It’s hard enough being tied to your cell phone without having to worry about getting the “Low Battery Icon of Death” right in the middle of an important task – and charging up via wall outlets takes forever. Eesha Khare of Saratoga, California has invented a device that could wipe away battery bothers with a supercapacitor that can charge your phone in 20 seconds. Her research won her a $50,000 prize in
When we talk about ebook readers (aka e-readers), the name of Kindle comes to mind instantaneously. This very fact doesn't speak well for Amazon's competitors in the field. However, Kobo has now announced its new e-reader, the Aura One, and the company would surely like to challenge Amazon with its latest device.
If we’re ever to have things like smart contact lenses and permanent brain implants, one of the things we need to figure out is the power problem. Those devices need energy for collecting, processing and especially transmitting data — but that last one might not be a problem anymore, thanks to a new technique called interscatter communication.
With all the anticipation around the iPhone 7 and also the speculation about its name, one fact cannot be denied and that is, you cannot ignore an iPhone, especially when it hasn’t reached the markets yet. It is a well-known fact that Apple is very stingy when it comes to components like RAM.
Hi, and welcome to my obligatory hot take on the nearly confirmed no-headphone-jack iPhones we’re about to see rolling out of Apple. I’m not an absolute fan of this idea, but we’ve seen this sort of behavior from Apple before — most notably the move from the 30-pin dock jack that probably caused a bit of an e-waste problem, forcing users and most notably hotels to upgrade their in-room docks. Now the same thing is happening, but with a far more common technology. And people are pissed.
Software vulnerabilities in mobile devices are hardly an infrequent discovery nowadays — a recent report by researchers at NowSecure found that a quarter of mobile apps contain “at least one” high-risk security flaw — but it’s rare that one affects a broad swath of devices. But that’s just what Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point detailed at the Defcon security conference in Las Vegas last week: a new bug, dubbed “Quadrooter,” that resides within the firmware of a Qualcomm chip contained in more than 900 million devices.
Apple is widely expected to host its annual iPhone launch event sometime early next month. The upcoming iPhone is said to sport minimal design changes, and come in three variants. While leaks have been numerous surrounding the next Apple smartphone, the Apple Watch leaks have been comparatively negligible. However, a noted analyst - KGI Securities' Ming Chi Kuo - has now released an investor note hinting that two Apple Watch variants are incoming, and will launch later this year, probably alongside the next iPhone.
Google recently announced its very first developer preview with Android app for Chromebook. But, the chrome OS update is available only for Asus Chromebook flip. Devices like Google Chromebook Pixel and Acer Chromebook R11 can expect to get the update next, whereas other Chromebook users might have to for little more time.
With smartphones in all of our pockets, it’s easy to laugh at Thomas Watson’s reputed remark that “there is a world market for about five computers.” But what if he was off by only four computers instead of four billion?