Move Over iPhone, the Launch of New Samsung Galaxy IV Rumored to Feature Eye Control Including ‘eye pause’ and ‘eye scroll’

Remember when Apple and Iphones used to come out with this type of ground breaking, cutting edge technology?

The new Samsung Galaxy rumored to feature eye control functionality including ‘eye pause’ and ‘eye scroll’.  The S4 which will let users scroll around apps and websites simply by moving their eyes. NICE! Other enhancements are that it is also expected to be powered by an eight core processing chip, compared to the iPhone’s two, and to have a larger screen – 5in compared to 4.8in on the S3 and  a 13 megapixel camera, as opposed to the iPhone’s eight.  The Samsung Galaxy is about to take a huge bite out of Apple.

 The iPhone is to face its biggest challenge for supremacy in the smartphone market this week with the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy.

In what has been described as the most eagerly awaiting technology release of the year, the Galaxy S4 will be unveiled in New York on Wednesday and rumors are the device will feature eye control.

The S4’s predecessor, the S3, already had a feature called Smart Stay that detected if users were looking at the screen.

Posted March 11, 2013 by
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Hypocrisy, Look Who Has Investments in Companies like Apple, GE & IBM that Outsource Jobs Overseas … Barack Obama of Course

HYPOCRISY ALERT …

For all his bad mouthing, for all his condemnation of Mitt Romney, Bain Capital and the misrepresentations and lies of outsourcing of jobs overseas, guess who has investments in some of the biggest US companies that outsource jobs overseas? Why that would the the “Carnival Barker” in Chief Barack Obama of course. Obama has accused Mitt Romney of profiting from companies that shipped jobs overseas, yet our dear leader has done the exact same thing. More than 30% of his income comes from overseas.

As reported at the Washington Examiner, Barack Obama has profited greatly from companies that have shipped jobs overseas. What’s your response to this Barack, cat got your tongue? There is actually nothing wrong with investing in the Vanguard 500 Index Fund that contains outsourcing companies, the problem is you do not get to be two-faced and accuse another of something that you are doing yourself.

But Obama’s own portfolio shows a willingness to invest in American corporations that have shifted employment overseas.

In his most recent financial disclosure from 2011, Obama and his wife reported having between $200,000 and $450,000 in the Vanguard 500 Index Fund, which invests in the largest U.S. corporations. According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as of Sept. 30, 2011, the fund’s biggest holding was 8,272,039 shares of Apple Inc., then valued at $3.2 billion.

The mutual fund that the Obamas have invested in also held 94,582,281 million shares of General Electric, valued at $1.4 billion, as of the SEC filing. The multinational conglomorate has a long history of outsourcing – according to a new book  cited by the New York Times, in 1989, “G.E. became the first U.S. company to outsource software work to India.” Obama also has close ties to GE’s CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, who was appointed as chairman of his outside panel of economic advisers last year.

In addition to Apple and GE, the Obamas’ fund listed 10,655,961 shares of International Business Machines, valued at $1.9 billion. As the Wall Street Journal reported in 2009, “The technology giant has been steadily building its work force in India and other locations while reducing the number of workers based in the U.S. Foreign workers accounted for 71% of Big Blue’s nearly 400,000 employees.

Co-Founder of Apple Steve Jobs Dead at the Age of 56

Remembering that you are going to die, is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose. You are already naked, there is no reason not to follow your heart. (Steve Jobs, 2005)

Steve Jobs: 1995 – 2011 … Rest in Peace

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple has died at the age of 56. Sadly, we knew this day was coming as Jobs battled pancreatic cancer, but we just did not want to believe it. He recently stepped down from Apple and many knew that this day was inevitable.  However, what this man did and his vision he brought forth in life … will last an eternity. What an amazing affect this man, who never graduated college, had on all of us and the world. His family said in a released statement by Apple, Mr. Jobs “died peacefully today surrounded by his family.”

 

Watch Steve Jobs inspiration speech for the 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Steve Jobs talks about death, “if you live each die as if it was your last, someday you will most certainly be right”. Jobs would ask himself every day when he looked in the mirror, if today was the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” Whenever the answer was no for too many days in a row, Jobs knew he had to change something.

From the Boston Globe:

“He taught all of us how to transform technology into magic,” said John Sculley, Apple’s chief executive in the mid-1980s, and the man who once had Jobs kicked out of the company he’d co-founded.

After he was ousted, Jobs endured a decade of exile. But the experience taught him lessons that would, once he returned, help him lead Apple to unimaginable heights of achievement.

I remember my first Mac, actually it was a Macintosh, as I just dated myself. Typing away and trying to finish my senior thesis for history. I look back on that experience and am in awe just how far we have come in the PC world and just how before its time that Mac really was. Oh those days of the floppy disk.

Steve Jobs, you will be missed, Rest in Peace.

UPDATE I: From Michelle Malkin comes an interesting and appropriate analysis in the face of the anti-capitalist rallies in NYC and across the US juxtaposed to the passing of Steve Jobs. What would the world be like without the vision o Steve Jobs, are we supposed to be upset that he made money fro his visions and hard work? Not in the slightest.

Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple Inc

Hmm, Steve Jobs has resigned as the Chief Executive Officer  of Apple.  Tim Cook  was named the new CEO and Jobs was elected Chairman of the Board. Jobs has been battling pancreatic cancer and had taken a leave of absence due to his medical condition. Jobs returned to Apple in March to help launch the iPad 2, so it cant be that unexpected that he step down again.

Apple’s Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, as the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately.

“Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company,” said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple’s Board. “Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.”

Statement from Steve Jobs:

“I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know,” the 55-year-old legendary co-founder of the company said in a statement.

“Unfortunately, that day has come.”

Thanks Steve, I remember my first Apple computer.

Brian in a Blue State

Posted August 24, 2011 by
Apple, Business, Cancer, Healthcare | one comment

Apple’s Boss Steve Jobs Receives Cancer Treatment Where Patrick Swayze Was Patient … 6 Weeks to Live?

Say a prayer for Apple’s co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs.

Radar-on-Lineis reporting that Apple boss Steve Jobs, who is currently on a medical leave,  is receiving cancer treatment at the same clinic where Patrick Swayze was a patient in his final days before he passed. The 55 year old Jobs announced on January 17, 2011 that he was going on a medical leave to concentrate on his health.

RadarOnline.com has confirmed Jobs, 55, has been attending the Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto, California, where Swayze sought radical chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer before his death in September, 2009.

According to the UK Daily Mail, pics in the Enquirer show a frail and weak Steve Jobs whose health condition might be worse than previously stated. The tabloid reported that Jobs is stricken with pancreatic cancer and may have just six weeks to live. How absolutely sad, if true.  One of the great business minds of our times stricken by an all too common killer, cancer.

But today shocking new pictures were published in the supermarket tabloid the National Enquirer which suggests things are worse than Apple would have the world believe.

The Enquirer claims that the man behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad is stricken with pancreatic cancer and may have just six weeks to live.

Posted February 16, 2011 by
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