Hardware and electronics manufacturer ASUS has used its Computex 2016 press conference in Taipei to introduce three new Android-powered ZenFone smartphones. The third-generation range of devices offers three new models, with each carrying a different price-point and slightly varied specification to appeal to different corners of the market. Regardless of whether you're looking for a nice entry-level device, or a highly performant device with a whopping display, ASUS looks to have you covered with this announcement.
Tablet and smartphone owners generally opt for a particular mobile platform over others for a wide variety of reasons. In a lot of cases, you simply get staunch iOS fans who would never touch an Android device, let alone accept it as their main point of usage. Conversely, the same can be said for certain Android device owners who can't fathom the idea of moving over to the dark side. For others however, the choice often comes down to things like security, stability, aesthetic appeal of the device hardware and OS interface, and even personal considerations like how much the device costs. If you do care about the stability of a device and platform, then Blancco's "The State of Mobile Device Performance and Health" research report provides some interesting information about the stability of Android devices compared to the iPhone.
The Indian government has signed a new law into motion requiring all phones released in the country from 2017 onwards to ship with a physical panic button. Here are the details.
Huawei P9 and P9 Plus smartphones with dual-cameras in collaboration with Leica are official. Specs, price, and release date details can be found here.
Meet the NoPhone range of smartphones, the most useless device ever invented. It starts from $5 for Zero model going up to $15 for NoPhone Selfie model.
The world is going crazy about wearables at the moment. Everyone is talking about the latest and greatest in innovative wearable technology, as well as speculating about where the wearable industry can go next. It seems that Ravean got the memo about the importance of wearables, but took a slightly different approach to giving consumers something to wear by introducing the world's first heated jacket to keep you warm in those testing winter conditions and it comes equipped with a long lasting lithium polymer battery which can also help charge your gadgets on the go.
The business of unlocking mobile devices has never been particularly straightforward, with the rules seeming to change from carrier to carrier, at the drop of a hat. But new unlocking standards approved by the CTIA back in 2013 offer a degree of uniformity, and from today, all major U.S. carriers will comply with the revised terms. Find out what this means for you and your devices after the fold!
Most mobile device owners are vigilant of the potentially dangerous viruses, malware and general software-based hazards that can steal data, invade privacy, and in the worst instances, cripple beloved mobile devices. But what you may not be so aware of, is the sheer amount of bacteria and bugs that can be collected every single day, and since your device is essentially glued to your hands, you may be a little shocked to learn just how much distasteful matter is willfully attaching itself to your smartphone. One rather compelling study offers a microscopic look at what lies atop the surface of your average handset's display, and if you're of a squeamish disposition, you might want to look away now.
2015 promises to carry on where the previous calendar year left off, which will hopefully see some of the world's biggest companies introduce a range of technologically innovative hardware that will not only delight us as consumers, but also make our day-to-day lives easier. 2014 was all about the introduction of intelligent wearable devices, as well as blending biometric detection with existing consumer tech, which looks to not only continue but also dramatically move forward this year if this promotional video for the ViewSonic V55 smartphone is anything to go by.