One of the biggest issues with wireless charging and why it hasn’t really caught on is that there are a few different mediums out there. So not all phones play nice with all technologies.
But Broadcom has put an end to that with their BCM59350 chip, which will let your smartphone work with any pre-existing wireless charging standard. Read more »
Thanko, known for gadget curiosities like USB staplers and USB-powered allergy masks, has another interesting product in store – a telescope designed for the Apple iPhone. It can be used with naked eyes but put on an iPhone 5 or 5s and you get 100x magnification so you can play astronomer.
The iPhone 5 Astronomical Telescope kit includes a telescope with 700mm focal length, a tripod, ocular lens, iPhone 5 case to hold the phone and a number of other accessories. Read more »
Google first announced its plans in 2010 to make a self-driving car that, well, drives itself around and the passengers just have to sit and enjoy the ride without worrying about driving the vehicle. After years in development, Google has revealed an early version of its prototype vehicle.
The car, other than its self-driving ability is not much. It’s a cute little hatchback with just two seats inside and a screen to show the route. It doesn’t have any creature comforts on the inside and that is on purpose as this one is more for testing and demonstration purposes. Read more »
There have been lots of rumors about the iPhone 6: the most notable being the smartphone’s 4.7”, sapphire-coated screen, and an all new body that’s more akin to the current generation iPod touch.
Someone decided to take these supposed design changes to the street (with a dummy unit) and see what the everyday person thinks about them. Read more »
Several major Silicon Valley companies have reached a settlement with some 64,000 workers for allegedly colluding not to hire each other’s employees.
Apple, after adamantly denying that former CEO Steve Jobs made an agreement with Intel, Google, and Adobe brass not to poach employees, has agreed to settle out of court. Read more »
Google has a launched the long-awaited mobile-tailored version of its Play Store. Google’s app store is now a lot easier to navigate through a mobile browser and the internet giant has managed to retain most of the features from its app. So, browsing through the Play Store app or through the browser, you will have easy access to the same content.
Google’s updated mobile-friendly web store is complete with a very nice design. The full featured mobile web version has the ability to send the apps directly to your Android smartphones. Read more »
LG’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the G3 has been leaked numerous times and has left nothing to our imagination. Just when we started to think that the flood of leaked information with respect to LG G3 is about to stop (since we already know everything about the smartphone), we come across the official accessories of the device.
The wireless charger and the quick circle case for the LG G3 have been pictured. The leaked images reveal that the G3′s wireless charging dock will feature a design that is significantly different from the normal wireless docks. Read more »
Massive corporations are known to launch charitable initiatives (they are tax write offs, after all), and Samsung has decided to start an interesting one of their own.
This past Tuesday, May 20th, Samsung made their own charitable gesture by opening the first internet school in Kenya that runs entirely on solar energy. Read more »
The legendary tennis player, Roger Federer has posted a video of him playing his favorite sport while wearing the Google Glass. The video posted on Roger’s YouTube channel gives all of us an opportunity to see the game through his eyes.
The action took place when Roger Federer and Stefan Edberg visited Google’s Silicon Valley campus. Both players then hit the court to play a few rounds while wearing the Glass. Read more »
If you work in the Chinese government, then you’re forbidden from running Windows 8 on your work computer.
This has huge negative implications for Microsoft, as it severely inhibits the growth of their newest OS. Read more »
Microsoft’s corporate Vice President Panos Panay revealed an interesting stat at the on-going Surface event in New York.
The executive said that according to a research, 96% of the people who own an iPad also own a laptop. He further talked about how three years ago people thought that tablets would kill the laptop – “That was supposed to happen, for sure.” Read more »
Do you own an Oppo Find 5 or a Find 7 / Find 7a and love flashing new firmwares? You might be just the person to help Oppo develop its Color OS launcher. The company is looking for advisers among its “Ofans” to take part in the development and testing of its custom Android skin.
Here’s what you’ll need besides a compatible phone and the desire to participate. Read more »
When AT&T said that they wanted to get into the business of launching their own video content service, most thought that the phone service giant was going to release something akin to Netflix or Hulu.
But AT&T has done something much bigger: they’ve gone ahead and decided to purchase DirectTV for $48.5 billion. Hit the jump to learn more. Read more »
How much would you pay for a broken smartphone that was signed by Rihanna?
Well someone decided that it was worth $66,500. Hit the jump to see how a broken cell phone came to have Rihanna’s signature on it. Read more »
If you are looking to add some extra protection and double the battery life on your Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, then the Mugen Power has just the right thing for you.
The specialist third-party battery provider has announced a 3,000mAh battery case that can be used to increase the smartphone’s power autonomy. Read more »