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Blackphone 2 Receiving an Update That Bricks Black Market Devices

Silent Circle, the manufacturer of the security-focused Blackphone smartphones, is releasing an update that bricks Blackphone 2 phones bought from the black market. The update in question is SilentOS 3.0.8 and it reads the IMEI number of the device. On checking, the update bricks the device. A notification popup appears on the screen of the counterfeit device that says, “This ... Read More »

Fasetto Link Is a Wireless 2TB SSD That You Can Carry in Your Pocket

This year at CES, a US-based startup called Fasetto is showing off Link – an ultraportable SSD external drive that’s small enough to fit into a jeans pocket. Available in three sizes – 256GB, 512GB, and 2TB – the Link uses Wi-Fi to wirelessly connect with smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other supported gadgets. Measuring 2 inch x 2 inch, the ... Read More »

Moto X (2017) Leaked in Live Images That Show a Metal Body and No Moto Mods Support

Despite numerous reports about the Moto X series being discontinued in favour of the Moto Z series, Lenovo in June said that the Moto X series is “alive and well”. Now, a series of leaked images claimed to be of the Moto X (2017) is doing the rounds of the rumour mills, though some reports are tipping it may be ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to Receive Update That Forces Users to Follow Recall

  After being unsuccessful in finding out the root cause of the Galaxy Note 7 explosions, Samsung killed off the flagship and asked all customers to switch off their phones and return it. The company notes that almost 85 percent of US users have returned the phone back to them; however the company looks to retrieve all of the units ... Read More »

Samsung Reassures Consumers That Galaxy S7 Is Safe, Hasn’t Been Recalled

Samsung has halted the production and global sales of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone and asked users to stop using it after reports came in of replacement units catching fire. Samsung may have been clear with its communications to consumers but the South Korean company isn’t taking any chances of misinformation being spread. According to a media report, Samsung has ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Teardown Reveals That 3.5mm Audio Jack Is Replaced by Barometric Vent

Apple is known to remain discreet on specification details in every iPhone keynote, and this year is no different. The company does not unveil RAM and battery size, and teardowns done later reveal the exact innards. After the iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone 7 has also been ripped apart by do-it-yourself repair site iFixit to see if Apple delivers on ... Read More »

Intel Buys Movidius, the Machine Vision Firm That Powers Google Tango

  Intel announced Project Euclid, at its Intel Developers Forum last month, based on company’s RealSense perceptual computing platform. With this announcement the company made it clear that it is serious about the concept of computer vision. Now, the company has gone ahead further and announced that it is going to acquire computer vision chipmaker Movidius. Movidius as a chipmaker ... Read More »

Samsung Develops Card Slot That Supports Both UFS and MicroSD

Samsung revealed its promising new Universal Flash Storage (UFS) cards last week in a bid to propel removable storage innovation. The cards built off UFS 1.0 standard are supposed to five times faster than the current generation microSD cards, creating a new standard in the industry. However, the new UFS cards would not fit into the slots currently available on ... Read More »

Google Buys Startup That Helps Smartphones Recognise Real Life Objects

Google on Wednesday announced a deal to buy Moodstocks, a French startup behind technology that helps smartphones recognize whatever they are aimed at. Moodstocks caught the US technology giant’s eye for its work in computer vision and machine learning, as well for accomplishments in enabling smartphones or other mobile devices to recognize images and objects. Google is among Silicon Valley ... Read More »

Apple Patents Tech That would Forestall You From The usage of a Digital camera Cellphone at Concert events

Alicia Keys has her fanatics lock their smartphones in a grey, rubbery pouch for the duration of her indicates. To open it, you have to step out of doors and tap it on a metallic fob. Dave Chappelle, the Lumineers, Louis C.K. and even the newly reunited Guns N’ Roses do the identical. Adele, alternatively, is a bit more … ... Read More »