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Microchips, massive blow: Huawei’s vulnerability explained

Microchips, massive blow: Huawei’s vulnerability explained

Google’s announcement that it was no longer able to work with Huawei is just one repercussion of the US decision to add the Chinese tech giant to its “entity list” of companies American firms cannot work with. The true impact to Huawei may be enormous. While we often refer to the firm’s devices as simply “Chinese”, the reality is much ... Read More »

ReFlex: Revolutionary flexible smartphone allows users to feel the buzz by bending their apps

ReFlex: Revolutionary flexible smartphone allows users to feel the buzz by bending their apps

Researchers at Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab have developed the world’s first full-colour, high-resolution and wireless flexible smartphone to combine multitouch with bend input. The phone, which they have named ReFlex, allows users to experience physical tactile feedback when interacting with their apps through bend gestures. “This represents a completely new way of physical interaction with flexible smartphones” says Roel ... Read More »

The camera that doubles as a TELESCOPE: Nikon’s Coolpix 83x zoom camera is so powerful it can see the moon ‘moving’

The camera that doubles as a TELESCOPE: Nikon’s Coolpix 83x zoom camera is so powerful it can see the moon ‘moving’

Forget using a telescope to peer into the sky. If you want to see the moon, all you really need is a camera. A video captured using Nikon’s Coolpix P900 reveals how the device’s 83x zoom lens can film the moon appearing to move – an illusion created by the Earth’s rotation. The one minute 50 seconds footage, which gone ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge restyle Samsung’s image with curves, metal, glass (hands-on)

Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge restyle Samsung’s image with curves, metal, glass (hands-on)

BARCELONA — The Galaxy S5 is finished. Gone. Done in by peer pressure to adopt prevailing design trends. Its twin, slim replacements, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and curved-screen Galaxy S6 Edge, finally ditch the utilitarian plastic build and removable battery of previous Samsung flagship phones. They arrive at the smartphone party dressed in sharp metal lines and plenty of glass. ... Read More »

Virtual Reality Can Make You Forget Pain

Virtual Reality Can Make You Forget Pain

A couple of weeks from now I will be in hospital undergoing a knee replacement. It will be the most extreme surgery I’ve ever experienced and I’m pretty scared. I’ve been told that I can expect to endure excruciating pain afterwards but I won’t be allowed to lie in bed feeling sorry for myself. In order to ensure a good ... Read More »