qualcomm-fingerprint-readerWhile we typically hear about Qualcomm for its Snapdragon mobile processors, the San Diego based company has announced a next-Gen fingerprint reading technology, which is based on ultrasound, which makes it possible to perceive the fingerprints in 3-dimensions. This is a step up from the 2D-based fingerprint reading methods that are commonly employed. Read full post →Qualcomm Sense ID: Next-Gen Fingerprint Reader


Ever since Samsung launched its first smartwatch back in 2013 the company has released multiple models, more so than any of its rivals, so it came as a surprise for many when at MWC 2015 the company didn’t show off a new smartwatch while its competitors did. There were even rumors a couple of months before that Samsung will unveil a new smartwatch called Orbis at MWC 2015. According to a Samsung executive the company decided to hold off on a release now because it wants “a more perfect product.”

Read full post →Samsung Is Developing A ‘Perfect’ Smartwatch

qualcomm-deep-learningQualcomm has launched Zeroth, a “cognitive computing platform” based on deep-learning algorithms that would make all kinds of devices (understand Qualcomm-based ones, Snapdragon or otherwise) much more aware of the context in which they are being used, but not limited to that. Deep-learning makes it possible to teach many types of patterns to computers, basically teach them to recognize different things, which they can use to make their own decisions and take action without requiring user intervention. Read full post →Qualcomm Zeroth: A Cognitive Computing Platform


The Gear VR headset, which Samsung and Oculus have collaborated on, has been around since last year. Just yesterday Samsung announced an updated Gear VR headset that supports the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Up till now Gear VR owners have only been able to take advantage of content that included game demos and some entertainment related content. That’s because developers didn’t have a place that they could use to sell the VR experiences that they created. Now they do. The content store for Gear VR has gone live.

Read full post →Content Store For Gear VR Goes Live

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In January Microsoft showed off the latest iteration of its operating system, Windows 10, and it has already released preview builds for both desktop and mobile. Windows 10 for phones brings a plethora of new features for the platform. The update is set to arrive on supported devices later this year. Microsoft has reiterated that the Windows 10 for Phones update will be released to all devices that are compatible with Windows Phone 8.1.

Read full post →Windows 10 For Phones Will Be Released For All Windows Phone 8.1 Devices


We have recently been hearing whispers that Google has a new payments initiative up its sleeve for which it also acquired Softcard. Today the company has finally confirmed Android Pay. Google’s Sundar Pichai explained that Android Pay is not a service itself, rather its an “API layer” which will enable other companies to support secure payments on Android both online and at brick and mortar locations.

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Xiaomi is now trying its hand at action cameras. The company has announced its new product, the Yi Action Camera, which costs just half of what the GoPro Hero does and at least on paper it happens to be more powerful. The Yi will not be sold outside of China so GoPro doesn’t have to look over its shoulder just yet.

Read full post →Xiaomi’s $64 Action Cam Gives GoPro Hero A Run For Its Money


Even before Microsoft formally announced Windows 10 we heard rumors that the company was working on a completely new web browser under the Project Spartan codename. The Spartan browser was then confirmed when Windows 10 was unveiled in January and it’s the Internet Explorer replacement for Windows 10. So far none of the preview builds have included the new browser Microsoft has confirmed today that the next Windows 10 preview release will include a test version of Spartan.

Read full post →Next Windows 10 Preview Release Will Bring The Spartan Browser


It was recently rumored that Google could start a prepaid wireless mobile carrier of its own and now the company has confirmed its plans. During his talk today at Mobile World Congress 2015 Sundar Pichai confirmed that the company is working with “existing partners” to develop its own MVNO. He didn’t name Sprint and T-Mobile as the partners, even though they’re the ones it was rumored to be team up with, but did mention that Google has talked about its plans even with AT&T and Verizon.

Read full post →Google’s Mobile Service Is Coming Soon


Cyanogen wants to get in on the Mobile World Congress 2015 news cycle as well which is why the company has made a couple of announcements of its own. First the company showed off its new brand identity which basically brings a new website and a new logo. It also announced a partnership with Qualcomm which will smooth the way for CyanogenOS to find its way to more mobile devices.

Read full post →Cyanogen Announces Qualcomm Partnership And Its New Brand Identity