Bloomberg: Several tech firms looking at producing AR glasses met with suppliers at CES 2018

Even though Google Glass struck out as a major consumer product, many analysts and tech company executives believe that AR glasses will be the next hot device to capture the public’s attention. Some even believe that the connected headset will become bigger than the smartphone, a pronouncement that seems hard to imagine right now. But as major tech companies begin to map out their future plans for AR glasses, several met with suppliers at CES in Las Vegas this past week according to Bloomberg.

The report says that Apple, Facebook and Google met with representatives of companies that build …


The Apple iPhone was the top selling tech product of 2017

A research firm called GBH Insights said today that the Apple iPhone was the top selling tech product of 2017. In fact, with 233 million units expected to be rung up for the entire year, the device sold more than the numbers 2 through 5 products added together. In second place you’ll find the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with 33 million phones sold. The low-end model of Amazon’s smart speaker, the Echo Dot, was third with 24 million units sold for the year. Apple returned with the fourth most purchased tech product of 2017, the Apple Watch; 20 million timepieces were bought this …

Chinese tech stocks slump after report that Apple has cut its iPhone X orders by 40%


Apple is a company that can make or break the fortunes of its suppliers, that is why when reports started emerging yesterday that the Silicon Valley juggernaut has cut its suggested iPhone X order forecast from 50 million to 30 million, a lot of Chinese tech stocks experienced quite a ravaging, swimming in a sea of red, as you can see in the stock exchange snapshot below.

All it took is one report in a Taiwanese publication for Apple’s supplier Lens Technology to plunge 8%, for instance. The report said that Foxconn’s Zhengzhou plant, where the iPhone X is assembled, stopped hiring …

Great last-minute tech gifts you can still get delivered before Christmas (AirPods, too!)

You know the drill – mired in the daily routine, you put off buying Stressmas Christmas gifts for the people of interest in your life until it’s too late, and you have to storm the stores for anything still available. 

This procrastination is an exercise in frustration, but fret not, as we scouted the Interwebs for interesting deals on tech toys you can still get in time for landing them in the happy socks. Check them out.

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We previewed their dual camera zoom tech in 2014, now Corephotonics is suing Apple for patent infringement

No matter what the current dual camera trend implies about the R&D departments of Samsung, Apple, and the like, most of the efforts started not in Seoul or Cupertino, but rather in Israel’s pretty amazing startup culture. With thousands of young firms working on anything from biosimilars to groundbreaking camera technologies, Israel has been a hub of entrepreneurship and creativity for a good while now, and the Israeli startup Corephotonics has been working on “multi-aperture imaging technologies” for years, with the first patent filed way back in 2013. We even probed …

Apple: OLED tech is to blame for the iPhone X display looking blueish when tilted

If you got the iPhone X delivered over the last few days, or held it in your hands in an Apple Store, you might have noticed that its display is not immune to a cold color shift when tilted, both at the top-down, or the side axis, as all OLED displays do to different extents. Granted, the shift is not as pronounced as some AMOLEDs of yesteryear we’ve seen, but still the white becomes increasingly blueish with an increased angle.

Well, that’s apparently the inevitable side effect of having an OLED display, as Apple warns in its support section titled “About the Super Retina display …

iPhone 8 3D face recognition system will be faster than current tech, to work in ‘millionths of a second’

Apple’s iPhone 8 is expected to ditch fingerprint identification in favor of 3D face recognition, and now we learn that the new feature will work in a millionths of a second speed, according to a report by the Korea Herald citing insider info.
The Samsung Galaxy series were among the first mainstream devices to feature iris recognition, but the speed and accuracy of the current technology leave a lot to be desired, and maybe that is why current phones ship with an eye scanner AND a fingerprint reader.
The iPhone 8, …

Eyes off my screen: Apple patent outlines display tech with adjustable viewing angles

Usually, a wide viewing angle on a smartphone screen, or any screen for that matter, is generally a desirable thing. It makes the viewing experience much more comfortable as parts of the display don’t distort or go black if you skew your device by an inch. But, for some situations, you really don’t want your display to be visible from extreme angles — when you’re chatting with your significant other while commuting, for example, or when viewing sensitive data like your bank account or company documents.

There are, in fact, “privacy screen protectors”, which severely …

Lenovo's foldable tablet makes a second consecutive visit to Tech World

You might remember how Lenovo grabbed the attention of the tech world on June 9th last year during the company’s Tech World  gathering. YouTuber Meghan McCarthy displayed a bendable phone that was folded into a contraption that she wore around her wrist. She also presented a tablet that was folded into the size of a phablet, and put up to her ear in order to simulate a phone call.

Today, the company continued the conversation by introducing the Lenovo Folio concept during Lenovo Tech World 2017. The device features a flexible touchscreen that grows from 5.5-inches to 7.8-inches …

Google, Microsoft, Facebook and other tech giants take Apple’s side in its months-long legal dispute with Qualcomm

Apple and Qualcomm have been stuck in a legal deadlock since the start of the year, without any indications of a looming resolution, whatsoever. A few days ago, Qualcomm’s CEO made a comment that he would expect an out-of-court settlement, which kind of made us think that the two sides might soon talk out an agreement, but we haven’t seen anything further to those comments. If anything, Reuters has reported today that representatives of other tech companies are jumping in on the ‘fun’ by siding with Apple in its dispute with the chipmaker.

A lobbying group, called the Computer & Communications …