smartphones

  • Who The Smartphone Revolution Left Behind Crunch Network

    Who The Smartphone Revolution Left Behind

    How many of us have been tempted to chuck our smartphones into the ocean while on vacation to stop the incessant buzzing of incoming emails and texts from interrupting what is supposed to be down time? While many of us have become increasingly desperate to unplug – there’s even a growing industry of “digital detox” vacation spots – in our love-hate relationship… Read More

  • New Materials Could Make Star Wars-Style 3D Screens

    New Materials Could Make Star Wars-Style 3D Screens

    Everyone’s favorite wonder material, graphene, could soon create realistic 3D screens for mobile devices and smartphones. Whereas most 3D displays have thus far depended on fancy glasses or, in a last resort, parallax barriers that simulate 3D in the same way those gaudy pictures of waterfalls and winking ladies simulate movement. Read More

  • Onfleet Raises $2M To Provide Infrastructure For Delivery Apps

    Onfleet Raises $2M To Provide Infrastructure For Delivery Apps

    Between ride-hailing apps, food delivery services, and the random niche services for getting things like massages on-demand, smartphones users in big cities are starting to expect seemingly anything and everything with the tap of a button. The first few years of the “Uber for X” trend involved a lot of rebuilding the wheel for startups willing to experiment with the concept. Now… Read More

  • Google Announces Certification Program For Cardboard Clones

    Google Announces Certification Program For Cardboard Clones

    Google Cardboard has been a surprise hit among early adopters, giving an intentionally cheap, approachable device that opens the door to more people having their first virtual reality experience. Providing affordable hardware for optics and input and a software layer that ties into the tools app and game developers already use has made Android a major destination for those looking to experiment… Read More

  • Why Hollywood Needs To Make Technology A Priority Crunch Network

    Why Hollywood Needs To Make Technology A Priority

    Every day, it seems there are new headlines on the strained relationship between technology and entertainment. Variety’s recent “Broken Hollywood” story was essentially a battle cry from entertainment heavyweights sounding off on the biggest challenges they’re facing in an industry undergoing a great deal of turmoil. In 2015, when we’ll see an estimated one… Read More

  • Samsung Electronics Forecasts Q1 Profit Decline, But May Be Poised For Recovery

    Samsung Electronics Forecasts Q1 Profit Decline, But May Be Poised For Recovery

    Samsung Electronics just issued its earnings guidance for the first quarter, and once again the company, which has seen its smartphone sales eroded by increasing competition, said it expects another drop in operating profit. Read More

  • Dyson Invests $15M In Michigan Battery Tech Firm Sakti3

    Dyson Invests $15M In Michigan Battery Tech Firm Sakti3

    Batteries are often still the main limiting factor when it comes to most electronic devices we use every day, and that includes electric vehicles. That’s why Dyson has invested $15 million into Sakti3, a Michigan-based firm that is developing a solid state battery tech that theoretically has much higher energy density (power per inch, essentially) than the current, liquid-based Lithium… Read More

  • TC Droidcast Episode 41: Our USB-C Fantasy Future

    TC Droidcast Episode 41: Our USB-C Fantasy Future

    Google has updated its ambitious Chromebook Pixel, with longer all-day battery life and a lower price tag, but the USB-C ports for charging and I/O are what have us most excited on this week’s Droidcast. They lead us into a fantasist discussion of what might come via future use of the tech across smartphones, smartwatches and other devices, and you can join us on this wild ride. The… Read More

  • Let’s Face It: The Apple Watch Will Sell More Than A Million Units In Its First Month

    Let’s Face It: The Apple Watch Will Sell More Than A Million Units In Its First Month

    As we approach AW-Day, the naysayers are coming out to put their hand in front of the bottle of champagne that will be used to christen the S.S. Apple Watch. The most prominent of those naysayers was Mark Wilson, a traditionally even-keeled fellow who, in his own way, is pushing the pro- and anti-Apple Watch argument forward. I won’t even debase his post with the term clickbait: he has a… Read More

  • Led By iPhone 6, Apple Passed Samsung In Q4 Smartphone Sales, 1.9B Mobiles Sold Overall In 2014

    Led By iPhone 6, Apple Passed Samsung In Q4 Smartphone Sales, 1.9B Mobiles Sold Overall In 2014

    If 2014 goes down as the year when smartphone sales globally passed the 1 billion mark (1.2 billion, to be exact, from a total of 1.9 billion mobile phones overall), Q4 will go down as the quarter when Samsung lost its footing as the world’s leader in the category for the first time since 2011. Today, Gartner published its figures for smartphone sales for the year and final quarter… Read More

  • Podo Stick Anywhere Camera

    Podo’s Camera Turns Any Surface Into A Photo Booth

    Since smartphones put a decent camera in nearly everyone’s pocket, it’s become the norm to take pictures with friends when going out, because you might as well capture the memory. In some settings, that might mean asking a stranger to take a photo, stretching your arm out to capture several people at once or (gasp!) using a selfie stick. If you’re at a corporate event, you… Read More

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