Monthly Archives: February 2017

  • MWC 2017: Sony launches slow-mo Xperia XZ Premium phone

    Sony's latest smartphone is capable of filming smooth slow-motion footage at four times the rate possible on Apple and Samsung's top-end models. The Xperia XZ Premium captures video at up to 960 frames per second (fps). The achievement was made possible by a new type of image sensor that has...
  • Lenovo Goes Convertible Crazy With Miix 320, Yoga 720 And Yoga 520

    Lenovo just cruised into this year’s Mobile World Congress with three new Windows 10 convertibles. The Miix 320, Yoga 720 and Yoga 520 all feature versatile designs and varying screen sizes to match your specific productivity needs. The first of the lot is the Miix 320, which comes with a...
  • Intel Reacting To AMD Ryzen Apparently Cutting Prices On Core i7

    It's hard to believe that we're mere days away from the official launching of AMD's first Ryzen processors. It's been a long wait, but an even longer one if you think back to a time when the world got this excited about a new CPU launch. To call Ryzen "disruptive" even...
  • Google Assistant Makes Jump From Pixel Devices To Most Nougat And Marshmallow Smartphones This Week

    Most Android users will be happy to know that Google is actually working to make Google Assistant as universal as possible across a myriad of devices. The AI assistant will be rolling out to all smartphones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow eventually but will also be available on some newly...
  • Nokia 3310 mobile phone resurrected at MWC 2017

    Nokia's 3310 phone has been relaunched nearly 17 years after its debut. Many consider the original handset iconic because of its popularity and sturdiness. More than 126 million were produced before it was phased out in 2005. The revamped version will be sold under licence by the Finnish start-up HMD...
  • MWC 2017: LG G6 phone is made for split-screen use

    LG has ditched the modular design of its previous flagship smartphone and unveiled a new top-end model that is designed for split-screen uses. To achieve this, the G6's display has an 18:9 aspect ratio, rather than the 16:9 used by most handsets. It means that when viewed in landscape mode...
  • Huawei Unveils P10 And P10 Plus With Dual Rear Leica Cameras And Kirin 960 Processor

    Huawei today trotted out a couple of new flagship smartphones for photography buffs at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. They include the P10 and P10+ (or P10 Plus), both of which the company says it co-engineered with Leica to bring studio-like effects to enhance portrait photography. It's not...
  • LG G6 Seeks Flagship Redemption With Gorgeous 5.7-inch QHD+ Display, Dual Cameras And Snapdragon 821

    It’s finally here! After months of leaks, the LG G6 is finally has finally be officially unveiled. LG has gone completely back to the drawing board, completely ditching the iffy build quality and questionable modular functionality of its predecessor, the G5. In its place is a sleek aluminum unibody design...
  • Blackberry revives classic keyboard phone

    A new Android-powered Blackberry with a physical keyboard has been unveiled by Chinese phone-maker TCL Communication. The company now licenses the brand for its devices, after Blackberry decided to outsource the development and manufacture of its smartphones. TCL's Nicolas Zibell told the BBC's Chris Foxx that he hoped to revive...
  • Uber Self-Driving Car Was At Fault For Running Red Light In December

    In the words of Britney Spears, Uber is “not that innocent”. It was recently disclosed that Uber’s self-driving car was at fault for running a red light in December. Last year one of Uber’s self-driving Volvo’s ran a red light near San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art. The company claimed...

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