Deal agreed to create world’s first blockchain smartphone

Deal agreed to create world’s first blockchain smartphone
If any smartphone users out there have spent a lot of time thinking: "This device is great, but I'd love a blockchain one," then that wish is to be fulfilled at last. The uninitiated may simply wonder what a blockchain is and what jewellers shop they can be bought from, but all may be about to become a lot clearer thanks to a collaboration between Swiss…

Auction moves 5G smartphones a step closer to reality

Auction moves 5G smartphones a step closer to reality
The advent of 5G mobile and smartphones has moved closer with the completion of the auction of the bandwidth for the next generation of mobile internet services. Regulator Ofcom said £1.36 billion was raised in the auction, which saw Vodafone, EE, O2 and Three all managing to secure the necessary bandwidth. Not only will access to the internet be generally faster on 5G, but Ofcom said it…

Could tomorrow’s iPhone look to yesteryear?

Could tomorrow’s iPhone look to yesteryear?
Technology in new smartphones has evolved at a blistering rate with features such as facial recognition, fingerprint sensors and virtual reality quickly becoming commonplace.The situation has reached a point now where consumers and the device manufacturers themselves are wondering where they go from here.Well, rather than developing entirely new ideas, the future could actually be the past after a report from Bloomberg suggested that Apple…

Zeiss and Nokia aim to ‘set new imaging standards’ for phones

Zeiss and Nokia aim to ‘set new imaging standards’ for phones
Optics specialist Zeiss has teamed up with Nokia on a partnership that aims to "set new imaging standards within the smartphone industry". The German firm will work with Nokia phone maker HMD Global to improve the quality of the overall imaging experience on phones, from software and services through to screen quality and optic design. This new collaboration continues the shared history of Zeiss and…

Have details of the Samsung Galaxy X been leaked?

Have details of the Samsung Galaxy X been leaked?
When you're as excited as we are about the release of a new smartphone, you'll grab hold of any little nugget of information that emerges.From newspaper quotes from unnamed sources to unsubstantiated rumours on forums, you'll take what you can get in order to find out what will be on offer.So you'll understand how excited we were when Dutch technology site TechTastic published an image…

Apple working on extended life microchip

Apple working on extended life microchip
It has been reported that Apple is developing the technology to develop its devices' battery life to avoid user reliance on third party devices. The new technology would come in the form of a battery management chip which would considerably extend the battery life of a device.A source has revealed that Apple has set up two design centres, one in California and one in Germany,…

Which top-of-the-range smartphone is the fastest charging?

Which top-of-the-range smartphone is the fastest charging?
There's no getting around the fact that smartphones eat up a lot of battery power. There are plenty of good reasons for this - the devices are very advanced and more like small computers than simple phones. With internet access and apps that offer games and services, the smartphone has become an essential part of daily life. However, charging is more of an active consideration than…

Apple Watch 2.0 Beta: Be cautious

Apple Watch 2.0 Beta: Be cautious
Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, was certainly on the money when, in 1965, he predicted that computing power and processing speeds would increase exponentially, year after year. Just look at the world around you and you can see how far we’ve come in terms of technology. Nowadays, it seems that pace has accelerated to quite an unbelievable speed and so it is that the slightest…