At least five internal groups at Apple are working on wireless charging ahead of the iPhone 8's release, reports MacRumors. Many rumors have claimed the iPhone 8 will be the first Apple handset to come with wireless charging. Apple recently joined the Wireless Power Consortium.
Mobile World Congress is one of the biggest events of the year and many companies are heading to Barcelona this week to unveil new devices. One of those companies is Acer, who appears to be preparing at a few new smartphones and a wearable for the trade show.
Motorola has just confirmed it will support Moto Mods for at least three years, and for 2017, it has big plans for the Mods. With already a decent number of Moto Mods, Motorola will launch 12 more Mods this year, and all new Moto Mods will remain compatible with the
Virtual reality is definitely the next big thing, but there are a lot of things to be improved before it matures. To improve both the content and devices, Qualcomm has now unveiled a new Qualcomm HMD Accelerator Program and a new virtual reality developer kit.
Huawei is preparing a slew of new devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and the P10 and P10 Plus flagship handsets are not the only top devices. The Chinese manufacturer Huawei plans to show off a second generation watch, codenamed Leo, at the event.
UPS successfully carried out its first drone delivery test on Monday, with an autonomous drone launching out of a truck. The test was completed in Lithia, Florida using a system from Workhorse. UPS is interested in using the technology in rural areas to reduce driving.
Hundreds of thousands of VR headsets were sold in the Australian market in 2016. Telstyle, a local tech research group, reports there were 216,000 headsets sold during the year. About 70% of those were for mobile VR, though the PSVR also did pretty well.
Amazon's latest Fire TV Stick, which comes with its Alexa digital assistant, is now reaching the UK. This model also comes with some performance and visual improvements, including a general speed boost of 30% over the prior version. The device also comes with a redesign.
Samsung's in-house C-Lab initiative, which gives employees resources to work on their most innovative ideas, will showcase four new projects at the MWC 2017 event in Barcelona next week. The company will unveil a smart aid for visually impaired people, monitorless PC viewing
Every year, with the announcement of its new premium handset lineup, Samsung announces a refreshed Gear VR virtual reality headset. It is not confirmed that they will make the same move this year, but latest rumours suggest we can expect improved Gear VR headset.
A new augmented reality device that'll replace the HoloLens could be out in 2019, reports Thurrott. Rather than launch a retail version of its current $3,000 developer device, Microsoft is said to be putting its focus on a new third-gen product instead.
Unlike normal smartphones, there are not rugged smartphones, especially cheaper ones. Samsung has two rugged lineups, the expensive Active and affordable Xcover. After almost two years, Samsung is finally preparing a new Xcover model, which has now appeared on GFXBench.
Well-known luxury watch brand is working on a successor to the $1,500 TAG Connected smartwatch. Last month, the company said that the new model will arrive in May 2017, but according to Android Central, some things have changed since then and the watch could arrive earlier.
Popular PC hardware and smartphone company ASUS is ready to make its attempt at the VR this year with a standalone virtual reality headset. Unlike other VR solutions, the ASUS VR headset won't require a PC/console to run VR content, allowing users to use the headset anywhere.
The fifth-generation Apple TV, which might be out later this year, could come with 4K support. Bloomberg reports Apple is testing a new unit that can stream 4K Ultra HD content. The current prototype is known as J105. It also reportedly offers more "vivid colors."
Amazon and Google are working to add home phone functionality to their Echo and Home assistant devices, reports the Wall Street Journal. That update could bring with it messaging, caller ID, and entirely hands-free calling. Some users may be concerned about privacy.
Earlier today, we reported that owners of Sony's SmartWatch 3 started a petition, urging Sony to develop Android Wear 2.0 build for the smartwatch. Sony has now released a short statement, saying that the smartwatch will remain on version 1.5 and no Android Wear 2.0 or newer
IMAX has opened its first theater dedicated to virtual reality experiences in Los Angeles. The facility has 14 "pods" that include Dbox cinema chairs, vibration-emitting Subpac vests, and physical controllers. IMAX is using HTC Vive and Starbreeze StarVR headsets.
HTC has confirmed it's going to come out with a mobile VR device this year. The product will help HTC reach a much larger audience given the cost associated with its Vive headset. It's likely the headset will be similar in design to Samsung's Gear VR and Google's Daydream View.
Amazon is exploring various ways for drones to be incorporated into the delivery side of its business and one way is to have them drop off packages mid-air using parachutes. One of the company's recently granted patents covers the use of landing systems like parachutes.