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Samsung unveils first 256GB UFS 2.0 memory for mobile

Major flagships looks to be re-embracing the microSD card this year, but with LG and Samsung disabling Marshmallow’s Adoptable Storage, some smartphone users are probably still longing for additional main memory. For those looking for a little more space, Samsung has just announced that it is mass …

Google Translate adds 13 more languages for a total of 103

Google Translate could help connect even more people now that it's added 13 more languages to its roster. Those 13 are Amharic (Ethiopia), Corsican (Corsica island in France), Frisian (Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands), Kyrgyz (Kyrgyzstan), Hawaiian, Kurdish/Kurmanji (Turkey, Iran, Iraq and …

Quantum Dot vs OLED, which is the better display?

OLED technology may not be new any more, but it has recently seen a big up-tick in momentum. Panel manufacturers are investing large sums of money into new production lines and market researchers are predicting a huge growth in revenue over the next few years.<p>OLED displays may well replace the …

Google granted a new patent potentially for Glass

While many members of the tech community no doubt loved the idea of Google Glass, the wearable’s viability was arguably damaged by (1) the cost, (2) the availability, (3) the legality, and (4) the social norms. As such, the device was discontinued way back in January of this year. Mountain View …

Sony Xperia Z3+ review

It’s no secret that Sony has a had a tough go of it in the smartphone market, even giving rise to rumors of Sony withdrawing from the smartphone game entirely. A categorical denial of this rumor was followed up by the launch of the company’s latest flagship, the Sony Xperia Z4, in Japan. The device …

How Apple Watch heart rate sensor can improve your running

When you run with Apple Watch, swiping to the right in the Workout app reveals your heart rate. Does the device display this data just for curiosity value, or can Apple Watch heart rate information actually improve your running?<p>Green versus infrared LEDs: the difference with the Workout app<p>Apple …

Samsung is developing denser batteries and slimmer camera sensors, to be released by 2017

Samsung has just announced its plans to develop “denser” batteries and thinner camera sensors that will supposedly make their way to smartphones by the year 2017. While that may seem quite far off, the wait will likely be worth it. If Samsung accomplishes what it wants to with these plans, …

Google's wireless service is official, dubbed Project Fi (Update: app hits Google Play)

<b>Update (4/29):</b><p>While Project Fi still has yet to send out invites, the official app has now hit Google Play. Hopefully that’s a sign that invites will be rolling out to select lucky Nexus 6 owners in the near future.<p><b>Original Post (4/22):</b><p>Just as the Wall Street Journal predicted, Google has now …

Results: A’ Design Award & Competition 2014 – 2015

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” Steve Jobs is long gone, but his words echo true …

Industrial Design

How graphene may revolutionize the mobile industry

CORE-materials<p>Graphene is a sheet of carbon atoms bound together in a honeycomb lattice pattern. It is a 2D material, but at only one atom thick, graphene manages to be 200 times stronger than steel and is able to move electrons across its surface up to three orders of magnitude better than …

KETI ultra-thin OLED is a precursor to foldable smartphones

Researchers at the Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI) have announced the world’s most flexible, ultra-thin OLED electrode material, which can be folded at an angle thinner than a strand of hair (0.1mm), leading the way towards ultra-flexible displays. Flexible OLED technology is the …

Best Samsung Galaxy S6 wireless chargers

While some hardware features like expandable storage and a removable battery are no longer available, Samsung’s latest flagship did add something new in the form of wireless charging capabilities — built-in this time around, and not requiring additional receivers like previous generations. The best …

What is USB Type-C?

Google and Apple have both launched new mobile computers recently, and although the machines are quite different, they have something in common: both include USB Type-C ports. So what exactly is USB Type-C? Let’s take a look.<p>You are probably very familiar with USB. If you have a PC, you have …

Samsung rumored to be developing a custom mobile CPU core

Samsung seems confident in its Exynos 7420, having opted to cut Qualcomm out of the picture with regard to the Galaxy S6. Building on its Exynos line-up, the company is rumored to be moving towards a completely in-house processor design, as sources suggest that Samsung is developing its own mobile …

Samsung bringing 128GB internal storage to mid-range phones

The Samsung Galaxy S6 packed in more internal memory than any other Samsung handset before it. The company wants to bring 128GB of storage to mass market smartphones as well and has just announced a new 128GB, 3-bit per cell NAND memory chip designed for this market segment.<p>However, this memory …

The Story Behind Samsung’s Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Design Departure

Samsung has done something very different with this year’s flagship – or different for Samsung, at least. The company that has long held on to the belief that it can produce top-tier hardware using plastics as the core component of device industrial design has switched to an all metal and glass …

Samsung releases second Galaxy S6 teaser video

A few days ago, Samsung released its first teaser video for the upcoming Galaxy S6, which was all about the handset’s camera, and the company has just tweeted its second of such videos. This time the video is all about speed – I think.<p>Again, we aren’t treated to any sneak peeks and there aren’t any …

Samsung announces faster eMMC 5.1 flash memory chips

Today, Samsung announced its first flash memory chips based on the newly approved eMMC 5.1 standard. eMMC is an embedded version of the MultiMediaCard standard, which packages the NAND memory and controller into a single chip. This technology is found in all smartphones and tablets on the market …

Camera Resolution Explained

Although the megapixel race has been going on since digital cameras had been invented, the last few years in particular have seen a huge increase in …

The Galaxy S6 will bring change to the entire mobile industry

The old way no longer works, so Samsung is looking to start anew<p>For all the criticism that Samsung has received for copying Apple over the years, it’s the times when the Korean company has copied itself that have proven most frustrating. Last year’s Galaxy S5 was a bigger version of the prior S4, …

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6 problems with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and how to fix them

The Samsung Galaxy S5 was one of the most anticipated phones this year. Designed to be powerful and professional, it’s as feature-packed as ever, and certainly has a lot to offer. However, just like any other smartphone, the Galaxy S5 is not without its issues. With that in mind, we take a look at …

Looking good - this LED research could improve display clarity by 400%

Princeton researcher and professor Stephen Chou is not new to improving technology with his work using nanotechnology. This time around, Professor Chou is working on the LED tech that we use for our smartphones. This research is seeing dramatic improvements not only in the LEDs themselves, but in …

ARM: The quiet revolution

You could be forgiven for not knowing the name ARM, but you probably should. It was founded in 1990, the same year that the World Wide Web was born, and it’s the world’s leading supplier of semiconductor IP, licensing processor technology and software tools to companies big and small.<p>You can find …