How Do You Beat the Smartphone Camera?

How Do You Beat the Smartphone Camera?

After more than a year of work, Rajiv Laroia was on the verge of a breakthrough. By the summer of 2014, with the help of five or so engineers, he’d developed a digital image-making system that could achieve the resolution, depth of field, and focus control of a clunky digital single-lens reflex camera (commonly known […]

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Alcatel’s Flash smartphone has four cameras

Alcatel’s Flash smartphone has four cameras

Alcatel Flash.Image: Alcatel It was only a matter of time. After dual rear cameras became the de facto standard for flagship phones, some manufacturers, like Oppo, Vivo and LG, started introducing phones with dual selfie cameras. And now, Alcatel has released a phone that has two cameras on each side. SEE ALSO: Meitu’s latest smartphone […]

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Is our smartphone addiction damaging our children? | Rowan Davies

Is our smartphone addiction damaging our children? | Rowan Davies

Research has found a link between technoference and poor child behaviour. The need for light relief is very human, but perhaps we can find a happier balance A technology-based interruptions in parentchild interactions a phenomenon known as technoference, which Im fairly sure was a club night in Stockwell in the 1990s could be associated with […]

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Dear smartphone manufacturers, your phablets are too damn big

Dear smartphone manufacturers, your phablets are too damn big

Bigger isn't always better.Image: DenPotisev/Getty Let’s face it: Phones have gotten too large. Ever since the advent of the smartphone, the dimensions of our pocket-sized communication devices have increased at a rate that would suggest cargo pants are roaring back into style. Because before too long, that’s the only place your fancy new phone will […]

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Smartphone screens find their size sweet spot

Smartphone screens find their size sweet spot

The joke in the smartphone space in years past was how screens just kept getting bigger stretching palms and making you look ridiculous when held up to the head to talk. How times change. Talking into phones? Why, how 2005 of you! Phablets have long been the new normal as thetelephone icon lost out in […]

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Samsung just unveiled its new Galaxy S8 smartphone

Samsung just unveiled its new Galaxy S8 smartphone

After a tumultuous twelve months which saw exploding phones, a plummeting stock price and executive turnover, Samsung hopes to turn its fortunes around with its latest product offerings. At a press event in New York, Samsung officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8+ smartphones. The Galaxy S8 has a 5.7-inch display, […]

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