To get an idea as to what the design of an upcoming device will be, accessories are always useful. For some reason, the mobile accessory manufacturers have no problem introducing products before the corresponding device is even announced. Here we have cases from OtterBox that will be paired with the upcoming HTC One (M9). OtterBox will have both Commuter and Defender cases for it with color options being Black or Glacier. As seen in the image above, the Duo Camera setup is gone. Other than that, these cases do not expose very much about the flagship-to-be from HTC.
It’s pretty obvious that this day would come, and like their smartphone parents, smart-watches are appearing on the blacklist of items you cannot take with you into exams.
Cheaters beware, test proctors have their eyes on your wrists! Read more
Chinese and other Asian markets are a growing piece of the smartphone market landscape, but we know the expectations of the buyers in those countries differs from other global markets as there is more emphasis on low price. Apparently one thing that may not be different is interest in wearable devices like smartwatches. To capitalize on that, a newly leaked image suggests Meizu has a device in the works as part of the Blue Charm line of devices. Read more
Columbia University in New York has developed something new in the hardware category that’s not only affordable, but can diagnose serious infectious diseases in people. It connects to a smartphone and can currently diagnose both HIV and syphilis. The tool uses disposable plastic cassettes that are loaded with HIV antibody detection reagents. But wait, there’s more.
A report from last week suggested that HTC would introduce new color variants with the Dot View case for the One M9 smartphone. Today, we’re getting our very first look of the cover (in black) thanks to a new leak. This comes after we stumbled across the back panel of the One M9 yesterday, revealing the camera and LED flash placement on the handset.
Korean news agency, The Korea Times, reports that by the close of 2014, over 10 million consumers around the world have purchased the Google Chromecast. Read more
Usually when we write about bugs and smartphones we are referring to the code that keeps everything working like it should. Based on a new product hitting the market, there are some other bugs that we should be worried about – the germs covering the outside of our devices. According to the creators of the new PhoneSoap cleaning solution, the smartphones are eighteen times dirtier than public restrooms and a stunning one in six has some fecal matter on it somewhere. The PhoneSoap charging case uses UV light to sanitize handsets, killing 99.9% of the germs that are present. Read more
Earlier in the week an Amazon listing for a Galaxy S 6 case revealed that the heart rate sensor and LED flash will move to the right side (from below) of the rear camera lens. Today a leaked case schematic gives us even more clues such as dimensions and ports.
The Galaxy S 6 is expected to come in at 143.52mm x 70.70mm x 7.19mm, which makes it a little taller, but a little less wider than the Galaxy S 5. Probably more importantly is the thickness, which will be almost a full 1 mm (7.19 vs 8.1 mm).
If you’ve just picked up a new Android smartphone or tablet, and you’re looking to stock up on some extra storage, now’s as good a time as any as Amazon has just kicked off a one-day flash sale on Sony’s memory cards and USB flash drives.
The Gear VR might be a cool device, but it’s only compatible with the Galaxy Note 4. The S series is the most popular phone for Samsung so it’s no surprise that both the Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S Edge will be compatible. The question is how?