Posts tagged with ‘smartphones

Almost everything in this Radio Shack ad from 1991 you can now do with your phone
13 out of 15, everything except the radar detector and 15” subwoofer. The future.
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Almost everything in this Radio Shack ad from 1991 you can now do with your phone

13 out of 15, everything except the radar detector and 15” subwoofer. The future.

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Submitted by delsyd

You could read the full Ars Technica review of the LG G Flex smartphone, but you don’t really need to read the remaining 33 paragraphs, this summary from my RSS feed pretty much nails it

You could read the full Ars Technica review of the LG G Flex smartphone, but you don’t really need to read the remaining 33 paragraphs, this summary from my RSS feed pretty much nails it

Motorola announces Ara, an upgradable open hardware smartphone platform

Motorola hasn’t really set the world on fire since it was acquired by Google a few years ago. Yeah, the Moto X is a pretty damn good Android phone, but it’s not a game changer. But with Ara, they haven’t just launched a single smartphone, but an entire open hardware smartphone platform that very well could set the world on fire, by opening up smartphone development in the way that Android did and on the same grand scale.

Right now when you get a new smartphone, you have to choose between the best camera, best processor, screen size and resolution, battery life, etc etc. But with the Ara platform, you’ll be able to upgrade your smartphone bit by bit cheaply and easily just like you can with a PC. Swap out the camera, swap out the battery, swap out a screen, swap out the processor just as easy as popping together pieces of Lego.

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Nokia is bringing RAW compatibility to the Lumia smartphones

Yesterday, while Apple was showing off its super light Retina iPads new Macs, Nokia was holding its own presser in Abu Dhabi, where it was showing off its new gadgets. Among things of interest to people who like the Lumia phones for their “real” camera lens and optical zoom, here’s one more carrot: The Lumia 1520 and 1020 will now be able to shoot and save your photos in RAW format for maximum image processing ability. Time to up that game, Apple.

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Nexus 5 images leaked on Google Play store

Even though a very thorough repair manual for the Nexus 5 leaked last week, so we know every bit of technical information, until a few days ago, we hadn’t seen the phone itself or the price. Thanks to some butter-fingered person behind the Google Play store, images of the Nexus 5 have hit the web, including a small home screen look at Android KitKat and a price of $349.

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Leaked Nexus LG manual reveals pretty much everything about the upcoming phone

Google is hard at work at the newest Nexus phone, partnering with LG to build the device, but it appears that a leaked service manual has already revealed practically everything you would possibly want to know about the LG Nexus except for the price. That’s a big fucking leak.

Android Police has reported on a document that presents itself as a draft internal Service Manual for the LG-D821 — revealing a 4.95 inch Nexus device with a 1080p display that runs on a Snapdragon 800 processor and a 2300mAh battery. Memory-wise it comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, while for photos it has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3 megapixel front camera.

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So the good news is that the iPhone 5S’s fingerprint sensor also works on nipples

Because the fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5S doesn’t specifically look for fingerprint patterns, but for textures, you can not only train your fancy new phone to unlock using your fingerprints, but also nipples. That makes it entirely worth the sticker price.

Introducing the Arirang, North Korea’s first smartphone

The North Korean government is calling the Arirang the first smartphone from North Korea, though it’s more likely that the phone was designed and manufactured in China and assembled in North Korea. Or maybe just packaged in North Korea. At any rate, Kim Jong Un is pretty stoked.

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Blackberry launches two handsome new Blackberry phones and the BB10 operating system

Research in Motion held a huge press conference today in which they announced a) the company’s new name is just ‘Blackberry’, not Research in Motion, b) a pair of two new great looking smartphones and c) a huge update to the Blackberry touchscreen OS, which also looks really nice. But is it enough? Blackberry is betting the farm on this, and they really don’t have much of a choice.

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Mozilla unveils their open source smartphone

Mozilla has been working on their own open source, web standards based smartphone OS for a while now, but this week they unveiled their piece de resistance, an actual honest-to-God Firefox OS smartphone.

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New Android Trojan can turn your phone into a DDoS bot without you knowing

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Not sure how many people here use Android phones and use them to download stuff off the internet. But, I remember when I saw they put Norton out for phones, and thought it was funny at the time until I realized about all the potential mayhem that could be caused by that mini computer in your pocket. And now there’s a trojan for Android that can use your phone to launch DDoS attacks without your knowing, all the while possibly racking up a hell of a bill.

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Ubuntu unveils an Ubuntu mobile OS and smartphone

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In decades of its existence, Linux desktop usage has never really made it into the mainstream. And now that the desktop OS is slowly becoming a niche product, Ubuntu will be the first major Linux flavor moving to the mobile sphere with an Ubuntu mobile operating system and mobile phone. And god, I hope this works, because the Ubuntu mobile OS looks absolutely gorgeous (starting at @ 7:00 in the video below).

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In the future, you could use your NPC-enabled phone to unlock and start your car

Recently, Hyundai has been testing a system that would allow you to use an NFC-enabled smartphone to unlock your car door, start the car before you get there and other nifty functions. Right now, this is just in a testing phase, so it might be a few years before anything like this is on the showroom floor. 

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HTC’s Droid DNA brings a big 1080p screen to the party

HTC and Verizon have teamed up to launch the HTC Droid DNA, a really thin phone with a five inch 1080p display that’s been impressing the hell out of reviewers.

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