Somebody tell me they wouldn’t love to be able to charge their smartphone battery from 0 to 100 in one minute. That is like an impossible dream right? Well actually, it just might come true sometime next year.
The nanotechnology department at Tel Aviv University stumbled upon the technology while looking into Alzheimer’s disease. Apparently a particular peptide molecule can absorb a charge much faster than regular smartphone batteries. They company developing the battery is called StoreDot, and they also reside in Israel.
Over the weekend we saw some images that were supposedly of the Huawei Ascend P8 surface on the Internet. The device that was shown in those images was obscured by a case making it difficult to determine much detail or even verify that the device is the Ascend P8. A new set of leaked images has surfaced, this time for a case that is meant for the Ascend P8, and these images may provide us with a few more clues about what Huawei has planned for their forthcoming smartphone.
YouTube’s a pretty awesome service for people of all ages, but it’s hard to restrict what age groups have access to suitable content. Sure, there’s integrated parental controls, but they can be disabled with a mere click of a button — so many parents end up banning their children from using the website purely for this reason.
Obviously, Google isn’t too happy with this decision as it means they’re getting less views, and parents aren’t too keen on the idea of preventing their children from using the service either as it hosts loads of great content geared towards helping their little ones learn.
In an effort to solve this issue, Google has today launched a brand new YouTube Kids app on both the App Store and Play Store.
As you already know, Android Wear watches and iPhones aren’t compatible. Despite Google claiming that they’ll work on supporting iPhones in the future, to this day you’re still out of luck.
But that hasn’t stopped one intrepid Android developer from getting the two devices to engage in some friendly, albeit limited, dialog.
Could 2015 be the year of the wearable? Geeksphone certainly hopes so, with its announcement that it is developing a health and fitness tracker called GeeksMe. Aside from having the usual features of a fitness tracker, the GeeksMe wearable can also monitor your sexual performance. Yes, you read that correctly.
We’ve all read about how Sony is struggling to turn market share into meaningful profits, with the possibility of leaving both the television and smartphone markets in the future being raised. Keeping that in mind, it should make complete sense that Sony has released a premium MicroSD card that is being sold in Japan for $160. Right?
Pebble’s website was updated today to tease a new model to its best-selling smartwatch.
On Indiegogo right now is a fully robotic platform that pairs with Android phones and tablets that turns into a complete telepresence robot. The kicker is you can connect remotely to the ORIGIBOT from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection through a secure cloud service. It uses WebRTC technology and offers minimal lag over broadband.
The LG Watch Urbane, the all-metal, all-luxury big brother of the G Watch R, was announced earlier this week, but without pricing and availability details.
Today, a product page on MobileFun.com appears to have some more information on the forthcoming smartwatch.
While an availability date is not yet announced, the site lists the Watch Urbane for $368.99 and is currently accepting pre-orders.
We’ll get you more on the device as a release date nears, but this is all that’s known for now.
Source 1: Mobile Fun 1 / Mobile Fun 2
Neptune has announced the Neptune Pro, and it’s probably the worst idea for a smartphone/smartwatch combination you can imagine. The “brains” of the device are housed in the watch, while the touchscreen companion phone is just a dumb phone that’s linked to your wrist for when you need a bigger phone. Baffled yet? Keep reading.