Author Archive: Garick Chan

Now you’d think we’d be a bit farther along today in 2015, right? It would seem that the open nature of the social web now allows people to be shamed (bullied really) that the ecosystem polices itself in what is right and wrong.

I’ve got a golden ticket! It certainly feels that way if you’re able to get on a new platform before anyone else, doesn’t it? Google has just allowed each of their “Inbox by Gmail” users to invite three of their friends and of course everyone is wondering what’s new with the technology giant.

The word, “Hacker” automatically instills a sense of fear and mistrust in most people. You might imagine some dark, shadowy nefarious character in a black hat, trenchcoat and possibly donning a Guy Fawkes mask. Whatever your perception may be, an estimated 15,000 attendees showed up for this year’s DefCon 22, an annual event with talks, contests, vendor-booths, charities, workshop training areas and more.

But how does it perform? I had the chance to demo the phone for a week after this event in order to give an accurate review and I’ll say that it’s a nice, sturdy piece of hardware in your hand and in your pocket. It’s not too big like some of these MEGA phablets on the market but feels ruggedly solid, probably won’t need to get an additional outer case like you normally might with other smartphone selections.

Curved to hug your face, the innovative design of the LG G Flex solves several crucial issues facing large phablets. (phone/tablet hybrids) To begin with, as smartphone devices have been getting larger and larger; some may have noticed an inherent design flaw with the extended screen.

When AT&T first loaned me this device for review, I’ll be honest. I thought it was a wifi/bluetooth camera that would sync with my phone. Then I turned it on and realized, OH! This thing IS a smartphone!

This weekend marks the 12th consecutive Southern California Linux Expo, SCaLE12x. Taking place at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel, the three-day event featuers 85 speakers, over 100 exhibitors and a keynote by Lawrence Lessig.

Last week, they announced the acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business for approximately $2.3 billion. And now they’ve just shocked the world by announcing their plans to purchase Motorola Mobility from Google for about $2.91 billion.

AT&T held their 6th annual developers summit in Las Vegas this year at CES 2014. Several updates and announcements were made while also presenting the top 6 apps created during the weekend hack-a-thon.

Last Monday, Jan 6th, marked the culmination of AT&T’s Developer Summit at CES 2014 along with the release of open APIs for its U-Verse platform on Android. Now developers can build Android apps with AT&T Labs and AT&T Foundry to let customers better interact with their televisions from a smartphone, tablet or other such mobile devices.