Smartphones with built-in pico projectors aren’t new. In fact despite it being a rather clever idea, it hasn’t really caught on yet so in reality, it does feel more like a novel piece of technology rather than a useful one. However could Lenovo be changing things up? Recently at the Lenovo Tech World conference, the company showed off a smartphone with a built-in projector.

However instead of the projector being used to beam photos, videos, and documents onto a wall, the projector instead projects onto a surface, like a table top, and transforms it into a touch surface meaning that any interactions you perform on the projected area is then translated into actual commands for your smartphone. Read full post →Lenovo Dreams Up A Phone With A Futuristic Projector



iris-recognitionThe LG G4 has yet to fully launch in markets around the world so it does seem a bit early to talk about its successor, the LG G5. However rumors about one of the handset’s features has surfaced and if the rumors are to be believed, LG could be looking to install iris recognition technology in the LG G5.

As it stands, LG has not include fingerprint scanning technology into its flagship phone and the reason behind, and perhaps the reason is because they were holding out for iris recognition technology which is supposedly more secure than fingerprint scanning. The technology that the company will be implementing is courtesy of IRIENCE. Read full post →LG G5 Rumored To Sport Iris Recognition Technology



bannerman111-620x413We live in such a fast-paced society where we want everything right now which explains why services like Amazon Prime exist, and also how services like Uber are flourishing where people can grab a ride from just about anywhere anytime. While we’re not sure if there might be a huge market for it, it seems that there is a service in San Francisco called Bannerman which is basically the Uber of bodyguards.

Yup, you read that right, it seems that if and when you decide that you might need a bodyguard, you can use Bannerman’s services which will allow users to order unarmed bodyguards whenever they want, and these bodyguards will show up within an hour, or at least that’s the promise the company is making. This can be done using the service’s app or through its website. Read full post →Bannerman Is The Uber For Bodyguards


apple watchQuestion: if you were to check your watch while driving, is it considered to be distracted while driving which in turn could make you viable to being fined? While you consider those implications, it seems that over in Quebec, Canada, a man has been fined for using his Apple Watch while driving.

According to Jeffrey Macesin who spoke to CTV News, he claims he was pulled over by the police for using his smartwatch while driving and was given a $120 fine and four points on his license. Apparently he was using his Apple Watch to skip songs with one hand while the other was on the wheel. Read full post →Apple Watch User Fined For Using The Device While Driving


Xperia_Z3__colour_range.0Apple has been known for not hopping onto the bandwagon. For example it took them a couple of years before they finally introduced LTE to the iPhone, and even longer for them to release larger displays. Heck, as it stands the iPhone is still running 1GB of RAM while there are Android devices running as much as 4GB.

Many have lambasted Apple for this but could Sony be thinking of taking a page out of Apple’s playbook? Despite QHD displays becoming common in flagship smartphones, Sony has yet to launch one with the latest Xperia Z3+ still sporting a Full HD display. Well as it turns out it seems that Sony does not believe that it is the right time for such displays yet. Read full post →Sony Still Waiting For The Right Time To Launch QHD Phones


xbox one controllerWhile the Xbox One’s controller is a pretty decent controller, gamers who want to play using headphones might find it a bit limiting. This is because unlike the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 controllers which uses a standard headphone jack, the Xbox One has a proprietary port which means that either gamers have to buy an adapter, or use Xbox One supported headphones.

Like we said it does feel a bit limiting, but the good news is that all of that will soon change. This is according to a recent sighting on the Xbox support website which has revealed that Microsoft will be introducing an updated Xbox One controller in the near future which will feature the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Read full post →New Xbox One Controller With Standard Headphone Jack In The Works


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Lenovo Cast is a small box that connects to the TV over HDMI in one hand, and receives dual-band WiFi signal on the other. It can accept image broadcasts from virtually any DLNA or Miracast-enabled devices (via ANYCAST), which means that a large number of smartphones can send media content to it.​

The concept is not new, and there are a number of players out there already. However, not all of them feature the dual-band option which may help with network congestion in some cases. It really depends on your local WiFi setup and neighborhood.

We discussed with Lenovo about some technical aspects of the device, such as range. Lenovo says that the maximum range is about 20 meters, but that latency will be reduced as you approach that distance (up to 2 seconds of latency at 20 meters). As you get closer, the latency will be negligible for video sharing and screen sharing purposes. Gaming is another matter, of course, but this is true for all such devices because the protocols were built for buffering and not for 2-way interaction.

It didn’t seem like Lenovo Cast can draw power from MHL HDMI ports (our sources are still checking on that), but it ships with a power adapter. Lenovo expects this to hit the market in the $50 price range.

Read full post →Lenovo Cast For Sharing To TVs


thinkpad 10At Lenovo Techworld 2015, Lenovo has revealed its updated ThinkPad 10, a Windows tablet which is rugged enough to pass MilSpecs (military grade ruggedness) certification. Designed for professional use, it comes with a fingerprint reader and support for TPM. There’s even a display filter accessory for added privacy if users would rather avoid prying eyes in the plane, shared office or coffee shop.​ Read full post →Lenovo ThinkPad 10 2015 Introduced At TechWorld 2015


DJI-Phantom-2GoPro is a company best known for their wearable cameras which have been designed to be rugged and used in action sports. They are also small and lightweight enough to the point where they can be mounted on drones and used to record footage while the drone is flying. However instead of being content just being a camera maker, GoPro wants to take things further.

The company’s CEO Nick Woodman recently revealed at the Code Conference that come 2016, GoPro will be looking to release their very own quadcopter. To be more specific, the company will be releasing the drone in the first half of the year. In some ways the idea of launching a drone makes sense especially when you consider there are drones out there that already mount GoPro cameras. Read full post →GoPro To Release Their Own Quadcopter In 2016


tango-play-storeIf you’ve always been curious about Google’s Project Tango and have been looking to give it a try, you can now do so. It seems that Google has recently put the device up for sale where it is priced at $512 and the best part of it is that you will not be required to have an invitation in order to purchase it.

Despite the invitation-free purchase, Google does state on the page that the kit is intended for developers as it probably isn’t ready for primetime just yet, but like we said if you have some ideas for it or if you’re just curious as to what Google might be up to with the device and how far along they’ve progressed, head on over to the Google Play Store for the details. Read full post →Google Begins Selling Project Tango, No Invitations Required