Posts Tagged ‘android’
UPDATE November 2015: Version (0.8.2) released, Compatible with Windows 10! UPDATE: A new version has been released (0.8.1)! Introduction: I’ve recently joined Android Developers and I have published CoolesTech RSS Feed Reader. All went fine until I had to self-sign my app (personal private key), and that’s what was like a nightmare (although it’s relatively easy); test keys worked like a charm when self-certificates failed… But Google does not allow test certificates as you may have noticed. I Read more [...]
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Motorola Razr Maxx
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S3 at the start of this month and although it has yet to go on sale many are expecting it to be the biggest selling smartphone of the year and, like the earlier Galaxy S2, win a lot of awards for innovation. How does the Galaxy S3 compare to Motorola's latest flagship phone, the Razr Maxx? Although it was only released recently, the Razr Maxx draws a lot of inspiration from 2011's Razr. Processors The Galaxy S3 is the first quad core phone Read more [...]
Sony launches hands-free web browsing smartphone!
If your greasy fingers are constantly leaving unsightly smudge marks on the screen of your smartphone, improving your personal hygiene will soon no longer be the only solution to your problem. The Japanese technology giant Sony has unveiled a smartphone that allows users to navigate the internet by hovering a finger over content links as opposed to sliding a finger over the screen. Sony claims the new technology will effectively turn the finger into a mouse cursor. The Android-powered Xperia Read more [...]
Sony Xperia S and the Tale of the Russian Satellite
Ever wondered about how that GPS on your smartphone works when it cleverly locates you? GPS satellites broadcast a repeating signal which emits its location and the current time. These signals are synchronised between satellites making use of highly accurate atomic clocks. The signals arrive at your GPS receiver at slightly different times because, although they all travel at the speed of light, some satellites are closer to you than others. It all sounds great in theory but sometimes the Read more [...]
Simroid Dental Training Humanoid, The Humanoid Robot Patient!
Simroid is a dental training robot being developed by the Nippon Dental University Hospital and dental equipment maker Morita Manufacturing. Based on a prototype first presented in 2007, this robot is much more advanced, and there are plans to release the robot commercially. This robot patient is manufactured by Kokoro, who also make the Actroid line of lifelike humanoid robots. It has been developed as a training tool to improve students patient communication skills by emphasizing attitude Read more [...]
Nokia N9 Review
image credit: http://blog.mytrendyphone.co.uk "Beautifully simple"; that's the marketing tag-line of Nokia's promotion of the N9 Smartphone. The N9 is the first, yet last, phone to run on Meego, the joint collaboration between Nokia's Maemo project and Intel's Moblin Software. Thanks to Nokia for sending us a device for 2-weeks trial, "Love on the first sight" they call it! You'll notice that the smartphone doesn't have any buttons on the front, with only the volume controls and a lock Read more [...]
“I’m Getting Arrested” Android App To Spread The Word!
From the website: "Alert your lawyer, loved ones, etc. that you are being arrested with a single click." "I'm Getting Arrested enables anyone, with one click, to broadcast a custom message to SMS numbers in the event they are arrested." "I wonder: Is everyone entitled to one SMS after being placed under arrest?" Free, the way we like it. Source: bookofjoe.com Read more [...]
I’m Watch: The New Smartphone On Your Wrist!
This high-tech watch runs on a customized Android OS and connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing you to see notifications right on your wrist. "Why own a watch that just tells you the time when you can own one that does almost everything your smartphone would do, but can be worn right on your wrist? That’s the idea behind I’m Watch ($400+), which takes the idea of the iPod Nano with the wristband a step further by incorporating an Android operating system and Bluetooth Read more [...]
Actroid, The Human Robot, When “I Robot” is for Real!
This is about 3 years ago... However, it's still awesome! It's when the movie (based on the novel) "I Robot" is no longer science fiction! Her maker, Japan-based robot maker Kokoro, says that she is supposed to give patients a heightened sense of security. Actroid-F is very realistic, but actually, she is pretty creepy, too – as you can see in the video embedded below (in which she’s replicating the operators facial expressions and body movements, this is 3 years old however...). Actroid-F, Read more [...]