Samsung has announced new advanced pixel technology for CMOS image sensors, which lets owners of premium mobile devices take clearer, high-quality pictures.
In a press release, the South Korean firm said Isocell advanced pixel technology increases a camera's light sensitivity and is able to better control the absorption of electrons, which results in high-color, sharp images even in poor lighting conditions.
Destined for the firm's range of premium smartphones and tablets -- such as the Galaxy S4 smartphone and Galaxy Tab 3 -- Samsung claims Isocell "improves the image quality and enhances the user experience" of … Read more
Worried about data from your lost Android phone or tablet getting into the wrong hands? You can now lock down your device remotely.
Released in August, Google's Android Device Manager is a handy service that allows you to see the location of a lost or stolen Android device. You can also remotely tell the device to ring as well as erase all of its data. Now, you can add one more feature to that list.
The latest update to Android Device Manager enables remote password locking. If you want to prevent others from accessing your missing device, you can … Read more
Suicide bombings are a huge threat to peaceful societies, yet they happen often. Just last week, two suicide bombers killed nine soldiers in Egypt.
To prevent similar harrowing incidents, NATO-funded researchers have developed an electromagnetic beam device that's capable of forcing suspected suicide bombers' cars to stop, and can supposedly work against remotely detonated bombs. It is currently undergoing testing at a secret location in Norway. … Read more
Haptix is a compact 3D motion sensor that turns any flat area into a multitouch surface. It could help do away with the traditional keyboard as well as the mouse.
As rumors heat up that Apple will likely introduce not one, but two new iPhones in September, consumers wonder what it means for the company's traditional product discounting conventions.
While Apple has generally kept tight-lipped about the launch of its new iPhones, there are a few things that most Apple fans have been able to count on each year. One is that the company will introduce one new smartphone a year. And the second is that last year's model will sell at a $100 discount and its 2-year-old version will be $200 less expensive than the new one … Read more
It's a bit of a niche, but disconnecting the pressure-sensitive stylus from its dedicated drawing tablet and enabling use with a more mainstream, general purpose tablet like an iPad is quite liberating for designers and doodlers alike. Wacom, known for its excellent drawing peripherals like the Intuos5, has been strangely slow to jump into this market -- but finally lands with its $99 Intuos Creative Stylus (ICS).
The ICS joins products like the Adonit's Jot Touch 4 ($90) the Pogo Connect ($80) and the Hex3 Jaja ($90) with workarounds to give the fundamentally insensitive iPad display pressure-sensitive drawing … Read more
Not everyone driving through an unpleasant storm says: "I hope we get struck by lightning."
But little boys can be little boys, so perhaps one can forgive Taylor Morlock's morbid wishes, as he and his family drove through Utah the other day.
Perhaps, though, he's less a Morlock than a warlock, as their car was, just moments later, smacked by a lightning bolt.
Fortunately, they were filming -- and lived to (show and) tell the tale. These days, if you don't film something, it never really happened.
Google announced last week that it would release a new locator feature for Android devices called Android Device Manager, which helps owners find their lost or stolen phones and tablets. It was supposed to roll out later this month, but in a Google+ posting Wednesday, Google announced its immediate availability.
The feature works similarly to other locator services, like Lookout and Samsung's Find My Mobile, but now you get the feature natively on your Android device. Here's how to get started with Android Device Manager:Enable Android Device Manager
On your Android device, go to the Google Settings … Read more