Sony's new mid-range phones take 13-megapixel selfies
These are dark days for Sony's smartphone business. The division saw sales drop 16.3 percent over the past year, and is losing money faster than PlayStation is making it. The answer to this problem, according to Sony, is to release two new mid range smartphones to this month, the Xperia C5 Ultra and the Xperia M5. Both focus heavily on imaging, with the C5 Ultra offering two 13-megapixel Exmor RS cameras (one on the front, one on the back) that will hopefully capture some impressive shots. The front-facing camera has a 22m wide-angle lens for all your #welfie needs, and even a front-facing flash. Cameras aside, the C5 Ultra (pictured above) has a 1.7GHz octa-core processor, a 6-inch 1080p display, and a 2,930mAh battery that Sony claims is good for two days use. Source
Black Ops 2 has topped Read Dead on the Xbox One wishlist
For the first time almost since Microsoft started taking votes on which games should get the Xbox One backward compatibility vote, Red Dead Redemption has dropped from the top spot. It obviously had to be a Call of Duty title which took the top spot and it's Black Ops 2 which has wrestled the lead away from Rockstar's third-person Western romp.
It's obvious because the monster franchise has a vice-like grip on the wishlist with half of the top ten being various iterations of the first-person shooter. Source
Top 10 Mobile Technologies and Capabilities for 2015 and 2016
HTML5 won't be a simple panacea for mobile application portability because it's fragmented and immature and therefore poses many implementation and security risks. However, as HTML5 and its development tools mature, the popularity of the mobile Web and hybrid applications will increase. Hence, despite many challenges, HTML5 will be an essential technology for organizations delivering applications across multiple platforms. Source
High-definition CCTV cameras are ubiquitous
Closed-circuit television (CCTV) has improved hugely in recent years with a shift from analogue to digital equipment. The vast majority of cameras now record footage in high definition, with some capable of gigapixel resolution. Although discouraging crime and helping to identify more offenders (made easier with facial recognition software), this mass proliferation of security is raising a number of privacy and civil liberties issues, due to a creeping sense of "Big Brother". For instance, governments are using them to keep tabs on people to stifle protest, free expression and assembly. This is especially notable in the UK a country renowned for its surveillance culture with more CCTV cameras per capita than anywhere else on the planet, and where the average person is filmed over 300 times each day. In 2012, there were 1.85 million CCTV cameras in the UK, 129,000 of which were high definition. By 2016, there are 3.7 million HD cameras, a 29-fold increase. Source
Mio Fuse: Fitness Tracker Review
The Mio Fuse is a fitness tracker and training device from Mio Global a company known for wrist-worn heart-rate monitors that is very much intended for people who work out. The device includes an optical sensor to measure your heart rate during workouts, and will notify you when your heart rate has reached certain "zones." It also measures your workout's duration, distance, pace and speed, and even when you're not working up a sweat, it tracks total daily steps and calories burned.
At about $150, the Mio Fuse is on the higher end of the price range for fitness trackers, and it's the same price as the Adidas Fit Smart, which also features heart-rate-based training but does not track steps or calories.
Still, the Fuse does not include some features that have become standard in many fitness trackers, such as sleep tracking. Source
British Navy Warship Tests a 3-D-Printed Drone at Sea
On Tuesday this week, the Royal Navy ship HMS Mersey launched something unusual from its gun deck off England’s southern coast a cheap drone made using a 3-D printer.
The three-kilogram craft with an airplane-style design was launched by a three-meter catapult and autonomously flew between a few preprogrammed waypoints for five minutes before being piloted to a safe belly landing on a pebbly beach. Source
Chrome for iOS talks to smart devices through the web
Your iPhone just became a better remote control for the internet of things. Google has released Chrome 44 for iOS, which lets you see Physical Web devices (think smart parking meters and vending machines) in iOS' Today view -- you don't need to run specialized apps or open the browser just to see gadgets around you. It's still a worthwhile upgrade even if you don't live around compatible gadgets, since you can finally use Safari-style horizontal swipes to flip back and forth through web pages. Either way, you'll definitely want to swing by the App Store if Chrome is your surfing software of choice. Source
Is the Apple Watch a Good Health and Fitness Tracker?
A prominent feature of the Apple Watch is its health and fitness tracking capability the watch monitors your movement throughout the day, including workouts, and even reminds you to get moving. But is the device worth buying for its health features alone?
After wearing the Apple Watch for a few weeks (and after having previously tested out dozens of other fitness trackers), I found the Apple device works decently as a fitness tracker. It not only tracks your activity passively, but also reminds you to stand up and sends several updates each day to tell you how close you are to reaching your activity goal. It's also the only smartwatch so far that specifically tracks the amount of time you spend standing, which seems apt, given the growing body of evidence showing the health hazards of too much sitting. Plus, you can use the watch to track your heart rate and view your workout stats, all from your wrist. Source
Top 5 Future Technology Inventions | 2019 - 2050
This video shows the top 5 future technological inventions and creations which are expected to be available in between 2019 to 2050 A.D. These are the next generation inventions.The future gadgets are of new era.The top five upcoming future inventions are:
5. Cicret Bracelet
4. I Watch
3. Wall-Format Display Glass
2. Smart CARD
1. Smart Newspape