Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 is a companion gadget compatible for 17 of Samsung Galaxy devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Grand 2, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note3 Neo, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S4 and others.
"The Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Gear 2 Neo are essential companion devices, allowing you to accept or ignore incoming calls and messages, and providing notification options based on your activity and habits. Both act as an extension of your daily life, giving you more control with a range of standalone features," Samsung said in a statement.
According to the Samsung.com microsite for the gadget, major changes on the gear are being focused on the hardware. As compared to last year's Galaxy Gear, the newer version comes with a better design and is packed with more useful features, although it maintains the basic premise found on the previous Gear. more >>
The Westboro Baptist Church is preparing to host a new protest, this time in Silicon Valley and against media outlets such as Facebook, Google, and Apple. The "God Hates the Media Tour" will begin on Aug. 12 and seek to promote awareness of the "sinful" role media plays in society.
"God hates the media in all its forms," a press release from the WBC said. "God did not set these social media networks in place to facilitate perverts pursuing their divers[e] filth; nor do they exist for pedophile grooming, spreading sodomite agenda, other wicked political propaganda or propagating mountains of false doctrine. On the contrary, all these media platforms have one purpose; to spread the gospel far and wide. Though you labor in vain to demonize and stop the words we speak; you only succeed causing more people to see, hear and be convicted."
The WBC claims to promote God's will for the world and has become famous for protesting the funerals of fallen soldiers and organizations. Churches and members of the general public have often attempted to prevent the WBC from protesting or those being targeted from hearing the WBC's words. There have been several clashes between the WBC and public, often caught on film. more >>
A former Microsoft worker created a new app for iOS that brings the biblical account of David to life in a way that has never been done before.
This software vet, Gerald Hinson, worked to release Righteous Tales: David vs. Goliath, which encompasses detailed animation, smartphone mini games and achievements all in one app in an effort to present children with a great way to learn about the Bible.
The idea spawned from a conversation Hinson had with his children where they struggled to explain the story of Abraham which they learned about in a recent Sunday school session. He saw the need for an interactive app that could bring people back to the older cultures written about in the Bible in an immersive and interactive way. more >>
A pastor in Lubbock, Texas is currently raising money for an app that he believes can change the way people participate in prayer.
Logan Fields, the 25-year-old youth pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas, is currently in the fundraising stages of his new smartphone application, "Prayer Button," that enables people to pray together remotely. The user can join as many "prayer meetings" as they wish, and the app calculates how many minutes each user participates in a prayer. The amount of minutes each user prays is then added to reveal a total for each prayer group.
Fields told the Lubbock-Avalanche Journal that showing the number of minutes spent in prayer gives the user confidence to pray more, in a similar way that the amount of "likes" on a Facebook status gives the user confidence to express themselves more. more >>
An editor for The Washington Post's religion section claimed that Christians were behind the majority of nasty and vile feedback she had received throughout her career in an op-ed Thursday.
Sally Quinn, the moderator of the religion website On Faith, which spun off from The Washington Post last year, described the earliest "hate emails" she had "did not just attack what I wrote ... but were also vicious ad hominem attacks."
"I can't tell you how many people wrote in to say that I was a whore and a slut and so much worse that I can't even write it here. And these all came from Christians," wrote Quinn. "I was going to hell. I had made a pact with the devil. Jesus and God hated me. One man wrote that he hoped I would get in a car accident, that the gas tank would explode and I would be burned alive. He was a God-fearing Christian, and he ascertained that I obviously was not one." more >>
Social media websites in general and Facebook in particular may be linked to an increased likelihood of divorce, claims a recently released study.
"Results show that using social networking sites negatively correlated with marriage quality and happiness, and positively correlated with experiencing a troubled relationship and thinking about divorce."
Published in the July 2014 edition of Computers in Human Behavior, researchers from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile's School of Communications and Boston University's College of Communication have claimed a link between Facebook and divorce. more >>