iPhone lineup would become on par with three-model iPad lineup
According to a recent Chinese media report, Apple may be switching its naming scheme on the Plus-sized iPhone models for its tenth-generation iPhone 7 launch later this fall, to one that is more consistent with new product announcements in the third quarter of 2015.
Requires iOS 8 and above
Over the past seven and a half years since the App Store launched in July 2008, Apple’s mobile application market has blossomed from a size of just 500 applications at launch to more than 1.5 million as of last month. Unfortunately, even with all of these apps readily available, the company has been reluctantly strict in allowing developers the ability to change application functionality with their own third-party enhancements. Until last summer, the process was mostly restricted to jailbroken iOS devices and there have been few app tweaks available for non-jailbroken devices, until now.
Named in "top 10 breakthrough technologies of 2016" by MIT
Recently, a team of computer scientists from the University of Washington have developed an ultra-ultra-low power, extremely energy efficient version of the ubiquitous Wi-Fi transmission technologies that most of us have come to welcomingly embrace over the past decade and a half. Dubbed “Passive Wi-Fi,” the new standard consumes nearly 10,000 times less power than current Wi-Fi components and triples battery life on a wide range low bit-rate devices at home and in the workplace.
Competition with Pine A64 project heats up
The folks at the Raspberry Pi foundation have just released the third-generation version of their highly popular single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi 3, now complete with a 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 chip to keep up with modern times along with integrated WiFi and Bluetooth this time around.
SATA III 6Gbps, no PCI-E support for now
Taiwanese memory giant Transcend has just released a new top-tier 1TB storage capacity for its MTS800 line of SATA III 6Gbps M.2 SSDs for ultra-thin computing devices, including ultrabooks, tablet computers and laptops.
Flex sensors, pressure sensors, biometric sensors and more
New patents filed by Sony Computer Entertainment with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reveal that the gaming giant is preparing to release a much-requested glove controller sometime in the future for its PlayStation VR platform, set to launch later this fall.
Launching in April to 24 countries with two bundled games
HTC has finally taken the wraps off pricing information for its highly anticipated virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive, which we mentioned back in December would have a release date sometime in April 2016.
120Hz, LED-backlit, 4K upscaling
Today, Newegg is having a flash sale on a 39-inch 4K Ultra HDTV from a lesser-known brand, complete with free shipping and a one-year manufacturer warranty in a deal that will probably sell out within a day or two.
Qualcomm X12 LTE 600Mbps modem, dual rear cameras and more
Today, LG President and CEO Juno Cho took the stage at Mobile World Congress and shook the audience for a moment with a slide titled “The era of smartphones is not over,” followed shortly by a full hardware announcement of its long-awaited 2016 flagship G5 smartphone and a variety of unexpected accessories.
Available on AT&T in Q2 2016
On the eve of Mobile World Congress 2016, Samsung announced a new automotive device enabling all passengers of a moving vehicle to connect to nearby available ultra-fast LTE networks. The device is aimed at providing a convenient way for owners of older cars to add LTE connectivity to their vehicles for anyone using a mobile device and not sitting behind the wheel.