You have got to admit it – with a company name like GEAK, it sure as heck resonates with the current generation who are always at the forefront of technology, especially when one prefers to be called a “geek” rather than a “nerd”. Having said that, GEAK might be throwing a lot of their resources on wearable technology such as the Ring and Watch, but that does not mean it should neglect a potentially lucrative smartphone market. In fact, the company intends to introduce a couple of offerings to the masses, where it would come in the form of the 5” Eye and the 5.8” Mars.
Regardless of whether you decide to jive with the Eye or the Mars, both models have been specially tailored to keep shutterbugs happy with its 13-megapixel backside-illuminated rear camera. In front, the GEAK Eye comes out as the better of the two with an 8-megapixel camera, while the Mars is a 2-megapixel shooter. Performance and screen size seem to be the only differentiating factor, as the Eye would help keep things close to the ground with a 720p IPS display, a quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor, HSPA+ data, 1GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory. If you prefer to settle for the larger sized Mars instead, you will end up with a Full HD IPS LCD display, a Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB RAM.
Recent news concerning the US government prying into personal records with the help of technology companies – it does not matter if you are an Apple fanboy or a diehard Google supporter, they are all apparently in cahoots with the US government. Yahoo is not spared the blushes, either, and Marissa Mayer, CEO and Ron Bell, General Counsel, of Yahoo, have stepped forward with a statement that will hopefully appease one’s anger to a certain degree somewhat.
“We’ve worked hard over the years to earn our users’ trust and we fight hard to preserve it. To that end, we are disclosing the total number of requests for user data that law enforcement agencies in the U.S. made to us between December 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013. During that time period, we received between 12,000 and 13,000 requests, inclusive of criminal, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and other requests. The most common of these requests concerned fraud, homicides, kidnappings, and other criminal investigations.”
Yahoo claims that they are doing their level best to ask the federal government to reconsider their stance on the privacy issue, and Yahoo intends to shore up their accountability among users by rolling out their first global law enforcement transparency report later this year. This particular report will be refreshed twice a year.