Gear S4 may come with a blood pressure monitor, Samsung patent reveals

Apple has made a big fuss out of the health-tracking options that its Watch wearable reveals, and with a good reason. The healthcare sector is a $3 trillion industry, so even a tiny fraction of it holds huge revenue potential. The Watch is even engaged in one of the largest heart studies, thanks to its position as the world’s most popular wearable, and Apple has big plans to outfit it with more functions in the future.

What’s been eluding most smartwatch and fitness tracker makers, however, is the ability to measure, store and monitor a vital that is arguably even more important …


Kylie Jenner reveals her baby's name and it's, uh, interesting

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The baby has a name! No, it’s not Mariposa, Butterfly or Posie. Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott’s (née Jacques Webster) first child together is named….drumroll please…Stormi. 

The couple welcomed baby Stormi on Feburary 1st after months of secrecy and speculation about her pregnancy. Just five days later, Kylie has officially made the announcement on Instagram (where else would you expect?) with a simple shot of her baby and her well-manicured nails. 

stormi 👼🏽

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Screenshot allegedly reveals specs for the Xiaomi Mi 7

Last month, we told you that Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is likely to attend the MWC trade show in Barcelona that begins on February 26th. Xiaomi is rumored to be unveiling a couple of new phones at the show. One is the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s. This would be a revised version of last year’s sequel to the Xiaomi Mi Mix. The latter was the first phone to show off the nearly bezel-less look that has become so popular these days.

The Mi Mix 2s would replace the Snapdragon 835 chipset used on the Mi Mix 2, with the new Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. In addition, the rear camera will feature Sony’s …

Google hardware designer reveals early Pixel 2 iterations

Despite the fact that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were manufactured by HTC and LG, the phones were fully designed Google. Ivy Ross, lead hardware designed at Google has just revealed some of the early iterations of the Pixel 2, which made its debut on the market back in October.

Currently, Ross is responsible for the design of all Google products, including the popular Home Mini, Daydream View, and Pixelbook. According to her, the most important design aspect for Google’s hardware is to make products that perfectly fit into our lives and homes.

I believe more time we spend in front …

Pi or Pie: New code commit reveals Android 9.0 in-house codename

While it’s too early to speculate on Android 9.0’s name, which will be revealed at the software’s official announcement sometime in August 2018 if Google sticks up to its schedule, an early developer preview will most likely arrive in a month or so. Thus, the flood gates of speculation pertaining to the next major version of Android are now wide open. Of course as it usually happens, the very first people to track down traces of code referring to upcoming software features are developers and tinkerers that disseminate any code Google has released, and especially the Android Open Source Project. 

Pie, …

Alcatel reveals its 2018 smartphone lineup, promises immersive 18:9 display experience

Alcatel can’t miss a major tech event like CES (Consumer Electronics Show), even if the smartphone brand is not quite ready to introduce new products. However, a little bit of self-promotion and sneak peeks at what’s to come doesn’t hurt.

So, until the big reveal drops at MWC (Mobile World Congress) next month, the company confirmed its 2018 smartphone lineup will be split in three series: Alcatel 5, Alcatel 3 and Alcatel 1.

Alcatel 5 series will include “affordable premium tier” smartphones, which will offer features like face unlock, 18:9 full view displays …

Camera app update reveals names of some unannounced Nokia smartphones

HMD Global has quite a few Android smartphones in the pipeline, so Nokia fans should be thrilled about the perspective of having a much larger portfolio at their disposal. We’ve already reported about two possible Nokia-branded smartphones coming next year, Nokia 1 and Nokia 6 (2018).

However, the Finnish company plans to launch a lot more devices in 2018, not just those two that we already know about. Luckily, someone found his way into the latest version of Nokia Camera app and learned more about HMD’s upcoming products.

Apparently, the latest version of …

Camera update reveals names of some unannounced Nokia smartphones

HMD Global has quite a few Android smartphones in the pipeline, so Nokia fans should be thrilled about the perspective of having a much larger portfolio at their disposal. We’ve already reported about two possible Nokia-branded smartphones coming next year, Nokia 1 and Nokia 6 (2018).

However, the Finnish company plans to launch a lot more devices in 2018, not just those two that we already know about. Luckily, someone found his way into the latest version of Nokia Camera app and learned more about HMD’s upcoming products.

Apparently, the latest version of …

OnePlus reveals why and how Face Unlock is coming to the OnePlus 5

A few days ago, OnePlus confirmed that its facial recognition feature Face Unlock, is coming to the OnePlus 5. This morning, OnePlus announced the ‘why and how’ this is being done. The why is pretty simple to see. The feature, which OnePlus devised as a alternative to the fingerprint scanner, received plenty of positive feedback from OnePlus 5T users. The company pointed out that requests to bring Face Unlock to older OnePlus models show how popular Face Unlock is among the OnePlus community.

Now, the how. OnePlus will disseminate an open beta build of Face Unlock to the OnePlus 5. This …

Alleged Galaxy S9 health app screenshot reveals a new finger scanner position

Well, well, well, Samsung may move the infamous Galaxy S8/Note 8 finger scanner underneath the camera lens for the Galaxy S9 indeed, if a leaked screenshot, allegedly detailing how to measure your heart rhythm in the S Health app is to be believed. As you can see in the grab, Samsung’s heart rate sensor that is used in conjunction with the S Health app, is positioned next to the camera on one yet-to-be-revealed handset, while the notorious elliptical fingerprint reader of the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 is situated way below, and under the camera. 

This is certainly a better solution …