Motorola's Moto 360 was one of the first smartwatches that strived to look like a traditional watch. Today the company announced the second generation Moto 360 with a bigger collection of customizable bands, bezels, colors and materials that continue to draw inspiration from the old-school wristwatch world, and probably also from the wearable elephant in the room, the Apple Watch.
Amongst the long line of smartphones unveiled at IFA in Berlin today we saw the Mate S, the new flagship model from Chinese manufacturer Huawei. While its specs put it a notch below the very best phones on the market today, it's a notch cheaper too, and it does have one innovative feature worth talking about: Force Touch.
Sony has taken the wraps off its latest Xperia flagship smartphones at a press event at IFA in Berlin. The new handset comes in three sizes (known as the Z5, Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium), which offer high-end, if not leading build quality.
The Huawei Watch was shown off at Mobile World Congress
back in March, but the wait for it to actually go on sale has been a
long and frustrating one. Thankfully, Huawei now seems ready to launch
its newest wearable out into the world, with US pre-orders opening today
and shipments beginning on September 17th. The stainless steel and
black models are available now, with the rose gold options following
"later this year" according to Huawei.
Google's Project Ara has shown us how a modular component approach can work with a smartphone, and now Acer is trying the same strategy with the compact PC. Its latest Revo Build machine can be customized and slotted together like a tower made of blocks, with each piece adding extra functionality or capacity.
mobility keeps on gathering momentum in the motorcycle sector, chopper manufacturers
remain strongly attached to tradition, seemingly reluctant to deviate
from the typical V2 engine configuration. Sine Cycles has veered off this beaten track by taking what appears to be a conventional custom chopper design and slotting in an electric powertrain.
Intel says there are over 500 million computers in use today that are at least 5 years old, frustrating users with slow wake-up times, the inability to wander away from a wall socket for very long and sluggish overall performance. Today at IFA 2015 in Berlin, the company introduced its new 6th generation Core and Xeon processor families that promise 2.5x faster performance over what was available 5 years ago, 30x better graphics and 3x the battery life.
A smartphone with a 16-megapixel camera may seem cutting edge, but it won't impress astronomers now that the US Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has given the green light to start construction of the world's largest digital camera. With a resolution of 3.2-gigapixels (enough to need 1,500 high-definition television screens to display one image), the new camera is at the heart of the 8.4-meter (27.5-ft) Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) now under construction atop Cerro Pachón in Chile.
In the last few years, storage space has become a bigger concern on many flagship smartphones – especially entry-level 16 GB models. Rather than increasing the phone's storage, one startup thinks it's high time we remove the concern altogether by sharing smartphone storage with the cloud.