And so the emerging value of smartphones as a tool for diagnosing various medical conditions
continues to grow. Recent advances have raised the possibility of using phones to detect ailments like ear infections
, cervical cancer
, HIV and syphilis
. Now, researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have created an app they claim can detect sleep apnea with similar accuracy to available methods, potentially removing the need for expensive equipment and overnight hospital stays.
Your smartphone already has a powerful processor and multiple sensors, so why pay for all those things over again when buying a drone? That's the thinking behind the PhoneDrone, which utilizes its user's smartphone as its brains. Kind of like a flying version of the Romo
robots, it requires users to dock their phone into it for each use. That approach helps keep its price down ... and also serves as an added incentive not to crash the thing.
LG's latest flagship handset offers an optional leather back, improved display and new camera tech, but are those changes enough to make the G4
standout among some seriously stiff competition in 2015? Read on as Gizmag takes its first look at LG's brand new flagship.
LG's flagship smartphones don't have the marketing clout of rivals from Apple and Samsung (and apparently LG also lags behind in secrecy, as the new LG G4 was leaked from here to Timbuktu before today's announcement). But the G4 will be worth keeping an eye on, with some key improvements to its display and rear camera over last year's G3
. Oh, and there's also that cowhide you'll find on its backside.
Having already bestowed some flattery upon the iPad mini with its Mi Pad
, Chinese electronics giant has continued the theme with its latest (upper) mid range smartphone, the Mi 4i. Revealed at an event in New Delhi yesterday, the Mi 4i looks a bit like the iPhone 6
and iPhone 5s
had a love child, but packs an impressive set of specs for its budget price.
We've already seen Samsung's and HTC's high-end handsets for 2015, and now Sony has joined the party. The Xperia Z4 offers a small specs bump and a similar design to last year's Xperia Z3
, as well as a front-facing camera designed to make your 'selfie' shots the best they can be.
The integration of cameras in smartphones and tablets has seen many become accustomed to the oversized viewfinder provided by such mobile devices. But such devices can't compete with dedicated DSLRs or mirrorless cameras when it comes to image quality and features, which is why Vancouver-based Camlet Products and New York-based IC Art NY have created the Camlet Mount to connect a mobile device to your camera.
Huawei may not be a household name in the West (at least not yet), but the Chinese company is quickly carving out a sizable piece of the global smartphone pie, with its flagships that combine mid-range prices with premium designs. Its latest pair, the Huawei P8 and P8max, continue that trend.
With the first round of 2015 flagship phones hitting store shelves, we thought this would be a good time to revisit our Smartphone Comparison Guide. Join us as we run down the features and specs of some of the top phones you can buy today.
Following a questionable marketing campaign in which it compared Apple to Hitler, (and subsequently apologized), LeTV, a Chinese company better known for its video streaming services, has arrived in the US to highlight its move into the smartphone arena with "Le Superphone".