differentiate on the camera. That is an increasingly hard position to take in the market, as every single smartphone manufacturer thinks it can differentiate on the camera and have worked extremely hard to create unique capabilities. HTC sports its “ultrapixel” camera, which works extremely well in low light situations. Samsung has a 13 megapixel camera with the Galaxy S4 and a variety of nifty features. Apple and BlackBerry also sport innovative, quality cameras for their flagship smartphones. It is well and good for Nokia to continue touting PureView and Carl Zeiss, but at this point those have become marketing buzzwords bereft of much meaning to the actual consumer. So, take the Lumia 928 for what it is: a slightly better Lumia 920, only this time exclusively for Verizon.  What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement dan rowinskicenter_img Tags:#Nokia#Windows Phone Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Four elephants killed by speeding train in Odisha

first_imgFour elephants including one tusker were killed after being run over by a speeding train in Odisha’s Jharsuguda district during the early hours of Monday.“The accident is believed to have occurred at around 3.30 a.m. and 4 a.m. when a herd of elephants was crossing the railway line near Bagdihi Railway Station,” Sushant Kumar, Divisional Forest Officer of Jharsuguda Territorial Division, told over phone.The elephants were hit by the Bokaro-Allepy Express, railway sources said. “Although there was no elephant movement in the area for the past three to four months, the railway authorities were duly informed to reduce train speed in that section. Besides, they were also requested to follow guidelines including making continuous hooting along the stretch,” said Mr. Kumar.“The death of four elephants is a tragic incident. While forest department appears to be not sincere in identifying sections in which elephant movements are frequent, trains continue to move fast through elephant corridors,” Biswajit Mohanty, environmentalist and former member of National Board for Wildlife, said.He demanded that responsibility should be fixed on both forest and railway authorities.Train movements along Howrah-Mumbai down line were affected as carcasses of elephant were lying on the track for four hours. Trains including Bokaro-Allepy Express, Tapaswini Express were halted at Jharsuguda Station. Since April 2010, as many as 15 elephants have been killed after being hit by speeding trains in Odisha.last_img read more

Here comes Alab

first_imgJimmy Alapag’s dagger three remains one of the biggest shots hit at MOA Arena. —JAM STA. CRUZNational team legend Jimmy Alapag returns to the site of one of his greatest performances for the country, albeit in a new role.The PBA great makes his coaching debut on Sunday as he leads Tanduay Alab Pilipinas against Hong Kong’s Eastern Sports Club in their season opener of the Asean Basketball League at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlab immediately faces a stern test in the defending champion squad from Hong Kong bannered by Gilas Pilipinas big man Christian Standhardinger, who was made the first pick by San Miguel in the PBA Draft last month.The 6-foot-8 Standhardinger, who will join San Miguel after the ABL season, will join forces with Thai-American Tyler Lamb and Marcus Elliot, the reigning best import. View comments Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “They’re the champions,” said Alapag. “Until somebody beats them, they have to be the favorites.”Swept by the Singapore Slingers in the best-of-three semifinals last year, Alab underwent a major facelift with the addition of several PBA veterans and American imports Ivan Johnson and Reggie Okosa.“We have our hands full, there’s a lot of tough teams,” said Alapag. “We start the season with Hong Kong and Singapore right out the gate, but it’s something we look forward to. It’s gonna give us a very good barometer of where we are early in the season.”Ray Parks, Robby Celiz and heritage import Lawrence Domingo are the holdovers from last year’s Alab squad.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Back in the Finals LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “We will always have special memories [at MOA],” said Jimmy Alapag, whose endgame heroics for Gilas Pilipinas against Korea in the same arena in 2013 remains one of the greatest moments in Philippine basketball.“Of course, it was a very special night for PH basketball when we beat Korea there. That place will always have a little bit of sentimental value to myself, and really, our country. To have an opportunity to have our first game there and my first game as a head coach, I’m excited for our guys. We’re expecting a great crowd.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water polo Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

Brian Kelly Explains Why Notre Dame’s Partnering With Bleacher Report

first_imgA picture Notre Dame's video about Bleacher Report partnership.Bleacher Report.Bleacher Report and Notre Dame announced a “groundbreaking partnership” for social media content on Thursday.From Notre Dame’s release:Bleacher Report, a preeminent next generation content creation company, has reached an agreement with University of Notre Dame football for an exclusive social content partnership throughout the season. The B/R social team will be embedded with the football program in South Bend and travel with the team to road games during the entire season to create custom content for the program’s national fan base.The collaboration will consist of full behind-the- scenes access to the Notre Dame football team including practice, locker room, game day activities, home and away games, travel, academic classrooms and a wide array of student and campus life. The array of content will include a weekly video feature, Facebook Live streams, short shareable social packages and game day Snapchat takeovers, distributed across Bleacher Report’s website and Team Stream mobile app — reaching more than 250 million users — along with B/R social platforms with an audience of more than 200 million fans.At a press conference this morning, Kelly explained the benefits of partnering with B/R for his program.Brian Kelly on Bleacher Report deal: “This gives us a unique relationship that nobody else has in college football.”— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) August 5, 2016Kelly says, flat out, the relationship with Bleacher Report allows them to reach their targeted audience. More so than the Showtime deal.— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) August 5, 2016As I expected, Kelly says the Bleacher Report media deal requires much less time/effort than the Showtime documentary series did.— Stephen Brooks (@StephenM_Brooks) August 5, 2016Notre Dame did a documentary with SHOWTIME last season. Florida State is doing a similar documentary this season.The Fighting Irish released this video about their partnership with Bleacher Report. The start of something new.@NDFootball x @BleacherReportComing this fall… #BRxND pic.twitter.com/8dbeU1jHvN— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 4, 2016Notre Dame opens its season on Sunday, Sept. 4 against Texas.last_img read more

Kalmar to Deliver Autonomous Equipment for Yara Birkeland

first_imgzoom Kalmar and Yara have entered into an agreement in which Kalmar will deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a fully digitalized container handling solution at Yara’s Porsgrunn facility in Norway.This means that all the necessary operations related to the world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel Yara Birkeland will be conducted in a fully autonomous and cost-efficient manner, with zero emissions, as explained by the two companies.The delivery is scheduled to be completed during the second quarter of 2020.“With this agreement, Yara Birkeland is not just the world’s first electric and autonomous container vessel; it is the world’s first fully digitalised and electric supply chain, with all operations, including loading, unloading and sailing conducted in a fully autonomous manner with zero emissions,” Tove Andersen, EVP Production, Yara, commented.Norwegian fertilizer producer Yara last year announced a partnership with technology company Kongsberg to build the world’s first fully autonomous, battery operated container vessel.Yara Birkeland is expected to reduce emissions and improve road safety by removing up to 40,000 truck journeys annually in a densely populated area of Norway. The vessel will transport fertilizer from Yara’s Porsgrunn plant via inland waterways to the deep-sea ports of Larvik and Brevik, a journey of 31 nautical miles.Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will provide the autonomous loading and unloading solution for Yara Birkeland, as well as transportation between the fertilizer production facilities and the quay. The solution will be implemented in phases, with the level of automation gradually increased over time. The end result will be a fully autonomous, mixed-traffic and zero-emission solution in an industrial environment, according to the duo.Kalmar will also support Yara’s operations with a full-scale service contract. Furthermore, Kalmar personnel will provide operational, automation and software support for the whole solution.“We are very excited to work with Yara on this unique groundbreaking project. The project involves several firsts for us, including the first fully automated RMG for vessel loading, unloading and container storage management. Furthermore, the Kalmar FastCharge AutoStrads will drive along the public roads in the Porsgrunn industrial park, which is also used by normal road traffic. We are working closely with local authorities and other parties to ensure the safety of passengers and vehicles at all times,” Tero Kokko, Senior Vice President, Automation and Projects, Kalmar, said.Image Courtesy: Yara/Kalmarlast_img read more

Ojibway boxer Spencer hopes to punch her way to Olympic glory

first_imgAPTN National NewsOjibway boxer Mary Spencer is in London getting ready for her first bout at the 2012 Summer Olympics.Based on her record, Spencer is one of Canada’s hopefuls for a medal.APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo has this story about Spencer’s road to the Olympics.last_img

Michelle Obama in Toronto on Nov 28 to speak about equality for

first_imgTORONTO – Michelle Obama is coming to Canada later this month to speak about education and equality for girls and women around the world.The Toronto event on Nov. 28 will be hosted by the Economic Club of Canada and Plan International Canada.Economic Club of Canada president and CEO Rhiannon Traill says the former first lady will participate in “fireside chat-style” conversation.She says 3,000 tickets will be sold for the event, but each buyer will purchase two tickets, with one being donated to a young person between the ages of 14 and 24.As an example, she said if a bank buys a table for 10, five tickets will go to youth who will sit with the bank executives.Traill says young people from across Canada who want to attend will be able to apply through a site being set up by Plan International Canada.“The one thing I really didn’t want to happen was to have a bunch of Bay Street corporate leaders only bringing their children,” Traill said. “I don’t think that that’s inclusive and I don’t think that that’s fully the conversation that we need to have.”The Economic Club wants to ensure it’s inviting youth from across the country and from all backgrounds, she said, adding that it will not be a watered-down conversation.“I think that the young people in this country are prepared and a lot more eloquent and engaged than many suspect,” Traill said.last_img read more

RCMP remove pipeline protesters from Vancouver bridge

first_imgVANCOUVER – Greenpeace Canada says a protest that saw a dozen protesters dangling from a Vancouver bridge to block a tanker carrying crude oil from the Trans Mountain pipeline ended Wednesday night.The environmental group says the climbers who spent more than 35 hours on the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge were “peacefully removed from their positions” and taken to the North Vancouver RCMP detachment.The RCMP had earlier said all would likely be charged with mischief and jeopardizing the safety of a vessel.North Vancouver RCMP Cpl. Richard De Jong said an aerial extraction team began removing and arresting the protesters in the afternoon in what he called a methodic and safe operation.The protest began Tuesday morning when activists rappelled off the side of the bridge to block the Serene Sea, a vessel loaded with crude oil that had left from Kinder Morgan Canada’s Westridge Marine Terminal.The protest was focused only on the Serene Sea but authorities responded by closing all tanker traffic in the area, said Jesse Firempong, a Greenpeace spokeswoman.Deep-sea vessels and vessels with a high air draft, including sail boats with a high mast, were unable to safely pass under the bridge due to the location of the protesters, banners and connecting lines, said Danielle Jang, a spokeswoman with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.Smaller traffic such as tugs, barges and small commercial vessels were still able to transit under the bridge, she said.Will George was among those arrested on Wednesday after occupying the bridge for more than 35 hours, said Kwekwecnewtxw — Protect The Inlet, a group formed to oppose the Trans Mountain expansion.“I will remain the fierce opposition. It is in my blood to protect the water. Our Indigenous rights are being completely ignored, the safety of our water is being ignored, and most of all, my son’s future is at stake,” said George, the group’s spokesman and leader.“I will do whatever it takes to protect the water and my family and your family.”Trans Mountain, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Canada, said it respects the right to peacefully demonstrate and there are many ways to express opinions in a safe and legal manner.“It is unfortunate that the actions of these individuals have caused disruptions to vessels and individuals that transit to and from the waters east of the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge, including customers from our terminal and the other marine cargo terminals,” it said in a statement.Earlier Wednesday, Premier John Horgan said he was concerned that authorities had closed a rail bridge in response to the protest, resulting in the blockage of a different tanker loaded with refined fuel destined for Vancouver Island.“The protesters, as long as they’re abiding by the law, that’s their right in a free society. But when they start to impact on the business of other people when they start to infringe on the laws of the land, then there’s a concern,” he said.“At this point, as I understand it, it’s a question of the rail bridge is down and that’s the problem.”The Canadian government’s $4.5-billion deal to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project is expected to close later this summer.On Tuesday, the company released its construction schedule for the next six months, with work planned in the Lower Mainland and North Thompson areas of B.C., as well as between Edmonton and Jasper National Park in Alberta.Greenpeace said the protesters are from the Coast Salish community, B.C., Alberta, Quebec, Ontario, Washington state, Mexico and the United Kingdom.Companies in this story (TSX:KML)last_img read more

Fundraiser supporting Calgarys Fish Creek Provincial Park

first_imgA fundraiser will be hosted Friday night to support Fish Creek Provincial Park. A Taste of Autumn Wine & Beer Tasting and Silent Auction will feature keynote speaker Harry Sanders, a local historian who will talk about the city and the park. READ MORE: Fish Creek Park gets Taste of AutumnThe event is taking place at the Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club overlooking the Fish Creek Valley. For more event information visit The Friends of Fish Creek website.last_img

USChina trade war distracting from talks with Canada on steel tariffs Morneau

first_imgMONTREAL — Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute is distracting from talks aimed at solving the steel tariffs issue between Canada and its largest trading partner.At an event in Montreal Friday, Morneau said the Americans’ Pacific trade row puts “multiple challenges on their plate,” making it tough for Ottawa to draw Washington’s attention to tariffs on its home turf.U.S. President Donald Trump slapped tariffs of 25 per cent and 10 per cent on steel and aluminum imports, respectively, from Canada in May, prompting retaliatory tariffs by Canada on $16.6 billion worth of U.S. goods.Meanwhile, American tariffs against China have triggered a tit-for-tat trade war affecting hundreds of billions of dollars in goods over the past year.Despite a 90-day ceasefire announced Thursday in which the two countries agreed to suspend tariff hikes and work toward a resolution, the Dec. 1 arrest of Chinese telecom Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer by Canadian authorities at the request of the U.S. Justice Department threatens to sour negotiations with Beijing.Morneau said his office is in contact daily with U.S. officials as well as metal producers and purchasers, but could not offer a timeline for an end to the tariffs.The Canadian Presslast_img read more