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Soon, You Could Charge Your Smartphone by Walking

Mechanical engineers from University of Wisconsin-Madison are developing an innovative energy harvesting and storage technology that can reduce reliance on batteries in mobile devices and charge your smartphone as you walk. Tom Krupenkin, professor of mechanical engineering, and senior scientist J Ashley Taylor described a technology that could capture the energy of human motion to power mobile electronic devices. This ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 5 Camera Samples Revealed by Company President

Xiaomi is all set to showcase its long anticipated next flagship smartphone, the Mi 5, on February 24 at its MWC 2016 keynote event. The company has released another morsel of information about the smartphone, this time from Xiaomi President Lin Bin, giving us a faint idea how capable the Mi 5’s camera is. Bin posted two sample camera shots ... Read More »

Smartphones With 7-Day Battery Life Promised by Fuel-Cell Maker

A British fuel-cell developer that was first to put the technology harnessing the power of hydrogen into London’s distinctive black cab said it’s working on a system that would allow mobile phone users to charge just once a week. Intelligent Energy Holdings said an emerging smartphone maker will provide GBP 5.25 million (roughly Rs. 51 crores) to develop a fuel ... Read More »

‘Moto by Lenovo’ Branded Moto G, Moto X Prototypes Spotted

Lenovo last month had confirmed plans to overhaul the Moto brand to “Moto by Lenovo”. Now, the first two possible phones of the revamped brand have been spotted in leaked images. Fan group HellomotoHK had recently shared images of the purported Moto G 2016 and Moto X 2016 prototypes. In the leaked images, the Moto G and Moto X prototypes ... Read More »

iPhone Error 53: Apple Explains Why It Disables Devices Repaired by Third Parties

Apple has confirmed that it intentionally bricks (or disables) iPhone handsets that have been repaired by third-party repairmen. Addressing the ever mounting complaints from users, the Cupertino-based company insists that it does so only to better protect user privacy and payment security. Offering further explanation to why it thinks an iPhone should be completely disabled, Apple said that disabling the ... Read More »

iPhone Error 53: Apple Is ‘Bricking’ Units Repaired by Third-Parties

If you have got your iPhone repaired from an unauthorised shop, you might want to think twice before updating your device to the next iOS update. The Cupertino-based company is seemingly intentionally bricking the devices, showing ‘Error 53’, that have been repaired by anyone else than an Apple representative. Called ‘Error 53’, the issue affects the handsets that have gotten ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge Reportedly Certified by the FCC

After numerous leaks and rumours, the upcoming flagship smartphones – the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge – have reportedly passed the US FCC certification website. The documents first spotted by 9to5Google, mention several radio frequency and LTE tests for the two handsets. Nothing else has been revealed about the handsets. However, what is confirmed is the two ... Read More »