Intel to bring RealSense 3D to smartphones

Intel’s groundbreaking RealSense 3D camera could be coming to a smartphone near you, the company announced at the Intel Developer Forum in China.Brian Krzanich, chief executive of the company, unveiled the technology at the event, explaining that it can be used on a device as small as six inches.However, while he held a RealSense enabled smartphone as he gave his talk on stage, he did…

Teens ‘spending more time online via smartphones’

American teenagers are spending more time online through their smartphones, according to new research. The Pew Research Center found that 24 per cent of American teens are “almost constantly” online. This is being “facilitated” by smartphones, which youngsters have access to more than ever before. The report observed how 92 per cent of teenagers - defined in this study as being between the ages of…

The love affair with smartphones

It is fair to say that most of us would struggle without our smartphone - these nifty devices are now just one of those things that have become so ingrained in the very fabric of our life.Intrigued by this change, BuzzFeed decided go dig deeper and explore how “addicted” people are to their smartphones. The results are intriguing to say the least and we briefly…

The one-minute battery

A new era of high-tech, super powerful and reliable batteries is closer than you think, as scientists at Stanford University in California have made a significant breakthrough. In an official press release, the university announced that it has developed what it describes as the first “high performance aluminium battery that is fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive”. No doubt the reference to fast-charging has caught your attention.…

IBM for iOS

When two of the biggest tech companies come together you know that you’re in for something special. Since July of 2014, IBM and Apple have been working closely on enterprise apps for mobile devices across the board. We take a look at what this partnership is all about.The power to be brilliant in the power of your handIt really is astonishing that a device that…

How we engage with our smartphones

A fascinating new report from the Pew Research Center in the US has been looking at the relationship Americans have with their smartphones and it makes for interesting reading. In fact, while the study is based on a North American audience, a lot of what has emerged is applicable to people in other countries, especially in Western Europe, where trends are not too dissimilar to…

Infinit goes mobile

Infinit is a peer-to-peer file sharing application launched in 2014 and quickly gained something of a cult following. It’s service, the ease of use and the advantages it offers, well, they are all too good ignore.Since then, there has been a growing interest in whether it would ever go mobile - its apps have traditionally been desktop based.Given that people are using their smartphones more than…

Samsung rumoured to be working on foldable smartphones

It's a testament to how far technology has come along over the last 20 years that foldable smartphones today means something entirely different to what it used to mean. Previously, it was the device's ability to be, simply put, folded up. They were known as flip phones, clamshells and hugely popular. There was something wonderful about the ability to flick open your device to answer…