Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy S6 on March 1 in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress.The Samsung Galaxy S6 is more powerful and feature-rich than their predecessor. Samsung Galaxy S6 using two processors: one quad-core 2.1-GHz and one quad-core 1.5-GHz. In theory, this will allow it to handle more applications with greater precision. It will also offer 3GB RAM and storage options of 32, 64, or 128GB and come with Android 5.0 Lollipop OS.
Samsung is realized that bigger isn’t necessarily better. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note Edge which has a 5.6 inches display plus thin screen shaped like a strip along the edge, at 45 degree edge. This worked best when the main screen was turned off – swipe the edge and the time appears. This is perfect as a discreet bedside clock, though a bit pricier than most alarm clocks around.
The edge screen can also be used to display notifications along the strip when you’re watching a movie on the main screen. There’s also a toolbox panel of sorts that offers up quick buttons that turn the panel into a ruler, stopwatch, timer, flashlight and voice recorder.
On Aug 26 a world leader in storage solutions Seagate announced it is shipping the world’s first 8TB hard drive. It provides scale-out data infrastructures with supersized-capacity, energy-efficiency and the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry for cloud content, object storage and back-up disaster recovery storage. The 8TB hard drive delivers bulk data storage solutions for online content storage providing customers with the highest capacity density needed to address an ever increasing amount of unstructured data in an industry-standard 3.5-inch HDD.
Google has built flying drones which will be used to deliver aid following natural disasters. Wing Project has been running for two years as part of Google X, the company’s technology research arm that also created its self-driving car, but was only made public on Thursday. Google tested the drones in Queensland, Australia this month, flying chocolate bars, dog treats, cattle vaccines, water and radios to people. In total, 30 successful delivery flights of about 1km were made over the course of a week.
Engineers from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS, US) built a swarm of 1024 robots that are programmed to build different shapes. At first glance you might think it is masses of ants working behind you or cells that are forming an organ. In reality you see 1024 robots that are moving in a large wooden square complete with edges to stop them waddle off the edge. Engineers call the swarm “Kilobots” like the kilobyte with 1024 bytes. Each robot is a 3cm across and cylindrical and has an infrared light emitted overhead to communicate with other robots in Kilobot. Within 10cm distance robots use the infrared light to send messages to one another and take the right direction in the swarm. Everything starts when 4 robots are put in the place where the required shape is need to be formed and random selection of robots capable to move in the swarm start their slowly movement. Already on the move robots choose the direction taking into account the past experience and what their neighbors are currently doing. It doesn’t mean they don’t make mistakes but at the end they build the required shape in 6 to 12 hours.
Om Audio LLC have started a huge campaign to get $100,000 for its new product, Om One
Smartwatches available today have rectangular or square displays. It is the first projection watch and instead of using a conventional touch screen display the smartwatches uses a pico projector. Ritot projects everything on the back of the hand and its absolutely safe for your skin and health. Users can change the projection color in just one click, they have the ability to choose from more than 20 colors.
At the conference Going Underground in London, KL experts told that found new mobile trojan for iOS and Android, included in the platform to spy on users Remote Control Systems (RCS) from the company HackingTeam. Malicious modules are part of the platform RSC, also known as Galileo. HackingTeam company sells software licenses Galileo public, including law enforcement agencies. Trojans can transmit data about the location of the victim, take snapshots from cameras, copy the data from the calendar and information about new sim-cards, as well as to intercept calls and messages from Viber, WhatsApp and Skype.
The social-networking giant Facebook announced that will acquire virtual-reality technology company Oculus VR for $2 billion. The deal includes $400 million in cash and $1.6 billion in Facebook stock, as well as an additional $300 million if Oculus VR meets certain performance targets. Oculus VR will continue to operate independently at its headquarters in Irvine.The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014. Though the Rift has been pitched as a video-gaming device, Facebook plans to use its technology for communications, media and other forms of entertainment.