We tried the world's first in-screen fingerprint reader and it worked fine

The first fingerprint reader built inside the display of a phone is here and we got to take a first look at the technology at CES 2018.
Unfortunately, it was not Samsung, LG, HTC or any other major Android phone maker that has introduced the new feature, but Chinese phone maker Vivo. The tiny chip is integrated under the AMOLED display of the Vivo phone and uses optical technology to read your fingerprint and… it works well! The technology behind it is actually made by Symantec and below you will find a detailed explanation of the tiny new chip that sits under the …


Xiaomi announces world's second Cortana-powered smart speaker, it costs just $30

Harman Kardon was the first company to launch a smart speaker powered by Microsoft’s Cortana personal digital assistant – the Invoke. Unfortunately, the Invoke is slightly more expensive than other smart speakers that benefit from more exposure, but Cortana might push its sales in countries where the brand is powerful enough.

Invoke was just the first Cortana-powered smart speaker that made its debut on the market this year, but a second should have already been announced by HP. Although that didn’t happen, it looks like another company will be using Cortana to power one of its smart speakers …

Meet Zanco tiny t1, world's smallest mobile phone

While companies battle each other for the world’s biggest smartphone title, one company took a turn in the other direction. Zanco plans to launch world’s smallest mobile phone, the tiny t1.

Although it’s just a feature phone, Zanco tiny t1 offers all the basic features you would expect from such a device, including calls and SMS. It’s only working on 2G networks (GSM850/900, DCS1800, and PCS1900), but the very small 200 mAh battery lasts for more than 3 days on a single charge.

The tiny t1 sports a tiny 0.49-inch OLED display with 64 x 32 pixels resolution. …

Huawei leapfrogs Apple to become world's second largest smartphone vendor

For a very long time, Samsung and Apple have ruled the smartphone industry, not necessarily through innovation, but through the constant high number of smartphones sold each year. However, it looks like other brands are closing in to dethrone the two from their leadership positions.

A new report from Counterpoint Research shows that Huawei is now the second world’s largest smartphone vendor in the world, having surpassed Apple thanks to strong June/July sales.

This is a significant milestone for Huawei, the largest Chinese smartphone brand with a growing …

Samsung overtakes Intel to become the world's biggest chip maker

Samsung yesterday announced record profits for the second quarter of 2017, driven mainly by its OLED panel and memory chip businesses. But aside from the exorbitant operating profit it made, Samsung also broke another record by taking Intel’s place as the world’s leading chip maker.

Industry watchers attribute the achievement to Samsung’s devotion to developing next-gen DRAM and NAND flash memory chips for a wide variety of devices, Korea Herald reports. By producing silicon for everything from servers to IoT connected devices, Samsung’s semiconductor …

This is the world's thinnest phone charger and it's also ingenious

There is a ton of innovation in the smartphone space, but when it comes to the equipment that you rely on to charge up your phone every day… well, not so much. We have had quick charge and other hugely important technical innovations, but the look of the smartphone charger remains pretty unoriginal and stale throughout the years.
Here is a company that brings change: Kado, an accessory maker that has designed and made the world’s thinnest phone charger.
It measures at just 0.2 inches (5mm) of thickness, achieving …

Move over, Intel: Samsung poised to become the world's largest chip maker

Oh, the times we live in! A new report by Nomura Securities says that Samsung is about to surpass Intel as the world’s largest semiconductor maker. Say what? Intel has been at the forefront of chip-making for decades now, but for this past quarter Samsung is projected to hit $15 billion in semiconductor sales, compared with Intel’s $14.4 billion. 

Thus, while sales of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S line used to form the lion’s share of its revenue and profits just two or three years ago, now it has managed to diversify enough so that more than half of its profits …

World's first "stretchable" OLED display to be unveiled by Samsung this week

Display Week is an event name you might want to remember, as many major panel manufacturers will showcase their latest inventions during the exhibition held throughout this week in California.
Samsung’s display division will perhaps intrigue mobile fans the most, as the subsidiary is said to introduce the world’s first “stretchable” OLED display at the conference. According to Korean media outlets which first reported the news, the stretchable display is “the most advanced flexible display” to date.

A 9.1-inch display that …

The Turing Phone is back as world's first mass-produced Liquidmorphium smartphone

Turing Robotics Industries (TRI), the company behind the conceptualized smartphone called Turing Phone, has another important announcement for its fans. A new impressive handset that goes by the name Turing Phone Appassionato will be soon available for purchase on the market.

Unlike the previous model that was only available in limited quantity, TRI claims the Appassionato is world’s first mass-produced Liquidmorphium smartphone. However, this time, TRI has partnered with Chinese company TCL for the release of its new Turing Phone.

The Appassionato will come …