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BrightTitan Cast 13: XtremeLanguages and SpaceX

Introducing XtremeLanguages

As BrightTitan, our focus is to help people. For example, BrightTitan allows you to easily follow the latest technology news, and today we are introducing XtremeLanguages.

What is XtremeLanguages?

Xtreme Languages Logo

It is a platform using which you can easily learn foreign languages. In order to make it easier to learn languages, we are preparing unique content for XtremeLanguages allowing you to understand the languages better.

Future of the XtremeLanguages

All companies need to have a vision for future. In our case, both BrightTitan and XtremeLanguages have ideas for future. For example, we are planning to introduce a mobile app for XL ( XtremeLanguages ) allowing you to study even on the go.

Why is XL unique?

As the founders of BrightTitan, we know multiple languages. Even though we are not teachers, we have experience about languages. First of all, XtremeLanguage is designed to make it easier to find the topic or the language that you are looking for. Furthermore, the content ( created by XtremeLanguage ) allows you to understand the fundamentals of the language that you are trying to learn.


SpaceX landed its rocket for the third time

There is a comptetion between SpaceX and BlueOrigin but SpaceX ( again, for the third time ) proved that they are the king. ( By the way, there is only one thing to say: In your face, BlueOrigin )

In your face

Do you remember the Falcon 9? It was the rocket that was sent to the space and then land on a drone ship that was sailing on the ocean. SpaceX just landed Falcon 9 on the same platfrom after sending it to the space…for the third time.

The importance of this news is that it proves we can make reusable rockets and some millions of dollars.


RIP HTC Nexus 9

After removing Nexus TV from its store, not only Google removed HTC Nexus 9 from its store but HTC even stopped producing Nexus 9.

Even though it was an interesting tablet, it failed to attract attentions unlike the Nexus 7. It has been only 2 years ( It was introduced back in November 2014 ), but now it is dead.

RIP

HTC Nexus 9

2014 – 2016

You will not be missed, Sorry.

This is for HTC who had high expectations from Nexus 9. ( By the way, the picture below is not created with Microsoft Paint because I do not even have the paint as I am a mac user. )

HTC Nexus 9


Note 6 is not coming

This year, normally we would see the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 because you know last year, they introduced Note 5. However, we will not see the Note 6…because Samsung will introduce Note 7 in this summer.

 

According to the reliable Korean sources, Samsung will name its next Note phone as Note 7. Even though it sounds stupid, it is not because there is already S7 and if they introduce Note 6, it will sound like S7 is the latest flagship phone.

“When Galaxy Note 6 that has its model number lower than Galaxy S7, which is the newest model, is released, it can give out a feeling that it is an outdated phone,” says Sammobile.


Pebble launched Time 2 and Core

Pebble held an event this week introducing new products.

Pebble Watch Products

Pebble 2

It is the second version of the classic Pebble Time. Everything is same with the previous one except the new heart rate sensor. It checks your heart rate in every 10 minutes.

Pebble 2

Pebble 2 will be on Kickstarter for $99 in  August.

Pebble Time 2

Normally, there were three series: Pebble Time, Time Steel and Time Round. However, Pebble just merged Pebble Time and Steel. Now, it is called as Pebble Time 2. The changes with the Pebble Time 2 is the new heart rate sensor  and bigger screen with more pixels making it easier to read texts.

Pebble Time 2

Pebble Time 2 is a little bit more expensive as it costs $129. It will be shipped started in November.

Pebble Core

It is a small square box with a GPS enabled. There are two buttons on the device. First one works natively with Spotify but the second one is programmable meaning you can set any app for the button.

Pebble Core

It only costs $99 and again availably on KickStarter.


OnePlus 3 will come with SD820

Latest leak about OnePlus 3 confirms the specs of the phone.

According to the leak, OnePlus 3 will have a 5.5-inch Full HD display and will be powered by SnapDragon 820. As the phone has a Full HD display with SD820, it would be fast. I mean even the phones with a QHD display and SD820 are fast, but there is a high chance for OnePlus 3 to get a higher score in Benchmarks. Anyway, the phone has a 3.000mAh battery and USB Type-C. However, it is not clear whether the device will support fast charging or not. Furthermore, the phone will have either 4GB of RAM or 6GB. The camera is also one of the specs that is not completely clear. Leak says that OnePlus 3 will come with 16MP rear camera but there is no information about the front camera.

The interesting part is that the leak says OnePlus is already testing Android N on the OnePlus 3.


2016 MacBook Pro may come with TouchID

According to the previous leaks and rumors, Apple would introduce the new MacBook Pro 2016 in the Q1 or Q2, but obviously Apple did not. However, according to the latest rumor ( which is probably true ), Apple MacBook Pro 2016 will be introduced in Q4 of 2016.

The rumor says that this time Apple will make the MacBook series thinner. Even though it sounds good, it is not because this means 2016 MacBook Pro will use the same keyboard with the latest MacBook. As a person who writes articles every day, and as a person who is already using 2015 MacBook Pro and used 2015 MacBook, I can say that this would make a lot of people ( especially me ) angry. Anyway, the other feature on the computer is the OLED display placed right above the numeric buttons where we would normally see function keys. Also, 2016 MB Pro will come with a TouchID. Personally, I really want to unlock my MacBook using my finger. I would be really happy if Apple places a fingerprint sensor on the MacBook Pro. Furthermore, as you would expect, MacBook Pro 2016 will have USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3. However, it is not clear whether it will come with regular USB and HDMI ports or not, but again, many of the users including me would want to see normal USB ports because unfortunately Type-C did not become popular enough in the last year.

While long overlooked, the MacBook line is the brightest spot for Apple’s 2016 rollouts. This is particularly true of the two new MacBook Pro models, to be introduced in 4Q16, as they will have a thinner and lighter form factor, Touch ID, use OLED display touch bar (to replace physical function keys, located above the keyboard) and adopt USB- C / Thunderbolt 3.


Spotify Family plan is now cheaper

Apple Music is the biggest competitor of the Spotify. That is why today Spotify just decreased the price of the Spotify Family Plan.

Normally, family plan was limited to five people and you needed to pay %50 of the actual price for each member. For example, for one person, it would cost $10; for two, $15; for three, $20; and goes on up to five people. As a result, that was a ridiculous system.

However, from this week, if you buy a Spotify Family plan, then you will only need to pay $14.99. This is a price that you will pay if you are a couple or six people.

Spotify Icon


Finally, a decent iPhone 7 leak

Now, there are a lot of leaks about iPhone 7 and each one says different things. This week, a leak showed up on the internet. It is the leaked picture of an iPhone 7 case that is produced by an Italian case maker. However, it is different than the previous leaks.

First of all, still it has a design that looks like iPhone 6 & 6S but with little details from iPad Pro. As you can see, it has the famous antenna lines, but the interesting part is the camera and speakers. Unlike any iPhone model, the flash is located beneath the camera. However, that is the exact location of the flash on the iPad Pro 9.7. Also, unlike other iPhone models, there are four speakers. Two on the bottom; two on the upper part. Again, this is something that we have seen on iPad Pro 9.7 and 12.9.

However, still there is a chance for any of the leaks to be fake, but at least we know that iPhone 7 will look very similar with iPhone 6S but with small changes.

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