VOIM is a smartphone concept for the vision impaired that includes functions to make communication a breeze. Features include route navigation, word recognition and object identification, which are displayed as braille on a silicon screen or transmitted as audio cues using the integrated detachable Bluetooth headset. Continue reading for more pictures.
Xiaomi hired famed designer Philippe Starck to help create the MIMIX, a stunning smartphone boast a display without edges or corners. Its 6.4-inch edgeless display sports an extremely high 91.3% screen-to-body ratio, the highest on any smartphone to date. That isn't the only standout feature, as its full ceramic body features seamless connectors that fuse the MIMIX body without using adhesives. Click here for more pictures of the MIMIX. Continue reading for two more videos of the handset.
There are smartphones with decent cameras, and then the new Kodak Ektra, which comes equipped with a 21-megapixel Fast Focus Sensor with f/2.0 aperture, and a front-facing f/2.2 aperture, 13-megapixel sensor with Phase Detection AF, both lenses covered in Corning Gorilla Glass. On the back, you'll find a 5-inch high-definition touchscreen display with a DSLR-style dial and digital interface, which gives users manual settings, such as adjusting shutter speed, as well as the ISO. It's no slouch on the power side of things, as it's running a 2.3Ghz Helio X-20 Decacore processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, and large 3000 mAh battery. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more pictures and additional information. Click here for a few bonus images.
It's only a matter of time before we see smartphones without any buttons at all, and Sharp's Corner R is heading in that direction, starting with the company's Free-Form Display technology. This new type of display technology enables the IGZO LCD panels to be cut into different shapes, while retaining full functionality. This 5.2-inch concept boasts a curved 1080p panel with rounded corners. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
SanDisk's Ultra 32GB microSDHC Card can quickly and easily increase storage in your mobile devices, all for $10.59, today only, originally $37.99. From a world leader in flash memory storage, this card features a Class 10 speed rating for capturing Full HD video and read speeds of up to 80MB/s for ultra-fast file transfer. Product page. Continue reading for another video speed test of the 16GB model, and more information.
Available in 5-inch 1080p or 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display models, the Google Pixel - built by HTC - sports a 12.3 megapixel camera that received a DxOMark score of 89, the highest of any camera-equipped smartphone. Other features include: 4GB of RAM, 32GB / 128GB of integrated storage, USB-C connectivity, unlimited cloud storage for photos and 4K videos, support for the company's new Daydream VR headset, automatic updates, and a built-in Google Assistant, activated by holding the home button or saying the "hot word". Available in silver, black, or blue. Click here for images from the Pixel event. Continue reading for two hands-on videos and more information.
ALCATL's OneTouch Idol 3 4G LTE Smartphone lets you lose the contracts, and it's being offered for only $99.99 shipped, today only, originally $139.99. This unlocked device features a Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa-Core processor, 13MP main camera, 8MP wide-angle front selfie camera, JBL Audio speakers, 5.5-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD expansion, and a high-capacity 2910mAh battery. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.
FOX News reports that Nathan Dornacher from St. Petersburg, Florida left his Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone charging in the center console of his Jeep Grand Cherokee. His wife, Lydia, sent their 8-year-old daughter, with the family's service dog, to get back in the vehicle because they were leaving to run more errands. However, when Nathan looked out of the window, he realized his Jeep was on fire, and later on discovered that it was his phone that had exploded and engulfed his vehicle in flames. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral hyperlapse of Burning Man 2016.
Nintendo revealed Super Mario Run today at the Apple iPhone event, and it's essentially an upcoming side-scrolling, endless runner platformer video game developed for mobile phones. It's scheduled for release first on iOS in December 2016, and for Android at a later date. The player controls Mario as he automatically runs from left to right. The player must tap the touch screen to make Mario jump. The longer players touch the screen, the higher Mario jumps. Similar to other side-scrolling Super Mario games, the player must maneuver Mario over gaps, onto enemies, and into coins, with the end goal being for the player to safely get Mario through the level in the fastest time possible. Continue reading for an in-depth video explaining all of the modes.
Available in jet black, matte Black, silver, gold, and rose gold finishes, the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are IP67 water / dust resistant, use a faster A10 processor, have solid-state home buttons with Taptic engine, stereo speakers, and lose the headphone. The former now features a 12-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and a brighter f/1.8, six-element lens, while the Plus boasts a dual 12- megapixel camera system. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.