Heads Up:TECH 9 – Vine, Galaxy Note 8, Kindle shipments and jOBS movie

It’s Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 and another episode of Heads Up:TECH is here, the 5 minutes weekly tech update show for the non-tech savvy. Although it’s a slow tech news week, we have some interesting news on Twitter’s Vine video sharing app, leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tablet, Kindle Paperwhite e-readers and first Steve Jobs movie premier.

Here’s episode 9 of Heads Up:TECH for you.


Here’s more information, details and links on the stories covered this week:-

Twitter’s Vine video sharing app

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While Facebook acquired Instagram for picture sharing, Twitter acquired Vine for video sharing. Vine is an app that allows you to record and share 6 second video clips to share on Twitter or Facebook. The app is now only available on iOS (best experience on iPhones) and has already hit the No. 1 Top Free app spot on Apple’s App Store.

Here are some related links on Vine app including some reviews:-



Leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

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RGB_White_VerWith CES 2013 (Consumer Electronics Show) over in January, we have MWC 2013 (Mobile World Congress) to look forward to in February. This is a global conference for all things mobile in consumer and enterprise segments. Of course, mobile manufacturers take this time to announce great tech and gadgets as well.

With the date coming closer, we have interesting leaks and rumours starting to flood the news. One of this leak is the rumoured Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 – an 8″ Android tablet from Samsung, a part of the Galaxy Note, S-Pen toting range. We have the Galaxy Note I and II phablets, Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet and now a mid size, direct competitor to iPad mini coming soon.

Here are the compilation of leaked images we have seen so far.

Check out details of these leaks:-



Amazon shipping Kindle Paperwhite e-reader internationally

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Kindle Paperwhite


Amazon has announced that they’re finally shipping their bestseller Kindle Paperwhite e-reader with built-in light will be shipping internationally to over 175 countries worldwide from USD$139. According to this product page reveals that in SEA, it’s only available in Thailand and Philippines, but not Malaysia or Singapore. Nevertheless, you can always use a freight forwarder, like I did, to order and ship it over to Malaysia from USA.

Check out these links on the story:-



Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs movie premiers in Sundance

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jOBS movie - Ashton Kutcher & Josh Gad


Last week, the first Steve Jobs’ biopic movie starring Ashton Kutcher (as Steve Jobs) and Josh Gad (as Steve Wozniak) just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie is titled “jOBS” with a smaller “j” and capital “OBS” just like an iPhone or iPad, etc. This is only one of the many Steve Jobs movie that’ll be coming out soon.

There will be another bigger one by Sony Pictures in the works, screenplay to be written by Aaron Sorkin, the man behind the highly successful Facebook movie, “Social Network”. His version of the movie will be based around Walter Isaacson’s autobiography of Steve Jobs and allegedly based around just 3 scenes of Mr Jobs’ life in real time. But I digress.

Back to this Ashton Kutcher’s version of “jOBS” movie… Although this movie will only officially be released in April 2013, we have been teased with some pictures and mini clip online.

Here is one of the leaked clip from the movie.

Some early reviews are out, as well as feedback from Steve Wozniak, Mr Jobs’ partner who co-founded Apple Computers with him. Check the links:-

Ashton Kutcher also tweeted this picture right after the premier of the “jOBS” movie.

In this picture, Ashton Kutcher’s face is the one on the left and Steve Jobs actual picture on the right. Do you think there’s an eerie resemblance?
Ashton Kutcher - Steve Jobs



QOTW (Question of the Week)

With Vine aiming to be bigger than Instagram, but with video sharing, this has got to be my biggest question this week…

Have you downloaded the Vine app? Do you think it will be as big as Instagram?

Let me know in the comments down below.


Bonus : Which one comes first? The Chicken or the Egg?

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The age-old question of which one comes first – The Chicken or the Egg?

Here’s an interesting answer, to scientifically explain to you the answer. Watch the video for the explanation.

Now that you know the answer, you can finally stop using that analogy and explain to people the true, scientific answer.

* Spoiler : It’s the Egg!!! *



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