Nightly Jun 10

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  2. Docomo: Japan’s largest carrier Docomo has released a Portable SIM prototype. With this device, SIM-less phones to make calls and switch identities with a simple tap and it also stores credentials for other services and serve as a universal password keychain.
  3. Echelon: Echelon one of Asia largest tech conference starts today. Startups get to pitch and showcase their product while investors get to choose their next promising portfolio. In this article, a group of investors was unanimous about Southeast Asia’s rising opportunities for startups especially in mobile.
  4. Facebook: Facebook ‘accidentally’ launched Slingshot, a Snapchat clone. The app was up on App Store for a short moment before it was pulled down.
  5. Honeywell: Honeywell, longtime maker of thermostats has released Lyric, a $279 Wi-Fi smart thermostat. The features are pretty similar to Google’s Nest and like all automation devices it comes with an app.
  6. Kickstarter: Kickstarter has launched a new “Creator Handbook” in an effort to help more of its users successfully hit their crowdfunding targets.
  7. Samsung: Samsung is reported to be launching a folding tablet that features an 8 to 9-inch OLED full HD display that can be folded twice into a much smaller smartphone-sized form factor. Prototypes are already in the works but no actual launch date. My thoughts: It is going to be one bulky tablet.
  8. Super Computer: A computer program named “Eugene Goostman” has duped humans into thinking it was a 13-year-old boy. It passed the “iconic” Turing test, a test which requires 30 per cent of human interrogators to be duped during a series of five-minute keyboard conversations.
  9. Sony: Sony released the PlayStation TV during the E3 conference today. PlayStation TV owners will be able to log in to PlayStation Now, Sony’s upcoming Netflix-like service that lets people “stream” games from the cloud. It also allows you to play games from PlayStation Vita. The device cost $99 alone or comes in a $139 bundle with a DualShock Controller, a memory card and a copy of the Lego Movie video game. Expecting to ship in fall.
  10. Tesla: Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk is looking to “open sourced” the designs for his Supercharger system in order to create a standard technical specification that other electric car makers can adopt.
  11. Toyota: Japan largest car manufacture Toyota is looking to build hovering cars. My thoughts: This is what I call innovation.
  12. You have reach the end of Nightly. Thanks for reading 🙂
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