Monday , June 18 2018

Android killed Windows Phone, not Apple

So Windows Phone is well and truly dead (excepting a tiny handful of Windows 10 devices). There it lies, buried in the graveyard of failed smartphone platforms. Cause of death: Android. Yes, really. Apple changed everything in mobile, but in the chaotic years after its release, there was a massive …

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Back to the basics: Nokia’s next phones will have Zeiss optics cameras for a better imaging experience

Back when not all phones were smart, Nokia’s feature phones sported the best camera tech one could ask for at that time. Where most languished with a VGA sensor, Nokia upped the ante with 2-megapixel, 5-megapixel, even a whopping 41-megapixel camera thanks to its collaboration with Carl Zeiss, the legendary camera optics brand. With the …

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Slapping a Fancy Name on Nokia’s New Smartphone Cameras Won’t Make Them Good

Nokia’s smartphones have long been known for having great cameras. Classic devices like the N95 (2007),  808 PureView (2012), or Lumia 1020(2013) all had industry-leading camera tech on board. But will Nokia’s upcoming Android smartphones be just as great now that HMD Global is manufacturing them? This week, HMD Global announced a partnership with Zeiss Camera that “aims to …

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Microsoft releases AI-powered app to help blind ‘see’

Microsoft has released a free iPhone app that uses Artificial Intelligence(AI) to tell the blind what is around them. If the phone is pointed at a park, the camera app, named Seeing AI, can describe how the scene looks like. Similarly, it can tell the amount of your restaurant bill or narrate just about anything it …

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CAT S60 Review: The Rocky Balboa of smartphones

What comes to your mind when you hear the words “Rocky Balboa”? Of course Sylvester Stallone, but I want you to think further. Rugged, unbreakable, heavyweight, one that takes a beating but comes out unscathed every time are few of the characteristics of the Italian Stallion. Enter CAT S60, the …

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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 450 for mid-range smartphones and tablets

At the ongoing GSMA Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, chipset manufacturer Qualcomm unveiled its new SoC catering to the mid-tier segment of smartphones and tablets. The Snapdragon 450 succeeds Snapdragon 435 which was announced last year. The new processor announced by Qualcomm takes its place in the Snapdragon 400 series …

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Apple Hopes to Replace Fingerprints With a 3D Face Scanner on iPhone 8

  Yesterday, a leak from one of the most reliable Apple rumor sleuths claimed that the iPhone 8 won’t feature a fingerprint scanner integrated into the display. That feature has been expected for some time. But if a new report is correct, it seems that fingerprints are going to be replaced with 3D facial recognition. Citing people familiar …

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