Tag Archives: devices

Google will reportedly launch both Pixel 3 “Lite” devices on Verizon this spring

We’ve been hearing rumors and speculation about two new Pixel devices said to be “Lite” versions of their already-available Pixel 3 counterparts. Renders of the phone have already leaked, giving us an idea of what these premium mid-rangers might look like – in the Pixel 3’s likeness. The latest piece of news from Android Police claims that the Pixel 3 ... Read More »

Xiaomi sold 100 million devices in 10 months

Xiaomi targeted to ship more than 100 million smartphones in 2018 and according to the latest information, it managed to reach the milestone with two months to spare. Lei Jun delivered a speech at Zhong Guan Cun Forum in Beijing, China, where he announced the number was reached on October 26. Lei Jun, who is the founder of Xiaomi and ... Read More »

Facebook Patents Tech That Records Ambient Audio From Client Devices to Measure Ad Impressions

HIGHLIGHTS The patent shows tech that turns your mic on to record how you watch ads Facebook can embed high-pitched audio signals emerging from your TV The social media giant has denied the claims It is not surprising when Facebook users think that the social media giant is spying on their conversations. While a large number of people believe that Facebook secretly ... Read More »

Sweat Can Power Wearable Devices, Claims New Study

HIGHLIGHTS These cells extract energy from sweat & could power a range of wearables The epidermal biofuel cells are a major breakthrough in the field The cells oxidises lactic acid present in human sweat to produce current Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat, and could power a range of wearable ... Read More »

Apple on Spectre, Meltdown Vulnerabilities: All Mac, iOS Devices Affected

HIGHLIGHTS Apple said recent updates protect its devices from Meltdown Mac and iOS devices still affected by Spectre, but fix coming Spectre fix will involve a patch for its Safari browser On Thursday, Apple confirmed that all Mac systems and iOS devices are affected by Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws, but that no known exploits have impacted its customers. In a post on its website, Apple said updates to its operating systems ... Read More »

Three year old Samsung Galaxy S5 and several other devices getting August patch

Samsung has started pushing out a new update to its Galaxy S5 smartphone. Arriving as version G900FXXS1CQH1 and weighing in at around 75MB, the update is currently hitting units in Europe. As for changes, it brings along Android security fixes for the month of August. Moving on, the Galaxy S6 series smartphones on AT&T are also getting the latest patch, arriving as version G890AUCS6DQH1 ... Read More »

Phil Schiller on App Store Upgrade Pricing, Amazon Echo-Like Devices, Swift, and More

Phil Schiller is a name that needs no introduction to anyone that’s tracked Apple for a decent length of time. An ever-present figure at nearly all major Apple events since Steve Jobs made his return to the company, Schiller is perhaps best known to the more casual Apple observers for his “Can’t innovate any more, my ass!” remark while introducing ... Read More »

1.2%,of,Android,devices,now,running,Nougat,,Lollipop,still,prevails

Android’s latest version Nougat has finally passed the 1% mark in the Google OS distribution chart. 7.0 and 7.1 combined now represent 1.2% of the total number of devices running Android – more than Froyo and Gingerbread each. Hurrah. Meanwhile, Lollipop remains the OS version most droids have installed, down half a percentage point since last month to 32.7%. Marshmallow ... Read More »

The Asus Tinker Board is a powerful Raspberry Pi rival that plays 4K video

Asus just jumped into the mini PC game with a solid choice for 4K video-capable entertainment computer. The company is currently selling the Asus Tinker Board in the UK and Europe with prices starting around 46 pounds—about $57. That’s quite a bit more than the top-end Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, which has an MSRP of $35 but usually sells for ... Read More »

Samsung details 8-point battery safety check for all new devices

Now that Samsung has finally come clean on the cause of the Galaxy Note7 fires that spawned a global recall and a months-long flight ban, the focus can finally turn from blame to prevention. To safeguard against future issues, Samsung has implemented an 8-point Battery Safety Check Test, which “involves putting our batteries through extreme testing, inside and out, followed ... Read More »