airbus patent 640x433It has been observed recently that the seats in our airplanes are starting to get smaller. This is because by using smaller seats, it could potentially allow airline companies to offer up more seats in their planes, thus making more money per trip than they used to. This usually results in a somewhat uncomfortable flying experience.

Now there are several ways that your trip can be made to feel less boring and draggy, which is to listen to music, read a book, or watch movies. However it seems that Airbus has come up with a way to help make that experience even more immersive which could ultimately make you feel like you’re not even on a plane at all. Read full post →Airbus Patent Suggests Equipping Passengers With Virtual Reality Helmets

Remote controlled toys are fun, but if you were looking for an all-in-one solution, which is to say you want a vehicle that can run on land, hover in the air, and float on water, toy-maker Tomy might have something for you in the form of the 水陸空, which when translated roughly means “amphibious sky”.

Basically this toy is a quadrotor that has the ability to fly and hover in the air. That is the base of the design, but to take things even further, Tomy has added a bunch of wheels that will allow it to run on land as well. However the toy-maker has opted not to include a drivetrain due to weight issues. Read full post →Tomy Unveils RC Quadrotor That Works On Land, Sky, And Water

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Netropolitan Composite 1 640x384Social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram play host to people from all walks of life. From those who are insanely rich, to those who make an average salary, to grandparents, to parents, to companies, to celebrities, and so on. For the most part these services are free, but if you’re looking to join the elite of the elite, perhaps the Netropolitan social network could be for you.

The Netropolitan social network has been setup as a social networking website that is aimed at the wealthy, or at least those who are willing to pay $9,000 to be part of it. The $9,000 figure is broken into a $6,000 joining fee and an annual $3,000 membership fee. In some way you could think of this as an online country club where only those who can afford to pay for it are allowed in it. Read full post →Netropolitan Is A Social Network That Will Cost You $9,000 To Be A Part Of It

zte zmaxBattery life on smartphones has always been a huge concern for many smartphone users. It also factors into their decision when trying to decide what new phone that they should get. Well if you’re after a phone with a huge battery and does not cost a bomb, you might be interested to learn that T-Mobile has recently announced the ZTE ZMAX.

The handset will be priced at $10.50 a month over the course of two years, which should add up to around $252 in total, which admittedly is a pretty decent price to pay for a phone with its specs. Granted it’s not the most powerful smartphone in the market, but it does pack a 3,400mAh battery which is pretty sizable. Read full post →ZTE ZMAX Announced For T-Mobile

xboxonecontr 640x360A few months ago, Microsoft released PC drivers that would enable the Xbox One controllers to work on Windows-based computers. This is a welcome addition for PC gamers who wanted to play certain games on a gamepad and found that the Xbox One’s controller was the most comfortable for them.

However if you don’t have an Xbox One controller at home, you might be pleased to learn that Microsoft has recently announced the Xbox One controller for Windows. This is basically the same controller that owners of the console are already familiar with, but it has been designed to be compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers. Read full post →Xbox One Controller For Windows Announced

toshiba sensorThere are many things that can contribute to making a smartphone thin. It could be how the internal hardware components have been laid out, it could be the choice of the glass used for the display, it could be the size of the battery, and it could also be the size of the components. Well for those looking forward to thinner, high-end smartphones, Toshiba could have solved one of the problems.

The company has recently announced that they have developed a new 20M CMOS sensor which they claim has been designed for high-end smartphones in mind whose goal is to be as thin as possible. According to Toshiba, “With an optical size of 1/2.4 inch, the T4KA7 sensor enables development of camera modules with a z-height of 6mm or less to meet consumer demand for thinner, lighter mobile devices.” Read full post →Toshiba Unveils Thinner 20MP CMOS Sensor For Smartphones

airvr ipadOne of the interesting evolutions we’ve seen with regards to virtual reality is that instead of relying on an integrated display, there have been virtual reality headsets designed to fit our mobile devices, thus using their displays instead. We’ve seen this happen with Vortex VR, the Samsung Gear VR, and even with Google Cardboard.

However thanks to a recent Kickstarter campaign for a project called AirVR, it calls for a virtual reality headset that allows users to use their iPad mini with Retina display or the upcoming iPhone 6 Plus as the display itself. While the iPhone 6 Plus is pretty huge at 5.5-inches, we the iPad mini would be even bigger. Read full post →AirVR Headset Lets You Strap An iPad Mini To Your Face

android screen 900 640x336Earlier this year we reported that Google was working on a new initiative called Android Silver. The idea behind Android Silver is to introduce more handsets that would feature great hardware as well as a more pure Android experience, thus allowing Google to issue more timely updates and possibly reduce Android fragmentation.

In some ways this is like the culmination of both the Nexus and the Google Play Edition programs. Unfortunately we have yet to see Android Silver devices launched and according to a report from The Information (paywall, via The Verge), it seems that we might not be able to look forward to it anytime soon. Read full post →Android Silver Program Rumored To Have Been Put On Hold

app time 640x304While our smartphones can perform basic functions and comes preloaded with apps that allow us to surf the web, send messages, listen to music, watch videos, and so on, there are additional apps out there that allows us to go above and beyond what a phone can typically do.

For example there are social networking apps, map apps, apps that allows us to make music on the go, edit videos, and etc., so with every release, there is one more reason to keep our eyes glued to our phones. Well it seems that over the years, our reliance and usage of apps has increased and thanks to a recent study done by Localytics (via Pocketnow), it has been found that our app usage has increased by an average of 21% from a year ago. Read full post →Study Finds Smartphone Users Are Spending More Time On Apps

ps md 1We expect that in the coming weeks or months that Google will be releasing the next major update to Android – Android L. The update will bring about a host of changes and new features that Google will be introducing to the Android operating system, as well as introduce a new design language called “Material Design” that Google will be implementing across the platform.

Now we’ve seen Google slowly introduce the design to some of their apps such as Chrome, and now thanks to the folks at Android Police, they have managed to get their hands on what appears to be screenshots of the Material Design language being applied to the Google Play Store as well. Read full post →Google Play Store With Material Design Screenshots Leaked