Posts Tagged ‘smartphone’

Samsung is reportedly testing a dual-screen smartphone prototype

Samsung is reportedly testing a dual-screen smartphone prototype

According to reports from Korean publications ET News and The Investor, tech giant Samsung will produce a number of prototype dual-screen smartphones this year. The company has already begun production on the device, say the reports, and plans to make between 2,000 and 3,000 units in the first half of 2017. These dual-screen devices...

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Smartphone ‘voices’ not always helpful in a health crisis

Smartphone ‘voices’ not always helpful in a health crisis

By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — It can give you street directions or find the nearest deli, but how helpful is your smartphone’s virtual voice in a health crisis? A study says the answer the answer is often “not very.” Researchers presented four popular voice assistants with alarming statements about rape,...

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LG confirms it will reveal the G5 smartphone on February 21st

LG confirms it will reveal the G5 smartphone on February 21st

We’re hearing a lot of really interesting things about what LG has planned for its next major Android phone. The G5 is rumored to be a major departure from the G4 and its predecessors, with a design that likes “nothing like” those phones and an “accessory slot,” the exact purpose of which no one seems...

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ZTE wants to crowdsource a smartphone with your help

ZTE wants to crowdsource a smartphone with your help

ZTE makes a long lineup of smartphones, but now the company wants your help building the next one. Alongside the announcement of two new budget phones today, ZTE has shared that it plans to launch a new community, where members will be able to offer feedback and vote on what goes into its next...

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Should You Pay to Make Mobile Deposits with Your Smartphone?

Should You Pay to Make Mobile Deposits with Your Smartphone?

Filed under: Banking, Personal Finance, Financial Services, Internet, Mobile Technology Getty Images By Robert McGarvey The money question is blunt: should you pay — will you pay — to make deposits with your smartphone by clicking a picture? Know this: Some banks charge for mobile deposit, typically at 50 cents a deposited item, sometimes...

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Puzzlephone’s simple modular smartphone hits Indiegogo

Puzzlephone’s simple modular smartphone hits Indiegogo

We’ve seen and heard a lot about modular smartphones in the last couple of years, but we’re finally getting a little bit closer to testing them in the wild. The Puzzlephone is one of the simplest modular designs we’ve seen, dividing into three parts only: a “brain” containing the processor, camera, RAM, and storage; a...

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New OnePlus smartphone spotted in FCC filings

New OnePlus smartphone spotted in FCC filings

It looks like Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has a new device in the works. Filings spotted with the Federal Communications Commission detail a new OnePlus model E1005, a 5.5-inch handset that — from the preliminary picture included in the documentation at least — strongly resembles an iPhone 4. It shows a black handset with metal edging,...

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Why Your Smartphone Costs More Than You Realize

Why Your Smartphone Costs More Than You Realize

Filed under: Personal Finance, Cell Phones, iPhone Chris Goodney/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesFrom repairs to accessories to apps, your smartphone costs you a lot more than the monthly bill you pay. By U.S. News Staff ​ Many smartphone apps, including budgeting and price comparison tools, can help you save money. But data plans exact a...

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OnePlus promises a second new smartphone before Christmas

OnePlus promises a second new smartphone before Christmas

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has said that the company plans to introduce a second new smartphone this year in addition to the much-hyped OnePlus 2. In an interview with USA Today, Pei said the new device would be arriving “before the end of the year. Hopefully for Christmas,” but was vague on the details, noting that...

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OnePlus 2 smartphone revealed by Chinese regulator ahead of launch

OnePlus 2 smartphone revealed by Chinese regulator ahead of launch

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus had a big hit last year with the $ 299 OnePlus One, which offered powerful specs at a bargain price. The company is hoping it can follow this success with the OnePlus 2, which is scheduled to be unveiled later this month. However, Chinese wireless regulator TENAA has published pictures of the device ahead...

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