The world of smartphones is a fascinating one, where trends tend to shift quickly from one to another. Huawei has slowly but surely moved up the food chain over the years, and have made their presence in the smartphone world felt yet again with the reveal of the Honor View20, setting new standards with many different kinds of first technologies packed underneath the hood. For starters, there is a 48MP camera at the back, a 25MP in-screen front camera, a 7nm Kirin 980 AI chipset, an AI Triple-Antenna Wi-Fi technology and the aurora nanotexture design, where all of these have never made their presence felt in a smartphone before.
I suppose that it was only a matter of time before the mailbox ended up getting some kind of “smart” technology incorporated, and that proved to be true with Danby Appliances coming up with their Parcel Guard smart mailbox. The Canadian appliance manufacturer has been in business for the past seven decades, and their latest innovation is more than just a place for the delivery man or postman to drop by your mail or parcel, it will also revolutionize the way parcels and mail are received.
If there is one thing that everyone loves about concepts, it would be the very idea that you can basically think of everything that you would like to include without having to worry about whether it is feasible or possible or not just yet. Enter Vivo’s APEX 2019 concept smartphone that was recently announced. The APEX 2019 is the first 5G smartphone from Vivo that arrives in an elegantly simple and uniquely recognizable design, boasting of a curved surface waterdrop glass without any openings, seams or bezels whatsoever in order to present a minimalist concept.
For most of us, we would think of a speaker as something that is static and non-expandable, simply because it has tended to be that way for so long. What then if I were to propose the idea of an expandable speaker? This is what the folks over at POW Audio have come up with, a brand new portable audio device that has reimagined the way speakers are built in order to deliver unparalleled sound quality in the form of the Mo. The Mo expandable Bluetooth speaker will rely on POW Audio’s patented WaveBloom technology which can expand to create a passive radiator that supports the speaker’s high-quality drivers using an air-filled chamber.
For many of us, having a personal speaker system at home is nothing new. Audiophiles are willing to invest tens of thousands to obtain the very best audio quality possible for their everyday listening experience, while the rest of us would most probably settle for a really decent set of earphones to tide us by. What happens when you have a speaker that is connected to Alexa, and also comes with a display to boot? This unique idea is the basis of the Mirage Smart Display Speaker from Cleer Inc.
For some people, the change in seasons would be accompanied by a change in moods, but for the worse. There is just something about a lack of sunlight or perhaps even with a bleak outlook for a few months that will send the human body into a spiral of depression. Pocket Sky from Austrian healthtech-start-up Active Wearables intends to prevent that, where it is touted to be able to put a stop to the likes of seasonal affective disorder, jet lag, or even shift work disorder. The Pocket Sky is meant to be worn like a pair of glasses for just 20 minutes daily, and it tips the scales at a mere 12 grams so that you will not even know that it is there, enabling it to blend smoothly into any lifestyle.
We live in a world where media consumption is extremely common due to ever more affordable data plans as well as much improved infrastructure worldwide. Most of us use our smartphones in order to capture a particular happening or interesting event, be it through photo or video mediums. Why not up the ante with a better way of doing things with the OSBOT Tail? The OSBOT Tail is the first auto-director AI camera in the world, and it has just been announced on Kickstarter as a crowdfunding project that has already garnered plenty of attention along the way.
Many of us own more than a single smartphone or mobile device these days, and more often than not, the power bank is an essential tool that we bring around in order to make sure that there is always some juice on hand just in case our handset runs out of power in the middle of the day. It is also not amiss to see more and more vehicle owners purchase a charger that plugs into their ride’s 12V socket, and Scosche has upped the ante with their latest Scosche BTFREQ. The Scosche BTFREQ might be a small device, but do not let its looks deceive you since it is mighty in nature with a clever design that packs in a slew of technology solutions which ranges from in-vehicle hands-free communications to entertainment, Power Delivery, and Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, Alexa.
Time management is something that everyone ought to learn, know and properly apply in their lives if they want to be more efficient in their everyday dealings and activities. When it comes to education, telling the time is one thing, but knowing how to use that time properly is another that ought to be taken into consideration. Controlling a class of active children is definitely not easy at all, not to mention how much more challenging it is going to be when it concerns completing a lesson plan within the allocated time slot. Here is a tool that will be indispensable in the education industry once you’ve started using it: the TimeCube Plus.
Those in the education line know that having the right kind of tools are essential in making sure that one is able to glean the maximum amount of knowledge during the learning process. Over the years, educational tools have varied and changed — for the better, of course. This time around, technology has stepped further ahead with the CTL Chromebook Tablet Tx1 that was specially developed for the education sector.
When it comes to mirrorless cameras, there are many different kinds of models to choose from with various manufacturers touting their wares. Sony too, has its fair share of champions with the Sony α6400 mirrorless camera being one of the latest additions to the family that will bring with it a slew of Sony’s most advanced technologies in the body of a compact, lightweight APS-C camera.