Presumably, the handset will be known as the G3 and will make its debut in the second half of the year. Hardware specifications are a bit muddy at this point, but the rumor is already churning. Early chatter suggests a Quad HD (1,440x2,560 pixels) display, a 64-bit processor, and a 16-megapixel rear camera may be in order for the smartphone.
Over the years, I've taken some heat for saying that the iPhone jumped the shark years ago or predicting that the iPhone 6 will be more run of the mill than a runaway hit. So far, I've yet to see anything on the horizon that will prompt me to eat those words someday soon, except maybe if this crazy holographic iPhone 6 concept miraculously came to market.
Put together by yet another Italian design outfit -- this time the Set Solution -- the concept imagines a new iPhone with holographic projectors on the side that allow the user to interact with projected screens alongside the physical display. Also demonstrated is how a vertically projected hologram might be used for applications like 3D gaming.… Read more
In a sign of what modernizing infrastructure means in the Internet era, Silver Spring Networks, which brings IP networking to power grids, will install 75,000 networked streetlights for Florida Power & Light in the Miami-Dade County region, the company said Thursday.
The lights will be linked together with a wireless "mesh" network -- one where data is transferred among its members hop by hop without relying as much on central network equipment to route traffic. The network itself is IPv6 -- the new version 6 of the Internet Protocol that's gradually spreading across the Net, making … Read more
Don't look now, but the Nexus smartphone rumor mill is churning yet again. … Read more
Apple's iOS 7.0.6 is nestled on the devices of more than half of all iOS users, at least those tracked by Onswipe.
In data sent to CNET on Wednesday, Onswipe found that global adoption of iOS 7.0.6 quickly rose following its launch on February 21. From a 10 percent reach on February 22, the latest iOS update had won over 30 percent of users on February 26, 40 percent on February 28, and just over 50 percent on March 3.
Onswipe's mobile market and data cover more than 17.7 million iOS devices around … Read more
A Corning executive launched a blistering critique of sapphire crystal, used as a protective material for displays, on Tuesday. The subtext was obviously aimed at Apple.
In defense of its Gorilla Glass, Tony Tripeny, a senior vice president at Corning Glass, was asked the following question at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, via Seeking Alpha, on Tuesday. The question came from analyst James Fawcett of Morgan Stanley.
Note that the "one large handset and device maker" is unmistakably Apple. Apple is expected to use sapphire crystal in some way for future devices, possibly including a … Read more
Grand Battle is an excellent real-time strategy game, if you're into war and battles, but it can get repetitive quickly. It's a little cheesy compared to more realistic war simulators, as well. While it may not be for everyone, people who like battle simulators, will find a lot to enjoy in this free game.
This game makes you the commander of an ever-expanding group of soldiers and warriors as you fight to protect your base and conquer others. Not only does war strategy play a big role, but managing your resources and choosing what and when you level … Read more
Jaikoz for Mac updates the metadata of your music files using one of several available online databases. The app comes with a trial mode in which you can edit 20 tracks at once -- during our testing the accuracy was 95 percent. Apart from the minor tagging inaccuracies, the app suffers from a few hindrances and usability problems.
When launching Jaikoz for Mac, you will notice that iTunes will automatically launch as well, but contrary to expectations, the iTunes library will not be automatically loaded; You have to go into settings, and point the app to your Music folder. The … Read more
AddressBookAid for Mac taps into your AddressBook database and provides an alternative way for viewing and editing it. At present, this app is still in development, and during our tests we felt that it is not yet ready for prime time, having many bugs, broken features, and interface problems that considerably diminish its appeal and reduce its usability. This premium product comes with a free trial.
AddressBookAid for Mac's main interface consists of a list view of contacts and several filtering options and column customizations. While we were able to successfully pick and choose which columns to view and … Read more
In the great tradition of new iPhone concepts just because comes the below take on what a new iPhone 6 could look like. But we're not talking about just any iPhone 6. This is the iPhone 6C series, the follow-up to the inexpensive, colorful iPhone 5C that appealed to... um, I'll get back to you on that part.