Pictures make it easy to record or compare visible properties such as shape and color. But they’re not the best way to figure out distances and measurements. Until now. Smart Picture Technologies is working on an app that will let mobile devices extract the measurements of and distances between objects just by taking a picture.
At the 2014 Google I/O Conference, Google unveiled Cardboard, an inexpensive Android-based system for viewing and developing virtual reality and 3D content. As its name implies, it uses a cardboard base, along with other inexpensive items.
We all need more juice for our devices, right? How about some pants that will charge your phone? Count me in. You see those pants in the image? They have an integrated 2,400mAh battery and a DC-50 Induction Charging Plate sewn inside.
Intel has announced the availability of a silly new app for iOS and Android users called Pocket Avatars. The app takes advantage of the front camera on your smartphone to capture your facial expressions and voice and combine them with an animated avatar.
Word has been circulating for a while that Amazon was getting ready to roll out its very first smartphone for a while now. That smartphone has officially been unveiled and it is called the Fire. At the center of the Fire smartphone it its dynamic perspective capability that has a sensor to respond to the way you hold the phone.
“Donate energy to save a phone, and donate blood to save a life.”
Those are the wise words you’ll find on the inside of the Donor Cable. How often have you found yourself working so intently on your mobile that you fail to notice the fact that it’s dangerously low on power?
These days, the first thing a lot of people do the moment they step off the plane is buy a local SIM card. It’s the practical thing to do, seeing as the rates of local providers are better than the often ridiculous global roaming charges of your original home network – especially if you plan to make calls or send messages to local numbers.
Football in America is not the Football that the rest of the world is in love with. Brazil really loves its football and so, Giraffas, a fast food chain in the country is doing something smart for this crowd.
Two–screen phones? Pfff. Queen’s University professor Roel Vertegaal and student Antonio Gomes recently shared their prototype for a smartphone with three screens. They call it PaperFold, and its functionality changes with its form. For instance, the PaperFold can become a phaptop.
About a week ago, some leaked images that were said to be of the Samsung Galaxy K smartphone hit the web. Those images have now been proven correct with Samsung officially announcing the Galaxy K zoom.
I have always wondered why car manufacturers didn’t go the extra mile and make it so keyless entry systems are actually keyless and fobless. Sure, it’s more convenient to press a button on the door or grope yourself looking for a remote than to have to put a key in the door.
Any new parent develops the ability to hear a baby cry no matter what they are doing. You could be cutting tile with a 50hp saw while a jet taxies in the background and if the baby cries, you hear them.
If 13th Lab has its way, you could soon be playing first-person games using your surroundings as a battlefield. Or a space station, a temple and anything else you can imagine. The computer vision company is working on Rescape, an FPS platform for mobile devices that can scan and digitize your environment, turning it into a video game map.
Rumors have been flying this week that Apple was going to roll out a smaller capacity version of the iPhone 5C in hopes of spurring sales of the smartphone. Those rumors have proven true with Apple launching the 8GB iPhone 5C.