The rumours about Apple bringing wireless charging to its iPhone 8 lineup have been innumerous. Given its membership in the wireless power consortium, Apple is likely to depend upon the Qi inductive standard for its rumoured new feature. For a feature like wireless charging, the company will most likely have to come up with a pad- like device, may be like a -Siri powered wireless charging dock. And considering that Apple has recently been granted a new patent which states, “Smart dock for activating a voice recognition mode of a portable electronic device,” the company might just roll out a Siri powered dock sometime in the future.
The patent describes a device that could [...]
The Swatch Group has claimed that it has built the world’s smallest Bluetooth chip. The minuscule integrated circuit, which has been designed by EM Microelectronic, Swatch Group R & D and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), has an area of 5-millimeter square. The small surface, however, is embedded with as many as five million transmitters.
Apart from claiming that it is the smallest Bluetooth chip ever made, Swatch also claims that the chip consumes the lowest energy and has the highest start-up speed capabilities in comparison to others. The chip will be available with the latest Bluetooth standard, version 5.0. During the launch, Swatch [...]
Coding is becoming the quintessential millennial language, and with many new startups and entrepreneurs drifting towards a digital business strategy, writing a great code is not the only requisite. What if you could get a secure place to share and collaborate on your code? What if you could streamline your code workflow, storing revisions and create repositories for download and future referencing? Well, Atlassian Bitbucket is one such solution.
Bitbucket is designed for small businesses and startup code developers, who need an easy and safe environment to code for their business, without the need to set up high end and expensive infrastructure. Bitbucket is available in two [...]
With the 3D printing revolution taking the world by storm, a 3D printer has usually been a complicated piece of hardware costing thousands of dollars. But, with this new Kickstarted campaign, OLO 3D printer, which has gained almost a million dollars in funding is possibly the best example of a portable 3D printer.
Using the light from your smartphone as a curing agent for its many resins, the OLO works with nearly any brand, and they promise this translates to the bigger displays as well, such as those found on the iPhone 6S Plus or Galaxy S7 Edge. It’s also compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows. Consisting of a mere seven components and one engine, your smartphone is [...]
If there’s one thing you’ve got credit Chinese smartphone makers it’s their ability to carve great looking devices. Meizu’s M2 Note, Pro 5 and MX5 are among the company’s most popular, and most loved phones. The MX5, in particular, had some mighty impressive specs including a 20MP Sony sensor and the handset pleased the eyes with slim bezels and a great screen to body ratio. Now, some concept renders of Meizu’s next offering have surfaced online.
Since Meizu has yet to confirm it’s next high-end device, the renders could either be of a MX6 or Pro 6 handset, but we’re leaning more towards the Pro 6. The upcoming MX6 [...]
We’ve entered the month of March, which means we’re just three weeks away from the first Apple event of 2016. This event will see the unveiling of a 4-inch iPhone, called iPhone SE, and a 9.7-inch iPad Pro variant. When it comes to the iPhone SE, there have been a lot of rumours regarding the specifications.
Going by the flagship models and seeing as how the iPhone SE is aimed at a mid-range market, it becomes a little easier to make a few guesses at what the specifications can be. However, the design of the iPhone SE is shrouded in mystery and there have been a lot of renders and concepts that have emerged ever since talk about the 4-inch iPhone began. While some [...]
At the recent New York Toy Fair, Mattel unveiled the ThinkMaker, a ’70s toy maker that uses modern 3D printing technology. But the new ThinkMaker is a lot more than an ordinary toy maker that could mould bug-like creatures or Creepy Crawlers as they were popularly called.
The new 3D Printing ThingMaker can design complex objects like figurines, jewellery and accessories using the ThingMaker Design app, which Mattel developed together with Autodesk. The toy maker will start shipping this fall and comes at a very affordable price of $300.
There are so many reasons to love Mattel’s new ThinkMaker. At $300, the toy maker is not only cheap, but it can [...]
Samsung Galaxy S7 devices are the one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2016, while Batman vs Superman is one of the most anticipated films of 2016. Put them both together and voila! Everyone is paying attention now.
A Korean publication, Naver reports that Samsung is likely to introduce a Batman vs Superman edition of the S7 Edge. If the source is to believed, it will arrive somewhere around March-April. This in turn means, its launch may or may not coincide with the launch of the standard S7 devices as well as the release of the film on March 25th.
Last year Samsung had pulled a similar stunt by toying with the idea of making Avengers-inspired variants of Galaxy [...]
Apple’s iPhone 7 isn’t expected to launch anytime before September but that does not mean we won’t get to know what it will be like before the launch date. In today’s dose of iPhone rumours, we bring to you news that will be music to most ears.
According to latest reports, the iPhone 7 body will appear very similar to the design scheme used for the iPhone 6 and 6s, but with two very notable exceptions.
To start things off, Apple will do away with the slightly protruding camera module present on the iPhone 6 and 6s. On the iPhone 7, the camera is said to sit flush with the rear casing, enabled by a thinner camera module. Earlier we had [...]
Some more leaks regarding Samsung’s Galaxy S7 flagship devices are out to keep you satisfied for the day. While there have been many renders showing the front of the device, not much attention has been paid to the back. Well, popular leakster @evleaks has just revealed images of what could be the back of the Galaxy S7.
From the images, it looks pretty certain that Samsung going by the Galaxy Note 5 design language, which we’re not complaining about as the Note 5 was a beautifully crafted device. The Galaxy S7 variants look like they will come with a glass back and curved towards the edges.
Unconfirmed reports have suggested that the Galaxy S7 will [...]
Right ahead of the Mobile World Congress which kicks off, we have some more updates on the design of the Galaxy S7. If Evan Blass (@evleaks), who has been a reliable source for news in the past, is to be believed, the design of the Samsung flagship would be very similar to its predecessor, the S6.
He also confirmed that a microSD card slot for storage expansion would also be part of S7. The device will have an IP67 rating which makes it dust and water-resistant.
As it had been reported for some time now, the S7 would come in two variants, the S7 Edge, and the flat screen S7. The curved screen Edge is expected to sport a Snapdragon processor with a 5.1-inch QHD screen [...]
Just ahead of the Mobile World Congress, rumours and renders and leaks are doing the rounds like there is no tomorrow. The latest update to be added in this list is of a bezel-less design for the Xperia C6.
Sony will hold a press conference at the MWC where it would announce new devices, Xperia C6 will be one of them. @OnLeaks have come up with a new render of the device based on its factory schematics. Xperia C6, with its bezel-less display, seems inspired by an older mid-range Sony device, Sony Xperia C5 Ultra, another device which has a near-bezel-less display.
The device is expected to be powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor. Many believe that Sony [...]