Tagged: Smartphone

Why Xiaomi is the next big thing in smartphones

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Is Xiaomi the next big thing in smartphones? Perhaps yes. This brand is probably the next major player in the ever-expanding market of smart phones. This can be seen in how the company has grown in leaps and bounds in its last four years of existence. Although Xiaomi entered the market with a risky concept —producing smartphones aided by Apple’s design, thus acquiring the title ‘’Apple of China’’ — this has since worked positively to favor the company.

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Gun disguised as an iPhone alarms authorities worldwide

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There are numerous cases for smartphones that make them look like completely unrelated props. For example, smartphone case that looks like a gun. But if there is a gun which looks like a smartphone, then that is a serious security issue. Last year we came across Ideal Conceal .380 caliber pistol which with the push of a button turns into a fatal weapon. That very gun has now stirred up authorities in America as the gun is going to be on sale in US next week.
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HandEnergy uses the power of your body to charge gadgets

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There is nothing more sickening than running out of battery on your smartphone, camera or a flashlight, especially when you are not close to the grid. Even if you have the charger along, and don’t find a power outlet nearby, you feel handicapped as you cannot charge your device. Enter, HandEnergy, a ball-shaped pocket electricity generator that lets you charge your smart device with nothing more than the power of your body. The HandEnergy is fitted with a metal coil, magnets and battery – the battery on the device can be charged by rotating it with the hand and the power can then be used to charge a gadget of choice. Read More…

This wrist worn device turns your hand into touchscreen smartphone

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The new-age phones are smart, smart to the extent that you can do just about everything from taking calls, controlling everyday devices and making payments right from the smartphones. A California-based company called eyeCam thinks smartphones are just the first step in evolution of smart devices, the next step is wearable computing. To make this real, the company has developed eyeHand, a wrist worn device that turns your hand and fingers into a smartphone. Read More…

Samsung Galaxy S8 to have major facelift and hardware changes

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung suffered a loss of more than $6 billion with the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, and more than that, a permanent tarnishing of global image to their brand. To rectify the situation, Samsung has big plans in mind, and Galaxy S8 smartphone will see a major facelift to place them back on the top position. This is just the tip of the iceberg, as the cosmetic change will surely be accompanied by other hardware changes to make this flagship irresistible.
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Apple iPhone 8 rumored to have 5.8-inch curved screen minus the home button

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Whenever a new version of Apple iPhone is on the cards, people anticipate it with eagerness. The hype over recently launched iPhone 7 models has begun to settle down, and just in time another news comes in regarding the next iteration of Apple iPhone models. Apple iPhone 8 (that’s what preassembly it will be called) is going to have a bezel-less curved screen design in a larger format, according to Barclays Research analysts Blayne Curtis, Christopher Hemmelgarn, Thomas O’Malley, and Jerry Zhang. This report comes based on the sources inside the Apple’s supply chain.
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How smartphones are making us wise with money saving

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Everything you touch these days has a smart element to it. From your mobile phone and tablet to the lights in your home or the keys in your pocket, the world around us is now more intelligent than ever. In a nutshell, your smartphone gives you access to a myriad of services and one of those is saving money. By tapping into online services, collating data and sharing information, smartphones make it easier for us to get more value out of everyday tasks and the end result is more money in your pocket. With this in mind, we’ve picked out three tech innovations that are helping homeowners, consumers and travelers make smarter decisions and, therefore, save some cash.
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Google Pixel and Pixel XL, innovative Android phones with AI assist

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The long awaited Google Pixel phones are here, and they are billed flat against the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus phones from Apple. Unveiled at the Google Pixel event the two – Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are tailor-made to reflect the future of AI integrated hardware and software that Google visions. The Pixel phones are made inside out by Google using a few parts sourced from HTC. Both Pixel phones – the Pixel and Pixel XL contain almost the same specs, except that the Pixel has a 5-inch Full-HD AMOLED display while the Pixel XL features Quad HD AMOLED 5.5-inch screen. Read More…

Smartphone app lets you detect a heart attack

smartphone app helps detect stroke

Researchers suggest, atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart rhythm is one of the major reasons for strokes. Almost 70 percent of strokes caused by atrial fibrillation are avoidable with preventive medication, but the issue is, early detection of this common type of abnormality in heartbeat is difficult to monitor. There are ECG devices for around the clock monitoring, but they are expensive and cumbersome to use. A new study by team of researchers from University of Turku, Finland is set to change the way atrial fibrillation is monitored with a low cost application that will allow smartphone to detect changes in the heart rhythm. Read More…

Upcoming gadgets and gizmos that’ll rock your world

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The market is constantly flooded with new gadgets and gizmos that promise to make our life easy and get things done in a jiffy. We have seen smartphones, drones, personal robots and wearables which have totally changed the complexion of consumer oriented tech. For geeks who are constantly on the lookout for new technologies being implemented in product, here is a collection of the top anticipated gadgets.
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