17 March, 2012



Samsung Galaxy S3 Release Date and Photo Unveiled?! Could This Be Samsung's 2012 Flagship Phone?

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 03:13 PM PDT

Thanks to everyone who sent this in! I appreciate it. But looking back at that recent 'iPad HD' name fiasco, I hope you understand if I take this with a grain of salt.

Well, anyway. On to the story: Yesterday, someone at Reddit took it upon himself to show everyone a 'press photo' of what could be Samsung's 2012 flagship phone, the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy S3. Again, I'm not sure if this is for real but, oh well, here you go:

So what does this shot tell us about the 'device'?

1. It's very thin.
2. It has an almost edge-to-edge display.
3. Unlike previous Samsung flagship Android releases, it has a dedicated camera button.
4. 'May 22, 2012, 6:00-7:00 PM, London': Will this be S3's official announcement and release date?
5. It flaunts a speaker grill below the home button.
6. It has what looks like metal or ceramic edging.
7. Just like Samsung Galaxy S2, it has this odd 'camera bump' at the rear.

But what are the rumors?

1. Samsung Galaxy S3 will only be 7 millimeters thick.
2. It will come with a ceramic case.
3. It will feature an 8 MegaPixel camera at the back and 2 MegaPixel shooter in front.
4. It will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a Quad Core 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex A9 Exynos 4412 chipset CPU.
5. It will support 4G LTE mobile connectivity.
6. It will flaunt a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display.
7. It will handle multitasking with 2 GB of RAM.

TP Thoughts:

1. I think most of the rumored specifications will turn out accurate. Heck, I hope the 2 GB of RAM is for real; One can never have enough RAM!
2. 7 millimeters of thickness would be amazing. But only if battery size won't be compromised.
3. Not so sure about the design. I don't think it's handsome enough for a flagship release. But maybe it's just the quality of the photo. Will wait for more 'press shots'.

So what do you think, TP Friends? Could this be Samsung Galaxy S3?

Photo Recovery Software Helps Identify Ativan Gang Members!

Posted: 17 Mar 2012 12:17 AM PDT

TechPinas Public Service Post (TP PSP)

How dare these bad people use horse tranquilizer to knock-out that poor woman and steal all of her money! If you see these crooks walking around your neighborhood, call the police!

Meet the members of the notorious Ativan Gang! What's their nasty modus operandi, you ask? Well, it's essentially all about deception and the use of this strong chemical for calming the nerves of horses called 'Ativan'. These people will befriend you to get your trust, act all nice when you're around. They'd be so nice, you'd want to ask them out or let them inside your house. Then, when you're not looking, one of them will slip Ativan into your drink to knock you out and steal all you've got. (Image Grab Credit: TV Patrol)

In this case, they victimized a tourist. Two members served as 'spotters' or 'frontliners' in a tourist spot and locked in on their target. They approached her, got her trust then invited her on an out of town trip with their 'other friends'. The unsuspecting target said yes not knowing that she'd be in the company of criminals.

After the fun trip, with lots of photo taking, karaoke and grilled food, one member secretly poured the borderline-deadly potion into the drink of the victim causing her to pass out. The other members then ransacked all of the victim's belongings, got all of her cash (and as if, for fun, they even left her a bundle of paper cut like bills.), and deleted all of their photos from her digicam.

Turns out, the last thing they did is the most stupid of all (Well, not that choosing to be criminals is any less stupid.) Totally unaware of the fact that there are now software capable of sniffing out and recovering deleted files from memory cards and hard drives, the active members of Ativan gang have - in effect - unknowingly disclosed their identities to public and cut the police half the job of tracking them down.
Told you, Tech works.