Hybrid camera system gives your smartphone “super-telephoto” zoom

Tech company Beaverlab has launched a Kickstarter to raise funds for a smart super-telephoto camera called the Excope DT1 that can be had with a 400-mm zoom lens, and works with a smartphone to capture distant imagery.Continue ReadingCategory: Mobile T… Continue reading Hybrid camera system gives your smartphone “super-telephoto” zoom

Smartphone compass accurately measures glucose without the prick

The magnetometer in your smartphone helps you navigate by powering the device’s digital compass. Now researchers have found a way to use it to navigate body chemistry by reading your glucose levels, potentially making managing diabetes a lot easier.Con… Continue reading Smartphone compass accurately measures glucose without the prick

SpaceX sends first X post from ordinary phone via Starlink satellites

SpaceX and T-Mobile sent up a bunch of Direct to Cell Starlink satellites back in January as a first step toward universal coverage. The company quickly sent and received the first text messages, and now the first post on X has appeared.Continue Readin… Continue reading SpaceX sends first X post from ordinary phone via Starlink satellites

Software tweak doubles computer processing speed, halves energy use

Existing processors in PCs, smartphones and other devices can be supercharged for enormous power and efficiency gains using a new parallel processing software framework designed to eliminate bottlenecks and use multiple chips at once.Continue ReadingCa… Continue reading Software tweak doubles computer processing speed, halves energy use

Xiaomi launches Leica camera masquerading as a smartphone

Xiaomi’s latest flagship handset has launched in China ahead of an expected Mobile World Congress appearance in Barcelona next week. The 14 Ultra’s headline feature is a Leica main camera with a new Sony 1-inch sensor.Continue ReadingCategory: Mobile T… Continue reading Xiaomi launches Leica camera masquerading as a smartphone

Instant backup device may be perfect for the phone-loser in your life

If you lose your smartphone, you definitely don’t want to lose all the photos and other files stored on it. That’s why it’s so important to perform backups, and the PhotoCube PD+ offers a particularly simple means of doing so.Continue ReadingCategory: … Continue reading Instant backup device may be perfect for the phone-loser in your life

iOS users beware: GoldPickaxe trojan steals your facial data

Group-IB uncovered a new iOS trojan designed to steal users’ facial recognition data, identity documents, and intercept SMS. The trojan, dubbed GoldPickaxe.iOS by Group-IB’s Threat Intelligence unit, has been attributed to a Chinese-speaking threat act… Continue reading iOS users beware: GoldPickaxe trojan steals your facial data

Minimal phone gets back to basics with E Ink display and real keyboard

We’ve seen a number of handsets over the years that have been designed to cut down on over-stimulating distractions present on smartphones. The latest looks like a happy marriage between a Blackberry and e-reader, and goes by the name of Minimal.Contin… Continue reading Minimal phone gets back to basics with E Ink display and real keyboard

Tech Trends for 2024: Generative AI Models Will Get Smaller, An iPhone’s Average Life Will Be 8 Years

Other predicted technology trends for 2024 are AI will teach coders new skills, and more satellites will impact IoT devices and smartphone users. Continue reading Tech Trends for 2024: Generative AI Models Will Get Smaller, An iPhone’s Average Life Will Be 8 Years

Celestron “home observatory” lets users view the cosmos on a smart TV

Mobile apps and AI processing are making things a lot easier for would-be stargazers, who no longer have to fiddle with focusing using cold fingers or even track and identify celestial objects – smart telescopes take care of all that for you. The lates… Continue reading Celestron “home observatory” lets users view the cosmos on a smart TV