Honor V9 unveiled, Honor 8 Lite launches in China
While some companies are scrambling to get ready for one of the world’s biggest mobile industry events next week, others are trying to avoid the maddening rush instead. Huawei sub-brand Honor, for example, has just taken the covers off not one but two smartphones. The Honor 8 Lite, which was actually already revealed in Finland earlier this month, is now … Continue reading...
NASA says it will announce new exoplanet ‘findings’ tomorrow
NASA has announced that it will soon reveal ‘new findings’ related to exoplanets — that is, planets that orbit stars that aren’t our own sun. The space agency hasn’t yet released any details about what it will say, as it states the info is under an embargo until 1PM tomorrow, at which point the scientific journal Nature will publish all … Continue reading...
Strava fitness app arrives for Apple Watch Series 2
The fitness app Strava has arrived for the Apple Watch Series 2, the company behind it has announced. This gives athletes and other users the ability to use the Strava app and the Series 2 wearable without an iOS tether, and enables the fitness app to fully utilize the watch’s GPS feature, among other things. This announcement follows Strava’s support … Continue reading...
Homeland Security workers are having trouble accessing agency networks
Employees with the Department of Homeland Security are having trouble logging into some of the agency’s computer networks, according to sources that have surfaced, an issue that doesn’t have a readily apparent cause. The problem is said to have started around 5AM this morning, and can reportedly be bypassed in some cases by using a VPN. Sources state that login … Continue reading...
Dyson patent details ‘high-velocity’ brush that can dry and curl hair
Dyson has patented a new device described as a ‘high-velocity’ hairbrush that can dry and curl hair as well as untangle it. The patent shows a long cylindrical brush with rows of bristles on one end and what appears to be a power cord on the other. This would essentially be a hot brush with the ability to blow air … Continue reading...
Amazon Go futuristic convenience store will sell beer, too
Amazon’s recently unveiled futuristic convenience store, Amazon Go, will also sell alcohol, it has been revealed. This convenience store, currently existing as a concept in Seattle, aims to revolutionize corner shops by eliminating the human element (mostly) and replacing it with a variety of machine learning, sensors, and cameras. Rather than paying for an item via a cashier or automated … Continue reading...
It’s confirmed: Hellboy 3 is never going to happen, so stop hoping
Hellboy fans have long hoped for a third installment in the movie franchise, but hopes were dashed last October when Ron Perlman revealed that no one was talking about doing the movie anymore, and that nothing was in the pipeline. Now, a few months later, there’s confirmation, but not the kind fans want to hear: the movie is officially never, … Continue reading...
Intel paves 5G way with Gigabit LTE modem aiming for iPhone
Intel has outed a new Gigabit LTE modem and further detailed its 5G plans, as it mounts another attempt to oust Qualcomm from smartphones like the new iPhone. The chip-maker has detailed its latest Intel XMM 7560 Modem, supporting Cat 16 downlinks for rates over 1 Gbps, and Cat 13 uplink for up to 225 Mbps. There’s also multi-SIM support, … Continue reading...
Humble Freedom Bundle ends amazing run with $6.5 million raised
The Humble Freedom Bundle has come and gone, but it’s ending its week-long run in success. The Humble Freedom Bundle was unlike any other Humble Bundle we’d ever seen before, offering nearly 50 games and books to benefit three charities: the ACLU, Doctors Without Borders, and the International Rescue Committee. The bundle apparently resonated with PC gamers, as it raised … Continue reading...
Qualcomm X20 promises faster-than-fiber Gigabit LTE
If you could get better-than-fiber speeds from your LTE smartphone, would you bother with a fixed home internet connection? That’s the question Qualcomm expects web-addicts to face with the launch of the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem, its second-generation Gigabit LTE chip which promises Cat 18 downloads. That means, on the right network, up to 1.2 Gbps downloads. Considering that’s significantly … Continue reading...
Qualcomm’s big IoT plan includes Android Things OS and tiny radios
Qualcomm is pushing hard into the Internet of Things, embracing Google’s Android Things OS as well as unveiling a pair of tiny, radio-packed chipsets for connected gadgets. Announced ahead of Mobile World Congress 2017 next week, the new tech is all about making smart home kit and other connected devices more power-efficient, smaller, and smarter. For device-makers, it’ll mean speedier … Continue reading...
Here’s how much Verizon’s offer to buy Yahoo is decreasing
After Yahoo’s well-documented trouble with security breaches, we expected to see Verizon decrease its offer to buy the company’s operating business. What started as a $4.8 billion offer was rumored to drop by as much as $1 billion shortly after those breaches came to light, but last week, new reports indicated that the drop would only come in at $250 … Continue reading...
Hoversurf hoverbike rides on a powerful Scorpion 3 drone
Move over hoverboards. This is the year of vehicles that, true to their name, actually do fly. PAL-V just opened up sales for what is the world’s first commercial flying car and now another personal flying vehicle of the future might be closer to the present. The world’s first fully-functional, fully-manned hoverbike has just been revealed. Unsurprisingly, it’s built upon … Continue reading...
Turn Touch smart home controller is carved out of wood
Smart homes are usually more associated with science fiction but not everyone likes a hi-tech environment 24/7. Some would prefer a more cozy and natural feel to their homes, even with the pervasive presence of smart technology. Turn Touch delivers a small serving of that mix between technology and nature. Technically, it’s a Bluetooth controller for your connected appliances or … Continue reading...
AOC AGON gaming monitors flaunt curves, odd-looking controller
Even while TV makers are still trying, sometimes hard, to sell the idea of curved screens in living rooms, they are already trying to make a grab for your desk. And just as curved TVs promise the ultimate immersive viewing experience, curved PC monitors make the same the same spiel for gaming. AOC’s two new gaming monitors, however, promise to … Continue reading...
Xiaomi “Pinecone” SoC to be fully revealed at MWC 2017
Xiaomi was once seen as one of the fastest growing smartphone company in China and its popularity has reached even the US, even while its smartphones have not. Of late, some might have gotten the impression that Xiaomi has slowed down its formerly aggressive push in the market, perhaps brought about by spreading itself too thin too fast. At MWC … Continue reading...
Moto G5 leak points to gesture-capable fingerprint scanner
Motorola is expected to unveil its two new mid-range smartphones, the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus at MWC 2017 in less than a week. While an accidental leak by a retailer nearly spilled all the beans, the Moto G5 might turn out to be a bit more interesting than earlier presumed. At least based on this latest, uncorroborated … Continue reading...
LG G6 sign-up page reveals full-metal body design
In typical LG fashion, the OEM is dropping breadcrumbs for the masses to follow en route to their LG G6 big reveal. This one, however, doesn’t come with a fancy marketing announcement but was subtly hidden as a footnote in some other page. LG has opened up registrations for getting informed when the G6 comes out (as if that will … Continue reading...
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 spotted at Taiwan’s NCC
In just a matter of days, Samsung will be unveiling its Galaxy Tab S3 at MWC 2017. The tablet is pretty much no longer a secret, with leaks, even a user manual, telling almost everything there is to know about it. What is a secret, however, is where the device will be made available and with what capabilities. In this … Continue reading...
Samsung C-Lab to bring four VR/AR ideas to MWC 2017
Another tech show, another chance for Samsung to boast about how it fosters and cultivates innovation among its employees through incubation programs like its C-Lab, formerly Creative Lab. At MWC 2017, with less attention paid to its absent Galaxy S8, Samsung could put more focus on four concepts that aim to push the envelope of virtual reality as well as … Continue reading...