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    XIAOMI MINOTE10PRO vs HUAWEI MATE30 vs NOKIA 808 vs PANASONIC CM1 vs SONY RX0II vs RICOH GRIII

    COMPREHENSIVE & NON-PREPAID TEST OF PORTABLE LARGE SENSOR DEVICES: 1/1.54", 1/1.33", 1/1.2", 1", APS-C. Sony RX0 II and Ricoh GR III are provided just for comparision. https://spacedrone808.blogspot.com/2019/12/xiaomi-mi-note-10-8p-pro-vs-huawei-mate.html It would be interesting yo hear your...
  2. cageymaru

    Samsung Galaxy S10 Preorders in South Korea Are Slower than Its Predecessors

    According to the Yonhap News Agency, preorders for the new Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup are slower than its predecessors. Industry sources say only 140,000 Galaxy S10 units have been sold on the first day of preorder availability. "The number of Galaxy S10's first-day registration falls below that...
  3. cageymaru

    The Pentagon Wants to Replace Passwords with the Way You Move or Walk

    Steven Wallace is a system innovation scientist at the Pentagon's Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA. In an interview with The Washington Post, he discussed smartphone technology that the Pentagon is testing that will authenticate smartphone owners by using "the gait of your walk, the...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung Unveils a Folding Smartphone

    What's old is new again. While smaller manufacturers have already "launched" a new generation folding phones, and bigger ones like Xiaomi have teased folding prototypes, Samsung officially unveiled the aptly names "Galaxy Fold" at the Samsung Unpacked event yesterday. Unlike your old flip-phone...
  5. cageymaru

    Here Is the Samsung Unpacked Press Event

    The Samsung Unpacked Press Event is live. Welcome to the next generation. #SamsungEvent #Unpacked.
  6. cageymaru

    Samsung Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy Buds Commercial Leaks

    Slashleaks on YouTube has leaked a Samsung commercial that features the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10+ phone and Samsung Galaxy Buds products. Samsung Galaxy s10+ & Galaxy buds TV commercial
  7. cageymaru

    Google Maps Augmented Reality Creates Navigation by Using Real World Landmarks

    Wall Street Journal reporter David Pierce was privy to a new form of pedestrian only, augmented reality navigation that is coming to Google Maps in the future. In the video below, Mr. Pierce takes his phone's camera and uses it to capture images of landmarks around him such as signs, shops, etc...
  8. cageymaru

    Samsung Future Technology Teaser Video Leaks onto the Web [Rumor]

    A leaked Samsung promo video has been posted to the Slashleaks YouTube channel that shows futuristic technology that could be revealed at the upcoming Samsung Galaxy UNPACKED press conference on February 20, 2019. The video showcases a foldable smartphone, an unreleased tablet, an ultrasound...
  9. cageymaru

    Smartphone Manufacturers Slow Production as Global Demand Weakens

    According to reports, the global smartphone market is cooling off as manufacturers slowed production in Q4 2018 and have modest goals for Q1 2019. Smartphone sales in Q4 2018 were lower-than-expected and this has led to the scaling back of production by smartphone manufacturers. "TrendForce...
  10. cageymaru

    Windows 10 Mobile Is Officially Dead

    Microsoft has officially signed the death certificate for Windows 10 mobile as it recently posted a "Windows 10 Mobile End of Support: FAQ." On December 10, 2019, "Windows 10 Mobile users are no longer eligible to receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support...
  11. cageymaru

    Judge Rules Against Law Enforcement in Biometrics Unlocking Case

    A judge has ruled against law enforcement in a case where police officers were seeking to unlock a phone by using the fingerprint, iris or face of the owner. These biometrics unlocks have been the center of legal debates for years as previous judges had ruled that law enforcement could unlock...
  12. cageymaru

    Sony 3D Camera Technology to Fuel Smartphone Upgrade Cycle in 2019

    Bloomberg is reporting that smartphone manufacturers such as Apple, Huawei, and Samsung have taken interest in 3D camera technology from Sony. The cameras can create 3D images of objects and faces that can be used for virtual shopping and gesture control. Sony is a major player in the camera...
  13. cageymaru

    Contract Prices of NAND Flash Products to Drop 10% in 1Q19

    DRAMeXchange is reporting that the bit output from the NAND Flash industry is higher than expected as yields for 64-layer 3D NAND production has remained steady through 2018. NAND Flash demand has remained sluggish as the shortage of Intel CPUs continues, lower-than-expected iPhone sales and the...
  14. cageymaru

    How to Stop Apps from Tracking Everywhere You Go

    Todd Haselton of CNBC has written a guide on how to disable location services for apps to keep them from tracking your location. His guide covers the iPhone and Android ecosystems. For example, there are options in the menus to completely disable location services or to only enable it for...
  15. cageymaru

    EPIC Games Announces Its Cross-Platform Online Services Roadmap for 2019

    Epic Games has announced its plans to implement free cross-platform online services into Unreal Engine and Unity. Over time these services will be free for all developers to mix and match with other solutions, and will be open to all engines, all platforms, and all stores. Epic Games has...
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    FS: Essential Phone (PH-1) 128GB - Halo Gray, Unlocked *MINT*

    Bought this phone unlocked from Amazon in August and recently upgraded to an iPhone as required for work. As a result I'm selling this mint condition, like new Essential Phone 128GB in Halo Gray color. I cannot find a single scratch, ding, or dent on the device (please review photos taken of the...
  17. cageymaru

    The Epic Games Store Is Now Live

    Yesterday we reported that Epic Games was launching its own game store that would only take a 12% cut of sales compared to the 30% that the Steam Store takes. Today I'm happy to report that the Epic Games Store is now live. From December 14th to December 27th the game Subnautica will be free and...
  18. cageymaru

    Samsung Is a Victim of Industrial Espionage as Foldable Screen Tech Sold to China

    Samsung had trade secrets related to its foldable screen technology allegedly stolen by Samsung supplier Toptec who sold it to Chinese rivals for $14 million. Toptec has an affiliate paper company in China that it used to transfer the blueprints of Samsung's "flexible OLED edge panel 3D...
  19. cageymaru

    Consumers Used Smartphones to Spend Billions Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday

    On Thanksgiving Day alone, shoppers used their smartphones to spend $1 billion online, an 8% increase, according to Adobe Analytics. E-commerce sales generated $3.7 billion in sales on Thanksgiving Day which is a 28% increase from a year ago. Adobe Analytics tracks sales from 80 of the top 100...
  20. cageymaru

    Samsung to Release a Galaxy S Smartphone with Six Cameras and 5G Connectivity

    According to anonymous sources that spoke to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung is ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary of premium Galaxy phones by revitalizing the smartphone market with a new lineup of Galaxy S phones. The flagship Galaxy S10 "Beyond X" smartphone will feature a 6.7" screen...
  21. cageymaru

    Samsung Announces Infinity Flex Displays for Foldable Smartphones

    Samsung has revealed its new foldable smartphone technology at the 2018 Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco. The Infinity Flex Display allows the smartphone to open and close like a book. The phone reportedly weighs 200-grams and sports an 7.3-inch ultra thin display. The display on...
  22. cageymaru

    Walmart Patents Shopping Cart Biometrics Handle to Monitor Customer Health

    Walmart has patented a shopping cart with a biometrics sensor equipped in the handle. A server will be able to monitor a customer's baseline readings, from their current readings, in real-time to find out if a customer needs an associate to check on them. Biometric data that can be monitored...
  23. cageymaru

    NIntendo Has Patented a Game Boy Conversion Case for Smartphones

    Nintendo has patented a case that will convert a smartphone into a Game Boy. The smartphone's display will be truncated by a window on the case to simulate the display on original Game Boy handhelds. The buttons on the casing will be able to communicate with the touchscreen through...
  24. cageymaru

    Study Finds That Taking Selfie Pics in Dangerous Situations Is on the Rise

    A recent medical study from India found that 259 people have died in 137 incidents when they practiced dangerous and reckless behavior while taking a selfie picture. They excluded deaths due to mobile phone usage and reports from non-English sources so the number of worldwide deaths could have...
  25. cageymaru

    Digitails Are the App-Controlled Animatronic Prosthetic Tails You've Dreamed About

    Ever wanted to know how it feels to have an animatronic tail on your tail? Do you have a fascination and desire to cosplay as the character Tails from the SEGA video game Sonic the Hedgehog? Well get ready to get your rear into gear as the Digitail Kickstarter is now live! A Digitail is an...
  26. cageymaru

    John Hancock to Drop Traditional Insurance Policy for Interactive Life Insurance

    John Hancock has ceased underwriting traditional life insurance policies in favor of new interactive life insurance policies. Interactive policies will be packaged under the Vitality program which features fitness and health data tracking through wearable Internet of Things (IoT) devices such...
  27. FrgMstr

    You and Your Upcoming Blockchain Phone

    We have talked about blockchain smartphones in the past a bit. And today HTC is announcing its first blockchain phone, the EXODUS, this year. HTC says, "Our vision is to expand the blockchain ecosystem by creating the world’s first phone dedicated to decentralized applications and security...
  28. FrgMstr

    Smartphone "Airbag"

    I know that none of you have ever dropped your expensive smartphone, rendering it useless, or at the very least giving you some rough edges to deal with. I have always used a nice case on my phones, but those many times do not protect the screen from breakage, depending on how it lands or what...
  29. FrgMstr

    Hands on with the ASUS ROG Smartphone

    Hardware Canucks has hands on with ASUS' new ROG smartphone that has its sights set on gaming. Have you ever seen a smartphone with an attachable active cooler? The cooler comes with the phone, but no pricing has been announced. There is a full line of accessories aimed at gaming as well...
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    Court Rules Samsung Doesn't Have to Keep Patching Phones

    In a bit of unfortunate news, ZDNet is reporting that a court in the Netherlands has rules that Samsung does not have to keep updating its smartphones. In 2016 The Dutch Consumers' Association, or Consumentenbond, sued samsung stating that they were obligated to provide security updates to...
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    Mysterious RED Hydrogen Smartphone Coming This Summer

    Since it's announce back in July of 2017, not much has been revealed about the RED Hydrogen smartphone. Aside from a preview video here, and a little tidbit of the technology that drives its holographic display there, RED has been rather quiet about its first flagship smartphone. Today Android...
  32. FrgMstr

    Tracking Your Physical Location Through Your Smartphone

    There is about to be a little more light shined on just how accessible you are to physically tracking through your smartphone. If your location data can be shared through a paid for service to law enforcement through the Securus Technologies company without a warrant, that is a bit scary. But...
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    Android App Locks Your Phone If You Use It Too Much

    SMartphone apps and games are designed to be addictive, and the addiction is becoming a problem. Scientists have been researching chemical imbalances in the brain to find an underlying causes, and designers have been making "substitute phones" to try and help people who are addicted to...
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    Best Buy Stops Selling Huawei Phones

    cNet is reporting that Best Buy has ceased ordering Huawei smartphones, and will stop selling its products over the next few weeks. Best Buy declined to comment o the decision, however this is a bad turn for Huawei, as it had been trying to establish a presence in the U.S for some time. While...
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    Samsung is Offering Same Day In-Person Repairs

    Samsung has announced that Samsung Care is now offering same day in-person repairs for the Galaxy line of smartphones. Starting March 15th, over 300 uBreakiFix locations are now going to be an official Samsung Galaxy repair facility. Engadget states that the companies are promising same day...
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    Microsoft is Selling the Galaxy S9

    While the Windows phone may be dead, Microsoft is selling the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ on it's website, and it doesn't come with Windows Mobile. The phone is being sold unlocked, and with the "Microsoft Launcher," as well as Skype, Cortana, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Word. In a statement...
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    Essential Phone 2 May Have Pop-Up Selfie Camera

    Androidcenteral is reporting that the Essential Phone 2 may come with a front facing camera that can pop out from the top of the frame, then get stored when not in use. The news comes after a tweet from Essential's Andy Rubin showed a patent for the design from May of 2016. The reason for this...
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    Xiaomi Aims to Sell Smartphones in the U.S. This Year

    Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has wanted to sell in the U.S for some time, and Chairman Lei Jun has revealed that they hope to make this happen by the end of 2018 or early 2019. A report from Engadget states that getting into the U.S market will be tough, with adapting to American...
  39. DooKey

    Scientists Turn Smartphone Into Food Poisoning Detector

    Scientists at the University of Massachussetts Amherst have figured out how to turn a smartphone into a food poisoning detector. All you have to do is add a $30 microscope attachment to your smartphone and run their app after rinsing the suspected food with water. The microscope and app work...
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    Rising Online Child Sex-Abuse Linked to Falling Phone Prices

    A surge in on-demand, live streaming online child sexual abuse is being attributed to wider access to affordable smartphones and fast internet speeds. Bloomberg is reporting on the Global Threat Assessment 2018 report from WeProtect, a children's welfare group founded by former Facebook...
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