Designed for business and enterprise use, Kyocera’s DuraForce PRO 2 features a 5-inch Sapphire Shield Display, which is virtually scratch proof, and boasts an IP68 rating (to 2m/6.5ft deep water submersion for up to 30 minutes) as well as militaryg-grade 810G for protection against shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, immersion, temperature shock and icing/freezing rain. It also sports three cameras: a wide-angle 4K rear action camera, 13MP rear-facing camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera, along with a 3,240mAh battery. Read more for a video and additional information.
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This year’s new iPhone lineup has just hit the market, but Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, has just released a report with a few details about next year’s models. Apparently, Apple will still use the same 5.8-inch (OLED), 6.1-inch (LCD) and 6.5-inch (OLED) panels, while either reducing the notch, or completely eliminating it, similar to the new iPad Pro. Other upgrades could include: an A13 processor, improved Face ID sensors, a triple rear cameras setup, and possibly Apple Pencil support. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Yes, the one and only DeLorean Hovercraft that we covered many times in the past, is now for sale. Just to recap, it features a styrofoam wrapped in fiberglass body, coated in metallic paint, and its 36″ thrust fan is powered by a 23-horsepower Briggs & Stratton riding mower-style engine, while a B&S push mower engine powers the second 24″ lift fan. This enables it to hover 6-8 inches over nearly any flat surface, and hit a top speed of 31 mph on water. Read more for additional pictures and a link to the auction page.
Samsung’s UH750 28″ QLED 4K Display blends quantum dots with 1 billion shades of color to present images vividly and accurately, all for $349 shipped, today only, originally $499.99. Samsung’s Picture-by-Picture capabilities let you connect to two different devices at the same time while still maintaining the original image quality. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Adobe’s Photoshop CC October 2018 update adds several new functions, including a new Content-Aware Fill workspace that lets you change the selected source and adapt content based on rotation, scale, and mirroring. Previously, the software was limited to a simple select and delete functionality. In other words, the Content-Aware fill tool can now replace missing sections of a photo with something that doesn’t exist perfectly in the original itself, thanks to artificial intelligence. Read more for another in-depth video along with additional information.
Danton Arts Kustoms wanted to celebrate the Lamborghini Espada’s 50th anniversary, but not with a simple restoration, but rather, transforming one into a custom hot rod. On the outside, they started by chopping it, removing body panels, and then adding 19-inch front / 20-inch rear wheels, wrapped in Michelin tires. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Several companies have offered sleeves that transform your smartphone into a satellite phone, but the Thuraya X5-Touch is touted as the “world’s smartest satellite phone”. Featuring LTE, GSM, and satellite connectivity to keep users “always on,” while boasting a dual SIM setup that integrates seamlessly with terrestrial networks when you’re in range. “With the Android platform there is already a multitude of Apps readily available to work on the Thuraya X5-Touch, and developers will have easy access to develop and customize Apps for the needs of their customers. It complements the “Bring Your Own Application” (BYOA) concept, customers have the flexibility to download any App of their choice, thereby breaking the paradigm and revolutionizing the way the satellite handset will be used,” said Ahmed Al Shamsi, acting Chief Executive Officer at Thuraya. Read more for a video and additional information.
There’s Apple Watch stands, and then the Pod Case by Joyce Kang and the C.O Design Lab. Simply slide the Apple Watch Series 4 body into the silicone case and you have a miniature iPod of sorts. Unfortunately, the job wheel is just for aesthetics and doesn’t actually function, though we could see the designers integrating one that actually works via Bluetooth some time down the line, if this concept actually make it into production. Read more for additional images.
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Rahel Mohamad’s 10-month-old iPhone X allegedly “exploded” as he was installing iOS 12.1 this past Friday. As installation began, he decided to plug it in using the official bundled Lightning cable and wall adapter, when he noticed “dark grey smoke started coming from the phone.” The update then soon completed and as it turned on, the smoke lead to the device catching on fire before exploding. Read more for additional pictures of the aftermath.
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The Google Pixel 3 / 3XL are claimed by many to have the best smartphone cameras on the market today, and rightfully so. They not only take stunning photos, but pack lots of AI features, including “Night Sight”. This mode that lets you shoot incredible photos in extremely low light conditions without requiring flash. “Night Sight is a new feature of the Pixel Camera app that lets you take sharp, clean photographs in very low light, even in light so dim you can’t see much with your own eyes. It works on the main and selfie cameras of all three generations of Pixel phones, and does not require a tripod or flash,” said Google. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.