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Amazon’s 3D phone with 6 cameras has leaked

Published by on Apr 16th, 2014, No Comments

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Amazon’s long-awaited smartphone is apparently right around the corner. This is the first time that all the rumours finally point to an actual device, though. These images are the first apparent leak of the phone.

I know what you are thinking: “Damn, that’s ugly!” And I would agree, but luckily there is an enclosure around the device that hide the true nature of the phone. That would imply that this leak was intentional to generate buzz ahead of the launch within the next couple of months. (more…)

Google’s modular smartphone Project Ara Developer’s Conference (video)

Published by on Apr 16th, 2014, No Comments

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Yesterday was day one of the Project Ara developers conference.

Imagine having a smartphone with modules that can all be swopped and replaced, allowing you to upgrade certain parts of your phone at will. You would be able to concentrate on what you find important in your device. If you like photography, install a better camera module; if you prefer more storage for all your music and apps you can rather include that. The concept is called Phonebloks.

This concept brought on Project Ara, which Google took control of after buying Motorola. Google are completely transparent with this idea, and has started with a developer’s conference to get as many people on board as early as possible. Check out their progress below: (more…)

The LG G3 will have a Quad HD display

Published by on Apr 15th, 2014, No Comments

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The internet was abuzz until weeks ago with the possibility of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 having a QHD display, which has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440. The term “Quad” HD comes from the fact that such a screen has twice the amount of pixels as a 720p screen. Alas, the device has a regular 1080p display, but some Chinese manufacturers have released QHD displays on their devices.

Now however, one of the bigger players have accidentally showed their hand with a leaked photograph. (more…)

A device that charges your phone in 30 seconds? Yes please

Published by on Apr 11th, 2014, No Comments

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One of the biggest issues for smartphone users worldwide is, of course, battery life. With smartphones offering so many different applications, its obvious that your faithful companion will run out of juice sooner than you’d want.

Having to charge your phone also takes time. Time that many of us don’t have (or have the patience for). What of there was a device that could charge your smartphone full in under a minute? Well, there is.

StoreDot is an Israeli startup that may have just solved one of the digital world’s biggest problems. The company has developed a battery that can charged, from 0 – 100%, in 30 seconds. For real. (more…)

First international Galaxy S5 ad airs ahead of launch (video)

Published by on Apr 10th, 2014, No Comments

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That’s right, Samsung fans – the launch of the Galaxy S5 Is around the corner. According to their first truly international Galaxy S5 commercial, “meaningful innovation” is what you’ll find. We don’t necessarily agree with that statement, but will keep mum until we receive our review unit in the coming weeks.

The video shows the device in slow pans, highlighting the “state-of-the-art camera” (umm, no Samsung), heart rate sensor, IP67 water and dust resistance, 5.1-inch HD display, and dimpled (ugly, in our opinion) back.

We don’t really see what they are trying to say with the slogan of the ad, but take a look at it after the break and let us know in the comments below. (more…)

‘Transparent’ Land Rovers soon to be reality (video)

Published by on Apr 10th, 2014, No Comments

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Land Rover has revealed their use for augmented reality, and it’s actually quite interesting. The Transparent Bonnet Concept utilizes cameras mounted in the car’s grille to show you things that are usually obscured by the bonnet. It is then fed to you HUD in impressive fashion.

The development is still in an early phase, but results do look promising thus far. The company envisions the system to be a big help with climbing steep inclines and uneven terrain. Perhaps it could also help when in tight urban areas; you never know what your Landy can run over.

Check out the video of the demo below: (more…)

Could this be what the iPhone 6 will look like?

Published by on Apr 9th, 2014, No Comments

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With the build up to the official debut of the new iPhone 6 growing stronger and more intense everyday, it’s no surprise that Apple fans, designers and tech sites and journalists will come up with their own idea of the iPhone 6.

Imaginations have run wild over the past few months, with dozens of people submitting their interpretation (or rather, expectation) of the iPhone 6 to various websites.

A couple of weeks ago, we showed you designer Sam Beckett’s vision of an iPhone Air. While Beckett’s version of the ‘new’ iPhone went viral, many more followed suit and came up with their own ideas.

The latest mock-up to hit the interwebs, is this one by popular technology website, Macrumors.  (more…)

Twitter has a new look – and it looks awfully familiar

Published by on Apr 9th, 2014, No Comments

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Yesterday,  Twitter started rolling out a redesigned look for its user profiles. While most users usually welcome a new look, we’re not so sure if they’ll be to excited about this new look – mostly because it looks exactly like Facebook.

When the first screenshots of Twitter’s redesign started surfacing yesterday, we got a little bit of déja vu. We have definitely seen the same design somewhere else before.

The new look features a bigger profile picture and also has an entirely new ‘header’ image. This header image is much like (read: exactly like) Facebook’s cover photo on their user profiles.  (more…)

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