A Week in Tech #3

A Week in Tech #3

It’s been a while coming, but after six or so months away Joe is back here on FatKidOnFire with his ‘Week in Tech’ recap. If you missed the first two posts in the first tech series here on the site, Joe will be covering the goings on in the tech world on a weekly basis. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Happy Birthday Twitter

March 21st marked Twitter’s 7th birthday. Launched back in 2006, the company has grown to be one of the world’s largest social networks with over 200 million users, although not without its fair share of the ‘Fail Whale’.

Google announces the sunsetting of Google Reader

July 1st will mark the end of Google’s RSS service, Google Reader; a bizarre move considering it apparently drives more traffic than Google+. The internet is currently awash with posts of alternatives to Google Reader, however this song by Chris Gilchrist shows how strongly it will be missed – albeit with too much autotune!
[If you’re a Google Reader user and are wondering what to use when the service sees its final sunset; Feedly seems to be the popular alternative]

Samsung Galaxy S4 is the UK’s most pre-registered phone – ever

Samsung Galaxy S4

In the four days that followed the announcement of Samsung’s latest flagship Android handset, Carphone Warehouse reported a record number of registrations for the Galaxy S4. The high-street phone vendor says registration for the S4 is 446% higher than that of last year’s S3. Whether this interest will remain now that the UK specs for the phone have been released (showing a 1.9Ghz quad-core processor rather than the US’ octacore model to) is still to be seen. More over at CNET.

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