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12/09/2018

Samsung's next smartphone could boast a side-mounted fingerprint scanner

Motorola Moto Z3 Play with side-mounted fingerprint readerWhen Samsung first introduced fingerprint scanners to its smartphones, the company chose to integrate them into its famous home button. Then, following the switch over to the newer Infinity Displays last year, which ultimately resulted in the removal of the home button, the brand moved the fingerprint readers over to the rear. But now, if one reliable tipster is indeed correct, Samsung may be preparing to follow in the footsteps of Sony and Motorola by releasing a smartphone with a fingerprint scanner integrated into the aluminum frame later this year.At this point in...


16/05/2019

Pinterest reports smaller 1Q loss but guidance drags stock

Pinterest, fresh off its initial public offering, posted a loss for the first three months of the year that was larger than analysts were expecting, though revenue was slightly stronger. Its revenue outlook, though, was below expectations and its shares slumped in after-hours trading. The company, which runs a digital pinboard and shopping tool, said Thursday that its net loss was $41.4 million, or 33 cents per share, in the January-March period. It says revenue grew 54% to $202 million from $131 million. The quarter's adjusted loss was 32 cents per share. Analysts had expected a loss of 11 cents...
16/05/2019

Asus Zenfone 6 announcement: what to expect and how to watch

Asus will unveil the Zenfone 6 later today – the livestream starts at 18:00 UTC. You can watch it below, but while we wait, we wanted to recap what we know about the phone so far. With a bit of Morse code, Asus teased the dual camera specs, 48+13MP, as well as the Snapdragon 855 chipset. It also gave away a few small but important details – the Zenfone 6 will have a 3.5mm headphone jack, dedicated microSD slot and a notification LED. The 5,000mAh battery was announced with a jab at OnePlus. Asus Zenfone 6 teaser images Now we...
16/05/2019

Asus Zenfone 6 is official: Snapdragon 855, rotating 48MP camera, 5,000mAh battery

The Asus Zenfone 6 was designed with the goal to give power users everything they want. And the company came admirably close, considering the €500 price tag. Yes, in a rare move for the mobile industry these days, Asus didn’t raise the price of its top phone. Asus Zenfone 6 Asus had certain design goals in mind. The Zenfone 6, or ZS630KL if you are into the company's product codes, had to be no wider than 75mm to be comfortable to use. That determined the screen size – 6.4” – and to make the best of it, there are no...

16/05/2019

Asus Zenfone 6 hands-on review

Introduction Asus just announced the Zenfone 6 - the latest in a line that was massively successful a few years ago (the Zenfone 2 was one of the highlights of 2015), but somehow couldn't keep that mainstream appeal long-term. But if any phone will help rekindle that flame, it's this one. We got to spend a couple of days with the Zenfone 6 (ZS630KL for those who enjoy Asus' naming nomenclature) prior to the announcement, and we've already managed to gather quite a few intriguing bits about it to share here. We opened with the most obvious one in the...
16/05/2019

The story behind the Asus Zenfone 6's design

Asus has just announced the Zenfone 6, which combines a tempting price tag with high-end features such as the latest Snapdragon 855 chipset, a huge 5,000mAh battery, a flip-out 48MP camera, and stock Android experience. Asus held its launch event in Valencia, Spain, as the EU is the first region to get the phone. We attended the event and got an opportunity to sit down with Chih-Hao Kung, the Global Technical PR Director for the company's smartphone division. He was eager to tell us more about the challenges the team had to overcome on its way to making this smartphone...

Cusat engineer develops robot for underwater studies

Kozhikode: An electronics engineer from Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) has developed a robot which has applications in underwater research and search and rescue operations. It can also be used in water quality monitoring based on Internet of Things, military and naval operations and flood and disaster management. P.M. Jagadees developed this demonstrable prototype of Internet of Things-enabled and remotely-operated autonomous underwater vehicle (RAUV) as part of his final-year M.Tech thesis guided by Dr. M. Rajesh, scientist of National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), Kozhikode. RAUV, which has wireless technology with camera, uses video processing to...