Showing posts with label Mobile. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mobile. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Samsung brings the foldup phone a step closer with the world's first 'stretchable' display


Samsung has unveiled a radical 9.1-inch stretchable display
A flexible OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen which could stretch in both direction by as much as 12 millimetres might spell out a new era in phone screen technology, the report says.
Samsung says the stretchy screen will be useful for everything from wearables to in-car displays, and could also lead to a new generation of wearable devices that can be knocked or dropped and simply move back into place.  

Monday, May 22, 2017

Samsung to reveal the world's first 'stretchable' display tomorrow which could move 12mm in both directions


Samsung is unveiling a 9.1-inch stretchable display design tomorrow, sources suggest.

A flexible OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen which could stretch in both direction by as much as 12 millimetres might spell out a new era in phone screen technology, the report says.

This advanced flexible display could be used for various technologies, including wearable displays, artificial intelligence and vehicle displays.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Google Introduces Search Technology Based on Camera Images


Soon, Android users will be able to search for relevant information on objects around them—and take related actions—simply by pointing their mobile device at the things that they are interested in.
For instance, a user looking for reviews on a specific restaurant or for ticket prices to a show could get that information by pointing their Android smartphone or tablet's camera at the restaurant sign or event marquee.
Similarly, by putting the camera in front of the sticker on a WiFi router an Android device user could automatically connect to the network without the need to manually enter the network password.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Get the Trusted Essentials You Crave with the new Moto C & Moto C Plus


Choosing a smartphone can be a difficult decision. How much does it cost? How long does the battery last? Does it come in a variety of colors? The decision becomes even harder when you want an affordable device with the essentials you crave.
Find everything you’re looking for in an essential smartphone with the new Moto C and Moto C Plus – two affordable devices packed with features that give new smartphone users the battery life, performance and speed they need.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Is YOUR phone using ultrasonic sounds to secretly spy on you? Researchers find hundreds of apps using controversial technology


our apps could be listening to your every move.

Researchers have discovered hundreds of Android applications are embedded with ultrasonic cross-device tracking technology that pick up inaudible 'beacons' emitted from advertisements.

This allows marketers to create personalized ads based on your interests, as they are able to determine your location and what activities you may be engaged in.

A recent practice embeds ultrasonic beacons in audio and tracks them using the microphone on mobile devices,' reads a study from Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Jelly, world's smallest 4G smartphone, pops perfectly in your pocket


As smartphones become more and more high-tech, the majority of models are gaining inches in a quest to become the ultimate all-purpose object. Gone are the days of slotting your mobile snugly into your back pocket—or at least they were, before jelly arrived. Developed by shanghai-based mobile phone innovators unihertz, the 3.6 by 1.7 inch device takes the title of world’s smallest 4G smartphone, packing all the functionality of its rapidly-growing competitors into a minute, manageable form. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

What we'd like to see in iOS 11

Apple is expected to start outlining key details of its next mobile operating system, iOS 11, at its annual developer conference coming up in June. Until then, here is our (very reasonable) wish list for the improvements we'd like to see in the new OS.

BlackBerry KeyOne will be available next month


The BlackBerry KeyOne smartphone will be available for purchase in the US and Canada starting next month, according to a press release from TCL, the device’s manufacturer. The KeyOne is the first TCL-manufactured BlackBerry phone to feature a physical keyboard, which was the signature feature of BlackBerry smartphones years ago.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Five early observations about the Samsung Galaxy S8+


The Galaxy S8 and S8+ launch tomorrow. Thinking about buying one of them, but not quite convinced? We have some early observations from our first couple days with Galaxy S8+.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

HTC to unveil a SQUEEZABLE flagship U phone with grip-sensing technology on May 16


HTC upcoming flagship smartphone — the U — will be squeezable. 
The Taiwanese firm is embedding sensors into the handset's frame that will allow users to control various features on the phone by squeezing it.

The feature was recently demonstrated in a short teaser video posted by HTC's Twitter account.

The phone will be unveiled on May 16 in Taiwan, according to an invite sent out with the tagline 'Squeeze for the brilliant U'.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

What is Samsung Bixby?


The Samsung Galaxy S8 is sure to arrive with many new features and upgrades, but perhaps one of the most significant announced so far is Bixby, a new voice control interface and assistant. Samsung has high hopes for the successor to the often underwhelming S-Voice, but what does this newcomer bring to the table? We take a look at what we know about Bixby so far, and whether Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google’s Assistant should be worried. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Samsung is reportedly testing a dual-screen smartphone prototype


According to reports from Korean publications ET News and The Investor, tech giant Samsung will produce a number of prototype dual-screen smartphones this year. The company has already begun production on the device, say the reports, and plans to make between 2,000 and 3,000 units in the first half of 2017.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Moto Z review: Motorola proves modular smartphones are the future of mobility


Just as I was getting settled into the idea that Motorola had found a winning formula for its flagship line, Lenovo had to swoop in, buy the company, and rile things up. Indeed, last year’s Moto X Pure Edition was a great phone, but now under Lenovo’s corporate banner, Motorola gives us the Moto Z—and it’s the most sophisticated smartphone I’ve seen from Motorola since the first Android-powered Droid landed in 2009.
Gone are the campy, plasticky Moto X models of the past. This is Motorola with a renewed sense of self.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Nokia, Samsung, Apple, Google To Likely Introduce Hologram Smartphones


Tech giants Nokia, Samsung, Apple, and Google, could start another smartphone revolution. 3D hologram smartphones are the next big thing for the mobile industry, and mobile companies will likely venture into such domain to suffice curiosity and demands of consumers.

Friday, April 7, 2017

iPhone 8 Design 'Confirmed' In Double Leak


It was going to be the most radical part of the major iPhone 8 redesign, but following a report earlier in the week a double leak today suggests Apple  is scrapping its plans for a heavily curved OLED display… 

First out the gate is Nikkei. The widely respected Japanese publication says that while Apple will add a slight curve to the iPhone 8, it won’t be similar to the "Edge" displays delivered by Samsung Galaxy smartphones in recent years and will provide no additional functionality.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Twitter introduces new 'lite' version that could slash data consumption in HALF for mobile users on expensive tariffs or slow networks


Dramatic changes to the way mobile users access Twitter could see the amount of data consumed by the social media network plunge.
The company hopes that the redesign - launched today - will help it expand its audience internationally. 
The new version - called Twitter Lite - is aimed largely at users outside the US who are constrained by low data limits due to slow networks or expensive tariffs.
Twitter Lite works through a web browser, but it will look and feel nearly identical to the existing app.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

HTC 11 Is COMING In May As HTC U: Rumoured Specs & Features Detailed In Full


HTC has already released the HTC U Ultra inside 2017, a really quite capable and premium-grade device and with a hefty price tag to boot. BUT, it's not a flagship. It's using last year's Snapdragon 821 processor, and although it's feature rich, it just doesn't have that flagship swagger. HTC knows this and isn't trying to pull the wool over anyone's eyes, to be fair, and the firm has also said that it will launch another, flagship grade model inside the year. This is the rumoured HTC 11.

Monday, April 3, 2017

6 Future Mobile Technologies That Could Arrive in 2017


Technology makes us curious, and the smartphone revolution has taken technological innovation to dizzying heights. Things like gesture interface, which we had all glimpsed in the Tom Cruise film Minority Report seemed far-fetched and fictional at that time (2002). It is a reality in mobile technology today, and by 2019, will be available to the masses. Mobile technology is not just changing the way we live and experience, but also defining it. Let us look at six mobile technologies that will become widely present and used in 2017.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 bungle biometrics with insecure facial recognition


On the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung included not one, not two, but three biometric ways to unlock your phone: the fingerprint sensor, iris scanner and face recognition. Of these, Samsung touted the latter – face recognition – as a faster and more convenient alternative to iris scanning. What did it fail to mention? How easy it is to trick.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+: The full specs


We’ve seen them leak over and over in the past couple of months, to the point where the specs of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were no longer a mystery for anyone following the tech news cycle. But now, they’re finally official, as Samsung just took the wraps off the Galaxy S8 family of devices.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are nearly identical siblings, aside from the obvious differences dictated by their sizes. But other than screen size and battery capacity, everything else stays the same when it comes to hardware and software features. Here’s everything you need to know: