It’s no surprise that Samsung’s S Pen stylus is doing extremely well in its Galaxy Note lineup of devices. Yesterday, we saw reports that LG will include a stylus for its next generation smartphone, the G4, and now, it looks like Apple would like to join in on the fun too. The Cupertino company was recently granted a patent for a stylus or a smart pen that can capture digital copies of handwritten notes.
For those of you who were hoping to see the much talked about HTC Hima on CES 2015 happening next week, then you’ll be in for a disappointment. HTC has already sent out its press event for the Consumer Electronics Show and it looks like they will only be focusing on the Desire range of smartphones.
With the year coming to an end and MWC 2014 happening in about two months, let’s bring on the rumours and leaks about upcoming devices that will be showcased in the event. LG has recently been reported to be working on the LG G4, and it will go head to head with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, featuring its very own stylus and some top-of-the-line hardware available in the market.
In anticipation of CES 2015 that is only a week away, Qualcomm has teased a new device that seems to have hints of the LG G Flex design language. This device will be sporting one of the company’s high-end Snapdragon 800 series of processors, but no specifics were given as to which Snapdragon 800 processor it will feature.
An inventor attached a stack of HTC One smartphones to a weather balloon and sent them so high into the air that he managed to record the curvature of the earth. Adding to this stunt were fireworks fire above the clouds, at some 20,000ft above ground level; and recorded using the camera on the phone.
Remember when the iPhone 5s was first launched and German hackers took just weeks to hack it? Well, back then, it was a bit tricky because in order to copy a fingerprint, you would have to lift it off a physical surface. Now, the same group of people – Chaos Computer Club (CCC), says that they can clone a fingerprint using only everyday photographs captured with “standard photo camera”.
It’s been a wholly amazing year for the tech industry, with plenty of exciting innovations to be seen in 2014’s gadgets. Be it in smartphones, ever-shrinking laptops to wearables, this is a year to be excited about gadgets once more, with equally interesting stories to match. You’ve voted for your favourite gadgets and stories, now here are our picks of the best this year had to offer.
Say whatever you want about Xiaomi but you can’t deny the fact that the Chinese company has made quite an impact not only in Malaysian market but also in the global smartphone market by being the third biggest manufacturer in the world without even leaving Asia. So, what’s next?
Well, the company has yet to reveal its next product in the pipeline but at least now we finally know when it will be announced to the world: January 2015.
The Xiaomi Mi Band may be a regular fitness tracker that monitors your sleep and steps, but it doesn’t mean that it can’t do more than that. Independent developers recently tweaked the Mi Band app to allow it to alert users when they receive a notification on their mobile phone.