Wednesday, 16 September 2015
We have been hearing rumors about foldable smartphones from Samsung from quite some time, dating back to the second half of 2014 to be exact. The patents filed back in the second half of 2014 demonstrate how a foldable smartphone can be constructed.
Central hinge is another key factor too. The other patent, the last figures, show that the devices maybe in design like laptops, instead of opened flat.
Samsung is the first one aiming at these special devices, while the other vendors are making tablets that bend into a laptop like position. Here's a 3D render from a patent filed in Korea that shows what such a device might look like. The patents are about one year old so the devices are expected around coming january. Stay tuned.
|Finally, it's coming|
In a recent Q/A session held at Facebook's Headquaters in Menlo Park, California, Mark Zuckerberg stated that Facebook is very close to introducing a 'Dislike' button for the people to express empathy on posts. He said Facebook is very close to this function's user testing, which means we won't have to wait much for it. The thing which led to Zuckerberg working on this button and introducing it is the people, over the years, people have been constantly asking for this particular function.
"People have asked about the 'Dislike' button for many years," He said on Tuesday.
"Probably hundreds of people have asked about this, and today is a special day because today is the day that I actually get to say we are working on it, and are very close to shipping a test of it." He also added.
However he also mentioned that he does not however wan't a system where people could 'downvote' posts, found on other websites/apps like 9gag. Instead it would be for posts that are sad and people feel insensitive clicking 'like' on them.
Prof Andrea Forte, and expert in social and participatory media at Drexel University in Philadelphia, said " I suspect it will mainly be used to express mild disapproval, or to express solidarity when someone post about a negative event like a death or a loss."
Let's see how this works out for Mark and Co.
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
|Next Google Nexus Is Here|
So yes, it is true after all. There is going to be a Nexus device by Huawei after all. It is going to be around the 5.5-5.7 inch mark as per rumored. It is going to be a top notch and high spec'd device anyways consisting of primarily the new beastly snapdragon 810. Google is going to hold up an event on september 29th so we can pretty much expect this mysterious device with anticipation. According to the benchmarks, it is running android 6.0 and have 3 gigs of ram. Android 6.0 is dubbed as marshmallow. Other specifications haven't came out yet, but it is rumored to be either full HD or QHD and it is tipped to have a fingerprint sensor as well. Let's just wait for this thing to come out.
Thursday, 10 September 2015
|Apple introduced the next-generation iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus at its media event in San Francisco on September 9.|
And one of the most anticipated events of the year brought some exciting news for Apple fans. Some new things are here too. Apple unveiled a total of four devices but we are going to talk about the main one in this article. The iPhone 6S. It might just be the most anticipated device for Apple fans and for the fans who thought that iPhone 6 left quite some holes that should be filled. Sure, the all new iPhone 6s fills most of them, if not all. It brings a lot of new features, new hardware and new software.
It brings a whole new chipset named A9 chipset which Apple promises to be 70% faster CPU performance and 90% faster gaming and graphics. It is the company's third generation 64 bit chipset and has a new architecture which has yet to be expanded on.
But hey, I forgot to tell you about the most exciting new feature, sorry about that. Yes, I am talking about the 3D touch display, indeed a first of a kind which Apple has placed in the all new iPhone 6s. It means that it is a pressure sensitive touch screen which can detect change in force and will change the features according to force. For example, pressing lightly on an email thread would give you a preview of the new message or messages. It also works on the homescreen giving you access to several shortcuts. Apple fanatics would know about this, as it is already found in Macbook's touchpad, but in the phone industry, this is first of a kind.
And now, another good news for the fans, the new cameras. Yes, Apple has changed both the front and the back cameras on the iPhone 6s. The back cam is the new 12MP iSight camera, resulting in fifty percent more pixels and fifty percent more focus pixels. It can shoot 4K video now too. As expectations rise from the previous iPhones, this should be really good. Coming to the front camera, it has been bumped up to 5MP now, meaning it can take pretty good selfies coming right in competition with the Samsung, Huawei and other vendors. It also offers a flash mode, in which the screen is turned all white to provide the light which can already be seen in different phones, although yet to see if the iPhone can manage it properly though. It also has a dedicated selfie mode now.
It has a new TouchID now too, which will possibly result in better usage and efficiency.
As with every Apple device, there are a lot of accessories Apple is providing with this device, of course selling individually.
The pricing will be as usual, 200$ for the 16GB model for the two year contract. The 64GB and 128GB will go for 300$ and 400$, respectively. Pre orders start from 12 september and the sales will start on 25th of this month. In the UK, iPhone is priced at 540£ for the 16 GB model. The prices are usual for iPhones so no big deal.
Let's see how this new thing floods the market.
Saturday, 5 September 2015
|Meet Xperia Z5 Premium With a 4K Ultra HD display|
At a time where most of the mobile vendors are seriously entangled in the thought of whether to enrich their phone with 2K displays or not, Sony just unveiled their Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, a phone with a full 4K panel. Ah, yes, you guessed it right, it's the first of a kind in the history of mobile phones. It's one beast of a phone. And while the naked eye can barely differentiate between a full HD and a simple HD panel on a 5 inch, this kind of resolution Sony just blessed the latest baby with is insane. The rest of the specifications aren't any blunder either. Sony is totally blunt that it means business this time. The rest of the specs include a 23 MP new camera with a new sensor, which includes a mind boggling 0.03 focus time even in scenarios where the best of phones struggle to find focus. It is one hell of a phone. The last nail in the coffin is the battery, it holds home to a 2900 mAh battery. And blimey me! If that battery powers it enough for a day or two, this beast/beauty in one would be 'the phone of the year' without any doubt.
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
LinkedIn has never been the hippest social network, but at least it's starting to pick up on some vaguely recent trends. The latest thing it's figuring out is messaging, which is getting a major overhaul on the site beginning this week. Rather than having a stale email-style inbox, LinkedIn is now revamping its messaging service to be a lot more like an instant messenger — you could even mistake it for Facebook's. Two or more people can shoot quick messages back and forth in a single thread, and they can even now send GIFs and stickers, in addition to photos and documents.
The overall effect is that LinkedIn's messaging service is becoming a lot more casual. That's probably a good thing. Instant message services are going to be a lot more natural for younger audiences than something that looks like email, and chat services are even starting to grow throughout the business world thanks to apps like Slack and HipChat. LinkedIn's update may remove some formality from the business world, but it may also get people talking more, which ought to be a win. The revamped service will be rolling out on the desktop as well as LinkedIn's iOS and Android apps over the "coming weeks."
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If you wanted an insane looking router with an almost as-insane boast, then say hello to ASUS' new router. Touting it as the best for gaming, 4K streaming and smart home networking, the RT-AC5300 router will apparently give speeds that are 67 percent faster than first-gen, tri-band routers. It's calling it the world's fastest WiFi. ASUS is promising up to 1Gbps connections over 2.4GHz and up to 2.167Gbps on each of the two 5GHz bands -- that's a lot of data. Google just got a new router challenger.