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Apple charts new course with large iPhones, smartwatch

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Apple moved to recapture its role as the leading tech trend-setter on Tuesday when the California giant unveiled its first smartwatch and two large-screen versions of the iPhone. In a major product event, Apple also said it […]
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Researchers develop alert system to prevent phone use at the wheel

(Relaxnews) – A dedicated dashboard camera could soon trigger a warning to drivers who use their phone behind the wheel. Developed by researchers at the University of Santa Catarina (Brazil), the solution was recently highlighted by MIT Technology Review. Created by […]
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Japanese androids take us closer to ‘Blade Runner’ future

(TOKYO-AFP) – A future in which it is difficult to tell man and machine apart could soon become reality, scientists say, after recent robotic breakthroughs in Japan. But as the once-fantastical idea of wise-cracking android sidekicks takes form in laboratories […]
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LG’s new release confirms it’s the year of the mini-me phone

(Relaxnews) – LG is the latest Android smartphone maker to launch a miniaturized version of its current flagship handset. The Korean company has published an initial teaser image of the phone it is simply calling the MINI, alongside its big […]
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Samsung launches scholarly slate

(Relaxnews) – The company has unveiled yet another addition to its growing line of Galaxy Tab tablets, this time developed exclusively for classroom use. Launching as part of the Google Play For Education program, the tablet boasts a generous 10.1-inch screen, offers […]
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Like it or lump it: LG’s flexible phone’s bumpy screen

(Relaxnews) – LG has confirmed that its flexible screen smartphone, the LG G Flex, can develop bumps on its display if users subject the handset to excessive flexing. The phone, one of two in the world with a flexible display […]
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Will glasses-free 3D finally take off in 2014?

(Relaxnews) – A number of companies will be pushing the technology and its features at next month’s International CES in the hopes of reigniting interest in 3D, a feature that many consumers feel is simply a fad. Just like ultra-high-definition, […]
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The phone that’s built to survive

(Relaxnews) – The Nautiz X1 is a handset designed for even the clumsiest and most accident-prone of users; it puts survival above specifications to make sure it’s always working. If only the tourist who this week walked off a pier in […]
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LG to launch world’s first All in One Chrome OS computer

(Relaxnews) – The Chromebase will be the first desktop computer to run Google’s cloud-based operating system and will be demonstrated for the first time at the International CES in January. Designed to be fast and simple to use, the Chrome […]
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World’s cheapest tablet launches in the US

(Relaxnews) – Low on internal specifications but high on affordability, the UbiSlate 7Ci is the world’s first sub-$40 branded Android slate. Created by Datawind, the UbiSlate 7Ci boasts a 7-inch TFT screen, a Cortex A8 chip, 512MB of RAM and […]