We’ve heard since late 2012 that Amazon has been hard at work at making its own smartphone, and that it could even pack in 3D powers – but now Amazon’s Fire OS-powered smartphone has leaked out in pictures, with a few surprises in tow. It packs in not one, not two, not three, not even four, but a whopping five different front-facing cameras. Could this mean the Amazon Kindle Phone is shortly on…Read more
We’ve seen some brilliant concepts over the past few years (transparent smartphone, anyone?), but Land Rover’s new see-through tech has to be among the most innovative. It’s straight out of Die Another Day: using a clever mixture of cameras and heads-up displays, Land Rover has made the bonnet on its Discovery Vision concept car look almost completely transparent – showing off what’s directly i…Read more
We love the idea behind Google Glass – what gadget fan wouldn’t want a wearable, augmented reality-based super toy – so it seems surprising that most other companies haven’t joined in the fun. Sony has its SmartEyeglass concept, but there’s not a lot of other choice out there. At least until now, that is, as Samsung has filed a patent that suggests the South Korean company is working on its own…Read more
Google Glass isn’t the only futuristic eyewear that the search giant is working on, as back in January, we spotted that the secretive Google X Labs is working on a smart contact lens that could save your life. But now the Mountain View-based giant has another smart contact lens in the works – and it could put cameras in your eyes! Is this the next-gen version of Google Glass?
According to Pa…Read more
When it comes to gaming on your phone, it’s either swiping bliss or on-screen button rage, but luckily, there’s a fix on the way to make the latter pains go away. It’s called the G-Pad, a simple silicone sleeve that slides around your iPhone, and brings a d-pad and physical buttons to turn your iPhone into the ultimate Game Boy handheld. Fancy one of these?
Designer Aws Jan is attempting to …Read more
Every now and again a new super-gadget comes along, promising to blow rivals out of the water. The Pentax 645Z medium format DSLR could do exactly that, cramming in a massive 51.4-Megapixel sensor and offering the ability to shoot snaps from afar with your smartphone!
It’s not just the pixel count that impresses on the Pentax 645Z either, as with other medium format shooters, the sensor its…Read more
Laptops, our trusty portable companions for getting work done on the go, are definitely handy, but one thing that’s a constant pain with them are their chargers. The hefty power packs that you have to lug around can sometimes feel like they weigh more than the device itself – but luckily, help is on the way. A new Kickstarter project is aiming to kill the power brick with a tiny, slimline charg…Read more
If you’ve got a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone, the chances are you’ve been champing at the bit to get your mitts on the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update ever since it was announced alongside the Nokia Lumia 930 at Microsoft’s Build developer conference earlier this month. If you’re willing to take a risk, you can actually download the coolest version of Windows Phone we’ve seen yet right now! Here’s…Read more
Valve has been hard at work at fine-tuning its Steam Controller, and it looks like all the fiddling and tweaking could result in a final product – and soon! A new report suggests that the polished product could be making its way to shelves later this year, and you could be playing your favourite PC games with Valve’s next-gen controller on your telly as soon as October! Will you find a Steam Co…Read more
Wearables are in this year, and tech makers show no signs of slowing down on releasing the latest smartwatches and futuristic headgear. But one of the main problems they all share is battery life – they’re yet another gadget to remember to charge every few days. That could soon be fixed however, and for good: a team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have come up with a…Read more