Friday, October 21, 2016

Oppo R9 S hides antenna lines in plain sight

Smartphones with a metal body might look and feel nice to users but they complicate things a lot for the engineers, which must come up with ways to allow radio signals to pass though - and Oppo sure found a nice way to do it in its latest R9 S.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Tesla cars now have the hardware for full self-driving mode

It's not often that we see cars with "future-proof" technology but that's precisely what Tesla is doing, as all cars being produced from now on will come with the all hardware needed for full self-driving mode, allowing it to become completely autonomous, when the software is ready.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Speech recognition technology is now on par with humans

The time when speech recognition systems were considered a joke, requiring numerous tries to understand things right, has come to an end. According to Microsoft, speech recognition technology is now on par with humans... or may be even better.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Apple to ditch "old" USB sockets on new MacBooks?

After removing the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, it looks like Apple is about to do it again on its new MacBook line, removing the older USB sockets and relying just on the newer USB Type-C socket.

Monday, October 17, 2016

iPhone 7 has a backup virtual home button

Apple ditched the physical home button on the iPhone 7 series, but it seems it didn't forget to contemplate the possibility of it not working as intended, presenting a virtual home backup should something go wrong.

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