Google working on smart contact lenses!

Google working on smart contact lenses!

Forget about smart glasses – Google is working on smart contact lenses. But… there’s always some “but” with stories like these. The USPTO patent application filed by the search giant doesn’t describe a device as powerful as Google Glass; rather the “multi-sensor contact lens” is envisioned as a basic input device that will work in…

Apple iPhone 6 to keep an 8MP camera?

Apple iPhone 6 to keep an 8MP camera?

Apple may keep an 8-megapixel sensor for its rear camera, according to “sources with some knowledge of the matter.” Instead of going for the megapixel count, the Cupertino-based company will focus on improving the lens system and image quality. Earlier we’ve heard that the iPhone 6 may have a 10-megapixel camera with a F/1.8 aperture,…

EE UK unveils 4G LTE roaming to Spain and France, with the U.S., Italy, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands joining-in by summer

EE UK unveils 4G LTE roaming to Spain and France, with the U.S., Italy, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands joining-in by summer

EE UK announced that it is now offering customers access to superfast 4G LTE connectivity in France and Spain. The deals are the first of a series of outbound roaming agreements that will allow EE customers to enjoy 4G speeds in the world’s most popular travel destinations. The next “batch of countries” that includes the…

Ericsson, Philips team-up to cram mobile base stations inside street lighting poles

Ericsson, Philips team-up to cram mobile base stations inside street lighting poles

Ericsson and Philips have teamed-up to launch new connected LED street light that includes a mobile base station within the design. The two companies said that the product combines the benefits of mobile connectivity and LED lighting in a ”lighting-as-a-service” model for cities. This in turn allows city authorities to offer space within their connected…

WhatsApp getting voice calls in Q2

WhatsApp getting voice calls in Q2

WhatsApp is gearing towards adding voice calls to its popular messaging app/service. Speaking with TNW, the company’s representatives said that this feature will be unveiled at some point in the second quarter of the year. As I’m writing this, WhatsApp has more than 450 million users, 320 million of which are considered active every month.…

LG G3 may have eye and fingerprint recognition?

LG G3 may have eye and fingerprint recognition?

The recently launched G Pro 2 won’t be the only hot device LG will launch in 2014. Closer to the end of the year, the company will unveil the G3, a successor to its rock-solid G2 smartphone. Once it’s out, that model will be one of the best smartphones one could buy. At least that…

Rakuten acquires Viber in a deal worth $900 million!

Rakuten acquires Viber in a deal worth $900 million!

Japan-based Rakuten is acquiring Viber, a pioneering messaging and VoIP company, for a total consideration of $900 million. In the official press release, Rakuten says that Viber’s rapidly growing global user base of 300 million registered users perfectly complements Rakuten’s strategy in the digital space. As Rakuten aims to become the world’s No.1 Internet services…

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