smartphones

  • Parrot’s Drone Revenues Were Up 356% Year-Over-Year

    Parrot’s Drone Revenues Were Up 356% Year-Over-Year

    Parrot saw a big bump in drone sales between its first quarter for 2015, and the same period last year – there was a 356 percent increase in revenue derived from the category between those two measurement spans, with consumer drones leading the big increase with 483 percent revenue growth. Pro drones, like Parrot’s eBee Ag agricultural model, also saw revenues rise 164 percent… Read More

  • Who The Smartphone Revolution Left Behind

    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

    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

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