When Samsung announced its Galaxy S III Android flagship, it also unveiled several cool accessories that would allow you to “cut the cord” – go the wireless route on things like HDMI TV-Out (with the AllShare Cast dongle), listening to music (with the S-Pebble) and charge phone without plugging any cables with the wireless charging kit.
Well, it seems that we’ll have to wait for a part of this cable-free dream to come true as the wireless charging kit has been delayed. Read more »
A new touch sensing technology by Disney Research in Pittsburgh could drastically alter the way we interact with our environment, our tools, and our technology.
Touche can be used in a wide variety of applications, from expanded touchscreen interfaces on smartphones, to everyday objects such as doorknobs, and even liquids. Read more »
In a manner befitting for a flagship, the freshly announced Samsung Galaxy S III will storm the market with a serious entourage of original accessories. They range from a flipcase, all the way to a wireless streaming dongle. Here’s a quick look at some of them.
We will begin with the S-Pebble MP3 Player. Read more »
Furniture giant IKEA is apparently out to improve the disposable camera concept. The company has unveiled a digital camera housed in a cardboard body, which it plans to sell in its stores around the globe.
The cardboard IKEA digicam can store up to 40 pics and has a USB port for transferring them to your computer. Read more »
We recently got a set of Meizu EP-40 headphones in the office, and we decided to give them a whirl.
The headphones are designed to have a High Speed Response technology, which ideally minimizes the resistive impact they have on audio signals coming from devices. Read more »
Apple has announced its financial results for the fiscal second quarter of 2012 that ended in March 31, 2012. Their total revenue for this quarter was $39.2 billion and the quarterly net profit was $11.6 billion. In comparison, the figures were $24.7 billion and $6.0 billion respectively for the same quarter last year.
As usual, the iPhone did very well this quarter, with Apple selling 35.1 million of those, up by 88 percent compared to year-ago quarter. Sales were down compared to the first quarter, however, where Apple managed to sell 37.04 million iPhones, the reason for this being chalked down to the holiday season that boosted the sales in the previous quarter. Read more »
Just when you thought you might’ve seen everything modern robotics can offer you, a new droid with an even cooler trick up its sleeve appears.
Meet the Sand Flea – Boston Dynamics’ latest creation was developed for the needs of the US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force. From the outside it looks like a regular RC toy car, but just take a look at what it can do. Read more »
Nokia have made a video featuring photographer Dennis Manarchy and the yet-unreleased 808 PureView.
The black and white theme of the video is teaming with the idea of big – big-sized portraits, big cameras, big sensors and at one point there’s even a semi truck reference. Read more »
If you’re fed up with tangled headphone cables and such (and really, who isn’t?), a new concept found over at Quirky takes some of the annoyance out of lugging your cables around.
The headphone cable comes with a varying thickness at certain increments, creating several fold points along its length. Read more »
Intel’s research teams have been hard at work bringing their latest project to fruition and what you see here is the fruits of their labour. CPU and a more power efficient and faster WiFi radio, both squeezed onto a single chip.
Intel call the chip Rosepoint and despite it being still strictly in the concept stage right now, there’s definite potential for the technology to make its way to market in the next few years. Read more »
There are an indeterminate number of iPhone cases out there, aiming to either enhance the aesthetics of Apple’s ‘glass sandwich’ or offer protection from the shunts and bumps of daily life with varying levels of armor.
CellHelmet manufacturer, CellPig are so sure that their tough case will protect your iPhone better than any case before it, they’re willing to pay for repairs or even replace the thing, should anything go awry. Read more »
Nearly one year ago, glass masters Corning brought us ‘A Day Made of Glass‘, which showed how they felt glass could be used to shape the future of our daily life.
Now they’re back with its successor, the aptly named ‘A Day Made of Glass 2′ and it takes us through just how possible and impossible some of their futuristic concepts are right now. Visions of Minority Report aside, there looks to be a lot of potential in smart-glass products, a trend that we’re already seeing as phones and tablets evolve today. Read more »
Snow is an awful thing, right? It slows down traffic, makes a mess of the sidewalks and makes the very idea of going out seem like a nightmare.
Except that it doesn’t always have to be like that. If you have lots of free time, a spark of creativity, warm boots and a multirotor RC helicopter at hand you might turn all that snow into art. Read more »
Amazon has announced its Q4, 2011 results. The positive news is that the net sales are up by 35% to $17.43 billion compared to last year, helped no doubt by the truckload of Kindles that Amazon shipped. Although they did not release specific numbers, Amazon did mention that during the nine-week holiday period, Kindle sales increased by 177 percent over last year, most probably due to the new low-price Kindle and the Kindle Fire, which has been quite a big hit.
Unfortunately, though, as Apple will tell you, selling products at a low price isn’t the best way to earn money. This means all those $199 Kindle Fires would have had a major role to play in the drop of net income for Amazon, which was down by 58% over last year. Read more »
My first experience with JLab Audio headphones goes a few years back, when I tried a pair of the company’s highly affordable JBuds. Priced at only $9.99, the earbuds certainly did not blow me away with acoustic supremacy. They were however, way too cheap to get any sort of criticism.
Recently, I got a chance to spend some quality time with two of the company’s premium offerings – the JBuds J6M and J.Fi.M Acoustic. Read more »