Huawei launches Honor 9, its flagship product of 2017

Written on Thursday, 29 June 2017 11:44
Huawei honor officially launched the Honor 9, its flagship product of 2017, in Berlin, Germany on June 28. The Honor 9 boasts a 3D glass back and a metal bezel that creates a subtle metal aurora. Featuring an upgraded 20MP +12 MP dual-lens camera, outstanding audio quality, and strong processing cores for powerful performance, including 6GB RAM, the smartphone will “empower the millennials to explore and enjoy the world.” “2017 has brought a renaissance in smart phone design, and the…
Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick has sensationally resigned as CEO of Uber after coming under increased pressure from investors who raised serious concerns over his leadership. The co-founder of the ride-hailing service which has upended the taxi industry on a global scale has been under intense scrutiny over a series of scandals that have rocked the organization. However, just last week it was announced following a board meeting that Kalanick had agreed to take a leave of absence for an undetermined…

Worldwide mobile subscribers hits 5 billion, says GSMA

Written on Tuesday, 20 June 2017 09:30
The world’s mobile industry has signed up its 5 billionth unique mobile subscriber, according to real-time data from GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of the GSMA. The 5 billion milestone means that more than two-thirds of the global population is now connected to a mobile service. It has taken four years to add the latest 1 billion subscribers. “Reaching the 5 billion subscriber milestone is a tremendous achievement for an industry that is only a few decades old, and reflects…

Samsung introduces first HDR QLED gaming monitors

Written on Monday, 19 June 2017 07:54
Samsung Electronics just introduced the future of gaming with the unveiling of its new CHG90 and CHG70 curved monitors, which feature the powerful High Dynamic Range (HDR) picture enhancement technology typically reserved for televisions. When combined with the CHG90’s ultra-wide design and the CHG70’s quantum dot composition, this HDR integration produces a realistic, detailed picture that showcases games exactly as developers intended, and dramatically improves gameplay with crisper colors and sharper contrast. “Gamers want to feel completely immersed in their…
Smart UAE Wallet, a new service introduced at Dubai International Airport, allows departing passengers to use their smartphones at the smart gates instead of their passports. The project was launched in cooperation with Emirates by Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, deputy chairman of police and public security in Dubai and Major-General Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, director-general of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA). The purpose of the new service is to reduce the departure clearance…

Apple embrace VR at WWDC17, including Vive Demo

Written on Sunday, 11 June 2017 08:16
At the highly-anticipated annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2017 (WWDC), Apple announced it is embracing virtual reality (VR) and demonstrated it on the HTC Vive by enabling the use of SteamVR on Macs with its new MacOS, High Sierra. Through a newly-announced external GPU, developers and content creators will be able to use a beta of SteamVR and the new MacOS to access the creative power of Vive with their MacBooks. The combination of support for the Vive headset and…
Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, recently unveiled the first smartphone by his new company, Essential, after months of speculation. The handset certainly lives up to the hype, featuring premium specs and a sleek industrial design. The Essential Phone seems to have taken inspiration from the Samsung Galaxy S8 featuring a 5.7-inch, edge-to-edge display that rises to the top of the phone and breaking only for the front-facing camera in the middle. The device’s titanium and ceramic build make for…
Apple will release its new iOS 11 software update later this year and it will not be available for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C. Features of the new operating system were showcased at Apple’s recent WWDC event in California, where it was confirmed that older iPhone models and iPads would not be supported by the iOS 11. The operating system will not work on iPhone 5 (released in 2012) or the iPhone 5C (2013), nor will it support fourth-generation…
Apple opened its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 5 in San Jose, California, where major releases were dropped. WWDC is a conference held annually in California by Apple Inc. The event is used by Apple to showcase its new software and technologies for software developers. At the event Apple unveiled a range of new hardware products and software including the HomePod, a Siri-powered speaker designed to rival Amazon's Echo and Google's Home. Other releases included the best features of…
Dubai Police in the UAE has formally inducted a robot cop into the force. The uniformed ‘Robocop’ is able to read human faces and identify potential threats. Citizens can report a crime to the robot, submit paperwork, or pay fines for traffic violations via a touch screen on its chest. The Dubai Police worked with Watson, IBM’s AI system, on voice command recognition. There are distinctive advantages to having non-humans on police patrol, Dubai Police told Reuters: “These kinds of…
Japanese electronics giant Sony Corporation says it will drop its smartphone portfolio under the ‘Premium Standard’ category which was launched in 2016 and comprised of the Xperia X and the Xperia Compact. The devices were designed by Sony to be both affordable and offer flagship specifications, but sales didn’t take off. Sony faced some backlash after it discontinued the popular Xperia Z series of smartphones and replaced it with its Premium Standard collection. Reports suggest fans were disappointed by the…
Smartphones are now in 80 percent of U.S. homes – a six percentage point increase year-over-year (YOY) – and U.S. consumers now own 27 million more smartphones than they did just last year, according to new research from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). CTA’s 19th Annual Consumer Technology Ownership and Market Potential Study also shows televisions remain the most popular technology device in the U.S., as they have for decades – almost every household (96 percent) owns at least one…
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