Bose has started rolling out AirPlay 2 support to selected smart speakers and Soundbar models. The announcement was made by Bose earlier this week in which it confirmed that the Home Speaker 500, Soundbar 500, and Soundbar 700 will receive an update to gain AirPlay 2 functionality.
The biggest issue with foldable phones is that they use a plastic screen instead of a strengthened cover glass. A plastic screen is far easier to scratch than glass which makes any foldable device impractical to use in real life. Well, Corning understands this and so it is working on foldable glass appropriate for foldable devices.
Want a phone with week-long battery life? Energizer — the company known for making batteries — has unveiled a phone at MWC 2019 featuring a massive 18,000mAh battery. Dubbed P18K Pop, the phone also has a pop-up selfie camera at the front as well.
Just a day after Meizu unveiled the ‘Zero’ smartphone without any physical port, speaker grille, and SIM card slot, Vivo has gone ahead and unveiled the APEX 2019 with a similar concept. The APEX 2019 features a Snapdragon 855 chipset, 5G connectivity, and lacks any cutouts for SIM slot, physical buttons and ports, and speaker grille.
Forget slider phones, forget phones with a bezel-less front, and forget phones with pop-up cameras. In front of Meizu’s ‘Zero’, the designs of all other phones are passé. It skips all the basic usuals — the headphone jack, charging port, speaker grille, power button, and even the SIM card slot!
Back in October, Anker — known for making high-quality smartphone accessories — unveiled the PowerPort Atom PD1. Made from expensive Gallium nitride, the charger is of the same size as Apple’s 5W charging brick but offers a power output of 30W. That’s good enough to not only fast charge your iPhone or iPad but other devices like the 12-inch MacBook and the Nintendo Switch.
Kicking off CES 2019, Withings has announced a new analog smartwatch with ECG capability dubbed the Move ECG. The analog wearable promises a staggering 12 months of battery life and comes with an EKG sensor just like the Apple Watch Series 4.
While Apple is still sticking to a dual-lens camera setup on its iPhone lineup, HMD Global-owned Nokia is soon going to unveil a smartphone with five cameras at its rear. We have already seen the likes of Huawei and Samsung release smartphones with triple and quad-cameras at the rear but the Nokia 9 PureView is going to be the first smartphone with a Penta-camera setup at its rear.
USB-C promised a future where we could use a single connector and cable to charge our devices and transfer data between them. Sadly, in reality, USB-C has turned out to be a confusing mess with low-quality cables and chargers flooding the market. These chargers and cables end up damaging the host device by supplying them more power than they can handle. To solve these issues for good, the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has announced the launch of USB Type-C Authentication Program.
The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has partly granted the European Commission’s request to waive off the rules that would allow non-Federal devices in the US to access location data from Europe’s GPS system, Galileo.