A year ago, before CES 2015 started, we met a representative from Huawei’s marketing communications team. During that meeting, we were briefed in broad strokes about Huawei’s plans to make a push into the American smartphone market, as well as firmly place itself with a premium line of devices.We have heard, and reported on, such messages from a variety of companies before. Just as often as not, the result usually falls short of a perceived expectation. Huawei has certainly delivered on that forecast from a year ago.Of all the well-known smartphone manufacturers that presented at CES in 2016, Huawei rose above the crowd with its introduction of the new Mate 8, the new MediaPad M2 10.0, beautiful new Huawei Watches – Elegant and Jewel – and dovetailed its already-available Nexus 6P with a snazzy new matte gold color. For the mobile enthusiast, Huawei hit it out of the park.One of the key figures in this newly visible image for Huawei is Vice President, … [Read more...] about Interview: We sit down with Huawei’s VP of smartphone products and strategy
posted on 19 Dec 2017, 12:26 20 1. jellmoo (Posts: 2293; Member since: 31 Oct 2011) The KeyONE isn't on this list??? That and the Note 8 are the only ones that should be. posted on 19 Dec 2017, 13:15 1 8. itsrelevant (Posts: 649; Member since: 24 Aug 2017) If you're trying to be as productive on a phone as you are on a laptop, you're doing it wrong. No phone should be listed here. Especially given the poor app ecosystem that fails Android and the pencil-less iPhone. posted on 19 Dec 2017, 14:50 2 20. jellmoo (Posts: 2293; Member since: 31 Oct 2011) No phone will be as productive as a laptop, but that does not mean that they can't be productivity machines, since not all situations allow for the use of a laptop. It's all about the right tool for the right situation. posted on 19 Dec 2017, 15:48 2 29. makatijules (banned) (Posts: 835; Member since: 11 Dec 2017) The S8/Note 8 can basically replace a laptop. Both offer DEX desktop right out the box. Though … [Read more...] about Comments for : What are the best smartphones for mobile productivity?
With Apple's new 3D Touch tech, there is less use for handy Notification Center shortcuts and widgets, as the pressure-sensitive display allows for contextual menu options to pop up after a hard-press on certain app icons. Still, the notification bar above remains an indispensable place for a quick lookup of pertinent ticker info, calendar entries, or storing action-packed shortcuts by the boatload, all without the need to go in and out of apps all the time.Ever since the Notification Center widgets were introduced by Apple with iOS 8 last year, the initial barren list of weather or stock tickers, has mushroomed to hundreds of apps that come accompanied by their widgets that can be placed there, and provide quick access to their most used functions, or most popular content. That's the power of 3rd party app development, and nobody knows how important it is better than Apple, that is why it has provided the widget tools to app developers, and they've come up with some impressive … [Read more...] about Best iPhone notification center widgets to boost productivity
Most of us never think twice about how effortlessly our brain communicates with our limbs. You look, you reach, you grab or step. For many amputees, however, prosthetics are slow and cumbersome, a faint shadow of a healthy arm or leg. That’s changing quickly through a combination of breakthroughs in the oil, natural gas, and healthcare industries, where a powerful combination of petroleum-based materials, artificial intelligence, and biomedicine provide new mobility and opportunity for their users. Durable lightweight resins derived from natural gas and oil now form an integral part of a new generation of “intuitive” prosthetic limbs that allow the wearer to reach for objects automatically, without thinking – just like using a real hand or leg. The appendages are also customizable for a tight fit. The plastic materials are easily formed, die cut, machined and fabricated, providing a fresh range of comfort, motion and durability to those who have … [Read more...] about How Petroleum-Based Products are Transforming Prosthetics
Accurately measuring electric fields is important in a variety of applications, such as weather forecasting, process control on industrial machinery, or ensuring the safety of people working on high-voltage power lines. Yet from a technological perspective, this is no easy task.In a break from the design principle that has been followed by all other measuring devices to date, a research team at TU Wien has now developed a silicon-based sensor as a microelectromechanical system (MEMS). Devised in conjunction with the Department for Integrated Sensor Systems at Danube University Krems, this sensor has the major advantage that it does not distort the very electric field it is currently measuring. An introduction to the new sensor has also been published in the electronics journal “Nature Electronics”. Distorting measuring devices“The equipment currently used to measure electric field strength has some significant downsides,” explains Andreas Kainz from the … [Read more...] about New sensor for measuring electric field strength