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Pixel XL: Specifications of the secret Google smartphone - 10/03/2016

October 4, Google will introduce smartphones under its own brand. According to Financial Times, the devices will be the first products of Google’s hardware production unit. Design of new gadgets is developed directly by Google. A couple of images of the smartphones, to be named Pixel and Pixel XL, have already leaked on the Internet. Previously, Google used to release devices with only purpose to...

Study found that fitness trackers do not help lose weight - 09/30/2016

According to findings of a research center at the University of Pittsburgh, fitness devices and other gadgets for monitoring physical activity do not help to lose weight. The scientists argue that people simply shed responsibility for their own lifestyle on these devices. The findings were published in the world’s most widely read medical journal The Journal of the American Medical Association...

Amazon's founder introduced a rival to Elon Musk's Falcon - 09/13/2016

Founder of the Internet company Amazon Jeff Bezos, ranked fifth in Forbes’s ranking of billionaires, announced creation of a new space rocket heavy class New Glenn. Jeff Bezos’ company Blue Origin has announced development of heavy-class space rocket New Glenn. The rocket will boost into orbit satellites and spacecraft with crew on board. According to Bezos, the rocket will be produced in two...

Strategy Analytics: iPhone 6S is the most popular smartphone - 09/07/2016

iPhone 6S was the best-selling smartphone in the II quarter of this year, according to analysts from Strategy Analytics. Number of its deliveries exceeded 14.2 million copies, while iPhone 6 came in second place with 8.5 million shipments. "IPhone 6S is now the most popular smartphone in the world. It is in great request in dozens of countries due to the attractive design and excellent...

Panasonic to build a futuristic smart house in Berlin - 09/01/2016

Panasonic Corporation will build a "smart house" using the latest environmentally friendly technologies, renewable energy, and the "Internet of Things" in Berlin. Project of the building, which will consist of 69 apartments, will be presented this week at Berlin exhibition of home appliances and electronics IFA. Electricity for the "smart home" will come from solar panels and hydrogen fuel cells....

Ford, Baidu invested in unmanned vehicles - 08/17/2016

The US carmaker Ford in cooperation with the largest Chinese Internet search engine Baidu invested $ 150 million in development of unmanned vehicles systems. The investment will be spent on sensors and radar systems to be created by American company Velodyne LiDAR Inc. Ford and Baidu’s investments were announced by Velodyne LiDAR Inc. itself. The company said the investment "will accelerate mass...

Chinese smartwatch to conquer America - 08/10/2016

Technological startup Mobvoi Beijing is readying to make the first attempt to conquer the western markets with launch online sales of its smart watches in the United States. The technological breakthrough, made lately by many Chinese companies, fueled ambitions of their leaders. Yet so far, no one manufacturer of smart devices from China failed to find its own niche in the western markets,...

Chinese "Bus of the Future" can be a financial scam - 08/09/2016

Chinese media are beginning to express doubts about "practicality" and "expediency" of a "Bus of the Future", which was named Batie. This machine, about five meters height and 22 meters width, moves on two pylons, which are located along the edge of the road, so that smaller cars can sneak under its belly. The world's first such vehicle of its kind attracted a lot of attention after a 300...

Facebook opened the largest R&D laboratory - 08/04/2016

On Wednesday, Facebook opened a production laboratory complete with equipment and machines for manufacture of prototypes of technical innovations. This workshop, called Area 404, has already became the largest of its kind from those available to the company. The laboratory will allow greatly accelerate development and testing of various devices. Total area of the facility’s premises is...

Pokemon Go hit the top in the US - 07/13/2016

July 12, America counted 21 million active players in Pokemon Go app – this is a record for mobile games in the United States. According to Similar Web, Pokemon Go got ahead of Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp on the number of time a user spends in the application (43 minutes). Pokemon Go is a gaming application for Android and iOS, based on the principle of augmented reality....
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