Do you ever take selfies of yourself? Do you think it’s too “childish” thing to take selfie & send? Well, it all started with a man named Robert Cornelius, who was born around when our great-great-gre-.. wait, when our ANCESTORS were born!(yes it’s been that long)
Based on Wikipedia, selfie has quite a long history itself.
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Whilst it has been a trend to exchange smartphones almost EVERY year, (thanks to plans like T-Mobile’s JUMP! On Demand or Verizon’s annual upgrade plans) many smartphones has been sly with escaping consumers’ hands for a freefall.
SquareTrade provides a bit jaw-dropping numbers of money spent on fixing their devices:
“Americans have spent $5.9B on damaged iPhones.”
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These days, the cost to buy a cell phone is pretty steep. iPhones start at $649, Note 7 retails for about $900, and the new Pixel starts at $649.
But did you know that in 1983, the cost to buy a mobile phone in the U.S. was approximately $4,000?! The average annual salary in the U.S. was $15,239 in 1983. Imagine forking over a quarter of your yearly income to buy a phone that super limited functionalities.
Compared to then, technology certainly has gotten cheaper. With lower parts and assembly costs, the price of phones has definitely lowered since the Motorola Dynatac. Scroll down for an awesome infographic taking you through the history of phones prices!
On October 4th, Google announced their Pixel and Pixel XL phones.
What sets the new phone apart from all the others is the fact that it's the first phone that Google itself has created from its software to hardware and it comes with Google Assistant built in. For the pricey $649 price tag, you get unlimited picture/video storage with Google Photos, "the highest rated camera ever" with video stabilization, and it comes pre-installed with Google Duo, a video calling app.
What's Google Assistant?
Google Assistant is a virtual assistant just like Siri for Apple or Cortana for Microsoft. Designed to be conversational, Google Assistant will keep track of the conversation, track context, and respond with relevant information. Trigger it with a hot word and it'll instantly track what you're saying and reply back to start the conversation. You can ask it to do anything and Google Assistant will research, reserve, and manage it all. You can already use Google Assistant on the Google Allo app. Google Allo is available in app stores on pretty much all smartphones. Download Allo for yourself to get a glimpse of what the Pixel has to offer!
Did you know that 90% of phones in Japan are waterproof? Actually, it's tough to even sell a phone in Japan if it isn't!
Why is waterproof phone a must-have?
Apparently, in Japan, people really like their baths. A nice long hot soak in the tub with their favorite electronics is a frequent habit so naturally a waterproof cell phone would be a must. Also, since the waterproof feature became a trend it became hard to do without it.
So now you know!