Augmented reality as a concept isn't new. Just like a lot of other concepts in technology, augmented reality (AR) has been through an evolutionary journey, growing and adapting itself like any other. The term was conceived in 1990 when researcher Tom Caudell at Boeing postulated it for use on the factory floor. A couple of months ago, at WWDC, Apple announced it was looking at AR in a huge way with ARKit.
The Galaxy Note 8 is finally official, and Samsung has packed the new smartphone with features like dual cameras, Infinity Display, improved S Pen, and more. It borrows a lot from the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, including the design, specifications and features. And as Samsung tries to leave the Galaxy Note 7 nightmare behind, the Galaxy Note 8 becomes an important proposition.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is here, in all its glory. But for what it s worth, the phone isn t very different from the Samsung Galaxy S8+ that was launched a few months ago. It even looks almost the same, and indeed you ll be hard-pressed to tell the difference between the two phones. But apart from the S Pen stylus, which makes a Galaxy Note 8 what it is, there s one other big addition to this phone a dual-camera setup.
Social media is a dais for a lot of things. It can help you be famous, you can meet new people, you can probably find 'the one', you can learn, you can unlearn, you can be brainwashed, you can be bullied, and in some horrible cases, you can die. Such is a case of the currently spreading Blue Whale challenge, which is specifically guiding people, especially teens towards suicide. Of all the things and content that have been contested for internet censorship, this Blue Whale challenge has got to be on the top of the list.
For ages, scientists have tried to study the human brain and yet, whatever we know about the complex structure is not enough. Add to it an even more complex element human emotions and it becomes a cobweb of algorithms. However, the human-made machines are now aiming to decode this very facet of human existence. But can artificial intelligence identify, and possibly treat, a condition as severe as depression based on your social media feed?
Smartphones today are a lot larger than they used to be. And a lot more capable. Screen sizes were firmly short of five inches, and anything larger was considered a phablet. However, with 5.5-inch screens becoming the norm, it takes a lot more for a phone to be classified as a phablet. With the newly launched Xiaomi Mi Max 2, it's display is 14 mm shorter than a 7-inch tablet.
After launching its Chime messaging service for business customers earlier this year, Amazon is reportedly looking to introduce a new messaging app called Anytime. The messaging service could allow users to communicate with others via text messages, voice or video chats. Sure, Amazon wants a slice of the instant messaging pie. But why does the e-commerce giant feel the need to create a messaging service in the first place?
Reliance Jio had been in the limelight even before starting commercial operations. The launch only set in motion an aggressive telecom war which has made mobile data affordable than ever. The company started off by offering free services for a little over six months before finally starting the subscription model. While several operators and media outlets refer to the ongoing telecom war as the Jio impact, it truly has accomplished what it has for reasons far beyond its tariff plans.
Lenovo-owned Motorola has consistently offered a certain level of quality with its E series of budget smartphones, focusing on software, brand image and basic reliability at competitive prices. And although the Moto E was launched back in 2014 at a price of Rs 6,999, the latest phones in the range, the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus are a bit more expensive at Rs 8,999 and Rs 9,999, respectively. It s safe to say that things have changed for Moto s entry-level range, which is now moving towards offering more in the way of features than its original focus on reliable budget performance and software.
Huawei's Honor sub-brand has launched its latest flagship smartphone in India, the Honor 8 Pro. An upgraded version of the Honor 8 that was launched last year and priced at Rs 29,999, the Honor 8 Pro directly competes with the recently launched OnePlus 5, which starts at Rs 32,999. With both smartphones closely placed on price and positioning, which is the better buy? Let s find out.
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