Tag Archives: 2015 Mobile World Congress

Behold! MicroSD Capacity Has Just Reached An Insanely Massive 200GB!

It was around this time last year, SanDisk broke the ground by introducing the then world’s highest capacity microSDXC memory card with 128GB. Over the year since its introduction, 128GB has fast became a norm, but that doesn’t mean users of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, have enough. Nope. Storage is never enough. Thankfully, SanDisk were hard at work between then and now, and again serve up another world’s highest capacity microSD card with a whopping 200GB capacity. Man. Some laptops of today don’t even have that kind of capacity, but it will soon be available to your mobile devices, well, provided that your devices support it. Continue reading Behold! MicroSD Capacity Has Just Reached An Insanely Massive 200GB!

1DataWorld and Macate Group’s Cyberphone Proves That Being Secured Doesn’t Need to Look Dorky

If you do bulk of your financial transaction on your smartphone, then you should probably be concerned about the security your run-of-the-mill smartphone has to offer – if it even has any to begin with. Typically, those transactions rely on the host side’s security. It is clearly a void that needs to be addressed by today’s smartphone makers, but until then, you have to look to handset like the Cyberphone for your security concern. Set to be available starting from June 2015, Cyberphone is a collaborative product of 1DataWorld, a developer of cybersecurity software and Macate Group Corporation, a software engineering company, that promised a peace of mind the next time you do financial transactions using the phone. Continue reading 1DataWorld and Macate Group’s Cyberphone Proves That Being Secured Doesn’t Need to Look Dorky

If You’re Serious About Dashcam Recording, You Should Really Check Out this SanDisk MicroSDXC Card

These days, dashcam is the must-have for automobiles to record your road trip or in the an unfortunate event of accident, it provides video evidence of the accident or maybe catching a few meteorite showering on Mother Earth. The thing about dashcam is, it is a continuously recording device. It don’t have off days. It start working whenever we drive, which could on daily basis. This means that the microSD card will be worn out by the writing and rewriting before you know it. This is what SanDisk High Endurance Video Monitoring microSDXC Memory Card wants to address. It leverages on the company’s deep expertise in NAND flash and systems technology capabilities to develop a proprietary technology that makes high-intensity recording a reality. In fact, the 64GB microSDXC has been tested to be able to write and rewrite up to whopping 10,000 hours (that’s well over 400 days, if anyone’s counting) and in Full HD, no less. Continue reading If You’re Serious About Dashcam Recording, You Should Really Check Out this SanDisk MicroSDXC Card

ARCHOS Magnus Tablet Has a Whopping 256GB Storage – Thanks to the Innovative Fusion Storage

128GB is the max you can get from a tablet’s internal storage today, but that is about to change, thanks to ARCHOS Fusion Storage. So what the heck is Fusion Storage? For starter, Fusion Storage is much like today’s hybrid drive on our desktops which combines the high capacity of a traditional HDD and the speed of a SSD (aka flash drive), but in the case of ARCHOS tablets, it fuses the internal storage of the tablet with the microSD card. There’s no hardware wizardry here; it is essentially software driven where, when activated, automatically migrates data from the microSD card and optimizes memory balance. In short, Fusion Storage will treat the onboard storage and the microSD as one, and the result? More space for your apps and games. Continue reading ARCHOS Magnus Tablet Has a Whopping 256GB Storage – Thanks to the Innovative Fusion Storage

Your Eye Will Be The Key to Unlock the ZTE Grand S3

They say the eye is the window to the soul, but in the case of the ZTE’s new flagship smartphone, the Grand S3, it is the ID to unlocking it. So yes. You heard that right. Eye-based biometric has come to mobile devices and the Grand S3, which has been on sale since January in China, is the world’s first smartphones to offer such unlocking method. Provided by EyeVerify, the solution known as Eyeprint ID lets you use your eye as the key to your device, but how exactly it accomplish that or the process that entails, is not detailed. Anywho, if for some reason, fingerprint scanning irks you, this could be a good alternative to password-free access to your phone, or in this instance, the Grand S3. But, ZTE is not about to stop at unlocking the device; it has planned to integrated Eyeprint ID with mobile payment and other applications too. So look out for it cos’ next time, we will be seeing people staring at their devices over at the cashiers too. Continue reading Your Eye Will Be The Key to Unlock the ZTE Grand S3

Huawei’s First Smartwatch, Huawei Watch, is Probably the Least Geekiest Wearable of All

Chinese communication giant, Huawei has dabbled in many things and now, it can add smartwatch to the firm’s portfolio. The Huawei Watch, as it is called, is the outfit’s first smartwatch to join its growing line of wearables. Announced at the Mobile World Congress (but of course), the Huawei Watch is a non-geeky take of a tech piece conceived by a team of experienced watch designers. Much like LG Watch R and Urbane, Huawei Watch takes on a round case design, along with a “sparkling” 1.4-inch circular AMOLED display, offering 400 x 400 pixels and 286ppi. Furthermore, it (the display) boasts a super bright 10,000:1 contrast ratio, which Huawei claims as the most vibrant Android Wear in the market. Continue reading Huawei’s First Smartwatch, Huawei Watch, is Probably the Least Geekiest Wearable of All

Here’s HTC Newest Flagship, the HTC One M9 and It Looks Pretty Much Like Its Predecessor

No. We did not insert the wrong image. The product you see above is really the new One. I am sure if you have been anticipating something more visually different, well, then I am afraid disappointment is what you will get. For a moment, we thought the official PR put up the wrong image, but as it turns out, that is the HTC One M9. Man, have HTC ran out of creativity juice? That said, we are not sure what HTC chairwoman means when she said “the HTC One M9 accomplishes this (challenging expectations) once again with (wait for this…) stunning elegance and design..” So what exactly is happening here? We are not quite sure ourselves. After months of anticipation and the some denial, it turns out that the rumors and leaks were true. Not that it is not aesthetically pleasing; it still is and to be fair, it does have some differences which the photos cannot justify. Continue reading Here’s HTC Newest Flagship, the HTC One M9 and It Looks Pretty Much Like Its Predecessor

Samsung Unveils New Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Made of Metal and Glass, Looks Kind of Sexy [Updated]

You heard the rumor, read about the leaks, now here it is in all its metal and glass glory: the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, freshly announced at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The South Korea electronics giant proudly proclaims the duo is “a new standard for design, craftsmanship and performance” that brings together premium materials and “most advanced Samsung technology.” Samsung is particular proud of the new Edge, which it describes as the world’s first curved display on both sides. However, both devices share the same design language with glass being the predominant material used. So yes. Both devices have glass, or Corning Gorilla Glass 4 to be more precise, all over, front and back. Continue reading Samsung Unveils New Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Made of Metal and Glass, Looks Kind of Sexy [Updated]

ARCHOS Introduces a Series of Smartphones at MWC, Including One That Looks Like iPhone 6

Well, it is time of the year again. We are talking about the world’s most prominent mobile-focused event and that’s the Mobile World Congress, held annually in Barcelona, Spain. Whenever you hear MWC, you can be sure French handset company, ARCHOS, will be announcing a slew of new products and they sure did, and among them are four affordable smartphones, namely a 5.25” ARCHOS 52 Platinum, 5.9” ARCHOS 59 Xenon, 6.27” ARCHOS 62 Xenon and 5” ARCHOS 50 Oxygen Plus, which looks suspiciously like the iPhone 6/6 Plus. Sleek look they all have and you can expect them to be accompanied by ‘decent’ spec which includes 1,280 x 720 HD display, 1GB RAM, 3G radio with HSPA+ support, microSD card slot, dual SIM support, and the usual serving of connectivity and sensors like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS et cetera. Continue reading ARCHOS Introduces a Series of Smartphones at MWC, Including One That Looks Like iPhone 6

Diageo Makes Johnnie Walker Bottle ‘Smart’, Puts Smiles On Marketing Folks

Everything is going ‘smart’ today. You know. TVs, cellphones, automobiles, appliances and a myriad of other everyday thing, but the last thing you expect to be ‘smart’ is a bottle, or alcohol bottles to be more specific. A smart bottle is exactly what the world biggest name in alcohol beverage Diageo has developed. Working with Thin Film Electronics ASA, a developer of printed electronics and smart systems (but, of course), Diageo has unveiled a prototype Johnnie Walker Blue Label “smart bottle”. Usually a smart device benefits consumers, but this connected bottle will benefit its maker more, well, unless if your idea of benefits is a barrage of marketing information pushed to you. In that case, congratulations, this is the bottle made just for you. Continue reading Diageo Makes Johnnie Walker Bottle ‘Smart’, Puts Smiles On Marketing Folks