Today, Sprint dispensed with all subtlety. Without any pretense of net neutrality whatsoever, the carrier unveiled a plan with options to pay more for unfettered access to social media and streaming music, depending on the tier. (more…)
A notable omission from many upgrades, however, has been any kind of HD Voice indicator, which makes it rather difficult to tell in what areas the feature is available.
Do you find the current selection of LG G3 colors a bit drab? Well, as the saying goes, good things come to those who wait. As first revealed in May, Moon Violet and Burgundy Red models will soon be joining the monochromatic Metallic Black, Silk White, and Shine Gold options that have been available since launch. (more…)
While virtually every component that makes up a smartphone has advanced by leaps and bounds over the past few years, power tech has largely stagnated - the G3 may pack a mind-bogglingly high-resolution screen, but its maximum battery capacity represents the limit of viability, at least without sacrificing thinness.
Thankfully, scientists at Stanford recently achieved what some are calling the “holy grail” of battery design: a stable lithium anode. The anode, if further refined, could lead to cheaper and more efficient battery designs for every electronic that relies on lithium batteries. (more…)
Lots of apps nowadays – from Google Now, to Foursquare, to Keep – rely on locational awareness (more commonly referred to as “geofencing”) to serve contextually sensitive information, such as the number of nearby restaurants and friends. That’s all good and fine, but those features typically rely on a combination of GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth signals to function, which means using them requires sacrificing power.
Qualcomm thinks it may have a solution in LTE Direct. The technology, a device-to-device discovery service, piggybacks on LTE spectrum to help smartphones and tablets – thousands of devices at a range of around 500 meters, to be precise – to exchange information. (more…)