A team of Czech and British scientists have successfully tested what they’ve described as a ’super laser’ which they believe to be 10 times more powerful than any other type of similar laser in the entire world. The ‘super laser’ or ‘high peak power laser’ has a 1,000-watt average power output, which the scientists state is a benchmark of sustained high energy pulses. The laser contains the potential to become a revolutionary tool within engineering for hardening metal surfaces, processing…

Blow for Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi as global VP resigns

Written on Wednesday, 25 January 2017 06:19
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has been dealt a fresh blow following the resignation of their charismatic global VP Hugo Barra. Barra has overseen Xiaomi’s incredible growth from an in-house start-up to market leader, but his decision to depart from the company represents the struggles currently afflicting the organization. In the last two years in particular have seen Xiaomi faced with several obstacles as competition in the already saturated smartphone market intensifies on a global scale. Barra joined the start-up over…

Samsung announce that Galaxy S8 will not be unveiled at MWC

Written on Monday, 23 January 2017 13:41
Samsung have announced that they will not be unveiling the highly anticipated launch of their Galaxy S8 at the Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona next month. MWC is the flagship event which traditionally sees all the major smartphone brands from all around the world show off their latest products. However, it has now been officially disclosed that Samsung will not be one of the leading mobile smartphone brands showcasing its new devices. The new Galaxy S8 is the South…
South Korea’s Samsung confirmed on Monday, January 23, that faulty batteries were the cause for random Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosions last year. Samsung Electronics was forced to recall the flagship device around the world and discontinued making them. The model was originally intended to compete against Apple’s iPhone. The faulty batteries cost Samsung billions in profit and reputational damage. To make things worse, Samsung also became embroiled in the corruption scandal that has resulted in President Geun-Hye’s impeachment. With…
HTC recently unveiled its new series of phones: the flagship U Ultra device and the more affordable U Play device. Both handsets feature a glossy, glass body built using a technique HTC called Liquid Surface construction. Arguably the most interesting feature is the U Ultra’s miniature secondary display on the front, which gives users quick access to apps and contacts, as well as reminders and notifications. The HTC U Ultra features a 2.0-inch mini-display with a resolution of 160x1040, with…
It has long been speculated that the cause of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle was due to faulty batteries – and a report published by Reuters confirms that it indeed was the case for the South Korean multinational giants. Samsung’s intentions to dominate the smartphone market seemed well on track, when globally millions of units of the popular Galaxy Note 7 devices were purchased. However, disaster struck last September when reports emerged that Galaxy Note 7 phones were catching…
Samsung Electronics recently announced its latest Galaxy A series, including the 5.7-inch A7, 5.2-inch A5 and 4.7-inch A3 smartphones, with refinements that deliver beautiful design, powerful performance and ultimate convenience. The Galaxy A features a premium metal frame and 3D glass back. With a sleek camera and home key, the device is seamless and comfortable to hold and use. “At Samsung, we are always trying to ensure our customers have the most advanced products on the market,” said DJ Koh,…
At CES 2017, nearly 3,000 people attended Huawei Consumer Business Group’s keynote where CEO Richard Yu shared Huawei’s vision of the next frontier in mobile: the Intelligent Phone, an AI-powered device. Yu’s address reinforced Huawei’s commitment to fueling innovation and collaborating with leading partners, to transform the way people experience the world. Mr. Yu also revealed that the acclaimed Huawei Mate 9 will be available in the U.S. featuring advances at the forefront of hardware and software innovation, the Mate…
At CES 2017 held in Las Vegas from January 5-8, Huawei’s Honor 6X smartphone was on display. Built for the cost-conscious yet uncompromising Internet-minded millennial, the Honor 6X is the perfect technological budget beast, according to Huawei, which hopes to overtake its rivals to become the top smartphone manufacturer in the world. The Honor 6X features an innovative dual-lens rear camera offering a wide aperture range (F/0.95-F/16) that gives all the latitude to unleash your creative potential. Embodying the “Double…

Apple dismiss safety concerns after iPhones combust in China

Written on Wednesday, 07 December 2016 11:18
US electronic giants Apple have shrugged off safety concerns over its iPhones following reports that a number of phones spontaneously combusted while being used or charged. It is reported that in one incident an iPhone actually exploded which left the back of the phone and battery completely blackened. A consumer watchdog in Shanghai disclosed details of at least eight incidents which have been reported in relation to iPhones catching fire, combusting or exploding in China. However, Apple dismissed safety concerns…
Mobile device adoption in the workplace is not yet mature, found a recent survey from Gartner, Inc. Although 80 percent of workers surveyed received one or more corporate-issued devices, desktops are still the most popular corporate device among businesses, with more than half of workers receiving corporate-issued desktop PCs. The survey findings are based on the 2016 Gartner Personal Technologies Study, which was conducted from June to August 2016 among 9,592 respondents in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. Thirty-six…
Last April, Huawei Consumer Business Group launched its groundbreaking P9 smartphone. It appears, however, that the company has had incredible revolutionary success selling nine million units in record timing. The model continues to be sold as if it were released a month ago. Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone maker and powerhouse technology giant, had sold six million Huawei P9 phones in September and went on to sell another three million in the two months to follow. In honor of…
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