Qualcomm has announced a new SoC, the Snapdragon 821, which is 10% faster than the Snapdragon 820, which is the SoC of choice for flagships in 2016. In fact, when you come to the big leagues, Qualcomm is pretty much the market leader when it comes to SoCs for smartphones, and as of late, it is making inroads into the mid-end and low-end markets, competing against companies like Mediatek. Continue reading The flagships of 2016 are already outdated
Batteries. The one weak-point in modern consumer electronics, and while all other aspects have moved forward, battery technology is still dated. As they say, the system is as strong as its weakest point, and batteries are really dragging us down. Continue reading Huawei’s new battery can be fully charged within minutes
Look at your Smartphone and compare it to a Phone from 10 years ago. We have improved exponentially in the Screens, Processors and Sensors used, but in the Process, we have taken a step back in the Battery Department.
Phones used to be able to deliver a Battery Life of Weeks, and now they barely last a day. Now it is time to reverse this change. To bring Batteries back in the game.
And Scientists from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University have not only brought Batteries back, but back with a bang. Continue reading More Juice: Revolutionary new Batteries can charge up in 2 Minutes and can last upto 20 Years
Motorola has been on a great roll lately, with its phones offering just the right combination of Price and Performance, and so flying off the shelves. The Moto 360 Smartwatch is one of the most anticipated Wearables devices of the Year, but we don’t know its Release Date. The successor to Motorola’s Moto X: The Moto X+1, according to rumors, is just around the Corner. Continue reading Motorola is holding an Event on September 4th, and hints at new Devices
Remember Google Project Tango? That Insane Project that can know everything about its surroundings using a combination of cameras, sensors, processors and clever Software? Project Tango has impressive surrounding-aware capabilities, which are partly due to Movidius’ Vision Processors.
Movidius now has unveiled an improved version of the Vision Processors in Project Tango Continue reading Movidius’ new Vision Processor can dramatically Improve your Smartphone Camera
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is already a bit on the inconvenient side in the name of “national security” and it is going to become a lot more annoying. Continue reading The TSA will now confiscate your Device if it has a Dead Battery
The success of the Moto E and the Moto G kickstarted the budget phone revolution. The latest trend in budget phones was that phones had an acceptable, even good design, a sturdy build and specifications that are enough to do most tasks without any slowdowns. This is in stark contrast to the scenario before, when budget phones were fragile and ugly and struggled to keep pace with your finger. Continue reading Samsung announces four new Android Phones targeted towards those on a budget
In a major move as part of theft deterrence initiative to curtail theft of smartphones by criminals and consequent loss of confidential data, Fred Humphries, executive in Microsoft’s U.S. government affairs group Microsoft kickstarted the initiative with the announcement on 19 June’14 that “Find My Phone” feature will be embellished with the following additional tech capabilities in Windows 8 phone and newer versions:
• Remotely erase personal data from the smartphone
• Render the smartphone inoperable by unauthorized users, except the ability to call 911
• Prevent reactivation or setup of the smartphone without the authorized user’s permission
• Reverse the inoperability if they recover their smartphone and restore user data stored in the cloud if the smartphone was erased
The stolen smartphone will be rendered useless with this new feature that will work as a “Kill switch”. Once the phone is retrieved the same can be activated and data that is stored in the cloud be restored on the phone
Apple has last rolled out the “Kill Switch” (aka Activation lock) in iOS 7 which locked the stolen iPhones and iPads, last Sep’13 which let customers remotely blot out the smartphone data. There has been a 38% reduction in robberies in San Fransisco, 25% reduction in thefts in London & 28% reduction in thefts & 19% reduction in robberies in New York post this stellar initiative!
The Secure Our Smartphone (SOS) initiative which was set up by New York attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman has given a major fillip to protecting smartphones and other digital devices from marauding thieves and other anti social elements.
While Google too has joined the bandwagon it is yet to announce the implementation plan for the “kill switch” in its android application!
Let us welcome this yeoman service for the cause of the customers!
Ask any professional photographer about their views on using a smartphone to click pictures and he/she will scorn at you and explain furtively about why a smartphone camera is the worst possible camera (Which it isn’t) and how the DSLR is and always will be the king when it comes to Photography. However, the average Joe doesn’t know WHY a DSLR is actually better than a smartphone. We are here to give you the reasons why a DSLR is better than a smartphone and to give the story a bit of a twist, we will also explore the other side: Why a Smartphone is better than a DSLR. Continue reading The reasons why a DSLR is still better than a phone at clicking pictures (And Vice-Versa)