Light is looking to introduce a new smartphone with a 9-lens camera system. Here's what we know so far.
Carnegie Mellon University's Qeexo team is reporting that it has a technology that is capable of detecting the angle with which a finger is making contact with a screen. Here's how it works.
Although the smartphone world has continued to expand and improve over the past few years, it's been a while since any company sought to change the game with something new and innovative. But while prominent display maker Sharp has, for the large part in recent times, stepped back and focused on developing and producing panels, its new AQUOS Crystal series boasts a bezel-free, frameless profile that not only maximizes display real estate in proportion to form factor, but as you'll see below, is rather easy on the eye.
As our smartphones, watches, tablets and even cars have begun to make ever-increasing use of battery power, those batteries haven't quite managed to keep up. We're charging our smartphones at least once a day, and the new smartwatches on the market don't do much better. Cars need recharging at worryingly short intervals, and at this point it's arguable that we've been held back by the amount of juice we can give things. Something has to change.
Over the past few years, we've seen smartphones continue to grow, but one thing that hasn't changed so much is the size of our hands. This presents a bit of a dilemma to those in the market for a new handset, unsure of whether their palms are capable of comfortably holding all that digital loveliness without suffering a repetitive strain injury.
With smartphone screens getting larger and larger, most manufacturers are beginning to focus on trying to make sure that the ever-increasing screen size isn't going to automatically mean that our handsets are going to grow proportionately. Thinner bezels are the order of the day for all smartphone makers at the moment, which is why a new chart is particularly pertinent.
Most users of digital devices containing some kind of storage will be aware that the quoted capacity doesn't usually tell the entire story. But once we've established that 16GB does not equate to the full 16GB, why do some devices only offer 8GB of available storage out of the box, while others offer 12GB+? Well this is due mainly to the firmware (and often, considerable bloatware) that some companies like to throw in, and as is portrayed in a rather nice infographic by tech market researcher Which, Samsung's flagship Galaxy S4 is the worst culprit for adding extra software.
If you ever wondered why your memory seems to be getting worse, then according to one South Korean doctor the reason may just be that smartphone you're so attached to.
Recently, research firm Gartner brought us the news that we have all been expecting for quite some time - that smartphone sales are now exceeding the sales of standard so-called "feature" phones. The April-June period of this year represented the first time that this has been the case, and although it was something that was inevitably going to happen, it does go a long way to actually showing our increasing reliance on the smartphones that we all carry around with us. The I Forgot My Phone video - courtesy of Charlene deGuzman - also manages to paint a pretty powerful picture of how smartphone technology has managed to become infused in our everyday existence.