HI-TECH NEWS with #smartphone hashtag

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Using smartphones to measure how much time people spend looking at those phones confirms that more screen-time is tied to poorer sleep, researchers say.

"This is the first study to directly measure actual screen time in natural environments and compare it to sleep quality," said senior author Dr. Gregory M. Marcus of the University of California, San Francisco. "We did not rely on participant self-report, but rather utilised a mobile app that ran in the background and could capture exact screen time duration."

The facts may show there are still 24 hours in every day, but for many of us those days are feeling more compressed and hectic than ever, which is why anything that frees up even a little bit of time can feel so valuable.

Enter your trusty smartphone - the pocket companion that manages your life and connects you to the web. It can also be used for some time-saving, life-simplifying hacks, if you know the right tools to use...

Neural networks are all the rage recently—they're a way to get software to make decisions based on an overwhelming amount of data and the fundamental component of deep learning, which allows computers to recognize photos, speech, and text with unparalleled accuracy.

by CrinetJanet
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Apple has long provided a means to print webpages or documents from an iOS device to an AirPrint-equipped printer. However, the ability to save an item as a PDF isn't as straightforward.

Third-party apps have typically provided the ability to turn a document into a PDF, and now it turns out, Apple is providing a native solution to quickly and easily save a document as a PDF instead of printing it.

by Matar Khalifa
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This concept was given by Nokia and was featured in The Museum of Modern Art and the Design and The Elastic Mind exhibition.

The Morph concept device is a bridge between highly advanced technologies and their potential benefits to end-users. Developed by NRC (Nokia Research Center) in collaboration with the Cambridge Nanoscience Centre (United Kingdom), Morph is a concept phone that using nanotechnology which enables materials and components that are flexible, stretchable, transparent and remarkably strong. Users should be able to transform their cell phone into different shapes.

Things looked bad for Samsung when a customer’s replacement Galaxy Note 7 — a “safe” device — suddenly burst into flames on an airplane. Now a half dozen more have caught fire.

Over the weekend, reports started popping up all around the globe. From Kentucky to Korea to Australia, replacement Note 7s were revealing themselves as being every bit as dangerous to use as the recalled devices they’d been swapped for.

by Ahmed Dubai
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LG Innotek says its newest product solves one of the main problems with wireless charging, that it’s nowhere near as fast as plugging your device into a traditional charger. Its aptly named Quick Wireless Charging Pad is so powerful that it’ll zap 50 percent into a flat battery in just 30 minutes, or a full charge in 90 minutes, which matches that of the fastest wired chargers.

Samsung, after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, has been rumoured to advance the launch of its next Galaxy flagship. Now, a leaked teaser claims that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 will launch on February 26 thus clearing the air that next flagship launch won't be advanced. According to details shared by Twitter user Ricciolo, Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event will take place at the side-lines of MWC in Barcelona, the event Samsung has historically launched its Galaxy S series flagship in.

by Paulite
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Huawei has started sending out invitations for the launch event of its Honor 6X smartphone on October 18, a day ahead of the launch of upcoming Oppo R9s.

This month we welcome the Galaxy Note 7 onto the list, as the faulty battery issue is fixed and the device is now deemed safe to use.

Good thing, too, because it would be a shame to leave out such an otherwise excellent smartphone. 

Here's our ranking of the best phones you can buy.