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iPhone or iPad replace LTE with 5G E? Here’s why

Here we go again… another generation of cellular technologies and another way to confuse customers in the U.S. In the latest release of iOS 12.2, Apple joined many other Android manufacturers in adding the “5G E” logo for AT&T customers. Similar to the transition to 4G LTE, where AT&T and T-Mobile misled its customers by adding a 4G logo… Read More »

Apple Is Said to Develop MicroLED Screens to Replace Samsung Displays

Apple is designing and producing its own device displays for the first time, using a secret manufacturing facility near its California headquarters to make small numbers of the screens for testing purposes, according to people familiar with the situation. The technology giant is making a significant investment in the development of next-generation MicroLED screens, say the people, who requested… Read More »

Apple to replace home button with ‘function area’ on iPhone 8

Apple is closer than ever to the no-home-button phone. Latest reports suggest we should expect three devices in 2017, including an OLED screen-packing iPhone 8 with no physical buttons on the front. It will sport a 5.8” OLED with 5.15” display area, while the other part is going to be reserved for ‘function area’, the report suggests. According… Read More »

This 20-cent whirligig toy can replace a $1,000 medical centrifuge

Centrifuges, which separate materials in fluids by spinning them at great speed, are found in medical labs worldwide. But a good one could run you a couple grand and, of course, requires electricity — neither of which are things you’re likely to find in a rural clinic in an impoverished country. Stanford researchers have created an alternative that… Read More »

Intel Says USB Type-C Digital Audio Should Replace 3.5mm Headphone Jack

Intel at its Intel Developer Forum 2016 in Shenzhen, China laid out plans to promote an industry shift from an analogue to digital interface. One of the ways it plans to make the shift is by replacing the traditional 3.5mm jack that we have seen in thousands of smartphones, tablets, and PCs with the new USB Type-C port.… Read More »

IDC Q1 2016: Oppo and vivo replace Lenovo and Xiaomi in top-5 smartphone vendors list

Well known Chinese smartphone manufacturers Lenovo and Xiaomi are out of the top five vendors list, and have been replaced by two other – and comparatively lesser known – Chinese firms Oppo and vivo. This was revealed by market research firm IDC in its recently released Q1 2016 numbers. “Along China’s maturing smartphone adoption curve, the companies most… Read More »