HI-TECH NEWS with #smartphone hashtag

by Paulite
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You can’t stop gazing at the luminous full moon—you need to share this with Instagram. So you pull out your phone, aim at the heavens, and capture...a fuzzy white blob. The firmament is one of the hardest targets to snap on a phone. Why? A smartphone’s camera lens is wide, and it automatically sets the exposure to capture the dark sky instead of the bright objects in it. To up your phone game, try adding some additional technology. These tips will help you photograph celestial bodies near and far.

Shoot the Moon

Before you adjust the settings on your phone, fix the setting around it. Go to a dark area to avoid light pollution, clean the camera lens with a soft cloth to remove any smudges that might produce a glow effect, and use a tripod and a remote trigger to stabilize the phone. (Did you know you can use your headphone remote to take a photo?) On an iPhone, focus on the moon by tapping on it, and then swipe down to reduce brightness.

Trace Star Trails

As Earth spins on its axis, the stars overhead appear to move in curves. The paths they follow are called star trails. Apps that let you customize your camera settings can take long exposures that will reveal them. The NightCap Pro app is particularly easy to set up because it has “star trails” as a preset mode. As you do for moon photos, minimize light pollution, keep the lens clean, and stabilize the camera.

Capture a Planet

To nab bright planets such as Saturn and Jupiter, snap them on the eyepiece of a telescope and reveal details with stacking software. First, use an app like ProShot or Manual to take multiple photos in RAW format. Then combine the images with a computer program such as Deep Sky Stacker. This works best if you have a mount that holds your smartphone to the scope. Or hack one together with wood, a hose clamp, and some rubber bands.

 

There has been no scarcity on iPhone leaks, and the latest points out that Apple may ditch Touch ID to replace it with a 3D facial recognition feature. Another report separately hints that Apple may give wireless charging a miss this year, and the iPhone models in 2018 may come with wireless charging support.

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry recently confirmed a pre-MWC 2017 event on February 25 where it is expected to unveil the Mercury smartphone. Now, a tipster claims that the company may be gearing up to unveil another mid-range smartphone dubbed BBC100-1. Additionally, BlackBerry Mercury is rumoured to pack the same camera sensor first seen on the Pixel devices.

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. 

by Amanda's
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Turing Robot Industries (TRI) has huge plans regarding its new phone. The third in the series phone, has such high-tech plans lined up for it that these plans itself make you cringe on the grounds of practicality and reality. The plans of the company for this phone include an 18 GB RAM, three Snapdragon 830’s, 6.4-inch 4K display, 1.2 TB storage 60MP iMAX 6K Quad Rear Camera Triplet Lens at f/1.2, and a 20MP front camera. 

by Matar Khalifa
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Android already commands over 80 percent of the mobile OS market share globally, and just under 60 percent in the US. But you wouldn’t know it here in Silicon Valley — almost everyone I know has an iPhone. As the consumer technology landscape evolves over the next five years however, there are a number of reasons to believe that Android, and the Google stack more broadly, could take an even greater share and become the platform of choice, even here.

Samsung introduced its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones in February and recently launched their sales. Lucky owners of the brand new Samsung specialties must be disappointed that they can either choose Extra Space or Dual Sim with internal space. However some enthusiasts claim that it is possible to use both Dual Sim and MicroSD space though it requires some tinkering.

by menarate
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Apple introduced a new iPhone SE with 4-inch display – the smallest one in the model range of the company. 

How many times have you heard your friends saying “Should I buy the new iPhone right now, after its release, or wait until it gets cheaper?” Nowadays, this is a pretty common question and it doesn’t happen just when it comes to Apple products, even though devices like the iPhone, the MacBook Pro or the MacBook Air are far from being affordable.

The Best Wireless Chargers

This review is aimed to introduce the best models of Qi wireless chargers for smartphones. Some of them are suitable for different smartphones, others fit not fully, while some of them may not suit at all.